Latest NOT The Footy Show Podcasts

Thursday, 9 April 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 207: Restarting the 2020 NRL Season | Podcast

Released April 9, 2020


Restarting the 2020 NRL Season... 

Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they suggest two season schedules the NRL could use if the 2020 season can in fact resume on May 28.

Is the every team playing each other once the fairest solution or will Channel 9 and Fox Sports demand a longer regular season to get more value for their pre-coronavirus investment?

What do you do with Origin - stand alone month or interspersed across the middle of the NRL season?

You can listen to it via a Podcast or watch the YouTube Version below - watch it this time if only for the intro 'Biodome' segment.


Plenty to digest on Episode 207 of NOT The Footy Show.


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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Rugby League Trivia Episode 2 from NOT The Footy Show

Published April 8, 2020


TEST YOUR RUGBY LEAGUE KNOWLEDGE... AGAIN!


During this period sans Rugby League, NOT The Footy Show has is putting together a number of episodes of 'Rugby League Trivia' in an attempt to help you deal with your lack of real time footy.

Episode 1
Episode 2

Every question within the 'Rugby League Trivia' series are following the era being explored by NOT The Footy Show in their current Podcast Series called 'The Best Since 1982'

So you won't have to worry about questions from before 1982 - however there will always be a heavy dose of 1980s and 1990s questions in each episode.

Take on Episode 2 of Rugby League Trivia below.
Once you've got through the 15 Questions, the 15 Answers will follow on the same video and like in Episode 1, in Episode 2 the maximum score you can attain is 42.

There are 15 Questions in every Episode - each worth a varying amount of points - and the best way to do the Quiz is to have a pen and paper handy (yes they still exist) so you can write down your answers and then tally your score at the end.

If you try and do it off the top of your head it'll be too hard to keep track of as multiple questions require multiple answers to gain points.

You have been given a default 30 second countdown timer for each question but we know you will need longer for some questions so feel free to pause the YouTube video if you need more time. There is no time limit on the entire Quiz but obviously we are operating within an honour system so don't have Rugby League Project or David Middleton's Yearbooks open next to you if you actually want to test yourself.

But these questions are purposefully more difficult than a normal footy quiz so please share with us a photo of your answers and score and NOT The Footy Show will give a shoutout to everyone who gets a score on future podcasts.

If you get 42 out of 42 you are doing very very well but we do believe it is possible given some of the Rugby League devotees that are out there.

We'd love feedback on the format and if you'd love to see more episodes - if the demand is there we will keep them coming regularly for the rest of 2020.


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Picking the Best Parramatta Eels since 1982.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Rugby League Trivia Episode 1 from NOT The Footy Show

Published April 6, 2020


TEST YOUR RUGBY LEAGUE KNOWLEDGE...

Are you ready for some mind bending Rugby League Trivia?

Take on Episode 1 of Rugby League Trivia below.
During this period sans Rugby League, NOT The Footy Show has put together the first episode of 'Rugby League Trivia' in an attempt to help you deal with your lack of real time footy. 

Every question within the 'Rugby League Trivia' series are following the era being explored by NOT The Footy Show in their current Podcast Series called 'The Best Since 1982'. So you won't have to worry about questions from before 1982 - however there will always be a heavy dose of 1980s and 1990s questions in each episode.

There are 15 Questions in every Episode - each worth a varying amount of points - and the best way to do the Quiz is to have a pen and paper handy (yes they still exist) so you can write down your answers and then tally your score at the end.

If you try and do it off the top of your head it'll be too hard to keep track of as multiple questions require multiple answers to gain points.
You have been given a default 30 second countdown timer for each question but we know you will need longer for some questions so feel free to pause the YouTube video if you need more time. There is no time limit on the entire Quiz but obviously we are operating within an honour system so don't have Rugby League Project or David Middleton's Yearbooks open next to you if you actually want to test yourself.

