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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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Elliot and Bateman are different players. However – make no mistake – Whitehead is the heart and soul of the Raiders.

John Bateman is walking a tightrope

He is able to ask for money at any point. And his contract has the third year option – 2021 – in his favour. So he is totally within his rights to be looking for a third year upgrade right now.
While I wish that the incident in Grand Final week hadn’t occurred, Bateman has quite a deal of honour and integrity. He has been upfront and transparent about all his dealings. As well, at no point has been anything but a bloke who trains and plays as hard as he can.

John Bateman is walking a tightrope

I have rarely ever watched West Wing. I heard that parable from my Grandma.

I’m desperate for the footy to start but I’ll stand by Sia Soliola

“Let him go Ralph. He knows what he’s doing…”

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

Season long bans! Now, I’ve been known for pursuing draconian punishments before, but that is out of order.

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

As usual Spruce, you are the sober Ying to my raging yang…

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

Just telling you what Abdo said…

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

Apparently the difference is premeditation.

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

I have clearly just criticised Mitchell and his actions in this article. I still support his presence – in that it celebrates Indigenous Australians in the Nrl – in the ad. I still think if people don’t like it they may need to change. However, after this incident would I use Mitchell or Addo-Carr in the ad to celebrate indigenous Australians in the Nrl – probably not Right now. Let’s be clear though, these three aren’t 100% evil and ignorant humans, far from it. They are just humans who’ve done something dumb. And who hasn’t been a human who has done something dumb? Especially in their 20s? While I’m angry with all three now, they are all good people, quite worthy of being forgiven and earning redemption. So I’m not going to get my pitchfork, light my torch and join a lynch mob for these three. I’m just going to plead with everyone to do the right thing so we can get our footy back.

Players partying and going camping risk blowing it for all of us

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