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Holden Cup is set to be scrapped

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Remi, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Remi

    Remi Active Member

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  2. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Gawd what will the Penns destroy next?
     
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    • Remi

      Remi Active Member

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      Does it mean Willow will be the new coach for Reserve Grade ??? :sweating:;)
       
    • Bird Up

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      About time! The U20's comp gives such a false impression while also creating uneccessary 'hype' on a young players NRL potential, especially the players themselves! The pressure and expectation to succeed and graduate from the NYC and straight into the NRL is immense and all that pressure and expectation put on these young kids has had a lot of influence on the 5 NYC player suicides over the past 2 years! It's uneccessary pressure forced upon them by false expectations and uneccessary hype.

      Defense is basically non existent in the 20's and it's not until they make the step up to State Cup that they actually start to learn how to defend and tackle properly!

      Thanks to the lack of defense, the 20's is an attacking spectical, and one of the main reasons why the NRL introduced the NYC and promoted as such!

      So many people 'rate' players highly based on their NYC performances but in reality most of those players can't defend and only have 1 dimension to their game! Yeah it works for them in the NYC but when they get up and play against the big boys, their deficiencies are 'found out' as such and the players not only get a reality check but they also begin to really learn the game, learn how to ply their trade against bigger, more experienced players and giving their game more dimensionality. Plus their skill development is more consistently progressive!

      For the game, the players development, the players mental welfare, scrapping the U20's and reinstating the State Cup and promoting like they currently do with the NYC is absolutely the best and right decision!
       
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      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I would have liked them to go to U 21's next year before deciding to scrap it.
         
      • sheridanstand78

        sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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        I would like to see what worked so well for many years
        First Grade
        Reserve Grade
        Under 23's grade

        Continue First Grade and reserve grade as national competitions, this would allow clubs to have extra reserves available on game days.
        Under 23s to be a local competitions in NSW, Queensland and New Zealand.

        That formula worked for many years and would attract fans back to live games.
         
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        • Shoe1

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          I suggest we have an under 30s comp as the 2nd tier, with the NRL proper converting to an over 30s format. We get back choc, kitey and Glenn and retain our rightful place as premiers. Once they start fading, the comp progresses to over 45s.
           
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          • mosto

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            Could not have said it better!
             
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            • Briza

              Briza Maroon and White - Born and Bred

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              What a crock o ****, if you're good enough you are old enough.
              So sick of the pc bull**** polluting today's society.
              Man up or piss off.
               

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