Thu. May 19th, 2022

No really, I said!

So that’s what we’re left with.

The players who are suspended and have to pay an advance fine of $ 49,000, with suspended fines of $ 150,000. They must apologize to everyone.

But officially it is not for the use of illegal drugs.

I only have one question that reminds me of what I often ask when rod-axis players who do not move for two minutes afterwards undergo HIAs and get the green light to turn on again: “Hey, if it was not a concussion, to get them, what was it? F — royal flu? ”

If so, what can we assume if players are not fined and suspended for using illegal drugs?

Really bad dance on a table! ??!

Stella performance

There are classic statistics, and then there is the class itself.

Ellyse Perry achieved the former last Saturday in the Test against India when she became the first Australian to score 5,000 runs and take 300 wickets in international cricket. She already had the runs, but the milestone for the wicket came in the 143rd round of the first Indian innings when she took tail-ends Pooja Vastrakar, trapped in the gorge.


Her classic character came through, however, when wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy presented the ball to Perry as a souvenir of her remarkable achievement.

“No,” said Perry, “give it to Stella.”

Stella Campbell had taken her first Test wicket with the ball.

NRL saves best in the end

Here at the TFF Research Department, we really enjoyed the NRL final, and for good reason. The essence of gripping sports is not knowing the result before the final stages.


And if it comes down to the last seconds – or better yet, the last seconds of overtime – then it’s per. Definition a killer fight. And what did we get in the final? Many matches exactly like that stood in stark contrast to the endless blow-outs of the regular season. See, of the 192 games in the regular season, only 42 of them — 22 percent — had a margin of six points or less, while a massive 117 games — 61 percent — had blow-outs of 13 points and above.

In the nine games in the final, five of them – 56 percent – had margins of six points or less, which fascinatingly included all four Panthers games. There were just three blow-outs of more than 13 points, all with Manly losing two and winning one.

Wake up, Mr Premier

Bugger. TFF’s expressed opinion last week that newly-elected Prime Minister Perrottet might pursue a sensible policy on greyhound racing – banning it as an abomination, as Mike Baird would do five years ago – seems unlikely.

Readers have pointed to a post on Instagram of the then treasurer in April, which included a photo of him with a greyhound that is still fast enough to be cared for: “The Greyhound racing industry is important to many communities in NSW. We are committed to ensuring that the sport has fantastic facilities – not only to give punters a better experience, but to improve the safety and well-being of dogs like Snowy here, which is what the upgrade to the Muswellbrook track we have just announced, will do. ”

Newly appointed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.

Newly appointed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.Credit:James Brickwood

The answers could peel paint, and they included:

Richiepatmore: “Not so long ago, the LNP led the state and the nation in promising to end this disgusting sport that produces cruelty and misery for the animals and keeps the family crises in trouble. I would have thought that a believing man would seek to stop the industry that supports gambling and splits families apart. ”

jayce_the_greyhound: “I thought that part of Christianity showed empathy for all living things and did not use them as human entertainment or income schemes. This is a dying industry, plagued by scandals and outdated in modern society. If it cannot support itself financially, the government should not waste taxpayers’ money on it. ”

Croczillionare: “Greyhound racing is archaic and cruel. We will never forget the mass graves full of the bodies of the poor dogs that were used for immoral play. There is a HUGE problem with gambling and alcohol addiction in Australia and you claim that this cruel ‘sport’ is important to local communities? Yikes. ”

World Animal Protection Australia: “It is sad to see the new premiere for NSW, which supports a cruel and abominable industry such as greyhound racing. This industry is characterized by brutal animal welfare practices, including high injuries, suspected mass killings of healthy dogs, and widespread underreporting of deaths. Animal cruelty and profiteering have no place in the new chapter of our state. ”

ethegreyhound: It’s devastating to see someone in such a leadership position trying to put a positive spin on greyhound abuse by referring to the experience game industry’s punters’. Think about how behind the times it is. ”

Every word a gem. Come on, premier. We do not know you well, but two things that stand out are your alleged personal commitment to living a life of Christian kindness while professionally pursuing strict financial management. You should know that greyhound racing does not suit externally either. Personally putting the taxpayers’ dollars into a sport notorious for its cruelty that cannot pay for itself? Seriously?

Sterling career

ICYMI, here was Peter Sterling as he bowed and reminded Adrian Proszenko of what it was like in the beginning with Channel Nine, calling fights with “Rabbits” Warren along with “Fatty” Vautin:

“One of the early matches we made was the infamous Brisbane game where the Walters brothers combined an attempt at the Broncos. Fatty referred to them as ‘the boys from town with two heads’. It was a daily speech, an expression of love, but there were complaints from the people of Ipswich. Management told him he had to call the mayor of Ipswich to apologize, which he did.

