The Roar
The Roar

JGK

Roar Guru

Joined February 2013

24.6k

Views

32

Published

7.5k

Comments

Cricket nut. Red V. Man U.

Published

Comments

Roar Guru
Roar Guru

Cricket's all-time alphabetical 'R' Team

With the pairs of Richards (and sons) and Russells, as well as other high quality players, the ‘R’ Team is perhaps best described as ‘light heavyweight”’– strong and powerful but just below a few of the others. Still, this is a very strong team.

Roar Guru
Roar Guru

Cricket's All Time K Team

With some of the composite teams coming up, we are now past the half way mark of this marathon. To date, the B Team and the H Team are the stand outs and it’s fair to say that they won’t be challenged by the K Team.

Have you seen Cordner, Frizzel amd Jake play recently?

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

It was interesting watching the GF on Nine because I otherwise only watch the Fox coverage (and there was no SOO this year). It didn’t take long to recall why I don’t watch Nine.

Gould isn’t worth it. Yes he has enormous experience and a great football mind but it is too much hard work trying to take out the obvious bias and rants and only concentrate on the nuggets. Plus he is totally over-exposed in the NRL world.

I haven’t heard much of him recently but Sterlo was always the best in-game analyst for me – Brandy is excellent but a level below. I’ll never forget about 20 years ago when having runners on the field was becoming a real problem and some people asked what the big deal was. Sterlo said that a skilled runner could direct the play because it was an extra set of eyes (without the need to run, pass, kick or tackle) and therefore an unfair advantage. Roll forward to the 2018 GF and Cronk basically proved Sterling’s point.

And I think it is only a matter of time before Cronk steps up into that role (once he gets a bit more on air confidence).

Andrew Johns was always a bit like Shane Warne for me – off the charts Footy/Cricket IQ and when they are just talking about what was on the field, they are sublime, but too often both struggle not fall back into being one of the boys and then it becomes cringeworthy. Freddie on the other hand is just quirky as **** so I quite like listening to him.

Who are we hiring - and firing - for the best rugby league TV coverage possible?

Agree – a great 1-2 combination. Morrow is still a terrific caller.

Who are we hiring - and firing - for the best rugby league TV coverage possible?

Webster really hurt his reputation with his anti-Griffin crusade – he crossed the line from journo to player and it was sad to see.

Who are we hiring - and firing - for the best rugby league TV coverage possible?

Hopefully we can get Pujara out a couple of times this time round.

India vs Australia Test series 2020-21: How does the Indian squad look?

OK, it’s pretty good (certainly compared to Qld), even if two players are playing out of position.

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

Which part?

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

The backs are the weakest I can recall but take Teddy out of the NSW backline and they aren’t the strongest either. The halves are ok and the forwards will do the job they need to do.

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

This might be closer than I thought.

Qld forwards are better. The halves probably cancel each other out and NSW have the stronger backs of Teddy plays.

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

Finally.

So happy for Kershaw who deserved this.

Dodgers crowned MLB World Series champs

Wasnt Johns that sort of player?

Canterbury's greatest NRL team

Don’t get used to it!

We have a schedule! Cricket Australia finally releases summer fixture list for India tour

Yep – hoping that the series will be over before they reach the Gabba.

We have a schedule! Cricket Australia finally releases summer fixture list for India tour

As others have noted, Peponis has to be hooker.

And Jason Smith for Barba.

Canterbury's greatest NRL team

The obstruction occurred way before then.

'They don't know the rules': Joey tears into the bunker as utter howler gifts Panthers try

They are a pretty good team for 59 minutes.

They should have stopped the winning TD though.

Falcons outdo themselves with their most bizarre choke yet

That is some team. Love the combination of pace and power in the backline.

Celebrating a century: My sporting love affair

I remember texting my brother at the time saying “Hello world, meet David Warner”.

Celebrating a century: My sporting love affair

Well done matth. There’s a fair bit of overlap with my own theoretical 100.
Can’t agree with you on the 1981 BRL GF though. I was a Magpies fan and we had lost the previous 2 GFs.

Celebrating a century: My sporting love affair

Smith tends not to score heavily in dead games.

Crowd set to attend Boxing Day Test at MCG

Is it too late to get Afghanistan over?

Crowd set to attend Boxing Day Test at MCG

It’s been that for a couple of years. It previously went from afternoon to a twilight game (under cover of “daylight saving started that day so 5.30 is really 4.30”) which then moved to 7.30 (under cover of “well there’s a public holiday in NSW the next day so kids can stay up”) and then move the date to late October with no long weekend and you have the abomination we had last night.

GF day used to be an event, even for neutrals. Now, it’s just one of any number of games you watch during the year.

Waleed Aly's stinging sledge for anyone who liked the night AFL grand final

Huh? Freeze the video above at the point where Capewell runs in between Munster and Yeo (about 9s in). Muster cannot move any closer to Yeo without colliding with Capewell and that buys Yeo the fraction of the second he needs to put the kick in.

'They don't know the rules': Joey tears into the bunker as utter howler gifts Panthers try

Api was playing quarterback last night.

Four talking points from the NRL grand final

ABC or 2GB/4BC radio while watching the Nine coverage.

Four talking points from the NRL grand final