Late, late show for Manly, Penrith

Juro

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**Late, late show for Manly, Penrith**
Christian Nicolussi
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/late-late-show-for-manly-penrith/story-e6frexnr-1225882484703
PENRITH and Manly fans will be forced to stay up late on Friday with Channel Nine set to continue its prime-time love affair with St George Illawarra.
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The entertaining Panthers and Sea Eagles have featured on a Friday night just once respectively this season, yet that has not stopped Nine executives from bumping the two NRL heavyweights to its dreaded 9.30pm timeslot.
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Young fans of both clubs will not be in bed until just before midnight because of the huge number of commercials that are squeezed into the second game.
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To make matters worse, the 7.30pm St George Illawarra-Wests Tigers clash features two sides who have already featured on a Friday 13 times.
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The Tigers have another two Friday games to follow this weekend, while the Dragons will again be shown on Nine's coveted Friday coverage in rounds 19 and 20.
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All four sides are coming off last-start victories - and Nine pulled the perfect rein when it locked in the games 10 weeks ago - but the later timeslot for the already Friday-deprived Penrith and Manly is sure to upset fans.

What a stupid article. Does this guy honestly believe that Panthers vs Manly will outrate Dragons vs Tigers???
 

Chris

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Were the articles about us not making the semis again any time soon?
 

Tommy Magpie

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Diddums Manly.
Ch9 are a commercial organisation. They broadcast the highest rating game.
Another stupid Tele article. At least they are consistent.
 

G_Strombolli

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It has more of an anti-St George tone.

However…

Young fans of both clubs will not be in bed until just before midnight because of the huge number of commercials that are squeezed into the second game.

Why is this an issue now? Has he only just figured this out?
 

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The Tigers rate with huge NO's for 9 Sunday afternoon nearly 500 thousand couple that up with the Dragqueens on Friday night I think we get the picture MASSIVE audiance our sponsors must be happy.
 

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They should have a game on channel 9 and the other on Go!99 and then have repeats of the other game after the main came
In this case
Channel 9
7.30
Chokers V Tigers
9.30
Panthers V Manly

GO!
7.30
Panthers V Manly
9.30
Tigers v Dragons
 

tigergirlz

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The second Friday night game is sh** to watch. Never use it as a way to entice newbies to the sport. It is an experiment designed to fail.
 

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@pacey said:
They should have a game on channel 9 and the other on Go!99 and then have repeats of the other game after the main came
In this case
Channel 9
7.30
Chokers V Tigers
9.30
Panthers V Manly

GO!
7.30
Panthers V Manly
9.30
Tigers v Dragons

Would be the most sensible option, but nine use go as an entertainment channel…
 

Tigerdave

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I usually just tape the 2nd game and watch it saturday morning, what's the problem? nothing else to write about?
 

NJLM78

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What a strange article. Both will be good games, but one has to go second on Friday. Must have had a space to fill in the paper.
 

Sabre

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must be a penrith supporter…disappointed that for once his team is actually playing well and won't be able to see the game live
 

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they should have more double headers imo, brings in 4 supporter bases and forces people to stay up to watch it rather than listening to it on the radio.
 

IronTiger

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If Penrith and Manly fans in Sydney are that deperate to see their teams live go to the game
 
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