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Clubs agree to sign Licence Agreements

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    All sixteen NRL Clubs have today agreed to sign ‘club licences’ with the ARL Commission.Club Chairmen and Chief Executives today met with the Commission at the NRL following several weeks of discussion with the game’s existing partners, the ARL and News Limited over funding.



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  2. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder how much extra the grant is that they've settled on. An earlier article indicated it was an extra 500k. A long way off what the clubs were originally asking.
     
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    • Jatz Crackers

      Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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      Begs the question as to what about all the other sticking points.
       
    • Jonesyv2

      Jonesyv2 Active Member

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      I guess it's similar to your yearly salary negotiations you start high and meet somewhere in the middle, you never expect to get what you ask for (although i did once and was very very happy).

      This is good news though, the sooner the IC gets into power the sooner they can start implementing changes / selling the brand for the new TV deal.
       
    • swoop

      swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yes it's good news but didn't the clubs ask for over 2mil? It doesn't say what the final offer was. Was it 500k?
       
    • Jono

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      Yeah 500k. However this moves them closer to the grant equaling the salary cap. That is where we want it to be. As for Manly it means that we should hopefully break even next year which is a good result considering the fact we lost money this year. Good signs for us leading into hopefully gaining a substantial upgrade in funding in 2013.
       
    • Brookie4eva

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      One advantage of 2012 over 2011, is we will have a sponsor for the whole year, that will help too.
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      So.... Is the independent comission any closer now?
       
    • Phantar

      Phantar Well-Known Member

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      Not to mention 1400 new seats in the extended Jane Try Stand.
       
    • lismore_fan

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      Heard on the radio somewhere it takes between 12-17 ppl to make up the support staff. This doesn't include rent to Narrabeen Fitness Centre, nor does it include the gym equipment or travel (which must be huge!).

      At least we won't be experimenting with calf blood and the doctors/ physios etc who control it.

      I wonder what it costs to run a football team (club) this year? It used to be around $9m but that was years ago.
       
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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      About a year ago I read that Cronulla and Manly were around the $15mil per year mark, and the rich clubs like Brisbane were up around $25mil per year.
       
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      • Dan

        Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        They really struggled to make a story out of that. How many times can you reword the same sentence. Of I were a cynical man I would suggest everyone involved has agreed upon a specific set of wording for press interaction on the subject
         

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