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Press Release from The Sea eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,115 /14

    Five players charged as Sea Eagles consider options
    29/08/2011 4:50:00 PM
    The Manly Sea Eagles will take further advice overnight before deciding if the club will fight charges laid against players from last Friday's round 25 match against Melbourne Storm at Brookvale Oval.

    Glenn Stewart had his role in the incident referred straight to the NRL judiciary along with Melbourne forward Adam Blair.

    Four other Sea Eagles players were charged along with Stewart including his brother Brett.

    The other charges against Manly are: Darcy Lussick – Grade 4 Contrary Conduct; Brett Stewart – Grade 3 Contrary Conduct; Kieran Foran – Grade 2 Contrary Conduct; Michael Robertson – Grade 1 Contrary Conduct.

    Manly chairman Scott Penn said the club needed to closely examine all aspects of the decision and the $50,000 fine placed on the club.

    "The club will handle the charges against the players for contrary conduct in the normal manner.

    "The fine to the club is disappointing and we will need to look at seeking external advice on the merit of the fine. We would not rule out an appeal.

    "Glenn Stewart has expressed his remorse at the incident in which he was sent off. It has been a tough time for him and his team mates over the past few days but now the charges have been laid we need to calmly examine every issue. That will take time but we have a deadline of noon tomorrow and we will take up all that time.

    "It is vital to every part our organisation - our sponsors, fans and players - that we acknowledge the seriousness of the incident but ensure the outcome is fair to everyone involved.

    "Emotions have run high since last Friday and the comments have been relentless. It is essential that there is no pre judging taking place because of intense media speculation," Mr. Penn said.

    He stressed the Sea Eagles had every faith in the NRL judicial system.

    "We believe strongly in ex players having total understanding of what the current players experience in such a massively promoted and high intensity match like Manly v Melbourne in front of a near capacity 20,000 fans at Brookvale Oval."


    How are we expected to mount a defense of these players when they lay charges late on a Monday afternoon and you have to defend them on a Wednesday night.
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

    +662 /35
    well done manly you have said all the right things
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    it's not like this is a fully binding court of law. You don't have a judge sitting there deciding points of law, you have ex-players hearing arguments, at time these take on a legal aspect but mainly it's reasoning for why it should be reduced or dropped
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    • Ceagle

      Ceagle Well-Known Member

      +238 /3
      I'd say they would of been working on defenses before today
    • voicefromthehill

      voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I would suspect they had a fair idea what they were dealing with by the 28th minute of the match. I am sure work started in earnest by the full time siren

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      Bit like a Russian field courts martial really.
    • Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

      Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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      similar but less Vodka, and you are less likely to be shot
    • EagleRock40

      EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

      Hopefully we challenge the grading of Lussick's, maybe get a downgrade so he misses 2 weeks. Anything more than 3 weeks for Glenn will be harsh!
    • ManlyBacker

      ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

      +971 /7
      They should put this up on MWSE shop. All sales go directly to paying the $50k fine.

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    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

      +6,927 /125
      Lussick IMO deserved more than Glenn, he did run a long way and unlike the others it looks like he did try to throw a punch while Blair was on the ground. I reckon 2 weeks for Gift but will probably get 3 because of all the furore.
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

      Gold Coast
      +3,786 /61
      I'm worried that they didnt grade Gift and Blair because Galoop has told the judiciary to throw the book at them. Then Galoop wont be to blame he will duckshove it onto the judiciary.
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Lussick should argue that he was concussed from Blairs uppercut.

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