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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bods View Post
    With Sami injury and Copley a fortnight away there will be a close watch on the form of Spry for Tweed and Arthurs/Lee for Burleigh this weekend
    Arthurs and Lee didn’t play.
    Anyone know why???

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    I am guessing Arthars may be due to his selection in the QLD Residents side. No idea on Lee.

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    Phillip Sami confirmed out 4-6 weeks with a syndesmosis injury.

    Time to either put AJ to fullback flash to wing or to take a chance on Leo/Arthas. No mention of why lee was dropped from Burleigh either
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    https://twitter.com/TonyWebeck/statu...982627328?s=19

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    I blame the selectors. Pick the team early from fit players so they can train confidently and name the others outside the 17 then sub them in if they recover.
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    Michael Gordon’s future in doubt as serious blood clot halt’s NRL career
    The future of Gold Coast fullback Michael Gordon is in major doubt after the Titans veteran revealed a blood clot has him one bad knock away from death.
    Peter Badel, The Courier-Mail

    Titans fullback Michael Gordon’s immediate playing future is under a cloud after the shock of being diagnosed with a blood clot.
    The Courier-Mail can reveal Gordon has been placed on medication, with a haematologist ordering him to stop heavy-contact training immediately while the blood clot in his leg is treated.
    Gordon, who will miss Sunday’s derby against the Broncos, says the blood clot is not life-threatening but doctors are taking every precaution due to his family history with the condition.
    “At first, I thought, ‘Holy s***, what do I do?’,” Gordon said on Thursday.
    “The doctor couldn’t stress enough the importance of no-contact right now.
    “I asked if I could do ballwork and she said, ‘No, if you get a bad knock to the head, you could potentially die, so you don’t muck around with it’.
    “Even any big blows to my arms or legs have the potential for internal bleeding.
    “My brother Chris and my aunty have had blood clots, they both had to get surgery to treat it.
    “That was my first fear, that I would have to get surgery, but it doesn’t look like I will need an operation.
    Gordon’s doctor says he could be one bad head knock away from death.
    “I’ve seen doctors and blood experts and they say the clot is pretty superficial, so it’s not life-threatening, but they were worried about it spreading.
    “The big thing is if it becomes deep vein and the risk of it travelling to my lungs or heart. They don’t want it to get to that stage.”
    The off-contract Gordon hasn’t played since Gold Coast’s 26-18 loss to the Sharks in round nine. The 35-year-old knew something wasn’t right when he suddenly felt a burning pain in his calf region.
    “It’s hard to know how it all happened,” he said.
    “Before the Sharks game, I thought I had a little knock in my calf and I thought maybe it was a cork.
    “I didn’t think too much of it, but within a few weeks it felt like something was spreading up my leg.
    “It’s really hard to explain. It felt weird. It wasn’t painful as such. It was more a burning sensation and when I explained my symptoms, we had some tests done and it showed the clot.
    “As far as I know there is just the one clot and it’s in my calf and goes up to my inner-thigh as well.
    “The doctors are confident I will be OK, but it’s not something to muck around with.”
    Gordon hopes to return within a month.
    “Initially, it’s a six-week course of medication. I’ve got just over two weeks left of that and then I will have more blood tests,” he said.
    “If the clot dissolves, I will be right to play, so that’s why I’m trying to keep my fitness up.”

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    Oh very scary news. I hope it clears up. And Gordon can be back in action. I am glad that it has been picked up before anything serious happens.

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    At 35 I would call it a day on a wonderful career. I suppose the risk to him is from blood thinners. I am far from an expert but my Mum got a small head bump which caused brain bleeding. After she went off thinners it was only a matter of time before she had a life ending stroke. Michael has a lot of life ahead, why risk it?

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    Ash Taylor to see sports psychologist to aid NRL return
    Peter Badel, The Courier-Mail
    June 12, 2019 4:03pm

    Struggling Ash Taylor will begin seeing a sports psychologist as the Titans seek professional help to rebuild their star halfback’s teetering NRL career.

