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Players laughing and joking after a loss

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Perth Red, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Sphagnum

    Sphagnum First Grade

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    You just want to know that after all the hugging and laughing, they’re still hurting in the sheds

    there is only one coach who ever confirms that for the fans
     
  2. myrrh ken

    myrrh ken First Grade

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    Maybe they're laughing cos they know that even if they dial in performances like that, there will still be no Perth team any time soon
     
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  3. T-Boon

    T-Boon Coach

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    This is 100%.
    How hard would it be for the players to just put on an act of some sort while they are on the field and in the dressing sheds (and anytime the cameras are guaranteed to be around). Pretend they are putting on a show to an audience that they would to like to convince of something. Pretend like it is a big deal and maybe we could get more fans to tune in. The word is Kayfabe.
    Also any player who says in an interview "I don't really watch the game in my spare time" (pretty sure I've heard Kalyn Ponga and Dylan Brown in the last 12 months) needs to do media training. Great salesmanship lads.
     
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  4. Sphagnum

    Sphagnum First Grade

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    Future immortals like Dylan Brown can say whatever they want
     
  5. >zuzu<

    >zuzu< Juniors

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    For those who do not care, or think it is okay for players to smile and share a laugh on the field after a game - let me ask you this - is it at no point you could not care, or is there a limit to it?

    Would you draw the line at all in context with the game? Sure the Broncos were humbled by the Gold Coast, but they only lost by by 18 points.

    What if your team lost by 60-70 points and did that? Would you still have no issue with it?

    I am just curious, because I recall a game some years back (I believe Cleary's first game against the Warriors after leaving them) - and Panthers pumped them 62-6. And afterwards - very much like that Broncos game - there were a fair few smiles from the Warriors players, and this conversation was up for debate.

    Surely it must pain any supporter to see your team flogged, only to see them having a laugh afterward.

    For me - if you're a paid professional, the spotlight is firmly on you. And, if fans see you having a laugh after being humbled by an opposition, then surely they can understand their frustration.
     
  6. Dragon Slayer

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    Isaac Luke is laughing because he can’t believe another Club has actually signed him.

    This signing really demonstrated how much the Broncos have gone to shyte!
     
  7. GongPanther

    GongPanther Coach

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    Players used to walk off the ground in the 1970's with a shitty look because most of them were on contracts like $200 for the win and nothing for the loss although there were signing on fees.
     
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  8. Perth Red

    Perth Red Immortal

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    That'd be fun having win pay now. Imagine if you're a million $ player and you lost $38.5k everytime you lost! Now that's some motivation.
     
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  9. DeeJ

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    Ironically, he's been pretty good for us.
     
  10. AJB1102

    AJB1102 First Grade

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    Try and be irrationally upset like a bunch of dickhead fans over the result of a game, or at least pretend? haha what garbage. If you can't conduct a friendly conversation after your team lost you're a childish twat and others shouldn't pretend to be like you.
     
  11. AJB1102

    AJB1102 First Grade

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    Ugh! You need tickets to WWE not the footy.
     
  12. Penrose Warrior

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    You are all of us. Well done sir
     
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  13. myrrh ken

    myrrh ken First Grade

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    Imagine being emotionally pissed off after every game you lost. You'd be an absolute basketcase especially if you played for the dogs or tits.
     
  14. BunniesMan

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    I am picturing a Woolworths spokesperson while being interviewed on camera saying something like "yeah I prefer shopping at coles in my own time." Blokes on million dollar contracts should be more professional and that includes as salesmen
     

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