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broncos4life

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Despite my love for a conspiracy, yes I do think they will try. The integrity of the game is at stake.
When has the NRL ever cared about the integrity of the game? If they did Robinson and Bennett wouldn’t be involved in a project that has the potential to massively benefit them (especially Robinson).
 

I bleed Maroon

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I personally doubt the NRL will be in any mood to rock the boat even further after the year we've had so far. The first two rounds will stand, and we will probably be looking at Christmas week finals.
 

broncos4life

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I personally doubt the NRL will be in any mood to rock the boat even further after the year we've had so far. The first two rounds will stand, and we will probably be looking at Christmas week finals.
We’ll see, personally I don’t think the give a **** what the fans think. They know they can do whatever the want because the fans love the game and their team and will always come back for more. They have survived off of the tribalism and passion of the fans and the product itself despite their ineptitude for this long so why would they stop now?

I believe these little snippets they are releasing now about the ‘possibility’ if this happening is just to get people used to the idea so that when they make it official everyone will have prepared for it and will just be excited to have the footy back.
 

Big Pete

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No, not in my opinion. It has always been the Roosters. But even then they are one from two so it is not like they would be against the idea. Interesting that Robinson and Wayne are apparently heavily involved in this project. For an organisation that we are meant to believe gives a shit about the integrity of the game it is a pretty bad look at the very least.
Bennett isn't a part of any projects, he put forward a number of ideas which the NRL have weighed up and Hooper has tossed his name up as a potential replacement for Greenberg.

Robinson is actually on the Innovation Committee so he could be acting in self interest but I seriously doubt the NRL would come to such a decision unless their hands were tied. The idea is that the points will only be rescinded if they go with the two conference system which would divide the competition into a Sydney based competition and a non-Sydney based competition with Canberra being thrown in for good measure. If the NRL start around May or June, the Warriors maybe forced to sit the season out.

Do I honestly think they'll look at other possibilities? Of course, can you imagine the headache this is going to cause? This is going to piss a lot of people off but the view will be that this will be better than nothing which is the sad truth in all of this. I don't think they could care less about petty club politics, especially at a time where the competition just like everyone else is going to be seriously affected for next 5-10 years.
 

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Everyone play each other once, have a top 6 where 1&2 go straight through to prelims, 3v6, 4v5. Gives you a 4 month season. Depending on when they start round 3, say it is first weekend of June, this format ends regular rounds on the last weekend of August

Finals for another 3 weeks

post season of origins and pac tests etc that can start a week or so after the final. Extend as far as you need into October

gives everyone a normal finish time to the year and a regular start next season. Plenty of time to sort out contracts and shit too with a full off-season

Obviously less games but at what point do you sacrifice the integrity of the competition for the dollar? 15 games of uninterrupted competition games is better than the 25 with 6-8 weeks hampered by origin. Everyone plays each other once, home or away is the only advantage anyone gains, not some teams playing the shit teams twice and some playing the good teams twice instead
 
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broncos4life

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Bennett isn't a part of any projects, he put forward a number of ideas which the NRL have weighed up and Hooper has tossed his name up as a potential replacement for Greenberg.

Robinson is actually on the Innovation Committee so he could be acting in self interest but I seriously doubt the NRL would come to such a decision unless their hands were tied. The idea is that the points will only be rescinded if they go with the two conference system which would divide the competition into a Sydney based competition and a non-Sydney based competition with Canberra being thrown in for good measure. If the NRL start around May or June, the Warriors maybe forced to sit the season out.

Do I honestly think they'll look at other possibilities? Of course, can you imagine the headache this is going to cause? This is going to piss a lot of people off but the view will be that this will be better than nothing which is the sad truth in all of this. I don't think they could care less about petty club politics, especially at a time where the competition just like everyone else is going to be seriously affected for next 5-10 years.
You are probably right and I may be going too conspiracy theorist but I have seen enough bullshit from the NSWRL to believe that I am not completely off. They only people this will piss off is the teams and the fans of the teams that it will affect. The NRL could not give a shit about this. As a fanbase we have no voice and have no way to affect anything so why would they care?
 

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The Roosters aren't the NRL's favourites, they just have a LOT of influence via Politis.
 

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now confirmed by V'landys in the Courier Mail

“I spoke with Wayne Pearce this morning and we both agreed that it’s not going to come under consideration,” V’landys said.

“The commission has not considered it and it won’t be considering it.”
 

broncos4life

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now confirmed by V'landys in the Courier Mail
Pearce: "Peter I have it all sorted, we restart the comp and everyone starts on 0"

V'landys: "That's fucking stupid, I hope we didn't pay you for this, get the **** out of my office dog fucker"

Pearce: "That was my son Sir"

V'landys: "Out dog fucker"

...

V'landys: “I spoke with Wayne Pearce this morning and we both agreed that it’s not going to come under consideration,”
 

Big Pete

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You are probably right and I may be going too conspiracy theorist but I have seen enough bullshit from the NSWRL to believe that I am not completely off. They only people this will piss off is the teams and the fans of the teams that it will affect. The NRL could not give a shit about this. As a fanbase we have no voice and have no way to affect anything so why would they care?
The Roosters aren't the NRL's favourites, they just have a LOT of influence via Politis.
The biggest influencers are the fans and in turn the media, but all the fanbases are broken up. There isn't one set of fans that hold more sway than others, but if you group the NSW fans together, they're the vocal majority. In this case, a few of their teams are doing pretty well and Sydney aren't exactly that popular. The only real sway they have is through Channel 9 where they'll use Freddy, Gus and in the past Joey to get their points across. For example, look at how they reacted to the Dylan Napa hits on Korbin Sims and Andrew McCullough.

In this case of the two competition points, the fans and the media would have out-weighed any and all pro-Roosters rhetoric.

Then again, I feel like the NRL were just jangling this idea to make their actual idea look better than what it was. Even if it's a common sense idea, they can boost themselves up by acting like these other ideas were viable even though there was clearly one way. It's just a way to boost their profile in the game, to make it seem like they're doing good when really anyone in their position would come to the same decision.

It's like the Wildcard idea they came up with at the start of the year. No way, no how but it just gave something the media to chew over and an instance for the NRL to point out how they listen to fans.
 

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To be honest, if we are the real deal, it shouldn't matter if the points are stripped. Either we'd be good and still finish high or we'd be poor and finish low (and would have then just be making up the numbers even with the other 2 wins).
 

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notice how both of their proposals give Sydney teams a massive advantage by allowing them to stay home with their families...

The QLD teams are reportedly pushing for a proposal that allows them to stay at home as well which would be the 2 conference comp ... but according to the SMH, the 2 conference set up would still see the games played in NSW ... so what is the fucking point of splitting the comp into 2 conferences if all games are played in NSW anyway.

bias and incompetence are the NRL's watch words
 

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