“After trying to apologize on several occasions and being constantly interrupted by the mayor at the other end of the line, he basically put up with the dismissal shot ‘Anyway, what head am I talking to?'”

While it is fair to say that Sterling’s television career more than matched his performance in the field, no one can doubt it. I worked with Peter occasionally for 30 years and never heard a bad word about him.

Go well.

What they said

Cameron Munster apologizes to former Storm players for the white powder case: “I know you have done so much for this club. You dug the well, and unfortunately we shot into the well. ” Only in the league.

Peter Sterling, in his last broadcast, before retiring from Channel Nine after 30 years, he decided to add to the list of people he wanted to thank: “I would say hair and make-up. . . but really just make-up. ”

Penrith -back Dylan Edwards about playing with a broken foot: “I just had to put my best foot forward.” I think he means his right.

TFF’s former colleague Paul Kent, after Penrith lost their opening match in the final to the Souths a month ago: “They are done.” The Penrith players were quick to remind him of it on social media after their victory. Suk, Paul. Wrong. Again!

Penny Panthers coach Ivan Cleary about winning the grand final: “I could not bear to think about losing today. Personally since I was a fan, player, assistant coach, coach. . . it’s probably 45 years who never won a grand final. I want to make this the last, I can tell you. ”


A joyful and fun Brian To’o, that his partner Moesha Crichton-Ropati accepted his marriage proposal after the NRL final and was accepted: “The church is half the reason we are together. Not to brag, but my great looks were the other half. ”

Wayne Bennett plagued by its future after the grand finale: “As I said, I have a number of options on the table, and I just do not know what I want to do or what I do not want to do right now. Today is not a good day, and tomorrow will not be a good day, the state of mind I will be in to make decisions about. ”

Dave Rennie, after the Wallabies’ fourth consecutive victory, on the injury of Samu Kerevi: “It used to be called a sprained ankle in my day. It is now called syndesmosis, which is obviously much worse. We do not hope it is too long. ”

Morgan Turinui at Stan Sport when Wallaby winger Andrew Kellaway went over for another try: “He should feel six feet four and full of muscle.” Name that melody.

Perth’s Rigsafe Lifting Solutions names former Brownlow medalist Ben Cousins ​​- who has had his battles with addiction – as the employee of the month: “Ben’s work ethic, attitude and Rigsafe ‘teamwork always’ values ​​have made him a very reliable member of our rigging team.” Bravo, many of them.


A named Aussie cricket WAG: “They, the English cricket team, are very professional at having their families and partners nearby because they know how much it means to them. It brings out the best in them as players. Whereas in Australia it is almost as if we are considered a distraction. ”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp about vaccinations: “If I say I’m vaccinated, other people say, ‘How can you tell me I need to be vaccinated?’ It’s a bit like drink driving. . .This law is not there to protect me when I drink two beers and want to drive, it is to protect all the other people because I am drunk and we accept it as a law. I do not understand why it is a restriction of freedom, because if that is the case, then it is not allowed to drink and drive a restriction of freedom as well. ”

Benji Marshall retires after 19 years and 346 games in the NRL: “I started my journey in the rugby league as a little boy from Whakatane chasing a dream. I leave this game as a man who has learned many lessons. Nineteen seasons in the NRL are more than half of my life. ”

Team of the week

Ellyse Perry. Has scored 5,000 runs and taken 300 wickets across all formats in the international game – the first Australian to do so.

Socceroos. Set a world record of 11 consecutive victories in a single World Cup qualifying campaign. Huge match against Japan in Saitama this Tuesday. What happened to those gentlemen? Why are we suddenly so all-conquering? Discuss.

Clare Connor. England’s former ash-winning female captain is the first female president of the MCC in the club’s 234-year history. (First you let a woman chair an AFL club, and take them in honor of their first victory in 57 years, and then put the rat in. Where does it all end? Next thing, they get the vote and Australia Club will record them as members!)

Penrith. Won their third premiership in sterling fashion, in a cracker of a fight.

Southern Sydney. Did not get the chocolates but was extremely gallant in defeat.


Wallabies. Won their fourth game in a row the same weekend that the All Blacks – sadly – lost to Boxing, which the Wallabies beat twice in a row last month.

Tom Brady. Came up against the Patriots and won. Has now defeated every other NFL team since leaving the Pats.

Twitter: @Peter_Fitz

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