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#21 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:06 AM

Cracking little video, I've no sound but I imagine it's Edith Piaf playing.

Each one of those deserved a ban IMO. But still, it's nice to see Catalan have their priorities right, sod O'Brien who got hit, it's Taia who's the victim here. :rolleyes:


That is not the issue, they have their priorities right, all they are asking for is consistency.

In my opinion all the tackles ( possibly not the Ellis one ) deserved a ban. The RFL only decided to punish Catalan. The RFL are so inept in this case that they couldn't see that letting dangerous late challenges go unpunished they were letting precedents gather.

There was no directive between the Taylor one and the Taia one, therefore they were saying its open season.

By the way the amount of Saints fans who agree with Catalan, considering it was our player, proves the point.

#22 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Did anyone see the feature on Boots N All?

 

It was a decent little insight, and astonishing considering it didn't have Sam Tomkins, anyway it continues next week.


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#23 League Express

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Taia loses appeal against ban

Catalan Dragons player Zeb Taia has lost his appeal against a three match ban imposed on him by an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal earlier this week.
Taia was handed the three match ban, plus a £300 fine, after he was found guilty of committing a Grade C reckless striking with the shoulder offence during Catalan’s Super League Round 23 game against St Helens on Saturday August 3.
Taia appeared before a Disciplinary Tribunal again this evening to contest the severity of the suspension, but after taking all submissions into consideration, the committee deemed the original sanction of a three match ban appropriate and ordered the forfeit of a £200 appeal bond.


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#24 League Express

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Laurent Frayssinous has responded to the RFL's disciplinary tribunal appeal hearing for Zeb Taia who have upheld the three game ban that was given to him on Tuesday evening.
Frayssinous stated "We are disappointed to hear that the RFL disciplinary tribunal has seen fit to confirm that Zeb Taia will miss our next three games. We are not happy about the decision after we put together what we thought was a balanced and reasonable appeal. We will keep a close eye on any decisions that go to the tribunal over the coming weeks.
"We are a strong club, we have a group of players who have a strong mentality and we have an excellent set of supporters. This will not grind us down, but only strengthen us to perform over the next few games and seal our place in the play-offs for when Zeb returns to our team."


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#25 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:29 AM

Catalan defend Julien Bousquet

 

It's not the first time they've cried foul play over their own teams foul play. Frayssinous, "I don't think it is a late challenge, but just perhaps the timing is out a little."

 

This is a Bet365 link where Frayssinous dismisses that Catalan get home favouritism, here.

 

Basically, they've got form when it comes to whinging.


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#26 MrFussy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

Laurent Frayssinous has responded to the RFL's disciplinary tribunal appeal hearing for Zeb Taia who have upheld the three game ban that was given to him on Tuesday evening.
Frayssinous stated "We are disappointed to hear that the RFL disciplinary tribunal has seen fit to confirm that Zeb Taia will miss our next three games. We are not happy about the decision after we put together what we thought was a balanced and reasonable appeal. We will keep a close eye on any decisions that go to the tribunal over the coming weeks.
"We are a strong club, we have a group of players who have a strong mentality and we have an excellent set of supporters. This will not grind us down, but only strengthen us to perform over the next few games and seal our place in the play-offs for when Zeb returns to our team."

I think that's a little bit dramatic to be honest. A 3 game ban to a player at this stage isn't exactly a major crisis regardless of how hard done by they might be feeling. Perhaps he's attempting to instil a backs to the wall mentality into his team.

 

I do hope Catalans have a strong finish to the season though. Saints aside (obviously) then they'd be my preferred choice to win at Old Trafford.



#27 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

I think that's a little bit dramatic to be honest. A 3 game ban to a player at this stage isn't exactly a major crisis regardless of how hard done by they might be feeling. Perhaps he's attempting to instil a backs to the wall mentality into his team.

 

I do hope Catalans have a strong finish to the season though. Saints aside (obviously) then they'd be my preferred choice to win at Old Trafford.

Next week it'll be a press release about their run in. The RFL are biased...

 

(It's a hell of a run in though, after Saints last week, a pepped up Bulls, Wigan, Leeds and then Wire)

 

If, a big if, we win - and I think we may - then I'd struggle to see them winning another game.


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#28 MrFussy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:13 AM

Next week it'll be a press release about their run in. The RFL are biased...

 

(It's a hell of a run in though, after Saints last week, a pepped up Bulls, Wigan, Leeds and then Wire)

 

If, a big if, we win - and I think we may - then I'd struggle to see them winning another game.

That is an extremely nasty run in, and to my surprise they're only 4 points clear of you, I was thinking that their place in the 8 was more or less secure for some reason. They've got a lot of work to do even to make the playoffs, so I understand why it seems like such a bitter blow to them now, they'll need all the help they can get.

 

They need to put this behind them now and focus on what's to come as there's going to be little room for slip ups.



#29 hindle xiii

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:15 AM

That is an extremely nasty run in, and to my surprise they're only 4 points clear of you, I was thinking that their place in the 8 was more or less secure for some reason. They've got a lot of work to do even to make the playoffs, so I understand why it seems like such a bitter blow to them now, they'll need all the help they can get.

