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Jaydem Martin

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They might have to try and replicate what the Raiders did, whether they’re capable of that I am not sure. Hopefully they go down swinging though. Win or lose it’s been a great season for you guys but it would be nice to see them go one week closer.

A change of plans as the NRL finals get exciting again

I agree with that. I’m glad we got at least one close game, and I enjoyed the Eels against the Broncos because I didn’t have high expectations for it. But the Roosters/Rabbitohs and Manly/Sharks games I was hoping would be a lot closer.

I think the Rabbitohs/Manly game should be close, but not too sure about Parra/Storm. Hopefully they are both really competitive games.

A change of plans as the NRL finals get exciting again

There’s also that stat where they lost I think five games because they failed to convert goals. They aren’t that far off from being a top four side. If they get a good run without injuries and are able to get their key players in form then I could see them going far into the finals.

NRL's battle of the beaches

I think they can win it on emotion and as you said on the back of enthusiasm from the kids. I don’t think they can go too deep into the finals, but I give them a chance in tonight’s game. Whatever the result, you guys have still had a really good year.

NRL's battle of the beaches

Hope you have a good night! It should be a great game and amazing atmosphere.

NRL's battle of the beaches

True. The loss of Thompson takes away so much from the Tigers attack and defence. By the time Farah got on the field the game was nearly out of their hands.

When the dream doesn’t come true

Sorry for the late reply. I see what you’re saying. I think if the Tigers did make the finals this year, it would have been such a big accomplishment that they might not be able to back it up the next week. Another year under Madge and I think he will have them ready.

When the dream doesn’t come true

Something I forget to mention is how with more awareness of the PDRL, it can be a great tool for creating awareness for the individual disabilities players have. Some diseases that you might not always hear about get a spotlight.

Agree with everything you said and thank you for the nice words.

The dream of playing rugby league is now a reality for everyone

Thanks! It’s definitely a big goal in my life even if it’s just one game. Good thing is my health is all pretty stable at the moment so now is probably the best time to look at getting involved.

The dream of playing rugby league is now a reality for everyone

That’s what really attracted me to it. When I first heard of the PDRL I didn’t know what to expect, but the more I’ve learned about it and the more I’ve seen, knowing the amount of effort that goes into it is a big thing for me. It’s still physical and competitive.

The dream of playing rugby league is now a reality for everyone

What’s your thoughts on Penrith trying to get Jared Waerea-Hardgreaves to the club? Don’t know how true it is, but there was speculation about it earlier in the year and it has resurfaced again.

Do Penrith have a potential problem?

I think it was Matthew Johns that was saying how with Nathan Cleary his career is almost the opposite to other younger halves. Other halves come in with that natural attack and creativity, but it takes time to develop that game management side. Nathan knows how to control a game well but lacks in other departments and that’s probably why he got compared to JT and Cronk because of his composure and control of a game. But yeah I hate when players get compared to the greats. I agree that he might not reach the level of a JT, but he doesn’t have to. I think next year will be good for him though. It’s his side to run and the combination with Jerome Luai should work well.

Do Penrith have a potential problem?

Thanks for the compliment.

Yeah, I’ve realised that it’s a bit of stretch calling him an elite coach. I do think he’s a great coach, but in comparison to the others mentioned I see that he’s not there yet.

And agree with your point about Des and the position he has left clubs in when he left.

Current success of the elite coaches

Thanks to everyone that has commented so far. It’s my first article I’ve written and without going into too much detail about my personal life, it’s a big thing for me. I wasn’t really expecting much of a response so I’m a little overwhelmed but I promise to get around to responding to each comment. But I honestly appreciate everyone’s opinion. Not everyone is going to agree with what I wrote, but it means a lot that everyone is going into detail and giving their thoughts.

Current success of the elite coaches