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Re: Manu

Post by sapajo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:16 pm

tjs10 wrote:I notice that so far nobody has been honest enough to state how they would have reacted had it been Farrell or North who did it instead of Tuilagi.


For the record, anyone claiming to be "offended" by Manu's actions is talking a load of old toss. What he did was stupid & immature, put himself, the club & the sport in general in a bad light but that is all. He embarrased himself, his club & other people by his actions but didn't genuinely offend anyone.
I for one do not give a flying fig about what non Tigers players get upto.

Agreed Manu's action was not offensive but stupid and immature
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Re: Manu

Post by jgriffin » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:22 pm

Fascinating how one can gauge political position by the content of the post in this thread :smt005
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Re: Manu

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:59 pm

It was perhaps not a great idea by Manu but hardly warrants the incredible amount of column inches in the press!!

My 3 teenage boys think he's a legend because of this, although they were fans anyway!!

Let's hope he has a great season for Tigers and England.
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Re: Manu

Post by tjs10 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:47 pm

APJones wrote:It wouldn't have made any difference if it was Blair or Brown or Clegg or any other politician.
Except maybe the Mirror instead of the Mail might have commented.
As for the class distinction utter tosh - IQ level might be a better measure
Agreed. It would just be a different sector of the media claiming indignation if the political persuasions of the PM were reversed.

I only refered to "class" as ZSF introduced it when he suggested it was a "middle class" issue. The media love to make everything about "class" if they can as it stirs up tribalism & that is always good for their sales. Personally I don't consider it a class issue at all. It was an immaturity issue & nothing more.

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Re: Manu

Post by tjs10 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:50 pm

jgriffin wrote:Fascinating how one can gauge political position by the content of the post in this thread :smt005
I'd be interested to hear how you gauge my political opinion by the content of this thread! (For the record, I have voted for 4 different parties in the last 4 elections so good luck...)

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Re: Manu

Post by G.K » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Well it's obviously all your fault then. :smt002
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Re: Manu

Post by jgriffin » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:08 pm

tjs10 wrote:
jgriffin wrote:Fascinating how one can gauge political position by the content of the post in this thread :smt005
I'd be interested to hear how you gauge my political opinion by the content of this thread! (For the record, I have voted for 4 different parties in the last 4 elections so good luck...)
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Re: Manu

Post by tjs10 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:46 pm

Nope, just different parties suit my preferences depending on the nature of the election and i also occasionally vote for the individual rather than the party.

Unlike some i wouldn't vote for a monkey just because he wears the "correct" colour rosette.

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Re: Manu

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:07 pm

tjs10 wrote:Nope, just different parties suit my preferences depending on the nature of the election and i also occasionally vote for the individual rather than the party.

Unlike some i wouldn't vote for a monkey just because he wears the "correct" colour rosette.
at least you have a choice, no matter what I do I'm stuck with Keith Vaz

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Re: Manu

Post by Old Hob » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote: at least you have a choice, no matter what I do I'm stuck with Keith Vaz

Whereas, I'm stuck with some bloke who let Manu put rabbit ears on him!
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Re: Manu

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:04 pm

Old Hob wrote:
Jimmy Skitz wrote: at least you have a choice, no matter what I do I'm stuck with Keith Vaz

Whereas, I'm stuck with some bloke who let Manu put rabbit ears on him!
He at least seems to be doing something, all Vaz seems to do is find his next Photo op

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Re: Manu

Post by tig1 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:19 pm

sapajo wrote:
tjs10 wrote:I notice that so far nobody has been honest enough to state how they would have reacted had it been Farrell or North who did it instead of Tuilagi.

For the record, anyone claiming to be "offended" by Manu's actions is talking a load of old toss. What he did was stupid & immature, put himself, the club & the sport in general in a bad light but that is all. He embarrased himself, his club & other people by his actions but didn't genuinely offend anyone.
This surely sets a new record low for the boards in having a sly dig at Owen Farrell :smt003 :smt003 :smt003

I mean I can understand that he is not everbodies cup of tea as a player, but speculating that he would receive preferential treatment, in the hypothetical situation that he decided to put bunny ears on a leader of state, is somewhat amusing.

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Re: Manu

Post by tjs10 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:08 am

tig1 wrote:This surely sets a new record low for the boards in having a sly dig at Owen Farrell :smt003 :smt003 :smt003

I mean I can understand that he is not everbodies cup of tea as a player, but speculating that he would receive preferential treatment, in the hypothetical situation that he decided to put bunny ears on a leader of state, is somewhat amusing.

No, I was suggesting that people may not be so quick to defend the player's actions if it was someone less popular on this board than one of our own players. I bet if it had been Faz instead of Manu then far more people would have been calling for his head.

Personally I don't have a problem with him as a player. I definitely don't think he should have been a British Lion yet but I do think he has a lot of talent for someone of his age & that he will grow into a very good player in due course.

But then again I don't go in for bashing the "pantomime villans" that others on this board seem to do almost as a matter of course.

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Re: Manu

Post by jgriffin » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:18 am

Then again, on acquaintance, some of the villains are really nice blokes.
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Re: Manu

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:24 am

He has stones, doing it to James Bond...

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