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Adam Bagnall

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The Tigers have become what the Bears once were

The rugby league club graveyard: A merger doomed to failure (part 8)

And not one of them have switched teams or sports in the 20 years since the Bears were punted. They have been in a zombie like state and if the Bears were reinstated they would awake and become members. I’m sure there’s a bring back the bears article coming up based on this theory

The rugby league club graveyard: A merger doomed to failure (part 8)

Brett Finch and Curtis Scott together. Two classy individuals what more could you ask for

Around The Grounds: Brailey's suspected Achilles rupture, Reece Walsh's arrest reveal, Warriors rally for Tonga

You’re right there. Still a jobs for the boys vibe at th club which is fine for minor roles such as helping out at training, running the water, etc but that’s where it should stop. Craig Young’s appointment as club chairman leaves a lot to be desired. Not sure what qualifications he has apart from being a former player

Generation next is key to the Dragons' revival

I’ve had a look at the teams and you’d have to pay me to watch the BBL. Either no names or players who played a handful of internationals 5 years ago. Definitely lacking star power

The Fox cricket commentary team XI

And Mary before him it’s been very frustrating when players player every game regardless of form. I’m thinking guys like Tim Lafai and Corey Norman

Generation next is key to the Dragons' revival

We had Eddie Blacker coming through but he went to Penrith but you’re right I don’t know of any promising forwards at the moment

Generation next is key to the Dragons' revival

The Western grandstand is the only one that has been upgraded recently. When were the other two done? Apart from an new paint job on the southern stand it looks the same

The rugby league club graveyard: The end of the Steelers (Part 7)

Bulldogs have been one of the worst defensive sides of the last few years and went and signed a bunch of attacking players and ignored glaring weaknesses at hooker and halfback. I can’t see them climbing out of the bottom 4

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

I’m sure you could have got Corey Norman at a decent price

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

St George won 13 Grand Finals, most of South’s premierships were before they became mandatory. On one occasion they simply turned up and won via forfeit.

The rugby league club graveyard: The end of the Steelers (Part 7)

I started watching league in 1996 so don’t have too many memories of the Steelers. They seemed to be a real working class club with not a lot of success or money. They would have almost certainly folded of they decided to go it alone. The Saints should bring back the Steelers jersey as an away strip instead of the god awful thing they make them wear these days. As a Wollongong local it’s great to live close to the Stadium and watch the Dragons play although I think WIN Stadium is badly in need of an upgrade someone give the Gordons a ring

The rugby league club graveyard: The end of the Steelers (Part 7)

1992 Panasonic Cup I think it was, beaten in the final

The rugby league club graveyard: The end of the Steelers (Part 7)

When you say influence on his side’s performance are you referring to the fact the Knights haven’t finished higher than 7th on the last 4 years? Just wanted to clarify. I think he is ok, but a bit overrated as in my opinion he doesn’t deliver consistently. Player of the year awards and Dally M votes don’t reflect much. The Dally Ms is heavily flawed system. But as you say everyone has a different opinion and this is the perfect forum to express them

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

Yes I know what I wrote. The Knights have finished 7th twice and 11th twice in the last 4 seasons. My point is valid. He’s their best attacking weapon but is vastly overrated. When he guides the Knights to a top 4 finish I’ll rate him

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

The Knights have finished 7th twice and 11th twice in the last 4 seasons. He’s easily their best attacking weapon. Individual awards are nice but team success is more significant.

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

What other decent QLD fullbacks are running around at the moment? He’s the best in a lean period for them at the moment. Not like he’s beaten other quality players to get the job.

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

Ponga is a long way from both Teddy and Turbo. They have delivered quality for quite a while. Teddy probably the best fullback in the game with Turbo a close second. It’s a decent gap to the rest

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

Hayne was hit and miss I’ll stand by my comment. He had a good run for a couple of months and won the Dally M which is a flawed system. Seems I’ve hit a nerve here daring to criticize Ponga. He has some talent for sure but from what I’ve seen of him so far he’s nothing special. He’s been an NRL player for 6 years and I can’t remember him dominating a season. Good player for sure but probably lacks consistency to go to the next level.

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

Passing on the run? What a unique skillset be has. Surely this will propel him to even greater heights. He debuted for the Cowboys in 2016 hence he has played 6 seasons. And I’m not sure player of the year at the Knights is anything to boast about, they’ve been pretty irrelevant for some time

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

All reserve grade standard at best. Please don’t put them on the same level as Turbo

NRL 2022 Radar: How Manly’s hopes rest on more than just Turbo’s hammies

Six years after his debut I’m still waiting for Ponga to justify the hype and price tag. Has one or two outstanding games a year and goes missing for too long. Jarryd Hayne 2.0

NRL 2022 Radar: Knights need higher quantity of Ponga quality to avoid mid-table mediocrity

In the space of a week they are nowhere near contenders and now on the rise. You can’t have it both ways, they are either nowhere near contenders or on the rise. Until Ponga pulls his finger out and delivers on all the hype they will be not be contenders.

The Knights are on the rise again

Fair point it would be interesting to see the win loss ratio for those teams without their star. I think Turbo’s absence is more noticeable because of how he scores so many tries too. Tedesco is more of a running fullback and Cleary sets up tries.

NRL 2022 Radar: How Manly’s hopes rest on more than just Turbo’s hammies

It’s hard to see that far back lots of smoke from Paul Vaughn’s bbq

NRL 2022 Radar: How Manly’s hopes rest on more than just Turbo’s hammies

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