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Stuart McLennan

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Stuart is a sport and media fanatic who has been on both ends of the phone, spending many years as a sports media manager before going freelance and writing for sporting sites, newspapers and magazines. Growing up catching trains and buses to Leichhardt, North Sydney and Redfern Ovals he developed a lifelong love of rugby league that included playing, watching, coaching and writing about the sport. Stuart currently lives in Athens Greece where he coaches a local rugby league club while keeping a sharp eye on all things NRL. On Twitter @discomclennan

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Give me all the blue humble pie you like if that means a NSW win Wayne.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

Yeah I am not sure that he didn’t select the right players in the first place including Cleary. The fact that they didn’t perform well enough to get a win is another matter.

Agree with Josh Morris as I mentioned above.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

That’s a good point. Under that new age exterior there seems to be a ruthless operator who has no trouble dumping non performers after a loss. Albeit a close one.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

I didn’t think he did a great job of selling his new team at the media call either Baz. What happens on Sunday is what counts though and who knows he may be a genius.

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

I really do hope you are right. Tommy T in particular has the ability to create opportunities

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

It was more to demonstrate how close the game was. To be honest if NSW were good enough they would have gone on with it after the first half lead. Didn’t need to panic with selections

Was that a collective sigh of relief we heard from Kevvie and Will after Latrell's omission?

Yep. Can’t do any worse. There is a rumour that Packer will go the other way to Parramatta.

Chris Lawrence is a great club man and a glutton for punishment

The next few weeks should determine his fate. The Tigers have just signed another great club man and veteran from Parramatta in Tim Mannah which was a little bit surprising .

Chris Lawrence is a great club man and a glutton for punishment

Serbia have been eliminated for 2021. Upset in a group with Spain and Russia.

Opa! Let’s hear it for Greeks and rugby league

I don’t have a problem with free tickets. The punters still have to make the effort to turn up to to the game. Arrows have a bit of work to do by the look of it

Ask a Canadian for the solution to the rugby league expansion conundrum

So far the attendance figures in Toronto have been firmly in favour of the Wolfpack but early days for the Aroows I guess. Wollfpack set a record for a second tier match attendance recently.

Ask a Canadian for the solution to the rugby league expansion conundrum

You are making a lot of sense Mick

Stand by your fans: Every club should take the country road

Now that really would be magical James. There are enough suitable grounds in regional areas to make it happen. Let’s get it happening Todd!

Stand by your fans: Every club should take the country road

So in the absence of evidence do you presume they are guilty? Not sure the logic stacks up.

Trent Robinson is one of the great coaches of the modern era

Thanks Spud. Somehow missed a minor premiership along the way.

Trent Robinson is one of the great coaches of the modern era

You make a good point Baz. The rentention or non rentention of players on big salaries can be just as important as attraction.

Trent Robinson is one of the great coaches of the modern era

I believe Scott has changed Roar Tipping policy guidelines to ensure TBC can never be repeated.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Your points are good but population growth doesn’t always equate to large on ground support for the local team. There are a number of other factors. Otherwise the Gold Coast and Penrith would be at the top with average attendances.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

As one off events suburban grounds work well but the horses for courses approach with more matches at larger modern stadiums such as Western Sydney is the future.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

A combo of old and new works for me Adam but I get your point. The new stadium should be used extensively.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

Increased membership, sponsorship and game revenue according to the club. Every club receives the grant but not all ended up in the black.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

Just testing to see if I could leave it until half time Baz. Haha. Probably still get it wrong!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

I think they have struck the right formula in Bruce Geoff. Expecting them to go to the next level and make the finals this season. Will enjoy watching them get there.

Pack of English giving Raiders the rub of the green

Yeah Ricky does divide fans Barry but recruitment and development at the Raiders is hard to fault.

Pack of English giving Raiders the rub of the green

Joe I agree. I am expecting them to be up there with the big boys in September.

Pack of English giving Raiders the rub of the green