It’s another dog-eat-dog off-season, so who can you trust?

Jason Hosken Roar Guru

By Jason Hosken, Jason Hosken is a Roar Guru

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    Sadly, last Sunday morning’s lazy league read was soured by the news of Malcolm Young’s passing – the unsung AC/DC guitarist whose thumping chords struck with the ferocity of a Trevor Gillmeister shoulder.

    Radio and television were quick to reignite spirits pounding out tunes from a cracking catalogue that stretches all the way back to ‘Changa’ Langlands’ infamous white boots.

    The sneaky double-bark in the 1977 hit Dog Eat Dog ripped away my rock-poster glum for a yappy halfback grin.

    And that was before the sledgehammer lyrics. I mean, tap along to these beauties, if they dripped another bead of NRL they’d be Todd Greenberg’s sweat:

    ‘Businessman, when you make a deal, do you know who you can trust? Do you sign your life away? Do you write your name in dust? Hey, hey, hey every dog has his day. It’s a dog eat dog’.

    So much for the Beatles playing ahead of their time, this is double-dealings 40 years before Nick Politis, Cooper Cronk, and Mitchell Pearce.

    Cronk has had his day but has Pearce called the Roosters’ bluff and what of Nick Politis, is that a name you can trust? Hey, hey, hey every dog has his day.

    Now with the Blues scapegoat resurfaced, you can bet halves-land is a mix of excited wannabes and nervous stars readying to bolt like a bitten Mitch.

    Already the Raiders have denied shopping Aiden Sezer to the Bulldogs while the noise at Cronulla is the polar opposite.

    With Matt Moylan already on the Wanda dunes, Chad Townsend could be excused for thinking he’s on the nose just like those undesirables in the AC/DC classic, The Jack.

    The cashed-up Knights remain optimistic and Brock Lamb must be beside himself knowing he’s almost inside the premiership winner’s bag of tricks.

    But judging by movements on the Peninsula it’s difficult to see the banished Rooster playing anywhere but Lottoland unless Blake Green’s Warriors deal is a signature in dust.

    But if that’s the case, why has Pearce left Bondi?

    Surely a lifelong deal makes Daly Cherry-Evans the Cronk of the Eagles.

    Or maybe that’s the crux of an equally bizarre twist that will see new Manly CEO Lyall Gorman rubber stamp another back-flip?

    Whatever transpires will be a massive headache for the designers of the 2018 team calendars who will curse a cloak and dagger player market perfectly nailed by Malcolm Young and Co in the back half of Dog Eat Dog…‘And it’s a eye for eye, tooth for tooth. It’s a lie, that’s the truth’.

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    The Crowd Says (19)

    • November 23rd 2017 @ 6:25am
      Duncan Smith said | November 23rd 2017 @ 6:25am | ! Report

      Love your AC/DC references and mention of the great Malcolm Young.

      Mitchell Pearce might think the Cronk coup is a case of Dirty Deeds Done Not That Cheap, and looks like he’s gonna Ride On.

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      November 23rd 2017 @ 7:46am
      Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 7:46am | ! Report

      Hells Bells Duncan, I’m Thunderstruck by your commitment to the challenge. Cheers mate!

    • November 23rd 2017 @ 8:23am
      Busty McCracken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 8:23am | ! Report

      I can categorically and unequivocally say I did not understand a single word of this riff raff.

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        November 23rd 2017 @ 9:22am
        Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 9:22am | ! Report

        You’ve got Big Balls there Busty…

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      November 23rd 2017 @ 9:28am
      BigJ said | November 23rd 2017 @ 9:28am | ! Report

      . It would certainly be a long way to the top for Pearce if he wants to rock and roll with the Storm. Or it might be a long way to the shop for Pearce to get that sausage roll for Cam Smith.

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        November 23rd 2017 @ 5:27pm
        Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 5:27pm | ! Report

        Big call J, Melbourne’s done little since the Long Way vid!!

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      November 23rd 2017 @ 10:24am
      Nat said | November 23rd 2017 @ 10:24am | ! Report

      These days dirty deeds are done dirt cheap but money talks. The Cooper Cronk Roosters scenario will be interesting and we’ll soon see who made who at Melbourne. Moving to sin city, he could put the Roosters back in black or hear the hells bells. Otherwise a jailbreak could be in order.

      RIP Malcolm. Truly a sad day for Rock n Roll.

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        November 23rd 2017 @ 3:52pm
        Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 3:52pm | ! Report

        Played Nat….next stop bag-pipes please

    • November 23rd 2017 @ 10:45am
      Neville Neville said | November 23rd 2017 @ 10:45am | ! Report

      Has the fans on a Razor’s Edge. And what of J.Hayne? Perhaps Narrabeen bound to play #6 for the Eagles. That scenario would shake a leg

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        November 23rd 2017 @ 5:25pm
        Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 5:25pm | ! Report

        Nope, Heatseaker Hayne will be Back in Blue.

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          November 23rd 2017 @ 6:05pm
          Nat said | November 23rd 2017 @ 6:05pm | ! Report

          Heatseeker?? Problem Child.

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            November 23rd 2017 @ 6:09pm
            Jason Hosken said | November 23rd 2017 @ 6:09pm | ! Report

            Mate, I’m not arguing with you today. Problem Child it is…haha

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