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Acknowledging the Fans

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There was a Tigers fan on the BSB this morning saying how disappointed he was the Tigers players didn't acknowledge the fans last night after the game.
    He was there with about 20 kids from the footy team he coaches. He said the kids were there with banners and yelling all night in recognition of Farrahs 200th and Benji's last game at Campbelltown.
    He said that it would have made the kids night to just have some sort of acknowledgement from the players.
    And I've got to say I agree. It's means the world to the little kids, and the big kids, for the players to do a quick lap high fiving the crowd before they head off to the sheds. I know they have just played 80 mins & are busted, but alot of people travel alot of hours to see their heros play, and I think it would be a great PR exercise to acknowledge the supporters after the game, whether it is a home or away game.
    They seem to be able to hang around on the field for 5 minutes chatting about their week with the opposition before they head off, spend this time with the fans instead.


    And on another note, how good was it to hear TK give us a massive rap and take the piss out of Ricky. It was awesome. He basically acknowledged Horo and the transformation he had made since coming to Manly, from someone who couldn't make the top grade at Parra to being a star in the pack at Manly. And I quote, "at Manly, a top 3 team". He then made some comment about some coaches having their eyes painted on. Heaps funny. Love your work TK.
     
  2. Larissa

    Larissa Well-Known Member

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    The problem with this is the media commitments for players immediately after the game. At the moment we are rushed off the field to meet NRL requirements.

    This has been raised at NRL level and we are hopeful we can get some flexibility so the players can thank the fans who have made the huge effort to get out in the cold to cheer on their team.
     
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    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      TK is a dick.
       
    • Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      The NRL seem to do a good job of forgetting that the fans are an important piece of the puzzle in making the game viable. Sure it's nice to see interviews etc on the TV, but it is rare that I watch them right away, and would prefer to see the kids meeting their heros as they run around the ground than talk to a TV personality and hear them repeat "Credit to the boys, they hung in there" on repeat
       
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      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        How can you say that Dan? The NRL have doubled the prices of Grand Final tickets this year. This was done for the fans. :p
         
      • robbiea

        robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I dont understand how all the clubs sit back & watch the new NRL run our game into the ground..
        Where is our saviour ? & when is he coming.We need a ex player with brains who LOVES the game & is willing to take the reigns from these muppets who are destroying league....
         
      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Hi Clint! :)

        *waves and acknowledges*
         
      • Brookie4eva

        Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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        They did this so they can afford to pay Ricky Martin.

        I wasn't going to go and watch Manly win the Premiership in October, but now Ricky Martin is there that should convince me and heaps more popele to go to the footy. :p :p :p
         
      • Daddycool08

        Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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        I think the fans run a very far second to any other stakeholder in the NRL.

        We may think we are integral to the game but we are not.

        What rates highest are:

        TV deals
        Sponsorship
        admin jobs
        freebies
        The players
        Something else
        Something else
        Lots of other things
        Blah
        Blah
        etc
        etc



        The fans.
         
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

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        You are absolutely right. Fortunately the Manly players always do a lap of Brookie after a win. I do think they should do one after avery game, regardless of the result or the venue for that matter. The fan who gets to the match needs to be given a more interactive experience than the couch potato, such as being able to kick a footy after the match and get autographs (or, perhaps, practice some dance moves with the cheer girls). If not, then why pay to go to a match?
         
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        • Chip and Chase

          Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Surely not every player in the 17 has media commitments ?? I've rarely see anyone but the same half a dozen players interviewed.
           

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