i'm not one to sympathize with QLDers but surely games should only be played at time slot like 4pm on Monday when its a national public holiday
especially given we only have 1 Sunday game, which is always shit
Yeah that's shit. Maybe that game could have been a Sunday night match instead. That should be reasonably good for TV ratings, and not really affect the crowd since no work Monday in Sydney.
Considering all the delays when the draw is released, there is still some things that make you shake your head and should be able to have been easily fixed. I'm not really talking about 5 day turnarounds across a season or anything like that, but just simple stuff. Just in the last couple of weeks alone:
1. Canberra had a 5 day turnaround when 8 teams came off the bye (including 2 games with both teams coming off byes)
2. Gold Coast having trips to Perth and Darwin between origins. Will Greg Bird sleep in their own bed for the best part of a month?
3. Broncos players involved in origin having 3 games in 8 days, including an interstate and international game. Same number of games for Papalii. Surely this is one of those weeks when you don't have a Thursday match (particularly since there is only 1 Sunday game)
4. Only 2 Sydney games in round 13, and probably the longest bus trip in the game being the first game. Why not have the Friday night game in Sydney so any origin players could just stay in town?
5. Having a game between two of the biggest supported clubs being telecast on a Monday at 4pm when it is a work day in QLD, outside the Broncos and Cowboys, the Dragons and Dogs (together with the Warriors and Souths) would be the most heavily supported clubs in QLD due to their success in past years.
6. Between when the Titans played at home on Sunday 1/5 and Sunday 26/6, the only games in south east QLD are an origin depleted Broncos game, the double header, a Monday night Titans Game, a Thursday night Broncos game, and origin 2. That's an 8 week period with only one night of games on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in the second largest market in the world.
Edit: In the last point it's 2 games - the double header and the origin depleted game against the Tigers.
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