Discussion in 'NRL' started by Timmah, Feb 6, 2017.
Someone actually said that?
who said our interests are confined to Canberra dummy ?
ol Stallions private school educated mate apparently
steer clear of where eva that guy got his education kiddies lol
North Shore. And was only allowed to play rugby union I might add.
NRL reeping what it has sowed. Allowing TV to dictate 2 Friday games since 2007, Thursday and Monday night games at unfriendly times for younger families and children and KO times advertised for 7:45/50 not starting til after 8. kids introduced from 2007 would be teenagers now and in a few years have a disposable income.
What happened to Sunday games in wk2/3 of the finals? They were dropped in favour of a twilight GF and then the spineless merkins reverted to night GF's and kept the Friday/Saturday games.
Absolutely spot on.
Everyone forgets about the whole sunday arvo finals that we gave up for the twilight GF......... To then go back to night time GF's and not get those arvos semis back..........
Very true. Im ok with the Friday and Saturday finals although could live with Saturday evening Sunday arvo. The Grand final is the doozy though. A rival code has its Gf in daylight hours and outrated the nightime Gf of the NRL last season. Surely the reasoning behind the nightime gf is flawed and doesnt help our games exposure to the very young! Its crazy business acumen! With no regard for future development to boot.
Nope was week 2. We lost to Warriors week 1, beat Brisbane the next week than beat Cronulla in the Prelim.
NRL expecting 35-40k at Suncorp & 20-25k at ANZ.
Can't wait until this season is over, it's been like pulling teeth all year with all the off field distractions taking over from the actual game on the field.
Can't see 2018 being any different with this mob of rabbits in charge.
The night time move, generally ruined the GF day for me to the point where by the time the game roles around i cannot be particularly bothered to watch. Very damaging as well in that many kids will now not get to see the marquee game of the season which long term is less rusted on fans.
Thayer would be truly awful awful awful crowds.
knowing our luck the Cows & Panthers will get up this weekend ( no offence to the fans of those sides )
meaning Allianz will get around 30K instead of 42K , I maintain it should be at ANZ if against the eels & we're getting 60K. We'd be the only code in this country willing to deny people an opportunity to attend our games , but what else would we expect from this present admin.
Penrith at AAMI it won't make too much of a difference though
28K for them , 30K for the Broncos
Cronks last game in Melbourne & all ... should be at or near capacity regardless
Wonders never cease! First time I agree with a comment you have provided. Well done.
Wherever they are confined to,they haven't helped you get into the semis.dipsticker.
Its a f**king final! Get the f**k out there! It was once the norm that finals matches were centralised and fans turned up. I'm all for finals being played at home venues, but until they make them all seater and have a capacity greater than 30k, then the major venues it should be. The game should be striving to be greater.
Playing these matches at SFS or Homebush Bay Oval (if Penrith or Parra host them) gives the match a finals vibe.
The shit crowds are due to more than Manly, Penrith and Cronulla fans avoiding the city. There are multiple issues which have festered and created apathy among supporters.
The NRL schedule with too many games at fan unfriendly times.
The inconsistency in officiating and the constant reviews which keep stopping the game rather than allowing it to move along.
The regular season dying once Origin begins.
Too many games which means matches aren't an event.
There are more, but basically there are a myriad of problems with the game, and most of them were caused by the NRL spreading their legs wider than a king cross whore for the broadcasters. The extra coin they got was always going to be a slippery slope to dwindling crowds. Make it easier for merkins not to attend, then the routine sets in.
Friday night seems a good fit for the Melbourne game to draw a good crowd and won't conflict with the big game scheduled for Saturday afternoon. I would expect a little more if it were to be against the Broncos than Panthers, little more rivalry there.
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