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Young Sydney AFL players simple plan to support Adam Goodes

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Stop this racist bullying nowGoodes, the nation and the race question

It was around the dinner table that Hugh McLeod, 12, hatched a simple plan to show his support for beleaguered AFL star Adam Goodes.

When he took to the field with the Willoughby Wildcats Under 12s team, he would write the number 37 青岛桑拿论坛 Goodes’ number – on his upper arm.

But Hugh’s small idea became a big one. On Saturday, hundreds of young AFL players had 37s scrawled on their arms, legs and faces.

Cutting through the polemical grandstanding of the past week, they had a simple message: we support you Goodes.

“It’s pretty crazy that it spread so far. I can’t really believe it is now going around NSW,” Hugh said.

“Goodes isn’t really my favourite player but he’s an Australian legend and an AFL legend and I think people need to show support for what he’s going through.”

AFL NSW and ACT chief executive Sam Graham said the plan had taken root organically and several clubs had backed the idea.

While the organising body supports players writing 青岛伴游模特 on themselves, Mr Graham said it was a “sensitive issue” and an individual choice for players and clubs.

“This has come from one particular boy who has decided to do this out of a show of support for Adam. This is a grassroots driven thing that has just bobbed along,” Mr Graham said.

“I think the kids love Adam and he is such a role [model] and leader in not only the football community but in the community more broadly, and this is their way of showing their support.”

While Goodes’ young fans may not fully understand the discussion about racism, they know they want the veteran back on the field.

Goodes has taken indefinite leave from the Swans as he struggles to cope with the continued booing and the escalating controversy surrounding it.

“He’s my favourite player and he’s having a rough time when he plays,” Drummoyne Power player Joshua Hauschild, 7, said. “I don’t know what they are thinking when they boo but it’s bullying and it’s affecting him.”

“People are being rude to him and they should only be saying ‘go’ for the other team, not booing them,” another Power player, Lachlan Williams, 8, said.

One parent watching, John Blair, who is Aboriginal and brought an Aboriginal flag along to the match, said his eight-year-old son had asked him about why Goodes was on the news so often this week.

“When Goodes did the imaginary spear thing we were at the game and he asked me what it was about and we discussed what it was and what it meant,” he said.

“The best way to deal with this is to 青岛夜网 talk and discuss it and I think we should all show our support. We hope this will prompt a major change in Australian society.”

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HRNSW continues fight to uphold presentation rule

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Harness Racing NSW will be back in the court of appeal this week fighting to uphold the absolute rule that a horse must be disqualified if presented to race and found to have a prohibited substance in its system.

The long-running case bought by Dean McDowall and Neil Day after both were found to have presented runners with levels of cobalt above the 青岛伴游网 threshold, has ramifications for all racing, and so far the court system has upheld the right of rule 190 in the harness racing book.

In the many high-profile cases involving cobalt, including Peter Moody, Mark Kavanagh and Danny O’Brien, it has generally been accepted that presenting a horse with a prohibited substance is an open and shut case and it will be disqualified.

A finding against HRNSW would open another line of argument in any positive swab case.

Move to 12-horse fields

Harness Racing NSW is set to move to 12-horse fields at Menangle, Newcastle and Goulburn from September 1 due to wagering turnover benefits shown in a trial since the new Bathurst track was opened eight months ago.

“The optimum number for runners in a race is 12 and that drives turnover, so on our bigger tracks we are going to 12-horse fields because it means if you have a couple of scratchings each-way betting is not effected,” HRNSW chief executive John Dumesny said. “The results from Bathurst were very encouraging and it is another way to drive turnover in a competitive market.”

HRNSW have also trialled the use of a sprint lane in the straight at Bathurst and will roll it out at 青岛桑拿网 Goulburn and on the new track at Wagga Wagga and Tamworth when they are constructed.

“It is other initiative that has worked well at Bathurst. For the moment the significant cost of building them at Menangle and Newcastle means we have deferred a decision on sprint lanes at those tracks,” Dumesny said.

Nathan’s Courage looms large

After two wins in five days, talented Western Australian two-year-old Nathan’s Courage could add some real star power to the Breeders Crown series in Melbourne later in the month.

