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Some people think football is a matter of life or death... I can assure them it is much more important than that. Dissecting NFL, NRL, EPL from a coaching perspective.

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Definitely agree that society isn’t as fun anymore. I don’t think the common bloke on the street can relate to a full-time pro athlete as they did in the days of Alfie, Spud, Chief, Blocker, Cement etc

NRL: The end of contracts, and of characters

Totally agree Shaun is a better player than Noddy and Matty were. So why doesn’t he have a nickname we all refer to him by? And why don’t so many other current stars? I believe fans and players don’t have the same connection they once did – not so long ago.

NRL: The end of contracts, and of characters

Todd Greenberg has been quoted as saying, “we want mums to let their kids play our game”, in response to rule changes. End point.

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Thanks for the feedback. Take your point about the athletes. NFL positions are more highly specialised with power being more important than endurance. I appreciate both sets of athletes but the offensive players in the NFL blow my mind.

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Thanks Fraser. I also watch the full games live or on replay if I’m at work. Like today’s game which I left work to watch live. I don’t think anybody who watched LA v Chiefs could argue that that there is a more entertaining sport than NFL when it plays out like that one!!

I still love rugby league, I just think the NRL is making a lot of unnecessary changes and not many productive changes.

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Thanks for your feedback Randy. Agree the NFL has vastly more resources. That doesn’t mean other codes can’t learn from what they do well. NRL is far from perfect!

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Very true. Making $700 return flights to LA appealing!

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Thanks for your feedback Peeeko, although I don’t really understand the need for the aggressive tone. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on lots of my points.

My point about political correctness is the fact that the NRL seems intent on appealing to ‘soccer mums’ with the way the game is being sanitised (banning the punch after Gallen’s state of origin incident for example). While violence in society is bad I don’t think it’s up to the NRL to provide solutions to this problem. Plenty of sports involve violent actions and don’t claim to represent what should or shouldn’t happen in society.

NFL: Streets ahead of the NRL

Too early to say, let’s hope he has a good run with injuries. Will his skills stay with him into his late 20’s?

Ponga is the best rookie of the modern era

Kalyn qualifies as a rookie under NRL rules – Ash Taylor won it in 2016 despite debuting in 2015

Ponga is the best rookie of the modern era

Kalyn qualifies as a rookie under NRL rules – Ash Taylor won it in 2016 despite debuting in 2015

Ponga is the best rookie of the modern era

No argument from me, Rugby League is among the most brutal sports in the world – Just look at Origin I.

The point I made in this piece is that we shouldn’t be watering down State of Origin. It should be up to NRL coaches to better manage their stars through the origin window and use it to bring young players along.

Six weeks of Origin nothing compared to NBA or EPL season fixtures

When I want my plumbing fixed I don’t call the best electrician in town to do the job.

Bellamy doing Storm no favours playing Smith at 7

Are the Raiders the new NRL basket case? Very ordinary in attack this year. Some really soft efforts in D too.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog