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It’s the NRL, outside the Broncs no one is good at handling things financially.
The Broncos will take a big hit from this as well with their Leagues Club shut down. Obviously, they will survive but this will seriously affect their bottom line. As for most of the other clubs, I don't see how they will get through this without the help of the NRL who are also basically broke. Might see a 4 team comp when this is all done and dusted.
 

Broncs_Fan

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It’s the NRL, outside the Broncs no one is good at handling things financially.
The Broncos are lucky though. They have the advantage of being the only team in a capital city where rugby league is popular. No other team enjoys this advantage.
 

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Yeah I saw that headline yesterday - what's the makeup of the staff?
Everyone from Springer to White. Souths' CEO has taken a 50k hair cut to keep staff. They're trying really hard to help their staff.

Good thing out of this might be clubs realise how ridiculous it is to have 100 staff.
 

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I feel bad for all the fans, and the massive support staff involved in running the NRL, AFL and other lower codes. So many people, in our sport especially, are still blue collar workers who's one thing to look forward to is watching their team do it's thing.
 
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Opportunity is always there when something like this happens.
The North Sydney bears will be there to take up a license as will at least 2 Brisbane bids .
It's likely the Titans will be in big trouble so the Bombers could just step in and Redcliffe could get the other license
If a few more Sydney sides fold then we could end up with a natural cull and a proper home and away season.
 
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007

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State level leagues are going to have a big problem on their hands for the next few years financially. VLandys is the man for the job to bring the game back from this though! Greenturd stands out how bad he is in comparison
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Opportunity is always there when something like this happens.
The North Sydney bears will be there to take up a license as will at least 2 Brisbane bids .
It's likely the Titans will be in big trouble so the Bombers could just step in and Redcliffe xould get the other license
If a few more Sydney sides fold then we could end up with a natural cull and a proper home and away season.
It is being said in business circles here the bears could be making a crack for Manly. (if the Penn's pull stumps)
 
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Nashy

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Opportunity is always there when something like this happens.
The North Sydney bears will be there to take up a license as will at least 2 Brisbane bids .
It's likely the Titans will be in big trouble so the Bombers could just step in and Redcliffe could get the other license
If a few more Sydney sides fold then we could end up with a natural cull and a proper home and away season.
If the NRL don't use this as their weapon to improve the game on the other side of this, they prove yet again, how incredibly incompetent they are. If a club has to fold, goodbye club.
 

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If the NRL don't use this as their weapon to improve the game on the other side of this, they prove yet again, how incredibly incompetent they are. If a club has to fold, goodbye club.
V man knows this thankfully and completely agree. The money clubs and pubs can make these days is ridiculous, so if they cannot be profitable or responsible for most of their own financial support - they shouldn't exist.
 

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It’d be fucking hilarious if Manly died for good and the Bears got ultimate revenge after the merger debacle.
Well they have the cash. Cash will be king at the end of this.
 
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The NRL have said $60 million in funding will be available to all clubs over the next 3 months.

The NRL have said if they aren't back to playing by September 1 which would mean it's only a 15-game comp, the comp will be abandoned for 2020 and it would not be restarted until March next year.
 
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As upset as I am about probably no footy this year, I'm totally excited for the NRL to fold over.
I actually despise the entire leadership structure in the NRL, it's a corrupt media fart sucking branch masquerading as fair and balanced.

Please die, NRL. Please.
Unfortunately I see them being bailed out by the federal government.
 

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Shane Richardson is going off on NRL 360 atm. Taking shots at the NRL, other clubs, media, everyone.
 

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V‘LANDYS: LET’S LOOK AT RE-DISTRIBUTING ANZ STADIUM’S $810m
The NRL is considering lobbying the NSW State Government to redistribute the $810 million pledged to upgrade ANZ Stadium.

With the coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world as we know it, the NRL is thrashing out a variety of contingency plans to try and save the game.

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’Landys floated the prospect of approaching the NSW Government about the ANZ Stadium re-build at a hook-up of all 16 NRL club CEO’s on Tuesday.

The NSW State Government outlined plans last September to spend $810 million on reducing the capacity of ANZ Stadium to a 71,000-seat arena.

But the NRL is considering asking NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to scrap the current upgrade and instead re-distribute part of the funds across all sports in NSW.

The plans for the $810 million ANZ re-build included changing the playing field from being an oval shape to being a rectangular shape.

The proposed upgrade has drawn staunch criticism for being a complete waste of tax-payers money in some quarters.

Under the revised proposal the NRL is considering pushing, the ANZ Stadium re-build could still be allocated up to $500 million but the rest of the funds could be pumped into a crisis stimulus for sport.

Suncorp Stadium have also offered to host all 16 games on a week-to-week basis when the NRL returns.
 

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