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Yeah they have done great since the second half of last season. It’s great to see them be consistent. Hopefully they can at least draw or beat United this weekend

Major takeaways from Week 9 of the English Premier League

Yeah I admire the way Leeds play and hope to see some more results go their way

Games to watch in Week 10 of the EPL

Yeah Smith is so young its incredible. He could be one of the next big things in the future

The Western Bulldogs midfield have the bite to finish in the top four in 2021

Whether Treloar comes or not either way I do think Bulldogs should improve in 2021. Treloar would just be another cog in their midfield wheel and could’ve been congested which is a good issue to have honestly

The Western Bulldogs midfield have the bite to finish in the top four in 2021

Yeah crazy theyre still talking about the contract payout. If Collingwood end up moving away from the $300k they’ll just look even worst

The Western Bulldogs midfield have the bite to finish in the top four in 2021

Yeah I’ll be keeping a close eye on them!

The Western Bulldogs midfield have the bite to finish in the top four in 2021

100% i cant wait to see what unfolds. It’s pretty wide open right now. I am ready for the games! Starting with Newcastle hope they can pull an upset on Chelsea

Games to watch in Week 9 of the EPL

In my initial draft that i believe was edited out, I mentioned that its frightening that Queensland was able to provide great exposure to their youngsters and they can also bring in some established talent who could fight their way back into the Origin side.

It was great that Bennett selected Harry Grant. It was a bold but positive move. You never know how debutants will perform with high stakes but it was clear he was always going to shake things up more than Ben Hunt.

Meanwhile, NSW played one of their strongest 17’s and couldn’t get the job done. They’ll have to be disappointed that Game 1 wasn’t a quality performance and cost them this series. Now they’re going to have to regroup in 2021 and recover from a major setback.

Maroons topple the Blues in the Suncorp fortress once again

Yeah…. Stroll blew it. He was too keen and stuffed himself.

Major constructor takeaways from the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix

Well in the end they’re all outside backs. Obviously the Welch and Gutho for front row isn’t a discussion. But whether you’re a fullback, centre or wing, players can be versatile. Like Jarryd Hayne played everywhere from fullback, wing and centre. Hayne wasn’t the best centre and again if were talking about centres then I’d pick Gagai over Hayne as a centre. But regarding a player overall, I’d take Hayne over Gagai. If you talk about Greg Inglis, thats a different story though. He was a great centre and fullback.

State of Origin Game 3 preview: Can Suncorp lift the Maroons to a series victory?

For me I would take Papalii and Cameron Munster when he’s on song. Definitely would rather Cleary over Cherry-Evans. Harry Grant I’d possibly choose as a number 14 over anyone besides Walker for NSW. But thats probably about it. You could also choose Gagai over any NSW center but just head to head and as an overall player not including position then obviously I’d choose Gutho or Wighton over Gagai

State of Origin Game 3 preview: Can Suncorp lift the Maroons to a series victory?

Appreciate it!

State of Origin Game 3 preview: Can Suncorp lift the Maroons to a series victory?

To be honest I dont think any result would come as a surprise. I could easily justify NSW winning whether its by 4 points or by 24. Likewise QLD winning at home by 4 points or by 24 is not absurd if the Queensland crowd help ride the Maroons to a demolition of the Blues. I really don’t know what to expect

State of Origin Game 3 preview: Can Suncorp lift the Maroons to a series victory?

It’s really tough hey. It’s a tough pick just because you don’t know which NSW team will turn up and you’re right Origin isn’t played on paper. I fully expect Queensland to come out firing but whether NSW can match them will be the key.

State of Origin Game 3 preview: Can Suncorp lift the Maroons to a series victory?

With both players having such bloated contracts, it’s not going to be something that you could say off the top of your head and the economics have to work out. Obviously with research you would have to think their trade partners will require lots of cap space. If there is an offer on the table similar to what Paul George was exchanged for, that’s something they should pull the trigger on.
Ultimately, the point is the Rockets won’t win the chip with their current situation or at least it looks unlikely they will. Therefore with the assets they have, they should try to maximise the assets they receive in return. What that is exactly well you’ll have to explore different team situations to see what’s realistic but they need to get back some draft picks and pick up some young prospects very soon.

It is time for the Houston Rockets to change philosophies and rebuild

Yeah I’m excited to see how Nathan Brown goes. If he can come on and energise the team and get them going forward, that will be a job well done for them.

State of Origin Game 2 preview: The Blues have everything to lose

Well early on before they got their tries Queensland had opportunities to score early. Even though it was 10-0, QLD didn’t let it get worse. But just because the points and results didn’t go the way early of QLD they did play better outside of the period NSW scored 2 tries. Over the majority of the game QLD played better than NSW

State of Origin Game 2 preview: The Blues have everything to lose

Yeah it was frustrating watching them force the play making errors and they tried to make a try scoring opportunity in every set during the second half. Hopefully they keep it simple, run it straight and hard, earn the right to go sideways and get more repeat sets

Queensland displayed their Origin culture

Yeah they have done well and credit to everyone involved with preparing the Maroons

Queensland displayed their Origin culture

Hey Nat, I did say that the Blues had the more experienced and talented team and they did. But i also mentioned at the end of that article that the potential for a let down was possible and in the end it happened. “If the Maroons can jump the Blues early, applying pressure to make the Blues work and earn a result, anything could happen” was my closing statement and from the first knock on, the Blues were going to be in a dogfight. This article is more of a credit to Queensland that no matter what line up they trot out, they are no pushovers.
Regarding the lineup of NSW, definitely their 17 players was possibly their best 17 they could put out. Are you suggesting that they should stick to their guns but this time come out with a more focused mindset to the game?
My solution is one of Walker or Keary is gone and possibly move Wighton to five-eighth while bringing on Lomax into the centres. Just someone more suitable to matchup against Gagai. Wighton was burned many times. Regarding Walker, I believe he should get a good crack against the side where Gagai isn’t defeding. He will be rocks and diamonds no question but who else is there unless you move Wighton to 5/8 as I mentioned. There will definitely be changes made but it will be interesting to see what is officially changed

Queensland displayed their Origin culture

You’d certainly think he’d be gone. Leash is getting short and yeah Pochettino made a return to Sky Sports. He could coincidentally come back very soon

Games to watch out for in Week 8 of the EPL

What do you value better, talent or fit? If this New South Wales team was up against the dominant decade of Queensland would you rather see the Blues have a line up like this where they just chuck the best players on or would you rather see them choose players that are specialists at their position? For instance, New South Wales in 2014 had Hayne at fullback instead of the wings and centres which I think is his best position with Jennings and Tupou on one end the Morris Brothers on the other end.

I think depending on the situation like now against a severely weaker QLD side squishing in talent is fine. But against the well-oiled Maroons from 2006, maybe chucking in talent where possible might not be the best option

State of Origin Game 1 preview: The Blues have more experience and talent

Yeah he easily had the fresher tyres and could’ve went till the end. I guess Racing Point’s concern was whether the guys under him would go for fresher tyres but overall should’ve stuck it out.

Major takeaways from the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Yeah Bottas has been hard done by many times for sure. What about when a virtual safety car popped up briefly for Lewis when pitted and ended when he left? What a luckbox he was there

Major takeaways from the 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Oh 100% i mean as my rhetorical questions at the end would suggest, QLD could just come firing with nothing to lose and catch the Blues off-guard. If NSW lose Game 1, can they bounce back from the pressure of losing with arguably a stronger side. Who knows. There are definitely no guarantees but logically you would back the Blues with all things being equal

State of Origin Game 1 preview: The Blues have more experience and talent