BY DAN NRL Chief Executive Officer Todd Greenberg has said that competitions salary cap is ‘probably working fine’ after reports emerged the Roosters would sign star halfback Cooper Cronk. Speaking to reporters at NRL HQ, Greenberg outlined how the system was achieving what it had always intended, ensuring that player resources flowed to where they … More Salary Cap is ‘working how it’s meant to probably’: Greenberg
Ira Hayes once said that ‘No one ever complains about a speech being too short’.
One can only imagine what he must be thinking about the criticism of Tex Walker’s Grand Final speech. … More Since when did people complain about speeches being too short?
BY DAN If you’re like me you were probably a bit surprised when it was reported that Sam Williams would return to the Raiders for two years. Williams last played for the Raiders in 2016, but was driven out by a tightening salary cap position. Paying for halves depth is not a priority when you’re losing … More Why Sam Williams Is Back
This has been epic, but if you feel like starting with Part 1 and Part 2 you really should. This builds on many of the ideas in those pieces. Also if you’ve read the other parts, and are here again, you are a good person and if you ever meet me in real life I … More Raiders 2017 Review Part 3: The How of 2018
BY DAN Repeated poor performances and atrocious crowds are leading NRL executives to consider removing the competition’s presence from Sydney. After only 28,000 people turned out to Saturday’s preliminary final at Alliance stadium, there is pressure for the NRL to focus its efforts on its more traditional support areas like Townsville, Leeton and Melbourne. One … More NRL to give up on Sydney ‘experiment’
Part 1 of our 2017 Season Review outlined that the Raiders had not met expectations in 2017. Further, they had not even reached their potential win expectation. We continue our Season Review with Part 2 in which we seek to understand what went wrong. FYI – it’s not a happy read. If you need to … More Raiders 2017 Review Part 2: Insidious Ill-Discipline
BY DAN When you climb the mountain again, you still have to start at the bottom The Raiders started 2017 as one of the select group considered likely to be playing in the last weekend in September. A top 4 finish was considered almost inevitable by most commentators. The Raiders had achieved so much in … More Raiders 2017 Review Part I: Failure and Expectations
So much has changed since his debut way back in 2002, but one thing has stayed constant, Cameron Smith running out in number 9 for Melbourne Storm each weekend. … More Cameron Smith Week: Remembering When…
What kind of business upon receiving complaints from it’s customers suggests that the solution to the problem is that the complainant simply stop complaining? … More Greenberg responds strongly but misses the point
You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps, take a look at the men who held the NRL Games Record before Cameron Smith. … More Cameron Smith Week: The Record Holders