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ELBOWSEYE

Member Since 22 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Union's obsession with yellow cards

13 April 2015 - 06:44 PM

Watching  Ben Thaler ref in SL he is the exact opposite he won't show a yellow no matter what goes on.

But I agree when I see highlights of union games yellow cars come out frequently.


In Topic: 11 Apr: Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 1.30pm

11 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

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In Topic: 11 Apr: Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 1.30pm

11 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

Solid first half. Few young lads in, Atkins, Penny and OBrien left out.
Some nice tries, looking better with Myler in the team.
It's freezing.

atkins out for several weeks. Playing Wakefield at the right time

In Topic: 2/3 Apr: The Super League Match Thread (Easter Part One)

02 April 2015 - 10:06 PM

mate it was a smoke bomb and the majority of wire fans pointed out the imbeciles who threw it, quite rightly people are appalled none more so than the wire fans in the stadium

two fans threw things on the pitch first the smoke bomb and later a plastic bottle at their own player's. Two idiots and 17 plonkers on the pitch in wire shirts

In Topic: Union vs League commentators

26 March 2015 - 04:15 PM

This difference in attitude that is mentioned here could be down to the different cultural background of the two codes. The referee in Union is almost seen as sacrosanct...a headmaster type figure. England captain Chris Robshaw had the audacity to question the ref who then responded to the pupil with a..."Christopher".
It's not just commentators who accept their decisions and move on with the game, it's players, coaches etc...very very rarely do you hear a coach or player bemoan the ref after the game (or even during it..."yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir". The ref in Union is given an almost untouchable status that few other sports afford. All of this is likely connected to the public school aspect of Union with the pupils obedience to their teacher/headmaster part of the etiquette. State school sports (where ruffians are not so obedient to authority) tend to speak out more and voice their displeasure at any perceived injustice. Only last week I heard an ubiquitous football chant being used by a RL crowd..."the referees a wa#ker". RU is quite repressed at times.

could be worse they could have called him a banker