Once you've got through the 15 Questions, the 15 Answers will follow on the same video and in Episode 1 the maximum score you can attain is 42.

But these questions are purposefully more difficult than a normal footy quiz so please share with us a photo of your answers and score and NOT The Footy Show will give a shoutout to everyone who gets a score on future podcasts.

If you get 42 out of 42 you are doing very very well but we do believe it is possible given some of the Rugby League devotees that are out there.

We'd love feedback on the format and if you'd love to see more episodes - if the demand is there we will keep them coming regularly for the rest of 2020.

So feel free to like the YouTube video and share it with your family and friends to go head to head on this quiz about The Greatest Game of All.

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Picking the Best Parramatta Eels since 1982.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 206: The Best Parramatta Eels since 1982 | NRL Podcast

Released April 3, 2020


NOT The Footy Show's Best of Series continues...

The Best Parramatta Eels since 1982.

Download the mp3 version

Watch the YouTube Version below.



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Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they continue our 'Best Since 1982' Podcast Series - this time picking the best starting 13 to have turned out for the Parramatta Eels from 1982-2020.

Episode 206 is full of praise for many Parra greats but we also couldn't resist listing pretty much every 'next Peter Sterling' that Parra have signed since the 90s began and Sterlo's shoulder was kaput. We'd love to see your Best Teams in the YouTube comments or on our Facebook page.


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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 205: The Best Steelers, Saints and Dragons since 1982 | NRL Podcast

Released March 31, 2020


NOT The Footy Show's Best of Series Begins...
The Best Steelers, Saints and Dragons since 1982.
YouTube Version goes live 4pm AEDT Tuesday.

Stream Episode 205 as a Podcast below:

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Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they stroll down memory lane to pick the best Illawarra Steelers and St George Dragons Teams (1-13) from 1982-1998 and then the best combined St George Illawarra Dragons Team from 1982-2020.

With the NRL on an enforced hiatus - Episode 205 gives you a chance to enjoy some of the best of yesteryear Rugby League and we welcome your own best of teams in the comments.

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Monday, 23 March 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 204: The Last Domino To Fall... | NRL Podcast

Released March 22, 2020


The Last Domino To Fall... 
AFL halts as the NRL continues.

NOT The Footy Show's Post-Round 2 NRL Podcast - stream Episode 204 below:

Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they discuss just how long the NRL may continue in the coronavirus climate with the AFL pulling the plug til May 31.

We talk Latrell Mitchell’s motivation situation, the Top 3 Coaches under pressure, play Captain Obviously with Cam Munster, El Capitan’s Challenge, how Fox Sports/Channel 9 went broadcasting crowd-less games and we cover lots of footy from Round 2.

Plenty of footy on this week’s show. Plus you can watch the lads talk if the spirit moves you on our FaceTime quality YouTube version of the Show.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020

NRL Round 2 Tips from The Postman - 2020 Season

Published March 19, 2020


The Postman's Tips for Round 2, 2020.

Yuck yuck yuck yuck... well 4/5 to start Round 1 was handy... 0/3 to finish it was not.

Never change your tip during the weekend kids... when The Postman heard that Luke Brooks was out for the Tigers - the Dragons got the little green tick and promptly disappointed a lot of people. But not the actual Dragons fans - they knew what was coming... it's a shame we didn't stick to our own convictions post-Brooks being out.

Anyhoo - Manly, North Queensland and the Roosters also upset the apple cart, as one continues to never learn when it comes to the Storm and Round 1.

But the good news is we get a Round 2 to watch (and tip) - and a chance to aim high and go for 5/8 this week.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 203 Podcast is up - listen below.

Let's get to the tips.

