1. Out Now:

    Here it is - the latest edition of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine with a full wrap on last weekend's NRL and Super League along with the match programme for the coming round!

    Ahead of Women in League Round this weekend, this bumper issue has plenty of features. Paul Jobber chats to Erin Molan about life in broadcasting, footy and more. Joshua Wells talks to NRLW player Botille Vette-Welsh about her rise in the women's game. We've also got Rick Edgerton's weekly finals piece, this week looking at the spines of each of the top eight sides. We also look at Old Boys Day through the eyes of Newcastle prop Daniel Saifiti.

    Add to that all the regular features you've come to expect - a full NRL Round 19 programme - and you have one fantastic 36-page magazine for your weekend's reading!

    EDITION 17 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

2020 season

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by franklin2323, May 17, 2019.

  1. Fangs

    Fangs Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    2,750
    Fantastic. Football lives on.
     
  2. ACTPanthers

    ACTPanthers Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    3,462
    Likes Received:
    2,032
    I'm doing something similar with the NBA season and 2K20 ha ha
     
    OldPanther likes this.
  3. OldPanther

    OldPanther Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    6,670
    Tonight at 8pm is the Thursday night game. I'll post here for anyone interested along with the other 7 games from the weekend as they go up according to the real life schedule. I will be implementing injuries/suspensions with a dice roll system on Reddit with a range of 1 - 5 games out. Also will be running a teamlist tuesday on Reddit. 15 minute halves on veteran difficulty with all players skills edited to be even to remove bias towards teams due to game mechanics.
     
  4. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    28,355
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    It is the only time my team makes the playoffs
     
  5. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,694
    Likes Received:
    3,103
    This whole virus situation is devastating for millions of people in our country and across the world so it’s probably selfish to express any view around the postponement of the Nrl or any other code.

    No doubt the NRL will have contingency scenarios in place but I suspect this season is probably over.

    i hope that some good will come from all of this and we will learn from from the mistakes made at the very beginning not least being the position taken by the Communist Regime in China. The damage done to the World economy is something which is going to take many years to recover from. Very very sad situation and something which could largely have been avoided.
     
  6. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    28,355
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    F1 is planning to comeback mid June with international travel. NRL has a few months buffer.

    Fans may not get to attend but the NRL players in their bubble will. Provided Cruise ships stay away
     
  7. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,694
    Likes Received:
    3,103
    I hope so, but I don’t think so.

    I think there is a bigger picture in this fiasco, hard lessons to be learnt and to ensure we insulate our future generations from the next and probably far worse pandemic we and the western world generally need to insulate ourselves from China. I’m not an economist but maybe just maybe we need to start making things again, kick start manufacturing our own product and services and not be so reliant on importing 90% of such goods and services particularly from the Republic of China and it’s communist regime.

    I know this is a footy forum but can I just say I so hope the leaders of the Western world grow some balls and make a stand against the Republic of China and it dangerous Communist Regime who are responsible for this pandemic and the untold trillions of dollars and loss of life which it should be held accountable for.
     
    Pomoz and Buzzard Breath like this.
  8. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    28,355
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    Every sport in the World is aiming for June return. Lack of expansion means we are better protected as far as getting on the field.

    Would be nice but the world is scared of China and won’t do anything
     
  9. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,694
    Likes Received:
    3,103
    I’m not a Donald Trump fan, but unlike mainstream politicians he calls a spade a spade and at the very least he calls things for what they are in this global catastrophe.

    We should be scared of China, there military build up in recent times has largely gone unchecked even if the US are only too well aware of the threat they pose.

    Sad to say it but there will be no June return for any major sport this situation is going to be with us for six months or more.
     
  10. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    28,355
    Likes Received:
    6,450
    We will see. Most of ours seems to still come from overseas so the next few weeks it should drop.
     
  11. Buzzard Breath

    Buzzard Breath Bench

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,626
    Likes Received:
    1,865
    100% agree on all of this.
    When this is over a lot of people in this country will need jobs. A perfect opportunity to start manufacturing more things here and decrease our imports and dependency from China.
    Surely we can do something.
     
    Panther Mick likes this.
  12. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,694
    Likes Received:
    3,103
    For too long now we have given up our capability on manufacturing because it is largely cheaper to simply import the same products from overseas (China for the most part) while at the same time sell off our greatest agricultural assets to the Chinese. It is a lose, lose situation and something I have been worried about for a long time not just since the onset of this recent virus.

    If there is one positive to come from this catastrophe then just maybe it maybe we will be less reliant on cheaper imports from China and just maybe let’s start making things and manufacturing our own products again even if they cost a little or a lot more. Personally I would be happy to pay the difference if it means a better outcome for our country going forward.
     
    Panther Mick and Buzzard Breath like this.
  13. OldPanther

    OldPanther Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    6,670
    RNRL Thursday Night Football Raiders Vs Dragons Round 3 2020

     
  14. Fangs

    Fangs Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    2,750
    Was that first grade or reserve grade?

     
  15. OldPanther

    OldPanther Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    6,670
    They stole my idea haha. Mine will be much better thought out with injuries/suspension and tracking the ladder.
     
    Fangs likes this.
  16. Fangs

    Fangs Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    2,750
    I agree.

    They probably won't keep up with it either. The why bother factor will stop most.

    The cricket Australia video was done like a highlights real of the match. Professional journo doing a voice over of the key moments. Maybe try that sometime for match of the round.
     
    OldPanther likes this.
  17. Fangs

    Fangs Bench

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4,385
    Likes Received:
    2,750
    20 seconds left, behind by 2 and you have a goal line drop out to kick. Why kick it to halfway and meekly give the opposition the ball with no contest?

    Dunderheaded performance by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
     
    OldPanther likes this.
  18. OldPanther

    OldPanther Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    6,670
    You'd think they'd be a clever bunch with the private schools out that way.
     
    Fangs likes this.

Share This Page