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Tim Gore

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It draws a parallel William. Compares the Doctrine of Papal infallibility – the concept / edict that someone or some body is above / beyond question with the NRL having unquestionable control of the peak rugby league competition in this country. I’m contending both are bad.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

You’ve missed the point completely. Totally. There are literally multitudes of people who want to be NRL referees. The question is how they can actually achieve that aspiration. Recently we had had situation where three brothers were all simultaneously in the top echelon of NRL referees, with one in charge. People held that fact up to scrutiny. We’re you aware of that Kent? And if so, did you question it? My point is that the referees should be run by a wholly different body that is entirely separate from the private company that is the NRL. That way we have transparency over whom gets selected, how they get trained and how they get reviewed. When we get to that point we can then happily say “of course they make mistakes” knowing that there is a really robust and transparent system in place that gets the best possible people into those roles. Right now there absolutely is not.
And if it was so hot in that kitchen Kent, why haven’t Ben Cummins and Gerry Sutton walked away for an easier life? Could it be that they ARE well remunerated perhaps?

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

I concur. I got mine for 52 years.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

I’m also biased GB…

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

NO! It was a Colt!

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Actually I don’t mind the team and the staff. I had the honour of doing Tommy Turbo’s very first post 1st grade interview down in Albury in 2015. I’m a DCE fan and always had lots of time for Jamie Lyon.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Thats not where my mind went

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

I have been blessed with really good editors.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Grant Atkins is a great ref and a good bloke. Ash Klein is a good guy.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Mick, Dad’s Coffin was carried by Ryan Sutton (Lancastrian), Josh Hodgson (Yorkshireman), Jarrod Croker and Sia Soliola.
HRH Queen Liz pinned his AM on him at Yarralumla back in 1986.
That engine he got from Mitsubishi in Adelaide. He took the Science Circus down to Radelaide in 1985 I think? and one of the managers of the plant spoke to him after a show and after a short while they agreed to create it. I think it is still around. I believe it was a 2.4 Magna engine.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Oh there are pictures…

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

And I’ve never doubted yours either James.

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

Are you stalking me kk?

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

I think that the actual committees of the local (eg Parramatta Referees, Penrith Referees, etc) should vote in a panel regularly that oversees NSW Cup and Queensland Cup appointments. They put up the promotion candidates to the top grade, with another higher panel -also voted in by the referees associations – doing the top grade appointment and appointing the trainers and coaches that look after them. Total independence from those that handle the admin and operations at the NRL. How could that be a bad thing?

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

For the time being at least, yes

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

It has disturbed me in recent times that we’ve agreed more than not…

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

I did not remove your comment. However, I did see my error before your comment this morning and it was in the queue with the subbies to be amended before you commented.
And yes, jurbos efforts in the ruck were vintage Des.

Four tiers in one season: The NRL drawn and quartered

I edited the article. Mr Carter may be crazy, but it is not for this reason.

Four tiers in one season: The NRL drawn and quartered

Adam, this is twice in recent times we’ve agreed on something. I’m concerned…

Experts Roar: Is speed of NRL too fast, slow or just right?

I mean, we love you GB, but sometimes you’ve got to let it go a bit.

Experts Roar: Is speed of NRL too fast, slow or just right?

Finally! Someone who gets what I’m saying!

Four tiers in one season: The NRL drawn and quartered

Correct. Hypothetical.
Apologies. Text reads ambiguously.

Four tiers in one season: The NRL drawn and quartered

I’m sure you’ll shoot me down, but maybe Kotoni goes to 6?

Four tiers in one season: The NRL drawn and quartered

He is quite impressive to listen to from the sideline.

Panthers could be one of the greatest sides of the modern era, but they’re not celebrating anything right now

I do say “some form” noting that nothing really makes up for a GF defeat…

Panthers could be one of the greatest sides of the modern era, but they’re not celebrating anything right now

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