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Harvey Norman

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by codewana, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I noticed something today and made a connection that I hadn't made before, so this might be really obvious to everyone else...

    When the refs go to the video ref, the decision is shown on a screen with a big Harvey Norman advertisement on it. As fans, we have complained many times that the video referee is used way too much, so could it be that HN has a deal with the NRL with some clause about having to go to the video ref X amount of times in the game so that they are getting their money's worth? I wouldn't put it past the NRL to do something like that.
     
  2. Seaeagle63

    Seaeagle63 Active Member

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    A very good point.  Another Conspiracy Theory???
     
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    mmmm who do I hate more David Galloping Goose or senile Gerry Harvey.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What annoys me is that they don't use the video ref enough.  Souffs first try would have been disallowed because of the obstruction to Stewart by Taylor.  I'm disappointed in most refereeing this season. 
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The most disappointing thing about the refereeing is that its actually getting worse as the weeks roll by.
     
  6. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    It's interesting that you feel that way, DSM5. I think the video ref is overused if anything.

    I started many a threads over at MWSE about my idea of how we could better use the video ref - I wonder what the brains trust over here feels about it.

    Cody's Plan:
    I really think this allows for a good balance of correct calls and stopped play. Thoughts?
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The video ref should be used whenever a try is scored, unless it is clear cut, like with Luke's second try.  They should also tell the ref when a forward pass is thrown (especially in the sequence leading up to try).  They sit up high in the stand, have the use of technology, and forward passes are obvious to all, except it seems the 8 sets of eyes of the on-field officials...Stoppages in play don't faze me.  Short stoppages give time to discuss the play or have something to eat or drink. 
     
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  9. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I wouldn't care so much about the stoppages of play if the video ref got it right most of the time. Going upstairs less frequently means that they have less opportunity to stuff up and also by only going there if a captain challenges means that we, as fans, can't get pissed off at the on field ref for not going upstairs.

    Agree with the forward pass thing though.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The video ref gets it right more so than the idiots on the field.  'Captain's challenge' would mean the video ref gets to adjudicate anyway.  Forward passes are a blight on the game and surely they can be looked at by the 'man' upstairs.  two metre markings on the field would eliminate much of the arguements about 'camera angles etc....       
     
  11. Canteen Worker

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    Sharks could complain more loudly this weekend. They had one disallowed and they didn't even go to the video. Had they done so, it was try-time.

    What gets me is when the first showing clearly demonstrates a try, they have another five looks anyway.

    In the end they need to be looking for reasons to award tries, not to disallow them.

    I would also like video refs to have a quick look at potential strips etc whilst scrums are being packed and if wrong on the original decision to give the tip - to get the right decision. It wouldn't slow the game down at all.
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Canteen I thought Gallen's 'no-try' was a double movement anyway.  Agree with you on strips.  That used to happen but they did away with it in the interests of a 'fast game'.  I don't mind them having five looks at a try.  From one angle Merritt looked like he had scored when he and Choc went for the ball in the in-goal, on a second look it was clearly not a try.  I just want them to get it right.  With a video look Luke's first try wouldn't have been awarded.  Glenn was clearly impeded.  Allow or disallow, I just want them to get it right.   
     

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