Origin undersells in Melbourne (Or: The Telecrap shits on the game again)

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by I Bleed Maroon, May 27, 2018.

  1. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

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    You were at Maccas and you were reading about Rugby League in the Telegraph?

    My guess is that you're a CEO of a Multinational company who has a private school education, three University degrees are married to a girl called Bethany and you drive a Mercedes GT.
     
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  2. T-Boon

    T-Boon First Grade

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    I do that but I always smear a gherkin in the AFL section.
     
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  3. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    There'd be better quality content in the toilet paper.
     
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  4. hrundi99

    hrundi99 First Grade

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    I don't get the point you're trying to make or maybe it was an attempt at humour that went under my head...
     
  5. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

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    So I was right on every point
    Clairvoyant is my next job
     
  6. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I think you're the only person laughing at your joke, @Lambretta
     
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  7. jim_57

    jim_57 Juniors

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    So I'd imagine the 'neutral' game is here to stay now. Since it's locked in until 2022 I can't see it going back to 2 games in one city (Brisbane, Sydney) model if Perth and Adelaide are successful.

    I think it's best case scenario for everyone, no team gets a home game advantage, Governments pay the NRL and in return get money pumped back in to their economy.

    2019 - Perth (Confirmed)
    2020 - Adelaide (Confirmed)
    2021 - Melbourne (Confirmed)
    2022 - Auckland
    2023 - Perth
    2024 - Adelaide
    2025 - Melbourne (Confirmed)

    You'd have to think something like that would make sense, wash rinse repeat or sell it to the highest bidder if any city loses interest.
     
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  8. LESStar58

    LESStar58 Referee

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    Only 35k short of prediction.

    Muppets
     
  9. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

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    So business as normal then
    I don't mind being unique

    It's why I follow the Roosters
     
  10. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Tasmania shortchanged. Disgraceful.
     
  11. magpie_man

    magpie_man Juniors

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    I can't see one being played in NZ; wouldn't it have to played at 10pm over there in order to be televised at 8pm here?
     
  12. SBD82

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    They could do the Sunday game.
     
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  13. insert.pause

    insert.pause First Grade

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  14. big hit!

    big hit! Juniors

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    shit thing about these neutral games is how quiet they are unless there is a line break , big hit or try.

    the TV broadcast sounded like thursday night parra vs cowboys with 7k at Stad Oz, rather than an origin. could hear the mouth breathers yelling their tackle count and directions from the very 1st tackle.
     
  15. jim_57

    jim_57 Juniors

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    Didn't notice much difference to any other RL game I've been to really, I don't think even the most dedicated fans ooh and ahhh in their thousands at every pass or correct play the ball.
     
  16. The Vaulting Violinist

    The Vaulting Violinist Juniors

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    Surely they take one to the US ahead of the World Cup. Iā€™d take the other unconfirmed one to Hong Kong or mainland China with ET fronting the campaign
     

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