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Cannonball Tackle

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by anthonyb1965, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With our game against Souths a little over a week away and reading the Daily Telegraph this morning regarding the cannonball tackle, who should the picture be of...........Chris Sandow, flying at the legs of a player already held up by 2 other Souths players. Who would coach players to do this? Surely not John Lang?? I think this is one of the most dangerous tackles I have seen and definitely should be banned with the most severe suspension available!! The offending coach should also be fined for this behaviour.

    I hope Chris "The Grub" Sandow doesn't do this next week and take out one of our champions for the season or worse.
     
  2. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    It's Sandow, he'll do any dirty trick in the book & then puff his chest out & try to act tough afterwards.

    We should send Mauro or Lussicj out there to crunch him early on & see if he can still play his game after he's had a taste of a real shot.
     
  3. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    its been happening for years, its footy, not touch...
    get over it FFS and harden the f*ck up!

    its how teams are coached these days
     
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  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Hard to get over your leg being smashed to pieces. Doubt you'll get over it if someone dives into the side of a Manly player's knee & ends the career of a Foran, Lyon or Watmough.

    League is a rough game, we get that, but there are some things that have no place on the field. It's sport FFS not life & death (que smart ass 'it's more important that life & death comments).
     
  5. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I never realised it was footy!! Thanks for clearing that up for me!!

    I will try and HTFU next time.........FFS!!
     
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    In fairness to Souffs its not just them doing it. I don't think I've seen a team that hasn't done it at one stage and that includes us.
     
  7. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Ok brookie. I'm about the same size as Brock Lesnar. 6'6 and 120kg. You stand still while i dive at your knees. We'll see who's a cat!
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I seem to recall a time when the Manly club was in the news for having players target the knees of opposing kickers as they were kicking the ball.

    Coaches are always looking for an edge. However, I do object when coaches use methods that have a high probability of maiming opposition players.
     
  9. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Mid nineties from memory
     
  10. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Ronnie Gibbs for Manly was a master at clipping the legs of the kickers and in later years Steve Price was renowned for it.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, Bozo was coach.
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Lesnar has got to be much heavier than that
     
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    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There's diving in at the legs of a player being held to bring him down, and then there's diving in at the legs of a player being held with careless or reckless intention to injure. Sandow's effort was a cynical example of the latter.
     
  15. jjai

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    About fukn time Brookie good call.. Deadset .. they might be fit now days , but fuk they are cry babies compared to the 80`s.. they wouldnt even last a half playing against westerurn suburbs now days..
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    lol fonz ..

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    if a team does them tactics you(manly) do it back to them its simple, they grapple you grapple them , they chicken wing you do the same.. same as cannon ball.. deadset who comes up with thses fukn names some fukn retard disceting **** in the game that doesnt need to be touched, while the real issues of inept ground officials & refs & a fukd up CEO get ignored..
     
  16. Wolfpack

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    Jjai, if you just let players & teams get away with cheap tactics like the 'cannonball' tackle then all it will end up doing is driving the more talented athletes away from league & into other sports. Take away the truely talented top tier of players & the NRL will be pretty average to watch.

    People should be getting angry at the Bellamys' of the world who think this crap up. If everyone just played the sport within the spirit of the game then everything would be hunkydory, unfortunately these muppets find a way to try & bulls**t their way into wins & everyone gets punished as a result.
     
  17. jjai

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    yeah i agree mate it is the certain coaches who permit/allow& even train them to employ those tactics, that screws it for legitimate teams who abide by the rules..
    I was just saying do the same to them it f***ks them up as well..
    You know me not much thought goes into my posts its all emotion & passion .. :p
     
  18. Brookie

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    lol, that sounds a little bit keyboard hero-ish.... don't be so precious
    but i'm only about 5'10 and 85kg, but quick as hell!
    you wouldn't catch me tubbsie! :p[hr]
    lesnar has testicles, thats the 7kg difference between the two :D
     
  19. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Quick means nothing, think I will have 2 guys hold you up top then have someone take a flying leap at your legs.............HTFU???? FFS................
     
  20. SeaEagleRock8

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    wtf thought I'd stumbled on a porn site by accident
     

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