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32 minutes ago, The Great Dane said:

###### a cycle, have some minimum standards on stadium size, etc, have a rule that the third game can't be played in the same city two years in a row then sell each game to the highest bidder.

Also an option. I'm sure all those options mentioned would continually be in the mix. It could turn in to anything if Asian and/or North American parties become interested. Unlikely, but stranger things haven't just happened but are happening right now.

 

34 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

Jesus Jim, Clint Newton will blow a gasket at the suggestion his precious boys have to do so much travelling for their $50,000. 

But this is Origin, It's different, because.. y'know.. It's Origin.. :ph34r:

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2 hours ago, jim_57 said:

It's a great idea. No team should get an unearned 2-1 advantage in a series IMO so a neutral game every year makes sense to me.

5/6 year cycle would work for me:

Melbourne, Perth Adelaide, Melbourne, Auckland. Then if successful a 6th game could go anywhere, Perth would be a safe option but seeing what interest there is in North America (West Coast or Hawaii) or Asia would definetly be worth a look.

That's all good and well but what do those places have to do with SOO, especially Auckland? 

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4 hours ago, deluded pom? said:

We should do similar and take Yorkshire v Lancashire to Scotland.

For once we are in partial agreement. I think we should take Yorkshire to Scotland, and leave it there.

Thank you.

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31 minutes ago, Jace said:

That's all good and well but what do those places have to do with SOO, especially Auckland? 

1. Any pre-set 3 game series should have 1 neutral game. Or else every series favors one team before a ball is kicked.

And the main point and reason why these games are being moved.

2. Those places will pay big amounts of cash for it.

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6 minutes ago, jim_57 said:

1. Any pre-set 3 game series should have 1 neutral game. Or else every series favors one team before a ball is kicked.

And the main point and reason why these games are being moved.

2. Those places will pay big amounts of cash for it.

Alternating 2 home games each year works well and it's fair. You wouldn't take a Man Utd vs Man City game to Liverpool now would you?  

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State of Origin comes to Adelaide

 

Great as that certainly means a club in Adelaide to go along with Perth and Wellington! :biggrin:

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7 minutes ago, Jace said:

Alternating 2 home games each year works well and it's fair. You wouldn't take a Man Utd vs Man City game to Liverpool now would you?  

Strange example given football is massively popular in every part of the UK. You would if Liverpool didn't have a professional club. Also, it's only down the road from Manchester (like 30 miles).

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23 minutes ago, jim_57 said:

1. Any pre-set 3 game series should have 1 neutral game. Or else every series favors one team before a ball is kicked.

 

Hasn't worked too well for NSW over the last decade.

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49 minutes ago, Jace said:

Alternating 2 home games each year works well and it's fair. You wouldn't take a Man Utd vs Man City game to Liverpool now would you?  

for an FA cup semi you take it to London

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Just now, deluded pom? said:

You do now.

And you have always played them, as with Challenge cup semis, at a neutral venue.. 

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7 minutes ago, RP London said:

And you have always played them, as with Challenge cup semis, at a neutral venue.. 

Yes but you said take Man U v Man City to London for an FA Cup semi. That wouldn't have happened twenty years ago.

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2 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

Yes but you said take Man U v Man City to London for an FA Cup semi. That wouldn't have happened twenty years ago.

Didn't the all Sheffield FA Cup semi-final 25 years ago take place in London? As did the Man United v Oldham one in 1994.

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Just now, Scubby said:

Didn't the all Sheffield FA Cup semi-final 25 years ago take place in London? As did the Man United v Oldham one in 1994.

Pedantic git. You know I meant prior to the FA taking both semis to Wembley. Go away and hibernate. ;)

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13 hours ago, Adelaide Tiger said:

No in Adelaide we only have one type of cone ... lots of the plasticky red and white variety.

Anyway please excuse my spelling mistake due to my unbridled excitement.

I fixed the thread title.

Cones removed, traffic can now flow freely without further diversion. :biggrin:

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6 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

Yes but you said take Man U v Man City to London for an FA Cup semi. That wouldn't have happened twenty years ago.

you are right but of course prior to the both semis in london that game would actually have been played probably at Anfield... in the same way that Sheffield one was going to be at Elland Road until they moved it to wembley quite rightly as the Arsenal v tottenham match was there already..

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1 minute ago, John Drake said:

I fixed the thread title.

Cones removed, traffic can now flow freely without further diversion. :biggrin:

but now all of us who mentioned it look a little silly... :tease:

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3 hours ago, jim_57 said:

Also an option. I'm sure all those options mentioned would continually be in the mix. It could turn in to anything if Asian and/or North American parties become interested. Unlikely, but stranger things haven't just happened but are happening right now.

What's unlikely or strange about that?

On and off over RL's whole existence in Australia there has been interest in the NRL from both America and Asia, don't see why that would stop now...

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4 hours ago, jim_57 said:

But this is Origin, It's different, because.. y'know.. It's Origin.. :ph34r:

It is different...

There's money in SOO for the NRL clubs and RLPA, there isn't any money for them in games held by two forgin RL's... 

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4 hours ago, The Great Dane said:

It is different...

There's money in SOO for the NRL clubs and RLPA, there isn't any money for them in games held by two forgin RL's... 

What’s a forgin RL?

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8 hours ago, Jace said:

That's all good and well but what do those places have to do with SOO, especially Auckland? 

It’s the biggest annual sporting event in Oceania. Plenty of kiwis would love to watch it live. One match will roam around like the super bowl so everyone gets a chance to see it live.

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4 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

What’s a forgin RL?

It’s a forgin great game.

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7 hours ago, Jace said:

Alternating 2 home games each year works well and it's fair. You wouldn't take a Man Utd vs Man City game to Liverpool now would you?  

No it isn't, all it means is each state gets the same amount of games. It makes every series unfair just to different sides each year.

You would actually if it was a game that should be neutral and that was the predetermined venue, Champions League final for instance. 

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