    The Courier-Mail can reveal Taylor will return to the Titans on Thursday for a meeting with culture-and-performance boss Mal Meninga, who has pledged to implement a plan to reintegrate the out-of-sorts playmaker to the NRL.

    Taylor dropped a bombshell on the Titans last week when he was granted compassionate leave to address some mental health issues.


    The Titans will give Taylor the support he needs to get right. Image: AAP Image/Dave Hunt
    The 24-year-old has since gone bush, spending the past seven days with family and friends in the Queensland town of St George, 550km west of the Gold Coast.

    There were fears Taylor might never return to the NRL but the Titans will seek the help of mental health experts to educate the former Broncos young gun on how to deal with the pressures of top-level sport.

    Taylor is the Gold Coast’s highest-paid player on $1 million a season and Meninga hopes that helping the halfback as a person first can give him the tools to succeed as a professional athlete.

    “I’m not a mental health expert so we need to talk to the specialists and we will make some stronger determinations,” Meninga said.

    “He’s not in a good state at the moment. Ash needed some time away to clear his head.

    “I don’t know if he still has the love for the game, I can’t answer that.

    “When he comes back, hopefully he comes back with a clearer mind and we will be able to have those conversations.

    “The key for Ash is that he has a strong support system around him and I will make sure that occurs.”

    Taylor has told close associates he was struggling to cope with the expectation of being the Titans’ main man. A torrent of social media abuse this season eroded his confidence to the point where he told the Titans he needed a break from the game.

    Meninga said he has no idea when Taylor will formally return to the playing field.

    “Ash has always been a quality player, but if he has some personal issues that he needs to overcome, he needs to sort those things out before he even thinks about football,” he said.

    “Life is about self-discovery. Ash is still trying to find his way in life. He is only a young player.

    “We have great welfare people at the Titans and a strong education process and we’re committed to helping him.”

    Meninga praised Taylor for opening up about his battle.

    “There was a lot of people back in my time who were struggling with a lot of things in life. I saw a few of my mates who committed suicide,” he said.

    “Society has matured around that mental health space and it is about speaking up. That’s the strength of the message in our game now, the strength of players to come out and speak up and say they have a problem.

    “Compared to a few years ago, men didn’t have the courage to speak up. There has been a change in societal attitude towards mental health. It takes a lot of courage, and fortitude and trust in people to speak up and I’m glad Ash communicated that.”

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    ^^^ step 1-only have family and friends on your social media accounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bods View Post
    ^^^ step 1-only have family and friends on your social media accounts
    Step 2 Have your Social social media run by a professional. You earn enough to pay someone to do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunctionBlock View Post
    Step 2 Have your Social social media run by a professional. You earn enough to pay someone to do it for you.
    You could only do one or the other JB. Either make it all private like I suggest or have a pro run it for you. I didn’t know there was such a profession.

    Nonetheless if you have thin skin I strongly urge my suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bods View Post
    You could only do one or the other JB. Either make it all private like I suggest or have a pro run it for you. I didn’t know there was such a profession.

    Nonetheless if you have thin skin I strongly urge my suggestion.
    It would be a rarity that a high profile or famous person would run their own social media pages. Then you have your private ones for family and friends under any name you want. Just never read the other one, let your PR person take care of it. For what they pay a manager now days it should be part of the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunctionBlock View Post
    It would be a rarity that a high profile or famous person would run their own social media pages. Then you have your private ones for family and friends under any name you want. Just never read the other one, let your PR person take care of it. For what they pay a manager now days it should be part of the deal.
    Yeah that makes 100% sense.

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    Scans revealed significant ankle ligament damage for Jai Arrow, will review with surgeon next wk. Expected 6-12 wk recovery period. Likely high grade syndesmosis injury, which if surgery is required usually results in 8-10 wks recovery. Unfortunately Origin series over for him

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