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Offline Jeunes

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« 2018-Oct-01, 08:20 PM Reply #200 »
Jeunes. You are quoting an article from the Telegraph whose sport's editor Phill Rothfield has a pathological hatred of Easts. This goes back many, many years and there isn't a week goes by without him making up some story.

Are you seriously suggesting that Cronk's shoulder injury was "hidden" from the public  :what:

FFS.

i) It was obvious to all and sundry after the qualifying final that he had a serious shoulder injury.
ii) The fact that he did play makes the victory all the more meritorious given that he barely touched the ball all game.
iii) Listening to a serious Cronk after the game the coach left the decision with him and he only decided by Friday that he was going to play, and even then he wasn't sure.

That article is one from the bottom of the Rothfield barrel.

Here is a man who receives payments into his TAB account from Eddie Hayson and fails to give a reasonable explanation of why the money was paid. And because he is a media celebrity there is no way the corrupt ATO will hit him up with tax like they would you and I.

Please do not believe the lies written about Easts by The Daily Telegraph  :no:

Regardless of what was asked of the Roosters, they always made out they did not know if Cronk was playing or not including himself.

That is the lie. I don’t think anyone doubts he had a severe shoulder injury knowing his career achievements and watching play wounded against Souths.

NRL had gone to bed with the bookies including allowing them to sponsor teams etc. That is an issue for another day. However the hypocrisy is that they want media to be positive but yet allow teams to mislead the public.

I was unaware of Rothfields relationship regarding the Roosters so I will take your word for it.

Roosters were the better team and I believe they can create a dynasty and Robinson could be a Bennett and Bellamy legendary coach in the future as he has now won two and a team capable of winning double that win n total.

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« 2018-Oct-01, 08:43 PM Reply #201 »
15 years was not how long you have followed NRL, but how long Slater has been an elite player.

 :what: You asked where I'd been for 15 years, as I said following RL.

You should try reading what's written Bubba  ;) No one has questioned his ability  :nowink:
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« 2018-Oct-01, 09:03 PM Reply #202 »
Gintara,  you accuse Billy Slater of being a shit bloke , do you have any comment that...
I do not recall Slater posting explicit photos of himself on facebook, or getting drunk ,or taking illicit drugs,  or abusing dogs in a simulated sexual acts etc etc , unlike some other NRL players, who must be really really shit blokes.

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« 2018-Oct-01, 09:10 PM Reply #203 »
At that time there was a lot of discussion on Goodes on The Soap Box,..I refer you to that thread.
I cannot find the thread Bubba.

Can you remind us? Were you in favour of allowing crowds to boo Adam Goodes? I have a feeling that you were  :dry:

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« 2018-Oct-02, 08:00 AM Reply #204 »
MELBOURNE Storm icons Billy Slater and Cameron Smith will be immortalised with statues at AAMI Park.

The government and Storm-funded venture was announced yesterday at Gosch’s Paddock in front of hundreds of fans welcoming back the grand final team.

“I’m really proud of the contribution that I’ve made to rugby league in this state and to have a statue of Cameron and myself out the front of AAMI Park is something that I’m really proud of,” the now retired Slater said.

“My kids will be able to grow up in this town and see their dad and what their dad’s done for our game in this state. “Excited to see what it looks like, but it will be good.”

Slater yesterday flatly ruled out any backflip on retirement, content to be stepping down after 319 NRL appearances.

Despite the grand final loss to the Roosters and a firm belief he could play on, Slater, 35, is excited about life after football. “No. No. I’m done. It’s my time,” Slater said. “I have no doubt that I could play another year but I’ve had my fair share of serious injuries and to be able to walk away from the game healthy and fit I see it as a great opportunity. I’ve achieved everything that I’ve set out to do and if I went on it’d be purely just to play, and that’s OK, but for me it’s time.”

Slater’s success includes two premierships (2012, ’17), two Clive Churchill Medals and Golden Boot and Dally M awards. He played 31 Origins for Queensland and 30 Tests for Australia.

Slater signed off with another strong effort in his seventh grand final since 2006, amassing 134m in his swansong. Although booed mercilessly during the grand final, he laughed off the reception.

