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Site co-founder and all round SC tragic, Nick no longer writes too much these days but hosts the SC Report each week and looks after most of the site administration.

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Mort
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Last game Gus Gould was absolutely slammed for being biased towards NSW. Please rate tonights coverage on bias. Story on Slater. Big family showing for Smith (hope vonny wasn’t watching). Post game was there even a presentation of the shield on a stage? Did anyone see a picture of the entire NSW team around the trophy?

BALLS DEEP
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BALLS DEEP

Nope, 9 went to ads as soon as the boys got ready to celebrate.

Chris
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Chris

A bit like when Souths got to ring that stupid bell and sing their team song BEFORE the grand final. Oh and then they played who let the dogs out instead of the bulldogs team song….. channel 9 FLOGS

Chris
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Yes, I’m still salty about it!!!

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Channel 9 and NRL HQ dictate the SOO story line. I didn’t mind the Billy tribute; couldn’t care less about Smith (great player though). I was happy for DCE tonight, as he was on a hiding to nothing if Qld lost.

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Benevolence

Coverage.. yeah Maybe, commentary.. absolutely not

BALLS DEEP
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BALLS DEEP

nah you’re right, fatty n locky aren’t disgustingly bias. ahh well, winners have parties, losers have meetings hey!

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They are no where near as biased at Gus.

A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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A Flock Of Sea Eagles

With all the talk of MOM – on the other side of the coin, how bad was Crichton? Even taking out that error of his, he was walking on nearly every single one of his carries, and on defense too. Downright embarrassing, especially considering NSW needed energy off the bench.

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I thought he was average but not awful.

Should have been taken off with 15 to go, he was gassed.

A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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He was moving in slow motion even on his initial carries. Finished with 38 metres on 10 hitups. That’s unforgivable for an edge forward coming off the bench. Missed five tackles too. No reason he should be gassed since he came on near the 30th minute, and dawdled all over the field after the halftime break.

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Might have to reverse trades on Murray.

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rico

He made a fair few tackles I reckon, probably contributed to it.

The Myth
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Maybe the stats updated overnight.

69m from 13 runs
30 tackles, 1 missed.

He threatened close to the line, I thought he looked dangerous, especially when cutting back in and offloading. But yeah on the flipside wasn’t good coming out of trouble and I think the miss was a key one. Not to mention the error. Not his best game but far from embarrassing imo.

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I think that there tells you” flock” that you need to do your research better before coming on here and bagging someone about there performance.
Looks like a solid performance on those stats.

A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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A Flock Of Sea Eagles

Absolutely clueless.

rockafella
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yes you are !

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Stats did update overnight.

I was specifically referencing his hitups (it updated to 45 metres on 11 hitups – 4 metres per hitup; 13 carries for 54 metres). His missed tackle count went down to 2 as well. Source: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/live-scores/61803/queensland-v-new-south-wales-state-of-origin-2018#player-stats

Stats aside, simply going by the eye-test, he was poor in nearly every area of the game, and didn’t provide any spark when he came on (crabbing back against the grain at half pace isn’t what I’d call “threatening”) – contrast that with Sims’ impact, who despite gave away a silly penalty, was felt on attack/defense.

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Yeah dunno what was going on with Crichton…..was way too flat when we had the ball and bombed a big chance by not passing it to Roberts.

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BunnyAllStars

Gus Was pretty crook with a virus all week

Monty Burns
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So why did he play ? Surely Prior and James were still in camp and able to play in the FR, with Sims playing backrow

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BunnyAllStars

Pretty sure half a dozen of the NSW team were crook… Gus the worst of the lot

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Monty Burns

Thanks for the intel

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Hi everyone this is my team if anyone has any ideas please tell me

6 Trades left

231,400 ITB

Cook (Smith)

Fifita, S. Burgess (Kikau, Nuff)

Taumololo, J. Trob, Brown (Harris, Martin, Fisher-Harris)

SJ (L. Lewis)

Widdop (Watson)

Marsters, Cotric, Isaako, Aitken (Katoa, Olive, Nuff)
Teddy (Turbo)

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BALLS DEEP

Not tonight m8 not tonight

Mort
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I literally laughed out loud at your response BD. Classic.

Mort
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Paskins, please repost tomoz about 5pm and you will get a stack on feedback and suggestions. At the moment everyone is in post origin glow for a great series but also shaking their head at the player of the series , ch 9 muppets etc.

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After watching that game, im starting to think the non origin players
might be the way to go for run home.

Only exception to the rule would be Turbo & thought DCE might
make a late charge.

I believe origin players will be rested,not performing & injuries are
yet to come.

Definition of ORIGIN football…….p.s get over it/same crap next year.

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Turbo and Teddy both out… Slater and nuff in. You only need one FB.
Darren Lockyer’s second cousin’s baby sitter gave me a tip that he will be MOM in his remaining 8 nrl SC games… including this Saturday when he doesn’t back up and play wink

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Gerard Sutton is going to ref every storm game as well, so make sure you back them with a pineapple as well. Closest thing to a sure thing.

