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@Cultured_Bogan said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@regan I have just went back and read some of your posts and early in this pandemic you claimed to have inside information that this pandemic was much worse than our government was letting on with the military about to move in to assist with lockdowns. You were pushing that the government wasn’t telling the truth and true case numbers were 10x greater than was being reported.

Why have you now gone in completely the opposite direction?

This is what I was referring to. They’ve got a 180 on their position.

I believe it must be because they like being oppositional to what ever the government is trying to say. The Government said it so it muxt be wrong mentality.

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@cochise said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@regan I have just went back and read some of your posts and early in this pandemic you claimed to have inside information that this pandemic was much worse than our government was letting on with the military about to move in to assist with lockdowns. You were pushing that the government wasn’t telling the truth and true case numbers were 10x greater than was being reported.

Why have you now gone in completely the opposite direction?

This is what I was referring to. They’ve got a 180 on their position.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in What song are you listening to right now?:

My son’s mother is still with us but you would think she wasn’t the way her siblings are behaving. Greed. After informing them of their mother’s condition, they told my sons they are taking her 4WD back to the Upper Blue Mountains. The 4WD has a lot of emotional attachment for their mum. Because of this both boys have an attachment to it. Ironically, the home in the Upper Blue Mountains is ours. I told my sons to not engage in low class behaviour. A barrister told me years ago ‘the law is just, but it is just the law’.

Like the saying goes mate, “where there’s a will, there’s a relative.”

Don’t engage in that sort of garbage.

posted in Contracts

@sleeve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

At this stage,with new players and staff,anything could happen.But in the whole side the only one who is certain of his position is BROOKS.

You could add a few others to that list - Tamou, Lucy, Nofo…

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@jirskyr said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

@Geo said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

Who gets gaoled for allegedly beating a man

No longer alleged once you are convicted?

This is what the article said tho…quote…He previously spent a year in jail in 2014 for allegedly assaulting a man in Manly.

posted in Season 2020

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

@cochise said in Luke Brooks:

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

@TigerWest said in Luke Brooks:

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

@TigerWest said in Luke Brooks:

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

Q. How do you turn a good player into an average player?
A. It can take a few years, but on a positive note, it’s something we have been good at.

So you don’t put any onus on the player?

It’s all the clubs fault, is it?

Don’t think so.

I don’t think it’s fair to say that Brooks’ poor form rests on his shoulders alone. You may mount an argument that we are all masters of our own destiny, but at the same time, we all behave in accordance with the expectations of others. It’s in our DNA, and particularly so in a team environment. In a team sport, just as a coach can improve performance of a team and individuals in that team, it stands to reason that a coach (or poor club culture) can produce the opposite. As much as us fans get frustrated at a players poor performance when we know he has the skill, we need to acknowledge external influences and cultural expectation.

If your club operates without organisational discipline, pays overs for players at the end of their careers, mismanages the cap to the extent that it has to buy affordable plodders or unwanted players, then yes I do think that has an affect on club morale and consequently individual player performance.

However you want to look at it, the guy hasn’t stepped up to control the side, everyone wants to blame other players except the bloke whose job it was.

I hope he turns it around, but he really does control his own game and his footy future.

I suppose the lights are shining on Brooks because of the position he plays? So which players in the team have had stellar performances throughout 2020?
I just don’t want to see Brooks get turfed when we’ve not fixed the real problem. The cause of his, or any other players poor performance?

How do we fix the real problem, the cause of all the players problems if we don’t turf any of them?

Cochise, I don’t know what the real problem is, but I do know that a team’s poor performance is a reflection of it. It is a symptom, not the problem itself. I honestly believe the club has given up trying to be comfortable with mediocrity, it gets harder to justify as time goes by. I just don’t believe in wasting money moving players (with skill) on due to poor performance until we discover and rectify the issue. If it’s a deeply embedded attitude issue which cannot be changed then a change of scenery can do wonders. All that information is above my pay rate, but I do suspect there have been fairly simple reasons why we haven’t played finals for a decade? Is it the 7?
What’s your view mate?

My post was more tongue in cheek, no I don’t think our problems are Brooks.

I see we have 2 real issues squad strength and mental toughness and these both manifest themselves in similar ways.