“You play at away grounds and they’re passionate supporters,” Slater said.

“If Wally Lewis can cop boos (then) I’ll be OK with it.”

He also stopped short of adding to the impasse between Cameron Smith and Storm.

Smith dropped the bombshell last week that he had considered retiring this season.

While Slater expects Smith to play on, he won’t be putting any pressure on him. “Who am I to tell Cameron Smith what to do with his life,” he said.

Not a bad recognition for a shit bloke :clap2: :clap2:

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« 2018-Oct-02, 08:35 AM Reply #205 »
I cannot find the thread Bubba.

Can you remind us? Were you in favour of allowing crowds to boo Adam Goodes? I have a feeling that you were  :dry:

I cannot find it either, I cannot recall what my feelings were, it was 3 years ago. The debate was about whether he was booed for abusing a young girl or because he played for the Sydney Swans.

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« 2018-Oct-02, 09:29 AM Reply #206 »
Gintara,  you accuse Billy Slater of being a shit bloke , do you have any comment that...
I do not recall Slater posting explicit photos of himself on facebook, or getting drunk ,or taking illicit drugs,  or abusing dogs in a simulated sexual acts etc etc , unlike some other NRL players, who must be really really shit blokes.

Like I've said numerous times Bubba, if you followed and understood the game, you'd know what I mean.  :bulb:

As for your 2nd part, that's all irrelevant as it has nothing to do with how he played the game ..... which is what I've been saying all along  :whistle:

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« 2018-Oct-02, 10:42 AM Reply #207 »
Like I've said numerous times Bubba, if you followed and understood the game, you'd know what I mean.  :bulb:

As for your 2nd part, that's all irrelevant as it has nothing to do with how he played the game ..... which is what I've been saying all along  :whistle:
I judge a person how they are in the "real world", not how they perform on the sporting field.

Many great players, in all sports , once they leave the sporting arena, are complete arse holes, whereas those that have 'white line fever" are placid and model citizens away from their sport.

If, in your eyes, Slater was a shit bloke, I presume you meant on the sporting field, not in the "real world"

What did you think of G Langlands as a player ,an "immortal " yet since his recent death it has been alleged  he was a somewhat lesser person ?

I could name many champion players in AFL , who played by the rules, never were reported , yet in their AFL after life have been charged with criminal offences., and others who continually were reported have proven to be model citizens


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« 2018-Oct-02, 11:29 AM Reply #208 »
Rest assured Bubba there is just as many “shit blokes” playing AFL

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« 2018-Oct-02, 11:42 AM Reply #209 »
Rest assured Bubba there is just as many “shit blokes” playing AFL

They seem so much more intelligent.


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« 2018-Oct-02, 03:49 PM Reply #210 »
I cannot find it either, I cannot recall what my feelings were, it was 3 years ago. The debate was about whether he was booed for abusing a young girl or because he played for the Sydney Swans.

Bubba, you and me are normally on the same wavelength but mate you are off the mark here. Slater deserved everything he copped on Sunday night. He might be a wonderful family man and all that off the field and as brilliant a footballer that he is, some of the stuff he has done on the field over the years is despicable. Someone told me the other day, last week was the 9th time he has fronted the judiciary and escaped charges. 9 TIMES! The absolute greats of the game wouldn't know where the judiciary hearings were held.


Most fans quite rightly thought that, once again, he was given preferential treatment last week and they considered this the last straw for a serial offender. Hence all the booing. The same thing happens at the AFL every time someone gets away with a cheap shot.


BTW, this is what you had to say about Goodes after his war dance against Carlton...


« 2015-May-30, 07:29 PM Reply #14 »

If really wanted to celebrate kicking a goal, why did he not do it in front of Swans supporters, instead of rubbing it up the noses of Carlton supporters ?
Is it any wonder he gets booed at each game he plays outside of Sydney.Only during the week he was complaining as to why he keeps getting booed when he plays interstate.

As token Australian of the Year,staging for free kicks, complaining about a 13 yo abusing him at a game, and bleating about indigenous issues have not gone down well in the football community.

