Arthurson and Quayle f**ked up expansion in 1995. They'll go down as the most corrupt simpletons to run a sports league. Only a moron would admit four teams under the stipulation that they cover the travel and accommodation costs in first grade and reserve grade for every side they played at home. At the very least they should have made the other 16 teams fund their own travel and accommodation.The storm weren’t successful because of anything the arlc did
it was news ltd taking the 10 million dividend they got from the nrl each year as half owners investing back into the storm and luck getting a coach like Bellamy
titans failure is unique to them (coe and suns)
at least in 95 the arl added only one regional tram and 3 capital city teams
it’s almost 30 years later and we are still debating putting teams that we had back then
The game's broadcasting deal with Packer brought in just $10 million per year. It didn't have the money to invest in new teams.