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Hornetto

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#3130280 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on Yesterday, 12:17 PM

Somewhere in UAE, there's a nervous  government wonk turning off Origin 1 and thinking "Oh, 5h!t - THAT's what the difference is"




#3130234 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on Yesterday, 11:50 AM

My apologies, I misread my messages. He isn't in the UK yet, but he will be over here next week

All good.




#3130069 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on Yesterday, 09:56 AM

Steve Mascord's spoken to Sol Mokdad. He's in a pub in Beirut watching Origin 1. Legend.

Scroll down a bit...
http://www.smh.com.a...527-ghaq80.html




#3129768 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 26 May 2015 - 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.




#3129685 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 26 May 2015 - 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'




#3129579 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 26 May 2015 - 01:35 PM

Do you know what... I really am fed up now.  Bye.

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)...




#3129258 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 25 May 2015 - 07:27 PM

OK Oasty your work is done here.

 

52 posts in one day - all defending UAERugby and their bent regime.

 

Sol's public humiliation is now complete and his reputation in the Gulf severely damaged.

 

A dirty victory. Go celebrate.




#3126494 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 21 May 2015 - 03:00 PM

A round-up on this whole sorry scenario http://www.loverugby..._medium=twitter

 

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.

 

Cheers.




#3126231 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 21 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

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.

This.
Exactly this.
Nothing else - just this.




#3125583 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 20 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

UAE RL Champions stand down - won't play while Sol Mokdad is in jail and until RLIF have resolved the situation.

http://www.thenation...overnance-issue




#3125005 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 19 May 2015 - 06:52 AM

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.




#3125003 Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

Posted by Hornetto on 19 May 2015 - 06:50 AM

UAE Rugby steal the RL Final - claiming governance of League while they work on Sol Mokdad's deportation. Their Kafkaesque behaviour knows no bounds. Reprehensible.

 

http://www.thenation...ment-is-back-on




#3124783 National Rugby Football League - professional rugby union league

Posted by Hornetto on 18 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

Sorry - just spotted this thread.
Blog article on same topic below. If you've seen the article previously apologies.
http://theseladscanr...nvasion-of.html




#3124763 ryan brierley

Posted by Hornetto on 18 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

That's a bit unfair on Salford's half backs who were sat on the side-lines watching due to injury and suspension.

Actually - I include showboating penalty machine Rangi Chase in that.




#3124710 BBC

Posted by Hornetto on 18 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

I'm no Tory, I don't read the Daily Mail.But in my opinion the BBC is a left leaning broadcaster. Which goes against their charter.

When you use the assertion that "Anyone" would agree and "The only people" you don't know that. Like me, you only have your opinion and speak only for yourself , not others.

It's not left-leaning at all - it's just that all the 'noisy' media leans so far to the right that Mussolini would be 'left-leaning' in comparison. The BBC treats everyone equally and fairly  - it's just that in the current climate equitable and fair treatment are seen as 'leftist values' while the contempt of the right has become 'normal running'.

 

Just to keep this on topic, comrades - I like Dave Woods' commentary and I enjoyed the Beeb's presentation of the games at the weekend. Nobby is an interesting summariser and the Peacock/Wilkin/Crabtree combination is insightful, entertaining and quite funny.

 

Keep the red flag flying folks...