CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

Post by Greg Joos » Wed, 29 May 1996 04:00:00


CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD
LEAGUE SUPER FEDERAL (SYDNEY)

   A full bench of the Federal Court has been told that clubs
signed five-year commitment and loyalty agreements with the
Australian Rugby League because they feared the consequences if
they didn't.
           CHARLES SWEENEY, QC, for the eight Super League-aligned clubs,
told the court in Sydney the league forced the clubs to lock
themselves into the five-year agreements by fuelling their fears
that they would be shut out of the competition if they didn't sign
them.
           He said ARL general manager JOHN QUAYLE sent the clubs a letter
saying they'd be guilty of disloyalty if they didn't sign.
           The aim, according to SWEENEY, was to lock News Limited out of
the rugby league market by getting all the clubs to sign up.
           The appeal hearing, before Justices JOHN LOCKHART, JOHN VON
DOUSSA and RONALD SACKVILLE, will continue on Wednesday.
           AAP RTVS bzw/nh

Juiceman
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CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

Post by sgev.. » Fri, 31 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD
>LEAGUE SUPER FEDERAL (SYDNEY)
>   A full bench of the Federal Court has been told that clubs
>signed five-year commitment and loyalty agreements with the
>Australian Rugby League because they feared the consequences if
>they didn't..........by fuelling their fears that they would be shut out of the competition if they didn't sign
>them.
>Juiceman
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>  +++ views and do not reflect the official views of my employer +++   WHO CARES???????
>        "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch"

Gidday all,

Where ya been Greg?????  No interesting Superleague items to post
before the Court case hey???

I don't mind having you post these here cos I'm so far away from the
"goings on", but please try and post in a little more balanced manner.
Surely the ARL have had something to say during the case thus far??

Anyway, enough whinging.

About the few lines of the AAP story.  What is it that the "rebel"
clubs expected when they signed with SuperLeague??  Surely they
expected, and planned,  not to be playing under the ARL banner this
season (1996) onwards.  So why did they fear being kicked out of a
competition they were already sinking the knives into and preparing to
leave anyway??

I wont go on cos we've had these arguments before.................

So how is the case REALLY going anyway???

Souths by 18 on Sunday
NSW by 14 on Monday

Cheers,

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CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

Post by Keith Ra » Sat, 01 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD
> >LEAGUE SUPER FEDERAL (SYDNEY)

> >   A full bench of the Federal Court has been told that clubs
> >signed five-year commitment and loyalty agreements with the
> >Australian Rugby League because they feared the consequences if
> >they didn't..........by fuelling their fears that they would be shut

out of the competition if they didn't sign

Quote:
> >them.

> >Juiceman
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> >+++ Note: The opinions expressed in this message are my own personal +++
> >  +++ views and do not reflect the official views of my employer +++  
WHO CARES???????

> >        "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch"

> Gidday all,

> Where ya been Greg?????  No interesting Superleague items to post
> before the Court case hey???

> I don't mind having you post these here cos I'm so far away from the
> "goings on", but please try and post in a little more balanced manner.
> Surely the ARL have had something to say during the case thus far??

> Anyway, enough whinging.

Well, SL made its case first, followed by the ARL mob on thursday30 and
Friday 31 May. So far, Greg hasn't been able to give info on the ARL case.
If he does post info on (O'Brien's?) answer to some of the points that
were made in court so far, then you will owe him an apology.
Of course if he doesn't ......

--
Keith Rand,  Sydney Australia

 
 
 

CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

Post by Shaun EVAN » Mon, 03 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>> >CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD
>> >LEAGUE SUPER FEDERAL (SYDNEY)
>> Gidday all,

>> Where ya been Greg?????  No interesting Superleague items to post
>> before the Court case hey???

>> I don't mind having you post these here cos I'm so far away from the
>> "goings on", but please try and post in a little more balanced manner.
>> Surely the ARL have had something to say during the case thus far??

>> Anyway, enough whinging.
>Well, SL made its case first, followed by the ARL mob on thursday30 and
>Friday 31 May. So far, Greg hasn't been able to give info on the ARL case.
>If he does post info on (O'Brien's?) answer to some of the points that
>were made in court so far, then you will owe him an apology.
>Of course if he doesn't ......
>--
>Keith Rand,  Sydney Australia

Gidday all,

I hate to do it to you 2 posts in a row Keith, but I have to agree
with you again.  If I am proved wrong I will whole heartedly apologise
to Greg.

I don't believe I will be required to though..............

Cheers,

Shaun
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CLUBS FORCED TO SIGN WITH ARL, COURT TOLD

Post by Greg Joos » Tue, 04 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Gidday all,
>Where ya been Greg?????  No interesting Superleague items to post
>before the Court case hey???
>I don't mind having you post these here cos I'm so far away from the
>"goings on", but please try and post in a little more balanced manner.
>Surely the ARL have had something to say during the case thus far??
>Anyway, enough whinging.
>About the few lines of the AAP story.  What is it that the "rebel"
>clubs expected when they signed with SuperLeague??  Surely they
>expected, and planned,  not to be playing under the ARL banner this
>season (1996) onwards.  So why did they fear being kicked out of a
>competition they were already sinking the knives into and preparing to
>leave anyway??
>I wont go on cos we've had these arguments before.................
>So how is the case REALLY going anyway???
>Souths by 18 on Sunday
>NSW by 14 on Monday
>Cheers,
>--

>                                      or

>                          <   phone: 015 745050    >
>DARWIN, NT                <   fax: (089) 227188    >
>Go the mighty Rabbitohs

The ARL have just started their side of the Appeal late last week, so
the articles will flow shortly no doubt.

Yes, things got very quiet for a while though everyone in SL are all
fired up now as the appeal seems to be going well.

Anyway, I will have a look and post anything interesting. ie related
to RL and not biased ;)

See you round....
Juiceman
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