PRE-GAME Round 1 - Storm vs Broncos

ostin86

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I have the stadium ears that allows you to listen to the ref 100% of the game.
Once I literally heard him say to the pocket ref who just blew a penalty for hand on the ball, "ok that's enough now "ref name" need to level it up a bit"
Completely 100% truth. Can't remember who we were playing, but the penalty count was in our favour. Very next set of us defending, back to back penalties them in possession.
I swear it as the truth to the very end. Complete and utter bullshit. I was outraged
100% back you mate. I've heard them before, hell, they've even done it over the telecast mics from time to time. Used to always hear them go up stairs "Hey mate, what's the penalty count?"

Load of shit. Wish police could investigate the NRL for fixing matches.
If the players can hear the refs saying these things then how come they don't expose it? I wonder if they are instructed not to.

Hearing this kind of thing really makes me question why I would support this kind of league, purely on principle alone. That is deadset manipulation of games. It's happening across the board and is being given the tick of approval by the NRL itself. It's ludicrous.
 
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Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos, Thursday 7.50pm at AAMI Park

Storm: Will Chambers has been declared fit after getting through the side's final training session following an ankle injury in the Harvey Norman All Stars clash. Billy Walters and Marion Seve dropped off the extended bench 24 hours before kick-off. The Storm have not lost a game in round one since 2001.

Broncos: Tevita Pangai jnr got through the side's final training session and will play in the season opener. Broncos winger Corey Oates has scored eight tries in his past four games. Patrick Carrigan and Gehamat Shibasaki dropped off the extended bench
 

Marty Deutschmann

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It is pretty bloody obvious.

Step 1: Make sure the penalty count is even.
Step 2: If a team is losing, gift them ghost penalties to get the scores back to level.
Step 3: Even the count back up with mostly unhelpful penalties like on the first tackle when they're already in the attacking zone.
Step 4: Profit (Closest competition evah!).
Most of the time it isn't about fixing the result, it is just levelling up the penalty count. Then wherever the result lies at the end of that process isn't matter of concern, it is just a way for them to deny or put distance between them and bias towards result. If that makes sense...
 

Marty Deutschmann

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100% back you mate. I've heard them before, hell, they've even done it over the telecast mics from time to time. Used to always hear them go up stairs "Hey mate, what's the penalty count?"

Load of shit. Wish police could investigate the NRL for fixing matches.
I've heard that too tbh over the telecast.
I'm thinking of using the ears again this year if I don't have my 2yo with me.
Haven't used them for about 5 seasons now. Goes to show how long it's been going on.
Come to think of it .. for some reason just right now, I feel like it was either an eels game or dragons... Just occurred to me
 

Marty Deutschmann

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If the players can hear the refs saying these things then how come they don't expose it? I wonder if they are instructed not to.

Hearing this kind of thing really makes me question why I would support this kind of league, purely on principle alone. That is deadset manipulation of games. It's happening across the board and is being given the tick of approval by the NRL itself. It's ludicrous.
It's about them exercising their discretion in one way or the other. Not about fixing results, but like KPIs.
Police do it.. if their KPI is already high for that period, they don't pull up people for minor offences like driving in the right hand lane or bald tyres or tail lights.
But if the KPIs are low, they're nit picking everything
 

theshed

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Bit of an odd question, but roughly what time will half time cover for this game?

That is, what time roughly will half time start and what time roughly will the second half begin?
 

Kelleher

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Its kick off 7.55 here in Melbourne so i dare say channel 9 is showing it slightly delayed if it says coverage starts at 7pm (being 8pm Melbourne time).
 
Its kick off 7.55 here in Melbourne so i dare say channel 9 is showing it slightly delayed if it says coverage starts at 7pm (being 8pm Melbourne time).
I am going to have the radio call of the game on and compare it with nines broadcast and see how it lines up. That should reveal if nine are playing silly buggers with the game. Don’t like nines commentators anyway.
 

Tom

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Broncos 28-10
Jack Bird to score a double
Isaako 6\6
Craig Bellamy to become visibly upset
 

Super Freak

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Its kick off 7.55 here in Melbourne so i dare say channel 9 is showing it slightly delayed if it says coverage starts at 7pm (being 8pm Melbourne time).
Kick off is never at the scheduled time. The actual kick off time is 7:05.

There won't be any delays in the broadcast.
 
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