Coronavirus and NRL

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  1. Saxon

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  2. horrie hastings

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    There is a snippet in this article

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/n...g/news-story/97f294e4b5b51c93da6c33ae3d2bd392
     
  3. horrie hastings

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    Plenty of people have heard of Luke Phillips. Former Manly and Roosters player[ although i didn't realise he played for Canberra and the Cowboys also] one the best players on the field in the Roosters losing Grand Final to the Broncos in 2000 and also one of the best in their winning Grand Final in 2002. Also known for being an NRL First grade ref.
     
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  4. Mr Angry

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    There is fascism you live with and some you get an exemption from.

    Contract law.

    No bad taste photos but.
     
  5. shear_joy9

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    there's been a lot of media attention on cartwright and rightfully so but I'd like to see more heat on Canberra's three dumbos, manly and penrith's geniuses.
     
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  6. AJB1102

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    People have heard of Bryce because he's a rubbish footballer and a pussy whipped anti-vax bitch.

    Luke has a premiership ring.
     
  7. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    lol never heard of the f*cker.
     
  8. Danish

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    This is your "no one has heard of Jason Smith" moment, champ.

    Bryce Cartwright could only hope to have the type of career Philips did. I guarantee Bryce's old man knows who Philips is and would love for his son to show even a 10th of the ticker Luke did when playing the game
     
  9. Danish

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    Its easier to pick on the tattooed dumbass who is only anti-vax because his wife told him to rather than picking on PI players who likely don't get vaccines on religious grounds.
     
  10. Johnny88

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    NRL boss Peter V’landys provides a leadership lesson
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    Peter V'landys has boldly led the NRL into uncharted waters. Picture: Britta Campion
    • 9:13PM MAY 15, 2020
    The NRL will resume in less than a fortnight. The AFL is only now getting its act together.

    Rugby league has already begun the process of cutting costs to secure its future. Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett is demanding the AFL does the same.

    The NRL has access to a line of credit for $250m if it wants or needs it. The AFL has had to put its hand out for a whopping $600m despite the rivers of gold that have flowed through AFL House.

    Rugby league has blazed a trail for other Australian sports — and sports around the world for that matter. The AFL has watched on and seemingly struggled to get it right.

    For years, the AFL and those involved in the sport have looked down their noses at rugby league. It seems fitting in the current environment, with The Last Dance anthology grabbing hold of the sporting public, to use a Michael Jordan analogy.

    When Jordan was a youngster, his elder brother Larry was considered by many to have similar ability on the court. As Michael became a superstar, Larry was forced to live in his shadow.

    He struggled to escape it, even in the moments they shared as brothers. Occasionally, they would play one-on-one matches.

    According to the book by Roland Lazenby on Jordan’s life, Michael would pause, look down at Larry’s feet, and say: “Just remember whose name is on your shoes.”

    At times over the years, rugby league fans could no doubt empathise with big brother Larry. The AFL has been a beacon for the footballing codes.

    Rugby union dropped off as a serious contender years ago. Soccer keeps tripping over its own feet. The AFL was a monolith. It made a fist of a national competition. It smashed through the billion and then two billion barrier in broadcasting rights.

    It formed a commission years before rugby league went down that route. Rugby league supporters could boast about dominating two states on the eastern seaboard. The AFL could respond by pointing out it had its roots planted in every state bar Tasmania, albeit at significant cost in Sydney and Brisbane.

    Yet in recent months rugby league has shown what can be achieved when you have strong and determined leadership that charts a course and refuses to let anything stand in its way.

    Former NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg would begin his days before his departure often in conversation with his AFL counterpart Gillon McLachlan.

    ARL Commission chair Peter V’landys couldn’t give a hoot about what the AFL is doing. He has marched to the beat of his own drum, staring down governments, the players’ union, anti-vaxxers and now the head of the referees’ body.

    He has juggled the competing interests of the broadcasters and, at least where the Nine Network is concerned, a very pubic propaganda campaign designed to drive down the value of the rights for this season.

