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MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

iajanus posted:

This is the battle of "literally can't hold the ball coming out from their end vs literally have no attack"

Accurate.

Cunts vs Cunts its going to be. Whoever wins we all lose.

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Roger Explosion
Jan 26, 2006

THAT'S SPECTACULAR.

iajanus posted:

This is the battle of "literally can't hold the ball coming out from their end vs literally have no attack"
Spot-on. Makes for pretty boring football. Jeez. Chooks versus Storm for the final. Whoopee.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


At least it'll be funny if Cronk and Slater can't play.

Jono C
Mar 28, 2007

NRL
Teaching new dogs,
old tricks.


Whinge, whinge!


iajanus posted:

At least it'll be funny if Cronk and Slater can't play.

This is the only silver lining I can see.

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

This NSW cup final proves that the Fox simulcast is worth its weight in gold and if Fox decide to do streaming sport only for it should sell a shitload.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


MiniSune posted:

This NSW cup final proves that the Fox simulcast is worth its weight in gold and if Fox decide to do streaming sport only for it should sell a shitload.

It will also lose a lot of money initially because everyone I know (me included) will drop their Foxtel sub the second I can just get the sport. It's a big gamble.

Abalone Malone
Jul 26, 2002

~~~MR MONEY~~~

Team Anasta


NRL 2018:
Storm vs Roosters grand-final

Football gods:
Slater is suspended and Cronk is injured.


the football gods always deliver what we need.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

getting a bit ahead of yourself iajanus

aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


Aside from everything else, that is some seriously shithouse calligraphy

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

iajanus posted:

It will also lose a lot of money initially because everyone I know (me included) will drop their Foxtel sub the second I can just get the sport. It's a big gamble.

It seems it will be a thing, at 10 they will sell a poo poo ton of subs, at 20 it will probably fail.

My guess is they will gently caress it up, and you will get basic sport for 10, and they will sell you upgrades (cricket, NRL, AFL etc) that in order to get the full pack you would have to spend 30 or something.

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

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2018 is our year, boys!

I've always said the shoulder charge rule is stupid and illogical (throw the book at contact with the head, like 6+ weeks, but otherwise it should be fine) but as the rules are written Slater is dead to rights.

BobTheDestroyer
Dec 21, 2011


There's a shot of Slater with his right arm sort of around the other guy that makes it look ok according to the rules but in full motion he 💯 shoulder barged him :S I think the right arm came around after the impact anyway

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

Smorgasbord posted:

I've always said the shoulder charge rule is stupid and illogical (throw the book at contact with the head, like 6+ weeks, but otherwise it should be fine) but as the rules are written Slater is dead to rights.

I agree. You play with fire you get burnt.

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

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BobTheDestroyer posted:

There's a shot of Slater with his right arm sort of around the other guy that makes it look ok according to the rules but in full motion he 💯 shoulder barged him :S I think the right arm came around after the impact anyway

The still shot defence is ridiculous when you watch it in any kind of motion. It was a 100% deliberate shoulder charge with nothing resembling a legitimate tackle attempt under the rules at any stage after Feki caught the ball and Slater set his sights on him.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


bowmore posted:

getting a bit ahead of yourself iajanus



Please don't doxx me

And I don't like the shoulder charge rule - I much prefer a massive penalty if one goes wrong, but most of the time they were fine. But Slater clearly falls afoul of the rules and it'll be a farce if/when he gets off.

Jono C
Mar 28, 2007

NRL
Teaching new dogs,
old tricks.


Whinge, whinge!


Smorgasbord posted:

I've always said the shoulder charge rule is stupid and illogical (throw the book at contact with the head, like 6+ weeks, but otherwise it should be fine) but as the rules are written Slater is dead to rights.

That was my stance orginally, but after reading about the guy who died from what was considered a legal shoulder charge in a lower grade game, I'm ok with it being banned.


BobTheDestroyer posted:

There's a shot of Slater with his right arm sort of around the other guy that makes it look ok according to the rules but in full motion he 💯 shoulder barged him :S I think the right arm came around after the impact anyway

Didn't they get rid of that loophole after Sandow kept using it as an excuse?

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aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


I'm torn because on one hand you have demonstrable evidence that shoulder charges are a low probability but severe consequence event (can you tell I've been stuck in loving risk assessment workshops recently or what) but, on the other hand, the defence would like to present Ruben Wiki in full flight: https://youtu.be/2zJJMvhb5qg

Like he starts that run from behind the dead ball line

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