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News: Clubs in line for $500,000 cash bonus

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>CLUBS could each receive a $500,000 windfall in time for next season after yesterday's landmark decision - and there could be a lot more to come.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5291-clubs-in-line-for-500000-cash-bonus.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    and when news clubs get fined the fines no longer go back to the club that paid them
     
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    "This gives us the opportunity to grow the game again," Burraston said. "Our crowds are growing, our memberships are growing, our TV ratings are growing and this gives us the opportunity to get more money into the game.

    "Everything that's earned will be turned back into the game" through grassroots development, marketing or creating new income streams, or to the clubs and the players through the salary cap and grants, he said.


    What's the change that gives each club an immediate increase of $500k pa and where we have the opportunity to "grow the game again" and where "everything that's earned will be turned back into the game" again?  Getting rid of the scourge of News Ltd.  THAT is why this is the biggest improvement since the inception of the game. The independent commission is secondary and may well be a smokescreen. 

    Seems the only problem is that we're effectively selling out our right to competitive TV rights deals until after 2027, and giving News Ltd a further multimillion-dollar payout (via their Storm subsidiary). These payouts may total hundreds of millions of dollars over and above what they have already stripped out of the game through their hostile takeover.
     
  4. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    While they are at it, return the fine imposed on Manly by Gallop from the 09 season launch.
     
  5. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    News Ltd puppet and mouthpiece, and Broncos CEO, Bruno Cullen said today:

    "The grassroots have suffered dramatically over the last 10 years," he said. "You only have to travel a few kilometres outside Brisbane or Sydney to see that.

    He used that agreed failure to look after the grassroots of rugby league to blame the QRL.  Only problem is that the QRL has been looking after the grassroots for decades.

    So what happened just over ten years ago Bruno to cause this agreed huge deterioration?  What caused all the money to be sucked out of the game at grassroots level?

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/bruno-cullen-says-it-will-take-two-years-for-rugby-league-to-see-benefits-of-new-independent-commission/story-e6frep5x-1225971285900
     
  6. eagle-rock08

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    That hasn't been returned yet?  I am shocked but not surprised.
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That hasn't been returned yet?  I am shocked but not surprised.
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    The 100k will never be returned.

    Sadly Scott Penn admitted that the function was out of control in a number of forms. One was in a report given to the NRL where the club admitted that safeguards weren't in place and some players drank too much. He came out with various statements:

    "The board would like to state for the record that we are very disappointed by the events that took place after our season launch last Friday."

    "We have already let the players know our feelings and that we think this is an unacceptable situation," Penn said. "We also told them there are serious consequences if this ever occurs in the future.

    "It is in our code of conduct that we can either suspend or terminate the contract of a player.

    "There is no question a repeat offender faces consequences for ongoing breaches. Termination is there in black and white."

    He then moved to put in a booze ban.

    Gallop will never need to repay the 100k :(
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Very true MB. Ive already been through the process of being in Gallops legal head when thinking about the NRLs response to that incident, so of course they are never going to accept or admit their over reaction.

    Still......my perspective comes from a moral viewpoint. Cough up NRL.  
     
  9. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Think of it this way, hopefully the 100k fine and rules enforced by the club afterwards are enough of a deterrent so that we never have to see Manly players in trouble again and in the media for the wrong reasons.  An expensive exercise but maybe necessary in the long run.
     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    In an administrative governance sense, I do not believe anything that happened at that launch gave good enough reason for gallops reaction and for the NRL to impose such a fine.
     

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