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Adam Bagnall

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I never said I hadn’t made mistakes I was just offering up feedback. It helps if you read what I wrote instead of jumping to wild conclusions. You’ll never make it to guru with that attitude

Why the Dragons signing Corey Norman is a mistake

A few issues with your article. Firstly, Norman made his debut in 2010 and you mention two off-field incidents. That’s two in almost 10 seasons, not sure how that translates to “many off-field dramas”. Secondly, don’t compare Russell Packer, who turned his life around, with Josh Dugan who is still a massive dickhead as seen by his immature antics with Andrew Fifita. If Norman does sign, he is more than capable of playing fullback, pushing Dufty to the wing. Also you’re comparing two seasoned wingers in Tupou and Ferguson with a couple of rookies in Lomax and Pereira. It’s fine to believe Norman would be a bad signing but you need to offer a little more substance to back up your argument

Why the Dragons signing Corey Norman is a mistake

You mean in America with a population of over 300 million? Yes clearly a similar situation to Australia

Michael Daley might be doing rugby league a giant favour

It can, but rarely does. Sells out twice a year for Origin and Gf and that’s it. It’s a pain to get to via car or public transport and there is nothing there at all. It’s in the middle of nowhere

Michael Daley might be doing rugby league a giant favour

I’d love to see the GF played at the MCG or Optus Stadium in Perth but for now that’s it. Suncorp needs to hold more people before it tries to host the decider. Locking 30,000 fans out of the biggest game of the year makes zero sense

Michael Daley might be doing rugby league a giant favour

Do you know anything about the NFL? Minimum wage over there is like 2 million bucks so not sure how you’ve come to that conclusion. He will be financially much better off in the NFL if he makes it

Gallen is in no position to lecture on integrity

I get where you’re coming from but it was a poor move by Holmes. He owes everything to the game of rugby league and is now walking away from it all. Announced on snap chat instead of face to face with his teammates says a lot about his character and Gallen has every right to be pissed off.

Gallen is in no position to lecture on integrity

I think Gallen is right. If players want to walk out on a sport that made them, that took them in when they were nothing, why should the NRL welcome them back with open arms. And as for free publicity that’s a long reach isn’t it? What publicity does the NRL get? Over in America no one has heard of the NRL, it’s all just rugby to them and I fail to see how a player promotes one sport while playing another. The NRL needs to come down hard on these dreamy players that decide to chase the money in America

Gallen is in no position to lecture on integrity

It will be intriguing. His 40-yard time is well down on the leading running backs in the NFL and they are 10kg heavier. He also won’t have all game to ease into it, it will be one play here and there and no room for errors, something which Hayne struggled with. Personally I don’t see him making it but good luck to him

Off to a new Holmes; Sharks grant Valentine release as he pursues NFL dream

Excellent point. Maxwell does not have the ability to rebuild an innings and show patience if we lose early wickets, he is a one trick T20 slogger and nothing more. For that reason he should be restricted to that for of cricket which is little more than what we play in the backyard

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

He is a batsmen so he needs to score runs, and yet he rarely does. The other day he hit two early fours then got out cheaply. Seems to sum him up, all show and very little substance

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

I think it was more that the CCM couldn’t cough up the funds to keep him, they had no sponsors willing to get on board, which isn’t a good look for the competition.

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

People get behind the socceroos every World Cup, and thats about it. The Kangaroos play more regularly than the Socceroos, but unfortunately the international rugby league scene isn’t as strong as it should be. It’s kind of hard to get excited for Socceroos vs Kuwait, I mean who really cares? The big games are the World Cup, which we have become terrible at ever since moving to the Asian Federation. Take us back to Oceania where we hammer NZ, but then must beat the 5th-placed South American team to qualify and actually earn a spot. No coincidence our WC failings have lined up with a pretty poor qualifying regime against smaller countries

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Yorke was at his peak at United, but fell away badly after that, even during his time at Blackburn he was hit and miss. He was brought to the A League for his profile more so than his ability, why are A League fans so precious? The competition is never going to attract any player in the prime of their career, like a big name player, that Kylian Mbappe who killed it at the World Cup is never going to play A League while he is in his prime. If you were to rank the top 20 leagues in the world, the A League wouldn’t get a look in, yet fans are so defensive and precious about it if you dare mock it or have a different opinion to them

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Sorry no time for that, too busy playing Tonga, creating an awesome atmosphere at a sold out Mt Smart Stadium in NZ. How about socceroos vs the might of Kuwait, must have been a thrilling contest

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Your opening analysis of rugby league suggests how little you know of the sport so I won’t take your opinion too seriously

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Do some research like I did before laying into him with inept commentary and some kind of insult a 6th grader might come up with. 27 goals in 153 appearances post Man U suggests he is on the money

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Smith has been making big bucks playing hit and giggle cricket all around the world. He hasn’t suffered at all, and in fact has been making a mockery of the ban. It’s laughable that he has been playing more cricket while supposedly banned, than at any other time in his career

We shouldn’t see Smith or Warner back this summer

No it’s called having a different opinion, obviously many on here can’t handle it and assume I must not know anything about the game. Bolt was never seriously considering an A League stint, it was a marketing ploy gone wrong and in my opinion the A League is a sub standard competition

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Who are the biggest stars of the A League since its’ first season in 2005? Dwight Yorke was the original marquee player, and he was what, 35 and well past his best. Del Piero was late 30’s, Robbie Fowler mid 30’s and the list goes on. Best young players don’t come to the A League, they play in Europe. You may not agree but it’s fact, and it comes down to the overall poor standard of the competition

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

I feel like the Championship is much better standard than the A League which can only attract “stars” on their late 30’s early 40’s who have come for an easy pay cheque. A League is League 1 standard in my opinion but I’m sure others will disagree

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Careful. Some of these A League fans are very salty so best not state the obvious here or risk a backlash of dribble and generalisation

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Sorry to disappoint your over generalisation but I don’t subscribe to their streaming service which is perfectly legal. My viewing is limited to highlights on YouTube. Also have been on a Contiki tour to Lancashire but it would be interesting. So far that’s 0 from 3 from you. Keep trying

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Actually Melbourne have excellent membership numbers and home crowds so early your reality is a little distorted.

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end

Not really. If you followed only 1 sport, you are still a sports fan, if you followed 50 sports you are a sports fan. I follow many sports just can’t get excited over the A League. Bring back the Wollongong Wolves and then we’ll talk

Bolting out of the A-League: Usain's Central Coast sojourn comes to an end