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DP Schaefer

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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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yes, and Colin Croft?.. Wayne Daniels? 🙂

The unsung heroes of the great 1980s West Indies team

The only person Max is in front of is Wade.

Renshaw and Patterson playing for Ashes spots in Sheffield Shield

If people had been thinking instead of reacting, and given that their penalty was (right or wrong) extensive, 12 months international and 9 months nation should have been the bans. They should, like all players, play some lead up cricket to establish form. Throwing them into the fire without much lead up opens the door for problems in my eyes and holding them back unfairly extends the penalty.

Renshaw and Patterson playing for Ashes spots in Sheffield Shield

Please no. Tennis had this argument and ended up with women getting paid equally for playing less games, drawing less income, etc etc. As has been mentioned – reward according to the income generation. Support obviously helps overcome inequality and the right press, not to ‘even the paying field’ based the existence or not of physical accessories. Similar thinking was influential in damaging the Matildas positive progress, who – arguably – were becoming more popular and more watchable (hence more bankable) than the Socceroos until an implosion.

About time we spoke about equal pay for elite female athletes

Golden point sucks big time. Destroyed games – and for who or what?? The fixation with winning… Nothing wrong with an honorable or exciting draw. If you have to go to extra time, then play nine’s format for 10 minutes a side. Then the team with more fitness, desire or skills wins.

Golden point: It’s time for the NRL to try harder

Storm – “Best coach in the game” ?? No doubt he’s got great skills in developing a squad, but the jury is out until we see him without Cam Smith (who – IMO is the main reason for Storm success).

NRL preseason predictions 2019

Geez, that will string things out. I don’t believe that kind of tension does anyone any good.

Matt Dufty re-signs with Dragons until 2021

You can add me to that count BA, and not just because he’s from Roosters. I thought he was a bit lucky to make it into SOO again, wasn’t in good form. I still shake my head over the penalty try in game II last year. 188cm, 108kg solid second rower, at speed, runs into stationary, 178 cm, 88kg halfback…. and gets absolutely poleaxed… He should be getting an academy award to go with the MOM.

The Roar's top 50 NRL 2019: 20-11

Good!!

Predicting the 2019 NRL premiers before a ball is kicked

Don, that would make for a good GF. I’d hope that the Dragons replaced one of those.. I’ll keep the faith.

Predicting the 2019 NRL premiers before a ball is kicked

Gee I hope your tipping history has a low percentage of success. The worst possible outcome for the NRL is Roosters winning again.

Predicting the 2019 NRL premiers before a ball is kicked

I’d like to add something to clarify that comment.. but I’m sure it would be unprintable..

Kearney set to ink three-year extension with Warriors

And there is talk Mary is being courted for another extension.. WTHeck are these execs smoking?? Both Kearney and Mary were in the doghouse at the start of 2018, both limped into the finals. Neither should be signed before their team is locked into the top 8 for 2019 and even then on short term performance based contracts until they have some consistent success behind them.

Kearney set to ink three-year extension with Warriors

Above top 20 and beyond gives a lot of space for discussion, there’s over 40 players that could arguably fill spots 30 – 50, filtering down to top 20’s. Check out the top 10 for credibility, you would have very few options there – Billy, Cam, Teddy and Cronk are locks for top 10, Widdop Latrell quite possible but if you got say Fergo or Nene (regardless of a great and productive year) there you would have some serious questions.

The Roar's top 50 NRL 2019: 30-21

The Marsh bros are a special fish, you know that…

Why Matthew Wade is better off not playing for Australia

I could be off-base but I have a strong suspicion it’s because of the hype around his last selection. When they pulled the plug on Neville, Hohns talked up Wade as the ‘vocal aggro’ type they wanted and how he would add to the team. Given he played busted after being selected and given the dramatic change in ‘culture’ I’d say Mr. Hohns was deeply embarrassed by the lack of results (having pushed for his inclusion) and subsequent culture investigation. Believe me, you let a selector or boss down (or most anyone for that matter) after they have talked you up and replaced someone with you and you let them down…. I doubt you’ll see Wade for Australia again while Hohns is there, he never wants to be reminded of that selection again.

Why Matthew Wade is better off not playing for Australia

Agreed. All you need is to get that pack close and they can do the rest. Two solid wingers to bring the ball back and give their pack a rest, a great half to scheme and run the plays. Their centres are good enough.

NRL preseason predictions 2019

Yep, glad that one didn’t make the grade.. Why so popular in SA?? Anthems are hard to compose. They need meaningful lyrics that speak from the heart without being overly poetic combined with a stirring tune that can be sung as a crowd and not rocknroll (excludes Great Southern Land, Solid Rock, Land Down Under etc). It’s a tough gig to fill…

Australian national anthem doesn't 'represent myself and my family': Cody Walker

I just missed the referendum, interesting to see the vote from SA, I didn’t know that. Also interesting a decision was made on 43% of vote, Walker’s stance may be justified – anyone can really follow suit as it wasn’t a ‘majority rule’.

BTW there is also sound and reliable science that will put occupation at around 10000 years or less 🙂

Australian national anthem doesn't 'represent myself and my family': Cody Walker

The next lists will be interesting if this lot, almost all current SOO or rep players, only make the 4th XIII.

The Roar's top 50 NRL players: 50-41

Amen! And by both sides of government…

Australian national anthem doesn't 'represent myself and my family': Cody Walker

OMGoodness.. A little bit of sensible batting was impossible to deliver? These batsmen want to smash everything they see, no wonder our long form batting skills are under scrutiny.

Renegades snatch BBL title after Stars' epic collapse

Sydney?????

Brett Morris makes incredible start to life at the Roosters

Well said. Sensational stuff

Kusal Perera's gutsy 153 with the tail inspires Sri Lanka to remarkable one-wicket victory

The challenge with a new anthem is that – if the process were really fair – it would take too long to sort through. Unless you are going to have everyone (all 20+ mill voting & teen Aussies) pick a song then start a slow voting process to whittle that down then the options will be ones forced on the people by a select few.
My chip about dating proof comes from my personal frustration that people quote time/ages based on flawed techniques. If you do an open minded study on carbon dating you’ll find that it is extremely unreliable (items known to be hundreds of years old have been dated in the millions) and is only used by people of science when it supports their opinion.

Australian national anthem doesn't 'represent myself and my family': Cody Walker