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Re: Raising the profile of Rugby League

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:15 am
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Willzay wrote:
The problem with using the Sky money is that Nigel Wood probably has eaten a large percentage of it already


Richard Lewis also had his big slice of cake, then he did a runner as they was going to announce the Sport England Funding was going to reduce the payment to RL by just under a million quid (950k), for lack of participation in the sport. I summize Brian Barwick saw the "gravy train" potential a year later whilst in the meantime they couldn't fill the media manager position for the same period.
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Re: Raising the profile of Rugby League

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:19 am
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Him wrote:
Though really the RFL don't get enough of the TV money to adequately run a governing body doing all the things we want them to do including costly expansion plans.


True.

Expansion-wise, I think the method of brining in clubs into League 1 is a good one, allow them to grow organically and build their own networks, with eventually the cream rising to the top (even though it may take a while to do so).

Toulouse have started brightly with two good wins, I've got high hopes for them.
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Re: Raising the profile of Rugby League

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:04 am
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Doom&Gloom Merchant wrote:
True.

Expansion-wise, I think the method of brining in clubs into League 1 is a good one, allow them to grow organically and build their own networks, with eventually the cream rising to the top (even though it may take a while to do so).

Toulouse have started brightly with two good wins, I've got high hopes for them.

Agree with that. Unfortunately League 1 operates only just above that of amateur clubs, but we have to give them time. Something that RL is very bad at, constantly wanting a quick fix rather than long term, consistent investment.
League 1 gives these teams at least an opportunity to develop and it'll be interesting as aren't the Canadians due for entry in to League 1 next season?

Re: Raising the profile of Rugby League

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:21 am
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I always thought making Super League games PPV on sky would be a good thing as I for one struggle to warrant getting sky sports just for rugby. It may hurt attendances slightly but it would get bigger coverage overall!

Re: Raising the profile of Rugby League

Post Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:19 pm
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casben wrote:
I always thought making Super League games PPV on sky would be a good thing as I for one struggle to warrant getting sky sports just for rugby. It may hurt attendances slightly but it would get bigger coverage overall!


That would only appeal to existing RL fans, and would massively reduce the viewing figures, as generally, fans would only pay to watch their team and maybe the odd big fixture. Can't see many neutrals or non RL-folk paying out to watch Wakefield v Salford.... (No disrespect meant to those teams)
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