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Cowboys to open season

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyArmy, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...ght-in-townsvile/story-fni3g8pa-1227576183521

    The NRL will launch the 2016 season with a Thursday night spectacular in Townsville to cash in on the phenomenal popularity of Johnathan Thurston’s Cowboys.

    Channel Nine will broadcast a live 8pm coverage of the recently crowned NRL premiers against one of the top-rating Sydney clubs, probably either the Parramatta Eels or the Canterbury Bulldogs.


    Interesting that Buzz also talks about the NRL aiming to have the draw out around the same time as the AFL.
     
  2. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was really excited about the Cows winning, mainly because I hate the donkeys. The Cows traveled the hard road and battled out for 20 years to get there as opposed to other modern teams like Melbourne winning after 2 years in the comp - ridiculous IMO.
    I prefer a cows love-fest to a bunnies on for sure.
    But the TV agenda is so unfair to less popular clubs like the Mighty Sea Eagles, Rorters, Sharkies, Raiders, Tigers, Knights and more.
    The promotion of both the Bunnies and Cows victories have been on a whole new level to what we've seen before. This promotion gains these already popular teams even more following.
    The TV driven agenda drives me nuts. Manly and others are low priority in an already unfair competition.
    If a third fairy tale premiership is won next year I think I'll be putting on a tinfoil hat.
    Go Manly 2016 and shove it up everything within the Nrl that appears to be working against our club. Trouble is, for television ratings a Manly victory isn't popular.
     
  3. ManlyMit

    ManlyMit Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Part I found interesting is that Nine and Fox Sports have full control of the draw but in 2018 NRL will determine it's own schedule
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The top rating parra eels?
     
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  5. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know; I'd probably watch the game to see Thurston v Foran to see how Brad Arthur has improved Foran's game.
     
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  6. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    masochists....
     
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  7. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Top rating because people love them getting smashed each week.
     
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  8. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Everyone wants to see the Watmough botox transformation on his face on a weekly basis
     
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  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Funny but I would have thought a Squeals / Eagles game in round 1 would have been fascinating , the Dalai v the new boy, Lussick against his old club, playing for his old club, and $Forme v his old club.

    Now I reckon that has some interest!!

    Also as they have been want to do a GF rematch as the season opener.

    That's what I'd want if I was Chan 9
     
  10. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow a chan 9 game for the Cowboys that's not against Brisbane. All they had to do was win the comp aye
     
  11. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    playing Parra in RD 1 this year didn't
    work out so well for us mate. Lol
     
  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    broncs only play on friday nights!!!
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    @globaleagle have you made a start on the draw yet? I presume you work for the Canadian firm that is contracted to do it.
     
  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    lol......no, I work for the firm that did the queensland health payment system! :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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