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    What is it with Melbourne??

    Recently NRL Chair Peter V'Landys put a line through a Perth NRL team saying “Forget wasting millions in rusted-on AFL states." . He's likely right.

    There's no bigger "rusted on AFL state" than the Vics. Yet, after losing around a hundred mill of Rupert's money and still not turning a buck after 23 years, here's more multi millionaires queuing up to tip dollars into the pit. In all that time they only produced 1 first grader.

    Are we just seeing the emergence of rich dudes who want to own a team like in Europe? I suppose even tho the Storm lose heaps and only ever developed one first grader in all that time, they rate. So advertisers pay.

    The NRL gets billionaires who tip in heaps to get in......... Rugby gets a bankrupt Kiwi who pays a buck, sells for a buck; nobody watches; advertisers run a mile and the losses march on.

    Wolfpack billionaire in mix for share as Storm change ownership model

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/wol...20-p542qn.html

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    Who was their one and only Storm developed player Shasta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper1 View Post
    Who was their one and only Storm developed player Shasta?
    Mahe Fonua. I don't count Widdop - came over from Halifax as a promising 16yo, coached by his Dad.

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    Ah yes, took them 14 years to find him and since he departed in 2014 NOTHING.

    Don't deserve to be in the comp if they can't develop home grown talent..

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    Melbourne? That's in Queensland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper1 View Post
    Ah yes, took them 14 years to find him and since he departed in 2014 NOTHING.

    Don't deserve to be in the comp if they can't develop home grown talent..
    He's a pretty handy player. Went to Hull FC. Back there now after 2 years at the Tiges. Not that I know much about League players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Melbourne? That's in Queensland
    Going on Origins played there; yeah. Bloody Mexicans.

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