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2021 NRL Round 20 | Rugby League

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I return this week to chat all things rugby league in round 20 of the NRL. I address the takeaways from Round 19, the biggest headlines in the world of rugby league and I also preview the exciting Round 20. In this weeks' talking point, I name my top 10 coaches of all time in the world of Australian rugby league.

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Welcome back to the other ball podcast:this is another episode of the rug. Bile weekly show pretty much justcoming off the super morning of australian sport. There's been goldsflying everywhere at the olympics. I can't lie have become addicted. I don'tthink i've done an episode since he olimpi started, so i've probably got tomention that, but yet been watching pretty much. Every sport there is tohave for a sport nuffin. Like me, it's an absolute dream to week. Steely pics-and this is really well like. I was old enough in the last like two or three,but this is really the first one where a it's in a good time. I think beijingwas a good time zone, but i was only like seven years old, but the last twohave been poor time zone. So this is the first one where i'm really sinkingmy teeth into it, because it's a perfect time zone for australia and i'mold enough- and you know i'm not at school or anything so yeah. I been really really enjoyingthat and we're obviously had a lockdown now victoria, which is good.Fortunately new. South wales is not in as roove states, so stay saved everyone in new south wales, but yeah. I thought don't want to harpon too much about cobi, but want to ken positive, be as super morning: fishtrain sport, rowing and swimming gods, going everywhere yeah. I just been asuper couple days and hopefully you've all been enjoying it at home and continue to enjoy it for the rest ofthe two weeks. This week in the nro we're doing the usual just chattingabout the headlines of round nineteen and the days following pretty much andthen we'll be doing. Our top eight will be also doing a segment today talkingabout the best coaches of all time. Obviously, there's been some pretty bigcrag bell minus which i'll touch on, but that made me think like is he the gocoach, so we'll have a little bit of a chat about that naming our top tencoaches of all time and then that will lead us into a round twenty preview. Soin full honesty here i didn't watch too much and i ll on the weekend, no onenear as much as i normally do. Obviously watch the tigers game. Iwatch the thursday and friday games because that was really before theolympics got en to full swing. But in terms of the sunday a to games in thesunday games didn't watch much watched it a little bit where i could hear orthere so we'll go game. My game, but i'll obviously be talking more aboutthe ones i watch or the eels rades. This is actually up there with gamewith a year, for me is a really really good game that they did have a lot less setrestarts. I felt in some of the games on the weekend, and that saw some sal score, so it seems that there is adirect correlation between the number of set, restarts and point scored,which is you know, that's pretty logical, like we could have guessedthat, but i think we have seen some real evidence of that. So that'sinteresting to see, if you know maybe the nil lowers their amount will tellthe rest to maybe ease it on the set re starts because that you know you don'treally want like a seventy neal or something in the final series. I knowit shouldn't happen because you've got the eight best team there, but younever know with the current situation the nor but yeah. The raid is reallybrought some heat they're, not the team of last year. They've lost their magic.They voss that spark, but they brought physicality they're still going tobrilliant forward pack and yeah. For me, it's one of the best ford packs in thecompetition, the spines, not great, especially with the injuries they'vehad and yeah on the weekend. They were with without white, and they werebasically playing their four string, full back and rapine, who actually hada very, very good game but yeah. The middle is just really really reallybrought it to the eels forward pack, who would also like to claim themselvesto be one of the best ford packs in the competition. There was just so many bighits that the raiders just went after the eels and yeah. It was really goodthat it was usually try and dominate physically in the middle over otherteams. That's how they dominate both the small teams in the weaker teams,but yeah the raiders. Just thought will be you and your own game and all of asudden. The eels were pretty fragile when the raiders were matching it tothem in physicality. Be is just an...

