NRL Boss doesn't even know who the Cronulla Sharks are

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  1. Clifferd

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    I reckon we should indefinitely suspend the nrl for now.

    This is clearly the biggest issue in the game atm
     
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  2. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    All the papers are talking about it Clifferd, it clearly must be the biggest issue facing the game today.
     
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  3. El Diablo

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    and if it's mentioned by the NY times then RL is in it's final death throes and we should all start preparing to following another sport
     
  4. wibble

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    We had an education minister once get up in parliament and complain that estimation was being taught in maths, when in his day "near enough wasn't good enough".

    Estimating being regarded by educators as an essential skill, well under utilised and undervalued, and part of every good attempt to get a precise answer, and the education minister giving the exact opposite advice in parliament (mind you, this education minister also admitted on live television that he didn't believe in evolution, so clearly not that concerned with STEM subjects).

    Just a small example I know, but politicians are so regularly caught out being 2 dimensional it is worrying that Beattie didn't know a fundamental about the game he "loves".

    Politicians are regarded so poorly because we suspect they will say anything, wether they believe it or not. If Beattie is part of the NRL now, he has to say he loves it, and has to talk up his "vision". But if he doesn't know the clubs so well that even under the "stress" of being with the "great" Gould, he can't name them, it appears that he is just saying whatever people want to hear, as a politician does, and has no actual ideas about running the game.

    I hope this is not true. I hope he has a well thought out and detailed vision. And then we can judge him for the big picture, and not a gaffe.

    But it was not an encouraging moment, given his history as a politician, and the NRL's history of hiring people who don't know anything about rugby league.
     
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  5. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Precisely

    (ignoring the fact it was syndicated there by Reuters)
     
  6. Eion

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    Good to see you all still discussing this non multi country transatlantic story.
     
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  7. carcharias

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    Let’s talk about the real issues
    Like blokes hair styles

    The bloke running the show not having a clue is a non issue.
     
  8. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    you sutherland fans should send beattie a bunch of forget me not flowers..

    they're blue too..

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

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    Can you name one of the real areas of strength that the AFL has over the NRL?
    Is it
    a) That AFL has a letter F in it?
    b) AFL use the words Guernsey and barrack instead of Jersey or support?
    c) The AFL has the ear of every f**king politician in each State the game is played in?

    Peter Beattie has an understanding of the Politics in Australia - it's a better strength right now than having good general knowledge. But that aside, he mis-heard the question. He knows who the Sharks are.
    They're the team with that NSW wanker Gallen in it
     
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  10. carcharias

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    Misheard the question my arse
    Complete bullshit
    He had no f**king idea

    He’d make an excellent vid ref
     
  11. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    People get so angry when they realise their insignificance to others..
     
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  12. kdalymc

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    Why exactly did they ask that question anyway?
     
  13. carcharias

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    People get angrier when you knock down their fence.
     
  14. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    We’ve forgiven the Eels fans for knocking over the fence at Kogarah..
     
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  15. carcharias

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    Well the last bloke got it wrong in his first day as well.
    It was well publicised and he got lambasted for it.
    Most NRL fans would recall it.

    Gould was just making a bit of a joke by asking the same question.
     
  16. kdalymc

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    Ha f**k me
     
  17. carcharias

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    They’d look good on the st George dragons grave.
    Geeze 20 years went quick
     
  18. 100%green

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    Wasn't it Penrith that in first round ran out of water and soft drinks as well as running out of pies or something last year? I could be wrong but I am sure I heard the drinks one this week and recall them running out of food last year.

    If this is the case doesn't Gould have more to worry about rather than if the new Chairman knows all the teams and big name players.

    The guy is doing double duty on the Comms Games and NRL. So far he is saying and doing the right things bar this one stuff up. And he came right out 50 mins after it and tweeted an appolgy. More than Grant or Smith did when they stuffed up!

    In his first few weeks he has said and acted as more of a leader of the game than Grant, Smith and Gallop. He is already putting stadiums and expansion on the table (something the AFL is decades ahead of us in). I am willing to give the guy a chance before calling for his head. People need to calm down!
     
  19. AlwaysGreen

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    Is Beattie actually the 'boss' anyway?
     
  20. Perth Red

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    No, he's the chairman. He has no more power than any other commissioner.
     

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