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What happened to the bunker?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Sillybus, May 9, 2015.

  1. Sillybus

    Sillybus Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if im wrong but wasnt there supposed to be a referee bunker implemented in to the game to double check and correct all calls made throughout all games? What happened to it or is it up and running? I havent heard a thing about it since it was breaking news to be implemented. Surely the double movement try from the dogs that was just allowed would have been overturned when it went to the video ref if there was a bunker. Or is it just the NRL's incompetence to fix the worst part of the game (the refereeing) by not going through with a plan that would actually help the game?
     
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    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The nrl's administrators spent a few hundred thousand travelling to nth america to see the bunker concept in action (eg: the NHL (hockey))

    They saw how well it worked then realised that it'd be harder to push their favourite teams through to the grand finals and they decided that they couldn't have this outcome.

    To convince us of the problem they said there would be an unacceptable delay in getting pictures from the game to the bunker....because we all know how slow electricity and radio waves move through the world.

    How is this post not taking 3 months to reach you?

    Ah well you see the nrl are on a special type of electricity that doesn't obey physics....they're just waiting for the nbn upgrade to get things right.
     
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    • Terry Zarsoff

      Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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      If it does get up, maybe there is a role there for one of our current players post-football.

      They could call it the 'Buhrer Bunker'.
       
    • Sillybus

      Sillybus Well-Known Member

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      Thats pretty rediculous if true @globaleagle surely you cant just blatantly make things up as an excuse to not fix the game...
       
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      • weev

        weev Well-Known Member

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        Often parties that bang on about transparency are the last ones that really want it. Same as democracy, level-playing fields and consumer choice.

        So what happened to the 'captain's call'? Spiked?
         
      • Fibro Eagle

        Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        It got Buried in the bunker thats full of sand
         
      • Moondog

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      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

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        So, the RL journos are waxing lyrically about the introduction of the Bunker for next season. It is going to fix everything that is wrong with the game, apparently.
        Can't wait until some smart-arse hacks into the system, or power is cut to the Bunker. It will mean that the game can't proceed.
        Let's now consider having a drone referee to hover over the play and give their rulings via a Big Brother-type loudspeaker.
         
      • The Who

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        Just another thought: If the Bunker is needed for adjudicating each match then it will mean the two Friday night games will have to be scrapped, doesn't it, as no two matches can be played at the same time?
         
      • anthonyb1965

        anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        They have obviously fixed the electricity problem as @globaleagle mentioned :)
         

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