1. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

News Bennett says suspend season

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Moedogg, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Moedogg

    Moedogg Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    5,384
    Likes Received:
    2,481
    South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett has savaged the NRL's response to the coronavirus crisis, calling on the league to suspend the current season.

    Despite almost every professional sports league around the world being postponed, the NRL made the decision to proceed as usual for Round 1, only opting to take the league behind closed doors from Round 2 onward.

    However, the decision left Bennett fuming, with the legendary Souths boss believing that the NRL is "playing with fire" by continuing with the current season.

    "Look ... the show doesn't have to go on," Bennett told the Daily Telegraph.

    "I would be suspending the season indefinitely ... and you would have to assume we don't play again this year.

    "The most important thing in our life is our health. Football is not life and death.

    "It's only a matter of time before a player gets coronavirus. It's on the cards. We are all part of the community, we aren't quarantined from society.

    "I understand there are arrangements with broadcasters and fans and corporate sponsors, but I don't believe we should have a mickey mouse competition.

    "So let's suspend the season. I would rather suspend the season than put bandaids all over it."


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.nine.com.au/article/17889984-2c0f-4598-be0a-4407d230f156

    I believe the season will be suspended by round three. Bordering on negligence if the NRL continue to allow the season to run whilst other major competitions around the world have been suspended.
     
  2. Sleeky

    Sleeky Kennel Enthusiast Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,530
    Likes Received:
    583
    I believe there won’t be a second round next week
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  3. Haza

    Haza Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    88
    I wonder if Bennett would still want the season to be suspended if souths suspend his payment too.
     
    • Best Post Best Post x 3
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Psycho Doggie

    Psycho Doggie Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    774
    Is going to be scrapped, can't see it not happening.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. Roll the Bones

    Roll the Bones Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    364
    NRL negligent? Never. They are way more professional and have much better leadership than mickey mouse comps like the EPL, NBA and MLB :laughing::laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  6. Scoooby

    Scoooby Kennel Immortal Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,861
    Likes Received:
    4,179
    It’s all bullshit, it better not be but will
    Be fuck it all.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Psycho Doggie

    Psycho Doggie Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,161
    Likes Received:
    774
    How old is Bennett? Pretty sure he is in the high risk category of dying from this virus. Don't think he is too concerned about the money to be honest, he would have plenty of that.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. JUNKYARD DOGS

    JUNKYARD DOGS Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,261
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Send Everyone to NZ
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  9. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Kennel Immortal Gilded x2 Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    11,017
    Likes Received:
    2,961
    Bennett doesn't want the season suspended. They just showed his press conference on Fo League and he said he wants the whole NRL to be played out of Queensland as it's warmer and safer if all the players are in the same area.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. flamebouyant

    flamebouyant Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Who took the odds for us to win the comp??? If the season is suspended can you cash in? Lol
    Sadly, it's inevitable. The statisticians for the world health organisation are predicting that 40-70% of the world's population will contract coronavirus, with as many as 2% dying. This is going to get ugly, and sport doesn't really mean shit.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Scoooby

    Scoooby Kennel Immortal Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,861
    Likes Received:
    4,179
    Nah lol, we don’t want anyone coming into NZ bro. We have been pretty lucky and we don’t need anymore here thanks.
     
  12. Motorhead

    Motorhead Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    263
    I wanna see the old flog in a Hazmat suit. Fuck off Wayne, bingo is calling.
     
  13. CroydonDog

    CroydonDog Kennel Immortal Gilded

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    12,724
    Likes Received:
    3,711
    I say suspend the comp... until Foran is fit to play.
     
    • Like Like x 7
    • Funny Funny x 2
  14. Hacky McAxe

    Hacky McAxe Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    20,062
    Likes Received:
    4,926
    Greenburg is holding a press conference at 10am. Likely to announce that they're suspending the season.
     
  15. Mackdoggies

    Mackdoggies Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2018
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    85
    On the plus side if they suspend the season we play less games without foran and he could be back by the time it resumes. For at least one game anyway.
     
  16. EB18

    EB18 Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,120
    Likes Received:
    685
    Best comment ever. Lol
     
  17. Hacky McAxe

    Hacky McAxe Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    20,062
    Likes Received:
    4,926
    NRL press conference right now where they have officially announced... Nothing at all.

    They have a pandemic expert, biosecurity expert, and they're watching the situation closely. No change yet but will be reassessed after round 2.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Hacky McAxe

    Hacky McAxe Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    20,062
    Likes Received:
    4,926
    Warriors are staying in Australia and their home games are being moved to Australia
     
  19. Hacky McAxe

    Hacky McAxe Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    20,062
    Likes Received:
    4,926
    They basically said that if the season is suspended then they'll need the government to bail them out or the NRL will be on the verge of bankruptcy.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  20. south of heaven

    south of heaven Kennel Immortal Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    20,942
    Likes Received:
    6,838
    He was 48 in 1914 so pretty old
     
    • Funny Funny x 5

Share This Page