Jarrod Mullen suspended by the NRL after testing positive to steroids

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The sad thing about Mullen's career is that he never got the rep chances he deserved.
    We have had a very good chance to see just how good he is in the last few years with him playing alongside Hodko. Hodko came to us as NSW halfback with a big reputation, and Mullen was clearly better than him as a playmaker, as a defender, as an athlete, as a leader - basically better in every aspect of the game.
    NSW selectors should have picked him many times, and clearly ahead of Hodko.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The problem was Billy after being christened 'the new Joey' he achieved State of Origin selection at much too young an age and experience. Remember Smithy asking the selectors not to pick him?
     
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    knights22 Tony Butterfield

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    Unfortunately we never got to see how good he was in the last few years, every time he'd build up some form, he'd injure himself again. Hell, with all the injuries the knights have, as well as him, you can't blame him for looking elsewhere.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I still can't believe he wasn't selected in 2013. He was playing out of his skin most of the year.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don't think he ever showed the consistency to get select for Origin, but it would have been interesting to see how he went at a good club. I reckon he would have killed it at the Storm.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He played one Origin slots, and then was injured,m and when he came back selectors went for the Noddy/Bird combination.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I mean more than once. Knights fans are dreaming if they think he ever had the form to get another shot.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I query the leadership part to be frank.
     
  9. Jaybro

    Jaybro Charlie McAlister

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    Mullo really should have left Newcastle years ago, sometimes a players career stagnates and they need a change to help them take it to the next level. I feel this was the case for Mullo but he loved the club and never wanted to leave ......

    I can't be mad at him .....
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    profile deleted today - sad day really.
    I assume he is now off the books.
     
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    At least he would finally be off the payroll!


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