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Mary Konstantopoulos

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In defence of referees

Forty Twenty, Sterlo is absolutely entitled to his opinion and TBH he is not one of those commentators that seems to talk about the referees all the time.

I more highlighted his comment because I fundamentally disagree with it – I am thoroughly enjoying this season, but of course that is only my view. 🙂

In defence of referees

Dutski, thanks for your comment! I actually think we are in the majority… the minority just seems to be making A LOT of noise at the moment.

In defence of referees

I’m not blaming JT for the Cowboys woes… I’m simply saying he isn’t the player that he once was and in particular this season, he is no longer having the same impact.

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

Unfortunately the rest of us who tipped the Cowboys for the Premiership didn’t cotton onto that so soon…

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

From my observations Paul, he is a very loyal coach…

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

Chris, do you think there is potentially some hangover from the World Cup? I wondered whether the long season was potentially impacting Jason Taumololo?

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

Busty, it would make me very happy to be proven wrong in this case. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

I’m not being critical of him at all! But let’s be real, there are very few people that saw this coming. If people had, they would not have been tipping the Cows to win the Premiership.

JT's game is broken and cannot be fixed

That I think is the point, Spruce. Scott I don’t really have a problem with the call – but the lateness made it incredibly frustrating and I can understand why the Storm were miffed.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

It says a lot about the standard we have come to accept from the team that an error like that is just seen as so out of character.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

Thanks for pointing that out Joe. I think the Storm will still win, but it’s a different prospect to actually playing at home.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

Ray, with respect, the man was hit below the belt… not sure how that makes him a whinger.

I’ve said the Dragons were too good in the article and all of the people that have commented agreed.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

Definitely not giving up on them… but they have work to do.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

Agree Paul – as I said, I don’t think if that call had gone their way that the Storm would have won. It was the Dragons who well and truly deserved that win. But it was probably one of the more bizarre calls I have seen (simply because of how late the call was made).

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

I don’t think Storm fans should stress, Emcie. Far from it. I would be pretty content if I was a Storm fan. But it’s clear to me that they have work to do – they’ve been inconsistent to start the year and no doubt are still one of the best teams in the comp when playing their best footy.

The errors and silly penalties are something that I’m not used to seeing from them though.

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

RoryStorm, hasn’t JAC’s development been an absolute pleasure to watch? What a player. I really hope he gets that Origin spot – if not now, when?

What happened to last year's premiers? The Storm have plenty of work to do

It’s catchy enough to get your attention and troll me. So I must be doing something right. Thanks for the clicks!

Mary's Wonder Women: Where are the female AFLW coaches?

She’s won a premiership.

That’s a pretty accurate measure used by plenty of people when working out who the ‘best’ coaches are.

Mary's Wonder Women: Where are the female AFLW coaches?

I didn’t ‘conventiently’ choose to leave that out. I saw it as almost irrelevant. Bec did not go back to the AFP because of money – had there been a position available to her full time which was financially viable, Bec has hinted several times that she would have considered the offer. The bottom line in, Bec’s choice was either quit her job to do AFLW and be unable to financially support herself or go back to her career. There was no middle ground.

And as for there being no female talent… Bec is the equal best AFLW coach out there. The talent is there. We can’t keep it.

Mary's Wonder Women: Where are the female AFLW coaches?

The Sea Eagles smashed the Eels in Round 2…. they were looking good at that point. Please don’t make me say anything further about this game.

Where to now for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles?

So what gives first?

Where to now for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles?

I agree Rod. I feel like Barrett has walked into a major storm here and I don’t know what he can do to get the team out of it.

Where to now for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles?

When I talk about where to from here, injuries are a major concern of mine. As I said Barrett needs to name 21 players this week and he only has 21 players left to choose from. What will happen during SOO or if any more injuries occur?

I think the squad is reasonable, but I think that other factors might be having just too big of an impact.

Where to now for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles?

Big Daddy he does do that. 🙂 In fact there was one with the Bulldogs just this week.

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