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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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Ryan James, yes

The best of the NRL's underappreciated players

See here’s the thing: I think Josh Jackson is a total star. I’m amazed anyone thinks otherwise. Best player at the dogs.

The best of the NRL's underappreciated players

You piece of utter filth.
Go look in the mirror. Hard.
This is why you have no friends. You may think you do but the fact that you can do do and say stuff like this – all from behind a pseudonym (you brave brave soul) – is why you’ll find, when things go south for you – and they inevitably will – you’ll be alone. Because you are a jerk. A bonafide, 100%, to the core, pathetic loser.
You want to go, you CSMF? Come out from behind your anonymous protection and lets pick apart your credentials, achievements and worth to society.
But you won’t. Because you aren’t just a pathetic loser, you’re a morally bankrupt coward.
Oh, and btw, we know who you are and we can do all that stuff right now.
But we won’t because – and we want all Roarers to know this – we have ethics. We won’t expose your identity no matter how much of a pathetic excuse for a life form – like this total (insert yourself favorited expletive) – you might be.
But I guarantee this bloke won’t come forward because – not only is he a total no one, from nowhere, who’s achieved nothing – he’s a coward and a loser.

Pay cuts will show the players are genuine partners in the NRL

The reality of modern sports?!?!
The current reality of modern sport is that fans are locked out and the season hangs on tenterhooks. At what stage has that ever been a current reality? Never. What you’re referring to is the reality BEFORE this massive, seismic event.
What V’Landys was saying is that the old world will crumble without government bail outs.
I’m saying if the current mob who were put in place by the interests of BIG money multinationals are saying they won’t go into their own resources to support the game, that they were only interested while it was in the black – not the red – well how much of a loss is them going?

Rugby league is the people's game and COVID-19 will not kill it

The NRL IS the current mob. And they clearly are saying they’ve got nothing lined up and their backers aren’t going to do it.
I’m talking long term, not short Marty. It’s not about current sponsorship or issues, its about the long term future of the game.
Lots of sponsors: Dah Dah, Video Ezy, Famous Grouse, FirePower, Wormald etc have come and gone. They always will.
This’ll be a set back, no question. But it won’t kill the game.

Rugby league is the people's game and COVID-19 will not kill it

Nat, I’m talking about the extremely large multinationals involved with the NRL. They have extensive resources they can personally use. If they actually did love the game – as we punters do – they would use those resources. If they just see Rugby League as a cash cow that they’ll allow to collapse in times of hard ship, well then they can rack off.
Rugby League doesn’t need them and will rebuild after they go.

Rugby league is the people's game and COVID-19 will not kill it

That is exactly the point of the article…
There are those saying that sports will die. I’m saying they won’t.

Rugby league is the people's game and COVID-19 will not kill it

I would have thought so…

If you don't like the NRL TV ad, you may need to change

Last season I watched him be an influential playmaker and leader for his side. I thought he was going too far playing last year. His performances proved me wrong.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Jake played 6 games, two of which he went off injured in. He came on as a reserve in the GF. He didn’t have the impact of a top 50 player in 2019.
Tommy played twelve club games (coming off injured twice) and two Origins. He had a huge impact on the games he played in.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Apologies. You are correct.
I didn’t see Coote.
Clyde is the best I’ve seen.

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

He’s number one on the list of players denied their right to the presumption of innocence.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

I’m sick of waiting for Shaun Johnson to achieve his promise.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

More shocking than Mary putting Josh Hodgson – the co-captain of a grand finalist – at 27?!?
Taumololo didn’t have the best year in 2019. Statistically he was good but those metres and tackle breaks weren’t as decisive as 2018. And 13th out of 480 is still in the top 3%. It’s not like my brain fart in forgetting SST!!! That was very poor.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

I put in Benji douehi and brooks.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

He was injured most of last year.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Strewth. I wonder if we could do that…

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Morgan was still good last year in a dude that really struggled. I rate him greatly.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Baz, it was not Hodgson’s best season ever. He’s got a couple more gears. You’ll see them again this year.

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

Hey Scotty, remember our bet from last year? I just have. I won. Time to pay the piper.

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

Toughest position on the field is hooker.

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

yes. yes we are.

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

Payne Haas in front of Hodgson…

The Roar's NRL top 50 players: 10-1

Only counts NRL games. When a side has a fair few players from the super league it makes these stats flawed.

Predicting the 2020 NRL Premier before the season even starts

Oldfield, Cotric and a few of the juniors can cover this area. If it needs covering.

Predicting the 2020 NRL Premier before the season even starts