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I think I’ll just rank them at this point. Balance between a robust article and still getting it out while people reme…(more)
sorry, too much online chess.
Bedi got a 50!
Ever heard of Steve Smith?
The bonus in footy is you can’t kick off the wrong foot, Matt, but he was a ruckman not a permanent forward who ha…(more)
Lillee played 5 games for Tasmania in 1988 (the second half of the 1987/88 season) He took 15 wickets at an average of 3…(more)
I can’t blame Nine for their concerns. They have signed up for a product that they can’t receive indefinitely. What …(more)
It is interesting that you should say that Corona Kid. Did you know that in Australia over the last 5 days new cases hav…(more)
Bit hard to know what’s going on at CH 9. Just watching this morning s footy show and they cross to PM speech which is u…(more)
Greg it think your on the money
I’m not a fox basher, I actually think it’s pretty Good value overall
Fox aren’t in the box seat at all, there’s currently a 5 hour wait time for Foxtels customer call centre for people want…(more)
Corona, save your posts for Crikey or some other lefty sites.
I agree the timig was poor but not unwarranted knowing the NRL are about to lose all their revenue sources. I think goin…(more)
Fox are in the box seat here and they pay the majority of the broadcast rights. Fox also own Kayo which strengthens the …(more)
Nat, it all comes down to timing. The NRL took the wrong approach in asking for government assistance in their press con…(more)
Why is it poor behaviour? The NRL have just organised let everyone go and making one final heavily reduced payment to th…(more)
If you think it’s all about misery now Walter , imagine what it’s going to be like if the infections are still on th…(more)
Will it ?
When was that decision made ?
It is interesting to contrast the doomsday and negative press stories being ba…(more)
Good news is the NRL cost cutting will mean a return to 13 players (not 17), one referee & no video replays.
Adrian, I don’t live in Sydney, so your story was the first I’d heard of this. As a result, I found the original piece b…(more)
When it’s all done, lives lost, life styles changed, maybe clubs ended, people won’t won’t to watch a high standar…(more)
Another problem with the pending retirements was the news on the NRL’s player retirement fund. Seems to be ten million s…(more)
No I’m not. Here’s the detail – Australia was in disarray having fired McKenzie and only just brought Cheika in 10 month…(more)
the publication was the nz herald. maybe we should all focus on truth.
yes i think this was a key moment also and we’ve now got to deal with trying to make up for 6 years of the wrong path.
youre overstating it. we definitely would have been odds on to get out of the pool. there was a good chance we might not…(more)
As with RWC 2019, plenty of ppl were saying the WBs wouldn’t get out of the pool. So, to win the ‘pool of death’ and mak…(more)
mate i agree it was a good year. but amazing?
the final was simply a by product of the matches they played, making a fi…(more)
No one was predicting them to make the final, and Rugby revolves around the World Cup, so yeah – that’s a good year.
did they actually have an amazing 2015? they pretty much won the games as per the usual patterns with 1 additional win o…(more)
Reading this reminds me of Talleyrand’s quote about the Bourbons.“They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”
Very much doubt games will be going ahead to empty stadiums again. When the AFL comes back to life it would need to be a…(more)
I dream of a Port v Freo GF, in Melbourne, and only 23,000 turning up.
Logistics would be an issue.
You couldn’t play a Perth GF in late Spring / early Summer in the afternoon. Too hot. And …(more)
I think the only suitable venue that would be free would be Docklands. Will be able to squeeze in almost 60,000 people a…(more)
Given it’s almost a certainty that the mighty Power will make the GF this season then an Adelaide grand final just makes…(more)
Me neither…..may also provide another opportunity to trial a few changes to the current arrangements. Can see a grand…(more)
I don’t see this as an issue at all. If we are still playing games to empty stadiums, them they can be played at any ven…(more)
Also Nine has the T20 CWC on from October followed by the Indian cricket tour. No room for both as advertising is best o…(more)
“The solution is to get people in the big seats who enjoy the game and understand the nuances of the game.”
“we need to…(more)
Let’s get real, registration costs are a speed bump more than a barrier. They’re an associated cost of all sports at…(more)
Should be re-titled ‘on the turps’
Think it’s both nasty and untrue to imply that only former players ‘love the game’. I think most of us on here love the …(more)
RR: Or TWAS!
I think the clubs will survive but professional rugby may take a big hit. In times of trouble sport and en…(more)
But in order for this to happen, we need to reform the entire board from the CEO to the state boards and give those…(more)
Thanks Mid – have plenty of time to watch that series.
And thanks Apa – thats a really cool article.
I remember the 70s …(more)
Yes! I remember that, was huge news back in Australia.
Was thinking just the same thing the other day. Dumb luck for an organisation that doesn’t deserve it.