...awesome game. Every second hit was,like you know, get news and ours from me and my family in our living room andyeah. Congratulations to ricky short, really at one point it looked like hewas one bad boss away from getting sacked and now all of a sudden they'relike they're still under performing what they should be, but they now looklike a bit of a smoky for a top a position and i'll talk about if i'vegot them there in a little bit but yeah disappointing from the eels. There isnow some real concern about the eels. I've sort of been blown, this trumpeti'd say for quite a few years now, but in particular this year i just thinkthey are a long way off of premiership and for a team that is in their primemost of them. If not aging, you would like them to be a little bit closer topremiership success than they look right now. I know we've got two awesometeams in the storm in the panthers, but even if you exclude those teams, theydon't even look like the best of the rest. Clearly so yeah there's been some shots fired fromfufl gold now stello having a bit of a crack at the way they play yeah. It'sjust the way they play. The middle is running up the running up the middle of the pitch,obviously, and just looking for or floats that's really there only go toand then when they get to fifth tackle, it's basically just like well.Hopefully, moses can produce something with a kick gatho's, a really goodplayer, but they don't use him creatively enough for me. We've seen itlike. If you just watch the worries you see how much they use race walsh andall these different patterns and yeah. They maybe are over relying on racewalsh, but i think paramananda start doing something like that, because tobe honest, dil brown head. He made some a couple good breaks in the last coupleweeks, so maybe they should try and give him more ball in terms of runningand less playmaking, but they'd probably need to get gatho moreinvolved, but yeah, it's just not really clicking.They need to get the back. Rolls involved more get them running linesbecause they've got some really really good back rolls and papale and madison,and maybe just less focus on off loads, because that's really the only way theyget up the field at the moment, which works against the teams that can'ttackle like the tigers but against the storm and the panthers you're not goingto get many off loads off, and that didn't happen in this rates game a d wesaw them really struggle, and i know they don't have their half back. So youdon't really want to kick a team whither down, because a lot of teamswould struggle without their half back, especially when he's one of your bestplayers, but yeah. Just doesn't look good right now in paramatta, probablyyou'd have to say out of the big six teams that we've been talking about formost of the season. You'd have to say right now they are the sixth best interms of like. If we did a power rankings, the roosters haven't lookgreat but yeah, you probably have to say they're, even above the heels rightnow so yeah. It's disappointing for eelsfans, i'm sure, as your team is great on paper and it looks like it should be,a premier ship contended, but just there's something not going right and ido have to say i've. I have believed for a while that brodart might be a bitof an overrated coach. I'm not saying you should be sucked or anything, butif there aren't serious signs of progression because the s reallyhaven't progressed in two or three seasons. If we really look at it juston a statistical point of view on the ladder so yeah there's got to be thingsaddressed there because something's just not cooking a whether it be tactical, whether it bepersonnel but yet we'll see how they go for the rest of the year really beforehe makes some big calls, then that let us into the friday early keep off game.Rusus misses the nights. I was excited for this one. I thought it might be abit of a challenge. Rouses haven't been in great form: nights have shownglimpses here or there, but once again we saw the nights without metal peers.Just really really struggled the wind was huge and the nights just couldn'tdeal with it. I like jack clifford, i think he's got a big fuca's got a goodlike a big, powerful boot, which is important in then a row right now, butyeah. He just wasn't playing smart foot. He just kept putting up bombs. Putting our bombs in the wind wouldjust like pretty much blow it back over his head. However, i have to say:phoenix crossland was not helping him out. I think pheas crossland thatyou've got to have a better half back...

...than that, especially when mitchell p sis injury. Prin i know they've had blake green and the mitre per getinjured stuff. So this wasn't the half situation they were thinking of goinginto the season, but yeah it's not really working with crossland andclifford's having to do too much on his own and then yet just not linking up right now. Sothe nights have got to start winning and start winning soon, if they'regoing to make the top eight and yeah the roosters look decent they're, notplaying like the roosters of old and that's because they've got had to senda walk in the house, which is a lot weaker than what it's been in the past.They don't really ever that they are varelst who's, a good young player, buthe's not freak so yeah. The spines is not what it once was. The rest of theteams group. Unfortunately, pardon me fortunately,for the roosters billy smith got injured, which just really hurts theinjury, told that she's just been painful, but a yeah they're going to bethere they're going to be there in finals, they're going to be in the topsix they're going to be a dangerous side to play. They've got star power.They've got big game experience, so yeah the rooters just rolled the nightsover pretty comfortably that let us into the cowboys vestas the storm. So iwas watching this one alongside the opening ceremony is i'm sure a lot ofyou were, and this is a really really good game. The storm didn't look asdominant and they haven't previous weeks have been making them man acouple of fair few mistakes, but the cowboys really took it to them and fairplay to the cowboys they have been. They had a really really good start ofthe season, good first ten rounds and they went off the boil a little bitthere. Obviously things didn't go that way:they traded essentially traded clifford for dudon and yeah. They haven't beengoing smoothly since then, but this was a really really good effort and theywere lucky not to get the two points. I thought what i thought: they probablydeserved it against the storm, so that was unlucky, but that was a good gameand that moves us into the saturday night the saturday afternoon, so rabbitos warriors rabbis were just too good for the warriors, which turned out tobe roger to asasiel st game, but i'll talk about that in a second but yeah.The rabbit o is just too strong. Putting up sixty points and waynebennett is very, very good at priming his teams for september. I think thisyear it looks a little bit like they're way off the top two, as every team does,but, as we saw last year yeah, he just primes them really well for september.You think they're an average side all year and then they just catch fire. Soto put up sixty points, i know the warriers haven't been a great form butthey're still a decent team and yeah. Anyone who couldn't score sixty pointsis a dangerous team. Manley tigers obviously was pretty disappointed withthis one put me in a bad mood. I can't lie because i went into it thinking ithink i predicted. Actually, but pretty close to the school- and i think i saidsomething like fifty to twenty fito twenty four, but we played really well in the firsthalf, had a really really red hot crack and that i can't lie that entice min. Iwent in with a lot expectations at half time. I thought we were real good stuffat winning this and jelling a freman, but they just yeah turn on the jets. In the secondhalf yeah, there was just some real basicareas like there are a couple. I think one of the turbos tried short sight. Ireally lost my temper because that was like a situation where i think it wasthree guys on the short side from both sides. Then you just saw turbo sprintto the short side and for me, that's just a clear sign whether it be the full back, whether itjust be someone on there and a cord in the defensive line. When you see theirbest player, they go to play or run to the short side where nothing else isseemingly on. I think you should run someone else to the short side and notgive them a four and three and pretty sure they score from that so yeah.There was just some little eras like that that were really disappointing,not a loom and tried to do a miracle off load, ten minutes out from our linethat led to a try so yeah. That was just some little things like that thatthe tigers tend to do a lot. I do have to say that josh all y cannibal tacklereally pissed me off, because they're...

