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iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Jono C posted:

Hopefully he can find somewhere that he won't be persecuted for being an anti vaxxer.

Hopefully it's somewhere without NRL teams

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Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Speaking of anti-vaxxers, Addin Fonua Blake wants out of Sydney for family reasons and Manly have given permission for him to negotiate with the Queensland Clubs and the Warriors. Warriors rumoured to be the frontrunners with a 3 year $2.5k deal and potentially Bunty Afoa (who was reportedly told he's free to look elsewhere a few weeks back) going over to Manly.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Lachlan Lewis won't be remembering tonight's game

Antitonic
Sep 24, 2011

Invented By Gandhi

Had half a bottle of water on me because I came straight from work, and had to chuck it out. Three sets of drums for Bulldogs supporters though.

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

Brisbane spoon dream lives.

Jono C
Mar 28, 2007

Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL


MiniSune posted:

Brisbane spoon dream lives.

Abalone Malone
Jul 26, 2002

...

Cartright to the Sharks
they are the only club that can get him to overcome his fear of the jab.

Shirkelton
Apr 6, 2009

I'm not loyal to anything, General... except the dream.


MiniSune posted:

Brisbane spoon dream lives.

It's happening.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Shirkelton posted:

It's happening.

Have you looked at the games next week for the dogs and Broncos?

aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


Pillbug

I pretty much exclusively listen to ABC grandstand these days for the footy and watching this eels / Broncos game on tv has reminded me how loving awful the whole channel 9 team is. Gould is just a polyp in a suit who thinks he's the smartest prick in the room, fittler is a white noise generator (I am well positioned to recognise that when I see it in the mirror) and half the time rabs is awkwardly grasping at fading memories from tackles past, feebly clawing at them through the fog of age

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


aejix posted:

I pretty much exclusively listen to ABC grandstand these days for the footy and watching this eels / Broncos game on tv has reminded me how loving awful the whole channel 9 team is. Gould is just a polyp in a suit who thinks he's the smartest prick in the room, fittler is a white noise generator (I am well positioned to recognise that when I see it in the mirror) and half the time rabs is awkwardly grasping at fading memories from tackles past, feebly clawing at them through the fog of age

I am blissfully free of Channel 9 these days, in NZ we get the Fox team for every game which is generally tolerable-to-good except Blocker Roach.

aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


Pillbug

No channel 9 commentary, Jacinda ardern, no covid, can you guys save some of the good stuff for the rest of us please

Saul Goode
Feb 20, 2011

Great, now I'm gonna have that stuck in my head all day

aejix posted:

I pretty much exclusively listen to ABC grandstand these days for the footy and watching this eels / Broncos game on tv has reminded me how loving awful the whole channel 9 team is. Gould is just a polyp in a suit who thinks he's the smartest prick in the room, fittler is a white noise generator (I am well positioned to recognise that when I see it in the mirror) and half the time rabs is awkwardly grasping at fading memories from tackles past, feebly clawing at them through the fog of age

I don't know of many other sports where the commentators spend as much time actively making GBS threads on the legitimate rules of the game than NRL's Channel 9 idiot squad.

aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


Pillbug

Like I know radio callers have a different job compared to TV but at no stage of listening to channel 9 do I feel like I have actually learned something deeper about the game. or learned anything of any significance whatsoever. I have learned however that Fittler calls the freeway between Sydney and Newcastle the "highway to hell" ho ho ho loving epic bantz there Freddy!!!!! And rabs saw a galah die as a kid in the country

aejix
Sep 18, 2007

It's about finding that next group of core players we can win with in the next 6, 8, 10 years. Let's face it, it's hard for 20-, 21-, 22-year-olds to lead an NHL team. Look at the playoffs.

That quote is from fucking 2018. Fuck you Jim


Pillbug

Regan Campbell-Gillard has a loving stupid name but an incredible moustache

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


The only time I ever hear anything from 9 is the GF or origin

It's too much

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


iajanus posted:

The only time I ever hear anything from 9 is the GF or origin

It's too much

I enjoy those games less than an average first grade game because of the coverage.

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

Smorgasbord posted:

I am blissfully free of Channel 9 these days, in NZ we get the Fox team for every game which is generally tolerable-to-good except Blocker Roach.

When you knock off "Dugan is a dumb gently caress" as the name for the Discord, you know you are shite.

MiniSune fucked around with this message at 01:12 on Sep 19, 2020

Shirkelton
Apr 6, 2009

I'm not loyal to anything, General... except the dream.


iajanus posted:

Have you looked at the games next week for the dogs and Broncos?

Panthers will rest every single player they have and the Broncos are worse on for and against, you just got to believe.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Shirkelton
Apr 6, 2009

I'm not loyal to anything, General... except the dream.


The power of belief is real. Thank god for the North Queensland Cowboys.

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!


A Good Season.

Today is going to be great when QLD join our office hookup.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Ok I'm at the 40 on the side opposite the cameras so if you see an idiot wearing a NSW jersey hey

Burn Down Canberra
Oct 27, 2005

GAME PLANS? We don't need no stinking game plans.



Crazy games tonight. Titans looked like a top 8 side against the knights and then the Roosters get absolutely demolished.

MiniSune
Sep 16, 2003

Smart like Dodo!

Burn Down Canberra posted:

Crazy games tonight. Titans looked like a top 8 side against the knights and then the Roosters get absolutely demolished.

I think the Discord was quiet due to being dumbfounded. Or ecstatic. Or both.

Burn Down Canberra
Oct 27, 2005

GAME PLANS? We don't need no stinking game plans.



I really liked some of the Titans tries. Its gonna be lost in the demolishing of the roosters but some of Brimsons footwork was sublime

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Would have been contributing to the thread about the Roosters demolition but was out at the casino

garycoleisgod
Sep 27, 2004
Boo

Carn tigers, do it for the raiders, I believe in you!

(Note: I do not actually believe in them)

Also lol sharks, fancy not beating that raiders team

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


garycoleisgod posted:

Carn tigers, do it for the raiders, I believe in you!

(Note: I do not actually believe in them)

Also lol sharks, fancy not beating that raiders team

Look we'll try

I can't promise anything more than that

Resident Idiot
May 11, 2007

Maxine13


Grimey Drawer

iajanus posted:

Look we'll try

I can't promise anything more than that

Bold to promise that much.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


If only we had a kicker

BlindSite
Feb 8, 2009



Walters in at the Bronx, seems like Bellamy as director in 2022 is all but certain.

ili
Jul 26, 2003

AI CUNT CREW
FOUNDING MEMBER
there's a certain depth in things like "The fucken dealership cross threaded my bash plate bolts and hit em with the rattle gun, it was an absolute cunt of a job to get them off again" that you just don't get with other words.


I'm really Keen to see how much Walters can turn this around. Seibold, along with the fuckwits above him, did a lot to destroy the Broncos culture and Kevvie would be pretty good at building it back again. If we boot the medical staff who oversaw our worst season ever injury-wise, with a crazy number injured at training and at least one playing on an undiagnosed fractured leg for more than 2 months, and actually field our first grade squad I think he can restore the squad's confidence reasonably quickly.

BlindSite
Feb 8, 2009



I'm pretty happy with the rumors that Cartwright and Henry will be joining as assistants. I think he's learned from Meninga and co after all those years. Run the program, set the tone and bring in the best guys around you to handle the nitty gritty. Be nice if we had some roster stability and a CEO as well but can't ask for much more in the coaching dept at this point. At least the Bird experiment is all but over given the broncos have told him he can go away and they'll chip in for part of his pay cheque.

Shirkelton
Apr 6, 2009

I'm not loyal to anything, General... except the dream.


Did Bird even manage to play a full season's worth of games at the Broncos?

ili
Jul 26, 2003

AI CUNT CREW
FOUNDING MEMBER
there's a certain depth in things like "The fucken dealership cross threaded my bash plate bolts and hit em with the rattle gun, it was an absolute cunt of a job to get them off again" that you just don't get with other words.


Shirkelton posted:

Did Bird even manage to play a full season's worth of games at the Broncos?

No, he's started 17 games of a possible 72. I'd still prefer him to stay given he chose to activate his player option, I wouldn't be chipping in for him to play against us.

BlindSite
Feb 8, 2009



ili posted:

No, he's started 17 games of a possible 72. I'd still prefer him to stay given he chose to activate his player option, I wouldn't be chipping in for him to play against us.

He took the option because he knows he'd take a huuuuuuge pay cut anywhere else.

Bennett obviously thought he could transition into a 6 or a 1 and sure, probably could have but hes been a massive waste of money. I know you can't predict injury but he arrived hurt and hasn't been healthy since.

ili
Jul 26, 2003

AI CUNT CREW
FOUNDING MEMBER
there's a certain depth in things like "The fucken dealership cross threaded my bash plate bolts and hit em with the rattle gun, it was an absolute cunt of a job to get them off again" that you just don't get with other words.


BlindSite posted:

He took the option because he knows he'd take a huuuuuuge pay cut anywhere else.

Bennett obviously thought he could transition into a 6 or a 1 and sure, probably could have but hes been a massive waste of money. I know you can't predict injury but he arrived hurt and hasn't been healthy since.

He makes a decent fullback already, Bennett was hoping to use him as a ball playing lock. Yeah I know he's on more here than he'd get elsewhere, but the line I'd be taking if I were at the Broncos would be he obviously wants to be here enough to activate his player option, so he can stay and play some games for us or he can get a full release of his contract, but hosed if I'd be paying more than half his salary to have him play against us. Bird's on 900-950 as I understand it, if we covered 500k there'd only be 400-450 to buy a replacement, who can you get who's better than Bird for that much? Better to keep him on for this last year, if he plays well then good and if he doesn't at least we haven't subsidised his salary at another club so he could carve us up.

BlindSite
Feb 8, 2009



Souths might be in a spot of strife
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garycoleisgod
Sep 27, 2004
Boo

gently caress me, the burgess boys are massive pieces of poo poo. Bet souths escape any censure over this though.

If you're looking for silver linings, Jason Clark does come across well.

Big lol to that doc who wrote a script for Sam Burgess in someone else's name and it seems they have proof, that might mean his medical license is gone yeah?

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