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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 36: Triweekly Pods & NRL News With Spiro!

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The Tip Sheet has moved to a triweekly format and that means more content more often! The new era kicks off with a trip around the NRL as Sixties, Forty20 and Spiro break down all the big news involving the Eels and the wider NRL around them.

Dylan Brown and Marata Niukore have won their maiden New Zealand jerseys as they join Isaiah Papali’i (New Zealand)and Will Penisini (Tonga, 19th man) as Eels rewarded for rich veins of form in 2022. There is plenty more to discuss about the upcoming representative weekend as Spiro talks about NSW selection drama in the backline.

Big time expansion is coming to the NRLW as the code looks to consolidate its grip on the mantle as best competition in the female space. Spiro closes out the show with some chatter about Mick Potter’s chances to make the Canterbury job his own before Sixties and Forty20 discuss the latest around Ryan Matterson and the club’s rumoured contingency plan.

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pete

Great podcast guys.
Still annoyed with the loss to Bulldogs.
Gutho cannot read the room. We are concerned. On-field leadership and accountability is lacking and it rears its ugly head with these games.
Hopefully a better performance against the Roosters.
Go Eels!!

sixties

It has to be Pete. Gutho needs to step up.

Steele

Hi Guys’, Enjoy the new pod format but feel for you all having to break it down after bad losses like Monday. Thanks for all the hard work. Agree with some who have mentioned Gutho needs to lift his body language and professionalism. Yes, we get it talking to the press is a drag but its often the only way supporters get insight into plahers/coaches thought process. Look at Todd Payten or B Slater as good, expressive coaches post match. Its unfortunately, not hard to draw a line from the attitude one displays publicly to the one displayed privately being… Read more »

Shaun

I’m a bit surprised by the Brown news. He has been down on form but I’d back him to find it again.

sixties

Hi Shaun. I’ve responded to Steele above on that topic and in today’s pod.

sixties

Steele, we discussed it in greater detail in today’s pod. Nathan Brown is in a similar situation to Matto last year. Matto was missing games due to concussions and suspension. Missed selection in week one of finals. Got a recall to the bench for week 2. Lifted big time and has continued that into 2022. He’s now in demand. Will Brown respond similarly? We’ll soon see.

Shaun

Good listen as always. I agree that Opacic has been a good servant for the club. Never spectacular but very reliable and did the job when asked. I do hope Monday was some weird aberration otherwise the second half of the season could be a long one.

sixties

Whatever happens with Tom, I’m good with. He’s worth keeping, has been a good acquisition. But if a better opportunity is available, I wish him well.

John Eel

With the mail about Brown dropping back to Cup. It would indicate that there will be a change on the bench possibly 2.

Is this a fallout from the Dogs game or a reaction to the extension demand?

sixties

Form related I’d suggest John.

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