Sonny Bill Williams

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NRL should be bendin over with a blank cheque

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  1. Chook Norris

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    They'll be getting bigger crowds than 8k once he joins. I think it's a huge positive for the game over there
     
  2. gerg

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    SBW will be very fortunate to have McCrone to make him look like a superstar.
     
  3. LeagueUnlimited News

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    Not too much bigger, the stadium isn't a huge one:

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  4. kdalymc

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    Why 10mil, like is that what he asked for and they just said yes, cos I would think 4mil would have had the same effect??
     
  5. AJB1102

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    I thought the same but how much is Japanese and French Rugby offering?
     
  6. TheDalek079

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    See if they can play a few of the big boys at BMO Field
     
  8. Omott91

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    Great, another insular Englishman.
     
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  9. Perth Red

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    haha, I’m all over the Wolfpack bandwagon, could be just the shot in the arm SL needs and as an expansionist I pray to the many gods that this time it actually works and is sustained were the likes of psg, London, Celtic c’s, Sheffield etc have failed in the past, I do wonder if a big part of the $10mill is in shares in that club that have had a mythical future value put on them? It would seem incredulous that a club with no SL grant, small crowds and no history is stumping up $5mill a year for a 34 year old forward!
     
  10. Pommy

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    Small crowds? They’re huge crowds for the level they’ve been plying and larger than a good number of actual top tier teams.
    I also don’t believe your claim they’re giving
    50% of tickets away. Would be interested to see where you came up with that number from.
     
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  11. Chimp

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    They apparently give plenty out to schools and also to businesses - but they also run a beer festival at every game, so more than make up for the loss in ticket revenue there. They're selling the whole matchday package, and earning more from spends in the ground than actually on tickets.
    Add in their CBD business, plus the rumoured netflix and corporate deals and they've got a reasonable portfolio of products all linked together.
     
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  12. Pommy

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    I don’t doubt they give out free tickets. But that doesn’t equate to 4000 without some evidence.
     
  13. TheDalek079

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    Whenever I watch superleague highlights and they show the attendance crowds are good if they are over 5k. With that in mind, Toronto's crowds are pretty reasonable so it's hard to understand what Perth red is whinging about. I would have thought he would be supporting expansion
     
  14. taipan

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    Only if it involves Perth,
     
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  15. Pommy

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    Just seen a Wolfpack jersey in Liverpool. Anyone else seen one in the wild down under?
     
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  16. Game_Breaker

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    Sonny is the LeBron of RL

    too bad RL is the Titans of international sports
     
  17. Warriors Fever

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    Where do you think he came up with that number? He’s always throwing his Debbie downer slant on any news on rl.
     
  18. Warriors Fever

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    Small crowds? They’ve played in the lower leagues and have dwarfed all other clubs in these comps. They even outdraw a lot of super league clubs like Huddersfield, Salford, Wakefield London. I thought you were an expansionist or is it only Perth? Which I’m behind btw
     
  19. Perth Red

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    im for sustainable expansion. I’ve seen psg, Sheffield, London in various identities and wales come and go in last 20 years. Crowds have been great considering league and new city but not close to being able to bring in revenue to be signing players for $5mill a season. I’ll rejoice if toronto are still in SL in 5 years time.

    we’ve never really seen a situation like toronto (maybe broncos in virgin era?) and it’s impossible to say if argyle is a politis or a Tinkler. Time will tell but I have my fingers crossed he knows what he is doing and is in it for the long haul.
     
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  20. Warriors Fever

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    I can understand your reservations but the best thing about toronto is these are all new fans and they’ve been brought in before the Toronto got into the top league. Hopefully the money can stay but I’m hopeful it will have the affect of getting other bids in.
     

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