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hah, catch up with the rest of WA and realise that the West is lost to Rugby Union, the Western Force are too powerful for any rugby league team
 

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hah, catch up with the rest of WA and realise that the West is lost to Rugby Union, the Western Force are too powerful for any rugby league team
Biggest load of bullsh*t Ive heard for years. Yawnion is poo, it wont last long. Pity your pathetic Farce team cant even compete, at least the Reds did when they were here. I'll give the Western Farce 5 years then bankruptcy.

League has more roots here than sh*tty union and will make the comeback, like it or not you tool.
 

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i think this is great. it will eventually catch on in WA and within a few years they will have a great team.
thanks
 

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Yeah they should take a leaf out of the Melbourne Storm book on how not to promote a sport in a hostile environment.
 

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Biggest load of bullsh*t Ive heard for years. Yawnion is poo, it wont last long. Pity your pathetic Farce team cant even compete, at least the Reds did when they were here. I'll give the Western Farce 5 years then bankruptcy.

League has more roots here than sh*tty union and will make the comeback, like it or not you tool.
You're a dick!
 

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I'm wondering what would have been had they not ripped the Western Reds and the Adelaide Rams out of existence.
 

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God, this fighting between codes shits me to no end. Being a Soccer supporter doesnt help, usually am the one minding my own business and some bogan feels the need to tell me how "SHIT SOCCKKKAAA IS, ITS FOR GIRLS MAAATTTEEE" ;)

Cant the different codes just live in peace :D
 

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haha, Rugby league in WA is dead an buried, it may linger around with a few clubs and the like. But the truth is that the Force are already one of the most powerful Rugby Union clubs in the southern hemisphere they hava a abundance of corporate sponsorship which rugby league clubs who have been around for years dream about.

Basically NRL has admitted the West is lost, in the last few compeitions for another team in the NRL WA wasnt anywhere to be seen. It involved the Gold Coast, Central Coast and another New Zealand team. And there not going to be putting more then one team in every couple of years so it will be a while before the west even looks like getting a team.

Get over your complex of how crap Rugby league is doing in WA and admit that the two favourite professional sports over there are AFL and Union. Rubgy league isnt even professional in the state let along in competition with union!
 

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Agreed, outside the traditional RL strong areas RL is finished. In all the years that I can remember it staggers me how little coverage the game gets outside its traditional strongholds. The Storm chief hit the nail on the head and he got fined for it! That pretty much tells you what a mickey-mouse organization the NRL is.

In the old days at least the ABC would show matches but now all you can see a line in the paper if you are lucky.

The NRL has absolutely no idea how to build their code. Actually if you did the exact opposite you might get some improvement.

At this rate, it would not surprise me if the NRL went back to being the NSWRL and QRL in the next 20 years.
 

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^^ as ive stated like 100 times now, melbourne and the rest of the AFL states will see a lot more RL. Packer & the NRL signed a deal to Channel 9 for massive 2007 coverage NATIONWIDE. What do ya think eddie will do, its the only sport that 9 has, ofcourse hes gonna promote it. Youll be seeing it next year!

Is wasnt that long ago when AFL was considered DEAD in QLD. It wasnt until the Lions and the AFL successfully promoted the game. Admittedly, the NRL did a poor job of keeping Melbourne interest. At their peak in 1999, Olympic Park would get 20,000 every week. The interest is there.

Perth & Adelaide never had a good team. No wonder they didnt survive.
 

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Is wasnt that long ago when AFL was considered DEAD in QLD. It wasnt until the Lions and the AFL successfully promoted the game.
The AFL actually looks like it is dying again in QLD.

While Brisbane heartily embraced the non-native football code during the Lions' three year stint at the top, Queenslanders are proving a fickle audience now that the locals are struggling.

Continuing a declining audience trend from last year, Brisbane viewers have been tuning out in the first four weeks of the new season.

Network Ten recently committed to televising its marquee Saturday night broadcasts into Brisbane live, or close to it, every Saturday night for the term of the new five-year broadcasting agreement.

Brisbane audiences on Saturday nights have dropped 26.8 per cent this season, compared with the opening four rounds of last year, and average weekly viewing of all eight matches (pay and free-to-air broadcasts) dropped 17 per cent.

Average weekly free-to-air AFL audiences in Brisbane have declined 19 per cent compared with last season, and it's a trend that extends nationally.

http://www.realfooty.theage.com.au/realfooty/articles/2006/04/29/1146198390759.html
 

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Liking one sport doesn't mean you have to hate another, especially when it's so similiar.

I doubt there are too many diehard RL fans who don't also love watching Union matches such as Australia Vs All Blacks.

RL did screw up when they let Adelaide and Perth fail, the Super League war we had to have probably put RL 10-20 years back in terms of a true national competition
 

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Hmmm... I think Rondeez is trying to prove a point that AFL is not yet firmly entrenched in NSW and Queensland. Success in the field equals success in the TV ratings, etc. If the Swans or the Lions bomb their season, many will go back to watching rugby league/union IMO, but look at like Melbourne teams fans, they're there win or lose. I've taken on increase attention to the Swans because of that Premiership, if they were bottom of the ladder who really gives a toss about them?

Anyways the title thread is funny, that's like well... Aussie rules invades America?
 

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Melbourne Storm "used to get 20,000" back in 1999. It was more like 12/13k. Olympic Park ONLY holds 15,000.
 

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Melbourne Storm "used to get 20,000" back in 1999. It was more like 12/13k. Olympic Park ONLY holds 15,000.
While on the Storm..

They drew 10,830 (59% capacity) to last nights win over the North QLD Cowboys. That would have to be their biggest crowd in a long time as they usually only get about 8000! They won too and are now on top of the ladder :)
 

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Perth could support an RL team as well. If we can support our main code (AFL, which I am aware not everyone in WA likes), Soccer, a new Rugby Union team (albeit yet to be confirmed as successful) then we can throw in RL as well.

Personally, I'd like to see an increase in state cricket (possibly through a 20/20 comp) and basketball pick up. All these teams can be supported, theres plenty of fans, time to schedule, corporate money, and TV time (if we can piss off all the shithouse 'reality TV and replace them with sport).

It'd be like the US with heaps of quality sport to chose from, hopefully minus the amount commercialism
 
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