OFFICIAL Redcliffe Dolphins discussion

Foordy

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I'm just glad it's going to be the Dolphins.

they make the most sense if you must add a second Brisbane team.

I do strongly believe the NRL should change their name though, because there is absolutely nothing "national" about this comp.

they should stop pretending and go back to the NSWRL

or if they really want to keep up pretenses, then they should call themselves the ECARL
 

Foordy

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Hmmmm. News Corp conflict of interest much. This explains them death riding the broncos into the ground, how can we get rid of them from ownership.

get yourself about $50m then buy their shares 😉
 

Kimlo

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You have to admire Greaseball Vlandys. He rushed to renegotiate the worst deal possible, with the game losing hundreds of millions, then adds a team, and gets 75m back, and it's hailed as a masterstroke by the media.
 

Foordy

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you have to hand it to News Corp ... linking us to everything, even if it has nothing to do with us.

exhibit A
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Foordy

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Robert Craddock brought up a good point a bit over a month ago when he said that with a 17 team comp, the NRL have backed themselves into a corner when magic round rolls around.

because that means that 1 team will miss out on the advantages of magic round. and how do they decide which team that will be ... he went further to say that you couldn't make 1 of the QLD teams have the bye that week, they'll be needed to play.
 

The Strapper

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Robert Craddock brought up a good point a bit over a month ago when he said that with a 17 team comp, the NRL have backed themselves into a corner when magic round rolls around.

because that means that 1 team will miss out on the advantages of magic round. and how do they decide which team that will be ... he went further to say that you couldn't make 1 of the QLD teams have the bye that week, they'll be needed to play.
I'd say it will be one of the lower drawing sydney teams like Tigers or Dragons that gets the bye that round.
 

Caniffe

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Lol that news believe that by blocking Brisbane from Thursday and a Friday night game they’ll get more Kayo subscribers.

For us, sure - but for the Mums and dads who enjoy watching their club on TV?

Channel 9 have four fkn channels - wasn’t that the point of digital television?

Only the NRL could and would hurt it’s cash cow. Redcliffe need to identify as Sunshine Coast - anything else is a disaster
 

Allo

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Conspiracy time (maybe it should go in that thread):

News deliberately hamstrung us to allow the shift away from FTA so that when we’ve been allowed to become competitive again and the fans get excited we get moved to Fox/Kayo so News can reap the financial rewards of fans wanting to watch the team again and are forced to pay
 

Sproj

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17 teams, what a game changer. We get an extra game each weekend, the game grows in a new spot, it becomes a truly national competition and Vlandys gets about $10 million dollars commission for his (personal) commission. One of these is not like the others.
 

Organix

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Hmmmm. News Corp conflict of interest much. This explains them death riding the broncos into the ground, how can we get rid of them from ownership.
it's basically as I said from the get go. Broncos need to be shit to introduce the new team to draw fans away and make the transition easier. The deal also speaks of a reduced number of Broncos Friday night games. This could not happen if the Broncos were rating highly with Nine. The deal is very beneficial to Fox and News Corp.
 

Organix

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Lol that news believe that by blocking Brisbane from Thursday and a Friday night game they’ll get more Kayo subscribers.

For us, sure - but for the Mums and dads who enjoy watching their club on TV?

Channel 9 have four fkn channels - wasn’t that the point of digital television?

Only the NRL could and would hurt it’s cash cow. Redcliffe need to identify as Sunshine Coast - anything else is a disaster
It damages Nine Fairfax and is designed to aid Fox/News Corp.

If the Broncos were playing well, Nine would have more of an issue with viewers not tuning in to Broncos games. As it stands, most true Broncos fans will now turn to Fox.
 

Organix

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Be nice to get a few more sat/sun games
Attending the game, absolutely. But for fans where that is not an option, my ability to watch has now been restricted further to paying for Fox Sports and they can set the price.
 

McHunt

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they make the most sense if you must add a second Brisbane team.

I do strongly believe the NRL should change their name though, because there is absolutely nothing "national" about this comp.

they should stop pretending and go back to the NSWRL

or if they really want to keep up pretenses, then they should call themselves the ECARL
You’re right: it’s an international league, and all the more reason the expansion should’ve been an Islander team, based in QLD.
 

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