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#1445372 - 20/12/2017 13:32 NRL Season 2018
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So Fitler is the 2018 NSW origin coach .Does this mean we won't have to listen to him commentating in those games? Already a win if it is so.

Meanwhile.........

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#1445440 - 20/12/2017 18:31 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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She's just a 'gold digger', methinks.

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#1445456 - 21/12/2017 07:41 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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methinks, if one can only hit on/pick up the passout drunk female, in the bar, one`s got more questions to answer, along with consent or no consent........


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#1445457 - 21/12/2017 08:56 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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What gets me is the whole 'civil' court concept. No evidence to prove a legal crime? No worries. Just make unsubstantiated allegations and it will be guilty untill proven innocent we are very lucky we don't have that crap here.

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#1445462 - 21/12/2017 10:44 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yea, bet 'OJ' Simpson wished he lived in Australia

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#1445483 - 21/12/2017 18:28 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Gad]
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Originally Posted By: Gad
Yea, bet 'OJ' Simpson wished he lived in Australia


Bet be does. But i bet a lot of innocent people do as well

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#1445492 - 21/12/2017 19:50 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Gad]
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Yea, bet 'OJ' Simpson wished he lived in Australia


Yep. I'd say there are a fair few rapists / murderers in our system that walked. It works both ways.
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#1445521 - 22/12/2017 01:29 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
What gets me is the whole 'civil' court concept. No evidence to prove a legal crime? No worries. Just make unsubstantiated allegations and it will be guilty untill proven innocent we are very lucky we don't have that crap here.

The last page of the lawsuit translates to:- "give me sh!tloads of money." (My highlighting.)
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#1445535 - 22/12/2017 10:23 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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sounds very expensive if their Legal System finds someone guilty of being a Predator.... seems like going Home Alone and playing Hands Solo would have been far cheaper Deliverance,on the night


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#1445565 - 22/12/2017 17:43 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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#1448104 - 09/01/2018 14:55 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront


Well, he wont be giving the twin birds to anyone now.

But for us Rabbitoh's supporters, when he plays for the Roosters, we will be giving him the twin birds when he takes the field for them.

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#1456245 - 08/03/2018 19:56 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Round 1 kicks off shortly with Broncos v Dragons. Should be a cracker, be interesting to see how Ben Hunt performs against his old club.

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#1456271 - 08/03/2018 23:30 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Tore them to shreds , broncs looked like a crap side.

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#1456343 - 09/03/2018 12:15 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I was there. was not a fun game to watch.
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#1456364 - 09/03/2018 14:48 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Why is that it seems the league season never ends? Let alone begins? lol

Anyway.

Go the Panthers


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#1456365 - 09/03/2018 14:54 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Dawgggg]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
I was there. was not a fun game to watch.


Not if you are a Broncos fan anyway...Dragons are looking pretty good ..great halves..some great forwards..no excuses this year...Go Dragons..!

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#1456387 - 09/03/2018 16:35 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Dawgggg]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
I was there. was not a fun game to watch.


Turned it over at half time. You couldn't get a more boring opener.
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#1457402 - 16/03/2018 15:01 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
I was there. was not a fun game to watch.


Turned it over at half time. You couldn't get a more boring opener.


I couldn't be bothered to watch it to begin with.

Donkeys vs St Merge - boring! At least the result was good for St Merge.

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#1457449 - 16/03/2018 21:34 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Cronulla snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last night. Will the Broncos do the same?
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#1457456 - 16/03/2018 22:00 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Saved by the upright.
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#1457458 - 16/03/2018 22:17 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Cronulla snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last night. Will the Broncos do the same?

No grin

Rippa game though, broncos played 100X better than last week, JT brilliant as always. Could've gone either way. But yeah can't say I've ever seen a game decided by the upright before!!
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#1457460 - 16/03/2018 22:37 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: LightningGus]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Cronulla snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last night. Will the Broncos do the same?

No grin

Rippa game though, broncos played 100X better than last week, JT brilliant as always. Could've gone either way. But yeah can't say I've ever seen a game decided by the upright before!!


Yeah the second half was certainly entertaining.
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#1457617 - 17/03/2018 21:28 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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The worst I've seen the Storm play,- but also the best I've seen the Tigers play under Ivan Cleary's watch.