    He is on the verge of securing a long-term deal with Foxtel that will buy the game and Nine’s rivals — Seven and Ten — time to get their house in order and potentially make a bid to steal the commercial rights down the track.

    Nine has been a favoured son of the NRL, but you get the sense that few tears would be spilt at Rugby League Central if Seven or Ten came to the table, such is the way rugby league has been browbeaten by its long-term partner.

    The mere fact that Seven has been linked with rugby league shows the tide may be turning between the winter’s biggest codes, given it is locked in to the AFL.

    The NRL looks to finally have its act together under V’landys. He has pushed through change almost single-handedly, the latest example the decision to revert to one referee.

    It may prove a disaster, but even those who challenge the decision acknowledge rugby league is finally being led in a way that gives the code a chance to close the gap to the AFL.

    V’landys has worked tirelessly, at times to his own detriment. A couple of weeks ago, after another night of only one hour’s sleep, his voice was raspy and he sounded like a broken man.

    This week, the spring was back in his step. In his book on leadership, former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson talked about the ingredients of a leader.

    “As a leader you can’t run from one side of the ship to the other,” Ferguson wrote. “People need to feel that you have unshakeable confidence in a particular approach. If you can’t show this, you’ll lose the team very quickly.

    “There is a phrase in football about players ‘not playing for the manager’. Once that happens, the manager is as good as dead, because he has failed in his major undertaking — which is to motivate the players to follow him.”

    V’landys has never wavered. When others wanted to push the start back to early June, he insisted on May 28. When others suggested state governments would stand in the code’s way, he insisted that rugby league would stay the course. He has dragged the code and its participants along with him. The AFL and its leadership could learn a thing or two.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...n/news-story/7194b3402b0b79489812b6e9096f4f92
     
  11. AJB1102

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    The absolute wankery that'd be in a convo between those two turds is palpable just thinking about it.
     
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  12. T-Boon

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    most of the conversation would be about hair grooming.
     
  13. AJB1102

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    Gil wins hand down on the hair but Todd can grow a beard. The only reason Gil would own a razor would be to shave his legs.
     
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  14. TheFrog

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    He played for your team. Of course you've heard of him. He might not have knocked on three times in front of his own sticks in the second half of the 2003 GF like Mini did and you might have won with him. Who knows? And I didn't say Bryce was a better player than him. How can I say that if I don't remember him? Just better known.
     
  15. TheFrog

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    And he's kicking a fellow footballer while he's down.
     
  16. LeagueXIII

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    I doubt it is true.
     
  17. LeagueXIII

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    The article fails to mention how V'landys and Rugby League saved Fox.

    The best thing that may come out of this is that after years of being beaten down by News Corp because we dared to be independent, the saving of News Corp's pay TV by rugby league may see the relationship turn and now the AFL, because they did bugger all to help News, may cop the big stick. There has been alot of dirty laundry in the media and negativity towards them lately from News Corp sources.
     
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  18. AJB1102

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    Oh boo-hoo. Act like a twat and you should rightly be treated as such.

    Just because you don't know something or someone doesn't make it an obscure piece of info. It just highlights your limited knowledge of the subject of the forum you're posting on. League Unlimited - clearly you're "limited".
     
  19. Vee

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    It's nice to dream.
     
  20. TheFrog

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    No need to get personal.

    Isn't there a footballer in rehab right now due to poor life decisions? Hasn't he been a twat at times? He doesn't seem to be copping it.

    League Unlimited is a good resource mainly because there are few other forums for the game, but it is no better at all than Facebook a lot of the time.

    I have watched Bryce Cartwright from when he was in juniors. Because of his abilities he didn't have to learn the game properly to be a matchwinner. People in charge of his career, such as his coaches in the junior and lower grades and including Phil Gould who really ought to have spotted what was coming, let him down. He also repeatedly makes poor decisions when it comes to his partners, and he seems to be a rather weak character who is easily led. But he still has the time and the ability to put egg on an awful lot of faces and I truly hope he can do it.
     

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