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Online wily ole dog

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« 2018-Mar-11, 07:48 AM Reply #25 »
A walking bridge. Shite. Try driving through Richmond trying to cross the river to Kurrajong.
Probably bloody quicker to walk

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« 2018-Mar-11, 07:58 AM Reply #26 »
PP I agree on the costs   emthup

This is being built out my way http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5271297/photos-nepean-river-bridge-on-target-for-october/?cs=1810

Anyone who does the river walk knows a better crossing on the Nth was needed but how can it cost that? Why does it talk so long?

The cost blowouts are related to the time it takes I reckon. And I further reckon they are no accident.

Some of the costs put forward to perform public works in Sydney are not only outrageous, but they seem to escape any scrutiny.

I was all for the upgrade of the Stadiums until they started mentioning the costs.

The cynic in me thinks that there are some players here who cannot wait to get their grubby hands on some of the taxpayers cash.

With thinks like Stadium upgrades, the NBN, NDIS, West Connex and a whole raft of multi-billion dollar "projects" going on, is it any wonder it is nigh unaffordable to raise a family with a mortgage these days.

We have got to start questioning these costs.

There was one with the NDIS the other day and them paying $1.3 million for "strategic advice" that was picked up in the media.

I would have thought if you employ execs on big bucks then it is implied that the taxpayers get "strategic advice" as part of the execs package. Apparently not  :/


Anyway back to the League.

As a Roosters fan I can tell you that there is not a lot of good feeling toward the coach about the treatment of Mitchell Pearce and the loss last night has done nothing to improve that feeling.

That market they have on the first coach to get the bullet - might find a big surprise if Easts don't start winning games pretty soon.

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« 2018-Mar-11, 08:24 AM Reply #27 »
Early days yet but not a lot of confidence in some of the combinations yet.

I think the coaches of Roosters, Broncos, Panthers, Warriors, Raiders and Dragons will be under the most pressure this year. The coaches of Tigers, Knights, Souths, Bulldogs and Titans have some time to go.

After round 5, it will be interesting to see what happens after the merry go around of players for this season. Warriors and Tigers winning certainly upset a few multis including mine.

Knights have a long way to be competitive against the better side as their forwards looked old at times. But I am confident we can avoid the spoon.

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« 2018-Mar-11, 08:29 AM Reply #28 »
Warriors were exceptional last night and combined with plenty of luck were too good for my bunnies

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« 2018-Mar-11, 11:49 AM Reply #29 »


There was one with the NDIS the other day and them paying $1.3 million for "strategic advice" that was picked up in the media.

I would have thought if you employ execs on big bucks then it is implied that the taxpayers get "strategic advice" as part of the execs package. Apparently not  :/




Still off topic but   :lol:

I feel they use 'consultants' etc has it provides a level of deniability  :chin:

One local council I deal with have recently paid over $75k for a consultant all to provide a report that outlines what the division & manager I deal with was already doing. There is a fully costed strategic short & long term plan in place yet this other area of the council thought it was somehow prudent to waste this money.

I irony is the current plan was devised for free.  :shutup:
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« 2018-Mar-18, 12:41 PM Reply #30 »
The entire media focus when Wests Tigers beat Easts in Round 1 was on Easts.

Somehow they forgot to analyze the game and give credit where credit was due.

After round 2 it is obvious that Cleary has the Tigers defensive patterns down pat conceding only 16 points in two games.

You stop the other teams scoring points you win games.

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« 2018-Mar-23, 08:41 AM Reply #31 »
Well, well (well)! Like I said at the time of the Eels drama that there is a stink to this when one of the transcripts had Seward referring to asking Todd "What they do at the Dogs"

Yet we end up with Greenberg running the game.


NRL boss Todd Greenberg denies wrongdoing after explosive Kieran Foran report



By AAP
10 hours ago

 

Greenberg to be scrutinised



NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has declared he has nothing to hide, Manly allegedly seeking to discredit him as the Sea Eagles' salary-cap investigation draws to a conclusion.

Greenberg said the game's governing body hoped in the next week or so to hand down its findings into allegations the Sea Eagles had rorted the salary cap and offered illegal third-party agreements to players.

Fairfax Media reported Manly had pointed to a contract, offered to Kieran Foran by Canterbury in 2012 when Greenberg was CEO of the Bulldogs.

It was alleged Greenberg was guilty of bending the rules in a fashion similar to what the Sea Eagles had been accused of.

However Greenberg said he was satisfied he had nothing to hide and stood by his actions.

"I think you're referring to a negotiation that happened with Kieran Foran back in 2011 or 2012," Greenberg said.

"I'm completely aware of that. I'm completely comfortable with my track record, both in the club and with that particular negotiation. He ended up not signing.

"I've been a proponent of players earning additional income outside of their contract fees but understanding about the rules. So I'm very comfortable."

Asked if he was worried he had become a target of those he was investigating, Greenberg said: "I've been around long enough to know sometimes these sorts of things happen.

