TV is strangling the game to death

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Hoofhearted, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Perth Red

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    Yes but if the country ever gets a decent speed internet the. We will see internet tv's becoming much more mainstream the. We will see online content go through the roof.
     
  2. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Yes, but you are the exception...

    With NBN, 90% of the Commonwealths population would have the same access to cheap, highspeed internet.

    With this "...to the node" crap, News keep their monopoly over distribution.
     
  3. Card Shark

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    Why don't refs call players for "simulation"?

    Everyone else can see it.

    Is it because they are scared to be wrong & penalise someone who is later found to be seriously hurt ?
     
  4. Parra

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    This is geniused.
     
  5. HowHigh

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    Nothing wrong with 40 minutes of ads before kickoff. I for one enjoy seeing 15 previews for shows I'd never watch and don't give a f**k about.
     
  6. andrew057

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    Rather that than 40 mins of ads during the game.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Gould on 37min "well this game is dour". Really Gus? Good tight forward battle at moment. Way to talk the game up Gould.

    Followed up by Rabbits at HT hooter, this is more of a dour struggle than we had hoped for.

    Geez night game in the rain with two of the best packs in the comp. really, dour? Maybe they are playing to the conditions and pack strengths?
     
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  8. God-King Dean

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    I like Gus, he knows his stuff.

    But f**k me, he is getting unbearable.

    All he does I run down the game. Even when the ref get it right, he whinges about the rule.
     
  9. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Explain??
     
  10. Someone

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    what he was saying last week about the wrestle was spot on.
     
  11. Chook Norris

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    We must be the only code where some of our commentators, people who are supposed to promote the game, actually do the exact opposite. It's laughable. Wonder how Channel 9 feels about employing people who actually contribute to devaluing the product and (thereby) a loss in viewership..
     
  12. Billythekid

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    It was a strange agenda to be pushing. When he made that comment there had been 5 line breaks already and plenty of attacking football. It was a damn exciting game of football and only some spectacular defense (like Pearce chasing down f*cking Inglis god damn) stopped there being more tries. There was also plenty of ball movement despite the conditions and the huge pressure on both teams.

    You basically can't expect any better than that on a night like this. It really felt like he was pushing some agenda because his comments were so far off the reality of what was actually happening on the field.
     
  13. Jason Maher

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    Luckily my kids (4 and 8) are good at staying awake until 11 at night. ;-) Took them to the donkeys-Dragons game last week, and that's about what time it was when we got back to the car (parked at a train station).
     
  14. CC_Roosters

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    I hope the nrl and broadcasters have watched the NFL season kickoff happening right now. Crisp professional event style coverage. Take notes d Smith and Co.
     
  15. ozenzud

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    I am used to NZ's Sky broadcast which is either Fox or 9's but without the ads. I was home in Oz a month or so ago and tried to watch a free to air match with all the ads. Man, I'd rather no TV deal than that. It was unwatchable and totally boring, sitting through countless ads.

    They have paid a $billion, but they are more than getting their moneys worth!
     
  16. CC_Roosters

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    Massive ratings last night. save to say easts v souths is a ratings winner.
     
  17. Hoofhearted

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    Another brilliant coverage from 9 tonight here in Perth, coverage finished straight after the siren so we could go to an old Mel Gibson movie. For crying out load it's on GEM, surely we can at least get the whole coverage, would of been great to hear how some of the injured players were.
    My big concern is that this will happen on GF day, as it did last year. I had people over for a BBQ last year, mostly AFL supporters, to watch the game and explaining to them that our GF is a big deal just like theirs. Imagine their laughter and the piss taking that started when the coverage finished 30 secs after the siren!!!
     
  18. Perth Red

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    I'm seriously concerned for Gus's mental health. He sounds severely depressed and not enjoying any aspect of his job.
     
  19. Perth Red

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    Blame the NRL, they have the power to,pressure nine to give us decent covg and quite frankly don't give a sht!
     
  20. footy75

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    I got Fox and NRL app which cost me 1.95 a month...I can watch every game live and any decent AFL game if I choose...it's all good
     

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