 

They need to put this behind them now and focus on what's to come as there's going to be little room for slip ups.

Nah, f*ck 'em! ;)


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#30 Middleman

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

ON/561/13

Gregory Mounis-Catalans-Catalans v St Helens-03/08/13

ON/562/13

Zeb Taia-Catalans-Catalans v St Helens-03/08/13

ON/563/13

Michael Simon-Catalans-Catalans v St Helens-03/08/13

ON/565/13

Antonio Maria-Catalans-Catalans v St Helens-03/08/13

ON/508/13

Ian Henderson-Catalans-Salford v Catalans-19/07/13

ON/509/13

Greg Mounis-Catalans-Salford v Catalans-19/07/13

ON/510/13

Remi Casty-Catalans-Salford v Catalans-19/07/13

ON/484/13

Jamal Fakir-Catalans-Catalans v Hull-13/07/13

ON/483/13

Mathias Pala-Catalans-Catalans v London-06/07/13

ON/484/13

Julien Bousquet-Catalans-Catalans v London-06/07/13

ON/485/13

Vincent Duport-Catalans-Catalans v London-06/07/13

ON/447/13

Gregory Mounis-Catalans-Huddersfield v Catalans--8/06/13

ON/391/13

Steve Menzies-Catalans-Catalans v Hull-08/06/13

ON/392/13

Greg Mounis-Catalans-Catalans v Hull-08/06/13

ON/374/13

Morgan Escare-Catalans-Widnes v Catalans-02/06/13

ON/376/13

Jamal Fakir-Catalans-Widnes v Catalans-02/06/13

ON/351/13

Jamal Fakir-Catalans-Catalans v London-25/05/13

ON/334/13

Ian Henderson-Catalans-Catalans v Castleford-18/05/13

ON/335/13

Vincent Duport-Catalans-Catalans v Castleford-18/05/13

ON/319/13

Antonio Maria-Catalans-Catalans v York-12/05/13

ON/284/13

Leon Pryce-Catalans-Wakefield v Catalans-04/05/13

ON/251/13

Remi Casty-Catalans-Catalans v Huddersfield-27/04/13

ON/238/13

Ian Henderson-Catalans-Hunslet v Catalans-21/04/13

ON/183/13

Oliver Elima-Catalans-Catalans v Leeds-01/04/13

ON/184/13

Zeb Taia-Catalans-Catalans v Leeds-01/04/13

ON/186/13

Jamal Fakir-Catalans-Catalans v Leeds-01/04/13

ON/187/13

Gregory Mounis-Catalans-Catalans v Leeds-01/04/13

ON/162/13

Michael Simon-Catalans-London v Catalans-28/03/13

ON/145/13

Zeb Taia-Catalans-Catalans v Bradford-24/03/13

ON/127/13

Ian Henderson-Catalans-Catalans v Widnes-16/03/13

ON/109/13

Ian Henderson-Catalans-Wigan v Catalans-08/03/13

ON/110/13

Eloi Pelissier-Catalans-Wigan v Catalans-08/03/13

ON/111/13

Oliver Elima-Catalans-Wigan v Catalans-08/03/13

ON/83/13

Antonio Maria-Catalans-Catalans v Wakefield-02/03/13

ON/41/13

Leon Pryce-Catalans-Warrington v Catalans-15/02/13

ON/42/13

Oliver Elima-Catalans-Warrington v Catalans-15/02/13

ON/44/13

Brent Webb-Catalans-Warrington v Catalans-15/02/13

ON/27/13

Julien Bousquet-Catalans-Catalans v Salford-09/02/13

ON/27/13 - Appeal

Julien Bousquet-Catalans-Catalan v Salford-09/02/13-

ON/26/13

Thomas Bosc-Catalans-Hull KR v Catalans-03/02/13

 

 

 

Statistically they are one set of dirty mothers

they top the Red Card / Yellow Card Stats, and are 2nd only Hull KR in Penatties conceeded, their RFL disciplinary runs like war & peace , but mainly war .

So yeah it's all a conspiracy ....


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#31 Saint Toppy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:37 PM

Interesting part to Taia's defence:-

"The player states that he has come into the tackle and he feels it was a committed tackle and that it was shoulder to shoulder"

 

Taia obviously still doesn't understand that you can't tackle an opponent by just using your shoulder, regardless of where the impact point was !



#32 MrFussy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

Interesting part to Taia's defence:-

"The player states that he has come into the tackle and he feels it was a committed tackle and that it was shoulder to shoulder"

 

Taia obviously still doesn't understand that you can't tackle an opponent by just using your shoulder, regardless of where the impact point was !

I don't want to see players get banned for a shoulder to shoulder hit though (and I'm not saying his hit on O'Brien was). If a shoulder charge is aimed at the mid section for example (see Koroibete's hit which was penalised in the Tigers vs Eels game earlier) then why should that warrant a ban? Or even a penalty?

 

I'd only like to see bans handed out for shoulder charges which make contact with the head, and still think Taia's did.



#33 zorquif

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Why after making concessions to help make catalans successful would the rfl have a disciplinary vendetta against them? Did the club release that video? If so they should get a giant fine for bringing the club into disrepute




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