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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.

Depends on where the clothesline hits, many are up and under…

But yes clearly it only helps with concussions from the jaw.

The all-time great rugby league fashions

I thought the same but it’s not.

Seems a pretty straightforward decision that one.

The all-time great rugby league fashions

I think the sports bras are heart rate aren’t they?

At least they are in other sports

The all-time great rugby league fashions

Told you that you needed to get paid for these!

'Time to get out of the rut and win': What it's like being a Dogs fan

Had an elderly family member discharged from hospital two days after a heart attack, he didn’t even make out the front door before he collapsed and Ambo’s had to put him in a wheel chair run him back up stairs.

Around the Grounds: NRL clubs rally for Tonga, Pritchard on the mend, Taupau slams death rumour

I think even his lawyer said he conducts himself in a way which is morally wrong.

Imagining Dragons: How might St George Illawarra line up in 2024

The other aspect is wouldn’t the base assumption be that mortality rates rise outside of COVID across the population.

If the medical system is stretched and primarily focused on COIVD then you’d expect significantly more deaths from less capacity for medical attention in other areas right?

Around the Grounds: NRL clubs rally for Tonga, Pritchard on the mend, Taupau slams death rumour

Top recruit and highest paid player – David Fifita…

Yep they’re sure invested in this no D head policy

Kevin Proctor on the Gold Coast's no d---head policy

Most wear them, some don’t. I don’t get why we have mandatory concussion protocols, high shot crack downs etc but the obvious, unobtrusive simple safety device is still optional

The all-time great rugby league fashions

On mouthguards they should be mandatory – I think studies have shown they’re better at reducing concussion than major dental injuries.

The all-time great rugby league fashions

On the eye paint – I tried to poke around to see if it did something because I vaguely recalled it being tested. Seems like there was one scientific study that supported it actually helping with picking up contrast under glare.

Ironically this study seems to coincide with when I remember the practice becoming less popular.

The all-time great rugby league fashions

Didn’t the Boss make vaccination mandatory for his show?

Djokovic deserved to play the Australian Open

So your using an example that certain positions are consistently valued more highly than centre as some kind of proof that centres are more valuable? Or are we just saying we can’t use anything that suggests centres are valued less to establish their value?

Does it matter that his own club voted in whole hearted disagreement with your view of their comparative influence with Tedesco being player of the year both years at the roosters?

I’m breaking these into bite sized chunks as you got lost before.

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

“Brad Fittler and Wally Lewis medals don’t mean much in this against a bloke who played 1 game.”

So it doesn’t mean much to you that rep games Mitchell was passed over for Tedesco shone in?

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

“Coming back to the original point, if you believe the Roosters enjoy the seasons they did without the influence of Mitchell and Manu – good luck to you.”

Care to point out where I’ve even insinuated that.

I did say “no one is saying centres don’t have value” and then you go suggest I’ve said that Mitchell and Manu would have no effect.

Though it does give clarity on how you think Mitchell at centre was more influential than Tedesco at fullback (despite basically saying fullbacks by default are more influential.. which is the actual orignal point).

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

Come on who is arguing Mitchell was second behind cronk for two years in which Tedesco exploded for the tri-colours won club player of the year both years, was NSW best player with a Brad Fittler and Wally Lewis Medal, grabbed the dally M and the RPLA player of the year?

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

I’d back our chances more than if they were filling in at Cronk and Teddy all year.

No one is saying centres have no value but rather not as much as other positions.

That’s why the gun centres tend to be moved elsewhere during their career, they might better centres than fullbacks or 5/8s but they’re more influential in the spine.

If you asked me if we could have a game between two teams of clones except for one player on my team who would be better, the last position I’d consider is centre.

Even look at the list of centres you put up. there’s an inverse relationship with where they rank in “best player on the team” rankings and how good that team is

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

I feel like missing two of our best middles, the top 3 hookers, the half back and our best edge backrower were more disruptive than centre

NRL 2022 Radar: Carefree Panthers perfectly placed to pounce on back-to-back premierships

Well that is your assessment of my motivations based on your reading of the comments.

I’d think the greater shame would be feeling ashamed on the basis of such analysis from someone who demonstrated their comprehension capabilities through their botched pun attempt and subsequent defence.

No vaccine, no Roland Garros title defence for Djokovic

I do recommend for those at home that if you’re needing to explain the central characteristics of left/right or conservative/liberal in social and economic policies that you might want to find slightly more reliable source material than the above.

No vaccine, no Roland Garros title defence for Djokovic

Or

“Coach X has our full support and has the club an amazing job. He will also be fired and replaced with coach Y.

We don’t believe that coach X can sufficiently overcome the other issues of the club stemming from lack of compliance with competition regulations, in adequate club structures and C suite decisioning on roster construction.

It may be raised that these are issues more within the remit of the board, which is fair, however given we are not going to fire ourselves we felt we needed to go another direction in order to cover for our inadequacies.

Any questions?”

Ripping off the band-aid: What it's like to be a Gold Coast Titans supporter

I’d think if you’re quantifying board support I’d think Board Members Voting To Keep / Total Board Members.

Maybe the chair gets an extra vote on coaches to get to the 110% 🙂

Ripping off the band-aid: What it's like to be a Gold Coast Titans supporter

I’ve often wondered – if they said we’re only 60% behind the coach is that better. You know it’s more likely to be true and well it’s still enough to keep your job right.

Ripping off the band-aid: What it's like to be a Gold Coast Titans supporter

I’m not sure he has asked to be treated in the same sense – ie get a meaningless title and a record of his posts and articles.

From the looks of it he’s happy with the “lower” tier of functionality.

No vaccine, no Roland Garros title defence for Djokovic

Shame you didn’t do a better job of it.

No vaccine, no Roland Garros title defence for Djokovic

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