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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:45 AM

Your in the UK now, not Australia.
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#2 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

Agree with u, Aussies whining about Easter frustrates me as well. Professional sportsmen asked once a year to play twice in 4 days should be more than acceptable! Sandercock just knows they'll get stuffed today and so is getting his excuses in!
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#3 Old Frightful

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

In light of the players Sandercock has "left out", there are some tempting odds on winning margins for the Pies...

http://www.oddscheck.../winning-margin

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#4 TheDuke

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

yes it looks like we have already thrown the towel in for this game, i never expected to beat Wigan anyway but leaving those 4 out wont help

we will need 20+ point start in my opinion

#5 boxhead

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Best not import any more Aussie Coaches and players.
Let the game in England find its own style going forward, maybe it will be a different style that will prove the key to success against Australia, throw it around and mix in some flair with some little blokes running from dummy half to break down the robot like defense?
I don't know. Sandercock is probably just frustrated that with limited cattle in his squad he can not put out two competitive teams in two days.
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#6 Dave T

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

To be fair, he has a right to complain if he feels it is hard on the players.

If the powers that be deem the financial benefits outweigh any concerns then it stays.

The powers that be are the clubs - he should complain to his chairman first.

#7 Manx RL

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

To be fair, he has a right to complain if he feels it is hard on the players.

If the powers that be deem the financial benefits outweigh any concerns then it stays.

The powers that be are the clubs - he should complain to his chairman first.


To be fair. Sounds like an idea for a user name! ;)
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#8 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

I would have thought that his Chairman would prefer it if he kept his thoughts to himself before a home game which could otherwise pull in a good crowd.

#9 chuffer

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

I would have thought that his Chairman would prefer it if he kept his thoughts to himself before a home game which could otherwise pull in a good crowd.


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#10 Dave T

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

To be fair. Sounds like an idea for a user name! ;)

:biggrin: now theres an idea!

#11 bobbruce

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

To be fair, he has a right to complain if he feels it is hard on the players.

If the powers that be deem the financial benefits outweigh any concerns then it stays.

The powers that be are the clubs - he should complain to his chairman first.


I think the problem is everyone of them does it when they come over. It's not like he's saying something we don't know. Also have any of these coaches who moan about two games in 4/5 days done the same in the Aussie media about SOO.

#12 deluded pom?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

To be fair. Sounds like an idea for a user name! ;)

Just to be clear, I'm not sure if to be fair is still available.

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#13 longboard

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:28 PM

Just to be clear, I'm not sure if to be fair is still available.


To be honest, you might be right. :)

#14 thirteenthman

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

I think the problem is everyone of them does it when they come over. It's not like he's saying something we don't know. Also have any of these coaches who moan about two games in 4/5 days done the same in the Aussie media about SOO.


But how many players from each club would actually play in an Origin match and then play in an NRL game a few days later? Not that many, per club, as you'd only be talking about 34 blokes across all 16 teams. So the majority of NRL players never play more than 1 game a week. And the guys who play Origin are the top players. In this country we expect everyone to do it. And as we can see, it doesn't take more than a couple of injuries for some sides in SL to be severely weakened.

I personally think we should just have 1 round of games at Easter. That way you could spread the games out across the whole weekend, so there's a big televised game each day across the 4 days.

#15 roughyedspud

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

australian players have to 'back up' ,after only a day or 2 rest, upto 4times a season....3 times for state of origin..and again for the ANZAC test...


so sandercock can quietly shut the f*** up whinging

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#16 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

But how many players from each club would actually play in an Origin match and then play in an NRL game a few days later? Not that many, per club, as you'd only be talking about 34 blokes across all 16 teams. So the majority of NRL players never play more than 1 game a week. And the guys who play Origin are the top players. In this country we expect everyone to do it. And as we can see, it doesn't take more than a couple of injuries for some sides in SL to be severely weakened.

I personally think we should just have 1 round of games at Easter. That way you could spread the games out across the whole weekend, so there's a big televised game each day across the 4 days.

Just to be clear(hey,this is good) the RFL don't fix tv schedules,Sky do.Spreading out the games wouldn't give more tv coverage.
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#17 thirteenthman

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

Just to be clear(hey,this is good) the RFL don't fix tv schedules,Sky do.Spreading out the games wouldn't give more tv coverage.


Just to be clear, I know that. But if we had 1 round of matches across the Easter weekend, Sky could choose to spread the matches out, and they might be persuaded to show an extra match.

#18 markleeds

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

Does he realise that the average working person does about 9 hours a day, 5 days a week with 20 says holiday?

#19 roughyedspud

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:43 PM

what i'd possibly look at is scrapping the magic weekend and replace it we a series of "easter blockbuster double headers" held at larger football grounds

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#20 thirteenthman

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

what i'd possibly look at is scrapping the magic weekend and replace it we a series of "easter blockbuster double headers" held at larger football grounds


I wouldn't argue with getting rid of the Magic Weekend, but I'm not sure you'd need double headers with the Good Friday fixture list spread out over the Easter weekend. Mind you, playing say a Wigan v Saints game at say Manchester City's ground, or maybe Anfield would certainly be an idea.




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