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News: NRL may be owned by clubs: Gallop

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>The NRL will consider handing over ownership of the competition to its clubs in the biggest structural overhaul of its history, league chief David Gallop has revealed in <em>Rugby League Week</em>.</p> <p>News Limited and the Australian Rugby League have been co-owners of the NRL since 1998 but a sub-committee is looking at a new structure which would give both organisations the chance to eliminate or reduce their involvement.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/General-NRL/nrl-may-be-owned-by-clubs-gallop.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Best thing that could happen to the game. News Ltd should not be running the whole show and particularly with the conflict of interest of owning a number of the clubs.
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    so reading between the lines it's also possible that news could completely take over the game under this proposal. 
  4. DailyTerrorgraphHater

    DailyTerrorgraphHater Member

    +0 /0
    um guys think about this for a second....
    how many privately owned clubs so far? 2-3? not sure myself
    now how many are news owned? 6-7? and i imagine a couple are still leagues club run - like parra etc

    so the biggest voting bloc in the new arrangment is going to be owned by news. I would say that as unfair as it is at the moment the big decisions are still being largely influenced by the public via the media orgs.

    BUT... now your talking about a group of clubs that will almost ALWAYS vote the way their paymasters want. (gallop goes to the backroom as puppet master, brings in a new chump to be "CEO", and things continue as before).

    only now you have a incumbent majority that will never change their position.

    hmmm great idea....
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    When it comes to this subject I would expect nothing but hot air, spin doctoring and political manouvering from Gallop.

    Keep an eye out for smoke & mirrors too.
  6. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,355 /56
    This all began in about '96 didn't it?
  7. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    mate melbourne and brisbane are the only 2 clubs news have shares in
  8. DailyTerrorgraphHater

    DailyTerrorgraphHater Member

    +0 /0
    fair nuff, cliff gc i stand corrected.
    if that is the case perhaps this will be in the best interests of the game.
  9. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Wait a second, what stops News Ltd buying the clubs after the trade?

    And here is the second question, a club like Brisbane Broncos brings in more money than say for instance Manly. Does this mean that the Broncos would get a larger share of the Television profits? Do Broncos deserver to receive more (I actually believe so, but i don't want to see it).

    There is a lot of traps before you jump on the band wagon. I am all for it but if it isn't each club has equal share then there is problem.

    You don't want an exact copy of the EPL, where if the profits were $2b last year. Man Utd in 1st would have received approx $200mil and where Derby (last) received only $10mil.
  10. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    i think u guys will find it will work like the NFL who has a commisioner who is employed by the clubs.

    I think all clubs would have an equal share of the game.

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