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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by Tiglon » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:03 pm

I haven't watched Pro14 for a couple of seasons but, when I did, it was fairly evident that ring fencing does not necessarily result in a better quality of rugby - more likely the opposite.

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by TigerBoy1880 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:52 pm
TigerBoy1880 wrote:
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chipnchase wrote:
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Why is it? We are obsessed with relation and promotion in this country. The fact is the game is now a business, if you don't have a market share to go at what are you actually adding.

The best benefit of this year (unofficial) ring fencing has been the amount of young talent being allowed game time too develop. Does anyone really think George Martin would have got 80 minutes on Saturday topping the Prem stats list for tackles and line out wins if we were in a relegation scrap?
The standard of rugby has been worse though. Many said it would be better if ring fencing was introduced.
ring fencing wit ha normal schedule not 3 games in a week would allow for youngsters and give teams the freedom to play a more attacking expansive game
That didn’t happen before lockdown even though Saracens had been relegated.

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by Cardiff Tig » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am

Has anyone else stopped watching the other games? I watch the Leicester games but watching one sided matches is not entertainment in my eyes.

I don't think this was the way to finish the season in hindsight.

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by daktari » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:46 am

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am
Has anyone else stopped watching the other games? I watch the Leicester games but watching one sided matches is not entertainment in my eyes.

I don't think this was the way to finish the season in hindsight.
I think it is all fairly pointless - the league results and table is distorted.
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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by Coops » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:31 pm

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am
Has anyone else stopped watching the other games? I watch the Leicester games but watching one sided matches is not entertainment in my eyes.

I don't think this was the way to finish the season in hindsight.
Same here, started off trying to watch nearly all the matches but my enthusiasm quickly faded. I'm not even that bothered about the Leicester games if I'm truly honest.Will probably even watch the MotoGP race on Sunday.

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by jgriffin » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:19 pm

I don't watch the obvious mismatches e.g. Chiefs vs Wuss 2nds.
I do turn off when it is clear the ref is allowing all sorts of fun at the breakdown, as it gets up my nose badly, especially as some refs do police it properly (it's one of the reasons Chiefs didn't progress in Europe, Prem refs far too lenient on them, other refs not).
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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by h's dad » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:26 pm

daktari wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:46 am
Cardiff Tig wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am
Has anyone else stopped watching the other games? I watch the Leicester games but watching one sided matches is not entertainment in my eyes.

I don't think this was the way to finish the season in hindsight.
I think it is all fairly pointless - the league results and table is distorted.
I don't think it's any good for players or fans. The worry is that, as well as compressing the end of 19/20, the knock-on effect on 20/21 which should already started will also be deleterious. Presumably it needs to be done to contractually secure TV money and other sponsorship.
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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by JP14 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:18 pm

Apart from the dingdong battle between Wasps and Bath, the resumption has not exactly been box office but it’s unfair to judge on whether a four-five year ringfencing would work when we’re currently planning on a rushed fixture list.
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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:10 pm

JP14 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Apart from the dingdong battle between Wasps and Bath, the resumption has not exactly been box office but it’s unfair to judge on whether a four-five year ringfencing would work when we’re currently planning on a rushed fixture list.
I agree resting one or two because there's a big game in a weeks time, having to rotate an entire team because there's 3 games in a week is another
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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by chipnchase » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:51 pm

I actually think blocks of midweeks game with appropriate free weekends would be better. A number of players have commented on how much better they’re feeling because they’re only playing and not having train 5 days solid before a game.

Big argument for 2 months pre season and then quick fire blocks of games

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:54 pm

chipnchase wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:51 pm
I actually think blocks of midweeks game with appropriate free weekends would be better. A number of players have commented on how much better they’re feeling because they’re only playing and not having train 5 days solid before a game.

Big argument for 2 months pre season and then quick fire blocks of games
there was talk of midweek games during international windows so clubs aren't having to compete with those games in terms of TV and attendance

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Re: Ringfencing almost upon us ?

Post by chipnchase » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:25 pm

That is actually a really good shout

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