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News: Deal allows News to sell Storm

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>NEWS Ltd is set to retain ownership of the Storm until after the club ends making losses in 2013 as part of a deal for the media group and the ARL to hand control of the game to an independent commission.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4453-deal-allows-news-to-sell-storm.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    Who would buy them?  I don't think they'd survive without News.  If I am correct - bring it on and now!
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great business to buy. Single city (tho noone there gives a toss), 5 million plus a year in losses whilst they are the top team and protected species. When all that goes losses will be bigger and prospects dimmer.
     
  4. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Vic Govt or Lloyd Williams - plenty of people in Melb we will willing to buy a team that has a whole state following them - who ever gets it will be on a winner.. 
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i want to know how Melbourne Storm is worth more than The bongos in TV rights when the games are regularly televised down there after midnight?
     
  6. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Greetings from Mexico city... 40+ heat down here today, what a stinker.

    I'm in Melbourne for work till the end of the week and driving back to my hotel I noticed and thought to myself that I was seeing a mirage. In a field near Albert Park a group was playing a mixed comp of tip footy.

    If it wasn't so bloody hot I wouldn’t have minded swapping some sweat with some of the buxom babes that were playing. Not much skill but they sure looked good.  :p

    I think the game is picking up momentum down here but will never replace aerial ping pong as the main game. Will be interesting to see how they go after Rupert pulls his money out. It could end up being lucrative if they market it right.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      And a new direct competitor (as far as those Mexican heathens are concerned anyway) in the form of the Super Rugby franchise. 
     
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I hate Melb Storm but Rugby League needs the Storm to survive. With Yawnion moving there we a falling back as a National Game. We will revert back to being a 2 state game being Qld NSW & NZ.
    Yawnion will be in NSW - Qld - WA - Vic - NZ
    Soccer is NSW x 3 - Vic x 2 - Qld x 2 - WA - SA - NZ
    AFL is NSW x 2 - Vic x 10 - SA x 2 - WA x 2 - Qld x 2  

    We need them.
     
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    **** THE MELBOURNE STORM :D
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    What a rousing success the A League has been.  It goes to show transplants don't work in this country.
     
  11. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed - Paid retirement for the older English players...
     

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