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Nth Qlder but Bronco to the bone.

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That’ll do me. A word for word quote from a New Idea, tabloid journo and you still get it wrong. His reference to North Korea was the imposition of overarching rule. Nothing at all to do with “run by”. Hooper cites “several media outlets…” yeah, FOX and New Idea (DT). Hooper makes it up, yells the loudest over Kent and Buzz, you swallow it whole and then quote it word-for-word. If he doesn’t blink at $25k, make it 25 weeks and let the game will move on without him.

Here’s one by Webster in the SMH “Sam Burgess needs to stop blaming everyone else but himself…” There is more fact in this story than Hooper has spun all year.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/burgess-needs-to-stop-blaming-everyone-but-himself-20190918-p52sq4.html

'Kangaroo court': Burgess to face NRL after judiciary criticism

Honestly, you two do my head in. At least I know you, PS, mostly intentionally take the p… where your buddy is just ignorant. Passionate but ignorant.

Steveng, Greenberg is trying to protect the game from knuckle-heads like Burgess. He is a great player but and a liability all the same. He committed the crime, as incidental to the game itself as it was, he was not suspended for the hair-pull, he was suspended for multiple infringements, one of which is another head high tackle that concussed a bloke. They get their $Billions from TV by providing a good product and maintaining a good brand tat people want to watch. When Sam knocks someone’s head off then comes out and disrespects his employers, he is damaging to the product and the brand. However, I know I’m wasting my time with you, your ignorance to a broader view is astounding and you’ll never acknowledge anything that has souths painted in a dim light.

PS, firstly I agree about Greenberg. I am not defending the way he has complicated many issues or bends to public pressure. Let’s take that off the table. This argument has nothing to do with TPAs but be sure Sam wouldn’t be back in the NRL if he wasn’t receiving the lions share of the +$200k Souths get each year plus his extra ‘benefits’ from club patrons. He is not playing for the love of the game. However, it really is as simple as he committed several offences this year and both benefited from and fell too the inconsistency of the grading and judicial system. Then he mouths off and disrespects his boss. Right or wrong, that’s never an argument he’s going to win.

'Kangaroo court': Burgess to face NRL after judiciary criticism

The NRL is his employer. The NRL grant the licence for the Bunnies to be in the comp and they register every player contract for each team. No one plays NRL without their approval. The Bunnies can only pay his wage from the money they get from the NRL. Make no mistake, the NRL are his employers – not the fans – not the bunnies.

That said, I agree, it has been a kangaroo court in some of the inconsistent decisions and let’s be honest Sam has benefited from them. So it’s hypocritical to complain about the ban for repeated infringements that culminated with the hair-pull suspension when he belts a bloke around the head and gets nothing.

'Kangaroo court': Burgess to face NRL after judiciary criticism

I do think Sezer is a decent half but I don’t think the Broncos need him. It is widely recognised the amount of quality halves scattered through the NRL over the last decade that Brisbane have let go and they have 3-4 high quality halves under contract playing ISP. They can buy another decent 28yo or put some faith in the next 20yo or have them tear you apart for another club in 2 yrs.

Johns says Brisbane must snap up Sezer

Do not pile the rest of us into your “fans” scenario here. He wants to mouth off at his employers he’ll get what’s coming. The game is bigger than him and moving past what he can offer.

'Kangaroo court': Burgess to face NRL after judiciary criticism

Runs like a train, hits like a truck but not much between the ears for poor old Sammy.

Imagine getting reprimanded for the 4th time at work, the boss stands you down for a week on full pay and you get on social media and tell the world what a joke they are and the process is? He wants to whinge about “trial by media”, in this instance if it’s wasn’t for a select few media types trumpeting his cause, he would be plying his trade back with the Bulls.

'Kangaroo court': Burgess to face NRL after judiciary criticism

That is blatantly untrue. They didn’t win any fights either!!

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

Really nothing? A very basic search shows Newcastle beat the Mounties in the GF weekend before last. I was simply trying demonstrate a level down to match what you were referring too.
http://crlnsw.com.au/crl-newcastle-downs-mounties-in-nsw-womens-grand-final/

You send a link citing these players but didn’t bother checking how many games they played, most are less then 5, a quite a few on 0 or 1.

However, the point remains, along with everything else you’ve made up or “can’t be arsed…” Anyway, this is just semantics and completely off topic. Next time you’re bored with the AFL thread and feel the need to jump onto the league thread back your BS up.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

Now it makes sense. The Broncos had $5m of their $9m cap playing pokies the night before. The ol’ ‘Queen of the Nile’ (is that still a thing?) has paid out big and their holidays are now sorted. And here I was thinking they were just s..t of the sake of it.

