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Rugby League Week

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Manly til i die, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Manly til i die

    Manly til i die Member

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    Was going to buy this weeks copy, anybody know if it hits news agency's on Wednesday or Thursday? Also, is it better than Big League?
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    They are both a bit too shiney to use as toilet paper. the telegraph is the best for that.
     
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    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      You can't use the telegraph for dunny paper. It's already full of ****!
       
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      • Kiwi Eagle

        Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        RLW comes out on Thursdays
         
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        • King

          King Active Member

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          RLW comes out on a Wednesday, Big League comes out on a Thursday. RLW has a lot more stories on players, Big League is more statistical based and has the full match programs in the middle. My old man is a RLW man, I'm a Big League man, personal preference really.
           
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          • Kiwi Eagle

            Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            RLW changed to a Thursday last year as well, was always Wednesday before that
             
          • mosto

            mosto I have a well known member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            I buy both. I used to only buy RLW and thought it a lot better than BL, but when Ian Heads left as editor, I thought it became a bit sensationalist. While the have more stories in RLW, I think the quality of stories in BL are a little better.

            Being from the bush, I do enjoy the bit of focus bush footy receives towards the back of RLW. While with BL, I like looking through the teams and results of the lower grades and second tier comps.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            I am so uninterested in anything non Manly now I buy neither!!

            Rapidly becoming disillusioned with regards to all things League.

            I'll still be a Manly fan until the day I die, and still participate in all things Manly but as to the rest....Pffft, waste of time and money!!
             
          • bob dylan

            bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            I am not as old as Mark but my feelings are the same.

            Always watched all games. Now I only watch Manly and maybe one other game.

            They are losing plenty of us long term fans.
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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              @bob dylan They don't need us anymore mate, they are aiming the game at a whole different market, we are superfluous to their needs these days.
               
            • mosto

              mosto I have a well known member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Must admit I don't watch as much as I used to. I used to watch both Friday games and the Sunday arvo game plus go to the old man's to watch Manly if they were on Fox, as I don't have it. Would often listen to the Saturday and Monday games on the radio.

              These days I watch the first Friday game, the first 10-15 of the second game then go to bed. I watch the Sunday arvo game if I don't have anything else to do, although I do listen to the Sunday games while I'm doing jobs around the garden etc. Don't watch/listen to Saturday or Monday games unless it's Manly which I'll watch through the NRL Live app.

              I'm not sure if my decline in viewership/listenership is a result of anything the NRL have done, but rather with a growing family and the associated responsibilities, I don't have the time. Having said that, if the other games were really grabbing my attention, I'd make time to watch them.
               
            • wedgetail eagle

              wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              I buy RLW, but recently they got Beau Ryan to write for them.
              Beau Ryan, FFSake! Go figure?
               
            • mozgrame

              mozgrame Well-Known Member

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              I just peruse the fine pages of silvertails for my fill of quality, up to date football news. I trust the authors of these threads more than paid journalist drivel.
               
            • jbb/james

              jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              I used to get RLW for about 30 years. When i was 15 we moved so adelaide and i had to hunt for a newsagent that would bother ordering them in. Finally i found one that was ordering in another so figured what the heck. I used to ride my pushy miles on a thursday after school to get it.

              When tony durkin or was it bernie pramberg took over as editor it went downhill fast . They are both clowns i cant tell them apart . I persevered for a while but the quality just wasnt there. As other have stated Ian heads was the man

              Why anyone would bother with the internet content these days is beyond me
               
            • master blaster

              master blaster Well-Known Member

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              I am with you BD,and Mark,becoming more disillusioned each day,the inconsistency that is creeping into the game is getting worse,the other codes would laughing their heads off at us
               
            • Manly To Win!

              Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              I buy both, as I enjoy following all aspects of the NRL.
               
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