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Peter FitzSimons

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. COMMANDER

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

    Does this bandana wearing pansy ever miss a chance to slip the boot into rugby league?

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/sack-paul-gallen-as-blues-captain-over-drug-scandal-20140822-107bpk.html
     
  2. Budgewoi Eagle

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

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    I have to say, apart from the Gallen bit, I completely agree. One club did instigate a systematic doping regime, and the Rugby League community should speak out against it, as do all other major world sports. The reaction has been as described.

    Also, the pansies in my garden would like you to call people petunias for a bit of a change!
     
  3. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    … is a knob.
    There, the sentence is now complete.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    I don't mind Fitzy, but I will say that when he finds an axe to grind he won't stop until he is down to the handle. That's great when it's Alan Jones or soccer he is slipping the boot into, he can maintain that rage for as long as he sees fit.

    In this case he is right. They (Gallen and Co.) pleaded guilty so they cannot pretend that they did nothing wrong any longer. However the lack of outrage from the wider rugby league community is probably due to exhaustion caused by waiting so long for ASADA to do anything. It all seems so anticlimatic that they effectively get a 3 match ban after we have been told for 18 months that this was something serious. ASADA have come out of this looking ridiculous.
     
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      Agree 3 games for the Darkest Day in sport seems like they got the get out of gaol free card to me
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

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      Those dickheads in the last government that pulled that " darkest day" crap should be shot at dawn.

      And that's not being political just stating fact!!
       
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      • lsz

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        They doped

        They managed to get a very light sentence (compared to other drug users)

        Regardless of how you see it the fact that some 11 players are suspended for drug use at one club , a similar amount (possibly) at another - can you tell me a darker day of sport in aus?
         
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        • ManlyBacker

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          When the Storm won in 2007.
           
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          • HappilyManly

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            Super League was the darkest day - destroyed the ARL. The Fans are still paying for it with these endless money grabbing Agents and tweaks to the fabric of rugby league rules to make it a TV product :mad:
             
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            • lsz

              lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              One code - darkest day for league but not aus sport
               
            • ManlyBacker

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              In your opinion :p :)
               
            • lsz

              lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Sure is.....putting aside the politics I think that there were at least two professional sports teams in Australia undertaking a systematic doping program....is pretty dark !
               
            • shawn.b

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              ASADA might agree to the 3 week ban but I don't know that WADA will agree.

              I know league isn't a major world sport but they will have a say & it will effect Australia's sporting reputation worldwide.
               
            • HappilyManly

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              WADA agreed to it in writing at 8:30 am, thats why the Players accepted the ruling .
               
            • COMMANDER

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

              Funny how the opinions change over time.

              I'm sorry for the victims that had to cop a plea, the Club is at fault for letting a mad scientist run the show.

              As much as I'd like to have a shot at Gallen et al, they've done nothing that lessen themselves in my eyes.
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              Exactly Mark, deep in the dark days of the worst government in the history of Australia they pulled this sideline act out to distract the electorate.
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              Point of the post is not about guilt, but around the fact that the only few articles this knob writes about league every year are cheap shot, bandwagon opinions that are designed to put the boot into a code other than his own.
               
            • Killer03

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              Funny how Fitzsimmons pipes up at these moments!

              There was a thread about him a year or two back (I think it was about Souths wrestling tactics) and I chimed in on this palooka. He will always be there ready to write something negative about rugby league, now sometimes this is warranted and sometimes not.......but I don't need to be lectured to by this holier than thou toolbag.
               
            • Chip and Chase

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

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              At least he is consistent. Plenty of league commentators give it to Union on principle as well. Personally I enjoy both codes, but some don't, including Fitzy.
               
            • MadMarcus

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              So 2 clubs across 2 codes affected, as opposed to Super League which affected 22 clubs across 1 code. And the NRL team is only Cronulla, who suck anyway.

              SL is still the darkest day in my eyes.
               
            • Masked Eagle

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              In fairness to the dickheads in the govt, they didn't come up with the quote "the darkest day" it was from Richard Ings former ASADA chief who said that while giving his opinion on the conference. It grew legs from there.
               
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              • Snake

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                I reckon Gallen should be sacked as NSW captain; he is a drug cheat.

                The reason there has been a lack of outrage is because everyone is busy directing their anger at the Government for fabricating the "blackest day in Australian Sport" to take the heat off Gillard and Craig Thompson, and at ASADA for going off half cocked 18 months before they were willing to take action.

                The Cronulla club are a disgrace regardless.
                 

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