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Staggs was through him too iirc. I think I saw somwhere that Bullemor’s with his new(ish) agency as well. Moses hasn’t really gone anywhere, just less “hands on”

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Same goes for the Dogs, Broncs and Tigers 😛

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Scrap the font idea, on consideration I think it’s best to keep people guessing. Plus, you know, plausable deniability and all that…

There's light at the end of the tunnel after Bunnies' embarrassing loss

Kenty was going on the other day about player managers not wanting to deal with Brisbane, but it just made me wonder if it wasn’t the other way around given ourthe clubs recent experiences

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Going off recent retention efforts, it’s not hard to beat an offer that doesn’t get sent out

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

Yep, you’ve got it. That’s how statistics work, after an acceptable sample size is achieved it’s impossible to get results that vary from that data set

There's light at the end of the tunnel after Bunnies' embarrassing loss

It might sound harsh on JAC but the Storm know the value of a winger in their system. They’ve had a couple that other clubs would die for but they’ve never broke the bank to keep them. The Bronco’s on the other hand, I still can’t fathom Oates being on $600k…

50-point curse knocks Rabbitohs' premiership hopes for six

There’d be very few clubs that end up on the bottom from factors other then bad management. I just can’t see how a draft fixes that. IF there were clubs that were actually hamstrung due to lack of access to promising rookies it would make sense but a draft isn’t going to fix anything if clubs are shooting themselves in the foot regardless of who’s on the roster

Fantasy draft: What might the NRL look like with the introduction of a rookie player draft?

Melbourne is a very different kettle of fish compared to Sydney. Firstly it’s very centralised. Marvel Stadium is right beside a major train terminal, surounded by big corporate headquarters and everything at docklands while the MCG is a short walk or tram from the CBD, just up the road from Flinders Street station and a short walk from the entertainment along the Yara and down to Crown. The two stadiums practically bookend the most popular parts of the city. With a lot of the population working in the CBD it’s very easy to make going to a game part of a night out- get some drinks after work, walk down to the stadium and head out afterwards to keep the night going if you want. Combine that with the significant social pressure to have a team (or just be seen going to big events) and you have a situation where it’s very easy for more casual fans to attend as well as incentive to do so. While living there I knew a lot of people that didn’t give a toss about AFL that regularly attended games and had memberships simply because that’s what everyone else did.
I don’t think you’re going to get that in Sydney and while there’s elements of it in Brisbane it’s certainly not at the same level

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

Completely agree. The spectacle of league translates very well to TV, but there is a lot you miss. Watching a game in person gives you a much better impression of the overall game (depending on seats I guess) while the TV shows off individual efforts in greater detail. You get very different impressions of players at the game as well, watching Slater in back play was very different to watching Hayne in back play.

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

I dunno, the Tigers had Tedesco (6yrs), Moses (4yrs) and Woods (7yrs) but were still perpetual bottom dwellers. Aside from very few individuals, established players have much more impact on results then rookies so I don’t see how having first choice from under 18s is gonna turn things around for struggling clubs

Fantasy draft: What might the NRL look like with the introduction of a rookie player draft?

Is there anything about a draft that forces rookies to stay at a club? For most of the above mentioned sides access to boom rookies isn’t an issue, keeping them once they’ve matured is.

Fantasy draft: What might the NRL look like with the introduction of a rookie player draft?

That there’s no all Sydney conference

My club's not from Sydney: Sell me on NRL conferences

I’m waiting for “too big to fail” to start getting thrown around, the government really needs to step in

Flying kites about a ‘Sydney conference’ makes the NRL look idiotic

Hopefully

Flying kites about a ‘Sydney conference’ makes the NRL look idiotic

No idea mate, wouldn’t be the biggest name we’ve lost in the last 12 months. But when everyone’s been linked to other clubs it’s hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t…

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

Awe come on man, coulda given us a week before bringing us back down to earth…

Flying kites about a ‘Sydney conference’ makes the NRL look idiotic

😛

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

😂

Flying kites about a ‘Sydney conference’ makes the NRL look idiotic

Take a hint mate

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

Good thing Tapine’s not at Souths

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

with a guest appearance from BigJ 😂

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

I could be wrong but I seem to remember the Roosters resting players before Origin one year. I’m not saying it’s a good call from Ricky, and round 8 seems very early, just that I’m not totally against players getting rested just because they’re professionals.
I wouldn’t be risking competition points for it though.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

I did think of you mate when the comentators were questioning why Norman wasn’t attempting more short drop outs 😛

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

Saab reminds me of Denan Kemp’s days at the Broncos, there’s very few counters to pure speed if you can consitantly make use it and pure speed generally comes cheaper then a more rounded set of skills. But you need the rest of the team to be very solid to take the hit in other aspects of the game

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8