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Junior Paulo - 9 weeks

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Just to be a little crazy, how about we talk 2015 footy?

    Now we are all one eyed fans who saw Paulo put Matty Ballin in a dangerous postion............but does anyone else think 9 weeks is way over the top?

    3-4 weeks for mine
     
  2. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

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    Nope

    T. rex got 7 for one that wasn't as bad
     
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    • Disco

      Disco Well-Known Member

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      Is that T-Rex's vs Cronulla a few year back?

      I thought that one was worse tbh
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Loading is as loading does.


      ?
       
    • Vyssini

      Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      He still got off lighter than 4 years at the Tits or squeels.
       
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      • mosto

        mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Grade 3 was a bit harsh IMO. I thought he would have got a downgrade. However, he doesn't play for Manly so I couldn't give a rats.
         
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        • Daddycool08

          Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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          Compare that to the 7 weeks the scapegoat of the Melbourne slime got for breaking Newcastle's McKinnon's neck.

          A bit harsh?
           
        • mjb136

          mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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          Matty Ballin was put in a horrendously dangerous position. The spear tackle and anything close to it needs to be out of this game. It is not needed. I feel no sympathy for a player who puts an opposition player in a dangerous position. So the 7 weeks was warranted.
           
        • IQofalimabean

          IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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          Not harsh at all, when a tackle like that could potentially end a players career. Just have to put things into perspective to realize 9 weeks is a slap on the wrist.
           
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          • Kiwi Eagle

            Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            I did think it was over the top, especially compared to the weak charge handed to the storm player who could have snapped Marshall's leg by diving at him
             
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            • Daddycool08

              Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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              Sorry MJB136 if my comments were seen as inappropriate and in hindsight a bit callous. They were not meant to be. I just wanted to point out the inconsistency of the entire thing when a bloke gets his neck broken and ends up in a wheel chair and the scapegoat gets seven weeks compared to Matty Ballin's throw who is not injured and he get's nine weeks.

              I do think 9 weeks is suitable and I agree with your comments.
               
            • mjb136

              mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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              No need to apologise @Daddycool08. I agree that the inconsistency in the tribunal is poor.

              Case in point, Mitchell Moses getting NOTHING for a swinging arm.
               
            • Chip and Chase

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

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              9 weeks was fair in my book. Horrible tackle and could have ended up a lot worse than it did.
               
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              • Fluffy

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                He did not get 9 weeks he got 5 weeks plus loading

                loading was 75% again
                 
              • The Who

                The Who Well-Known Member

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                I thought it was an extremely harsh penalty as it was intended as a 'bear hug' and went wrong. It certainly ended up dangerously, but it was careless rather than reckless. He gets nine weeks yet Brooks/Moses (?) gets nothing for a coathanger because it was 'careless'.
                 

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