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Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:59 am
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You would hope AP could get together with the owners/CEO's of other clubs and make the RFL understand that the quality of officiating is damaging the game and putting their investment and players livelihoods in jeopardy. With so many leisure options available to people the game is at genuine risk of falling attendances if this continues, couple it with the atrocious "commentary" provided by Sky and the incredibly questionable Stobart sponsorship deal and the future looks questionable if nothing changes. The RFL seem to think the fans are still "flat caps and whippets".

I think the RFL is run by whippets (possibly in flat caps).

You make a good point about players' livelihoods - I wonder how many players' incomes have been adversely affected by incosistend and petty rulings. I still believe the whole incident ought never to have made it this far.

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:42 am
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downtheante wrote:
I think the RFL is run by whippets (possibly in flat caps).

You make a good point about players' livelihoods - I wonder how many players' incomes have been adversely affected by incosistend and petty rulings. I still believe the whole incident ought never to have made it this far.


it is a stupid rule "deliberate contact with the referee", it's not as if he was violent or anything, the referee simply stood in the wrong place. I am all for someone laying Ganson out cold, I'll pay the fine!

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:04 am
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downtheante wrote:
I think the RFL is run by whippets (possibly in flat caps).

You make a good point about players' livelihoods - I wonder how many players' incomes have been adversely affected by incosistend and petty rulings. I still believe the whole incident ought never to have made it this far.


I agree. But having made it that far they should at the very least check back in the same season's rulings for previous analysis/outcomes. The incident was very similar to Webb's which was a case heard in March. In Webb's hearing the panel agreed that there was no malice and that the player was just trying to cover a potential quick tap and dive over the line by the opposition player. They fined him but didn't ban him. Why not just compare the two and arrive at the same conclusion first time around ? It would have saved us time and money and them embarrassment.
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Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:12 am
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I agree. But having made it that far they should at the very least check back in the same season's rulings for previous analysis/outcomes. The incident was very similar to Webb's which was a case heard in March. In Webb's hearing the panel agreed that there was no malice and that the player was just trying to cover a potential quick tap and dive over the line by the opposition player. They fined him but didn't ban him. Why not just compare the two and arrive at the same conclusion first time around ? It would have saved us time and money and them embarrassment.



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Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:29 am
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Hessle Roader wrote:
They don't know the meaning of embarrassment, but they certainly understand incompetence, after all they are the masters of it.


just "who are the RFL" nowadays anyway, Lewis has gone back to outside ping pong, who is running the show(er)?

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:05 pm
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Standee wrote:
it is a stupid rule "deliberate contact with the referee", it's not as if he was violent or anything, the referee simply stood in the wrong place. I am all for someone laying Ganson out cold, I'll pay the fine!

Your not wrong Standee, however sensibility surely states that if the ref thought it was deliberate contact why didnt he send him off for it ??
Standee wrote: "because watching hull fc isn't worth the 200+ mile round trip ."
I rest my case

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:05 pm
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Standee wrote:
just "who are the RFL" nowadays anyway, Lewis has gone back to outside ping pong, who is running the show(er)?


Kaff and co :lol: dont you know that mate
Standee wrote: "because watching hull fc isn't worth the 200+ mile round trip ."
I rest my case

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:21 pm
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In my dealings with the RFL, 'shower' describes them perfectly.
The greatest game is being turned into a laughing stock amongst its own fans.
If we had competent people running the game, we'd have a much higher profile in UK sport.

Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:19 pm
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Good news. McGoldrick available and Ferriol out for 2 games.


However,what this means in reality is, you will get less penalties awarded they will get more. :DOH:
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Re: Great start for McGoldrick

Post Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:53 pm
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Standee wrote:
just "who are the RFL" nowadays anyway, Lewis has gone back to outside ping pong, who is running the show(er)?


Tubby Nigel, I think, until a repacement is announced for Lewis.
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