Trainer Michael Brennan qualified the Courage Under Fire pacer for the series at Gloucester Park on Monday and then backed him up to win in a 1:59.8 mile rate on Friday night.

Named in honour of Nathan Berry, who died from Norse syndrome last year, Nathan’s Courage is part-owned by his twin brother and jockey Tommy and races in the 4tracks4kids silks with a chunk of its prizemoney going to the charity.

Brennan will make the 青岛兼职女 decision whether to head to Melbourne later in the week.

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Jobe Watson will play on in insists Essendon coach James Hir

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The debate about Jobe Watson’s future is over, with Essendon coach James Hird declaring he is “sure” his captain will play on next season.

Watson, recovering from shoulder surgery, was photographed at the third Ashes Test in England enjoying a beer and break after admitting the ongoing supplements saga 青岛洗浴休闲 now into its third season – had taken a personal toll on him.

There was even speculation, however unlikely, that Watson could seek a new club, but that was emphatically scuppered by Hird on Saturday.

“I don’t think we need to hear from him about next season – we are sure he is playing next year,” Hird said.

“He’ll come back in a couple of weeks from a break and get back into his rehab and training so he is ready for pre-season. We don’t need to hear from him while he is away. That is good he is getting away at the cricket. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been the result we all wanted.”

That result, of course, was Australia’s dismal loss at Edgbaston, but the Bombers have good reason to rejoice now Watson will definitely return, although it remains to be seen whether he wants to retain the 青岛桑拿网 captaincy.

While the champion midfielder enjoys a break, ruckman Jonathan Giles gets his chance to impress against the surging Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Giles was secured from Greater Western Sydney through last year’s trade period as a back-up for frontline ruckman, Tom Bellchambers.

However, despite Bellchambers’ absence since round 10, the Bombers had turned to the undersized Shaun McKernan to fill the breach. This prompted public questioning as to why Giles had been signed.

McKernan, with a slight groin strain, was dropped after five weeks, with Hird declaring Giles now deserved a senior spot.

“We just want a bit more of the tap work and, unfortunately, for Shaun he’s come up against two pretty good ruck combinations in North Melbourne and Port Adelaide,” Hird said.

“Giles is up against a ruckman this week (Tom Campbell) with similar experience and I think it’ll be a good contest.

“You can look short-term, week-to-week about players getting dropped and players coming into the side but we think both Shaun and Jonathan have a long term future here and we’re keen to develop them into the players we want them to be.”

The Bombers will also continue to hope to develop tall utility Jake Carlisle, who is off contract this season and has yet to indicate whether he wants to remain with the club. Several clubs, including Carlton, have indicated interest in him.

Carlisle returns to the side after a four-week absence because of an ankle injury. He will begin as a forward, although his preferred spot is in defence – an issue earlier in the season which was said to be contributing to his thoughts about leaving the 青岛伴游 club.

Cale Hooker, having impressed as a forward in recent weeks, including booting three goals against Port Adelaide last weekend, will return to defence now Michael Hurley is missing through injury.

“I think both of them can play at either end and we’ve sort of found in the last four or five weeks with Cale that he’s an outstanding forward as well as an outstanding backman,” Hird said.

“It’s a luxury we’re pleased we have. We’ll start [Carlisle] forward and ‘Hookesy’ will go back, but we’ll wait and see how their match-ups go … we’ll try and create a little bit of indecision in the Bulldogs.”

Hird said veteran Paul Chapman needed another week in the VFL before he would be considered for a recall, but insisted “there is no line through anyone, particularly not a player of Paul Chapman’s quality”.

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Osama Bin Laden’s relatives killed in jet crash in Britain

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SKY NEWSA private jet belonging to an aviation company owned by Osama Bin Laden’s family has crashed in the UK killing four people.

The Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation, a company which is part of the 青岛商务模特 Bin Laden conglomerate based in Jeddah.

The aircraft, which was understood to be flying from Milan-Malpensa Airport in Italy to Blackbushe airfield in Hampshire, came down after overshooting the runway and clipping a fence.

According to witnesses the £7 million ($14.96 million)aircraft exploded after overshooting the runway at Blackbushe Airport on the border of Hampshire and Surrey.

The plane nosedived into a car auction killing everyone on board, there were no reports of any injuries on the ground.

