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    Only to be expected under the circumstances....

    Only to be expected under the circumstances. Haven't got many problems with private ownership of franchises. But lots of reservations when talk of private equity investmemt in tournaments gets...
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    Nine offers $30 million for rugby union broadcast...

    Nine offers $30 million for rugby union broadcast rights

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/nine-offers-30-million-for-rugby-union-broadcast-rights-20201018-p56654.html
  3. Another reason to cheer on the WA connections of...

    Another reason to cheer on the WA connections of Behemoth in the $15 mill Everest tomorrow. The favourite, Nature Strip is owned by Captain Grumpy - Steve Hansen.

    How good are these folks going?...
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    Sticky: I know your not exactly chuffed with "unwanted...

    I know your not exactly chuffed with "unwanted discussion" TIF :P......but when I lived in the Pilbara, we had a biker dude used to play scroungers on Tuesday mornings with us. Over a beer after one...
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    When the Wallabies get back to playing with the...

    When the Wallabies get back to playing with the resilience of the teams those players represented in maybe. But even then the AB's have always had the edge over the years. Until the Wobblies can...
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    Bledisloe Season: Right on cue Campo has his...

    Bledisloe Season: Right on cue Campo has his mandatory attention deficit episode; and as usual gives the kiwi press plenty of ammo just before Eden Park. Fuggen moron. :loser:
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  7. I'm not quite that far. I never blamed tha...

    I'm not quite that far. I never blamed tha Wallaby players for what happened but I lost interest in their matches. New squad, new attitude and I'm back on board, even if not such a fanatic. I did...
  8. I thought it was OK considering the conditions.

    I thought it was OK considering the conditions.
  9. Thread: the neXt Theory

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    I went to school there 60 years ago. And yes, you...

    I went to school there 60 years ago. And yes, you could play AFL. But hardly anyone did. Posts for missing a goal were like hens teeth. Anyone who wants to argue nothing has changed either doesn't...
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    Roberts has said it was built up frustration ...

    Roberts has said it was built up frustration from all the homophobic sledging. He never accused Jack of that and has a lot of remorse over it.
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    5671

    5671
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    Wagga, and most of the Riverina has been that way...

    Wagga, and most of the Riverina has been that way for ages. Like kids in Sydney often play both codes, in Wagga it's AFL and RL mostly.
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    Both Garry Jack's sons played for the Swans. Bet...

    Both Garry Jack's sons played for the Swans. Bet Jack had a rueful laugh at Ian Roberts being on ABC news last night. As an anti violence campaigner. ;)
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    I'll take your word for that. I wouldn't actually...

    I'll take your word for that. I wouldn't actually have a clue. I just made an assumtion based on the many times I've heard the likes of Brett Papworth, AJ, Paul Kent.... shitting brick's about how...
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    I've no love at all for the Storm. But nobody can...

    I've no love at all for the Storm. But nobody can deny they are successful. How much they have spent is irrelevant. that's for the people who spent the money to weigh up. It's as relevant as asking...
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    Serious question GIGS, what membership and win %...

    Serious question GIGS, what membership and win % would you say is succeeding for a Rugby franchise in AFL dominated Perth??
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    No. They are all better supported. No surprise...

    No. They are all better supported. No surprise there. Still, much as it pains me to say so, 25,000 members is pretty impressive. Even if did take half a lifetime.
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    The Storm have not been owned by Newscorp since...

    The Storm have not been owned by Newscorp since 2013. The majority share holder is Bart Campbell; a Kiwi who also happens to be the NZRU representative on the World Rugby board. He has turned the...
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    I know you don't follow the Mungos X so I'll let...

    I know you don't follow the Mungos X so I'll let that one go through to the keeper. But if The Storm aren't the NRL on-field success story of the past 2 decades, they'll do till we get one. 25,000...
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    That is easier said than done under the...

    That is easier said than done under the circumstances. Maybe the aim is to simply be more competitive, get the casual fans back through the turnstiles and attract more future-seeking players to the...
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    That is a pretty good summation of the past...

    That is a pretty good summation of the past decade's mistakes. As to pondering an AF born in Melbourne: Would he have had the patience of Rupert Murdoch has had with the Storm? They have shown that...
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    O---le. ole,ole,ole...o---le....0---le!

    O---le. ole,ole,ole...o---le....0---le!
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    League Well not the whole board. Without getting too...

    Well not the whole board. Without getting too detailed, I think bringing Garry Hughes back into the fold can start the healing, but I would not bet on it. The Tadpole had a huge job to try to do...
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    How unusual. Shoulda put one of these... :P ...

    How unusual. Shoulda put one of these... :P

    :offtopic:
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    Golden Point. Dead set!

    Golden Point. Dead set!
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