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Tim Gore

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Tim has been an NRL statistician for ABC Radio Grandstand since 1999, primarily as part of their Canberra coverage. Tim has loved rugby league since Sterlo was a kid with lots of hair but was cursed with having no personal sporting ability whatsoever. He couldn't take a hit in footy, was a third division soccer player making up numbers, plays off 41 in golf and is possibly the worlds worst cricketer ever. He has always been good at arguing the point though and he has a great memory of what happened. Follow Tim on Twitter @GorskiOPork

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It was only used in one Nrl game and no one used it

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

HY I’m a die hard raider. They were just mistakes. Cummins and Sutton are not corrupt or cheats. I assure you they are very good men. And they just made mistakes. Promise.

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

But I do not think his interference was planned or intentional

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

What I see a captains challenge being good for is for getting a review beyond the last play the ball. But only when reviewing scoring plays.
Eg there was a knock on in the previous Play.

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

I don’t know either

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

NO PROBLEM AT ALL!

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

When Soliola dived Keary wasn’t yet kicking and was still on the ground.

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

The trainer was standing directly behind the play making no effort to get off at all

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

Correct

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

Did you notice the ball hitting Travis Touma Andrew? I did. It actually totally spoiled my enjoyment.
By your argument remote controlled robots are a logical extension.

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

Totally agree

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

In soccer, the biggest, richest, and most successful sport in the world, third parties are only allowed on the field at the invitation of the referee. How about we go with that.

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

But hang on! Graham Annesley assures is that it happened unexpectedly through no one’s fault in particular.
Oh… that sort of proves your point…

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

Or just enforce the current rules

The ARLC doesn’t need to change NRL rules, just enforce them!

Usually three sides drop out.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

Broncos could go either way. Brodie Croft is a great signing for them. Fifita and Haas are superstars in waiting. The Broncs don’t stay down long.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

It certainly was…
Mr Plow, that’s my name. That name again is Mr Plow.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

Look, as much as I admired what The Raiders, Roosters and Sea Eagles did this year, it all really came down to one thing: Annesley.
He said at the beginning of the year that there would be more emphasis on “game flow” which has a literal translation to “fewer sin bins.” That was music to Des Hasler’s ears. Those three sides were in the top five most penalised sides because they knew they were unlikely to be binned. Des fixed the Sea Eagles defence by going back to his 2013 model: cheat your ass off to defend your line. it works. we all know it works. Annesley told them it would be a great strategy again in 2019 after the Greenberg crackdown of 2018 failed.
So harass Barrett all you want, but recognise that the collapse in sin binnings this season had a huge effect on how the game was played – and Annesley telegraphed it to anyone who was listening. Des was listening. Des is always listening.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

Correct Albo. Whereas the Bulldogs had every excuse to spoon and yet they were two wins out of the eight and won seven of their last eight games, with all their 13 point+ losses in the first half of the season. Their 14-6 win over the Rabbits in R22 cost me $4000. I picked all the margins except that one. You shoulda heard me when Papalii went over for that winner against the Storm… My cash out was nearly $4000 but I knew the Rabbits would beat the Dogs 1-12 so I let it ride…

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

I dare say the wests tigers may well have given a better account of themselves against the eels, and the panthers, and the knights, and the bulldogs.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

correct! and tell the Pork sent you.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

Well, for Manly their loss to the warriors and their losses in the last two home and away rounds were evidence that they weren’t always on their game. They could have bad days where their effort wasn’t A+.
Des will know that. He’ll be pushing for better. For the Raiders to get better grades they needed to win the GF

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

No. The bell curve only works on a level playing field. The NRL is not a level playing field. In this system each child is marked in regard to their own challenges and how they dealt with them. The west’s tigers were in really bad shape and just missed the eight. They had a real dip. The broncos are the most privileged side in the game and served up that rubbish. They just made the finals and their 58-0 exit – to a side that was beaten 32-0 the next week – by a side who didn’t make the grand final shows they are miles off the mark. One piece of luck doesn’t go their way and they miss the finals. The richest club in the game, with the biggest supporter base, and the biggest pool of juniors and that is the tripe they serve up? They’ve got no excuse for it. If you reckon they are worth more than a D+ you are kidding yourself. That was dismal.

The 2019 NRL report card: the top eight

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Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

No.

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks