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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 8, 2019, 10:35 pm

Seiffert82 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 10:16 pm
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Seiffert82 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:38 pm
I personally think it's madness not even having a single game in Sydney this weekend.
I think if it gets momentum from this it will be a success in Sydney. However, I guess most weeks you can go to multiple games in Sydney although most people don’t.

It will be interesting to see how many neutrals are at each game.

A few years ago they played a finals double header - Cronulla v Cowboys and then Roosters v Manly. I thought it was brilliant.
I guess I just don't understand how playing every game in one city over one weekend promotes the code. Does this get more fans through the gate? Does it increase TV ratings?

Why are we promoting the code to fans who can pay $600 for a ticket rather than getting more young kids through the gate as the next generation of supporters? Where is the "Super Round" where every kid under 16 gets in for free?

Is anyone seriously going to watch any more football this weekend just because every single match is in Brisbane?

It's **** weird if you ask me. Just another excuse to give the Broncos 13 home games this season.

I'm mildly ambivalent because it's an away game for us anyway. I'd be furious if we were giving up another home game for this circus.
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Re: Magic round

Post by nemesis » May 8, 2019, 10:48 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 8, 2019, 2:28 pm
simo wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:49 pm
Imagine being upset that people within the game are trying something new in an effort to promote the game. Get behind something for once in your sad lives. I hope it works out for them and we see more of this kind of thing from people who run the game.
Haha my thoughts exactly. I swear people just like to bitch and moan about everything.
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i fly out with 5 mates tomorrow and we are super pumped for it, it's a great idea
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Re: Magic round

Post by nemesis » May 8, 2019, 10:56 pm

thedevilingreen wrote:
May 8, 2019, 3:17 pm
Northern Raider wrote:I like the concept. Hate the ticketing and prices (as mentioned in preview thread). $90 for the 'cheap seats' behind the goal posts. Daughter wants to go and her ticket is another $70. Total of $160 to take your kid to the footy is just insane. Thats not counting the cost of food/drinks at the game which will easily take it up to a $200 trip.

I understand the concept and appreciate its trying something different. I just wish it wasn't priced at a premium and was more in line with your normal club game ticket prices.
Yeah I'm holding off till Friday to get my tickets in the hope that the NRL panic and drop prices but I'm not liking my chances of that happening. It's a shame it's a great concept but they have gone for a cash grab instead of trying to get the fans there to support it.

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this i agree on, i brought the whole weekend pack and still had to pay extra for the thursday game and i could'nt really see any savings for buying the whole weekend pack, am shocked to hear about what some are paying for 1 day passes.

west bank has dear prices, if the nrl really wants full stadiums they need to listen and make it affordable, you should be able to get your family in for $100 or less, i think the west bank family pass is more closer to $200 which is sad and i know plenty that were keen to go to it, some not even parra supporters and now they are not due to the price to go
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Re: Magic round

Post by BJ » May 8, 2019, 10:59 pm

Don’t be a fool like me and confuse this weekends games with the old television show Magic Roundabout.


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Post by I'm Bate Man » May 9, 2019, 12:00 am

How on earth did the Broncos not turn up for the media day today for ‘Magic Round’? Not only do they get an away game at Suncorp, they pull this rubbish.
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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 9, 2019, 12:01 am

There's really no excuse.
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Post by Danaman137 » May 9, 2019, 12:07 am

I think their excuse is pretty legit actually. I hate the donkeys as much as the next GH member, but when you’re sponsored by and getting a **** load of money from a company, I think it’s fair enough to dodge an event promoting one of their rivals if your sponsor asks you to.
At first I was surprised since it’s in Brisbane but upon hearing the reason I see their point.


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Re: Magic round

Post by Seiffert82 » May 9, 2019, 12:09 am

Happy to take their money for playing I presume.

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Post by Danaman137 » May 9, 2019, 12:12 am

Seiffert82 wrote:Happy to take their money for playing I presume.
I’m pretty sure it was just today’s event that was sponsored by Youi, not magic round itself.


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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 9, 2019, 12:12 am

But it is an NRL endorsed event. The Raiders seem to be referring to the NSW Cup as Canterbury Cup these days despite the fact they are sponsored by ISC. If NRMA Insurance has "stopped" the Broncos from appearing, it is pretty silly behaviour from NRMA Insurance. They just should have photo bombed Youi with their sponsor logos.
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Post by Danaman137 » May 9, 2019, 12:14 am

greeneyed wrote:But it is an NRL endorsed event. The Raiders seem to be referring to the NSW Cup as Canterbury Cup these days despite the fact they are sponsored by ISC. If NRMA Insurance has "stopped" the Broncos from appearing, it is pretty silly behaviour from NRMA Insurance. They just should have photo bombed Youi with their sponsor logos.
Fair point, broncos aren’t smart enough to think like that though.