In relation to squad strength, to compete with the better team we need to be red lining, basically playing the edge of our ability the entire game while the better teams get sit in a comfortable space. This results in us making mistakes at crucial times do to having to maintain our best football for long stretches of time. This was evident in the games against Parra and Penrith last year, though while we were competitive you always knew we were going to be the team to break 1st as we were playing harder to be competitive.

This comes to the 2nd point, mental toughness, when we do break we don’t have the toughness to overcome the setback. This is shown through our inability to win the big moments, both in a game and throughout the course of the season, it is the reason for our winning the hard games and losing the supposedly easier games.

Now I believe both of these are being addressed but they are what I believe to be the reasons for our 9 years without finals.

posted in Season 2020

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

@TigerWest said in Luke Brooks:

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

@TigerWest said in Luke Brooks:

@twentyforty said in Luke Brooks:

Q. How do you turn a good player into an average player?
A. It can take a few years, but on a positive note, it’s something we have been good at.

So you don’t put any onus on the player?

It’s all the clubs fault, is it?

Don’t think so.

I don’t think it’s fair to say that Brooks’ poor form rests on his shoulders alone. You may mount an argument that we are all masters of our own destiny, but at the same time, we all behave in accordance with the expectations of others. It’s in our DNA, and particularly so in a team environment. In a team sport, just as a coach can improve performance of a team and individuals in that team, it stands to reason that a coach (or poor club culture) can produce the opposite. As much as us fans get frustrated at a players poor performance when we know he has the skill, we need to acknowledge external influences and cultural expectation.

If your club operates without organisational discipline, pays overs for players at the end of their careers, mismanages the cap to the extent that it has to buy affordable plodders or unwanted players, then yes I do think that has an affect on club morale and consequently individual player performance.

However you want to look at it, the guy hasn’t stepped up to control the side, everyone wants to blame other players except the bloke whose job it was.

I hope he turns it around, but he really does control his own game and his footy future.

I suppose the lights are shining on Brooks because of the position he plays? So which players in the team have had stellar performances throughout 2020?
I just don’t want to see Brooks get turfed when we’ve not fixed the real problem. The cause of his, or any other players poor performance?

How do we fix the real problem, the cause of all the players problems if we don’t turf any of them?

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@regan I have just went back and read some of your posts and early in this pandemic you claimed to have inside information that this pandemic was much worse than our government was letting on with the military about to move in to assist with lockdowns. You were pushing that the government wasn’t telling the truth and true case numbers were 10x greater than was being reported.

Why have you now gone in completely the opposite direction?

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@pawsandclaws1 said in What song are you listening to right now?:

My son’s mother is still with us but you would think she wasn’t the way her siblings are behaving. Greed. After informing them of their mother’s condition, they told my sons they are taking her 4WD back to the Upper Blue Mountains. The 4WD has a lot of emotional attachment for their mum. Because of this both boys have an attachment to it. Ironically, the home in the Upper Blue Mountains is ours. I told my sons to not engage in low class behaviour. A barrister told me years ago ‘the law is just, but it is just the law’.

Mate, great advice, getting involved in that sort of rubbish now would rob your boy of making the most of this time they have now. All those discussion get be had later and anything people think they are achieving by forcing decision now can be readdressed at a more appropriate time.

It sounds like you are doing a good job guiding your sons through what is a very emotional time and as and assumption based on some of the language you used probably a very difficult situation for you when dealing with some members of their mum’s family.

Keep being there for your sons but make sure you are looking after yourself as well mate. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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@Curly_Tiger said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

I only share my views here as an alternative to perhaps make others think there may be more to this than a virus and that it may well be part of a push for greater control over humanity by removing many of our freedoms which I don’t believe is what a government’s role is

I don’t get personal with my comments, I don’t call people names nor belittle their opinions

The government is not your friend and neither is the media, be that Murdoch, the ABC, the BBC or CNN. They conveniently use trusted experts to push agendas which drive other agendas

I’d encourage expanding your source of information beyond the mainstream

Many in our community see this, many others feel that something is not right with this

These are the people I’m speaking to here

I wish you all well

I’d suggest you need to be scheduled under the Mental Health Act for an assessment if you think there’s more to this than just a virus.