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Posted - 08 Mar 2012 :  01:43:23  Show Profile Send LP11 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
As long as it means a greater television sponsorship package for the game which will result in more money going to the clubs and grass-level footy, I'm happy.

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Penrith Panthers' supremo Phil Gould won't back down over fridge the NRL wants to ban Nick Walshaw

PHIL Gould has never shied away from a fight - and neither will his fridge.
Despite being wanted by the NRL for alleged crimes against major sponsor Telstra, the Penrith Panthers fridge was yesterday still standing proudly in the western Sydney club's media centre.

In fact, if league boss David Gallop wants to get his hands on the controversial Kelvinator, he will now have to get past the burly minders of E-Group Security - a Sydney protection firm last night hired to guard said cooler around the clock.

"Yes, I've contacted E-Group security and asked them to protect Australia's most valuable fridge," Gould said when contacted by The Daily Telegraph.

"Head man is Sammy Chamoun. He's our security bloke and has been charged with having someone guard the fridge 24 hours a day.

"I've also noticed all the Oak milk has been taken out since last weekend.

"I can assure you it will definitely be restocked in time for our next home game against South Sydney on Sunday week."

Honestly, stories don't get much better than this.

Yet it also means the NRL and Panthers general manager Gould are set for a bizarre showdown over sport's most controversial white good since Chicago Bear William "The Refrigerator" Perry.

As revealed on these pages yesterday, the NRL had reprimanded Penrith for using a fridge filled with Oak milk - the club's new $2.9 million sponsor - as part of its press conference backdrop.

Staffers from League HQ even took the extraordinary step of emailing the Panthers to state that, as the fridge robbed Telstra - the game's naming rights sponsor - of prime positioning on the backdrop, it would need to be removed before the next home match against Souths.

That won't be happening.

In fact, from this morning the controversial fridge is set to feature an added presence - Sammy Chamoun, the retired Illawarra prop now employed to handle all security matters out west at Panthers.

"And I can assure you we'll be throwing the equivalent of a second Penrith team behind this," Chamoun joked.

"Our firm looks after politicians, elite athletes ... the fridge will be receiving the same VIP treatment."

The security move continues a hilarious chain of events that yesterday saw the Panthers receive a groundswell of support from league fans via Twitter, Facebook and The Daily Telegraph website.

It's understood sponsors from more than one rival Sydney organisation even contacted the club to praise the ingenuity of their marketing team.

Having ended an association with Sanyo that spanned 12 years in 2011, the Panthers signed Oak because of its neat fit with their aim to appeal to families in western Sydney.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/penrith-panthers-supremo-phil-gould-wont-back-down-over-fridge-the-nrl-wants-to-ban/story-e6frexnr-1226292626117


In the latest part to the war between Phil Gould (I mean Panthers) and the NRL over the right to have the fridge full of OAK in the background and not having a greater area assigned to Telstra, Gould has decided to resort to using security to guard the fridge...


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The NRL are overreacting. It's a great idea by OAK and the Panthers, and OAK would be loving all this media coverage about the fridge.


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The NRL are overreacting. It's a great idea by OAK and the Panthers, and OAK would be loving all this media coverage about the fridge.




Same with Telstra. Although they aren't going to come out and say that, are they?

In other news, the trouble-maker Luke is set to come off the bench against the Storm on Sunday night.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/michael-maguire-firm-on-benching-of-issac-luke/story-e6frexnr-1226293354412

And speaking about the Storm, looks as if they have got back to their dirty tricks again as they are employing an illegal tackle called the 'chinstrap' - which attacks the head and neck of rivals. It is a tactic which if used successfully slows down the play the ball. I wish they would play cleanly both on and off the park

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/melbourne-storm-hit-with-new-illegal-tackling-claim-from-canberra/story-e6frexnr-1226291171357

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The NRL are overreacting. It's a great idea by OAK and the Panthers, and OAK would be loving all this media coverage about the fridge.




Yep excellent idea, well done OAK and Panthers!


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And like Bundy said, looks like that grub of club are up to it again:


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/furner-fumes-over-storms-new-head-attack-tactics-20120305-1uesb.html



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And like Bundy said, looks like that grub of club are up to it again:


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/furner-fumes-over-storms-new-head-attack-tactics-20120305-1uesb.html



It's bull****...you would have thought that they would have learned to tackle properly by now

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And like Bundy said, looks like that grub of club are up to it again:


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/furner-fumes-over-storms-new-head-attack-tactics-20120305-1uesb.html



It's bull****...you would have thought that they would have learned to tackle properly by now



Bellamy must have pics of the NRL chiefs with a goat!

Bundy, your team needs to do a number on them!




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quote:
Originally posted by donkman

And like Bundy said, looks like that grub of club are up to it again:


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/furner-fumes-over-storms-new-head-attack-tactics-20120305-1uesb.html


They are smart at making new tackle styles tho...

But we don't need this sort of things in the game, get rid of it!!

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Originally posted by LP11

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Originally posted by donkman

And like Bundy said, looks like that grub of club are up to it again:


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/furner-fumes-over-storms-new-head-attack-tactics-20120305-1uesb.html



It's bull****...you would have thought that they would have learned to tackle properly by now



Bellamy must have pics of the NRL chiefs with a goat!

Bundy, your team needs to do a number on them!



Trust me, on behalf of the rabbits, it would be our pleasure

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I think that will be a good game, considering the Rabbitohs have a few ex- Storm players, they will need to show what they are missing out on....I hope the Rabbitohs give it to the Storm, soften 'em up abit for my team, Knights verse them soon away from home....