...the kind of things that look head highsand knockward and move butters protect concussions but like for me, this is worse than a headhigh because, like he is freaking, sorry i'll. Try not get to passionatebut say fathers out for the rest of the year he's a fringe player in the teamwho was just starting to cement a starting, not a starting spot, but atop seventeen spot and he's the kind of player who, if this injury sets in back,doesn't have a good preseason next year next year doesn't have a great year.All of a sudden he can be out of a job, and that could be purely due to thisjosh. All i tackle, and i know this happens a lot in sport. I know there'sa lot of accidental things and you look back and it's a bit of a sliding doorsmoment. You go oh what what he could have been, but this is for me a blatantone where, even if he didn't intend to do it by doing it, he showed a lack ofcare and every player. I know it's a sporting amen, its physical, buteveryone who goes on that field has a duty of care to look after everyone onthe field you're not going to like. I know, sometimes tempers boil over, butyou're playing a sport, you're playing a game you're not here, to ruinedcareers, and for me this kind of tackle is just the worst because yeah i justcan't stand it because he took him out, for he not only for the whole game, buthe took him out for the rest of the season and all i hardly got punished.He got put on report he's going to miss a week. I think, and that's it so yeahthat really pissed me off not only as a tigers fan but just as a person,because i just thought it was a really shitty thing to do and yeah. I'm sure,like i know through mariner, came out and talked about this when he knockedout pup an house and that he got all these abusive texts and that you know it's not on and it's he felt really bad but like to be look.I think a high tackle is a bit different because it's a narrow andjudgment, but when two guys are holding someone up and you come steaming inlate and dive at someone's knees sideways. I think you know there's abit of intent there. If i'm going to be honest and if you get a couple messageson instagram, i didn't do that and i'm not saying go. You know threaten hisfamily or something. But if someone message does on instagram says likeyou're a ship like you, that's a dog ark. I don't think players can complainreally because to me he showed in ten and the yeah. That's just not on heused to play at the club, so he probably knows say fath personally yeah.I just thought as a real cat act and for me i think that sort of thingshould get four to five weeks, like you've, really ruined someone's season,potentially their career and you're getting one week off to me. That's justawkward enough, so yeah anyway. That's why i should be all over. I know itwill sound biased but, like i genuinely do believe everything, i've just saidwhether it be tigers had on or tigers, had off so yeah that was disappointingand that intertwined with garnet getting injured and i believe mchaleand tamo might have been injured as well. On the second half, i think weended up with no on on the bench so yeah. Ultimately, i'm actually not thatdisappointed. Now that we're out of the game past it a twenty point lost tomanly. I would have taken that if you gave it to me before the start of thegame, it was sort of the way it unfollowed that frustrated me a littlebit as a tigers fan panthers bronchos panthers one. Eight ten to twelve.Interestingly they've had a bit of issues with the broncos that's to cosebatches this year, both at song called but well on to the broncos. They don'tseemingly getting blown out as they were at the start of the year. Sothey've obviously made some progress progression when it comes to that stuff,their defenses seem to have improved they're, not as leaky as they were sogood signs for kevin waltzers, but ultimate panthers roll on, and you haveto say, the panthers form is a little bit worrying. They've subverse injuriesto oes out for six weeks for shahar tour goes on a bit of a three week,break to look after his wife who just gave birth or is about to give birthand clear he's not back yet yours out for a week, obviously, due to foulplace on like can't blame pences for that, but yeah all of a sudden, it'slooking like...

