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    Sharks vs Broncos

    Pretty hard not to ban slater when you understand the history of the rule...he easily could have put his arms out and tried to tackle but chose not https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/storm/james-ackermans-brother-andrew-has-warned-the-nrl-to-ban-billy-slater-from-the-grand-final/news-story/06fefa12ae8fdd29cc195883ae3b6dbc?nk=6b28ea5107a54eb0d9f1ef1a16c84cc9-1537785473
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    theyd be nuts to plays him. do they still put players in chambers for recovery, if so, he will be living in there all week. hope he is right because it wont be much of grand final without him
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    to be honest, i dont care if he plays or not, I note the sharks are even saying he shouldnt be suspended. i like shoulder charges but if the game made them illegal, then they need to uphold their own rules. anyway, we will know within 48 hours
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    Bracing himself from his own shoulder charge... Ive seen it all now.... no attempt to use his hand to tackle or hold, thats a "oh fark" moment "oh, ive dropped my shoulder, i better put my hand out so i dont hurt myself".... Cant exonerate him for this, just a grub act in the modern game. thing i found most amazing about easts v souths, was all the late shots on cronk, to the point of injuring him before half time, yet souths are so structured in game plan, only run at him three times in the second half.... why try and kill him, one late tackle at a time if youre not going run at him. just dumb football, in fairness though, they did lose.
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    What purchases have you made on the back of Trannies?

    bought a bike of otter
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    It's goodnight from me..............

    Good luck roxie, certainly been better since you took it over, cheers
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    Whats the deal with AP

    that was nrmoz's old trick when promoting canberra etc...god rest his soul
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    Is coaching 90% mental too?

    100%, I've always found the better sprint triathletes mentally weak and self absorbed, whereas the long course folk have to be mentally strong to leave their families at home.
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    Is coaching 90% mental too?

    Who amongst us hasn't done that ?
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    Is coaching 90% mental too?

    Bit like living in the Shire and the amount of sharks supporters from 2016 on.... lol
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    Is coaching 90% mental too?

    Corporate Australia has found mental health.... triathlon has an unusually high representation of middle aged white males from that arena and it just flows hook, line and sinker.
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    New IMWA swim course = chaos?

    Stay positive kids, it will be great. Remember they did this for your safety as sharks dont swim in this bit, they stay over near the jetty. Remember its all about finishing, not how you get there.
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    Mr X - just wow

    lol. yep.
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    Mr X - just wow

    Worth a read, nothing like a good x file.... the truth is out there, trust no one. Cycling keeps on giving, https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/finding-mr-x/
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    Should Pro's get Prize Money in Country Races?

    I think if the RD wants to pay it why not. Where the town has local papers it certainly adds to the story of the event. I bought my coffee most days of a ex pro triathlete and I always thought it a funny sport, you have these cashed up white middle aged men spending a bomb on the sport then pros struggling to eat and if a bike breaks pre race, relying on good will to get to the start line. clearly not talking elite pros like macca, crowie, welsh etc but household names within the sport. It's a tough living and they deserve everything they get.
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    TV Shows

    unsolved..... was great... so was drug lords
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    Let's talk Hematocrit Levels

    great book, sad how it portrays cycling but great book
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    Another doping AGer

    gee's I struggle with people doing this
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    TA Membership

    We use to do branding, but then Ken Bonham and Andrew Hamilton left TA, which meant old school was dead with the "new" generation coming through. Hard to believe its gone from branding irons to nothing in less then a decade. And yes, I appreciate not everybody is into branding even though plenty say they are old school....lol.
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    TV Shows

    Been back on a few planes lately. Enjoyed "ozark", amazed at "the defiant ones" - simply amazing lives, half way through "drug lords" and just downloaded "unsolved". I note a new season last chance U is coming, mind you season two wasnt near as good as season 1.
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    Terenzo Bozzone hit by a truck

    nõt good, hope heals quick and well.
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    TA Membership time

    Im just takin the piss, if I had the answer I'd tell them. Compulsory membership was always going to take the sport backwards and we are seeing that now as the peripheral that joined clubs and came in and out from the sport has diminished greatly. Fully accept the one off hit compulsory gave but you cant force growth, it has to be organic. The real issue is the value proposition, and there was some great work done re early entry when races sold out, but they dont now due to that compulsory model killing that peripheral, it just stopped the gateway into the sport. I hope they have the foresight to remove it and adapt to the market, then grow that value proposition. It is ok to change direction when you have data about membership numbers proving the direction is wrong...likes on social media is very different to people joining and supporting the sport. My view is my own and nobody else's and appreciate others have different views, but with an increasing population in this country and declining membership year on year, something is wrong. You cant achieve a different outcome doing the same old.... I'd undo compulsory and develop the value of membership and insurance isn't that.
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    gees i enjoyed that shoot out
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    TA Membership time

    54% who hoo.... well done everyone. Three cheers for Trannies and getting TA over the line, no going back to 49% now. Great job people. Really proud of you all, even the 46%. Just terrific what we can do when we dream and believe.
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    TA being sued for race crash

    so just like Kurnell, hard core, not for women, tell your grand children stuff.....lol