i dunno what nrl games you're attending but there are thousands of kids at the games I attend , Ive never been to an NBL game , why would I , I don;t like any septic sports.It's disheartening to see kids following other sports. When I watch the NBL I see a lot more children than what we get at NRL games.
just ensuring they continue to piss their money up against the wall like they have for the last 40 years & making sure we don'tAnother thing, why we are locking up the heartland if we aren’t worried about other codes and their growing popularity. You would only do that (lock up the heartland) if you were worried about your competition. Otherwise what’s the point?
hahahaTbf the reason why ratings are low is the majority of the clubs' members are at the game.
Anybody knows Australian Rules is a far better game to watch live than it is on tv.
just ensuring they continue to piss their money up against the wall like they have for the last 40 years & making sure we don't
Our game has an ageing supporter base. Whenever I see the crowd at games it is mostly made up of older men and women. If we don't convert they young generation into RL fans then we'll become a niche sport in 30 or 40 years time.i dunno what nrl games you're attending but there are thousands of kids at the games I attend , Ive never been to an NBL game , why would I , I don;t like any septic sports.
I don't think thats even close to being correct , old people don;t use twitter or social media much, its a young persons domain.Our game has an ageing supporter base. Whenever I see the crowd at games it is mostly made up of older men and women. If we don't convert they young generation into RL fans then we'll become a niche sport in 30 or 40 years time.
FFS , are you submitting minimum 500 word essays or somethingYou haven’t answered my question about what you’re saying about your product if you keep going to the same well? Doesn’t say something to you about the quality of the product that we think we’re selling? It al least shows a complete lack of ambition. A small minded Sydney centric mentality
Have AFL wasted their money if more people attend Swans and Lions games on average than RL games? Doesn’t matter where they have come from (ex pats or otherwise) or whom they are (toffs or otherwise) that’s a win to them and justifies their decision. They created a niche for themselves in a previous rugby league/union monopoly and the niche will get bigger.
That’s also what you would be doing with another NZ wide - you are not going take over Rugby Union by putting a side there but over the long run you create a niche and give people options when consuming sport.
Also, by your view, do you think the Melbourne Storm has been a good thing or a bad thing for the game (even if you don’t like the side personally)
Also be serious for a second: what is really the point of adding a third or fourth Brisbane side to the competition besides trying to bankrupt the AFL (however redundant that point is) You wouldn’t be adding any new supporters to the game, in fact you would be more likely just reducing the amount of supporters another team, pretty much exactly what happened with Sydney teams. So why would you stretch the playing talent further if you aren’t adding any new supporters which is the whole point of expansion?
Downfall? Are you suggesting the competition will go bankrupt or something else?
FFS , are you submitting minimum 500 word essays or something
I've been pretty clear what I think , not my fault your comprehension abilities are suspect.
Their failing expansion teams will continue to be propped up by the AFL at the expense of all other areas of their game including heartland clubs & grass roots development. Covid has hit them hard , projected to be 90 million in losses 2020-22 , while the NRL made a profit of 50 Million in 2021 alone.
Its happening as we speak
no more Tolstoy novels as posts
It's sad that people think 'that's just like your opinion, man' is a devastating argument that can be pulled out as a catchall in any situation. Not all opinions are equal, some are informed and observable and repeatable, and others are not.the truth haha
its your opinion
Whether or not you agree with Santino's 'point' is irrelevant, and doesn't change the fact that he wasn't addressing PR's point but subtly dodging it to attack his character.I'm not a fan of PR or BP at all but while I don't agree with Santino's tone he does have a valid point. For all of PR's good points he does come across as a bitter, salty sook that wants everyone out of the competition just so Perth can get a team.
well I feel like I'm talking to somebody who has to say 40 words when 4 will do , hence the novels as posts & the people reading them falling asleepNo because you refrain from actually addressing points which is what somebody would do in a debate. Anyway, I feel like I’m talking to somebody who bases his opinions on emotion rather than logic so we’ll agree to disagree
their revenue would want to be higher because they piss a lot of it away , I never said bankrupt .. I said tying up their funds with their failing expansion sides.Their revenue has been significantly more over a significant amount of time. I hope they go bankrupt but I suspect they’ll be fine.
Anyway ego and confidence is a very good thing, something which I wished our sport had more of. You know nothing is ever achieved without at least an ambition to achieve it.
Its sad that an uppity arrogant clown like you thinks your opinion is sacrosanct & you are some sort of authority when in reality you're just a wankerIt's sad that people think 'that's just like your opinion, man' is a devastating argument that can be pulled out as a catchall in any situation. Not all opinions are equal, some are informed and observable and repeatable, and others are not.
Just like the weight of evidence suggests that the earth is in fact a sphere, and not flat like in the flat earthers opinion, in this case the weight of evidence is behind "my" opinion, and not Pippen's. It just is what it is.
Investment in growth markets rarley comes cheap. But you can do that if you have the money. They are not tying up their funds in expansion, they still fund many heartland clubs significantly higher than others to keep them afloat, they still invest double what NRL does in participation programs, they still invest in buying assets like Marvel stadium.their revenue would want to be higher because they piss a lot of it away , I never said bankrupt .. I said tying up their funds with their failing expansion sides.
Thats the lesson for us right there