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  1. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    That would be a little like saying Melbourne should still be talked about as the National capital because it was until 1927. I didnt mean to make it sound like it was any less, but there are capitals and then there are not capitals. But its ok mate! I get the point. I think at the end of the...
  2. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Its not even a question of technicalities. Canberra and Wellington are national capitals. State capitals are actually a thing here in Australia. New Zealand hasnt got states and hasnt officially had provinces since 1877. Your point about major urban centres is well made though. I can agree with...
  3. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    You keep at it mate, Im done responding to you.
  4. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Oddly enough there is. They even post here sometimes. all 3. Tests and rep fixtures are not however amonst them It wont make up for the loss of 60 odd NRL matches - not in revenue, not in membership, not in attendance, not in hospitality. You arent going to play anywhere near enough rep...
  5. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Cool, if you need me ill be over here in reality and not wishful thinking. What personal attacks exactly. I dont believe I did. You said the season should be reduced, I said it wont happen, you said it will increase value for broadcasters and I said that it wont. Thats it. Ill note thats...
  6. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Nobody mentioned inventing capital cities either. Unless something has occurred that Im not aware of Auckland isnt a capital city, it hasnt been since 1865. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Its not even the capital of a province - provinces were abolished in 1876.
  7. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Literally nothing to do with this. Broadcasters wont find addtional value in cutting the season by a third. I dont care how much youve watched, thats a simple fact - and one that doesnt require you to watch every damn game to know. And yet youve argued abouit it for several posts now for some...
  8. The_Wookie

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  9. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    No it wont. There is literally no evidence this is true. I get where your coming from. It doesnt mean its a realistic idea. And you apparently dont understand either broadcasting or finance or player wages or club funding or a whole bunch of reasons why cutting 1/3rd of a season is the...
  10. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Proper List management will accommodate the same thing. No one is going to cop the massive reduction in revenue that goes along with cutting the season by a third. Its just not going to happen.
  11. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Theres not going to be a reduction in the season by 1/3rd or more. Thats just ludicrous
  12. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    It could be worked out I think. CBA would govern how many 5 day breaks a club can have and the rest comes down to list management
  13. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Why not both? Monday Night Football is very marketable ikf they follow the US lead.
  14. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    It doesnt really matter where the revenue comes from as long as they are profitable. They would benefit from bigger crowds though. Three AFL clubs have released reports already showing that gate/membership is worth about 1/3rd of their revenue and worth much more than their AFL distributions...
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    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Its all in the Governance - the league worked its issues out in 1985 after Elliot proposed a breakaway super type comp. Rather than go through with it, the club presidents encouraged him to go to the league. The VFL was being issued the Blue Report at roughly the same time, and the result was...
  16. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Oakley was pretty good Jackson was pretty much just biding his time, but got large parts of the league offside with his attempts to shaft Victorian clubs. Demetriou was excellent if arrogant - he was Vlandys before Vlandys if you like Mclachlan has been pretty good too, but had a more troubled...
  17. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    The VFL was run by a bunch of barely competent idiots until 1986 - it took the threat of a split to form the VFL Commission, but it wasnt really until 1993 that the leagues admin became more professional when the VFL Board of Directors was shelved permanently Eagles, like the Reds also had to...
  18. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    But they werent, and the financial situation of those days is not the same as today. It is true. Golf doesnt get anywhere near the sustained audience, and cricket only does during some Tests. No? I understand it, I follow it. I prefer the data side of things more - its no different with...
  19. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    Origin is three games a year, total audience largely made up during the AFL finals. As hard as it is to accept - PTV audience is irrelevant, subscriptions matter, and we dont have that data to see what drives those economic decisions.
  20. The_Wookie

    Peter V'landys - New NRL/ARLC Chairman

    2014 was 8 years ago. Its basic maths. And I said they'd improved on that. Which is absolutely true. *edit - apparently i said 6 years a few posts ago. Im a jackass. Sorry It is when you factor in COVID and the fact that no one elses crowds have returned to normal, including the vaunted...

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