The Embraer Phenom 青岛夜网论坛 jet then flipped over and landed on a number of cars in an adjacent auction site, sparking a huge blaze.

Osama Bin Laden: his family owned the plane. Picture: AP

Around 20 cars were completely destroyed.

It remained unclear whether there were any members of the Bin Laden family on board the plane which had flown to Hampshire from Milan.

Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden’s stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.

The Bin Laden family are understood to have business interests in northern Italy.

If members of the Bin Laden family have been killed, this would be the third time that they have fallen victim to a plane crash.

On September 3, 1967, Mohammed bin Laden, Osama’s father, was killed when his Beechcraft 18 crashed on a landing strip near Usran in Saudi Arabia.

The tail-fin number HZ-IBN was the same as that on the Embraer which crashed in Hampshire.

It was reported that the registration was retained by the Bin Laden family after Mohammed’s death.

In 1988 Salem bin Laden, the Millfield educated half brother of Osama, died when his aircraft drifted into high-voltage power lines in San Antonio, Texas.

In a statement, an airport spokesman said: “A Phenom 300 Jet with four persons on board crashed near the end of the runway around 3.09pm while attempting to make a landing.

“The scene was attended by Blackbushe Fire and Rescue within minutes, followed by Hampshire fire, police and ambulance units.”

Acting Chief Inspector Olga Venner of Hampshire police said the pilot and three passengers had been on board.

She said: “sadly there were no survivors. no one on the ground has been injured.”

Daphne Knowles, 70, who lives close to the airfield said the aircraft sounded to be in trouble as it came in to land.

She said: “I was in a field with the cattle and I heard an aircraft coming very, very fast from behind me. The engines were screaming far too much.”

Describing the scene, another witness said: “There was a loud bang and then my son quickly came in to the auction hall where the cashiers are, saying a plane had gone down. The whole place was engulfed with very thick black smoke.

A spokesman for the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed it was “aware” of the 青岛伴游网 incident and was “making inquiries”.

The Telegraph, London

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GWS Giants determined to overcome western hoodoo and topple

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Jay CronanIt’s the scene where so much debate was sparked last round. But for Greater Western Sydney, playing at Domain Stadium in Perth against Fremantle holds a purely football-related challenge.

And it’s a big one.

Not only are the Giants up against the 青岛夜生活网 competition front-runners, if they are to leave with four valuable points to keep them in touch with the top eight, they must overcome a terrible run of results playing in the west.

In five games at the stadium in Subiaco, the Giants have lost five times by margins of 95, 113, 111, 76 and 87. Three of those losses were to the Dockers and two were to West Coast, including their dismal defeat in round five, the low point of what has otherwise been a promising season for the young club.

“I’m not sure what it is,” said co-captain Phil Davis, who will make his return after a five-week injury lay-off.

“We always go there at the same time, we always train really well, there’s always a good feeling but for some reason it has turned not so well for us every time.

“A couple of times we were very light on with a lot of injuries. In round five this year we were in really good form and good condition. We went over there and played a very good side but we obviously didn’t bring our best football then either.

“It’s a tough place to play because of the travel. They’ve got a great fan base over there, they get very supportive. So if you don’t start well the 青岛商务模特 fans get heavily involved and it can be an even tougher place to play. It’s no excuse though and we expect to go over there and put in a really good performance.”

Davis’ experience will be crucial in containing Dockers’ goal-scoring spearhead Matthew Pavlich. His inclusion after a relatively quick comeback from an ankle ligament strain against Collingwood in mid-June is complemented by the selection of West Australian defender Nathan Wilson. Forwards James Stewart and Will Hoskin-Elliott have been included in a squad which needs to kick more than its six goals against Geelong last round. Nick Haynes (groin), Devon Smith (knee) and Zac Williams (hamstring) make way.

Davis said he was feeling refreshed after his time out.

“Missing out on the rigours of week in week out footy has made me a bit fresher than some blokes around the competition at the moment,” he said. “I haven’t had the bash and crash for a while. It would have been nice to stay out there and be rested rather than injured.

“Five weeks is a long period of time but I’ve been able to do a fair bit of training in the last few weeks, so I’m feeling pretty good.”

Davis returns at the end of a momentous week for the code, which began when Swans great Adam Goodes was taunted by sections of the crowd at Domain Stadium in Sydney’s match there against the Eagles. Davis spoke on behalf of his players when he put aside cross-town rivalry and called for Goodes to be treated respectfully.

