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Rules are rules, and teams should be penalised for breaking them.

But Jake Trbojevic didn’t break them. Anybody that says otherwise isn’t being objective or is pain stupid

Six talking points from South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL semi-final

Again, it is not a review on Mary.

The Gould review: Dragons fans set aside decade for five-year plan

Ken is correct

The Melbourne Patriots, or the New England Storm? The unknown twins in today’s sport

Because it’s not a review by the club, its a review requested by Mary of Marys staff and workings. Those higher up are free to do their own review.

The Gould review: Dragons fans set aside decade for five-year plan

They are a run first team with an idiot head coach. Play calling is horrendous. They are about to massively overpay for a RB.

“Perhaps away to the Eagles? Perhaps? You don’t see the road game at Green Bay? The road game in Minnesota? The late November game in the elements in Buffalo?

The only reason they will be over .500 is because they get to play the Giants and Redskins twice

Dallas Cowboys season preview

From the outside it looks like a culture thing. They seem to be too scared to lose, so their heads are messed up and they don’t play football. Their best games early in the season was when they were expected to lose (Storm Rd 4, Souths Rd 6).

Dean Pay's young Bulldogs are ready to build on 2019

Didn’t they win four of their last 6 last season? Weren’t they just about to turn the corner then?

Or was it after they won their last three, and knocked the Dragons out of the 8, in 2017?

This time it’s going to be different.

It says a lot that they have a history of scoring points and winning after the are eliminated from the 8 and there is no pressure on them to win

Dean Pay's young Bulldogs are ready to build on 2019

Because they are financially stable

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Again we are judging what is national by geography, and by not population numbers?

Did the article actually tell us which Sydney team is most likely to fold and why they are the most likely to fold?

The death of a Sydney NRL club is inevitable

Thats how TV works. It’s no different to Fox plugging the Matty Johns show “up next”, and its much better then their latest fad – interviewing players in the next game while the current game is in progress

How to fix rugby league commentary

That’s how Doc Emrick calls games. Best caller in world sport

How to fix rugby league commentary

An article with little knowledge of the North Sydney junior region. It’s a region that runs as far north as Berowra and as far west as Dural. The demographics just aren’t there. The whole region consists of upper class professionals who will never allow their children to play a “low class” sport like league. Their kids play union, australian rules and basketball. It also has a large number of childless singles and couples, as well as retirees. Also a large Asian immigrant population.

And the number of businesses in the area means little. It’s a totally wrong opinion that Gore also uses. A lifelong Parramatta or Canterbury supporter will not sponsor or financially support Manly because their business is in the area.

And junior catchments are mostly irrelevant these days. It matters little who plays on the Central Coast and how often

Manly must invade enemy Bears territory to survive

Agree with most of what you said. Slater has been a revelation. Thurston has the charisma of an undertaker. Thaiday is an oxygen thief.

Fox has slid into what Nine was (no surprise Crawley created that culture at 9 and brought it to Fox). Just a bunch of boofheads. Warren Smith is the only caller there deserving of a paycheque. Just put him and Brandy on every game. Ennis loves the sound of his own voice. As a mate said, Ennis talks a lot, but says little. Anasata started off well, but now whinges more then my mother in law. Gasnier offers zero. Roach. Buderas, Hodges, Finch and the rest of them should be banned. The absolute low point is when Andy Raymond thinks he is a tactical expert

Fox have up to 6 on a game, and not on big games. Why?

The worst thing to happen to league commentary was Darrell Eastlake. You now have guys like Voss and Ginnane yelling and screaming trying to be him. Dan Ginanne should be calling park football in Bourke

People want to praise Fox because they hate Nine. Listen to Fox objectively and you’ll realise its straight up garbage

How to fix rugby league commentary

Andrew Voss is rubbish. Tries to be funny. While yelling and attempting humour he misses a simple play and then starts yelling “controversy”. Had he shut his mouth he would have seen the error or heard the refs decision

How to fix rugby league commentary

thats a good thing

How to fix rugby league commentary

Let’s all whinge about 9’s commentators, and how how having to pay for the privilege to listen to Dan Ginnane, Matt Russell, Andrew Voss, Steve Roach, Justin Hodges, Danny Buderas, Mark Gasnier, Michael Ennis is better

What should the next NRL TV deal look like?

Man U got a manager who was sacked from his previous 2 jobs

Current success of the elite coaches

And the fact that they don’t makes this commentary redundant. A teams true ability is not reflected in their ladder position. The record of 1st vs 2nd is irrelevant if one has had a much stronger strength of schedule then the other.

An elementary starting point would be looking at the teams they beat. Did 3rd beat 2nd because they were the better team throughout the season, reflected by the fact their 18 wins came against teams that won 255 games and the second team beat teams that won 235 games

Just how important is ladder position, anyway?

Have the Dragons and Storm swap coaches the past few seasons and you think the teams get similar results? You really think Newcastle miss the 8 this year if Bennett or Robinson were coach? Do you think the Sharks would be in the same position had Flanagan still been coach?

It is the same in every sport. Just look at Man Utd since Ferguson retired

Current success of the elite coaches

A good coach with a good roster are contenders

A good coach with an average roster are competitive

An average coach with a good roster will disappoint

An average coach with an average roster are also -rans

Of course people will point to one coach in one year, but, like everything, the pareto principle applies

Current success of the elite coaches

You do know that the ladder is a flawed object, don’t you? A “rugby league statistician” would know this because teams don’t play every other team twice.

Just how important is ladder position, anyway?

Multiple NRL coaching jobs come up every year. We have at least two this year, we had six last season

Chooks' feathers fly over Adam O'Brien sticking to his contract

How did Houtzen expose the overrated UK form?

No one rates Ornate, Copper Knight, El Astronaute, etc.

Ten horses to watch this spring

Its better then Fox Sports doing interviews for the next game while the current game is in progress

Or Fox Sports having Dan Ginnane call a game. Or Andrew Voss talking about everything else but the game he is calling

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

He commentates rugby. Rugby is the sport, league and union are different codes within the sport.

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant