“but in its eagerness to showcase its southern team, it has created a same-old same-old competition, whereas the AFL, which has a functional salary cap, this weekend puts on a grand final to capture the imagination between a team that has not won since 1964 and a team that has won once since 1954.”
What chance this happening in the NRL in the next 10 years?
Zero, we don’t have any teams that haven’t won in that time. Only the Warriors (1995) and the Titans (2007) haven’t won the comp.
Yeah I don’t think its a good thing to have team who have won a comp in 57 years.
While we do have some consistently top teams, the nrl has been fairly good a spreading the grand final love.
AFL tends to have a love of dynasties where teams win 3 or 4 years in a row like Brisbane, Hawthorn, Richmond, etc etc