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Brilliant arvo at Brookie today Scott. Turbo did slice your boys apart in the second half but it was on the back of a forward demolition. When fit there is no better pack in the comp than Dessie’s monsters.

In Vaughan, Frizell and the Sims boys I thought the packs would cancel each other out but as the flow of possession evened so did Manly’s dominance through the middle.

McInnes was a massive loss, and even though Api followed shortly after Manly found strength in Fainu.

Hunt and Norman didn’t ask too many questions out wide but it’s hard to be critical when they trailed a beaten pack.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

For sure but Good Fridays all the poorer for the absence of James Graham. 🙂

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Gday Nat. My opinion of McGuire is based on what I’ve seen. Munster was clearly upset and offended, it crossed the line of friendship.

I think the judiciary got it right with AFB. Contact with the head isn’t tolerated these days. Sure it was reflex and Pearce ducked, defenders need better judgement even if it means taking the conservative option.

McGuire’s gouge was intentional, no reflex, he thought about it and carried out the task. He deliberately attacked the head of an opponent, the most sensitive part. Yet the NRL not only let him off they don’t even bother putting it to a judiciary. It’s not right.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Thanks Papi – the process is pretty clear. Josh certainly had a case to answer

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Thanks for the update EJ. Pity the Bulldogs in a few weeks when he’s refreshed.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

All good Papi, no offence taken, it makes for an awkward mouthful.
I’d like to think the game has moved on from inter-state bias. Speaking of Gal, I recall he was once found guilty of gouging or was he cleared??

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Yeah I really enjoyed Addin’s battle with Klemmer. Klemmer deserved all he got after letting Blake cruise under the sticks. And Klemmer’s salute as Blake made his way off, brilliant – better than a poke in the eye with a blunt finger.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Hey Papi, the freedom to come up with your own headline is one of the best parts of the Roar.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Manly are fighting it, db. Addin has been named to take on the Dragons.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

It would be pretty rough but has Munster brought the game into disrepute. Did he lie on field to protect a mate and come clean post match? That’s pretty much taking the yellow water out of the game.

In any event, how long do friendships last when gouging is involved?

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

I don’t follow racing but that was a good read. Be worth posting as an article.

Who will be racing's next champion?

No, but Brett Plowman did

NRL redemption: Is Israel Folau headed back 'home'?

I can tell you he’s not a jerk, graffiti on the wall of the old Parramatta gaol told me as much in the late 80s, “Jesus lives…he wears the number six for Parra.”

NRL redemption: Is Israel Folau headed back 'home'?

Take me through the Sydney Olympics scenario? Scratching my head there.

I’ll always watch league but it’s far easier on the eye when my team’s in front.

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

That’s a fair point Paul, all I can say is, it’s not in my top 10 favourite songs.

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

Paul, he was talking in praise of the Indig All Stars mature approach to the topic compared to confrontational alternatives, and reckons the NRL with their high profile couldve assisted in promoting further conversation. I don’t think the NRL need an opinion either way but they are well placed to open more doors for blokes like Preston Campbell to state their case.

Business goals was a good chat. Primarily involving expansion. Does the game try and dominate the east coast or spread further, does it dilute suburbia…one way or another a clear approach is needed.

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

Fair enough Super and i’ll always keep watching regardless of the distractions too. But the game has to be sustainable, so the grass roots case is a good example of where plenty of noise needs to be made. It’s a bleak future for league the less and less kids are involved as time ticks by.

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

To be fair to Anthony in the article though, do you reckon his negativity is justified?

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

I’m hearing you loud and clear Super, the only bus I caught on the weekend went to Brookie.

"I’m on the express bus to November": Fed-up fan schools the NRL

Ahhhh, go to the top of the class, Wiki…The Rock!!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 3

All good Scott. Don’t fall into the trap of listening glowing Manly fans. Mate, I’ll still be hunting positive Manly news until the next round starts.

The only other Rueben I can thick of is the ex Rooster prop 15 years back but his was a Ruben and a surname.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 3

Good one Scotty, so we’re not even gonna talk about the Turbo in the room.

From spoon favourite to rounding out the 8. Yep, a week’s along time in footy, that’s why every day until Thursday should be about the best 8 try romp in NZ since the Scott Donald days.

And before I forget Saints, how quick is poached Dragon Rueben Garrick?

First person to name the last Rueben to play NRL wins Corey’s signed left boot!!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 3

Here’s hoping for more of the same at Leichhardt this arvo kk. Similar drizzly conditions a few years back saw the Tigers roar from the gates before my Eagles knew what hit them. So let the unpredictable madness you touch on swing the Eagles’ way today.

Rain, ponchos and sodden Pluto-pups…I cant wait to plant my Grosbys on Mary St.

Bennett plucks the Roosters while the Sharks' touch footballers head sideways

And Manly scored a try on the 7th tackle in the ‘78 semi finals – we should look at taking the premiership off them too.

What’s done is done for me. I’m through with league inequities, especially on the opening day of a new season. Cap…check, flag…check, ticket…check. Let’s GO!!!

If the Sharks title isn’t stripped then the Storm must get theirs back

All good points Tim, and while the shovel is deep, lets question South Sydney’s reinstatement.

If the Sharks title isn’t stripped then the Storm must get theirs back