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Coronavirus and NRL

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Knight76, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Quicksilver

    Quicksilver Juniors

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    Nothing against the Warriors, but the season should be able to proceed without them if that's all that is stopping it.

    Happy for them to come back next year, or even later in the year if they like.
     
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  2. Xcalibre

    Xcalibre Juniors

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    Too bad there isn’t a good NRL video game. I only just discovered MLB have got a league of The Show (MLB game on PS4) going, with a player representing each team playing against others. I guess their wins and losses go to the team they represent, like in a real season.

    Not many well-known/popular players are involved but being a Phillies fan, I’m enjoying watching one of our best in Rhys Hoskins play vs Ranger Joey Gallo. It’s awesome actually, because besides being competitive, you get a great insight into strategy and baseball knowledge these guys have. You don’t usually hear much of this. One of the best moments so far was Rhys batting and down a few runs and riding a long ball home, but just went foul.

    Anyway, too bad they couldn’t do this with NRL, but hopefully the season is back in 6 weeks like they plan. Dunno when, if at all MLB is starting their season.
     
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  3. unforgiven

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    I've been smashing road to the show the last few weeks!
     
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  4. Xcalibre

    Xcalibre Juniors

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    I haven’t played TS ‘19 in a while, besides a couple of conquest games the other day. I haven’t played RTTS. Usually play Diamond Dynasty.

    Are you playing’19 or ‘20? I haven’t got ‘20.
     
  5. unforgiven

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    Same, I'm still playing 19. I have played different versions of it for years and years. It really is the only game I like the individual player career modes in, but I am up to my 3rd season with my created player and playing in the majors for the Cubs!
     
  6. AnonymousLurker

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    This is super league Mark 2 , nine vs news .. nrl in the middle . Sooner nrl moves to other platforms and cuts out both cancers the better.

    see how the current fight they have all there associated media’s fighting there battles to get what they want from current year . If they were TRUE partners of the game they wouldn’t over the years do there best to constantly slam the game and make clubs and players look bad .
     
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  7. TheVelourFog

    TheVelourFog First Grade

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    I think the NRL is crazy for wanting to come back so early and it likely wont happen by May, but if a consequence is 9 gets f**ked off for eternity then happy days
     
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    Not a fan of this approach tbh. They're arguably making the biggest sacrifices out of everyone to get the game going. I don't think clarity is too much to ask.
     
  9. Perth Red

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    I doubt the NRl still has finalised plan, hence why they haven't told them what it is! Of course the logical thing would to have been let the committee work out the preferred plan, commission sign off on it, work with Govt and broadcasters to work out most likely start date. Announce to the world. But no Vlandys wants his name in lights so wheels Pearce out to announce the start date when nothing is in place.
     
  10. Quicksilver

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    They should be given clarity and reasonable help, should it be practical.

    But the whole comp shouldn't be stopped from recommencing just because one team can't get here.

    It's a no fault situation. It shouldn't be held against them and their place in the comp should be assured when they are able to return.
     
  11. The Great Dane

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    The only problem with leaving the Warriors out is that it'd mean that the NRL can't deliver their 8 games a round to the broadcasters.

    I guess the NRL could try to replace them with a NSW or Qld cup team just for this season.
     
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    Awaits the Sydney media "Bring back the Bears" stories!
     
  13. I Bleed Maroon

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    Yep, it would have been tailor made for this moment.

    Sadly Big Ant wouldn't know how to make the best of limited resources if it meant literally saving their jobs, but then I guess they are being instructed by some focus group idiot who cuddles up way too close to marketing to focus on the presentation (character models lol) rather than the core gameplay, then do everything they can to keep said gameplay mostly ambiguous all the way till launch so the core League fans can't see how much it doesn't look or feel like the actual sport ahead of time.

    Like really, I get they are on a limited budget and the Aussie game industry is practically on life support and all that, but RLL4 came out 3 years ago in September. They might be tight on money, but they certainly aren't tight on time clearly, and they still can't work out that people would rather their sports game actually feels like the sport they're playing rather than being satisfied with how detailed Sharon's flowing hair looks in the shiny new engine, but good luck to you if you actually want to play out a genuine feeling game of Rugby League.
     
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    Apparently all 16 coaches have said they won't resume training until the Warriors are able to.

    Good stuff.
     
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    So the AFL is discussing restarting in the media today, and they are basically copying everything the NRL has floated, and yet the media is tongue punching their fart box.
     
  16. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    It seems to be a good deal all round.

    - The ARLC get financial security (without being locked into a crazy interest payment) so they cant get screwed in the short-term by the broadcasters
    - This financial group has just established a pretty good relationship with a sporting body that turns over $400mil/pa. (and im guessing the ARLC will be grateful and loyal over the coming year. The aussie banks that refused to help are probably gonna lose the ARLCs business when this is all over)

    Yep. Clubs get free money, while the ARLC is on the hook for repayments.

    Classic RL....
     
  17. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    ESPN is on Disney+ these days.

    (NRL would be a brilliant way for Disney+ to dive right into the Aussie market. Like Foxtel did with NRL in the 90s)
     
  18. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    It just sounds like they are looking for something to complain about.....

    Why can they train DURING the lockdown? Why cant they train in nz BEFORE they fly over?
     
  19. TheVelourFog

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    because NZ is in lockdown, and they have to isolate once they get here
     
  20. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    The difference this time is that the NRL is in a position of strength.

    During SL, the stupid 1 year licences meant the networks could negotiate club-by-club. They carved up RL and took what they liked.

    This time, the NRL cannot be split. So the NRL can play these networks against each other (no group bids or network cartels) and the networks need to do some honest bidding.
     

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