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I see Melbourne have hammered Parra 64-4 today. Proof NRL isn't as awesome as its made out to be.

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I'm sure petro will be along soon to tell us para were actually competitive and it was much better than any SL one sided game etc blah blah...

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One of my favourite NRL sides hammered by one of my least liked. :( Urgh.

 

Can't say that's a surprising score, it was pretty predictable actually. Parramatta are just terrible at present, they seem to have no confidence or composure and their season has been as good as over for a while. I hope they can bounce back next year, they've made some strong signings and hopefully more will follow.

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Ricky Stuart is a waste and has done nothing at Parramatta. The Eels were only 16-4 down at the halftime and were not out of the game. But then Melbourne in the second half were just as usual, way too clinical and stepped up a gear or two and blew Parra away. I doubt any team would have lived with them in that second half as they were in such a mood. Again Bellamy has got a side that contained a number of youngsters like Bromwich (Jnr), Glasby, Mclean) to do the basics which allows the 3 amigos to do their magic. Chambers for me is very underrated as is Maurice Blair. Some great running and support play. Wouldnt be too surprised to see Melbourne as champs yet again. Was lucky to spend a day their with the U20s and the set up is out of this world and attention to detail and focus on whats best for the team and not any one person was an eyeopener.

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I'm sure petro will be along soon to tell us para were actually competitive and it was much better than any SL one sided game etc blah blah...

Correct. Every one of those trys had to be so hard earned that the scorers are now unable to walk. It really demonstrates that there are no easy games in Australia.

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One of my favourite NRL sides hammered by one of my least liked. :( Urgh.

 

Can't say that's a surprising score, it was pretty predictable actually. Parramatta are just terrible at present, they seem to have no confidence or composure and their season has been as good as over for a while. I hope they can bounce back next year, they've made some strong signings and hopefully more will follow.

 

Perhaps they should be relegated so that they can rebuild in a lower division.

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I see Melbourne have hammered Parra 64-4 today. Proof NRL isn't as awesome as its made out to be.

Parramatta were a lost cause mid season when the Coach told half the players both minor and big names that they were not going to be there next year.

What has a squad got when half are told they are ###### and are sacked?

 

They would still have done better than Hull in the Challenge cup though  :tongue:  or Hull KR

 

What a promotion that was for the game.

The three other Aussies that saw it downunder agreed with me it was not the best advertisement for the game.

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And I am watching it at 22-4 at 53 minutes so GT as usual you disappoint.

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Confident Hull KR would have stuffed Wigan yesterday!

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I see Melbourne have hammered Parra 64-4 today. Proof NRL isn't as awesome as its made out to be.

There have been a lot of blow out scores in the NRL this season.  While the winning team so far has not scored above 70, and so can't claim to be quite as blow out as SL, I've not seen anything in the NRL to suggest it is worth the drooling that some RL supporters and media types indulge in whenever it is mentioned.  As with SL, there are a few really good teams in the league down there and there are some really poor teams and then there are some middling teams too. 

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Problem is, as bad as Parra have been over there this year, they'd still push for the 8 over here.

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There have been a lot of blow out scores in the NRL this season.  While the winning team so far has not scored above 70, and so can't claim to be quite as blow out as SL, I've not seen anything in the NRL to suggest it is worth the drooling that some RL supporters and media types indulge in whenever it is mentioned.  As with SL, there are a few really good teams in the league down there and there are some really poor teams and then there are some middling teams too. 

Very true, but unlike in SL, an NRL team's status can change pretty quickly. Parramatta were Grand Finalists in 2009 and now look down and out. It'll be no surprise if in the next 2-3 years they're in contention again. Since 2004 the Roosters have gone from being Grand Finalists to Wooden Spoon recipients, back to being Grand Finalists (they got there in 2010 after coming bottom in 2009), back to being poor and now back to being favourites again.

 

Some teams (most notably Melbourne) have been at the top for a long while, but generally speaking the balance of power shifts far more regularly over there than it does here. For me that's one of the aspects that makes it such an enjoyable and intriguing competition.

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Very true, but unlike in SL, an NRL team's status can change pretty quickly. Parramatta were Grand Finalists in 2009 and now look down and out. It'll be no surprise if in the next 2-3 years they're in contention again. Since 2004 the Roosters have gone from being Grand Finalists to Wooden Spoon recipients, back to being Grand Finalists (they got there in 2010 after coming bottom in 2009), back to being poor and now back to being favourites again.

 

Some teams (most notably Melbourne) have been at the top for a long while, but generally speaking the balance of power shifts far more regularly over there than it does here. For me that's one of the aspects that makes it such an enjoyable and intriguing competition.

While I take your point, that isn't really anything to do with comparative standards though is it? 