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Re: Magic round

Post by -PJ- » May 9, 2019, 7:35 am

Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
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Re: Magic round

Post by raiderskater » May 9, 2019, 7:45 am

Danaman137 wrote:
May 9, 2019, 12:07 am
I think their excuse is pretty legit actually. I hate the donkeys as much as the next GH member, but when you’re sponsored by and getting a **** load of money from a company, I think it’s fair enough to dodge an event promoting one of their rivals if your sponsor asks you to.
At first I was surprised since it’s in Brisbane but upon hearing the reason I see their point.


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Suncorp is a very large insurance company.

The refs are also sponsored by Youi, are the Broncos players supposed to not stand near the refs?

Sorry, I think it stinks and if any other team tried it they wouldn't get away with it.
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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 9, 2019, 7:56 am

-PJ- wrote:Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
You can warm up inside at Lang Park.


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Re: Magic round

Post by The Rickman » May 9, 2019, 8:55 am

-PJ- wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:35 am
Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
There's been double headers at venues before, m8. This ain't a new concept haha.
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Re: Magic round

Post by Matt » May 9, 2019, 9:49 am

I like the concept, its going to have a different atmosphere for those attending. Its something different worth trying IMO. However, I do like the english concept where its the extra round.

I agree with S82 though, it wont change my footy viewing for the wkend, and I might be less inclined if we had lost another home game for it.

As for Bronx not showing up, that's really poor. Sponsors or not. Its an NRL event, you are paid by them 1st. Show up.

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Post by Sid » May 9, 2019, 9:52 am

That's why Broncos didn't show up a couple of weeks ago against Raiders, it was hosted at GIO stadium
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Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 9, 2019, 10:04 am

edwahu wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
Worth a try. I hope they try it in Sydney though and play it over 2 or max 3 days.
Yeah it's a fail in execution to me. For those of us outside of Brisbane it is just like any other round with match times. A 4-match Saturday would have been the point of difference/novelty for home viewers.

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Post by The Rickman » May 9, 2019, 10:27 am

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
edwahu wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
Worth a try. I hope they try it in Sydney though and play it over 2 or max 3 days.
Yeah it's a fail in execution to me. For those of us outside of Brisbane it is just like any other round with match times. A 4-match Saturday would have been the point of difference/novelty for home viewers.
Yeah, I agree with this actually. Four games on Saturday, with two each Friday and Sunday is the way to go

Gives Saturday a real different feel for us blokes watching it down the pub too


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Post by Sid » May 9, 2019, 10:33 am

The Rickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 10:27 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
edwahu wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
Worth a try. I hope they try it in Sydney though and play it over 2 or max 3 days.
Yeah it's a fail in execution to me. For those of us outside of Brisbane it is just like any other round with match times. A 4-match Saturday would have been the point of difference/novelty for home viewers.
Yeah, I agree with this actually. Four games on Saturday, with two each Friday and Sunday is the way to go

Gives Saturday a real different feel for us blokes watching it down the pub too


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+1,

Would help people visiting from out of town to condense it into 3 days. Take away the Thursday night game and add it to Saturday
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Post by Roger Kenworthy » May 9, 2019, 11:09 am

It seems over three days was the original plan, but Channel 9 blocked it.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/11 ... agic-round

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Post by Northern Raider » May 9, 2019, 11:20 am

Sid wrote:
May 9, 2019, 10:33 am
The Rickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 10:27 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
edwahu wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
Worth a try. I hope they try it in Sydney though and play it over 2 or max 3 days.
Yeah it's a fail in execution to me. For those of us outside of Brisbane it is just like any other round with match times. A 4-match Saturday would have been the point of difference/novelty for home viewers.
Yeah, I agree with this actually. Four games on Saturday, with two each Friday and Sunday is the way to go

Gives Saturday a real different feel for us blokes watching it down the pub too


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+1,

Would help people visiting from out of town to condense it into 3 days. Take away the Thursday night game and add it to Saturday
4 games on the Saturday? They'd have to start around midday. Better to add a Sunday evening game. Its already a timeslot used by the NRL.
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Re: Magic round

Post by Northern Raider » May 9, 2019, 11:21 am

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
May 9, 2019, 11:09 am
It seems over three days was the original plan, but Channel 9 blocked it.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/11 ... agic-round
Saw this bit in the article. Explains why ticket prices are so high.

it's understood each club will receive A$270,000 while the NRL takes earnings from the gate.