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NRL set to trial captain's or coach's video challenge system


A COUPLE of weeks before Christmas last year, a group of former players, coaches and referees boss Bill Harrigan secretly met at NRL headquarters to scrutinise a six-page dossier.

Ricky Stuart, Mal Meninga, John Lang, Daniel Anderson, Ivan Cleary, Brian Smith, Andrew Ryan and Trent Barrett had been appointed to a committee with NRL operations director Nathan McGuirk to discuss and dissect a long list of recommendations from the 16 coaches for various rule changes.

There was one particular innovation they all liked and agreed to support the introduction of a captain's or coach's challenge to help eliminate refereeing blunders, copying other major sports including cricket, tennis and American football.

It even had the strong support of Harrigan, who said he was prepared to look at any technology to help his whistleblowers ultimately get their calls right.

While the technicalities are still being debated for trials in televised Toyota Cup matches later this year, it is envisaged:

EACH team will get two challenges - one in each half during 80 minutes and another in golden point;

COACHES will hit a buzzer in the coach's box to alert the video referee of a challenge or a captain will challenge the two referees on the field of play;

THE referee blows time out for a maximum 60 seconds to allow a review of the disputed incident on instant replay from the video box through TV broadcasters.

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McGuirk last night told The Daily Telegraph how the challenge system first raised by four-time premier coach Tim Sheens was extremely well received.

"We had a brainstorming session and we had six pages of ideas that had come from all the NRL coaches," McGuirk said.

"The committee looked at them all and discussed the pros and cons of each one briefly.

"With the challenge system it was pretty universal in that everyone thought it had merit and was worthy of further investigation and trials."

Determined to prove it was not a kneejerk reaction to almost weekly refereeing controversies last year, those at the meeting vowed not to rush it through.

Opinion: Too much at stake for clubs not to adopt challenge system

"We'll look at it over the next 12 months and discuss the mechanics to best suit rugby league," McGuirk said. "We've got to do a lot more work on it to make sure we get it right but I don't see why it couldn't start next year.

"Do we just introduce it around tryscoring situations, do we expand it into general play as well?

"We've got to look at what impact it would have on the flow of the game but the overall idea has a lot of merit."Whatever happens, NRL officials want to ensure it has no effect on the flow of football. It's why stoppages will be limited to a minute.

"Fans don't want games getting bogged down with instant replays," McGuirk said.

NRL boss David Gallop supports the concept and will take it to the independent commission later in the year.

"It would certainly add an exciting element to the game," Gallop said.

"Our referees do an outstanding job but any opportunity to introduce further safeguards into decision making is worth looking at.

"It would allow our coaches and teams to be part of the process on crucial decisions and it would add a further dimension to the game."

But not everyone is in favour.

Even after being on the receiving end of a terrible call at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday, Sharks skipper Paul Gallen has his doubts.

"We don't want the game to become too much like American football," Gallen said. "Rugby league has been a great game for 100 years. We've already got a video referee and that's enough for my liking.

"It was a terrible mistake that cost us against the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval but 99.9 per cent of times it wouldn't happen.

"I'd prefer to leave it as it is."

Premier coach Des Hasler likes the idea. "It's innovative and as long as it's trialled properly and they take into consideration all the feedback, it could work " Hasler said.

"Look at the game last Sunday. A coach would love to challenge that players were offside charging down Todd Carney.

"Let's trial it and see how it goes."

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http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-set-to-trial-captains-or-coachs-video-challenge-system/story-e6frexnr-1226294108321

I'm all for it, wanted it for a long time...

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Yep i can just imagine it.

A team has got the opposition scattered from one end of the paddock to the other.

The attacking team is about score when the opposition coach spots a line ball forward pass.
The refs stop the game as the team doing the cutting is about to score a try.
It turns out the forward pass was legal but the team under attack now has it's defensive line back in order.


We have 2 refs on the field we don't need this rubbish. Just got to get the refs mistakes out

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Yep i can just imagine it.

A team has got the opposition scattered from one end of the paddock to the other.

The attacking team is about score when the opposition coach spots a line ball forward pass.
The refs stop the game as the team doing the cutting is about to score a try.
It turns out the forward pass was legal but the team under attack now has it's defensive line back in order.


We have 2 refs on the field we don't need this rubbish. Just got to get the refs mistakes out



Totally agree.

Instead of screwing with the game, why don't they concentrate on training the Referees to be more in control instead of going upstairs all the time, and teach them to back their own decisions.



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Well its going to become more like NFL for the coaches where they sit or stand on the touch line and make their calls whether they want to challenge them or not.

I don't know...with how incompetent these refs have become despite their being more of them and presumably a lesser chance to mess things up, it might be a good thing to trial next year or even in this year's city vs. country

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Well its going to become more like NFL for the coaches where they sit or stand on the touch line and make their calls whether they want to challenge them or not.

I don't know...with how incompetent these refs have become despite their being more of them and presumably a lesser chance to mess things up, it might be a good thing to trial next year or even in this year's city vs. country


We might need the coaches on the sidelines now, it would be better if we had exactly what the NFL has with the challenge flags, that's all we need if we are going to trial this IMO, more quicker aswell...

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Yep i can just imagine it.

A team has got the opposition scattered from one end of the paddock to the other.

The attacking team is about score when the opposition coach spots a line ball forward pass.
The refs stop the game as the team doing the cutting is about to score a try.
It turns out the forward pass was legal but the team under attack now has it's defensive line back in order.


We have 2 refs on the field we don't need this rubbish. Just got to get the refs mistakes out




100% Agree.


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