The Roar
The Roar

spruce moose

Roar Guru

Joined July 2014

70.9k

Views

43

Published

6.8k

Comments

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

Published

Comments

P L E A S E E X P L A I N ?

Folau courts more controversy

It’s not necessarily what I mean to be honest.

It will obviously be impossible to run a US like collegiate sport system, but there is nothing stopping the NRL mandating that players between ages 18-21 be funnelled through university as student-athletes before then transitioning into full time professionals upon graduation (or at least 2 years of study). I.e Joseph Suaalii can be signed by Souths, but he’s gonna be playing Jersey Flegg until he’s done his time at university.

That at least keeps him away from full time football until he’s matured.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Yeah, so I went to an elite private school.

If you can afford it you stay in. There is no cull.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Hey, you believe what you want. I don’t care.

Ain’t gonna change the scientific fact that when you die you are either going to decompose or be burned to ash.

Nothing more.

Folau courts more controversy

Yes. Of course.

They also offer them a staggeringly better education and opportunity that they otherwise would have received.

If he goes to league, then he’s a smart boy. He got the best of both worlds.

But he’s still 16. It’s a joke.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

He is also capable of using his platform to push for change and justice in forgotten or neglected communities.

Nonsense. He uses his platform to take care of his demographic support base.

Let me guess…he supports the farmers.

Hint: farmers are not forgotten in Australia. They are in fact incredibly over represented at state and federal level.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Oh, I thought your borders were shut because of spanish flu?

Cotchin doing it 'tough' since AFL breach

There are some fantastic free sudoku apps if it helps?

But yeah, that won’t solve the Wayne Smith access issue.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Or as a vehicle to harness the Sith lord in him…

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Then do what any civilised person would do: engage in the debate.

But don’t engage or debate with someone who’s premise is built on a lie.

Did you even have to ask!? Has society really forgotten the basics of a civilised discussion!?

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

What, and Kings haven’t done anything?

He’s in the rugby circle too.

You can point fingers at one, or just accept both sides are behaving terribly here.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

I don’t think it’s a prep-to-pro situation. I think he’s been deemed “exceptional” because two codes are engaging in a perverse contest for a teenager and they’ve over hyped him.

We’ve been here before. Kurtley Beale was courted hard by league when he was in year 12 at Joeys. He’s been a very good soldier for the Wallabies but he never came close to the absurd hype that circled around him in 2006.

No contract should be signed till 18 they are an adult, and some education needs to be given to them. That’s my thought.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Odd comment considering you were just defending his right to express an opinion.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

You’re darn right it’s not 1950 in WA. You are still about 20 years from getting to the 50’s. :p

Cotchin doing it 'tough' since AFL breach

And the condescension in this article shows you believe yourself to be an elitist snob.

I won’t speak for the author, but I’d rather be an elitist snob than an ill-informed flog. Eight days a week.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Steve,

Both the NRL and the ARU are too blame.

He’s as much in the Souths system as he is in the rugby system. He goes to Kings for gods sake. It’s as rugby as you can get.

Both have been appalling. He’s a 16 year old boy.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Superb comment, GH.

As per always.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Do it yourself

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death

Or scoring less then fingers crossed the opposition accidentally has 19 men on the field.

How each side wins tonight's grand final preview

Charlie,

People are entitled to their opinion. They aren’t entitled to lie and claim it as truth.

Jones does the latter a lot.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Yeah, but that’s cause no self respecting left wing reader would touch the Australian, richard.

The comments pages by the Australian aren’t moderated or censored to push an agenda, they are simply reflective of the overwhelmingly conservative demographic it pitches too.

I don’t know of any labor or greens voter that is reading that paper.

Quick example: I love Gideon Haigh. A lot. Own a great deal of his books. But since he writes for the Australian, I can’t read his articles anymore because I won’t buy the paper nor get an online subscription. It’s sad. But, I’m not contributing a dollar towards the promulgation of lies and fancy in the main pages just so I can read Haigh.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Each family can make their own decisions, Seano.

You’ve no right to judge whether Mrs Cotchin not working is a failure of feminism or a conscious determination that her not working is actually in the best interests of their family for now.

Cotchin doing it 'tough' since AFL breach

Yes. Jews also sent other Jews to the death chambers.

Neither actually wanted to do it.

I know it was a “serious” question Josh, but it was “seriously naive”.

Folau courts more controversy

KP,

I’ll answer your above question about the censored post: it was a defence of slavery.

That’s not an opinion that should be shared. Ever.

You disagree and think it should, then I don’t want to talk to you.

Folau courts more controversy

I’d like us to go further and for once adopt one of the better aspects of US sport: the college system.

These kids should be student-athletes before they become professional athletes. Even if they are affiliated with a club, running these lads through a uni degree + U/19 or reserve grade footy would be the best thing for both their mental and physical wellbeing.

It would also give them something to fall back on in case injuries destroy their chances of a first grade career.

Raise the minimum age to 21.

Joseph Suaalii playing NRL before he turns 18 is literally a matter of life and death