"It happened around the Parramatta investigation. I have to make the best decisions for the game, I have to report to a chairman and a commission and I have to be completely transparent with them.

"Leadership and popularity are different. I'm going to have to lead on this decision and we will. It won't please everyone and I understand that."

Greenberg said he had not done anything illegal in his attempt to lure Foran to the Dogs along with then coach Des Hasler.

"The irony is when I took this job, one of the things people said was 'it's great to have someone that's experienced at club level'. But when you've been at club level, you've been experienced in all these things," Greenberg said.

"Everyone comes from somewhere, I enjoyed my time as a club CEO and I'm very comfortable with how I handled myself."

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« 2018-Mar-23, 05:22 PM Reply #32 »
Still off topic but   :lol:

I feel they use 'consultants' etc has it provides a level of deniability  :chin:

One local council I deal with have recently paid over $75k for a consultant all to provide a report that outlines what the division & manager I deal with was already doing. There is a fully costed strategic short & long term plan in place yet this other area of the council thought it was somehow prudent to waste this money.

I irony is the current plan was devised for free.  :shutup:

The price in the most recent reports has gone up to $3 billion.

I'm working on the 2018 Commonwealth Games and in an induction they stated that the total amount spent on upgrading the existing facilities to accommodate the Games was $200 million.

Where on this Lord's earth are they getting a figure of $3 billion from for the stadium upgrades???

I hope the government holds their ground and says no. You just know that a lot of that money will be going into the pockets of people who are just scamming the taxpayers.

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« 2018-Mar-24, 12:03 AM Reply #33 »
Just catching up with some games.

How about that penalty that gifted Brisbane the game against the Tigers? They have to be kidding!! They are not even trying to hide the favoritism any more.

They may as well have virtual rugby league - a bit like Trackside. They can contrive the results to make the most money and the suckers will come back for more.

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« 2018-Mar-24, 06:44 AM Reply #34 »
Im loving the way the refs are going about their job this season. Hope they keep it up.
The clubs and players need to be pulled into line. They've bent the rues and changed the game way too much

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« 2018-Mar-24, 04:25 PM Reply #35 »
Trouble with that Wily was why choose then to do it?

If you went through the game you'd find tonnes of similar play the balls.

You could argue he was -

1) square
2) the player playing the ball walked off the mark
3) he didn't have any effect on the play.

It was a shocking penalty  emthdown

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« 2018-Mar-26, 12:35 PM Reply #36 »
who was that nutcase Manly supporter who was here.
  :lol:

no surprise theyve been busted and No surprise that germ Fulton is in it up to his ears.

should never have been an Imortal and should be stripped of the honour

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« 2018-Mar-27, 08:03 PM Reply #37 »
go dragons

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« 2018-Mar-27, 09:13 PM Reply #38 »
who was that nutcase Manly supporter who was here.
  :lol:

no surprise theyve been busted and No surprise that germ Fulton is in it up to his ears.

should never have been an Imortal and should be stripped of the honour

and no surprise to see massive double standards in the penalties handed down from the NRL / Greenberg  emthdown

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« 2018-Mar-30, 09:03 PM Reply #39 »

Penalties, penalties, penalties. :rant: :rant: :rant:

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« 2018-Mar-30, 10:27 PM Reply #40 »
Yes agree , starting to look like Rugby Union.

Online wily ole dog

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« 2018-Mar-31, 06:35 AM Reply #41 »
Loving  the penalties.
Coaches have held the game to ransom for too long.
Stuff them, stop cheating

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« 2018-Mar-31, 11:29 AM Reply #42 »
I think it's when they are blowing them Wily.

You could find something wrong every play the ball if you wanted to. Last night was a shocker  emthdown

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« 2018-Mar-31, 12:33 PM Reply #43 »
I think its simple. The teams think this will not be continued by the refs and expect them to cave in.

They also have their mates in the media pushing the "it's ruining the game" line.

I hope they stick with it.

I think the only thing they are doing wrong is not binning the players more.

If a team has 2 or 3 in the bin in 1 game because they don't want to learn and are playing the game of chicken with the refs then guess what the coach will have that fixed up in a week.  ;)


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« 2018-Apr-01, 10:45 AM Reply #44 »
Who was that who ran the water for Canterbury on Friday?

Been racking my brain but his name won't come to me. :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin: :chin:

Online wily ole dog

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« 2018-Apr-01, 10:56 AM Reply #45 »
Got me beat but can anyone explain why Cordner went to the head bin with a sore shoulder?

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« 2018-Apr-02, 05:41 PM Reply #46 »
Why are west’s playing in blue

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Online wily ole dog

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« 2018-Apr-02, 06:28 PM Reply #48 »
There’s always a reason. I guess I need to put it in my “uncontrollable basket”

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« 2018-Apr-02, 06:59 PM Reply #49 »
There's usually a couple a cracking jerseys in the indigenous round. Apart from that there all mostly average.


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