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Now that the Cowboys have proven the premier team in Qld will...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    ... Channel Nein show their matches on Friday night in preference to that other mob? I'm, of course, not holding my breath.
    The Cowboys have beaten Brisbane in their two encounters this season. So, if Channel Nein have to show a Qld team on a Friday night - which is questionable - then why isn't it that State's finest?
    The answer, as we all know, is that they don't care about the quality of the spectacle or spreading the game, it's only about ratings.
    They obviously don't think much about the passion of Queenslanders for RL, believing they won't watch the sport when there are non-Qld teams playing.
    C'mon Independent Commission. You have the chance to rid us of this pathetic, short-sighted broadcaster!
  2. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    Youll see more parra games on fre to air than storm.
  3. globaleagle

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

    +13,320 /117
    I always thought the crushers were the premier team in qld.
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,843 /102
    They pay they chose seems simple to me
  5. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    +108 /2
    I'm pretty sure the Cowboys prefer to play their home games on Saturday night as well...
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,378 /74
    Since when does it matter what the clubs want?
  7. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 /0
    When they're based in Queensland. Or have a home ground in Wollongong, or at Kogarah.;)
  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    That's the problem, and it needs to change. The Independent Commission must control the sport and do everything to make it an even playing field (no pun intended). They must dictate the terms, not have to follow the directions of a media outlet.
    If it means getting less money for broadcast right then so be it, in the short term. The NRL can save plenty just by reverting back to one referee for each match. And by doing what fans want, such as more daytime and Sunday matches, crowds will be bigger and revenues will be higher.
    In the long run the sport will be better off, and broadcasters will be even more rabid about paying for TV rights than ever.
    Don't forget that the fans are the lifeblood of the sport - not a TV network.
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,617 /203
    yep they request mostly sat nights to help their out of town fans (fair enough).

    Brisbane request Fridays.

    We request Sunday arvo games.

    2 out of 3 get their wish most of the time.

    we get screwed

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