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50 minutes ago, Hull Kingston Bronco said:

I’m glad we cleared that up

 

A regional sport in the long-term has limited interest for broadcasters. We’ve let our international game wither on the vine, the obsession with annual promotion & relegation so we don’t remove alleged aspiration from places like Featherstone and Leigh (where we already have market saturation), and some weird concept of ‘fairness’ whatever that is, has prevented out game from taking medium-term decisions that create value. You can object to reality all you like, but it is what it is and ultimately it’s brought us to where we are.

 

 

And you think this is ALL the fault of the fans of a couple of lower tier clubs ? , Seriously ? , If that is the case you are deluded 

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As I posted on the other thread, we got where we are by neglecting the international game, the TV execs had their current offer formed in their minds for sometime, so the alleged cut in funding has nothing to do with Leigh getting the 12th spot, this cut is the culmination of many years of playing no or few international games, along with the sport having a consistently low profile. In fact it could be said that the only good thing about the demise of Toronto is that as we are so low profile very few people outside the sport noticed that it had happened, so we avoided too much negative publicity.

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4 minutes ago, Oldbear said:

As I posted on the other thread, we got where we are by neglecting the international game, the TV execs had their current offer formed in their minds for sometime, so the alleged cut in funding has nothing to do with Leigh getting the 12th spot, this cut is the culmination of many years of playing no or few international games, along with the sport having a consistently low profile. In fact it could be said that the only good thing about the demise of Toronto is that as we are so low profile very few people outside the sport noticed that it had happened, so we avoided too much negative publicity.

Sad but very true

 

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On 23/12/2020 at 13:15, GUBRATS said:

And you think this is ALL the fault of the fans of a couple of lower tier clubs ? , Seriously ? , If that is the case you are deluded 

No I don’t. You’re building a straw man and shouting at it. You know full well what I meant, and I’m not going to role play this out from a false position you’re trying to give me. Cheers now. 

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3 hours ago, Manfred Mann said:

The sooner that Super League can get purchased by the NRL, the better. Under the brilliant leadership of Peter V'Landys the game will suddenly prosper in the northern hemisphere.

I dont know about that. The AFL just signed a 2 year extention from Foxsports which actually increased in value. V'Landy's signed the NRL to a deal til 2027, kept quite about its value but apparently Foxsports got a discount.

 

Now the AFL does mention Telstra which I think means digital rights something the NRL still holds. Until we know the 2027 deal, we cannot praise V'Landys yet?

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7 hours ago, Hull Kingston Bronco said:

No I don’t. You’re building a straw man and shouting at it. You know full well what I meant, and I’m not going to role play this out from a false position you’re trying to give me. Cheers now. 

" 800 fans of a small club " ? , So who are you talking about ?

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23 hours ago, GeordieSaint said:

That wouldn’t be a disaster. The previous deal was about £27-28m a year for SL. 

What about the rest of the sport Geordie I can see you have already alloted it all to SL so it could prove to be very disastrous to some or does that not matter? 

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2 hours ago, Harry Stottle said:

What about the rest of the sport Geordie I can see you have already alloted it all to SL so it could prove to be very disastrous to some or does that not matter? 

Pretty certain this the SL TV deal being negotiated with the Championship/League 1 rights being sold separately. The RFL will get an equal share as the current SL clubs. 

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12 hours ago, Manfred Mann said:

The sooner that Super League can get purchased by the NRL, the better. Under the brilliant leadership of Peter V'Landys the game will suddenly prosper in the northern hemisphere.

Yeah sure, just like when Brisbane bought London, rebranded them the Broncos and applied their Aussie wizardry in London.  We all know how well that worked.

8 hours ago, Heritage XIII said:

I dont know about that. The AFL just signed a 2 year extention from Foxsports which actually increased in value. V'Landy's signed the NRL to a deal til 2027, kept quite about its value but apparently Foxsports got a discount.

Now the AFL does mention Telstra which I think means digital rights something the NRL still holds. Until we know the 2027 deal, we cannot praise V'Landys yet?

The AFL has always been willing to tweak their rules and presentation to increase the value of their TV rights, the NRL less so.  For example they went ahead with changing their match timing to have the clock stopped in dead ball situations and enable commercial breaks after goals are kicked, the NRL talked about doing the same but backed away from that.

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10 hours ago, Heritage XIII said:

I dont know about that. The AFL just signed a 2 year extention from Foxsports which actually increased in value. V'Landy's signed the NRL to a deal til 2027, kept quite about its value but apparently Foxsports got a discount.

 

Now the AFL does mention Telstra which I think means digital rights something the NRL still holds. Until we know the 2027 deal, we cannot praise V'Landys yet?

It's hard to credit, AFL is a really boring game... possibly the most boring game in the world. 

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1 hour ago, Manfred Mann said:

I think that are confusing AFL with Association Football (soccer). 

Football has its faults but isn’t anywhere near Victoria Rules in terms of boredom. 

1 hour ago, Rupert Prince said:

It's hard to credit, AFL is a really boring game... possibly the most boring game in the world. 

It’s possibly the worst sport I’ve ever come across, It’s just a mess. It makes union seem good. 

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2 hours ago, Big Picture said:

Yeah sure, just like when Brisbane bought London, rebranded them the Broncos and applied their Aussie wizardry in London.  We all know how well that worked.

The AFL has always been willing to tweak their rules and presentation to increase the value of their TV rights, the NRL less so.  For example they went ahead with changing their match timing to have the clock stopped in dead ball situations and enable commercial breaks after goals are kicked, the NRL talked about doing the same but backed away from that.

To be fair, the NRL have always accomodated TV. Every match in the NRL is in a seperate time slot so every game can be shown live on TV. Most weeks of the year there is only one game in the crowd popular Sunday afternoon slot. A Friday 6pm kick off was brought in at the insistance of Fox with little regard as to whether it's good for supporters. And then there's night time Grand Finals and 22 minute half time breaks during Origin games so more ads can be shown. And Channel 9 do show ads during normal matches. 

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