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#1 The Dude

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

Why cant we have this quality of features on the BBC?  This is the kind of feature that gets someone into the sporting consciousness of a nation, where this lad should be. 

 

http://www.youtube.c...JKDtw2Ag&sns=tw

 

 



#2 boxhead

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

Why cant we have this quality of features on the BBC?  This is the kind of feature that gets someone into the sporting consciousness of a nation, where this lad should be. 

 

http://www.youtube.c...JKDtw2Ag&sns=tw

 

 

He is a great player, his name is starting to suffer down under though.

 

"Boot 'thug' Sam Burgess out of the Rugby League World Cup, writes Phil Rothfield

Read more: http://www.dailytele...1#ixzz2j6t72g9l

 

Media finally turns on Sam Burgess following World Cup cheap shot on Sam Thaiday

Read more: http://www.dailytele...4#ixzz2j6tHbXPV

 

I know many will say that those threads are Aussie anti Pommie rants but the Burgii have had a dream run with the media in Australia and Sam Burgess foul play this year has been noted and it will not go down well with many.


Edited by boxhead, 29 October 2013 - 11:49 AM.


#3 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

This would be the same Thaiday who has a reputation for being the third man in in fights...

http://www.dailytele...9-1226063301778

Nothing to see here, except some whinging Aussie journos. Not defending Burgess on the shot but it was nothing compared to the like of Edwards or even Morleys sendings off.

#4 Dave T

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

He is a great player, his name is starting to suffer down under though.

 

"Boot 'thug' Sam Burgess out of the Rugby League World Cup, writes Phil Rothfield

Read more: http://www.dailytele...1#ixzz2j6t72g9l

 

Media finally turns on Sam Burgess following World Cup cheap shot on Sam Thaiday

Read more: http://www.dailytele...4#ixzz2j6tHbXPV

 

I know many will say that those threads are Aussie anti Pommie rants but the Burgii have had a dream run with the media in Australia and Sam Burgess foul play this year has been noted and it will not go down well with many.

How it should be tbh - he made a bad high tackle against your national team, the media should be bagging him!



#5 boxhead

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

How it should be tbh - he made a bad high tackle against your national team, the media should be bagging him!

I dont know what that means, sorry.



#6 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Bagging - slagging him off.

#7 boxhead

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

This would be the same Thaiday who has a reputation for being the third man in in fights...

http://www.dailytele...9-1226063301778

Nothing to see here, except some whinging Aussie journos. Not defending Burgess on the shot but it was nothing compared to the like of Edwards or even Morleys sendings off.

I did not write the article, but I would rather a third man in ( something that gets heavily penalised in the NRL) than have my crown jewels ripped around or have my eyes gouged.

What would you prefer?

What has Thaidays reputation have to do with being flattened with a blatant head high shot anyway?



#8 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

Again, I'm not defending his actions on those counts, but the Aussie media aren't going to bag their own players during a World Cup campaign, they'd much rather target England's biggest name, hoping to wind him up.

Thaidays reputation is relevant because whilst they are bagging Burgess, they conveniently forget to leave out Thaidays less than honourable reputation at times -as I said its just a wind up from whinging Aussie journos.

Edited by Pen-Y-Bont Crusader, 29 October 2013 - 12:10 PM.


#9 dkw

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

Aussies complaining about dirty players, oh the irony.



#10 Cumbrian Fanatic

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Aussies complaining about dirty players, oh the irony.

That's what I was thinking, they're never very vocal when their own players hit high shots or worse for Aus against anyone else


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#11 boxhead

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

That's what I was thinking, they're never very vocal when their own players hit high shots or worse for Aus against anyone else

Whats that Tony Willams three years ago and Willie Mason a life time ago?

 

Every team has players that either accidentally or not do high shots.

Gouging and testicle grabs are hardly accidental are they?


Edited by boxhead, 29 October 2013 - 12:20 PM.


#12 The Dude

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:22 PM

I posted a link to this documentary because it has a depth to it, and quality,  that is generally lacking in programmes we get in England.  It is too good to miss for League fans. 

 

Not too bothered about getting into an argument about his judiciary history. 

 

The League players in this country do not have the wider status with the general public that their skill/efforts deserve.  This is the kind of documentary that our players should be getting.  You Australians maybe are used to this kind of programme that actually provides the audience with something more than the basic -he's good at rugby but comes from Yorkshire, in this country we are not used to this quality of documentary.  RLWC2013 is certainly producing some good coverage that will boost the standing of some of our stars but not seen anything as good as this documentary. 

 

Watch it when you have a spare 45 mins.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

I posted a link to this documentary because it has a depth to it, and quality,  that is generally lacking in programmes we get in England.  It is too good to miss for League fans. 

 

Not too bothered about getting into an argument about his judiciary history. 

 

The League players in this country do not have the wider status with the general public that their skill/efforts deserve.  This is the kind of documentary that our players should be getting.  You Australians maybe are used to this kind of programme that actually provides the audience with something more than the basic -he's good at rugby but comes from Yorkshire, in this country we are not used to this quality of documentary.  RLWC2013 is certainly producing some good coverage that will boost the standing of some of our stars but not seen anything as good as this documentary. 

 

Watch it when you have a spare 45 mins.

Fair enough Dude.

Sorry I derailed your thread.



#14 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

The Aussies go on about how dirty he is, but he wasn't that dirty when he left our game! They've turned him...

#15 Ackroman

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:40 PM

Greg Bird however is a paragon of virtue



#16 OMEGA

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:46 PM

Engaging and enlightening documentary about a superb human being and a stellar Rugby League player.

By the time he's done he'll be remembered in both hemispheres as one of the greatest ever, as for Boxheads comments, there hasn't been a great of the game that didn't have a ruthless streak.

#17 Amber Avenger

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:12 PM

He is a great player, his name is starting to suffer down under though.

 

"Boot 'thug' Sam Burgess out of the Rugby League World Cup, writes Phil Rothfield

Read more: http://www.dailytele...1#ixzz2j6t72g9l

 

Media finally turns on Sam Burgess following World Cup cheap shot on Sam Thaiday

Read more: http://www.dailytele...4#ixzz2j6tHbXPV

 

I know many will say that those threads are Aussie anti Pommie rants but the Burgii have had a dream run with the media in Australia and Sam Burgess foul play this year has been noted and it will not go down well with many.

 

I wouldn't worry about it. It's no different when in the soccer world cup and someone a foriegn player who plies their trade in the premier league fouls an England player and gets away with it and it seems like they may be public enemy no.1. Come the domestic season next year and the press loves them again - Ronaldo during his Man United era comes to mind


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#18 Pie tries

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:12 PM

Not enough on the bbc this WC full stop

#19 ChrisGS

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:23 AM

The Aussies go on about how dirty he is, but he wasn't that dirty when he left our game! They've turned him...

 

According to the man himself he was. In an interview he said the difference is most SL games don't have multiple cameras and replays to catch you out :D



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

I posted a link to this documentary because it has a depth to it, and quality,  that is generally lacking in programmes we get in England.  It is too good to miss for League fans. 

 

 

 

Watch it when you have a spare 45 mins.

 

that documentary is fantastic.  i couldn't stop watching it.  Inspirational.  Was going to post a link on here, but delighted to see you have already got it up.


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