Monthly Archives: March 2012
I’ve never wanted to write an article about one player as much as I want to write about Billy Slater right now. I don’t remember a player like him every playing the game. Slater is the ultimate football player. He is strong, fast and has this ability to morph out of nowhere on the football field. I’m sure that on the day he dies doctors will discover that he was actually a robot created in some lab by Craig Bellamy. Or an alien sent to earth to react to anything Cameron Smith of Cooper Cronk think of on the rugby league field.
Last week I read an article written by Dave Gallop where it said he had spoken with all the coaches and they all said “this is the toughest season yet”. Well of course they all said that…they all have no idea how each team will perform against each other. Nobody knows what teams look like until at least Round 5 when we have a clear idea of what the table looks like. Round 1 is a write off round in my opinion (Editors Note – “yeah because Souths lost”). Nothing that happens in Round 1 is indicative of the rest of the season. Teams are just getting to know each other and it shows on the field. I can point out multiple occasions in matches where teams look lost, tired or just plain confused on the field.
The guys from ‘footyfootyfooty’ have a competition they run every year. I’ll let them explain the rules. Basically they ask you to tell them (before the start of the season) where you think every team will finish on the ladder. Not unlike what Myself and Lunnie just talked about on the podcast. Then at the end of the season they have a points system based on where you thought a team would finish and where they actually did finish. It includes all types of prizes but its mostly for bragging rights. The competition was won last year by a Rugby Union fan (*gulp*) so the boys want a ’REAL’ League fan to try and take out the prize this year. I’ve entered the competition this year and I thought i’d show you what my tips look like. Hopefully this will inspire you to get involved.