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#1457656 - 17/03/2018 23:03 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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They were totally schooled by Benji...Great to see the underdogs get up...

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#1457685 - 18/03/2018 09:20 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
The worst I've seen the Storm play,- but also the best I've seen the Tigers play under Ivan Cleary's watch.


I missed it due to a party but full credit to the Tigers. I don't think it will dampen Slater's 300 though at this end of the season . What makes his feat more remarkable is his duration at one club. Rare indeed.
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#1457792 - 18/03/2018 17:52 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I hope Parramatta didn't pay much for Hayne
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#1457796 - 18/03/2018 18:22 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Wow that was certainly a mismatch...might have been a different result if the Eels had Hayne playing for them.. wink

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#1457803 - 18/03/2018 18:49 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Wow that was certainly a mismatch...might have been a different result if the Eels had Hayne playing for them.. wink

Hayne is nowhere near fit enough for one,- but also he just doesn't seem to put much effort in either. Just a lazy bastard.

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#1457833 - 18/03/2018 22:00 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Nothing seems to have changed since last year Hickory...despite his new dream of returning "home" to the eels...he was always a guy that played on his God-given talent...now that he is older that isn't enough to keep him competitive anymore.....he was always a lazy bastard..Poor old Brad Arthur would be rueing his decision to bring Hayne home about now I reckon...

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#1457845 - 18/03/2018 23:36 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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As CF said,-'I hope Parramatta didn't pay much for Hayne',- because he just isn't worth much.
He's always been a prima donna. He needs to pull his head in and do some serious fitness training if we are to see many Hayne Planes in 2018.

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#1457846 - 18/03/2018 23:42 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: hickory]
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He's always been a prima donna.


Yep. The most over rated player ever to don an NRL outfit. He shines when others around him do the hard yards and feed him the ball.
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#1458449 - 22/03/2018 21:55 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Storm Cowboys game was a scrappy affair. Defence determined the outcome.
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#1458465 - 22/03/2018 23:02 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Great to see the refs cracking down on the 10 metres.
Hope they do it for the rest of this round and onwards. 20 penalties in the match. Both sides are slow learners it seems.

The one that riles me the most, is when a defending player should have one foot on the tryline,- the 4 or 5 defenders near the play (nearly) do, then the rest are looped around in an arc with the attacking and defending wingers sometimes only 6 metres apart. It happens in every game, every week of every year.

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#1458466 - 22/03/2018 23:06 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yep consistency is yet to be determined but overdue.
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#1458625 - 23/03/2018 22:03 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Controversial win to the Broncos.
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#1458627 - 23/03/2018 22:14 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Sick of the Broncos getting all the crucial calls, it's bs.

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#1458642 - 23/03/2018 23:19 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Did I miss something in the Broncs/Tigers game??
The ref gave the penality 23 metres out, but made them take the kick 29 metres out.

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#1458682 - 24/03/2018 10:14 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Mega]
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Sick of the Broncos getting all the crucial calls, it's bs.


At least it answered the consistency issue.There is none.

I noticed too that the ref called early on inside the 10 on their own line but then stopped doing it after the first penalty was issued despite both sides moving of the line early throughout the game.

If they are serious about addressing it they will keep penalising for it because as seen last week it is assign ingrained bad habit that will take a while to remove from the game.
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#1458747 - 24/03/2018 14:34 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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#1458786 - 24/03/2018 17:25 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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"We got it wrong", yeah haven't heard that one before.

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#1458787 - 24/03/2018 17:27 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Admitting they got it wrong doesn't give the Tigers 2 points though.

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#1458804 - 24/03/2018 18:48 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Just another standard NRL balls up. I can guarantee it won't be the last for the season.
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#1458842 - 25/03/2018 01:59 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Or Round 3.

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#1459169 - 26/03/2018 12:26 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Manly busted . $750,000 for cap breaches. Breaking news so no details yet.
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#1459180 - 26/03/2018 13:31 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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#1459182 - 26/03/2018 13:51 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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You can tell it's the NRL's favourite team. No points lost !!

So much for consistency.
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#1459206 - 26/03/2018 17:07 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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They were cap compliant at start of season, every other team that lost their points were not compliant.

The breach was found later in the season last year, so they would lose points for last year as per the rules. No point now. If they had won the premiership then that would of been stripped.

