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Greater NRL Whinge

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Loobs, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Enough Manly bashing goes on here I figured I'd break from tradition and post my NRL related whinges.

    1. Cronulla. We're having them pushed down our throats this week and told to support them but why should I when I still fondly remember this:[​IMG]Which leads me to...
    2. The treatment of clubs who cheat. Recently we had Cronulla get a slap on the wrist for the peptides, the Broncos getting nothing because they sacked Gee before the salary cap breach investigation, and of course the Eels. Oh, and who remembers the Titans players coke charges? Anyone? Anyone..? With the NRL's heavy handed treatment of those three I'm sure we will never see cheating again.
    3. Brisbane possibly signing Semi. And Napa. And Inglis. And re-signing everyone they wanted. And of course Proctor going to the Titans on top of everyone else they were gifted this year. And naturally this is all fine and above board.
    4. Anything else..?
     
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    • Eagles2nv

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      • Fibro Eagle

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        I'll add Greenturd's inability to do his job properly with all his reactive approach and no proactive ability
         
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        • manlyfan76

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          The last Coke gold coast player to face charges has escaped jail time in court just yesterday. Thought it may have been a bigger story.
           
        • Loobs

          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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          *broom sweeping something under the rug emoji*

          The common link here is that Greenberg has overseen or gotten his hands dirty in all of these.

          He reminds me of Melissa Mayer except more incompetent...
           
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          • Boxley

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            4. Some teams constantly getting favourable draws.
            5. Bulldogs players constantly escaping suspension.
            6. Thurston and Smith can say anything about the referring and cop no punishment.
            7. Not one ARL team making the top eight this year.
             
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            • TerryRandall

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              8. Inconsistency between match review committee and judiciary rulings and decisions
              9. Inconsistent application of the bunker during games
              10. Nonsensical rule about bunker not ruling on blatant forward passes
              11. Players now wasting time waiting for the shot clock to run down
              12. Inconsistency in the touching the ref rule
              13. Some clubs being gifted home finals, others not, even though ground capacities are similar
              14. Complete lack of any forward planning - all knee jerk reactive and usually poorly done
              15. Blatantly unfair scheduling/draw without even the courtesy to acknowledge the fact
              16. Perpetual player movement and contract breaking
              17. Zero support for league in the bush
              18. Ridiculous shoulder charge rule - just allow it, but not to the head
              19. Lack of long term player incentive in the salary cap
              20. Greenburg
               
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              • Brookie Brawler

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                Players walking off the mark to play the ball
                Option 1: Marker taken out of play and extra momentum from play-the-ball and dummy-half.
                Option 2: Penalty to attacking team for not square or interference in the play-the-ball.
                Option 3: Ref asks tackled player to walk back and play it on the mark (does this still happen occasionally?)
                Option 4: Risk of negative consequences for player/team guilty of walking off the mark (kidding - there is no Option 4!)

                Refs trying to even up the score/penalties
                If a team falls behind, logic states that they will try to push the boundaries and take more risks. Somehow it's always the team in front that starts copping it from the Refs at that point! Get rid of the square ups and "game management" for tv!!!!!!
                 
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                • Harvies elbow

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                  The commission ( whoever they may be )
                  I call on them to resign and get some people in there who at least appear to be remotely interested in getting this game where it should be from the grass roots up.
                   
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                  • TerryRandall

                    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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                    absolutely right about the commission - seriously what do they do?
                     
                  • Loobs

                    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                    Ummmm commission the sweeping under the rug of stuff ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
                     
                  • HoldenV8

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                    Option 2 is the sad thing that usually sees the player(s) at marker who end up copping a penalty either for crowding or for not being square. Dylan Walker got pinged in Origin this year for crowding when it was obvious that the one playing the ball (1nglis as he does just about every time) was trying to walk off the mark.
                     
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                    • spantrav

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                      I had a massive rant re Cronulla in another thread re: Cronulla whinging about their home ground finals "problems".

                      My feelings stay the same. They're kidding. And to have them rammed down out throats all week by the "media" is a massive NRL whinge from me. I personally hope they lose. I understand everyone's hatred for the purple scum but I genuinely believe they're record will be forever tainted as cheats in the case of the salary cap scam.

                      Media bias is a big problem in this competition.

                      Example 1
                      I read in the SMH yesterday Foran being referred to as a superstar. He only become one when he moved to Parra. I don't remember ever reading that adjective being used when he played for us - winning a premiership and I think a World Cup/four nations.

                      Example 2
                      Certain players like Corey Parker, Inglis, Smith, Ennis, Burgess . . . Etc. Whom most on this site would consider dreadful characters at best being treated like gods. I don't include JT in this because i do acknowledge he's a protected species but I don't think he is total scum.

                      Example 3
                      General anti-Manly sentiment that is now just treated as fun or populist in every media report.

                      It is much harder to attract sponsors and TPAs if the DT has negative articles about Manly every week.
                       
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                    • Jethro

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                      Todd Turdburger​
                       
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                      • Jethro

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                        Get rid of the two referee system.
                         
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                        • HoldenV8

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                          All week the Sydney media have basically been trying to manoeuvre people into supporting Cronulla. While I can see their point being the only Sydney team left in contention.....I still remember 2011 when that same Sydney media was doing the same thing in favour of the Warriors AGAINST Manly.
                           
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                          • HoldenV8

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                            And while I'm at it.....where was Jamie Lyon in the lineup of retiring NRL players????
                             
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                            • Jethro

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                              Todd Turdburger probably didn't invite him.
                               
                            • Loaded dog

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                              Over the top Gambing advertising from 7:00 pm whenever there is a game on TV.
                               
                            • Aussie Battler

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                              Would Fafita even have got a run in the semi final series if he played for Manly and had FKL on his wrist.
                              Why the week before semi finals we don't play Monday night football because of disadvantaging the side next week, but we don't worry about the same affect during the competition proper. Noteworthy that Cronulla's run of defeats started when they did the second half of the draw and they copped a few Monday night games.
                               
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