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Thanks for posting my link. I’m glad you enjoying the read. 🙂

Record low AFL crowd for GWS home match

Thanks for the nice comments. That is one of the interesting things about my site. You really can see how my opinions have changed over the years. Glad you enjoyed it!

Record low AFL crowd for GWS home match

There wasnt a facility built at Homebush. They just upgraded the showground….

Sorry Blacktown, you didn't deserve this

This article was a good giggle.

Which Super League star does your NRL club need?

Nathan is leaving out the dire playing ability of most teams in Super League. I have watched Super League for many years and this season in particular has been appalling. The standard is football is a disgrace.

Nathan Brown can talk about how many contenders there are all he likes, but the fact is only 4 clubs have won the title in the Super League era and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon (Warrington are chokers).

The Challenge Cup? A dead competition. They only get a crowd for the final because it feeds into the English need for everyone to win a trophy.

Last season of the 14 Super League teams, two went bust. This season, one of the bigger clubs, the Bradford Bulls, revealed they were also about to go bust unless they received an immediate cash injection.

I can understand why someone would fail in the NRL, head to the UK and start to convince themselves that Super League isn’t a dying competition of terrible standard. It probably makes things feel a heck of a lot better about themselves. But please, don’t try and tell everyone else how great Super League is when you just have to watch a few games to realize what a terrible competition it is.

BROWNIE: How coaching differs in England and Australia

How will we ever cope without idiots from Melbourne catching Taxi’s from the airport, driving up the freeway, around to the back of Blacktown, telling us there is nothing there but we are all embracing AFL, then heading back to Melbourne with the good news.

I have lived my entire life in the Blacktown/Penrith area. Like any area’s in Australia, some areas of the region are very nice, others, not so good. At the end of the day though, a lot of the people that are taking shots at these areas actually couldn’t afford to live there. This after all is part of Sydney, which is a pretty nice place to live at the end of the day.

The problem GWS had, aside from the fact that no one at all cared, is that they kept marketing themselves as US to everyone else! They kept talking about being a Blacktown side, and EVERYONE knew it was complete rubbish! Granted, they managed to massage the ego’s at Blacktown Council to build the greatest white elephant sporting facility in Australia, but that was never going to be a difficult thing to do!

This entire process has been about flying people up from Melbourne, having them stand in a place they have never been before, saying they know the region when they clearly didn’t, saying we all supported them, when we clearly didn’t, saying they were committed to the area, when they clearly weren’t, and marketing the side, not to the Blacktown area, but to people in Melbourne and the media that this was all going to work!

People in this area watched, bemused, at these idiots working themselves up like that!

No one in Blakctown cares the team finally made the move to Homebush. We didn’t care when they were here. To us it just means we no longer have to deal with old men shuffling around the place telling us when he thinks we think!

So, GWS, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. It was nice ignoring you….

Sorry Blacktown, you didn't deserve this

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Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Bulldogs will get a lot out of that game. At the end of the day their halves didn’t give them enough. They lost composure on the last tackle a few times there. Too much for Ben Barba to do.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – The Storm werent at their best tonight but still got the win. Hard to pick a man of the match. Smith played well as did Pritchard.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Melbourne slow it right down. Chuck it under their jumper. The siren sounds and Melbourne have won the game. Tough game this one. 7 in a row by the Storm now.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Bulldogs go wide and Marris gets 45 out from his line. They go to the other side of the ield and almost go over the sideline. 40 out from the Storm line. Bulldogs attacking here, nice offloads and second man plays. They are doing everything to keep it aloive. Middle of the iels now. Barba goes to Goodwin who had NO room to move anjd he is smashed over the sideline! 30 seconds left.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Another penalty against the Dogs. A strip, two in the tackle. The Storm kick deep into the Bulldogs half. They are 20 out from the Bulldogs line on tackle one. Keeping is simple here now.3 minutes let and they go left wthrough Bromwich. They work towards the posts. Slow play the ball. Slater almost vaught them napping there. Almost a try. Its a change over though. Only 2 minutes left.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Scrum win Melbourne. A Scrum penalty for the Dogs taking too long to pack the scrum. terrible! Storm kick for touch. Hurts as much as the time lost there. Storm 30 out from their line.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – 6 minutes left now as the Bulldogs are deep in Storm territory. They get a penalty late in the count and tap the ball. They are just 10 meters out now as they come center field.A run around by Ennis and they are 3 meters out. Then they lose it, knock on right at the try line. Bad play. Ennis is playing poorly. 5 minutes left.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Storm over half way keeping it simple. Then Cronk goes for a massivce field goal from about half way, but it went wide. Wow. 48 out that attempt.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – 9 minutes remaining and its a good kick. The Dogs 35 meters out now. They keep going up the middle. Then going right, Toleman tackles 20 out. The go close to scopring through Reynolds. Hes slow to play it. They spread it left as they go to Goodwin on the wing, he offloads and its back to center field on the 5th. Its sloppu now. They kick and Slater cleans up 10 out from his own line. 8 and a half meters left now.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Storm at the half way line now. They kick ealy and Goodwin runs it back. Barba gets the pass and looks dangerous but they shut him down. The Dogs offload and aee at half way now. Good forward play gets them 35 out from Storms line. A bomb goes up. Duffie loses it backwards and it goes over the dead ball line. The Storm will drop it out from their own line.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – 67 minutes gone here. Scrum win to the Dogs. They go to the right and tackles 15 out from their line.Keeping it simple here through Eastwood. They now look to go right and Morris causes problems as they get over half way. They are 40 out now and their offload gets knocked back to themselves and now have posession.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Ryles double movement from hell and knocked it on anyway. Horrible….

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Scrum win to Storm. They go short side and are 10 meters out. Coming back left now to the center of the field. A nice run and offload. They are just 2 meters out. They go to the center of the field here and Ryles spins in the tackle, looked to have scored but it looks like a douyble movement. Video referee now…

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Storm over half way now. They go wide, Chambers flick pass and they are 20 meters out now. They go let. Numbers out wide. Hoffman passes and the Dogs knock it down. Try saving move there. They were lining up to score!

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – The Dogs take the kick at half way. Great charge by Eastwood gets them back to the 30. Toleman almost through Hoffman. They are offloading reallu well but one goes to ground and the Storm dive on it!

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – The Storm kick early from their 40 meter line. Dogs already back to half way. This is a real battle here. Dogs grinding it up the middle. They go right and find some space. A nice offload followed by a seonc offload and the goalposts stopped the try! They play the ball, barba dragged down. Morris puts a grubber in and its knocked over the dead ball line by the Storm.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Scrum win on half way to the Dogs. They go right. 40 meters out. They center it back up now. 30 out. Pritchard offloads and theres space here. 10 meters out. They get within 2 meters with two tacjles left. Through the backline and Barba almost bvreaks the line. They kick and its a bad one. It all fell apart on the last there. Slater has the second kick covered. Storm with the ball.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Melbourne Storm 12 Canterbury Bulldogs 6 – Bulldogs not doing much here. They get over half way and kick it deep to Slater. The Storm go wide immediately and find space. They are almost at halfway on tackle 1. But a forward pass from Hoffman just kills it. Bad stuff there on the half way line.

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog