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chazwazza

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With the news of the potential new Super League being formed, I'm right behind Neville's comments here.
This has been my argument with the formation of the AFL, that sh*t stain VFL clubs got free access, and continue to do so, into a national competition has always been a disgrace and always will be.
 

brucetiki

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Sounds like it's now soccer's term for a WSC/Rugby Super League war.

WSC was ultimately for the benefit of cricket, while the NRL has never fully recovered from the Super League war. It's going to be interesting to see how this ends up - but it's going to be messy and ugly either way.
 

Punchy Bassett

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Sounds like it's now soccer's term for a WSC/Rugby Super League war.

WSC was ultimately for the benefit of cricket, while the NRL has never fully recovered from the Super League war. It's going to be interesting to see how this ends up - but it's going to be messy and ugly either way.
Badly, this is a disgrace and an utter joke.
 

ams4crows

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What happens when they ban the 12 teams from their domestic competition and players from representing their national teams.

Will these clubs die or will players not care as long as they're being paid mega coin?
 

hey shorty

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What happens when they ban the 12 teams from their domestic competition and players from representing their national teams.

Will these clubs die or will players not care as long as they're being paid mega coin?
I'd say they won't care, and it'll take HUGE balls to ban any of these clubs. Balls I just don't see anyone having, the TV rights losses of not having clubs like these in your league would be enormous
 

GameofSloanes

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What happens when they ban the 12 teams from their domestic competition and players from representing their national teams.

Will these clubs die or will players not care as long as they're being paid mega coin?
Id say this will fall over before it gets to that. These clubs have badly misread both their own fans and the administrations desire for punishment
 

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CrowsB4hoes

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Id say this will fall over before it gets to that. These clubs have badly misread both their own fans and the administrations desire for punishment
The fans who live in Manchester, Liverpool, London ... yeah maybe.

But the money comes from the fans in China and the Middle East. They don’t give a sh*t.
 

ams4crows

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Fans of the big 6 can come and join me as a Huddersfield Town fan, it's a bloody roller coaster the highs are so much better and the lows are down right depressing, than a team finishing in the top half of the Premier League every week.
 

ContrarianCrow

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Fans of the big 6 can come and join me as a Huddersfield Town fan, it's a bloody roller coaster the highs are so much better and the lows are down right depressing, than a team finishing in the top half of the Premier League every week.
They're also welcome to become a Norwich fan - promotion every 2nd season!
 

Western Stand Warrior

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So super league is US sports people trying to make European Sport suited to their cash flow.

I reckon it's going to be a huge winner, those clubs that join are going to be even more massive in a decade
 

Jumboprince

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Tottenham - not sure 50 years without winning a title qualifies you as a big club????

Their delusions of grandeur remind me of a certain Alberton based club....
I reckon their fans will be annoyed that they let Jose Mourinho walk...if he was good at one thing it was keeping Spurs out of Europe
 

hey shorty

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So super league is US sports people trying to make European Sport suited to their cash flow.

I reckon it's going to be a huge winner, those clubs that join are going to be even more massive in a decade
I mean despite the fact it's a closed competition that you don't have to earn the right to compete in.... Sure.

It's greed, pure and simple.
 

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I genuinely wish a Super League for the AFL breaks out in my lifetime. I can see it potentially happening but maybe another 30-40 years from now.

Its just ridiculous the size of the current competition, its too little talent spread over too many teams.

Crows, Port, Eagles, Freo, NT, Canberra, QLD, Syd, Tassie and 4 teams from Victoria.
 

Western Stand Warrior

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I mean despite the fact it's a closed competition that you don't have to earn the right to compete in.... Sure.

It's greed, pure and simple.
Sure, it's greed. But that doesn't mean it won't work.

Look at the AFL? Or on a bigger scale the NBA, NFL, MLB, IPL

I mean they don't seem to be struggling for fans or money, all closed comps
 

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