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    The players and coaches all hate coming to London. They might say one thing in press conferences but I know from first hand experience what they really think of it. The next labour agreement with the NFL and the NFLPA, it goes.

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    Isnít there a ten year contract in place already for Spurs hosting two games a year starting from next year but expecting them to go to three games with Wembley also hosting 2 a year for the next three that will make it 5 a year

    Maybe itís more hope that the NFL will stop coming to the UK but for me itís only going to go one way

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    Would have gone to the Chargers game but not now they've moved from San Diego. The demand appears to be there from the public so is there a balancing act to be struck here? Do the NFL need the UK and worldwide audience to grow to justify the big bucks spent on salaries etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    Would have gone to the Chargers game but not now they've moved from San Diego. The demand appears to be there from the public so is there a balancing act to be struck here? Do the NFL need the UK and worldwide audience to grow to justify the big bucks spent on salaries etc?
    No. The money the UK games brings in to the NFL is peanuts compared to the American TV revenues. The NFL GamePass subscriptions from the UK would not even pay Philip Rivers' salary for a month.

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    No. The money the UK games brings in to the NFL is peanuts compared to the American TV revenues. The NFL GamePass subscriptions from the UK would not even pay Philip Rivers' salary for a month.
    Itís only £100 for the year so no suprise there.

    Surely itís the fact they can have 4th Time Slot on TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pathetic Shark View Post
    No. The money the UK games brings in to the NFL is peanuts compared to the American TV revenues. The NFL GamePass subscriptions from the UK would not even pay Philip Rivers' salary for a month.
    So why do it?

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    So why do it?
    expansion of the nfl is the ultimate goal. there's a huge market outside of the US.

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    But if the players don't like coming and the travelling, how can they grow it? Any franchise outside the US will never be strong enough to compete (well maybe against the Browns) so what's the long term game. I get the growth in terms of viewing public, but we had a European league which bombed fairly quickly so how do they do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    But if the players don't like coming and the travelling, how can they grow it? Any franchise outside the US will never be strong enough to compete (well maybe against the Browns) so what's the long term game. I get the growth in terms of viewing public, but we had a European league which bombed fairly quickly so how do they do it?
    franchises based outside the US. That's the long term view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    franchises based outside the US. That's the long term view.
    Surely that's a long way off yet, especially to play as an NFL franchise. Can you really see this happening and a team being competitive enough in the next decade. Even if it happened, isn't it repeating the issues everyone has coming to London?

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