There is a report that the NRL is disappointed with the crowds at the Sydney final series, and seems to be blaming the clubs. So NRL, here's three ways you can remedy this: 1. Let each club in the finals share in the profits - say 20% to the home team and 5% to the visiting club 2. Pay for transport to the venues (include it in the entry price); don't expect the clubs like Manly to foot the bill (as we are doing), 2. Play the matches at times that best suits fans, not the TV networks. There should be a Saturday match at 3pm and a Sunday match at 3pm. Scheduling big matches on a Friday night reduces crowds because work commitments stop plenty getting to the game on time. I know this won't change until the NRL stands up to TV networks, but I'm hoping they show more leadership when negotiating the next TV deal. Frankly, rugby league these days is all about TV ratings. Fans who take the trouble to get to the grounds, and pay the high costs, are secondary considerations to the NRL. It wouldn't surprise me to hear that the NRL is working on a scheme to play all matches at the one locked venue with virtual fans and sound effects, much the same as TV comedies have laugh tracks.