This will most likely be same or similar to my feedback last year but ill put it forward anyway.
I like the 2 east & west pillars with a central wider main column in the middle as the design. This being the design setup as we see in the forum page.
Because there is stacks of info involved, I would like to see the east and west pillars to each have a heading, such as west being "user info" and east being "footy info". As an example the west pillar could contain only user specific info boxes like, "online Info" "Private Message" "chatbox" etc etc. While the east pillar would only contain footy specific info boxes like, "gallery" "articles" "NRL ladder etc etc
Also, maybe colour the pillars background in maroon with white or light coloured info boxes &/or writing imposed over the top of the maroon. The main middle section inbetween the pillars could be coloured and formatted differently or contrasting so as to standout.
With this design, there is the issue of where to put the necessary income making ads. Maybe a thick horizontal band area located just underneath the band containing
>>Home >>Forum >> Silvertails articles >> Ex-Player profiles............
with the ads scrolling across screen. Similar to (but much thicker) than the current scrolling band containing the articles, which could be done away with IMO. The ads banner would then be in a prominent position and would do away with boxy style ads that look untidy where currently located.
Other feedback is sometimes when I go into forums the format there is all disjointed with some posts moving outside the middle coloumn and into the pillars on the side. No big drama but when that happens it makes it difficult to follow. A code writing issue maybe ??
In my wish list would be more info including head shot photo & players stats of all NRL & PL players . I know this might not be possible considering copyright issue.
Good stuff about the site in no particular order is a) overall layout/design (continually being improved) b) good user info so we all come to know other users well c) honest & forthright nature of the site and its contributors d) photo contributions are a real assett. Oh and the forum here is the best ive seen.
Hope this helps somewhat.