“As players we fully support Adam,” the Giants foundation player said. “He’s done so much for the game and so much for so many aspects of society. He’s a great man. I’ve met him a few times personally and found him to be a really good guy. We fully support him as a footy club and as players.

“He deserves to be treated with utmost respect and we hope that he gets back to 青岛夜网论坛 playing football sooner rather than later.”

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Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal taken to next level, says Bi

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New claims surrounding Bronwyn Bishop’s expensive charter travel have taken the 青岛兼职模特 scandal to “the next level” and the Prime Minister can no longer ignore demands for accountability, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.

The federal Speaker spent more than $6000 of taxpayers’ money to charter a luxury aircraft to travel to the NSW south coast just two weeks after her infamous helicopter ride in 2019, News Corp reported. It is understood she attended several events, including Liberal fundraisers, in the towns of Nowra and Berry on November 22.

But Mrs Bishop’s office is refusing to reveal whether the Nowra charter was arranged by the same political lobbyist, Andrew Gibbs, who paid to organise the now notorious $5000 helicopter charter from Melbourne to Geelong on November 5.

Fairfax Media revealed last month that Mr Gibbs is best friends with Mrs Bishop’s chief of staff, Damien Jones.

Mr Shorten says these suggestions are “very serious”.

“These reports take the seriousness of Bronwyn Bishop’s misconduct to the next level,” he said on Saturday. “If Mrs Bishop’s personal relationships influenced her decision to repeatedly hire a particular company, then that is incredibly serious.”

Prime Minister Tony Abbott can no longer ignore the 青岛夜网论坛 demands of the Australian people for accountability, Mr Shorten said.

“Rather than punish Bronwyn Bishop, he’s rewarding her by keeping her as Speaker. Tony Abbott rewarding Bronwyn Bishop is an insult to the millions of Australians who are disgusted by her behaviour.”

Mrs Bishop publicly revealed a fortnight ago that she had chartered an aircraft to travel to Nowra – just 160 kilometres from Mrs Bishop’s hometown of Sydney – asking the Department of Finance to examine it as part of a review into her expenses. But this is the first time the apparent cost of the flight has been made public.

Mrs Bishop also made a charter flight to the NSW town of Young in November last year but the cost of that flight has not yet been revealed.

Both flights should have been included in Mrs Bishop’s latest six-monthly entitlements report but were omitted. Her office claims that is because the invoices did not arrive in time. There were seven months between the flights and the report’s release.

Mrs Bishop paid back the $5227 cost of her Melbourne to Geelong chopper flight after deciding the cost was too high. But it took a further 12 days before she issued an apology to the Australian people over the flight.

On Saturday Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said the 青岛伴游网 Department of Finance investigation should take place and she was not going to offer a running commentary.

Asked if the ongoing scandal was making it difficult for the government, Ms Bishop said: “It can be difficult if your surname is Bishop, yes.”

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Bethe Correia vs Ronda Rousey preview

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Ronda Rousey is preparing to teach Bethe Correira a big lesson in Rio. Photo: Jae C. HongUndefeated Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia is likely to learn a very valuable, very painful lesson this Sunday at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro – don’t get on the bad side of your opponent, especially when the opponent is undeniably the greatest female MMA fighter on the plant, Ronda Rousey.

Rousey is a superstar in the truest sense of the world, so confident in her own ability that she has no problem taking a shot at the man who claims to be the 青岛夜网 greatest boxer in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Case in point: last week, The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist in Judo claimed the prestigious ESPY award for Best Fighter and took a shot at Mayweather, asking him how it felt to be beaten by a woman for once.

Most thought it was a thinly veiled reference to Mayweather’s history of domestic abuse, which it was, but for Rousey it was also much, much more than that.

“It was more a response from the ESPYs a year before that,” she said.

“He made some snarky comments about me and it was like a day after surgery, I was sitting on the couch and I was thinking that one day, I’m going to have the opportunity to say something back and I’m going to 青岛桑拿 wait until I beat him at something.

“If I didn’t win this year, I would have waited three or four years if I needed to.”

For Correia, she will not have to wait that long.

