-NEWS- Oates: finals pain never leaves you


NRL Player
I'd also go so far as to say his multiple mentions of the younger guys in the team, "hoping they come with us", are way off the mark. Corey, I hope you realise that the young guys have been fucking carrying you older heads at the back end of this year. I don't like the tone of that article at all, even though it's just clickbait and cliches.


NRL Player
Strange I had the opposite feeling about the article. It actually gave me a glimmer of hope for Sunday and us going much further.

What I read was a guy who was burning to make amends for the losses in other finals and was now prepared to go flat out for the next month to win a GF. When he mentioned hoping that the young guys came with him I think he was referring to the experienced seven going full tilt at the speed they know that is required to win finals footy games and hoping the others started at that speed too so that the whole 17 were playing as a team.


International Captain
I'll be honest, I pretty much don't read any of these bullshit fluff articles.

They're not going to say, "oh yeah, look we slacked off in about 10 games, because really as long as you have a good game every 3rd week you'll still be picked and next week's 10k paycheque will be in the mail.

A bunch of them sure play that way. I may think Macca is one of the least talented 9's to ever wear a Broncos jersey but at least the dude gives every ounce of talent he has every time he's on the field, Glenn too, the 19 year old Haas, Staggs, etc. Definitely not guys like Oates, or Milford though. They regularly cruise around on auto pilot.

This is all a long way of saying, quit talking the talk Oates. You're on 500k+ a year, almost 25 with 150 games and you're still making the same dipshit mistakes you were making at 18. If you were truly a committed professional with a drive to be the best, you'd be the best winger in the game right now instead of rocks one week and diamonds the next.

Who noticed how good he was against the Rabbitohs? He was fired up and wanted to win at all costs. If he and the rest of the slackers in the team had that same attitude, we'd be challenging for a premiership in 4 weeks instead of scraping by on negative differential hoping results go our way.



State of Origin Rep
Nobody will know how how switched on everyone is until the first 5 minutes are over and then the question will be 'who has the desire to sustain the effort'. I'm just hoping we give it all regardless of the result.


NRL Player
Nobody will know how how switched on everyone is until the first 5 minutes are over and then the question will be 'who has the desire to sustain the effort'. I'm just hoping we give it all regardless of the result.
This is literally all I want to see. If we're not good enough, we're not good enough, I can cop being beater by a superior team. I can't cop not playing to potential though. It's finals now, this is what these guys are meant to live for. I want to see that it means something to them.

Rookie Alan

NYC Player
Tbh, in my memory, every time after Oates did an interview, he’s going to **** up his game, he’s really really a good gentle genuine guy, but too “ soft” !

animal eater

QCup Player
First off, the chances that Oates wrote that article are nil. That's not his language. Secondly, and most important are the following points in that day of imfamy.

1. The person most at fault was none other than Bennett with his rediculous plan to have the team play safe with 15 to go and keep kicking into touch instead of doing exactly what they were doing to get the lead which was play football.
2. If Blair and McCoullough don't do a shit ass job of arm tackling Thurston, the ball never gets out wide in the first place.
3. Can we never bring this fucking day up again please. As you can probably tell, I don't want to talk, read or think about it. Still too fresh.

Thank you,
animal eater

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