Round 2 Tips:
  • Can't trust the Cowboys despite them clearly having more firepower than Canterbury. But the Dogs did defend well last week so let's go with that.
  • Refuse to trust Saints two weeks in a row... Penrith iffy here though for mine. Risky road pick.
  • South Sydney handle Haas and Fifita and they win... not an easy task though. But doable.
  • Canberra put a big score on the Warriors before the latter pulls the pin on 2020 for the time being.
  • Roosters give Manly an 0-2 start to 2020 because I can't see Easts having that record instead.
  • Storm go 2-0, Sharks drop to 0-2.
  • Newcastle got a gimme last week, Tigers won an important game against another Top 8 aspirant, same goes this week and if the Tigers want to shake their 9th placed mantle - they win this game.
  • Titans might be at home but Parra are winning this in style. 

2020 Tipping Record: 4/8 @ 50%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 0/0

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Monday, 16 March 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 203: Rugba League in the balance | NRL Podcast

Published March 15, 2020


Rugba League in the balance...

NOT The Footy Show's Post-Round 1 NRL Podcast - stream it below.

Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they explore the impact of the Coronavirus on the future of the NRL, then talk some solid footy as we review Round 1 of the 2020 Season. 

Plus we give our views on the Simply the Best campaigns from the NRL and Fox Sports and Ray Hadley’s time at Channel 9 seemingly over.

This is a big show, hopefully not the last before the NRL goes on an enforced hiatus.

Please jump onto Apple Podcasts and give us a review if you wish, subscribe and comment on YouTube, tell your friends about us being on Spotify finally or drop us a line on Social Media.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

NRL Round 1 Tips from The Postman - Season 2020

Published March 12, 2020


The Postman's Tips for Round 1, 2020.

Yes it looks like those weekly dart throws from The Postman are back for Season 2020. All three of you who care rejoice!

Last year wasn't actually a bad season tipping wise but my apologies for not posting them on this website week in week out like I had since 2010 - I will look to rectify this across the 2020 season, as you will see a lot more NRL content here on www.wdnicolson.com and on the YouTube Channel.

NOT The Footy Show's Season Predictions dropped last night - watch below on YouTube or get the Podcast version.

Normal NOT The Footy Show service with Robb Cox in the co-host seat will resume next week after Round 1.

Let's get to the tips.
Round 1 Tips:

  • Parra to do a number on the Dogs at Bankwest.
  • Canberra likewise over the Gold Coast.
  • North Queensland open their new stadium with a win over Brisbane.
  • Newcastle can't afford to lose first up to the Warriors, and shouldn't.
  • Souths to beat Cronulla.
  • Roosters to take care of business in Penrith.
  • Manly to narrowly defeat Melbourne at Brookie.
  • Tigers to beat Saints in Golden Point in Wollongong - UPDATE SUNDAY: With Luke Brooks withdrawing, Saints get the pick instead of the Tigers. 
NOTE: St George Illawarra picked on Sunday instead of the Tigers.
2020 Tipping Record: 0/0 @ %
Round 01: /8


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NOT The Footy Show Episode 202: 2020 NRL Season Predictions

Published March 11, 2020


NOT The Footy Show's NRL Season Preview Podcast.
Warrick Nicolson is flying solo on Episode 202 to get a 2020 Season Predictions Podcast out before Parramatta host Canterbury to open the new season.

This episode is a short one - made for our YouTube channel - but you'll get predictions for the finishing spots for all 16 teams, Grand Finalists, Premiers, Dally M Player and Rookie of the Year and who will win State of Origin in 2020.

Normal NOT The Footy Show service with Robb Cox in the co-host seat will resume next week after Round 1.

2020 Ladder Predictions by Warrick Nicolson.

  1. Sydney Roosters
  2. Canberra Raiders
  3. Parramatta Eels
  4. South Sydney Rabbitohs
  5. Melbourne Storm
  6. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
  7. North Queensland Cowboys
  8. Wests Tigers
  9. Penrith Panthers
  10. Brisbane Broncos
  11. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
  12. Newcastle Knights
  13. St George-Illawarra Dragons
  14. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
  15. Gold Coast Titans
  16. Warriors
Grand Final: Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders
Premiers: Canberra Raiders

Dally M Top 5: Tedesco/Keary/Taumalolo/Cook/Moses.
Dally M Winner: Jason Taumalolo

State of Origin Series: NSW 2-1.

