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  • Old Fatty Posts: 50
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    02 Sep 2020 10:10 AM
    Quoting paulybronco on 02 Sep 2020 08:46 AM
    Well with AFL about to announce the grand final here in Qld all 10 supporters of the code in the state urged me to watch a few games before the finals. I tried to watch Bombers v eagles last night and have seen more physicality at the local coles over shit house paper! Commentators were frothing about a "great tackle" when two guys were involved in some form of a gentle bear hug on the ground. No blood, no concussions, no hits, no medi cabs, no cuts. Other than a few ripped jumpers pretty dull event. Maybe some one can tell me what AFL game this round may entice me to give the code a go...
    And that's why a lot of us don't give a shit about the game anymore.
  • bloodog Posts: 1894
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    02 Sep 2020 10:15 AM
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    What a great attitude Paul ( get to know the code before you watch the GF 
    Have a look at Brisbane when you can, They're playing this game very well and may be there for the last game this year.
    Any contact near the neck is a penalty, this rule can make tackling difficult to do and umpire. 
    There are not many good commentators  Eddie Mcguire is good 
    Go Port Power 
  • tussuck Posts: 2595
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend tussuck
    02 Sep 2020 10:18 AM
    Can we ship that wanker Newman to QLD and leave him up there?   
  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 Sep 2020 10:36 AM
    Quoting tussuck on 02 Sep 2020 10:18 AM
    Can we ship that wanker Newman to QLD and leave him up there?   
    Who?
  • tussuck Posts: 2595
    Melbourne
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    02 Sep 2020 07:53 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 02 Sep 2020 10:18 AM
    Can we ship that wanker Newman to QLD and leave him up there?   
    Quoting paulybronco on 02 Sep 2020 10:36 AM
    Who?
    I tried... but even my QLD workmates told me to f off.  Looks like we are stuck with the poser.
  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    04 Sep 2020 09:08 PM
    So just watching Storm v Rabbits and at half time we had 3 head concussion tests a head split open and a ton of bone crushing tackles so really struggling to see how you refer to some AFL players as hard men. Is that someone who breaks the covid bubble and goes to a strip club?
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    04 Sep 2020 10:08 PM
    What!. No deaths Pauly?
    That is disappointing.
    What is the NRL coming to.
  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    05 Sep 2020 06:29 AM
    Quoting Far Canal on 04 Sep 2020 10:08 PM
    What!. No deaths Pauly?
    That is disappointing.
    What is the NRL coming to.
    There has been a death of sorts this season, its the death of integrity regarding these "crusher" tackles with teams now being coached when defending in their own half to play for a penalty by clutching your neck. Parra i am referring to you!
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
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    05 Sep 2020 06:37 PM
    The death of the scrum is something else that the NRL have to fix.
    They only have to look at union scrums to see they can actually be a contest.
    The NRL ones were contests years ago. Don't know what happened but they are a joke now.

  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    05 Sep 2020 07:04 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 05 Sep 2020 06:37 PMedited: 05 Sep 2020 06:42 PM
    The death of the scrum is something else that the NRL have to fix.
    They only have to look at union scrums to see they can actually be a contest.
    The NRL ones were contests years ago. Don't know what happened but they are a joke now.

    Absolutly both valid points
  • bloodog Posts: 1894
    Cairns
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    08 Sep 2020 07:30 AM
    AFL in Cairns has started and game tickets are selling out in 14 minutes.
    Go Port Power 2020
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 3096
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    08 Sep 2020 09:04 AM
    Quoting bloodog on 08 Sep 2020 07:30 AM
    AFL in Cairns has started and game tickets are selling out in 14 minutes.
    Go Port Power 2020
    good stuff!
    Who do you think will be in the Grand Final?
  • bloodog Posts: 1894
    Cairns
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    08 Sep 2020 09:57 AM
    Quoting bloodog on 08 Sep 2020 07:30 AM
    AFL in Cairns has started and game tickets are selling out in 14 minutes.
    Go Port Power 2020
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 08 Sep 2020 09:04 AM
    good stuff!
    Who do you think will be in the Grand Final?
    I would love to see Brisbane beaten by Port Power in the GF 
    Having said that Brisbane, when they are on, are unstoppable ( oops )
    All the same would be so good for the lions and QLD seeing the GF is here.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 1035
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    08 Sep 2020 09:56 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 05 Sep 2020 06:37 PMedited: 05 Sep 2020 06:42 PM
    The death of the scrum is something else that the NRL have to fix.
    They only have to look at union scrums to see they can actually be a contest.
    The NRL ones were contests years ago. Don't know what happened but they are a joke now.