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« 2018-Oct-02, 04:54 PM Reply #211 »
I judge a person how they are in the "real world", not how they perform on the sporting field.

Many great players, in all sports , once they leave the sporting arena, are complete arse holes, whereas those that have 'white line fever" are placid and model citizens away from their sport.

If, in your eyes, Slater was a shit bloke, I presume you meant on the sporting field, not in the "real world"

What did you think of G Langlands as a player ,an "immortal " yet since his recent death it has been alleged  he was a somewhat lesser person ?




Lol nice duck & weave  emthdown You knew what we were talking about yet know you're waffling about 'real world'.

As for Langlands, I was 5 when he retired  :shy: pretty sure my dad took me to the old Sydney Sports Stadium (where Allianz is about to get knocked down) to see a match between the Roosters & Saints when he played but the memory isn't that good  :shrug:

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« 2018-Oct-02, 06:39 PM Reply #212 »
So Inglis refused to step down from the Australian Captaincy himself and needed to get a suspension for it to be taken off him.  :shrug:

Some good advice he received there.

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« 2018-Oct-02, 06:41 PM Reply #213 »

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« 2018-Oct-02, 06:43 PM Reply #214 »
Bubba, you and me are normally on the same wavelength but mate you are off the mark here. Slater deserved everything he copped on Sunday night. He might be a wonderful family man and all that off the field and as brilliant a footballer that he is, some of the stuff he has done on the field over the years is despicable. Someone told me the other day, last week was the 9th time he has fronted the judiciary and escaped charges. 9 TIMES! The absolute greats of the game wouldn't know where the judiciary hearings were held.


Most fans quite rightly thought that, once again, he was given preferential treatment last week and they considered this the last straw for a serial offender. Hence all the booing. The same thing happens at the AFL every time someone gets away with a cheap shot.


BTW, this is what you had to say about Goodes after his war dance against Carlton...


« 2015-May-30, 07:29 PM Reply #14 »

If really wanted to celebrate kicking a goal, why did he not do it in front of Swans supporters, instead of rubbing it up the noses of Carlton supporters ?
Is it any wonder he gets booed at each game he plays outside of Sydney.Only during the week he was complaining as to why he keeps getting booed when he plays interstate.

As token Australian of the Year,staging for free kicks, complaining about a 13 yo abusing him at a game, and bleating about indigenous issues have not gone down well in the football community.

In that post I attempted to explain why Goodes got booed, Was it that as AOTY he was a token pick, or did his abuse of a 13 year old girl count against him or was it his staging for free kicks or did he rub up the noses of opposition supporters  when celebrating a goal? I did not know nor still do not know why. Maybe it was a combination of all , I don't know and doubt if I ever will.

BTW I tried to goggle the number of times Slater faced the NRL judiciary and could not ascertain the answer. Are you able to verify it was nine times and was cleared every time. If that is the case he was NOT guilty, so why the concern ? A man is innocent unless proven guilty, so how is he  a serial offender,  but more like a serial attendee .
Was he ever rubbed out ?
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« 2018-Oct-02, 08:10 PM Reply #215 »
Billy the'kid' must be a nice fella . . He is a North Queenslander . . .

But, alas, I fear that during his brilliant career, he must have suffered too many head-knocks; after reading that in his retirement, he has no intentions of returning to the "Promised Land'  :huh:

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« 2018-Oct-03, 09:04 PM Reply #216 »
Billy the'kid' must be a nice fella . . He is a North Queenslander . . .

But, alas, I fear that during his brilliant career, he must have suffered too many head-knocks; after reading that in his retirement, he has no intentions of returning to the "Promised Land'  :huh:

Think I read he's buying or brought a horse property down the Mornington Peninsula? 

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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:15 AM Reply #217 »
More accolades and recognition for Billy Slater....

BILLY SLATER will deliver the Caulfield Cup trophy on Saturday in a new tradition for the Melbourne Racing Club’s premier race day.

Each year a high-profile Australian who has achieved greatness in their field will be invited to participate in pre-race proceedings. Slater will hand the Cup to Channel 7’s racing doyen BRUCE MCAVANEY.

