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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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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

We’ve got the same outfit on Dane! Yours is funnier though. I reckon if we joined forces we could out-crisis anyone.

The crisis merchant's memorable moments of 2018

If you leave a huge crises mega-sludge ball out in the sun for a month, it makes a great children’s playground.

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

Paul – I had Gus clearly leading both the ‘Coach of the year’ category and the ‘nuke your joint and theirs’ category

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

Thanks B McC. The Eagles were leading the ‘Shambles of the year’ category until I realised I had to submit this article…

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

They’ll be driving the train, but will there be as many passengers?
R.I.P NRL 360. I used to love that show.

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

That’s the thing Baz – so tame was season 2018 in the pubs and hotel stairwells I was reduced to having to look at onfield matters! Disgusting stuff.

(And your last sentence is the first nomination for ‘mental image of the year’)

Presenting the 2018 Crises awards

“trusting them to do their job with the bat.”
So you believed that too? 😉

Shane Warne calls out "the most selfish player I ever played with"

It’s common knowledge that Waugh wanted his average to be above 50. And if you didn’t know that, you just had to watch him sacrificing tailenders over and over again to preserve it…

Shane Warne calls out "the most selfish player I ever played with"

Say what you want about Warnie the human, but he’s 100% correct here

Shane Warne calls out "the most selfish player I ever played with"

Tip of the cap to you Ryan. I defy any league writer out there to show similar accuracy.
I had the Cowboys and the Eels in the top four, Panthers bottom four and Raiders much higher than 10th… Thank god I’m pretty.

Revisiting my fearless predictions for the 2018 NRL season

Whoops!

Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm: NRL grand final preview and prediction

Stick with the day Carolyn cos it’ll be a great game.

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

Hang on Rellum – that sounds like you care!! 😉

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

You’re dead inside Rellum

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

Thanks Con. This will be fun, no matter who we hate!

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

Cheers Baz. But tooheys new??!! Sheesh…

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

Thanks Ja Ja!

If you can’t get up for this grand final, you’re dead inside

Great piece Andrew. Thanks!

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