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Something rotten in the State of . .

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by EagleFromMay1967, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Paul Conlon Chairman of the Judiciary Resigns !

    http://m.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-judiciary-boss-paul-conlon. -quits-over-paul-gallen-twitter-rant/story-fnca0von-1227106069002?nk=3c6ce5b97adad2a3b202b97d9fe169c2

    Cant help thinking He could no longer live with Tod Greenslime's interference.
    Yes Gallens penalty was disproportionate. Is that because he doesnt play for Dogs ?
     
  2. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's a District Court judge and from what I've heard he's not one to be gagged.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    I'm all for principles, but quitting my job in support of a drug cheat is not my idea of an ideological stance worth taking.
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes, when I heard the news I thought it sounded quite bizarre. It certainly smacks of there being more to it than what was quoted.
     
  6. Frogz

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

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    Chip n Chase what a pig headed response...Drug Cheat,...being shafted by the code and management of the game u play maybe....but no drug cheat...

    As for the other bull****...Pulver and Smith will fall on their own swords together...The worst 2 administrators of any code in the respective histories...AS for NRL as soon as we can get rid of Smith and Greenturd the better it will be for all.
     
  7. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Problem being, in taking the deal, he effectively admitted to being a drug cheat. And to me, that was way dumber than his tweet.
     
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  8. Frogz

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

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  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As I suspected. The judge's letter is reproduced ... here.
    Makes interesting reading.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

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

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    My bad, I was under the impression he admitted guilt and accepted the punishment. Maybe in all the excitement of Choc leaving I missed the press conference where he announced that he was going to fight the charges and clear his name.
     
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  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  12. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Take a weeks suspension to make the 6 months of **** go away - not many wouldn't have taken it guilty or not.
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    He had to pay his own legal bills to fight it.
     
  13. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm with @Frogz on this one.
    This whole affair has been an embarrassment from the beginning.
    Gallen & Co were backed into a corner & merely took the lesser of two evils.
    The 'punishment' for the so-called crime was farcical. If they had any sort of substantiated evidence no way would the backdated punishment have been on the table. What a joke!! They did not have anything and had to come up with a "conviction" somewhere to justify their existence.
    Unfortunately for Gallen he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. What happened to the Sharks could easily have happened to any one of 15 other clubs.
     
  14. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good riddance. The judiciary has been an inconsistent farce under his leadership.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It didn't happen at the other 15 clubs.
    So why is Gallen's rage directed at NRL instead of at his own club's football staff - including former head coach - that allowed the players to be put in this position?
     
  16. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I applaud conlon's action and only hope it leads to a revolution of sorts against smith and greenburg who are ruining this great game. (But it prob wont.)


    With regards to Gallen (as I have said elsewhere) the 50k is a ridiculous penalty.

    With regards to the drugs saga, to quote an Olympic athlete (and probably most Olympic athletes...)

    "If someone came up to me and tried to inject something into my blood stream, I would run 10 miles in the opposite direction! It is made very clear that the athletes and the athletes alone are responsible for what goes into their bodies. Also, if we were found guilty, or plead guilty to taking banned drugs, we would cop a 2 year suspension, not 6 weeks."
     
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  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm with Frogz on this one as well

    See it the same as a player taking the early guilty plea at the judiciary to miss a week rather than fighting it and getting 2 or 3

    Am sure we all remember the Jason King shoulder charge earlier in the year that he was pinged for. Everyone knew he wasn't guilty of it but it wasn't worth the fight so he pleaded guilty
     
  18. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What an absolute crock of sh1t. If I had called my boss a C**t on twitter I would have been summarily sacked, depression or no depression and so would each and every one of you people if you did the same thing.

    There would have been no tribunal for me before the decision and my stress levels of the past 2 years would have counted for zip.

    It doesn't matter that Gallen was right in his assessment of Smith and the NRL, due respect is what should have been afforded. I bet if I was to appear before that same judge and call him a C**t in the Court I would probably been held in contempt of Court by the bloody hypocrite.

    After some of the judiciary decisions this bloke has presided over I say good riddance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rant Over.
     
  19. Bomack44

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    Gal was telling the truth. We all know Greenberg is a C
     
  20. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Without trying to defend the asada investigation.....because even I am not that good:

    I am going to venture that...

    Guilty of taking banned substances> guilty of a questionable shoulder charge (which was also recorded on tv unlike the 'drug' taking)


    Or, as hyperbole is the nature of today:

    Not fighting a speeding fine is the same as not fighting a murder charge?


    However it's also probably subjective to the lengths individuals would fight/defend various charges.

    Yet I believe Gallen has been badly advised with regards to the ridiculously run asada NRL (and AFL) investigations.
     

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