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Tim Carter

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Joined September 2015









And I say that as a former hooker who would get mad when I wasn’t rewarded for winning one against the feed.

What are scrums good for in rugby league?

I actually wrote an article (that was rejected) with virtually this exact scenario. I see it like the shoulder charge, a ticking time bomb.

What are scrums good for in rugby league?

If a golden point loss is more notable than a regular time loss, shouldn’t a regular time win be more notable than a golden point win and be worth an extra competition point? 4-3-2-1, also meaning the same amount of competition points apply to every game.

Why the NRL should change the points system

Very strange to emphasize the word ‘literally’ when he didn’t have an actual dummy in his mouth…

Marnus Labuschagne spits the dummy- literally- after unlucky dismissal

I really enjoy these write-ups, but you pretty much always pick a goalscorer as the player of the game. They can’t always be the best over 90 minutes.

A-League wrap-up Round 11

For the Queenslanders, Langer also did it in 1998. Another inaccurate press release.

Cordner eyes off unique piece of history

EPL sides might struggle with the sport, and with the salary cap.

NRL Nines to return in Perth next year

The nines format started in 1996 (Super League World Nines).

NRL Nines to return in Perth next year

A five game series is only entertaining if it’s competitive. The whooping Australia received in England immediately after South Africa went four games too long.

To play everyone without shortening the series would require national squads, like a Premier League team putting out a different eleven for cup tournaments. Can’t see that going over well.

Short, sharp, done: Cricket’s 2020 schedule reveals three-game series obsession

They’ve sold their biggest asset. That money won’t last forever.

By 1998's standards, which NRL teams should face the axe today?

Not quite true, Andrew. The criteria to get to 14 teams included financial viability. Norths were ultimately excluded due to insolvency. The Knights, Broncos and Warriors were guaranteed inclusion if they could satisfy the financial criteria, regardless of crowds and performance. And the assessment of finances was inconsistent and arbitrary. Sponsorships counted, grants weren’t. Had the Rabbitohs’ money from Souths Juniors been counted as sponsorship, and Penrith’s Panthers Group been counted as a grant (the opposite occured in both cases), it would have been supporters of the Chocolate Soldiers marching for reinstatement.
If the full criteria was applied today, the likes of Wests and Cronulla would be nervous.

By 1998's standards, which NRL teams should face the axe today?

They don’t need a rule change. Roberts should’ve been sent off, pure and simple.

Souths Sydney's Bennett and Demetriou temporarily win the ‘mine is bigger than yours’ argument

It was essentially two groups of the old top 5. Dragged out a bit, but infinitely better than the 1997 ARL 7 team farce.

The Bulldogs' unlikely path to finals glory

If it easier to identify a player, it is easier to follow their actions, especially in terms of fielding.

Test match shirts: A game of letters and numbers

Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing having Jordan in our last game each round.

First Socceroos 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures revealed

Mal used to coach Canberra. He learnt from that experience the traits of poor coaching.

Brennan had to go, but the Titans' problems run deeper than the coach

Number of people who hold that opinion: 1

The Maroons had the passion but not the cattle

Whose, not who’s

Whose representative careers are at risk after this Origin series?

How high are the merchandising sales for current test uniforms?

Test match shirts: A game of letters and numbers

Every attempt to make to game more accessible to the public is shouted down by the traditionalists. It won’t detract from the game. Get over it.

Test match shirts: A game of letters and numbers

Unless it’s part of the traditional Qld casualty ward media saga…

Injury concern for Queensland ahead of Origin decider

If Australia are batting second and chasing comfortably, is it worth promoting the likes of Stoinis and Maxwell to get more of a hit? Or would Smith and company want to bed down their now settled positions in the order?

Aussies have plenty to play for against Proteas

And the Harlem Globetrotters are due for a loss too. Washington by 4.

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm: Thursday night forecast

Adrian Lam captained in 2000.
“Hello, my name is Tim and I’m a nitpicker. (Hello Tim) I read long, entertaining articles and can’t move past a tiny error at the very end…”

State of Origin's anonymous winners and quality losers

Sydney’s 2000 Olympic bid, following unsuccessful bids by Melbourne and Brisbane, ultimately defeated Beijing.

FFA reportedly launching joint 2034 World Cup bid with Indonesia