Why is it that this NRL commission and board have to try to model everything they do after what someone else is doing? Since when has "they are doing it successfully in another state, so this should work here" been a good business model? The game this week should be a Manly Sea Eagles home game at Brookvale and we should be taking all of the advantage from that, instead you have two clubs from the opposite side of Sydney and extremes of Sydney that have to travel to meet in the middle on neutral ground. Whether a stadium holds 80, or 20 thousand does not matter, let supporters cram in as a full brookie oval looks better than a half full Allianz stadium. It is about time that the league started worrying about its assets and the good parts of the game rather than watching what the NRL have done and trying to model themselves off of that. The toughness of the sport is the one thing that separates it from the other codes in Australia, rather than trying to put tribal nature, the savagery and the brutality of the game on hold and quash it, they should be highlighting it, it is what we as fans love. They should be celebrating that of all games League translates to audiences across all forms of media better than any other sport. There are so many great things about this game, and it seems that the focus for the people running the comp is not in the right place and instead is only worried about doing the same thing the AFL has, as some kind of business model that just won't work.