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Fan Survey 2013

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HappilyManly, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2013 Survey Results

    YOU, the people, have spoken and let us know your thoughts on the state of rugby league in Australia.

    More than 10,000 people took part and gave us an insight into what is important and what's not, who you love, who you hate and what you want to see changed about the game.

    Read on for all the results.

    1.Has David Smith done a good job as head of the NRL?
    Yes - 43.1 per cent
    No - 56.9 per cent

    2. What is the most pressing issue confronting the Australian Rugby League Commission?
    Mid-season poaching - 11.2 per cent
    The ASADA saga - 26.7 per cent
    Origin diluting mid-season comp - 19.9 per cent
    Poor crowds - 19.6 per cent
    Salary Cap - 15.5 per cent
    Betting - 7 per cent

    3. Who is the best coach in the NRL?
    Neil Henry - 0.6 per cent
    John Cartwright - 0.5 per cent
    Wayne Bennett - 11.4 per cent
    Geoff Toovey - 4.4 per cent
    Trent Robinson - 13.1 per cent
    Michael Maguire - 19.3 per cent
    Mick Potter - 0.7 per cent
    Ivan Cleary - 1.9 per cent
    Ricky Stuart - 0.8 per cent
    Steve Price - 0.4 per cent
    Des Hasler - 7.8 per cent
    Shane Flanagan - 2.3 per cent
    David Furner - 0.4 per cent
    Craig Bellamy - 35.6 per cent
    Matt Elliott - 0.2 per cent
    Anthony Griffin - 0.6 per cent

    4. Who is the most entertaining back in the NRL?
    Greg Inglis - 40.8 per cent
    Billy Slater - 11.4 per cent
    Ben Barba - 7.1 per cent
    Justin Hodges - 1.9 per cent
    Johnathan Thurston - 7.1 per cent
    Daly Cherry-Evans - 2.7 per cent
    Todd Carney - 3.1 per cent
    Michael Jennings - 2.1 per cent
    Brett Morris - 1.2 per cent
    Manu Vatuvei - 1.2 per cent
    Shaun Johnson - 4.3 per cent
    John Sutton - 0.4 per cent
    Cooper Cronk - 1.7 per cent
    Albert Kelly - 1.5 per cent
    James Maloney - 2.2 per cent
    Jamal Idris - 0.3 per cent
    Jarryd Hayne - 3.1 per cent
    Josh Dugan - 3.1 per cent
    Blake Ferguson - 2.1 per cent
    Brett Stewart - 2.7 per cent

    5. Who is the toughest forward in the NRL?
    Sam Burgess - 15.2 per cent
    Paul Gallen - 23.5 per cent
    Cameron Smith - 9.8 per cent
    Sonny Bill Williams - 5.7 per cent
    Issac Luke - 3.7 per cent
    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves - 9.2 per cent
    Robbie Farah - 3.4 per cent
    Glenn Stewart - 1.5 per cent
    Boyd Cordner - 1.3 per cent
    Nate Myles - 5.6 per cent
    Matt Scott - 3.4 per cent
    Shaun Fensom - 2.7 per cent
    James Tamou - 0.2 per cent
    Trent Merrin - 1.1 per cent
    Anthony Watmough - 4.4 per cent
    Sam Thaiday - 2.5 per cent
    Greg Bird - 3.4 per cent
    Chris McQueen - 0.4 per cent
    Aiden Tolman - 1.3 per cent
    Nigel Plum - 1.8 per cent

    6. Should the NRL scrap the salary cap?
    Yes, it's affecting my clubs chance of success - 23.9 per cent
    No, it's the only way to keep the competition fair - 76.1 per cent

    7. Should the NRL introduce a transfer window, ending the practice of coaches and players signing for rival clubs mid-season?
    Yes - 85.3 per cent
    No - 14.7 per cent

    8. Do you think the code`s image has been tainted as a result of the ASADA investigation?
    Yes - 66.9 per cent
    No - 33.1 per cent

