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    Long-term future of the AFL.

    I was just reporting what she said. It is up to others to disprove the figures! In any case as you say ALL the other sports fudge their figures as well.
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    Long-term future of the AFL.

    Just came across this in the AGE today. That is a massive increase for any sport in such a short time! Nicole Livingstone, the AFL’s general manager for women’s football. "The number of women and girls playing Australian football increased by 722 per cent from 73,000 participants in 2010 to...
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    AFL overtaking NRL in QLD

    I don't think the AFL wants or needs to take over from RL in QLD. It just needs to get a decent market share in a growing market to make it worthwhile!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    Wookie "As part of their entry to the competition, the Dolphins have agreed to invest $1 million per annum on grassroots rugby league and pathways as well as an additional $1 million per annum on women’s rugby league pathways and development." How many times have we heard this from the NRL and...
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    I think you have brought up some interesting points also the new club could have an adverse effect on the GC Titans re recruiting players to QLD!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    "The Kennett government in 1999 in an effort to kickstart the Docklands precinct saw the 136,970 square metre New Quay precinct, roughly five city blocks in size, sold to developers MAB Corporation for $3 million. The deal priced the land that came with harbour access at $22 per square metre."...
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    AFL overtaking NRL in QLD

    Brisbane/QLD is not the fanatical RL heartland RL urgers think it is! They should have just relocated the struggling GC Titans to Brisbane instead of setting up a new club that could take years to build up support and come and be successful.
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    AFL overtaking NRL in QLD

    Yep very poor planning by the RL bosses.
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    AFL overtaking NRL in QLD

    The AFL is ready and will keep on improving in SE QLD.There is plenty of scope for improvement by the AFL. Don't forget the AFL started from a low base and RL was well established for decades before the Brisbane Lions came along!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    Because he is writing in a Sydney Paper that is read very little in Melbourne! The only thing that was gifted to the private BOOT Owners/Developers of the Docklands Stadium by the State Govt was the land!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    Yes very similar. Speaking to The Age, Demons chief executive Gary Pert revealed the club sold $2.7 million worth of merchandise across the past month, including 10,000 'road to the Grand Final' t-shirts. Despite being unable to source further blue t-shirts as well, Melbourne were able to sell...
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    Play Nice 2021 Crowds and Ratings Thread

    Wow the AFL was miles ahead in 2014 but I wonder if it is still the same now?
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    Yep still well ahead of the NRL and considering that the AFL GF was a blowout after 3/4 time and the NRL went down to the wire makes it an even better result for the AFL.
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    3.6 mil across all platforms for the NRL GF is being reported.
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    What are the chances of Footy overtaking league in NSW and Queensland?

    Australian Football fans have been going to matches in large numbers from the early 1900s esp in Melbourne and that massive supporter base has stuck through many generations of supporters/members down the decades even when the clubs played at their suburban grounds and still continues to this...
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    What are the chances of Footy overtaking league in NSW and Queensland?

    The AFL strategy is the right one = building the game up from the grass roots! The 17 NRL team in QLD will dilute the playing standard and add a weekly bye and have no advantage there and the new team would have to be successful on the field very quickly to build a new fan base!
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    Play Nice 2021 Crowds and Ratings Thread

    That is impressive! It will be interesting to see how many the SANFL gets today
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    A lot of the NSW Southern Riverina up to Wagga Wagga is also Australian Football territory!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    NRL GF crowd chopped by the QLD Govt by 25%!
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    2021 NON AFL Thread - finance, ratings, participation etc.

    If you are talking about Melbourne so it should with over 5 million population in prime time on CH 9!