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Re: Magic round

Post by Wiki Special » May 13, 2019, 11:30 am

pickles wrote:
May 13, 2019, 11:15 am
Away from a rugby league heartland, it annoyed a lot of people that the Donkeys got an extra home game out of this and rightly so.
Manly were bringing their game against the Broncos to Brisbane again this year anyway so they would have had that game regardless, not because of Magic Round.

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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 11:56 am

Wiki Special wrote:
pickles wrote:
May 13, 2019, 11:15 am
Away from a rugby league heartland, it annoyed a lot of people that the Donkeys got an extra home game out of this and rightly so.
Manly were bringing their game against the Broncos to Brisbane again this year anyway so they would have had that game regardless, not because of Magic Round.
It shouldn’t be happening either way. If some teams are being pushed to play in country towns, they should at least be taking games to cities which get no Rugby League at all. If Brisbane is under served for rugby league (which it is) they should be another Brisbane team playing out of Lang Park ASAP.


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Re: Magic round

Post by simo » May 13, 2019, 1:21 pm

Magic round was an awful success according to all measurables. An awful, awful success.
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Re: Magic round

Post by edwahu » May 13, 2019, 1:42 pm

simo wrote:
May 13, 2019, 1:21 pm
Magic round was an awful success according to all measurables. An awful, awful success.
Could you list some? I'm genuinely interested.

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Re: Magic round

Post by bonehead » May 13, 2019, 1:46 pm

there's 15 teams in the NRL that don't interest me, otherwise I'm sure it was great.
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Re: Magic round

Post by Chicka's shoe » May 13, 2019, 2:17 pm

A great steaming pile of a concept that advantages Brisbane. Thumbs down here.
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Re: Magic round

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 13, 2019, 2:41 pm

hrundi89 wrote:
May 13, 2019, 10:57 am
Dr Zaius wrote:
May 12, 2019, 6:40 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:One interesting thing about Magic Round is we can finally compare NRL attendance to V8 Supercars. When V8s announce their official crowds as being the highest in Aus sport, it’s usually met with claims the numbers are skewed because they run all weekend.

So with that said, total attendance of Magic Round was 134,677.

V8 Supercars weekend attendances in 2017 (First article I could Google admittedly)
Melbourne GP: 272,000
Adelaide: 272,000
Bathurst: 204,512
Newcastle: 192,242
Gold Coast: 186,259
Townsville: 142,478
Average that year was 116,000 per event.

So their claim has legs


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That's a lot of bogans in one spot.
I thought League fans were bogans...?

Turn it up.

It's a bit unfair counting the GP attendance as a V8 crowd, is it not?
I was under the impression they separated the F1 ticket holders from the V8 ones, but looking at the attendance from this year, there were 324k viewing F1 across the weekend, so that's busted.
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The thing that annoys me there was next to no promotion for the event. I mean fox put the Hindy and fletch in a bloody bubble at the ground. The nrl did one event at the start of week and then nothing.

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TBF, the NRL's promotion strategy has been historically to send Beau Ryan to the CBD and poke fun at those who speak English as a second language, with Fatty squealing "How good's this?!" for 2 hours. They're scratching their heads now on what to do now that The Footy Show is off the air
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Re: Magic round

Post by hrundi89 » May 13, 2019, 3:48 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
May 13, 2019, 2:41 pm
hrundi89 wrote:
May 13, 2019, 10:57 am
Dr Zaius wrote:
May 12, 2019, 6:40 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:One interesting thing about Magic Round is we can finally compare NRL attendance to V8 Supercars. When V8s announce their official crowds as being the highest in Aus sport, it’s usually met with claims the numbers are skewed because they run all weekend.

So with that said, total attendance of Magic Round was 134,677.

V8 Supercars weekend attendances in 2017 (First article I could Google admittedly)
Melbourne GP: 272,000
Adelaide: 272,000
Bathurst: 204,512
Newcastle: 192,242
Gold Coast: 186,259
Townsville: 142,478
Average that year was 116,000 per event.

So their claim has legs


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That's a lot of bogans in one spot.
I thought League fans were bogans...?

Turn it up.

It's a bit unfair counting the GP attendance as a V8 crowd, is it not?
I was under the impression they separated the F1 ticket holders from the V8 ones, but looking at the attendance from this year, there were 324k viewing F1 across the weekend, so that's busted.
thedevilingreen wrote:
May 13, 2019, 8:47 am
The thing that annoys me there was next to no promotion for the event. I mean fox put the Hindy and fletch in a bloody bubble at the ground. The nrl did one event at the start of week and then nothing.

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TBF, the NRL's promotion strategy has been historically to send Beau Ryan to the CBD and poke fun at those who speak English as a second language, with Fatty squealing "How good's this?!" for 2 hours. They're scratching their heads now on what to do now that The Footy Show is off the air
They're the same tix, so yeah nah...
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Re: Magic round

Post by Rick » May 13, 2019, 5:03 pm

Regardless the Supercars have still smashed them numbers wise.


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Re: Magic round

Post by dubby » May 13, 2019, 5:30 pm

The biggest ratings on TV belong to the NRL, not a car race.
Let's total the crowds over an entire NRL season too.
I know what'll be higher.

I'm not for or against magic round. It'll eventually go belly up though, like the 9s and all stars.

I did think the atmosphere in some games was really poor.

Imagine our game played in Canberra? The crowd behind the team, pressure on the refs? Changes everything.

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Re: Magic round

Post by Seiffert82 » May 13, 2019, 5:50 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 12, 2019, 9:50 pm
I think my point is that most of you just whinge about everything you possibly can... the broncos, the nrl, the referees, basically everything gets **** on

I DO agree with the turf problem though, it looked poor today. The NRL needs to sort that out next time for sure


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Re: Magic round

Post by Bay53 » May 13, 2019, 11:45 pm

I am not sure the surface was too bad. It didn’t look the best, but there was a decision not to water it and keep it short and I think it worked ok.

I went on Saturday and Sunday and thought it wa fantastic. A very different event to any other RL event I have been to but there was a great vibe with all teams represented. There was universal agreement that the Thursday night doesn’t work and I expect the NRL will use that to convince Ch 9 to not demand it which is what happened this year.

I think Brisbane is the right venue for it. Good weather this time of year and a strong base of RL fans that don’t get a lot of RL with only 12 games a year in Brisbane. It also has the infrastructure to cope with the influx of people the event brings.

Not everyone watches every game but that is not the expectation. There were good crowds and good atmosphere at all the games. Yesterday did feel a bit strange when for me it went from a celebratory atmosphere to a game that I desperately wanted to win.

I am already looking forward to next year and without the work impediments I have at the moment, I will be one of those crazy people that watches every minute of every game.

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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 13, 2019, 11:53 pm

I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
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Post by The Rickman » May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm

greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Re: Magic round

Post by greeneyed » May 14, 2019, 6:20 pm

The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm
greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Re: Magic round

Post by The Rickman » May 14, 2019, 7:08 pm

greeneyed wrote:
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm
greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Yes, I did.
Then your opinion is entirely valid then!


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Re: Magic round

Post by Northern Raider » May 14, 2019, 7:12 pm

greeneyed wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:20 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm
greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Yes, I did.
He was in the grumpy seats
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Re: Magic round

Post by Bay53 » May 15, 2019, 4:43 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 7:12 pm
greeneyed wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:20 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm
greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Yes, I did.
He was in the grumpy seats
You don’t know the half of it. Never had a positive word to say about it all weekend.

Fair dinkum he would have booed Santa Claus.

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Re: Magic round

Post by The Rickman » May 15, 2019, 5:02 pm

Bay53 wrote:
May 15, 2019, 4:43 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
May 14, 2019, 7:12 pm
greeneyed wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:20 pm
The Rickman wrote:
May 14, 2019, 6:05 pm
greeneyed wrote:I think if you'd ever decided to go to the Auckland Nines, you'd have found the atmosphere to have been Magic Round x 20.

Because the Auckland Nines did EVERYTHING much, much better than we saw on the weekend. It is sad the NRL found itself incapable of just copying the Nines.

But, yes, they were. Incompetent.
Did you go to the Magic Round, GE?


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Yes, I did.
He was in the grumpy seats
You don’t know the half of it. Never had a positive word to say about it all weekend.

Fair dinkum he would have booed Santa Claus.
:lol: Would've been a different story if it was held in Canberra, mate.

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Re: Magic round

Post by -PJ- » May 16, 2019, 7:15 am

Next year may I suggest all 16 clubs are on the field at the same time.

8 up one end, the other 8 down the other.

Maybe have 8 different coloured footballs..eg Rooster/Raiders chase red ball.

Now..that would be magic..
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Re: Magic round

Post by Timbo » May 16, 2019, 10:28 am

-PJ- wrote:
May 16, 2019, 7:15 am
Next year may I suggest all 16 clubs are on the field at the same time.

8 up one end, the other 8 down the other.

Maybe have 8 different coloured footballs..eg Rooster/Raiders chase red ball.

Now..that would be magic..
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Re: Magic round

Post by simo » May 16, 2019, 10:33 am

Timbo wrote:
May 16, 2019, 10:28 am
-PJ- wrote:
May 16, 2019, 7:15 am
Next year may I suggest all 16 clubs are on the field at the same time.

8 up one end, the other 8 down the other.

Maybe have 8 different coloured footballs..eg Rooster/Raiders chase red ball.

Now..that would be magic..
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Post by Sid » May 16, 2019, 10:36 am

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