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AFL leadership is so far in front of the NRL

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    The AFL leadership is so far in front of the NRL it is not funny.

    They seem to make more money from the TV rights and greater memberships and greater crowds.
    But their pre-season comp this year is briliant, the round robin event where 3 teams play each other on the same nite.

    The NRL is being run so poorly compared to them it is truely a shame. Go Gallop Go.
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    They also have Ricky Nixon ...
     
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The are so good over at the AFL they can even produce a draw, complete with dates and venues for a whole season.

    They must genii.
     
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Their game isn't a heavy contact sport like ours so it's less dangerous for players which makes it easier for them to have fancy pre season comps.
     
  5. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    we're already playing the trials, all anyone is talking about is planing them out into a comp
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    What a load of rubbish. They also have to jump vertically 100 times more than league players increasing the risk of knee damage and they have a 360 degree angle at which contact can be made (not 180 degrees like league and union).

    The AFL is run by professionals, the NRL is run by monkeys.
     
  7. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    What a load of rubbish. They also have to jump vertically 100 times more than league players increasing the risk of knee damage and they have a 360 degree angle at which contact can be made (not 180 degrees like league and union).

    The AFL is run by professionals, the NRL is run by monkeys.
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    I agree with Clon.  As he knows I played 17 AFL games for Carlton before I received a career ending knee injury. 
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was your elbow mate?
     
  9. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Missed a few weeks with that but was able to play through the pain.  The knee buggered me though. 

    Seeing as he is out of the game now I suppose I can pass on a few Fevola stories that never made the press at the time.  Remind me to tell you about them.  Explosive stuff. 
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    You pair should be on the stage :)
     
  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I remember the knee now. That was when you took that mark and were runner up in the mark of the year comp?

    No idea what you mean Fro??
     
  12. Guest

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    the reason why they are so far ahead is because over 20,000 ppl go to a game every weekend . it dont matter whether the team is coming last their supporters will be there in the 10`s of thousands to support them..  i very rarely see the grandstands at the AFL empty during a game doesnt matter whos playing..
     
  13. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I wish I had never taken that speccie.  Fev called me "number 2" for ages after I was named runner up. 
     
  14. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    The I guess you haven't seen a Sydney Swans game or a Fremantle game. Victoria is one thing, leave Victoria and SA and you get a whole different situation. The NSW/QLD/Fremantle teams only get great crowds when the teams do well. If they are struggling then you don't get the crowds at all.

    West Coast are the exception but that's because they take all of Fremantle's fans and are the success of WA
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Just wait to se how the Lions go up here this year!

    Where the AFL is streets ahead of the NRL is in membership.

    Membership has been 'the thing' for Melburnians since Adam was a pup...I am married to a a Collingwood supporter, they are like ants to a honeypot as far as membership is concerned EVERYONE is a member and it's just not kosher for you to watch the game on TV, so you go to every game.

    That's just the way it's been for yonks down there, the AFL Culture is all about attending games, especially on a Saturday afternoon...really this "membership thing" only started with the NRL in the last 5 or 6 years, prior to that they were just season ticket holders so the NRL have a long way to go to catch up.

    I would agree with the topic, those that front the AFL are a ways ahead of the NRL but I think that is changing rapidly.

    We are seeing record memberships this year across almost all clubs and the season looks to be a ripper with almost any of the top 14 from last year in with a big shot...the same can't be said for the AFL.

    A LOT hinges on the new TV deal, if the Galloping Goose and his merry men can do a good job of that then I only see bright times ahead for the NRL.

    And put it this way, I'd rather be in the NRL camp than the Rugby camp!!
     
  16. Captain of the Gate

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    AFL has better leaders and administrators than NRL!?

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    When did that happen!?
     
  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Demitrou is no dummy...Gallop is
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    they have a 360 degree angle at which contact can be made (not 180 degrees like union).


    [/quote]  You've never been at the bottom of a ruck, have you Doug?
     
  19. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You would think that attendance at the game is influenced (partially) by the difference in watching on TV

    I can not think of many games that are as good for TV as league. Apart from the 5th tackle kick you have a sense of the play at all times unlike AFL football etc where you need to see the whole park

    All that said the only way a preseason cup makes sense is if it was to bring in extra$

    There has been talk of splitting the new rights deal i.e. State of O to be in a separate package. Under this scenario a preseason cup would make sense
     
  20. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    they have a 360 degree angle at which contact can be made (not 180 degrees like union).


    [/quote]  You've never been at the bottom of a ruck, have you Doug?
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    Ask Matt and Pete for that answer. Still doesnt compare to 2 bodies colliding at speed without time to brace for impact.
     

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