    Quoting paulybronco on 05 Sep 2020 07:04 PM
    Absolutly both valid points
    I look at the scrum like that as well but a very good friend of mine who lives and breathes NRL said that it serves a purpose and he is happy for it to remain as is, now what that purpose may be I would have to ask him again as it went straight over my head as I nodded along.
  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    09 Sep 2020 07:38 AM
    Quoting Far Canal on 05 Sep 2020 06:37 PMedited: 05 Sep 2020 06:42 PM
    The death of the scrum is something else that the NRL have to fix.
    They only have to look at union scrums to see they can actually be a contest.
    The NRL ones were contests years ago. Don't know what happened but they are a joke now.

    Quoting paulybronco on 05 Sep 2020 07:04 PM
    Absolutly both valid points
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 08 Sep 2020 09:56 PM
    I look at the scrum like that as well but a very good friend of mine who lives and breathes NRL said that it serves a purpose and he is happy for it to remain as is, now what that purpose may be I would have to ask him again as it went straight over my head as I nodded along.
    The fact that its now no longer contested is the sticking point. You were not guaranteed to win the ball even with the feed and you had specialist hookers to contest for the ball when it went into the middle. On top of that your pack would push the opposition off the ball. Now the scrum loosely forms and stands there while the ball is blatantly fed at a angle into the second row. 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 3096
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    09 Sep 2020 09:38 AM
    Quoting paulybronco on 05 Sep 2020 07:04 PM
    Absolutly both valid points
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 08 Sep 2020 09:56 PM
    I look at the scrum like that as well but a very good friend of mine who lives and breathes NRL said that it serves a purpose and he is happy for it to remain as is, now what that purpose may be I would have to ask him again as it went straight over my head as I nodded along.
    Quoting paulybronco on 09 Sep 2020 07:38 AM
    The fact that its now no longer contested is the sticking point. You were not guaranteed to win the ball even with the feed and you had specialist hookers to contest for the ball when it went into the middle. On top of that your pack would push the opposition off the ball. Now the scrum loosely forms and stands there while the ball is blatantly fed at a angle into the second row. 
    AFL thread & it starts debating scrum's.
    2020 has been a strange year for all sport I'd say!
    Why don't they just hand the ball to the team that is going to win the scrum anyway? And speed things up?

    Also on another note, this will be the first time AFL Grand Final, will not be played in front of a Huge Crowd in Melbourne. so that will have to make a difference! the weather would also have to have some effect too. ( or climate )
  • paulybronco Posts: 13493
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    09 Sep 2020 09:52 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 08 Sep 2020 09:56 PM
    I look at the scrum like that as well but a very good friend of mine who lives and breathes NRL said that it serves a purpose and he is happy for it to remain as is, now what that purpose may be I would have to ask him again as it went straight over my head as I nodded along.
    Quoting paulybronco on 09 Sep 2020 07:38 AM
    The fact that its now no longer contested is the sticking point. You were not guaranteed to win the ball even with the feed and you had specialist hookers to contest for the ball when it went into the middle. On top of that your pack would push the opposition off the ball. Now the scrum loosely forms and stands there while the ball is blatantly fed at a angle into the second row. 
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 09 Sep 2020 09:38 AM
    AFL thread & it starts debating scrum's.
    2020 has been a strange year for all sport I'd say!
    Why don't they just hand the ball to the team that is going to win the scrum anyway? And speed things up?

    Also on another note, this will be the first time AFL Grand Final, will not be played in front of a Huge Crowd in Melbourne. so that will have to make a difference! the weather would also have to have some effect too. ( or climate )
    Ha Ha your correct Krash talking NRL on the AFL site seems to be the only way to draw people into talking about footy!
  • bloodog Posts: 1894
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    09 Sep 2020 11:35 AM
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