General NRL 2022 Round 21 - General Discussion

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OUTRAGE POST 3/3

Have the media decided that they no longer want us as a contender this year? This one is definitely tin-foil hat. But tying in with the above, how many obviously forward passes are let go every game? Very frequently we'll see them in try-scoring situations, especially with a flat pass close to the line.

So why did The Roar single out Corey Oates' try as an "OMG how was this not called" forward pass clickbait video? There would have been way more questionable ones every weekend, in fact there were some against us in that very game that were way more suspect, yet it's us that being made to appear that we are getting away with tries that shouldn't be allowed?

Is it because we beat the Eels? We have been poor in the last couple of games, and some of our players have been absolutely shocking, it's not like the NRL are forcing Niu to be dumb. But with how easy it is to manipulate games, are we being allowed to compete on an even playing field?


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Please tell me I'm not the only one that is absolutely furious with this?

Carrigan was made an example of to stamp this out of the game. It wasn't about the injury caused, it was about the potential to cause injury if it isn't stamped out of the game. That's why we grudgingly accepted the over-the-top ban, right?


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I’m now 100% taking my tinfoil hat off and am fully convinced the comp is corrupt.


 
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Please tell me I'm not the only one that is absolutely furious with this?

Carrigan was made an example of to stamp this out of the game. It wasn't about the injury caused, it was about the potential to cause injury if it isn't stamped out of the game. That's why we grudgingly accepted the over-the-top ban, right?

I've gone past anger and now I'm accepting that the NRL is absolute clown college of fuckwits.

How can they go from demanding 6 weeks for a Pat Carrigan to a fine for Brandon Smith? They can't even be consistent in charging players in the same week (see Tatola's tackle on Kennedy) so why they be consistent when it's more than 7 days.


 
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I’m now 100% taking my tinfoil hat off and am fully convinced the comp is corrupt.

Tinfoil hats off for all of us.

We no longer need to hide our conspiratorial brainwaves from the NRL's evil mindreading department. We want them to know that we know.

Let them read our thoughts hard.

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Wow............so surprising............the serial offending idiot from a darling club gets off with a pat on the bum.

I've just about had a gutful of the NRL, I'm reaching boycott stage if I'm honest.

The Broncos need to stand up, its all fine and great to be the noble, cop it on the chin club but FMD the NRL farkers aren't even trying to hide the bias anymore.

Biggest farken club in the comp and they let the friggin NRL walk all over them.


 
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OUTRAGE POST 2/3

I don't watch as many games as I would like and half the time, even the games I watch are with my phone sitting on the desk while I'm working. So there are a lot of things I miss that are probably commonplace. However, I finally got a chance to watch a fair portion of the Eels / Sea Eagles game uninterrupted and with full attention.

I can't recall EVER seeing a direct overhead shot from Spider Cam. I've seen ones elevated from an in-front or behind position, but not one that is directly overhead looking straight down. They showed one last night when Lane made the late offload and it was (correctly) called back as forward.

Are you telling me that this has been a readily available view all this time? It makes sense, why have the fucking thing up there if you couldn't utilise it properly? However how is this NOT being regularly used to adjudicate decisions? Or is it? I'm not talking about forward passes specifically, but are the bunker already using these shots to determine on-side from kicks etc? They always seem to have "cleared" the on-side before any normal inspective replays are played, so maybe they ARE using it.

But surely, even with there being grey areas with forward passes, this has to be the best view to make a call. I don't believe the "bunker can't rule on forward passes" bullshit with their explanation being momentum and that shit, because you can certainly judge momentum and "out of the hands" with the overhead shot. With so many decisions, often game-defining, being decided by questionable passes, it seems insane it's not being utilised.

The ONLY reason I can see it not being an official tool is that I assume the Spider Cams are only installed at the bigger grounds, it wouldn't be viable for the smaller grounds, so it wouldn't be fair to utilise it only at games where it's available.




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I'd say - not being a Tin Foil hat wearer right now - that your last point is the reason.

But absolutely agree with you about Carrigan v Smith. Both should have been several weeks off.

No doubt Mr "I Get All That!" (This phrase is (c) and (p) Paul Kent) will go off about this on Monday. Not like he needs an opportunity like this go off, though...
 
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didn't they change the system in the off season to eliminate the impact of a players record

Nah Cleary got upgraded because of previous charges .
Patty being a clean skin got taken into consideration in the Judiciary explanation of his suspension .

Maybe previous years charges . But within this year , seems they add on .


 
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So you only get suspended if the player gets hurt now? Smith’s tackle was more of a clear cut hip drop than Carrigan’s lmao. Cleary should be complaining about his five weeks because Brown didn’t end up in a wheelchair.


 
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It's a luxury having a hooker who has the speed and step of an outside back


 
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Walsh doing nothing to give me confidence organising our defence next year.


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Just a reminder that we lost to the warriors.


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Demetriou appears to have his time primed at the right time of the season. Meanwhile, Walters is dropping or leaving out rep players with gf experience for rookies :(