The Roar
The Roar

Tom G

Roar Rookie

Joined July 2019

0

Views

0

Published

2.3k

Comments

Published

Comments

Tom G hasn't published any posts yet

Given the frequency of high scores in the NRL at the moment I suspect that a 50 point loss doesn’t have the same weight it used to.

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Fair point

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

I remember a decade or so back when League journalists used to regularly mock the high scores in Super Rugby. They used to say it was due to the softness of defence in Union and a reflection of the codes inferiority. This year has seen more scoreline blowouts in Rugby League than i can ever remember. Each week there are 40+results being posted and yet the same writers are silent

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

To be honest the Eels are unlikely to prove much tonight. The Roosters are so down on troops. If they win it’ll be expected if they lose they’ll be written off as imposters. Tough game for them

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

I wish my club had the same problem

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Evidently you haven’t seen Wigan

"I knew he'd miss home": Wigan to hold talks with homesick Raiders star

AFB was a big loss for sure but Thompson’s work rate has been really missed.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Particularly important that they perform given the number of injuries the Roosters are carrying into the game

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Scott i think you’ll find that Manly haven’t lost AFB for this game, they lost him in the off season forever… to the Warriors! Marty Tapau is the one who is out. For what it’s worth AFB isn’t playing for the Warriors either

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

True but there could be a Vossy replicant on the Hill full of ink yelling “they’ve been doin’ it all day ref!!!”

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

Bingo!!

NRL set to crackdown on teams exploiting the Set Restart rule

In typical fashion however the NRL are going to add yet another arbitrary on field judgement to another. Policing the ruck within the existing rules in the first place could’ve prevented all of this.

NRL set to crackdown on teams exploiting the Set Restart rule

To see every single game of every round on TV in the comfort if your own home you can for less than the price of one single adult GA ticket. Alternatively there are pubs and clubs where you can see them all or selected ones with your mates for free. No queueing to get in, no transport or parking issues, no over priced food and drink concessions. Add this to the vast area that Sydney sprawls over which you have to travel and you have the recipe for falling crowds. If they want to get crowds back there are a few easy promotional fixes. Free admission for kids under 12 with accompanying adult, lower the GA price to $20 max.

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

Perfect summation

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

I think you may have invented an incentive for the wooden spoon. Teams out if contention for the finals in the last few rounds would be in a race to the bottom to secure premium draft picks. Also, presuming the boom rookie were to have an immediate positive impact on their newly drafted home, wouldn’t the aforementioned list be dramatically different?

Fantasy draft: What might the NRL look like with the introduction of a rookie player draft?

Well they do think less more

The NRL should be thinking less is more

Spot on

NRL set to crackdown on teams exploiting the Set Restart rule

Here’s a thought maybe just maybe get rid of this totally stupid ‘innovation’ that they introduced without thinking it through in the first place. If they do have a ‘crackdown’ it will create a huge number of stoppages, the minimisation of which was the justification for the introduction of the six again. The current NRL administration is mind blowingly dumb

NRL set to crackdown on teams exploiting the Set Restart rule

For the NRL to run any draw is a challenge for them. The current draw makes no sense at all.. Manly will face the Warriors this week after playing them a month ago and the follows playing Penrith twice in a month. On top of that despite finishing right down the table last year they have played nearly all of the top sides from last year at the start of the season in consecutive weeks.. How is that effective scheduling?

Would three NRL conferences be better than two?

Maybe if they called the current structure a 16 conference competition each with one team we could be done with it

Would three NRL conferences be better than two?

I still maintain that this wasn’t about audience but scheduling preference to build a slow night out of hump day. SoO started on Tuesdays from memory so it can change. I know broadcasters invest heavily and expect return on investment but they really shouldn’t dictate how a sport is run. Imagine Channel 7 telling racing to place the Melbourne Cup to suit its schedule?

The NRL should be thinking less is more

They only tried it once from my memory and it all gets down to how the stations themselves support it. If Sunday was when the games were scheduled they would be watched. There are more viewing eyeballs around on a Sunday evening than a Wednesday after all.. it hasn’t hurt the GF. Grand Finals used to be on Saturday at 3pm… they managed to shift it and made it work

The NRL should be thinking less is more

Seriously not a bad idea.. you could also then accomodate SoO on dedicated weekends mid season and possibly Internationals as stand alone. It would be a far fairer option to some sides playing each other once and the others twice with little rhyme or reason. As the NRL seems committed to speeding the Game up with every single change they make(Captains Challenge and Bunker reviews aside) this could also help with the injury toll by providing a recovery period mid season

The NRL should be thinking less is more

He is a regular Oscar Wilde

Plenty of laughs as Dragons heckler puts Adam Doueihi off his conversion

Surely it is the coach’s role to make his side have that hunger? If the players aren’t playing to his direction then do something about it. No wonder coaches get bagged by fans when they come out with unproductive comments like this. As for the GF drought at least they won the last time they were there unlike the Eels who havent troubled a trophy engraver since 1986

Adam O'Brien believes the Knights aren't hungry enough despite losses