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NRL lying again

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    The NRL has given these reasons why the Sea Eagles v Dragons Round 16 Monday night match cannot be re-scheduled....

    While there is certainly excitement building around the Manly v St George Illawarra game, the schedule for this match was set on April 19 following Round 6, at which time the Dragons were ranked third on the competition table and Manly were ranked fifth. At that time the match did not have the same significance as it now does in many people’s eyes....

    This is BS for two reasons:
    1: If the schedule was fixed 10 rounds in advance, why do we now only know the schedule up to round 21 – five rounds in advance. They don’t fix matches 10 rounds in advance.
    2. They selected the Friday match of the round (Tigers Vs Dogs) as being more important, yet after six rounds the Tigers had won just three from six and the Dogs four from six, compared to St George: five from six and Manly: four from six. This match always had greater significance.

    Gee, if the NRL are going to lie you’d expect them to make up ones a lot more credible than they have!
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    You may as well drop it. We know from past experience that they will never admit fault.
     
  3. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    While I'm loath to defend the NRL in any way, shape or form, in your first point, the NRL are correct. Given I've got the 3 game membership I eagerly await the scheduling of each round so I can arrange to get down to Sydney for the games that suit. For whatever reason, they were scheduling up to 10 weeks out for a while but have since reverted to 5-6 weeks out.

    However, it's your second point that is the over-riding factor. Even 10 weeks out, Manly-St George was always going to be close to the game of the round, and certainly of more significance than Dogs-Tigers.
     
  4. Brewski

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    They couldn't pick us for the friday night game as we played on monday. Although us playing parra on a Monday is also a joke
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Then why didn't the NRL give this an an explanation? It's more credible.

    They say St George was coming third after round six; this must be wrong. They must have been equal 1st with Melbourne, as they are the only two sides to have only lost one game at that point.
     
  6. Brookie4eva

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    This is exactly the reason, as we played Parra on Monday Ch 9 couldn't pick us for Friday night, which are the the first 2 picks of the round.

    I don't blame Fox for taking us and Illawarra as the best of the remaining games when they get 3rd pick of the round for the Monday game.

    Unfortunately no one had the foresight to see it coming, except maybe Fox picking us intentionally as a Monday against Parra to force the situation to their advantage.

    It is the system of allocating the games that is at fault. :mad: :mad:
     
  7. Brewski

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    Are channel 9 that stupid that they could pick brisbane st george and manly parra on friday night so that they would have first chance at manly st george? apparently yes.

    The other friday game was gold coast and souffs. Surely a manly parra game would have been a better pick for 9.
     
  8. firechild

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    It's quite common for the Boncos and GC to both get friday night games, despite the fact they are really only obligated (not by any rule but by the pressure from north of the tweed) to show 1 match featuring a QLD team. It seems that 9 are of the opinion that Queenslanders have such short attention spans that they lose interest in the weekend's matches around midnight on friday night. They could be right?
     
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  9. Jono

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    This. Because Parra vs Manly hadn't been picked for the Friday, Fox had the foresight to take it so they could get the St George vs Manly game. Channel 9 will never admit that they stuffed up on that one.

    They won't make this mistake again and we'll get Melbourne and Brisbane both on Fridays.
     
  10. simz

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    The problem is with the scheduling, the match of the round should be Sunday therefore pick 1 this way there are no scheduling conflicts from the previous round. Pick 2 should be friday night on 9. Pick 3 and 4 to fox Friday second game/ Monday night ch 9 can still show the 2 nd Friday game but should be on fox live. The rest can go to fox obviously unless a 9 or new tv station would like a live game sat which would be the delayed 9.30 game on fox.
     
  11. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    Another example of tv having too much control over the scheduling -

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nines-call-forces-tigers-to-switch-historic-clash-20110622-1gfhb.html

    I don't particularly want to help out Tigs or Illawarra, but this would have been to the benefit of the NRL, but once again tv sheduling is given priority over most other things .... which just causes so much pain and bias for many NRL clubs.
     

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