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Jerry the Berry

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Should S Burgess have been included in BBC SPOTH shortlist?

28 November 2014 - 10:08 PM

One "Union" man who agrees that Sam Burgess should have been nominated for SPOTY is Brian Moore.

I heard him on Talksport earlier this week singing his praises on what an outstanding year he had just had at the Rabbitohs.

I used to think Moore was really up himself, but recently he has gone up in my estimation. Apart from Jiffy, he is the only commentator of either code who appears to genuinely enjoy both games and does not envolved himself in sly digs or patronising sounding faux appreciation of their rival sport.

 

Pretty much agree with you about Moore, but I think it's safe to say no-one would be nominating Burgess had he not switched codes. He's only become newsworthy in the UK sporting press because of the sport he now plays.


In Topic: Should S Burgess have been included in BBC SPOTH shortlist?

28 November 2014 - 10:04 PM

A group of MP's seem to think so and one of them has table a motion in the House of Commons over the issue

 

http://www.sportingl...urgess-omission

 

I wouldn't flatter the BBC SPOTY show with such a motion. There are far more important things in life at the moment than the non-inclusion on a list of so-called sporting personalities that a panel of BBC judges decide we should all get excitied about each year.


In Topic: Attitude

16 November 2014 - 08:30 PM

Scotland genuinely thought they could beat NZ at union today despite not having won for 109 years and it showed in the players' attitudes as well as with the crowd, another loss and next year it'll be the same attitude leading into yet another defeat.

I'm sure England RL would genuinely think they could beat Australia if they were facing Australia's '2nd' team like Scotland were doing yesterday with the All Blacks.

 

Unfortunately international RL doesn't often offer such luxuries.