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News: NRL Franchise for PNG proposed

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>THE proposed PNG franchise in the NRL will draw players from the current schoolboys and youth competition around the country.

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    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4309-nrl-franchise-for-png-proposed.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Gee, that would be some trip for the Supportahs!
    Would make West Ham or Millwall as a Liverpool away seem like a school run...
    Not sure if I'd be keen to be taking the kids though?
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Has Mark had any experience in organising tanks/amoured vehicles for his tours?
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wouldn't want to win without protection to the airport, that's for sure.  Jokes aside, I think it's a good idea to pursue a team from PNG.  I read somewhere that the PNG 'government' was going to build a stadium for a proposed NRL team.  South Africa next and then the world.   
     
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Laurie
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the sentiment behind the PNG team, but realisitically can't see a side from there ever really being the threat, unless they had massive salary cap concessions

    They would need some top line players, and I can't see any of those heading over if they have an offer of $400,000 to stay in Sydney/Qld as opposed $550,000 from PNG. They would nearly need to be offering double
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    so prop them up, ref their way, change the rules to suit just like they did to the mexicans in order to "promote" the game
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The vital difference of course is that in PNG the people actually love the game. 
     
  10. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The population is too spread out & not financially viable enough to sustain a crowd of even 13,000 @ AU$25.00 every second week.

    That is before you even talk about attracting players or away fans.

    They're fantastic supporters of the game but it's just unrealistic.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Port Moresby Sharks.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Each of my tours will include,

    SWAT Team for arrival and departure transfers
    Bullet proof bus for all transfers
    Uzi Machine Guns for each team member as  extra "personal protection"
    Fully set up field hospital, 2 doctors, 3 nurses (all good looking which will be one consolation)
    Flak Jacket
    Full "SAS Type" kit to wear to and from the game and at the game

    Costs expected to be between $8500-$10500 for 2 days

    Any takers??
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Might be safer going on a trip to Iraq
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    You feel comfortable putting a loaded weapon in the hands of some of the posters on this site Mark :)
     
  15. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Wheel is right. Put on the flak jackets and carry the weapons and you will get PAID $8500 for 2 days in Iraq.
     
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Good point Fro...the guns won't actually be loaded, just there to scare the locals.

    I did post this for  a laugh...but fair dinkum this has NO chance of getting legs.

    They are passionate up there that's for sure but the Pay TV number won't add up so "aint going to happen"
     

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