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With Lineham and Abdull both facing lengthy bans for grabbing an opponent’s 🥜 and Makinson currently serving one, I have to question why they do it. Even as a heat of the moment thing I can’t believe they don’t know what they’re doing, and must know they’ll face a long ban as a result? One a season in the whole league might be just understandable, but three within a few weeks is ridiculous. 

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12 minutes ago, Eddie said:

With Lineham and Abdull both facing lengthy bans for grabbing an opponent’s 🥜 and Makinson currently serving one, I have to question why they do it. Even as a heat of the moment thing I can’t believe they don’t know what they’re doing, and must know they’ll face a long ban as a result? One a season in the whole league might be just understandable, but three within a few weeks is ridiculous. 

I can understand they want the attacker to drop the ball (pardon the pun), but it's just plain weird and rather embarrassing behaviour.

Surprisingly, it appears 5 matches clearly isn't a deterrent, double it to 10 and it'll stop.

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It is rather odd that Makinson ended up with an E-grade charge, Lineham has an F, and Abdul has a D-grade. 

But it is even more odd that players are doing this. Particularly in the weeks following the high-profile Makinson case.

I think Warrington should be disciplining Lineham anyway. 

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2 minutes ago, Dave T said:

It is rather odd that Makinson ended up with an E-grade charge, Lineham has an F, and Abdul has a D-grade. 

But it is even more odd that players are doing this. Particularly in the weeks following the high-profile Makinson case.

I think Warrington should be disciplining Lineham anyway. 

Wasn’t Makinson’s downgraded due to his previous record?

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1 minute ago, Hela Wigmen said:

Wasn’t Makinson’s downgraded due to his previous record?

No, they just appealed it and the panel agreed that this was an E instead of an F as he didn't intend to hurt him.

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3 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

Makes you wonder if they're doing it so that can get time off during the pandemic. Never seen so many people commit such an obvious banning action.

Indeed. Their clubs must be absolutely livid. 

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13 minutes ago, Dave T said:

It is rather odd that Makinson ended up with an E-grade charge, Lineham has an F, and Abdul has a D-grade. 

But it is even more odd that players are doing this. Particularly in the weeks following the high-profile Makinson case.

I think Warrington should be disciplining Lineham anyway. 

I'm sure that the disciplinary panel can come up with a formula to determine punishment based on the combinations of meat and veg involved. 

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23 minutes ago, Dave T said:

It is rather odd that Makinson ended up with an E-grade charge, Lineham has an F, and Abdul has a D-grade. 

But it is even more odd that players are doing this. Particularly in the weeks following the high-profile Makinson case.

I think Warrington should be disciplining Lineham anyway. 

The only thing i can think of is the different angle of attack, prolonged period ie grabbed by mistake? And abdul was doing it as part of a tackle where oddly makinson had already been tackled and was lay on the floor, there was no excuse of hand in wrong place of a tackle etc.. 

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Can we please have these disciplinary hearings televised with in depth legal argument . Be a right laugh 

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36 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Can we please have these disciplinary hearings televised with in depth legal argument . Be a right laugh 

How we about we sensationalise it and name it the Hopoate Files

 

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Personally just like spitting, eye gouging and biting I think any "low grab" should be disciplined in a harsh way. 5 games is no where close to the mark for me personally. 5 months might be getting closer. 

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2 hours ago, Dave T said:

It is rather odd that Makinson ended up with an E-grade charge, Lineham has an F, and Abdul has a D-grade. 

Sounds like the disciplinary committee made a right balls up of it

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The ballsy decision would be to give all of them long bans as a deterrent . The ball’s in the court of the disciplinary to sort it . Must take their eye of the ball with this one . Stiff punishments on the tackle 

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4 hours ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

Makes you wonder if they're doing it so that can get time off during the pandemic. Never seen so many people commit such an obvious banning action.

Or maybe its hard to get a Tinder date in lockdown and they are expanding their options? 

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1 hour ago, DavidM said:

The ballsy decision would be to give all of them long bans as a deterrent . The ball’s in the court of the disciplinary to sort it . Must take their eye of the ball with this one . Stiff punishments on the tackle 

Seminal comedy comment

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3 hours ago, unapologetic pedant said:

Who was that England RU bloke who engaged in some low-jinks against a Welsh player? The look on his face suggested he saw it as joshing. Maybe our players have started seeing these manoeuvres in carry-on terms as well.

Marler.... In fairness he is funny and it was as you say a low-jinks move on a Lions teammate 

Compared to some things that happen at the breakdown, maul, scrum and even line out it was relatively tame! 

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4 hours ago, unapologetic pedant said:

Who was that England RU bloke who engaged in some low-jinks against a Welsh player? The look on his face suggested he saw it as joshing. Maybe our players have started seeing these manoeuvres in carry-on terms as well.

No, he was trying to get the blind touchjudge to see the offence and get Marler sent off.

As opposed to slotting him and getting sent off himself.


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When we tried dishing out 10, 11, 12 match bans for foul play (late 80s I think) it had no effect on behaviour. SO they gave up on the long bans.

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7 hours ago, Dave T said:

No, they just appealed it and the panel agreed that this was an E instead of an F as he didn't intend to hurt him.

So he was trying to bring him to climax then presumably? Rubbish technique.

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