The pair have had numerous run-ins over the last six months, culminating in Correia saying she hoped Rousey would not commit suicide when she loses the belt.

Rousey’s father committed suicide when she was eight, after he became paralyzed following a sledding accident.

Correia’s words were, at best, an extremely poor choice from someone not familiar with her opponent’s back story.

Although Correia apologised, Rousey promised to make the fight extremely painful for her opponent.

It is highly likely Rousey will keep that promise.

Correia is supremely confident and may have the support of an entire nation behind her but it will not matter.

Comparing Rousey to Correia is like comparing a lion to a hyena.

They’re both capable of doing damage, but only one is the king of the jungle.

Correia has only been fighting since 2012, whereas Rousey has a lifetime of combat experience in judo.

The women Rousey has beaten have been the very cream of the crop and even then, only one was able to last more than one round.

Bethe Correia is, like Rousey, undefeated but her wins have come over questionable competition.

However, like Mike Tyson in his early career, you don’t watch a Rousey fight for the contest.

You watch it because her mastery is so complete that the contest, as brief and one sided as it may be, will be spectacular.

This is not to say that Correia can’t win.

Confidence is a powerful tool, and it’s one thing Correia is not short on.

“Ronda’s game will fail because she is always searching for the same thing, always looking to go to the ground,” she said through an interpreter.

“My dream is to retire undefeated…I want to build a legacy…winning the belt is just the beginning.

“Ronda has a weak side. She has 11 sides and she doesn’t have one punch. I’d like to see her take my one punch.”

In the co-main event, two Brazilian legends will collide in a rematch that has been ten years in the making.

In 2005, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira engaged in one of the greatest Pride Fighting Championship bouts of all time, a back-and-forth war that Rua claimed by unanimous decision on his way to winning the 2005 Middleweight grand prix final.

Now in the twilight of their careers, the pair will be looking to put on a show for their loyal Brazilian fans and with both fighters losing their last two bouts via knockout, a win is crucial for both.

Nogueira’s heavyweight brother, Antonio Rodrigo, will take on the 青岛伴游模特 tallest fighter in the UFC, seven-foot tall Dutch kickboxer Stefan Struve, in what could be Big Nog’s final fight, while Australian heavyweight Soa Palelei will look to propel himself into the UFC top 15 with a win over Antonio”Bigfoot” Silva.

UFC 190 will screen on Main Event on Sunday from 12pm AEST.

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Simona may not face life ban for betting after fronting NRL

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Tim Simona may escape a life ban from the sport for betting on matches after meeting with the NRL on Monday in an attempt to salvage what is left of his rugby league career.

Simona still will be deregistered from the NRL, however Fairfax Media understands the door for a return to the game might not be shut completely with the governing body considering allowing him to apply for registration after a suspension of between two to 青岛伴游模特 four years.

Fairfax Media understands Simona made admissions about his gambling in a three-hour meeting at League Central on Monday, which was attended by his manager Isaac Moses and Rugby League Players Association boss Ian Prendergast.

It is understood the 25-year-old Simona opened up on his gambling addiction that has left him battling financially for some time, placing enormous pressure and stress that led to his decision to bet on rugby league.

Simona met with NRL integrity unit chief investigator Karyn Murphy, who asked the Tigers centre to provide further written information over the next few days to support his case.

Murphy will compile a report into the investigation and provide it to 青岛夜网 NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg and new chief operating officer Nick Weeks to make the final call on a punishment either later in the week or early next week.

The NRL had originally earmarked a life ban as the suitable sanction given the strength of the evidence they had compiled after a tip off from Simona’s former friend last year.

However the governing body has slightly softened its stance after meeting with Simona and is now weighing up whether to enforce an indefinite deregistration of between two to four years.

The NRL would require Simona to undergo education and prove he has overcome his gambling issues before even considering allowing him to return to the sport.

Given his age, an indefinite deregistration would still provide him the opportunity to return to the sport for a number of years.

The NRL has a gentleman’s agreement in place with the English Super League that will see both competitions enforce any suspensions imposed.

The Australian Rugby Union recently stepped in to stop Ben Barba from playing in the Brisbane Tens, however there was little they could do about him taking up a deal with Toulon.

It looks likely overseas rugby union would be the logical step for Simona, allowing him a platform to continue his sporting career and rehabilitation.

