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@softlaw said in What song are you listening to right now?:

@rustycage said in What song are you listening to right now?:

@fair-dinkum said in What song are you listening to right now?:

Whisky in the Jar - Metallica.

Dunno what it is but its always done it for me. Solid song to the beginning of my workout. Ear buds, turned up full boar to ear bleed levels on 3peat, blood pumping, I get a 20min sprint on the treadmill out of it. Been doing it for years.

I really like Metallica, but I love Thin Lizzy. Classic song.

Have a look at the Metallica film clip…
The song itself dates back to the 1600s however. Give or take.

Yes I know. The Dubliners first did it I think - or maybe the highway men. The lyrics themselves - as you say, hundreds of years old. I love the way artists subtly alter the lyrics but the meaning of the song remains constant. It’s one of those that lends itself so well to interpretation. The general riff that’s considered the norm is all Thin Lizzy. It’s an absolute classic. For me, there’s nobody on this earth that exudes emotion in a song (particularly this one)as Phil Lynott did. The guy was was insanely talented. If there ever was a rock ‘n’ roll frontman that I could meet in some after life space, I’d love to have a whisky with Phil Lynott.

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In Telly today there was a rumour post with a teaser Q:-
Which two rep stars could be part of a tree club shuffle…?.

Have a guess to win a prize!

Rey Rey > Titans
Matto > Titans
AJ Brimson > Tigers
Jai Arrow > Sharks

That works. You’re in the game!

That cronulla mob amaze me, I heard on the radio yesterday that they had signed Ramien but the NRL wont register the contract till they offload someone…is their policy buy buy and buy and worry about it later

Ramien is training with the Sharks and is living in Caringbah. Now that opens the door for another club to apply pressure on that rotten mob to release Xerri!

I cant see Xerri being released they are trying to offload Fifita,no way would i want him to come back here

Yeah I know but it would be fun to put the Sharks under pressure since they can’t register the contract.

To get the players they want the sharks practically need to offload two of fifita, Moylan and dugan without paying a cent to any of them. They’re already over the cap for next season and need to offload players just to sign ramien, mulitalo, Kennedy and possibly upgrade xerri.

Havent they resigned Kennedy? edit yes they extended him til end of 2020. I also thought Mulitalo was already under contract? I’ve mentioned it before but I’d happily take Sione Katoa off their hands

Katoa has been overtaken by Mulitalo and lost confidence. He would only block the progression of our younger players.

he wouldnt block anyone as he wouldnt get picked if he didnt deserve it. would be our quickest back by a mile, certainly worth a shot, particuarly if cronulla will pick up some of the tab

We each have our own views on players. Katoa would block a position in CC for one of our younger players with potential to play NRL. Katoa is quick off the mark but loses pace rapidly, is not big nor does he have that drive to win. Watch Scolari play and you can see he wants to succeed. There is a huge difference between the two,

I watched the Scolari highlights clip that was posted on here recently. Whilst it’s great to have young guys coming through the system, I found his highlights somewhat underwhelming. Just looked like your stock standard winger to me.

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@Kazoo-Kid said in Matterson unhappy at Tigers?:

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@ElleryHanley said in Matterson unhappy at Tigers?:

@jirskyr said in Matterson unhappy at Tigers?:

@ElleryHanley said in Matterson unhappy at Tigers?:

As far as rep or elite level footballers go, that’s an extraordinarily weak list. And none of them fled. I started to get into player specifics but it’s pointless, you have Mitch Moses and Doueihi listed as elite players, how can I argue with that.

It pains me greatly to defend Moses…I despise the sook too much.

But he did top the entire NRL for assists this year. First for all halves, first for the whole comp…

And kick 81%

And lead a team to the top 4 most of the season / semis / huge home final win. Thankfully failed after that…

He has become an elite level 7 and will probably be even better next year.

Now Cronk and Thurston are gone, who is ahead of him? Cleary? Morgan? Neither are particularly great. He is def in the top 5 now.

************************ That was painful to write…**

IMHO, Moses is one of the most talented players in the comp, but he’s a flat track bully. When things go against him, he turns to water.

