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The Wizards' magic number is 54

With the Pacers facing a Lance Stephenson issue, the Bulls relying on Derrick Rose being healthy, the Cavs needing to get Kyrie Irving to play defence and work off the ball and the Heat down grading from LeBron James to Luol Deng, the team I’ve got a man crush on out east is the Wizards.

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Same tactics from NSW, same result

The talk coming into Origin III was how Ricky Stuart had unlocked the secret of new rugby league. No more props, it was going to be Dutch total football forward packs with a slew of back rowers capable of offloads and wearing down the opposing big guys with angled runs.

If it was enough then you wouldn’t have responded with the passive aggressive last word cliche.

Your article raised click bait. If you didn’t want that as a topic then perhaps don’t raise it..

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

Great, good to see new ownership is a better manager of information.

Important is relative, but for all the articles on contracts here I think adhering to mine isn’t unreasonable.

I’m the contrarian where I see things misrepresented.

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

You raised click bait. It’s in your article, hence the comment of irony that you’ve reinforced.

As for the defence of it there was a time when your profession generated readership through insight rather than sensationalism. It’s sad, and the patrons are to blame also, that we’re at a point you think your purpose is to to bait and switch the reader in some shill game.

You were one of the better writers on here.

But if you want to run an article attacking the integrity of one organisation you can’t do it without also juxtaposing your own organisation’s track record.

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

For starters take your last line.
If the nature of my response is varying from your expectation perhaps consider what elicited the response

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

Like the side step of the unethical use of my personal information…

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

Fewer weeks = more random

The knock out nature of one of finals is already “unjust ” and you want to mickey mouse it further?

Zen and the art of premiership maintenance

Notice you also don’t address the rampant clickbait aspect of the paid articles.

Or does your journalistic integrity only extend to convenience

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

You know my name, your employer has shared it numerous times with the staff and that has then been then used elsewhere including hitting me up for a job.
Your employer also knows I’m contractually obliged to use a pseudonym.
But funny you write an integrity hatchet job without naming anyone and when called out go down a path you know I can’t respond to.
Hope your parents are proud of how you’ve wasted their work

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

Rock bottom: AFL and NRL fans arguing the global importance of their respective sports ignorant of the irony.

Why rugby league is an essential service

Cruise ships are docking?

Please list the ones that docked today? Yesterday?

Or are you blame shaming isolated events to cover your own stupidity

Why rugby league is an essential service

My ironymeter exploded when a Roar writer accused other outlets of clickbait.

The MAFS production team has more journalistic integrity than the paid cohort on this site

It’s time for rugby league and Channel Nine to part ways

You can’t run multiple articles based on the lack of detail and an article assailing the same fact.

The issue is you and your ilk Scott

Lack of details a cause for concern in NRL return

I thought the Apollo name was for Corona not the moon landing.

If it’s the moon landing are we saying 10 more attempts before we get this to work.

NRL veteran questions mooted May return

That was the issue: he’s a Queenslander – we get OPs as a score or a QCE as a qualification so maybe V’Landys asked him the wrong question 🙂

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

Again if the intention was to have it payable, rather than “based on”, annually then that’s a contractual negotiation that, all else being equal, should reduce the amount I put in to reflect the use of the money in the interim.

As to what expenses vary, well I imagine all of them. Well for starters didn’t they just push down their wage bill by 25% – that is an expense change? It’s a trite answer but then the question isn’t really sensible.

You’ve got capital investment and project funding which is lumpy and generally once off. The only way that doesn’t vary in a commercial enterprise is if it is set to 0.

Businesses also have flexibility for expenses, cost control or cost outs are regular occurrences but that isn’t really the crux.

The real issue that has occurred is revenue, not expenses.

The game was generating multiple times the “based on X” fund commitments in annual surplus with much underpinned by contracted revenues. I’m imagining their forecasts would have left them with ample room pay, ergo paying it early would be value destroying to the broader game based on the same view.

Maybe the RLPA are arguing that this outcome was foreseeable, but then the question is:
– Did they advise the players to war chest a years salary in cash or government bonds
– Why didn’t they have a payment schedule with penalties embedded if this was a foreseen event

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

You’ve presumably got detailed knowledge and understanding of what it’s like for the front line. If I were you I’d focus the information flow there as it’s where you’ll subdue ignorance and panic.

The only cause I’ve got at the moment is trying to correct some of the misguided views on the economic and commercial backdrop because at times like this ignorance breeds panic; panic leads to people doing stupid things; people doing stupid things immediately harms people working in the front lines such as your wife; and, long term encouraging bad economic decisions will put millions of people in the ground and make the issue you have with the 1% magnified .

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

That’s great Rob, you don’t have to sympathise. the juxtaposition with your wife’s situation – fair enough. It’s a broader social question (one you’ll get more sympathy targeting nurses I think than doctors)

But your other points feel like really strong opinions but not really consistent in logic.

You kicked off with why isn’t there a surplus -> gets covered > then it is using the jobkeeper allowance + it is all just mismanagement of debt – > covered -> now it’s the opposite with the wealthy printing money and feasting on a carcass

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

Also remember they aren’t superannuation payments. If they were players wouldn’t get access to them under the same conditions

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

Not really. If you tell me I owe you X money in 3 years time I don’t pay you tomorrow. If that was my plan I’d negotiate a better payment due tomorrow to reflect time value of money and the theoretical returns I could get from my own operations.

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

Yeah but the retirement fund isn’t superannuation though. (and you are entitled to use superannuation as working capital within the confines of the law because well it is basically a payable)
Australia’s accumulation base superannuation “pension” system is pretty unique. The world at large has has a huge deficit in pension funds that’s in the high 13 digits to low 14 digits, so they’re note Robinson Caruso in this.
That’s not to say DCE shouldn’t have banged the table and tried to get a guaranteed schedule for more frequent payments as part of the negotiation.

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

But they’re still sipping the latte so if it’s an insult you’re still insulting a large portion of Australians.

As long as footy's on hold, let's retire these crappy cliches

“The billions and Trillions of debt is due to miss management and overextending your credit and governments giving out cash for zero input in my opinion.”

Really? Well that is one opinion. horrendously over simplified and incorrect in many ways but you are entitled to it none the less.

Should we let Mr Buffet and the rest of the Berkshire board know that they are just serial mismanagers that have overextended their credit

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning

As they said in newsroom “There’s literally no word for literally anymore in the English language”

As long as footy's on hold, let's retire these crappy cliches

Given latte’s are the most common coffee ordered in Australia aren’t you just saying the Mighty Roosters encapsulate Australia. The Roosters: Australia’s Team

As long as footy's on hold, let's retire these crappy cliches

There’s keeping a surplus and then there’s keeping an entire years costs in surplus when just shy of 30% is mandated to go to the players before all the other costs.

Few companies without tax issues would do that, that’s why we’ve seen about half a trillion in debt raised by large companies in the past month.

Daly Cherry-Evans defends 'volatile' NRL questioning