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Post by greeneyed » March 9, 2019, 9:48 pm

Ray Warren will only call about "a dozen" games this year, including State of Origin and the Grand Final: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... c516eb21ef
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Post by Sid » March 9, 2019, 10:27 pm

greeneyed wrote:Ray Warren will only call about "a dozen" games this year, including State of Origin and the Grand Final: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... c516eb21ef
Watching the ‘94 grand final highlights today Ray Warren at his best will be hard to beat.. but he hasn’t been near his best for a long time. He’s still better than Hadley today though.
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 10, 2019, 5:36 am

CH9 need to get back to calling football and stop talking about everything else during the call and stop doing cross promos for other shows , which they clearly dont watch themselves .

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Post by Northern Raider » March 10, 2019, 10:40 am

Sid wrote:
March 9, 2019, 10:27 pm
greeneyed wrote:Ray Warren will only call about "a dozen" games this year, including State of Origin and the Grand Final: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... c516eb21ef
Watching the ‘94 grand final highlights today Ray Warren at his best will be hard to beat.. but he hasn’t been near his best for a long time. He’s still better than Hadley today though.
I find the mute button better than Hadley. He's a much better radio caller where the video doesn't expose his cluelessness.
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Post by greeneyed » March 13, 2019, 7:35 am

Match officials enterprise agreement

The NRL has today announced the confirmation of a new Enterprise Agreement with the Match Officials.

The NRL and the Professional Rugby League Match Officials have agreed to a four-year partnership.

NRL Head of Football Elite Competitions Graham Annesley made the announcement today, alongside PRLMO chair Silvio Del Vecchio, Senior Manager Officiating Bernard Sutton, as well as Senior Match Official Ashley Klein.

"It is fantastic to be able to lock in a four-year term for the agreement, adding long-term security to our agreement with the Match Officials," Mr Annesley said.

"NRL Match Officials operate in an incredibly challenging environment and we have some of the best, most talented officials in the country.

"The negotiations were always held in the right spirit and I'd like to acknowledge the role played by Silvio Del Vecchio during the process."

Mr Del Vecchio said the agreement represented a significant outcome following a 12-month process.

"This deal signals the start of a relationship of recognition and respect," Mr Del Vecchio said.

"Because if the Game doesn’t respect the match officials we can’t expect everyone else to. We are extremely satisfied with this outcome."

NRL media release

Top-flight referees set to earn more than 300k per year: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/12/top ... -per-year/

Troll abuse forces NRL to turn to psych specialist for rattled referees: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 1d693a8198
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Post by Sid » March 14, 2019, 9:10 am

We're on the last day of pre-season!

Congratulations to these clubs who have seemingly made it through the pre-season scandal free!
(I will update the list if someone can point out a mistake.)

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Post by greeneyed » March 18, 2019, 12:51 pm

ARL Chairman Peter Beattie deletes Twitter account over Laurie Nichols gaffe

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie has deleted his Twitter account, apparently due to blowback over a "joke" gone horribly wrong. An account called 'Laurie Nichols is god' - a parody of the late, great, singlet-wearing, shadow-boxing Balmain Tigers fan Laurie Nichols - tweeted to Beattie.

The real Laurie Nichols died 19 years ago, but Beattie tweeted back, "Good to see you are well Laurie. Good win for Wests Tigers today. All the best."

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Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 18, 2019, 1:01 pm

Some people need to harden up and Bulldog Ritchie attacking him over it was plain weak.

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Post by greeneyed » March 27, 2019, 5:40 pm

I see the journalists on NRL 360 keep raising the idea of a "Bush Round". Some of these people have absolutely no idea. The number of games played at night... yet there are virtually no country grounds with acceptable lighting, and certainly not for the purposes of television. Is Fox wanting to pay for temporary lighting? They keep saying what great grounds there are in the country... I've been to Mudgee and Bathurst... and they're probably not much better than the standard of Seiffert Oval (Mudgee is certainly newer). The Raiders are taking a game to Wagga at a ground which is below the standard of a number of Canberra Raiders Cup grounds. Are these people crazy? Members displaced, sponsors displaced, inadequate media facilities and facilities for spectators. What is the obsession with taking games to small grounds, guaranteeing small crowds, in substandard facilities? So many people in rugby league have so little ambition for the code.

Sure, take trials to the bush. I'm surprised the NRL allows teams like Parramatta to stage trials at St Marys... but your premium product should not be downgraded.
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Post by -TW- » March 27, 2019, 5:50 pm

You're seriously the only person I've heard have a problem with this idea

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Post by greeneyed » March 27, 2019, 5:55 pm

-TW- wrote:
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You're seriously the only person I've heard have a problem with this idea
There's clearly a lot of ill informed people out there, if that's true. I can also guarantee that there are certain clubs who would never even consider it... for the same reasons I've just mentioned.

I expect the NRL and some other pundits would also soon see what a silly idea it would be to vacate every city in Australia and New Zealand to other sports on one weekend. You would be guaranteeing that the NRL would have one of the lowest ever rounds for crowds in a very, very long time, if not ever. It'd be the height of lunacy. And I think the NRL will find the "Magic Round" isn't the best idea for the same reason, fairly quickly.
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Post by greeneyed » March 28, 2019, 12:39 pm

NRL sounds out clubs for potential Nines return

The NRL has approached the clubs to gauge an appetite for the potential return of the Nines next pre-season after what would be a three-year hiatus. While Western Sydney Stadium has been floated as a potential venue, there could be demand to stage it at the new Perth Stadium.

