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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 8:50 pm
Im over the Holden cup and its position in the game. It isnt what it was when it started

a lot of coaches are too as they see it more important to move the kids up to the State cups
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 8:50 pm
If the NYC is a joke, NSW Cup and Q Cup are a joke as well. I find NSW Cup matches, in general, a major snooze.
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 8:53 pm
Because you aren't looking for the next teen sensation.

Reserve grade is a better standard.
If you find nsw cup a bore, than so is nrl
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 8:56 pm
dubby wrote:Because you aren't looking for the next teen sensation.

Reserve grade is a better standard.
If you find nsw cup a bore, than so is nrl


That's rubbish. At least with NYC, you can see the bright young talent coming through. In NSW Cup, you see lots of 30 year old players who didn't make it or will never make it, playing some pretty boring footy.
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 9:00 pm
Bullcrap. What's wrong with a 30 year old? Our last try in a grand final was scored by one
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 9:02 pm
And a 34 year old scored a crucial one in 89. By today's logic they'd have Brenko frigging Lee on the wing hoping he didn't want to leave
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 9:03 pm
I watch a lot of these games. I know which is the more entertaining... by a long way.
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 9:05 pm
If you like 54-38 scorelines, watch netball.
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 9:23 pm
You think you don't get 36-34 scorelines in NSW Cup?
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PostPosted: July 31, 2015, 10:54 pm
No ones there to see it so it didn't happen
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 12:19 pm
greeneyed wrote:Reserve grade is hopeless and slow.


Why would it be?

For instance in Canberra's case. If you combined our best players in NYC team (Ok, they are ****, but just for the idea forget that fact), and best players at Mounties, we would have a solid side. If all NRL followed suit I don't see why it wouldn't be an interesting competition.
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 12:45 pm
But that's what clubs are doing now, and it's not much good, is it?
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 12:54 pm
I've found the Mounties games I've watched to be quite entertaining tbh
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 1:38 pm
Lenny Leonard wrote:I've found the Mounties games I've watched to be quite entertaining tbh


Same, much more entertaining than the 20s for a couple of years now.
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 2:07 pm
T_R wrote:What the chap with green eyes said. **** me, its not broken.


Disagree, the current pathways system IS broken
The Holden Cup is the right idea, in that every club being forced to participate but the NRL needs an open age RG in it's place.


Id like to see an U18's rookie draft, a move to conference/division based football, with 18 teams and an open age RG competition replacing Holden Cup
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 2:20 pm
Minimum 10 games nsw/qld cup before you can debut in NRL unless your already over 20
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 2:22 pm
"There's no decision to scrap the holden cup as yet” - Todd Greenberg
#NRL #TripleMNRL
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 3:10 pm
Raidersrawesome wrote:"There's no decision to scrap the holden cup as yet” - Todd Greenberg
#NRL #TripleMNRL


But we know there will be.
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PostPosted: August 2, 2015, 4:03 pm
yeah. It's a foregone conclusion IMO
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PostPosted: August 5, 2015, 5:03 am
NRL considering nine-week tournament to replace National Youth Competition

The NRL is considering replacing the soon-to-be-defunct National Youth Competition with a nine-week tournament as part of a massive overhaul of rugby league pathways.

The under-20s competition was ushered in with much fanfare in 2008, spruiked as a means to showcase and prepare the best young talent in the game. But as revealed by Fairfax Media a year ago, the Holden Cup will be scrapped at the end of the current broadcast deal.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/leag ... z3hsHaGbsN
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PostPosted: August 5, 2015, 4:23 pm
I like that idea.
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PostPosted: August 5, 2015, 8:23 pm
So what happens to these players when they're not playing this tournament??? You can't drop it completely... Dumb move imo, cutting off a path to the NRL and replacing it with a 9 week tournament instead of lengthening the existing pathway to provide more experience is ridiculous
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PostPosted: August 5, 2015, 8:33 pm
Presumably they run it concurrently with SG Ball (U18s) and Harold Matthews (U16s) and the best then play reserves. Ball and Matts are already nine week competitions. The concept is players then go back to junior clubs. Or they play reserves even through that.
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PostPosted: August 6, 2015, 8:22 am
Yeah, Flegg was 9 weeks as well I think.

90% of players in NYC squads don't have a pathway anyway, they are just making up the numbers. I don't remember a player who didn't standout straight away as one of the top three or four in the side making it all the way to first grade. Maybe someone like Kennedy but that was as good a side as has played the comp.
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PostPosted: August 6, 2015, 8:30 am
Flegg was a full season.
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PostPosted: August 7, 2015, 10:28 am
Looking through the 2010 team of the year , they named the best of the best in their position and there are some who havent kicked on to FG .




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