Moses is the biggest flat track bully there is. The amount of times he goes missing or his execution goes to the crapper when his team is struggling is pretty amazing. At least with Luke Brooks you know he is going to put out at least a 5 or 6/10 performance every week. Moses still has a few 2/10 games in him a season, and even one or two 0/10 games.

He reminds me a lot of David Warner in a lot of ways. Brilliant player when things are going his way, one of the best. But a shocking attitude and mentality. Almost always goes missing when conditions aren’t in his favour. Both are massive showboats and terrible humans.

Really good comparison there, except, Warner when he is on, is an absolute beast. Moses isn’t at that level yet.

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There’s plenty from the “old game” that I prefer. I’ve said before on here that I firmly believe the 10m rule is another thing that detracts from the spectacle. The constant drive to make the game faster and more open only serves to force players to slow the game down wherever possible. It’s brought on wrestling, grappling, holding players up, 3 and 4 defenders in a tackle, slow scrums and more. I’m sure there would be less injuries too.given so much contact would be from a lesser wind up. But that’s of no consequence to the powers that be. So long as they appear to be moving with the times, having more tries, bigger scorelines and be seen to be technologically advanced to make perfect an imperfect game they’re happy.

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Anyone carrying in about how Matto should come out and say where he’s at are kidding themselves. He’s on a (self imposed) hiding to nothing. So him publicly saying that he’s not happy with the club, coach, amenities, team mates, policies etc will serve no purpose other than cause further controversy and put the spotlight fairly on him as well as the club. The outcome of which would be crap for both. The critical info is out thanks to dodgy managers. Alternative clubs will source him now if he fits their bill. If not, I guess he’ll roll around again for us. And he’ll probably be our best player - or close to it. As much of a j**k as I now think he is, I don’t believe he’s like Mitchell Moses.
But anyway, can we just quit with the “come out and say something” line? It’s ridiculous to think that’s gonna happen.

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@tigeress said in Official: Esan leaving:

@Earl said in Official: Esan leaving:

@ElleryHanley What do you expect. Play bad and we will reward you. It’s professional sport. I think you are missing the point that Esan and his manager handled this situation well and everyone is cool with it.

I’m not cool with it…now we have to find another overpriced player to take his place…this just doesn’t make sense to me…

.Yesterday I discovered that my membership had been rolled over-I promptly got in touch with the club and cancelled it, I still need to think about this…the club seems to be making crazy decisions and I am unhappy with some of them☹ ☹

What part of the club giving a player the freedom to explore options and accept a ripper of a deal, leave on good terms with no drama whatsoever doesn’t make sense? The guy has scored 17 tries in 61 games and was regularly slammed by supporters for having minimal impact all season. Seems like a reasonable move under the circumstances. Far from crazy.

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@crazycat said in Should our "big 5" offer to take pay cuts?:

@Elderslie_Tiger
People forget how desperate we were. We just had 3 of the big 4 walk after our entire team was geared around them. Reynolds was still a decent 5/8, solid defender and former blue. Do people remember we had next to no one signed when Cleary and co took over?

Everyone says punt Reynolds, fair enough. But we are saying this with Marshall rejoining our squad. Reynolds was the right call at the time and he just had way too many injuries. We could have made a long shot call for Maloney or Cronk, but we had Reynolds name on the contract.

It’s the Mbye signing that mystifies me.

Whoa!!! Common sense overload. This isn’t computing. I need a lie down to try to absorb this wild gear man.

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@fair-dinkum said in What song are you listening to right now?:

Whisky in the Jar - Metallica.

Dunno what it is but its always done it for me. Solid song to the beginning of my workout. Ear buds, turned up full boar to ear bleed levels on 3peat, blood pumping, I get a 20min sprint on the treadmill out of it. Been doing it for years.

I really like Metallica, but I love Thin Lizzy. Classic song.

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I’ve recognised my habit and need to step away from the problem a bit more. Fantasy tipping and trading will only feed the beast.

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@Jimmy said in Official: Esan leaving:

@avocadoontoast cause he really good player who deserves at least 1.1m

Surely you jest.