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Robinson's NRL ref rant OK, says Greenberg

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Robinson's NRL ref rant OK, says Greenberg http://bit.ly/1i2n48h

    NRL head of football Todd Greenberg says Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson won't be sanctioned following his criticism of referee Ben Cummins after his side's 8-0 loss to Manly on Friday.

    Robinson labelled the performance of Cummins as "unacceptable" with the premiers on the wrong side of the penalty count for the third time in four games this season.

    Manly won the count 11-2 and Robinson went on the front foot after the game accusing Cummins of coaching the Sea Eagles on the field instead of penalising them and allowing their players to milk penalties by staying on the ground.

    However, Greenberg said he saw no problem with the comments and wouldn't issue a $10,000 fine like he did to Manly coach Geoff Toovey following his infamous rant after a loss to South Sydney at Gosford last season.

    "He didn't question the referees' integrity and it wasn't excessive criticism," Greenberg said.

    "He's entitled to provide his opinion on their performance."

    Robinson's measured, but scathing critique of Cummins came two weeks after he questioned the referee's decision to not send off Parramatta's Darcy Lussick for a high shot to the head of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

    "You can't have a game 11-2 against us and have those infractions in the game," he said.

    "They need to give a good explanation as to why that was the case. They (the referees) worked against each other.

    "I'm happy with different rulings, but I can't answer why we aren't receiving penalties."

    The Roosters were the most penalised team in the NRL last season and this season were on the wrong side of the count 12-6 against Souths in round one and 10-3 in the win over Brisbane last week.

    Robinson believes one reasons officials penalise his side so much could be because he orders his players not to play for penalties.

    "We don't lie down, we don't play for penalties," Robinson said.

    "We might be wrong, but that's our ethic. We don't play for penalties.

    "We openly talk about it. We are not going to lie down. We are going to stand up and keep fighting. We will let the footy gods decide. It's not in the spirit of the game."

    Toovey, for once, was predictably less scathing about the officials, and even added the Roosters were fortunate to get away with just 11 penalties.

    "I thought it could have been a lot more," he said.
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bulldust. He said the Roosters have been getting a raw deal 'for decades'.
    What does that mean if not to imply some sort of conspiracy?
    What is that if not excessive?

    Greenberg, dear oh dear.
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  3. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    They will never admit they got the Toovey at Gosford one wrong. But their clearing of Thurston, the Cows coach, Jarrad Hayne and every one since speaks for itself.
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  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    LOL. Go Tooves !!!

    Of course Robinson won't be fined, he isn't coaching Manly. Maybe instead of whinging he should look at why his team CONSISTENTLY lose penalty counts (and by some margin). He might not coach them to lie down, but he sure as hell coaches them to break the rules.....don't whine when the refs pull your team up for that. Muppet.
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  5. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    “Really simple rules that they have given to us ... and they are coaching Manly to not give the penalties."

    Saying the refs are coaching us isn't questioning their integrity as non-biased officials?

    So Tooves should take note - keep his critiques down to one sentence so they won't be excessive and say anything!

    Todd makes me lololololol. He keeps digging himself a hole so deep, you soon won't be able to see the reflection off his greasy bald head.
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  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Look, I dont think any coach should be fined for commenting on the refereeing. We have freedom of speech in australia and they have a right to comment on the performace of the refs.

    What i hate is the inconsistency. Why does 2V get a 10k fine, but everyone else is in the clear.

    There has to be an investigation into this!
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  7. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow, thought there would be a fine coming after that rant. Should of known better though. If it's not Manly n then it's fine.
  8. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    According to Greenturds law. If a Manly coach, player or official complains about the game. Its unacceptable to critique officials and its an automatic 10K fine. If an opposition coach, player or official complains about officials, aww they are just showing emotion and you need to be understanding.

    DOUBLE STANDARDS GREENTURD!!!! We would expect nothing less from you.!!
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  9. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why would any of us be surprised at that outcome. That bald headed freak is the expert at weasel words. He should be in politics. Fits right in with that slime.
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  10. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't forget that last year, after hushing up the Barba true situation, he even had we at Brookie under investigation :dodgy:

    The security mesh that was then introduced and the media hysteria was insulting to all Manly Supporters :mad:
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    so by Greenturds logic Jwh tackle was fine too
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  12. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    I didnt hear him complaining when they got the good calls in the GF last year,a typical arrogant nob,that belongs in the eastern suburbs
  13. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What are the odds we'll get Robinson and Green**** reffing at Brookie round 16?
  14. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We won the game and they can both go and get F@@@@@ !!! :)
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  15. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just like they won't admit they got Snake's suspension wrong but they treated Inglis, Benji, Barba et al differently...
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  16. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Urge to punch........... rising...
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  17. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    With a pic from The Simpsons as your icon.....that's fitting LOL

    You can almost guarantee that if we had lost and it had been Tooves who said what Robinson did, he'd be looking at another 10k fine.

    I'd like to take Greenturd's shiny head and use it as a bowling ball. Why am I fighting these feelings?
  18. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Remember, one punch can kill, so make it a good one.
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  19. manlyfan76

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

    Anywhere but Parramatta
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    Do we have freedom of speech? I've never seen it in any legislation.
  20. Aussie Battler

    Aussie Battler Well-Known Member

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    Is he (Robinson) allowed to comment on a matter going before the judiciary re JWH ? He has already given his spin re it wasn't a shoulder charge etc. Should just shut up and teach JWH how to play the ball properly !

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