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News: A mirror to our own failings?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Dan

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

    +7,736 /120
    The NRL/AFL/Super 15 seasons loom and, as per usual, they're blighted by   numerous scandals involving young footballers running amok.  The  latest  is last year's Dally M bad boy Todd Carney caught DUI, and  further  south there's Ricky Nixon and his dalliances with a 17 year old   allegedly impregnated last year by one of the St Kilda players he   manages.

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  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    I'd like there to be a year where I don't get away with re-hashing this article.
  3. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,453 /27
    Next year will be no different.
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    It's the same every year. Always has been. It's just reported more these days. Mark Geyer mentioned recently how he was arrested and charged with assault 5 times during his career. I don't recall reading about any of them. The rugby league journalists need to get back to reporting on the game and stop acting like gossip collumnists. None of it should even be in the papers. It's none of our business.
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    ask Ben Alexander about Mark Geyer....
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Mark Geyer was constantly in the papers, they even had helicopters buzzing the ground when he made his debut for the Umina Bunnies.  He was the Luke Perry of the NRL back then.

    His two biggest acts of thuggery however were leading with the elbow into Dale Shearer (Last regular round of 1988) and Paul Hauf in the Origin.  I wish Wally had put him out of his misery back then.
  7. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    I agree 100%.

    The media have a lot to answer for as do the Ironstines that believe everything the commercial stations & tabloid press dish up to them.

    The bad publicity is almost entirely the fault of the media. If bad news is not publicised, to the majority of people there is no bad news.
  8. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    +1,401 /56
    Are you serious? Geyer would have torn Wally a new one.

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