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To qualify for the Giteau Law, they have to have played 60 tests for the Wallabies AND a certain number of years in Aust…(more)
Given that Cheika “could be sacked” any day now – if that should occur, does that mean all the players he’s alienated ov…(more)
Who knows what might be achieved. The bloke doesn’t even know who’s on the run on team sheet until Georgina Robinson inf…(more)
So Larkham, who as a Super Rugby coach, did worse than Cheika, can’t do any worse?
0 from 15 would be worse.
4 from the last 15. Most unsurprised if we exit at pool stage.
No. Larkham can’t do any worse.
So the coach who was inferior at the lower level can’t do any worse?
Disregard the team result because it’s possible it…(more)
Larkham is indeed untested at this level. But Michael Cheika is. SL can’t do any worse.
Sure picking up a great NZ coach would be great – but it’s likely to be one that wants to move closer to home.
Bring in Johan Ackermann.
I’m always amazed at how Melburnians turn their nose up at the suburbs in the south west. I first went there in the 70s …(more)
And whete are strikers going to get fans from?
Melbourne “not Victory” City is the same as Brisbane “not Roar” City … any club who needs to position themselv…(more)
In theory, I understand the idea of getting in early while they’re giving the land away, and the local council will have…(more)
SEQ is a pretty spread out place, it’s an hour drive from one city to another in good traffic, so you can’t really take …(more)
I’d rather surf
Next round of expansion hopefully. Would love to see the Strikers back, maybe even Ipswich.
Yes MF, and being based in NSW, I was a season ticket holder. But the factor there was Clive Palmer and mismanagement t…(more)
Did you even read my post? I called for an expansion by two Melbourne clubs. Both need some government funding which won…(more)
It does sound too early for this group. Perhaps in the longer term, when the context is less speculative.
Take a hike RF.
The FFA can’t afford a Round of 64 and the R32 messes up with 12 professional clubs.
I’m sure a rational solution …(more)
It isn’t in the middle of nowhere, it’s next to one of the fastest-growing areas in Australia. All of Tarneit and Trugan…(more)
So you agree that expansion will be delayed by one year?
You will recall that the FFA gave the residents of SEQ a second team to follow. They were quite successful too, fini…(more)
Talk it up all you want Harry, but it’s a sheep paddock out in the middle of nowhere.
It’s where the first Max Max movi…(more)
I agreeI this seems the most likely outcome.
2 now (Team 11 and SW Sydney) with Canberra held in check for Wellignton r…(more)
Hard to believe they would expand by two clubs sans a Melbourne club.
Expect that NOT to happen.
Non issue, Vic government has already said they will not confirm funding until licence is granted.
I suspect the most l…(more)
Take it from someone who was there at their very first game, Brisbane Roar are a hard club to love.
There would be plen…(more)
I am equally convinced that this would all but sink the A League as a commercially viable operation for this year and ne…(more)
Let’s consider demographics here. 70% of population growth is happening in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Casey and Wyn…(more)
Canberra await A-League D-Day but decision could be delayed
It’s understood a delay on the Victorian g…(more)
Heather Reid has just publicly stated that she has no conflict of interest, and as such, will be part of the decision ma…(more)
I would like to see that variety of teams .
It’s a matter of financiing that structure. Which seems unlikely.
Why are you peddling misinformation? Western’s proposed stadium is in Tarneit, which is on the other side of Werribee fr…(more)
Australia has never need an all-rounder in the side and honestly, we shouldn’t be picking one unless a test level all-ro…(more)
Another talking point: How was their keeper Pant not fined for unsportsmanlike conduct??
Talking back to the umpire, co…(more)
Finch is the new “walking wicket” that was once mitch marsh. Absolutely terrible terrible technique and will continue to…(more)
whoops Carter not Crater
Yeah Cooper’s a better 10 the Carter no question !!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is daylight between them quite frankly in tactica…(more)
The only way those players Kerevi, Kuridrani, Toomua, Hodge, Petaia. etc etc will get a fair crack is if Cheika is sacke…(more)
Sorry to burst your fake news bubble, but Carter was playing and was totally outplayed by QC. Better brush up your facts…(more)
Robinho was a disappointment for City, he started well but injuries and off field issues got the better of him. I think …(more)
Sorry but Ali Dia surely has to take the cake- pretended to be George Weah’s cousin, trialled for one day at Southampton…(more)
Yeah agreed there Bushy. I see the Heat as bottom 2. Lynn will leave for international duties and without him we’re goin…(more)
1.McCullum 2.Bryant 3.Lynn (c) 4.Ross 5.Burns 6.Cutting 7.Pattinson 8.Peirson (wk) 9.Steketee 10.Swepson 11.Mujeeb Bench…(more)
I admire your dedication to sport, and your work ethic.
I’d just like to point out, that when evaluating a pl…(more)
I hope Brisbane embrace flexible batting too. Move Cutting around the order. He should come in with 5 overs to go each…(more)
So you are calling me stupid…. I’ll pass and unsubscribe from here.