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Post by Rick » March 28, 2019, 1:09 pm

Make it on the rep round bye and give 4 competition points to first and 2 to the runner up.


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Post by Northern Raider » March 28, 2019, 2:29 pm

Reckon I know what Ricky's response will be if asked.
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Post by greeneyed » March 29, 2019, 7:42 am

Leeds get their second win of the year, in golden point, a 41 metre drop goal in golden point. Castleford had a chance to get the win in the final minute, but inexplicably ran it on the final two plays. Leeds still in relegation territory.
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Post by Rick » March 31, 2019, 3:55 pm

Can’t remember what thread it was in but basically discussing how AFL was growing the game compared to the NRL;

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Post by greeneyed » April 9, 2019, 8:18 am

NRL to look at overhauling competition points for golden point wins

The NRL will consider overhauling the competition points system to allow teams who lose in golden point to walk away with something for their efforts. The NRL will discuss the option of allocating four points for a win, three points for a golden-point win and one point for a loss in extra time.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... c72d20e63e

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Post by LimeGreenMachine » April 9, 2019, 8:28 am

Nothing like giving losers something. That is today's society after all.

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Post by gergreg » April 9, 2019, 8:36 am

I dunno but it seems that the majority of fans just want Golden point scrapped for regular season games. So what does the NRL do?

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Post by -TW- » April 9, 2019, 8:36 am

gergreg wrote:I dunno but it seems that the majority of fans just want Golden point scrapped for regular season games. So what does the NRL do?

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Post by Northern Raider » April 9, 2019, 11:24 am

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
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Nothing like giving losers something. That is today's society after all.
Could argue that they didn't lose. Games are 80 minutes. If scores are tied then neither team lost. Extra time is then a fight for the distribution of points.
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Post by julian87 » April 9, 2019, 11:28 am

I hate golden point. 25 game season of an absolutely grueling 80 minute physical sport. If normal competition games are a draw they should 100% just stay that way.

Golden Point is just a bit of entertainment for casual fans imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Sid » April 9, 2019, 11:54 am

Much like the wildcard finals idea I don't think tweaking gimmicky rule changes are as important as other issues NRL face.
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » April 9, 2019, 12:54 pm

Golden point is to get a winner therefore there is a loser , to get a result.

Don't have golden point but if you do therefore you want a winner and a loser. Don't reward the loser.

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Post by greeneyed » April 9, 2019, 1:28 pm

I don't mind it. I love golden point, you want a result. It's exciting. But I can see an argument that a golden point win shouldn't be worth as much as a good win in ordinary time. And I can see an argument why a team that forces a draw in ordinary time should walk away with something. Plus there's more incentive to get a win in ordinary time.
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Post by -PJ- » April 9, 2019, 3:10 pm

No.

I'm not a fan of golden point but hey its here.

Rewarding the losing side points is plain ridiculous.
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Post by gangrenous » April 9, 2019, 5:36 pm

greeneyed wrote:I don't mind it. I love golden point, you want a result. It's exciting. But I can see an argument that a golden point win shouldn't be worth as much as a good win in ordinary time. And I can see an argument why a team that forces a draw in ordinary time should walk away with something. Plus there's more incentive to get a win in ordinary time.
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Post by Finite » April 9, 2019, 5:48 pm

I find Golden point really exciting and quite like it. In a grandfinal it would be pretty gutting.

The new points system could work i recon.

Genuine question here. Why not just 2 for the winner and 1 for the other team? Not fair to give 2 points to a team who dont win outright i guess when another team gets the same for winning outright?
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Post by zim » April 9, 2019, 5:51 pm

I don't have any problem with some points for being drawn at 80mins and full points for getting the win in extra time. One thing I would like to see is no 7 tackle sets for missed field goals or kicks inside the 20.

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Post by gangrenous » April 9, 2019, 5:58 pm

Finite wrote: Genuine question here. Why not just 2 for the winner and 1 for the other team? Not fair to give 2 points to a team who dont win outright i guess when another team gets the same for winning outright?
I think it’s too easily open to manipulation having games where more points are awarded than others.

Say two evenly matched teams agreeing to play for a draw in both their matches so that they got a guaranteed 3 points from two games rather than an expected 2.


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Post by Finite » April 9, 2019, 6:03 pm

gangrenous wrote:
April 9, 2019, 5:58 pm
Finite wrote: Genuine question here. Why not just 2 for the winner and 1 for the other team? Not fair to give 2 points to a team who dont win outright i guess when another team gets the same for winning outright?
I think it’s too easily open to manipulation having games where more points are awarded than others.

Say two evenly matched teams agreeing to play for a draw in both their matches so that they got a guaranteed 3 points from two games rather than an expected 2.
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Post by greeneyed » April 9, 2019, 6:19 pm

Finite wrote:I find Golden point really exciting and quite like it. In a grandfinal it would be pretty gutting.

The new points system could work i recon.

Genuine question here. Why not just 2 for the winner and 1 for the other team? Not fair to give 2 points to a team who dont win outright i guess when another team gets the same for winning outright?
You can’t have different amounts of competition points up for grabs in different games. It would be completely unfair to other teams. You would be giving more competition points (three) to teams who just happened to produce a draw in 80 minutes. It’d definitely be unfair to give one point to a losing team, but only two to a team that won well... and two to a team that couldn’t win in the 80 minutes, but do so in golden point.


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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » April 9, 2019, 7:01 pm

Yeah, I’ll take “Scrap Golden Point and settle for a draw” for $200 thanks Alex


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10 min extra time for me.


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