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C H Calthrop

Member Since 27 Apr 2014
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:27 PM
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In Topic: McNamara on the news.

Yesterday, 04:55 PM

Whether we like it or not the best strategy for McNamara (or anybody else for that matter) to take when asked about Burgess in Union is to be polite and positive about the sport and the player. Any other response is guaranteed to generate negative publicity and there is the potential for him to be destroyed in the edit and come across very badly both for himself and our sport.

Not really. Honest is a policy, eg; McN- "Iv'e always thought it was unusual the a player like SB who is endowed with power, pace, skill and vision should find himself in a position where RU seem unaware of how to use him. But you can't keep talent like that down, I'm sure he will succeed".


In Topic: McNamara on the news.

Yesterday, 12:09 PM

I don't think your children could do it and I doubt you could do it. What experience do you have dealing with the national media?

He isn't dealing with the national media he is in an interview situation, one or two people infront of him asking questions on a subject he can take a position of authority on. That then gets broadcast as national media.  He never appeared to me to have any skills in debate whatsoever. Very few of them have. Watch the leading questions from Tanya Arnold on the SLS and how the guests lap it up. Stevo had an interview with Start Barnes once. it was like watching a primary school child cope with words for the first time. 


In Topic: Ghosts etc

22 May 2015 - 11:49 AM

Lets not forget there were adults in the UK who thought this was real. 


In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

22 May 2015 - 09:25 AM

Some people on this thread should really get out more. A wolrdwide conspiracy against RL, a lockdown against RL by the BBC, media cover-ups against RL. I'm sorry to break the news to some on here but in the real world RL just isn't that important, if it was such a threat to RU then RU forums would have threads about RL and the danger it poses to them but (unlike this forum with it's obsession on all things RU) they never talk about RL. What does that tell you?

Go on a lot of RU forums then?


In Topic: Sol Mokdad / UAE Rugby League (merged threads)

22 May 2015 - 09:23 AM

Apparently the RL media had been asked to not report on the situation as it was considered quite delicate with Sol Mokdad still in prison at the time, thats according to a twitter exchange i had with Phil Caplan.

So abject silence was considered the only response to the delicacy of the situation?