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Super League War 19 years on

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Las Vegas Blvd, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Las Vegas Blvd

    Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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    They have been talking about reducing the number of teams in Sydney forever , kicked out Newtown , tried to kick out Wests and Souths - so whose next ?
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronulla wont last much longer.

    I hope.
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Norths are gone
     
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    • Las Vegas Blvd

      Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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      Sorry mate . Forgot Norths and Glebe lol :D
       
    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      And also Cumberland, Annandale and university
       
    • COMMANDER

      COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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      they should kick Brisbane out
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      I really think the roosters should be booted. I have been horribly disappointed with the way they have been playing. I had high expectations that they would underperform last year. They have let me down countless times and I'm sick of it.
       
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      • Las Vegas Blvd

        Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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        Imagine if they tried to reduce the amount of AFL clubs in Melbourne - would be blood on the streets
         
      • Dan

        Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        The war is still going on, it's just being done silently and slowly
         
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        • silvertail

          silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          I will never forget and never forgive. That's just me.

          No surprise that Broncos and the scum are the two teams I despise most.
           
        • Christol74

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          The AFL (or VFL as it was then known) already did it in Melbourne, that's the model 'Super League' wanted to copy and still have plans to implement it. They are hoping it happens by natural attrition with a few Sydney clubs going broke. The VFL got rid of Footscray, Fitzroy and the Sydney Swans were once South Melbourne.

          If Cronulla survive the next two seasons without folding their financial furture will be secure with the massive housing development their club has underway next to shark park. The west tigers need to get the DA approval for the old Balmain Leagues club site asap or they are going to be the first Sydney team gone.
           
        • Daddycool08

          Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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          1 Manly Sea Eagles ARL
          2 Canberra SL
          3 Brisbane SL
          4 Cronulla SL
          5 Newcastle ARL
          6 Canterbury SL
          7 St. George ARL
          8 North Sydney ARL
          9 Eastern Suburbs ARL
          10 Auckland SL
          11 Western Reds SL
          12 Illawarra ARL
          13 Western Suburbs ARL
          14 Penrith SL
          15 Balmain ARL
          16 South Queensland Crushers ARL
          17 Gold Coast Chargers ARL
          18 South Sydney ARL
          19 Parramatta ARL
          20 North Queensland SL
          21 Hunter Mariners SL
          22 Adelaide Rams SL


          The original 22 clubs before and during the Super League (SL) war.

          After the SL war wash-up:

          North Sydney ARL Gone
          Western Suburbs ARL Gone
          South Qld Crushers ARL Gone
          Gold Coast Chargers ARL Gone
          Illawarra ARL Gone
          Balmain Tigers ARL Gone
          Western Reds SL Gone
          Adelaide Rams SL Gone

          Manly ARL
          Newcastle ARL
          St George ARL
          Easts ARL
          South Sydney ARL
          Parramatta ARL
          Canberra SL
          Brisbane SL
          Cronulla SL
          Bulldogs SL
          Auckland SL
          Penrith SL
          North Qld SL

          Tell me again who won the war?

          SL lost the Reds & Adelaide Rams

          ARL lost Norths, South Qld, Gold Coast.


          Illawarra and STG merged

          West and Balmain merged

          Souths were kicked out and had to fight to get back in.

          19 years on and who actually won? :(

          Maybe the lawyers and players with increased salaries. And most definitely pay TV.
           
        • Chip and Chase

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

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          don't forget the Mariners too.

          But they also gained the Purple Scum down south.
           
        • The Wheel

          The Wheel Well-Known Member

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          How are those teams in China going?
           
        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member

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          I had forgotten that the 'Riff had slinked off to SL . . .
          Gus better re-write that part of Penriff's 'glorious' history. It would surely tarnish their claims to be the "premier BRAND in all Australian sport" . . .
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Super League could never have happened if everyone was happy and the game was going gangbusters. The existing TV deal was low and a number of clubs were struggling. The game's true value was suddenly exposed when Packer and Optus decided to throw in mega-millions to counter the mega-millions being spent by News.

          The threat to traditional Sydney clubs existed long before Super League and still exists today.

          I realise the game thrives on heroes and villains, but even so the hostility to News amuses me at times. News is merely another company that will exploit anything it can to further its own interests. It isn't fundamentally different from other corporations in that respect, except that some companies like to wear sheep's clothing.
           
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          • silvertail

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            News Ltd "stole" the game. Do you forget the overnight blitz to sign as many ARL players to SL contracts?
             
          • SeaEagleRock8

            SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Yes the blitz, the poor dears were tricked into signing to accept more than twice the money they were currently paid.

            But they didn't really "steal" the game did they? At least the Federal Court judged they hadn't really stolen anything. (It was in fact the Commitment and Loyalty agreements the league had made the clubs sign that were ruled to be illegal.)

            It was a sly manoeuvre in a big money game played out by corporate giants. There were a lot of pawns in the game.
             
          • silvertail

            silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            Indeed
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            Indeed
             
          • Las Vegas Blvd

            Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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            Ill never forget the day the story broke , Ray Hadley went into meltdown
             

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