The Bogan divide

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  1. The Vaulting Violinist

    The Vaulting Violinist Juniors

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    Does RL have an image problem in the media that continues to limit its growth potential? Let’s review:

    Bogan

    Joey
    MG
    Girds
    Beau
    Fatty
    Molan
    Blocker
    Ikin
    Rothfield
    Hooper
    Matt Johns
    Rabs
    Gould
    Ginnane
    Fittler
    Hadley
    Tunks
    Gasnier

    Not Bogan

    Kent
    Morrow
    Voss
    Fulton
    Smith
    Hughes

    Not sure

    Moore
    Ryan
    Benji
    Shirvington
    Braybrook

    There’s probably others but it’s not a good look, particularly when trying to appeal to new markets (especially multicultural ones that have nfi what is going on when every sentence begins with maaaatttteeeee top bloke)

    I get the working class nature of the game, but maybe it’s time to balance the mix a little more?
     
  2. footy75

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    lol... I hear what you´re saying but some of those lads are entertaining and good for a laugh.
     
  3. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    I think the Benedict Cumberbatch should be the new face of rugby league.
     
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  4. I Bleed Maroon

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    I would hardly describe Rabs and Ikin as "Bogans"
     
  5. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Yeh rabs used to be a mad punter bogan. Maybe it’s a bit harsh keeping him on the list now though

    Ikin is a total bogan as much as he tries to hide it
     
  6. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Oh I agree, but I’m just arguing for more of a mix to attract new audiences
     
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    They are ex footy players. Do you expect them to be scholars?
     
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  8. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Nope

    But do I want to hear bogans commenting on the game 24:7? No
     
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  9. T-Boon

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    We should aim to get it more like the V8 Supercar coverage.
    I cannot imagine a more bogan sport than V8 supercars but you listen to the drivers and commentators speak and they sound intelligent and the bogan fans love them but they can still socialise with a billionaire like Penski.
     
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  11. titoelcolombiano

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    We need some private school tossers with a hyphenated last names playing the game. Stallion - when are you going to get RL into the elite private schools?
     
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  12. Rhino_NQ

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    Dugan should get a gig when he retires
     
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  14. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Don’t need to go to that extreme, just less of the bogan brigade
     
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    Perhaps mute the television and watch Rugby League to the tune of classical music while you sip your chamomile tea and sniff your farts.

    The only one I like off your 'Not Bogan' list is Vossy. Kent should be nowhere near our TV screens mumbling his Daily Telegraph bullshit and Smith is a smarmy, close-talking shithead - I dunno how Brandy cops a couple hours a week in a small space with that bloke.
     
  16. some11

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    That's because any form of motorsport requires a great deal of wealth to even get into, the majority of those guys either come from money or made relationships with people who do, no surprise that people from higher socio-economic backgrounds generally don't behave like bogans.
     
  17. T-Boon

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    What about 1/3rd bogan, 1/3rd normal/average, 1/3rd well spoken.
     
  18. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Yep great idea, might just do that :rolling_eyes:
     
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    big financial news
     
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    + 1/3rd game smarts/knowledge
     

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