Given some clubs are lucky to make a A$60,000 profit from of a home game, particularly when they are playing an out-of-town team, this round appeals to their bottom line.
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Re: Magic round

Post by Sid » May 9, 2019, 11:27 am

Northern Raider wrote:
May 9, 2019, 11:20 am
Sid wrote:
May 9, 2019, 10:33 am
The Rickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 10:27 am
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
edwahu wrote:
May 8, 2019, 1:56 pm
Worth a try. I hope they try it in Sydney though and play it over 2 or max 3 days.
Yeah it's a fail in execution to me. For those of us outside of Brisbane it is just like any other round with match times. A 4-match Saturday would have been the point of difference/novelty for home viewers.
Yeah, I agree with this actually. Four games on Saturday, with two each Friday and Sunday is the way to go

Gives Saturday a real different feel for us blokes watching it down the pub too


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+1,

Would help people visiting from out of town to condense it into 3 days. Take away the Thursday night game and add it to Saturday
4 games on the Saturday? They'd have to start around midday. Better to add a Sunday evening game. Its already a timeslot used by the NRL.
that would work better than the current format too
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Post by Turt » May 9, 2019, 1:09 pm

I think having the Magic Round on Mothers day is a mistake. It's makes it very difficult for families to attend. I like the idea of it being and extra round so everyone still gets 12 home games. Still don't understand how this is a Broncos away game either.

Queen's Birthday might have been a better weekend if they want interstate visitors.

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Post by Matt » May 9, 2019, 3:24 pm

Sid wrote:
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That's why Broncos didn't show up a couple of weeks ago against Raiders, it was hosted at GIO stadium
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Re: Magic round

Post by -PJ- » May 9, 2019, 3:38 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 9, 2019, 8:55 am
-PJ- wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:35 am
Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
There's been double headers at venues before, m8. This ain't a new concept haha.
Yeah maybe..but with an hour between games...m8.
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Re: Magic round

Post by -PJ- » May 9, 2019, 3:39 pm

greeneyed wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:56 am
-PJ- wrote:Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
You can warm up inside at Lang Park.


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I haven't been there so thanks for that..
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Re: Magic round

Post by Northern Raider » May 9, 2019, 4:37 pm

-PJ- wrote:
May 9, 2019, 3:39 pm
greeneyed wrote:
May 9, 2019, 7:56 am
-PJ- wrote:Q. The Cowboys/Rabbitohs play straight after us on Sunday, where do both clubs warm up ?

Same as Friday night..2 games back to back.

And Saturday..3 games back to back to back.

Is there facilities at Sunburnt Stadium for all these clubs to warm up prior to playing ?

The warm ups take 20-30 minutes usually..
You can warm up inside at Lang Park.


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I haven't been there so thanks for that..
Pre-game at Origins shows both teams warming up under the stands. They have multiple change rooms so can accommodate at least 4 teams at a time. On the Saturday triple header the teams from game 1 will likely need to vacate before the teams from game 3 turn up. Will need to tidy up the room quicker than Cooper Cronk did the other day.
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Post by Dogman7 » May 9, 2019, 4:40 pm

Magic weekend was started in 2007 in UK, the mellinium stadium in Cardiff were the hosts, the attendance was just short of 59,000, three games played each day, what a lot of fans do is go to the pubs & then go-to support there team then go back to the bars,the ticket price is very reasonable

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Post by Dogman7 » May 9, 2019, 5:44 pm

It will be a great weekend,I would book a extra day of work to recover. This just would not happen in soccer in UK, it would be world war. 3

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Post by Bay53 » May 9, 2019, 5:54 pm

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It will be a great weekend,I would book a extra day of work to recover. This just would not happen in soccer in UK, it would be world war. 3
Yes they deliberately separate them in the city. Man City and Man Utd were not allowed to play at home in the same week in the champions league, so there wouldn’t be 4 sets of supporters.

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Post by Dogman7 » May 9, 2019, 6:27 pm

It was funny this morning on news channel a spurs male fan said , Lucas moura I want to lick your face & have your babies

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Re: Magic round

Post by pickles » May 9, 2019, 8:31 pm

Not off to a great start! No atmosphere on the TV, too many empty seats. A stand alone game with two away teams clearly isn’t working!

If you have to have a game on it’s own it needs to be a donkeys game.

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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 9, 2019, 8:48 pm

It looks pretty shabby. The events in the lead up have been pretty low key as well. For the Auckland Nines, the captains and teams of every club appeared in the main city square at a lunch time launch event. There was a whole day of activities, and the teams made appearances and did signing sessions, photo sessions etc etc. Every club had a public appearance at a local junior club, with that event open to the public. There was a gala launch on one evening, for the VIPs and that was broadcast. The clubs ran open training sessions.

As far as I can see, all that's been done for Magic Round is the kick for a million, where the teams were represented by former players (the Raiders sent Terry Campese). The teams clearly are not ever going to be in the one place at the one time... which is why Bolton couldn't address the 16 captains as part of his punishment for his off field indiscretions. None of the things that made the Nines a "festival" appear to be happening.

It is sort of typical NRL. No idea how to run such an event. No idea how to price such an event.
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