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  1. The trouble with issues like this is some tend to make light of it and others feel accused and hurt because of that. It can become too emotive a debate because we all really know we're all guilty of prejudice but it's what you do about it that matters. It's always going to be difficult to get a reasoned argument when people like to 1) dislike a particular player or someone else involved in the game, 2) people don't like another poster for whatever reason 3) Only certain people will rather stupidly fess up rubbish like this and that means everyone's a bit on edge when something like this comes up. All that is natural and normal. But maybe the real reason people find it difficult to deal with on here is that they enjoy a bit of sledging and amending their ways is much harder than dealing out the abuse. I'm not keen on assuming Ryan Bailey was up to no good any more than of assuming Carney is guilty.
  2. Really liked your post, and I'm sorry to edit it in this way but .......... making sense? being rational? following a successful model? I'm not sure TGG is the sport for you if you're expecting these things to happen.
  3. I don't think anyone involved in RL is " ....supposed to accept crowds ..." or anything else for that matter. You're still free to believe in and agree with whatever you like. The conclusions you draw from those two things may be a different matter. If we were supposed to accept anything at all we'd better let some of the posters on here where being sceptical is seen as a calling.
  4. So! That's what comes from being able to have the best players. With great power come great responsibility! If it evens it up for a game or two that will only make it all the more interesting
  5. No, abuse is not acceptable, no, it is not the same as sledging, no, it has nothing to do with the game being played by the male of the species. Yes it does happen, yes it has always happened, yes it has become accepted for far too long.Mr A Murphy was/is a past master at it. But when has a ref sent someone off for name calling or sledging? If we're not talking racial or physical or emotional abuse what exactly are we talking about? Salford are conducting some sort of investigation but it is interesting that it was Carney who was involved in the recent ref incident, and that is something that has me questioning the whole issue.
  6. Are there people who forget? I didn't "miss" Leeds off it was intentional, I'm a bit bored with how often they've been mentioned.
  7. " .....obviously Halifax 87, Bradford back to back titles under Fox, Widnes Laughton years etc etc ...." Sounds like an invitation to "Sunday bloody Sunday" to me. Great stuff!
  8. Obviously because they've no Canadian players, haven't done much since they arrived and didn't even think to bring bags of cash for each traditional heartland club to fritter away, had the nerve to start at the bottom and win games and even celebrated when they won! Well done the Red devils by the way for doing it the hard way and well done to Swinton Lions also, into the bag with Leeds,HKR etc magic!
  9. Oh, it must be true then!
  10. "Why waste a sentence saying nothing?" Seth Godin Because sometimes it's better to use a thousand to say even less. That way you can manipulate a straight forward news item as a vehicle for any old thing you want to. Does anyone remember that Brierley has signed for TWP? I'm not surprised we must have either glazed over or become comatose over this one. Brierley to Toronto!
  11. I've no idea what you might mean.
  12. It's a bit rich of anyone to blame RL being where it is located for their attitudes towards it as a sport admittedly though you desperately need clout, political or otherwise, in France.