Melbourne Storm might have the chance to wrap up the NRL's minor premiership this weekend, but coach Craig Bellamy has a major beef.
The veteran coach showed great restraint at his media conference today as he hit back at critics of his players.
The critics can usually be found north of the Murray and their moaning is as predictable as their timing.
"It always seems to come up this time of the year," Bellamy said.
The latest round of Storm bashing pertains to their style of tackling,
"The thing that basically disappoints me a bit, the guys who brought it up, or talk about it, and say we do this at training, we do that at training … I've never seen those guys at training. How do they know what we're doing at training?" Bellamy added.
But what irks Bellamy more than anything else in this latest round of anti-Stormism is the lack of respect shown to his players.
"It's like all we do at training is plan to take short cuts or plan to exploit rules, when this group is probably the hardest working group I've ever worked with," Bellamy said.
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