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'Reverse Super League' on the cards

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    NRL clubs are considering breaking away from the NRL to start their own competition, in a move described as a ''reverse Super League''.


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    Added a longer article from The Australian.
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Breakaway threat?

    Interesting mutterings in the papers today that the 16 clubs are united in a decision to form a breakaway competition should the independent commission not get off the ground and produce some more cash immediately. I can see two immediate positives:

    1. Good bye Gallop.
    2. We can talk about something other than our own faceless men.
     
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    RE: Breakaway threat?

    Yeah that would be nice, on both accounts. Management in both organisations needs an immediate shake up.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    RE: Breakaway threat?

    The papers today still have Manly making a loss of $1m despite the late season earnings from the GF win. If the clubs get an additional $2m it will help though clearly the Eels believe the most of it will just be swallowed up by salary cap increases.

    To be honest a breakaway has attraction because it will put a broom through the self-interest and blind injustice of the Gallop regime. What remains to be seen is what it would do for things like junior development and bush football.
     
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Damn! Does that mean the scoring team will kick off again after a try?
     
  6. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Surely they wouldn't invite Sharks to the party. One of the other groups trying to get into the NRL would take their place.
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Sharks are good at Superleague. They made the Grand Final.
     
  8. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure News Ltd were hoping in 1995 for better Sydney clubs than the 3 inferior clubs they got. If Super League had've got Manly and Roosters not Sharks and Panthers I would have watched it.
     
  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Superleague Grand Final was the only Grand Final of the last 30 years I didn't watch.
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    They already do.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We can only hope that Gallop is the first up against the wall following this revolution. Would love to see his head on a spike outside NRL headquarters.
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I meant the scoring team lol
     
  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I doubt this is any more than hot air, but I would love to see News Ltd's own precedent used against them.
     
  14. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The only problem I see with a breakaway comp is whether it will make the current players' contracts null and void sparking another price hike and bidding war for players as was the case with superleague.
     
  15. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    Been there done that.. just f**s the game for 5yrs, these twits that want to break away come back again anyway, they realise they cant survive.
     
  16. Boozo

    Boozo Active Member

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    Might not put his head on a spike but he wouldn't get a blindfold or a cigarette.
     
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  17. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    no bone but the teams will both run the same way to make it fair
     
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  18. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Funny, now that the tables are turned that the news ltd media are saying that the NRL are being held to ransom by the clubs.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing is, he does a pretty good impersonation of that already. His disconnected head might look less grim if anything.
     
  20. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    This has been on the cards for a while now.

    Have heard that a lot of clubs aren't happy with the fact that Gallop is guaranteed the CEO as well
     

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