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#1 my missus

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

anyone else think that the clock on the sky games is a negative thing, i think it should be turned off with say 5 to go so the game is played without the clock dictating which plays are made.
looking at the clock and then running or kicking the ball into touch is not a very good sight, the players can still ask the ref how long is left but they wouldn't know to the second and so would have to keep playing.

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#2 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

anyone else think that the clock on the sky games is a negative thing, i think it should be turned off with say 5 to go so the game is played without the clock dictating which plays are made.
looking at the clock and then running or kicking the ball into touch is not a very good sight, the players can still ask the ref how long is left but they wouldn't know to the second and so would have to keep playing.


IMO the clock is another thing eroding the uncertainty nature of RL. Not knowing how much time is left adds to the tension.

Get rid of it ASAP

#3 hindle xiii

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

IMO the clock is another thing eroding the uncertainty nature of RL. Not knowing how much time is left adds to the tension.

Get rid of it ASAP

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#4 hindle xiii

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

It's taken long enough for clubs to have a clock installed. It's not a distraction, it's a functional tool.

If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

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#5 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Clock are now at every match, no problem. The problem was when only sky games had the clock

#6 Egg Chasing

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Clock are now at every match, no problem. The problem was when only sky games had the clock


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#7 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

IMO the clock is another thing eroding the uncertainty nature of RL. Not knowing how much time is left adds to the tension.

Get rid of it ASAP


I'm starting to think you should be used in an advisory role at the RFL.

Whatever your opinion is, do the opposite.

#8 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'm starting to think you should be used in an advisory role at the RFL.

Whatever your opinion is, do the opposite.


Do you prefer knowing how much time is left?

#9 Gav Wilson

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

Do you prefer knowing how much time is left?


I do.
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#10 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

I do.


May I ask why?

#11 Johnoco

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:13 PM

At Football matches they announce how much time is left to play (injury time).
As you believe we should follow virtually everything they do, where's the problem?

#12 Just to be clear

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

Just to be clear, without a clock Wide to West would never have happened. Nor last year's Millard try against Saints. For both the ball was urgently played with just two seconds left, had they not had a crowd counting down they would not have known to make that extra effort to play-the-ball in before the hooter sounded.

If you want uncertainty, then presumably the referee should not reveal the tackle count either.

#13 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Just to be clear, without a clock Wide to West would never have happened. Nor last year's Millard try against Saints. For both the ball was urgently played with just two seconds left, had they not had a crowd counting down they would not have known to make that extra effort to play-the-ball in before the hooter sounded.

If you want uncertainty, then presumably the referee should not reveal the tackle count either.


Those endings are extremely rare. Unfortunately knowing when the game will end removes the suspense in most games even if less than one score is involved

#14 Padge

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

Those endings are extremely rare. Unfortunately knowing when the game will end removes the suspense in most games even if less than one score is involved


Should all of the people attending have their watches removed when they enter the stadium just in case they time the game?

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#15 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Should all of the people attending have their watches removed when they enter the stadium just in case they time the game?


No, the same as they should not remove any other part of their clothing

#16 Old Frightful

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:20 AM

If you want uncertainty, then presumably the referee should not reveal the tackle count either.

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#17 Forever Trinity

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

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:huh: ;)


Is he indicating 5 tackles gone or 6 ;)

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#18 Griff

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:10 AM

Could we throw a die after every tackle to see what tackle it is ?
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#19 westhuller

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:26 AM

If there wasn't a clock at games we would never had the Wigan Walk.

#20 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

If there wasn't a clock at games we would never had the Wigan Walk.


The Wigan walk pre-dates the clock




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