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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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Storm. But not by that much.

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

In this case that person was me…

How I learned to relax and admire the Roosters

Lazarus and Fittler for sure.
Maloney is a star but not a superstar.
Maybe Hodges wasn’t when he moved. But not long after.
I just didn’t want to pick on the Roosters! That wasn’t my point.

Fail Mary? He didn’t really have a chance

That is a cracking question.
A very good point.
Look, a supercoach and play the long game OR a superstar player for the short.
Looking at the records you’ve gotta say Bellamy’s long game is the best overall.

Fail Mary? He didn’t really have a chance

And thanks…
Now I’ve got that freaking song stuck in my head!!!

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

And for whom do you work Jennzex? From where does the IP address your pseudonym originates from broadcast?
Are you alleging that ABC Grandstand Rugby League has determined agenda driven ignorance? If so, what is your evidence for that?
And what are you suggesting that I have to learn?
Or are you having a stir for your own entertainment?

And if you are going to quote children’s TV theme songs at least get it right:
“Timmy, it’s Timmy
He’s a little lamb with a lot to learn
Timmy, it’s Timmy
He’s a handful of trouble at every turn”

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

He was Manly’s best player. Easily. He was a tackling dervish. He was brilliant.

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

Your brilliant input has floored me and made me look at this whole matter differently… I cant believe I didn’t think of it from that angle…

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

It was a great game. no question.
But Jake Trbojevic had to get the same treatment that Nic Cotric got. Same ideo ref for both incidents. different result.
Inexcusable. Its a freaking business at the club level too, Nat. Not a game. Sure, we fans go for entertainment value. To be a rusted on fan you have to really care. When you really care and see these pathetic, incompetent, or “other” inconsistencies it is fair enough to be outraged and incredulous about them. To demand competence and consistency.
Further, making the finals makes money. Making the top four makes more money. It helps attract and retain players.
If Jake gets sent Manly almost certainly lose and are om 22 points with the Eels. There is a four point gap to the four.
If one is a send off then both are. you can’t go making the rules up as you go to suit yourself. There are millions of dollars on the line.
Yet it seems you can have two interpretations both on field and at the MRC.
It is a load of festering rubbish.
When the game constantly dishes up this rubbish – This unfair rubbish that advantages sides and disadvantages side (hopefully) randomly – I’m allowed to be mad.
I’m allowed to call it out. I’m allowed to focus on it.
And I should.
I don’t want to settle for “relax, its just a game.” If you want to run a professional sport then you’ve got to be professional. This endless, rolling rubbish is anything but.
Please don’t defend it.

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

#refsfault

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

I agree Insider, but as far as I can tell they aren’t listening. What has meaningfully improved in the scheduling, judiciary, MRC or bunker in the last five seasons?
Either they aren’t listening or they are incompetent.

Fans should stop wasting their time asking the NRL to lift their game

If Milford had stayed would the Raiders have gotten Hodgson? I don’t think so. It ended up being the best thing for the Raiders.

CNK's honesty makes all the cold pies totally worth it

I actually got pretty sick.

CNK's honesty makes all the cold pies totally worth it

I love boxhead. I did get a selfie with him

CNK's honesty makes all the cold pies totally worth it

I’ve been on air with Grandstand since 2004

How the hell are the Sea Eagles contenders again?

It was I. Is that the first time you’ve heard me? I guess we mostly do Raiders games.

How the hell are the Sea Eagles contenders again?

Is BA a raiders fan?

How the hell are the Sea Eagles contenders again?

Not arguing he shouldn’t have been sent off. Just that a) it was an accident and b) frustration that when they finally got around to sending someone off of course it wasn’t a serial grub…
Of course it wasn’t.

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

Yeah, no he hasn’t. Provocation is routinely considered in court.
And there is a huge gulf between reckless and an accident.

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

As you know Dutski, I have never been wrong or misread anything. I’m perfect. I’ve never been caught out being a hypocrite either. Hasn’t happened…

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

Ok people, I’m going to say this again. Especially for those of you with reading and comprehension issues:
I do not disagree that it was a send off. At no point do I say that I disagree. My point is that other very recent incidents were just as deserving and the players didn’t get sent off. I’m hoping that this is the start of a new standard of rule enforcement and not just another example of the NRLs dreadful inconsistency.
We all got that now?

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

My defence of Cotric is passionate, yes. As I say, I’m biased.
I agree with everything you say.

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

That’s a really, really rotten analogy.
I mean, just awful.
We are talking about similar actions having vastly different consequences.

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

amen

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?

fair. agree. only pointed out the calibre because, while it was a bad tackle, it was an accident. he’s not a grub.
But the Terepo incident cost the Raiders the match. The reshuffle sent Batemen from left back row to right centre. Horsburgh went to left back row. Both breaks before half time went through there. Bateman wouldn’t have missed those.

Was the Cotric incident yet another false dawn for the send off?