A few years back the Warriors lost 4 points, and even though they were compliant when the finding came out they were not when they garnered the first four points.

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#1459228 - 26/03/2018 19:03 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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That goes part way to explaining why they are inconsistent . Thanks Slippery.
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#1459695 - 29/03/2018 20:44 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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As a Cowboys fan the ref calls against the Panthers tonight has been disgusting.
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#1459697 - 29/03/2018 21:01 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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As a Cowboys fan the ref calls against the Panthers tonight has been disgusting.


Well hang on, where did your storm avatar go? wink smile
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#1459701 - 29/03/2018 21:18 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: EddyG]
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As a Cowboys fan the ref calls against the Panthers tonight has been disgusting.


Well hang on, where did your storm avatar go? wink smile


Storm always my No 1 mate. Cowboys my No 2.

Looks like the ref is trying to make amends in the second half. All over the shop.
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#1459703 - 29/03/2018 21:28 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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No worries, just checking. smile

I have tipped the Cowboys tonight and I haven't watched a minute of the game yet!!
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#1459704 - 29/03/2018 21:39 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Once again ref consistency being questioned by the commentators.
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#1459846 - 30/03/2018 21:41 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Storm atrocious tonight.

Should have stayed home and let the refs blow their whistles.
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#1459862 - 31/03/2018 00:26 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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The Storm/Sharks game had no flow,- full stop.
One try and 33 penalties, FFS !! The players were just so frustrated at full time that they had a go at each other. I can't blame them.
Sure every player in recent times has been flouting the rules knowing they won't be pinged, and if the ref's don't make them obey the rules it will just be a shamozzle,- but it must be done with consistency and it's not. I've seen two identical infringements and one player is given 10 minutes and the other is simply penalised. Crazy.

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#1459895 - 31/03/2018 10:00 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah well If I had gone into the refs it would have been sour grapes or some crap from someone. Something is very wrong when Smith gets sent off. First time in his career.

I don't usually take much notice of Gus Gould but I reckon he was on the money (there's a pun in there for later) when he said he believes the refs are going OTT as a protest against the games highest officials.

I wonder if those same officials are pandering to their major sponsor to drag the game out? Time is money.
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#1459903 - 31/03/2018 10:41 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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CF if they are going overboard, I think it is aimed towards their biggest critics. The same ones that repeatedly bagged them out for not taking action on repeated deliberate offside on the try line and the play the ball.

These critics are led by the king hypocrit- Gus Gould!

He is the boss at a footy club, vested interest maybe?

I have heard countless criticism of the officials on countless threads, and they are the same people who lambasted them last year for not blowing the penalties. Yet not one has placed the blame on the players for infringing the long standing rules.

Funny the two least penalised sides in regards to offside are the Dragons and the Warriors, where do they sit on the ladder? I guess they actually took the refs edict at the start of the season seriously.

It seems to me that a player only gets criticised in this country if he tampers with a cricket ball.

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#1459919 - 31/03/2018 12:32 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: slipperyfish]
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CF if they are going overboard, I think it is aimed towards their biggest critics.


Well that's another theory.

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Yet not one has placed the blame on the players for infringing the long standing rules.



So you missed Bellamy's post match interview.
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#1459920 - 31/03/2018 12:57 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yes and I thought both he and Smith handled it very well. However it was hard to miss the passive aggressive swipe at the officials, “the refs are only following orders from above”. Basically that translates to, We don’t agree with them, but do not want to get fined.

I posted on another website in regards to the current stand off in league and the ball tampering episode. Went something like this:

What we are seeing at the moment in RL is a crackdown on breaking the rules. These rules have been in place for as long as I can remember, same as ball tampering in cricket. As fans we have lamented the damage to the game that these infringements are causing but have largely turned a blind eye in the name of entertainment, same as ball tampering in cricket.

In fact ball tampering has largely been ignored as part of the game for decades. We have seen the constant bending of the rules by not only the Australian team, but nearly every other international side. The fans shrug this off as part of the modern game, enhancing the spectacle. Now look where that has got us!

I now see a lot of people sanctioning the same ignorance in RL in the name of entertainment. So the question is, where will this stop?

The hypocrisy in all this is palpable. Only days ago three cricketers got flayed and destroyed by all and sundry for breaking the rules, bending the fabric of the game. Yet here we are condoning the flagrant bending and breaking of rules in another sport.

