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Boot Burglar

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney's cheeky ploy gets the boot

    THE NRL has banned a mischievous ploy by Origin star James Maloney to take his opponents out of play on the eve of the finals.

    In recent weeks the Roosters five-eighth has been sprung throwing the footy boots of opposition players into the crowd.

    It's a sneaky tactic Maloney has been getting away with, without even a caution from the referees.

    Maloney did it to Blake Ferguson a month ago against the Raiders and last Sunday to Kevin Gordon in the Titans game.

    Watch James Maloney's mischievous tactic in the video above
    http://video.dailytelegraph.com.au/2403800025/Serial-pest-James-Maloney-is-the-NRLs-shoe-thief

    Maloney is a fierce competitor who will try anything to win the grand final this year at the Roosters.

    But the NRL says it's a tactic it will not tolerate for crowd and player safety reasons.
    "Clearly an incident which involves any risk of injury to a fan or a player, such as a boot being thrown into the crowd, is of concern," said general manager of operations Nathan McGuirk.

    "We have addressed the issue with the Roosters football department who assure us that it will not be recurring."

    Roosters coach Trent Robinson has confirmed he will speak to his five-eighth about it.

    "It's not a major issue but I've noticed him do it a couple of times," Robinson said.

    "He's just a cheeky player and a great competitor who will look for any edge he can get.

    "But he respects the laws of rugby league too and would never do anything to harm the game.

    "We'll have a chat to him about it."

    The ploy is an injury risk because his opponent often plays on in socks, rather than leave his team a man down in defence.

    Gordon played on for more than five minutes in one boot on Sunday, before his trainer recovered the boot and could get to him.

    The NRL looked at the Maloney incidents on video after receiving footage from Fox Sports.

    "It's difficult for match officials at times to be monitoring issues relating to boots in back play," McGuirk said.

    "We generally will pick up issues such as this and deal with them in post-match reviews.

    "I would be surprised though if we see something like this again from the Roosters."
     
  2. God

    God Well-Known Member

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    It's not cheeky it's cheating, Steve Matai would get 9 weeks for this, this is an outrage an outrage!
     
  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm glad they gave that the boot.
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hear he's just passing it to Julian O'Neill in the crowd who returns the boot after he's finished with it..
     
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  5. God

    God Well-Known Member

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    Does he not have a sole....
     
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  6. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kind of funny but as mentioned it is cheating as it disables the opposition.
    Making Maloney's kicking boot somehow disappear before a conversion would be sweet revenge on the little rorter.
     
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  7. Dan79

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    Good to see the NRL sink the boot into the roosters. Funny when the shoe is on the other foot.
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good to see the big issues getting tackled
     
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  9. globaleagle

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  10. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maloneys a heel.
     
  11. Brookie Benn

    Brookie Benn New Member

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    It's hard to not be 'one-eyed' with this sort of thing, but can you imagine the uproar if this was done by a Manly player? There should be exceptions to the "one punch and you're off" rule. Maloney should expect a solid drubbing for this behaviour, even if there's elements to this that are very comical.
     
  12. COMMANDER

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    Works in well with the other type of burgling he does - ass.
     
  13. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I heard about this during the commentary of the game. I wondered what sort of a tosser would do that. Seriously!
    Shame, I always thought Maloney was an ok dude.
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe he saw Kevin Rudd in the crowd
     
  15. MissKate

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    its not the crime of the century and as a once off it is quite funny, repeating the 'joke' is rarely as amusing
     
  16. HoldenV8

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    They give penalties for pulling someone's headgear off, why not for a players boot being thrown into the crowd?

    I wonder if they'll use the sin-bin if Maloney gets caught doing it?
     
  17. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm thinking George W Bush...
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

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    If Maloney does it again make him play in bare feet for 10 minutes.
     
  19. mozgrame

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    Boots are massively overrated. I know because I watch barefoot rugby league on fox and those guys are awesome! I wonder how much a boot tossed into the crowd by Maloney would go for on e-bay? Or would that be selling stolen property?
     
  20. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i think you mis-spelt the title of this thread. the first word should be spent with 'ut' instead of 'oo'
     

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