NRL Nines tournament suspended for 2018

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  1. POPEYE

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    The only sport on Fox I watch is RL, Snooker, motor racing, the occasional darts and live surfing, ignore most of everything else . . . still, $40 a month that includes 32 games of RL is worth more to me than the one carton of piss I have to forego in exchange. Oh, I do keep my eye out for Women's Beach Volleyball as well

    I'm proud to support RL for everyone by helping to keep Fox in business and even though most of basic plan Foxtel is shit I still manage to record (can't abide paying for ads) a hundred hours or so of stuff like GOT that interest me
     
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    9's should include entrant teams that otherwise have little opportunity to showcase their possible value to the game of RL, it's surprising what Fox will telecast . . . nothing insidious about it, no hidden threat to residents of Wankerland
     
  3. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    I think you misunderstand. Im not complaining that NRL is mostly on FOX, it is clearly what needs to happen from a financial POV...

    What annoys me is that we have this new product that could be very successful with some decent promotion, and we hide it away on FOX. Why is anyone surprised that the crowds have fallen so badly, when it gets no general exposure?

    Get this of FTA and interest would boom....
     
  4. _snafu_

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    Bring back the Nissan Sevens.
     
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  5. Spot On

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    Amen.
     
  6. POPEYE

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    So don't watch it, there's enough of us that will
     
  7. Spot On

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  8. POPEYE

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    What does it matter to you when it is renewed, aren't you only interested in established players
     
  9. Spot On

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    You think it'll be run again Pops?
     
  10. POPEYE

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    RL needs every bit of help it can get to either find talent or keep talent interested . . . only a f**king idiot would want the 9's to fold, especially if it wasn't obligatory for NRL clubs to enter
     
  11. Spot On

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    Looks like I fall into the FI category.
     
  12. POPEYE

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    For what it's worth I'd only class you as occasionally misinformed . . . something we all aspire to
     
  13. Spot On

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    They should remove the requirement for clubs to send 10 of their best players

    Clubs (rightly) don't want important players risking injury for an exhibition

    Give the rookies a chance to shine
     
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    yeh I think you need some first teamers in it but as long as the stars of the game are there signing autographs, getting selfies etc then that is enough. I don't see any issues with 1st team wingers, centres etc being in it. Like I said before make it so people want to go because it is a kick ass entertaining event, not because they want to see Thurston or Cronk playing and it will be a success. I went to big bash and couldn't tell you the name of any of the players as I don't follow cricket, I just went with mates because it was a great night out.
     
  16. Canard

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    Better to burn out then fade away.
     
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  17. Fangs

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    The problem with nines is there are not enough players on the field. All that space is ugly.
     
  19. Pedge1971

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    Needs 20/40s and 30/50s.
     
  20. Canard

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    Actually I believe that quote was from the inventor of the internet.

    George Washington
     
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