Jump to content


Rugby League World Issue 402

Try our Fantastic 5-Issue Bundle Offer! For just £18, a saving of 10% on the regular cover price, you’ll get:
The Play-offs Issue - pictured (out 12 Sept) – Covering the climax of the Super League & Championship seasons
The Grand Finals Issue (out 17 Oct) – Grand Final excitement from both sides of the world plus Four Nations preview
The Four Nations Issue (out 21 Nov) – Fantastic coverage of the Four Nations tournament down under
The Golden Boot Issue (out 19 Dec) – A look back at the 2014 season plus the big reveal of the winner of the Golden Boot
The 2015 Season Preview Issue (out 23 Jan) – How will your team perform in 2015? We preview every club.


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

Can Black men play half back


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
44 replies to this topic

#1 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 04:56 PM

I was discussing the Jamacan rugby league team with my mate as he is Jamacan and he reckons they will never do anything because black men he reckons cant play half back and this will always be there let down. After having a think about it i cant remember any only maybe Ellery Hanley, and he was more a loose forward

#2 Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton
  • Coach
  • 2,804 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:12 PM

Leon Price is playing 1/2 back, cant think of many more though

#3 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (Mark Ashton @ Dec 19 2009, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Leon Price is playing 1/2 back, cant think of many more though


I dont rate him really at half back, looks very akward to me. Same as Stanley Gene when he plays 6 always looks to me like they put him there because theres no one else

#4 oldrover

oldrover
  • Coach
  • 6,030 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:35 PM

ryan giggs dad, danny wilson was a very good standoff.
joe mullaney is a god
the only good tiger is a stuffed tiger

Posted Image

#5 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (oldrover @ Dec 19 2009, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ryan giggs dad, danny wilson was a very good standoff.


I remember him, bit of a drop goal specialist if iv got the right one


#6 The Baby Faced Assassin.

The Baby Faced Assassin.
  • Coach
  • 328 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (LOWFIELD @ Dec 19 2009, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was discussing the Jamacan rugby league team with my mate as he is Jamacan and he reckons they will never do anything because black men he reckons cant play half back and this will always be there let down. After having a think about it i cant remember any only maybe Ellery Hanley, and he was more a loose forward


Kyle Eastmond at Saints seems not to be too shabby at half back from the bit I have seen of him? Then again they do say it's the exception proves the rule laugh.gif

#7 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (The Baby Faced Assassin. @ Dec 19 2009, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kyle Eastmond at Saints seems not to be too shabby at half back from the bit I have seen of him? Then again they do say it's the exception proves the rule laugh.gif


Dont rate him at all as well just looks like a glorified winger to me

#8 GF26

GF26
  • Coach
  • 145 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

Kyle Eastmond? Preston Cambell? Hanley was never ever a six though mate.

Difficult to discuss really without been accused of racism..... I do believe that their must be some genetic differences between all the races, but what they are is difficult to pin point. On the other hand maybe their is a lack of black half backs because there are / were no black half backs acting as role models for aspiring professionals?

This trait appears in rugby & football management.... Bar Tigana how many other black managers have their been in the English to flight?

How many world class male tennis players are black? How many world class boxers are black?

I also think that the barriers some people face may influence the sports they play as well as their position just as much as their race.


#9 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (GF26 @ Dec 19 2009, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kyle Eastmond? Preston Cambell? Hanley was never ever a six though mate.

Difficult to discuss really without been accused of racism..... I do believe that their must be some genetic differences between all the races, but what they are is difficult to pin point. On the other hand maybe their is a lack of black half backs because there are / were no black half backs acting as role models for aspiring professionals?

This trait appears in rugby & football management.... Bar Tigana how many other black managers have their been in the English to flight?

How many world class male tennis players are black? How many world class boxers are black?

I also think that the barriers some people face may influence the sports they play as well as their position just as much as their race.


They did used to say that black men couldnt open the batting, but that theory was put to bed when Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes destroyed England on a regular basis in the 70s and 80s. As for racism if a subject like this cant be discussed then gord help us

Edited by LOWFIELD, 19 December 2009 - 06:02 PM.


#10 Maureen T-k

Maureen T-k
  • Moderator
  • 5,168 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE (LOWFIELD @ Dec 19 2009, 06:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They did used to say that black men couldnt open the batting, but that theory was put to bed when Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes destroyed England on a regular basis in the 70s and 80s. As for racism if a subject like this cant be discussed then gord help us



The only sport in my mind were Black people do not excel is swimming, every other sport they appear to do so.
Im Fev and im proud

#11 oldrover

oldrover
  • Coach
  • 6,030 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (GF26 @ Dec 19 2009, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kyle Eastmond? Preston Cambell? Hanley was never ever a six though mate.

