Err, they're proposing putting a team in Championship 1. Which has teams from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Wales & Coventry in it. IME, Canadians are quite likely to have heard of some or all of those places.
Even if they haven't, they will have heard of one team that's playing: Toronto.
Whilst I like watching games as a neutral, I prefer watching games involving my own club
A slightly better effort than their last one, but you can still tell it's by their RU-fan YTS boy. The giveaway is "but what kind of monster doesn’t at least try to dodge a tackle? Only a ravening beast runs straight at people on purpose." is straight from the RU cliché book.
That's kind of the point. It's a "quote" from an union player.
It would have to be a period ban, in my mind. Otherwise he'll just sit out the Euro Championship and the preseason matches and the ban will be almost over by the time the season starts. Maybe 6 months? That will take him up to April.
Hohaia is entirely innocent in the event we are discussing, which is why I made the comment on this thread.
I watched the match live and then on the TV (until 3am, saddo that I am! But I was happy). Firstly Flower took Hohaia down off the ball, then Hohaia ran after him and forearmed him (NOT elbow as some are suggesting) to the head, then Flower punched him hard enough to knock him down and out. It was bad enough at that point. But then Flower stands over Hohaia who is KO'd on the floor and punches him straight to the head. That final incident is what we are speaking about in this thread and nothing that Hohaia did before that point makes him in any way responsible for that final punch.
I'm in no way defending Flower, what he did was unacceptable, but are you seriously saying that the prior events had no bearing on the second punch?
In which case Flower took Hohaia down unprovoked. Hohaia ran in and forearmed Flower unprovoked. Then Flower punched Hohaia unprovoked.
The whole sequence of events are directly linked. If Hohaia hadn't run in with the forearm, he wouldn't have been punched. If Flower hadn't taken Hohaia out off the ball, he wouldn't have been forearmed. I can't blame him for going in though, and I am in no way trying to shift blame from Flower, as he instigated the whole thing and then VASTLY overreacted and he deserves a lengthy ban, but to suggest that Hohaia is completely blameless is ludicrous.