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Clubs want IC to take action on Broncos monopoly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 19, 2012.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    RUGBY leagueÂ’s independent commission is 100 days old and the honeymoon is over for its chairman John Grant. The Maserati-driving NRL supremo is speeding towards a collision with powerbrokers at the Sydney clubs over a number of issues.

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  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,586 /97
    OMG News trying to put the boot in. "The Maserati-driving NRL supremo" what pathetic journalism. Have they ever described Gallooop as a BMW or Mercedes driving latte sipping supremo.
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +534 /20
    Totally agree!! What league in the world is dominated by a club whose owners also run the competition!!! Every Friday night! So wrong and allows 2 things, huge exposure when selling sponsorships and great for staff knowing you have 7 days to prepare players. What a selling point to tell clients we are on every Friday night prime time (and you know you are)
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,641 /61
    About time. Patently unfair situation and it has to stop. Little wonder it was allowed to flourish under Gallop's watch, we all know who was pulling his strings. Let's see if this Grant character has more spine than Double Standard Dave.
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    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Personally think you could fit another 3 NRL teams in Sth Qld -
      Bombers, Ipswich and Sunny Coast.
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      • Frogz

        Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,705 /43
        And whats the difference to what has been going on down south with the Storm for over a decade
      • Phantar

        Phantar Well-Known Member

        +273 /0
        Double Standard Dave...I like it C&C.


        Cos I'm
        I'm Vegemite!
        And I'll lose the fight!
        I'll blow my load!
        Watch me implode!
      • Av8r

        Av8r Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +178 /11
        Brisbane is a Rugby League town, Melbourne isn't.
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

        +6,134 /133
        Totally agree. And wouldn't it be nice to see the Bronco supporters with a team which has to compete for players, sponsors and media exposure. I'll bet they won't like having to watch their team on a non-Friday night.
      • Eagles2nv

        Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +1,805 /44
        Finally someone is speaking against the brisbane monopoly.

        I have always been a big believer of a second brisbane team. (and a couple more QLD teams). Brisbane prob has more rugby league supporters than sydney. QLD is NRL mad.

        I have always been a fan of the idea of expanding the nrl. i know this probably wouldnt be viable, but i would like to see the nrl expand to 24 teams: 3 more from QLD, 2 more from NZ, 1 central coast, 1 adelaide and 1 Perth.

        You would play everyone once and have a top 12 final series.
      • silvertail

        silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +423 /9
        7 million dollar cap and grant provides financial stability and viability for all Sydney teams, including Manly.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        My question is to other silvertail member how many teams do you think Qld can handle?
      • Jono

        Jono Well-Known Member

        +176 /5
        Definitely 1 more in Brisbane. Beyond that I would maybe have 1 more up in the Sunshine Coast.

        24 teams I think is too many. 20 teams, less games in the season, would be preferable. Add 2 more teams to QLD, Perth and Central Coast. However, I wouldn't add Central Coast or Sunshine Coast to the comp until 2020 at least. Perth and Brisbane 2 need to come in first.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        On that note I wouldn't add the Bears, Central Coast Centurions or whatever yes but not the Bears.

        My ideal make up

        1- 16 current NRL teams.

        2015 - 17 and 18 W.A.R and Bombers

        2017 - 19 and 20 West Brisbane and Wellington

        2021 - 21 and 22 Sunny Coast and Islanders

        The reasoning behind an Island team is this strengthen the international comp and a stronger tv deal will follow

        Eventually a Southern Championship(or a special league for lower leagues will be made) -


        The Entrance
        Melbourne 2
        Perth 2
        Port Morseby

        Possibly a promotion/relegation battleas well at a latter date.
      • lismore_fan

        lismore_fan Well-Known Member

        +216 /1
        And who chooses who has home ground advantage?

        Until each team plays each other as a 'one home game, one away game' the draw is unfair.
      • The Wheel

        The Wheel Well-Known Member

        +2,280 /74
        We dont have the players to field too many more team than the current 16
      • conanu

        conanu Well-Known Member

        +2,399 /45
        Ironically this is exactly what Brisbane and the other clubs whinged about when Arko ran the comp. They said he favoured Manly and we had a monopoly and we got all the best deals. That was their justification for starting Super League. Even under thier own rules we have won 2 gf's and they have won 3. Bet they didnt think that would happen. Basically all the Queensland dominance is born out of the massive SOOK that they have had since the NSWRL was more popular and better ran than thier hick comp the QLD cup. Oh and you can basically count Melbourne as the second Brisbane team as they were started by QLD and News Ltd abd get most of the players from Q cup.
      • Jatz Crackers

        Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

        +1,298 /7
        Sunshine Coast will not be NRL bid ready for many years yet.
      • Matabele

        Matabele Well-Known Member

        +511 /14
        They spend $28m a year on their football team and haven't won anything since 2006? Their front office should be sacked.
      • TokyoEagle

        TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

        +480 /7

        You could alternate each year, 1 year at home the next away.

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