Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

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Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by ddtftf » Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am

I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by medlocke » Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 am

Your not wrong there the idiots that are the RFL have over sanitized the game to make it family friendly, Hasn't it always been family friendly

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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am

ddtftf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o
I think you're right in some ways to be honest

Ive said on another thread though i think the fact the regular season has so little meaning now has just taken all the intensity out of the game the season is just a glorified pre-season now. What is the point really in a season ticket now the games that matter are in the play offs and 70% of the regular season teams are fielding teams decimated with "injuries" but always seem to shape up toward the end of the season.

Whats the intensive to get to a Thursday match to watch a B team play a game that will have little to no bearing on the title
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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu May 16, 2019 9:38 am

Agree you want aggression hard hits and passion. We lack that

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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by josie andrews » Thu May 16, 2019 9:51 am

ddtftf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o
Totally agree! More injuries from high & grapple tackles than from a shoulder charge long as they are not aimed at the head.
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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by nathan_rugby » Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 am

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am
ddtftf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o
I think you're right in some ways to be honest

Ive said on another thread though i think the fact the regular season has so little meaning now has just taken all the intensity out of the game the season is just a glorified pre-season now. What is the point really in a season ticket now the games that matter are in the play offs and 70% of the regular season teams are fielding teams decimated with "injuries" but always seem to shape up toward the end of the season.

Whats the intensive to get to a Thursday match to watch a B team play a game that will have little to no bearing on the title
Playing certain teams so often also ruins it. The fact we play some teams 3 times and other teams twice is mind boggling.
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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Thu May 16, 2019 10:44 am

nathan_rugby wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 am
Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am
ddtftf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o
I think you're right in some ways to be honest

Ive said on another thread though i think the fact the regular season has so little meaning now has just taken all the intensity out of the game the season is just a glorified pre-season now. What is the point really in a season ticket now the games that matter are in the play offs and 70% of the regular season teams are fielding teams decimated with "injuries" but always seem to shape up toward the end of the season.

Whats the intensive to get to a Thursday match to watch a B team play a game that will have little to no bearing on the title
Playing certain teams so often also ruins it. The fact we play some teams 3 times and other teams twice is mind boggling.
As does the TV coverage.
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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by the pieman » Thu May 16, 2019 11:14 am

i agree with the original post.

i think the desire for a faster game (which is not necessarily better) has removed a lot of the physical contact that made the game exciting to watch.

IMO you cant beat a big shoulder charge or a 26 man brawl to get the players and crowd going.

i dont watch a lot of games on sky, but they have consistently said they dont want to see brawls etc. i am pretty sure if you asked fans of every club, that a good majority would say they wanted to see some Biff

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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by AncientWarrior » Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am
ddtftf wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
I honestly think the crowds have dropped because our game has been watered down to almost tick and pass, its like 2 boxers being told you cannot hit each other. A lot of the big shoulder charges / fights between opposing players and the aggression has gone from the game .

I await the slagging :o :o :o :o :o :o
I think you're right in some ways to be honest

Ive said on another thread though i think the fact the regular season has so little meaning now has just taken all the intensity out of the game the season is just a glorified pre-season now. What is the point really in a season ticket now the games that matter are in the play offs and 70% of the regular season teams are fielding teams decimated with "injuries" but always seem to shape up toward the end of the season.

Whats the intensive to get to a Thursday match to watch a B team play a game that will have little to no bearing on the title
Sorry to adopt a “when I were a lad” attitude but in prehistoric times before Superleague we had the County Cups, and the John Player Trophy in addition to the Challenge Cup all of which kept the “pot boiling” throughout the season. If you got knocked out of one, there was another round the corner and crowd interest was maintained throughout.

Now I know that overplaying players is a constant fear among coaches (and players themselves) but at a time when the likes of Ian Lenagan are crying out for a reserves competition why can’t we reinstate these competitions and utilize young players currently on loan to other clubs. I realise that adjustments to the salary cap would have to be made but crowds would no longer ‘turn off’ during the season.
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Re: Brace myself for a slagging dropping crowd

Post by ddtftf » Thu May 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Just watched some old wigan v saints and wigan v warrington all aggression and fighting but complete sell out crowds, sorry but great to watch for excitement and no injuries in any of the matches, truth is we watch boxing and want someone we hate to be floored same as we watch rugby to see a dick head on the other team get smashed

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