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The Roar


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Joined August 2014







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I think last on first off so dolphins first year they’re brand new. Then the titans been around since 07 and then South Sydney been around since 02 😛

Nine surefire ways to decide who says bye bye to Magic Round next year

Roosters have been really disappointing so far this year.
But only 8 games in and they’re 4 and 4, same as 2018.
Got keary working back from a knee and what I’d say is our now best go forward front rower still working back into it in Collins. Thought Tedesco started slow but last 2 games his been awesome so just might need more time for the guys like keary and Collins.
Manu has been awful imo the last 2 weeks and needs to step up making 15 runs a game not 6.
But need to beat the titans this week!

Stop calling once-mighty Roosters heavyweights - they're now featherweights

I’ve enjoyed most of the games this year. Last year I watched roosters games and then would check in on games depending on who was playing.
So speed seems about right.
Wasn’t a huge fan of what V’landys said during the week.
They cannot keep changing rules. It will kill the game. I enjoy a few other sports and if for example I watch the NBA the bulls of today and then go and watch Jordans bulls I can go yep that’s the same sport with better athletes and a shift in offense.
In the NRL watching last year’s gf compared to an early 90s gf you could say it was a totally different game and it’s not just down to athletes getting better Imo.
It’s all down to the 1000s of rules that suits like V’landys have implemented or tried to implement. I like the balance currently and if they change it again! I might just give up.
I’ve never enjoyed NRL less than last year and watched so few games
I’d say I’m the definition of a rusted on fan. If V’landys loses the rusted on fans then the game is done.
PS joey Johns was banging on about 1 ref for maybe the whole time we’ve had 2 refs now he wants 2 again and doesn’t even evaluate the fact that he and Gould were perhaps the biggest reasons we ended up with 2 and then 1 in the first place.
Time for rugby league media to maybe just ignore the man.

NRL coaches have defeated the set restart rule and the game is better for it

Jason ryles and Matt king have earned their shot! On ya bike Trent 😂

No Robbo, no problem as Roosters romp to 28-4 victory, three binned for Cowboys

Am excited for tonight.
Not sure what the weather is like in Sydney but if it was like last night the south’s forwards are going to have to be really good! Play balls will be slower which slows Cook down which slows everyone for south’s down.

Collins and Taukaiaho are great front rowers and different enough that they could bash souths out of the game early and the rooosters use a good kicking game with a chase. Imo south’s back three aren’t great at bringing the ball back or just not in Tupou or Tedescos class at bringing it back.

How Souths can beat Roosters: pack mentality and edging towards the fringes

Pretty solid team! I’d expect it to make the 8.
Jwh definitely deserves to be in there. As a roosters fan I can’t say enough about him. Best roosters front rower since beetson imo.

Life begins at 30: The best of the NRL’s 2022 golden oldies

Most definitely

Of Giants, Rebels and sausage rolls: The Northern Rivers all stars

Something I’d never thought about if I had followed south’s 🤢
I’d have seen 2 teams in a few years be booted. Don’t know if I’d be the rusted on fan I am today.

Of Giants, Rebels and sausage rolls: The Northern Rivers all stars

I was going for the chargers cause they were the local team and came to our school pretty regularly and gave tickets out.
They then got booted out of the comp and I loved watching fittler play origin so decided I wanted to watch him play as much as I could so the roosters it was.

Though all things said I should have ended up following south’s as my old man does and my pop played reserve grade for south’s in the bad old days. So really it was dumb luck following the chooks. Best life decision 😂

Of Giants, Rebels and sausage rolls: The Northern Rivers all stars

Covell after he retired from the NRL came back and played a couple of seasons for the mustangs in the 2nd row. Classy player and a good man.

Of Giants, Rebels and sausage rolls: The Northern Rivers all stars

I played under 18s for the murbah mustangs! Great club!
Have to add Luke covell and Anthony laffrachi who both came through the mustangs before going on to have really good careers.

Of Giants, Rebels and sausage rolls: The Northern Rivers all stars

Rebuild is a bit silly to me this lot haven’t played a game together yet.
Flanagan (on a bad contract no doubt) has the ability to be the organizing half that is needed I don’t see that ability in Averilo maybe I’m wrong.
Dogs will improve they have to with the players brought in.
Though I didn’t love Barretts team list. Everyone is gonna target that back row if that is what Barrett plans on playing

Is it time for the Bulldogs to start rebuilding already?

