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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    These things always start somewhere and in time everybody copies the new model. The BBC announced they are closing all their FTA TV & Radio stations over the next decade with all broadcast going digital. Suppose to save them 100's of millions...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    last time I trust the site I used it said 18 teams and 22 rounds maybe that were they wanta be, I actually don't watch any AFL or pay much attention to it other than there management. So took the figure at face value.
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Astute point CC re extra games. We all know this but just to highlight, your point of the need to add extra games. AFL 23 rounds * 9 games = 207 games @ 3hrs each plus finals, plus 198 AFLW matches NRL 25 rounds * 8 games = 200 games @ 2hrs each plus finals, plus ???? WRL A-L 26 rounds * 6...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Dru Some random observations, its mixed but that we need to change models to increase broadcast revenue in the longer term is IMO without question. Key issues, media broadcast will be essential for future growth, as will other revenue. We are in competition with other second tier sports V8...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Dru & Hoggy Re your posts above, its sad when captain obvious appears and key decision makers are held back with invisible golden chains, aliened with greedy and jealous self interest. Albert Einstein said words to the effect, doing what you did before and expecting a different result is the...
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    Aussie Player Exodus

    Did you hear about the old bushie who went to hell and the devil got him a real hot spot and had him loading the coal furnace... the devil comes back in 50 years to see the bushie loving it... so the devil turns up the heat to double... the devil comes back in another 50 years and the bushie is...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Just maybe people will start to wake up. So, let’s look at how to create a National Domestic Rugby Competition. Given the NZers want 70% of the revenue for at most 50% of the cost, and with a Lions tour and 2 WC’s there has never been a better time to tie up a broadcast deal for a National...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    This is a cross code issue it effects, league, Union, AFL, Football, Netball and Cricket, some codes have taken some action, some are deep into research, some are playing catch up. Its a matter of change or not be around in 30 to 40 years. Some years ago in Australia and I think this was a FIFA...
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/concussion-expert-wants-tackling-ban-for-under-14s-20220905-p5bflr.html Concussion expert wants tackling ban for under 14s A Harvard-educated neuroscientist says Australia is way behind the UK and US in dealing with degenerative brain disease in sport.
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    Concussions and Protecting Our Players

    I think you will find heading practice and heading in games is banned at local park level until I think U 12. Personal story, I was 21 and playing both league and union. Union on Saturday and League on Sundays. I played league at a semi professional level in the Parramatta competition and we...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    HHHHmmmmm if you ever read my previous posts on these matters you will see I always said the process will take five years. Years One & Two, gather all stakeholders together agree on a general concept and vote in a group to design a new pyramid structure, from park to say regional level, then...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Thats your answer, says a lot actually, don't want to debate more abuse, criticise and confuse, so be it.
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Bad day and I swore off getting into the same old again and again. But the reasons used for it not working are so so soooooooooo flawed and as you correctly posted, all I have set out is simply the structure to make it work and for those who think there are no investors, do they live on Mars...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    sigh sigh do I cry sob or is it the more things change the more they stay the same. Mate USA, Gridiron, Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Football, RUGBY Europe, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, and RUGBY [mostly] Africa, Football, Japan, Basketball, Football China, Football, RUGBY...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Which part is unachievable, to me this is straight forward. First must go for a certain number of weeks lets say around mid 20's.... meaning if we have 8 teams they play 4 rounds. You need 24 to 30 weeks of a season to build interest over the long term and as teams are added the number of...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Unrealistic hhhhmmmmmm You either have a National Domestic Competition or you don’t. The brief outline I gave above is the bones of all successful National Domestic Competitions world over. What’s IMO unrealistic is thinking that Super Rugby has a future or that those wise and intelligent folk over in...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Never anything close. Unless you consider the "No Body Really Cares" competitions, as real national competitions. RR I am kinda pass it in many ways, for me the answer has been bleedingly obvious for decades now, so have largely pulled away as I think our current management has seen the light...
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    ^^^^ I have argued for a National Domestic Competition since the late 90's, am starting to feel it may happen. Me thinks the current mob in charge are the best we have had in living memory such a pity they were not there 10 years ago.
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    Broadcast options for Australian Rugby

    Over lunch and a few Hunter Reds we [ 7 guys age range 43 to 74, in a local pub] were discussing the Australian sporting environment, especially media deals and the future of more traditional sporting codes. To cut to the core issue we spent some time on was in the past a media deal helped...
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