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All Ospreys discussion here please!

Post by AfanOsprey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:06 pm

Interview with Lee Byrne in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyu ... -saga.html

Make of that what you will.

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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by Darc Tiger » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:10 pm

Aargh! we just locked the main thread! :smt005

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Post by Bill W (2) » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:11 pm

O & U :smt027
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Post by tigerburnie » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:13 pm

I was with him all the way , till he got to the bit about Wales winning the Grand Slam,then I realised it was the drink talking :smt003
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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by AfanOsprey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:15 pm

Darc Tiger wrote:Aargh! we just locked the main thread! :smt005
Yeah, I was wondering why I couldn't post in that thread.

This does seem to offer a different point of view though, so it's probably worth it's own thread.

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Post by Rizzo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:17 pm

I locked the other one as it was too long and frankly the discussions were repeating themselves and going round in circles, regular users will know we try and lock threads over 20 pages and if necessary, start a new one, and they become unwieldy to read and refer back to, and slow down the board.
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Post by Bill W (2) » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:20 pm

"I thought Sonny had gone off on the other side of the field but obviously he hadn't," said Byrne, speaking before he faced the misconduct charge. "I wouldn't have intentionally done that [returned to the pitch] if I knew he was still there."

Yeah. Right. Sure.

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Post by Mr Macca » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:24 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:"I thought Sonny had gone off on the other side of the field but obviously he hadn't," said Byrne, speaking before he faced the misconduct charge. "I wouldn't have intentionally done that [returned to the pitch] if I knew he was still there."

Yeah. Right. Sure.

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Agreed - Is that why he can clearly be seen shouting "Sonny! Sonny!" and gesturing for him to leave the pitch when he comes on?! Very odd thing to say given the clear video evidence to the contrary.
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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by AfanOsprey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:26 pm

tigerburnie wrote:I was with him all the way , till he got to the bit about Wales winning the Grand Slam,then I realised it was the drink talking :smt003
It's not like Wales winning a Grand Slam is beyond the realms of reality, is it?
Bill W (2) wrote:"I thought Sonny had gone off on the other side of the field but obviously he hadn't," said Byrne, speaking before he faced the misconduct charge. "I wouldn't have intentionally done that [returned to the pitch] if I knew he was still there."

Yeah. Right. Sure.

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Post by Bill W (2) » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:28 pm

Since this thread is merely continuing the locked one, I will repeat my final post on that thread:

I am getting somewhat bored with Trolls and others saying how disgraceful it is that the Board of Leicester Tigers PLC have lodged a complaint with ERC regarding the circumstances surrounding the Ospreys playing 16 men during a crucial period of the HC match.

It is inconceivable to me (i.e. beyond the balance of probabilities) that Ospreys Officials, The Referee his two assistants and the Fourth Official were blind to the arrival of Lee Byrne on the pitch without Sonny Parker (his blood replacement) coming off;

It is inconceivable to me (same definition) that the Referee, his two assistants and the Fourth Official were all ignorant of the Laws of the Game on this introduction of a 16th player.

It therefore to me seems likely that on the balance of probabilities something well beyond "iterpreting the Laws" or "human error" occured.

Farbeit from me to suggest what it might have been but it is, IMHO, essential that ERC find out.
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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by AfanOsprey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:30 pm

Mr Macca wrote:
Lee Byrne wrote:"I thought Sonny had gone off on the other side of the field but obviously he hadn't,"
Agreed - Is that why he can clearly be seen shouting "Sonny! Sonny!" and gesturing for him to leave the pitch when he comes on?! Very odd thing to say given the clear video evidence to the contrary.
It doesn't contradict what he says though, does it? He gestured Parker to go off and assumed Parker had done / was about to.

When play then came his way, he wasn't go to wonder whether his colleague had gone off or not. Unfortunately for everyone concerned, Byrne made an incorrect assumption.

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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by AfanOsprey » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:32 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:Farbeit from me to suggest what it might have been but it is, IMHO, essential that ERC find out.
Agreed. The sooner we can put this matter to bed, the better for everyone concerned.

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Post by Bill W (2) » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:34 pm

AfanOsprey wrote: This is a test lion you're speaking of Bill. He may not be the sharpest knife in the block, but a cheat & a liar he is not.
I did not say he was a cheat and a liar.
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Post by Bill W (2) » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:37 pm

AfanOsprey wrote:
Bill W (2) wrote:Farbeit from me to suggest what it might have been but it is, IMHO, essential that ERC find out.
Agreed. The sooner we can put this matter to bed, the better for everyone concerned.
I am not holding my breath.

IMHO it will drag on and on and on.

And the repercussions, along with those from Dupuy and Attoub will be very deep and very painful.

Just my opinion.
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Re: #16 Speaks

Post by Samlet » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:38 pm

Sonny Parker did leave the pitch - it was directly in front of me and thousands of us saw it. We couldn't work out what was happening, because the game was continuing and Sonny was the wrong side of the touchline. This was well before Allan Lewis flounced over to the dugout and gave our Dani a right dressing down.

Anyway, that's enough from me. We'll see.

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