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    The NRL have given the whistleblowers licence to show some discretion in 2019 with football boss Graham Annesley rejecting a “one size fits all” approach.

    The game’s administrators will head into the new season with one goal firmly in mind — keeping the ball in play for longer and cutting down on stoppages.

    In the wake of last year’s ill-fated crackdown — which saw an additional 700 penalties blown and an extra 200 shots at goal taken compared to 2017 — the focus is on free-flowing football.


    Unreal.
    What ever happened to telling the "game managers" just to do their job and enforce the rules regardless of the team or scoreboard.
    This will only lead to more inconsistancy.

  • #2
    Well, they've got rid of the penalty shots at goal now Thurston has retired. No exotic market at Centrebet.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eddie View Post
      The NRL have given the whistleblowers licence to show some discretion in 2019 with football boss Graham Annesley rejecting a “one size fits all” approach.

      The game’s administrators will head into the new season with one goal firmly in mind — keeping the ball in play for longer and cutting down on stoppages.

      In the wake of last year’s ill-fated crackdown — which saw an additional 700 penalties blown and an extra 200 shots at goal taken compared to 2017 — the focus is on free-flowing football.


      Unreal.
      What ever happened to telling the "game managers" just to do their job and enforce the rules regardless of the team or scoreboard.
      This will only lead to more inconsistancy.
      Hopefully it will lead to some more entertaining footy if some of the nitpicking is taken out of the game. And that's what a lot of the penalties given are for, nitpicking. Who cares if sides are slightly offside if both are guilty but the game is a freeflowing one. Just let the game evolve, unless one team is getting a blatant unfair advantage.

      Defensive player puts his hand on the ball and it's lost - if the ballcarrier is holding it that loosely that it can be jolted out he deserves to lose possession. Play on! Players will soon learn to be more conscious of ball security.


      Roll on Season 2017 ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by novice chook View Post
        Who cares if sides are slightly offside if both are guilty but the game is a freeflowing one. Just let the game evolve, unless one team is getting a blatant unfair advantage.
        That's the problem with the nrls directive of play it by ear refereeing , too often one team gets an unfair advantage. Usually its the team behind on the scoreboard.................or Melbourne and bronco pty ltd.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eddie View Post

          That's the problem with the nrls directive of play it by ear refereeing , too often one team gets an unfair advantage. Usually its the team behind on the scoreboard.................or Melbourne and bronco pty ltd.
          If Archer still had total control it would be a problem - but I don't remember Graham Annesley ever having favourites and I reckon if any ref takes too many liberties, they may find themselves demoted - despite what that idiot BSutton thinks. Best thing Annesley has done is he has pushed Archer into a corner somewhere to wither away into irrelevance and Sutton reports to Annesley direct and takes direction from him alone.

          It's not the young refs who are the problem - most of them actually have a good feel for the game, if given the opportunity. It's those that have been influenced by the Archer regime and are now BSutton's pets that are the problem. Absolutely shameful how Matt Chechin was driven out of the game, while we still get to suffer GSutton, Klein & Co.
          Roll on Season 2017 ...

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          • #6
            If the refs penalised teams/players for every infringement during the game then the game wouldnt get out of first gear. It has to be the refs discretion if they want free flowing footy.

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            • #7
              They’re worried about the next sports entertainment tv rights deal
              Get out of the way, I'm next

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              • #8
                The introduction of the captains call. Would be good for the game. Get rid of the kfc family box ad
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by roosterproud View Post
                  The introduction of the captains call. Would be good for the game. Get rid of the kfc family box ad
                  Agree, can't understand why they don't have it. Award or don't award the try and if a captain wants to appeal it, they can.

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