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@finnzo said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Would be a great time for the Pom to pop his head up

POM doesn’t appear to have a registered account anymore, perhaps Mods can confirm.

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@Wagga_Tiger said in Star Wars - Thread...Contains Spoilers*:

@AJ1 said in Star Wars - Thread...Contains Spoilers*:

I caught the movie last Thurs so I’ve had a bit of time to reflect. Overall, I thought it was good without being great…what a missed opportunity though!
JJ had great ideas on where to take the characters and the story, however he didn’t quite execute it. It was filled with lazy writing (the final battle scene/General Hux’s scenes) and poorly edited (the opening 10 mins could have been a whole other movie!) If they had taken the same approach Marvel did with the Avengers and split the final episode over two parts, they could have expanded on the characters a lot more which would have made it a much better conclusion.
Overall, this is how I rate the entire saga
Episode V - ESS (10/10)
Episode IV - ANH (9.5/10)
Rogue One (9/10)
Episode VI - ROTJ (8.5/10)
Episode VII - TFA (7.5/10)
Episode VIII - TLJ (7.5/10)
Episode IX - TROS (7/10)
Episode I - TPM (6.5/10)
Solo (6/10)
Episode III - ROTS (6/10)
Episode II - AOTC (3/10)

That’s what TLJ was supposed to do but it is the worst movie in the history of Star Wars and Disney has know one to blame but themselves for not writing the trilogy as one story. They let each director write their own story and Rian Johnson blew it. TFA was bad but TLJ could have built on it but no. TROS was good but far from brilliant.

For me,
5,4,R1,3,6,9,1,Solo,7,2,8

I didn’t mind the TLJ, it’s not my favourite but it is not as bad as many make out. Others just like you complain episodes 7-9 don’t tie in, however when you think about it, TESB is such a departure from ANH, and Return of the Jedi is nothing like ANH.
The problem is, Disney listened to the fans too much. After TFA, people complained it was too familiar and predictable, that it was ANH rehashed, there weren’t enough strong female leads…TLJ turns everything on it’s head by addressing a lot of TFA’s criticisms, but guess what…people hated it! They wanted familiarity, they weren’t happy with how the male characters were portrayed in comparison to female characters, they also felt some characters were disrespected, especially Luke (who Star Wars is not centered on BTW). So guess what they do in TROS?
IMO, JJ and Disney have themselves to blame for not taking more of a chance in TFA and playing it safe again in TROS.

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I’m really liking the Mandalorian but it could be better. It started off amazingly then Episodes 4 and 5 killed the momentum. It has bounced back over the last couple of episodes, Epsiode 7 has been the best one yet.
The show is produced differently to shows made specifically for streaming providers, I.e. a new episode drops each week. My greatest gripe with the series is it attempts to wrap up a complex story in 30 mins. Why not leave it a bit more open so the audience has to hang on for the next episode? If they dropped the ‘filler’ episodes and lengthened the other episodes - it would be Disney’s best Star Wars production yet.

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I caught the movie last Thurs so I’ve had a bit of time to reflect. Overall, I thought it was good without being great…what a missed opportunity though!
JJ had great ideas on where to take the characters and the story, however he didn’t quite execute it. It was filled with lazy writing (the final battle scene/General Hux’s scenes) and poorly edited (the opening 10 mins could have been a whole other movie!) If they had taken the same approach Marvel did with the Avengers and split the final episode over two parts, they could have expanded on the characters a lot more which would have made it a much better conclusion.
Overall, this is how I rate the entire saga
Episode V - ESS (10/10)
Episode IV - ANH (9.5/10)
Rogue One (9/10)
Episode VI - ROTJ (8.5/10)
Episode VII - TFA (7.5/10)
Episode VIII - TLJ (7.5/10)
Episode IX - TROS (7/10)
Episode I - TPM (6.5/10)
Solo (6/10)
Episode III - ROTS (6/10)
Episode II - AOTC (3/10)

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@Tigerjan said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

Forgotten man post

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2354941721503036&id=1433485400315344

Imagine if Forgotten Man, Smoking Gun, New Smoking Gun, Clarkey, and Ali’s rumours all attended the same Christmas party.

I’m ok with signing AJ, in fact, it will tie in nicely with my username

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The last one of these had decent content and insights however laughable technical issues, I.e. no sound for the first ten minutes, video cutting out. Looks like they’ve worked on the production but not the content.

Maybe next time they will get it right.

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It’s easy to work out who The Pom is if you go through old posts and a bit of internet sleuthing.

@Demps is clued in.

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Reading some of the comments here, even after announcing a 4 year deal with Souths at a packed media conference I suspect some of you will still be holding out hope he will sign with us.

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@new-smoking-gun said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

For what it’s worth JAC has offers from tigers and sharks. Offers are inclusive of 2020 if storm will release him. If he signs with sharks, xerri is off to the roosters. Storm even though publically have said they won’t, will likely release him over Xmas newyear period if his manager can twist the arm a bit.

JAC no longer has a manager, he is looking after his own affairs

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@Masterton said in Josh Addo Carr wants out at Melbourne:
“Without going into the details…” then proceeds to go into details. Classic Weidler

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How is our relationship with Mark O’Neil following his termination, is he too bitter of the Tigers to broker a deal between both parties? It’s funny how life pans out, Mark O’Neil hated the Eels more than any other club, now he is their GM of Football operations.

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@Masterton said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@westy81 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

No way he has arthritis from what I’ve heard
Not worth the money when he could be sitting on the sideline for most of the season

Not to be a grammar nazi, but there’s a big difference between

“No way he has arthritis from what I’ve heard”

and

“No way! He has arthritis from what I’ve heard.”

This post reminds me of the difference in writing:
‘Helping your Uncle Jack off a horse’ compared to ‘Helping your uncle jack off a horse’

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@swag_tiger
That article is a month old

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@bptiger
Did you stop and think by signing LM for 2020 we will be able to attract better forwards for 2021 and onwards? We’ll have close to $5M off contract by then.
I’d like to see the WT go back to focusing on signing a minimum of one marquee player per year. LM this season, Arrow the following.