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#41 ParraEelsNRL

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

Channel 9 the home of the NRL was all over this last night saying it was a player arrested in London for assault blah blah blah, they then named Billy 5 mins later without correcting the Manchester bit or the fact billy had been let go without charge. They then repeated the same garbage later that night (midnight) even though before the first report on the national news at 6pm, other stations had got to the truth and reported the truth already.

 

Yep, the home of the NRL, channel 9 who paid over $1 billion for TV rights have their knickers in a knot because some other TV station besides them had the gaul to show a RL tournament that the home of RL in Australia couldn't have been ######ed showing.

 

So what do channel 9 do?

 

Well they either ignore it completely, bash it when an opportunity comes along like above, or ridicule it non stop with sly inserts here and there.

 

Channel 9 is a parasite to sports in Australia, thank god channel 7 had the guts to come back to international RL this year after a 20 year hibernation (because of Channel 9's Kerry Packer and News Limited's Rupert Murdoch and the bloody Super League War) because they are actually doing the game of Rugby  League justice on their channel 7 network. 

 

Channel 7 might be the home of AFL in Australia, but at least when they have the rights to other major sports/events, they do the code/program a real service, channel 9 could learn a lot, but everyone at the station are up each others arses.



#42 giwildgo

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:21 AM

I hope Billy Slater presses charges as the plice invited him to do.

This would mean more coverage but also show that some scrote took it upon himself to have a go and (as usual) the player has no option to defend himself.

I understand the sentiment, but don't personally think the use of (as usual) is appropriate or anywhere near accurate.

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#43 Bomballey

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

I understand the sentiment, but don't personally think the use of (as usual) is appropriate or anywhere near accurate.


As usual they had to get their retaliation in first has probably been more appropriate over the years

#44 boxhead

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

The CCTV footage is floating around on the News networks.
Must disappoint some here that Slater is not the offender.



#45 Bomballey

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

The CCTV footage is floating around on the News networks.
Must disappoint some here that Slater is not the offender.


Not at all. Just surprised that they are knocking about at that time of night mid tournament.

Rightly or wrongly you make yourself fair game for the press when you do that. Plus one or two on here will give you a tickle for fun.

#46 Saintslass

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:16 AM

Good job they're not based in Newcastle, he'd have probably got into a fight for having a coat

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#47 boxhead

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

Not at all. Just surprised that they are knocking about at that time of night mid tournament.

Rightly or wrongly you make yourself fair game for the press when you do that. Plus one or two on here will give you a tickle for fun.

I was not thinking about you.

 

 

Slaters media statement

http://media.smh.com...ht-4915721.html

 

The CCTV footage

 

http://www.theaustra...Ealn3uWPbBEIwCZ

 

It was nothing.


Edited by boxhead, 12 November 2013 - 08:49 AM.


#48 7723

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:39 AM

I have just seen the CCTV footage of the incident. Billy Slater did exactly what anyone else would do. I bet the guy who hit him now wishes he hadn't.



#49 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:46 AM

I have just seen the CCTV footage of the incident. Billy Slater did exactly what anyone else would do. I bet the guy who hit him now wishes he hadn't.

What happened then?



#50 7723

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

Slater is talking to a group and one of them hits him so Slater gives him a good whack back.

 

http://www.heraldsun...t-1226758458688



#51 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

Slater is talking to a group and one of them hits him so Slater gives him a good whack back.

 

http://www.heraldsun...t-1226758458688

 

Can't access that at work. Give me a full Vossy style description :-) Does he put the guy on his harris?



#52 7723

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

Can't access that at work. Give me a full Vossy style description :-) Does he put the guy on his harris?

 

The first punch by the other guy is a weak punch to Billy's head while Billy is sort of turning away.

 

Billy then gets a great punch right to the chin that knocks the guy right off balance. Can't tell if he hits the floor as the camera shot isn't wide enough. I wouldn't have fancied being on the end of it.



#53 John Rhino

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

I understand the sentiment, but don't personally think the use of (as usual) is appropriate or anywhere near accurate.


I live a long way from a Rugby town so have to bow to your better knowledge and experience
However it just seems from reading the press that there are a lot of idiots about willing to have a pop at anyone remotely famous
Not in this case I hasten to add, he would not have known Billy from Adam.

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#54 markleeds

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

If anyone watched Bouncers the other night you would have seen how alcohol makes some people think they are 10 men. The little chav, Dalton was giving it the big one then it showed him hit someone who wasn't expecting it and the did the old 'hold me back lads, I am going to him'.

These people are usually the first to go chelping to the Police when someone give them it back.

#55 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:20 AM

The first punch by the other guy is a weak punch to Billy's head while Billy is sort of turning away.

 

Billy then gets a great punch right to the chin that knocks the guy right off balance. Can't tell if he hits the floor as the camera shot isn't wide enough. I wouldn't have fancied being on the end of it.

The guys mates jump in or did Billy simply walk away.



#56 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

If anyone watched Bouncers the other night you would have seen how alcohol makes some people think they are 10 men. The little chav, Dalton was giving it the big one then it showed him hit someone who wasn't expecting it and the did the old 'hold me back lads, I am going to him'.

These people are usually the first to go chelping to the Police when someone give them it back.

I was told many years ago , never get into a fight when drunk. Not that I went about getting into fights. But seems good advice to me.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

The guys mates jump in or did Billy simply walk away.

 

Nothing much seemed to happen after that. No one jumped in. I don't think they wanted to. Next clip was of Billy and the bloke stood with the bouncer.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

I think they should have held him for questioning for a couple of weeks. I'm fairly sure Inglis, Thurston and Cronk were involved too. Lock them all up!


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#59 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:21 AM

I think they should have held him for questioning for a couple of weeks. I'm fairly sure Inglis, Thurston and Cronk were involved too. Lock them all up!

Won't matter to us if they are or not, but NZ might like that.



#60 Phil

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

Fair play to Slater he was hit first and retaliated with one punch, which from the CCTV clip was all it needed!!!


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