I’ll agree with Johns ONLY if Newcastle are one of the 4 to go.
As a hard core anti expansionist I am confident that all talk of new teams will be off for a while. There are supporters…(more)
Allowing Clubs to disappear from the top flight because they can’t stay afloat financially, is way different than arbitr…(more)
He obviously had some positives, but I think you’re failing to acknowledge the issues with playing him at 6. In my opini…(more)
Well if Savea wants to start again he needs to learn to play 7, because he is too small for a first pick six or eight. I…(more)
Still too lazy to provide any evidence of your own Fionn. The smart alec nitpicking gets very old, very quickly, people …(more)
Yeah, I do agree. I meant in the sense of being a Primarily 6 who is really effective line out jumper (which Wright may …(more)
I didn’t watch the matches against Wales to Ireland closely, but he was excellent against South Africa. While Savea look…(more)
Balance is the single biggest factor in a back three selectio
But boy its hard to cover for a defensively l…(more)
Think it comes back to the balance of the back row overall through, right? Wouldn’t the real lesson be that Cane (or som…(more)
When they are that blaringly obvious they have to tell you something (not everything). Let me guess in saying that ‘stat…(more)
Savea cant play 7 for the ABs again
The prosecution presents into evidence
– the bledisloe wobble in dunedin
– loss to i…(more)
I’m pretty bemused by the argument that Squire was this excellent 6. Shannon Frizzell, Vaea Fifita and Savea were all us…(more)
Looking at the stats none of the Brumbies loosies did well against the Tahs.
Think that’s pretty unlikely given the ou…(more)
Lacking a bit of logic there Rhys. The fact he was first picked doesn’t mean he ever excelled, it only means he was firs…(more)
What’s this team mate? It has four of the players mentioned in the article anyway and the others don’t fit the criteria …(more)
There’s one good thing to come out of this ,,,, It appears the virus has killed the big bad climate bogey man .
You are right that they will be working hard, but it would be a good look if they went to a 75% pay cut. What’s Cr…(more)
I agree they will be working hard, but in theory the players will also be training hard. Not much else to do.
I reckon these 2 will be working their butts off during the Crisis. Bellamy will be constantly on the video hook up with…(more)
While I applaud this stance, Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bennett and a few others are multi millionaires who have rightly made …(more)
I’m a Storm fan, but I reckon 75% would be better. It’s not like these guys are struggling financially.
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Who said the players were getting an 87% cut ?
Last I heard this was a worst case scenario for those at the top end of …(more)
So his players are staring at an 87% pay cut and the CEO & coach have given up 50%. I hope the Storm players and sup…(more)
By the way off topic but in case anyone’s interested (and someone had to start…), here are some numbers I just crunche…(more)
I can see that, but I think first up I’d like to see JOC/Toomua at 10/12 and Harrison or Lolesio on the bench.
As much as I rate McCaffrey, he has managed 10 minutes of rugby this year and I can’t actually see him taking a run on s…(more)
Both Hooper and Samu are very good defensively PK in terms of positioning, recycle and tackle completion. Neither would …(more)
that’s a totally unsubstantiated (and almost certainly rubbish) statement. How do you know what he does and doesn’t want…(more)
yeah simone has been good for about a season now if you count the second half of last year. i dont see any reason to wai…(more)
Good point on Simone, RJ.
Development in him might scare Samu via video into some ‘link’ development OS,
I also lik…(more)
Just made it up.
Saints most likely. If the AFL didn’t own Marvel & the media deal needs/wants 9 matches a round they are at risk of …(more)
Richmond and Hawthorn wouldn’t accept them. They’d have to pick each other, which would make more sense anyway.
But no ‘firsts’ of any description.
Three times div. one premiers in the VFA. Their full forward Miller has his name on the goal kicking award. I am no on w…(more)
Ah ok, now that makes sense. 😉
a bit of mass hysteria ..clubs will be preened of staff and players perhaps but not lost .
Yep, Joey John’s strikes me as the Aristotle of Australian Rugby League. A thinking mans commentator the has displayed …(more)
Yep, so I’ve heard 😔
The Crows coming back from about 6 goals down with about 15 mins to play in ’13 was pretty exciting. Bulldogs lost…(more)
hi BVNS, thanks for putting in this piece.
I think there’s a critical issue that many of us in Australia forget, when …(more)
I should have stopped after the first sentence: “The game needs to reset, but so does the industry as a whole.”
No it d…(more)
got that exactly right Tim. I support neither team, but had the same feelings of sadness both in ’89 and last year, that…(more)
Yeah , just family fun .Real boxers open you up for the big punch.Read the Karmichael Hunt article he said AFL more taxi…(more)
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