Dear NRL HQ & the media...

tommy

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It is a tragedy when Gus and particularly Gallen are more in touch with reality than the guy running the show. Dark years ahead for the NRL sadly.
Gus has pretty much always been. I would love him in the top job tbh.
 

Mustafur

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He speaks such sense and Vlandys you idiot, WHAT HE IS SAYING IS WHAT THE FANS WANT!!!!! The fans don't want you, they want the game they love.

On a side note, was Finch drunk? The way he was talking, although making so much sense, was not a good advertisement against head injuries.
For sure he is drunk, he is a massive alcoholic saw him a couple of years ago in front of the Star in Sydney and he was completely blind, couldn't even stay on his feet quite funny actually.
 

Sproj

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Even Roach is talking sense!

Deadset, it must be hard for the reporters to back up Vlandys as they are required to do obviously, even they must feel like punching him in the head.


As they say, the instruction is to go low now so that guys will just get knocked out by hips and knees. It is such a mindblowingly frustrating self-inflicted stupidity.
 

Midean

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NRL 360 last night basically admitting that this whole head high crackdown is purely to prevent litigation in the future.

Absolute scum of the earth Vlandys and the NRL top dogs for trying to mask this as a player welfare issue in order to garner sympathy from the public, and to counter the backlash from fans and ex players.

Absolutely disgusting PR exercise here that only the dumbest of the dumb would fall for.

Not only that, but they are trying to convince everyone who will listen that all the sin bins from magic round were warranted after review.
Time to start coaching players to dive headfirst into the oppositions torso.
 

PineappleHead

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NRL 360 last night basically admitting that this whole head high crackdown is purely to prevent litigation in the future.

Absolute scum of the earth Vlandys and the NRL top dogs for trying to mask this as a player welfare issue in order to garner sympathy from the public, and to counter the backlash from fans and ex players.

Absolutely disgusting PR exercise here that only the dumbest of the dumb would fall for.

Not only that, but they are trying to convince everyone who will listen that all the sin bins from magic round were warranted after review.
Time to start coaching players to dive headfirst into the oppositions torso.
Vlady's has links with the betting industry - if last week's games weren't about match fixing I'm not here.
 

Dash

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James Hooper's head is so far up V'Landys arse he can lick his nostrils clean.
 

McHunt

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For sure he is drunk, he is a massive alcoholic saw him a couple of years ago in front of the Star in Sydney and he was completely blind, couldn't even stay on his feet quite funny actually.
Who can honestly say...
 

Waynesaurus

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The game isn't coming back from this. Rules are in now and this is how they'll stay. Will always support the Broncos but not keen to watch the game in it's current format.
That's because they think scoring tries equals entertainment, what the NRL doesn't realise is tries scored on the back of 11 vs 13 or multiple set restarts and pummeling one team are just hollow.

The victories aren't earnt, it might be a novelty now for some viewers but that will wear off, most of the games now just all look the same and its becoming dull rather fast.
 

BroncsFan

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That's because they think scoring tries equals entertainment, what the NRL doesn't realise is tries scored on the back of 11 vs 13 or multiple set restarts and pummeling one team are just hollow.

The victories aren't earnt, it might be a novelty now for some viewers but that will wear off, most of the games now just all look the same and its becoming dull rather fast.
You can pretty much be assured that any game involving a top 4 vs bottom 8 will get **** all viewers... you can probably expand that out to top 4 vs anyone else.

I saw a stat the other day that Parra, Storm and Panthers are keeping their opponents in their own half for basically 65% of their time in possession.... it means if you're watching a game vs a top 4 team then you're basically just watching your team do 1 out get out sets for 80mins or just standing behind the posts watching conversions.



Fans of a bottom 8 team know they have **** all chance of winning in the current climate, so they wont bother tuning in at all. Or maybe they watch for 10mins to see if they have a chance, but as soon as the score blows out they'll switch off.

Neutral fans already wouldnt care about the result... I daresay the neutral fans watching nowadays are only tuning in to check out the supercoach scores.


I dont even want to watch this week or next week's games, because at this point it just makes me angry watching them and standing zero chance of winning most games. Even if they do turn up all it takes is some BS refereeing and the game is turned on its head and ended as a contest
 

nopatience101

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That's because they think scoring tries equals entertainment, what the NRL doesn't realise is tries scored on the back of 11 vs 13 or multiple set restarts and pummeling one team are just hollow.

The victories aren't earnt, it might be a novelty now for some viewers but that will wear off, most of the games now just all look the same and its becoming dull rather fast.
The irony is they got rid of the nines, partly due to lack of interest, yet it’s basically what the game has now become.
 

Sproj

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I'm glad some in the media are coming out against this rubbish but the problem is that it so far has pretty much all been ex-players. The journalists (and I use that VERY loosely) are all constantly towing the company line and so nothing will change. Plus Vlandys is clearly an arrogant, self-obsessed power hungry leader, so he will pig-headedly keep thinking he is right and everyone else is wrong.

The only way for anything to change is for fans to stop watching and stop going to games. The other problem is, the damage this guy is doing to the game will likely not show up in the short term but in the long term, this sport may be killed a slow death as casual fans turn to other sports and rusted on fans become disillusioned and complain to their kids and as these kids grow up, they will also turn to other sports.

This current regime is so short-sighted and amateurish. It is also sad because the NRL was always corrupt, incompetent and inconsistent but now it has just become blatant and has somehow become worse. Sad state of affairs when the game would have been better for Greenburg and / or Gallop still being in power. That accountant bloke running the ship was the best thing to happen since super league and of course, he got punted.
 

I bleed Maroon

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Think the RLPA proved this week who is on V'landys payroll.

Insufferable ***** like Kent, Hooper and Crawley don't need much of an excuse to go to war with the RLPA and the players in general. You only need to see what happened between Hooper and the Canberra players to know what those two camps think of each other under the skin.

I will always be 100% behind the players, because 1. they aren't on fucking Newscorp's payroll and 2. they actually push passes rather than pencils, so they are far more qualified to have an opinion on the subject.
 
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