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NRL “Right Game, Right Venue” strategy,

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    This is some of what has come out today from the Dragons with the NRL. I fear more games are going to be lost from Brookie, but unlike Dragons fans I can't see Manly fans embracing this sort of change (and nor should they).

    As for the Dragons getting massive $ upgrades to Kogarah & Wollongong but now each will be used just 4 times a year while Brookie rots.

    There appears to be a select group of Sydney clubs forming a "big venues" cartel to rig the draw to create blockbuster games & share the bigger gate takings, & Manly is not one of them, along with Sharks & Penrith.

     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm sure watching the dragons play in a massive stadium with a crowd of 5,000 will be totally awesome to view on tv and will totally get overseas broadcasters queuing at dave smith's door to throw cash and jumping castles at him.
     
  3. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    And once again the Dragons are legends only in their own minds
     
  4. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Yawn, they're irrelevant.
     
  5. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will be interesting to see if Manly abandons playing games at Bluetongue stadium next season after 2 ordinary crowds this year.
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apart from one town Teams, and the Scum don't even measure up there (getting only 14k per home game in a State of Art Stadium:huh:), Fans are only swayed by their Teams being competitive.

    The Rorters and the Dogs completely demonstrated this to the NRL last Season - SBW increased their measly attendances, whilst Barba's meltdown plummeted that Club's attendance.
    But as the above article suggests, they did not understand the bleeding obvious :sleepy:

    Tigers and the Eels will hardly fill Stadiums next year. Along with a potentially decimated ASADA Sharks, they need to convince their existing, long suffering Fans that they are worth their discretionary income.

    One of the reason's that the Dragon's get large crowds at the ANZAC and the SCG is because they are afternoon games :exclamation:

    I believe that the crowds will continue to tumble for the NRL as a whole, as Fans choose the comfort of a warm home or Pub/Club and hold onto their monies to spend on other vices :cool:

    But I like the idea of being able to buy good viewing seats and have transport included in the ticket price - like they do at Suncorp :)
     
  7. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Quite presumptuous of St George to assume that they will have home games against all of these teams.
     
  8. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Good initiative by the Dragons,in saying that, can't see this working for all teams.
     
  9. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is why we need a ground that fits around 25,000 (preferrably all seater), is easily accessible for all game times, has sufficient parking and good transport facilities and services, and can also attract all types of footy fans.
     
  10. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Not for Illawarra based fans or the NSW government who spent millions of $ on a Wollongong ground that will now have just four games a year. Same with Kogarah getting just 4 games after it was redeveloped. That money could have gone to Brookvale. The NRL is endorsing the Dragons being more Sydney St George and very little St George Illawarra.

     
  11. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    So tens of millions spent on Campbelltown, Wollongong, Kogarah, Belmore and Redfern training paddocks......

    Show us the money Tony, lets get a few more seats at Brookie befor it is too late
     
  12. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You can ask Tony where his money is when you have breakfast with him on the weekend.
     
  13. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    They have devised their own plan based on what they think is best for their business. Good luck to them
     
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Already has, he just said ask Albo :p
     
  15. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And Albo told you to ask Eddie who said that the money went into his family trust.
     
  16. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    And here some of that same group of clubs again joining together.

     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Big deal. Manly will clean up with imaginative promotions such as the China syndrome.
     
  18. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
    ― Confucius coined after the 2013 NRL GF :cool:

    “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
    ― Confucius to the Manly Fans still upset at Hayne :sleepy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ty0CqmjdA
    “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
    ― Confucius to Wolfie :angel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReYxZrVxpKM
    “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
    ― Confucius to Wolfie :heart:
     
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  19. Shoe1

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    Let's face it no one cares about playing the dragons. They have little crowd drawing power and play boring football. They can dress up this so called new strategy any way they want, but it is clearly a misguided and desperate grab at relevance, which will only further alienate the handful of remaining kogarah and Wollongong supporters. And people say we have management problems, pfffft.
     
  20. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    So the Sydney clubs cartel continues to build its empire while Manly and Brookie will be left to die in the cold.

    Lol! Manly away games at ANZ include train tickets!!!!!!!!!!!! Fat lot of good that will be to most Manly fans. A Manly fan in Bathurst gets a free train while one at Curl Curl will get there how and pay how much????
     
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