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Nth Qlder but Bronco to the bone.

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Don’t waste your energy CC. Even while on a computer, this one cannot be bothered to google any of his own questions. Just broad assumptions based on zero research so let him do his own research.

Kiwis pip Aussies to top rugby league world rankings

He probably did in some capacity and I wouldn’t make light of that. In his own words he used the ‘disco biccies’ to escape from the pressures of being a professional footballer (let alone being JJ) however, every employee everywhere can make that excuse when caught using rec drugs. His post-footy lifestyle (by his own admission) wouldn’t indicate those days were limited to him handling the ‘pressures of footy’.

Don’t get me wrong, his footy skills were undeniable and this statue should be by the people – for the people of Newcastle and I support that.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

I’ve been one that long resisted any comparisons to Inglis but I can see Latrell making that same impact at his next club at FB. He’s achieved everything he can at Easts and yet just maturing into a man and a leader. For mine, he’ll be up there with Turbo and Tede in a very short period.

Latrell wants to play fullback: Robinson

Quite simply they were out-enthused. The majority of those players play together and they can only be enhanced by the NRL/SL players coming back. GBL thought they would go through the motions but much like Aust v Tonga, they didn’t anticipate a strong team boosted by a loud home-crowd.

GBL had a poor tour but I don’t think it’s emergency stakes just yet. Not long ago, ’17 RLWC, they were No 2 by a stretch with largely the same side. Bennett does have a few selection ‘issues’ to be accountable for (why such little use of Williams & Austin on the wing?) I believe they haven’t fallen that far overall.

How good was it though? I like watching the Hunters when I can, I’m glad they showed their dazzling best for a decent TV audience.

Pathetic British Lions not so great anymore

To be fair I’m in Qld and keep up to date with most issues and I can’t say it’s been any major talking point. However, I rarely read the CM so any DT cross-story up this way I would have missed. I think I heard it once in passing so it may not be getting the traction it is in Newy

Andrew Johns deserves his statue

Those Facebook, Petition.org and gofundme numbers seem quite low for a bloke adored in the RL world or even just Knights fans. I’m assuming those were accurate as of publication. How long have they been up for?

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Small correction. What Joey was taking pills for has no relation to a medical condition.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2007-08-30/andrew-johns-arrested-in-drug-bust/655264

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/johns-my-12-year-drug-hell/news-story/dfa9abe7f6694f9358ade89a8abded85?sv=c3840065994116c15c234197208233c1

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

What on earth could Brown bring to this club? That’s a kick in the guts for fans who so desperately want the club to move forward.

Ex-Knights coach Brown lands gig with Warriors

I liked it Matt.
Mentioning both trump and faith? Could’ve worked in Izzy and this would be in the 400 club. Now where’s my popcorn?

Sonny Bill Williams blessed by God to play rugby league in England, Canada and France

3rd time is a charm though… 😉

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

Baahahaha ‘Standards’. From a person who uses different aliases depending on which team/player you want to have a go at. Does the team change with each different username? Your weak as pi.. buddy and you don’t got no idea where the high road is.

Let’s see if sideline eye loses his mind over that last sentence.

'Don't think he's that sort of bloke': Corey Oates casts doubt on alleged Fifita incident

What you are is a weak as pi$$ t.r.o.l.l who has to make up make up multiple user names because you haven’t got the balls to be accountable for your words. You hate everything Qld but seems Uncle Nic doesn’t with 3/4 Qlders in your spine. Your welcome – hypocrite.

'Don't think he's that sort of bloke': Corey Oates casts doubt on alleged Fifita incident

Isn’t he on something crazy like $800k? If the Broncos could get him at $400k he’d be worth every penny for those reasons you outline. At that price though, there’s probably a few who would snap him up.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

Two good points. I think he can get better and be more elusive at FB in an attacking way without the need to steer the ship. Definitely needs to speak up in defense. I watched last year and he’s just pointing people around which is basic at best. That was one thing Boyd was good at, getting the team into a defensive position and covering holes quickly after line-breaks. If Milf is to keep this position, Boyd should be working with him on that aspect at least.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

'Don't think he's that sort of bloke': Corey Oates casts doubt on alleged Fifita incident

Name calling? Solid reply from a sharp mind. It’s that same level of intellect that needs multiple user names on an opinion site but not quite smart enough to remember which name you made a statement and replies from the other.

