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Superb irony
Discussion started by St. Andy , 08 November, 2019 05:49
Superb irony
St. Andy 08 November, 2019 05:49
Had a little look at the Saracens board and read the preview for the Gloucester game. Itís long on self pity, which I suppose is to be expected but there is a laugh out loud moment....
The author, apparently without a hint of realising what he is saying states, how Saracens, ďhad 17 top internationals in Japan, a tough burden for any team to bear. Winning 2 out of 3 games so far is a pretty decent effort by our 2nd and 3rd choice team.Ē

Exactly mate, exactly, you really donít get it do you?

Re: Superb irony
smitferbrainz 08 November, 2019 08:11
I commented a few threads ago reference their game at Leicester the other day. BT Sport put up a graphic of the Saracens players who couldnít play due to injury or World Cup absence. It was a long list including Andy Goode who had sustained injury against us the previous week. One of the BT pundits said that Saracens were still able to field 12 international players in the game. BT said nothing reference the cap. They donít get it either but then again I guess they canít say anything, well couldnt at that time.

Re: Superb irony
Neil-H 08 November, 2019 08:20
Their board is interesting reading, a lot of support from other clubs fans for their fans, a lot of who seem totally dejected and let down by the club.... there are however a couple whoever who are arguing every single point and see that they have done no wrong?!?!?!?!

I feel sympathetic for their fans, but when you get a couple who just don't see it, get it, or admit it, then it takes away from the good ones..

There is also a couple of Quins fans there, who are really ripping into them!!!.. if you think us and Tigers have some bitter discussions its nothing compared to this!

Re: Superb irony
Walks11 08 November, 2019 08:28
It seems the one eyed few defending are concentrating on the the point about helping players beyond their rugby career. Which in itself is applaudable, however the means to which itís happening is a benefit and quite a significant one at that and the seem to be ignoring the latter. I would say this has been going on for a lot longer than just what has been sanctioned. Didnít the SA players get properties, pensions jobs for families, etc, etc, some years ago

Re: Superb irony
Sir Hector 08 November, 2019 08:29
Have just read the chron article on Henry Taylor. Who, as it turns out has been a real find, has played fantastically for us so far, and will be in the mix with Fit Alex and Cobus. Yet at 25 years old and with all the Sarries injuries and WC absentees, he couldnít see any hope of regular game time with them. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed god rules!

Re: Superb irony
smitferbrainz 08 November, 2019 08:32
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Sir Hector
Have just read the chron article on Henry Taylor. Who, as it turns out has been a real find, has played fantastically for us so far, and will be in the mix with Fit Alex and Cobus. Yet at 25 years old and with all the Sarries injuries and WC absentees, he couldnít see any hope of regular game time with them. In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed god rules!

Ben Spencer and Wiggy9.

Re: Superb irony
Sir Hector 08 November, 2019 08:36
Tom Whitley and Alex Day (Formerly of this Parish) too.

Re: Superb irony
Duckonstilts 08 November, 2019 09:35
People neet to ignore the "looking after our players" bit. If that was true then why was it only the top players who were involved. Surely those on big wages need less help? If he was doing thos with Academy players i might be sympathetic. The other point is, if you want to help players after they retire, talk to the players association, PRL and the RFU and set up a pension scheme for them. That would be more helpful imo.

Re: Superb irony
Hantsaintsrus4 08 November, 2019 09:53
The South Africa side, the one that have the RWC, took black players from poor backgrounds with talent, and gave them public school education, houses, cars and have helped some to set up in business including financial backing. This has to be a good thing. Any comment?

Re: Superb irony
Neil-H 08 November, 2019 10:01
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Hantsaintsrus4
The South Africa side, the one that have the RWC, took black players from poor backgrounds with talent, and gave them public school education, houses, cars and have helped some to set up in business including financial backing. This has to be a good thing. Any comment?

Id say its an amazing thing and well done to them, but what relevance does this have with Saracens?

The South Africans didn't break any rules? Id say all premiership clubs are trying to help their players now and for the future, but all within the agreed rules?

Re: Superb irony
Thrupp artist 08 November, 2019 11:41
The point you make St Andy is the one that some of the journalists on National Dailies seem not to find pertinent - it strikes me that some folks may have become a little too close to the source of the problem.

Re: Superb irony
fair_weather_fan 08 November, 2019 15:30
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Hantsaintsrus4
The South Africa side, the one that have the RWC, took black players from poor backgrounds with talent, and gave them public school education, houses, cars and have helped some to set up in business including financial backing. This has to be a good thing. Any comment?

It would be better if they did that for everyone regardless of 'talent'

Re: Superb irony
ramseysaint 08 November, 2019 21:58
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fair_weather_fan
Quote:
Hantsaintsrus4
The South Africa side, the one that have the RWC, took black players from poor backgrounds with talent, and gave them public school education, houses, cars and have helped some to set up in business including financial backing. This has to be a good thing. Any comment?

It would be better if they did that for everyone regardless of 'talent'

+1

Makes the thread about abusing Sarries fans as a first world, white privilege problem.


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