Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL

@cochise said in Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL:

@Snake What a stupid concept, but if it was good enough for Smith and Thurston then 2 300 gamers should probably have the chance as well. The NRL will argue that Thurston and Smith have had more impact on the game though.

They can argue as much as they like, but I have absolutely no doubt that Benji has had more positive impact on the game than the other pair combined, and then some. Even after allowing for the kicking tee, headgear giving and uplifting of the indigenous communities from JT.

The other guy has great ability, but first and foremost, is a grub.

@formerguest 100% agree!

I actually find the idea of testimonial games for highly paid athletes repugnant, players earning millions of dollars should not have fund raisers held on their behalf. Given Robbie’s and Benji’s salary the last few years I actually view it as a better fit for them as they could probably use the money compared to the other 2.

I bet you’s Peptide Paul gets a send off !

@hobbo1 I’ll happily give him a send off.

He would actually probably meet the NRL criteria, even though he is a proven cheat!

@cochise said in Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL:

@formerguest 100% agree!

I actually find the idea of testimonial games for highly paid athletes repugnant, players earning millions of dollars should not have fund raisers held on their behalf. Given Robbie’s and Benji’s salary the last few years I actually view it as a better fit for them as they could probably use the money compared to the other 2.

Yep, as money making exercise, can’t cop it (unless for say a debilitating injury), but if primarily as a fan experience, with with an up close and personal feel, I say go for it, even if they want to try and penalise the club. Good luck with trying to justify that NRL.

Toddy and co playing favourites to a certain few isn’t surprising. The sooner he goes the better off the game will be.

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@formerguest They would be able to hold it as a charity event, the issue is the players receiving the funds, which I’m fundamentally against anyway.

I know I’ll probably accused of being a Farah and Marshall hater but they aren’t one club players …Benji isn’t a one code player

I know this a bit out their idea wise …but why can’t the retiring players as a whole group have a game/s post season that the money is evenly shared between

You could have one in Sydney and one in Brisbane

@cochise While I understand where you are coming regarding their high salaries, their sporting careers are short and they are still relatively young when they retire, with an uncertain future career path. They, have been dedicated to football at the expense of other qualifications and I would certainly not begrudge them testimonials.

@formerguest said in Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL:

@cochise said in Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL:

@Snake What a stupid concept, but if it was good enough for Smith and Thurston then 2 300 gamers should probably have the chance as well. The NRL will argue that Thurston and Smith have had more impact on the game though.

They can argue as much as they like, but I have absolutely no doubt that Benji has had more positive impact on the game than the other pair combined, and then some. Even after allowing for the kicking tee, headgear giving and uplifting of the indigenous communities from JT.

The other guy has great ability, but first and foremost, is a grub.

Can I ask a question

Was this game sanctioned by the NRL or the QRL ??

@happy_tiger Agreed, but neither was Thurston?

@happy_tiger Yes it was, had to be as the players kept the money raised salary cap free!

Was always a risk when this was introduced, it’ll forever be why did this guy get one and not me.

Anyway, Benji absolutely deserves one. He changed the game, and brought many fans in. A great rep off the field too. Disgraceful decision from the NRL.

@cochise said in Farah and Marshall refused testimonial game by NRL:

@hobbo1 I’ll happily give him a send off.

He would actually probably meet the NRL criteria, even though he is a proven cheat!

Is that because he’s appeared more times on the Sunday footy show ?

The day Toddy is ousted will be a great day for Rugby League. Absolute jeteur.

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