...they might be, unfortunately, notpriming for the right point of the season in saying that i'm sure clara comesback and he just ticks back into the puzzle and it's a perfect puzzlepicture, but yeah we'll see how they go and at the end of the day they got thetwo points. That's all that matters sunday afternoon, dragons tiens! Thisis really disappointing from the drags. I thought this was going to be a goodgame, a real important game in terms of the five for g, seventh and eighthposition. Both these teams are right in the hunt and probably two of the betterteams in the hug, but the times were just way too good. I'm happy that thedragons lost. I want the dragons to lose all three of their games wherethey're affected by suspension, because if they weren't all through out wouldbeing pissed off but yet t tines too good dragons reallyreally disappointing. I heard for i didn't watch this game, but i hope forfeed had a bit of a field day off the bench and yeah there's been some masschanges to the dragon line on this week, which will get through in a second butyeah, ultimately really really disappointing from athony griffins manand once again the dragons do what they do all the time. It's such a strangething, really there's going to be an investigation into it. They just gunsin the first ten weeks of the comp and just fall away at the end, and theylook like they might be coughing up a what was seemingly looking like apretty certain final's birth for them, and then we finish with the boil sharksonce again, the boadag's not not suffering from a blow out,which is good to see, as we saw the broncos as i mentioned earlier, but theshark is just too good kind of game. The shark is did to win, who are alsoin the hunt for seventh and eighth and yet to score. Forty four point showsthere in decent form or right. Moving on to the headlines of the week. Notjust the results pour vaun is just announced. He will be going to thebulldogs for a year. Look i'll, be honest. The bulock salary copersoutrageous, like i know, they're clearing their whole squad. They had alot of caps face going to this year, but it's incredible how many playershave signed. I do think we need to calm down a little bit, though it's a bigstep from people are saying, like their top folk contenders next year andthey've got a good team on paper, but it's going to be a huge step for them.A they've never played as a team be they're coming into a team that iscoming last or fifteenth wherever they're coming this year, so to jumpfrom fifteen to top forwards. Pretty outrageous. So then we saw the titanslast year. I think they came tenth. Everyone was expecting them to come topfor one night evran that people were saying top four top six and they looklike they might not even make finals after some pretty good signing. So a yeah signings, don't necessarilyequal success and some of them, i think, are being a little bit over right.Orated like the likes of dufty. Even this one fawn pan guys prettyinconsistent at a car, just a winger at the end of the day, but it will beinteresting to see that i can't lie they're going to be a very interestingside to watch. I'm sure i'm sure their fans are very excited and i'm sure iwould be as well. If i was a bulldog fan so yeah. I guess fair enough to canre fans next on the agenda craig belme signed on for five years, which i didnot see coming. I thought he maybe had one more year left. What i couldforesee was that the second brisband tea must be gettingan out son just quietly, but what i could foresee was that monster wouldleave and go to the new queensland team when they open up and then bellamywould leave after that, and it would sort of be like the end of thegeneration but the end of an era but yeah. It seems as though he's happywhere he is in melbourne and it looks like they're going to be tied ofcontended for the next five years. I just can't see a world where craigbellamy team is dona title contender. He draws such like. You know they canget players for half the price of other players because they want to play undercranfew to play at the melvin storm franchise. They produce success andthey produce good players. So you know it's a bit of an academy sort of thing.You know that you go there, you come out and her an the big buck somewhereelse, so yeah very, very smart signing from the storm there's no one elsebetter for thet job, so you may as well...

...throw everything you can at him and yeah. I wish him all the success atthe storm and hopefully they don't cheat salary cup again bit of a low blow. But what can i saynext time we got the world cup saga. The solution to this must be coming outvery soon. They announced last week that they were going to decide nextweek. So it's this week, but at the time of recording it seems as ostrand.New zealand won't be going to the world cup and everyone else will be. Sothat's going to be very, very interesting, they're saying it's due tocoved reasons, a lot of people think it's just because the clubs don't wantthem to have a late preseason, but ultimately i think it's pretty rubbish,regardless of the reason. Just personally selfishly. As a fan, i wantto watch a wall cup with australia, new zealand and everyone, and there's beensome alternatives thrown around that they could be a marryin and digit go inplace of australian new zealand, which i think would be sick. It would be coolto see the big players playing for their secondary nations like teddy foritaly the other year, which i think should happen a lot morethan it does. However, i don't know, i can't see itnot happening. I just think australia, new zealand will go. I can't see a ropebe league. Well, i don't know i've never seen anything like in my lifetimewhere major competitions gone on without certain countries. I know north korea'son at the olympics, but they're not necessarily a major player in theolympics, but yet i've never seen that before and i'd be very, very shocked.If it did happen, i just think i'll go ahead as normal, but you never knowthat the report seem very, very serious. It doesn't sound like australia, newzeal and i'm mucking around, but it would be interesting. There's peoplesaying the torment should just go on anyway. I'd do have to admit the poolwould be very, very less like. I know a lot of rule fans right now in themiddle of rigular saying it would be sick. But if you, if i tell you innovember that i don't know france are playing feg like you really going towatch it, i probably will because i'm a freaking rick belly nerd but yeah. Ijust can't see the neutra watching it. I know it's in england, so i don'tthink