As much as I hate AFL, hats off to Demetriou for satisfying all stakeholders; TV executives, pay TV, mobile media, clubs, players, fans. Great achievement. Only a fool would not know that the next NRL deal was decided today. You can bet on channel 9, foxtel and telstra getting the same arrangement; only difference will be how much Gallop will get for it. Ratings is the only thing that counts in the media, so Gallop will need to get more than 1.25b over 5 years. I don't know how we would be able to justify getting less money and still look in the mirror and think that he is the best person to lead the commission.