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When players know their careers are coming to an end...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by captainskin, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    Lately, apart from seeing to much of Benji Marshall on the footy show, and even he may fall into this dilemma:
    I've been noticing Andrew Ryan appearing week in and week out on various football shows on different channels; and now I'm seeing Nathan Hindmarsh's noggen pop up here and there.

    I'm sure there are others that you guys have noticed, but this is my concern. It seems like when a player's career is winding back they are jumping on the media bandwagon as quickly as possible. This is fine since I know they have to look after their long term survival. But I think this effects their club performance; they get softer and not as determined on the field; there are other things on their mind apart from leading their teams with all their heart and soul... and a soft option must be in the back of their mind especially if their team is struggling.

    The day I see a Manly player running the sideline and appearing constantly on football shows is the day I know they have gotten soft on the field and have other things on their minds.

    I know it is good to see the occasional appearance of KF and others because it is their moment in the sunshine, but if it ever becomes a regular thing I will be concerned.
     
  2. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends of the personality of the player, some deal well with these distractions, media and publicity actually make them more determined and give them something extra to play for, some obviously clock off early and in effect start the new job while on the club payroll.

    I don't think it would be fair to pre-judge a player based on a black and white rule like the one you suggested.
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    So Benji's career is near the end?
     
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    We can only hope.
     
  5. Pride

    Pride Active Member

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    cameron smith too
     
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Idris, Burgess, Balin, Wolfy and Ennis as well...
     
  7. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Hindy is a special given his cameo on FNF.

    Finally, the game will be free from the abundance of crack that plagues it.
     
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  8. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    Wrong, Cameron Smith now has to adhere to his 3rd party agreement with fox since his scum cheating club got caught out...
     
  9. Captain of the Gate

    Captain of the Gate Active Member

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    Guys appear a lot cause its common for 3rd party deals to be with TV networks now.

    Channel 9 has 3rd party deals with Benji & Beau Ryan (hence why they do Footy Show), Anthony Minichiello (Weekend Today Show), Nathan Hindmarsh, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Jamal Idris, Mark Gasnier and Sam Burgess. A few other players have appearance deals.

    Fox has deals with Cameron Smith, Braith Anasta, Jamie Soward and previously Brett Kimmorley.

    Papers also have deals with guys for writing columns like Telegraph with Piggy Riddell and Gasnier.

    As for others its normally cause they are Captains or they are the marquee talent who are the best with media. Ennis' career is nowhere near over but he does tons of appearances cause he is their marquee and has media experience. Andrew Ryan is the Captain, a most clubs the man with the little 'c' next to his name does media. Matt Ballin does a lot for us cause he enjoys it and Zorba puts him forward cause he knows that he is experienced and won't do or say anything wrong.

    I'm sure a few are thinking future but most of it comes down to who clubs offer and who the shows want cause they are eitehr a star or a fan favourite. That and players get paid pretty hansomely for appearing even without deals, and if there is one thing everyone should know about footballers it is that they are always looking for a freebie and some extra coin.
     
  10. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I do hope that Bobcat does get picked up for another season(for the 'doggies). Let him get his 300 and then let him go the season after.
     
  11. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    On the field Hindy shows he's a big plodding forward (with plenty of crack!).

    On the commentary side - he speaks well, he doesn't use the mandatory football no-clues English eg They done good. Youse are going good.

    Get rid of dumd-as-dog-poo Freddy & replace him with Hindy. No qualms there.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I met him once (years ago) a good country boy and yes he deserves to get his 300...although hasn't been playing that well of late, so maybe not.
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sign him up dogs so another old slow player can keep a younger more agile forward out of their pack. Realistically he should just go to ESL for a superannuation payout. Hindmarsh should do the same.
     
  14. Seaeagle63

    Seaeagle63 Active Member

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    He is a Dubbo Boy
     
  15. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    This is a harsh thread lol!
    :p
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    A perception on this (Tigers fans) could be that doing media interviews is a necessary part & parcel of the game when compared with someone who spends time actively developing media content like Beau Ryan with "Beau Knows".
     
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  17. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Beau's newest segement will be called "Beau Knows to keep a Tigers contract he has to be good mates with Benji or Robbie"
     
  18. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Beau knows how to be Daniel Fitzhenry.
     
  19. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    I definitely agree with your post's sentiment and occasionally I feel like to a much much much much lesser extent, Wolfman's media commitments like triple J etc, can affect his preparation or focus but I normally snap myself out of it.
     

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