“This will be exciting, I love my thoroughbreds and that’s no secret,’’ said Slater, the recently retired Melbourne Storm star.

“The Spring Carnival is something else and it’s a special time of year to be in Melbourne.”

Slater was the special guest at yesterday’s Blue Sapphire Stakes Day’s Might and Power Sporting lunch at Caulfield racecourse.

He has just switched codes, joining footy club St Kilda as a parttime leadership coach.

“I’m really excited about the role,’’ he said. “It’s new for me but it won’t be anything new I’m talking about.

“I certainly won’t be teaching them how to kick but in saying that if there’s anything I can add from my rugby league days and skills I’ve accumulated, I will.”


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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:25 AM Reply #218 »

“I certainly won’t be teaching them how to kick but in saying that if there’s anything I can add from my rugby league days and skills I’ve accumulated, I will.”


He can teach them how to pick up a lose ball in the ground instead of the constant fumbles that go on

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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:32 AM Reply #219 »

“I certainly won’t be teaching them how to kick but in saying that if there’s anything I can add from my rugby league days and skills I’ve accumulated, I will.”


He can teach them how to pick up a lose ball in the ground instead of the constant fumbles that go on

What teaching them how to try and kick the ball out of hands of players on the ground? Maybe taking a mark but using you foot raised with your studs to an opponents head? Sliding into players with your knees?

Billy's got all the tricks .....

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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:34 AM Reply #220 »
What teaching them how to try and kick the ball out of hands of players on the ground? Maybe taking a mark but using you foot raised with your studs to an opponents head? Sliding into players with your knees?

Billy's got all the tricks .....

  :lol:

Was waiting for someone to say that.

Up the Roosters   emthup

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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:36 AM Reply #221 »
What teaching them how to try and kick the ball out of hands of players on the ground? Maybe taking a mark but using you foot raised with your studs to an opponents head? Sliding into players with your knees?

Billy's got all the tricks .....

Oh, he can do that as well   :lol:

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« 2018-Oct-18, 07:36 AM Reply #222 »
Looking forward to the test match this week. Will be a cracker

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« 2018-Oct-26, 12:31 PM Reply #223 »
End of the line for a boy from Ipswich


 
ROBERT CRADDOCK
COMMENT
 
IN THE end it was like one of those kids birthday parties where there’s a prize for everyone – except for the kid who deserved it most.
Actually Kevin Walters is not a kid any more. He’s 51 and that’s the sad part of the story.
For a decade or more we have dodged writing this sentence but today, with no joy whatsoever, we can say it without fear of contradiction – Kevin Walters will never coach the Broncos.

Lord knows he deserved a crack. In an age of diminished club loyalty, Walters’ raw hunger for the Broncos job stood out like Steve Waugh’s love of the baggy green cap.

For some club supporters the sadness of knowing Walters missed out overshadows any sort of anticipation at looking forward to the arrival of Seibold, heralded as league’s new coaching genius on the strength of his one season at Souths.

Walters earned the chance he never got. It’s genuinely sad to see him miss out because nearly every team he has played for or coached has won something and his personality would, at the very least, have galvanised the fan base and the fractured Broncos old boys’ network.

Walters was never going to out-talk the cerebral Seibold in the interview process because he is too humble to be a super salesman. The dressing room, the training paddock and the coach’s box are his natural habitat. The board room is not.

One of the defining sentences of his career was “mate I’m from Ipswich – we don’t have smoke and mirrors up there’’, but he still has a great ability to make players happy and connect with them as people.

Rugby league’s merry-goround will deliver an extraordinary season where Bennett and Seibold know they are swapping positions at the end. It makes for great copy, fascinating duels and intriguing sub-plots – but it also exposes the game for being a shallow circus in which the loyalty of fans is often far greater than the loyalty of many who play or coach it.

B e n n e t t proved that even at 68 he is a force to be reckoned with in the shadowy game of musical mentors.

He was born with a poker face and he kept it to the end.ENDS


Well Bennett is going after next year Siebold is about to replace him and Walters is left out in the cold SHAME.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2018-Oct-26, 01:51 PM Reply #224 »
Warriors tell SJ he can look elsewhere and test the market.


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