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Will Gallop apologise to Brett and the Club?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,409 /25
    Basically Gallop was judge ,jury and executioner by forcing Brett and the club to suspend him and fine the club. Can we now get an apology and recoup the money the club was fined.

    We should also sue him for damages and loss of revenue through sponsorship which we potentially missed out on because Gallop found that the "face of rugby league" i.e Brett was guilty before he could have his day in court.

    I hate Gallop.
  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,565 /271
    The man is a grub. He is incapable of accepting he was WRONG!
  3. mikem

    mikem Active Member

    +67 /0
    you're being too kind to grubs
  4. Dan

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

    +7,026 /106
    Technically i don't think there are ground. The NRL acted upon the information at the time and reserve the right to do so.

    However in saying that I intend to write an open letter/blog post regarding this to the NRL and perhaps think the more the NRL hear about fans being unhappy the better off they will be
  5. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,363 /87
    Agree with Dan

    It was a very ambiguous statement at the time re game into disrepute due to drunken behavior
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,280 /74

    Time to give Gallop a spray on the Telegraph site.  I just have not sure whether it will get published though
  7. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +16,500 /323
    I doubt he will, I think he will claim he was just doing his job at the time.


    GIve him a huge spray if you feel the need....I certainly do!
  8. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,277 /32
    Gallop obviously drew a line in the sand after plenty of bad publicity. Having brett as the new poster boy on the commercial reeks of being reactive and angry and let down and his one off actions support this. Time has now proven him to be incorrect . He acted like an angry parent. Why is thurston not banned for being a druken pork chop recently
  9. Dan

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

    +7,026 /106
    No other player after received the same treatment. Look at the multiple infringements from other players such as one of the Roosters last year and Thurston this year
  10. jaime

    jaime Member

    +0 /0
    Well at the time he was suspended and the club fined for "inappropriate conduct" or "drunken behaviour" or something like that wasn't it? And from the reports we received from DSM5 throughout the case it would appear that even these accusations are unfounded... I think Gallop owes Brett, his family, the Sea Eagles and all the supporters, not only of Manly but of NRL an apology for acting on unsubstantiated media reports at the time! These kind of knee-jerk reactions are what causes further problems within our game...
  11. Michael D

    Michael D New Member

    +0 /0
    Gallop will make some sort of statement that as CEO he had to act in the best interests of the game etc, etc. He will be circumspect but unapologetic.  Unfortunately to protect the best interests of the game he was willing to sacrifice the reputation of a young man who has now been found not guilty.

    It would be nice if the media skewered Gallop over this but I wont hold my breath.
  12. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

    +428 /4
    I doubt Gallop will offer an apology as this may be a way open for Brett & maybe Manly to take legal action against him! Still worthy of a spray to vent the disgust that this man deserves.......
  13. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,565 /271
    Gallup has always claimed the suspension was for being drunk at an official club function and that is the difference in other cases such as Thurston, who whilst being drunk, wasn't at an official function.

    The court case has shown pretty clearly that Brett was not drunk at all let alone at the season launch some 4 hours earlier.

    If the man has an ounce of self respect he should come out and admit he was wrong and apologise......but I'm not holding my breath.
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,298 /7
    Lawyers rarely concede anything.
  15. Jooe

    Jooe Member

    +0 /0
    Gallop the grub suspended him for 1 reason and we all know what that was and then he hid behind and still hides behind the he was drunk excuse. I'm more concerned with some in the media I give you Vautin,Magnay,Kent,Massoud and Gibson could not wait to sink the slipper into Brett an absolute disgrace.

  16. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    I would be surprised to hear him say anything  on the matter
  17. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

    +59 /0
    I doubt we'll see a press conference from the leech.Hope the Sea Eagles do some interveiws from Lowe and Dessie
  18. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,340 /60
    For Gallop to apologise would require some level of integrity.
  19. zzz

    zzz Member

    +2 /0
    Gallop should not only apologise but resign.  His foolish comments and actions were the cause of a lot of the media hysteria.  He has caused a lot of damage to the club and Brett's image, and quite possibly affected our ability to attract sponsors.  Brett did nothing wrong and did not deserve any punishment and neither did the club.

    I also expect a public apology from Fatty Vautin for his tirade on the Footy Show.  I found his attitude disgusting and he should have known better.  Especially as a Manly great, he should be ashamed.
  20. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,280 /74
    I notice the telegraph have stopped publishing comments on their story

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