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NRL Nines 2020

Post by PigRickman » August 20, 2019, 1:43 pm

Perth wins bid to host return of NRL club Nines

Perth will host the club-based NRL nines competition when the pre-season event returns to the calendar next year.

While the contract hasn’t officially been inked, the city will pip Newcastle and Melbourne’s bids to stage the return of the abbreviated version of the game. The matches will be staged at the 20,000-seat HBF Stadium, the home of A-League side Perth Glory.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/perth- ... 52i8z.html

Looks like it's coming back.

Which i think could be a really good thing BUT I think they should mix the format up a bit...
And maybe this doesnt work and it'd be bad, but how many times are we going to reboot the 9's or 7's only to see it flame out each year before we accept we might need something different.

Here's my idea...

Have each NRL Team nominate the players from their sqaud they want involved and a captain.
The captain and coaches of each club then draft the remaining players to form mixed squads, to avoid teams just picking their own dudes out of team loyalty, you ban them from taking a player from their own team within the first 5 rounds.

Have prize money for the players involved, 4 million all up... 2 mil for the winning team (that's 130k per player for a 15 man squad), 1 mil for the runners up (65k each) and 1mil for each player of the team voted by the fans as being the most entertaining team of the tournment (65k each)... at least try to entice some of the best to put their hand up

players hurt can be assessed by their own team's people since they'll all be on site anyways so you avoid concerns about teams treating their guys for injuries and how that's managed.

And it's a randomised knock out... so once the teams are drafted, your randomise the bracket and play it down till the end. Could be best 3 series, or best of 2 with score aggrigate declaring the winner.

RL would OWN the sports calander in the lead up to this event, papers and fans would be talking about who's going to draft who, the prestige of being the #1 pick would be cool, you can get players and coaches together who you dont normally see, and every game has someone from your team in it, so you've kind of got someone to root for each game

I just think if you're going to do, do it with a fresh take... and maybe this isnt the right take, someone will surely come up with a better idea than me but i just dont think you can just pick up a concept that has failed so often and just move it to a new venue and run it back and expect it to succeed.
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by Northern Raider » August 20, 2019, 1:58 pm

Too many points in one post to discuss each in a single reply to I'll focus on proposed proposed draft format first. I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Along the lines of the Big Bash. I think the players would embrace it too as they get to mix with others on the field without the pressure of rep footy

Timing would be key as it couldn't impact on the pre-season trials. I don't like the idea of this type of event messing up club's preparations and no doubt coaches would feel the same way. As such it would need to be early Feb or even late Jan.

Being teams mixed up of players from multiple clubs you could really make them club teams. Would need to come up with new names. By doing so you could also reduce the number of teams. Something like 10 teams in 2 divisions. Each plays 4 prelim matches then you have the cross over finals format.
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

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The Rickman wrote:
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by PigRickman » August 20, 2019, 2:17 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 1:58 pm
Too many points in one post to discuss each in a single reply to I'll focus on proposed proposed draft format first. I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Along the lines of the Big Bash. I think the players would embrace it too as they get to mix with others on the field without the pressure of rep footy

Timing would be key as it couldn't impact on the pre-season trials. I don't like the idea of this type of event messing up club's preparations and no doubt coaches would feel the same way. As such it would need to be early Feb or even late Jan.

Being teams mixed up of players from multiple clubs you could really make them club teams. Would need to come up with new names. By doing so you could also reduce the number of teams. Something like 10 teams in 2 divisions. Each plays 4 prelim matches then you have the cross over finals format.
Yeah you could mess with it a bit and shorten the teams and tidy it up that way... i just saw this news and was like "this again? How do we fix it" and threw together my thoughts on the fly... it's just hard to imagine that the 9's as it was in Sydney/Aukland will now suddenly be a raging success just by moving it to Perth.

Something has to change to give it a fresh approach
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Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by greeneyed » August 20, 2019, 2:20 pm

PigRickman wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:17 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 1:58 pm
Too many points in one post to discuss each in a single reply to I'll focus on proposed proposed draft format first. I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Along the lines of the Big Bash. I think the players would embrace it too as they get to mix with others on the field without the pressure of rep footy

Timing would be key as it couldn't impact on the pre-season trials. I don't like the idea of this type of event messing up club's preparations and no doubt coaches would feel the same way. As such it would need to be early Feb or even late Jan.

Being teams mixed up of players from multiple clubs you could really make them club teams. Would need to come up with new names. By doing so you could also reduce the number of teams. Something like 10 teams in 2 divisions. Each plays 4 prelim matches then you have the cross over finals format.
Yeah you could mess with it a bit and shorten the teams and tidy it up that way... i just saw this news and was like "this again? How do we fix it" and threw together my thoughts on the fly... it's just hard to imagine that the 9's as it was in Sydney/Aukland will now suddenly be a raging success just by moving it to Perth.

