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Emcie

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Seriously? We’re fed story after story of what some of the greatest players to grace the footy field got up to in their “preperations” for some of the biggest games in in their lives but leaving a hotel at 11 after a night of not drinking is unproffesional?

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

Is this covered by the no fault stand down policy?

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

It’s been a good couple seasons to be an ex-bronco “legend” with media conbections

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

Only for the last couple weeks but, I’m sure there’s a return policy

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

I’m not sure someone with Hooks record at the Broncs should be talking about 8th not being a pass mark…

Griffin: Broncos have lost their soul

Wayne had an older, wiser and more experienced team last year and got pummelled by the 8th placed Dragons by 48 points at home. Hell, Waynes last three finals games comprise of a 30-6 loss, a 48-18 loss and a 30-nill loss. I know you don’t like Seibold but lets not rewrite history so you can justify it.
A lot of factors have contributed to the Broncos season this year, attributing everything to specific individuals is surface level stuff that only serves to fuel peoples preconceptions. Isn’t there enough of that in the commercial coverage of the game already?

Unb-Eel-ievable! Parramatta blow away Broncos 58-0

Isn’t that exactly what they were doing up until a couple seasons ago when everyone started kicking up a stink whenever decisions that favoured their team were reversed? Limiting it to in goal decisions was the compromise. Let’s be honest, the NRL can’t win here

Six talking points from Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders NRL qualifying final

What’s wrong with Micheal “as I said before Vonnie” Ennis?

How to fix rugby league commentary

They’re both obviously in some trouble.

But man it’s hard taking Finch seriously when he seems to have a horse in every race…

Brett Finch fumes as Marty Taupau avoids being sent off for swinging arm

Fox is hardly bias free. Every game is old boys day on Fox…

How to fix rugby league commentary

Oh, Finchy wasn’t blowing up about both those shots. Spent 15 minutes blowing up delux at Marty not getting sent off, Evens shoulders a guy in the face and it’s “that’s probably a sin bin”…

Brett Finch fumes as Marty Taupau avoids being sent off for swinging arm

Tigers too if they get in iirc

The players each finals bound side can’t win without

Not sure I agree, but I hope neither of us is given a chance to prove it

The players each finals bound side can’t win without

Well, you’re certainly entitled to your own opinion

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 25

The article’s not about who’s each teams match winner, it’s who they can’t win without.

As for McCullough, two top 3 finishes, a grand final and consistently in the 8? Wow, imagine what they could do without him holding them back. I swear the people that say McCullough is useless are the same ones that say Hunt is a great 9.

The players each finals bound side can’t win without

Edit: nevermind

Newcastle will make their home ground a fortress again

You really don’t like Seibold

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 25

I dunno what’s going on in your life at the moment Nat, but I’m not sure channeling your inner serial killer is the answer…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 25

It’s pretty obvious why Nine wants to keep the comp small. When you’re only showing three games a week for most of the season more teams means less market share, and more teams means fans are less likely to see their team on fta. When pay-tv numbers are acounting for over 40% of tv veiwership you can understand why Nine are getting concerned (though I reckon if your biggest competitor is charging a fair chunk of change for something you’re giving for free there are probably other issues that need addressing).

As far as what the NRL should do, I reckon it would be in their best interest to look at multi-network fta coverage for the next deal. It shifts the ballance of power back to their side while potentially increasing fta coverage and a bit of competition should stop the coverage from the low effort staleness you get from a monopoly. It also shifts the conversation from how NRL rating are going to how each network is going. None of which really works in Nines favour mind you…

What should the next NRL TV deal look like?

Bidding for short term limited rights to something doesn’t give nine the right to make long term strategic decisions for the league

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

Qld experiment?

It's evolution, baby! Why the NRL needs to go back to the future

Not arguing with that, but I don’t think you can ever underestimate the decision making abilities of rugby league clubs

Did Nathan Brown leave Newcastle in a better place? I'm not so sure

People said the same thing about Hasler

Did Nathan Brown leave Newcastle in a better place? I'm not so sure

You can’t normally buy a 4 day/8 game ticket to a double header though

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland

I think you’ll find that broncos average crowds have hovered around the low 30k mark since 2016 (which just happens to be when Thursday nights were introduced)

The five Sydney teams that could relocate to Queensland