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Another really good read, Dane, as usual, enjoyed it immensely. Could feel the truth underlying it all. So glad the Broncos are not my team.

A day in the new life of a former Broncos legend

Is there something wrong with a man crying? At the very least, shows that he cares.

Broncos in tears after latest horror loss

A great game, enjoyed every minute of it – if only the Storm would produce that form more often.

The NRL benchmark hasn't changed in 2020

Great write; great read Kman! Loved it. Needed a laugh this morning & you gave it to me – so glad I read it. More please.

Alarm bells ring as Wests Tigers enter the top eight

“I also think there is a tendency in the media to look backwards rather than forward”
Have been thinking the same for several years, Mary! Surely in all the lower tier competitions there must be talented coaches who should be encouraged & supported. Coaching is a special skill requiring a lot more than knowledge of the game to be successful.
Isn’t doing the same thing over & over again & expecting a different result, the definition of insanity? To me, this is what is happening in the NRL. Time to take of the blinkers & look outside the square for future coaching talent.

Lack of talent isn't a problem in the NRL - but lack of good coaches may be

Thanks a lot Chris P & DP. I wondered because all the others fearful type names & Eels just sound unthreatening ( if that’s a word).

Eight talking points from NRL Round 7

KK, I have been thinking the same about the name Eels. Do you, or any Roarers, know where it originated? Seems a very inoffensive creature – not a fighting spirit at all.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 7

I’ve gone, mostly for the favourites, except for the Cowboys. They have talent & ability, just feel they must come good at some time this season.
Good luck, Scott. You are either very brave, or desperate.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 7

Well done, Dane. Well written & very humorous – maybe prophetic, who knows.

Melbourne’s future long-term hooker and Harry Grant

You won’t change my mind, nor that of others it seems, & obviously I won’t change yours. It’s an option site, so, my opinion is valid & I’ll stay with it, regardless of who tries to tell me I’m wrong, in the hope that someone, at the Roar, believes as I do & acts.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

My point, exactly. I’m not entering into the argument; plain & simply saying items, such as these, are more aptly placed on another site.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Because it is labelled as Rugby League forum, Barry. That, to me at least, means footy, not politics. There have been too many of these articles, posted recently & I believe they are unnecessary here.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Don’t nit-pick, Mary, you know exactly what I mean. Every time a topic, like this comes up it brings out the nastiness & self-righteous name calling – not the cheerful, good humoured banter that usually takes place. I see the Roar as a place of refuge from stark reality & I don’t want that hi-jacked, no matter what the issue or however well intentioned.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

As I said, while watching their last game, he looks slow & cumbersome now. Has been great, over the years, though never a favourite of mine. I wonder if he is aware that he is pushing uphill for little reward, at the Dragons, & has decided to cut his losses. Who are they after as a replacement?

James Graham wants out of the Dragons

I just wish that what is posted on this site related, directly, to Rugby League leaving politics, social justice & generalities to other, more appropriate, places.

The sports media must promote inclusivity

Can’t agree, maybe salary cap concessions, for two or three years, with conditions on how it should be spent, could be an answer.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

I have no proof or figures to back my theory, but, young players with big money, away from home & family, especially if unhappy, are a recipe for trouble. May take many forms, off field dramas of many types, lack of form, mental health issues. I look at how many AFL players have taken time away from their game to deal with their problems. It might be a fix for your Titans, but, at what cost to very young players. There has to be a better answer.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

Think we’ll have to wait & see. Cam says he has no desire to coach & Bellamy says he will walk away when this contract finishes. Might be good to have a crystal ball, at this stage. Personally, I think it would be talent wasted if Cam were to be lost to the game.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

Clever comment, DP, not sure that I would be happy for all that to happen. Pretty sure the Titans would benefit, big time, if your suggestions were reality.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

Not a fan of the draft, Clarke, too much pressure on young minds. I prefer to leave young players the option to refuse offers, if they wish; otherwise they really do become just, dehumanised, cattle.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

If they don’t have some success by then, they may as well give up & fold.

Gold Coast Titans to be NRL contenders by 2025

Joe, you can & do write well, at times. Funny, clever posts that are welcomed & appreciated, but, too often, it seems to me, that you just write for the sake of fulfilling your commitment. This is one of those times. Have you never forgotten to pay an important bill? Leave Josh alone & concentrate on footy related topics.

Josh Reynolds' false positive was a blessing in disguise

Thanks Joe, great piece. I, too, pledged my membership, to my club, who offered the same deal. It certainly wasn’t my reason for the pledge, by, it was a nice dream. You experienced something very few of us will & have given us a wonderful snapshot of it all. I had no idea that players, refs etc. would be able to hear remarks, good & bad . You’ve been so lucky. I hope you appreciate what you’ve had & that you have keep a hard copy of your post to look back on.

In the stands at a post-COVID NRL game

Thanks, great 1st 40, 2nd not so great. The Knights defended so well.

Bulldogs vs Roosters postponed after COVID-19 scare

Couldn’t agree more, DPS, most of the weekend has been poor. Very, very disappointing!

Bulldogs vs Roosters postponed after COVID-19 scare