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Locky's Farewell A Sunday Blockbuster At Suncorp

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Locky's Farewell A Sunday Blockbuster At Suncorp
    NRL Media
    2/08/2011 5:10:29 PM
    The NRL and its broadcast partners Nine and Fox Sports have set the scene for the most emotional Sunday in Broncos history with Darren Lockyer’s final Telstra Premiership club game scheduled for a live telecast on the Nine Network on September 4 at Suncorp Stadium.

    The Round 26 match between the Broncos and the Sea Eagles will be one of the must-see games in the final Premiership round as well as a pre-finals farewell to perhaps the greatest Bronco of all time.

    “This will be an emotional farewell for Brisbane fans and in particular families who in some cases will have followed Darren’s remarkable career over three generations,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said today.

    “It’s great to see the broadcasters working together in a way that allows the club to create a truly memorable occasion and I would like to acknowledge the support of both the Chief Executive of Nine Entertainment, David Gyngell, and the Chief Executive of Premier Media Group (Fox Sports) Patrick Delaney.”

    Mr Gyngell today said that the live broadcast of the match would create an opportunity for all Rugby League fans to share in the emotion of the day:

    “On behalf of Nine I would like to thank the NRL and Fox Sports for working together to give one of the game’s greats a fitting farewell.

    “Darren has entertained all of us over the years and this will set the scene for a marvelous public tribute.”

    The schedule for the remaining matches for Round 26 have not yet been finalised and will be released until next week.

    The decision to announce the selection of the Brisbane v Manly game ahead of the full schedule is in response to intense public interest in the match.

     
     
  2. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    So,Sunday the 4th....what time?
     
  3. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    MarkTramby will have to be at his best for this one. They'll pack this joint as well as the away supporters area with Bronco fans. How long before he's back anyone?:-/
     
  4. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Airfares are too high now for an up and back in the one day.Last look at Virgin from syd was 88 up/135 ret (same day).Haven't checked Jetstar yet[hr]
    Jetstar is 69/109
     
  5. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    If you think we have been treated badly by the refs over this season wait till this one.52,000 baying for a penalty each and every tackle.We'll be playing 19 up there,not 17.

    The final piece in the puzzle no doubt will be the appointment of Chechin and Robinson with Harrigan in the video ref chair for a special appearence.[hr]
    ...and this makes the Melbourne game really vital.It will be one of our greatest wins if we can beat the odds up there.The heathens wll burn the joint down if the fix isn't in.

    I just can't see us doing it unfortunately so we need the 2 points the previous week and I think we'll get them.
     
  6. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And for Beaver's farewell match at Brookie what did we get? A Monday night!!

    of course it's an even playin field................
     
  7. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Booked flights

    Me and Jonesy travelling up Sat on QF 528 (1.05pm) and back Sunday QF557 dep 20.15 (was just over $220 return)

    Haven't booked accom as yet

    Message from Chris at Amassador
    "Mark is still away in the middle of nowhere, though I did see last night on the news Sunday is locked in.
    I will be sending out the GDE and 1 night package flyers today…hopefully."

    (Note: GDE Game Day Experience - so functions, tickets etc so you get to be with the main MWTS group before and during the game - but doesn't include accomodation etc)
     
  8. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was thinking exactly the same thing.

    In 2009 the NRL helped El Masri get a fitting farewell and now it looks likely that Andrew Ryan will also be looked after for his farewell.

    The NRL did nothing for Beaver for his final home match. Nice double standards.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It is hard to forget the rubbish served up for Beaver's farewell. Hazim, Bobcat and of course St Lockyer are special. Good luck to them I guess but it is still one of th worst scheduling decisions ever for the game's greatest cleanskin, one club legend and highest try-scoring forward. Grrr :)
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This game is on my birthday, who's chipping in to get me there ?
     
  11. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The worst two games this season to get are, playing Melbourne in round 1 in Melbourne against a team desperate to prove a point and playing Brisbane in Brisbane in Lockyers final home game.........and we got them both.
     
  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    What's the big deal? Lockyer will be playing at Suncorp in the final series, so it won;t be his last home game.
     
  13. nodd

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    I'll buy you a drink if You make it there!

    [hr]
    We have got our 10 tickets through a "contact" and there will be 8 maroon and whites, a parra scum and some pommy git all giving it to the Bongos.

    Will be great to deny them a place in the top 4.
     
  14. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not if they come 5th after we beat them.
     
  15. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    thanks Bob and Chris. Tramby will be in overdrive when he comes back.:D
     
  16. shawn.b

    shawn.b Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    & they say the Super League war is over.
     
  17. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Can you flick one to me jsfrench@tpg.com.au

    Cheers - Jerry
     
  18. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Passed your email address to Chris at Ambassador Jerry1 so you should get something soon - if not pm me and make sure it's followed up?

    See you in the Caxton!
     
  19. shauneagle

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    I can't remember wanting to win a club football match as much as this one.
     

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