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@Tiger5150 said in Peter V’landys:

@JD-Tiger said in Peter V’landys:

@Tiger-Tragic said in Peter V’landys:

I think you (not me … I don’t respect or like the guy) all need to temper your enthusiasm for the leadership of PVL. It’s one round after resumption. I would question how his “changes have done the game wonders”.

I agree with Tiger Tragic on this one. So far so good for V’landys, but it is very early days and he has not proven himself in anything yet.

What has he actually done so far? Started the game up, yes that’s good, let’s see if it can last a few weeks or months. Got the tv deal done, yes okay, but whether that was good for the game or bad will be determined in time, can’t tell yet.

Gotten rid of Greenberg for a start. Gets my vote

Well yes, that’s definitely a massive plus.

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@Tiger-Tragic said in Peter V’landys:

I think you (not me … I don’t respect or like the guy) all need to temper your enthusiasm for the leadership of PVL. It’s one round after resumption. I would question how his “changes have done the game wonders”.

I agree with Tiger Tragic on this one. So far so good for V’landys, but it is very early days and he has not proven himself in anything yet.

What has he actually done so far? Started the game up, yes that’s good, let’s see if it can last a few weeks or months. Got the tv deal done, yes okay, but whether that was good for the game or bad will be determined in time, can’t tell yet.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Your Team vs Titans Round 4:

@Go_You_Good_Things said in Your Team vs Titans Round 4:

Alex Twal is a good boy. There is absolutely no way possible to inflict “contrary conduct” on some flogger who debuts in NRL calling himself simply Ronaldo.
Watching this tosser onfield Saturday, nobody can doubt what sort of bloke he is. As an aside, if he played the ball 10 times, he just rolled it through lifting his foot out of the way 8 times at least. But don’t let that distract from the type of guy he is.

He’s actually a terrific bloke off the field believe it or not, on the field he’s a germ though. Did the same crap last year when we played them

That’s Reynolds too isn’t it. Absolute master at the niggle on the field, comes across as a little smart ass. But off the field, he’s a class act.

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@Curaeus said in Grant vs Smith:

On a kind of related issue, did Momo get picked for the Storm against the Raiders?

And not in the 21 players, no.

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I really liked Grant, I think he’s the player we’ve been sorely needing to become a threat. I don’t think Storm will let him go though, even if Smith goes around again.

There has been mention that a second year loan could occur if Smith goes around again. Remember Storm wouldn’t let JAC out of his contract straight away, buying themselves another year, despite all the mail saying he wanted out immediately.

And this is the first time a loan has occurred, if it doesn’t go well and it’s messy at the end with players not wanting to return to their old club, the NRL may not allow such loans in the future (or clubs may be hesitant to enter them).

I’m not worried though, Grant is great for this team, but we have Liddle and/or Simpkins who could possibly do that job also next year.

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3 Walters
2 Twal
1 Grant

Walters coming on gave us the spark we needed to win, Twal was a beast all the way through, Grant the hooker we’ve been needing for years.

Usual suspects unlucky to miss out, Benji, Brooks, Aloiai

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Honestly, this ref is absolute rubbish. He called movement, they don’t, Tigers start demanding a penalty, and then ref says ‘it was a surrender’…

We’re losing this, because Sharks are too fast. Offside, but no penalties given. We need to do the same to compete.

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That pass was forward from Doueihi, if Jennings caught it, still not a try

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@Geo said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

So let me get this right Sharpies have a player allegedly doping that they had no clue about so wouldn’t have let a player go and now want to apply possibly for Cap relief…mkay…

My question is if he gets a four year ban, do you think Roosters will court him to snare him when he comes back?

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@twentyforty said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@JD-Tiger said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@JB said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@Furious1 said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@innsaneink said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

Does anyone else agree a review needs to be undertaken into what measures were put in place by the Sharks following the peptides saga ? I would imagine if measures were in place, why was their star 19 year old centre able to use this type of drug without being detected by his coach and other professional trainers?

The club has a duty of care and potentially this is the end of this teenagers career. The outcome could have been potentially so much better had the club detected the use and voluntarily approached ASADA to make a deal. I think Peter Vlandys has a big decision to make about the.Sharks.

Or how about an individual taking responsibility for his own actions? 🙄

@innsaneink said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Xerri Stood Down after Drug Test:

It makes you wonder if his sprint coach suspected anything? Surely in that field he would have seen plenty of it before and would have queried the amount of speed improvement in such a short time.

His sprint coach (Fabri) was interviewed on Big Sports Breakfast on Thursday; said the rate of speed improvement was the result of focusing on the mechanics of sprinting and was a natural improvement. Was a good interview, link here: http://media.skyracing.com.au/POD/1/Cm9Ti9.mp3

What a silly thing for him to say. He could say it ‘seemed’ like a natural improvement, or it was a progression that looked the same as natural improvements he had seen before, but how could he say it ‘was’ a natural improvement?

Thank you for posting the interview.

(Edit: I listened to this interview now, and I do like the way the sprint coach expresses himself. Certainly is a good interview.)

I listened to the interview and could find nothing silly about the remark. His rate of improvement was seen as “natural” because it’s something he has seen before with others he has coached. He didn’t mean natural as opposed to chemically driven. imo 🙂

Yeah I was I think a little harsh on the speaker calling him silly.