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AJ watches far too much sport. When he's not watching it, he's reading about it. When he's not reading about it, he's writing about it and when he's not writing about it, he's talking about it on the podcast ‘A Sporting Discussion’. Rugby league has AJ's heart, but he loves to give space to the sports that the mainstream forgets - he’ll never rest until Australian baseball gets the coverage it deserves! He’s always game for a debate in the comments section or on twitter @AJMithen - but you’d best come prepared!

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This is great!

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter A

Good stuff here James.

Arthur ‘Pony’ Halloway: The original supercoach

Cheers GH

NRL games can’t get here fast enough

That’s true KK, but there may also need to be something in place to stop other clubs picking up those shipped out players at cost price…

NRL games can’t get here fast enough

Actually, the AFL is a not-for-profit organisation with tax exempt status (so’s the NRL). They’re supposed to be returning any surpluses back into their operations, making questions about why they don’t seem to want to properly fund or promote AFLW quite valid.

What do you mean AFLW starts this weekend?

This one!!!

The top 10 greatest Aussie players in US Sport history

Try again Sludge, cos now I’m curious

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

Shoulda gone to the Raiders 😉

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

To be honest Paul I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tigers 750k fine was reduced.

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

Agree 100% BA.

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

It would be very convenient Reg. You’re onto something here. It’s an incredibly sophisticated operation – making Cronulla take Dank’s peptides in 2011, then making sure they flout the conditions of the coach’s suspension while allegedly rorting the salary cap at the same time and winning a premiership to divert everyone’s attention.

As Bobby Munson always used to say to Jax teller in Sons of Anarchy… “That’s a lot of balls in the air, son”.

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

Good call jamesb. A wary eye for those in power is ingrained in rugby league culture and that won’t go away. But there’s not liking authority and then there’s blatantly disregarding authority…

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

Well then, that was easy!

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

That’s bang on Peter P. Russell has no obligation to protect the legacies of Gorman, Keough, Flanagan, any of them. His job is to get the Sharks in the clear and back on track. It’s a hard road.

Don’t blame the NRL for your club’s bad deeds

Good piece Spinksy. Must be a bloody tough sell to keep the kids on board.

Confession of a Sharks tragic

Love it Emcie. ‘Re-illusioned’ is the word of the year.

Experts expose the heartbreaking reason why the NRL is doomed

“An elite-level scorer, who could have got more out of his career, but was relatively content with points and dollar bills.”
Perfect summary of Melo for mine. Is that what constitutes a Hall of Fame career these days?

The not-so-complicated legacy of Carmelo Anthony

Hi anonymous commenter,
Maybe check your figures.

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

That would work… I hope they’re leaning that way!

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

If they’re serious about getting people on board it can’t go above the $15-20 mark, I agree. But look at the cost of Foxtel now compared to the other streaming providers…

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

$50 a month, that should say.

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

If Foxtel launch this sports streaming service with a price of $50 or more on it then they’ll find themselves in huge trouble. I don’t hold out much hope that they’ll have a price platform that encourages high takeup.

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

Good get Scott. Nice read.

Cadel Evans talks to The Roar: Great Ocean Road Race, Tour de France and more

Jason Demetriou is also probably wondering what the hell just happened…

The NRL draw? Meh. Let’s talk coaching winners and losers

Sure Paul, expectations shouldn’t be high – but what’s the reality going to be?

The NRL draw? Meh. Let’s talk coaching winners and losers