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Penrith ground announcer Scott McRae fires back at Manly claims of comments in poor taste

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Penrith ground announcer at the centre of Manly's ire has denied any wrongdoing in the Panthers clash with the Sea Eagles at Centrebet Stadium.


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  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't be the first time Zorba's gone off half cocked.
     
  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone at the ground hear him say it?
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Obviously not, because it was never said.

    Maybe Zorba should do some explaining.
     
  5. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    But the real story here is why is someone who grew up in God's Own Country - (Manly-Warringah - Home of the Sea Eagles, Home of the Free, Home of the Cool Guys who grew up by the Sea) and who brags about coaching the Beaver etc, finds himself now working for the Zoobriff Zoobsters? How can this fellow look at himself in the mirror?
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if those announcement tapes actually run for the full 80 minutes.......
     
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Until someone on this site says they heard it with their own ears I will presume the comments were never made.
     
  8. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    Good onya Zorba...another great piece of media manager brilliance....
     
  9. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Zorba should say absolutely nothing until he has dealt with our own ground announcer.

    Zorba, people in glass houses mate, our ground announcer is the most offensive I have ever heard.
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So you will believe someone (anyone?) on this site but not believe Zorba? How odd.
     
  11. Stevo

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    I wasn't there so i obviously didn't hear anything. But i'd like to point out that it may not have been exactly what he said but the context or tone it was said in that has annoyed people. It would help if someone pointed out exactly what the supposed problem statements are.
     
  12. annabelle29

    annabelle29 New Member

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    I did not hear the Hoppa quote, but I did hear the sarcastic 'when you are ready' statement from the ground announcer over the PA when the boys were to take (what I remember to be) a goal line dropout. Sure they were taking their time but what team wouldn't if they were in front and not long to go. Thought it was unprofessional at the time and I still do.
     
  13. SeaEagleRock8

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    Leagur HQ reports that the NRL have warned Penrith about any repeat and said that what was said 'was unacceptable' (whatever it was).
     
  14. Mickyjuice

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    Maybe Zorba was pissed off cause they had no Krispy Kreme.
    I heard the "When you're ready", but nothing about Hoppa. Not that rubbish wasn't being hurled from the people watching the game.
    The most disappointing thing was to see a tool in a Manly Jersey (not claiming him as a supoprter, just that he wore a jersey) headbutt some Penriff bloke after the game. There is such a thing as being a bad winner.
     
  15. Fluffy

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    the original article did say something along the lines that the ground managers (from penrith) had also approached them about the announcer.
     
  16. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Correct.
    Several thousand people at the ground and only one person heard it. Draw your own conclusions.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    he should read the rules re: the "When you're ready". They have 45 seconds to take the kick
     
  18. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    i was pretty much under a speaker the whole game. he definitely didn't say it. that, or i'm deaf.

    what a professional media manager we have, perhaps his quota of articles was down of late.. as was said before, look in our own backyard before nit picking other ground announcers. goose of the week award for you zorba you galah. will he man up and apologise? i doubt it.
     
  19. eagles2win

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    Jarryd Hayne's a Manly supporter.....
     
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  20. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jesus you lot are quick to put the boot into Zorba

    Yes there are areas that the club has struggled in (specifically with online / "new media") however it is pretty clear they have done a shed load of work to address this

    So rather than take note of the ground manager or one of the club officials it is better to **** can...based on a couple of forum posters who may or may not have heard anything
     

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