the time terns will be great anyway, but i do think australia andnew zealand of some kind need to be that, whether it being indigenous andmarry team, which i don't think will happen because they're not reallycountries and they're not like they're, not like. I don't want to bedisrespectful. When i say they're, not countries, i know their cultures butthey're not like signed up the international i belie federation is myconcern, but get i'll be cool to see but yeah. If de zealand don't go, wewere me- and my brother were talking about it yesterday, like so mel wasgoing to be stacked because heart like three quarters of the new zealand teameligible for samoa, but you going to see how that unfolds. Hopefully justgoes ahead as normal. To be honest, the dream would be australia, don't go newzeal and go, but that's not gonna happen just for fairness reasons, butyeah and then finally, roger to o arsace has decided to call it quits. Idon't mean that a negative way, but he had enough the i think astrala news eon the closing the bubble at the end of this week. So roger and lisanoure havedecided to go back to new zealand, and i completely understand it. There'ssome people saying you solved his contracted. I think those people needto grow up really. This is a man. Who's lived away from home for two years andthe whole warriors team. I don't think anyone could say anything bad about thewarriors team. I think they can all do what they want. If they all wanted togo home, i don't think we could blame them really they've played away fromhome for two years. A lot of them haven't seen their families for twoyears and ultimately it's sad because rochesjust seems like a legendary bloke. I kind of lie just seems like such a niceguy, such a talented football or one of the best fool backs. I've ever seen,one of the best players have ever seen one of the best new zealanders i'veever seen. Unfortunately, he's not going in it to the two hundred games,which i think he would have got to hers on a hundred and ninety five, that'sfive games left or six games left. So i think you would have noted up the twohundred games, but he obviously doesn't care about that which just shows to thelevel blokes again in those hundred...

...ninety five games. He gored fifty eighttriers. He had a win percentage of fifty one point: two eight percent,which is pretty impressive, even the dallied in two thousand and eighteen.He went his position of the year three times. I think once winger twice fullback. He won the ruggy league week, player of the year in two thousand andfifteen. He won the roosters premiership in two thousand, andthirteen played twenty games in new zealand scoring fort trot. Fourteentries came second achieved second, with the new zealanders at the two thousandand thirteen world cup, one the thandor teen four nations, and he is signed onfor the orcon blues next year in an attempt to make the two thousand andtwenty three all black world cup team. I love for him to go over there andkill it. Hopefully people don't follow in his footsteps. That's why only query,but ultimately i think it's good for the game. If it goes over and kills thepeople go geese ribelly plays are really talented. Let's go on drug beale,but yeah good luck to him. Hopefully,cheese, his dream of playing for the or back it's going to be bloody, toughbecause those guys are playing playing revein in their whole lives as a sureroger did when he was younger, but yeah good luck to roger. I love youmate, thanks for everything, you've done for the game in australia and newzealand and the warriors and yeah good luck to you and your family and yourfuture in devons all right. My new predicted top a not too many changesthis week last week it was the storm panthers rabbit, os, roosters eelseagulls, knights and dragons. This week i have the same top for in thestorm, panthers, rabbits and roosters. However, i've lifted the seagulls abovethe yields or tels losing to the raiders, obviously didn't predict thatso them losing. That is dropping down to sick and yeah. That's not ideal forthem. I think they need top for positioning if they're going to be anysort of threat and then in seventh i've got the nights who are still there,despite their disappointing loss on the weekend. I think they have an easierrun home and i just seen they're going to notch up enough winds. Pc could beback this weekend and that would go a long way and helping that and then i'vechanged out the dragons for the titans, so big win for the titans on sundaythat has lifted them into my top o. I think i'm actually close to my originaltop aid. Now i think this might have been it and then missing out on pointsdifferential. I've got the sharks and the dragons in a night and tenth, andthen i got the tigs missing out by two points in eleventh so yeah interesting,the race of seventh and eighth is so interesting in the race. For fourthposition. I think it's going to be very interesting. I think the top threespots are all but selling up the panthers might drop below the rabbi osnow, but i don't think that will impact it too much. I guess the pantes wouldrather at home jeez wan of the qualifying final. Ithink the first round of finals are called but yeah interesting who's goingto make those elimination final spots all right time for the best coaches ofall time segment going to go through my top ten. So my criteria was a minime oftwo hundred and fifty games, so i think trent robinson just missed that. Ithink he had like two hundred and forty yams, but i had to just put a limit onit somewhere. I know that's a lot of games, it's like ten seasons, but to bethe best you've got to have a longevity on your side as well, so number teni've got soon. We all know very, very well he's on the lower end of the gamescale, but his premier ships and his win percentages is very impressive andit's still gool or just a quick note. I haven't done their rep coaching starts.I would have just taken a year and i didn't have that time. Unfortunately, iwas too busy watching olympics the kidding, but a fill god. Fifty ninepoint: thirty percent wind rates very, very good anything in an around sixyear above sixty year. In like an elite achala, two hundred and eighty games ascoach, so around eleven to twelve seasons as coach, one thousand ninehundred and eighty eight dalim coach of the year, he won one premier ship withpenrith and one with canterbury. I think winning one at two differentclubs brings a lot of value in my ratings. Obviously winning twopremierships anywheres very impressive, but to do it at different clubs showsthat you know you didn't just fluke...

...with a great bunch of players at oneclub, so here's my number ten brian smith, en at number nine. He has thelast wind percentage by a mile in at fifty, actually know the someone else,but pretty much. Fifty point, seven percent, so not the greatest win rate,and he has six hundred and one games under the bell, which is the mainreason to be honest here. The had the third or fourth most game. So i justhad to reward the longevity. That's so impressive! That's like twenty fourseasons of being a head coach in the nr l. He also changed a lot about the game.I know he's famous for he in order to quell billy slades impact in the games. Hejust told his halves to just kick it dead and they brought in the twentymeter restart to stop that so yeah were, i feel, like i feel like. Iexplain that polly but yeah. He changed the game. I don't know it's not likethe greatest invention or anything, but that's the sort of legacy he left. Hechanged rules. He changed the game and six hundred one games is, i think, thescoff at to time, dallion coach of the year famous for choking in finals lostfor grand finals in his time lost a lot of final series, despite having greatteams but yeah the longevity to dallam coaches, the a sort of had to waterthat number eight i've got kenneth county kenny never know how topronounce that on, but fifty nine point two percent win rate two hundred andeighty four games under the belt and this guy's famous for coaching, theinvincible, saint george's side that went six premierships on the trot hewon. Five of them is captain corage, which is always very, very impressive,and any one, the sick to a coach up to hang up the boots didn't really havemuch success elsewhere. I don't know if you coach elsewhere. Actually i'mtalking out of my ass there, but yeah six premier, ships, six in a row likehis base, arguably stiff and not to be higher, but i just thought because itwas captain coach is a bit how your father, but in its seventh, i've gotthe famous clive church or obviously famous for having the bp on gram finalday named after him the medal, but he was also very good car coach as well asplayer. Fifty six point: nine percent win rate as a coach, two hundred andsixty games under the bell, but more importantly, for premi shits with themighty safin ne rabbato, and that's why it's in there boso fulton the lategreat bozo, fulton bobby fulton in it number six sixty four point: fourpercent win rate, which is one of the best we've got in here. I think it'sthe second best actually four hundred and five games, so he's got a bit oflongevity to him as well, one thousand nine hundred and eighty thre, onethousand nine hundred and eighty one dalim coached the year. Anyone topromises with the manly team yeah, you just left a great legacy. I know i'mnot going to talk about rep coaches for of them. Video was also very famousrepresentative coach. You had to get the best out of the star started, linoas he did a manly, and in is the australian, colors and yeah. Just atrue legend on the game on the field and on the side line as well. In numberfive, the other lowest wind percentage coach is tim. Sheens might be a littlebit biased as a tiger's fan. But up for me, it's more. The legacy tim chains isleft. I changed the game with his innovative attacking style of footy,the one the tigers premission, which he as m five, but, more importantly, heproduced so many coaches himself, whether it be through assistant coachesor that rad is time that he actually coached they produced about. Six orseven first grade coaches from that team, so they talked about a lot, annfl, the coaching tree, not so much an australian sports, but if they have onefor him, that would be very, very impressive longevity on his sides. Well,six hundred and sixty nine games incredible three time: dallion coach ofthe four premiership three with camera, one of the mighty tigs and he's back inthe game. While he's been he's not out of the game, he's been the super league,but he's back in the narl as director of football at the tigers, i believesome people calling from to coach again. I don't think you should. I think youshould just leave his coaching career...

