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maxta

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Interesting read as Roosters and Storm get ex refs, auditors as part of their team, a decent advantage in many ways really....Story below..already push the boundaries with debatable tackling techniques, now they can justify it !!

Ex-referees boss Bernard Sutton joins Melbourne Storm as a consultant

The rich just keep getting richer with premiers Melbourne pulling off a wily move to keep the NRL juggernauts one step ahead of the competition for 2021.

Fresh off their grand final victory over Penrith In October, Craig Bellamy has wasted little time mounting a title defence addressing on-field discipline issues by appointing former NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton as a consultant for 2021.

After making his debut as an NRL referee in 2007, Sutton stepped down as the code's general manager of elite officiating at the end of last year and will aim to help the team limit penalties and adapt to rule changes, according to Storm football manager Frank Ponissi.


"It will be a positive for our club to tap into Bernard's expertise and experience to have him available to help us continue to improve our on-field discipline," Ponissi said.

"We are always looking at those one-percenters and what we can do to make ourselves better.


"Reducing the number of penalties we concede is one area we have targeted for improvement as is adapting to the new laws to be introduced in 2021.

"Bernard will working directly with our coaches in a role that's very similar that we had another ex-NRL referee Adam Devcich fill with us in 2019.
 

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Sutton will tell them what refs look for and what they tend to ignore or just miss.
 

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Look our club can’t even fix up the footings of a ‘temporary’ shed at their home ground. Apparently OH&S isn’t a big deal at Narravale.
 

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Look our club can’t even fix up the footings of a ‘temporary’ shed at their home ground. Apparently OH&S isn’t a big deal at Narravale.
Still on about the shed, I didn't pick you as an OHS type Terry, I thought you'd be a cut the red tape kind of guy!
As for hiring refs as consultants, I'm sure we've done that in the past, any team sufficiently cashed up would do that, while the paupers can cry foul (or fowl, as the case may be) :giggle:
 
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Interesting read as Roosters and Storm get ex refs, auditors as part of their team, a decent advantage in many ways really....Story below..already push the boundaries with debatable tackling techniques, now they can justify it !!

Ex-referees boss Bernard Sutton joins Melbourne Storm as a consultant

The rich just keep getting richer with premiers Melbourne pulling off a wily move to keep the NRL juggernauts one step ahead of the competition for 2021.

Fresh off their grand final victory over Penrith In October, Craig Bellamy has wasted little time mounting a title defence addressing on-field discipline issues by appointing former NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton as a consultant for 2021.

After making his debut as an NRL referee in 2007, Sutton stepped down as the code's general manager of elite officiating at the end of last year and will aim to help the team limit penalties and adapt to rule changes, according to Storm football manager Frank Ponissi.


"It will be a positive for our club to tap into Bernard's expertise and experience to have him available to help us continue to improve our on-field discipline," Ponissi said.

"We are always looking at those one-percenters and what we can do to make ourselves better.


"Reducing the number of penalties we concede is one area we have targeted for improvement as is adapting to the new laws to be introduced in 2021.

"Bernard will working directly with our coaches in a role that's very similar that we had another ex-NRL referee Adam Devcich fill with us in 2019.
Putting things in a philosophical perspective .
The Innovators and the Shrewd are getting richer
The mediocre are getting poorer
The Whingers are getting nowhere

The moral of the story
The only disability in life is a pessimistic attitude

Conclusion
Fck the Rooster and the Storm
Let us focus on what we can do best and beat them
 

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Interesting read as Roosters and Storm get ex refs, auditors as part of their team, a decent advantage in many ways really....Story below..already push the boundaries with debatable tackling techniques, now they can justify it !!

Ex-referees boss Bernard Sutton joins Melbourne Storm as a consultant

The rich just keep getting richer with premiers Melbourne pulling off a wily move to keep the NRL juggernauts one step ahead of the competition for 2021.

Fresh off their grand final victory over Penrith In October, Craig Bellamy has wasted little time mounting a title defence addressing on-field discipline issues by appointing former NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton as a consultant for 2021.

After making his debut as an NRL referee in 2007, Sutton stepped down as the code's general manager of elite officiating at the end of last year and will aim to help the team limit penalties and adapt to rule changes, according to Storm football manager Frank Ponissi.


"It will be a positive for our club to tap into Bernard's expertise and experience to have him available to help us continue to improve our on-field discipline," Ponissi said.

"We are always looking at those one-percenters and what we can do to make ourselves better.


"Reducing the number of penalties we concede is one area we have targeted for improvement as is adapting to the new laws to be introduced in 2021.

"Bernard will working directly with our coaches in a role that's very similar that we had another ex-NRL referee Adam Devcich fill with us in 2019.
Why the hell are we so broke? Seriously we are literally throwing the hat around on the website.
What is the point of having private ownership, if we are constantly scratching around brookie for loose change.
 

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Why the hell are we so broke? Seriously we are literally throwing the hat around on the website.
What is the point of having private ownership, if we are constantly scratching around brookie for loose change.

A club is made up of administrators , coaches , players and club members and the club is as powerful as all those that contribute in a big way

We ALL need to pull our finger out because we have not been as competitive as we should be.
We have ALL let our club down at ALL levels
 

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Ps it is pretty obvious what refs look for
 

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Hardly surprising but the NRL decision is a fait accompli. Don't expect consistency though, it's overrated......

"Regardless of the outcome in Suaalii’s application before the Commission, V’landys reiterated the age rule will remain unchanged.

“It was never going to be a blanket change to the rule. There is a rule that gives the Commission discretion on all rules,” V’landys said.

“We didn’t want rules that are too prescriptive and at times not in the best interest of the games.

“So the age rule is still there. But we can consider specific cases.”

No deadline has been placed on the Roosters to finalise the application but a resolution is expected “soon”.

V’landys also credited the professionalism in which the Roosters have handled the situation.
“The Roosters have taken this process very seriously because they want to make sure they are doing the right thing,” he said.

“I complement the Roosters and the way they have handled it because they have handled this with great care.”
The ARLC Chairman is not expecting a flood of similar applications from other clubs if the Commission does grant the Roosters dispensation to blood Suaalii,
This young gentlemen is a real exception. But any club is able to make an application on this or any matter,” he said."
 

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....

I complement the Roosters.... (v'landy)

He certainly does, in every way possible. compliments them as well.

"some are more equal than others"
This is an example of why I am luke warm about V’Landys. There is absolutely no reason for him to say that about the Roosters (or even comment on the matter - I’d say it is more for the CEO), yet he does.

I think he is probably as narcissistic as the blokes before him, it just manifests itself differently.
 

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So Smith is definitely leaving Melbourne then, can’t see why they would have a referee and an ex referee director on the books.
I heard that sCam Smith is going to be an NRL referee

Then he can really give the storm an advantage
 

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“I complement the Roosters and the way they have handled it because they have handled this with great care.”
Great care indeed. Wonderful care, admirable care.
'Hey our skipper who is a tough man is having serious issues with head injuries because NRL is such a brutal product, but please can you let this boy play because he might help us score a few tries and get more sponsors! Oh yes we care! About winning, winning, so much winning :)
 

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