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Doping speculation doesn't mean we should be treated like "dopes"!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Wook, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Wook

    Wook Member

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    Apologies, needed to get this off my chest.
    Reports, innuendo, speculation, assumptions, hearsay, due process etc…..I don’t care!! I care about answers now, nothing else!
    Neither the rhetoric nor the corporate spin answers the questions I have (and possibly yours?) and those of my 9 year old daughter. A, “response/ update” with a proposed 24 – 48 hours is not acceptable for a single fan, group of fans or; the greater Rugby League community – We, “pay the bills”!
    After all, “they” are protecting themselves against any financial penalty or litigation that may impact the, “bank accounts” that we have” filled/ do fill”!!
    Why do we deserve information now?
    Simple, without us the, “game” does not exist!
    I’ve read article’s over the last few days that mention sponsors and their financial contribution to the code. Again, I don’t care!
    Based on figures last year and conservative calculations, the public contributed over $100 million in gate receipts alone. If we were to add purchases of merchandise, subscriptions to Foxtel, online and offline viewing of newspapers etc (advertising income), club memberships we are more important than any sponsor and always will be!! I think you get my point without me needing to expand on why Corporate’s pay what they do for sponsorship right’s etc – it’s because of us!
    This post probably won’t change anything but, as a community of supporters we should at least attempt to voice our thoughts. The colours of the team we support as individuals right now is irrelevant, the group of supporters we are from every team is!! Come round 1, we can recommence the sledge/ banter but not now – now we need to unite!
    None of us know the detail yet but, it is incumbent on all of us to demand information as shareholders of this great game and hold the league to “ransom”, for want of a better word, not the reverse, not based on their timetable or discretion!
    For the sake of my 9 year old (and your kids who will and do support this great game in the future), share with others! After all, grey is now a team colour shared by all until we know otherwise!
    Go Manly!
     
  2. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's a definate get it off ya chest post...well done Wook.:)
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Could also teach the 9 year old a bit of patience and wait for things to go through the proper channels and play out in due course ;)
     
  4. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree Wook. The way this is playing out in the media is unfair to fans as everyone is speculating and just hoping that it doesn't involve their team.
    Meanwhile the upcoming season is being promoted.
    Strange times.
    Hey kids, don't do drugs.
     
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Whilst I agree, patience is a good virtue to teach as well. The media is saying Wednesday, lets hope it's not longer than that
     
  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Weird scenes inside the gold mine...must be my bong...
     
  7. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    I agree Wook.

    But it'll never change.

    The government operates on 20 second media grab headlines and the No Real Leadership always treats the fans like they don't matter.

    So just watch pay your dues and shut up and let them do their phoney baloney jobs which they don't even break a sweat doing.
     
  8. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    So what you are saying Wook is

    "WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!"
     
  9. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Many would argue due course doesn't start with a press conference and then a week of nothing.
     
  10. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Go back to sleep America.
     
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  11. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Damned uppity gold miners.
     
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  12. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    What about me, it isn't fair
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Now I want my share.....
     
  15. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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