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Rabs commentary

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyfan76, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,135 / 99
    Its getting beyond a joke now. His fellow callers have to correct his mistakes all night. Last night he called NZ Queensland FFS. Surely he can move on before next season.
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  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +667 / 18
    I do not really pay attention to the commentators so I do not get all the whinging about who is bad/terrible etc.
  3. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +876 / 27
    I can't stand the thought of listening to them for the next few years.

    All they do is bag the game, bag the rules, bag the refs and then go on about it for the next 10 minutes!

    We all have a whinge but when you are the ones calling it and promoting the game, you should do just that.

    The difference between how the afl call their game to ours is embarrassing. If they don't like a call, they say it and get on with it. Channel 9 team have to go on and on and on about it.

    Peter Sterling, the stripping rule has been in place for years.....get over it and call the bloody game!:mad:
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    In fairness to Rabs, he isn't far wrong with getting Qld and NZ mixed up, the whole origin side will be Kiwi soon

    "Ben Te'o - Hibiscus Coast Raiders" haha
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  5. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

    +394 / 4
    wish we could have the option like back in the early foxtel days where you choose "commentary" "crowd" or "ref (i think i was?)" as your audio. That was great.
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  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    With the likelihood of Channel Nein going into receivership growing stronger by the day, perhaps it will have to give up the rights to the NRL and the commentary problem will be solved.
  7. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

    +92 / 0
    It's not the rights which are a problem. It is the broadcaster. I have worked with several product agents over my time and none of them will ever bag the product they have. The sell it. Talk it up. Never put it down or mention its weaknesses. Even if they don't believe in it, they never undermine their product which they heavily invested in and have a lot of stake in. So. Is it the commentators fault or the honchos at nine.
    I don't want nine to lose the rights or go bust. But if they bring the game into disrepute then they should be called in by the commission to explain their actions. The commentary has gotten really bad. The cricket commentary is still as great as ever.
  8. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 / 16
    Simple, turn the volume to mute!
  9. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

    +735 / 16
    Channel Nine will just be sold to another buyer at a bargain basement price,as long as the banks get their money back, the Investment fund that owned Nine will just have to take a massive hit.
    Rugby League will still be the jewel in the crown for any network,and Nine would be foolish to jeopardise their contract with the ARLC
  10. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +967 / 7
    His understanding of the stripping interpretation showed he has no idea. From the 'premier' commentator for the code, it is an embarassment.
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  11. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,111 / 126
    New Zealand - that's in Queensland
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,239 / 7
    This is where I disagree. The rights ARE the problem.

    The TV rights is a contract, plain & simple. Whatever is in the contract the NRL can enforce. If it isnt in the contract then the broadcaster has no obligation. All the rest and anything else is just personalities.

    The NRL really do need to re-evaluate how to put together a tender document to invite submissions. It is ONLY this document that can set out the perameters for how any successful broadcaster would behave under the conditions of the rights contract.

    Im happy to write it. Grant call me & make me an offer.

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