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RANT:My Guide to fixing it

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    After reading Choppy's article today. Here's my guide to fixing it up.

    Nine actually commentate's the game not the Gus and Rabs show on what's on Nine later.
    The game's to be actually shot in HD and shown live FTA. The 4pm kickoff that people find out the result at halftime on tv is laughable we live in 2013 not 50's.
    Another thing NRL dictate who's playing when - not tv yes we've got a fixed schedule finally!!! but it still doesn't stop Nine on putting the Broncos every Friday night know several broncos fans that won't be renewing because of this.
    Even media - for so long we've seen so called writers or for a lack of a better word hacks with an agenda. Rothfield is the worst clearly aiming at Gus and Gus couldn't give a ****.
    Fix lower grades - you have possibly the 3rd best comp in Qld Cup and the NSW Cup is finally getting fixed up and have it over the U20s. If it was me I'd run a combined comp with 2 divisions with promotion and relegation or a Challenge Cup style comp.
    Each State runs a Challenge Cup comp (NSW is often played out between Newcastle, Central Coast and Illawarra) so lets televise it.
    Keep u20's it's benefits far out weigh the negatives but it has to feed into the reserves.
    Give Origin and Rep Footy its own weekend. After this World Cup there will be an influx of English, Welsh and French players.They could play this way
    Friday
    Fiji vs PNG
    Samoa vs Tonga

    Saturday
    Northern Barbar's(team comprising of Northern Hemisphere Players) vs Combined Country at Newcastle or Townsville

    Sunday
    Auckland vs Counties
    NSW vs QLD

    Also in saying that after every World Cup year Lions tour playing these games
    Lions vs WA,SA and VIC players (BJ, the Morris boys and a few others)
    Lions vs Combined Country at either Newcastle or Townsville
    Lions vs PNG
    Lions vs Australia
    Lions vs Pacifica
    Lions vs Australia
    Lions vs Indigenious
    Lions vs Australia
    Lions vs Auckland
    Lions vs NZ
    Lions vs Counties
    Lions vs NZ
    Lions vs Maori
    Lions vs NZ

    Bring France out - same tour.
    Australia and NZ tour Europe. Emu's and NZ 'A tour America eventually bring them into the Pac Cup.
    Run Pacific Cup every year.

    When all clubs are running at a profit or in the black scale back the season to 22.

    NRL reverts back to one ref and international rules - we've become formula 1 rugby league, two refs twice as many mistakes.

    Every club to be transparent with memberships - its common knowledge that a certain club takes great 'pride' and lies about its membership.
    NRL not to cheapen memberships ie past weekends it was cheaper to get tickets as a non member where's the incentive to be a member.

    NRL not to focus on players for promos/ads - they've been burnt several times and been told repeatable times by the NFL not to do it.

    Announce an expansion plan ie my personal preference Brothers, WA in 2017, CQld and Wellington 2019 (heartland, extended, **** if America shows enough interest there as well)
    Only when we're NFL level or even AFL level consider Central Coast.
    Manly gets whole of Northern Shore.

    Nines keep it.
    Allstars change it - Indigenious vs Pacifica - no experimental rules just simple league tribe vs tribe - what it would do for those communities would be huge.

    Cheaper tickets, cheaper merchandise and tadah fans might be happy.
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    The $40 million question is this what will the ARLC do with the surplus it currently has?
    I'd personally 'invest' it straight into bush footy or state league(WA,SA and VIC)
     
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  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    It's taking what works in the past.
    What works in other codes and using it to our advantage.
     
  4. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Good work e2w. Nice to see ideas being offered up.
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Cheaper tickets, cheaper merchandise, less tv control (hence less money for tv rights) = a lot less money coming in.

    There is the problem with your plan, at the end of the day it is a business
     

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