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Channel 9 puts ratings before Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,784 /186
    Whatever you think of Manly, they have been dudded royally over the NRL finals schedule. To finish second and then have to play a team ranked lower than you in their backyard is outrageous. Throw in the fact Souths will have an extra two days to prepare and no wonder blood pressures are rising on Sydney's northern beaches. Manly should have at least been given an extra day's rest but Channel 9 demanded that the high-rating Rabbitohs appear on Friday night. And as we all know, what Chanel 9 wants, Channel 9 gets. Choosing his words carefully, Manly coach Geoff Toovey told The Repeat Set: "Until the NRL take full control of the draw and the system then there is always going to be bias one way or the other. The AFL don't let the TV dictate. How can it be an even system when the TV networks pick the draw? How can that be a fair and even system?" They are all valid questions.

    Choc not so tops

    Anthony Watmough has taken to social media to deny reports he has signed a three-year deal with Parramatta starting 2016. But where there is smoke there is fire. Choc's future will become a lot clearer once Manly's premiership campaign is over and not too many at Brookvale will stand in his way if he can sort himself a deal elsewhere next year. Watmough's departure – on top of Glenn Stewart's exit - would give the Sea Eagles some real breathing space under the salary cap.
  2. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +1,482 /36
    Is that from News Ltd or Fairfax?
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    The schedule also gives Easts a big advantage over the 'Riff. Why couldn't they play that match on Sunday afternoon, giving the 'Riff a little bit longer to recover?
  4. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +1,482 /36
    Because channel 9 eat dicks, every day of the week. Theyre as bad as Fartberg and should be despised as such
  5. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,542 /32

    If the clubs doubted where they stood in the eyes of the NRL, they have little doubt now.

    The Riff have been shafted even worse than us.
  6. Arko-admirer

    Arko-admirer Active Member

    +62 /0
    The irony is for once the Broncos don't get the Friday match, when really they should. Yes a little unfair on The Cowboys but they aren't travelling.
    OK, so our reward for finishing second is a shorter turn-around after a long trip and to virtually play in our opponent's backyard.
    Still in times past Manly have responded well to adversity, however I fear the club is fractured at the moment.
    I want to believe but it's difficult
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    • Daveagle

      Daveagle Well-Known Member

      +181 /0
      Don't forget for one second that Gyngell, the boss at 9 is a Rorter's fan.

      I truly hate this mob with a passion, they are a cancer that needs cutting out . By the time they have finished rubbishing a once great game it will be sadly too late.
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      • nodd

        nodd Well-Known Member

        +105 /5
        Cows would be loving it.

        They prefer Saturday nights as a lot of their supporters from the bush make the trip in for a Saturday night game- the joint will be packed.

        Hope they beat the bongos by 40.
      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,440 /192
        Simple solution.

        Minor premiers get first choice. The team 2 then team 5.
      • mickqld

        mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,249 /109
        We have been shafted worse. Riff didn't travel & have 5 full days to recover. We lost yesterday to travel. We only have 4 full days to recover. The National Rabbitohs League at it's finest. A gigantic rort. Fuk them all.
      • NYEagle

        NYEagle Well-Known Member

        +1,400 /84
        You know what would band this bunch together?

        Have Toovey hold a press conference and tell all the journos the whole Manly team is on a media ban until the week before the grand final (if they get that far).

        Basically a big F.U to the NRL and their jockeys.
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        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +1,482 /36
          But Mick, its South Sydney's turn to win the competition. Winning the NRL must be shared around each year (unbeknown to the teams participating)
        • tookey

          tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +5,784 /186
          Sea Eagles time bomb

          The simmering powder-keg at Manly is two to three weeks away from finally imploding.
          Senior players are privately angered by recent events but have refrained from saying anything while the team is still alive in the race for the premiership.
          It will be on for young and old when their season is over - and reports of Anthony Watmough's possible departure only adds fuel to the fire.
          The most explosive interview of the year will be Glenn Stewart when he opens up to the media.
          He has vowed to tell the full story of the bitter feud with club management.

        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

          +19,621 /383
          Oh goody I can't wait for that!!
        • ManlyBacker

          ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

          +972 /7
          I agree it would help us understand what has been going on.
        • Mals

          Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +1,650 /39
          A Q & A with Peter Peters? I'm sure the name David Perry will be mentioned a lot.
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          • Brissie Kid

            Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

            +1,176 /19
            Thanks NRL. Its all made worse if we lose on Friday night as the winner from the bottom 8 we play will have home field against us in Wk 2. So that could mean another trip to Townsville.
            Come off it. There is no bombshell unless Manly had room under the salary cap to pay Gift what he was wanting to stay. Anything else isn't news at all. Manly aren't the Storm so buying boats for players isn't on. The NRL, the other clubs and media all wanted Manly cut down by the cap and its happening.
          • davohan123

            davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +1,704 /63
            No that is wrong sorry Brissie Kid. If we lose on Friday we host the winner of the storm vs dogs game back @ SFS probably next Saturday night.

            All games from next week onwards will be played in Sydney because all top 4 teams come from here- no chance for an outer Sydney team to host a game( so the storm and cowboys games this week will be the only games played outside of Sydney this finals series)

            Hope this helps explains things
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            • Brissie Kid

              Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

              +1,176 /19
              Well i am glad i got that wrong.
            • Jatz Crackers

              Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

              +1,470 /8
              Enjoy what happens during the phase before the next media rights deal. You can all feel a sense of justification as we rise above 9 and their overall ratings drop.

              I know it will be sweet.

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