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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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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

Convenient, hey…

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

Good points Emcie and BA. Wayne would surely want one last crack with this Broncos squad and Siebold has to fancy his Bunnies for a shot at the title too – but will the players buy in to a guy who’s wandering out the door in a year?

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

You’re happy with this then Steve?

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

I don’t mind that BA. But giving it a standalone game on a public holiday is a pretty good solution for mine (but odd that it’s not a channel 9 game). There’s enough length between the GF replay and the Monday. Remember to expect stacks of ‘new stadium in crisis’ coverage because people had to queue for the toilet and a beer.

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

I’m with Baz here. The only contract you can’t negotiate an early release from is a non-parole jail term… Everything else is up for grabs.

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

I’m thinking more TPJ…

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

BA I’d argue that Bennett is one of the better coaches of the older ‘past their best’ players out there. Could be just what a team needs for a last hurrah before they rebuild.

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

If Dawson didn’t stuff his knee in 2013 Geelong would have won the flag. He was on fire that year.

The real MVP: Dawson Simpson

Thanks Paul – the consistency is key. How good would it be if head office supported the refs rather than hanging them (more than once) when things get too hot.

My 2019 NRL wishlist

I don’t feel well, kk

My 2019 NRL wishlist

To clarify Con – I’ve got no issue with the sleeves, it’s the putrid blue side striping I’ll die in this ditch over!

The NRL’s ‘stats’ just kill me. It’s trash and throws up different numbers to fox sports and other places which makes it almost impossible to research and compare.

It’s a sad day when the game’s stats are hoarded for things like supercoach. A supposedly professional, billion dollar organisation should be offering much better options for supporters to enjoy its product.

My 2019 NRL wishlist

Scott Drinkwater – he’s going to be very, very good isn’t he Randy

Churning the next cream of the crop

Nice one Nat! Brimson is a jet. But the Titans need to look after him properly. 20-year-olds have no business playing busted like he was. There’s plenty of other teams who would be more than happy to look after him and treat him right…

Churning the next cream of the crop

Let a man retire in peace Ray! Billy has more than enough awards. That’s why he was ‘only’ an honourable mention this year.
DISCLAIMER: I love Billy Slater. Love him.

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

Everywhere… At street level!

The crisis merchant's memorable moments of 2018