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NRL scheduling ARRRR

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by sheridanstand78, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Yet again Manly have been dudded by the release of dates for round 6 and 7. We wait for our first game at Brooky against the Penny Panthers and they put it on Easter Monday night, and our next home game is 5 days later on a Saturday night against the Titans.

    Yet again another 5 day turn around, that will be the 3rd time thats happened in the first 7 rounds of the league, while the QLD Ponies get 2 more Friday night games, taking them to 7 in a row.

    I thought the independent commission was meant to mean that we have an even playing field, our club is yet again treated like dirt.

    Our first game you would hope would be a Sunday as thats what the majority of fans want.

    I would like to see a rule come into play that no team should be forced to play again for a 6 day duration after a match. Make it fair for everyone.

    It is time for this to be sorted, cause the same clubs benefit every season.

    The scheduling has Channel 9 and News Limiteds grubby fingers all over it.
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    The TV stations select the games - this (scheduling) wont be sorted until the new TV deal comes through. But says I am not happy, Easter Monday I guess is better than a normal weekday Monday night.
     
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  3. bennyeagle

    bennyeagle Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes wonder if we are genuine whingers like people say we are, then i actually think how many times we have been dudded by the tv stations ans the NRL, its quite a joke really.
     
  4. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    monday night... what a great way to open the season at home for the current premiers.(insert sarcasm smiley here)
     
  5. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    As stated above, the independent commission can't do much for this year, they are stuck with the tv contract signed a few years ago (which would likely be costly, if not near impossible, to modify or break), therefore all blame for scheduling must be directed at the tv stations, and the old management who agreed to this deal.

    I am happy to give the independent commission the benefit of the doubt until we see what happens with the new deal.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    What's more I assume Manly requested Sunday arvo
     
  7. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    imagine being able to prepare your recovery and training schedules around 7 day turnarounds week in, week out with the same routine, for 90% of the season.... they do it tough old Brisbane... not.
     
  8. Stevo

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    FFS.!
     
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  9. The Who

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    Surely all 15 other clubs are sick of the 'free kick' Brisbane gets. Gallop loves to say the NRL is an even playing field - only Brisbane is more equal than others (with apologies to George Orwell).
     
  10. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    My favourite Gallop or tv persons response is 'it's what the fans want'.

    Bull**** what fan in there right mind wants to watch there team on a Monday night.

    Ps to the spelling nazis don't care if it's wrong
     
  11. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I don't care that it's wrong either. It just makes you look stupid! :)
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    So does being the posterboy for bogans,doesnt stop you
     
  13. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Well we chose to take our first "home" game to Gosford, which would've been a Friday night game. Someone needs to play Monday night. Stop whinging again ffs.
     
  14. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    There would be no whinging if the Monday night matches were spread around evenly. How many do Brisbane or NZ play?
    We certainly cope more than our fair share.
     

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