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An early reason for Panthers and Knights fans to celebrate the 2020 NRL season

Oh John, look at you adding comments and clicks. And constantly mentioning Greta Thunberg so as to get me more comments and clicks.
It’s almost – almost – as though I’m pulling your strings.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

I didn’t realise it was your money to take away.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

The song was written in 1878, so federation isn’t when people became “Australian”.
As for the Afghan Cameleers who first turned up in the 1860s? They were here before most of my (white, English) ancestors. It’s their song as much as mine.
But ignoring the people who were here for 60,000 years? They’re not “a group of people within the population”, they’re the traditional owners.
A government doesn’t create a nation. Australia is not young.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

The song was written in 1878. There was no nation then.
A little embarrassing for you.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

“I’m buggered if I’ve ever heard or seen anything of him before here at the ROAR.”
Dude, I met you in person at the Roar Christmas drinks a few years ago.
I’m not going to pretend I particularly matter, but I’ve worked here for the better part of a decade.
Part of the furniture, me.

Raelene Castle's tenure has been a failure – what else did RA expect?

All for that!

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Belittle posters?
“I thought this was a serious article until I read this line.”
Maybe when that’s the depth of your initial contribution to the discussion, you should have a think about what constitutes belittlement.
To continue that line of thought, if a quote from the SCG Trust is what you consider being belittled, well Jim, that’s on you.
In the meantime, I’ll take the SCG’s line about their attractions over your anecdotal suggestions as to what people may like. The people who run one of the world’s greatest sporting venues know what they’re talking about. And seeking to replicate what they consider a star attraction is, therefore, a completely worthwhile endeavour.
Apologies if all this logic has once again made you feel small.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Nah, we should name the bar after Mark ‘Booze’ Hughes.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

In the salary cap? For a statue of a player who retired more than a decade ago?
Think that one through.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

From the SCG Trust: “The Basil Sellers Sports Sculptures Project is one of the most popular attractions within the SCG precinct.”

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Oh, Colombia. Because cocaine is made there. And Andrew Johns admitted to using drugs.
I see what you did there.
Bravo.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Blake was at a different club (and a Kiwi international played centre in his place), D Brown had played a grand total of three first-grade games, and Evans didn’t play because he’d been dropped to reggies. The Storm didn’t beat an undermanned side, they flogged the best Parra had to throw at them (sans N Brown). Don’t kid yourself with false equivalence.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Where the coach chooses to play them doesn’t change the fact the choice of troops from Round 9 is essentially the same as this afternoon. The team that lost to the Storm were not viciously understrength.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Right you are, that’s my bad. Story has been updated.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Best comment ever.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism

You take “factionalised gang of old white men” wearing robes and come up with a guy born in Nazareth, who died at a young age, and his closest mates?

Israel, please shut up about God – oh, and happy Easter!

Cool, enjoy watching them not make the finals again.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

When you’ve got three years of history and two of them came up with wooden spoons, yes, 2016 matters.
More importantly than 2016 (which I noted but you’ve conveniently left out), they are the incumbent wooden spooners.
Don’t be disingenuous. The Sunwolves have been the worst team in the comp their whole history. That’s my point. It’s self-evident.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

Dead last in 2016.
Second last in 2017.
Dead last in 2018.
Third last now 2019 (and were dead last leading into this round).
The Sunwolves are “an advertisement of what our sport can be”? Get a better agency.

Hey Waratahs, welcome to NSW (you probably won't be back, hey?)

The NRL needs a page-one rewrite on player behaviour

By that logic, Cam Smith and Billy Slater aren’t Melbourne through and through.

Salary cap? C'mon, we all know why we hate today's grand finalists

Thanks for the clicks and comments The Barry.
As I’m sure you’re aware, they’re all Buzz and I care about.

The Bulldogs' short memories – among other things – on show at Mad Monday

“… make the decision to move home after things have run their natural course…”
My ‘hypocrisy’ is kind of the point.

Homesick? Suck it up, be a man, and blame someone else instead