Difficult to discuss really without been accused of racism..... I do believe that their must be some genetic differences between all the races, but what they are is difficult to pin point. On the other hand maybe their is a lack of black half backs because there are / were no black half backs acting as role models for aspiring professionals?

This trait appears in rugby & football management.... Bar Tigana how many other black managers have their been in the English to flight?

How many world class male tennis players are black? How many world class boxers are black?

I also think that the barriers some people face may influence the sports they play as well as their position just as much as their race.


don't tell peter fox that hanley was never a 6. he always played him there for yorkshire in the war of the roses games.
joe mullaney is a god
the only good tiger is a stuffed tiger

Posted Image

#12 Maureen T-k

Maureen T-k
  • Moderator
  • 5,168 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 07:23 PM

Sorry about this but i have received another complaint from a supporter of another team about this thread, i have read what as been put and i cannot see anything as yet to upset or offend anybody but will be keeping a close eye on things.


Maureen
Im Fev and im proud

#13 Trojan

Trojan
  • Coach
  • 15,115 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

Carl Gibson was brilliant at 6 for Batley. When he moved to Leeds they played him on the wing, presumably they believed the myth. He was brilliant for us at fullback for a season.
"Your a one trick pony Trojan" - Parksider 10th March 2013

#14 The Baby Faced Assassin.

The Baby Faced Assassin.
  • Coach
  • 328 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Dec 19 2009, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Carl Gibson was brilliant at 6 for Batley. When he moved to Leeds they played him on the wing, presumably they believed the myth. He was brilliant for us at fullback for a season.


He certainly was, that step he had off the same leg everytime it never failed him biggrin.gif . Although in the twilight of his career when we signed him, he was still a real good un biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

#15 jamescolin

jamescolin
  • Coach
  • 3,170 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (GF26 @ Dec 19 2009, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kyle Eastmond? Preston Cambell? Hanley was never ever a six though mate.

Difficult to discuss really without been accused of racism..... I do believe that their must be some genetic differences between all the races, but what they are is difficult to pin point. On the other hand maybe their is a lack of black half backs because there are / were no black half backs acting as role models for aspiring professionals?

This trait appears in rugby & football management.... Bar Tigana how many other black managers have their been in the English to flight?

How many world class male tennis players are black? How many world class boxers are black?

I also think that the barriers some people face may influence the sports they play as well as their position just as much as their race.

I don't give that it any credence at all. What about all the half backs that play for PNG, Samoa, Fiji, etc. It just about as bad as the film about basketball 'White men can't jump.' If you see the black athletes running you can see they have the flexibility and speed to be great half backs. It is all a matter of training. The statement about Jamacians sounds a bit rum to me.

#16 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (Maureen T-k @ Dec 19 2009, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry about this but i have received another complaint from a supporter of another team about this thread, i have read what as been put and i cannot see anything as yet to upset or offend anybody but will be keeping a close eye on things.


Maureen


Carl Gibson was never a 6 in a million years, all the people mentioned in my opinion are just filler iners at half back. Im not racist or homophobic i couldnt care less who anyone sleeps with or what colour there skin is, and both threads were tounge in cheek to grinde Robin away from his interview revision, although i do reckon my m8 has a point

#17 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (Maureen T-k @ Dec 19 2009, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only sport in my mind were Black people do not excel is swimming, every other sport they appear to do so.


What about Eric the Eel

#18 Steve Ashton

Steve Ashton
  • Coach
  • 922 posts

Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE (LOWFIELD @ Dec 19 2009, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was discussing the Jamacan rugby league team with my mate as he is Jamacan and he reckons they will never do anything because black men he reckons cant play half back and this will always be there let down. After having a think about it i cant remember any only maybe Ellery Hanley, and he was more a loose forward


Are you serious?. A man/womens skin colour has nothing to do with their abilities to do anything....


Steven Ashton

#19 LOWFIELD

LOWFIELD
  • Featherstone Rovers Forum
  • 3,823 posts

Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:37 AM

QUOTE (Steve Ashton @ Dec 20 2009, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you serious?. A man/womens skin colour has nothing to do with their abilities to do anything....


I never said it was

#20 distantdog

distantdog
  • Coach
  • 2,570 posts

Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (LOWFIELD @ Dec 19 2009, 10:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Carl Gibson was never a 6 in a million years, all the people mentioned in my opinion are just filler iners at half back. Im not racist or homophobic i couldnt care less who anyone sleeps with or what colour there skin is, and both threads were tounge in cheek to grinde Robin away from his interview revision, although i do reckon my m8 has a point


Wrong, Carl was a great stand off at Batley, and definitely not filling in because we had no one better. I would suggest Jamaica may not make it as they do not have enough players who are good enough in many positions.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users