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Great match – to still be at that level at almost 38 is just amazing.
Of course the crowd is going to be pro Federer – it’s like his home ground.
This does seem to be a small chink in his game. He missed a couple of match points against Novak at the US Open a few years ago and his break point conversion isn’t great – but the pressure is so great.

Djokovic saves two match points to beat Federer in epic Wimbledon final

Just stating the reality – Justin was saying that AFL doesn’t rate on Saturday – yet it still beats the NRL.
I know you don’t like the official FTA figures being used, but I don’t make the rules. You also never factor in that pay tv has a far greater penetration in NSW and QLD.
Regional figures are greater for NRL as there are teams domiciled in regional areas, unlike the AFL (except Geelong of course). You can’t use the excuse of the NRL not have teams in all capital cities and then use the regional figures where the AFL don’t have teams – it’s not apples, oranges or bananas either.

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

It’s diminishing returns as well – hasn’t had a win over the top 3 for awhile now, although the same could be said for most players, but he was capable of an upset, and hasn’t got to the SF of a GS since 2015

The Aussie wash-up from Wimbledon

England far too good.
Channel 9 will be unhappy – but English Cricket fans will be, as it will be on BBC – first time on FTA since 2005.

Clinical England boss Australia in World Cup semi-final

Metro FTA is the figures advertisers use and what the channels base their ratings on. Regional TV is quite muddied with the overlap and missing areas.

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

Yes, absolutely – will be interesting to see which approach works – building slowly including local talent but struggling or just plonking a team down with no local support, but highly successful

A priority pick for the Suns? Sorry, Saints first, please

The same could be said for the Storm – yet they have done spectacularly well on the field (even if they don’t have better attendances than the worst performing AFL club there), so your argument doesn’t hold water.
There are obviously a combination of factors that prevent them doing well – hopefully it’ll come together one day.

A priority pick for the Suns? Sorry, Saints first, please

Quite often they do – we’ve just been used to an era of Fed, Djoker and Nadal when it doesn’t happen much. Sampras quite often went out very early in the French.

"It's only a tennis match": Ash Barty bows out of Wimbledon like a true champion

Yet the FTA metro figure is always 200k more than the corresponding NRL game.

NRL expansion: What the NRL should do

The eastern suburbs have never been a heartland of league, so your mission to try and get rugby or AFL off TV screens in the local pubs will be hard going.

Dear rugby league

He’s always had a languid manner when he plays, but from the press conference you could tell he didn’t give a fig. It would be tough to give it all throughout the year, but at this level, you are getting paid well and are expected to provide a service for the money you’re getting paid.
Perhaps they should’ve slashed a few points off as well.

Tomic fined $80,000 after Wimbledon loss

Didn’t know that – agree with the last paragraph – about the only time an Australian guy gets through to the next round is when he plays his countryman!

Channel Seven was right to show Kyrgios over Barty

Ch 7 were in a damned if they do, damned if they don’t situation. If they had cut off a tense 5 setter, they would’ve received complaints as well. Don’t know why they couldn’t utilise one of their other channels and delayed the programming.

Channel Seven was right to show Kyrgios over Barty

Yes, I agree – there was nothing in the article Joe Frost wrote that I found offensive.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

Yes, people quickly forget that little fact and ignore the 100% tax payer funded new SFS – at least the AFL put some money into stadiums.

Sydney AFL Ground? SCG considering moving to drop-in pitches

Sometimes the NRL doesn’t sell out the Grand Final in Sydney, so you have a point there.

Why the grand final must always be held at the MCG

I’m just glad you acknowledge my posts.
Nobody has yet given an explanation of why he left extortioners off the list, and I guess you won’t be the first one.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

Don’t you read down – this has been answered many times before.
Joe has not been told not to publish or that his views are not approved by his employer.
Joe has not been warned before not to publish said views.
Why is this so hard to understand?

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

I’m still trying to figure which side of the fence you’re on.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

Gloria – I disagree. If you had let this one go unchecked, after being warned before, where would you draw the line – he would just have kept posting, with each message getting worse and worse – he would know that he could post and say anything and he would face no consequences.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

Obviously he’s not that clever, but other people involved may be.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

It’s funny he left off extortioners from his paraphrased list!
It’s your opinion that you can’t label him a hateful person – it is not a fact. I find him to be very hateful and spiteful – that is my, and my others, opinion.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

Daka – they are completely different circumstances.
Was Joe told not to publish his article – did he then ignore his employers wishes and post it again? Did he then become uncontactable, did he refuse any reasonable request from his employer?
I’ll give you this example.
A guy works for a place making vaccines. Because of his religious beliefs, he thinks he should spread the word that vaccines are should be avoided and are harmful to people. Do you think his employer should be able to tell him not to post or express his views?

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

I’m sure this is the language that was used by those in America when the ‘Negros’ got uppity – don’t ‘they’ know their place, what more to ‘they’ want, ‘what’s wrong with ‘them’ – why aren’t ‘they’ happy.

UPDATE: Israel Folau and Rugby AU set for a court battle

That wasn’t the argument you made – you said none had gone unchanged for more than 20 years without any conditions – now you’ve been proved wrong you’re starting to add all sorts of conditions. I just noted one off the top of my head – there would be hundreds of others. Next you’ll be telling me the world was created 6,000 years ago.

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again