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All very melodramatic. 

"It is abundantly clear the Super League head office is in desperate need of a clear-out and restructure."

"Something has to change, and fast"

"bruides and battered Super League"

"the faults in our failing system".

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9 minutes ago, Dave T said:

All very melodramatic. 

"It is abundantly clear the Super League head office is in desperate need of a clear-out and restructure."

"Something has to change, and fast"

"bruides and battered Super League"

"the faults in our failing system".

Yeah, in my opinion it paints a pretty false picture to suit the authors opinion.

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If the NRL wanted to create a European League to rival SL it would be great, each NRL club could fund a club in a major European City, 16 teams, broadcast across the continent. The winners would then play the winners of SL for the title European Champions, somewhere the Nou Camp or Bernabeu. You could have the Amsterdam Roosters, Munich Sea Eagles, Milan Tigers and so on, playing in major football stadiums. Teams like AC Milan, Bayern and Ajax could also buy a stake in the clubs, joining up their marketing departments. 
 

Is that TRL forum enough? 

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It is abundantly clear the Super League head office is in desperate need of a clear-out and restructure. 

Who in particular?

Amazon Prime TV have made a great success of their sports coverage so far — that could work.

Amazon wouldn't pay £40m for coverage - it won't work.

If, however, they are offering a friendly hand with the intention of being stronger together, then that feels too good to turn down.

Surely, the NRL & SL are working together to make the stronger? If not, why not?

Who knows what the future of Super League looks like? But something has to change — and fast. 

Why the drama? The sport is crying out for consistency more than change. We've had 15 years of constant changing.

This is a battle to save the sport, and there may not be many solutions better than inviting those who do it best to troubleshoot the faults in our failing system.

The sport doesn't need saving - it's thriving in the Southern Hempishere. 

I'm quite sure the chairmen and staff are regularly troubleshooting to improve their clubs and leagues.

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Who wrote this article? 🤷‍♂️

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Was a bit of a wild one. I opened the link expecting some facts or inside information which was sadly lacking. We don't need to go to the main site to get uninformed nonsense we have it right here!

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I was born to run a club like this. Number 1, I do not spook easily, and those who think I do, are wasting their time, with their surprise attacks.

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NRL bids to become  fans forum target practise!

What would be ironic though would be the NRL expanding SL left right & center.

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NRL Clubs lost a combined $AUD33+ million in 2019 and are a long way from being " well-sponsored " or as "well sponsored" as they should and could be. I reckon there is at minimum 10 years more work to do down here yet.

No this white knight won`t be charging over the hill any time soon, the only possible way is if there is PE money attached but even with that the NRL have got their hands too full to be taking on a massive job like reorganising European Rugby League.

 

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1 minute ago, The Rocket said:

NRL Clubs lost a combined $AUD33+ million in 2019 and are a long way from being " well-sponsored " or as "well sponsored" as they should and could be. I reckon there is at minimum 10 years more work to do down here yet.

No this white knight won`t be charging over the hill any time soon, the only possible way is if there is PE money attached but even with that the NRL have got their hands too full to be taking on a massive job like reorganising European Rugby League.

 

Indeed , Aussies are stu , sorry arrogant , but not that arrogant 😉

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5 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Indeed , Aussies are stu , sorry arrogant , but not that arrogant 😉

Mate if you ever come down here every snake ,spider, shark and croc is going to be after you !😉 

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4 hours ago, Eddie said:

If the NRL wanted to create a European League to rival SL it would be great, each NRL club could fund a club in a major European City, 16 teams, broadcast across the continent. The winners would then play the winners of SL for the title European Champions, somewhere the Nou Camp or Bernabeu. You could have the Amsterdam Roosters, Munich Sea Eagles, Milan Tigers and so on, playing in major football stadiums. Teams like AC Milan, Bayern and Ajax could also buy a stake in the clubs, joining up their marketing departments. 
 

Is that TRL forum enough? 

The Amsterdam Roosters could play the Pyongyang Pylons in a pre-season game in sports mad Singapore, Covid permitting of course.

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11 hours ago, Hela Wigmen said:

They distanced themselves from this a while ago so it’s a bit of a weird time to make such an article. 

This is pretty much all that needs saying. The NRL have already said they've no interest in doing this. So even if they had the expertise and capacity to run a British league they aren't about to.

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Having beaten COVID-19, NRL sets its sights on conquering the Pacific (msn.com)

Not sure if you can open this, but the last paragraph says at Fridays Annual General meeting the clubs were told that the NRL would consider buying the English Super League if a business case could be put forward.

In another move typical of V`landy`s it was proposed that the NRL will seek 10`s of millions of dollars of Government money to expand the game in to the Pacific. A program I gather that will capitalise on the governments` and public fears of the growing influence of China in the region. Apparently high level negotiations are already under way.

It is important to remember this was the bloke who got $400m of the Government money for the horse racing industry when we had the Equine fever outbreak several years a go and negotiated $40m off the state government when world Catholic youth day used Randwick race course for a couple of days back in 2008.

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8 hours ago, The Rocket said:

Having beaten COVID-19, NRL sets its sights on conquering the Pacific (msn.com)

Not sure if you can open this, but the last paragraph says at Fridays Annual General meeting the clubs were told that the NRL would consider buying the English Super League if a business case could be put forward.

In another move typical of V`landy`s it was proposed that the NRL will seek 10`s of millions of dollars of Government money to expand the game in to the Pacific. A program I gather that will capitalise on the governments` and public fears of the growing influence of China in the region. Apparently high level negotiations are already under way.

It is important to remember this was the bloke who got $400m of the Government money for the horse racing industry when we had the Equine fever outbreak several years a go and negotiated $40m off the state government when world Catholic youth day used Randwick race course for a couple of days back in 2008.

The word "if" after your bit in bold should be in red, font size 300, underlined and flashing.

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15 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

The word "if" after your bit in bold should be in red, font size 300, underlined and flashing.

Yeah I probably stopped the highlighted part one word too early, but it`s interesting that they are putting it out there, they might be seeing what pops up.

 Mightn`t hurt your broadcast negotiations either if Sky know that a Murdoch backed competition that plays the same sport is sniffing around.

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On 18/02/2021 at 18:26, Dave T said:

All very melodramatic. 

"It is abundantly clear the Super League head office is in desperate need of a clear-out and restructure."

"Something has to change, and fast"

"bruides and battered Super League"

"the faults in our failing system".

Similar to "If things round here don't change, they'll stay the same" 😊

Four legs good - two legs bad

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