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mc namara calls you "the fans" blinkered

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mc namaras latest off the cuff insult to the fans was to call them "blinkered" in last nights superleague show, are these the same fans who turn up to grand and cc finals together (from different clubs) in their thousands? the same ones that sit stand drink chat and laugh together for the love of the game?(from different clubs) how can these morons know any thing about rl apart from how their own full back has been playing? the same fans who watch sl on sky and pay for the privelidge ?

how will the "blinkered" fans be able to see whats going on on fri if they go to the game then?

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Quite so, there have been a fair number of blinkered fans on here!

 

However, is there a transcript of what he actually said?  Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?

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Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?

 

Just the blinkered ones.

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How does 'blinkered' become 'morons' in only three lines?

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"fans from each club, they watch their clubs and their blinkered" well I think that's what he said its hard for me to understand what hes saying, don't know bout you?

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How does 'blinkered' become 'morons' in only three lines?

being blinkered to me is being compared to been sheltered from exposure so as not to over stimulate an otherwise dormant brain like a dumb animal 

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Quite so, there have been a fair number of blinkered fans on here!

 

However, is there a transcript of what he actually said?  Did he say ALL fans were blinkers or just those who have  issues with him?

The programme is still on I-Player.  I've just watched it, and it is as the OP says. 

 

Somebody really does need to teach McBanana PR skills because he just keeps digging a hole for himself.  First of all he says with some irateness that he is 'sick' of talking about the players who aren't there (that's because a damn good one isn't, Steve) and then he goes on a little spiel about how fans are blinkered, wanting only their own players to play for England, etc, etc.  Yeah, right, that's why fans from so many clubs wanted Brough to play in the halves!  Coz we're all blinkered and only want our own players.

 

He came across as somewhat patronising and obtuse.

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"fans from each club, they watch their clubs and their blinkered" well I think that's what he said its hard for me to understand what hes saying, don't know bout you?

 

*They're

 

being blinkered to me is being compared to been sheltered from exposure so as not to over stimulate an otherwise dormant brain like a dumb animal 

 

*Being

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Somebody really does need to teach McBanana PR skills because he just keeps digging a hole for himself.

 

McNamara. Why should he respect the fans if they don't respect him?

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McNamara. Why should he respect the fans if they don't respect him?

Respect is earned. 

 

The more I hear him at present the less I respect him. 

 

And your little teacher impression doesn't earn respect either!  Leave it out (including the spelling lesson above).

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Respect is earned. 

 

The more I hear him at present the less I respect him. 

 

Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.

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Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.

You're entitled to your cringe.  Each to their own.  But if you listen to him on the Superleague Show I will be fairly sure you won't finish watching without cringing again, but for different reasons.

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You're entitled to your cringe.  Each to their own.  But if you listen to him on the Superleague Show I will be fairly sure you won't finish watching without cringing again, but for different reasons.

 

Haha! Touché...

 

I've interviewed him a couple of times for Love Rugby League and spoke to him off the record at a few RL events recently. He always comes across as a very respectable bloke in my experience. It was nice of him to actually remember who I was and come and say hello at the RLCares dinner!

 

I don't agree with some of his team selections, but off the field I can't knock him.

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Fair comment.

 

Its still incredibly cringeworthy when I see fans use 'hilarious' nicknames to mock people in the game though.

 

See also 'McDonut' from disgruntled Leeds fans and 'Kashcow' from anyone who doesn't like Salford.

nicknames can also be endearing and full of affection, on the subject of respect -I would more than happy to respect my audience, my fans and my peers if I were in such a privileged job as him.

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I've interviewed him a couple of times for Love Rugby League and spoke to him off the record at a few RL events recently. He always comes across as a very respectable bloke in my experience. It was nice of him to actually remember who I was and come and say hello at the RLCares dinner!

 

I don't agree with some of his team selections, but off the field I can't knock him.

He might be a cuddly cutey person to person but if you listen to him on the Superleague Show you will be tempted to hide behind your hands just a little bit because he doesn't come across very well.

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Most fans are blinkered, just read these boards

no they are not- they are very well informed, observant (witty) fans of the game and deserve much better than comments like this

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I'm a fan and I acknowledge that I'm blinkered in terms of my own club, often stupidly blinkered at times, but I'd rather not have it pointed out to me that bluntly.  Ah well... how to make friends and influence people.

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Fans are bound to be blinkered as they see more of their club and players than any other. He may have used the wrong word but he's correct all the same, I really don't see what's worth getting worked up about.

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Personally I don't find 'blinkered' offensive, I think we all are to some extent, but he probably should just stop answering any questions about his selections and fans opinions of them now.

 

One point though, he absolutely isn't getting much respect from the fans, and that was well before any squad announcements. It is quite a strange thing this dislike of him, I'm not sure I've witnessed it so much for a national manager, and I'm not that sure what he has done to deserve it.

 

The level of stick and childish names he gets called on places like this and twitter is quite staggering IMHO.

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Personally I don't find 'blinkered' offensive, I think we all are to some extent, but he probably should just stop answering any questions about his selections and fans opinions of them now.

 

One point though, he absolutely isn't getting much respect from the fans, and that was well before any squad announcements. It is quite a strange thing this dislike of him, I'm not sure I've witnessed it so much for a national manager, and I'm not that sure what he has done to deserve it.

 

The level of stick and childish names he gets called on places like this and twitter is quite staggering IMHO.

It's almost as bad as the England football manager, you're screwed before you get the job and eventually you know you'll end up leaving in disgrace with everyone calling you a cabbage.  The only positive is that you won't have your face plastered across the back page of The Sun pictured as that cabbage.

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It's almost as bad as the England football manager, you're screwed before you get the job and eventually you know you'll end up leaving in disgrace with everyone calling you a cabbage.  The only positive is that you won't have your face plastered across the back page of The Sun pictured as that cabbage.

To be fair people will actually give the England football manager a chance. RL fans were also happy with previous appointments so I don't think it is a standard thing, it just seems to have always been there with McNamara.

 

TBH he hasn't done much to annoy me. The one major point was the Exiles series last year when he treated the 2nd game as a Knights game, which I thought was bang out of order, but other than that I have seen plenty of decent performances and some improvements. It's all I can ask.

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Fans are bound to be blinkered as they see more of their club and players than any other. He may have used the wrong word but he's correct all the same, I really don't see what's worth getting worked up about.

How am I blinkered by my club may I ask?

Why does McNamara keep coming out with these ridiculous statements, it's absolutely pathetic. He should just give the press the usual garbage which every other coach does so they are unable to write anything about him and get on with his job.

I've bought a ticket for the final, if finances permit I may go to the opener in Wales also. McNamara coming out with stuff like this to fuel his 'I am always right' stubborn ego makes me think twice about attending games.

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Most fans are blinkered. Go to any game and listen to half the fans calling the ref for virtually every decision that doesn't go their way. It is amazing seeing the difference in mates when I watch a Wakey game with them, and then watch a couple of other teams on Sky. All of a sudden they see knock-ons and high tackles by both sides!

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How am I blinkered by my club may I ask?

Why does McNamara keep coming out with these ridiculous statements, it's absolutely pathetic. He should just give the press the usual garbage which every other coach does so they are unable to write anything about him and get on with his job.

I've bought a ticket for the final, if finances permit I may go to the opener in Wales also. McNamara coming out with stuff like this to fuel his 'I am always right' stubborn ego makes me think twice about attending games.

I think you reaction is more ridiculous if I'm honest

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