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To the armchair experts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Bird of Prey, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey Active Member

    +167 /16
    Have been reading posts on the forum for a a couple of years and every now and then i might post a new thread or a reply and after a lot of the round one posts I cannot believe how shallow and negative people are. Can you imagine if some of the players actually read what people put on here about them (player should be advised by the club not to read the forum) its a wonder their confidence levels could be down. To the critics that actually think they know what and where players should be playing in the team when they probably like myself have never graced a football field and know didly squat about the game , do you actually think the club listens to what you have to say?
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    • Bearfax

      Bearfax Well-Known Member

      +3,311 /83
      Bird of Prey you dont have to have 'graced' a football field to assess the value of those playing the game. Someone who has watched the dynamics of a football game for years is probably fairly astute regarding what seems to work and what doesnt. As they say, its not rocket science and if you look closely at the majority of the supporters who seem to be saying much the same thing, you usually see they have valid statements to make.

      I read some of these comments and quite frankly they often seem to make more sense than some of the 'experts' in the media. Of course the coach knows many things we are not privy to, and he isnt going to make too many dumb decisions when his career rests on the outcome. But I wouldnt underestimate the knowledge base of a lot of spectators, some having watched the game for decades. May surprise you but you do learn something when you watch it over and again.
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      • Cliffymagic

        Cliffymagic Active Member

        +162 /2
        For sure thats all true. But its a forum .pretty much every forum in the world will have people whinging. Its nothin new. Gives a place to vent. The players and staff are allprofessionals they know what thier doin.
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        • robbiea

          robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,050 /70
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          • Chip and Chase

            Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +6,942 /52
            See below, you were beaten to the punch


            Gracing a football field shouldn't be a prerequisite for eligibility to comment, otherwise you are discounting the worth of any number of female journalists' opinions. Having said that I imagine quite a few posters here have played the game at some stage in their lives, not that running around in Under 14's D Grade makes you an expert.

            I wouldn't get too wound up about armchair experts, we've all had a go at it at some point.
          • Clay

            Clay Well-Known Member

            +1,117 /49
            To the OP,

            Paragraphs are great, also I don't think anyone here is under the illusion that the coaches will read this forum and take our advice
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            • Ryan

              Ryan Well-Known Member

              +7,510 /342
              But you wrote only the other day:-

              "Can someone provide what the Manly coaches win loss stats are since has been in a senior coach at the club. If it's as bad as I think it would be then why hasn't he been tapped on the shoulder and moved on. Please no childish goat photo comments."


              So forum posters can't suggest where they think Taupau should play, but your happy to have peoples careers ended ?
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              • HoldenV8

                HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

                +8,129 /144
                Its a public fan forum

                You'll have intelligent comments. You'll have dumb comments (I know I've made a few of those). You'll have funny comments and you'll have scathing comments.

                Some from the club might read these forums, but I'd imagine that most wouldn't. And I think most of us know that the media have a tendency to read every clubs fan forums and get some of their story ideas from them (though they'll never admit it. All they'd admit to is having their 'sources').

                All we do here is put forth our opinions. And we all know the old saying that opinions are like a backside body part that everyone has. And I doubt any of us saying things on here, good bad or otherwise, would make any difference to the players or coaches. They know they're going to cop it when we lose and get showered with praise when we win. Its part of being a professional sportsman or sports woman.
              • Mals

                Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                Pennant Hills
                +1,569 /38
                I think many overlooked the evil wizard factor (Hasler) when discussing Friday night's performance. Apart from one poor performance, he gets the Dogs competing really well when they travel to Brookvale Oval. This is his record at Brookvale as Bulldogs coach -> 4 wins from 5 games...
                2012 Manly 10 - Dogs 16
                2013 Manly 30 - Dogs 32
                2014 Manly 32 - Dogs 10
                2015 Manly 12 - Dogs 16
                2016 Manly 6 - Dogs 28
              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

                +14,898 /288
                @Bird of Prey

                Don't forget mate this is an independent football forum, NOT a club run forum.

                It's a democracy and people are free to say what they want and when they want.

                It's human nature for us to vent after a dismal performance, and after a huge build up by ZtH and co over the last 4-5 months it's not at all surprising.

                AND we have all been guilty of saying things in the heat of the moment that we might regret later.

                I find avoiding the forum for a few days after a loss is a good remedy, and don't open the old threads.

                But get used to it because it happens after every single loss!!
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                • globaleagle

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

                  +9,430 /74
                  Mark sucks!

                  You're right, it is a democracy.

                  Though it's not really. We have ban hammers here.

                  And you don't suck. Well you may, I've never seen you eat an ice block so I dunno.

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                  • Bird of Prey

                    Bird of Prey Active Member

                    +167 /16
                    Only asked if anybody new the coaches win lose stats and querying why he hasnt been tapped on the shoulder if his record is that bad . Didnt mention ending his career.
                  • robbiea

                    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                    +2,050 /70
                    We can all be passionate ,some more than others .At the end of the day ,its just a game.
                  • Fluffy

                    Fluffy Well-Known Member

                    +4,711 /168
                    So how do you know there are no current of former players posting on here?
                  • bones

                    bones Bones Knows

                    +9,036 /102
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                    • tookey

                      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                      +4,979 /158
                      I think we have a right to bag a player who is paid $1m+ a year and who cannot kick the ball into touch on a penalty. Under 7's stuff.
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                      • SeaEagleRock8

                        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +8,006 /153
                        Armchair experts rule, in fact I think doing an upholstery course should be a prerequisite for posting here.
                      • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

                        PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

                        +1,199 /93
                        democracy huh,what if I'm a commie.
                      • SeaEagleRock8

                        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +8,006 /153
                        the only true democracy is a workers democracy!
                      • Pablo

                        Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +1,599 /20
                        I thought this may have been an appreciation thread for us furniture building capable carpenters.

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