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#1 bedlam breakout

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

mc namaras latest off the cuff insult to the fans was to call them "blinkered" in last nights superleague show, are these the same fans who turn up to grand and cc finals together (from different clubs) in their thousands? the same ones that sit stand drink chat and laugh together for the love of the game?(from different clubs) how can these morons know any thing about rl apart from how their own full back has been playing? the same fans who watch sl on sky and pay for the privelidge ?

how will the "blinkered" fans be able to see whats going on on fri if they go to the game then?


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:29 PM


Quite so, there have been a fair number of blinkered fans on here!

 

However, is there a transcript of what he actually said?  Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?



#3 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?

 

Just the blinkered ones.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

How does 'blinkered' become 'morons' in only three lines?



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:45 PM

"fans from each club, they watch their clubs and their blinkered" well I think that's what he said its hard for me to understand what hes saying, don't know bout you?


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

How does 'blinkered' become 'morons' in only three lines?

being blinkered to me is being compared to been sheltered from exposure so as not to over stimulate an otherwise dormant brain like a dumb animal 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

Quite so, there have been a fair number of blinkered fans on here!

 

However, is there a transcript of what he actually said?  Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?

The programme is still on I-Player.  I've just watched it, and it is as the OP says. 

 

Somebody really does need to teach McBanana PR skills because he just keeps digging a hole for himself.  First of all he says with some irateness that he is 'sick' of talking about the players who aren't there (that's because a damn good one isn't, Steve) and then he goes on a little spiel about how fans are blinkered, wanting only their own players to play for England, etc, etc.  Yeah, right, that's why fans from so many clubs wanted Brough to play in the halves!  Coz we're all blinkered and only want our own players.

 

He came across as somewhat patronising and obtuse.


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#8 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:50 PM

"fans from each club, they watch their clubs and their blinkered" well I think that's what he said its hard for me to understand what hes saying, don't know bout you?

 

*They're

 

being blinkered to me is being compared to been sheltered from exposure so as not to over stimulate an otherwise dormant brain like a dumb animal 

 

*Being


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#9 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:52 PM


 

Somebody really does need to teach McBanana PR skills because he just keeps digging a hole for himself.

 

McNamara. Why should he respect the fans if they don't respect him?


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#10 Saintslass

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

McNamara. Why should he respect the fans if they don't respect him?

Respect is earned. 

 

The more I hear him at present the less I respect him. 

 

And your little teacher impression doesn't earn respect either!  Leave it out (including the spelling lesson above).


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#11 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

Respect is earned. 

 

The more I hear him at present the less I respect him. 

 

Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.


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#12 Saintslass

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:04 PM

Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.

You're entitled to your cringe.  Each to their own.  But if you listen to him on the Superleague Show I will be fairly sure you won't finish watching without cringing again, but for different reasons.



#13 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:11 PM

You're entitled to your cringe.  Each to their own.  But if you listen to him on the Superleague Show I will be fairly sure you won't finish watching without cringing again, but for different reasons.

 

Haha! Touché...

 

I've interviewed him a couple of times for Love Rugby League and spoke to him off the record at a few RL events recently. He always comes across as a very respectable bloke in my experience. It was nice of him to actually remember who I was and come and say hello at the RLCares dinner!

 

I don't agree with some of his team selections, but off the field I can't knock him.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:14 PM

Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.

nicknames can also be endearing and full of affection, on the subject of respect -I would more than happy to respect my audience, my fans and my peers if I were in such a privileged job as him.


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#15 Saintslass

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

I've interviewed him a couple of times for Love Rugby League and spoke to him off the record at a few RL events recently. He always comes across as a very respectable bloke in my experience. It was nice of him to actually remember who I was and come and say hello at the RLCares dinner!

 

I don't agree with some of his team selections, but off the field I can't knock him.

He might be a cuddly cutey person to person but if you listen to him on the Superleague Show you will be tempted to hide behind your hands just a little bit because he doesn't come across very well.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

Most fans are blinkered, just read these boards

#17 bedlam breakout

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Most fans are blinkered, just read these boards

no they are not- they are very well informed, observant (witty) fans of the game and deserve much better than comments like this


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

I'm a fan and I acknowledge that I'm blinkered in terms of my own club, often stupidly blinkered at times, but I'd rather not have it pointed out to me that bluntly.  Ah well... how to make friends and influence people.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

Fans are bound to be blinkered as they see more of their club and players than any other. He may have used the wrong word but he's correct all the same, I really don't see what's worth getting worked up about.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

Personally I don't find 'blinkered' offensive, I think we all are to some extent, but he probably should just stop answering any questions about his selections and fans opinions of them now.

 

One point though, he absolutely isn't getting much respect from the fans, and that was well before any squad announcements. It is quite a strange thing this dislike of him, I'm not sure I've witnessed it so much for a national manager, and I'm not that sure what he has done to deserve it.

 

The level of stick and childish names he gets called on places like this and twitter is quite staggering IMHO.