This is what I am talking about - in no way does this relate to afl in Sydney. Cherry picking negative news stories about other codes like it can boast the sport. This is not how things work & one could easily do same to show game's own problems.
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says it would be 'hard to see' how a man who threw punches during the brawl would be allowed to attend future games.www.theage.com.au
1. C. 7.3m fans attended AFL matches in 2019- & since 1970, c. 250m+ fans have attended the VFL/AFL. Whilst brawling occurs occasionally, the total no. of incidents are miniscule. AFAIK, there have been no stabbings (although some serious assaults do occur). AF has a good reputation.
In contrast, the multiple stabbing contributes to RL's "image problem". Even P. Rothfield described it as "a horrible story", & it has received wide coverage in various parts of the NSW MSM.
There is wide acceptance that RL has had an "image problem" with many people, re behavioural standards on & off field, for many years. RL officials & MSM RL experts etc. have admitted this. It is incontrovertible that the image problem is a contributing factor to the long term, significant decline in male RL regd. contact nos. in NSW, ACT, & Qld.
I have previously requested, many times, you answer the specific questions (re growth of GR AF etc. in NSW & ACT) I have put to you directly in this thread- see my posts #1722,1789,1917,1978,1995. You have failed to answer my specific questions to you, & you deny the claims of significant AF growth.
As you are a soccer supporter & Englishmen now living in Australia (pretending to be an AFL fan!) I suppose you consider this extremely rare player stabbing in Sydney as "uneventful"- cf to the regular assaults that occur amongst soccer fans in Europe. I assume you agree that stabbings are totally unacceptable in Australia- & damage further the reputation of RL.
2. SMH V. Rugari 20.8
"The A League's share of mainstream media space has shrunk by more than two thirds since the covid-19 shutdown, according to independent analysis that lays bare one of the major challenges in the competitions impending shift to winter".
Do you dispute the independent analysis that the A League is likely to shrink to further irrelevance in the MSM if/when it moves to winter? If so, on what basis?
Do you dispute that this increasing irrelevance is likely to benefit, in the medium to long term, the AFL & GR AF in NSW & ACT? If so, on what basis?
An independent analysis has shown the A-League's share of mainstream media 'voice' has shrunk by more than two thirds from its peak since the COVID-19 shutdown.
3. abc.net R. Hinds 16.6
Do you dispute R. Hinds' analysis that the AFL will emerge from covid-19 in a stronger position financially, vis-a-vis the much more weakened financial position of the FFA & A League, & other Aust. sports? If so, on what basis?
This relatively increasing AFL financial strength is very likely to further expand the growth of the AFL & GR AF in NSW, ACT, & Qld.
Do you dispute this- if so, on what basis?
Do you dispute the analysis of Goldman Sachs MSM experts, SMH R. Masters (RL booster) & others that the AFL has achieved in June 2020 much better new Rights' deals, vis-a-vis the NRL's new deals? If so, on what basis?
Yeah, I think I am with you all the way up to the AFL clubs literally having no means to get match practice into their reserve players. Well, I don't believe in AFL reserve players but obviously it is not good for players not selected not playing any football. I did not not see a problem with...
4. Why are you so fearful of the growth of AF in NSW & ACT; & that you are pretending to be an AF fan- & troll a pro AFL website?
If the A League dies or becomes a semi-pro comp, you can always watch on Pay TV, SBS etc. soccer matches from home in England.