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So basicly Warne wants more games at the MCG and the England players don’t want to go in a bubble, none of which seems that reliant on this mornings cases

'Do we really want to risk going to Sydney?': FOUR England COVID positives throw Ashes series into turmoil

The Broncos can do what they like, I’m done

Broncos roster deep dive: The three men holding Brisbane's fate in their hands

I’ll put my hand up, I’ve switched off. Havn’t watched a game in over a month and to be completely honest I don’t feel like I’m missing out. The optimist in me hasn’t cancelled kayo yet though

Rugby League: Not sick - but not well

If there’s one thing PVL and Co respond to it’s criticism. The NRL got panned for letting a guy off after breaking ribs in an illegal tackle (not even the first time this year) and a week later all blame has been shifted to the players. They were also being criticised for creating more sloppy tackles due to increased fatigue so I doubt think it’s a coincidence that in the same week the NRL reseased the “correcting missunderstandings” BS statement.

The current NRL administration doesn’t give a damn about player safety, it’s all perception management

The NRL stuffed its messaging. Have they lost the crowd?

Same (well, apart from knowing anyone interested in the Jets). To be fair, got no idea what the opinion is in Ipswich but I know a fair few people in Logan that were more then annoyed at being claimed by the bid

Firehawks confirm NRL expansion bid

They’re only a big fish in their medium because they’ve practically got a monopoly. But it’s not the only medium around. Lets be honest, most of us who come to the roar are here because of how lacking coverage in traditional media is.

But it’s not like there’s much job security in the media generally outside of the tippity top of the “talent” list. There’s a lot of platforms availible that dont have anywhere near the overheads involved in traditional media. Denan Kemp as an example recently scored a radio gig off the back of the podcast he built

Fox League's decision to hire Ray Hadley is baffling

Just the fact thet they’ve joined the bombers raises concerns, are they gonna be trying to turn the jets into a copy paste of the Broncos? Cant think of anything worse

Firehawks confirm NRL expansion bid

If you value diverse voices in the sporting landscape why on earth would you be pushing them to join Foxsports? That’s just a one way ticket to amalgamating their opinions into the same generic, commercially driven narrative that the rest of the staff have to subscribe to, unless of course you have something controversial to say.
I used to like Yvonne on nine, she was balanced and one of the better voices there. Since moving to fox she’s now pretty much a drama merchant who’s role seems to be to try and encourage as many clickbait soundbites from her co-panalists as possible. I used to watch a fair bit of league nation on NITV and Hollis had a voice and opinions there, now I honestly can’t remember the last time she said something that wasn’t completely generic (for lack of a better term).
If you genuinely want a more diverse set of voices in the league media we should be encouraging and supporting more independent outlets for these voices to come though rather then assimilating the few we have into the same corporate entity that’s created the monotonous coverage were trying to get away from.
I’m sure Hadley will be a great fit in Murdoch’s attempts to prop up dying media through his one currently successful outlet

Fox League's decision to hire Ray Hadley is baffling

To be fair all the broncos wingers keep coming in off their wing…

NRL Round 11 teams: Suspension chaos causes mass changes, Milford dumped again

I don’t reckon he goes to the Titans without getting offered $1.2-$1.3m a season. He’d already knocked back the titans offer of around $1m a season to take unders to stay at the Broncs, not sure Mal had that much of an effect

Cronulla would have needed three months and a salary cap rort to land Adam Reynolds

I’d be very surprised

Cronulla would have needed three months and a salary cap rort to land Adam Reynolds

Yeah, and I think a lot of the issues around this involve deals done in good faith that have later complications that get amplified by incompetent attempts to resolve things quietly. What kind of training does a recruitment officer get exactly other then just getting told to get things done?

Cronulla would have needed three months and a salary cap rort to land Adam Reynolds

I think it’s a good thing having Kent in the media, it’s a good reminder to re-evaluate your position on things whenever they line up with his. Statistically he’s not going to be wrong all the time, but you’d never quote him as a source

Cronulla would have needed three months and a salary cap rort to land Adam Reynolds

I can answer that from my standpoint.

1. There’s a difference between a crackdown and applying the rules. A crackdown generally represents an over the top, short term enforement of the rules (which generally comes at the expense of the game itself short term).

2. The motive was clearly create a smokescreen after the pasting they got the week before for utterly failing to penalise obvious foul play that directly lead to injury. They took the responsibility for their own failing and placed it directly at the players feet to get back on thier moral high horse, which erases any faith that this is for the long term health of the game or that it’ll be anything other than a short term PR exercise.

Combine these and you’ve got the quality of footy at a marquee event that some have had to outlay thousands to attend being negatively impacted by deliberately imposing much more severe interpretations of the rules than have existed for the rest of the season (and if the preexisting interpretations were actually enforced there would be no “need” for a crackdown) that only serves to benifit the NRL’s standing and will imediately be forgotten as soon as the next lot of criticism comes their way. Fox being where braincells go to die doesn’t dismiss others complaints that they’re latching onto

Peter V'landys takes aim at the media's reporting of the NRL's high tackle purge

The world’s not the same place it was when I was a toddler….

Can the USA help Australian rugby league and rugby union?

A minuscule percentage that already rivals the ratings the wallabies get in their own backyard. And it’s not like ratings in Australia aren’t boosted by the resident kiwi and British populations here

Can the USA help Australian rugby league and rugby union?

June 30 was the deadline to have next year’s roster sorted out by. iirc the idea was to get all the contract stuff done in June so it didn’t drag out all season. I think people forget that the Titans were trying to game the system a bit by getting in 3 months before contracts were even valid

Cronulla would have needed three months and a salary cap rort to land Adam Reynolds

All that proves is that you don’t need to make a huge splash over there to make it worthwhile

Can the USA help Australian rugby league and rugby union?

Seems like a redundant conversation between redundant individuals

Things get tense as NRL journo savages idea that the Broncos need Wayne Bennett

Nah, just differentiating loosely associated events linked purely through naming rights. If MTV bought the rights to “magic round” and played it in a retired airforce base I would probably be less inclined to attend that too

Magic Round? What's the point?

Pretty sure woodstock featured the same songs that were played on the radio everyday

Magic Round? What's the point?

There was only one Woodstock

Magic Round? What's the point?

Like all those chumps that went to Woodstock, do they not own record players? Anyone can take dodgy acid at home

Magic Round? What's the point?

Sydney is only the spiritual home of rugby league in Sydney

Magic Round? What's the point?

Didn’t the Broncos used to take game to Toowoomba and other places? Pretty sure the reason they don’t now is the Suncorp deal with the NRL guaranteeing x amount of games per season. A Brisbane 2 might allow that to happen again

The NRL must even up the magic round disadvantage

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