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  1. Well, I agree with you 100%, Graham. Yet, I'm always amazed when I read that people put themselves in that sort of situation in the first place. What is it, the 4th or 5th incident since the start of the month? It's going to be a long offseason. Edit: Of course, it goes without saying that I'm in no way defending De Belin's actions if what is alleged is true.
  2. Don't get me wrong, I'm ready to believe that this young woman is telling the truth and has been through a painful experience... but, when he proposed a nightcap, what was she expecting?
  3. Vichyssoise

    Sharks Troubles

    I'll have the same face if Barrett somehow becomes the next coach as rumored in some places.
  4. Naming rights, another great invention... At least, in this case, as DavidM has alluded to, it will provide a few laughs. That's the silver lining, I suppose.
  5. Vichyssoise

    Shaun Johnson to Sharks

    This is one jersey that I'd gladly buy... I refuse to be a walking billboard.
  6. Apparently, Shaun Johnson to Cronulla for 3 years* is now officially official. Should be thrilled, but replacing a guy who breaks his contract with another one is hardly excitement-inducing. * Will see how long this contract lasts...
  7. Vichyssoise

    Sharks Troubles

    Exactly what Holmes is going to say when he gets found out in the NFL...
  8. Featherstone Rovers... Most journos just copy & paste what they read on the internet.
  9. Vichyssoise

    Smith and Storm in stand off

    Sure! Can he play fullback?
  10. Vichyssoise

    Sharks Speared by Holmes?

    Quite honestly, I don't care... I don't care about Holmes, his supporters or his critics. The way Holmes leaves is questionable (the timing, the way he sort of announced it to the club and his teammates...), I for one wouldn't act like that, but he's young, he's got time to learn, and we're all different anyway. He's willing to try something new, good for him. I wish him all the best, but I don't care. I'm moving on. He played a huge part in that 2016 miracle, he was usually entertaining to watch. I'll be grateful for that as long as I remember him. I've moved on, already. NFL is the latest fad. It used to be Union, then Australian Football: either used as a contract negotiation ploy or part of a genuine desire to do something different, tests oneself in a different sport... and of course make a lot more money. The next one my be Kabaddi for all I care. Their life, their choice. Contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on anymore. I won't have the naivety to think that it's something new. Players and Clus alike are equally responsible, it goes with professionalism I suppose. That's the only thing that really irks me. The only ones who have to be loyal (God Forbid!) are the fans, because without them, without their money, the clubs, the players, the agents (!) are as good as gone, finished... Without the fans emotional and (first and foremost!) financial investment, these talented athletes are nothing more than glorified park-footballers. And yet, the ones who are asked to be loyal, every single time, are the ones who have to cop it on the chin with a smile and come back for more: the fans. It happens in many sports, in many countries, but the show must always go on, fed by the fans hard-earned money. Well, it does take its toll. And, speaking for myself, getting back up gets a little bit harder every single time. Prospects for the 2019 season suddenly look bleak, it would be crazy to think otherwise. But, to hell with it! It's the off-season... That's a few months with Rugby in the background, plenty of time to worry about more serious matters, real, important stuff. In the meantime... Up, Up, Cronulla!
  11. Good luck to him, he'll need it. He'll probably sign for the Cowboys in 2019 or 2020. Where is Dallas? THAT'S IN QUEENSLAND!
  12. Vichyssoise

    Less Internationals Is What Is Required

    Appalling lack of ambition. Once a century (at most) and you'd get people queuing to buy tickets years in advance. And if GB toured Australia, it might even sell out ANZ Stadium... But, come to think about it, that one truly is a long shot. I do love your sense of humor though.