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#1459954 - 31/03/2018 17:47 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I agree with most of that. It's the lack of consistency I am sick of. In the Penrith / Nth Qld game the ref blew once early for line creep and then no more , yet both teams were up off their line for the rest of the game.
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#1459957 - 31/03/2018 18:06 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Imagine if they were consistent!

I can only imagine the penalty count😳😬

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#1459965 - 31/03/2018 19:13 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Or lack thereof.
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#1459967 - 31/03/2018 19:22 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I love how Craig Bellamy lay the blame on his own team for the loss and not the refereeing...basically saying that this is the road they've taken and teams just have to adapt. All class, imo. However that doesn't excuse some of the really REALLY bad calls we've seen which happen every year (like in that Broncos game last week).

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#1460088 - 01/04/2018 14:44 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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We can only hope that the refs stay on this road they have taken. The fans initially won't be happy, the media will have a field day dredging up every instance where something in the past WAS allowed (thus keeping a bunch of sanctimonious hasbeens frothing at the mouth & in their jobs for months to come), Google will go into meltdown while armchair experts get to flex their muscles as well and some coaches will be start mimicking Toovs squawking about an investigation.
But the only way we will end this season on a good note is for the refs to stay strong in their resolve.
This will add an extra dimension to the players' learning curve. Some may have to be reprogrammed completely. Others will shine in this environment. Those that shine are those who have worked hard on honing league skills rather than histrionics.
I could go on for hours about the role of the coach - basically we have 2 kinds at the moment :
1. the real coach who understand you have to teach players to adapt to the situation & that includes adapting to what the Ref calls fair play & what he decides will be penalised. The coach has done all he can for his players, so he sits & watches every game, every ref and analyses what is going on and how the ref reads the play. And that is where he makes adjustments and where he HOPES his captain makes adjustments.
2. The lazy coach who runs his players around the skills paddock & then puts them on the field & uses game time to yell more direction to them (this should have been done long before game day) and decides anything that goes wrong is the ref's fault. This attitude washes over to the thinking of his players & captain, so instead of spending game time trying to use their skills, they use game time as watching what the ref is doing, whining about it and blaming them for their misfortunes.
It will be an interesting season to say the least; and in the end we may have a finals series that is all about brilliant skills and not grubby play.

The media have a lot to answer for in this sport, whether you believe it or not, the games are VERY different if you can watch without the sound up on the TV.
Try it sometime.
- Watch the game but ignore (usually means turn down) the commentary.
- Try NOT to watch any replays they do. Keep a note pad & jot anything good about the game down; or do a crossword or something that turns your attention away from the repeated replays they do because you will KNOW what they are saying, what their thoughts are.
- then if you want to spoil that effect, turn the sound up at the end of the game & listen to their wrap up speeches & see how fast they change your opinion of the game.

If you are not that strong, just listen to the diverse opinions they have during the game and often they will be very different to each others. They all have an agenda to push, even Gus who I personally like but his agenda filled speeches often rile me.

Over the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see how many "big" players have some of their gameplay neutralised by having to stick to the rules.
For guys like Smith & Gallen, what the hell will they do at the play the ball if their arms raised in appeals do no good at all???
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#1460103 - 01/04/2018 15:42 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Mega]
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I love how Craig Bellamy lay the blame on his own team for the loss and not the refereeing...basically saying that this is the road they've taken and teams just have to adapt. All class, imo.


Yep.
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#1460156 - 01/04/2018 19:12 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Quite simply, the players just have to obey the rules.
It would only take one game for an Under 7's team to learn what 10 metres is and how to play the ball.
Even the dumbest players will learn eventually, and the ref's must keep on with the crackdown otherwise their efforts in the first 4 rounds has been a waste of time.
Bill Harrigan was saying he ref'd a game with 1 penalty, simply because the players played by the rules. That's how simple it all is.

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#1460198 - 01/04/2018 23:51 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: hickory]
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That's how simple it all is.


Only if they are consistent and already they are not.
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#1460479 - 02/04/2018 23:05 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Well, refs are human, so there will always be some inconsistency.
One day they may be androids with 10 lenses covering the full 360° of view and assistant androids on the sidelines at every 10 metre line and a couple on the dead ball lines in goal.
That would make the bunker a thing of the past too. That spider cam they were using a year or two back was great. It showed up every forward pass and offside play.

