I have been Banned by a Facebook group. The Official South Sydney Fans Group has banned me. So when I logged in this morning and found the shortcut to the page has completely disappeared it came as a shock. This Facebook page now is as if I was never there..
The crime ? I posted a small piece saying how much I enjoyed the Indigenous All stars VS Maori All Stars game on Friday. It was a fabulous game including the pre game war dances and cultural displays. I simply remarked that it was disappointing that people did not sing the National Anthem.
UsIn My Opinion
In my opinion some, Indigenous leaders like politician Mundine are using this as a Racist tool. IMO Racism should not be in Sport and I said so.
There were a Lot of Comments
There were a lot of comments.And many were very constructive, but some were not so nice. Is this is the reason I have been banned? This does not sit well with me at all! It smacks of If you cant win a discussion simply call out Racist! My original post was not in any way offensive or racist just expressing my disappointment.
Is Foxtel worth the money ? ask yourself. I disconnected Foxtel at home because they seem to me to be getting more greedy by the day. I tried to cancel my subscription and ended up talking to an account recovery person. He asked me why I was leaving. I told him it was too expensive. In my opinion not value for the price.I was paying $120 per month. He asked me what I thought it was worth. I replied $50 a month. His response was OK “If I give it to you for $50 a month will you stay? I of course agreed. The downside was that it was only for 6 months. So every 6 months I had to do the same . And this went on for 18 months until last operator just said if you want to leave just leave. So I did.
Fetch as an Alternative
Then I replaced Foxtel with Fetch. On Fetch I discovered that many of my favorite channels I had watched on Foxtel were available in a package for $6 a month. So Channels such as BBC First,Universal,National Gegraphic,13th street,UKTV, and many more. These are all available without Foxtel.
The Missing Channel
The NRL is the missing link. I am a Rabbotoh’s Supporter. I like to watch every game if possible. Unfortunately half the games involving South Sydney are televised on Free to Air and all are shown on Foxtel. Due to this I could miss half the South Sydney games.
Alternative ways to watch NRL
Telstra offer a NRL app but it has severe restrictions. Due to this viewing is only possible on a small screen such as mobile phone or Ipad. NRL supporters are blackmailed. You need to pay Foxtel for the sports channel. This is available on regular Foxtel,FoxtelGo, and Foxtel Now. By far the best option is to find a friend who still has Foxtel connected and also subscribes to sports channel. Then login in to FoxtelGo using your friends details and watch on your Desktop Computer.
Foxtel Now The Big Sting for NRL Supporters.
Last season 2018 I weakened and subscribed to FoxtelNow. I was able to subscribe and using my mobile phone cast on to my 55cm TV. This was all good and at end of season I cancelled the subscription. So we are almost at start of 2019 season. Time to re subscribe to FoxtelNow BUT !! and heres the STING. Foxtel will only give you access to sports via Now if you also sign up for a package of useless unwanted channels first. So you pay $25 a month for a package of channels most of which are available elsewhere free or for a fraction of the price. Add the cost of the Sports Channel and it becomes a very expensive exercise.
Has Australian NRL has lost the plot with player and coach moves.
NRL movements a season ahead of time is becoming crazy. This is confirmed the the debacle of Anthony Seibold Coach of South Sydney and Wayne Bennett Coach of the Brisbane Broncos.
The NRL is supposed to be a business
Why would any business allow a member of its senior management team to give 12 months notice ? A contract to start work at an opposition company in 12 months time? No commercial enterprise would be willing to condone this. In 99.9% of cases the manager moving to the opposition business would be escorted from the building 30 seconds after announcing intention to go.
In the business of Sports
Player movements and coach movements are being negotiated 12 months ahead of time. Players play 1 more season for their existing club before joining the opposition. This cannot possibly have a positive effect on the rest of the team.
This also has a negative effect on fans.I believe it would deter some people from renewing memberships or in fact joining a club as a fan.
It really does affect the team performance.
A prime example is Angus Creighton. In 2018. Angus contracted 12 months ahead to move to the Roosters for 2019 season . As a result South Sydney fans suggested this was the ultimate betrayal. Fans were not kind to him on social media.
Many fans demanded an immediate punishment. It was suggested that he should be sitting on the bench for the season.
He gave a brilliant performance in 2017. But in the opinion of many he was off the boil in 2018. No one could accuse him of tanking but a lot of commentators and fans suggested his mind was elsewhere. This could be a consequence of sub consciously moving on.
NRL Please Save the Game
NRL please stop this madness, and only allow negotiations, discussions, and offers from other clubs at the end of each season and before new season starts.