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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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“We” also had to suspend Josh McGuire, Nelson Asofa- Solomona and Jake Trbojevic. But “we” didn’t. Who is “we”? How do they operate? Why is there no consistency or transparency.
Just because Sam deserved to be suspended shouldn’t detract from his comment.
He’s bang on. He’s got the courage to say it and stand by it.
Stop getting distracted by the messenger and listen to the message.

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Is there a third option?

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Todd Greenberg is not Sam Burgess’ boss. Or any other players boss. He’s the guy that somehow got chosen to be NRL CEO by whomever makes that choice.
Sam, as all the other players are, is subject to the way the NRL – which is for all intents and purposes a private company – administers the game. He’s expressing that – like the rest of us – he has no idea who decides on the charges, or how, or why there are such incredible inconsistencies in what those faceless people do.
It’s a very fair point.

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Regardless of his record. The point is valid. Have you got any idea how the MRC operates? Who is on it? Why there have been such glaring inconsistencies?
Don’t get distracted by Sam’s record.

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Agreed. But the MRC is a joke. I’m glad he pointed it out.

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Benjamin, you are very funny. And obnoxious. But funny.

Big Sam should be applauded for standing his ground with the NRL

Correct!

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

Back to back. This year.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

Thank you Paul. What a nice thing to say.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

It does not

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

Storm Eels 2009

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

The strip is dead. Last two games all have been penalties.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

Radley! Radley scored. Got them confused. Love them both.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

I love Tapau. Too much for the sea eagles with him out too…

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

Agreed. It will happen.
Bulldogs in 1995 is a great example. They were grand finalists the previous year, the ARL/ Superleague fiasco mucked them around but they got their act together by finals time.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

And the Raiders won from 4th in 1989, all as stated in the article.
The point is that in the NRL era no side has done it.

Qualifying finals: The real contenders (and the real pretenders)

I never said past lenience was a basis for future lenience. That has been incorrectly extrapolated by hysterics – and I stupidly got sucked in by them. What I said was the NRL had accepted Cameron Minster’s position and not charged McGuire. I was asking why that didn’t apply in this case.

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

And Trbojevics too?
There are so many outliers.
There are so many hysterics.

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Just so we are clear: you are putting words in my mouth that demonstrate your lack of comprehension.
And it’s Nic Cotric.
And I defended George Burgess on the exact same grounds dude. I want consistency. I demand it.
How’d you feel about Jake Trbojevic getting nothing for his spear tackle while Cotric got sent off and three weeks? Happy with that were you?
You happy with the consistency? All just fine and dandy for you?
Good onya.

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

“What does Josh McGuire have to do with this really?”
Dude…
Really?

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Am I the only one who thought of spiny Norman?

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Josh macguire is a tri offender in the same year!!!!!! Keep up Don. This isn’t about young’s guilt, it’s about hysteria and inconsistency.
At no stage – none – not at all – do I argue for no suspension.

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

Marge, let’s stop fussing and a feuding…

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

1. Sia is an awesome human. I will always defend his character. It was a nasty hit. It deserved a send off and suspension. I said that at the time. But Sia Soliola is one of the best humans I know. I’ll defend him to the hilt.
2. At no stage am I trying to provide legitimacy or defend his actions. At no stage do I say he’s innocent either. Neither has Ricky. I’m saying stop being hysterical and calling for outrageous penalties that are totally out of step with the nrls other suspensions. I cite 20 week suspensions as being ridiculous. Clearly. They are.
3. Who are you calling s journalist Pal?!?
4. EXACTLY! I want consistency for all.

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves

I’m ever so glad it is clear to you. Really. So relieved. We can all relax now people! This dude says it’s clear to him.
Btw McGuire has a bigger history this season. You all good with that?

Hysteria meets inconsistency: Hudson Young thrown to the wolves