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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe and now Broncos. also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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Here is the 4BC Team of the 80’s, in one of a series of articles I wrote on the history of the BRL. I added a second team for good measure.

History of Brisbane Rugby League: Endings and beginnings (1987 and beyond)

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

1970’s?

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

It tends to be the Right that skew the supposedly open rules to make money for themselves and their friends. Actually, scratch that, it’s everybody.

There is something rotten in the Rainbow Nation

Sometimes people disagree with the method – because they disagree with the method.

Capping is not only legitimate but in fact absolutely imperative when comparing batsmen

And that’s for the Afghanistan team to work out. South Africa can only really speak to their own experience.

There is something rotten in the Rainbow Nation

The most interesting thing for me about this article and the reactions it, as well as others in recent days is that there seems to be literally no point in discussing the matter if you are, say over 30, because it appears all attitudes and beliefs on both sides of the fence are very entrenched. There is very little room for any sort of common ground.

That seems to be the case more and more in more and more different areas of society. The middle is an empty space these days and seeking to understand your ‘opponent’ is not practiced much these days.

I guess we can all agree on maybe these few things:

1. Black people in South Africa were badly treated for many years.
2. White people in South Africa benefited from this treatment.
3. Now the boot seems to be on the other foot and the people under that boot don’t like it. No one would.
4. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
5. But ignoring a previous wrong doesn’t fix it either.
6. Nobody really knows of a good solution to entrenched problems within South Africa. Anyone who says they do is delusional.
7. Same for problems of inequality in all parts of the world concerning many different groups of people. There is probably no society on earth that is ‘clean’ of these types of problems.
8. There are no simple solutions and no blanket cure-all’s.
9. Kneeling doesn’t do much practically, but some people feel it is a strong symbol.
10. No one on this site knows what QDK is thinking, but many would like to think they do and put their own agenda on QDK’s motivations.

Oh, and the definition of ‘political’ is ‘relating to the way power is achieved and used in a country or society’. Making a statement on a moral issue is not necessarily ‘relating to the way power is achieved and used in a country or society’

There is something rotten in the Rainbow Nation

“Reduce the crime rate , that will reduce the incarceration rate.”

Reducing the disproportionate levels of poverty and poor education in those communities would be a start. How do you think historically those communities remained poor and poorly educated?

There is something rotten in the Rainbow Nation

For South Africa, who are the team in question here, obviously racism is a massive historical issue. for the West Indies too, racism is uppermost in their minds. The UAE and Afghanistan teams have to make their own decisions.

There is something rotten in the Rainbow Nation

Peak Mortimer was as good as any half in history and 1980 version Mortimer would rip tired teams to shreds off the bench.

Steve Edge Captained St George and Parramatta to multiple premierships. Sorry Benny.

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

The Poms had some tough hombres over the years: Mal Reilly springs to mind.

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

The 1984 (I think) Wynnum side was as good as any side in living memory. Peak Wally with (from memory some of Miles, Scott, Lindner, Coyne, Dowling, the French brothers, Mal Green, Terry Buttler). What. A. Team.

And then Souths beat them the following year.

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

Belcher over Colin Scott? Yeah, probably but it would be close.

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

Yes because we all know how much of a Bulldogs supporter Arko was ….

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

And captained Australia once or twice

The greatest grand finalists of the 1980s

Him or Tedesco or Haas. Basically you just grab the best player and he is bound to improve any team.

The ‘One’ player who could change everything for each NRL side

Being an indigenous icon doesn’t preclude a player from criticism. You have also tried to limit the discussion to off field when you know Mitchell’s last effort on the field was a shocker that likely cost his team a premiership and definitely cost his opponent plenty of time in surgery. Add to that the COVID breaking shooting trip and there you go.

May to face Panthers board over social media antics

this is probably not a sackable offence on it’s own, but coupled with the much more serious offence that landed him in court, plus the tickets for mates issue, it’s adding up. to be honest, he should probably have been sacked after the offence that put him in court in the first place.

May to face Panthers board over social media antics

No mate, the Tigers have him wrapped up 😂

May to face Panthers board over social media antics

Sort of like Latrell then…

May to face Panthers board over social media antics

It’s very good and very long. The interesting thing is it’s written more from a view sympathetic to the English. Frith is no fan of Bradman.

Capping is not only legitimate but in fact absolutely imperative when comparing batsmen

Absolutely they do. I cannot express my support for a white supremacist group, for example.

'How racist do you have to be?': ABC presenter stunned by de Kock decision as cricket world divided

Get on The Suns. the draft is really helping them 😂

'It's the only way bottom dwellars will fight their way up': NRL world reacts to draft proposal

Well I just heard the Dragons have made offers to bring Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker and Greg “Dishead” Dowling out of retirement to bring some youthful enthusiasm to the club.

'It's the only way bottom dwellars will fight their way up': NRL world reacts to draft proposal

They probably would have overlooked them for Jermaine Isaako…

'It's the only way bottom dwellars will fight their way up': NRL world reacts to draft proposal

The Gold Coast Suns have been right at the bottom of the AFL since they started. The draft doesn’t seem to have helped them a lot. Malbourne just won their first premiership since Jesus was a boy. The draft didn’t help them for 25 of the last 30 years

'It's the only way bottom dwellars will fight their way up': NRL world reacts to draft proposal

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