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I wouldn't want to belong to any club..........

21 June 2014 - 01:23 PM

"I have just for the first time in my life seen Twitter and reading some of the posts on the Docs account by Castleford fans shocked me, I honestly didn't expect their too be so much vitriolic bile spewed." 

This is a quote from Scarletturkey and they also had pictures posted somewhere trivial but the nature of these things needs all of us to stand up and be counted. These things are appalling and deserve our unreserved condemnation. I don't want the kind of awful things they find acceptable to be used against them but I do feel if we're not prepared to let them know we are as culpable as they are! 

Let them know this is not what RL is about or let RL become the sporting equivalent of the modern Lafarge apartheid world.

Don't leave it as excuses that they are just a few, a minority. There is a reason they think this sort of thing is acceptable and that because the rest of us let it happen!

 

If we can't do this 

 

"Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any ( racist) club that will have me as a member" Groucho Marx, almost!

 

This is not about MK it's about us and what we think is important.


Salford swoop for Knight Dobson LONDON, June 16

16 June 2014 - 07:10 PM

When I saw this I was struck by the headline and London effectively in the same sentence. Now RL and London is difficult enough to come to terms with in spite of the Broncos who have always been  a truly wonderful addition  to TGG but this got me to thinking of strange bedfellows. And I thought what would a list look like of things we wish went together but don't.

This is just a few examples here.

I'm sure you can add to this list:

The Aussies and lets encourage International RL

OZ coach and "What a great referee!"

What a great Sport you have and "I'm a Troll"

Isn't RL wonderful and I'm a rugby union correspondent

We're very sorry for our treatment of RL and the French rugby union

We think we should increase our coverage and any national daily uk newspaper  :superstition:  :angry:

 

What are you on?

Keep taking the medicine! 

Lacks clarity! etc etc etc

"It is a brave and honest person who can stand apart from the masses and openly challenge its most treasured beliefs."


Obstruction, Bazzer, Tez and nothing in it for mine!

14 June 2014 - 05:26 PM

I know there is no point in saying this but no axe to grind against Saints. However, there was a clear taking out of a man without the ball in the dragons v saints and if I understand the rules correctly there is no sense of different interpretations here. Both Baz and Tez come out with "nothing in it" by way of explanation.Then Josh Jones clearly pushes the full-back out with the camera pointing directly at him and one of them asks the question did he push him then? There will be those who will argue there is no bias here but it's hard to dispute this when you add the disappointment displayed when the team playing the Dragons doesn't  score! This apart I think I prefer the Saturday commentary team on the whole.The other thing I really object to is having to press the red button to get my sport when there are recorded events being shown on the other Sky sport's Channels, not good enough Sky as the red button doesn't work on a laptop and if it does you've never told me how! Very even game really is the business though!  (Of course this changed as soon as I wrote this)There were other examples of nothing wrong with that comments by the way!

 

Bon cop de falç!
Bon cop de falç, defensors de la terra!
Bon cop de falç!


Warren Ryan, racism , prejudice and bullying

07 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

This will be an odd post ( enter nice people who like to have a go :superblue:  ). Warren Ryan has resigned over his reference to the word " darky " because of the TV's companies decision to stand him down, Now, I know, some of you will not see the connection here but that's life. When Lee Mossop made his début and managed to drop the ball two of the commentators made " Ee by gum!" references to him which they regarded as acceptable. You may be the sort of person who sees these two things as nothing to do with each other, but prejudice is prejudice no matter who it refers to and no matter who said it in the first place. I do not condone prejudice any more than I condone bullying :superblue:  but what is fascinating is what defines it and what doesn't! There is no difference between " Ee by Gum!" and "darky" when it comes to one cultural group referring to another. But then again if we all understood this how would UKIP ever win a seat anywhere?

 

"The word used to describe the character was a direct quote from the film. There was no offence intended, so I won't be apologising. It would be insincere."

I'm afraid Warren, direct quotes are no more a defence than a shared ethnic origin. You were no less and no more guilty than the people in the other example, have they been stood down?

 

"But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself" 

"What are you on? Keep taking the Medication etc etc etc.........."Sorry, just saving some people a bit of time and effort!


People pay to watch a game and its players, not its officials......

06 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

"People pay to watch a game and its players, not its officials......." This is a quote from the saint's chairman and I think he's right - it's really intrusive to have to watch the video refs but neither do I want to see the coaches reaction during the game or images of chairman for that matter- I just want to watch t'match.

How do you all feel about this the game or not the game? Simple choice!!!

 

 

"But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself" Ricki Nelson :asciidity:  :devil: