Fred wrote: ↑Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:12 pm
leeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:17 pm
Fred wrote: ↑Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:33 pm
Would depend where the 18tj team is. Needs to be a Perth. I wouldn’t be hanging my hopes on an 18th team happening when you think or when it should, occur
NRL going to 18 Freddy,
It is a certainty.
FOX wants 18 teams they do not like the bye
ch9 wants 18 teams they do not like the bye
clubs want 18 teams they do not like the bye.
NRL wants 18 teams as it gives them 9 games per week and extra coin
(all this has been stated)
I hear you - it will happen but not so sure as to when. They are very gun shy of risk generally hence it took so long to get the 17th team. Will it be there by 2027 ???? I would put my house on it - I wouldn’t put my house for 2028, 2029, 2030 either. Could happen but history is the best predictor of future behsviour so will reserve judgement.
it took so long for a 17th freddy becuase once you say yes we are doing a 17th team, you are already looking at an 18th team with the next few years.
NRL want to make sure the foundations were there for team 17 and 18
CEO stated NRL will go to tender and have clubs who want to join the NRL as the 18th team most likely next year.
the process will be exactly the same as how the 17th team was inducted..
at the moment, there is 5 Bid teams