LIVE State of Origin II - QLD vs NSW

Black Philip

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I'm with @Super Freak .

I turned a game off once, game 3 in 2000. It was my birthday, I was having a shitty day, just broken up with a boyfriend and the only hilight was going to be maybe QLD would get revenge for the Tallis send off after the clear knock on. but QLD were putrid, they weren't trying and watching the game just made me feel worse. So I turned that shit off. It didn't make me less of a QLDer, haven't turned a game off since, but some times for your own mental health you don't need to add fuel by watching your team be pathetic.
I find it weird when people get upset about fans leaving a game early or switching it off if it's trash. It's a strange form of gate-keeping to try and one-up others or make themselves feel like a martyr. If I'm at the game and the Broncos are getting thrashed, I'm sure as hell gonna get the early train home. I paid for my ticket, I'll go when I want. If I'm watching it on tele and my team is getting pummeled, you better believe I'm changing the channel or having an early night. If someone thinks that continuing to watch a thrashing makes them a "better" or "bigger" fan than me, good on them. They should give themselves a well earned pat on the back for their heroics.
 

Dexter

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Just to rub salt into the wound, McGuire faces a one week suspension after Brad Fittler brought up his 'late hit' in his press conference.


Vision of it in the link.

Honestly, there was nothing in that tackle and it's become apparent that Freddy is bit of a whinger. Whined about the Wally Lewis medalist, whined about Hunt throwing Cordner's shoe and now this.
Whined about Maloneys treatment while not mentioning ponga getting hit in the air. Your right he is a whinger especially after he wins.
 

mrslong

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I turned off at about halfway into the second half. Turning off at halftime down by 12 would be a bit premature for me.
That Tedesco flick pass in the pouring rain made me vomit in my mouth, and if I didn't have people over to watch the game was sorely tempted to abort.
 
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holdzy89

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I turned off at about halfway into the second half. Turning off at halftime down by 12 would be a bit premature for me.
I knew after that late try before half time the game was done, but I kept watching out of hope I guess. Turned it off with like 10 or so to go, it was just torture at that point.
 
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Alec

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I don't think it's wrong if you want to turn a game off. At the end of the day, we watch sport to bring us joy. There's no point forcing yourself if it stops doing that. It doesn't mean you don't support the team, we'll all always have hope they can win, but sometimes you just know and you just had enough that day.
 

Tom

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I'm putting it down to us sucking at wet weather and Sunday footy. On a dry Sydney track on a Wednesday we will flog them.
 

pagey

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1 ponga
2 Oates
3 chambers
4 gagai
5 feldt
6 Munster
7 Dce
8 papalli
9 hunt
10 napa
11 kafusi
12 gillo
13 McGuire

14 Morgan
15 offa
16 Welch
17 hess

Some subtle changes for game 3 .I think Fifita was thrown in way to early , keep him as 18th man . Tell them if they don't perform sweeping changes will be made next year. Chambers, napa, gillo and Morgan need big games imo or boot them.
 

holdzy89

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1 ponga
2 Oates
3 chambers
4 gagai
5 feldt
6 Munster
7 Dce
8 papalli
9 hunt
10 napa
11 kafusi
12 gillo
13 McGuire

14 Morgan
15 offa
16 Welch
17 hess

Some subtle changes for game 3 .I think Fifita was thrown in way to early , keep him as 18th man . Tell them if they don't perform sweeping changes will be made next year. Chambers, napa, gillo and Morgan need big games imo or boot them.
There is no one else. **** Hess from that line-up. QLD need to play like QLD, full stop.
 

Alec

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Let's just put all our players in cryogenic stasis at the start of next year. Though who knows, some will probably do an ACL just stepping out of it.
 

Black Philip

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Should we keep Wallace instead?
I understand where you're coming from re Fifita, but selecting Hess over him is a step backwards considering his form. Fifita should retain his spot and Welch & Ofa should be coming in at the expense of Wallace and Glasby or Napa. Regardless, I don't think we have the troops to match NSW. Especially without Arrow.
 

ningnangnong

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I've turned plenty of games off before, but not when it's still the first half and the scores are close enough.

When I called SF out on it, I never claimed it made someone a lesser fan, or me a better fan. I don't appreciate the insinuation that I would hold that belief.
 

Smartseal

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I don't think it's wrong if you want to turn a game off. At the end of the day, we watch sport to bring us joy. There's no point forcing yourself if it stops doing that. It doesn't mean you don't support the team, we'll all always have hope they can win, but sometimes you just know and you just had enough that day.
Its not, but there can be a downside if you do sometimes.
Perhaps not relevant to you guys but in the 2014 semi the roosters led the cows 30-0, i was furious (and pissed) got so disgusted & agro that i stormed out of the house with a 6 pack & went and sat up at beach to calm down (i left back door unlocked so i could get back in & not risk losing keys in the sand).
Whilst up at beach (150m away) , missus comes home, sees I'm not there, thinks i went out to watch game & subsequently locks up the house & goes to a friends place. I calm down (& run out of beer) head home only to find I'm locked out. Lots of swearing etc trying to get back in, finally manage to get the ladder (highset house) only to find she locked the veranda door, more swearing & getting really thirsty by now, so sit on veranda moping. Missus finally comes home just in time for me to see the wrap up & learn we came within 1 point of knocking the roosters off & there was a questionable decision at the end. I recorded the game but have never been able to bring myself to watch it.

Moral of the story, turning the tv off pre half time no matter the score can sometimes be just a tad premature.

In saying that i turned this game off as nsw scored their last try.
 

uptheguts

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If Kevie can come up with a way to beat the Blues in Sydney, be should be the next premier of Qld. Qld were comprehensively outplayed in every position . I thought the Qld boys tried hard but hardley made a dent in the Blues . Has to be a bit of a question mark on on Morgan for mine. He sems to have lost some pace. I would also look at bringing Matt Scot back on the bench.
 
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Black Philip

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I've turned plenty of games off before, but not when it's still the first half and the scores are close enough.

When I called SF out on it, I never claimed it made someone a lesser fan, or me a better fan. I don't appreciate the insinuation that I would hold that belief.
I wasn't having a go at you mate. There are others who are militant about it and I find it a bit silly.
 

Sirlee oldman

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I wasn't having a go at you mate. There are others who are militant about it and I find it a bit silly.
I’m guessing that is a shot at me. The point was it was half time and we were down by 12. He didn’t say anything about a family emergency. He was turning off because the players were pea hearted and for sure it was the worst performance I have seen from Queensland in ages but it pisses me off when people have no understanding of what it takes to go out there and take on a serious physical challenge.
We have all turned off a bad game with 10 minutes to go but this is State of Origin and if you are too weak to cop a loss after a decade of dominance then **** off and watch Masterchef.
 

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