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Remo Shankar

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Mark,

Thanks for rectifying my oversight. I think I stared at the stats too long and had it in my head that in 1984 the Australian was still being played as the first slam instead of the last and so discounted it as a contender for ‘falling at the final hurdle’ as per Crawford, Hoad, Serena and Alcott.

Why Australia bosses the Grand Slam

Spot on Bell21. We had low profile players like Brian Teacher winning it, as well as other players like John Marks getting to a final against Guillermo Vilas. And of course on the women’s side there was Aussie Chris O’Neill taking out the title in 1978. Quite a fascinating period in tennis history in a way.

The Australian Open is tennis' ugly duckling that came good

‘Burgess has long standing dirt on Buzz’

Any clue to what this is ?

How Buzz Rothfield's hypocrisy sandwich flew under the radar

Renegade, for me you’ve drilled right into the core of this with your last comment:

“More importantly he loses all credibility and integrity as a man, will be seen as a Gus puppet.”

Lies, corporate speak and audacious coach poaching

If you were Ivan Cleary why would you consider going to the Panthers?

1. They sacked him previously
2. They don’t value him as a coach, only as a bridge to secure his son
3. He can fulfil his desire of coaching his son at the Tigers by calling his heels for a little while
4. The Tigers wanted him for his coaching talent (unlike the Panthers)
5. He’ll be able to negotiate a hefty extension to his contract as well as extra dollars
6. If he leaves the Tigers his credibility is as shot as Gould’s
7. The pressure of delivering a premiership on his and his son’s shoulders will be unbearable

So, I repeat, if you were Ivan Cleary why would you consider going to the Panthers?

Lies, corporate speak and audacious coach poaching

Wasn’t Gould also involved in sacking Graham Murray at the Roosters – even though they kept making it through to the semi-finals during his tenure as coach?

Lies, corporate speak and audacious coach poaching

Great piece…thanks for shining a light on this obvious farce and giving us a laugh as well.

Anthony Griffin sacked for not being Nathan Cleary's dad

There’s a guy in Barton who includes all these services as part of his standard out-call. I’ve already texted Ricky the details of the chap.

We need to talk about Ricky

Surely, the problem at the Raiders has some advantages. It’s extremely specific. With some other underperforming clubs, you look at them and see a basket case full of all sorts of issues. With the Raiders we know exactly what it is. They are a talented team who surrender a lead. Surely this is a psychological issue that can be worked on. It calls for a psychiatrist, or at the very least a hypnotist.

We need to talk about Ricky

Hey BA, lay off Lordy…his latest post has cracked over 50 comments….now that’s a mighty fine effort in anyone’s language, except maybe for Terry Leabeater post his tongue operation…

Slater’s Origin performance was good, but he shouldn't get the Wally

Isn’t that what they did this year?

Slater’s Origin performance was good, but he shouldn't get the Wally

Team No 38 in the world loses to Teams No 7, No 11 and No 12.

What’s the angst about?

The Socceroos need to do more than just participate in the World Cup

Dane,

Any chance of a separate article on Ben Hunt as a poor man’s Mitchell Pearce when it comes to Origin half backs?

After all these years, Queensland finally get Origin

Why can’t we get another concept up called ‘The Unremarkables’ – a select band of the most nondescript, forgettable players to ever lace a boot. Don’t tell me that this wouldn’t get everyone as excited and as hot and bothered as The Immortals.

Nominations anyone?

The Immortals: A concept drenched in wine

Prior in for James is a big departure from the whole philosophy Freddie has been pushing for this team. It’s a very conservative option. Instead of throwing even more attack at Queensland he’s opted for an experienced and solid player. I’m sure Prior won’t let anyone down, but I’m a little disappointed with this selection and the message that it’s sending. Also, the way Ryan James has been treated is really poor.

Matt Prior isn’t the popular selection, but he’s the right selection

A couple of angles to consider here.

Gillmeister will help the QLD forwards with technique, but the main issue behind them missing over 50 tackles was the mismatch in speed and agility between the two teams. That remains.

Last year NSW dominance in the first game came predominantly through one player – Fifiita. The Blues victory in Game 1 was a more evenly distributed team effort. It was a lot easier for Queensland to to focus their defence in the second game on Fifita and they shut him down. What was painful to watch was the total lack of strategic foresight from Daley and Co to counter this. Everyone knew it was coming,

Maroons turn to Trevor 'Minister of Defence' Gillmeister

Hard to know exactly what Gould, John and Rothfield are bleating about and exactly what the definition of ‘nitpicking’ is. My guess is that these three wise men only want a penalty to be called that directly impacts on the play. Everything else is nitpicking….what a slippery slope we’re about get on….

Penalty Wars 2018: The NRL surrenders… again

Surely the most curious part of all of this is why Inglis targeted Tommy T? Did word get out that if you break Tom Trbojevic you break NSW? Does he owe him money? Was there an incident at the cafeteria earlier in the evening over the last piece of lasagne? The mind boggles…..

Greg Inglis: Handy footballer, but not captaincy material

Good point. Further to that, and hopefully as a Blue supporter, further evidence of Fittler getting the ‘rubbish’ out of this Blues side was the way Lattrell Mitchell kept it together whilst Chambers was mouthing off at him. In the end Mitchell outplayed Chambers and totally showed him up.

Greg Inglis: Handy footballer, but not captaincy material

I didn’t think Inglis’ hit on Tommy T was a cheap shot.

Chamber’s kneeing Cook was the biggest cheap shot in the whole match.

Greg Inglis: Handy footballer, but not captaincy material

Improvement can come from Cleary. Great debut from him, but he has another gear in him, and also Peachey was only used for a handful of minutes at the end.

Freddy's baby Blues strike first in Origin opener

True Tom. But he did make up for lost ground by planting his knee into the ribs of Cook – an act which surely defines Chamber as a champion and a man of great character. Sure, he’s as dumb as a door, but I guess you can’t have everything.

Queensland Maroons player ratings: State of Origin Game 1

I hear what you’re saying, but why is it, without fail, every NRL player who talks about playing Origin describes it as a level totally above NRL? They all say it’s harder and faster. And of course we al know that outside of semi-finals and a GF, what’s at stake is far beyond a weekly NRL game, which has to increase the whole intensity of it for players.

The more Origin changes, the more it stays the same

Put aside for a moment the physical skill lost by not having Smith, Thurston, Cronk and Slater there – this is just the tip of the ice-berg. It’s the football IQ that’s now missing without these players. Their ability to read not only the mood of a match, but to highlight what needs to be done and when in order to change the momentum of a match, and then being able to always execute the play itself is what Queensland will miss the most. They come right back to field now and watching how this plays out is what holds the most intrigue for me in this first match.

Three keys to NSW Origin 1 victory

Ferguson’s performance vindicated why you wouldn’t put him in at Origin – just too damn risky!

Roosters hold off fast-finishing Tigers