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@TheDaBoss said in Nofoaluma relishing belated chance at NRL Nines:

I came back and personally thought I had a fantastic finish to the end of the year.

He was in the form of his life at the back-end of the season. Here’s hoping he continues on from where he left off.

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@twentyforty said in ARLC scraps anthem:

Something like 170 tries from 175 games.

Yeah - 171 tries in 176 matches with the Bears (which is remarkable because they were a struggle-street team for most of his time there). He scored 282 tries all up in 299 games for the Bears, Manly, City, NSW and Australia.

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@fibrodreaming said in ARLC scraps anthem:

@happy_tiger said in ARLC scraps anthem:

The late Peter Norman 200 metres 1968
Shows where Australian athletics is at …52 years later and it is still our national record

Not just athletics happy.

The late Ken Irvine was probably the fastest Australian to play rugby league and he debuted 62 years ago. He ran 100 yards in 9.3 seconds in 1961. Still holds the try scoring record.

I should add that Mike Cleary who played for Souths and Australia is supposed to have run 100 yards in the same time and is reported to have beaten Irvine in a match race. Again he was playing in the early 1960s.

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@happy_tiger said in ARLC scraps anthem:

The late Peter Norman 200 metres 1968
Shows where Australian athletics is at …52 years later and it is still our national record

Not just athletics happy.

The late Ken Irvine was probably the fastest Australian to play rugby league and he debuted 62 years ago. He ran 100 yards in 9.3 seconds in 1961. Still holds the try scoring record.

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@jirskyr said in Relatives who support teams you hate:

Do what I did any marry someone who isn’t Australian, then you don’t have a problem.

I worked in England for three years and met my Irish wife there. We married, and returned to Australia.

The weekend after we returned to Australia the Magpies were playing Manly at Lidcombe Oval. I hadn’t seen a game for years so I talked my new wife into going to the match with me. After about 20 minutes the heavens opened and it bucketed down. We were behind the goal posts on the hill without an umbrella or raincoats. My wife constantly tugged at my are saying “lets go, lets go”. It wasn’t long before we were saturated, but I refused to leave. The magpies were giving Manly a hiding you see, so it was obvious that I had to stay.

Sadly for my wife she had only been in Australia for a few days and didn’t know the way home. So she stood beside me and fumed.

Anyway, the Magpies won the game comfortably, and my wife has refused to go to another match with me.

I blew any chance of making my wife a magpie/WT supporter. The upside is that there are no football related tensions in our household.

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@hobbo1 said in ARLC scraps anthem:

@avocadoontoast said in ARLC scraps anthem:

@MtWarrigalTiger said in ARLC scraps anthem:

All Australians should be proud to sing our Anthem

Why? I’m a very proud Australian but I don’t even like our anthem, I think it’s terrible.

Kiwi anthem is the best …
( I’m a Pom )
God save the queen sucks !

The tune for the Kiwi anthem is OK, but the lyrics …

“God defend New Zealand”

The Kiwis should take responsibility for their own defence rather than leaving it all to God.

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@coivtny said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

@fibrodreaming said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

@rex2ce said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

Tommy would love that second pic!

Warren Boland related years later that when he was slapping Tommy (as in the picture), Tommy was screaming “harder, harder”!

Don’t think it was Boland in that picture. I think it was a hooker they got from St George named Jack Jeffries.

Reckon you’r right. My memory is playing tricks.

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@rex2ce said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

Tommy would love that second pic!

Warren Boland related years later that when he was slapping Tommy (as in the picture), Tommy was screaming “harder, harder”!

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@TigerSkins said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

@rex2ce said in Fox’s WTs tv promo:

Tommy would love that second pic!

That was the regular warm procedure in Tommy days … i remember seeing fairdinkum full swinging arm slaps to the face to each in the dressing shred.

Tommy.jpg

Happy days - I love that picture (as you can see).

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@twentyforty said in Matterson lands Eels leadership role:

We can’t keep blaming the media for bias. We need to own up to what terrible things we have done before we can move on.

I can’t accept that we are somehow responsible for media bias. We have owned up to the “terrible things” (in your words) the club has done. We supporters are well aware that most of the JV history has been characterised by incompetent management and factionalism. But, contrary to your suggestion, the supporters and the club have moved on and anyone, including the media, can see that things have improved markedly. This fact should be reflected in media reports of the WT.

In my view, what has been truly “terrible” in our game has been the systematic cheating of the salary cap by the Storm, Parra and the Sharks. The implication of corruption of players, coach and senior management at the Storm (some of whom are still at the club); the proven corruption at the Board level at Parra; and the corruption of the Sharks coach and management. Add to that the administration of illegal substances to the Sharks’ players and you have some flagrantly unethical behaviour for those clubs to atone for and to live down.

And yet, the media quickly pass over these matters as if they never happened.

It is these things that are truly “terrible”, not incompetent management at the WT. So, I disagree, we can blame the media (DT in particular) for ongoing bias against the WT.