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Players Attitudes to Floggings

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Jack Wighton recently posted up this(only to take it down) :

    One week they love you.
    Next week they hate you.
    Both weeks I got paid.

    Imagine a Manly player with this attitude after being lapped by 30+ points.
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Wow, his name will be on Stuarts next powerpoint presentation then :dodgy:
       
    • wedgetail eagle

      wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Dang! That says a lot about his character.
      I wonder if he applies that attitude to other work, relationships, etc?
      Poor form.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      He is a good young player. Maybe if Stuart (somehow) survives at Canberra for a while a few Raiders players might start looking to develop their careers at better places...
       
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      I have no doubt that he is talented player, but he's quickly going down the path of Fergo
       
    • Chip and Chase

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

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      Ricky doesn't use Powerpoint - he is old school, nothing but overhead projectors for Sticky.

      If I was to indulge in some generation stereotyping I'd be tempted to say that Wighton's comments smack of Gen Y selfishness. However I'm not that shallow, I suspect he has just been misquoted. Should have said, one week I got paid next week I didn't deserve to be paid.
       
    • Clint

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      That wouldn't happen would it C&C. :s
       
    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      What do you mean, I think Ricky posted something similar

      One year they hate me.
      The next year they still hate me.
      Both years I got paid.
       
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      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        There's nothing quite like a good flogging.
         
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        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Well at Parra, he called in the Playing Roster and put up 12 names - and thats how he told those people that they are redundant. :mad:

          A people Manager - Sticky aint :dodgy:
          http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/parramatta-eels-nrl-coach-ricky-stuart-punts-at-least-12-players-for-next-season/story-fni3ga7r-1226657845869
           
        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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          So he misquoted himself?
           
        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          This applies to all NRL officials at the moment.
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          lol, classic :D

          Ricky's players are learning from their coach!
           
        • Chip and Chase

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

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          I know, that was the running joke at the time. Ricky wasn't even smart enough to use multimedia, he used an overhead projector. See these articles below.

          http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/cheyse-blair-was-one-of-12-players-whose-dumping-was-there-for-all-to-see-but-the-axe-was-far-from-fatal/story-fni3fbgz-1226854249991

          http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/parramatta-eels-woes-all-mental-says-ricky-stuart/story-fni3ga7r-1226664452445

          Maybe that was their problem yesterday, the Raiders defensive pattern overhead slide was swapped with the Royal Easter show turnstile flow pattern slide. Get with the times Ricky.
           
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          • tookey

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            Sounds like Wighton has the right attitude to play for north sydney
             
          • Killer03

            Killer03 Well-Known Member

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            After the Tigers gave us a deadset pantsing earlier in the year, if any of our players (please tell me none did) posted such a comment I would be absolutely livid, and I can't imagine that person being able to go within throwing distance of Geoff Toovey. I think Wighton has potential, but he'd better get that attitude out of him if he ever wants to become more than just a first grader.

            I read Roy Keane's (of Man United fame) book a few years back and he described Monday training sessions after a loss. (this was when he first joined in the mid 90s with players like Paul Ince, Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeical) He said they basically tore into each other from the first kick and were that p@@@ed about losing that they barely spoke to each other all week until they set it right.

            I cannot imagine Killer, Gift, Snake, Choc, Kingy, Skivvy....etc etc going into training after a loss and just having the attitude of 'oh well I got paid what do I care?'. The reason they have been the pinnacle of Rugby League for 10 years is because they are winners with the right attitude. A loss means a personal affront from the team that beat us, that's why they hate the Storm so vehemently. This is the only team of the last 10 years that has challenged us consistently....and they couldn't do it legally.
             
          • Snake

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            He should have just posted "I have no self respect", it would be taken less time.
             

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