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Tim Sheens says he would pick Gareth Ellis in the Australian team.


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#41 Hannibal

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Sep 5 2010, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By my logic Aussies are comfortable with their local game and do not feel the need to see what England is doing.
Are they wrong?
There are couple of points to consider.
Young Australian fans know little about SL as there is no coverage of that League in Oz and they are saturated by the local game that they consider to be the pinnacle of the game (unlike the Premier League compared to Spain or Italy) different to your examples.
A better example would be an English Premier League fan knowing what is happening in Norway's League.
Lesser comps look up to the best at the Sport as the bench mark. The best do not really give a Rats whats below them.


Older NRL fans have never forgotten what happened in the SL Wars in Oz.
The decision by GB at that time will always stick in the neck of most Aussies.

Fine by me.

If Australians aren't interested in SL, then that's just great.

I honestly couldn't give a flying ###### if the inhabitants of some backwater 10,000 miles are not interested in SL.

The fact that some people feel the need to cream themselves over the NRL is, quite frankly, embarrassing.


#42 boxhead

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 5 2010, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fine by me.

If Australians aren't interested in SL, then that's just great.

I honestly couldn't give a flying ###### if the inhabitants of some backwater 10,000 miles are not interested in SL.

The fact that some people feel the need to cream themselves over the NRL is, quite frankly, embarrassing.


Good for you Hannibal.

Not sure if Australia is a backwater, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the World in resources and enjoys a standard of living that is the envy of many countries.
I am thinking of going to the 4 nations this year, I will be disappointed if its third world.
You going?


Edited by AndyCapp, 05 September 2010 - 10:30 AM.


#43 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 5 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The fact that the Sun-Herald included both Gareth Ellis and Sam Burgess in its NRL team of the year (17 players)shows that the high evaluation of these two English forwards goes far beyond Tim Sheens and Phil Gould.

Maybe it proves that people with English genes in them are inherently better suited to be forwards? There are 4 English players in the NRL. 50% of them are in the NRL team of the year. Conclusive if you ask me.
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#44 Hannibal

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Sep 5 2010, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good for you Hannibal.

Not sure if Australia is a backwater, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the World in resources and enjoys a standard of living that is the envy of many countries.
I am thinking of going to the 4 nations this year, I will be disappointed if its third world.
You going?

I've been, on a number of occasions.

It's a backwater, you 'll be disappointed.

Enjoy anyway.

#45 boxhead

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 5 2010, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe it proves that people with English genes in them are inherently better suited to be forwards? There are 4 English players in the NRL. 50% of them are in the NRL team of the year. Conclusive if you ask me.


By one Newspaper that has an interest in selling the game and any stories they can sell about something different.
The Dally M awards will see where its at, good chance that Ellis and Burgess will figure whether they win their spot in front of Thaiday and Gallen etc remains to be seen.


#46 MrPosh

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (Wellsy4HullFC @ Sep 5 2010, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe it proves that people with English genes in them are inherently better suited to be forwards? There are 4 English players in the NRL. 50% of them are in the NRL team of the year. Conclusive if you ask me.



QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Sep 5 2010, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By one Newspaper that has an interest in selling the game and any stories they can sell about something different.
The Dally M awards will see where its at, good chance that Ellis and Burgess will figure whether they win their spot in front of Thaiday and Gallen etc remains to be seen.

Whoosh. I think it was a dig at another poster, Andy.

Not that it invalidates your point, mind.
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#47 Gixxer

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:56 PM

[quote name='1976PMJwires' date='Sep 5 2010, 06:44 AM' post='2113428']
you know me so well was taking the proverbial you silly person. (you haven't a clue how much rubbish paris posts)

OK reality time
Your posts =3071 since Sept 14th 2009
= 356 days = 8.626 posts per day.
And you claim Paris talks drivel.


#48 hutch

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 5 2010, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fine by me.

If Australians aren't interested in SL, then that's just great.

I honestly couldn't give a flying ###### if the inhabitants of some backwater 10,000 miles are not interested in SL.

The fact that some people feel the need to cream themselves over the NRL is, quite frankly, embarrassing.


i personally love the super league, i did before i went to england and did so more afterwards.

as for backwater comment, i have travelled a fair bit and a backwater we aint buddy. maybe you should lighten up a little and try and enjoy it next time like everyone else does! wink.gif

#49 boxhead

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE (hutch @ Sep 7 2010, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i personally love the super league, i did before i went to england and did so more afterwards.

as for backwater comment, i have travelled a fair bit and a backwater we aint buddy. maybe you should lighten up a little and try and enjoy it next time like everyone else does! wink.gif


How does Sydney compare to Brisbane though Hutch?

Edited by AndyCapp, 07 September 2010 - 12:02 PM.


