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#1 The Big Gun

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

Ferguson has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman in June this year and thus is likely to be stood down by the NRL for the coming season. Surely if he's available it would be worth a Super League club taking a flyer on him?



#2 Eldujo

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

Great player but an awful lot of baggage comes with him. Not sure it would be worth the big bucks someone would pay him for the year. It worked for Catalans with Greg Bird though I suppose in a similar situation.



#3 guess who

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:52 PM

Why would a SL club want someone who has just been found guilty of a offence like this?



#4 The Big Gun

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

Why would a SL club want someone who has just been found guilty of a offence like this?

Because he would potentially be the best player in the league?

 

Bradford and Catalans were happy to take Greg Bird on who'd been charged with a much worse offense.



#5 Eldujo

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:57 PM

Why would a SL club want someone who has just been found guilty of a offence like this?

Because he's as exciting a centre as there is in the game. Although I completely agree with you, you wouldn't really want to be cheering him on whoever he is playing for.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:04 PM

Bradford and Catalans were happy to take Greg Bird on who'd been charged with a much worse offense.

 

And thats something to be proud of is it?



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:07 PM

Could he even get a visa after being found guilty of indecent assault?

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#8 sweaty craiq

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

Send him to French RU



#9 The Big Gun

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:15 PM

And thats something to be proud of is it?

You asked why a SL team would want to take him on...



#10 EastLondonMike

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

He's appealing the decision anyway..

 

Every club in SL would want him if he was available and able (VISA permitting) to get over here.

 

Reckon he'll end up in RU for a year if the NRL stand him down.


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#11 guess who

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

You asked why a SL team would want to take him on...

 

 

You also said, "Because he would potentially be the best player in the league?".

 

He could also be a complete waste of time and money.



#12 Konkrete

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

Because he would potentially be the best player in the league?

Bradford and Catalans were happy to take Greg Bird on who'd been charged with a much worse offense.

Big difference between charged and guilty don't you think?
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#13 Dave T

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

I'm split on things like this.

 

People get punished by the courts and that is how it should be, I'm not sure we should then hamper their careers and people should be given chance to try and rebuild their life.

 

That said, as a community game, where there is a big onus on our players working with kids and in schools it somehow feels wrong to have players like this working for our clubs.



#14 redjonn

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:40 PM

Well my missus wouldn't go to watch her team if they signed someone that had been found guilty of such an offence so soon after it happened.  Given he had no time to show remorse or changed ways.   So given its a family game and don't what to show the wrong morale compass I would be extremely disappointed if the club I supported signed him.



#15 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

His actions are utterly disgraceful...

 

...So yes, someone sign him up quick...



#16 PREPOSTEROUS

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

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Edited by PREPOSTEROUS, 13 December 2013 - 06:33 PM.


#17 guess who

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

.

 

Must admit. I thought the same as you.



#18 RSN

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:11 PM

You also said, "Because he would potentially be the best player in the league?".

He could also be a complete waste of time and money.


As could every signing you make.

#19 TheTerminator

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:17 PM

Any Super League club signing a (potentially convicted) sex offender would be sending an atrocious message to its supporters - and not just female fans.

Edited by TheTerminator, 13 December 2013 - 07:20 PM.

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#20 Copa

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:18 PM

He could be sent to gaol for a few years.




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