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From The Couch: Grand Final

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on October 4, 2016 6 Comments
From The Couch:  Grand Final

Grand Final for the Ages: For the second straight year, we have had a truly incredible Grand Final. It was a battle between probably the two best teams of 2016. And both teams absolutely delivered. Cronulla shot from the gate like a bull with its tail on fire. They were unstoppable. They brought such an […]

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From The Couch: Finals Week 2

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on September 19, 2016 3 Comments
From The Couch: Finals Week 2

Stranger Things Characters: The characters of Stranger Things and their Rugby League equivalents: Dr Martin Brenner – Todd Greenberg: Silent, manipulating all, in charge of an evil empire. Chief Hopper – Cameron Smith: Walks the line between good and evil but has the respect of all.

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From The Couch: Round 26

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on September 5, 2016 10 Comments
From The Couch: Round 26

The NRL is Killing Rugby League: The NRL is a joke. It is the least funny joke you can imagine, akin to watching the worst of The Umbilical Brothers while you are getting stabbed in the leg by Carrot Top and one of his stupid props. That is the only way to explain how on […]

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From The Couch: Round 25

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 29, 2016 7 Comments
From The Couch: Round 25

Happy Birthday, Rugby League: Rugby League turns 121 today – August 29 – so it is a happy birthday to the Greatest Game of All. Rugby League causes plenty of frustrations, creates plenty of drama, is full of heartache and angst but it really is the best thing in the world. There is no game […]

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From The Couch: Round 23

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 15, 2016 7 Comments
From The Couch: Round 23

Has Anyone On the Match Review Committee Ever Watched A Game of Rugby League? That would be the first qualification that should be checked. There is certainly nobody there with a high school degree, an IQ of a Bunker official, the common sense of a drunk rugby union coach or eyesight better than 20/60. That […]

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From The Couch: Round 22

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on August 8, 2016 5 Comments
From The Couch: Round 22

The Bunker, Home of the Moron: Bernard Sutton strikes at less than 50-50 in the Bunker and amazingly is still employed. His performance on Sunday in the Tigers-Cowboys game was beyond absurd. Disallowing the Javid Bowen try when sent up a try and no clear evidence was bad. To award James Tedesco a try when […]

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From The Couch: Round 20

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on July 25, 2016 6 Comments
From The Couch: Round 20

A Coach With No Idea: The Tigers may have won against the Dragons but that doesn’t make the decision to drop Robbie Farah any less moronic, particularly when his only alternative was Dene Halatau. To suggest the Tigers have a better attack without Farah is complete and utter nonsense. Farah is a class player, probably […]

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From The Couch: Round 19

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on July 18, 2016 4 Comments
From The Couch: Round 19

Sharp Finally Falls: Another humiliating reign of power has come to an end at Parramatta with Steve Sharp finally releasing his grip on the levers of influence at the Eels. He did so about six months after he should have and hardly went quietly, calling for the NSW Government to appoint an administrator to run […]

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The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 19

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on July 18, 2016 4 Comments
The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 19

The 2016 Willie M Medal: Round 19 St George Illawarra v Gold Coast 3-Gareth Widdop (Dra) 2-Josh McCrone (Dra) 1-Mitch Rein (Dra) Judge: Nick Tedeschi Manly v New Zealand 3-Manu Vatuvei (War) 2-Blake Ayshford (War) 1-Brad Parker (Man) Judge: Nick Tedeschi South Sydney v Brisbane 3-Joe Burgess (Sou) 2-Tom Burgess (Sou) 1-Dave Tyrell (Sou) Judge: […]

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From The Couch: Round 18

Filed in From The Couch, NRL by on July 11, 2016 6 Comments
From The Couch: Round 18

Foran Leaves the Eels … and The Eels Should Be Stoked: Kieran Foran has walked out on Parramatta and his four-year, $5 million deal just eight games in. It was a major struggle getting Foran to the Eels but the club should be stoked that he has walked away. Foran has been a disaster at […]

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