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Mary Konstantopoulos

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This made me laugh.

Is it ever okay to boo your footy team?

Gosh I would love to see a whole of crowd stunned silence.

Is it ever okay to boo your footy team?

I try not to delve too much into the ‘real fan’ debates, soda because I agree with you. A true fan is a fan of a team. There is no one way to do fandom.

Although there was an extremely abusive man sitting near me at BankWest Stadium on Sunday afternoon. I would prefer less of those types of fans if that’s ok…

Is it ever okay to boo your footy team?

Or Manly….

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Especially after one of the shortest off seasons the players have ever had.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

I disagree, Simon. I loved the crackdown and thought it would reap rewards in the end. There was huge media pressure at the beginning of 2018 during the crackdown… I wonder what impact that had.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Ben Hunt already spoke about it from a player perspective last night – not sure if you got a chance to check that out?

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Precisely.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Don’t mind that idea, Succhi.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

I’d rather some news about the NRLW instead of bringing back the u20s…

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Agree. It’s reactive, not proactive.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

But we’ve been looking for ways to even out the comp for years – the salary cap, cap on coaching staff spending. Even rules are brought into place to make games more competitive?

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

I was happy! 🙂

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

@nrlphysio may be able to help with that!

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

MPC, It’s an interesting thought. What I have been observing is that the teams that takes the lead in games this year, then uses the new rules to their advantage to pin their opposition in their own half. This year we have only had three come from behind wins and in each circumstance the team that has come from behind to win has won in circumstances where their opposition has lost three or more players ot injury. That can’t just be a coincidence?

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Probably not John… I might look around and see when we did actually start keeping those stats.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Tom, I think the bigger issue is how quickly these rules were brought in and seemingly with very little thought or analysis.

Think about a player like Jake Trbojevic. The new rules do not suit his style of play at all. Manly extended his contract, for a huge amount and then new rules come in and make his style of play less effective. It’s made many other players less effective too.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

Diamond Jackie, the real issue I have with the 18th man is that it is a reactive solution, not a proactive one. The problem here is concussion – try to solve the number of those actually happening by preventing them, rather than giving teams another player to use.

Why did the NRL introduce the new rules anyway?

I think I would hold the same view as you Dexter, if I was a Sharks fan!

Why is Cronulla coach John Morris under pressure?

They have shown a lot of patience in their last three games matth, which has been pleasing for me. We’ll know more over the next few weeks.

Why is Cronulla coach John Morris under pressure?

Andrew, I don’t think you can underestimate how highly revered a coach is when they deliver the clubs only premiership.

Why is Cronulla coach John Morris under pressure?

This comment makes a lot of sense, Sharkman. I don’t think the Sharks should be under any pressure to re-sign him… but when I heard speculation that he was under pressure, I was very surprised.

Why is Cronulla coach John Morris under pressure?

Paul, can’t I just stir the hornets nest and walk away? 😛

The Dally M system is well overdue for reform

Doing my best, Rhys! 😊

Lucy Lockhart pursues Rugby World Cup dream for the love of rugby

Thank you for the support Hugh! Lucy spoke glowingly about the opportunity in the UK and said it did wonders for her game.

Lucy Lockhart pursues Rugby World Cup dream for the love of rugby