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Brawl not a good look, but everyone looked

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rex, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    I grew up eating and breathing rugby league. From my earliest days as a ball boy in Cessnock seeing grown men throw punches at each other in the heat of the moment has always been part of the game. If we are going to be honest, the majority of rugby league people, including myself, absolutely love it. What Manly and Melbourne got up to the other night was no worse than what I saw every weekend running the sidelines in Cessnock back in the '80s.

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  2. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Good on ya Johns. Best written thing I've seen about the fight.

    And he's right too about why people don't let their kids play.

    Nice little dig at Buzz's worst fight ever in there too1 :)
  3. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

    +408 /0
    To the 99% of people who think that, well that's nonsense.
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,576 /80
    I'd be more worried about my children being exposed to RL players who took illegal drugs during their career and were never sanctioned for it because they happened to be extremely talented. What sort of message does that send a child, if you are good enough you can get away with anything and never have to take responsibility for yourself. Why doesn't the media jump on that issue ?
  5. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

    +211 /4
    Jeez....I might have a tiny bit of respect for Joey Johns now - 100% correct in everything he wrote!
  6. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,567 /79
    Spot on ,-Johnsy..
  7. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

    +62 /0
    Best thing written about this farce! I actually have a lot of time for Joey as a commentator.
  8. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +343 /5
    If only Gallop and the NRL would listen to people who have actually played the game and nailed the media from the outset rather than feeding the sharks in their frenzy.

    Love him or hate John's understand RL and his assessment couldn't have been put any better.
  9. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,093 /36
    Bloody spot on!!!! Gallop is a hypocritical piece of gutter trash and the sooner he has nothing to do with League the better. The AFL's administration would never let the Daily Telegraph ect write whatever the hell they like about their game but Gallop just bends over and takes it like the bitch he is.
  10. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

    +213 /2
    As others have said, he is spot on.

    If the kids are going fight because they see "their hero's" doing it, then why wasn't Carney wiped from the game for all the kids who will grow up and DUI ?? !!
  11. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,730 /120
    Because Carney is nobodies hero?

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