I agree with this and is exactly what Abdo has said in some recent press conferences. I'm paraphrasing but two such points were:I don't think PVL or the Arlc fear AFL as competitors, they know our strengths, as we know theirs, we are both codes born out a city comp, i have a sneaking suspicion PVL fears Twiggy, not RU as a code, but the man with his billions and influence, hence why not caring about Perth in general suits the narritive for the NRL... i personally think it will be awesome to see a Perth team again..
Just feel maybe 19 or 20 is that licence, a bit of time to get some those juniors competitive
- Rugby League is different to other sports in a good way
- I don't concern myself with what other sports are doing, I focus on Rugby League
They are following through by maxing out their heartlands (making it difficult for the opposition in the process) and will probably invest in Perth and Adelaide later when we are coming at it from a position of financial strength.
Just to finish this point by re-iterating that I am a huge supporter of Perth in the NRL.