Pommie Bastard

Pommie Bastard

Post by James Andr » Sun, 06 Sep 1998 04:00:00


         Dear Mr. Shaun Mc Rae,

         Have you ever used the words - pommie bastard ?
         Has any Australian ever used the words - pommie Bastard ?
         Is any pommie bothered ?

         Once again Rugby League, in the shape of Shaun Mc Rae,
         has given the opportunity, to the media, to get us by the bollocks.

         Is it really necessary to play the racist card in this way ?

         James Andrew.

 
 
 

Pommie Bastard

Post by Wigan/London And » Sun, 06 Sep 1998 04:00:00

No he just used the words racist bastard, and I for one totally agree with
him.

Quote:

>         Dear Mr. Shaun Mc Rae,

>         Have you ever used the words - pommie bastard ?
>         Has any Australian ever used the words - pommie Bastard ?
>         Is any pommie bothered ?

>         Once again Rugby League, in the shape of Shaun Mc Rae,
>         has given the opportunity, to the media, to get us by the
bollocks.

>         Is it really necessary to play the racist card in this way ?

>         James Andrew.


 
 
 

Pommie Bastard

Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Mon, 07 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>No he just used the words racist bastard, and I for one totally agree with
>him.


>>         Dear Mr. Shaun Mc Rae,

>>         Have you ever used the words - pommie bastard ?
>>         Has any Australian ever used the words - pommie Bastard ?
>>         Is any pommie bothered ?

>>         Once again Rugby League, in the shape of Shaun Mc Rae,
>>         has given the opportunity, to the media, to get us by the
>bollocks.

>>         Is it really necessary to play the racist card in this way ?

I was there but I don't know what happened. Anybody know what was said
to who by who?

However it does sound like the Saints trying to take away the fact that
they were comprehensively beaten by a great team performance.

Great game. Must admit that in previous years we would have folded after
being pegged back to 18-18. What a difference when a team plays as a
team something we haven't had for 20 years.
--
Lloyd J. Barkham

 
 
 

Pommie Bastard

Post by Malc Brook » Mon, 07 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>However it does sound like the Saints trying to take away the fact that
>they were comprehensively beaten by a great team performance.

>Great game. Must admit that in previous years we would have folded after
>being pegged back to 18-18. What a difference when a team plays as a
>team something we haven't had for 20 years.

Credit to Saints for fighting back to 18-18 after the officials had
given Leeds 12 points they should never have had. It could very easily
have been game over at 18-0 and all down to the officials. In the end
Saints threw the game away letting Harris score a soft try followed by
poor discipline, allowing Leeds to take a 10 point lead. There was
still time for a come-back but Connolly put paid to that. Instead of
sending Holroyd to the bin for a professional foul he awards Leeds a
penalty. Cunningham is then sin-binned instead a minute later, at the
time I thought he must have continued to argue about the Holroyd
incident, but it would appear he was pointing out the racial comments
a Leeds player was directing to a Saints player. The score was grossly
inflated due to poor officials, but Leeds were the better side on the
night. But certainly not comprehensively so.

With regards to the racist remarks, it's a shame McCrae didn't act as
promptly last season, then maybe Goulding would have gone a lot
earlier and Hunte would still be at Saints, and the team spirit of
recent times might have been in place from the very beginning of this
season.

Regards, Malc

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Pommie Bastard

Post by Dee Brook » Tue, 08 Sep 1998 04:00:00

On Sun, 6 Sep 1998 17:28:56 +0100, "Lloyd J. Barkham"

Quote:

>I was there but I don't know what happened. Anybody know what was said
>to who by who?

>However it does sound like the Saints trying to take away the fact that
>they were comprehensively beaten by a great team performance.

>Great game. Must admit that in previous years we would have folded after
>being pegged back to 18-18. What a difference when a team plays as a
>team something we haven't had for 20 years.

Although McRae refused to name either player involved, it is clear
from the video that it was Mathiou and Perellini. Apollo and
Cunningham tackle Mathiou, and as the ball is played, Mathiou appears
to say something, at which point Cunningham  steps forward and shoves
Mathiou backwards. The ref blows the whistle, Cunningham tells the ref
what was said (Cunningham looks absolutely furious) and gets sin
binned. Leeds are now claiming that Mathiou only called Apollo "a
Kiwi" (which he isn't !).

If Saints were making excuses for the loss, I think comments on the
standard of the officials (again) and the video ref decision would be
valid. Yet again, for the 3rd week running in a televised match, the
referee has been disgraceful. Something MUST be done, as sometimes it
could be felt that the officials are determining the result of the
match.

Dee