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42 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

They are ( might be ) attracting new ' 100 ' fans , who will disappear as quickly as the ' 100 ' does 

Says misery guts. Not everyone is as down on life as you.

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8 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

Says misery guts. Not everyone is as down on life as you.

I love life , but I'm also not delusional 

Young lad goes to the ' 100 ' , " this is great dad , can I go to a test match " , young lad at test match " dad , why aren't they smashing the ball like last time , this is boring " 

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8 hours ago, Johnoco said:

Yeah I seem to remember Barrie McDermott, not that long ago, either promoting or just being involved with senior non tackle RL (just don’t tell Gubby) The one where you had different coloured shorts? Just as one instance but they never seem to last. 

That's masters, still going strong.

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12 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I love life , but I'm also not delusional 

Young lad goes to the ' 100 ' , " this is great dad , can I go to a test match " , young lad at test match " dad , why aren't they smashing the ball like last time , this is boring " 

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Young lad goes to full 13 a side RL match....."dad this is full of moaning old gits, can I go home?"

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7 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I love life , but I'm also not delusional 

Young lad goes to the ' 100 ' , " this is great dad , can I go to a test match " , young lad at test match " dad , why aren't they smashing the ball like last time , this is boring " 

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To be fair to Gubrats my 16 year old nephew is exactly like that. He started taking an interest in cricket after seeing a couple of T20 matches, he was enthralled by it and asked to see more. When it came to test cricket he quickly got bored, started looking at his phone and didn't bother watching after part of day 2. He kept bemoaning the players not smashing 6s and 4s every few balls and doesn't care so much for tactical leaves and the bowler tailoring the type of balls he delivers to draw an error from the batsman. He still loves T20 and will watch that, watches highlight videos on Youtube and will sometimes watch a bit of one day cricket but if T20 disappeared then so would his interest. He doesn't bother with the traditional format. He is only one example of a new fan sticking only to the format that drew him in but I doubt he is the only one.

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Just now, GUBRATS said:

Problem solved , we've got our Version of the hundred , only difference is it's the players minimum age 👍

In terms of long term health of the amateur game, masters is essential for sustainability and growth

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47 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

Young lad goes to full 13 a side RL match....."dad this is full of moaning old gits, can I go home?"

Take him to a 9s , they'll be no moaning old bits there , because they'll be nobody else there at all 

I always found listening to the moaning old gits quite funny , still do , even though I'm older than most of them 

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41 minutes ago, wiganermike said:

To be fair to Gubrats my 16 year old nephew is exactly like that. He started taking an interest in cricket after seeing a couple of T20 matches, he was enthralled by it and asked to see more. When it came to test cricket he quickly got bored, started looking at his phone and didn't bother watching after part of day 2. He kept bemoaning the players not smashing 6s and 4s every few balls and doesn't care so much for tactical leaves and the bowler tailoring the type of balls he delivers to draw an error from the batsman. He still loves T20 and will watch that, watches highlight videos on Youtube and will sometimes watch a bit of one day cricket but if T20 disappeared then so would his interest. He doesn't bother with the traditional format. He is only one example of a new fan sticking only to the format that drew him in but I doubt he is the only one.

Sounds just like me 😁

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Very happy that I am in Spain at present and have managed to see NOT ONE BALL being bowled in the Costcutter Graves Circus:)

Also happy that I am back next week in Blighty to watch some rugby league and cricket, Warrington Thursday Wigan Friday Hull Saturday and the following week Kent v Birmingham Bears T/Twenty later that week non league football and the London Broncos thats my August done and dusted 🙂

 

 

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54 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

Take him to a 9s , they'll be no moaning old bits there , because they'll be nobody else there at all 

I always found listening to the moaning old gits quite funny , still do , even though I'm older than most of them 

I wouldn’t take anyone to a RL game unless it was 13 a side, played on Saddleworth Moor, in a blizzard. Otherwise it’s not RL and completely pointless.

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1 hour ago, Johnoco said:

Young lad goes to full 13 a side RL match....."dad this is full of moaning old gits, can I go home?"

i went to my first game age 11 - "dad this is full of moaning old gits, when will I be able to moan just like them dad?" - "bide yer time lad - your day will come "

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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2 nights in a row of 3 and half hour stints of contrived cricket has already become tiresome - we dont need that

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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1 hour ago, graveyard johnny said:

2 nights in a row of 3 and half hour stints of contrived cricket has already become tiresome - we dont need that

Yeah RL definitely doesn’t want or need that level of coverage, it’s quite popular enough as it is. It gets a bit tiresome hearing people going on about RL all the time if I’m honest. 

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Well a number of counties/grounds are due to face no cricket for the remaining three weeks of the summer holidays if they fail to qualify in the one day trophy tomorrow. The kind of incompetent and lack of legacy planning we associate with RL

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On 10/08/2021 at 16:47, GUBRATS said:

Nobodies bothered about 9 s 

Our game is already shorter than a ' hundred ' match , why do we need to shorten it ? 

 

I have no issues with 9's - I'd probably have it on in the background on TV, and I do think there is a place at international level to help develop some of the lesser nations particularly, but I find anybody suggesting 9's as any kind of way to really grow the game as miles off. 

And people talk about short-format, ignoring the fact that 9's events would be more time-consuming than a standard game of RL.

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Like a lot of people on here and RL fans in general,I have less interest in the game than I used to have.

Unless other commitments dictate I have always watched televised games for the last 40+ years.

Last night I found myself flicking between the Saints v Cas game and the 100.Whilst it was good to see Cas win- the entertainment at the cricket together with the atmosphere was far superior.

What can we learn from cricket and other sports is the big question,but if nobody is listening to the answers what is the point?

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7 hours ago, Dave T said:

I have no issues with 9's - I'd probably have it on in the background on TV, and I do think there is a place at international level to help develop some of the lesser nations particularly, but I find anybody suggesting 9's as any kind of way to really grow the game as miles off. 

And people talk about short-format, ignoring the fact that 9's events would be more time-consuming than a standard game of RL.

Exactly , cricket had problems , but not the same problems as us 

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