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David Roderick

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1. I agree large scale conspiracies are very hard to organise.
2. I agree there are reasons to criticise officials without making up ridiculous ones!
3. Why do you think Saturday 4.00 pm is different to Sunday 4.00 pm? Are they both followed by the news?
4. Why do you mean by variance?
5. I calculate the chance of 2 or less Golden Points in the Sunday 4.00 pm slot as 1% so this is quite unlikely to be a statistical anomaly. So what’s causing it? I don’t know … perhaps officials may have a subconscious bias that affects these outcomes. Perhaps a deep part of their brain wants a punctual finish which they perceive is best for the game.
6. To really explore this question I think you might examine the ranks of the 2 teams going into the Sunday 4.00 pm match. You could calculate the difference in the table standings and see if it is significantly different to other time slots. It’s reasonable to assume teams close together will have close matches. Maybe that would explain the results you found.

Too much unnecessary pressure: Why NRL must change Sunday 4pm kick-off time

Thanks Rob. I genuinely think Tino can be a great leader and would love to see him develop into that role. I’ve got him penciled in as a future Origin Captain … perhaps after Pat Carrigan. I also think of all the people in this world who are owed an apology … the rugby league media are very low on the list!

The Titans need leadership not apologies

Proof of growth? … Last few years one new Men’s franchise … lots of Women’s teams … lots is a lot more than one.

Women In League Round sidelined by Manly fiasco but there's still time to play your part

“Let Women of League Round come to the front of the pack to have its moment in the spotlight.”
Finally something we can all agree on!

Women In League Round sidelined by Manly fiasco but there's still time to play your part

Have they ever let us down?

Will Alex Twal ever score a try?

In the last minute of the final round Twal will run the length of the field and score the best try of the season … until … hang on … the bunker has spotted a bobble

Will Alex Twal ever score a try?

I agree its the not the full explanation, but there’s something about that moment. It seemed to change the course of their season. If the ball had bounced the other way both GCs and Broncos might have headed in different directions in the following weeks. One moment doesn’t explain everything that follows, but it can be a turning point. Its hard to quantify the massive boost Brisbane must have got from their escape, and equally the deflation for the Coast.

The Titans need leadership not apologies

I think this is called the Indian Premier League. I was sceptical at first but it seems to have a massive following.

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

No worries … always fun to discuss these ideas

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

I’d suggest that for players fitting that description Test football is always available to them … but to participate in the World Cup they’d have to nominate a country. Anyone who’s blown the Viking horn should be eligible for Norway! As a supporter I have a similar background to you, and I’d be very happy to cheer for three of the teams you mentioned (sorry England). I’d love the World Cup to spread the faith, rather than just be a chance for us to say We are the Champions.

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

Vautin is a huge call… I lost a lot of respect for him when he made a joke (hard but fair) about my appearance while autographing my copy of “Fatty”

Is Kieran Foran the most Manly player of all time?

Injury to Cleary is the only real threat.

Can one of these three sides dethrone Penrith?

I’m proud to be an old fashioned Boomer … I saw all those fellas play a lot, but for some reason certain players seem to spring to mind … the four Dogs you mention remind me too much of 4-2 grand final era … dark days

Is Kieran Foran the most Manly player of all time?

At least they don’t have to worry about making the 8 now. Storm v Roosters in first week of Finals should be a beauty.

Is Kieran Foran the most Manly player of all time?

In the extremely unlikely event this proposal happens, I’d be happy for Australians such as Deardon or To’o to play for Ireland and Samoa in the World Cup, but then play for Australia in Test football if they elected to.

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

I’m not suggesting he’s the best … I just think there’s something iconic about him, and I’m not entirely sure why. Ian Martin for example was a very effective player, but if you’d asked me to name 100 Manly players, I probably wouldn’t have listed him.
When I think of Bulldogs, Willie Mason is the first player that comes to mind. Once again, an iconic image, and a player who looked out of place in other jerseys.

Is Kieran Foran the most Manly player of all time?

I’d like to see Australia still play Test matches against fitting opponents so the honour would still be there … But not necessarily in the World Cup.
Imagine Australia hosting a World Cup that we didn’t participate in simply because its the right thing to do … as compared to another country that hosts a World Series, and then doesn’t invite any other countries.

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

I like it. I’d watch it. I love Rugby League more than I love the Kangaroos, so would be happy to see the game put first. Eligibility rules are arbitrary, so why not discuss possible changes. Race should never be a part of sport, but identity can be. If someone identifies themselves as Irish or Kiwi or whatever then they can declare that, and once they’ve played for that crew stick with them. Comparing the League World Cup with that of any other sport is not a helpful exercise.

For the good of the game, we must cull the Kangaroos from the Rugby League World Cup

The CC undermines the ref’s authority … and then the bunker undermines the ref’s authority … I’m happy for the ref to ask for advice when a try is scored … eg “check obstruction” or “check grounding”, and then have the bunker check that one specific thing … not go trawling for miocrobobbles or markers not square or escorts etc … also happy for bunker to offer advice when there is foul play … late hits on kickers, cannonballs, fights … but not on stripping or touch in goal.

The ire of the Tigers – it’s time to blow up the Bunker, or at least make these three changes

When I think about a club certain iconic players always spring to mind … when I hear Manly I think Fulton, Randall, Toovey, Lyons and Lyon … and Foran … there is something very admirable about him, and the jersey and the club just seem to suit him so well.

Is Kieran Foran the most Manly player of all time?

Tony, I agree entirely with all three recommendations, but especially the first … Remove the CC.
It literally promotes a culture of “Challenging” referees.

The ire of the Tigers – it’s time to blow up the Bunker, or at least make these three changes

Well done Will. You have connected the dots nicely. Players should not be allowed to leave a struggling club mid-season to join a team for the finals.

Is Kevin Proctor all vape and mirrors? The crazy act that could end in a Bellamy reunion

Back then they broke their losing streak by thrashing the Panthers 46-6 … it’d be funny if it happened again

Ten years on, what can we learn from season 2012?

But don’t you think NSW were allowed after the siren to challenge the “non-decision” that Friend had run over the dead-ball to end the game, which he clearly had. I just don’t see much difference. NSW being allowed to challenge was farcical and grasping at straws and set the precedent for craziness of yesterday. I think the bunker made a decision consistent with how they always judge escorts, just wish they weren’t involved.

Tigers lodge official complaint after bunker shocker but NRL claims Cowboys challenge was legit

I’d be very happy to see four Qld teams in the top four next year!

Does anyone actually remember the Titans?

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