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Major game changes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    Major changes have been proposed for the start of season 2013.

    * 30 regular rounds so each team plays all teams twice, (Home & Away)
    * 4 quarters of 15 or 20 minutes. (preference for the 15 to suit TV)
    * Start season in February and Grand Final 2nd Sunday of October
    * Each player to play a maximum of 25 regular rounds
    * Main squad to increase from 25 to 32 players
    * Increased player payments from increased TV revenue from the extra games
     
  2. Seaeagle63

    Seaeagle63 Active Member

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    Where did all this come from?
     
  3. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    Read it in tommorrows newspaper i brought on the way home at a servo, Its not on there website yet, but i guess it will be sometime overnight
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    posted it in the articles not long ado
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Son of Kevin Humphreys is behind all this but it is designed to please TV executives rather than make the game better in itself. Anyone who remembers the old Amco Cup will quickly say no to quarters. If you want a TV game, go to NFL and American football.

    I fear the end of the gladatorial contest and the advent of a softened TV product, just to have more games and greater revenue.
     
  6. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I don't like the idea of 15 minute quarters - no time to build momentum.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Increasing squad from 25 to 32? You'd have to increase the salary cap big time.

    If it is a TV product, TV should pay more. LOTS more !!That extra coin should be around two million net per club (and cap goes up by that exact amount).

    With a longer season...it wouldn't leave much time for rep footy.

    All the ideas are ****.
     
  8. ConcernedSupporter

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    agreed
     
  9. DUFFMAN

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    One positive, playing a 60 minute games would have Manly 1st or 2nd this year on the table, how many we lost in the last 15 minutes. 
     
  10. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA. Very true!
     
  11. Seaeagle63

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    15 Minute Quarters equates to shorter game time.

    Have the players or fans been canvassed about this?

    After all they are the ones playing the game not TV execs or business baraons that think they own the game.
     
  12. Jerry1

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    60 mins 4 quarters. It could be back to the big lumbering unfit forwards AKA union.

    ???
     
  13. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hate the idea of the game being played in quarters over 60mins. Keep it to 80mins of football but each team plays each other twice. Love the idea of extending the season.
     
  14. Jethro

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    I think that in the hotter months, playing quarter football (20 minutes each) is a necessity under our Australian weather conditions just to keep up the fluids.
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    also what about the time that takes for goal kicks, packing scrums etc
    we would end up with 45 min of game time
     
  16. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Cut the sleeves off the jerseys
    Wear #'s like 99,45,87
    Wear helmets
    8pts for a try
    4pts for goals
    20min sinbin
    1hr halftime
    22 players a side

    Just leave the game alone FFS
     

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