>: Shit tackle=obvious conclusion milked or not unfortunately.
>That's true, and btw I hope Donougher gets a ban even though it is his
>first sending off in this country because for a few weeks running now
>Bradford players have been getting off pretty lightly.
Quite right you two and, BTW, I can't stand players who take a dive either
BUT this head high stuff has got to stop.
The inconsistent way the sendings off are being dealt with is the
problem. At the moment its almost worth a player sticking his arm out and
hoping the ref sees it as a reflex action. If he's lucky he may just get
a good talking to and will have spoiled a clean break by the attacker
leaving the attacking team with little advantage.
I reckon if a head high tackle is penalised then the player should walk
every time. Reflex action or not. Its the only way to educate the
players into eradicating this dangerous play.
There should also be no option for the disciplinary committee to NOT
impose a ban either. It should be automatic.
I would suggest 4 weeks for the "accidental" tackles and 8 for deliberate
4 matches might seem harsh but they have go to stop the players from even
thinking about tackling like this.
It will definitely be interesting to see what Doughager (?) gets for
Fridays attempt. I reckon he will get off. If he cops a ban it will be
more to do with the fact Bradford seem to on a "roll" as far as head
hunting goes rather than the merits (or lack of) of his offence.
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