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IanC

IanC

Well you are wrong. The club have already been in contact with Smack to find out the name of his psychiatrist so they can strike that name off the list of possibles! 
OldDog

OldDog

Yeah..but Ben will then be a little 97kg tub of lard...but that can be worked on..could be best mentor. 
IanC

IanC

I actually saw that show when I was a student at the LSE. It was hilarious. 
OldDog

OldDog

Aahh...Kevin Bomber Harris lives!!! Perfection. 
OldDog

OldDog

Be careful...Freddy Kruger will appear bearing a striking resemblance to Anthony Mundine 
ARWONDOG

ARWONDOG

Jesus Christ, proffessiional help doesn't necessarily mean "Psychiatric", it may mean "AA" or "Gamblers Anonymous" and it may very well mean "Marriage counsellor", but for sure it ain't a Football problem and old Halfbacks advising him definitely are not the answer - --imo' 
annav3

annav3

Happy Birthday HelenP looking forward to catching up with you at the footy this year 
ARWONDOG

ARWONDOG

Yes mate, precisely what i mean, also i reckon the wife of one of these successful come back guys could also be very useful, that was my experience anyway. 
annav3

annav3

will anybody be changing their pre seasoon predictions?Questions: Which team will be leading the comp at the end of round 10?Which team will take out the minor premiership? 
TerryMortimer

TerryMortimer

It would be ironic if Drury Lowe explodes and Ben cant get back in the team... 
ARWONDOG

ARWONDOG

LOL.that's it, CANCEL our tickets, i'm going for Storm now, :) 
ARWONDOG

ARWONDOG

1. Storm2. Storm 3. who will win the premiership?Storm 
sifter6

sifter6

I knew THIS off-season was going too smoothly... you are right about the 'bad dream'. 
annav3

annav3

Dogs deserve a pat for benign intervention Richard HindsBe the face of fast food. Be the face of peptides. Be the face of hemorrhoids. But sack your manager if he even suggests you be the face of the NRL.Brett Stewart, Todd Carney, Benji Marshall. They could have told Ben Barba that. Only Manly's opening night double act, Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran, have avoided the "curse of the face" in recent years. Is the weight of being the most prominent figure in a serially beleaguered game too much for one man to bear?The absence of Barba's smiling face from Wednesday night's NRL launch is sad. Not because the NRL will start the season without one of its most luminous stars. But because the imposition of an indefinite suspension by the Bulldogs is without adding any lurid details enough to make it clear Barba is confronting serious personal problems.An ambitious club with an intensely driven coach does not suspend its match-winning full-back on the eve of the season because he didn't finish a lap at training or because he left his car in the chairman's parking spot. The concern for Barba's welfare, and for those around him, has been deemed more important than team performance. In professional sport, that is as serious as it gets. This was supposed to be a week of great expectation, even great excitement, for the NRL. The new season launched with a new boss and new opportunities created by the rights-deal millions. Instead, on Monday, there was only an old problem and a small blessing the professional manner in which the Bulldogs dealt with Barba's increasingly erratic behaviour.Too often, clubs have abrogated their responsibility to player welfare or misbehaviour. Mostly, it has been left for the NRL administration to clean up the mess. So often did former chief executive David Gallop put on his fireman's helmet, people started to think he was auditioning for the Village People.The overwrought reaction by some clubs to the Australian Crime Investigation into corruption in Australian sport - something publicly supported by the NRL - did not help the league, or its image. One week into the job, new NRL chief executive Dave Smith was caught in the crossfire instead of leading a united game.But by acting swiftly and of their own accord when confronted with the evidence of Barba's personal problems, the Bulldogs ensured the NRL was - for once - not caught on the back foot. When the Bulldogs' chief executive Todd Greenberg contacted Smith at 10pm Sunday, the club had a clear course of action. A pre-emptive strategy to ensure a high-profile player did no further damage to himself and, consequently, the game. This was a leap forward from the usual scenario whereby the NRL reads about a star player's behavioural problems in the morning paper and, subsequently, have to browbeat his club into taking meaningful action.The Bulldogs' pre-emptory intervention will not dull the appetite for details. When the reigning Dally M medallist is withdrawn by his club on the eve of the season, there is a reasonable chance people will want to know - precisely - why. However, the Bulldogs have at least made Barba's welfare the most significant issue. Accordingly, it should be ours.Barba is loved, well beyond the Bulldogs' fiercely parochial heartland, because of his delicate mixture of breathtaking skill and obvious fragility. The way he bounced off the irresistible behemoth Greg Inglis while attempting a tackle was simultaneously heartwarming and hilarious. The flea biting the elephant.If, during his recent travails, Barba has harmed only himself, then we should have the same sense of compassion we feel when he stands beneath a high ball with the rampaging heavyweights charging towards him. Barba is, clearly, a disoriented, perhaps unsophisticated figure in a challenging environment made even more complex by his fame and fortune.One, it seems, with a new sense of self-awareness. In his statement, Barba said he did not know when he would return. "When I do, I hope that everybody sees a better person." Someone who, in turn, provides a better face for the game.Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/dogs-deserve-a-pat-for-benign-intervention-20130225-2f1u9.html#ixzz2Lwp7Z6KO 
daniel3

daniel3

So the Tigers fans were upset to let Drury Low go? What year was that in Steve?Ray Hadley just stuck up for the club, Barba and TG. Best interview on the matter on today show so far.Nancy when you know some of the ravers Barba has been hanging around with and you have personally seen him out at 5am, no need to speculate anything here. EBC don't just go out for 2 resches and a meat pie now do they..... 
Rowdy12

Rowdy12

Nice drop that Resches hey 
dpdoggy

dpdoggy

Comprehension not a strong point?He said Tigers fans were upset to see Mitch Brown go.I see you also read the tele this morning. I bet you, like me, didnt know the ECB or whatever even existed until then!My God - I just stuck up for Steve. I feel dirty. 
DogFacedBoy

DogFacedBoy

I reckon I could still almost repeat it word for word... 
annav3

annav3

the BDP crew are cooler than the EBC crew :) 
annav3

annav3

I don't know him personally but he seems like a bit of a moronif u google his name... 
daniel3

daniel3

I haven't read the telegraph since Oct last year, GF week so wrong there but yeah too many drugs so often miss words when I read.Nah mate, had never heard of EBC or pills, coke or anything like that ever before, have been hiding under a rock for life... pfft.Back to class champ, teacher might get angry you are on the net. 
daniel3

daniel3

Any beer is a nice drop Rowdy, except for that xxxx summer garbage, and Corona. BDP parties and EBC parties are so alike. Just without the coffee and cake at the end. And I'd say the curfew. 
dpdoggy

dpdoggy

You forgot to apologise to Steve for your error? 
annav3

annav3

a flat white and a chocolate eclair at Canterbury Leagues is the way the BDP crew like to roll after a footy match :) 
annav3

annav3

what has happened to NRLstats.com ? my main source of information during footy season has gone to pay per view service.. 

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