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I hope this isn't true...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    In 2012 the English side is rumored to be touring to New Zealand and a few Island Nations and wanted to play a few Australian club sides. Australia is only scheduled to play 2 Tests that year because of an agreement with the RLPA.

    A lot of the club CEO's have said no they don't want it i.e Shane "I make Zorba look like a greek adonis" Richards.
    To me this is borderline lunacy the club's are crying poor and they get an opportunity to play an International touring side and to bring some extra money through the gate like the old days and they turn it down. People should know the English are mad bastards when going to sports and will follow there team everywhere and the money they spend.
    I remember watching Tooves debut against the then Great Britain Lions and Brookie had a fair crowd.
     
  2. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    I remember as a kid watching these games on TV late at night when the Aussies played over there. It is something the NRL/ARL need to look at in my opinion. Cut the season down a few games and tour every 2nd year. By reading all the old boys books, they used to have a blast on these tours. It can generate more income for the top tier players and give the up and comers somethng to aspire to. The same can be said for the Poms touring here.
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Manly were playing, I'd go.[hr]
    If Manly were playing, I'd pay to see them at Brookie.
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Who is Shane Richards?
     
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Shane Richardson I deleted some of it
     
  6. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I remember Shane Richards, he was a drummer in my cousins band.
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    So you dont want Manly players playing Origin but you'd be happy to watch them play a nothing game against the poms.
     
  8. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    I remember that game as if it was yesterday. The poms ran at Tooves all day and he kept cutting them down. In one tackle he picked up Lee Crooks the tough pommy front rower and buried him into the turf. Tooves looked like a choir boy in those days but it didn't take long to realise what a tough little bugger he was.
     
  9. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    It would ideally be in the offseason
     
  10. Stevo

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  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    ha ha even better. Lets throw our guys into a match where the other team are match fit and we arent. Even more chance of injury.

    One of your best Shane.
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Well Toovey survived it as did others,your completely wrong shane
     
  13. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKDVTpzZmIM

    Additional revenue and exposure for the club
     
  14. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Oh well if they got through without injury surely that is proof that no one else in the future would be injured.

    I sincerely hope you arent running a business if thats your logic.
     
  16. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

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    I think we need to draw a crowd of 12k to break even at Brookie so there isn't any garantee if we could draw that many to the game. Possible 10k would do if it was played at SFS/Bluetoung/ANZ but this is just an estimate.
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does Manly get paid for SOO? I wasn't aware that they did. They'd surely get money playing an English side. Rest our stars and play the up and comers. More money and certainly more exposure for our sponsors. No downside.
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Terrific night at Brookie against the Poms. Tooves was deserving of MOTM. Martin OnFire ran like a crab all night. The Manly team was the B team as we had a big game coming up and the crowd almost felt sorry for the hapless pasties who were at full strength. It was a good sized crowd too and a great memory.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    More like 6000
     
  20. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Don't we pay an annual fee for Brookie, would we be required to pay extra if we were to play this game there ?
     

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