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thehook13

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Swear it’s like these blokes just can’t wait to throw away their dream career and hundreds of thousands of dollars!
I hate to say it but footy (mostly league) players are absolutely retarded. Anyone whose even had a brush with the league fraternity will attest to that. The amount of shit that gets pushed under the rug over the years.
 
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I hate to say it but footy (mostly league) players are absolutely retarded. Anyone whose even had a brush with the league fraternity will attest to that. The amount of shit that gets pushed under the rug over the years.
It is the minority who spoil it for everyone else. But yeah, on average League players are far more likely to do absolutely dumb ass shit than most other groups of the population.

Mix poor culture with head knocks and excess testosterone and you have a recipe for disaster.
 
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It is the minority who spoil it for everyone else. But yeah, on average League players are far more likely to do absolutely dumb ass shit than most other groups of the population.

Mix poor culture with head knocks and excess testosterone and you have a recipe for disaster.
I was a bit harsh on Benny the man clearly struggling with some demons. But man league players do some stupid shit. Meanwhile Aussie rules players normally keep their heads screwed on by comparison
 
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My question for the NRL: what is your plan for Ben Barba's family?
By Jenna Price
6 February 2019 — 12:00am
I love rugby league with a passion. Brought up on it my whole life. Go Bunnies. But I do not love the National Rugby League.

Here’s why. On Tuesday, Ben Barba, tainted but talented, was finally banned from the game for lifefor assaulting his partner Ainslie Currie at a Townsville casino on Australia Day. He was sacked by the Cowboys last week. Currie had pleaded with the club to take him back.

My question for rugby league is this: when you take back a genius player with a history of alleged violence and drugs, how much coaching and support do you provide him and his family? And when it all goes horribly wrong, what did you have in place beyond dumping Barba and dumping his entire family? These men need coaching off the field as well as on because they are examples to all of us.

There was absolutely no question about his acts of violence, thanks to the CCTV, and no question Barba had to lose his registration. There must be zero tolerance for violence against women, zero tolerance against any violence, although that’s hard to argue as any actual fan of rugby league would see on the field any day, any round. I’d also argue that there should be zero tolerance for drug, gambling and alcohol offences although the NRL might struggle to get the latter past its sponsors.

Saw this on facebook;
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I don’t condone domestic violence at all. But I can’t understand Ben Barba being deregistered for life from the NRL and not allowed to play in the English Super League or Rugby Union when the following occurrences have happened and these players got to play on / some still playing on.... Where is the consistency???

*Matt Lodge bashed a couple (man and woman) unknown to him, unprovoked.....

*Jack De Belin of the Dragons was charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman in Wollongong.
* Jarryd Hayne is facing aggravated sexual assault charges against a woman he met online on grand final night. This is in addition to his charges in America. And when he was a rookie he was charged for biting a woman at a nightclub
*Manly Sea Eagles' Dylan Walker was charged with assaulting his fiancé at their Sydney home.
  • Greg Bird glassed his girlfriend....
  • Cronulla Sharks, led by media celebrity Matthew Johns was found to have had consensual sexual relations while his team mates looked on....
*Dylan sexually degrades a woman and shares with his team...
*Bulldogs rape scandal....
  • Tevita Latu sacked for punching a woman in the face. Parramatta rookie of the year
  • Brett Seymour head-butted a woman on the dance floor at a Brisbane pub.
  • Shaun Kenny-Dowall domestic violence. charged with 10 serious allegations including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, destruction of or damage to property, and stalking/intimidating.
  • Kirisome Auva’a pleaded guilty to a drunken assault of an ex-girlfriend
  • Fonua-Blake kicked and pushed his partner and mother of his two children
Ok Zero Tolerance.... understandable. Well where is the consistency? The facebook posts makes a fair point
 
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thehook13

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Saw this on facebook;


Ok Zero Tolerance.... understandable. Well where is the consistency? The facebook posts makes a fair point
The consequence of all these recent assaults against women are resulting in policy changes hopefully a shift in attitude by nrl heirachy
 
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Capparello vs Reagan Desseix tonight. Should be a good fight. Blake needs a win and likely will get it. Wouldn't sleep on Reagan though
 

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Sakio Bika hasn't fought for about a year and a half. But there is talk he will return shortly. I heard that about 6 months ago too and nothing eventuated.
 

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Apparently Lucas Browne was gifted against Kamil Sokolowski. Suffered a knock down as well

 

thehook13

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Man this forum is dead.

I don't even consider this joint my forum anymore and seem to be one of the only ones posting.

Shocking for Jay who has put in a lot of work into this place recently