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Different commentators on TV Radio & print Media has been ripping into Hetherington for staying down during Dragons game to get a penalty..
Every team and many players have been doing it.. But of course the media are ripping into Hetherington
And now Paul Crawley the Rooster$ ass licker just...
Is there anyway of being Online on whatsapp withoit Online being visible?..
Ive tried tge basic security settung like last seen etc but I still appear online when I am..
Gets annoying when people start calling & messaging knowing your online..
I want to appear to be Offline even.when im...
I didnt hear the media whinge when the next big thing Ponga signed with the wooden spoon Knights..
This is complete & utter drivel from George Clarke for Fox Sports..
BURTON SHINES AT HOME
Just how much must Burton be regretting signing for Canterbury?
After all the wrangling over whether...
The game & loss yesterday shows its the players that are our biggest problem and not the coach..
Opposition team is down by 2 players and our spine players & others still didnt know how to take advantage of it..
At NRL level players should be able to take advantage of the situation..
I dont underdtand this play at all by flanagan & he does it far too often..
Sure there are times in a match it can work well.. but Flanno is doing it at the wrong time when we are already struggling to go forward, so we lose 1 tackle (another 10m).. and the kick doesnt find any real space or...
I know its been a bad start for him already.. but i think hes going to be a failure as a NRL coach..
He had a 'decent' run for half a year with Warriors but is far from proven as an NRL coach..
Apart from results the Stories so far sound bad and he looks like hes moving on some of their more...
Some early observations..
Josh Reynolds doing very well, his side Hull improved out if sight 2 rounds in with him in attack..
Cogger is rubbish.. his side Huddersfield struggle to score even with alot of tackles in the 20m..
Widdop still going well carved up opposition last night with Blake...
TripleM: If Keary & Lam are ruled out with longterm injurys the roosters will be seeking dispensation from NRL to add replacements to their NRL list to cover for the injuries..
Quite ironic considering they have more depth than most in the halves with Hutchison, Walker (next superstar...
Many people comment on how he was a traitor & coaches differently under Manly & when he was with us.. I see it very differently..
I actually think the biggest problem with Des is that he hasn't changed much as a coach from all his time..
In his time here he persisted with honest solid FGers in...
There were quite a few BS calls in the GF..
1. The most blatant one for me was the To'o Try .. Clear shepard/obstruction for mine exactly how the commentators called it ..
2. The Hughes Sin Bin .. Very harsh call I didnt even see him make a movement into the line of the Panthers chaser.. all...
Will be between Storm & Panthers
Raiders are a smokey.. they play very tough but lack the fluency in attack imo..
Roosters are gorrrne.. Next 3 weeks they will need to beat Raiders then Storm then Panthers .. Wont happen ..
If Munster is healthy my tip is Storm.. Personally i dont mind them...
Sorry Mr Politi$.. no 3 peat..
You tried hard.. signing $BW for a finals campaign, negotiating & signing JMoz for cheap.. Resigning all your star players for unders..
You tried but its not going to happen in 2020..
Before you know it your few premierships of the past will be a distant memory...
The Cowboys are a rabble.. Brisbane are just as much a chance of beating them next week as losing to them.. 50/50 that game..
Cant rely on that result..
Penrith are on fire and we play them we will need some Georgalis Bullfrog el magic ..
Granted we are struggling to score trys but the team wants to win today and avoid the spoon..
Why would we go for 2 to take it from 8 to 10nil in the first half when we were clearly ontop and Manly were struggling at that point in the first half..
Was a perfect time to make the most of any...
I really dont understand the fear our spine players have in taking a shot at FG ..
may be a lack of confidence?
we had some chances before the Tigers levelled up when we were in great Field position..
Same thing happened a few weeks back VS Dragons..
Was watching the game, is it just me or doesnt it look like a bite?
Proctors mouth is open & doesnt close in on Johnsons arm to bite him..
Johnsons forearm does end up in Proctors mouth but the fact that Proctors mouth doesnt 'close' in on Johnsons forearm.. doesnt that mean its not a...
Ive been quite impressed with Holbrook with all his interviews & also the performance of his side..
The Titans were a rabble at the start of the year.. he inherited a mess & even though he hasnt had the chance to change the roster much this season.. he has got them playing alot better and they...
Not that i care much but surely the Broncos cannot decide on anything other than getting rid of him..
Results aside the whole culture their has gone rotten since Bennett left..
For mine on paper they have the best young team which could become a real powerhouse in a few years with the right...
Lewis has been in FG for a few years in a team struggling to score in his time in FG.. But hes largely managed to keep his spot over that time.. even when he is dropped & returns his game hasnt improved or changed..
