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@diedpretty said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

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@Snake said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Queenslanders have a shock coming … this virus is not going away anytime soon … THE population of NSW are showing how to deal with this we have to live with it ! Queensland is not going to be able to hide from it for to much longer as there scorched earth policies will totally bankrupt the state !
Time for Queenslanders to face reality as the virus will be coming !

Anna has Dr Young looking into airspace. That Qantas flight to nowhere went somewhere, from NSW over the border to Qld. She intends to slam the airborder shut unless of course you are AFL, a yachty, trucking magnate or want Anna to make a cameo in a new film.

Annastacia Moneyszczuk Has no ethics or moral compass.

Well it will cost her the election …

Polls are saying very differently. Who would vote for the Freckle and her neanderthals anyway.

Known Annastacia for a very long time …she’s a class act …but her actions during Covid will bring her down

i’m sorry but the woman is a moron. So now we have the stupid anomaly from Oct 1 of any Qlder can travel anywhere in NSW even though she still says all of NSW is a hotspot and return to Qld and not need to quarantine. However a person in Lismore which is in the QLD bubble goes to Grafton which hasn’t had a covid case for 6 months or more then returns to Lismore has to quarantine for 14 days before entering QLD. Thats the whackiest policy made up on the run that i have ever seen.

Don’t worry it will all change after the election, it will all of a sudden be a priority to get the economy moving and those from NSW will be welcome with open arms.

My whinge is probably personal as well i guess. We booked a holiday to Cairns in January. We are meant to go on November 7th. I live near Port Macquarie - where i live has had no covid cases at all and Port Macquarie has had none for 6 months. Our flights are booked from Brisbane. So i would be travelling from an area that has had no covid cases whatsoever directly to Qld but i won’t be allowed in because i live in a hotspot because the idiot in charge up there is having a [censored] fight with the idiot that runs NSW and wants to punish everyone in NSW because Sydney has a few covid cases. I hope Qld go bankrupt. They deserve it.

I don’t mind her having the bulk of these restrictions, particularly so regarding Sydney remaining in place until after the school holidays in an adjacent state that is still getting over an outbreak, even though well controlled and me living in an area that is counted as Greater Sydney despite being much closer to Newcastle.

If there weren’t still traces of the virus in the sewerage system from the various city collection areas, then I would be in favour of demanding the border be open say two weeks after the kids return to school for clear regions and possibly the city region if the trend continues. It only takes one infected person mingling as part of and amongst an irresponsible group during this high level travel period, for them to then take it back to different communities and us all backwards again.

I hope to be able to travel north in November as well, so fingers crossed that our fellow New South Welshmen act in a Covid safe manner to allow it.

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I don’t understand the winding back of Job Keeper and Seeker in Victoria with it’s current situation, as like elsewhere, it is not an instant bounce back, rather an economy that redevelops over weeks and months. Surely they could just jig the software to pay Victorians via their postcode within the national Centrelink system for at least an additional month and particularly so when they were $60 odd billion better off than their original incorrect figures for the assistance that wound back this past week.

Apart from the $300/fortnight drop in payments, we are also about to see many people removed from Job Keeper as eligibility is reviewed, to change over to from $750/week down to some $400 when placed on Job Seeker. Further to that, many of them around the nation will now be subject to the previously waived assets test that can have have them waiting up to 13 weeks before getting another payment. This could also affect people that have drawn down on their Super for security, that could now find those funds stopping them from receiving payments in the short term.

For mine, many centres across the country are about to get a large financial shock, none mord so in rural areas where the payments have held local economies together.

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Good to see zero cases over the weekend in NSW, even if the test numbers are down, with QLD also clear today. As for Victoria, with the first day at 5 or below, there are good signs that they will get where they need to be to reopen with reasonable certainty that they are on top of the virus in the coming weeks and possibly ahead of schedule.

I cannot fathom why some 30% of the VIC community would want to risk another setback for the sake of an extra week or two in stricter conditions, though I expect many of them would be influenced by the Murdoch media machine.

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@Cairnstigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Shooter-Mcgavin said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Milford is the exact kind of player I would hate the club to sign. We don’t need any more of these lazy, uninspiring fellas chewing up our cap.

Mbye can continue to chew it up then
In a club trade, we won’t get a Addo-Carr calibre player for an Mbye calibre player
Both are on similar $
Both have a similar ability
A change of scenery for both of them could work well, and it may not
Nothing ventured nothing gained

Both players have been next to useless
But at least it would be as Bellamy says

“A like for like trade”
12 months would be fine by me as I can’t see us unload Mbye any other way
Unless of course we just Liquidated him

And that would just be a loss for us with no chance of any kind of improvement

It certainly has an upside that I don’t feel you are not conveying thus far, in that Milford only has one season to run and Mbye a couple more to go. I don’t have a problem with Moses staying, but if a different direction is preferred, we then get the option of offering to keep Milford on if it works out, else placing the big dollars available in 2022 elsewhere to fill a void.