#50 ParisSurtout

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:06 PM

Unfortunately both of the two famous Englishmen missed out on winning any of the Dally M awards tonight. However one of St Helens' favourite sons did win a medal:

NRL Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:49:00

Dally M:

The complete list of Dally M Award winners for 2010 announced tonight at the State Theatre in Sydney:

Dally M Medal: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Provan Summons Medal: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Captain: Braith Anasta (Sydney Roosters)

Fullback: Darius Boyd (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Winger: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)

Centre: Jamie Lyon (Manly Sea Eagles)

Five-Eighth: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Halfback: Scott Prince (Gold Coast Titans)

Lock: Luke Lewis (Penrith Panthers)

Second Row: Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

Prop: David Shillington (Canberra Raiders)

Hooker: Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

Coach: Brian Smith (Sydney Roosters)

Rep Player: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)

Rookie: Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)

Toyota Cup Player of the Year: Tariq Sims (Brisbane Broncos)

Peter Frilingos Headline Moment: Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)

Top Point Scorer: Michael Gordon (Penrith Panthers)

Top Try Scorer: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)

Edited by ParisSurtout, 07 September 2010 - 12:10 PM.

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#51 MrPosh

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 7 2010, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunately both of the two famous Englishmen missed out on winning any of the Dally M awards tonight. However one of St Helens' favourite sons did win a medal:

NRL Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:49:00

Dally M:

The complete list of Dally M Award winners for 2010 announced tonight at the State Theatre in Sydney:

Dally M Medal: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Provan Summons Medal: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Captain: Braith Anasta (Sydney Roosters)

Fullback: Darius Boyd (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Winger: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)

Centre: Jamie Lyon (Manly Sea Eagles)

Five-Eighth: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)

Halfback: Scott Prince (Gold Coast Titans)

Lock: Luke Lewis (Penrith Panthers)

Second Row: Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)

Prop: David Shillington (Canberra Raiders)

Hooker: Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)

Coach: Brian Smith (Sydney Roosters)

Rep Player: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)

Rookie: Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)

Toyota Cup Player of the Year: Tariq Sims (Brisbane Broncos)

Peter Frilingos Headline Moment: Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)

Top Point Scorer: Michael Gordon (Penrith Panthers)

Top Try Scorer: Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)

Wrong Forum.

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#52 ParisSurtout

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 7 2010, 08:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wrong Forum.


No. The two English stars were candidates for best second rower.
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#53 boxhead

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Sep 7 2010, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wrong Forum.



Give it up.
What does it matter?


#54 ParisSurtout

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Sep 7 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Give it up.
What does it matter?


Mr Posh is a member of a religious sect that believes in the sanctity of strict and inflexible forum divisions.

Edited by ParisSurtout, 07 September 2010 - 12:28 PM.

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#55 Futtocks

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 7 2010, 01:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dally M Medal: Todd Carney (Sydney Roosters)


Excuse me while I pause to blow a thick layer of dust off a rotten old joke...



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I thought he was really good in 'Grange Hill'.


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#56 Steve May

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 3 2010, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Phil Gould reported that in an off camera interview earlier today at Channel 9 studios in Australia, the current Australian coach Tim Sheens told him (Gould) that Gareth Ellis is good enough to play for Australia.

Gould told this story on air to an Australian television audience of millions, noting that this was a huge compliment to Ellis.

This proves just how very talented some English rugby league players really are.


Nonsense. Gareth Ellis is a British player and therefore couldn't even hold down a spot in lower table NRL side.

We now that's true 'cos the Aussies tell us all the time.

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#57 deluded pom?

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

It would have been even better if it had been Phil Gould extolling the Kangaroo potential of Gareth Ellis but we all know that would never happen. I bet he even bit his tongue whilst quoting Tim Sheens.

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#58 iangidds

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 4 2010, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You have summed up the issues well:

(1) 1976JWPwires is an ignorant ######,

(2) some people on here are interested in the reputation of English players in Australia.

Until last year the only English player whom most Australian fans recognised was Adrian Morley. Now we can add Ellis and Burgess to the mix. Before too long I hope there will be others. It is very good for enhancing the interest in the international game, and we need to promote more English players trying their hand in the NRL.

If the likes of 1976 wires and the k**** who post rubbish against Paris ran our game we would be watching unlimited tackles on cow fields! for gods sake try and look at the bigger picture!

#59 1976PMJwires

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:31 AM

QUOTE (iangidds @ Sep 7 2010, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the likes of 1976 wires and the k**** who post rubbish against Paris ran our game we would be watching unlimited tackles on cow fields! for gods sake try and look at the bigger picture!



LMFAO


I'm sick of reading what the OZ / Kiwi think, go put it on the Aussie forum.


I care about ESL not what aussies think of us / our players.


LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE...... Read my comments on Crusaders and go figure.

Paris ALWAY talks about IF this was to happen, maybe this TV deal will happen....and then wait for it BUT.


Great he talks the game up, but its not a fairy tale as he makes most posts out to be.... and he also can't see he is a disgusting racist as well.... so thats all from me.

#60 1976PMJwires

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:34 AM

QUOTE (iangidds @ Sep 7 2010, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the likes of 1976 wires and the k**** who post rubbish against Paris ran our game we would be watching unlimited tackles on cow fields! for gods sake try and look at the bigger picture!



who's the k***** you refer to?????



I'm please you nearly named me correctly wink.gif


just to help 1976PMJwires and not 1976 wires. get it right mucker tongue.gif




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