Flanagan has come in as a rookie.. His team has mainly been firing in attack...
Who here is a voting member and would support an EGM... or would you prefer to wait until next election early 2022?..
So far the info I have is that the current board & previous board do not get along at all.. That has not changed..
1 current board member does get along with members of the...
I hate having a jersey with no front sponsor.. it represents failure and mediocrity.. not many NRL clubs have experienced it & it was somthing associated with teams like the Sharks in recent years after there many scandals..
We had a similar issue starting in 08 & Greenberg offered it to a...
Is this a rebuild? I thought after 2.5 years we are meant to be making improvement under a successful 'rebuild'..
Do the people running our club know how they are going to get us out of this mess?..
We havent looked this bad since 2008.. and that was just one season that turned around the next..
Seen a recent trend last few years where good wingers or centres want to move to fullback or other more prominent positions to get more cash..
Im sure theres more names but from some i can think of below that did the move.. I still think their original position was the best..
There is very...
Gotta take a visitor out tonight.. and they want steak..
Ive been to Hurricanes, Meat & Wine Co many times .. plus been to Ribs & Rumps, Munich etc and a few others i cant remember ..
Anywhere else Kennellers recommend.. dont want to venture more than 20mins from CBD..
Refer to Batemans side of story the Article below..
He has signed a contract.. The Raiders did a good deal with Bateman - he was unproven in the NRL when they signed him but hes done really well so far..
Bateman signed the contract.. He says he can get more elsewhere now and hes looking after...
Being in lockdown has given me the chance to go through parts of the house and garage that i havent sorted out in ages..
I Went through a drawer that hasnt been opened forever and at the very bottom i find this.. Unopened tin of butter cookies..
Completely forgot about it..
And the wrapper...
Hes 28 years old. 3 year deal worth 2.1 million..
Good deal for both.especially Newcastle, 700k a year not overs by any stretch for a representative 2nd rower.amd a week to week consistent performer...
They have Lewis ahead of Cogger and ranked us as the 16th best spine
We all know he was super impressive in his short time here this season..
Accumulated 8 points in 10 games..
Scored Dally M points in 5 of 10 games he played for us
Foran got voted 10 points total from 4 of the games to lead our Dally M count
Other notables for us:
CHN 7 points
Lewis 6 points...
1. Panthers Sacking Griffin when 5th on ladder 1 month from finals.. get knocked out 1st week semis in 2018, and now Cleary cant even get them to finals in 2019
2. Brisbane sacking Bennett & replacing him with Seibold ( whos only ever had 1 year in top grade).. Brisbane have a worse season...
Suprised Bellamy has gone with JHughes at 7.. woukd have thought Croft is the more natural halfback between the 2..
J Highes has done well and an even better fullback than half but they struggled to score points yesterday.. Wouldn't be suprised to see Croft back..
FMD They love releasing under contract players.. usually decent names.. and they usually release them after signing them to long term deals
Add to that they sack Griffin and replace him Cleary who...
Defence is going great.. Players are digging in..
The dud ref calls aside the attack needs a spark..
Some of the key attacking players in the spine are taking bad options at crucial times, but that aside it could be time the club looks at employing or adding a coach specifically to focus on...
1) Ricky Stuart - completely changed his team from attacking to defensive.
Let go of some big names in Austin Junior Paulo and Boyd etc and replaced them with unknowns and shifted Wighton and replaced him with another unknown in C-NK.
2) Des Hasler - Has taken them from 15th to...
Coaching aside after 18 rounds I think the coach has got the rebuild wrong.. the players he has recruited for key positions will not be the ones we can build a club around..
Our big recruit Napa is not the player we can build a pack around.. Players like JMK, Cogger and Meaney are not going to...
Talks about a new coach whisperer & rebuild , just included the bit from Lynne on our rebuil below...
Lynne Anderson said the Bulldogs are doing everything they can to make Pay...
They now have 2 of the most promising & sought after halves in the game on their books in Flanagan & Sam Walker..
Seen enough this year from our spine to conclude they either dont have it to make NRL or they arent ready for NRL..
Decisions need to be made asap.. Other clubs are ruthless and dont persist as long with players that arent up to it..
All spine positions especially Hooker, Halfback and even...
Will the club & coach be making any moves in the player market.. will they look to release some of the players we have in our top 30, that arent up to it and replace them with other up and coming players and ESL players..
Raiders signed some good value players on a shoestring budget at end of...
Was told tonight that Fittler told the Roosters that he will select Keary for Origin..
