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Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2019-May-06, 09:37 AM Reply #325 »
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Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2019-May-06, 09:38 AM Reply #326 »
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Offline westie

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« 2019-May-09, 09:52 PM Reply #327 »
Threads merged.

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2019-May-11, 04:37 PM Reply #328 »
Why is this round called the "Magic" round?

Offline arthur

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« 2019-May-11, 05:04 PM Reply #329 »
If you take you family to all of the games, your money will disapppear . .

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« 2019-May-11, 05:55 PM Reply #330 »
Thanks Arthur. :p

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« 2019-May-12, 09:05 PM Reply #331 »

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« 2019-May-12, 09:43 PM Reply #332 »
Thanks Gin.

Offline Jeunes

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« 2019-May-12, 11:26 PM Reply #333 »
The crowd reported is around 133-137k. There is a spin on highest number of spectators for some of these matches etc.

It is a joke because if you had the games at the normal venues, I think you probably down only 20-25% at most. Considering the tickets were being sold from $60-100 for a 8 game package, it is hard to see financially how the NRL were better off significantly.

Also who paid the costs of flying and accommodating the players, staff and officials etc? Was it the clubs or NRL?

The concept needs a bit of tweaking as it is better playing in other states rather than Brisbane and Sydney. This way the NRL can attract different fans.

It will be intriguing to work out how many of the crowd on the weekend were players, staff etc. Also how many spectators attended all 4 days etc.

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« 2019-May-13, 10:13 AM Reply #334 »
The Qld state Govt through Tourism Queensland paid several million to the NFL for the event.

Huge profit for NRL.

WA tourism is doing the same to host Origin, that is why itís played ion a Sunday not a Wednesday so visitors may spend a weekend in WA

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« 2019-May-17, 10:28 AM Reply #335 »
I honestly cannot recall if the injury list has been higher than this year. I canít think of any clubs being unaffected.

It will affect the salary cap for the future as we have now fringe players playing more grade games and getting a chance to prove their talent.

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« 2019-May-17, 12:28 PM Reply #336 »
Very true mate. The bunnies have 5 of their backline out of play

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« 2019-May-17, 06:21 PM Reply #337 »
I always have a chuckle when it happens.

The first time I think was in the 60s when Newtown announced that to improve performance it was dropping Dudley Towers.

This week Josh Mansour was the latest.

That is: team management blames recent weeks' losses on  a winger and drop him to improve the next week's prospects.

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« 2019-May-17, 07:10 PM Reply #338 »
Great point JWH -may as well sack the runner ; or in racing parlance, the strapper.

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« 2019-May-29, 08:37 PM Reply #340 »
Another sad story post sports career if allegations are true. As a knights fan, really appreciated his skills and one stage there was comparisons to Andrew Johns.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/jarrod-mullen-former-newcastle-knights-player-charged-over-alleged-cocaine-supply/28b7375f-099a-41fc-b423-3e8472e34e16

Some highlights including the length of the field effort off a deflected field goal.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeUMddjrfY

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« 2019-May-29, 08:45 PM Reply #341 »
Certainly a fall from grace

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« 2019-Jun-07, 01:18 AM Reply #342 »

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« 2019-Jun-07, 07:24 PM Reply #343 »
They would quite rightfully be called a racist prat like you.

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« 2019-Jun-07, 07:59 PM Reply #344 »
Agree to a certain level but none of the three pairs of halves at the club have been consistent. More to the way they are playing or structure is up for debate.

However still early days and next 4 rounds will have a big say in where they are headed.

Ever since Brownie started to listen to me about the structures etc, we started winning.

I will settle for a top 8 spot. That will be a nice solid season and next year with more development, hopefully a top 4-6 side.

The forwards are underrated and doing superbly but long season ahead still.

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« 2019-Jun-07, 09:02 PM Reply #345 »
That was a horrible performance by the 3 teams tonight. Bunnies, knights and officials

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« 2019-Jun-07, 09:28 PM Reply #346 »
The big 3 are still the teams to beat this year. However if they are not at their best, there are other teams nipping at their heels.

Teams like Sharks, Raiders, Knights seem to be a tier below them. Sea Eagles, Dragons, Eels, Broncos and Cowboys can challenge for top 8 if they can get their full strength teams on the paddock.

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« 2019-Jun-08, 03:16 AM Reply #347 »
They would quite rightfully be called a racist prat like you.


So you're calling the rugby players who wouldn't sing the National Anthem racist?


Might be the first time you got something right. 




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« 2019-Jun-09, 08:15 AM Reply #348 »
NRL is becoming like US sports with players now being transferred mid season to other clubs.

Interestingly some of the players are part of a trade deal involving a few clubs rather than a straight swop.

Gold Coast has to be one of the unluckiest or absolutely horrible in some of their recruitment recently. Hayne, Cartwright, Peachey etc have not set the world on fire after coming across for big money. The sad part is the Titans do have a good roster too.

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« 2019-Jun-14, 10:32 AM Reply #349 »
Finally! A contract they want to honour
 
ROBERT CRADDOCK

CM today
RING the bells. Stop the presses. Wake up the children.

The sporting world has unearthed the most amazing discovery Ö a rugby league contract that does not dissolve under pressure.
A deal that actually sticks Ö amazing.

Shame itís bad news for Queensland and a bad result for the game.

ARL commission boss Peter Beattie has claimed the reason Queensland cannot host the NRL grand final is because of the contract between the NRL and the NSW Government, which sees Sydney hosting the decider for 25 years.

Queensland league fans, how unlucky can you be?

It seems the one contract in rugby league that canít be broken on the flimsiest of whims is the one that will stop you from watching a Suncorp Stadium grand final.
And itís hard to swallow.

Barely a week goes by in league without someone breaking a contract or threatening to.

This week, itís Dane Gagai tipped to leave Souths with two years to go on his deal.

Last week, James Roberts landed at Souths, despite being contracted to the Broncos.

When it comes to player contracts, rugby league has become a game where yesterdayís iron-clad deal is todayís wet handshake and tomorrowís U-turn.

Itís not pretty, but itís the sporting universe at play. Circumstances change and so do peopleís needs. The game moves fast, on and off the field.

Players can move as they like, yet stadium deals are apparently anchored in bricks and mortar.

Thatís a shame because this situation was crying out for common sense to overcome the stifling rigidity of a longterm deal.

With ANZ Stadium unavailable due to renovations for the next few years, it just made sense on so many levels to give Suncorp Stadium a crack at hosting the big day.

Rugby league has moved past the days when fans would go to the SCG and be happy to watch a rectangular field inside a round ground. The SCG is a great cricket ground, but a dreadful rugby league ground.

Suncorp is made for rugby league. And it can hold more fans than the SCG. Had the grand final been moved to Brisbane, there would have been no major protest from Sydney fans.

And it would have meant Sydney would still have hosted 24 out of 25 grand finals in the contract period.

The NRL claims the law is the law. But sometimes, particularly if you live in Queensland, the law is an ass.


Giddy Up :beer:



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