Terry wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:44 am
Thanks for that Wookie. I must have missed the bottom line of the 2018 reports.
None the less my point stands. In 2012 the NRL's revenue was 39% that of the AFL's. In 2018 it was 65%. The gap is being reduced since the Commission has taken over.
In the meantime, the actual gap has stayed relatively the same.
I would never expect you would to say anything, anytime positive or advantageous about RL. Particularly on this site as you have previously stated.
Its almost like I never post anything favourable about NRL tv ratings or anything. I even approved of Magic Round, even if I dont agree with some of the crowd figures presented.
As for V'landys he has been widely acknowledged as being the best sports administrator in Australia. You will rail about that of course.
Widely acknowledged? By who? Folks at the NRL and Racing NSW (of which Tony Shepherd of GWS is also a director) are hardly going to slam him.
I suspect he hasn't taken the job for his health & has a plan for the future. I await the outcome. Nothing he does will impress you!!!! No surprises there.
If he does well it will impress me. And it takes more than just getting tv rights money or increasing ticket prices to do that.