The ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

The ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

Post by John Drak » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> Well Folks  the ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

> The Rugby League site Rugby League from the Great South East at
> http://www.gil.com.au/comm/twd/league  
> and http://www.triser.com.au/league  will no longer be available
> thanks to the people from that famous street down south.

> It appears that being independent and neutral was in their eyes worse
> than being on the  other side.  I guess their opponents knew what they
> were like, but I hoped that being on  neither side I would be able to
> maintain a neutral stand.

What happened? What did they (the ARL/SL?) do?

Are they forcing you to close down your site, or is it in response to some
other action they've taken?

Cheers

John

 
 
 

The ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

Post by tba.. » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Well Folks  the ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

The Rugby League site Rugby League from the Great South East at
http://www.gil.com.au/comm/twd/league  
and http://www.triser.com.au/league  will no longer be available
thanks to the people from that famous street down south.

It appears that being independent and neutral was in their eyes worse
than being on the  other side.  I guess their opponents knew what they
were like, but I hoped that being on  neither side I would be able to
maintain a neutral stand.

Having Played and followed Rugby League for over 30 years, the Owl,
Shadow and Myself feel some what betrayed by the tactics of some
people now in charge of some areas, and the way they have allowed
others schemes to rule, when it is "the Game", not personalities or
attitudes that should be taking preference.

I now feel that one side has major problems, and can no longer be
objective with respect  to their side, particularly when they employ
tactics that leave one bewildered as to their  true motives, desires,
etc.

Every one of the numerous league fans we have spoken to see League as
having "BIG"  problems, and many state that this will be the last year
that they follow a code that wants  to destroy itself by its attitude
towards the fans.  AFL and Soccer have been successfully
converting many fans, and this will continue while the attitude of
some of the officials and clubs in NSW persist to divide the code.

I will now save hundreds of dollars in Web Fees, as well as Season
Tickets / Memorabilia  Etc for myself and family. I may even go to the
Soccer/AFL/Rugby Union games a little  more often now. Especially now
that I will have some extra dough "saved at the expense of Rugby
League". The estimated loss to league from friends and family who are
also fed  up is about 100+ fans, so you can calculate the loss in
revenue for the game if you like,  just from our immediate group.

Cheers and good luck to all,  
See you at the Gabba, Ballymore, Etc.

Morry B.
Going to AFL/ARU/Soccer &  Saving Money.

The Owl.
Lost to the AFL & Soccer.

The Shadow.
 Lost to Soccer, ARU  & NFL in the US

 
 
 

The ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

Post by David Birtwisl » Sat, 16 Aug 1997 04:00:00


writes

Quote:
>Well Folks  the ARL / Super League War has taken another casualty.

>The Rugby League site Rugby League from the Great South East at
>http://www.gil.com.au/comm/twd/league  
>and http://www.triser.com.au/league  will no longer be available
>thanks to the people from that famous street down south.

>It appears that being independent and neutral was in their eyes worse
>than being on the  other side.  I guess their opponents knew what they
>were like, but I hoped that being on  neither side I would be able to
>maintain a neutral stand.

>Having Played and followed Rugby League for over 30 years, the Owl,
>Shadow and Myself feel some what betrayed by the tactics of some
>people now in charge of some areas, and the way they have allowed
>others schemes to rule, when it is "the Game", not personalities or
>attitudes that should be taking preference.

>I now feel that one side has major problems, and can no longer be
>objective with respect  to their side, particularly when they employ
>tactics that leave one bewildered as to their  true motives, desires,
>etc.

>Every one of the numerous league fans we have spoken to see League as
>having "BIG"  problems, and many state that this will be the last year
>that they follow a code that wants  to destroy itself by its attitude
>towards the fans.  AFL and Soccer have been successfully
>converting many fans, and this will continue while the attitude of
>some of the officials and clubs in NSW persist to divide the code.

>I will now save hundreds of dollars in Web Fees, as well as Season
>Tickets / Memorabilia  Etc for myself and family. I may even go to the
>Soccer/AFL/Rugby Union games a little  more often now. Especially now
>that I will have some extra dough "saved at the expense of Rugby
>League". The estimated loss to league from friends and family who are
>also fed  up is about 100+ fans, so you can calculate the loss in
>revenue for the game if you like,  just from our immediate group.

There is a tremendous interest in UK about what is going on in
Australia.

Could you set out what has happened simply and with some background.

Having written to friends in Australia and New Zealand recently, it
seems that in many States the interest is in Australian Rules footy and
Cricket. They all seem to have a passing knowledge of your teams having
kicked shit out of most of ours recently but thats all.

I think your posting may have set hearts a flutter over here. What's
going on?
--
David Birtwisle