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I think just about everybody would be willing to take a slap to the head from Fifita in exchange for ‘several years wage’ as you have suggested. That’s a bargain.

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up: Why are the Titans getting off scot-free?

So everybody wins. Who cares?

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up: Why are the Titans getting off scot-free?

If you added the runs per innings that Mark Waugh saved through his fielding compared to the average player, he would be the equivalent of a batting average of 60.

Just knowing that Australia had a pair of hands as good as Mark Waugh’s all the way out at second slip had to cramp the style of opposition batsmen.

Mark Waugh was far better than his Test average would suggest

Yeah – deserves a fine because rules are rules.

Also would have thought that it’s the type of thing that the NRL would be happy for the club to make to bury an issue that potentially damages the game as a whole. Maybe if they’d asked the NRL first, they would have been given permission to make the payment.

It’s not a big deal as far as salary cap integrity is concerned because it isn’t a payment made to incentivise the player to sign with or stay at the club, unlike paying for a boat etc.

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up: Why are the Titans getting off scot-free?

Not sure that their culture was second rate when they won a grand final in 2006 and played another in 2015.

The current problems stem from recruitment issues in overreliance on one player agent for many years.

The problems are football department problems. The head office outperforms every single club in terms of financial performance, which is their primary responsibility.

Brisbane's recruitment strategy is all wrong and the proof is on the field

He gives away a lot of dumb penalties.
He has shown a willingness to do favours for his bikie mates.
So …you know…

Brisbane's recruitment strategy is all wrong and the proof is on the field

Women live longer than men, therefor they are more likely to develop dementia.

Phil Gould urges NRL fans to "read the research" on concussion. So I did...

None of the Lord of the Rings cast were ever nominated for an academy award…

Nate Myles' blunt response to suggestions of a 'gentlemen's agreement' in Origin

If you think that cooperating with police investigation into an organised crime gang is somehow more morally indefensible than staying silent to help your co-offenders escape the law, then you need to rethink your whole outlook on life.

NRL Round 14 teams: Hunt to make first Broncos appearance since 2009

It actually went under the radar until Tim Gore, uncharacteristically, wrote a really poorly researched attack article that directed fans attention towards the Broncos sponsors.

Fan power: Knights supporters share what they really think about the Lodge signing

On Instagram, a few years ago. It blew up for a bit.

QRL set terms for Israel Folau's league return

Regardless of anything, it’s just a garbage act to go announcing an agreement to the world before the other party has actually agreed to it. Or incompetent. The wheels are falling off that place.

Williams claims Raiders kicked him out the door

He didn’t get the release he asked for.

The release he asked for was at the end of the season. The Raiders appear to have attempted to end his contract early and announce it on social media without consulting him in an attempt to pressure him into terminating the contract.

Pretty crummy on the part of the club if that is indeed the case.

Williams claims Raiders kicked him out the door

He didn’t shirk responsibility for his actions. He pleaded guilty and served his sentence.

His victims sued in a New York court without ever going through the proper steps to obtain an enforceable judgment. It was never worth the paper it was printed on and their lawyers always knew that. The reporting around the compensation owed by Lodge to his victims was just bad journalism, because he never owed them a cent.

Fan power: Knights supporters share what they really think about the Lodge signing

Happy for you to get the same result again in 6 weeks Victor. Carry on.

Victor Radley insists he doesn't need to change technique after failing at the judiciary

The crimes in New York were actually 6 years ago.

Fan power: Knights supporters share what they really think about the Lodge signing

Probably a bit too harsh there.

He only played 6 games last year after coming back from a long term ACL injury from the pre-season. And half the games he did actually play, he played with an undiagnosed broken leg.

Fan power: Knights supporters share what they really think about the Lodge signing

Yeah, nah.

Clive was a real estate agent when Joh was in power and definitely wasn’t worth anything close to a billionaire. He was only 33 when Joh lost power, so it’s not like he was a senior member of any inner circle of Queensland politics.

He made his serious money in mining with mineralogy which didn’t have any operations in Queensland when Joh was in power, so it’s hard to see how Bjelke-Pietersen had anything to do with Palmer becoming a billionaire.

Clive Palmer backs Israel Folau's rugby league return in bizarre press conference

Yes – that’s what happens when companies go into administration and the administrators sack the workforce. It takes years to sort out.

Clive Palmer backs Israel Folau's rugby league return in bizarre press conference

There was actually a hell of a lot of luck in Palmer becoming a billionaire, and he tells people that all the time. He also made a lot of very smart decisions at different times.

Clive Palmer backs Israel Folau's rugby league return in bizarre press conference

The Queensland Nickel employees all got paid.

There is a lot to criticise Clive about, but it’s pretty obvious that he was never trying to screw his employees.

Clive Palmer backs Israel Folau's rugby league return in bizarre press conference

I could spend all day bagging Peter Beattie for all sorts of reasons, but criticising him for not knowing which team represented the Sutherland Shire is a bit unfair.

Beattie is a Queenslander, and shouldn’t be expected to have an intimate knowledge of Sydney geography to automatically associate the Sharks with the Sutherland Shire. It’s like asking the average New South Welshman which team operates out of Red Hill – not exactly forbidden knowledge, but still pretty obscure for any NRL fan outside of Brisbane.

In short, I agree Peter Beattie sucks.

Revolution or V’Landys: The only chances to get good leadership for the NRL

The Sharks were still secretly dealing with Flanagan in 2018 before the got caught. Again.

That’s five years after Flanagan admitted lying about the doping program. Dishonesty is ingrained into the culture of the club.

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

The doping happened in 2011.
Flanagan admitted deceiving the board in 2013.
The board continued to correspond with him regarding management of the club.
In August 2014, the players were banned.
In 2016, 5 more players were banned.
In 2018, Flanagan got banned again for conspiring with the club in contravention of the NRL ban.

And during that period, they were also found to have significantly breached the salary cap for a couple of seasons.

That is a club that has no sense of how to conduct itself properly. It is without a doubt the dodgiest club in the NRL.

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

You don’t get it.

The Broncos self reported their salary cap breach. The Broncos took it upon themselves to suspend Payne Haas, and TPJ and other players who step out of line. That is how a well run club conducts itself.

The Sharks actively concealed their dishonest and immoral behaviour and have got caught out time and time and time again.

No other club is dodgier than the Sharks.

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

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