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posted Feb 3, 2010
I can't help but feel if this had been an English player there would have been a lot more complaints about the inadequacy of the punishments system.
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In a stunning turn of events it seems that most fair minded English and Welsh fans agree on this one.In an even more stunning turn it seems as though Wales may have an edge in the front-five and England may have a slight one in the backs.... Has that ever happended before?
posted Feb 4, 2010
I think Harrybean57 has missed the point. I'm an Osprey fan and I believe that Byrne should be banned. But ban him for a number of the Osprey's games which is who he was playing for when he infringed; not the national team!
Did Byrne go off for a blood injury to his toe? I'm no medical expert but how is a dislocated toe going to bleed? He may of had blood seeping from his boot in which case I apologise but surely we have reached the stage where all blood injuries must be independently verified before a replacementment is allowed on the field.
I have to say I agree with osprey Ed, if they were going to ban him should have been for CLUB GAMES only!
slowpass,I think we'll find the Welsh front row won't be as dominant as the "experts" predict and the Welsh backs will be better than their English counterparts.
"but surely we have reached the stage where all blood injuries must be independently verified before a replacementment is allowed on the field."Firstly, I disagree, not every club is led by an autocratic and unscrupulous coach. The actions of one club shouldn't tar other club's reputation.Secondly, what possible advantage would there have been for Byrne to be taken off and a centre to take up the full-back role? Think before you type.Thirdly, don't you think that perhaps the same impact that dislocated Byrne's toe, may have also broken the skin?
Furthermore,welshwizard5, my username spanks yours so God damned hard.
goalpablohoneyMy point was not the actual score line but the complaint element of the pages. The Ospreys fans are painting themselves and the club whiter than white, but in reality, they complain as much as any club. You are correct if a player gouges another player he deserves a lengthy ban. At the time of the Corey incident I made these same comments, although Martin Corey’s ban was not for, “Trying to blind someone”, that is the propensity of the Welsh for melodrama and emotion being injected into the debate, but I agree with the sentiment.I have no argument with the thread that Alan Lewis is to blame for the fiasco on the touchline. He was wrong to berate the Osprey official, he should know the rules of the competition and should have awarded the penalty, this would have been the end of the incident, but the continuing debate regarding the Osprey fans who are magnanimous in the defence of a club which just “lets things go” and “never” complain is a little off.
WelshWizard1 (U10946761)posted 3 Hours AgoFurthermore,welshwizard5, my username spanks yours so God damned hard._________________________I think it means I'm five times better than you.............
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