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News: Sea Eagles oppose Finals move

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>SENIOR Manly Sea Eagles players have slammed the NRL's decision to move the first week of finals football from suburban grounds.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5275-sea-eagles-oppose-finals-move.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Slammed ? where did they say that in the article
     
  3. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    The article says "The move follows fans' complaints to the NRL and St George Illawarra Dragons after they were locked out of the club's 2009 qualifying final with Parramatta at WIN Jubilee Stadium and their qualifying final against Manly at the same venue in the first week of the 2010 finals series."

    I can understand complaints about 2009, but there was plenty of room still for the game against us this year. That just proves Saints fans are whiny little bitches if they complained about not being able to get tickets to this years game.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    As stated in some other related posts, this move is another step closer to centralising all Sydney games at the SFS and Homebush. They have done it in Melbourne for AFL. At least their transport is better in Melbourne.

    But I hate the idea of losing suburban grounds, and I'm sure Sharks and Dragons fans would agree. I would certainly not go to as many Manly games if our home ground was Home-in-the-bush....
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think it has its good and bad points.

    More money for the teams but what happens if you end up playing the Roosters or Rabbitohs or Bulldogs when you are in say 2nd and they are 7th.

    It means they get a home ground advantage
     
  6. Fluffy

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    I would say that you play those teams at the opposite site to their home ground ie rorters at homebush, dogs at sfs.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    that's what I was thinking & if the Dragons can't use Win stadium Newcastle should be included too
     
  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Why would there be? All final matches are controlled by the NRL.
     
  9. Masked Eagle

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    I don't really care about the home ground advantage.  Turning people away is just a bad idea, cause there is no guarantee they'll want to come back.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and what happens when you say have a team in 2nd and 7th for instance and each have one of those grounds as their home ground.

    It just doesn't even up as fair
     

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