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walter sobchak

Member Since 20 Jan 2012
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In Topic: Sam Burgess to Wigan

Yesterday, 09:54 PM

I never said that there was anything wrong with it, just pointing out the fact he is a pro sportsman and will follow the money.


Fair enough and I totally agree with you that's he's following the money but I also think that a new challenge also plays a big part in top sports stars thinking.

In Topic: South Trafford Raiders - some food news !

Yesterday, 09:48 PM

This is excellent news along with the good work being done by Manchester rangers and mancunians. Rugby league in Manchester is on the up and not before time, huge city with a huge sporting culture that needs RL added to it both at grassroots and professional level.

In Topic: Lucas Albert & Fouad Yaha

Yesterday, 03:45 PM

At least they're signing up some French talent instead of just signing up overseas players.

In Topic: Sam Burgess to Wigan

Yesterday, 04:19 AM

It tickles me people saying Burgess won't go to a Lancashire club as he's a Yorkshire lad.
 
He went to Australia, as far from Yorkshire as you can get, for the money, he then moved to Bath to play rah rah for England, for the money. He will go where the money is.


Good for him, maybe the better lifestyle and challenge of the NRL played a big part in his thinking and the same for switching codes. like if somebody offered to double or even treble your salary you wouldn't turn it down. I know I wouldn't.

In Topic: NRL Likely To Stick To 16-teams

03 August 2015 - 02:31 PM

I think it's pretty clear to the NRL that the PNG Hunters are a test to show they can be viable, on and off the field. Part of their entrance to the Q Cup involved transparency in their financial reporting and has already resulted in the PNGRL delivering audited accounts - probably for the first time ever.
 
PNG will add very little in $$ terms to the TV deal. Only 9% of PNG households have TV. This doesn't matter because it could be offset by the second Brisbane team.


I think a png side in the NRL is light years away, there's just too many bids in front of them and the overwhelming majority of them would be Aussies teams. Like you say a png team does nothing for growing the TV audience and you've also got the security issue which is a shame because I think there's 2 brand new stadiums being built in port moresby and of course png is a potential untapped gold mine for talent plus there's some huge oil, gas and mining corporations in png who you'd like to think would get on board a potential png NRL franchise.