So the COO or Head of Manufacturing is under increased scrutiny and it would not be reported in the business pages or ha…(more)
I’m just answering James’ statement that the board need to consider all aspects.
The board already know everything they…(more)
One of my walking mates, & ex-school mates at that, who is a retired high level manager, gave me the management view…(more)
What’s everyones’ thoughts on getting rid of selecting players only from within the Super Comp and Giteu’s law?
Okayyyyy….let’s not worry about form, or age catching up with 27yo Hooper and 30yo Folau
If only they had considered Cheika results before extending his contract. Another fail by RA.
To be fair to you Joel, yo…(more)
No, they decided with plenty of reasoning, most particularly the results and bizarre decisions. This was the moment for …(more)
You think a mining company wouldn’t have a role for an accountant? Someone with a background in banking and financial s…(more)
Because you say so?
Salaries go up year by year. A longer contract is to protect you against their value being higher i…(more)
He states it meets the first 2 requirements. The additional $20M is the 3rd.
By that he clearly implies it doesn’t meet…(more)
If you can’t afford them, let them go
A Rugby player should never be on a five year contract. Ludicrous.
No, he specifically states Clyne and Robinson deClyned the $50m that they had the AUTHORITY to deClyne. They are not SAN…(more)
I’m saying “I heard”.
Stating from the outside that it’s not a proven fact. But that apparently people are saying it.
It’s not good business practice if it leads to insolvency.
That can bring your business down too.
So you are rumour mungering
Thank you, but the word “again” there makes me think that you may be mistaking me for Sheek, a more prolific poster here…(more)
That value of the HQ means nothing.
They don’t own it. They didn’t pay for it and they can’t sell it.
The TV deal is …(more)
If they are in the red for spending a $mill then they are bankrupt. This is not a penny farthing company, it has almost …(more)
It is not a “waste of money” to remove an employee who is damaging your business, it’s “good business practice”
To NOT r…(more)
Actually no. I didn’t call you anything.
I said a scenario, and if you considered all that, and come to a certain concl…(more)
You still don’t get it. This organisation is not the corner deli. They have 150 employees at corporate HQ, which itself …(more)
Again Sheikh your opinion is spot on
you are too kind…..
McKenzie manage to inspire those rat-bag youngsters in the Reds back in 07/ 08 (I think it was) -…(more)
“It was interesting to read one of the reasons for the All Blacks loss was due to a long season and Ireland’s men were…(more)
If I were Ireland I wouldn’t need a grand slam, but I would need a string of victories but with one loss to keep feet on…(more)
It was interesting to read one of the reasons for the All Blacks loss was due to a long season and Ireland’s men were fr…(more)
I thought the reason ABs win is they play a 23 & 230 man game ie:
– They can play cohesively at certain …(more)
I thought Staniforth looked really promising too, at least stronger than some other options at the Brumbies especially w…(more)
I am in Whistler at the moment but staying connected to what is happening back home. Heard from a RA board mem…(more)
Nakarawa is the most exciting forward I have ever watched. It was great seeing him play live.
Pretty sure Bill McLaren was referring to Vleis Visagie but he may have used the phrase twice.
Thank you Nicholas for an account of feats of these big men. I well remember Frik Du Preez at the SCG playing as a no,8 …(more)
Just on the coaching side of things, I’ve watched the Aussie U18’s tour of Ireland the past 10 days with interest. A…(more)
Is there any particular reason why Peter , you would think the Pies would attract more interest than Freo down there. Di…(more)
The game aint closes
Only need 3 changes for Perth. Handscomb out, Burns in, Finch down. 1.Harris 2.Burns 3.Khawaja 4.SMarsh 5.Finch 6.Head,…(more)
In terms of premierships you’ve won as many as we have over the last decade. My gut feel as to why all those players lef…(more)
You mean after the QClash? Local derbies have that impact.
I mean, those Showdowns have been such a wonderful display o…(more)
The great man Pavlich stayed at a weaker cub and rejected his hometown bigger offers plus a huge one from the Pies. Play…(more)
I admit I’m wrong and my own biases far more than most people on this place.
Lots of players get offered more money to leave and yet stay. For the Pies I can think of De Goey, Moore and Cox for a s…(more)
Sorry Joel not *Josh (sorry mate) .
@hooked13 I am pleased you are “swimming against the tide” here hooked, more like a salmon than a trout.
But I thi…(more)
Once again Cronulla showing its culture as a club. They don’t need to follow the rules like every other team. They m…(more)
How is that bleeding staff?
Sorry mate I just re-read your comment.
Yep agree whole heartedly. I also don’t begrudge any of these blokes the chance…(more)
I don’t disagree Dogs, you are retired a long time. So everyone has to look after themselves… including Val.
Thats true Tapeshwar. Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav were very strong guys capable of hitting 140+ but they were wild and e…(more)
Another talking point: How was their keeper Pant not fined for unsportsmanlike conduct??Talking back to the umpire, cont…(more)
I love the Nines! but unfortunately whining is part and parcel of RL.
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