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#1 EastLondonMike

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Nice little piece that doesn't hold back..

http://www.standard....er-8514364.html

Wonder if it will make it into the print edition..

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#2 trakl

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

The most telling quote, for me, is Spencer's saying that the rugby union press were "incredulous" and that they couldn't believe the case was being taken so "seriously" - ie. people being paid merely to write about rugby union and ostensibly in support (or, at best, being utterly blasé) of the latter's banning of a university student who had the temerity to play as an amateur alongside paid rugby league players...

I am "incredulous" that the sport got away with such appalling discrimination and hypocrisy for so long.

Incidentally, some of those journalists are still knocking around today...

#3 Tonka

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

I'm incredulous that the RFL shopped him!

He may well have been banned anyway, and the ruling was outrageous, but talk about self flagellation.

#4 bobbruce

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

I'm incredulous that the RFL shopped him!

He may well have been banned anyway, and the ruling was outrageous, but talk about self flagellation.


To be fair it does say that the RFL checked with him first if they could do it or not.

#5 Pie tries

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

Cracking article, hope our man in Texas sponsors his local,RL in the good old USA! Article also show RU for what the were and still are.

#6 Johnoco

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:42 PM

I'm incredulous that the RFL shopped him!

He may well have been banned anyway, and the ruling was outrageous, but talk about self flagellation.

A smart move. Otherwise we wouldn't even be discussing this.

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#7 shaun mc

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:10 AM

Things were about to change for both codes of rugby at that time, and I have no downside to the RFL making Ady a profile case. It could have gone wrong for him, and the RFL would have been chastised, but there were bigger things happening in both games and 11 months later union became more honest. maybe this more high profile incident moved it along. If Ady was a lever, thanks to him, so that the wider game of RL could be played across the UK.
A refreshing, factual article without bullsh it.

#8 Manx RL

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

The most telling quote, for me, is Spencer's saying that the rugby union press were "incredulous" and that they couldn't believe the case was being taken so "seriously" - ie. people being paid merely to write about rugby union and ostensibly in support (or, at best, being utterly blasé) of the latter's banning of a university student who had the temerity to play as an amateur alongside paid rugby league players...

I am "incredulous" that the sport got away with such appalling discrimination and hypocrisy for so long.

Incidentally, some of those journalists are still knocking around today...


Some of those journalists are regular visitors and posters on here too!
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#9 Johnoco

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

Some of those journalists are regular visitors and posters on here too!


I wondered what happened to Clive Woody.

Edited by Johnoco, 02 March 2013 - 01:09 AM.

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#10 trakl

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

Some of those journalists are regular visitors and posters on here too!


Feel free to tell all...




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