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new TV deal a mirage?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,538 /214
    "Playing the long game could set league free, but no one's interested"

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/playing-the-long-game-could-set-league-free-but-no-ones-interested-20111104-1mzyj.html#ixzz1cma0lNOB

    Interesting article by that old Manly hater Masters in todays SMH online, not sure how to post it.

    He says the clubs have a huge bargaining point right at this moment having not signed up, but are so short-sighted about next year's funding they probably can't see it.

    He also points out how the long-awaited cash-cow of the next media deal may not turn out as rosy as everyone has been expecting.
  2. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +1,176 /19
    Roy is right the clubs could all join together and start their own competition and keep all the tv money. Problem is the clubs don't trust each other. Look at the way the vultures have attacked Manly to rip it apart. They will do the same to whoever wins in 2012.
  3. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

    +176 /5
    14 clubs trust each other. Brisaben and Melbourne are the ones who cannot be trusted as they have News Corp as owners.
  4. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,578 /80
    All this talk of billion dollar media deals is pie in the sky stuff.
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Don't worry, Gallop will save the day.
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Why? Arent we as good as AFL?
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    • jjai

      jjai Active Member

      +88 /0
      Just bring back tobacco & alcohol advertising /sponsorship & watch how rich this sport can get ... AAAhhh the Winfield cup days ..
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      • ads

        ads Well-Known Member

        +29 /1
        I think the correct way of phrasing it is:
        Gallop will ride in to save the day.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        Should atleast get close to the afl deal this time but could potential get a better deal in years to come.

        Bring in a WA team, second NZ team, second Brisbane team, Sunshine Coast team. A central coast team brings nothing to the table.
        A WCC using Rustys model top 4 knockout similar to Uefa cup with the host nation of the 4/6 nations to have it.
        A preseason comp where trials actually mean something
        Extend the rep games - of course have the NSW and Qld game, but add these Auckland vs Counties, BRL vs Qld country (same day as city country), Samoa vs Tonga, Fiji vs png and put these other games on a a bye weekend.
        4 nations extended to 6.
        Great britain tour year prior to world cup
      • Moondog

        Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,240 /51
        It's all smoke and mirror's. Talk of huge TV deals takes the spotlight off the ad-lib job Gallop and his cronies are doing at the present time.

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