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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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I just don’t know Benjamin. I just don’t know… If you would like to donate to our fighting fund it would be great!

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

The GF was lost when Joey didn’t pass to Rapa. He passes straight away the Raiders win. He didn’t. All the other factors are speculative.
And we haven’t given up yet Muzz. The fight aint over.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Correct. Everyone here is entitled to put their opinion forward. And yours is a good one and well reasoned. Some decide they want to be rude and derisive though when they give theirs. If they do that, they should know that they’ll get it back in kind from me.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

No, Bellyache keeps his window closed…
I can assure you that due to covid there were no people below there at all.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I am dying to know what you were going to say.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Thanks Bill. Most appreciated.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Nice to meet you. I note you aren’t holding Terry to the same standards as you seem to expect of me. Is there a reason for that?

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

It’s not about the disagreement, it’s how rudely he did it. You want a debate, be polite.
It’s amazing how people don’t get offended at all by the rudeness of the initial comment but get all upset when the author responds in kind…

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I sure did! He might think twice now before starting his comments off as such “Sigh, another massively jaded rant by a dejected League journo.”
Because I’m sure you don’t approve of that behaviour, right? And you’ll be telling Terry off for it any moment now.
Aaaaaaaaand GO!

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I’m nice when people are nice Jake

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Dude:
Wighton only incurred that penalty
Canberra DID have a right to challenge the call. The relevant wording IS IN THE ARTICLE
The video show Sutton was looking the other way.
Stuart didn’t get fined for his opinions. He got fined for throwing a bottle.
None of what you say is right. None of it. Yet you just keep going.
And you know what? I like your moxie kid. You do you. Dance your dance. You aren’t hurting anyone.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Sorry, have you not watched Craig Bellamy ever?

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Hey, he started it Jess. His first post was condescending and rude. Nowhere does it say I’ve gotta wear rudeness, or not give back in kind.
You treat me nice and respectfully I’ll do the same in return.
Is what you think should happen that People post articles, and then other people are rude and insult them and Then face no response? Freedom of speech isn’t freedom from consequence of that speech.
For those who get offended by it a) don’t be rude to start with and b) don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
And I’ll call him that because he’s sitting behind his keyboard throwing that sort of behaviour out. You know my name, where I’m from, what I do, who I support when I put out my opinions. What is Terry’s story? And what are his referee associations?
Terry doesn’t want to get harsh words perhaps he shouldn’t dish them out.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Depends how they go about it Jake.
Terry chose a mixture of condescension and rudeness in his disagreement. Patronisation and assumption as well. Along with not having an actual argument.
And, no, I don’t like that.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

But the Raiders should never have lost to the Sea Eagles but did, they didn’t show up against the knights, and their effort against the eels was poor…
Anyone of those being a win and they’re in the four.
They’ve only got themselves to blame.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Which game was that?
I thought the sin binning of Bailey simmonson against them storm wasn’t helpful.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Sigh… another rejoinder.
I also know lots of first grade officials.
They all know that if they can’t take the heat they should stay out of the very well paid kitchen.
This is a billion dollar sport. The incidents I’ve cited above are amateur.
And I know Ricky. I don’t think you do. But go ahead Keyboard Man, you tell everyone all about what a horrible guy he is.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Well bunker brought us together, and bunker tore us apart. And day and night reviews go on, breaking my heart…
Ah, JPY…

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I was, yes

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

As I said, and as can be clearly seen on the match sites, Wighton only conceded one penalty in the game. That very marginal one.
Your repeated inaccuracy is as far as I bothered to read…

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I reckon everything is under PVLs remit. Everything.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

An emotional rant… From a Raiders supporter…
And whom do you support Andrew? What are your affiliations and interests with the NRL?
I mean, we are assuming your name is Andrew but who knows what it actually is and who it is throwing spanners from the safety of their anonymity. That’s really admirable stuff.
You call Annesley useless and state he has failed at everything. Is that not emotional ranting personified? At least I’ve substantiated my opinions, using my own full identity. Gives me a bit of credibility I would have thought…
BTW did you miss the bit where I pointed out that Papalii should have been sin binned for the hair pull?
Which parts of my piece do you characterise as emotional ranting?
The bit where I demonstrate how Chris Sutton didn’t know the rules in regard to the captains challenge? The part where I ask why Josh Papalii and Isiah Papali’i didn’t get sin binned for respectively a) foul play and b) a dangerous, illegal tackle (something Jaydn Su’A did get binned for)?
Or the part where I point out that the NRL has taken harsher action for a water bottle being thrown than with either of those two actions that were far worse?
Time for you to put up or jog on Champion.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

The Bunker, and its increased role in the game, is inevitable. It just is.
Whether you like it or not, its never going to be retracted.
When you have commentators and people like me with the ability to see more than the on field official – and then to criticise the officials in real time – you must give those officials the same technology to get the calls right.
Yes, I know everyone is worried about having NFL length games happening. But this is the obvious solution. Phil Henderson got punted from other matches last weekend for allowing a non try that an automatic review would have prevented. In the context of the season – even the match – it didn’t really matter. However, it matters to Phil.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

I actually think he’s just the bloke they roll out as the front man. I think he’s part of the issue, but far from the only part.
I think we need to look at which officials are hired, by whom, how they are continually developed and supported, the mechanisms that support them and how they will be operated. I’m not privy to all of the workings by any means but it is clear to me that the system isn’t working right now.

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating

Sigh… another glib comment from a keyboard warrior…
Humans who get paid lots of money to do a job and then make needless basic errors that demonstrate they don’t know the rules need to be called to account.
If you don’t agree, that’s fine.
Personally I like my officiating consistent and my officials competent.
Further, I’m not jaded, I’m incredulous.
And I’m not dejected. I’m up for the debate. I’m keen to be part of improving the game.
If I was jaded I would have given up.
I truly believe that with some intelligent management and strong leadership this issue can be improved on greatly. Nothing will ever be perfect, but that argument shouldn’t allow incompetence to hide behind it.
Or am I just being Frank Grimes again…

Ricky Stuart was entirely within his rights to tee off at the NRL's officiating