    9. Which player do you most love to hate?
    Nate Myles - 5.7 per cent
    Greg Bird – 6 per cent
    Jamie Soward – 10 per cent
    Sam Thaiday - 5.4 per cent
    Sonny Bill Williams – 6 per cent
    Billy Slater - 13.9 per cent
    Paul Gallen - 14.9 per cent
    Steve Matai - 12.4 per cent:angel:
    Darius Boyd - 6.3 per cent
    Josh Dugan - 2.3 per cent
    Blake Ferguson – 2 per cent
    Benji Marshall - 3.6 per cent
    James Graham - 1.8 per cent
    Willie Mason - 2.2 per cent
    Cameron Smith - 7.5 per cent

    10. Should Origin be played on
    Stand-alone weekend - 60.8 per cent
    Monday night - 3.1 per cent
    Wednesday night - 36.1 per cent

    11. How long will Queensland’s Origin reign last?
    One more year - 23.6 per cent
    Two more years - 27.7 per cent
    Three more years - 7 per cent
    Four years or more - 7.1 per cent
    It’s over - 34.6 per cent

    12. Has the standard of refereeing gone up or down since Daniel Anderson took charge?
    Up - 18
    Down - 37.7
    The same - 44.3

    13. What`s worse, cricket`s DRS or rugby league`s video refs?
    DRS - 35.8 per cent
    Video - 19.9 per cent
    They’re as bad as each other - 44.3 per cent

    14. Would you support scrapping the video referee?
    Yes - 27.6 per cent
    No - 72.4 per cent

    15. Do you agree with the NRL’s decision to scrap the shoulder charge?
    Agree - 23.4 per cent
    Disagree - 77.6 per cent

    16. What do you think of the NRL’s decision to introduce a fixed schedule for the first 20 rounds?
    Great, it allows me to plan my year around when my team is playing - 63.3 per cent
    Ridiculous, there was nothing wrong with the old system - 36.7 per cent

    17. What do you think of the decision to substantially increase grand final ticket prices?
    Terrible. Its priced too many people out of attending the marquee game of the season. - 77.6 per cent
    Justifiable. They should be able to charge a premium price for a premium product. - 22.4 per cent

    18. Who will win this year’s grand final?
    Rabbitohs - 25.9 per cent
    Roosters - 29.9 per cent
    Storm – 26 per cent
    Sea Eagles - 8.2 per cent
    Bulldogs - 3.6 per cent
    Raiders - 0.4 per cent
    Warriors - 0.4 per cent
    Sharks - 2.1 per cent
    Knights - 0.8 per cent
    Cowboys - 0.9 per cent
    Titans - 0.3 per cent
    Broncos - 1.5 per cent

    19. Who will win this year`s Dally M player of the Year?
    Cooper Cronk - 24.3 per cent
    John Sutton - 5.8 per cent
    Billy Slater – 2 per cent
    Daly Cherry-Evans - 7.8 per cent
    Greg Inglis - 20.9 per cent
    Jarrod Mullen - 3.1 per cent
    Johnathan Thurston – 6 per cent
    Robbie Farah - 1.2 per cent
    Todd Carney - 12.5 per cent
    Corey Parker - 2.5 per cent
    Cameron Smith - 7.5 per cent
    Another player - 6.3 per cent

    20. Who has been the best value recruit of 2013?
    Sonny Bill Williams - 33.9 per cent
    Josh Dugan - 11.4 per cent
    James Maloney - 26.7 per cent
    Sika Manu - 1.1 per cent
    Ben Te’o – 5 per cent
    Tom Symonds - 0.8 per cent
    James Segeyaro – 5 per cent
    Michael Jennings - 3.7 per cent
    Justin Horo - 12.6 per cent

    21. Who has been the worst value recruit in 2013?
    Dave Taylor -23 per cent
    Scott Prince – 6 per cent
    Braith Anasta – 32 per cent
    Scott Moore – 5 per cent
    Tony Williams – 32 per cent:p
    Other - 2.1 per cent

    22. Do you feel the off-field behaviour of NRL players has been better in 2013 than recent seasons?
    Yes - 49.8
    No - 15.2
    The same - 34.9

