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The fix is on

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, Mar 22, 2016.

Do you honestly think the nrl manipulates the cmpetition to try to achieve the perfect model for fun

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
  3. they are too useless to get it right even if it was on, so no

    20 vote(s)
  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

    +885 / 21
    lots of people talk of this.i thought it might be good to just get an idea of what people really think. Answer honestly, it would be interesting to see what we think. Dont mix it up with incompetence, thats different.

    I want to believe not, but its amazing how the rub of the green can go with some teams for a whole season.

    Also after i have called half the forum bi polar in another thread, please feel free to come back tomorrow and vote the opposite
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  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,802 / 122
    Choice 3 should win in a canter.
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  3. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +838 / 24
    Its not to achieve the perfect model 'for fun'. They are bias to various teams in order to maximise the growth, revenue and evenness of the game. They are in serious competition with the AFL and soccer. This is reflected in the way they conduct their affairs. They want their product to be the most exciting and riveting one available to watch, even if it means having their refs give away penalties and making decisions at times which make no sense.
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  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,800 / 58
    Like LE (above)...I think 'for fun' isn't the best way to describe what you're trying to ask. But you're asking it so I dunno!

    Also the nrl stole the 'o' from your word 'competition' so they are definitely up to something!

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  5. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +838 / 24
    There is truth to option 3 though. They are definitely even portions of useless, dumb and stupid
  6. manlyfan76

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

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,357 / 111
    All bets are off now greensnot is in charge, ask me again in six months and the answer will be 100% yes.
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  7. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    The Salary Cap rorts are whats skewing the Competition.:mad:

    Just today, Massoud has questioned the TPA of the Rorters who have Gyngell on their Board, but Nein(Gyngell was the Chairman) has TPA's with all their stars. 2013 SBW, Hargraves, RTS, Mini....

    The Parra non-action by the NRL is also an indictment on their oversight duties.
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  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,767 / 258
    Cast your minds back to 2013, it was ALL about the Bunnies & the Burgess boys, everything led to a Rabbids win until......Manly upset the apple cart.

    So with that in mind we move to 2014, and everything through the year went the Bunnies way and finally, after all those years the " pride of the league " got their moment in the sun ( to be fair they were the best side BUT everything went their way in games and the judiciary all year).

    So now we are in 2015, and after all the disasters and unfair decisions against the " Boys" over the years it was their turn to get the run of the green, mind you those dastardly Donkeys almost stole the show, and besides their future immortal had one thing missing from the resume. Again no doubt they had a good side , but all the wrongs were swept away to ensure they made it to the big dance.

    And now in 2016 they desperately want to see Parramatta win, it's been 30 years and many wooden spoons and now they have new foes in GWS and Wanderers making big inroads, and so how can we fix that ........give them every opportunity to play in the big one , push aside cap Rorts , make sure they get the rub of the green in tight games, you know the drum.

    If the Slime were to win in 2016, the gains in western Sydney would be huge, so do t you worry, they'll do all they can to get them there!!

    This is all said with my Tin Foil Hat on, and is a bit " tongue in cheek", but I'll tell you it may not be far from the truth!!
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  9. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

    grew up Manly now Byron
    +1,427 / 43
    now don't be coy Mark from Bris, I'm with you on this, the NRL are totally **** scared of losing crowds to AweFL and sucker ... where there is $$$$millions at stake I trust no one to be fair & impartial ....
  10. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

    +1,154 / 69
    They want to suffocate the Manly Sea Eagles with poor crowds so they can buy out the licence for an expansion team.
    Hence all the Monday nights.
    5600 people last night would not have paid the damn caterer on the day.
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,625 / 132
    Its not for fun but it is obvious that they do manipulate some thing to try and get bigger crowds and members in the areas they think add value.

    Is it wrong? Yes and no. Yes on a level playing field but No on the growing the game.

    If souffs hit 100K members we are still likely to increase on the back of that as well albeit at a much slower rate.
  12. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

    +6,741 / 125
    Here is one thing I don't get.....

    The Speels play in the winter. The Wanderers play in the summer. Its not like they are competing for the same fans week in, week out and when the NRL and A-League seasons overlap its only for a few weeks at best.
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