Farah "Smith isn't better than me"

Harry Sack

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Honestly don't have a problem with it. He isn't going to come out and say "Yeah, Cam is just so much better than me..." He's a professional athlete, of course he's going to back himself. Not to mention, it makes it oh so amusing every time Smith is picked ahead of him for rep games and when Smith runs rings around him in the NRL.

If someone like Johns, Sterling etc came out and made the comments, it would be a different story.
So am I to be fair....

Shut up Harry, we're ridiculing someone over here!
 

jarro65

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There is no way in the world that Farah can even claim to be as good as Smith.

Robbie sounds like an arrogant prick for even claiming to be.
 

Huge

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Pretty sure Broncoman didn't intend to write Farrah being better than Smith...I just think he forgot to read what he'd written before posting.
 

Mr Fourex

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Bman was confused and simply got caught up in the hysteria of NSW winning their first series in 9 yrs.
 

Big Pete

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You guys have got to lighten up on the kid. :laugh: As somebody who specialises in late night caffeine induced waffle, Bman basically meant that Smith is an all-time great but his form isn't superior to Farah's at the moment which is a fair call.

Smith's form has been down a bit in 2014.

Farah has been a key proponent in the Tiger's surprisingly good 2014.
 

Kimlo

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I've had this discussion at length before, I think Farah is a close second to
Smith but Smith has been outstanding for like 10 years straight and played in every dominant team of the last decade and that more or less places him as one of the best ever to play the game, Farah hasn't had that luxury and I don't think Ennis playing ahead of him was an indication of his bad form but stupid NSW selectors who were picking him because of the niggle which definitely backfired because Ennis got shown up, at that level you need to pick the best players, the whole "origin player" argument which got Ennis selected is rubbish, not many of the QLD players are what you'd classify as "nigglers" but just damn good players.
 

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Can you please post the text from the link in QUOTE tags and not just the link?

The Lurker returns with his mid-week fill of rugby league rumours as he takes a look at some angry refs, a few betting suspensions and that infamous sex tape.
Ref Rage

Referees are fuming with the lack of support they are getting from the NRL this season. Matters came to a head in the recent case where Eels halfback Chris Sandow was sent to the sin bin for inferring that the men in pink were 'on the take'. The incident was referred to the NRL and the referees believed Sandow would be given a one or two match suspension. Instead, the NRL ruled that the sin binning was sufficient, sending a bad message to junior players throughout the game - and leaving the referees seething.

Word has also got back to the referees about meetings between clubs and the NRL. In the meetings, the club have complained about the standard of refereeing this season - which has been poor - and the NRL has done nothing to defend them. Rather than trying to get the message across that the refs will get better, NRL officials have thrown them under the bus, saying nothing they have said to the refs has improved matters.

No more bets

I wrote here a month ago that the betting scandal was set to erupt and expect findings to be released tomorrow. Manly winger David Williams and a Melbourne Storm player are among up to a dozen players allegedly involved. Suspensions of between two and six weeks are set to be handed out.

Farah’s Folly

New South Wales players are very tight after their Origin triumph, but a few were snickering quietly at Robbie Farah's comments last week that he is the equal of Cam Smith. Smith is the best hooker of his generation and while Farah is a super dummyhalf, his all-round game is well behind that of his arch rival. As much as the Blues admire Farah, they had a good laugh at his expense when they read his comments in the press in the lead-up to tonight's final game.

Hump Day Lurker

I'm told there has been a lot of good-natured finger pointing within both Origin teams over the identity of the player allegedly featured in the sex tape said to be doing the rounds. Your trusty correspondent has yet to view the footage but is happy to do so in the name of research if someone has a copy. And the reason the player hasn't been named? Defamation lawyers would have a field day unless there is cut and dried evidence.
Article is from the 9th July and is just some muppets' opinion on what he thinks he may have heard from someone. No quotes at all from anyone.
 

Porthoz

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No doubt about the players having a laugh at Farah's expense. I can picture them snickering at the article on the paper...

The other paragraph about the refs seething doesn't surprise me either. Sandow getting away with calling a ref corrupt was a pretty poor message sent by the NRL...
 

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The other paragraph about the refs seething doesn't surprise me either. Sandow getting away with calling a ref corrupt was a pretty poor message sent by the NRL...
Can you blame him though? I certainly can't after some of the blatantly incorrect outcome-affecting decisions that have been made along with the fact that 12 match day officials have been fired or stood down for betting on matches

Melbourne Storm's Slade Griffin and Hymel Hunt suspended for betting on NRL games

The NRL has also fired three casual game-day officials and suspended nine other officials for the rest of the season for betting on matches.


Doyle said the league had also issued 12 “first and final” warnings to players, staff and officials who had laid “small, isolated” bets of $5 or less on rugby league matches.


The names of the terminated officials and the people who received warnings were not released by the NRL.
I can't believe how little has been made about the fact that match officials have been caught betting on games! These are the people who can directly cause a team to win or lose a game, and they were betting on matches!
 
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broncos4life

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Can you blame him though? I certainly can't after some of the blatantly incorrect outcome-affecting decisions that have been made along with the fact that 12 match day officials have been fired or stood down for betting on matches

Melbourne Storm's Slade Griffin and Hymel Hunt suspended for betting on NRL games



I can't believe how little has been made about the fact that match officials have been caught betting on games! These are the people who can directly cause a team to win or lose a game, and they were betting on matches!
I took match day officials to not mean referees
 

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What else can they be? To me, officials would be touchies/refs. I hope I'm wrong, but the fact that they won't release any names is very suspicious.
 

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