    23. What is the most unreasonable cost associated with a day at the footy?
    Food prices - 48.8 per cent
    Drink prices - 16.4 per cent
    Parking prices - 4.3 per cent
    Ticket prices - 19.5 per cent
    Club merchandise -11 per cent

    24. How should drawn matches be decided?
    Golden point -12.4 per cent
    Golden try - 34.3 per cent
    Reduce the number of players - 5.6 per cent
    A draw is an honourable result - 47.7 per cent

    25. If your best friend was getting married on grand final day and your team was playing what would you do?
    Brush my friend and go to the game - 37.6 per cent
    Go to the wedding and miss the game - 62.4 per cent:huh:

    26. Do you sneak a look at the footy scores when on a date with your partner?
    Yes, I have to - 81.1 per cent
    No, the footy can wait - 18.9 per cent

    27. Which rugby union player would you like to see in the NRL?
    Quade Cooper - 15.7 per cent
    Will Genia - 9.4 per cent
    Israel Folau – 51 per cent
    David Pocock - 4.5 per cent
    James OConnor - 9.8 per cent
    Kurtley Beale - 9.7 per cent

    28. If you play SuperCoach why did you choose it over the opposition?
    Friends invited me - 11.1 per cent
    Better scoring system – 8 per cent
    Better design - 5.5 per cent
    No particular reason - 14.9 per cent
    Don't play - 59.5 per cent
    Advertising – 1 per cent

    29. On average how much time a week do you spend on fantasy football?
    Less than 1 hour - 73.4 per cent
    1-4 hours- 18.4 per cent
    5-8 hours - 4.4 per cent
    More than 8 hours - 3.9 per cent

    30. Do you use a second screen while watching NRL matches?
    Home computer - 11.6 per cent
    Mobile phone - 21.5 per cent
    Tablet - 17.5 per cent
    Don't use second screen - 49.4 per cent

    31. Is the lengthy Origin period hurting the NRL product?
    Yes - 58.2 per cent
    No - 41.8 per cent

    32. Are there too many clubs in Sydney?
    Yes - 39.1 per cent
    No - 60.9 per cent

    33. Where should the next NRL expansion team be located?
    Perth - 38.8 per cent
    New Zealand - 6 per cent
    Brisbane – 10 per cent
    Central Queensland – 8.5 per cent
    Ipswich - 3.9 per cent
    Logan - 1.4 per cent
    Port Moresby – 4 per cent
    Central Coast - 27.3 per cent

    34. Which is the best run club in the NRL?
    Roosters - 15.1 per cent
    Dragons - 2.6 per cent
    Storm -17.3 per cent
    Rabbitohs - 18.5 per cent
    Sea Eagles – 5 per cent:heart:
    Sharks – 1 per cent
    Broncos - 17.3 per cent
    Warriors - 1.2 per cent
    Tigers - 0.5 per cent
    Panthers - 1.4 per cent
    Bulldogs - 15.9 per cent
    Raiders - 0.8 per cent
    Titans - 0.3 per cent
    Eels - 0.7 per cent
    Cowboys - 0.6 per cent
    Knights - 1.7 per cent

    35. Which is the worst run club in the NRL?
    Roosters - 1.7 per cent
    Dragons - 2.2 per cent
    Storm - 1.7 per cent
    Rabbitohs - 1.7 per cent
    Sharks - 12.6 per cent
    Broncos - 0.5 per cent
    Warriors - 0.4 per cent
    Tigers - 33.6 per cent
    Panthers - 1.2 per cent
    Bulldogs - 0.9 per cent
    Raiders - 3.5 per cent
    Titans - 1.6 per cent
    Eels - 35.9 per cent
    Cowboys - 0.4 per cent
    Knights - 0.6 per cent
    Sea Eagles - 1.7 per cent:s

    36. Who is winning the publicity war?
    AFL - 35.1 per cent
    NRL - 30.3 per cent
    A-League - 31.3 per cent
    Rugby union - 3.3 per cent

