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2014 draw rumour (tripleM's supergrass)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Supergrass revealed on Triple M's Grill Team that the NRL are discussing major competition changes including a conference-based fixture as well as seperate feature matches to kick off the season.

    "I have heard the NRL went and met with the TV broadcasters asking them to 'think outside the box' to try and increase ratings for next year," said Supergrass on the Grill Team.

    "I can reveal today two moves they are considering."

    "One is a split round one featuring two blockbusters in the first week as stand-alone with the other six games the following week."

    This system is already working successfully in the AFL.

    "The other thing is the TV networks also want a fixture that makes sure all Sydney teams play each other twice."

    "This is controversial because it means the draw isn't going to be fair."

    The system would likely see the sides close to Sydney in one conference and all clubs further away in another - similar to the way the NFL and Super Rugby competitions work.

    Rumoured structures have the Sydney conference including Roosters, Rabbitohs, Tigers, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Eels, Dragons and Bulldogs with the 'outsiders' conference consisting of the Broncos, Titans, Warriors, Panthers, Raiders, Cowboys, Storm and Knights.

    We'll find out for sure in a few weeks when next year's competition is officially announced.


    https://soundcloud.com/triple-m-nrl/supergrass-nrl-discussing

    http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2013/10/supergrass-predicts-major-format-changes-to-the-2014-nrl-season/
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    [quote='
    "The other thing is the TV networks also want a fixture that makes sure all Sydney teams play each other twice."

    "This is controversial because it means the draw isn't going to be fair."

    An unfair draw? Surely not....
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "This is controversial because it means the draw isn't going to be fair."
    An unfair draw? Surely not...
     
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  4. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The conf system could be made fair by giving the conf with the best teams an extra finals spot.
     
  5. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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  6. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Coming from Supergrass means it's spot on. I'm still annoyed we lost Kieran Foran to the Bulldogs for next year.
     
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  7. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    The only way a conference would be fair is to use the standing from the year before to decide who is in which conference. i.e 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 in 1 conference and 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 in the other.
     
  8. CAMBO

    CAMBO New Member

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    It would be unfair on the non Sydney team.
    We would get to play
    Parra twice (4 points)
    Tigers twice (4 points)
    Dragons twice (4 points)
    Add 4 points to the bye

    And we would only need to win another 7 games to make the 8 happy days #gomanly :)
     
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  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why is Penrith outside of Sydney and Parramatta isn't :huh:

    Do the non-Sydney Teams also have to play each other twice?
    Does it mean that Sydney based Teams only play the other Conference at their home ground?

    Having split rounds won't do anything for NRL TV audiences, as most of us don't even watch SOO games if there are no Manly Players involved. Sure way to break RL Audience viewing habit and accelerate the decline in viewers.:cool:

    The NRL need to understand their market and what we want. :idea:
    Transposing other Sports' Audience habits does not work with us - see Monday night, the NFL scheduling along with the AFL's Thursday night slot:mad:.

    Get the NRL fat cats to take public transport from City or Parra on a Monday or Friday night to a game - then the scheduling may reflect the realities of Sydney Transport and help improve attendances.:dodgy:

    Sydney is such a large and congested place that people just want to get home from work and attend their local establishments/grounds. :cool:
     
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  10. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    TBH i'm more pissed at Tooves for not selecting Folau in the top grade. I mean, he was training with the squad and all, surely he was a chance of a run!!
     
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  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I fully expect free bottled water, tea & coffee, mints, pad & pen, and sandwiches for lunch, at any conference I attend.
     
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  12. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who decides which are the best teams?
    [hr]
    And here I thought this thread would be about Golden Point being scrapped
     
  13. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    Anything from MMM is bull sh1t.....the NRL still haven't sorted out NSW Cup/Reserve grade....but they start training in 2 weeks.....so now is the NSW Cup coach a full timer....do all clubs have to have a reserve grade side....?????...etc etc etc...
    Where are u Mr Smith & Co....in the Bahamas or just taking an undeserved break
     
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  14. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ch Nein outlayed a billion and now they are pissed off with dwindling ratings already. Now starts the stench of rigged draws and favouritism to high profile teams with larger followings.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let's follow what the AFL have done, that always seems to work out well for Rugby League.

    Standalone FFS and do something unique
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Dan are you saying we should re-instate to the top comp Newtown, Annandale, Sydney Uni, Norths, Glebe since they are the clubs within 5km of moore park just like the AFL have done?

    For those a bit geographically unaware, almost all of the Melbourne teams are within 5km of MCG and etihad
     
  17. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That'd be the new Attorney General from Qld, obviously.
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Clearly fluffy the sarcasm was wasted in my post, and it appears you failed to read the rest of the post
     
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  19. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe you need to add [​IMG] to the list of Silvertails Smilies :)
     
  20. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gee, you think?!?!?!?

    [​IMG]


    lol
     
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