The Roar
The Roar

Tim Gore

Expert

Joined July 2013

845k

Views

248

Published

5.4k

Comments

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

Published

Comments

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m sensing sarcasm here…

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

Isn’t it already?

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

Spot on Randy

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

Agreed

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

I could see that being quite upsetting too.

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

Brookie is derelict and 30 years past its use by date.

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

Am I correct in saying that the Manly area was called so because of the very masculine appearance of the traditional owners? Or is that incorrect?

You might like watching Manly suffer, but we need them

What Busty said!

Enough is enough: Cooper’s ‘heroism’ does more harm than good

Tamou played for NZ Maori’s before he decided to play for NSW and Australia.

Kangaroos vs Kiwis just a warm up for the Mate Ma’a Tonga clash

I’ll never accept that! Ever!

The ultra definitive NRL grand final stats preview: Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm

From what you are reading Ken? No, it’s actually how you are choosing to comprehend what you are reading. Because – like Peter – you totally missed my point.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

I go for Bolton Wanderers. D

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Yes. Peter has. That’s what I’m saying. Correct.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

As you know Eden, anyone can take the easy road.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

It wasn’t about Papana’s genitalia, it was about the referees and the NRL doing SFA about it. They wrote him a letter…
I guess the USA made Trump president…

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

And I never will forget the incident.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

I recognize that you have an axe to grind but you’ve totally failed to grasp my point. Completely.

And I’m from Canberra…

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Hang on, Hang on! I’m getting paid now?

Emotional buy in is 75% of what makes sport great for mine. Without that, who cares…

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Popular support with the supporters of other teams…
Second para: “The only problem is that – with the exception of the supporters of the two clubs involved – we are really struggling to care that the game is on, let alone who wins.”
Your comprehension is questionable.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Nathaniel, I’m talking about the negative perceptions that will stop them engendering popular support. That’s all.
And you leave Sia Soliola alone. It was an accident. He is seriously the best human I’ve met in football. Literally one of the most honourable men I’ve ever met.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

That’s the spirit!

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

One recent, low rent, absolutely dreadful example.
And no other side gets associated with those things like the Storm does. This is about perception of both of those sides. Those perceptions absolutely exist. That’s why they’ll have difficulty getting any popular support.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Now you’re arguing about his principles, not how he honestly stands by them.

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

We have!

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck

Both teams ability to engender popular support sucks. That’s clearly the premise of the article, not their actual playing ability. No one is questioning their talent, just their likeability.
Did you read the article?

The NRL grand final has no peoples' champion because they both suck