NRL 2019



  • Might as well start this thread now with the sad news that Downtown Lewis Brown has announced his retirement.

    Saved his fledging career in 2008 by having a coffee with Ivan Cleary and convincing Ivan to sign him to a one-year deal with the Warriors. Went from a halfback to hooker to secondrower to centre back to secondrower with the Tigers, Warriors, Panthers and SeaEagles. A pretty solid career for a guy who never showed up on any scouting reports to begin with.

    In other news, Dylan Napa is trending on Pornhub.



  • Honest hard worker. Probably one of the fittest players going and a fucking specimen. That goes a long way when you have a fairly limited game. Also an absolute sneaker fiend. I hope he has saved his coin or has a good career lined up afterward. He’s not going to be buying $1000 sneakers like he does now for much longer without the cashflow.



  • @raznomore Isn't he moving into some kind of fashion design?



  • @Nepia His own fashion label he started with a friend. Might be designing his own shoes from now on.



  • @Sneakdefreak needs to design a pair with a wee sneaky pocket for coke!! Just trying my shoes officer, nothing to see here!



  • @Paekakboyz Corey Norman would buy the entire collection.



  • @Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:

    @Paekakboyz Corey Norman would buy the entire collection.

    The Kiwis would want a team set too



  • Any off season antics involving group sex/pissing in mouths/humping dogs/shitting in hotels/crashing golf carts or is it still a bit early in the year ?



  • @MN5 said in NRL 2019:

    Any off season antics involving group sex/pissing in mouths/humping dogs/shitting in hotels/crashing golf carts or is it still a bit early in the year ?

    Have you not been reading or watching any news this last week?

    I suggest you google ‘big papi’ and you will find your answer.



  • @Gunner said in NRL 2019:

    @MN5 said in NRL 2019:

    Any off season antics involving group sex/pissing in mouths/humping dogs/shitting in hotels/crashing golf carts or is it still a bit early in the year ?

    Have you not been reading or watching any news this last week?

    I suggest you google ‘big papi’ and you will find your answer.

    There's only been room for Pikie-watch this week



  • @MN5 said in NRL 2019:

    Any off season antics involving group sex/pissing in mouths/humping dogs/shitting in hotels/crashing golf carts or is it still a bit early in the year ?

    How is it you can be such a dim fluffybunny who lives under such a massive rock, and yet still be so arrogant?

    It's been the most eventful off season in years!

    By the way, even though big papi had obviously been pounding the baggies, he roots like an epileptic



  • @mariner4life Dunning-Kruger?



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    @MN5 said in NRL 2019:

    Any off season antics involving group sex/pissing in mouths/humping dogs/shitting in hotels/crashing golf carts or is it still a bit early in the year ?

    How is it you can be such a dim fluffybunny who lives under such a massive rock, and yet still be so arrogant?

    It's been the most eventful off season in years!

    By the way, even though big papi had obviously been pounding the baggies, he roots like an epileptic

    I don't live under a rock I just live somewhere other than rural Queensland and we have more to talk about than loigue.

    Specifically people shitting in pools and a feral family from Liverpool rampaging through NZ on holiday.



  • Shaun Johnson's new team is still yet to decide its new coach after the old one resigned last week. Looks like it will be interim HC John Morris and he will have one season to prove his worth. Harsh.



  • @Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:

    Shaun Johnson's new team is still yet to decide its new coach after the old one resigned last week. Looks like it will be interim HC John Morris and he will have one season to prove his worth. Harsh.

    I thought this had been rubber-stamped, and it was Morris?



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    @Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:

    Shaun Johnson's new team is still yet to decide its new coach after the old one resigned last week. Looks like it will be interim HC John Morris and he will have one season to prove his worth. Harsh.

    I thought this had been rubber-stamped, and it was Morris?

    Now it is but the Sharks were interested in the Panthers assistant coach who served as interim HC last season.



  • The North Queensland Cowboys' tribute video for Ben Barba will be short - just be the CCTV footage of him assaulting his missus in deepest, darkest Queensland.

    Just had his contract terminated by the club so the Cowboys are looking for a fullback (or just sticking Kyle Feldt in the number one jumper).



  • @Sneakdefreak kick the useless prick out and never let him put a jersey on again. Wife beaters are up there with paedophiles in my book. What a waste of talent. Fucking loser



  • @chchfanatic Are you sure he couldn't join another franchise as part of a rehabilitation program?



  • @Tim would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.



  • @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    @Tim would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.

    I suspect you missed the sarcasm in @Tim ’s post....



  • @Gunner said in NRL 2019:

    @chchfanatic said in NRL 2019:

    @Tim would you want him playing for your club. Imagine what message that sends to the female members of the club. I say go and get a real job mate.

