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Did everyone remember to correctly conjugate their verbs? 😛

Sweet revenge! Talking points as Panthers secure second successive grand final berth with bruising win over Storm

A very insightful article Steve, thank you.

You want source with that? The mind games behind the coverage of coach sackings

I heard Bevan say in retirement that his biggest regret was that he wasn’t willing to accept being in the test side for his bowling instead of his batting and didn’t develop his craft as a result. Cameron White had the same identity crisis ten years later.

A joyful XI of players who made me fall in love with cricket

Given that Souths scored seven tries once Manly turned up, maybe that no defenders theory might be worth trying next time.

BREAKING: Preliminary final kick-off DELAYED as Brisbane's traffic pins Manly

The article is about supporters of other clubs hating the Panthers more than anyone else.

Why have the Penrith Panthers become the new team NRL fans love to hate?

“…and it is acknowledged by all that the eels had some pretty bad decisions…”

“These are facts, no agenda.”

You have an interesting definition of ‘facts’.

Why have the Penrith Panthers become the new team NRL fans love to hate?

It’s less about Penrith and more about filling the void of needing a team to hate. Manly have likeable players for the first time in living memory, Melbourne are the new Entertainers and have been playing interstate for two years, Souths have the Bennett and Marshall retirement feel-good stories. Of the eliminated clubs, the Roosters got sympathy for their injury woes, the Sharks lost their ensemble of grub players, and the Broncos and Bulldogs are currently too incompetent to hate. This antipathy will likely pass.

Why have the Penrith Panthers become the new team NRL fans love to hate?

Time to drop the Atkins agenda. Every referee comes from somewhere. They used to fly in foreign referees for State of Origin. Is that your alternative? Because you can put up an argument that every referee has an agenda for or against certain teams. Would they be rational arguments? No, but neither is yours. Penrith win penalty counts because opponents infringe trying to stop them. If they were routinely beaten in penalty counts and on the scoreboard under every other referee, there MIGHT be something to it. But that simply doesn’t happen.

Why have the Penrith Panthers become the new team NRL fans love to hate?

Wow, that movie sounds truly awful.

Who will bring the carnage in the NRL grand final?

As CEO

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

Next week, the board will try to tempt Josh Dugan out of retirement.

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

He’s not in the 21 for the preliminary final. That’s not just selling a narrative.

NRL hands Panthers breach notice over controversial trainer incident

Isn’t Kenny out for the season now?

NRL hands Panthers breach notice over controversial trainer incident

That makes sense, though there would need to be the caveat that the player who came on would be the one to be replaced only if they were still on the field. Sounds weird, but let’s say, for example, Capewell goes off for an HIA and is replaced by Martin. Three minutes later, Martin also goes off for an HIA. Martin is replaced by Pangai Jr. Capewell then passes his HIA. He’d have to replace TPJ. Martin is then cleared to return, but since the original HIA was resolved, Martin stays off until Penrith nominate to use an interchange. This would get complicated even further if TPJ go injured in his window, and it would get ridiculous if he was sent off…

I think I understand why they have the rule the way they do now.

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

You can’t write “Radley is a small brained twit” and then complain about personal attacks.

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

Assuming they employed someone who can read.

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

I can’t see much heated argument about who wins this match-up.

The club stalwarts: Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra

It’s all because the team are currently based in Queensland. As soon as they return, normal hatred will resume.

Alarming decline in Manly hatred under investigation

I support the reduced use of the TMO, but everyone will pile on the referees if they make even one mistake on the fly (more than they do already). People will bleat out the typical “why not use the technology if it’s available” argument. Rinse and repeat.

Refereeing is ruining rugby

I think the one man ‘miracle’ was in allowing Australia their lead.

Who gives a toss? Part 1: When sending Australia in paid off (or so it seemed)

Okay, but Steve said it was prudent to join Super League to survive, and it clearly was.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

My response went missing, but I meant to say they were tested just before the game, leaving (presumably) too small of a window to take anything that would actually work in time.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

Actually, I got it wrong. The full sides of both squads were tested in the 24 hours before the gf. I don’t know how quickly steroids can take effect, but surely it would require longer than that.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

When I wrote my series about the war, I left out what direction that the ARL would have taken if Superleague never happened, but I think we would’ve ended up somewhere similar to now, though on a similarly turbulent path.
Initially, I agree that Super League wanted the rich clubs, but in the end they approached every single club except Souths.

The Gold Coast were at least financially sound, with money in the bank, and they did make it to week 2 of the finals the year before they were kicked out.

More to add to this, but I’ll have to come back. A difficult time in the game’s history, but a very interesting one.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

I’m sure they’d do medicals before signing off.

Is Jack Wilshere on his way to the Newcastle Jets?

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