General #crisis thread - league in the media

Discussion in 'NRL Media Watch' started by gUt, May 2, 2018.

  1. Stallion

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    Suggest Ponga would have totally played rugby league had it not been for an only rugby union policy in the elite private school he attended. Same goes for alot of general schooling in NZ I suggest and elsewhere .
     
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  2. Stallion

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    And others!
     
  3. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Wow, its not often Stallion says something clever......
     
  4. titoelcolombiano

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    Yeah I see what you mean. Some of that $78 mill additional needs to be attributed to Rupert's dummy spit though.
     
  5. Perth Red

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    True but they brought in their extra ninth game content ready for their 2012 media deal which also netted them $30mill plus a year more than nrl deal.
     
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    Except he also played rugby league in nz, then played rugby league in Mackay when he moved there making Australian under 15’s when he was 14. He only played union when he moved to Brisbane and went to a private school, whilst still being on a rugby league scholarship and playing for easts tigers. He signed with the cowboys when he was 15. He is a rugby league junior before a rugby union player.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    His dad also played union.
     
  8. Disinterested third party

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    We all know seeing a Gilbert in a shop window means being a “union junior”.
     
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  11. Starkers

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    coke, ice, it's all the same...
     
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  12. Stallion

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    At least afford me a "like" Doctor! Instead a sly dog remark? !
     
  13. Starkers

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    Have a look at the bottom graph, they have Union above League for club players yet want to rip into Cricket for false numbers? Who in their right mind would think Rugby Union even comes close to RL?
    And at the same time they are ripping into cricket about using school comps and all the other stuff that supposedly goes with it like double counting yet they forgot to mention AFL have been doing this for years.

    Registered players at sports clubs in 2018/19

    They have Union at over 270,000 club players and RL at 174,000, WTF. Tennis has 399,000, Flogball has 386,000 and basketball with 458,000. What idiot decided to run with these numbers?

    Yeah everywhere I go I see kids playing tennis and Basketball at their dedicated clubs everywhere, not.
     
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    Pity the SMH don't have a hard look at GWS crowds & Membership now that might be interesting
     
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    George Colombaris - never heard of the f**ker - imagine if he was a NRL player?

    This would be a good froth and fury, hand wringing, heads must roll, cry in shame, ban the bastards, 24 hour news cycle.
     
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    Was good to see Liz Ellis get stuck into AFL double counting on wwos. Really loving Liz at the moment.
     
  18. Starkers

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    I'll tune in on Sunday morning to see Kellie Underwood's take on this story...

    No doubt it is being spun in the planning meetings for the show right now. It'll end up being a Melbourne Storm NRL supporter that happened to be attending an AFL game.
     
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