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@Spartan117 said in Old Balmain Tigers Jerseys:

I have a framed inaugural year Signed Wests Tigers jersey in the garage.

1st year - Do you think anyone anywhere will ever want it ever…

Yeah, Nah.

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So, who’s gonna put the boots into Pascoe this time? There must be something to whinge about. Come on you blokes…

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Loved Larry Bird when I was a kid so. I appreciate his greatness even more now.

posted in Season 2020 read more

Wow, you read through that list of warriors and it’s a pretty strong one until you get to the bench. Not sure of that lot.

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Reynolds sure cops a bagging here. I mean really, it’s beyond a joke. He might be overpaid, but he’s still overall a very good player. And let’s not forget, there were two man of the match performances of his last season. Him being part of the team isn’t the end of the world that some make it out to be.

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Good luck to the bloke.

posted in Season 2020 read more

Who said anything about hating?

posted in Season 2020 read more

@testmatch said in Wests Tigers v Penrith Trial *Live Thread:

I rate the young fullback who come on in the second half made a couple of errors so what the whole side did found out after game he’s not on a development contract had no preseason with first grade so he hasn’t had the training they’ve had and was not aloud to train with the side makes it hard imo bright future

Don’t rain on the parade of the doomsayers. The club has no chance this season apparently. We were supposed to win at all costs - our local experts said so.

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God that was an easy try

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Somebody chuck a girl on his shoulders and grab a snapshot. That’ll seal the deal given the precedent set last year.

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@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@rustycage said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

@rustycage said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

That’s what everyone already does though.

Do you think players catch the ball over the try line and then intentionally take longer than necessary to put the ball down?

That’s not the point. The point is nowhere did he say players would intentionally dive head first to the ground.

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@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

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If only rugby league players were still sales reps and cellar men. Life was much simpler then.

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@Harvey said in 9s Standouts:

I thought Mbye stood out for showing little other than an ability to catch, draw, pass.

Will see where and how he plays this year, but I am thinking his salary burden when compared to what he delivers at least matches Reynolds.

He absolutely stifled or attack on one occasion in the first half. We had them back peddling, on their line. A quick play the ball and we were in on the right. He faffed about, stepped over the player on the ground to put the tackler between him and the dummy half looking for a penalty and didn’t get it. By the time he played the ball, and we went right the threat was finished. It was dumb from our captain and showed zero vision. That was probably the moment that cost us that game. The sooner our senior players wise up, the sooner we’ll win more than we lose.

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@bathursttiger1 said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@Tiger_Steve said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

I’m a real Queen fan - love their music. Sad to see Roger Taylor with a second drummer last night. He’s older and bigger - hard to belt out the massive sound that is Queen on drums as he gets older. True legend, as is Brian May. And Deakin and Freddie

Hi Steve,
Most live concerts use two drummers, check out this video 3 drummers plus 3 on percussion.

That was absolutely beautiful.