How far will we go

badyon

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After the Disgrace of Gijon , FIFA changed the scheduling of world cup games to avoid teams being put in situation where the best approach is to play for a result that allows both teams to progress .

We know in sports that when you incentivise an outcome that allows both teams to progress, where other results would mean only one does, then teams will take the incentivised option.

The NRL shouldn't be allowing the option to exist, by being getting smarter about how they schedule the final round.
 

JAHHW

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You are effectively talking about match fixing.
My original comment was only tongue-in-cheek mate.

Obviously they would have to come down hard on match fixing, that just goes without saying.

What I was alluding to though, is that you really shouldn’t be surprised by any ****-up or double standards from the NRL administration, no matter how big or small.

They continually shoot themselves in the foot, contradict themselves and just make shit up as they go.

Indeed, we shouldn’t be surprised if they rewarded the Sharks for match fixing with a Golden Ticket to the GF.

After all, they really didn’t punish them for the peptide saga or salary cap breaches that conveniently only happened either side of their premiership year, did they...
 

Sproj

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My original comment was only tongue-in-cheek mate.

Obviously they would have to come down hard on match fixing, that just goes without saying.

What I was alluding to though, is that you really shouldn’t be surprised by any ****-up or double standards from the NRL administration, no matter how big or small.

They continually shoot themselves in the foot, contradict themselves and just make shit up as they go.

Indeed, we shouldn’t be surprised if they rewarded the Sharks for match fixing with a Golden Ticket to the GF.

After all, they really didn’t punish them for the peptide saga or salary cap breaches that conveniently only happened either side of their premiership year, did they...
It would not surprise me one bit if the nrl decision advisor was actually that cross-eyed dude from Spaceballs.
 

I bleed Maroon

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I'd almost invite the Tigers and Cronulla to **** us over. Not only would that cause an absolute shitstorm in the media, it would expose the shameless cunts who will happily piss the integrity of the comp into the wind for the sake of petty malice (Kent and Tallis). It would set an unbelievable self serving precedent which is frankly the last thing this comp needs right now with the likes of Melbourne and Sydney running around.

I openly invite them to do it, because the consequences would almost be more interesting and more profound than the Broncos just turning up in September to be rolled in week 1 or 2.
 

Allo

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I’d like to think Benji wouldn’t do us like that after we basically saved his career. The Sharks on the other hand ...
 

Morepudding

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I think versing Manly in round 1 of the finals would be far better than versing the eels. In the second week, If we made it, is say the order of teams we would want to play would be raiders > Rabbits > Roosters > Storm. Even though roosters are the best, we just never beat Melbourne.
 

NSW stables

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It would not surprise me one bit if the nrl decision advisor was actually that cross-eyed dude from Spaceballs.
"I'm sorry sir, i'm doing my best"
"Who hired this guy?"
" i did sir, he's my cousin"
"What is your name?"
" he is an asshole sir, Major. Asshole
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Jedhead

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If we were able to ditch that godawful shirt and have a decent one for the finals I'd like our chances even more.

There has to be an investigation into how such a rag was allowed to pass as a Broncos jersey at season's end.
 

theshed

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You guys worried about a draw aren’t thinking enough like NRL officials. It actually greatly benefits us.

An obviously fixed draw would be a massive embarrassment for the NRL, and rescheduling the games is a headache pragmatically.

So you’re the NRL and you want to avoid a situation where 2 teams are playing for a draw and you’re trying to avoid rescheduling - what is the easiest solution?

You encourage a broncos victory of course. Making the Sharks v Tigers game a sudden death play off for the 8th spot.
 
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I bleed Maroon

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You guys worried about a draw aren’t thinking enough like NRL officials. It actually greatly benefits us.

An obviously fixed draw would be a massive embarrassment for the NRL, and rescheduling the games is a headache pragmatically.

So you’re the NRL and you want to avoid a situation where 2 teams are playing for a draw and you’re trying to avoid rescheduling - what is the easiest solution?

You encourage a broncos victory of course. Making the Sharks v Tigers game a sudden death play off for the 8th spot.
After the refs have looked like they were doing their best to sink us for the past 4 weeks?
 

john1420

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I think versing Manly in round 1 of the finals would be far better than versing the eels. In the second week, If we made it, is say the order of teams we would want to play would be raiders > Rabbits > Roosters > Storm. Even though roosters are the best, we just never beat Melbourne.
True, but even better would be if we turned up ready to play with energy and enthusiasm - would turn out much better than writing poetry about them :rofl
 

soup

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True, but even better would be if we turned up ready to play with energy and enthusiasm - would turn out much better than writing poetry about them :rofl
A good rap battle might be the edgey trash talk that could put ‘em off their game, who knows?
 

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