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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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Yeah, you’re missing something.

We are confused.

Some are wanting it replaced with a smaller 60k stadium.

Sydney's stadium crisis: Bigger is not better

You’ve got it all wrong.

There is a place for an 80k stadium. It would be silly to get rid of it.

What is going on at Moore Park however is absolutely insane.

Sydney's stadium crisis: Bigger is not better

Football exhibition matches for one.

Liverpool v Melbourne Victory in front of 95,000 is going to be a bigger money spinner than Liverpool v Sydney FC in front of 60k.

Sydney's stadium crisis: Bigger is not better

Here you g……NO!

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

Give him two weeks.

We’ve got to stamp out petty grubbery. It’s a disgrace to the game.

Luke Brooks fined for ugly knee on Sea Eagle

But they did an assessment. We just didn’t see it.

I’ve said this to you before.

Question asked, question answered. Twice.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

Any smart human will be like Homer Simpson and have a card in their wallet that says “always do the opposite of what Phil Gould says”.

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

Mine does, yes. But I’m not being paid half a mil and running around on live TV either.

I’m not embarrassing my parents by being a grub on live TV.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

Sadly, we don’t need to imagine. We already know.

Listen to Phil Gould’s podcast. He wants to do away with suspensions for anything that isn’t deliberate. “the game’s best players shouldn’t be missing matches for accidents” I think is the direct quote.

Insane. Victim blaming to the max.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

Yup.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

I act like a yobbo a lot…but then I’m not on half a mil a year, and I’m not representing my family on live TV either.

If it was my son doing facials on other players for no other reason than to put his mitts in their face to slow the ball down and be a complete grub, I’d be ashamed.

Argy bargy, the biff, the push and shove are all fine. this face plant s**t you wouldn’t even bother doing in kindergarten.

Has it ever occurred to you that there is a reason the other codes don’t even stoop to that standard all the time?

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

I don’t fully understand how the Chooks can land players like Fittler, SBW , Chrighton and Cronk and the other clubs don’t seem to get a look in.

It’s called the eastern suburbs.

That right there is the selling point. Live in Bondi and have a 15 minute drive to the training paddock.

And before people say “well, Manly and Cronulla don’t get the same look in”, Manly and Cronulla can’t be compared. It’s just not the same as the east. The east is where their publicists and managers want them to ‘spotted’. The east is where the connections are.

Politis doesn’t just offer a club, he offers a lifestyle. It’s ruinously unfair on the other clubs.

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

Go on then, what rugby league team is ‘honourable’?

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

Storm shouldn’t be counted in these discussions.

It was absolute luck that they got Cronk, Inglis, Slater and Smith together.

Bellamy did a bit, but as Inglis and Cronk proved, they were just as classy away from the Storm too.

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

No James,

The key reason why Penrith haven’t been successful is because Phil Gould pushed the local development at the expense of a couple of marquee recruits.

It’s great to develop them, but you need them playing along the elite as well. Otherwise they will only develop so far.

The only major buy of the past 5 years for Penrith was James Moloney.

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

The Roosters are the highest rated footy Sydney based team on TV across all the football codes and their crowd averages are above most of the other Sydney NRL clubs despite the market saturation.

Can you prove that?

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

Point being, Steve Crawley was considering his options for moving on from Ray Warren over a decade ago. Now we all know Vossy voices an opinion about a statue, Hadley got his nose out of joint, Voss left, Crawley left and we are at where we are at today.

it shows how malevolent Ray Hadley is. He’d run over his mother to get more TV time. I’m glad Channel 9 came to their senses and did away with him.

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

The HoF is a deserved accolade for his past achievements.

His commentary in recent years (say since about 2012) have been ordinary.

This friendly bickering he does with Phil Gould is just annoying.

It’s not his fault, it’s the fault of the director. Channel 9 seems to enjoy turning commentary into a low brow boys club. They ruined cricket, they are ruining league.

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

Did I say a facial contributes to head injuries (Although it absolutely can lead to eye injuries).

Sorry, but to like it indicates that there is something wrong with you. Oh, how I’d just love to now repeatedly rub my hand in your face for fun.

It’s pathetic. No other sport has it’s players carry on like yobbos.

A slight modicum of professional behavior hurts no one

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

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Barrett handed three-week ban by SANZAAR

So be it.

I’d rather be pompous but right, instead of ignorant and wrong.

I make no apology for asking people to offer a modicum of evidence behind a claim.

I see the world through reason, not emotion.

Central Coast fans shouldn’t have to grin and Bear it

Spot on.
As was the ref walking through the decision. It left no doubt at all.
Credit to both Scott Barrett and Kieran Read for their handling of it as well. No if’s, no but’s…just accepted the inescapable fact. It was really classy.
You know straight away an NRL captain (say, Paul Gallen) would have argued the toss with the ref saying “the other team did it too, ref” or “how come you aren’t calling them offside” etc.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

One more so than the other.

It’s not a competition, we don’t need to treat it as one. But rugby is doing a better job at it.

League has the HIA, but then manifestly let’s itself down with the refs not binning or sending people off, and then compounding the mistake by showing no punitive measure at the judiciary.

Union isn’t quite up to scratch with on-field concussion protocols (although they do exist), but leaves league behind when it comes to penalties and the judiciary.

If Barrett wasn’t a cleanskin, he’d be sitting on the pine for 6 weeks. Burgess…got a fine.

And it bares remembering Hooper wasn’t concussed. Moylan was out before he hit the floor.

When everything ends up in court, at present the code that stands to cop a bigger financial penalty is the NRL.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

Yeah…it matters too much. And it’s a big problem.

We need to look at it in the same way the state looks at drink driving.

You were drunk, you were behind the wheel. You got caught. You’ve lost your licence. You may not have hit anyone, or had an accident etc, but you might have. And we are going to prevent you from risking the lives of others until you learn.

The judiciary needs to be more preventative in philosophy when doling out the punishment. It’s not what Sam Burgess did that should be punished. It’s what he could have done with the same action that needs to be punished.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

I’d rather not have this article take such a tangent if you don’t mind.

That’s not relevant for this article. It’s relevant for another conversation that will no doubt take place.

But your point on Cotric is spot on. There isn’t a person who would disagree. He should have been sent off, but the refs did it for the wrong reasons.

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare