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Footy Quality Down

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ralphie, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,953 /287
    I am struggling to watch matches to the end at the moment. The ruck speed has been increased again and everytime that happens we just get dummy half running. It's as boring as bat ****.

    This seems to happen every few years. Last time was 2010 and we saw St Choke dummy half run themselves to a premiership. :mad:
  2. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +1,778 /48
    Yeah, they go from one extreme to the other.
    It's has almost looked like touch footy in some games
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,066 /174
    It seems that a lot of try's are scored from non structured plays where the players just try anything instead of having set plays. Not all but it's something I've noticed.
  4. Moondog

    Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,287 /51
    It seems to me every year in the NRL we get rule changes and different interpretations of the rules. Does this happen so consistently in any other sport?
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    • Oliver

      Oliver Active Member

      +143 /4
      I'd like to see them keep up this speed all year. It'll slow down.
    • EagleFromMay1967

      EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

      +1,372 /49
      They should change the rules of golf, to make it more exciting. 1. Allow shoulder charging. 2. You have to hit the ball OUT OF THE HOLE not into it !;)
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,250 /109
      The only way I would ever watch golf is if they had naked cheer girls dancing on the fairways.
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +13,353 /117
        ^ They do. You should've been tuning in.

        And whenever we lose I always think the quality has gone down. ;)
      • Jatz Crackers

        Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

        +1,476 /8
        I was expecting this thread to be about a doona cover + insert with the Manly team sown on the outside.
      • Manly To Win!

        Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +190 /2
        everyone always whinges about this at the beginning of the year so why continually bring it up? The only rule that really needs fixing is the obstruction rule.
      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

        +7,214 /106
        Knights and saints seriously bad today.
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        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

          +9,037 /102
          And the rule that allows the Bulldogs to participate in the competition.
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +2,953 /287
          After next weekend we will be a quarter of the way through the season. The quality of the footy is rubbish. Druggos V Chokers wasn't the only rubbish game yesterday, most of the other two games were rubbish too. Only the closeness of the contest made it a little interesting, but the quality is poor.

          It's like watching bad touch footy and I have never watched so many dummy half runs. Even our own teams performances over the past two weeks have been unattractive despite the solid wins.

          Quick play the balls favour teams like Souffs & scum who both Isaac Luke and captain scum doing all the dummy half running.
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          • jbb/james

            jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +1,497 /35
            every year since as long as I can remember the footy standard doesnt heat up until about origin. Its been happening for 20 years. Im not saying the fast ruck speed hasn't altered the game but good footy is never present at this stage of the year

            I've been involved with many conversations with many people for many years that all say the same stuff. It will get better and to be honest we best judge it then. Im not a fan of dummy half running and quick play the balls so Im not defending that rule. If we look at ballin or manly ,they probably run very few dummy half runs. Only matai scoots regularly but he has done that since he started with great results

            A lot of people hate origin but its a constant reminder to every player in the League of what the standard needs to be to be the best and it has a massive impact on the games that follow

            Just my opinion
          • susan

            susan Well-Known Member

            +2,357 /56
            The warriors v bunnies game was great entertainment in my opinion. Warriors played some great attack with really good depth.
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            • jbb/james

              jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

              +1,497 /35
              I also think the footy quality is about the quality of player. Really there are only a few play makers worth there salt, probably only Manly have 2 good centres, most struggle to have 1. apart from fullbacks there is a lack of all play makers positions. Depth is also a big concern

              The lack of funding /grass roots development and tiered competition is a far bigger issue to game quality than ruck speed. Only last year we were complaining that the storm never got off players and it was affecting the play
            • Rambo1987

              Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

              +241 /2
              Its still early in the season and the quality will return as the year goes on.
            • Kiwi Eagle

              Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +3,894 /65
              I'm enjoying the footy personally
            • faithful

              faithful Active Member

              +50 /7
              Now they are showing NSW cup on fox you can really see the gap between that comp and first grade , same old story not enough top class players to service the NRL and that reflects in some of the ordinary games. Holden Cup they are to young and NSW cup generally quality of player is poor.

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