His contract termination will solve the Tigers’ salary cap problem and won’t require the club to shed a player given his contract will be taken off the 青岛桑拿 books for 2017.

Simona faced allegations that he arranged bets to be placed on opposition players he was marking to score tries against the Wests Tigers last season.

It is believed the alleged betting activity was made up of numerous minor bets, revolving around the opposition tryscorers in Tigers matches in 2016.

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David Lowe The Lowedown

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Well, where do I start? Make a list and prioritise, David, I can hear an old teacher of mine preaching. Bugger that, sounds like hard work I reckon. Let’s start with something completely left field.

Happy 65th birthday Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, cool cat, hero to millions, and cricketing genius. I trust the Antiguan age pension will supplement your lifestyle comfortably!

Sorry for that indulgence, relieving my youth momentarily.

But it helps my left-field theme, which probably started with Mark Jones’s starting selection on Sunday. I have to say I was more than surprised to learn that he had left captain Nigel Boogaard out of the starting at 11, and also relegated Morten Nordstrand to the pine.

It’s hard to say whether that move worked or not, the Jets leading 青岛伴游网, courtesy of a debatable penalty, when the whole flow of the game changed with the sending-off of Jason Hoffman on 32 minutes. Regardless it left me scratching my head pre-game.

Newcastle’s Jason Hoffman and Brisbane’s Brett Holman clash on Sunday. Picture: Getty Images

In searching for a reason, I can only guess that Jones wanted the yard of extra pace that Jackson and Koutroumbis possess, to cope with the impressive movement and mobility of Roar striker Jamie McLaren.

That choice, plus the inclusion of Wayne Brown for Nordstrand , suggested the Jets would look to play a little more directly through or over Brisbane’s press.

To be fair to Brisbane, they played forward earlier and with more purpose, than they often do, and Maclaren was a lively beneficiary of that mindset. By the same token, it was justifiable reward for some clever and incisive movement off the ballfor Brisbane’s No.9.

The sending-offmakes it a difficult game to critique or analyse.

Would Brisbane have tired towards the end of 青岛兼职模特招聘 minutes 11 v 11, given the schedule they have endured recently?

Would the Jets have been pegged back by the Roar, who were already creating good chances for Maclaren, and getting Brett Holman on the ball too comfortably in front of the Jets’ back four, before Hoffman’s departure?

I don’t think anyone can answer that question definitively, and therein lies the frustration for fans.

A decent game of football was brewingbefore the send-off, but its shape altered and twisted permanently in one (or I guess two) moments.

For one very mild piece of dissent (and cruelty to a football), punching said sphere with the heel of ahand, and a flailing arm, being used to shield the ball, not swinging with intent, Newcastle were punished for almost an hour.

Compare that to a fortnight ago when dangerous tackles, threatening serious injury to both teams, and only yellow cards resulted, and you will understand my beef.

That said, could the Jets have done a better job of preserving the half-time lead? I think they could have, despite the fact that Brisbane are a well-structured possession side, adept at taking advantage of numerical superiority.

The home side weren’t helped by the penalty for Andrew Hoole manhandling Thomas Broich at a defensive corner. I have no problem with that award, as long as you punish every instance at every set piece, because the practice is a blight on the game.

Memo to match officials and lawmakers, it’s quite simple to police. Just remember, the attacking team wants to have a free heading contest, the defensive team does not.

Any contacts or grappling will be initiated by the defender. Any player not facing the ball at the moment of contact is in the process of fouling or preparing to foul his or her opponent.

Apply the rule equally at both ends, send off persistent perpetrators, and awardpenalties by the bucketload if players don’t respond.

Don’t please, pick out one per game in the 62ndminute .

Feel free to penalise the attacking team if they attempt to block off the goalkeeper’s opportunity to come and claim any crosses.

Is it naive or ancient to hope for reward for accuracy, good jumping ability and heading technique to triumph at set pieces?

Sorry, off the high horse, and back to the Jets, and their management of the second half.

I think they got caught a bit half-and-half in approach, one eye on attacking to try and slip into the top six, make the home fans happy, and one eye on protecting the lead for as long as possible.

Everyone is different in philosophy and approach in situations like these. Some in my group at the match were adamant that the Jets still had to try and win the game, not just sit back and defend.

