Why would it upset him anymore than any week of footy where our crowds dwarf his? He knows the difference in the at ground appeal. I don't follow NRL except as the most ambivalent Storm supporter - is the NRL actively trying to increase crowds? Is its popularity on other measures waning?I'm actually a fan of Rugby League, have been watching it for 30+ years.
The main point I was making was that Buddy's 1,000th goal and it's celebration happened in Sydney, and how much it would've p!ssed V'Landy's off.
I enjoy the fact that V'Landys, as chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission feels threatened by AFL's popularity in NSW & QLD.
Many would love AFL to leave GWS and Suns to their own devices and see if the popularity of AFL you observe could lead to those clubs standing on their own two feet.
And being a racing thread I see Messara has quit as Racing Oz Chair as he says he has failed to bring Vic and NSw onto the same page. Probably Vlandys is not so scared of RV than he is of Gill & Co and would see that a victory for him.