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Everything posted by Allora

  1. Clubs at that level in Australia usually pay their players. Even regional Clubs in the Bush have some sort of payments.
  2. As an Australian I have always enjoyed watching him play the game and have had the highest respect for his ability and what he brought to a game. It is extremely sad to see him struck down by this condition. I admire his outlook and wish him all the best in his battle. His Wife is a beautiful Lady and I hope she has a good support network around her with friends and family.
  3. You do realise teams get injuries to key players that sideline them for long periods and some of those teams do not have ready adequate replacements for every player injured? Penrith could collapse like a paper bag if they get injuries or suspensions to a few key players. As could any team. The NRL always has half a dozen teams that can win the Premiership if they have the right luck and get a run of form that times their run well.
  4. Hoping to win with players connected through their Grandparents does not work for me.
  5. He is getting ready for SAS Australia TV show where I suspect he will do more damage to his tarnished reputation.
  6. What are the realistic chances of the World Cup being held this year?
  7. Great player and great athlete no doubt about that. As a person and and how he has gone about his career choices I do not rate him at all.
  8. If England as the biggest nation in our game in the northern hemisphere had kept building up and supporting the game in France we would not be in this position. It’s a sad indictment on the game in Europe that France was allowed to wither on the Vine for many years compared to what they once were. Wales, Ireland, Scotland, anywhere else... have gone backwards at a great rate of knots for decades. I am concerned about this great game in the North. It is not going forward, it is not treading water, it is going backwards in my opinion long before “COVID” affected the world.
  9. And what is your point you sad old ######. Go watch Football then and stop whining here.
  10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
  11. It’s all good Dunbar. ”Stats” have there place as do Anoraks and watching Dr Who. Ferguson does not come with the WBW tag last time I looked and he has done enough for Parramatta since he has been there to make opposing teams wary of what he can do in attack and draw their Defense to him. Has Mr Hall done this at the Roosters?
  12. I thought you would be busy at your Job without having time to come back to an old post of mine Dunbar. Ferguson has never been called by the absolute worst wan*y nickname in the world of sport as TWBW to my knowledge. He has had a good career and been highly regarded by the fans of the Clubs he has played for. I know in England there are people called "Statos" that revel in every detail regardless of the outcome of those details or where they are performed on a field or what point in a game. You seem to have better "Stats" than most it seems because you regurgitate them on cue relating to any player mentioned. Yards made. Set Completed. Tackle Busts Every player in any team that anyone asks about, game time minutes, (not just your team but a random team playing on the other side of the World) Like Canterbury last week. Now that is your prerogative, I have other things happening in my life beyond Rugby League and this Forum. Having a shot at Ferguson bothers me not at all, I know what I think of him and his lack of tries this season. My opinion of Hall is for me to decide I would have thought. At the end of the day he was signed to be an International Test Star at the Roosters not the fourth string Winger that only got some game time as players that were out preforming him got injured. Anyway stick a fork in it, this one is done. A bit like Hall.
  13. No. They are paying overs for all the players in their team and it seems they are continuing to do that with Fifita. They should be buying Halves, Five Eights, Hookers and Fullbacks. The Spine.
  14. Dunbar, you still have not answered the question. I have told you that Stats are only relevant to a point. I am disappointed in you, I thought you were a straight shooter that when asked a question would answer it rather than Fluff rubbish to avoid the answer. How do you rate Halls performance in the games he has been selected by the Roosters? 1-10 I am starting to wonder if your $5,000,000 budgets or whatever they were at your workplace are real, Walter.
  15. No. Stats have to be in context of where they are recorded. Two metres that get you over the try line are worth more than a hundred metres from your own in goal. Missed tackles are subjective too. When a posters can argue stats but can not answer a question posed two or three times it says it all. From 1-10 how would you rate the WBW's time in the NRL? (Ryan Hall)
  16. My career is involved in Sales. I did not take to much interest in the Wolfpack but the concept never rang true to me. Based in Manchester, no junior Canadian teams or development. It always struck me as an Aussies millionaires whim to throw some money at his hobby, when $BW was signed it confirmed that.
  17. The Titans have a pretty big junior setup they can draw from. Maybe they should take a leaf out of the Storms playbook and and focus on a few select players rather than look at bigger numbers with less personal development. The Storm spend far more on 20 players training and skill development than most Clubs spend on 100 juniors.
  18. Not since he joined the Roosters. He barely gets a game and when he does he is just an extra forward running some metres from way back in his own half.
  19. I am suggesting there would have been greater expectations than he has delivered in those 10 games so far. There have been some absolute floggings that should be unacceptable to any new Coach. 24-6 46-6 36-6 32-12 40-10 42-6 220- 46 does not seem like a great improvement. Maybe I am wrong.
  20. I do not accept your opinion. Answer the question below. If it is more than a 2-4 from 10 you are having a laugh. Ferguson without any tries would be a 7-8 for what he brings to the team. From 1-10 how would you rate the WBW time in the NRL? Ferguson is an established performer in the Eels team and his contribution is valued by his Coach, Team and Fans. The fact that Hall can not break into a regular starting spot for the Roosters is a fail for me. When he has played because everybody else was injured or could not move out of position from Prop to Wing. His defense has been suspect.. His team Mates do not seem to want to get the ball to him regardless of which Wing he is on... Hows his Stats Dunbar? A team with players that have Stats like his will win not much unless some of the Stats lead to tries or defending tries Stats mean nothing without some context in where the stats take place.
  21. The Titans have plenty of quality players that many teams would like to have. Their problem is their Culture, it is not a secret Surely hiring a new Coach who knows the situation better than you or I do would have greater expectations than being slightly better than they were last year. What did the Job Ad say, came last, last year, coming second or third last is good enough?
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