Something has to change to give it a fresh approach
I would have probably gone if they played it at the new Stadium. At the proposed Stadium... probably not. It’s a pretty low quality venue. Can’t say that’s “an experience” like going to Eden Park. It’s not like I haven’t been to Perth before.
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by PigRickman » August 20, 2019, 2:25 pm

greeneyed wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:20 pm
PigRickman wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:17 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 1:58 pm
Too many points in one post to discuss each in a single reply to I'll focus on proposed proposed draft format first. I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Along the lines of the Big Bash. I think the players would embrace it too as they get to mix with others on the field without the pressure of rep footy

Timing would be key as it couldn't impact on the pre-season trials. I don't like the idea of this type of event messing up club's preparations and no doubt coaches would feel the same way. As such it would need to be early Feb or even late Jan.

Being teams mixed up of players from multiple clubs you could really make them club teams. Would need to come up with new names. By doing so you could also reduce the number of teams. Something like 10 teams in 2 divisions. Each plays 4 prelim matches then you have the cross over finals format.
Yeah you could mess with it a bit and shorten the teams and tidy it up that way... i just saw this news and was like "this again? How do we fix it" and threw together my thoughts on the fly... it's just hard to imagine that the 9's as it was in Sydney/Aukland will now suddenly be a raging success just by moving it to Perth.

Something has to change to give it a fresh approach
I would have probably gone if they played it at the new Stadium. At the proposed Stadium... probably not. It’s a pretty low quality venue. Can’t say that’s “an experience” like going to Eden Park. It’s not like I haven’t been to Perth before.
Ferg... people like you, and Rickman, and Bay53 etc... you sort of people will go to this sort of event some years and not others depending on circumstances in that year, and that'll be the case until the day you die, and it is what it is. But the concept have proven it cant survive because unfortunately there just isnt enough of your type of fan.

They've got to come up with something that gets some of the more casual fans interested in going and paying attention to it.
The List - K.Love, Keno, Zippy's tennis angels, LA Lakers, Noah, Boozer, Lucy's horse tips, Colts, Lucy, Kevin Proctor, Dr Zaius, TR, Tinfoil hatted Gangers and Woody, anyone in Raiders HQ who can point to QBN on a map....

Matt wrote:
July 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
Matt wrote:
June 25, 2019, 9:29 pm
Reed Mahoney 9. Josh Hodgson ©
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by greeneyed » August 20, 2019, 2:36 pm

PigRickman wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:25 pm
greeneyed wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:20 pm
PigRickman wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:17 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
August 20, 2019, 1:58 pm
Too many points in one post to discuss each in a single reply to I'll focus on proposed proposed draft format first. I like the idea of mixing it up a bit. Along the lines of the Big Bash. I think the players would embrace it too as they get to mix with others on the field without the pressure of rep footy

Timing would be key as it couldn't impact on the pre-season trials. I don't like the idea of this type of event messing up club's preparations and no doubt coaches would feel the same way. As such it would need to be early Feb or even late Jan.

Being teams mixed up of players from multiple clubs you could really make them club teams. Would need to come up with new names. By doing so you could also reduce the number of teams. Something like 10 teams in 2 divisions. Each plays 4 prelim matches then you have the cross over finals format.
Yeah you could mess with it a bit and shorten the teams and tidy it up that way... i just saw this news and was like "this again? How do we fix it" and threw together my thoughts on the fly... it's just hard to imagine that the 9's as it was in Sydney/Aukland will now suddenly be a raging success just by moving it to Perth.

Something has to change to give it a fresh approach
I would have probably gone if they played it at the new Stadium. At the proposed Stadium... probably not. It’s a pretty low quality venue. Can’t say that’s “an experience” like going to Eden Park. It’s not like I haven’t been to Perth before.
Ferg... people like you, and Rickman, and Bay53 etc... you sort of people will go to this sort of event some years and not others depending on circumstances in that year, and that'll be the case until the day you die, and it is what it is. But the concept have proven it cant survive because unfortunately there just isnt enough of your type of fan.

They've got to come up with something that gets some of the more casual fans interested in going and paying attention to it.
I’m not against mixing it up and making it fresh.

I think this sort of event is tied up with destination tourism to a significant extent though. It’s the overall “experience” that counts. If my team was playing at the new Perth Stadium or Adelaide Oval, I’d probably attend... it’s a city “escape” for weekend, with a unique experience, seeing your team at these stadiums.

I had a great time at the Nines in Auckland, as I got to explore the city and surrounds... there were other public events in the lead up, featuring your team... and then a great experience at Eden Park... in part because I got the corporate tickets in a venue that offers great facilities. It was a party atmosphere in the streets of the city in the lead up. It waned in Auckland as familiarity bred contempt. There was nothing new to see in Auckland after a few years.

New destinations offer new experiences, but it has to be the whole package. Attending the proposed stadium in Perth isn’t too appealing.
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Re: NRL Nines 2020

Post by The Rickman » August 20, 2019, 2:42 pm

greeneyed wrote:
August 20, 2019, 2:05 pm
The Rickman wrote:
August 20, 2019, 1:49 pm
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Worth a read, good post, interesting concept.
Haha look, to be fair, I actually did read the post, and to be honest it's exactly the sort of ground-breaking, free-thinking and outside-of-the-box type of idea that the NRL would absolutely completely ignore.
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Post by -PJ- » August 20, 2019, 3:08 pm

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » August 20, 2019, 4:21 pm

I like the idea. This is something that I think would work during the Fuiverse’s All Star weekend, which begins the Friday before Grand Final, and concludes Sunday before the GF.


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