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Mary Konstantopoulos

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And another Konstantopoulos!! How incredible!!

Why has Xavier Coates signing with the Storm hit such a nerve?

Agree, the Barry. Could not agree more.

To fix the crowd ‘problem’ there needs to be more work by the NRL and clubs put into marketing and game day experience.

A conference system isn’t going to fix it.

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

Great point, andrew! I went once for a State of Origin and it was absolutely incredible.

Another fantastic stadium and no surprises that the Broncs get such good crowds.

Why are we so obsessed with crowds in rugby league?

Hi Rellum – my sincere apologies. I am running a bit on empty this week so appreciate you pointing this out! Sorry for the error.

Unfortunately for Broncos fans, a fish rots from the head

Hi Emcie – my apologies. I am running a bit on empty this week so appreciate you pointing this out! It should have said has scored two hat tricks so far in 2021. Apologies again!!

Unfortunately for Broncos fans, a fish rots from the head

Maybe the best laugh you have had all season too…. 😂 😂 😂

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

I didn’t write the title of the article.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Mango Jack, I thought Freddie would select him at centre, but you highlight a great point re picking players out of position.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

How on earth have I vilified them?

Do you agree with their behaviour on the field? Yes or no.
Do you think that behaviour has the potential to cost Souths or these players down the line? Yes or no.

I’m curious to hear your responses to these questions.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

To put it another way, if I wrote an article next week about the Penrith Panthers being premiership contenders, should the response from Roarers be, what about the Storm? What about the Raiders? What about Souths?

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

So if I make a comment on one, I have to make a comment on all?

That would be very boring every week.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

THANK YOU PAUL.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

MPC, could not agree more. His views are outdated and not in line with what medical professionals have said. That’s another article all in itself…

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Just because this week I have chosen to focus on Latrell and Cody, doesn’t mean that that I haven’t spoken out about other players in the past.

So if I wrote about Jack Hetherington, should Bulldogs fans take issue with that because there are other players that commit acts of foul play?

P.S. When Nathan Cleary made that TikTok video I absolutely judged his character and still do.

P.P.S. I wrote this article before the judiciary handed down its verdict. Do you have a problem with me calling out the behaviour or the punishment decided by the judiciary. Theses are two different things.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Kerry, I don’t disagree re Kaufusi. As you may know, I’m an Eels fan. Ryan Matterson has been out since that incident happened.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Tony, that’s interesting. You don’t think Latrell was going to be selected for Origin?

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Big Mig, why is it poor form? Do you disagree that this is a problem in their games?

There are plenty of players who spend time at the judiciary and on the sidelines – Jack Hetherington seems to spend more time off the field that on it.

But I don’t see the players you have mentioned in the same class as Mitchell and Walker. Mitchell and Walker are two of the most talented players in our game and this sort of behaviour has an impact. With the ban last night, it’s unlikely Latrell will win his Dally M.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

I agree that the system could use some reform!

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

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?

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