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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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    By Phil Rothfield and Rebecca Wilson

    February 17, 2008 12:00am

    CHIEF executive Malcolm Noad is facing a humiliating exit from the Bulldogs if a ticket led by former players is successful in ousting the board at today's football club elections.

    Noad won't quit and walk away because too much money is at stake in the final year of a $400,000-a-year contract. And the new group, headed by former star Graeme Hughes, have vowed they won't be offering him a payout. One of the group trying to oust the board told us: "Malcolm won't be offered a cent. When we move in next week, he'll be handing back his credit card and he'll be given a desk in the corner of the office. And he can sit there for the entire season.''



    WILLIE Mason's future on Channel Nine's Footy Show remains a mystery. We're told that executive producer Gary Burns was planning to bring in a host of new faces, including Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen, Dragons captain Mark Gasnier and Parramatta's larrikin halfback Brett Finch. Now we're told that Channel Nine CEO David Gyngell has stepped in and may save big Willie from the chop because of his connection to the Roosters. Gyngell is a board member at Bondi Junction and was instrumental in the push for the Roosters to sign the former Bulldogs star last year. Burns has a huge job to lift the Footy Show's ratings, which have been in decline for several years. We're even told Nine will consider axing the show mid-season unless ratings improve.



    IT'S not just Andrew Symonds' newspaper column that Cricket Australia wants to censor. Now James Sutherland, the bowtie-wearing Peter Young and the rest of the national cricket cronies want power of veto over books published by our Test stars. Cricket Australia's outrageous restrictions on players is a disgrace and has been met with a fierce response from book publishing associations. "It is certain that Cricket Australia would decline permission for unflattering books on players or the game,'' a spokesman for the Australian Publishers' Association said.



    THE strong mail that five-time world soccer champions Brazil will play Australia in a gala international at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in late May has gone off the boil again. Negotiations have dragged on for months, but hefty tour costs and player availability problems are likely to kill the idea. Meanwhile, Suncorp Stadium has moved into the box seat to host the Socceroos' World Cup home tie against China, meaning Sydney fans will get to see the home tie against Iraq.



    COREY Hughes' 30th birthday celebrations last Saturday night had to be seen to be believed. The theme of the night was Hoes and Moes. Dressed as Cher, Hughes led the way in his full leather outfit, including G-string, leather jacket and curly wig. Dogs coach Steve Folkes also rocked up wearing a baseball cap, wig and sunglasses, while Roosters forward Willie Mason dressed up as a pimp. Our other favourites were Daniel Holdsworth's version of a busty blonde, Ben Roberts' skin-tight evening gown, and Mark O'Meley done up as a moustached PE teacher.



    THE fight between Western Force players Matt Henjak and Haig Sare was a savage punch-up and, according to witnesses, it was no surprise that someone got seriously hurt. We've been told team-mates had to separate the pair three times.



    STEVE Price is the latest NRL player to decide to go into print with his memoirs. And while not likely to be as high on the Richter scale of astounding confessions as Andrew Johns' bestseller The Two Of Me, Pricey is tipped to provide a frank account of his eventful career, with typical straight-as-can-be views on the Bulldogs' salary cap and Coffs Harbour scandals, for which he was the club's face of reason. We understand he will reveal lots of detail about his old gambling problems. The book is being co-written by former Big League journalist Ben Blaschke.



    WE couldn't help but have a giggle at the pacer that went around at Moonee Valley recently. What's Under My Kilt, driven by A Butt, came sixth in the Dullard Trotters Cup final.



    TIGERS winger Nick Youngquest has been forced to knock back a top modelling opportunity in the US. His manager, George Mimis, has had talks with clothing giant Abercrombie and Fitch in New York and the company was keen to feature the Tigers' new signing in an upcoming advertising campaign. Normally reserved for seasoned models, under the eye of some of the world's best photographers, Youngquest was to shoot the campaign in Miami next week. But he had to knock back the offer because the Tigers play their first trial on the same weekend.



    NRL bosses and Wests Tigers officials are desperately hoping Victoria can beat NSW in the Sheffield Shield match over the weekend. If the Blues win, it's almost certain the Pura Cup final will be played in Sydney, on the same weekend the NRL was hoping to launch its centenary year at the Sydney Cricket Ground with the Tigers playing the Dragons. If NSW host the final, the league will be switched next door to the Sydney Football Stadium, robbing the NRL of a "centenary feel'' for the opening round of the competition.
     
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    You left out the article mentoning that Many have signed up Joey Johns to help Orford and Lyon this year.
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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    where was that article ?
     
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    It is in the actual newspaper this morning.
     
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    It is in the actual newspaper this morning.
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    thats why I didn't see it then

    can you post what was said if possible please
     
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    Andrew Johns coaching talents have been snapped up by yet another NRL club - the Manly Sea Eagles.  Already on board with the Knights, Parramatta and the Bulldogs, Joey was contacted by coach Des Hasler to pass on some pre-season tips to halves Jamie Lyon and Matt Orford.
     
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    As long as he doesn't put them onto his dealer.
     
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    Car?  Hopefully he will be able to teach orford how to kick the ball more than 30 metres.
     
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    I'd be getting Francois Steyn in to do that. 
     
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    Seriously not having Monaghan is going to mean changes as his long kicking game got us out of trouble at time. We need to find someone who can put pressure on opposition fullbacks and wingers and get us good territory at the end of sets.

    Orford's short kicking game is very good but who will do the longer ones. Brett Stewart was one option some have talked about and maybe Ballin is able to do the job?
     
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    Ballin might even be able to kick it away from the opposing fullback and get the ball to stop in the in-goal area occasionally too. 
     
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    Ballin might be able to kick, tackle and set up tries but the real test for a true Manly hooker is can he run down the blindside 30 times a game like Chaddy?
     
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    Ballin might be able to kick, tackle and set up tries but the real test for a true Manly hooker is can he run down the blindside 30 times a game like Chaddy?
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    If he can Phil Gould will be having wet dreams!
     

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