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Member Since 09 May 2007
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In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Yesterday, 07:20 PM

No offense but someone being slightly obnoxious towards you is hardly the same as a man being imprisoned for 13 days, being forced to publicly tarnish his own name to free himself and then effectively forced to leave the country simply for organizing a RL competition. This is an extremely serious issue and I think it's pretty pathetic that alleged "RL people" are willing to dismiss it or brush it under the carpet just because it happened in a relatively obscure (in RL terms) place.

I'm with you - but it demonstrates how *nion's obnoxiousness is ingrained in its culture. I wasn't trying to suggest an equivalence.

In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Yesterday, 05:20 PM

Like what? There have been disrupted tours etc but this is the first time I can recall that RU has actively banned the sport and imprisoned participants since Yugoslavia and Italy in the 60's. Every RL fan (and RU fan) should know about this but the only ones who do are those who are diligent enough to check internet forums and specifically check threads relating to the issue. Our media is a joke, and then we wonder why this type of thing happens over and over again when we don't publicise the issue and just allow it to happen.

In 1987/88 I was told I couldn't play in a charity *nion game at Manchester Rugby for daring to turn up in a Rochdale Hornets shirt that had... A SPONSOR ON THE FRONT!! that clearly identified it as a League jersey. I compromised by playing with it inside-out. I was also repeatedly penalised for effecting what the referee referred to as 'League tackles' i.e. 'tackles'.


Hardly Vichy, but a reasonable example of *nion's historical attitude (appreciate that this is veering towards X-code territory - will go home now...)

In Topic: are workington town responsible for reviving english cricket

Yesterday, 04:58 PM

I was having this conversation today, saying how his poor dad - as an ex Junior Kiwis coach - must be seething ha ha

In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Yesterday, 04:41 PM

No... I wouldn't agree with that at all.  There's been far worse done to rugby league in the last 50 years.

But very few involve a full-on human-rights abuse. The good news is Sol's well shut of it and hopefully he can relax and reboot a bit while he's in the UK. And maybe catch a game or two if he can still stomach it.

In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Painful as Oasty was, his time was not fully wasted on this forum. With his final conceited parting shot he taught me a new word..... "thaumaturgic"


Which I'm led to believe means 'the feeling you get while passing a pine cone through the rectum'