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Very good point, if they do allow people back in the social distancing restrictions should be much more conservative.

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

I think part of the problem is that we don’t know because current players are conditioned to run and pass, we don’t see them try to beat a man 1 on 1, is it because flair has been coached out of them, do they do it because they’re actually not skilled enough to do so, or are they similarly technically proficient as previous generations but the coaches tactics dictate a pass/cross as a safer option???

NSL dinosaurs need to ease off the contemporary Australian footballer

I think that’s a much higher chance of occurring, one thing we can’t be sure of is trusting players not to be dumb.

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

But as we’ve seen that’s how PVL works, he makes statements and then goes bull and a china shop in implementing it. Not saying I necessarily agree with his way of doing things, but respect him for getting things done.

Also on the news they were showing technology that can automatically scan people as they walk past to get a read on their temperature, much quicker than individually scanning people one at a time.

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Well there’s a revenue idea for the club right there, on the door each car needs to buy a car horn enhancer which has different sounds 😂

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Maybe we should just play the matches at country grounds where you can park your car on the hill and you honk your horns when the team scores. Or you can sit on the back of your ute and there’s your social distancing, BYO food and beer.
You beaut

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Would definitely have to have small capped crowds and make sure they use all gates to enter the stadiums.

Even 500-1000 people is better than zero sounds in the ground.
But I agree somewhat, this isn’t a big issue for me, but if PVL can get something intact it’ll be a decent effort.

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Maybe ANZ (and Suncorp ) are terrible examples/ideas then 😂

But if we get even 1000 people scattered around Kogarah Oval for example, their yells and screams would add to the telecast atmosphere no doubt, same goes for other similar sized grounds.

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Today’s players are definitely fitter, faster and more agile, but I would argue that their technical skills haven’t kept up with the pace of progress of the game which makes it look like they’re not as technically adept compared to players from the NSL era (for example).
So are they technically better, worse, the same as previous generations. Who knows, but I think my above point makes a direct comparison difficult.
But what is more pleasing on the eye??
Do we want teams to pass it around the field with speed and then send in crosses because we don’t have players that can beat a man 1 on 1? Moving a ball forwards, backwards, sideways, forwards, backwards and then because nothing opens up putting in a hopeful cross isn’t exactly sexy football sometimes.

NSL dinosaurs need to ease off the contemporary Australian footballer

I don’t see how we couldn’t allow 5k people attend ANZ if they were spread around the lower bowl, or up to 10k if the whole stadium was opened. Same concept for Suncorp.
As long as concession and the bars are all open to prevent queuing then all sweet.

But would it be worth it financially for the clubs to employ hospitality staff and security for the small numbers in attendance??

Australian Medical Association rubbishes NRL's crowd plans

Maybe because it was seen as a kind of broad based team that ultimately the A League became.
But I think we’ve come a long way since then and could do much better then resurrect a Northern based team.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

Agree with everything except the Italian game, I felt they held no fear of our chances of scoring. Our only hope was to hold out for a penalty shoot out.

Soccer's golden generation calls for change

C’mon you’re not serious with that comment… 😁
North Sydney oval is a terrible venue for any rectangle sports to be played at. Plus Brookvale is a dump, which is situated in an area of Sydney which has very limited possibility for population growth.

Although if the North Shore were to have a team, you’d be better off configuring Chatswood Oval into a rectangle small ground. Great access next to the station for all North and North West Sydney residents.
But in suggesting that I don’t think any team north of the harbour bridge would really add much.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

On a side note, I’m getting a little bored, or tired os them bring referred to as the golden generation.
If we have a proper think about it they didn’t achieve much more at the 2006 WC than the 2010 iteration. The only difference is we only lost 0-2 to Brazil in 2006 compared to 0-4 to Germany in 2010, meaning we missed out on goal difference. Add to that the farcial decision to award Ghana a penalty and red card Kewell for the ball hitting his shoulder on the goal line, that game could have easily turned into a win instead of a draw.

Then we can also look at how many of the ‘golden generation’ were playing in big European leagues, which is much better then we currently have. While not saying it’s not more impressive then compared to now, what is clearly ignored is that fact there are so many more African players players playing in Europe these days, which are obviously going to remove available positions.

Soccer's golden generation calls for change

I can almost guarantee the fans will vote in favour of moving back ‘home’ to Moore Park.
Kogarah isn’t up to scratch, is out of the way for lots of people and there’s nothing to do before or after a game there.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

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The club world cup is/was a good idea in theory, but the massive gap in quality made and makes it impossible to work

Super League revisited: Rep teams and World Club Championship

The main thing here is that it’s just a really dumb thing to do, doesn’t he understand he get’s paid really good money and all he has to do is not be dumb off the field and everything is sweet.

And here’s the extended video:
https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/rabbitohs-star-playmaker-reportedly-being-blackmailed-over-a-video/news-story/20e08a464c7a8b92a9a7b8fdcd018356

'We can't have it' - Cronk slams NRL brats after Walker video emerges

Only the 16 seconds I’ve seen on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/telegraph_sport/status/1262220112083349505?s=20

'We can't have it' - Cronk slams NRL brats after Walker video emerges

Who’s in strife though, there were two blokes standing up to each other Walker comes out of nowhere with a kick to the chest. Not as dangerous as if he had punched him in that situation, but still a low act and shows the character of him.

'We can't have it' - Cronk slams NRL brats after Walker video emerges

“It was not a true reflection of my character and who I am as a person,” Walker said.

Ah I would argue that this is exactly the type of person you are. The only question now is how long the NRL will suspend him for.

How hard is it not to get into a street fight, especially when it’s drilled into them that they’re public figures and this kind of thing isn’t tolerated.

'We can't have it' - Cronk slams NRL brats after Walker video emerges

I agree, why wait so long. The NRL is starting in under 2 weeks, so get the guys back to training now and get them playing matches in 3-4 weeks.

A-League aims for June training return, August completion

I’ve heard about this option, obviously would need to apply some kind of blurring of the sound so that individual voices can’t be heard, but this would improve the players motivations on the park, while making it more interesting for the home viewer.
Now’s the time to test these crazy ideas because why not, anything goes at the moment.

Should the A-League be worried considering its players can’t go anywhere?

And considering the small amount of major population centres that Australia has, and with not wanting to go all NRL/AFL with an overbalance in one city, it makes it difficult to have a decent amount of team using geographical spread.

How would the A-League look if we started again?

There’s a few accounts also which like to put the boot into the AFL and/or the media, at the same time being a proponent of the NRL, such as @Booze__Hound. Although sometimes their politcal leanings come into it a bit much

Why Twitter will be your new pub when the footy kicks off

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Getting on Twitter and following/conversing with other like minded fans is the best way to truly get immersed.
Whether that’s for serious conversations, analytical discussions or pure comedy it’s the best source.

Why Twitter will be your new pub when the footy kicks off