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#1461597 - 12/04/2018 21:50 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Great win to the Rabbits tonight ,even with another woeful obstruction call to the Roosters leading to yet another plethora of penalties that thankfully amounted to nothing.

Fitler displaying his blatant bias yet again when calling for a send off ,yet failing to chime in when the rest of the panel suggested the obstruction call was ridiculous. He seems to forget he is supposed to be a commentator.

If the Rabbits play like tonight for the rest of the season they will be serious contenders come finals time.
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#1461698 - 13/04/2018 21:55 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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St George on fire.
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#1462195 - 20/04/2018 10:51 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I'm all for referee's to penalise any player for indiscretion of play the ball and not being back the 10 metres. Yes, it is high to start of with, but this is the first time I have seen it being policed for more then the first game or two for the season. They just have to be consistent at keeping on it.

However, I have seen many plays of the ball still not right, and usually it is the same players. But ref's at times may miss some from time to time, either due to being focused on something else, or viewing angle. But they show review the game afterwards themselves and score what things they have missed on or got wrong. Only by reviewing the game you refereed are you only going to be sharper.

Also players moving up on the mark to play the ball is another gripe. If the marker is already standing in front of you, you cannot move or touch the marker, thus cannot move up on him. That's why he is called a marker! If it is intentional to move up past the marker in position, then be penalised, but if it is 50/50, then the ball player is told to move back and restart the play.

I think they need to bring back the 5 minute sin bin, especially for players habitually conceding penalties for the same thing, not just defending your own line. It may reinforce rules even more, and players eventually will get the message.

The bunker should have a more involvement, especially for players taking dives or milking penalties. I'm not just referring to Burgess/Morris incident, as there was some contact with Morris' chin/neck. I am referring to the biggest diary cow in the NRL, "Billy Slater". He has now taking diving for penalties to Oscar Award levels. If the bunker sees no reason for the penalty to be given, then they should overrule the decision, and depending on the level of milking, may even be penalised against it, otherwise play goes on.

Thus far, the ref's are only doing their job. They get a lot of calls wrong or missed, but sitting in an armchair with multiple angles and slow replays will always change the perspective of the play at real time of the event. That is why I prefer to watch the game at the game. At times you see things differently then being sanitised by the screen.

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#1462196 - 20/04/2018 10:53 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront


If the Rabbits play like tonight for the rest of the season they will be serious contenders come finals time.


I can only hope!

The Roosters/Bulldogs game was a great game to watch, even though I don't like either team. It was like the eighties, only faster!

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#1462229 - 20/04/2018 13:10 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: J Pabo]
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I am referring to the biggest diary cow in the NRL, "Billy Slater".


I doubt he carries a diary but I agree he needs to be pulled up for it. But then they did award Jarryd Hayne a Dally M whilst his team was cheating the cap and he actually had shares in Dairy Farmer's stadium for his penalty milking efforts yet managed more than one DM for his efforts in milking, refusing to tackle and waiting for the ball to come to him.

The problem is ,there are numerous players diving for penalties, not just Slater as is evidenced in pretty much every single game and countless times throughout and they ALL need to be pulled up for it. Slater's efforts last week were embarrassing .Again, it comes down to consistency. It needs to removed from the game. But then so does using a player's face to help your elbow up off the ground as Fafita does every single game.

last night they binned someone for doing nothing wrong. Ridiculous, and I am certainly no fan of the Roosters.
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#1462236 - 20/04/2018 14:33 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: J Pabo
I am referring to the biggest diary cow in the NRL, "Billy Slater".



Me Bad crazy

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
last night they binned someone for doing nothing wrong. Ridiculous, and I am certainly no fan of the Roosters.


Yes, Latrell was wrongly punished, as there was no chance of the Bulldogs player actually scoring, as he "falconed" the ball. Penalty - yes, but not professional foul and sending to the bin. The bunker official should have binned himself for a "professional foul".

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#1462278 - 20/04/2018 21:51 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Broncs Vs Storm game was the best so far in 2018.
The skill shown by the players of both teams was superb.