    I suspect you missed the sarcasm in @Tim ’s post....

    Or Tim is the recruitment manager for the NSW Waratahs and is just testing public opinion....



  • @Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:

    The North Queensland Cowboys' tribute video for Ben Barba will be short - just be the CCTV footage of him assaulting his missus in deepest, darkest Queensland.

    Just had his contract terminated by the club so the Cowboys are looking for a fullback (or just sticking Kyle Feldt in the number one jumper).

    He looks after other players wives better doesn’t he...



  • @Virgil ha ha yuuus I managed to get in before @MN5 to commend you for that fucking savage zinger. 👏 👏 👍



  • @Paekakboyz said in NRL 2019:

    @Virgil ha ha yuuus I managed to get in before @MN5 to commend you for that fucking savage zinger. 👏 👏 👍

    I was busy watching a movie. Please see my review in the other thread.



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  • So Jenna Price writing in the SMH asks a question that no one else would bother with. Namely asking what the organisation is going to do for the family after it sacks an employee. Another excellent example of the utter lack of personal responsibility inherent in modern life.

    My question for rugby league is this: when you take back a genius player with a history of alleged violence and drugs, how much coaching and support do you provide him and his family? And when it all goes horribly wrong, what did you have in place beyond dumping Barba and dumping his entire family? These men need coaching off the field as well as on because they are examples to all of us.

    I don't know about this silly clown, but I didn't need a league player to teach me I shouldn't hit women, nor that there may be consequences to my actions.



  • And the women's behaviour in all this?

    Just out of the blue hiding? Again?



  • @Siam my experience tells me the woman who gets hit for no reason is a very rare beast. Almost a unicorn.



  • @Crazy-Horse yeah mate.
    Every small, mostly defense compromised human in the world must conduct themselves in such a manner to avoid physical violence from larger, more physically capable others.

    Physical violence will always be present in humans no matter how hard we wish it away.

    Everyone on here has a memory of reducing a potentially violent situation, yet the narrative states that women are somehow exempt from this fact of life.

    Everyone on here has a memory of a physically disadvantaged person, including women, baiting someone in a dangerous situation, and thought "Fuck lady, just shut your mouth or you're going to get hit"

    Matter of fact I saw such an incident today where old mate was furious and a woman was holding a baby all the while not retreating. I watched to see if the kid was in danger and while the bloke was being a Dick, the woman was holding a baby definitely putting the kid in unnecessary harm.

    I take your word, random arse kickings are actually very rare.



  • FFS I hope you two aren't serious.



  • @Nepia deadly serious.

    How many incidences of domestic violence do you genuinely know the details of? Everything that happened and was said an hour before skin contact?

    Don't make me ennunciate all the nuances of this domestic violence issue, yes it happens, yes it's bad, yes it used to be way worse, yada yada 😉

    Honestly think about the narrative. Heaps of blokes just randomly smashing chicks because they're angry at some thing and, shit, that's what men do innit?

    What EXACTLY happens the hour before the bloke does a shameful thing?

    A policeman reckons no provocation is unicorn rare.

    Take 7 minutes because Bill Burr above explains this point of view better than I.

    Apologies if I've misread your post. Oh well that's my opinion on the vast majority of relationship violence



  • Dunno lads. Yes, I'm sure there are multiple situations where a situation spiraled out of control and the perpetrator was continuously provoked and needled until they lost the plot.

    However, I'm also sure that, unfortunately, Jake the Muss' types do exist and sometimes, nobody needs to do anything other than the perpetrator have a Double Brown.

    @antipodean said in NRL 2019:

    So Jenna Price writing in the SMH asks a question that no one else would bother with. Namely asking what the organisation is going to do for the family after it sacks an employee. Another excellent example of the utter lack of personal responsibility inherent in modern life.

    My question for rugby league is this: when you take back a genius player with a history of alleged violence and drugs, how much coaching and support do you provide him and his family? And when it all goes horribly wrong, what did you have in place beyond dumping Barba and dumping his entire family? These men need coaching off the field as well as on because they are examples to all of us.

    I don't know about this silly clown, but I didn't need a league player to teach me I shouldn't hit women, nor that there may be consequences to my actions.

    Regardless of your point of view, there are 4 kids here who are now without an income source to cloth, feed and educate them. What did they do to deserve this? The same"machine" that put that source in their priveleged position, hence looking after the kids, is now going to deprive them of this.

    What did they do to deserve that?



  • @MajorRage it's been a while since I have watched it, but even Jake the Muss was provoked. The movie was used in DV training when I was at the academy. It supported a popular narrative at the time that women would often provoke their violent partners on purpose when they sensed the violent part of the Domestic Violence cycle was approaching. This was said to happen because the females wanted the violence done and dusted and the cycle can then return to the regret/peaceful stage.