Seriously boys, if you want to go drink where no one will see you – go to a Roosters game!

Reports: Broncos players were at the pub prior to historic Eels loss

No mate, a fact is something supported by evidence, none of which you have offered because you couldn’t be bothered. However, I did have a look at the link, yep 15 teams yet only a handful could offer the 20+ players and they were the ones putting 187 – 0, 120, – 0, 115 – 17, scorelines. Hardly the thriving comp you are referring too. So tell me again about these 660 players in the Hunter region alone?

“The reality is that there are far more women playing Australian football even in places like Newcastle than there are playing Rugby League”
Here’s a link for you for the 18 female teams over 3 divisions in the Hunter region. Your ‘Facts’ are wrong or do you lessen it down to “reality” when your guessing?

http://websites.sportstg.com/comp_info.cgi?c=0-10686-0-527754-0&a=LADDER

This is why I don’t take your word on these things. You don’t get to accuse me of not engaging in a basic level of debate when you’re wrong. My premise hasn’t changed: you say, you back it up less be exposed as F.O.S.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

That’s a lot of words for no answers. Does the ‘baffle with BS’ approach work on the AFL threads. Don’t make statements you cannot back up and/or “couldn’t be arsed looking up”.

All your numbers around the regional AFL womens game are idealist at best. Show me where all these clubs you cite have 660 Hunter region registered players they use? Compare that then to how many female league teams there are and their number of registered players p/club. You made the statement as fact – back it up don’t make it up.

“Mary has forgotten more about Women’s sport than you’ve ever known” She has, it’s that simple. If I asked her to back up what she wrote, she can and does. You’ve just taken issue with the fact it doesn’t paint AFLW in a positive light. Again, she’s not trying to say one is better than the other just that mistakes have been made and NRLW can learn from them.

You really cannot be that insecure about such a minor topic to continue with these long-winded but pointless rants.

NRLW has learnt from AFLW's disrespect

I was just up there and it looks good. It’ll breathe some life back into the city because she’s a bit of a sorry place commercially ATM.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

True, but it’s the same in general life. Like getting caught doing 66kmh around town 5x. On it’s own it may not be worth losing your licence but how many warnings/fines do yo get before they suspend you. Up the fine to $20k and people will scream it’s not worth that amount. It’s not, the fine is supposed to be a deterrent but if it’s not deterring you the next step has to be far more significant. After the fact is too late to say ‘this … is not worth … penalty’ when they have tried to deter you multiple times previously.

Gould slams NRL for Waerea-Hargreaves charge

One of your better rants PS. Over zealous stats, accusations of bias and conspiracy theories. At least you kept it to 3 paragraphs this time. :silly:

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

It’s funny how people quote the CM at Broncos fans yet I cannot think of a Broncos fan to quote the CM in any argument. Those who quote the DT however…

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

I can understand why you may side with Gus on this but he is not being suspended for the trip. This is the last in a long line of dirty acts – just like Burgess.

I don’t watch the show but has there been a show where Gus hasn’t blown up at an MRC ruling? Is he auditioning for a gig with Fox?

Gould slams NRL for Waerea-Hargreaves charge

Someone will break a leg and they will bring it back to a long suspension as it should be.

Gould slams NRL for Waerea-Hargreaves charge

Panther fans and media types only because he has a position of power and willing to abuse it.

Gould slams NRL for Waerea-Hargreaves charge

Says the 17th best coach in the comp…

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

And another C@ck sinking the slipper in from the cheap seats. YAWN. Heard it before. Only a ‘special’ kind of C@ck would be quoting the CM for anything objective.

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

“Howler” Ryan? The only time that measure of distance between his fingers and the touch line is significant enough for that type of hyperbole is when we are measuring… fish.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

No! I’m with FT on this one. Surely there was a forward pass in that last play of ’15 GF – Absolutely! ‘The forward pass that built a stadium’ :laughing:

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

“Wild guess” is a bit of a stretch, he has used 79 minutes of game play to conclude the Storm would struggle to score again because of what they have managed in the previous majority of the game. Melbourne were robbed of an opportunity on this occasion but they were gifted opportunities they couldn’t convert previously in the game.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

No one chooses to make an incorrect call. He thought he seen a finger on the line and raised his flag. Upon replay it was a wrong call but not deliberate.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?

Was that commentary on ch9 or Fox? Because I had Joey saying “if you look at it in real time…” and fair enough too. It wasn’t a clean put down (and we have seen many other pulled up, Napa – origin) but he was deemed to have enough control. I’m not here to argue yes/no he did but the fact 50% of punters view it differently means there is enough evidence to make a call in Manly’s favour.

Touch-ups or touch judge: Which had a bigger impact on the 2019 NRL premiership race?