That was the reason the Rorter$ rested Cronk, to keep him fresh for club gamea during Origin period..
Politis gets alot of advantages for his club..
Cooper Cronk might’ve only announced his retirement on Monday, but the Sydney Roosters have already been working behind the scenes to snare one of the hottest young talents in the game to be their long-term half.
According to The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield on NRL 360, the Tricolours have...
FMD this guy has been in poor form for several seasons.. hes yet to dominate an NRL game let alone play consistently at a high level..
Is on some big cash 800K+ per year..
From the outside he Looks like he Has a poor attitude - hes never looked superfit and also all the coaches fault hes had...
If we miss the finals this year, so for a 3rd year running, it will be our worst run at missing the finals since a bad run we had to 1966..
Shows how 'consistent' our club has generally been for over 50 years.. weve never been down for this long for half a century..
Puts our current run in...
Hasnt clicked yet this year.. 70 points in 6 games.. Sure Forans out but our spine just hasnt clicked and weve looked pretty inept in the oppostion half..
Expecting some more tries from us against another stuggling team in the Cowboys..
Defence has been great in 3 games and poor in 3 games but...
Man of match last week
1st half hatrick this week
Sure we all know he had defensive issues, but tye way he plays no suprises hes carving up ESL..
Still think hes a handy NRL player.. Many good halves have struggled with defence over the years..
Listening to the radio they were going on about Tevita Pangai Junior and his early story ..
Then they tell the story about how Ricky Stuart told Pangai he wouldn't be much of a first grader and then let him go early..
Weve had some big bungles of our own Thurston and Cook etc .. but this would...
If you had the power to sign 1 person in any position be it player, official, coach, administrator etc to our club who would it be...
For me Craig Bellamy easily.. his teams are just too consitently good year in year out.. he gets them performing strong every year..
Bad start, but its only one game in..
Pays contract ends this year..
We are no chance of signing anyone of note in the market until we have a coach locked in for 2020 and beyond..
With all this in mind, and the fact Pay is also only early on in his career, how long should he be given by the...
Need Some advice about what I should do..
we've got a flight with damnTiger to Perth the coming Monday.. we need to arrive in Perth 100% by next Tuesday there's no 2 ways about it..
now this damn Tiger flight is only 25% full.. I'm no expert on this but does this mean there would be a high...
Since 2004 weve lost the biggest names in our team and in the NRL, most of them mid contract
Now maybe Klemmer
All these guys made their FG debuts at our club
Somethings clearly wrong, superclub we arent, and clearly the club hasnt a clue about how to keep its star players...
How long should our fans be patient and give coach Pay to make the finals?
Taking the blue and white sunnies off few outsiders rate us any chance of finals next year, so assuming we dont make the finals in 2019, would 2020 be the final year of patience without finals, or should we be ok with...
Both these backup halves have been let go by Newcastle this year..
We signed Cogger, Roosters signed Lamb
Comparing where both players are in their stage of their career and their development which player is the smarter buy?
Both 21 years old
Both have played Halfback and 5/8 in NRL
THE fallout continues at Belmore as a result of the boardroom bloodshed this year. Highly regarded league club chief executive Dave Brace left last week by ‘mutual agreement’ with the board. Directors on the successful ticket of Lynne Anderson were behind his departure.
Hypothetical Question similar to the situation the Sharks find themselves in today (but points difference will make a difference to the Sharks with a 30points loss or 60point win)..
If you were a coach , its the final round and the result and points differiential for your last game wouldnt...
Been sad seeing them play since the club announced they were going - both are champions
Both carved up again yesterday, both have still got it
The club made its decision, non cap related but still think its a mistake..
And it gives Pay a big job to do to find a whole new left side .. Crighton...
Players considered the biggest factors in influencing their decision. These included things such as location, chance of on field success, coaching staff, playing squad, front of office, financial position of club, opportunity to further improve as a player.
No Suprise we are struggling to...
Sacking Griffin this year has been a fail..
Panthers havnt improved and are behind yet again..
I understand they might want to replace Griffin with a better coach but why couldnt they just sack him at seasons end?
They surely havnt improved and been poor again first half tonight.
Working a treat for Warriors this year.. and they have a great exponent of it in Johnson
Teams arecpretty good defending 10m out usually so Im surprised more teams dont do it..
Wasnt Des the one that started that trend with us not long ago?
I just wanted to acknowledge Adam Elliott.. he may not be the most gifted or skillful but hes always in there , giving it his all with tough runs or making tackles..
Hes alwayds in the face off the opposition, plays like a real bulldog..
