BJ wrote: ↑
January 12, 2019, 12:33 pm
The NRL keeps saying that the Salary Cap works because no team has won the comp two seasons in a row. Just another example of using a single and ridiculous measure to support what the NRL want to claim.
Roosters and Storm have played in 15 of the last 20 grand finals and much of the same group of teams like Broncos have been regularly making the finals over the same period.
I’m not after wholesale changes to Cap and TPA’s, but we are long overdue for some tweaks to protect long term weaker clubs who face broadcasting challenges and external threats from AFL, Union etc.
They usually say the NRL has the highest % of winners in the last 20 years but if you look at the actual winners for AFL it's the same. They just added 2 teams extra so it's a lower percentage.
Same goes for the NFL, they have more winners but since they have a lot more clubs, the percentages look much worse.
The NRL looks better than other codes which have multi game finals series or no finals at all like the NBA or Premier League.
If the NRL had 7 game finals series or was just the minor premiership it wouldn't look close at all. Roosters and Storm have won 11/15 minor premierships, worse than the Premier League, and if Penrith, Tigers, Knights, Sharks had have had to get through 5 and 7 game series it's doubtful they win comps.
The only measure of the effectiveness of the cap is the flow of talent, and this shows it isn't effective at all.