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I wonder if this will result into looking at reducing the defensive standoff perhaps to 7m?

The 10m rule means it is too easy to score especially when the weather is good

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I wonder if this will result into looking at reducing the defensive standoff perhaps to 7m?

The 10m rule means it is too easy to score especially when the weather is good

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I wonder if this will result into looking at reducing the defensive standoff perhaps to 7m?

The 10m rule means it is too easy to score especially when the weather is good

 

So within 24 hours we had a Challenge Cup final (in the wet) with 16 points and an NRL match in the sun with 68 points. So the new rule will be referees going out into the middle before kick off with a sat reading and light metre and then declaring how far back each defence will be.

 

Sides getting tonked in the sunny first half can pray for rain at half-time.  :fie:

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Perhaps they should be relegated so that they can rebuild in a lower division.

Agreed, Newtown Jets have waited long enough for their shot. Get them in, licensing is ruining the sport in Oz and the world.

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Agreed, Newtown Jets have waited long enough for their shot. Get them in, licensing is ruining the sport in Oz and the world.

Better yet, replace Parra with Fev!!

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In addition to the 60pts to 4 this weekend in the last few rounds we have seen scores of

 

56 to 14,  42 to 6,  40 to 6,  68 to 4.

 

Whilst acknowledging the NRL is a stronger league, I always thought it served up really tight games.   Seems to be a fair number of big points differences.  Any rational why.

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Parramatta were a lost cause mid season when the Coach told half the players both minor and big names that they were not going to be there next year.

What has a squad got when half are told they are ###### and are sacked?

 

They would still have done better than Hull in the Challenge cup though  :tongue:  or Hull KR

 

What a promotion that was for the game.

The three other Aussies that saw it downunder agreed with me it was not the best advertisement for the game.

 

Your right it wasn't the best advertisement for the game.  But it was affected by the weather.  I'm quite sure even the Aussie national team would have played very conservatively in that weather.   Never-the-less Hull split the ball so much that it suggest their skill level was particularly poor or the pressure of being in a final totally overwhelmed some players.

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Parramatta, Canberra and Wests have serious off field issues which may help explain why they have had some high scores put past them. Some clubs can deal with problems better than others due to the leadership and culture at them- Melbourne and Manly are good examples of having gone through off field issues and not letting it disrupt them too much. And if players are allowed to manipulate a situation they will do- see Benji Marshall or the Canberra Raiders players

 

I think in society today there are many self centered people and its getting worse that most people only care about themselves rather than others or their team- Look at the players who want to break contracts or board members trying to oust others to get control of a club. A club needs somebody to lead the players and say forget whats going on focus on yourself and whats best for our club. People like Craig Bellamy for example is somebody who will not tolerate an Ego who could cause a problem. EVERY player or Coach that goes to Melbourne is told in no uncertain terms what is expected of them and the role they play. If they show signs of not following his ways they wont get signed. A coach must not just be a good coach but a strong leader and set down what is required. At Parramatta with Ricky Stuart it seems discipline is very much missing. Players do what they want- same as at Wests and Canberra.

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Parramatta, Canberra and Wests have serious off field issues which may help explain why they have had some high scores put past them. Some clubs can deal with problems better than others due to the leadership and culture at them- Melbourne and Manly are good examples of having gone through off field issues and not letting it disrupt them too much. And if players are allowed to manipulate a situation they will do- see Benji Marshall or the Canberra Raiders players

 

I think in society today there are many self centered people and its getting worse that most people only care about themselves rather than others or their team- Look at the players who want to break contracts or board members trying to oust others to get control of a club. A club needs somebody to lead the players and say forget whats going on focus on yourself and whats best for our club. People like Craig Bellamy for example is somebody who will not tolerate an Ego who could cause a problem. EVERY player or Coach that goes to Melbourne is told in no uncertain terms what is expected of them and the role they play. If they show signs of not following his ways they wont get signed. A coach must not just be a good coach but a strong leader and set down what is required. At Parramatta with Ricky Stuart it seems discipline is very much missing. Players do what they want- same as at Wests and Canberra.

 

 

Stuart was signed because he is supposed to be a strict man manager and would not take any ######.

He is having a massive clear out and we shall see next season I guess, he has not done well managing the Club this season.

 

Parramatta have something wrong with them..

They sign players that seem to get worse when they arrive and some are not that good before they get there.

They let loads of players go that move to other Clubs and become fantastic players.

They have loads off off field issues with management and the board and have done for years.

 

They sign Coaches that have issues or are unsuitable.

 

If they could sort themselves out for a few seasons they may see some of what was a large fan base come back, I suspect the mismanagement for so long has seen many of these fans lost permanently.

 

The "Parramatta Army" back in the day was good for the game.

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