...behind him, but yeah. I think it'll begood for the tigers. Number four i've got arthur hall away, can't lie, don'tknow much about this guy's back from the dinosaur ages. With the greatestrespect, i think umana coached in the early nentens and then e h s, but sixtyone percent win rate three hundred game coach, but more importe. Eight primeships, which i just show was a ridiculous. He won for with balmaintigs, as captain coach and then went on to win for with east as a pure coach,so yeah i couldn't deny the eight premier ships. That's just free ishnumber, three, arguably well, probably the top two are more famous now in themodern arrow, but arguably one of the most iconic coaches with his furjackets, john jack gibson, sixty two point: two percent win rate threehundred and ninety four games. One time dallion coach of the year, i won fiveprimiership three with paramounter two with east yeah, just an incredible codewith a great legacy. Everyone always talks about him being like the supercoach and yeah is one of the early coaches that really had an era of dominance, really the thetop two have sort of followed it suiting that sense, but yet joe johnjack, gibson jack gibson, john gibson, now by now and absolute legend of thegame, number two great bell me and for me this win rate is arguably enough toput him in number one. But for me the lack of premier ships is not enough toput him up there. I know that sounds ridiculous. Talking about the stormwith the lack of premierships, but sixty nine point: nine percent win ratejust ridiculous. You wen seven out of ten games you in fourteen out of twenty yeah. I just can't dream of that winray with the tie as a tygesen he's done had that win rate over you know,fifteen sixteen year career, seventeen eighteen o come in the how long it issomeone around there. Four hundred and ninety two games. So your not chapiehundred in the final series this year, which will be fitting, might be thegrand final actually depending how they go, which would be pretty pretty coolthree time dalian coach of the year he won a couple as well. They go rubbedout, obviously, salary cap sage, which i think, like you know, makes me wantto punish him on there all time. Les be can't do that and he has one threelegal premises with the storm so yeah. He might end the list of number one. Ican't lie, but yeah he's just an incredible coach, but number one he'sgot longevity he's got success. He's got everything to his name, i have tosay: he's opened up a lot in the past. I reckon he was a grumpy on man. Well, he'sstill arguably is, but i remember growing up here was just a decade tocanals where now he seems to be a bit of it. He seems to have nicene up a bit softened up, but when bennett, theultimate server coach for me, eight hundred and seventy seven games, whichis just ridiculous, it's obviously hanging up the boots to the end of thisyear. As the other boy can, i don't know his name takes over as the rodoshead coach. We think it'll be his retirement. We never know with mynebennet. We fold that before, but sixty two point, four percent win rate: eighthundred and seventyseven games. Twenty fifteen dallam coach the year, onethousand nine hundred and eighty seven dalim coach. The ear just shows hislongevity. There, two thousand dalim coach of the year, seven premiershipsix with brisbin one with saint george, just an incredible courage and youthink for an old guy. He would. He would really have like a concert.Ive coaching style, but he just lets the boys play he's more of a manmanager. I know it's a different sport, but he reminds we have a bit likesynodian as a coach, it's probably a bit peculate er, but you know it's goodat managing a team of stars. Everyone who talks about him just says how muchthey love him. They love playing for him and, although he's known to be a little bitscary at times gives a good spray, as does well i'll, be on. So i probablythe craig belly dirt. You not talking about some of his stuff but yeah way,benet for me, the goat coach, as of twentieth of july, two thousand andtwenty one a premiere ship with bellamy this year. Who knows? I could change myopinion, but yeah belme, also famous...

...for bringing the wrestle to slow down.You know the tiges two thousand and five and teams like that change thegame completely. But for me it's been the most impressive thing with craigbelly. I now might be a bit of recency bias, but hey we thought when the thebig three retired, that they would you know, go back to being average, buthe's blond pass that and be the way they've adapted to these new rules, andthey just play amazing football to watch now. I remember for so long. Theywere the most boring team to watch. They would just execute set pieces.Like you know the inside outside everyone knows what i'm talking aboutwith smith, to crank to slade up up the middle of the field. They justdid boring stuff like that one games, you know twenty four to eight so alwayshad tight defenses, where now they just go for it scoring sixty points. I knowtheir team held the eve concedes as well, but yeah you just promotesinteresting football now, which i really really enjoy. So that's. Why topten coaching list got to be interesting, the city, how about ages in time? But now time for my around twentypreview richover is the heels, is a thursday night game sadley for bluesmith. He is out for the rest of the season. Cart got a trip that is such agood player, but he gets no luck. Joe man has been named on the wing adamcrean, to play in the centers, which is interesting, but you know that landwing is because it can values out as well, bretma, obviously retired, and then for paramatta only changesnear core out for brass carrit on the bench, i'm tipping the roosters. For me,it's a absolute flip of a coin tip without mo with moseses. Without him, ithink it becomes a f fifty game. I just think arthur, doesn't steer the teamaround as dominantly as moses does and i'm probably overrating moses a littlebit but yeah. I don't know you just add something to them. I think a bit ofcocky swagger, so i've got the rosters by one just because i think it's a footof a coin. The line is eels favorites by four and a half point so i'll betaking the rooters at the line as well. Are the tigers host of our ins and outsgunner and say farther out three injury and bore places junior parga in thecenters who got dropped, which i'm quite surprised that i would like tohave seen him how to crack at it? I don't know why mangers treatment of theyoung place is a little bit weird. I have to say, like you drop chiny off intwo games: trop powart, two games, but ye anyway, he seems to love moses, thenby amon, che cam and twill all return to the bench bar to play in the backrow, which will be interesting. I don't think it's been great this year. Sheflo but we'll see how he goes. He's on the young, peter hike on the warrior'sside. Re chance from shoulder. Injury is going to be captain and he's playingin five eight. I think pekes a brilliant football er. Last year i thought he was reallyunderrated in the centers, going to be interesting to see how he goes at six,but they've got race. Well, you know, so we probably can just take a backseat but yeah roger obviously going home chad towns heads out with anotherinjury to know brown's being recalled from the dragon so he's going to play.He replaces out in final blake who's out mount lougee's, suspended least anarm or leave to the new zealand and yet a host of out for both teams. So it'sgoing to be interesting. To see who stands up, the line is tiger'sfavorites, the lines five and a half i'm tipping the tags by six. I justthink the warriors that that's a lot of outs. They are you for a window whichworries me but warriors me, but yeah. You never know broncos cowboy, so muchchange like logois suspended after that controversial go shot. The bronchos isthe favorite. By two points i'm going to took the cowboys. I thought theywere impressive. Last week against the storm haven't won in a while thecowboys but eat the bronchos. The broncos are jew for a win which isscary, but yeah i'll go the cowboys, dragonsramido, blake, larry jack bird jack de belan and josh maguire. All out,through their suspension to know a brown returns to the warriors, duftygot drop for tira slone, which is huge...