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@cochise said in Our Captains Challenge:

A shoulder charge is foul play and foul play does not get negated by a previous infringement. Just like if someone knocks the ball on you can still be penalised for a high hit after the knock on. I agree it may not have been a shoulder charge though

Maybe not, but could hardly be construed as a tackle.

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@willow said in Brooks half partner 2021:

He’s my choice for 6 next season.

He was bought here to be our long term 6, but then Benji got another year and he was given first crack at fullback, so it makes perfect sense to play him there

Benji was signed before Doueihi

Doueihi was bought to replace Benji at 6

Not for 2020

Maybe not, but he was our long term 6, and he should be playing there, Benji should have been watching Doueihi play 6 for quite a while now

Doueihi was bought as a fullback for 2020 with the option of moving him to 5/8th in 2021. I think 2020 has shown he is a centre and is not a fullback or 5/8th

He played all his juniors at five eight, if he wasn’t a 6 why didn’t one of his junior coaches move him, and why did Bennett tell him he was going to be souths 6, they can’t all be wrong

Curtis Sironen was a 6 in the juniors as well, Bennett thought he would be so good in the 6 he released him early.

When did Bennett even coach Curtis, let alone release him early, he played here then went to Manly

Sorry, 2 seperate points, Curits Sironen was a 5/8th as a junior and Bennett thought Doueihi was such a good 6 that he released him from Souths

Bennett, had an origin player at 6 and test player at 1, hardly a fair call to say he didn’t rate Doueihi because he released him, you can’t stock pile players unles you are the roosters

A 1 he just bought to replace Doueihi, who he had told would have 1st shot at the 1

A fullback who quite a number of teams tried to sign, headed by us, a very poor comparison to support your argument that Doueihi is not a 6.
Easts let Pearce go to sign Cronk, and Pearce is an origin half, doesn’t mean Pearce is no good at 7

No they are not my reasons for why he isn’t a half was just countering your claims that he was a good 6 because he played there in the juniors, so did Sironen. The other claim was Bennett told him he was a 6 but then turned around and released him so both those arguments lose weight.

The reason I believe he is a centre and not a 5/8th is a combination of his running and passing games, he is awkward when chiming into the line, he has awesome footwork at the line which is a true asset but it makes it difficult for the backline to time their run of him. His passing game while good at times is inconsistent and he appears to lack a spiral pass to move the ball quickly. These are only my observations but that is the reason for my opinion.

Are you onboard with my opinion now, Benji was holding us back, Doueihi is a 6 and he and Brooks can work together, and work well, the coaches weren’t wrong

Am happy with brooks/ad being our first choice halves pairing next year…my only concern is composure which brooks has never had. But that 2nd half definitely debunked the “where our are points coming from next year” myth

Our biggest worry, once again heading into next year seems to be defense

Certainly was good to see we can still score.

Now we have just removed a speed bump with minimal downside

The sad thing is AD was even worse in defence than Benji. However, he probably hasn’t trained there so I’m confident with an off season there he’ll be fine.

Can’t agree that he is anywhere near as poor defensively, though I don’t understand why he needed to resort to a shoulder (back) charge when Sivo was literally on the sideline, something he was lucky not to get pinged for earlier in the year.

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@PJ said in 3-2-1 WT v Eels:

how did nofo go at fullback?

Serviceable, but lacking ball play.

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@Krammy said in 3-2-1 WT v Eels:

Nice to see posters actually recognising the contributions of Eisenhuth and Taylor. Both did an enormous amount of work.

Don’t want to fill the thread, still, along with Musgrove, they had us in a position to win the game, but our starters weren’t up to the task in both of their stints.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Elijah Taylor Final Game:

@gallagher said in Elijah Taylor Final Game:

@JoshColeman99 said in Elijah Taylor Final Game:

@gallagher said in Elijah Taylor Final Game:

Tough bugger.

Certainly is. Best example of that I can remember is when Sam Burgess whacked him and split his head open and he jumped back up and kept running to grab another 10 metres.

God yes, forgot about that. We bashed then that night i think

Loved when he whacked the other burgess in another game too. Elijah did a lot of good stuff for us

As he did again tonight, getting us not only back in the game, but ahead and well on top when he was replaced.

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Don’t get me wrong, as I have enjoyed Harry’s time here, but as long as Liddle can get on the field for a decent amount of games, not that fussed about losing him, with Jacob bringing more to our halves for mine. I see energy as Grant’s greatest asset, so hopefully we will be able to cover losing that part of his game next season.