Yeah agreed. If Manu had gotten up and played in by sheer luck that to me is still a really ugly tackle by Mitchell which would have still deserved a long suspension. So basing it on an injury isn’t the right way to go Imo

Five matches is all it costs a repeat offender who smashes an opponent’s knee

I saw a replay of the tackle and it didn’t look like a normal hip drop tackle to me. An ugly clumsy tackle but I wouldn’t call it a hip drop.
I hope Haze makes it back though I can’t remember a knee injury sounding so bad, still here is hoping.

The judiciary needs fixing though. I don’t agree with players sitting out as long as the injury they may cause. That creates way to much grey to me. I mean what if Manu had broken his nose instead of cheekbone? Still an ugly incident but the injury not as bad now. I think injuries at times can come down to luck and I don’t really want to punish based on luck or lack of it.
I think it’s really important that we say that having the likes of Mitchell, Hetherington and Fuiamiono or even Napa while he was here having them on the field if they want to behave this way isn’t really that important to the game. I’d rather have Haze or Manu on the field so giving repeat offenders 12 or more weeks is ok. Better for the look of the game as well as the players who may come up against them.

Five matches is all it costs a repeat offender who smashes an opponent’s knee

Been following the roosters since my original team the chargers got kicked out. Just loved Freddy fittler

'Hate makes the wins so much sweeter': What it's like to be a Roosters fan

Good shot 😂

'Hate makes the wins so much sweeter': What it's like to be a Roosters fan

The headline wasn’t mine and I’m definitely not blaming rugby league as a whole I think it’s much wider then that.

'Toxic': The way women are treated in rugby league must change

You must be furious with Dane gagai then?

'I didn't sleep': Cecchin reveals the one decision that's convinced him to quit again

Cheap young talent that would got them a pick and a close enough to 20 points from Hayward I take that deal and I think the Celtics take it to as it just removes their biggest weakness.

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

I think the Jazz could have got more from that sort of deal Robert Williams to back Favors up and hopefully develop him to take over and a 2nd rd pick and not having to pay Gobert 200 mill I am taking that deal if I am the Jazz.

Holiday would have been a great fit next to Mitchell. I think the Jazz have basically settled for finishing between the sixth and eighth seed for the next few years

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

His of course valuable, 2x DPOY always have value but he got played off the floor in the playoffs last year by Jokic. I mean if Gobert cant stay in the paint if he gets dragged out of the paint his basically useless. You can’t pay someone 200 mil for a guy who is so easily played off the floor.

Utah is always gonna struggle to get players come to Utah but they should try and trade for Kevin Porter jr cheap young talent being sold cheap by the cavs.
If I was the Jazz i would have traded Gobert to the C’s for Hayward before his deal to Charlotte and tried to bring in Larry Nance or McGee. Then saved up for a run at Victor Olidapo, Jrue Holiday or Kelly Oubre Jr but they are going to be stuck with this core now.

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?

Yeah I think the Nets would be better if they could trade him but I think they’re stuck with him for at least this season.

Steve Nash’s job just got way harder IMO

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

Who knows how Durant would react. I think Deandre is pretty much untradeable as well cause you cant annoy those 2.

What sort of assests would a team already in contending be willing to give up? I mean say the clippers go Paul George for Kyrie straight up they get a playmaker they need. The nets get help on the wing and a guy who would be an incredible 3rd option who would I think fit really well. But the clips would be insane to do that IMO they don’t even know if Kyrie would turn up. He could legit just retire if they did trade him somewhere he didnt want to go

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

I think the answer is the Nets would of course be better if they were able to trade him for depth and defensive help. But his pretty much tanked his value to anyone willing to trade for him. If he was traded to the Clippers or whoever you have no idea if he would even turn up to play.

The other thing to consider would be how much would it annoy Durant if they traded the guy he went to Brooklyn to play with.

Will the new-look Nets be better with or without Kyrie Irving?

No way in the world is Gobert worth what the Jazz are going to pay him. This a old school big who can’t shoot or defend outside of the paint and if teams go small gets played off the floor. For a guy getting paid this much he should be able to stay on the floor when teams go small.

The Jazz could have spent 10 or 15 million on a different C and got pretty similar production imo. Go chase McGee or just play Favors there and use the money elsewhere.

Is Rudy Gobert worth $200 million?