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AJ Mithen

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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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Hi James – you make a fair point. But the appetite (and entitlement) for content has grown exponentially. In 2005 the NRL signed a six-year broadcast deal for $500 million, up 60% from the previous which was $300 mill(ish). Now it’s $1.2 billion and there’s no way Fox, nine or whoever is interested in the rights would countenance having another team join the competition but the same amount of games.

The NRL is expanding… to Brisbane!

Garna Fruitpickers!

The NRL is expanding… to Brisbane!

Got a lot of respect for Lawrence. He was a gun player who has copped some of the most brutal injuries. The amount of punishment his body has taken is just phenomenal.

Chris Lawrence is a great club man and a glutton for punishment

Penrith just announced that Kikau is OUT Baz… What’s the point of watching!?

Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL Thursday night forecast

that new look tips table is wonderful!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 12

Good point Souvalis! He was when I drafted this though…
Surprised Granville missed again.

Queensland Maroons Origin 1 team: Expert reaction, every selection analysed

I haven’t seen anyone anywhere explain what this magical ‘flow’ is, Adam. But it’s more valuable than anything on earth…

Two simple ways to solve the NRL’s creeping penalty trend

I support the 5 minute bin Baz. But the amount of wasted time in games means it’d End up being about 90 seconds of ‘live’ play!

Two simple ways to solve the NRL’s creeping penalty trend

Hi Paul- my first thought was to just bin without hesitation, but that stops the game, gives the defence a breather and the chance to organise their 12 man goal line setup. At least resetting the tackle count lets a team take instant advantage of the position they’ve worked into. And like I say, if a player offends in that new set- they get marched.

Two simple ways to solve the NRL’s creeping penalty trend

One
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You’re
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Dane

Ivan Cleary learning from Anthony Griffin’s mistakes by avoiding top four

Thank you kk. New bub was a healthy little girl. Sleep is for the weak!

Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers: Thursday night forecast

Further to this discussion: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/05/10/magic-round-delivers-five-times-what-clubs-normally-bank/

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Ah yes- for some reason I thought Gal became the most glorious loser in NRL history a couple of weeks ago. Gal has lost many more games than a lot of fellas actually get to play across their careers, so I’ll give him that.

Gold Coast Titans vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL Thursday night forecast

Great post D. Boddy, thanks

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

He is pretty out of form

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Hello Ethan! I’d like to introduce you to #sokkahtwitter…

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

It’s definitely out there Mushi, started soon as the announcement was made and has been steadily around in the media and fan discussions. The good news is that is hasn’t been overwhelming like we’ve seen before.

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Nice one Matt! If Joey Leilua is fit he starts for me. And Cody Walker has to get in there somewhere.

The NSW Blues contenders

Fair enough!

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

As a ‘husky’ gentleman, I have no qualms about a BYO cushion…

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Bang on Marty. The best place for a full event rehearsal.

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

I’d love to be there. But I’d definitely need a cushion of some sort, yes.

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Did you actually read past that first line, Superspud?

Stop the sooking and enjoy the weekend in Brisbane

Hehehe thank god I lost that argument with myself

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

I bloody knew this would happen

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6