  • @MajorRage

    Having the wrong father, like any poor kid whose dad is a criminal.

    As someone who has had a violent partner, I can testify to the unicorn idea, except I didn’t hit her - as so fucking tempting as it was. I just left her.

    However, in terms of random non-partner stuff in the street with drunk girls being violent (in the same way as drunk boys), I’ll happily hit any women who hits my wife, son, or tries to commit violence against me. There’s a good chance she’d still end up kicking my ass of course, but I’d take that chance and floor her if she laid a hand on Mrs gt12, especially.



  • @gt12 Is this same violent partner, your current avatar?

    The having the wrong father point is an interesting one. But lets remember, that same father was probably the piece of shit before all the fame came. The fame came, driven by the media, which saw the empire built. But then it came crashing down, as the piece of shit, reminded the world, that under all of the sporting talent, he was still a piece of shit.

    I'm just not sure that those who built him up, don't have any responsibility to the 4 children.



  • @MajorRage

    No, that avatar was, well, perfect. Except she didn’t speak a word of English. And, was about as intellectually advanced as two planks.

    I almost married her.

    I do feel sorry for the kids, but I don’t see how they are different to thousands of similar poor little bastards unlucky enough to have a (insert word here) for a father. With luck, they won’t become the same...



  • @MajorRage said in NRL 2019:

    Dunno lads. Yes, I'm sure there are multiple situations where a situation spiraled out of control and the perpetrator was continuously provoked and needled until they lost the plot.

    However, I'm also sure that, unfortunately, Jake the Muss' types do exist and sometimes, nobody needs to do anything other than the perpetrator have a Double Brown.

    @antipodean said in NRL 2019:

    So Jenna Price writing in the SMH asks a question that no one else would bother with. Namely asking what the organisation is going to do for the family after it sacks an employee. Another excellent example of the utter lack of personal responsibility inherent in modern life.

    My question for rugby league is this: when you take back a genius player with a history of alleged violence and drugs, how much coaching and support do you provide him and his family? And when it all goes horribly wrong, what did you have in place beyond dumping Barba and dumping his entire family? These men need coaching off the field as well as on because they are examples to all of us.

    I don't know about this silly clown, but I didn't need a league player to teach me I shouldn't hit women, nor that there may be consequences to my actions.

    Regardless of your point of view, there are 4 kids here who are now without an income source to cloth, feed and educate them. What did they do to deserve this? The same"machine" that put that source in their priveleged position, hence looking after the kids, is now going to deprive them of this.

    What did they do to deserve that?

    A terribly useless instance of compassion mate. Everyone knows and agrees with that

    The victim Olympics crowd's cornerstone and the starting point of the victim/oppressor zero sum narrative with the hands on hips, pursed lips, head tilt that derailss any reasoned attempt at a viable, workable solution.

    Yes there are some Jake types but we're getting to those fluffybunnies too. You're old enough to remember the old pub talk and women bashing boasts. Attitudes have surely improved. They had to, it was horrible.

    We need data or stats, (or a first responders info...) to make a reasoned assessment on a univesal narrative that I believe paints us as ready to start swinging the moment we aren't reminded its bad and chicks as precious porcelain angels, all defenceless, living at the whim of the next hiding.

    It seems like a narrative designed explicitly to ensure no solution can be found other than victims. "Men's behaviour must change"

    I'd welcome data or info making my opinion incorrect, and useless. I'll change it then

    I don't know the barba case, the info to form an opinion can't be trusted imo



  • @Siam said in NRL 2019:

    A terribly useless instance of compassion mate. Everyone knows and agrees with that

    The victim Olympics crowd's cornerstone and the starting point of the victim/oppressor zero sum narrative with the hands on hips, pursed lips, head tilt that derailss any reasoned attempt at a viable, workable solution.

    Yes there are some Jake types but we're getting to those fluffybunnies too. You're old enough to remember the old pub talk and women bashing boasts. Attitudes have surely improved. They had to, it was horrible.

    Most definitely do not remember these at all. Was this ever acceptable?

    We need data or stats, (or a first responders info...) to make a reasoned assessment on a univesal narrative that I believe paints us as ready to start swinging the moment we aren't reminded its bad and chicks as precious porcelain angels, all defenceless, living at the whim of the next hiding.

    I wouldn't say I disagree with this ... but I'm not sure this topic is related to my main point, which is more about whose real responsibility is the kids?



  • @gt12 said in NRL 2019:

    I do feel sorry for the kids, but I don’t see how they are different to thousands of similar poor little bastards unlucky enough to have a (insert word here) for a father. With luck, they won’t become the same...

    Well, they aren't really ... but in other situations, the only household earners aren't built up / made by the paying public, the media and the marketing team of a club.


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