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The pre-game warm-up

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I've long thought that allowing the players warm-up for 30 minutes or so on the field before an NRL match was bad for fans at the game for two reasons:
    1. It dilutes the rush of excitement fams get when their team runs on the field to PLAY (sort of like seeing your bride just before she walks down the aisle)
    2. It means the lead up game (the Under 20s) finishes 40 minutes or so early, leaving we fans with a 40-minute 'dead zone'

    So, unless I'm mistaken, don't the SOO teams forego this on-field warm-up? Yes, I realise that ANZ Stadium is large enough to allow players to warm-up indoors to an extent (they can't catch 'bombs', practice goal kicking etc). But why can't NRL teams revert to the 'good old days' when teams warmed up elsewhere (at Brookie it was on the school ground across the road)?

    Thoughts?
     
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    • Disco

      Disco Well-Known Member

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      I'd say its a security thing
       
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Agreed, too much dead time between games. Would prefer to watch NSW Cup as the curtin raiser.
       
    • MissKate

      MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      It gives the tv stations time to sort things out, chit chat about who is in who is out blah blah blah. It is all run by the tv stations and I would guess that they demand it from each team
       
    • COMMANDER

      COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

      I can't stand players running on in dirty jerseys after the warm up.
       
    • dowdz

      dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I use to like the mission impossible stuff before origin.

      On another note, how much does it suck that 9 don't show the game in HD
       
    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      and have 2 players picked from reggies that have played a minimum of 30 minutes
       
    • ayjay007

      ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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      And let's not forget the injury toll from the "warm-ups".Not huge,but there's been a few over the last few years. (all teams,not just us)
       
    • globaleagle

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

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      Let's hope next week you guys get to see Lyon practicing his kicking.
       

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