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The only reason Gould is considered one of the game's great "thinkers" is that the competition for such a title is so poor.

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
 
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The only reason Gould is considered one of the game's great "thinkers" is that the competition for such a title is so poor.

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."
Well said.
 

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The only reason Gould is considered one of the game's great "thinkers" is that the competition for such a title is so poor.

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

The lack of actual analysis of the game by the commentary and football shows in general is terribly low.

There's really a lot they could talk about if they wanted to- game plans, strategy, structures, weaknesses etc etc.

But no. We don't get that. We get some blow hard blowing smoke rings about the "star power" of SBW. Most of the time without even explaining WHY he is good. We are meant to love him because he is a star, because they told us so. And that's that.

I think they need to bring in some people who have recently been involved in the NRL coaching game to share their thoughts and break down the plays on a specialist show. They did it with Gus during a finals series a couple of years ago and it was really quite good. It's a bit of hard work though and a lot of video analysis.

It's little wonder there's no respect for the sport outside of devotees. Despite many peoples initial impression, it could actually be presented as a thinking man's game.
 

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The only reason Gould is considered one of the game's great "thinkers" is that the competition for such a title is so poor.

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."

Ha ha- reminds me of an old MarK of Cain song! As a commentator and League person i also dislike him.However I recall watching an old GF he played in for Newtown- as a player he was pretty tough and honest which i respect.
 

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Gus has forgot more about league than most of us know
As an aside. I ****ing hate that expression.

I don't get it. Most people forget more about a subject than what they know. I've forgotten more about League myself than what I know... Why is it considered admirable that someone has forgotten more about something than what I know? What good is the knowledge they've forgotten? Maybe it should be "Gus Gould knows more about football than what you've forgotten"
 
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The lack of actual analysis of the game by the commentary and football shows in general is terribly low.

There's really a lot they could talk about if they wanted to- game plans, strategy, structures, weaknesses etc etc.

But no. We don't get that. We get some blow hard blowing smoke rings about the "star power" of SBW. Most of the time without even explaining WHY he is good. We are meant to love him because he is a star, because they told us so. And that's that.

I think they need to bring in some people who have recently been involved in the NRL coaching game to share their thoughts and break down the plays on a specialist show. They did it with Gus during a finals series a couple of years ago and it was really quite good. It's a bit of hard work though and a lot of video analysis.

It's little wonder there's no respect for the sport outside of devotees. Despite many peoples initial impression, it could actually be presented as a thinking man's game.

There was a show exactly like that on One a couple of years ago on a Monday night but it only lasted for a year. It was actually very good.
 
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The lack of actual analysis of the game by the commentary and football shows in general is terribly low.

There's really a lot they could talk about if they wanted to- game plans, strategy, structures, weaknesses etc etc.

But no. We don't get that. We get some blow hard blowing smoke rings about the "star power" of SBW. Most of the time without even explaining WHY he is good. We are meant to love him because he is a star, because they told us so. And that's that.

I think they need to bring in some people who have recently been involved in the NRL coaching game to share their thoughts and break down the plays on a specialist show. They did it with Gus during a finals series a couple of years ago and it was really quite good. It's a bit of hard work though and a lot of video analysis.

It's little wonder there's no respect for the sport outside of devotees. Despite many peoples initial impression, it could actually be presented as a thinking man's game.
Is it the Game Plan that does a little bit of that?

It's really good to watch when people actually break the game down and talk about why things happen.

The Footy Show is embarrassing and a bore.
 
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Is it the Game Plan that does a little bit of that?

It's really good to watch when people actually break the game down and talk about why things happen.

The Footy Show is embarrassing and a bore.

Nah The Game Plan doesn't do it. The show I'm thinking of was called One Week at a Time. Shame it didn't last, was very good.
 

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Is it the Game Plan that does a little bit of that?

It's really good to watch when people actually break the game down and talk about why things happen.

The Footy Show is embarrassing and a bore.
They do it a bit but not as much as I'd like. Would be good as a pre-game show before they do all their hype stuff.
 

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I think one of the main obstacles is that the RL community is pretty tight and there probably wouldn't be many experts willing to be as frank on TV as is necessary sometimes.
 
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I think one of the main obstacles is that the RL community is pretty tight and there probably wouldn't be many experts willing to be as frank on TV as is necessary sometimes.

Maybe. There are quite a few quality AFL shows, very analytical and critical. Really annoys me we don't get the same level of quality in League shows.
 
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They do it a bit but not as much as I'd like. Would be good as a pre-game show before they do all their hype stuff.
It would be perfect as a pre-game show IMO. I would also like to see a show that offers more.

Maybe. There are quite a few quality AFL shows, very analytical and critical. Really annoys me we don't get the same level of quality in League shows.
Yep yet another area that AFL ****s all over league. AFL is so well run **** it makes me jealous.
 
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It would be perfect as a pre-game show IMO. I would also like to see a show that offers more.


Yep yet another area that AFL ****s all over league. AFL is so well run **** it makes me jealous.

I don't think the AFL has control over TV shows though. And don't forget how the AFL handled the Essendon drug palava ;-)
 

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As an aside. I ****ing hate that expression.

I don't get it. Most people forget more about a subject than what they know. I've forgotten more about League myself than what I know... Why is it considered admirable that someone has forgotten more about something than what I know? What good is the knowledge they've forgotten? Maybe it should be "Gus Gould knows more about football than what you've forgotten"
its a percentage thing, hate it all you want its true
 
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Should be throwing whichever one of mansour, nabuli misses out on fg a lifeline!
 
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