> > While Super League and ARL are talking why not take the fans into
> > consideration. Let's face it many ARL fans don't want a "United"
> > competition. Particulary if it means their club might dissapear in a
> > year or two.
> > To make ARL fans a little happier how about Super League agree to drop
> > Canterbury-Bankstown (oops the Sydney Bulldogs or whatever they are
> > called now)as they are seen as one of the main culprits in causing the
> > problems league faces.
> > Any suggestions for the other Super team to be dropped?
> Cronulla and Penrith. News can drop any team they like whereas the ARL
> has a little more difficulty in doing so - taking the ease of change
> into account I'd (reasonably reluctantly) suggest these three be the
> first to go, followed by Souths (-dodging missiles thrown by Wade-) and
> Manly (just kidding - but face it, if hate is a reason to get rid of a
> club ... :) ).
> Did anyone else just hear Keefy explode 10 seconds ago?
What are you doing here, got bored with the aus group? Anyway, yes, very
funny. But ironically, the more Manly gets to be hated, then the more
likely that they are needed as a stand-alone club in whatever competition
emerges. Deliberate policy? e.g there didn't seem to be much pressure
brought to bear on Hopoate to curb his gloating after scoring tries. That
even annoyed me. There is an enormous interest in Manly in newspapers, tv
etc. Many people go to matches or turn on tv to watch a game just in the
hope of seeing them lose. Newspaper sports pages are full of the latest
criticisms of the club or on-field tactics etc etc. This club clearly
generates more interest in the game than others. In other words, the
church needs the devil, developers of advanced weapons need communism or
moslem fundamentalists etc etc.
Keefy Randy, Sydney Australia