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Sea Eagles to step up security in light of possible terrorist threat

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyArmy, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A SENIOR Manly official has undertaken counter-terrorism courses as rugby league moves into a murky and uncomfortable era of increased security.

    And The Daily Telegraph understands rivals NRL clubs are also looking at employing a global sport security firm based in Qatar.

    The fear of a possible terrorist attack at rugby league matches heightened after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside Paris’ Stade Francais nearly a fortnight ago.

    Sea Eagles football manager Charlie Haggett, a former police superintendent, has written a detailed player safety and security paper, which covers counter terrorism along with lower-scale dramas including drink spiking, fan misbehaviour and issuing players personal safety guidelines.

    More at: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...fnp0lyn3-1227622888976?utm_content=SocialFlow
     
  2. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    Sad that as a society we cannot go to the footy without the risk of being targeted like this, albeit a small risk in reality..
     
  3. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It could be just a matter of time in Australia before spectators are body searched before entering sports stadiums.
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gallop named the Terrorists as the Scumo Supporters years ago :eek:

    The reality of the 21st Century is that civilian gatherings are the easiest marks :confused:
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    At least we've got the Daily Terrorgraph to warn us of the danger. I'm not going to lose too much sleep over terrorists targeting Brookvale Oval.
     
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    • Terry Zarsoff

      Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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      Yes, not sure that Haggett has any C-T background. Wasn't he based in the Hunter region for many years?

      Let me guess, ZtH contacted the Bellylaugh with this massive scoop. Wow!
       
    • Darren

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      If they blow up Brookie we get a new ground.
       
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      • Budgewoi Eagle

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

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        Nice one Tele - just what the bad guys want ..... panic!!!!
         
      • ManlyArmy

        ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        We aren't the slime. The NRL hate us, they'd probably make us play out of Suncorp.
         
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        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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          I guess its fair to say the Doggies home games wont be a terrorism threat (semi-serious point)
           
        • Frank

          Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Nice one. Will you be at that game?
           
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          • lsz

            lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Yeah because there have never been any recent issues in Lebanon...
             
          • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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          • Lord Eagleton

            Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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            Completely different scenarios and irrelevant comparison. In Lebanon muslims and christians dont sit side by side as they do at Doggies home games - they dont get along well for the most part and their civil war is about religious belief squabble. The radicals would be blowing up many of their own here. Not gonna happen
             
          • SeaEagle9413

            SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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            It is sad that we have to live in fear instead of following the sport that we love. However, I guess we need to do what is necessary :(
             
          • wombatgc

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            True. But I don't think the Christian would be advertising his faith all the same.:lipssealed:
             
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            • lsz

              lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Let's be realistic chances of it happening here are minimal at best - it sounded like lazy stereotypes to me when you say the dogs would be fine compared to other supporters
               
            • Lord Eagleton

              Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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              Yeah its minimal chance here. Lazy, no. Stereotyping, yes a bit of that but its fair, valid and frankly, a deserving stereotype of the Dogs. Nothing wrong with laying down a stereotype if its valid and applicable to the subject. If its not warranted i wouldnt have mentioned it. The PC brigade are the only ones who get their knickers in a knot with that stuff. But im glad we got that out of the way
               
            • robbiea

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              They blow up more of their own than they do of the so called "Infidels"
               

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