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Post by Snake » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 6:38 am

A bit surprised that there is only one game this Sunday .... I was looking forward to the new ISP competition being played prior to the main fixture .
The NRL seem he’ll bent on driving supporters away , it was always a great afternoon when it was game day to watch 3 grades yes the old days ... now they can not be bothered even giving 2 games . The NRL have to start offering a bit more than one game at ANZ or for that matter any ground on game day ! Maybe it is time for double headers every week.


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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 8:16 am

A lot of commentators and Fans are banging about the same thing.

No earlier game makes the day less appealing for me and mine.

If I get the clearance and negotiate the logistics to get a home game with the family, I would like watch more than the 1st grade.

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Post by Geo. » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 8:23 am

NRL do not run the ISP competition anymore it is independent and run by the NSWRL in NSW and the QRL in Queensland....

The scheduling for ISP is decided by those bodies..... it is not tied to the NRL in any way..
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Post by innsaneink » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:19 am

They should work together then... It's not rocket science

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Post by barra » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:38 am

innsaneink wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:19 am
They should work together then... It's not rocket science
Exactly. All the talk about fans from Greenburg... scheduling like this makes it just lip service.


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Post by Snake » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:38 am

innsaneink wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:19 am
They should work together then... It's not rocket science
This is the reason our game is dying a slow death , are thinks going to get better with Mr Commonwealth I am sorry for everything games Beattie running the NRL ! No one cares so the vine withers !

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Post by Doc Tiger » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 10:19 am

They might be the good old days, but having reserves and boys playing prior to the big game was brilliant and the best way to engage fans. What we have now is pretty ordinary in comparison imo.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 10:30 am

So what if different bodies run the competition? Bloody well work together!! NRL could not care less about current fan base - only interested in reaching new supporters. They know the ‘rusted on’ fans are here for keeps.
Really sad only one game - hardly worth the effort really when I can watch on Fox at home.
But I’ll be there - and that’s the problem!
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Post by Russell » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 10:40 am

The thing is - playing the two games at the one venue offers value for money (which you don't get now). The ISP players get to see all the NRL team games and bond better with the players in the higher grade.

The NRL don't care as long as the TV people are happy, Broncos, Storm, Rorters etc. are happy and they are (the executives) on good money.

"Bugger the supporters". (Maybe that should be engraved on the 2018 trophy).

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 11:55 am

That's a real shame I was hoping to catch some of the reserve grade to get a better look at how they are going. The schedule of all grades is being made more and more for TV and crowds are just left to dwindle.

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Post by gallagher » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 12:13 pm

Both games are Parras home games. Wouldn't the venue come down to them, not the NRL?

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Post by innsaneink » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 12:34 pm

gallagher wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 12:13 pm
Both games are Parras home games. Wouldn't the venue come down to them, not the NRL?
You may be onto something, Wests played someone (dogs?) in ISP before we played Parra (our home game) in Rd 3 or whenever it was

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Post by hugh1954 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 1:24 pm

Really enjoyed watching new players like Gamble, Fonua and McQueen before the first game against the rorters. It's a must that the league do better than they are offering the fans now.

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Post by Mr Magpie » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 2:31 pm

Used to love getting out to Lidcombe, Pratten Park etc and watching all 3 grades. Gave us a really good look at the up-and-comers. Even before that, I remember seeing some great future players (especially Souths) in the 1963 grand finals. Still have the water soaked program here with all the names.
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Post by stevied » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:44 pm

As many have stated, it's just another disappointing aspect of the game at the moment. I remember watching all three grades in the past and what cracking value that was! Not sure if I could sit through three matches now, but to expect two games is pretty reasonable, especially when paying between 30 and 50 dollars for a ticket!

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Post by Geo. » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 4:55 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 10:30 am
So what if different bodies run the competition? Bloody well work together!! NRL could not care less about current fan base - only interested in reaching new supporters. They know the ‘rusted on’ fans are here for keeps.
Really sad only one game - hardly worth the effort really when I can watch on Fox at home.
But I’ll be there - and that’s the problem!

Yes and no...i have been a member for years and you would be lucky to get a 1/3rd of the total crowd for the prior games ....with it building as the day progressed with a lot arriving in a big rush just prior to the main NRL game this was even more prominent with the introduction of NYC...

Of course the rusted on's are the most effected as they were the ones in the crowd watching lower grades....in my experience younger fans could not care less and just go to the NRL game as that's all they care about....
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Post by Dr Ice » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 5:16 pm

Exactly right Geo.

I was there for kick off for both Magpies games at ANZ this year and there was lucky to be 100 people here.

Even at full time in reserve grade there was less than half the crowd there.

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Post by Russell » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 5:18 pm

How many do they get when the ISP game is stand alone?

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