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You misspelled Belmore… 😂 😂

'Pony up': Broncos must do whatever it takes to keep Haas as Origin star requests immediate release

He might have to sauce new employment soon…

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

Did he say “all” at any stage…?

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

Sorry, I worded that badly… I should have typed “even if we allow that Martin passed before…” I know you weren’t saying he passed before…

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

Imagine all the YouTube conspiracy videos you’d miss out on if you actually watched footy…

Do you go to your online tin foil hat groups and say “I don’t watch YouTube and Andrew Bolt any more, let’s talk about footy…”

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

Even if you say that Martin passed before he went behind his own player – I don’t think he did – the decoy can’t just clatter into a defender

We call pull out a million examples of these being disallowed…

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

I agree

These aren’t just bad decisions, the comments he made in support of the decisions are objectively wrong. Its tough to believe a full time professional can’t be that bad accidentally…

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

It’s unbelievable… there’s not a sport in the world that makes life hard for itself like the NRL

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

The obstruction decision and the Gagai knock on are absolute howlers to the point where integrity / corruption has to be questioned

Two comments from the bunker ref that he based his decisions on are just not true

1. Martin passed before he ran behind his own player. Nope

2. Gagai lost control of the ball. Nope

The bunker was supposed to get rid of these decisions, not introduce them

Whether the Knights would have won or not is irrelevant

'I don’t get it': O'Brien bemused at bunker as Broncos avoid obstruction call to romp to victory

I’m in no way defending Vaughan, he’s clearly a gronk… but I don’t think he ever said all journos are the worst people

But a lot of the same people in the “media” who hounded Barrett out of his job are the ones standing on the doorstep waiting for a reaction

I’m pretty sure it was Hunter S Thompson who coined the phrase “gonzo journalism” where the reporter put himself in the centre of the story

But at least he used to do something worthy to justify making himself the centre of the story

The jokers on Fox Sports and the like make themselves the centre of the story without contributing anything

To see blokes like Crawley, Rothfield, Anasta, etc who push their own agendas more than report what’s happening in the game crying poor on the national platform they have that players don’t because a player has a crack at them is pathetic

Maybe it’s time for a new term… Bozo journalism

'You had to be a smartarse': Dear Paul Vaughan, just like NRL players not all journos are 'the worst people'

I’m pretty happy with Potter getting the interim job at least. He’s been coaching at Mounties so should have a decent idea on who at that level is ready to come up into first grade. Something needs to change…

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why more than just a new coach is needed to fix Dogs' breakfast

You keep saying 6, 7 and 9… are you saying the 1 is sorted with Dufty…?

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why more than just a new coach is needed to fix Dogs' breakfast

I didn’t expect it to end like this

I didn’t think Barrett was the messiah. He had a good season at Manly but bookended by two bad ones and things didn’t end well. He was also touted as the mastermind behind Penrith’s attack. So it was reasonable to expect more than has been delivered

I knew we were in for pain last year, regardless of who was coach. But with the signings this year, I think it was reasonable to expect improvement in at least how the team played, if not results, but it just hasn’t happened

The performances in the last two weeks have shown the Dogs are a way behind the worst teams in the comp

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why more than just a new coach is needed to fix Dogs' breakfast

Hey Dum.bo Jones is back !

Another day, another internet conspiracy

Maybe you should take the time to read you dmb carnt instead of getting a boner at the thought of a cheap shot

“…and probably more importantly, the people who let him do it”

Always so far off the pace dum.bo you embarrass yourself but are too thick to realise it…

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why more than just a new coach is needed to fix Dogs' breakfast

“People were quick to criticise Des Hasler for what he did at the club but he got them to two grand finals and they made the playoffs most years he was there”

Yes. The mess the Dogs are in now can be laid squarely at the feet of Hasler with his back ended contract bonanza… and probably more importantly, the people who let him do it

It’s absolutely cruelled the club. It meant Pay was working with a salary cap effectively well below every other team and the rebuild had to start from beneath the basement instead of the ground up…

Pay and Barrett should be cursing Hasler, not held up as a comparison…

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why more than just a new coach is needed to fix Dogs' breakfast

Cool Hand Luke with Newman is one of my all time favourite movies…

NRL Magic Round talking points: I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining

Disagree with 1. It’s not wrong to expect more than playground level insults from pundits with a huge audience. 360used to be a great show. It’s unwatchable now

See your point on 2. but disagree. Definitely hyperbolic but just because he publicly supported Barrett two weeks ago doesn’t mean things can’t change in the meantime… they clearly have

3. Agree. It almost certainly went down like that. I’ve also been on both ends of those discussions

4. Mostly agree. I am no fan of Gould in the commentary box. His commentary is awful. Constant bagging of the referees and rules and NRL is counterproductive and shows a lack of understanding. I won’t change my opinion on that just because Gould wears a blue and white polo now

But I don’t think the games has passed him by completely. People (not saying you) get caught up in the ‘five year plan’ nonsense, but everything Gould said would happen when he took over at Penrith in 2011(?) pretty much has. The Panthers have gone from a club squandering their natural juniors advantage to a team that’s on the edge of a dynasty built almost solely on their juniors. Gould called it and delivered it

I’m hoping that he can do something similar at the Dogs. My concern is he tries to replicate what he did at Penrith, because they’re pretty different situations… i guess we’ll see how far the game has passed him by

NRL NEWS: Anasta accuses 'Pinocchio' Gus of lying, Cobbo in Maroons mix, knee injury sidelines NAS

Yep, a lot of (well some) Bulldogs fans were talking about being back in the eight this year when these signings were announced. I never felt that way, but improvement should have been a given

Your last question is a good one and I can only guess at the answer. If Barrett was trying to start the Dogs with a basic game plan and build as he went, that’s a solid strategy but he was building way to slow as nothing has really been added in his 18 months

If there was another style he wanted his team to play, then they clearly weren’t getting it

In Dufty you have a player whose best two attributes are his broken field running and using his speed on sweep plays. In TPJ you have a great offload. I haven’t seen Dufty screaming through in support of TPJ once this season. I’d have had him doing it every time TPJ took a hit up. Can’t remember Dufty joining the backline to create an extra man. There’s other examples of him not utilising players skill sets

I could live with 2-6 because of who we played, and there were periods of games when we played very good footy, but just couldn’t score enough points. But the wheels fell off against the Raiders and Knights. 14th and 16th. Both on big losing streaks. They were very winnable games

There was a great article here a couple of weeks ago, that perfectly articulates everything wrong with the Dogs attack

This might be the most important stat you’ve never heard of – and Cronulla are dominating in it

Has your NRL club's season already gone to the dogs? Call me delusional, but...

PS – the definition of pundit is “an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called upon to give their opinions to the public”

Is calling someone Pinocchio demonstrating expertise? Even by the definition of a pundit he falls short…

NRL NEWS: Anasta accuses 'Pinocchio' Gus of lying, Cobbo in Maroons mix, knee injury sidelines NAS

No, it’s not that. I’m not really defending Gould. He made a comment supporting the coach after a good win. And the situation changed after two appalling performances against battling clubs

Is it that hard to piece together, instead Anasta sits there calling him Pinocchio for cheap laughs instead of discussing the situation intelligently in his role as a pundit…

Your constant bagging of Gould and pretending to know what happens behind closed doors is every bit as curious

NRL NEWS: Anasta accuses 'Pinocchio' Gus of lying, Cobbo in Maroons mix, knee injury sidelines NAS

Come on Jethro… at least make them difficult…

Raindrops are falling on my head…Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Although Stuart Thomas may claim some credit as muse for this headline…

NRL Magic Round talking points: I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining

I don’t know why I bother, you’re a gronk who contributes nothing more than being number one cheerleader for your team, but…

You honestly think it takes a week to teach a team an entire new way to attack…?

Has your NRL club's season already gone to the dogs? Call me delusional, but...

Yeah agreed. Assuming the interim coach they appoint for the rest of 2022 is the full time coach in 2023… although it would still give them a launching pad…

Has your NRL club's season already gone to the dogs? Call me delusional, but...

* no interest in code wars…

'Very appealing': Why Mick O'Connor thinks fresh rugby raid makes sense, and the NRL players union should target

Anasta’s an absolute tw.it

Calling people Pinocchio is what passes for journalism these days, is it?

Gould made the comment about Barrett being there after they’d recorded a good win against the Roosters

Since then the Dogs have lost to the then 14th and 16th placed teams, we’re never in either game and barely fired a shot. It’s not that big a surprise the situation changed

Of course, a journalist would probably be able to critically think his way through that. The best whatever Anasta is supposed to be could come up with was “Pinocchio”

The worst part is that sort of BS, hits the Fox Sports News cycle “Anasta calls Gus Pinocchio”. Unfortunately The Roar is now picking that garbage up as well

Be better…

NRL NEWS: Anasta accuses 'Pinocchio' Gus of lying, Cobbo in Maroons mix, knee injury sidelines NAS

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