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Retired Soldier, A.A.S.M., B.A., Freelance photo journalist currently working in Vietnam, and author of the psychological thriller, ‘Shooters Bride’.

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Wow, my first question was ‘What’s the plan with Marshall’. Champion player but maybe he needs a freshen up. I’d like to see Benji come back when needed and blow us away with his flair.

I’ll keep an eye on this one. More to follow I’m sure.

Are the Tigers on the way up?

Cam Smith has now retired from rep footy but he is far from done in the NRL. Australian Captain, Queensland Captain, Storm Captain and over 400 first grade games.

As dummy half he is the best bloke in the game to get his hands on the ball. The smartest footballer in the game has his hands on the ball first in every play the ball.

Winner Winner. Chicken …….

Eight talking points from NRL Round 8

Yes, I agree. If the Broncos win no celebration. They have only beaten the wooden spooner in 16th position. If the Bulldogs win the Broncos are in the hurt locker. Before I see Seibold get the sack I’d like to see a few changes in the roster. Everybody is calling out Boyd and Milford with good cause. Isn’t the definition of stupidity – doing the same thing excepting a different outcome. I suggest Jake Turpin and Tom Dearden be promoted to the starting line up. Yes Hooker and Five Eighth. Seibold has said he needs to protect his emerging talent. Ok. True. So why not start the young lads against a struggling team. It’s not like they are going to be bashed by hardened inform forwards like JW Hargreaves, Josh Papalii or Darcy Lussick. As for Boyd, Sure he is great amongst the young lads with advice and insight but there is enough young talent to sideline him. Farnsworth can replace him. He can come onto the coaching staff and still advise the lads. What’s the worst that can happen. They loose?

The Broncos' decline is no laughing matter

Yes, I agree.

If the Broncos win no celebration. They have only beaten the wooden spooner in 16th position.

If the Bulldogs win the Broncos are in the hurt locker.

Before I see Seibold get the sack I’d like to see a few changes in the roster. Everybody is calling out Boyd and Milford with good cause.

Isn’t the definition of stupidity – doing the same thing excepting a different outcome.

I suggest Jake Turpin and Tom Dearden be promoted to the starting line up. Yes Hooker and Five Eighth.

Seibold has said he needs to protect his emerging talent. Ok. True. So why not start the young lads against a struggling team.

It’s not like they are going to be bashed by hardened inform forwards like JW Hargreaves, Josh Papalii or Darcy Lussick.

As for Boyd, Sure he is great amongst the young lads with advice and insight but there is enough young talent to sideline him. Farnsworth can replace him. He can come onto the coaching staff and still advise the lads.

What’s the worst that can happen. They loose?

Coaches under the pump as Broncos clash with Bulldogs this Saturday night

I wish he was. Board member Darren Lockyer said a couple of days ago that there is no performance bases clause. Maybe there should have been.

Lack of talent isn't a problem in the NRL - but lack of good coaches may be

I’d like to nominate you for Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Officer.

Lack of talent isn't a problem in the NRL - but lack of good coaches may be

Every year players are unearthed. This emerging crop of under 25 year olds are brilliant. They have been coached all the way through school boys and into the league.

If I could not write. My hand writing was so bad I would need coaching. Then I could learn the delicate art of writing. For the talented athlete it is no different.

They need coaching.

Lack of talent isn't a problem in the NRL - but lack of good coaches may be

Thanks for your input Max. So after your careful consideration who do you rate at 1,2,3,4, and 5

Who is the most powerful NRL club? Part 5

Broncos’ decline is no laughing matter.
After last weeks loss the players were criticised for the after game antics of laughter and fraternising with the opposition.
Clearly they were given an education during the week as on Saturday the tears were flowing for the cameras.
Hollywood has come to the NRL. The Broncos need to man up.

The Broncos' decline is no laughing matter

I have been following your six part series and I really liked it. I knew from your unit of measure the Broncos were going to take the flag from part one.

Here is the reality. They are 15th this season. They sure are a powerhouse club and have produced some of the greatest players and some of the best plays but this year they stink.

Who is the most powerful NRL club? Part 6, the winner is...

