Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 30 of 30

Thread: Spiro - The RA couldn't run a bath

  1. #16
    Senior Player
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    602
    vCash
    5060000
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    Pretty sure that was to have their annual funding sent in advance. They will have another shortfall due to the maintenance costs and low ticket sales.

    Rugby is big enough amongst the Nationals due to going to boarding schools. Tim Horan’s father Mike was state party leader.

    Let’s not forget that the Howard Government approved the Ballymore development which also allowed access for other sports. Tin Tin went in and blocked it.
    Tin Tin actually went to a rugby-type boarding school that produced a lot of Wallaby players - and hated it. He was not a sports kind of bloke.

    So good luck talking rugby with Ms Palaszczuk. The ALP in Queensland knows one kind of rugby, and that's rugby league. RA better bring a good deal to the table because there are no votes for them in rugby union, which is also well behind AFL or soccer.

    All this talk about John Howard and Mike Horan is eons ago. The nineties (and very early noughties) were the heyday for rugby in Queensland ... Australia too, for that matter ... but those days are looong gone. Did the Abbott government, led by an ex-rugger, reverse Rudd's reversal to, y'know, wheel out the election pork barrel? Of course not.

    Rugby's influence has declined from a low position to an even lower one.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #17
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,581
    vCash
    5062000
    There are a number of inner city seats that are up for grabs in the Federal Election. The election may be won or lost in Queensland.

    The plans for Ballymore that Tin Tin got rid of also involved housing all Australian Rugby teams such as 7s, Wallabies, under 20s and Wallaroos. OíNeill was looking at having a centralised national academy there. That ship has sailed along with other sports getting arrangements elsewhere.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

  3. #18
    Senior Player
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    602
    vCash
    5060000
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    There are a number of inner city seats that are up for grabs in the Federal Election. The election may be won or lost in Queensland.

    The plans for Ballymore that Tin Tin got rid of also involved housing all Australian Rugby teams such as 7s, Wallabies, under 20s and Wallaroos. OíNeill was looking at having a centralised national academy there. That ship has sailed along with other sports getting arrangements elsewhere.
    Maybe. But if you understand anything about Ballymore then you know many residents of that inner city area don't particularly want a stadium (or even a sports academy) in their neighbourhood bringing traffic and noise, etc. It's the NIMBY effect that exists almost everywhere. If such a development is to be resuscitated, then the proponents would need to emphasise it is intended as a "boutique facility", blah blah blah ... with typical attendances under 5k, occasional events above 10k and absolute max 18k.

    Anyway, we've digressed. Suggestions that the QRU are soon to stage an AGM coup against "Patsy" Clyne are rumours based on cigarette-paper thin evidence at best - and more than likely just hot air.

    But, hey, I won't be standing in their way if it happens!

    Just won't be holding my breath.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #19
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,581
    vCash
    5062000
    The NIMBYs donít have to move to an area that has had a stadium since the mid 60s.

    I believe the plans are to downsize the stadium itself to about 5,000 capacity as it wonít host the Reds again and highly unlikely that the A League side will move there.

    The QRU and the VRU are the least likely to stage a coup as their Super Rugby sides will be gone without the RA. NSW more of a chance particularly if they got rid of Roger Davis. Their constituent unions NSWCRU, SRU and the Subbies have issues with the RA particularly to do with grassroots, pulling of funding, have to pay for the Shute Shield coverage as pointed out by Alan Jones when he destroyed uncle Cam and the RA levy.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

  5. #20
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,000
    vCash
    5218000
    TWF Contributor!
    Iím assuming Brett Papworthís 2018 rallying cry to community rugby has become a whimper?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Proudly Western Australian; Proudly supporting Western Australian rugby

  6. #21
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,581
    vCash
    5062000
    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Iím assuming Brett Papworthís 2018 rallying cry to community rugby has become a whimper?
    Donít know that happened in October and most people are getting back to their clubs just over the past two weeks.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

  7. #22
    Veteran Contributor
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    4,863
    vCash
    5094000
    TWF Contributor! 141 Club Award
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    The QRU and the VRU are the least likely to stage a coup as their Super Rugby sides will be gone without the RA. NSW more of a chance particularly if they got rid of Roger Davis.
    If NSW made any move at all, it would only be if they were completely confident of getting something more favourable to NSW. Frying pan and fire for the minor states.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  8. #23
    Champion SPaRTAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,859
    vCash
    1046000
    I wonder how much Papsworths attempted coup has progressed. Would be nice if we got an update that things were moving forward. Hopefully a few WA clubs raised an interest and are working towards their inevitable freedom.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  9. #24
    Immortal Contributor shasta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mandurah
    Posts
    13,134
    vCash
    5212000
    The Bronze Star of Faith TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    I wonder how much Papsworths attempted coup has progressed. Would be nice if we got an update that things were moving forward. Hopefully a few WA clubs raised an interest and are working towards their inevitable freedom.
    Easy just ring him up on his talk-back radio show (Talkin Sport) and ask him. 131269 Wednesday to Friday 12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT. Let us know what he says.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David

  10. #25
    Veteran valzc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Shenton Park
    Posts
    2,593
    vCash
    5218000
    Well now Julie Bishops free. Thereís someone with some integrity who could take on the RA board.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  11. #26
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,581
    vCash
    5062000
    Quote Originally Posted by valzc View Post
    Well now Julie Bishops free. Thereís someone with some integrity who could take on the RA board.
    She was plugging IPRC for Twiggy so thatís a black mark right there.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

  12. #27
    Champion
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bullcreek
    Posts
    1,041
    vCash
    5220000
    And she is from WA so no chance!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  13. #28
    Immortal GIGS20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Rockingham
    Posts
    18,585
    vCash
    3166000
    The Bronze Star of Faith
    Quote Originally Posted by valzc View Post
    Well now Julie Bishops free. Thereís someone with some integrity who could take on the RA board.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    She was plugging IPRC for Twiggy so thatís a black mark right there.
    However she is a successful woman with no noted achievements in rugby, that will balance the ledger somewhat.

    Has she ever been employed by a bank?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    C'mon the

  14. #29
    Immortal Contributor shasta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Mandurah
    Posts
    13,134
    vCash
    5212000
    The Bronze Star of Faith TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post

    Has she ever been employed by a bank?
    Worse. She's an ambulance chaser.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "The main difference between playing League and Union is that now I get my hangovers on Monday instead of Sunday - Tom David

  15. #30
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,000
    vCash
    5218000
    TWF Contributor!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    And she is from WA so no chance!
    Think sheís South Australian by birth; still too far west for the ARU though

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Proudly Western Australian; Proudly supporting Western Australian rugby

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Spiro mans up and calls out the RA
    By Bakkies in forum Western Force
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 04-12-18, 12:25
  2. Spiro goes off the deep end.
    By MI5_Dog in forum Western Force
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-03-17, 18:20
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-06-14, 07:25
  4. Spiro comes Good
    By blindsid3 in forum Western Force
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-02-07, 21:43
  5. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 01-12-06, 10:53

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •