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Started cheering for Roosters as a ten year old growing up in country NSW.

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I don’t remember one other than the minor scuffle just before half time. Rushing in for a melee is usually because one side wants to high light and hopefully for the esculate a dodgy tackle and give the video ref a chance to look at it.

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

Thing is Bennett has the best quick play the ball dummy half in the game. Far be it for Wayne to push an agenda.

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

All teams are doing it. And if they aren’t the question is why not!

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

I think the all in melee had more to do with JWH high tackle.

"The worst I've seen": Bennett slams NRL over referee leniency

Should they have taken the 2 points to bring it back to 6 the diff? The dogs may have jagged one try but I couldn’t see them getting across twice. Also the added pressure of only being 6 in front may have played on Souths. We will never know.

Roosters and Storm confirm their favouritism, while the Bulldogs remain a mystery

Yeah the analogy wasn’t the best. I was struggling. All I’m saying is compare the way Sydney and Brisbane accepted and warmed to their AFL teams back in the day. Sporting capital of the world is high on the cringe scale.

Melbourne will never be in thrall to rugby league, and that's marvellous

So in those games there were no 50 50 calls that went the other way??

Rooster Cooper's dagger into the heart of Melbourne

The original point here was how can Melbourne claim to be the “sporting capital of the world” when they are totally disinterested in a sport that they aren’t brought up with. Call yourselves the AFL capital but not the sporting capital. It’s like saying we are the culinary capital of the world because we have the best meat pies.

Melbourne will never be in thrall to rugby league, and that's marvellous

If you read my comments I was very careful to say IF the reports were correct. I can only go on what’s reported but I do understand that it’s not always 100% accurate.

Rooster Cooper's dagger into the heart of Melbourne

I know the comparison was made to Barcelona but I think the New England Patriots. Ability to keep winning with a great player steering the ship surrounded by good players all performing at their best and everything being run by a great if not the greatest coach ever.

The comparison doesn’t stop there. Both have been at the cutting edge in pushing the envelope in terms of the rules and spirit of the game. Also we will never know what impact the salary cap cheating had on the long term success.

Disappointment continues as Storm’s forecasted decline nears decade without fruition

Cronk made a point of not celebrating on the field. Apart from the fact that he was in a fair deal of pain he was more concerned with consoling his friends on the losing side.

We will never know the inside story but if their friendship broke down because Smith was unhappy about Cronk leaving than it is a highly immature attitude from Smith. The media reported that Smith was invited to Cronks wedding but didn’t go. If and I mean if this is true then Cameron needs a grow up pill.

Rooster Cooper's dagger into the heart of Melbourne

1. Don’t worry so much about what commentators and media people say.

2. I totally agree that tipping comps and Supercoach can take away from the enjoyment of the game and I would love to be able to do that. Unfortunately for me Supercoach is a glue that holds our family together through winter. The family league we have plus the end of season awards bbq is as much a tradition as Christmas for us. The rule I have is don’t gamble that is one sure way to ruin enjoyment. And send you broke.

Eight simple rules for enjoying the NRL more

Thanks for that. I seen a figure somewhere that Melbourne has cost between 80 to 100 mill. Just wondering if there has been a return on the investment.

NRL expansion needs to start soon

I’ve asked this question a couple of times. Has the Melbourne expansion been working? We know the on field version has been but in terms of Junior numbers and revenue generation and whatever other criteria you want to use has it been a success? I’m just asking because I don’t know the answer.

NRL expansion needs to start soon

To be 100% honest mate I do not support any team. I grew up in the country and as a kid my family were far more into local footy than Sydney footy. When I was in my pre teen years the Sunday night game on 7s big league clashed with Countdown on the ABC, I had two older sisters so I wasn’t winning that one. I moved to Sydney as an 18 year old in the 80s. It may sound strange but that’s the truth.

The judiciary and the NRL get plenty of decisions wrong but I do not believe there is a conspiracy. Cameron Smith may well be biased but he is not the judiciary.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Telstra?

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

Good point many cash strapped junior clubs of all codes are paying for their ground.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

No I don’t. Once the initial novelty factor wears off the number of people going to the game because of the Stadium would be negligible.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

Yeah as for the question about what if it had been Paul Gallen well I reckon he would’ve preferred to miss the games rather than be stung in the pocket.

I guess the question I would ask Papi would be what if the gouger had a surname of Burgess would you change your view?

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Yeah I enjoyed it too and I agree it shouldn’t have a bearing on the outcome but the fact is it does.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Whilst I don’t buy into the conspiracy theories about QLD origin players- I could find evidence to disprove it there is a definite lack of consistency in punishments. The problem is going to be the next time someone is up for gouging there is now precedence. What the NRL needs to do with it is say “we got that one wrong but things will be fixed from now on”. Unfortunately those words don’t seem to be easy to say.

As for Fanou Blake. He didn’t help his argument by carrying on like he did after the incident. Yes it was an accident but he needed to show some remorse and control in the aftermath.

Addin Fonua-Blake would have been better off eye gouging Mitchell Pearce

Yeah it’s all positive. My only concern is the concentration span of the people involved. In this case it seems as though they have the runs on the board to see the process through. Good to read about it keep us updated.

Rugby league's American dream still alive

Is this a serious question?

Rugby league's American dream still alive

Yeah I understand. The point I was trying to make I suppose is that in my mind at least I always seem to remember going to full suburban grounds when in reality they were rarely full. You say over 12000 as if that’s a good thing for a local derby.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

The one thing that flies in the face of “whats best for the game” is that the only time this or any other stadium will be close to full is when there are two Sydney teams playing. The popular line of thinking is that there are too many teams in Sydney but if you want bums on seats here you need more.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets