Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Administrators have let us down – yet again!

0 Submitted by on Fri, 28 June 2013, 22:52
In my last column I warned that we surrender – and especially surrender in the name of political correctness – the very “essence” of our game. Well, sadly, on Wednesday night a referee who is just not up to the required standard, and a CEO and an administration that is profoundly, and increasingly, disappointing, put the very “essence” of the Continue Reading...
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We must never surrender the “Essence” of our game…

0 Submitted by on Mon, 24 June 2013, 12:36
I understand why the NRL had to move on punching and fighting – even if it was yet another reactionary step. To do otherwise would simply not have been worth the media, special interest and vested interest campaign that would have escalated. But I worry increasingly that we are in real danger of surrendering – by edit from the NRL Continue Reading...
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The elephant in the room.

0 Submitted by on Wed, 19 June 2013, 07:21
I have been looking over the “players behaving badly” incidents over the last couple of years. There is no stand out common factor relating to age, club, ethnic background or playing position. The one common factor in EVERY case of a player behaving badly is excessive drinking. And in some cases it is clearly an incapacity to drink responsibly full Continue Reading...
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Where To Now?

0 Submitted by on Tue, 18 June 2013, 14:26
I’m a Raiders fan and I’m generation x. I also need a bex and a good lie down!...
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Leadership is about leading, not reacting.

0 Submitted by on Mon, 17 June 2013, 09:12
We should not be at all surprised that the NRL has moved to crack down on fighting in NRL premiership matches and Origin fixtures. The current administration is the most reactive in the game’s recent history – and I for one thought the Gallop administration would never be surpassed in that regard. A few coaches and players, and some commentators Continue Reading...
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Fortress Suncorp

0 Submitted by on Fri, 07 June 2013, 10:42
Having laid down the gauntlet by stunning QLD, from the starting whistle in Game 1, with their intensity and execution, NSW now move on to their next challenge. Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium....
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The best team won, and Origin rules have always been different!

0 Submitted by on Thu, 06 June 2013, 08:32
The Blues were far too good last night – and complaints about different rules applying to Origin matches simply ignore history! Origin rules, especially when it comes to rough and foul play have been different from the very first Origin match over 30 years ago. And I would contend the different Origin “rules” and “interpretation” have probably broken about even Continue Reading...
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