    37. Should Sydney clubs abandon suburban grounds for the city`s two major stadiums?
    Yes - 17.3 per cent
    No - 82.7 per cent:exclamation:

    38. Have you forgiven Sonny Bill Williams?
    Yes - 59.8 per cent
    No - 40.2 per cent

    39. Is it time to scrap City v Country?
    Yes - 46.1 per cent
    No - 53.9 per cent

    40. Which of the following will be a bigger NRL star in five years?
    Anthony Milford - 13.6
    Luke Brooks – 6 per cent
    Luke Keary - 6.1 per cent
    David Klemmer – 3 per cent
    Matt Moylan - 2.3 per cent
    Boyd Cordner - 10.9 per cent
    George Burgess - 7.5 per cent
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - 13.1 per cent
    Adam Reynolds - 29.1 per cent
    Corey Oates - 1.7 per cent
    Another player - 6.6 per cent

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-survey-results/story-fni3fbgz-1226706644538
     
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  2. 1969

    1969 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with most of this but was a bit surprised Matai was so disliked, I thought it mainly the grubs that are not liked. I don't see Matai as a grub. Would put Slater and Smith ahead of Matai by a long shot!

    Also, the salary cap should be changed to reward juniors who stay at a club, maybe get a loyalty reduction that kicks in after a few years. There also needs to be something that allows long term servers finish out their time with the one club, for the likes of Kite, Fatty, etc.... And if a player requests a release from a contract, and it is granted, all promised contract payments should be dropped immediately, and I would like to see a penalty payment of say 10% of the first years new contract go to the past club.
     
  3. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    scum comes second in the best run club ranking - PMSL!
     
  4. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ratings:
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    Matai is disliked by opposition fans because he scares the sh!te out of them ;)
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, Stevie, Choc and the Stewarts are hated by opposition fans. Hated like we hate Inglis or Slater. I'm not saying that their justifications for it have any merrit but these people really do feel that way about our players, our club and us.
    They are all filth, never forget that. Do them in before they have a chance at you.
     
  6. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Ratings:
    +6,741 / 125
    Paul Gallen the toughest forward in the NRL? Excuse me, I need to dash before I have an accident from laughing so much.....

    Sorry, but to me a tough guy isn't someone who punches someone else who is just standing there (don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of Nate Myles, but he wasn't even shaping up to Gallen when the dog hit him).

    Why wasn't Greg Inglis an option in the player we most love to hate? Are they afraid of having a published record of what most league fans actually think of GI? (not taking away from his skill as a player.....when he's not taking dives)
     
  7. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about Hodges? He's streets ahead of the rest in my book.
    Can't stand that bloke.
     
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    It's quite a good result in some parts for Manly - the vast majority want to keep suburban grounds (82%) & hardly anyone thinks Manly is a poorly run club (1.7%), and there are not too many Sydney teams.

    So I guess the Tele is way off the mark with its continued bashing of our board & the brookie question. Wonder if this survey will change their editorial stance on this stuff, given it is what the fans really think? Shows how off the mark rothfield and his cronies are.

    Also shows how dumb some fans are - 33% think SBW is the best VALUE recruit. Surely he is paid a motza. He may be the best recruit, but best value is debatable.
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    the rugby player i would most like to see come across is Pockock, one of the few tough skillful players in the wabblies. Also though lawrence would be right up there in buy of the year.

    Lot of people cannot differentiate matai of 5 years ago and matai of today, most opp fans i have talked to really like the matai of today once you ask them to break it up but say they hate him first up
     
  10. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,012
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    Ratings:
    +3,549 / 32
    72.4% are in favour of keeping the video ref. Must be because they do such a great job...
     
  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you and me are in the minority. I find those stats hard to believe. If they think the game has been improved by the video ref then they obviously are not old enough to remember how one ref and two touchies used to do a better job officiating - and without nearly as many controversies.
     
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  12. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm also slightly bemused to see that 0.7% of people who took the survey think Parramatta is the best run club in the NRL.
     

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