Cheers.

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Rugby League History: Willie Carne - Brisbane Broncos 1990-96

Published January 20, 2020


#5 Willie Carne.

📝 Willie Carne burst onto the First Grade scene in 1990 - scoring 15 tries as a rookie for the Brisbane Broncos as they made the Finals for the first time finishing in 2nd spot. He debuted for the Queensland Maroons in Game 3 as a 21 year old in the same year.

In 1991 he went on to debut for Australia, scoring 10 tries in 10 Tests from 91-93 and was a member of the victorious 1992 World Cup side. He would play in 12 Origins - winning the 1991 series (the last series for Wally Lewis).


Carne was a quality winger with excellent speed and balance - he could also cover fullback and centre - and was the perfect finisher on the end of a Brisbane backline that featured the likes of Allan Langer, Kevin Walters, Steve Renouf and Chris Johns inside him for the majority of his career.

🐴 For the Broncos - he rivalled Michael Hancock as Brisbane's best winger from 90-95 - scoring 11 tries in 1992 and then a career high 17 tries in 1993 as Brisbane won back to back Premierships. 


He scored his only Grand Final try in the 1993 decider - sealing the match by touching down in the right corner.



A lower leg injury suffered during the 1994 season was a body blow to Carne and the Broncos, and they were eventually knocked out in an epic Minor Semi Final by North Sydney - ending their quest for a treble and Carne's dream of making his first Kangaroo Tour.

Carne was healthy again in 1995 but the Broncos lost two straight semi finals after finishing 3rd in the new 20 team competition as the Super League War broke out, with the war effectively ending his representative career for Australia. 


Then in 1996 things came apart at Brisbane.

In an interview with the Courier Mail in 2014, Carne revealed Brisbane wanted to cut him as they had three international wingers on their books in Hancock, Carne and Wendell Sailor.

Sailor was a bona fide star already, and had taken Carne's open Kangaroos spot in 1994 (beating out Hancock for the gig); so Brisbane/Super League tried to send him to the Adelaide Rams for the 1997 season along with Kerrod Walters, Alan Cann and Brett Galea (who all went) but Carne refused to go. This led to Super League buying out his contract, so he signed to play Rugby with the Queensland Reds.
From the Courier Mail Interview in 2014:
'What was your last year with the Broncos?'
Carne: 
"It was 1996. They wanted to cut me, (Super League) wanted to send me to Adelaide. Kerrod (Walters) was the same. I just didn’t want to leave Brisbane. So they paid me out the two years of my contract and I got a couple of hundred grand or something, and I went and played for the Reds for six months.
I didn't enjoy it — I was still injured. I could still play but it wasn’t me. I didn’t enjoy my footy as much as I did before. I was right at the peak of my career, too (when injured in 1994). I’d come from the bush (Roma) and didn’t start at the Broncos until I was 21. I played for Queensland at 21. I played for Australia at 22. It's a short career, eh?"
He would retire from all codes by the end of that 1997 season at just 28 years old - with his ongoing ankle injury and concussions playing a big part in his decision.

Per Rugby League Project - Carne finished with 73 tries in 134 First Grade games, winning 97 of them for a remarkable 73.4% win percentage, to go with two Premierships in 1992 and 1993 with Brisbane.



He also was heavily involved in the 'Try from Hell' in the opening game of the 1994 Origin Series but who really wants to bring that up?


Thanks Locky...



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Friday, 10 January 2020

A LinkedIn Article on Social Strategy by Warrick D. Nicolson

Emotion matters, not just highlights.

Published: 10 January, 2020.

You can read the full article right now on LinkedIn
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