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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    GWS didn't provide the majority of the crowd last year either.
    It surprises me that a team that has been in the league for 30 years and have tasted success have more fans than a 2nd year team that finished bottom of the ladder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Port Adelaide and Melbourne. Is there a greater rivalry in Australian sport?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    It surprises me that a team that has been in the league for 30 years and have tasted success have more fans than a 2nd year team that finished bottom of the ladder.
    Ahh. That explains why you'd attribute declining interest in the derby to a declining interest in a second year team, not an established one.

    Eh, that plastic abomination of a construct will do more to prove me right than any argument on here ever will.
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    Honestly don't know where to start with that post.


    All I can say is:




    You better hope to hell that the person who runs your sport doesn't think the same as you.


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    Rest assured our man at the top has a great feel for the game
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    Still seems better than Gallop. What Benchy was referring to has to do with understanding the commercial importance of expanding your fan base. Not whether he knows the players.

    Hiring a bloke with executive and business experience seemed a step in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Honestly don't know where to start with that post.


    All I can say is:




    You better hope to hell that the person who runs your sport doesn't think the same as you.
    There you have it folks, the most ironic post in CW history.

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    The RL Commission already has plenty of business heads on it

    You need somebody who has a feel for the game, and also has a good business head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still seems better than Gallop. What Benchy was referring to has to do with understanding the commercial importance of expanding your fan base. Not whether he knows the players.

    Hiring a bloke with executive and business experience seemed a step in the right direction.
    Yeah he's miles better than Gallop, if for no other reason than the fact he doesn't serve two masters.

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    Besides, the big business deal - the TV rights - has already been done for the next five years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    There you have it folks, the most ironic post in CW history.
    You keep relying on the GWS being **** and failing. See where that gets you

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    The RL Commission already has plenty of business heads on it

    You need somebody who has a feel for the game, and also has a good business head
    Yep. People forget AD played top level football. And the next in line, Gillon McLachlan, is a VAFA stalwart.

    Not only are they astute business people, they know the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Yep. People forget AD played top level football. And the next in line, Gillon, is a VAFA stalwart.

    Not only are they astute business people, they know the sport.
    Yes

    And the thing I like about Demetriou is that he can provide public leadership, public direction regarding on-field issues, because he knows the game

    He can go to a press conference and answer questions about the MRP, and about the sliding rule - because he knows the game. He can hose issues down.

    How can Dave Smith go to a press conference and provide any leadership or direction, or hose down the current obstruction rule which is currently engulfing rugby league

    Yes, you need to know business, but you also need an in-depth understanding of the game, and a feel for what matters to fans and players

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    You keep relying on the GWS being **** and failing. See where that gets you
    It's got absolutely nothing to do with them being **** on the field. It's about them being in a sport saturated market with plenty of exposure but zero affiliation to the game. It's about a greedy move cannibalizing a successful measured expansion team weakening the overall presence of the sport opening up opportunities for competitors. It's about a rejuvenated competitor tightening its grip on its historical base. 10 premierships wouldn't change that.

    Anyway as we've said in the past, we will see.



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