Blease ban

Blease ban

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


From Sporting Life pages:

http://SportToday.org/

BLEASE BANNED FOR LIFE

               By Ian Laybourn, PA Sport

               Former Salford captain Ian Blease has been banned for
               life after being found guilty of ***ing a touch judge.

               The 32-year-old forward was firstly sin-binned and then
               sent off in last Thursday's 56-14 reserve defeat at
               Bradford Bulls.

               He faced the Rugby Football League disciplinary
               committee in Leeds and was banned sine die.

               Blease, who was legally represented and accompanied at
               the hearing by Salford chairman John Wilkinson, left
               without making any comment.

               Blease, who made 21 appearances during the Reds' first
               division championship winning campaign last year, has not
               appeared for the first team this season after declining to
               go full time. The former Folly Lane amateur had been
               sent off only once previously in his 12-year career.

               An RFL official declined to comment but for a sport
               noted for its respect for match officials, the outcome is no
               surprise, especially in view of the serious nature of the
               offence.

               The last rugby League player to be banned for life for a
               similar offence was John Dalgreen, a former Fulham and
               Great Britain ***.

               He was found guilty in the 1983-84 season of pushing
               referee Gerry Kershaw after being sent off for stamping
               on an opponent.

               However, Dalgreen's sine die suspension was
               subsequently quashed by the Appeal Committee because
               of "a certain irregularity of procedure".

               Salford chairman John Wilkinson said tonight that a
               decision would be made in the next 24 hours about
               whether to lodge an appeal.

               "I feel for Ian who has given 12 years of unblemished and
               committed service to Salford rugby League club," said
               Wilkinson.

               "I will be speaking to Ian and our club solicitor Jeremy
               Parker tomorrow but it will be up to Ian to decide if he
               wants to lodge an appeal."

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
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Blease ban

Post by Paul Matthe » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00

But will it be reduced to two matches on appeal?

Paul Matthews
http://www.triton.u-net.com


 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Paul McNal » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>But will it be reduced to two matches on appeal?

>Paul Matthews
>http://SportToday.org/


I reckon life ban is incredibly harsh for the actual offence, if you
ignore all the "***" rubbish...

You get 2 years for anabolic steroids remember...

Union guy gets 6 months for pushing a ref over in a televised cup
final last year..

Should have given him 2 years which would have kept him out of the
game till he finished more or less rather than deciding the time was
right to flex their muscles on the say so of a reserve linesman...

Hmmm..

Paul

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Jim Whur » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> From Sporting Life pages:

> http://www.sporting-life.com/rleague/news/

> BLEASE BANNED FOR LIFE

I was at the game and must've blinked and missed THE INCIDENT. Saw the
yellow card, saw him start to walk, then saw the red card. At the time the
only thing we could think it was for was touching up the ref (he had his
hand on him).
 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Paul McNal » Sun, 08 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



>> From Sporting Life pages:

>> http://www.sporting-life.com/rleague/news/

>> BLEASE BANNED FOR LIFE

>I was at the game and must've blinked and missed THE INCIDENT. Saw the
>yellow card, saw him start to walk, then saw the red card. At the time the
>only thing we could think it was for was touching up the ref (he had his
>hand on him).

From what I've heard the only one that was aware of it was the
linesman...hardly GBH....

I think mountains have been made from molehills here. Stupid as Blease
was..

Paul

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by WiganRLf » Tue, 10 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
(Vibrating Bum-Faced Goats) writes:
> especially in view of the serious nature of the
>               offence.

What did he do?

Whatever, the RL are, IMO,  correct to make an example of him despite his
previous pretty good record.

Mind you its fairly easy to ban a player for life when he is 32, not a
full time pro and stuck in the reserves.

Now I wonder what they would have done if someone high profile like
Goulding had done the same?

Dave

Wigan RLFC - Simply THE Best.

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Tue, 10 Jun 1997 04:00:00


: (Vibrating Bum-Faced Goats) writes:

: > especially in view of the serious nature of the
: >               offence.

: What did he do?

It's typical, the first Alliance game I've missed at Odsal this season
and something interesting happens.

According to my roving reporter he was sin-binned and as he was leaving
the field he stuck one on the touch judge. Personally I don't believe
this of Blease and suspect something else happened prior to that but it did
involve *** towards a touch judge.

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Paul McNal » Tue, 10 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>According to my roving reporter he was sin-binned and as he was leaving
>the field he stuck one on the touch judge. Personally I don't believe
>this of Blease and suspect something else happened prior to that but it did
>involve *** towards a touch judge.

Carlo Napolitano from our A team said that he just seemed to push the
linesman out of the way. Nothing serious at all.

Thing is you have to ask what the linesman was doing to get pushed out
of the way.

I know refs get knocked all the time but we're talking about some of
the little Hitlers that run A team games.

No excuse for Bleasey, whatever he did he acted like a nob but I think
he's been branded some kind of animal which he clearly isn't when the
true facts of the case will never be known.

It isn't like Ian Blease to do anything like that. He isn't a snapper
or a headcase. he wouldn't just walk over to an official and lamp him.
You'd have to be brain dead for that.

Strange.

Paul

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Paul McNal » Tue, 10 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>(Vibrating Bum-Faced Goats) writes:

>> especially in view of the serious nature of the
>>               offence.

>What did he do?

>Whatever, the RL are, IMO,  correct to make an example of him despite his
>previous pretty good record.

>Mind you its fairly easy to ban a player for life when he is 32, not a
>full time pro and stuck in the reserves.

>Now I wonder what they would have done if someone high profile like
>Goulding had done the same?

>Dave

It's easy to ban a lower-profile player. I have my doubts Goulding or
one of the Paul brothers would have got the same ban,  but then they'd
never have been put in the position in the first place. Somewhere
along the line I reckon the officials have somehow provoked it. I
don't know how but something's fishy.

I've heard he just pushed the linesman out of the way which is totally
unacceptable but when you can pump yourself full of steroids and only
get a 2 year ban well, something's not quite right.

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00


: >I was at the game and must've blinked and missed THE INCIDENT. Saw the
: >yellow card, saw him start to walk, then saw the red card. At the time the
: >only thing we could think it was for was touching up the ref (he had his
: >hand on him).

: From what I've heard the only one that was aware of it was the
: linesman...hardly GBH....

: I think mountains have been made from molehills here. Stupid as Blease
: was..

Well, it does seem out of character and that the incident has beenblown
out of proportion a little but we've all criticised for lax punishments
from the judiciary recently. If there is a cradinal sin in Rugby League
it's stepping out of line with the officials.

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

Blease ban

Post by Paul McNal » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



>: >I was at the game and must've blinked and missed THE INCIDENT. Saw the
>: >yellow card, saw him start to walk, then saw the red card. At the time the
>: >only thing we could think it was for was touching up the ref (he had his
>: >hand on him).

>: From what I've heard the only one that was aware of it was the
>: linesman...hardly GBH....

>: I think mountains have been made from molehills here. Stupid as Blease
>: was..

>Well, it does seem out of character and that the incident has beenblown
>out of proportion a little but we've all criticised for lax punishments
>from the judiciary recently. If there is a cradinal sin in Rugby League
>it's stepping out of line with the officials.

I know I know.

But we then go back to the fact that the lax punishments are back
within a week. I'm obviously not suggesting life bans fow Swann or
Admason (or am I!) but one match....hmmm. Bear in mind Forber got one
match for a swinging arm...

Paul