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NRL rebellion: Rugby league clubs want CEO Dave Smith gone or threaten to leave comp

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Johnny88, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Perth Red

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    Check out the Pirates Facebook page the backlash has begun. I Usually buy around ten tickets and drag mates along with me to try and get them interested but f**k that now! Should be thankful, NRL has just saved me a few thousand $'s next year.
     
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    oh and apparently Robert Finch is now being brought on board, more money for dead weight mates. May as well give it to him instead of actually funding some country RL
     
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    Smith always said expansion can come in many forms and at one point even cited the Nines as an example. All the bid teams rejoiced when he announced his resignation believing they stood a greater chance with someone else as CEO. The current clubs were always his priority & he was never a proponent for new sides in the NRL as you claim in your conspiracy theory.
     
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    But Robert Finch is 'rugby league people'...

    I agree hes dead weight though.
     
  5. Perth Red

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    He was a proponent of the competition having a national footprint, he stated it himself. Then something changed, Richo the same. What changed?

     
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    it helps that they actually have local players to draw from, rugby league has very little, that should be the priority, not an NRL club.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Agree, so where's the plan to grow the NRLWA?
     
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    in a decade he may, but he didn't believe the game was ready now, which is what you have been whinging about.
     
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    We'll see if they have one when we see the final blueprint, th new chairman isn't a bad start.
     
  10. East Coast Tiger

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    So in summary, the Welsh Banker was a liar, and the stooges who hired and fired him are not willing or capable of growing the sport.

    Translate that into whatever spin you like.
     
  11. El Diablo

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    how many times and in how many topics are you going to post those quotes?

    you've already done it twice today in this thread and attributed the same quote to two different people

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showpost.php?p=11270584&postcount=1106

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showpost.php?p=11271606&postcount=1125
     
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  12. gallagher

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    I'd be surprised if there is more water polo players in perth than league players. Same goes for women cricketers.

    3,500 league players according to this article.
    https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Perth-onside-with-top-NRL-players
     
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    Once again, insularity of rugby league strikes again the NRL clubs had decades to get it together while expansion in put on whole to appease the clubs who time and time again fail to run a professional sporting club with any semblance of competence.

    There should be money invested into developing the game nation-wide and not just satisfying the 'heartlands'. To think all the other codes have teams in WA/SA but not rugby league shows how insular and backwards the NRL has become. All other sporting codes strive for a national footprint while the NRL is about the insular, inward footprint thus stunting any potential growth.
     
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    In fairness, we only turned pro 107 years ago. You can see that water Polo and women's cricket had the jump on us.
     
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    Just about every sport I can think of is globalising rapidly, except rugby league. Its either act now or be consigned to the dustbin of history at some point down the road.
     
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    bring back da bears and tha magies

    kick out the broncs and the melbourne weather
     

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