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I've had a gutful of State of Origin and it's still a week away.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Peter C, May 21, 2015.

  1. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    There, I've said it, can't wait for it to finish and the competition proper to start again, am I alone in this?.
     
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    • Frank

      Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Here we go again
       
    • KOMORI

      KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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      Try living in f*cking Queensland..
       
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      • Mavin

        Mavin Well-Known Member

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        Nope I hate all rep footy club footy is what I'm about.
         
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Go the blues! :D


          edit: Ok, sorry. come over here and we'll hang out.

          Which one in your avatar is you?













          Kidding!
           
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          • Vyssini

            Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Origin is one of the main contributing factors to the drop off in club attendances in recent years.
             
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            • Peter C

              Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              I'll give you one guess, I was over there a couple of years ago, did the drive from Calgary to Vancouver.
               
            • Peter C

              Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              True, and the NRL just can't see it, they, and Channel Nine are milking it for all it's worth and they just can't see the damage it's doing to the rest of the comp.
              Just limit it to one game a year, not this two out of three bullsh!t, but that will never happen.
               
            • Disco

              Disco Well-Known Member

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              I've said it before

              Suspend the comp for two consecutive weekends

              Play Origin on 3 consecutive Wednesdays, city country the first weekend (players can press claims for game 2 and 3) nz v gb test, jnr kangaroos v jnr kiwis, fiji v samoa, tonga v png etc all on the two weekends

              Then back into the comp, rep stars miss 1 round and backup 1 round

              Gives no rep players mid season rest and recovery and coaches a chance to rejig their season
               
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              • Ralphie

                Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                SOO is the most divisive concept ever created. The hatred that it fosters makes me physically ill. The damage to the games elite players who are employed by the clubs is immense, with not a shred of compensation to the club when someone is injured.

                I for one don't watch it and never will.
                 
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                • Shoe1

                  Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                  I only look at one thing: what is in for manly? Are we losing players to origin this year? No that's good. Are we playing weakened qld clubs during origin? Yes that's good.
                   
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                  • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

                    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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                    Why are u all whinging it's not as if we're in finals contention this year.So at least enjoy origin.
                     
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                    • Mals

                      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      True & DCE looks like he'll miss most/the whole series anyway unless we are overstating his shoulder issues.
                       
                    • Killer03

                      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                      Obviously not a popular viewpoint, but I love Origin. Always have. And I love rep football and seeing our players play it. I believe it makes them better players and gives them a further sense of satisfaction and recognition.

                      The one thing I love about Origin is supporting players you'd normally throw bottles at, players like Gallen and Bird I normally can't stand, but come Origin I love them.

                      I don't think the current format is great for the clubs, but I'm not convinced in the 3 weeks in a row either.
                       
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                      • sheridanstand78

                        sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                        I would love to see Origin played separately from the premiership, the next 8 weeks really test the patience of fans as they watch inferior games and results that do not reflect how a team is necessarily going. I would like to see a 3 game window in late May/early June to get the series done of 3 weekends and then resume the premiership.

                        Nein and the NRL wont budge and its a shame cause they are not listening to us members and fans.
                         
                      • manlyfan76

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

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                        I'd be lucky to watch one game of origin each year.
                        My gripes are that it's not refereed like normal games, it drains regular club games, season ending injuries, Qld using kiwis and nsw players ad norsium.
                         
                      • Beer buzzard

                        Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays

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                        There are a few here that say they don't watch origin. Liars. Everyone does cause there is an intensity in the games that only finals footy can come close too. I appreciate the effort these guys put in. I just wish that a couple of manly players would show similar effort.( looking at you mr 5 hit up game burgess).
                         
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                        • Ben

                          Ben Well-Known Member

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                          I agree.
                          - Price of going to SOO and backing up for club games is a expensive exercise.
                          - Star/key players sustaining injuries during SOO loses the appeal to go.
                          - Star/key players selected in SOO unable to commit to club games due to selection.

                          Overall dropping the standard of football being played and stalling any momentum built by any team in form. In this case it has worked out for us this year as we needed the break.
                           
                        • weev

                          weev Well-Known Member

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                          Origin sucks. I watch it every year.
                           
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                          • Ben

                            Ben Well-Known Member

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                            This is the best option I have read so far. It would be a massive money spinner with all games being broadcasted live on 9. They would be rubbing their hands together. Maybe you should shoot them an quick email with your proposal because the current system sucks.
                            Rip off the bandaid and get it over with quickly!
                             

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