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  1. Avenger

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    With Keary going to the Roosters I would make a play for Jackson Hastings. I reckon he could become a top shelf hooker. Has all the skills and is defensively very sound.
     
  2. T.S Quint

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    I'd be having a laugh and saying suck shit you got caught.
    I was pretty stunned when they got done in 2002. I was disappointed in the Storm when they got found out in 2010. But now it seems there isn't a level playing field across the League, no matter how much those in charge like to promote its evenness. I'm sick and tired of being a laughing stock. I've had enough. I just want to win games and hopefully a Premiership. If it takes a few dodgy TPA's in order to do that (like I am sure is what the Cowboys, Roosters, Broncos, Bulldogs, Storm, etc have) then so be it.

    You say we can't prove if those clubs are actually doing it? Well then hopefully you won't be able to prove that we are as well. Like I said, do the dodgy...but this time do it better.
     
  3. Suitman

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    Do we need to play for anyone?

    We're just going along nicely.
     
  4. IFR33K

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    I disagree. Dogs and storm the following years were fine. We will still be penalised for 2017 and 18 to a lesser extent.
     
  5. T.S Quint

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    The Dogs and Storm both won comps 2 years after.
    Do you think we will be doing the same unless we play their game?
     
  6. Avenger

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    Yes we will. Two by 2020. And we will do it with integrity.
     
  7. T.S Quint

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    But how will you know we aren't cheating?
    You wouldn't have had a clue this year, and would have happily accepted a Premiership win, if we hadn't been found out. Am I right?
     
  8. Avenger

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    And would have accepted if we were exposed later. Better this way.
     
  9. Last Week

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    Ask any seasoned Bulldogs fan if the 02 win feels as good as 95.
    Or Storm fans if 12 feels as good as 99.

    If we win the comp in 2018, it won't be as satisfying as we have players from an illegally assembled squad.

    Same deal with the Storm today. The core of their squad was illegally assembled. If they won again any time soon, the legitimacy of it would be questioned still.

    I still reserve judgement and hope that we've proven that the cheating isn't anywhere near as bad as being made out.
     
  10. Avenger

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    :crazy::crazy:
     
  11. T.S Quint

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    I don't think the Storm or Dogs fans give a f**k.
    In fact I know a lot of Dogs fans and they feel pretty damn good about their 2004 win.
    Those clubs had won recent premierships. We haven't won for 30 f**king years. I'll feel pretty damn good about a win no matter what, I reckon.
     
  12. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Previous boards / Seward may well have ingrained a certain 'culture', but the deals that are the subject of the current investigation were under the remit of the current board. If the stuff apparently discussed on the 'board tapes' is confirmed, I'm not sure how one could blame that on past boards. We had a chance to come clean during last years investigation, and seemingly weren't smart or honest enough to do that. Of particular concern are the allegations regarding paying invoices that were known to be false or deliberately overstated.
     
  13. Twizzle

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    Exactly the same thing that they are saying about us, and rightly so.
     
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    Not under the remit/direction of the board. The issue is that the board was made aware of these issues which weren't done under their remit but instead of disclosing it, swept it under the carpet.

    I think we're essentially saying the same thing. Only difference is whether or not the board was the orchestrator.
     
  15. ash411

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    I actually think this is a huge asset.

    If you know the rule book back to front, and in fact policed it for years, you know every loophole and every point where the rules bend.

    With Schuey on board, we could be as dodgy as possible without actually breaking any rules and the NRL wouldn't be able to touch us. I think that will be extremely valuable to us.

    I'm excited that he's interested in staying on, and I hope they find him something permanent, be it CEO or some other position in the club.
     
  16. yy_cheng

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    not only that, he knows how the other teams are doing it. So if we set it up correctly like they have, We're all doing the same way with improvements by Schubert

    Actually Schubert should consult himself to all teams on how to setup these structures. Eventually, the NRL will have to change the tpa rules
     
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    I think I'd prefer that we stay within the rules though. Even with us being dobbed on by those waiting in the wings, we wouldn't have been in trouble if we hadn't been breaking rules.

    You can bend all you like, hell, bend to a 90 degree angle for all I care, as long as we don't actually break them, then we are totally sweet and the old boys can whinge to the DT all they like, as long as we are ok with the NRL, the rest doesn't matter.
     
  18. Oscarman

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    Cannot agree more with this. I wouldn't really care if it was taken off us later - it's all about the feeling on the night of the GF when your team wins it.
     
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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...a/news-story/965b497faff32b2cb42dca67326e5873
     
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