- Sep 6, 2013
Surely Mam is on a fast trajectory past Dearden though. Walsh is definitely fullback in waiting should Ponga be unavailable which is looking more and more likely.
Walsh won't get picked bcos of loyalty... but Oates won't get picked bcos of..... dearden will get picked over mam bcos of loyalty too. Flegler will start getting picked regulalrly for a spot he's deserved for years once he goes to the dolphins. Carrigan will go back to the bench bcos ummm impact/best for team
I love origin, but I'm over it big time the last few years. Storm players run it and you'd have to be an absolute fool to think they haven't spent their whole careers despising the broncos, and an even bigger fool to think it doesn't have an impact on who they pick. Subconsciously or consciously, take your pick..
Come on now. Have you ever had an adult conversation? Do they go like that? If I don't like someone at work I simply highlight their flaws rather then promote their strengths, I don't say I hate them.How do you see this playing out?
2/3 Queensland selectors are former Broncos' captains and Miles is Oates father in law but I am just interested how it would work.
Slater- I hate Oates.
Miles- Me too I hope my daughter leaves him let's not pick him.
Slater- Good idea Gene.
Lockyer- I won't pick any Broncos I hate all of them.
Come on now. Have you ever had an adult conversation? Do they go like that? If I don't like someone at work I simply highlight their flaws rather then promote their strengths, I don't say I hate them.
Slater will het who he wants, just like Walters did, and every head coach in the history of origin. Yes the selectors will get a massive say but if a coach would prefer to coach someone else there's no way the panel is winning out. The selectors will get a few picks if the coach doesn't have any problem with the picks. It'd quite obviously be a negotiation with the coach holding all the cards... you know, like adults have?
Total pestI also like that he can be a real annoying turd **** on the field. We've missed that since Hodgo retired. Gamble was alright, but he was a bit-part player.
He was giving it to the Cowboys whenever they made an error or gave away a penalty, with that beautiful big shit-eating grin of his.
The kind of thing you fucking hate to see from the opposition, but you love it when it's someone on your team dishing it out.
He's got fire in the belly.
Perfect example of an adult conversation. Although given you literally reference yourself I should have expected this.I see, so mind control.
Billy is a Jedi.
When Oates didn't play Origin from 19-22 how did this work?
I can't agree at all with the anti-Broncos agenda, especially when the likes of Coates and Cobbo were rushed into the team.
Yeah, this one I'm not touching. 3 games a year isn't enough to worry about player selection bias. Broncos general form wasn't good enough and the selections have been right enough. Besides, I prefer Broncos not to play Origin because it derails our season most times. Ideally selection for the origin camp and not playing so they get experience but still play for the Broncos and don't risk injury.Tell you what, some of you blokes love a conspiracy theory.
I can't say that there isn't apart of me that hopes there is a bias (I don't think there is one though) againts our players because we all know how detrimental it is for our season as our young guys are still coming to terms with playing 27 weeks constantly let alone adding the intensity of Origin. Look what it did to us last year. I know the counter argument is that they become better players from the experience and what they learn but the more players that we have play the more it will impact our season. I think Walsh and Mann needs a few more years of first grade to become accustomed to a long season before they are selected. I really hope Kevvie has a good plan to rest our origin players and sacrifice some games if we have to, to make sure we don't have an end of season slump again.Yeah we just sucked for a few years, no one was worthy.
This year though, if we keep up the early season form, all of Carrigan, Walsh, Mam, Cobbo, Oates, Capewell, Haas and Flegler will be in / around the Qld side.