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  1. Teknobabel Jedi Grand Master

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    At least Shane Heal would have someone to argue with
  2. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    "The Man will make a plan to come back because I am a warrior," Mundine declared.

    "I had him beaten ? [getting knocked out] was nothing, nothing. I'm still the Man. I will let everyone know what's up."



    Ugh.
  3. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    I think he needs to be hit harder next time... [face_plain]

    R.
  4. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    I HAD HIM BEATEN

    By JAMES HOOPER
    06dec01

    ANTHONY Mundine yesterday arrived home from his failed world title bid in
    Germany with a scorecard to challenge the International Boxing Federation
    judges - "I had him beaten".

    Mundine was greeted by a crowd of 100 friends and family at Sydney airport
    and declared: "I'm still The Man" before being whisked away to a waiting
    four-wheel drive and driven to a secret location.

    "The Man will make a plan to come back because I am a warrior," Mundine
    declared.

    "I had him beaten - [getting knocked out] was nothing, nothing. I'm still
    the Man. I will let everyone know what's up."

    The motormouth boxer now plans to take a week-long holiday away from Sydney
    to determine where his future lies in Australian sport.

    He will also use the time to reflect on what went wrong in his world title
    fight loss to German super-middleweight champion Sven Ottke on Sunday
    morning in Dortmund.

    Yesterday marked the first occasion Mundine had spoken publicly since he was
    left sprawling on the canvas in Germany.

    Sporting a bruise above his left eye where Ottke landed the knockout punch,
    Mundine was handed his daughter Jada as he emerged through customs.

    Unshaven and wearing a French beret, the league star turned boxer walked
    through Sydney airport to the cheers of supporters carrying signs and
    chanting "Mundine, Mundine".

    His father Tony Mundine said he was uncertain about his son's plans -
    whether he would return to playing rugby league or continue to fight.

    "He's going to go away for a week and settle down and relax and be with his
    family," Tony Mundine said.

    "We're not sure what the future will hold.

    Mundine Sr said that behind the bluster his son was heartbroken after the
    German boxer he had claimed "hit like a woman" knocked him out.

    "The fight against Ottke was an unbelievable fight," Mundine Sr said. "It
    was disappointing but that is a part of life. I will sit down and talk to
    him in a week's time and see what he wants to do."

    There were suggestions from Mundine's team last night that Anthony was not
    100 per cent for the fight because he had overdone his training in the
    lead-up to the bout.

    "I don't think he was 100 per cent," Mundine Sr said.

    "I thought he was winning the fight up until the ninth round but then he
    started to tire.

    "He made Ottke look like an ordinary fighter until then."

    Sydney Kings game announcer Rodney Overby appeared to be Mundine's
    self-appointed minder when the beaten boxer finally emerged at the airport.

    Overby liaised with airport police and barked at members of the waiting
    media to allow Mundine freedom to move.

    Rumours persist that if Mundine does quit boxing and return to rugby league
    it will be with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    However, some Souths supporters say they do not want Mundine at the club and
    have threatened to tear up their membership badges should he sign a contract
    to play next season.

    _________________________________

    Let's hope he does come back to league. I'm willing to bet not only will opposition players be baiting him for fights, the crowds will too.





  5. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Well, if he goes back to St George, he won't be playing stand-off. Trent Barrett is far better, IMHO.

    heh, Tallis vs Mundine: One Night Only... :D

    R.
  6. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Mundine is soooo funny :D

    Any way back to the umpiring. I think the video ump should be used whenever possible now. I think it is fair to say we now have the technology to correctly judge on just about every possible wicket scenario. It is good I agree to have the human element but when the human element is just plain crap (as we've seen recently) it would be good to have that air of consistancy. Plus it would save on the during/after match squabbles.
  7. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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  8. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Yeah, Steve Waugh was so out on 13. And Gillespie. And Langer. And and and..... :p j/k ;)

    R.
  9. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well Waugh was unlucky when he got out anyway. And Langer shouldn't have been out in the first innings either. It all evens out in the end.
  10. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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  11. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    I'm pretty sure Warne was caught behind on one occasion. The "schnickometer" proved it conclusively...
  12. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Stupid and pointless innovations like that just show who wants the third umpire the most. Channel 9. Their bagging of umpires in all sports is unbelievable. I know they're bad and everything, but the way they carry on you'd think it's only since the slow-mo replay came along did an official make a mistake.

    They got the replay decisions in league and run outs in cricket, and this year's coverage of the cricket has obviously been given some sort of urge from somewhere to push this whole third umpire overhaul. It reminds me of the joke on the Simpsons about Kent Brockman wanting to get legislation through to have TV phone polls to judge people's guilt.

    Speaking about how bad the commentating has gotten. What about Ian Smith, Mark Taylor, Bill Laurie, Ian Healy and Tony Grieg going on about the bouncers on day 4? Did anyone else hear them? Everyone of them wanted the umpires to start calling no balls or wides. Not one of the bouncers was above shoulder height but the fact New Zealand kept ducking made them all look unplayable. Thank god the only good commentator on the team (Richie) told them, "the only person who can stop them bowling bouncers is the batsman who's been given a bat and should use it."
  13. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Yeah, Richie is the best commentator in cricket, IMHO. :)


    I see the Aussies just managed to hang onto number one in the test rankings. Better hope they beat South Africa... :p

    R.
  14. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Has anyone heard the latest 12th man effort yet?
  15. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I couldn't believe what they were saying about the bouncers. Get hard! I agree with Richie, batsmen have bats for a reason so they may as well use them.

    Haven't heard the latest 12th man either but I wouldn't mind a listen.
  16. Ghost_of_Caesar Jedi Master

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    The Final Dig? is pretty bloody funny. I gotta give Billy Birmingham credit for managing to pay out on everyone in the cricketing world from Kerry Packer to Hansie Cronje and back again, even all of Channel Nine's stable of stars.

    When some big Kiwi prick gets a four from a snick, that's Parore.....
  17. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    heh heh. Parore rhymes with Amoré - geddit?? [face_plain]

    R. ;)
  18. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    About the bouncers -- sure, I guess they were playable, but still, it's not exactly innovative bowling by Lee... and there's no way he was even trying to get them out. Anyway, I agree it wasn't THAT big a deal. Just a bit repetitive to watch.

    Any more news on Langer, Renouf, Thorne and Gee all returning to the Broncos? I read an article about it in the paper last week, but that's the last I heard about it. Man, it would seem very old-skool with all those guys back.
  19. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Old skool indeed. They'll probably do well, and after all the injuries the Broncoes had last year, I wouldn't suprised if they called up Wally Lewis... ;)

    R.
  20. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Thorn is gaurenteed.

    I dunno about anyone else though. Bennett likes to pulls stiff ones.

    Brisbane were the main beneficaries of the draw for next year too. Lucky them.
  21. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Yep, no complaints there. Good to see we're finally getting some help come rep football time.

    Thorn will be a great re-addition. Add loads of experience to the forward pack.
  22. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    And to think, he could have been an All Black.

    R.
  23. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Last year you may have lost every game coming out of the SoO series, but the year before you won every game. So it's never as bad as the Broncoes make out it is.
  24. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    True. You can't be good all the time. Still, you'd think the Bronc's won't have another bad year on the injury front.

    But then again, I don't support the Broncs - so who cares! :D

    R.
  25. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    That's true too.

    The ultimate insult in the draw went to the Warriors though. For years they've had to suffer as bad as the Broncoes with the ANZAC test match, but with it's demise Australia will now play Great Britain here during the year. And guess who gets the bye that week!

    Yep! The Warriors.
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