Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Jets Need an On-Field General

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Jets Need an On-Field General

Article excerpt

BACK in 1989 when I was working for Channel TEN in Canberra I persuaded many in the newsroom to follow me in backing the Canberra Raiders at 20/1 to win the premiership.

Those who didn't said it was a waste of money because the Raiders needed to win nine games in a row to win the title. It's now history that they did just that resulting in one of the biggest parties Channel TEN has ever seen.

I am now trusting that history can repeat itself because after attending the Ipswich Jets' season launch I came away so inspired I talked half of the QT newsroom into taking the 10/1 on offer for them to be champions.

After the opening six rounds I was regarded by my fellow punters as a genius, but unfortunately the gloss washed off on Sunday.

The Jets' error-riddled performance losing to a moderate Burleigh Bears outfit said they will be lucky to make the play-offs let alone win the title. …

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