His enthusiasm & energy is a big positive, I get the...
No Maloney for a few weeks..
I would have thought they would look alot better with DWZ at fullback and Tyrone at 5/8
Oh yeah the change of coach hasnt made any positive difference infact the Panthers were quite pathetic today
So Manly signed Elgey for 2 years on the cheap
Disappointed as I rate him as an NRL level halfback & hes gone to Sea Eagles on the cheap looking for an opportunity
Would have been a goid signing for us, far better than Cogger
Back on all teams below us won.. & Cows will won again playing Eels and Titans
No excuse for a spoon year, no cop out excuses blaming everyone else..
Spoon battle will be tight with Eels up by 30 could come down to for/against
Dragons & Roosters got a womens team this year.. I wonder if we applied..
Would have been great publicity for the club & 'brand' as thry call it these days..
Plus could have got to see some cute girls playing in our colours..
Extra pre game entertainment - cant be a bad thing
So Politis is 'celebrating' 25years as Rorter$ chairman and the rugby league world is pissing in his pocket. The SMH and the usual pro Roosters journalists like Webster & Weidler have all done their usual Politis butt licking articles.
Different Roosters figures have all given their own insight...
First time in ages we are putting up dangerous effective bombs we can actually score off.. and have our outside backs actually chasing them & putting up a contest..
Most of these bombs are close to ideal placement..
Hasnt happened since Shiftys days..
Keep it happening..
Ive been fortunate in my lifetime our club has never been 'down' and out of finals contention for long ..
since following from around 1992 (strong from 93-99), 2000 was the first real season we went very poor but we bounced back quick with good recruitment and 2001-2007 was a strong period...
At the moment we have inexperience all over at our club from on the field to the front office
FG Team - full of kids many of which would not be playing NRL at any other club at moment
Coach - rookie coach. Hard to be sure how good Pay is with a bunch of rookies running around. Regardless this...
Both young kids .. Seen more positives from Lewis than JMK.
Both trying their heart out but not up to NRL yet especially JMK..
I havent seen anything great from JMK yet in NRL neither at hooker or in the halves
I would swap JMK for anyone else maybe Nu Brown or Cleeland if possible..
Forget the rubbish in newspapers & media
The big point presented at our members Meeting in May this year was:
We Had 25 of 30 spots filled for next season with more than $500,000 to spend
Since then we have released Mbye & Woods .. however the media still continue to push the line of us...
The Broncos with the Panthers have a wealth of talented kids coming through that are ready for FG.
If we were looking at cheaper signings of players with great potential that arent established we should look at all the names on the fringes of the Broncos team
Jonus Pearson , Kotoni Staggs ...
Theres alot of underrated players in the NRL
But a few that have stood out for me starting with the most impressive :
1) Jayden Brailey - hooker at Sharks. Only 22 years old! The job hes doing at Cronulla is phenomonal especially considering his age.
His defence is strong. His passing game is...
Going to a function on Friday dinner there will be a current board member there.. Have been to functions before and had a chance to chat to Bellamy and other NRL players..
Will see if I can sneek in some Qs probably about our cap and any signings on the horizon...
Any other Qs from u guys will...
He cops alot of criticism , some of it rightfully..
His defence is suspect and hes inconsistent but he is the sort of player that can spark something out of nothing like we saw tonight
Similar in many ways to JReynolds in that they both cop it due to inconsistency and relying on energy and...
Austin did it pretty easy down that side when he came on.. that defence on that side cost us the game imo..
Our Seasons over anyway so more concerned about how that side is going to be fixed in coming weeks..
It also helps highlight the importance of hanging onto the Morris Bros on the...
Alot is made of this word.. for me these 3-5year plans are a myth & unnecessary & a clubs fortunes can change dramatically through smart recruitment/retention within a year or 2
Its been done many times before where teams improve dramatically off the back of one year of good recruitment..
Looks like many things will be happening within the next 12months to give us a good idea if the current board are capable of turning things around and leading the club in the years to come
Many important decisions to be made , the first being what they agree to with the Sharks in releasing...
Assuming media reports are true the Sharks are itching for us to release Woods to them, Giving them a starting forward pack of Fifita Woods Graham Prior plus Gallen & Lewis a very strong pack
This is after they signed Moylan on a 800K+ deal (clearly overs), while also having Dugan and Holmes...
Where is this guy.. suprised he hasnt got a run at least on bench with the crap thats been dished up by our spine
Clearly he wont be a saviour but time to give him & all other potential spine players in our squad a run and see what they bring to the table if anything...
The Frawley & JMK...