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This is the third time in recent memeory when the MoM award has been given in farcical ways. Cook has been absolutely robbed. Feel bad for him. At least he should get an Australian jersey at the end of the year. 2016 GF Fifita was the best player on the field by the length of the straight and the Clive Churchill was given to Lewis (one of my all time favourite players) 2015 GF Thurston was given the Clive Churchill when he wasn’t event in the top 10 players on the day. He kicked a game winning field goal, but… Read more »

Chris
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You expect a “narrative” pick from tilt to time. I don’t really have a problem with the MoM pick, but player of the series? After 2 games? In a losing team? PLEASE!

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With so many quality halfbacks priced at around 400K AFTER round 18, where would you rank them all?
-Cleary
-Reynolds
-DCE
-Taylor
-Hunt

I’m on the look out for a third choice half to sit behind SJ and Widdop.

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– DCE
– Hunt
– Cleary
– Reynolds
– Taylor

Bluegoose
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Bluegoose

Cleary
Hunt
DCE
Taylor

Surely a man made of glass and held together by sticky paper can’t even be ranked 5th?…

A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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A Flock Of Sea Eagles

Cleary is completely irrelevant without the kicking duties – averaging 46 ppg since coming back from injury. Certainly wouldn’t rank him ahead of DCE and Hunt.

Bluegoose
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Bluegoose

He said he is taking back kicking duties post origin…

A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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A Flock Of Sea Eagles

If that’s true, Cleary becomes a great POD for the run home.

Bluegoose
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Let’s see if Hook backs him in. He looked to be striking them sweetly tonight. I doubt he will play this week though. Watson might have a better idea but I believe the idea was to ease the load on him through origin given his return from injury but he was keen to take back the kicking duties after game 3…

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Did you see that chest plate they taped on Cleary pregame If i didnt own him already i’d be in no rush to buy him

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#1 – DCE (with Koroisau returning in R21/22, and Hodkinson now being a bench fixture to give Fainu a breather, he’ll have the #1 kicking duties)
#2 – Hunt (up until the last month, he’s been averaging in the 60s).
#3 – Cleary/Reynolds
#5 – Taylor

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Cleary if he gets the kicking back is no1 for mine. Previous two seasons he has averaged 67 and 70, and gets a solid base (as does DCE). In a good team.
Then DCE, esp for the last 4 weeks with API back and a favourable draw from memory, for those with trades.
Hunt is a pod option.
I don’t see the relevance of Reynolds or Ash.

I would hold off all of them for now.

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I hear the argument re player of series being awarded to Slater but without him in the last two games Qld get a hiding and series is a walkover . Slater makes it a great and competitive series. Cook and Tedesco were outstanding game 1 but Slater was better than both of them in games 2 and 3 . Maloney can’t get best and fairest for series given he got ten in bin tonight though had a ‘Cronk like’ performance in games 1 and 2. It’s controversial I admit but not a totally ridiculous decision .

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Losing series. Only played 2 games. No where to be seen in final 50 mins of game 2. I understand MoM award for tonight but man of the series is a joke.

Cook, Teddy, Turbo, Maloney. Any of those 4 and no one wouls have blinked an eye.

This is parochial nepotism at its absolute worst!

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No one (well, most of the comments) aren’t saying Slater wasn’t good and threatening, or saying that QLD were not better having him at the back.. But for him to get Man of the Series, in 2 games, in a series Qld lost, when NSW had clear options who deserved the award, is ridiculous unless he put on truly magical performances that NSW couldn’t contain. Slater is an all time great who doesn’t need token awards. I’m sure he is embarrassed by it, as I remember he was for his first Clive Churchill when he said post game he thought… Read more »

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BunnyAllStars

Freddy gave his player of the series to Turbo!!

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Saved the blues ass many times with the amount of crucial tackles and defensive reads in all three games and ranked with cook and teddy for attack

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BALLS DEEP

The turbo brothers are rugby league to me! absolute salt of the earth legends. Jurbo was rock solid all series and great tonight, Turbo copped heavy contact for 2 games and then tonight was best on ground by a mile!
Side note, how big is their younger brother Ben? He was towering over Tommy in the post game coverage!

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Yup, I don’t traditionally care for Manly, but with those guys I often find myself cheering on Manly.

And what’s not to love about a few brothers playing elite football together like the Burgess bros and the Whitelocks a few years back in Union

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Torn on what is the best play this week. Hiku and Fifi main areas of concern. H2H only and would appreciate any ideas on how to improve the squad!

45k ITB, 11 trades

CS9 (Cook)
Taupau, Fifi (TPJ, Kikau)
Arrow, Jurbo, Lolo (Crichton, Martin, Milne)
SJ (Brimson)
Widdop (Munster)
Aitken, AJ, Marsters, Isaako (Hiku, Katoa, R Smith)
Teddy (Turbo)

Thanks All!

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Can't choose a captain

Nuff TPJ to a dual FRF / 2RF ($330k ITB)
Hiku > Matterson (he’ll be back and a pod)

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Edgy Brah

Anybody got a rough estimate of the stats from last night, sure somebody was keeping a rough score. Couple of POD’s im considering Felise, Sims, Klemmer

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