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PostPosted: July 30, 2015, 11:50 am
Unhappy NRL clubs could usher in another rebel competition — What you missed on TV last night

THERE are a dozen clubs unhappy, a couple of left-field options for the vacant Newcastle coaching gig and Geoff Toovey’s thoughts on being sacked from his beloved Manly club — everything was on the table during NRL 360 on Wednesday night.

Ben Ikin and Paul Kent were joined on the panel by Kevin Walters and Toovey, who both refused to knock back the suggestion either one could be the Knights coach next season.

Read and watch on to find out what you missed on TV last night and tune in to NRL 360 LIVE at 6.30pm (EDT) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on Fox Sports 1.



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PostPosted: July 30, 2015, 1:40 pm
Good luck finding somebody to finance a breakaway rugby league comp. anybody with that level of care about the game does not have sufficient funds to piss away.
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It'd be the TV networks that fund it. The comp just wouldn't have the Knights, Tigers, Dragons and Titans in it.
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PostPosted: July 30, 2015, 5:57 pm
So a comp without a bottom 4?
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PostPosted: July 30, 2015, 6:06 pm
**** some people are slow learners.
Yeah let's form a rebel comp, that will end well. **** morons.
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I'm not saying it's a good idea, but the NRL has to start taking the clubs more seriously, rather than treating them with arrogance and disdain. And failing to act at anything more than a snail's pace.
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PostPosted: July 30, 2015, 7:16 pm
No doubt the Roosters and Broncos are behind this. You'd think they wouldn't mind the status quo.
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Hang on, hang on. Isn't it you that's always going on about how the clubs only ever act in their own interest and that the NRL has to act in the interest of the game as a whole. Well guess what, the NRL are trying to wrestle some power off the clubs to do exactly that and you're bagging them.
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I'm just bagging everyone.
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greeneyed wrote:I'm just bagging everyone.

I see. As you were then.
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 6:28 am
I can see why clubs would be frustrated. The NRL commission seems to have new managers every week and achieve less and less!

Try need to be doing a lot more about junior development for starters. My son goes to a mobile preschool 2 days a week and there is an afl program that ran there teaching kids ball skills. This is nsw south coast! Where's the NRL on this?
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pickles wrote:I can see why clubs would be frustrated. The NRL commission seems to have new managers every week and achieve less and less!

Try need to be doing a lot more about junior development for starters. My son goes to a mobile preschool 2 days a week and there is an afl program that ran there teaching kids ball skills. This is nsw south coast! Where's the NRL on this?

Apart from Canberra and one or two others, a doubt that a lack of junior development is a source of frustration for the clubs, or that if the clubs wielded more power that the situation would be resolved. In fact I'd argue that it's clubs like the Roosters that have held back junior development.

This campaign is spearheaded by people like Uncle Nick who has always had power and and influence at the NRL and feels that power slipping.
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Don is definitely not happy about junior development
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Me either mossimo, junior development and the promise of tbe next big thing has got me through the last 21 years. I don't think a premiership built on mercenaries would be as sweet as one built on guys you've watched come through
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bonehead wrote:Me either mossimo, junior development and the promise of tbe next big thing has got me through the last 21 years. I don't think a premiership built on mercenaries would be as sweet as one built on guys you've watched come through


Definitely not for me.
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Geez guys, we built a era of success on mercenaries.
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greeneyed wrote:It'd be the TV networks that fund it. The comp just wouldn't have the Knights, Tigers, Dragons and Titans in it.

A comp run by FTA TV would divide the game into quarters and hold up play in between quarters for drinks breaks in order to cram another 30+ minutes of ads into every game.

No thanks.

My prediction is that the clubs band together and get some sort of concession from the NRL, or nothing at all happens, and in either case every single one of them re-signs with the NRL.
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