I have been barking this all year. Please read my article, ‘Busted Broncos must be Wooden Spoon Favourites’.

Broncos in tears after latest horror loss

Wow. You nearly had ME reduced to tears. Your satirical post is so accurate and beautiful. You had me there. You saw through the moaning and excuses. Really. It’s embarrassing to support the Broncos

Broncos in tears after latest horror loss

After last weeks loss the players were criticised for the after game antics of laughter and fraternising with the opposition.

Clearly they were given an education during the week as on Saturday the tears were flowing for the cameras.

Hollywood has come to the NRL. The Broncos need to man up.

Broncos in tears after latest horror loss

How safe is Seibold really. Really. If he wasn’t signed to such a rich deal he would be shown the door. It must be embarrassing for the Chairman and CEO that Seibold will get a giant payout. It might cut into their own renumeration.

Seibold is safe according to Broncos CEO

Seibold is Safe

The board and executives have gone out on a limb to assure the fans Seibold is safe, but the pressure is mounting and surely the fans need to be listened too. Without the fans there is no game and without the fans there is no club.

I think it is a perfect time for Milford to go to the Super League in England. The problem is, who would want him.

Melbourne let Croft go. Cam Smith did not have faith in him and while Croft was dubbed a mini Cronk, he has not produced the form needed to hold such a name.

Even if the Broncos beat the Bulldogs in round 9, they will have only beaten the wooden spooners.

I think there needs to be a major broom put through the Brisbane Broncos club and this includes the Chairman and the CEO.

Seibold is safe according to Broncos CEO

I have enjoyed your articles. Your analysis is well based and to the best part accurate. The Broncos are a powerhouse club but look at the in 2020. 2 from 8. Fifteenth on the ladder.

Who is the most powerful NRL club? Part 5

Would you like to review your post now after 2 from 8.

The Broncos see Brodie Croft as a mini Cooper Cronk, but the Storm just see Brodie Croft

Great idea. Croft to England.

The Broncos see Brodie Croft as a mini Cooper Cronk, but the Storm just see Brodie Croft

Months later we learn they are not Sezar or Wighton

The Broncos see Brodie Croft as a mini Cooper Cronk, but the Storm just see Brodie Croft

Hayne did have a purple patch and is a Dally M medalist but let’s be honest. He is no Wally Lewis or Darren Lockyer.

He did not captain his state or country.

Guilty or innocent mud sticks and is legacy has been severely tainted

The rise and fall of Jarryd Hayne, rugby league's magic man

The Morris brothers are playing good footy however they have both retired from representative football.

My NSW Blues side based on form

Haas is a fine choice. Great attack and a good defender.

My NSW Blues side based on form

Wow your getting excited.

The Roosters are the current benchmark but they are beatable.

There sure are some threats to the Roosters 2020 campaign. Please consider that Canberra and Parramatta are firing well and the Panthers are putting in some solid performances.

The round eight game of Parramatta v Canberra was a great showcase of two big, strong and skilful teams. I think it has the Chooks looking over their shoulder.
I think injuries have already made your plight harder. Victor Radley (knee, season), Sam Verrills, (knee, season), and Billy Smith (knee, season).

I say again, they are good but beatable.

As a Roosters fan, I can’t believe how ridiculously easy it’s become to keep winning premierships

Sorry Tim.

Correction. Seibold never played a first grade at the Brisbane Broncos, (1992–1995), while Wayne Bennett was coach,
The club had an aura and those who follow know that. Currently that aura is lost. Seibold never experienced it and then replaced Bennett. He can’t pass on something he doesn’t have.

Bennett coached for twenty one years consecutively and won six premierships. As a player he was a first grader, Queensland and Australian rep.

It think it is extremely relevant that someone has played the game at the highest level to transform into a successful premiership head coach.

Bellamy played 148 games for Canberra. Does Hasler, Ricky Stuart, Jeff Toovey, John Morris, Justin Holbrook, Brad Arthur and Phil Gould all had a lot of time on the paddock before making the transition to coach.

Busted Broncos must be wooden spoon favourites

Good question. I would like to ask Corey Parker his first choice coach.

Busted Broncos must be wooden spoon favourites