...es cory, norman named it. The sentenceafter coming back from injury, the stuck with jan sullivan at six, whichis quite fascinating, camaris, been suspend spended for the rabbito for acroshar, which is brilliant, because i just bought him in an oral fantasy. Butanyway i tipping the rabbit os by twenty four.So the line is a rabbit as by twenty three and a half so going the rabbitson the line as well. Interestingly, nights rades: this is the saturday fivethirty game. Brabes is back in the centers. The nights are almost at fullstrength, twills out to the wing clemmer back and persis named in thetwenty one. So if pierce players i do believe they're at full strength, idon't think there's anyone missing, so no excuses for them. If ps comes back,but i'm tipping under the assumption that pierce isn't playing one and white head of return for theraiders begins there, i'm tipping the raiders. By for i sought, they showshowed a lot against the eels that they've become a bit of a grin team now,and i don't think the nights will be able to match them in that in that aspect, unless pc plays, if pcplayers are probably top the night just and also the fact that is in queensland.Next being i don't know, go the way it rates for some reason: the lines threeand a half in the rades favor, then the prime time satday game. Look. I can't,like we've been looking forward to this match for ages and unfortunately a it'snot a either ground. It's got no crowd, there's a lot of injuries and neitherteam was great last week, but who cares we're going to get right into it? Anwe've been waiting for this one for a while likely grand final preview horridgrants in the reserves. Poppenhausen is on the bench. Actually,i swear how your grandma be on the bed on this. The reserves also, the softsolamona, got left out. Interestingly brian too miss six weeks with an ankle.Injury tin may also misses with an mc l, injury, elliott, yo miss a week withconcussion after that big shot from flaglet harris is out, as i mentionedbefore personal reasons, to be to panga genius still left out by the panthers.Interestingly mattie burton's named at six naden named in the centers. Theline is sixteen and a half in the storm direction, i'm actually back in thepanthers in the line, but i'm backing storm by twelve in the head to heads. Looking forward to that one thoughbdoks titans out m, elliot returns for the dog is called flannigan's beingbrought back from the dead to replace lucky lewis. They're just got a halfback carcel there, luke thompson's cop, the three week suspension on the titanside, patrick herbert's, been suspended. Jamal fogerty is in the twenty one, buti wouldn't be surprised if they just give it another week, given sex andplayed pretty decently. For the times line is twelve and a half in the times.Favor i'll go the dog us at the line because they like a close game, but iwill go times head to head by ten points and then, finally, on sunday,sharke seagulls shan johnson out with an injury he's going to miss a monthplus on the side lines which is huge in their campaign to come in the top ofeight morland is in the number. Eighteen, not sure. If you'll play onthe segal side of things, serina returns on the bench ali was suspendedfor his cannibal tackle and the line is sixteen and a half in manley's favor,i'm going to back manly in twenty points. There basically fullstrength, apart from li from what i can think of, and ye all go mainly bytwenty e sharks. Without short johnson, i think that's a huge louse not only on the field, but also alittle bit psychologically, so i've actually gone for a couple upsets thisweek. Actually i tell a lie. I think i onlywent for one hour. I know rushes are an upset and the cowboys is an upset, butthere are a couple of the line which i think i was quite in disagreement withsports bet, but that'll be interesting to see looking forward to it, not surehow much i'll watch, depending on what events are on at the olympics, butwe'll definitely try and catch more of this week's action than i did last week.I'm sure i'll be watching the storm panthers. Obviously the tiger'swarriors will probably watch rists els...

...unless there's the good thing is theswimming finals are in the morning, so we can watch the nl, but i'm prettysure the swimming might be or wrapped up soon, but that's been anotherepisode of the no weekly show on the on the ball. Podcast have you've enjoyedit. I've really enjoyed it and your stay tuned for more content. Here'sanother al episode coming out and then we'll be back to what we are back to our weekly episode.So yet, if you have enjoyed this, one will catch. You next time saying playsame time same day, probably not san ta. Actually, i'm very consent.Inconsistent, but good luck to your tom on the weekend go the tags and chair.

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