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#1462279 - 20/04/2018 22:01 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yep awesome game. Still a couple of silly penalty calls though.
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#1462297 - 21/04/2018 03:40 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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I hope someone digs into the rule book to see if Ashley Klein is correct about any kick can be a drop kick.
The bunker backed him up, so maybe it is the rule, but that means if anyone drops the pill from now on, then boots it, it's play on ?? No way.

Wayne Bennett wasn't overly pissed off by it but said:- "But that is a game changer if that is to be the standard going forward. It was never intended to be a drop-kick and the ball hit the ground. So what are we saying now – if we knock the ball on and it hits the ground and we still kick at it, it's a drop-kick?
Either way, the 6 points didn't affect the outcome.

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#1462303 - 21/04/2018 07:56 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Wayne Bennett complaining about something that didn't go his way. There's something different wink

He couldn't be overly pissed because it didn't determine the outcome of the game. For overly pissed you only refer to his disgraceful display just two minutes after the Cowboys won the grand final in golden point ,taking the shine off their win in the process.

I didn't think it was a try myself, however I did watch the replay a few times and am wondering why even Slater said he dropped the ball when he was in a haunched position , elbows bent and clearly preparing to kick. Maybe just good sportsmanship or maybe he dropped it slightly earlier than intended?
So where to from here? Does every attempt at field goal now get called a knock on when the timing isn't quite right and there is a slight bounce before the boot connects the ball? After all, to be determined a drop kick the ball must touch the ground first.
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#1463735 - 12/05/2018 11:48 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Canterbury won on a controversial penalty in a reverse of the previous week. Funny how's that works. 15 and 16 providing the most entertaining game of the year. It's amusing though how Parra have gone to crap since Hayne returned. Same happened to the Titans.
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#1465145 - 06/06/2018 23:39 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Surprising how quiet all you QLDer''s are tonight.
Lol.

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#1465147 - 06/06/2018 23:54 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Gotta say that was the slowest most non-physical game of origin I've seen, but I guess that's what inexperience will do with 11 debutants in the side. Most interesting thing to happen were a couple of big hits from Inglis otherwise it was like watching a regular fri night game.

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#1465169 - 07/06/2018 10:41 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
Surprising how quiet all you QLDer''s are tonight.
Lol.


How good was it that Cameron Smith wasn't referring the game!! poke
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#1465177 - 07/06/2018 12:19 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
Surprising how quiet all you QLDer''s are tonight.
Lol.


Queenslander!!
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#1465181 - 07/06/2018 13:39 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: Homer
Surprising how quiet all you QLDer''s are tonight.
Lol.


Queenslander!!


Speak up, I cant hear you...lol


It was great to see a bunch of new youngsters strut their stuff..besides its boring if every year the same players do the same stuff with the same result...


No surprise to see some of the sore loser articles where QLD got ripped off by the reps..

Cant wait for the next one..hopefully we get to have a decider in game 3..

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#1465190 - 07/06/2018 17:09 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Smashed them by a record margin at Suncorp last year and still lost the series, I won't be celebrating unless we're 30-0 up by half time in game 2 and Gagai and Valentine manage to get injured.

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#1465191 - 07/06/2018 17:25 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Smashed them by a record margin at Suncorp last year and still lost the series, I won't be celebrating unless we're 30-0 up by half time in game 2 and Gagai and Valentine manage to get injured.


Been there one too many times hey LRH frown

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#1465193 - 07/06/2018 17:54 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Originally Posted By: Homer
Surprising how quiet all you QLDer''s are tonight.
Lol.


Queenslander!!


Speak up, I cant hear you...lol


It was great to see a bunch of new youngsters strut their stuff..besides its boring if every year the same players do the same stuff with the same result...


No surprise to see some of the sore loser articles where QLD got ripped off by the reps..

Cant wait for the next one..hopefully we get to have a decider in game 3..


The better team won. QLD to lose the remaining 2 games as well. Big downturn coming in the absence of Smith, Slater, Cronk, JT and Scott - some of the greatest players to ever play the game, whether people like them or not.

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#1465210 - 08/06/2018 01:23 Re: NRL Season 2018 [Re: ColdFront]
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Still have Gagai and Valentine, who have scored more tries than any other player in their short term. Gagai 6 tries in 4 games, Holmes 3 tries in the decider. Doing all the damage. All this hype over Slater or JT not playing, but it'll be a young gun who we've never heard of scoring 3 tries in the decider snatching the series for QLD again, you can bet on it

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