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Adam Bagnall

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I’d like to point out your ancestors were criminals that’s how they ended up in Australia in the first place. It was a penal colony. Might want to brush up on your Australian history

Absence of the anthem at All Stars shows leadership by the NRL

White Australia policy anyone? Cronulla riots?

Absence of the anthem at All Stars shows leadership by the NRL

The anthem certainly doesn’t represent indigenous people and it barely represents what multi cultural modern Australia is all about. It’s cringeworthy and embarrassing. I get more emotional listening to the NZ national anthem which is respectful and dignified.

Absence of the anthem at All Stars shows leadership by the NRL

You ain’t got the brain to form any kind of sentence that is remotely relevant. I particularly liked the way you say it’s fast good giants’ fault for making kids fat not lazy irresponsible parents who can’t cook. Your post was very entertaining and showed how out of touch you are.

Absence of the anthem at All Stars shows leadership by the NRL

Most people that enlisted didn’t expect to see any action. They thought it was a chance for a bit of an adventure overseas with their mates. This whole fought for the flag crap sounds nice but it simply isn’t true. I highly doubt they were thinking of the flag when bullets were whizzing over their heads and mates dying around them. The horrors of war are a lot different the the pretty images of patriotism and dying for your country that seem to pop up around Anzac Day.

The importance of the Indigenous All Stars

That’s simply not true, not even close. The club did all they could, even to their own detriment. They allowed him to be around the club and train, which probably had an effect on the playing group knowing he wasn’t able to play. The club couldn’t have done anything nore

Will Tyson Frizell go to the Knights?

One of his big motivations is to win a premiership which rules the Knights out straight away. Haven’t played finals in a long time. Roosters a d Storm would be obvious fits, but doubt they could afford him. Hopefully he stays at the Dragons and Mary uses him properly. He’s a wide running backrower not a battering ram

Will Tyson Frizell go to the Knights?

They represent British tyranny and a relationship with the Royal family that hasn’t been relevant for decades. We have much stronger ties to Asia these days. The flag and anthem symbolise a time and relationship that has been dead for a long time.

The importance of the Indigenous All Stars

The same national anthem that disrespects indigenous people by proclaiming we are young and free? Ignoring 80,000 years of indigenous history. Right that anthem. How silly if them to not want to sing it. Flog

The importance of the Indigenous All Stars

Raises the question why they decided to put it in the most isolated city in the world. Was never going to get huge numbers. I think Melbourne might be a better option, or at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney

The good and bad from the NRL Nines

Sorry but I completely disagree. The Nines was an opportunity for Perth to show its passion for Rugby League and it failed. Perth can be considered little more than a casual observer of the game.

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

That fan base had the perfect opportunity to sell Perth as the next team. 24,0000 or thereabouts across 2 days didn’t do it. The crowd was noticably sparse.

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

He wasn’t complaining about the format but was frustrated about injuries particular as it’s a make or break year for him. He was happy that his club showed promise but was also annoyed at the injuries. You can’t blame him

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

And he showed again on the weekend. Looked very good out of dummy half

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

I don’t know if Dufty had a great Nines, he was outshone by the boom fullback that looks like Jesus. He is they type of player that can come in to fullback and do a job but he’s not good enough to be first choice, even fully fit. His shortcomings have been badly exposed. Depth could be an issue, certainly in the outside backs. We have decent forward depth but a lot of quantity without quality out wide

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

Dufty wasn’t going to play first grade anyway and Korbin Sims has been very disappointing so far for Saints so I don’t think they are big losses. Hopefully McInness isn’t out for too long

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

Watched most games and happy for my Dragons to make the final of both men’s and women’s tournaments. Upon reflection Perth was the wrong choice. Too hot to attract fans in big numbers and no local NRL side. Crowd was disappointing for what was an entertaining couple of days. Definitely needs to be at Bankwest next year have fans of 9 Sydney teams coming along to get a much bigger crowd.

Cowboys claim second NRL Nines title

Channel 9 doesn’t have the capability for an event like this, with all the other crap they have on. Fox has a dedicated league channel so it was an easy decision. Kayo Sports is only $25 a month

Exhuming the NRL Nines: Flogging a dead horse no-one wants

Gotcha. Footy is only fun if no one gets injured. Better switch off for the year then

Exhuming the NRL Nines: Flogging a dead horse no-one wants

I think you are being a bit over the top here. Its a fun introduction to the new season and gives fans some footy for the first time in a while. Yes Ayers could get injured, but they could get injured during training so should they not train? I get where you are coming from but don’t take it too seriously and enjoy the action. If my team wins it great, but at the same time I’m not too worried of they get flogged on their games either

Exhuming the NRL Nines: Flogging a dead horse no-one wants

Yes, I never rated Danny Levi so they are heading in the right direction. Jai Field is a player they could look at, he’s lightning quick and looked ok on debut last year. Looks like going to Super League but Knights could get him cheap

Why your team will do better in 2020: Newcastle Knights

They have massive weakness in the five eighth and hooker spots. Brailey looks likely but is still raw and Mann is onto his 4th club and hasn’t been able to establish himself at any. If they sort out a decent five eighth they have decent players. I think it’s time for Ponga to start to justify his price tag. From what I’ve seen he’s worth half of what he’s being paid

Why your team will do better in 2020: Newcastle Knights

I understand that if the A League disappeared tomorrow it wouldn’t be missed. Summer is for cricket winter is for the footy codes. A League hasn’t grown at all in 15 seasons it still struggles for relevance. I checked last round 4 games, 3 with less than 10k including 4000 for Newcastle vs Central Coast.

The code wars are here, so let's have at it

How so? The NRL is the best standard atm whether there is two comps or 20.

The code wars are here, so let's have at it

The NRL is the best domestic competition in the world, albeit only England has another established league. Again commenting on everything apart from the A League. Great junior numbers but the A League itself is pretty poor standard. NRL is where League players want to play. Most soccer juniors want to head to Europe

The code wars are here, so let's have at it