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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away' [Henry David Thoreau]. I'm a bit of a sports addict, love competition.

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Yeah, I said this a while ago. Centre is a dead spot in the game, fill in spot covered by backrowers, wingers, fullbacks. halves, 5/8’s. A couple of years ago Dugan was our best centre coming in from fullback. I miss the days where you had a bit of space and Rogers, ET, Ella, Renouf, O’Conner, Meninga, Inglis, et al were making something dazzling out there. Don’t much like Latrell, but he put the position back on the map.

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

Geez matt, this is a seriously impressive effort… Won’t make the semis but they’ll give a few commentators lockjaw.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter Q

Agree with the Morris comment. What a horrid way to end your SOO career – having retired as a legend, answer the call from retirement to aid the team, score the try that sets up the game, one of the best on the field and get axed for a non-centre sub who threw the intercept pass. J-moz won’t be able to sit properly for a month after that hammering…..

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

“You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or still dreaming?”
“All the time. It’s called mescaline, it’s the only way to fly.”

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

I’d have him…

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

Pearce was in the room when Freddy called Josh Morris.. “Heyyy J-Moz. thanks for coming out of retirement and supporting the team, oh and – top game. Scored a great first try, put us ahead, saved a couple, kept their centres and a few forwards in check. You were awesome and we would have won but for the stray pass from the guy I’m replacing you with.. yep, ..we don’t want ya for the second game. Thanks for coming, you can now retire with you last memory of SOO being one of the best but sacked and replaced by a non-centre … Is Mitch there? can I talk to him?” And Pearce pulls a hammy at the pool table..

BREAKING: Mitchell Pearce ruled out of Origin 2

Signed.. Freddy’s mom

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

Now THERE is a clever assumption…

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

Mushi, that’s one of the best….

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

It’s ‘done to death’ because it sucks, there are huge problems with it and the wombats running the joint aren’t listening. Doesn’t that explain why it’s ‘done to death’? If it was exciting and problem free there wouldn’t be issues and it wouldn’t hang around and yet it is one of the major irks that resurface every year. Excitement and ‘value for money’ are in exceedingly short supply and only for a portion of those who win.

Should we axe golden point?

Drop it altogether…. If you want something to break up a deadlock – finals etc, stick with 20 minutes each way or go to a nines format for 10 each way. Anything ‘Golden’ try or otherwise will be a nightmare for officials who won’t want to be involved in a match deciding penalty. Rules will go out the window and ‘anything goes’ will be the code…

Should we axe golden point?

Bangladesh over Australia Dan?? If that comes off I’ll watch your ratings with interest..

The Roar's Cricket World Cup expert tips and predictions: Week 4

This team is whack… Freddy is on panic pills and how much of this re-assortment is just to keep a promise to Gus to stick with Cleary. By not acknowledging Cleary is out of his league and replacing him, Freddy is forced to lay the blame elsewhere, sacking both centres (just so he can’t be blamed for picking on Latrell, Josh Morris – a Blue legend and one of the best in game 1 and try scorer – has to go), sacked the 5/8 and replaced him with Maloney (to provide cover for the deficient Cleary). Now has two not-centres in centre and outside of Dale replacing Chrichton, the other calls are questionable. QLD backs will rip this lot to shreds

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

Yeah, can’t work that one out. That sucks.. probably sent him an sms…replaced by 2 not centres… laughable

Mitchell axed, seven changes for NSW Blues Origin 2 team

No Mitchell?? He’ll be lost… lol

Maroons make two changes in team for Origin 2

Maybe Joe, but he (Mbye) was really solid against Cowboys.

Maroons make two changes in team for Origin 2

Mary plays the game well. He is onside with persons high in the WIN management and he is ‘matey’ with some high profile Dragon players. In this era – where players rule the roost (see Hayne v Gold Coast) several coaches have aligned themselves with either important individuals in their management or high profile, important players – or both. Bellamy and Bennett don’t need to, nor (after this year) Des. Maybe one or two others, but a lot of the rest are playing the game.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

Yes he would. God help us if Barrett gets in there, not another Old Boy

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

Great wrap Scott… glad you somehow managed to see it all after pulling an ‘all-nighter’. Enough said on the Dragons – Except NO to Barrett.. but hey- Melbourne soooo impressive. I’m not a fan of all Smith does but gee he has an impact on a game AND a team. Bellamy is growing in statue and just the type of guy Newcastle would wish Brownie morphed into. Just like 2017, if you want to win this year they are the team to beat. Have a great week Scott, get some ‘zzzzs’

Eight talking points from NRL Round 14

That’s a hoot!

The three lessons the Knights learned against the Storm

Aye to that, Broncos will pay.

The three lessons the Knights learned against the Storm

Just get Khawaja back to opening and I am happy 🙂

Australia vs Pakistan: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

Simple answer – join the movement.. Khawaja @ opener. He and Finch worked well, no need to change it. In fact, Warner would be just as effective if not better at #3 or 4, he is one of the best in the world at managing either a watchful build or aggressive slog. One of the best to take advantage of weaker bowlers and play according to the needs of the game. Finch, of all people, given his experience struggling in the wrong position in the test team should recognise Khawaja’s dilemma and assert some authority.

Criticism of Khawaja is baffling

Khawaja @ opener, I’ll start a campaign., so many believers…

Five reasons Australia shouldn't play five bowlers

They’ll find a way…. “We lost coz Pearce didn’t make himself available”… ” called another groin strain.. the wus”.. “clearly too chicken to get back in the fray and help his mates”… “I called him a dozen times, but he refused and threw poor Cleary (jr) under the bus”… yep, it’s all Pearce’s fault regardless..

Pearce provides Fittler with much-needed experience, much-needed scapegoat