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Nth Qlder but Bronco to the bone.

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In fairness, it’s hard to know what to coach for in rd 3. But now they are still trying to control the ruck and 60 penalties later…

Broncos' woes overshadow Queensland rivals' slump

I’m ok with scrums, lineout at a stretch. If we have limited sets, league play the ball and 10m rule. For me, that’s enough advantage both sides to be competitive.

Can the All Blacks play rugby league?

“Now my aim is not to cast aspersions on Wayne Bennett’s integrity” Yes, it is. It’s the whole point of the article. Just own it Joe.

Wayne Bennett doesn't have a leg to stand on when firing up about his future

Was he just getting warmed back in from his indiscretion?

Seibold is done, and the board needs to explain

I knew him as a cop in central qld. Lost was a quality player too. Lost touch a few years and next he’s Broncos CEO… I know him and I was surprised as anyone.

Seibold is done, and the board needs to explain

Out of respect, I’ll take your word for it. I went 5 pages deep looking and that last DT quote was the closest ref to a $ figure. There was a ref to $750k from the Knights.

What legacy damage? He retained his Capt of NSW and beyond, played for Aust… I don’t have to tell you. Now he’s walked straight into the media. His judicial history is more damning than the ASADA thing. Personally, I hold Flanno 90% responsible Why 9yrs after the event? If he was concerned about his legacy why not 2015?

No, his retirement wasn’t enough to save those players. Of course the current cap penalty is relevant to keeping those players but you cannot argue the club is very top heavy with Fifita, Moylan, Dugan, Johnson all up above $700+, then Ramien/Townsend at $500k. Who knws what the chooks offered Flannagan but obviously the budget was tight in any case.

Cameron Smith's story isn't done yet. Why should it be?

It is possible to separate the two: their point of view on certain issues and them as players for your team. If you say you couldn’t care about their politics except when they bring it into the game, it’s never been a part of the game. From whistle to siren as long as they give their very best what else do you want from them? Whether they sing the anthem before the game doesn’t affect the footy they play does it? You don’t have to agree or even understand why they don’t want to sing, just accept that’s their choice on the matter for their own reasons. Literally 1 minute later, they will be giving their best for your team in the game.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Flynn’s sins cause chargrin at WIN!

James Graham wants out of the Dragons

To TBs point, Mitchell’s transition was openly and poorly managed. Cronk made people aware he was leaving and no further comment would be made until season’s end. He chose the Roosters, no guff, no fluff he moved in and they moved on. Keep in mind, when the chooks lost their first 2 there was quite a bit of talk about Cronk ruining his legacy… So he wasn’t immune either.

I hope you understand, I’m not being L or R, B or W on this. Just trying to separate a story from the neanderthals who skew the comments away from the original topic.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Hahaha, they probably didn’t fully appreciate what they were getting with Grant but know they’ll pay a % of Smiths wages to keep him.

Cameron Smith's story isn't done yet. Why should it be?

Might be for the best for both clubs. A very good and passionate servant of the game but a step behind the new bulls in the paddock. All the very best to him which ever way he chooses.

James Graham wants out of the Dragons

That I would tune in to watch. 😂

James Graham wants out of the Dragons

Yeah, I agree but that’s what made it a compelling and continuing story. I’m adverse to the idea that it was a targeted media campaign based on race in this instance. When we open the issue to public comment, there are some horrible humans who will make some disgusting, ill informed comments because they can hide behind a computer. That doesn’t make the story about race, that’s all I’m trying to separate, the story from the t.r.o.l.l.s.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

There is no way Gallen is on $250k, even just his final year, the NRL would not allow an Aust rep (quality, albeit retired) and club captain to be on that money. There are specific rules about undervaluing players and he was as good as any forward until he retired. $250k and an Ambassadors role in retirement is no different to Robbie Farrah at WT. I know neither of us can unequivically prove it either way, all I have found is “Gallen is on top teir wages and is unwilling to budge…” from DT in 2017 (I feel a bit sick ref DT)

The $700k was a payout so he didn’t sue them. What did he lose to justify $700k to the club that gave him everything – 9yrs after the event?

