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  • NRL making plans for interstate grand final if stadiums plan torn up

    Opposition Leader Michael Daley will go down in history as the person who cost Sydney the NRL grand final if he wins the state election in March.

    Daley, who has been in the job for less than a month, stunned all the major football codes when he announced during the week he would stop all new stadium funding. Daley didn’t consult any of the key players before dropping the bombshell. In fact, he made the announcement at Moore Park – a few steps from the office of NRL boss Todd Greenberg – and still didn’t tell him.

    Daley appears to believe the NRL is bluffing and would not dare to take the grand final interstate. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Other states, particularly Queensland and Victoria, would pay big money to steal the NRL decider from NSW. Victoria, for example, would be able to host the AFL and NRL grand finals on consecutive weekends. The tourism benefits of that double-header would be amazing.

    The NRL is also keen to prove it is not Sydney-centric – that is why it is taking Origin matches to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.



    Taking grand finals to other states would further boost this campaign. It would also ensure a quick sell-out – unlike some of the recent battles the NRL has had filling ANZ Stadium on the big day.


    It would be the ultimate humiliation for a NSW Government to lose its premier sporting event to another state. But it just might happen.
    Last edited by roosters75; 12-02-2018, 08:37 AM.

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    I personally think pulling down Allianz & replacing it with a stadium with the same amount of seating is wrong. They should be rebuilding ANZ stadium into a 80,000 seat cauldron making it the best stadium in Australia. If the NRL want to move the GF out of Sydney big deal.
    "Originally posted by Elvis Rooster"
    So while most of us were getting excited about the start of the season our resident Junkie Jim the Jailbird, the guy who would like to break into your house and steal your tv and toaster, Mickey Lane is at it again. Here is his latest beauty.
    ​"Do you want white or wholemeal toast?"
    I tell you guys this is one sick son of a bitch;

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mickie Lane View Post
      I personally think pulling down Allianz & replacing it with a stadium with the same amount of seating is wrong. They should be rebuilding ANZ stadium into a 80,000 seat cauldron making it the best stadium in Australia. If the NRL want to move the GF out of Sydney big deal.
      Yep, if the chooks aren’t in the big dance, then it doesn’t really matter where they play for me, would be a nice excuse to go to Perth next October though.

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      • #4
        And now we see why the ridiculous cash splash was 'needed'...
        1. NSW Libs are gonna get their butt kicked. This gives them a story about how Labor doesn't support all the working class NSW battlers who watch rugby league (although it's really about palming off money to Fox and Channel 9 because fans don't actually want/need the stadiums until Channel 9/Fox tell them).
        2. Stuart Ayres is gonna be punted off into unemployment (might have to go back to his marketing role with ACPE + 'shoot the boot' antics at Uni Games) so he's the face of this.
        3. Laaaaame. We'll get blanket media coverage about how the ALP wrecked the plan to make amazing new stadiums. Once this all calms down you'll see the private sector pulling out its wallet to fun the same upgrades for 1/100th of the price when push comes to shove.
        Last edited by ism22; 12-02-2018, 10:30 PM.

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        • #5
          Homiebush is a shithole.

          Move the GF for a few years, build a real stadium at Moore Park and bring the GF back whenever we make it.

          You know it makes sense.

          You flogs.



          The FlogPen .

          You know it makes sense.

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          • #6
            depends how soon the libs start demolition? they are intent on politicising the situation as they have nothing else

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            • #7
              I can tell people that this stance of NSW Labor is a winner. Not with the cultural elites as the cab driver puts it but with people who don't want to see 1.8 Billion (a low estimate) wasted on an unnecessary knockdown and rebuild of stadia for political gain. I know from first hand experience the trust is full of upper class twits who would not give two shits about the 'working class'.

              I'm no fan of Michael Daley but I back him 100% on this.

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              • #8
                State politics suck.
                I cant say its any better in QLD.

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