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Booing at the penalty kick vs the Pirates
baatalbion (IP Logged)
26 August, 2018 07:24
I thought that the booing as Harvey Skinner attempted to take a penalty kick during the second half of yesterday's game was poor. It doesn't reflect upon us very well when the kicker is not given the silence that is expected. We may have wanted to see them run the ball or kick to the corner but, nevertheless, we have to respect the kicker and stay quiet. I think that the stewards should be aware of this now and make a move to silence those who don't behave as expected. If they want to shout and make noise during an opponent's kick at the posts they should move to France!

Re: Booing at the penalty kick vs the Pirates
stonehousealbion (IP Logged)
26 August, 2018 10:32
Fair point, baat - but you reap what you sow, no?

If you're going to kick a pen in a fairly evenly matched (at that point) "friendly" you have to expect a reaction. Let's face it, he wan't kicking for the practice, was he? We were in their faces from the off - aka the traditional Janner "Welcome to Brickfields". (See also Sam Daly's hit on HS on Twitter. The cynical/hard-nosed view was that CPs didn't want us to "do a Bedford" on them, so they opened up the gap on the scoreboard. Don't order ice cream and complain it's cold.

Yeah, maybe the vocal dissent should have stopped a little earlier - but then again a successful kick at goal under pressure will only have improved him as a player, won't it?

Come cheer up, my lads - 'tis to glory we steer!

Re: Booing at the penalty kick vs the Pirates
balion (IP Logged)
26 August, 2018 12:24
I have never heard any one booking at a penalty or free kick at Albion, so don't blame any of our supporters, obviously you must look else where, so ask them, the travelling support. Even so I have never heard at booing at any of these be it home or away, maybe some footie fans came to the wrong ground!!!


Re: Booing at the penalty kick vs the Pirates
hills22 (IP Logged)
26 August, 2018 13:08
There were a few noises through the kick. If it happens next week then something should be said to nip it in the bud maybe but would be surprised if it (booing) does. In the context of this game, agree with stonehouse the actual decision to go for goal shows they could have been worried or maybe just treating it as normal game lets make sure we win attitude, either case a sign of respect for what we had done out there. In those moments it's just a case of escalating, the booing probably playful and good natured and then carries on. Blackheath a few seasons ago thought we were booing the last minute kick when people were actually booing refs decision, just happened to lead to a kick. I booed during neither kick then or yesterday, not the rugby way.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 26/08/2018 13:20 by hills22.

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