The Holmes point was the hypocricy. Yes, timing was one part of it but he was breaking a contract and should not be allowed back. Meanwhile there’s a raft of players come and gone from the club under the same circumstances. He may well say that’s a club decision but so is letting Holmes go.

Cameron Smith's story isn't done yet. Why should it be?

I couldn’t be sure if the Dragons played well or the Sharks very poorly last week. It’s more obvious between the Titans and Souths. I’ve been a Thompson fan since they day he came back to WTs. I hope he can give them a defensive voice and continue his work ethic with the Titans. Much like the Saints, they have a lot of individual talent that could be anything if it all come together.

Titans versus Dragons: Who wins this wooden spoon clash?

I’d pay him double to come to Brisbane for 2 years. I do find it ironic that Gallen was the one questioning whether Smith would play for less. This from the guy who sucked up most of the Sharks cap and got another $700k payout. Further he critisizes Holmes for forgoing a huge deal to try his hand in the NFL.

Cameron Smith's story isn't done yet. Why should it be?

Fully agree with the sentiment Mary.
My only point for consideration about Latrell is that the intial media focus, IMO, had little to do with his heritage but more the happenings around him. He is a 2x premiership winner, NSW and Australian superstar who chose to leave the glamour club. If that was Smith, Munster, Keary or Tede they would get the same attention. It’s a big story that kept on giving while he floated around the country being courted by several teams. In this instance, the two are not related.

The camping trip. JAC made it about ‘culture’ as his justification but the vast majority were upset because of the risk they put the game in. At a time when V’landys is trying to convince the powers that be that RL players can do the right thing this comes out… Again, I would argue that if it was any high profile player/s the media would be all over it. By comparison, look at the uproar at those AFL players who were training on a golf course, that was as big a story in the southern states and had nothing to do with race.

Don’t get me wrong, the tabloids are bottom feeders at the best of times but these were news worthy stories, you’ve written about it a number of times. I’m sure you would be highly offended if someone accused you of following those stories based on race. It’s hardly the fault of the media of some neanderthals want to jump online and make it about something else.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Well, I’d have Richards over Caine if I was choosing Tigers. Hodgson would have to get a special mention. I was just reviewing the list above and I’d have to elevate Jack above that pack and just about the greatest ever Tigers FB would you agree?

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

Wasn’t it only a few years ago the NRL made all agents and agencies become accrdited to be able to work with them? I see your point though, there must have been a mutual agreement of standards of practice that enticed the agencies to sign on. Maybe a min % in return?

Big-name NRL agent has accreditation cancelled

Patten! Yes, I was trying to think of his name. Loved watching Silva glide around, I don’t have him up with the very best but he was very good for his period. I could throw in Currie and Rowdy Shearer in the as well.

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

Didn’t think you’d have to reach that far back kk, but he did set a very high bar. You must be excited to be getting Thompson on the park soon? I haven’t seen too much SL recently but he has been a beast for England for a while. Good to see him here.

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

Yeah that’s fair. K Hunt had a mortgage on the role for some time as well. If I’m honest, Slater could score a try from anywhere but I would say Mini was more consistent at that time (respecting the experience difference at the time). The FB discussion is a hard one because we’ve had some exceptional talent burn bright for a few years (Bowen, Peachy, Barba, Silva, Mullins, Jack, Belcher to name just a few) so my only bar is longevity, maintain that standard for 300 games to enter the same sphere as Lockyer/Slater.

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

At least your old man said “information”. Mine’s not that polite. 😂

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

Has this era been so good that it should be so over represented?” Only if you ask a millennial. I had a young fella arguing a few weeks ago that the NRL is by far the best because they are professional. His evidence: ‘if you don’t think so you are just old’. I’m old.

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer

Hey kk, I was going to show my bias but it really depends on the team around them. Very hard to isolate an individual when there are so many factors that make a player look good. You cannot just forget the skills Lockyer developed when he went to the halves. Slater might be the best defensive FB I’ve seen live but you cannot discount the Smith/Cronk factor. Tede is a powerhouse but if he hadn’t have gone to the chooks would we be having this conversation?

Five reasons why Tedesco will eclipse Slater and Lockyer