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Hollow rhetoric

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    +6,129 /133
    Three recent events underline just how hollow is the claim of many RL clubs about the importance of ‘culture’ and teamwork.
    1. Dugan. He appears to be a ratbag and gets cut because of his bad behaviour and lack of team spirit, yet is being wooed by certain clubs desperate for wins
    2. Beale. Likewise, and is apparently being chased by some RL clubs
    3. Barba. We were told he needed “time away from the game”, but as soon as the Dogs started losing he “needed to get back to the game”.

    So, talented footballers can get away with just about anything off the field. The only thing important to certain RL clubs is the two points for a win. We’ve known this for years, so please Dogs/Boncos/Illawarra/’Riff/Easts spare us the spin about the welfare of players being paramount. Your words are as hollow as your premiership chances!
  2. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

    +2,390 /54
    Hear hear!
  3. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 /0
    Let's face it though (with regard to Barba's situation), Greenberg is the finest CEO in the business. Just ask Philip (The Sage) Rothfield -

    0 premierships, 1 wooden spoon, a raft of scandals and the highjacking of an oddball coach (and his lickspittling coterie) from another club, in just 6 or 7 years at the helm.

    Awesome stuff.
  4. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,453 /7
    Not only hollow but hypocritical as well. How many players have been sacked from the donkeys for bad behaviour. I am sure gagai was sacked for far less than dugan has done.
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,330 /164
    both ears?
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +11,193 /93
    Friends, Romans, countrymen.
  7. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +1,147 /8
    Souvenierrrs. Novelties. Parrrty Trricks.
  8. globaleagle

    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +11,193 /93
    What phony dog poo?

    thread hijack complete!
  9. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +960 /9
    You sound a little hoarse!
  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,370 /67
    And probably less than what Lockyer got up to as well.
  11. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    +1,982 /19
    "Culture" is just another one of those words, like "brand" and "leverage", that has pretty much been stripped of meaning.
  12. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,275 /32
    I think this is wonderful really. Years ago the bronx would have never even considered dugan and his baggage, but it shows how desperate they are from within. They know they have limited scoring options and now they are telling the world as well
  13. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,556 /96
    Yeah it's great to see the Boncos desperate and reduced to scrambling for second hand grubs to shore up their ailing lineup. Buying Prince was the deathknell of their once professional ruthless armour.

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