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Tim Carter

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He needs a coach with more integrity than Flanagan.

NRL News: Johnson drops huge hint on playing future, Manly confirm Schuster payout, Latrell ban is 'killing' him

How many ads get shown during golden point? Wouldn’t it actually reduce the time that could be allocated to advertising?

NRL Round 8 Teams: Ponga season in jeopardy after scans confirm major damage, Raiders cop hammer blow

Schuster needs to be the best person he can be before he can be the best player he can be. Hopefully he can surround himself with a good support network. Rugby league can come later.

NRL News: Johnson drops huge hint on playing future, Manly confirm Schuster payout, Latrell ban is 'killing' him

They signed Will Pryce from the ESL, initially to play fullback. Just like Bailey Hodgson, it’s silly to bring them over if you’re going to leave them in reggies (injuries notwithstanding).

NRL Round 8 Teams: Ponga season in jeopardy after scans confirm major damage, Raiders cop hammer blow

That argument would hold more weight if a disproportionate amount of injured players had played in golden point games this year, but they haven’t.

NRL Round 8 Teams: Ponga season in jeopardy after scans confirm major damage, Raiders cop hammer blow

I blame Dwarshuis for not being born yet.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

I think of the 1999 semi where both sides lost 10 wicket. You suggested in another comment that the Australia advancing to the final was justified because they won their previous encounter. Would you be okay with that applying in 2019?

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

Australia made it through to the final without outscoring their opponent in the semi-final.

To say that Pakistan threw the final is (a:) speculative, and (b:) irrelevant.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

That was my paraphrasing. Yikes! 😂

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

I lost my initial response, so I’ll paraphrase it…

Less successful because the WC dominance came in the 2000’s.

Singles are worth 1. Boundaries are worth 4 or 6. Rotating the strike is important, but boundaries are worth more.

Your original point was that boundary countback was a bad idea. I agree. Least dot balls or similar might have been better (though unlimited super overs was the correct call when the change was made). But how we view the rule makes zero difference to the result. You play what’s in front of you, which includes the rules. It’s appropriate to discuss a rule not fit for purpose, but it’s not appropriate to arbitrarily say a rule should not have existed and that results deriving from it can therefore be disregarded

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

England won according to the rules and regulations of the tournament at the time. The boundary count back rule had been in place for years (I remember raising an eyebrow hearing Andrew Moore giving an update of a WBBL game on ABC radio circa 2016 where the countback was required), so it wasn’t like it was set up in case England needed it. No one broke any rules. Numerous sports have tie-breakers in the name of saving time. Football has the away goals rule, high school rugby league knockout matches refer to first try scorer, even a Sheffield Shield final that finishes in a draw will be awarded to the team who scored the most runs in the first 100 overs of their respective first innings’. Like the rain rule that overshadowed the 1992 World Cup semi-final, the rules were set in advance and couldn’t be overturned due to their imperfection. Unlike the rain rule, both sides had equal opportunity to win the tiebreaker aspect. You don’t have to be happy about it but England won legitimately.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

He’d probably have to get a part-time job at a car dealership.

NRL Round 7 judiciary: Knight gets ban for tunnel brawl, Tigers star facing ban, Roosters duo charged

No, he would choose his own equally or more arbitrary stat to do with fall of wickets to get the result of his choosing.
Fun fact: Australia never made the last 16 of the 2006 or 2022 Football World Cups because they qualified via penalty shootouts, and a former coach made some comments about trying to win in the 90 minutes that can be taken out of context. Those games that Australia ‘won’ to qualify are still pending, as are those World Cups themselves.

Btw, why do NZ get a moral victory if England lose their winning status?

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

Your model for success is one of Australia’s less successful ODI eras, and one that is no longer relevant to the modern game. And if the rotating strike argument is so successful, it would lead to higher scores than the opponent every time, according to the thrust of your initial argument. That isn’t the case.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

Actually, it doesn’t. If Team A score 30 4’s and 270 singles, they score 390 runs. Team B could score 29 boundaries, 137 2’s, and face 134 dot balls and end up on the same score. Besides, that’s a random opinion. You can’t disregard rules of play just because you don’t care for them.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

Boundary count back was a bad rule, but it was the conditions of play. Neither side has an unfair advantage in terms of having the opportunity to score boundaries.

The possibiliy of Jofra Archer's career coming to an early end will rob cricket of a bowler with so much talent

A very nice tribute. The only person who could’ve written it better was David himself.

RIP, David Lord: Australian sports journalism icon was 'always thoughtful and thought-provoking'

Mitch Aubusson’s brother, James, played hooker for the Roosters and was arguably the better of the siblings. But he wanted the farm life instead, so he retired in his early twenties. If Mitchell comes to the conclusion that he wants to do the same thing, good on him!

The Kyrgios case of Latrell and Lomax: Star duo need to put what's best for the team ahead of individual interests

No, truth-handler you! I deride your truth handling abilities!

NRL News: 'Watch the game' - Robbo fires up as Teddy vs Manu debate reignites, why Sivo's stuck in reserves

That is the worst definition of hubris I’ve ever heard.

Viewers need more of Paul the analyst, less of Fatty the class clown's cringeworthy commentating

I didn’t realize that Phil Gould was the referees’ commissioner.

Viewers need more of Paul the analyst, less of Fatty the class clown's cringeworthy commentating

Ferguson’s choice of stimulant surprised me, given the state of his nose.

CONFIRMED: NRL superstar joins ex-All Blacks coaching greats in Japan - could he do an SBW?

I’m surprised Ferguson used cocaine, given the state of his nose.

CONFIRMED: NRL superstar joins ex-All Blacks coaching greats in Japan - could he do an SBW?

Or if he gets tapped on the head, unfortunately.

Wild idea but Blues should actually pick Origin team on form this time around - and that means Tedesco’s time is up

Remember, both even and uneven penalty counts are proof of criminal activity.

'F--- me, he's on another planet': Stuart rips into Hasler after Titans coach fumes at referee calls in golden-point thriller

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