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Wow, that escalated. But I might have a new putdown to throw around

'One of the game's heartlands': Matty Johns' surprising pick for 18th NRL team

Are you Oikee?

'One of the game's heartlands': Matty Johns' surprising pick for 18th NRL team

It was such a dumb move and I’ll never understand it. Location names are so important and I’m embarrassed that Redcliffe would chose to drop it and their rationale is even more ridiculous. As if people can’t support a team unless they live in that town?

Peter Fitzsimons blows up at Dolphins CEO to his face over Redcliffe name change

Kind of makes you feel dirty doesn’t it? I’m still not over the ACT Brumbies decision to drop the ACT. It achieved zero. The club already had the market of the south coast and the southern highlands. Why change the name to net nothing?

Peter Fitzsimons blows up at Dolphins CEO to his face over Redcliffe name change

Wish I had the answers. I wish you and whoever gets involved the best of luck!

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

Might look into it. Just when I was looking at dropping the summer sport! Though someone at work is trying to get me into touch footy as well. Both rugby codes have struggled here for some reason despite some 90 years of history (some evidence to suggest the history of rugby predates the 30s)

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

I was at the Storm vs Broncos one in 2012 and you’re right there was a fair crowd. But the was also a local League comp that’s since gone the way of the dodo. It was also at the back end of the peak of Union in the state. I played under 18s in 2008 when there were 10 teams in the comp. Now Union juniors barely exists or at least not to the same degree. For comparison 5 years later in 2017 they had 6500 at the game, which was 5000 less than 2012. I’m not calling it a complete impossibility but…

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

Storm would be better off tapping into the Albury-Wodonga market…The Hobart market is currently zero

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

Removing the geography out of team name is a terrible decision. Did the same with the ACT Brumbies a few years back to better capture the southern highlands and south coast areas. They’ve never been the same since.

What's in a name like the Dolphins?

Where have all the Bears fans been rising from? They have as good a claim as Glebe does at the moment…

Heritage vs Expansion: Full time for the Bears or one final chance?

The place has a capacity of 11,500. Get that up to 15/18k and I reckon that would be all good.

Dolphins in, Redcliffe out and Wayne Bennett to coach

I happened to only catch those 25 minutes. It was a real throwback to how the Soceroos player about 5 years ago….

'Really great, intelligent football': Arnie's weird boast as Socceroos' Japanese jinx continues

Very good question! I personally would have thought positioning to get two new teams would have been the way to go. Even if it’s a year or two of delay. So 18 teams for the 2025 season would have been the way to go

Redcliffe Dolphins set to be named NRL's newest club

They’ll undoubtedly have a draw where there are multiple teams with a bye during Origin period where all of the Titans, Broncos and Dolphins will have the week off

Redcliffe Dolphins set to be named NRL's newest club

I reckon I’ll be buying an inaugural membership with the club…

Redcliffe Dolphins set to be named NRL's newest club

Look I like the North Sydney mascot. A bear has really got great cut through to the masses. But it pails in comparison to the Glebe Dirty Reds. Now be honest, won’t a whole bunch of casual fans wants to get on that bandwagon?

The NRL is expanding. Is there a place for the Bears?

Tim Gore is an advid gardner and throw nasturtiums all ober the place

White powder, rule changes and Panthers get job done: Lessons learnt from 2021

Or the, they hurt each other at training excuse I’ve heard multiple times. As if that also makes it all acceptable

White powder, rule changes and Panthers get job done: Lessons learnt from 2021

Completely agree that some of the other refs need a run. You’ll cop some flack for it, but Atkins is the best communicator and technically proficient of the referees at the moment. Sutton has a tendency to lose control of the game at times, where atkins is happy to blow a penalty or, shock horror, have a chat with the captains before the game decends into a high farce.

White powder, rule changes and Panthers get job done: Lessons learnt from 2021

Absolutely. The NRL hates any bad press. The ruining the fabric of the rhetoric was absolutely ridiculous and was pushed most strongly by Ch9 commentators who actually continue to disrespect the game continually through the season.
I’d only add to your point the disrespect shown to fans after more than one commentator has pointed out that I’ll never understand the game because I’ve never played NRL. As if professionals are exempt from high tackle ruled, although complete amateurs can learn tackling technique…I’ve never been closer to switching off NRL completely, but I stopped watching nearly as much after those comments and frankly between my two other favourite sports I’m not sure I can stomach that sort of attitude

White powder, rule changes and Panthers get job done: Lessons learnt from 2021

Oh yeah you’d have to think someone remembers.
Reckon you’re right about the fairy tales, some random guy in the room was at least sober enough to get out the quill and paper to write something dramatic

Munster to enter alcohol treatment centre, as Storm boss defends one-game bans as 'significant and serious'

In defence of their defence. They probably were absolutely blotto

Munster to enter alcohol treatment centre, as Storm boss defends one-game bans as 'significant and serious'

Thankfully for Munster no one could be bothered challenging him for a race. Not exactly Usain Bolt

Munster to enter alcohol treatment centre, as Storm boss defends one-game bans as 'significant and serious'

Love it. Hit all the high notes (and the low notes) of the season. I’d have to add in captains challenge there somewhere. That thing is a calamity

The A to Z of the NRL's 2021 season

I missed it too and I was north but had to return early Saturday due to a family illness. I’ve been meaning to strap on the laces one last time for a few seasons now. I’m only in my early 30s, but feel like 40s.

Manly and Sharks to relocate, two new teams in Qld plus Fiji and PNG: Tough expansion calls NRL should make

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