Others felt sitting in, frustrating the Roar as much as possible, then springing on the counter was only way to go.

There are many considerations, first and foremost the quality of the opponent, and your own players’ best assets.

I’m not sure how much communication Jets coach Mark Jones was allowed or afforded to his team at half-time, or during the remainder of the match, but it seemed to me that the Jets tried to have an each-way bet tactically.

Theywent with their most mobile midfield combination, hoping to get up and support striker Kokko after protecting the back four.

The alternative wasprobably playing very narrow, using Hoole or Nabbout up front to threaten in behind, sacrificing a forward-type player to play a third defensive midfielder, and allowing Brisbane freedom and time to cross from wider areas, essentially relying on Boogaard and Jackson to win everything aerially.

Then relying on perhaps two chances on the break in a half of football to provide another goal.

That approach requires acceptance of a draw as not too bad a result, and some would disagree with that totally.

Considering the teams around the Jets could largely only draw, perhaps 青岛模特预约 conservative point would have been fine.

Could it have been scrounged with a more cautious approach? Or even a more aggressive one? We will never know.

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Tigers admit they tried to ‘look after’ injured Inglis

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The Wests Tigers have made the stunning admission that they tried to ‘look after’ Greg Inglis as he battled through what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury last Friday night.

Tigers skipper Aaron Woods says he was surprised Inglis spent the majority of the match on the field despite unknowingly tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the eighth minute of the match at ANZ Stadium.

While the Tigers tried to target his wing when they had the ball, Woods admits his teammates didn’t want to attack the knee of the South Sydney 青岛商务模特 when he was vulnerable.

“We went at him in attack because he couldn’t move laterally – he couldn’t move at all. But when he had the ball we tried to look after him,” Woods said.

“You know when someone isn’t right. And it’s a dog act if you go in and rip at the knee. We knew he had done some damage to his knee, and a couple of times we tackled him we held him up high, and you could tell he was in a lot of pain.

Inglis still managed to score a try while hobbling on one leg, chasing down a kick from the scrum to score on the stroke of half time.

“When he scored that try I thought that was going to be the last I saw of him on the night,” Woods said.

“When he came out again in the second half, I couldn’t believe it. It’s their club who made the decision to send him back out there. You know how damaging and destructive Greg Inglis can be, and to see him limping and running on one leg, it didn’t look good for him. I would have been more happy to see him off the field.”

Tigers fullback James Tedesco was in sublime touch on Friday night, sending an ominous message the Panthers ahead of their round two clash on Sunday afternoon.

Bryce Cartwright’s horror week, which saw him struggle against the Dragons before having to deal with headlines over his private life, is set to 青岛私人伴游 continue when he squares off against the Tigers.

Cartwright and Te Maire Martin were vulnerable in defence against the Dragons, an area the Tigers and Tedesco will no doubt look to exploit.

“I went and watched the game and he was sensational,” Panthers coach Anthony Griffin said of Tedesco.

“He has started the year in great form. He is a real key for them obviously. He is great when it comes around the back on either side of the field. We got burnt the first time we played them last year three or four times. He is a real elite talent. He has blinding speed. If you’re a little bit disorganised … he is going to get you. “

Griffin said he was disappointed with his team’s performance against the Dragons, but was keen to write it off as a bad day in the office.

“In a 24 weeks season my experience is you are going to have a couple of bad days,” Griffin said.

“You never want to have them and you don’t accept them. It’s important how we respond to that now. You can over-analyse it and try to find too many answers. We will do a normal review of a game and see where we went wrong.

“We won’t over-react to it. You get rolled by the opposite and we were very disappointed in that happening on Saturday. By the same token it was probably the best game of football St George have put together in a couple of years.”

Meanwhile, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire admitted the decision to leave Inglis on the field was wrong.

“Hindsight is a great thing and obviously we put our hand up and we didn’t get the call right,” Maguire told News Corp.

“Unfortunately it was the wrong call.”

“When I got to him at halftime and I spoke to the doc he was determined to 青岛桑拿 go back out and he thought it was going to be okay,” Maguire said.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t come across as any of us would have liked.

“Yes, we could have made a different call. But it just goes to show that he is a tough kid, and he wanted to do it for the club.”

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