I don't wanna be too pedantic but Hurricane Katrina was cause by gay sex, not gay marriage. It's a fine point I know but, if we are going to use science to discredit homosexual activity, it's important to be accurate.
I'm in a same sex relationship.
I've been having the same sex with the missus for 15 years.
No seriously, I'm bi-sexual. If I can't get sex, I buy it.
I could't be gay - I couldn't stand the rejection from men as well...
I'll get me Pakamac (invented in manchester, naturally)
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.
Saves having to stick him/her on ignore. I've seldom come across a more blatant, irritating troll on here.
Most of the people contributing to this thread are regulars and to get under the skin of so many takes a particular level of considered effort. He contributed almost 10% of the total postings - every one of them a clear attempt to get a rise.
I'm off to lie in a darkened room for a while
PS - good luck to Sol (just to pull it back on topic)...
I think ceding a *nion stronghold (six clubs and a 7's circus - hardly a bastion) to right a human-rights wrong and expose nefarious practice is a worthy payoff. Leveraging that to elevate League's status worldwide as a champion of fair-play and integrity is a worthy challenge. Establishing four new, independent clubs elsewhere to offset the loss and maintain RL's development would be a worthy outcome.
I must admit, beyond contributors here and the sterling efforts of Steve Macord and the SMH to shove the story out to a wider audience, take-up by the UK sporting press - and the RL press especially - has been pretty dreadful.
Beyond sport, I hope that Sol can brush himself down, get on with his life and put all this behind him. Mostly I hope that he retains his passion for our game and that somewhere an ambitious developing nation can put his enthusiasm to work for them.
Is there a consensus that this is a bad thing and a good illustration of how the fight for our game needs to go on? It's been a while since we looked to come out fighting.
They'll "befriend" us where we are strong and look to crush us where we are weak. And we swallow it hook, line and sinker.
This has very little to do with our game's name and everything to do with choking us at birth.
It's a nice introduction for Mr Collier as to the main obstacle to our game's growth.
I could be wrong, but my interpretation is that the union authorities in the UAE are happy with an outcome that sees them dropping charges in favour of the RLIF allowing them to remain the official, legal voice.
The RFLF couldn't possibly agree to that. Leave the fckr5 isolated. A pariah RL state.