At no point have I defended Fifita for his actions but I will stand up against t.r.o.l.l.s like you who make the same BS comments on every article without knowing a single thing about anyone involved or any incident they involved in. Where were you when ‘Thumbs’ Burgess was knuckle deep in Farrah’s eyes? You mouth off at Roberts but he was your boy from the start. Lodge was 100% Sydney boy when he ran foul but that’s a Broncos issue is it? I notice you didn’t reply to the list of soufs boys who found themselves in trouble. No, you’re a hypocrite. You prefer to mouth off at anyone not soufs and who has no right of reply like a proper t.r.o.l.l does.

'Don't think he's that sort of bloke': Corey Oates casts doubt on alleged Fifita incident

Good call on Cartwright, had forgotten about him. I suppose he’s an added benefit to a team and not so much a leader on big coin. He probably could’ve been though.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

I agree. The club does have outs with his contract as well. It’s something along the lines of ‘must play 7 first grade games to be assured of the following year’ If he starts as poorly as he finished, Seibold should send him back to ISP and effectively end it for him.

That said, I am a Boyd fan and I would like nothing more than for him to find his form and shove it right up the critics. I’ll give him a little leeway insofar as he was playing out of position but basic missed tackles and lazy play are unforgivable and something a younger, hungrier player wouldn’t do.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

It’s interesting to try and get an understanding of the ol’ coach’s tactics when he was at the Broncos. Everyone was screaming to break up Milf and Kodi. “Swap Milf and Boyd” was the main call and now ol’ coach was proven right – Boyd isn’t a half and Milford was caught out plenty of times but he can learn. However, I think all he was trying to do is give Milford some stability and I don’t think he’s had that since Hunt moved on. Personally, I think Seibold made the call with Milford at FB and should stick with it. While I’m a Boyd fan, his form was undeniably atrocious and he if doesn’t start strong (in the centres) he should get out of the way in 2020.

Seibold’s tenure isn’t fixed either. He has KPI’s and his decisions around this will decide his fate in a short period of time. I might add McCullough to that list as well. I hope Segs getting sat out doesn’t make him comfortable again with only Turpin nipping at him.

Agree about Paul Green. I thought a few of the retirements would have forced his hand in evolving the team. There is no shortage of talent in the north but he’s losing them to other clubs by doggedly staying with his ’17 specials or signing more old boys (Kahu & Moose). Might I add Michael Morgan to that list for NQ? He dropped off significantly and I don’t think he has stretched out to full pace since returning from injury and that was one of his key assets. While he’s not under pressure contract wise, he needs to step up and lead this team.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

I had a similar thought. He’s a top player but his move to Easts did coincide with Cronk’s. It’s one thing to play off the back of a general and another to be the general, especially with a rookie coming in beside him.

The NRL players under the pump in 2020

Were you there? Do you know him? Do you know Matt Lodge or Darius Boyd?
You need to stick to your other pseudonym ‘sideline eye’ because your sideline mouth is nothing but BS.

'Don't think he's that sort of bloke': Corey Oates casts doubt on alleged Fifita incident

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending him. He has paid a high price which is going even higher for his foolish act. But that’s all it was.

To answer your question, no, I probably wouldn’t insist a bloke get arrested if he slapped me but I would want some comeuppance.

David Fifita has 'learned a big lesson' from Bali incident

“Luckless” is right. He did show glimpses of his dogged tenacity when he pulled on the Blue and White. All the best to him, surely this is it though.

Luckless Foran to miss 2020 with shoulder problem

Never mind poor old max. I’m sure he loves the game, it’s just that everyone else is wrong about everything always.

International rugby league is making it harder for the whiners - but they find a way

AU$30k was the figure. Much more then the average tourist hustle. Now he has to see what the club and NRL deal up. I don’t think it’ll be that harsh though, reports are that he gave the bloke a half-smart slap while scooting past, not the brutal attack DT/Fox would have you believe.

David Fifita has 'learned a big lesson' from Bali incident