Smith Calls for Storm Premierships to be Reinstated

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by Eta Carinae, Mar 8, 2019.

    Pfft... promises. He'd just start crying and whingeing.
     
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  1. Morkel

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    Seriously, this has me pretty close to Done with the NRL. Not only are Cronulla allowed to keep a premiership from a year they were found to have players receiving illegal payments, but it’s entirely possible the NRL will cave to The Most Influential Person In The Game and re-instate the cheatingest team ever’s premierships?

    And before anyone says it’s not gonna happen, that’s what people here said a year out from Trump being president. On a dumbness scale the NRL and the USA are hard to split.
     
  2. broncos4life

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    The whinging from Smith and the Storm here is exactly why I will never forgive or forget their rorting.

    I hear people say all the time that it is time to move on from their cheating and respect and admire what they have achieved since but **** that. If they had showed even a hint of contrition or remorse, then sure, but they never have and never will.
     
  3. Foordy

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    it also makes our 2006 victory all the sweeter knowing that they were cheating **** and still lost to us
     
  4. soup

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    It’s no secret that we did our fair share of salary cap rorting for premierships or opportunities of premierships. It amazes me how soon fans forget and start pointing fingers at others.
     
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  5. soup

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    Regardless, the players shouldn’t be regarded as cheats for their administration’s incompetencies; I agree with Gallen on that point. When you take performance enhancing substances, well, you’re a definite cheat.
     
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  6. Morkel

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    The players knew. They were complicit. Someone like Inglis may have been a bit more naive but Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk are diligent in everything they do. They knew.
     
  7. Foordy

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    accusations from jealous Sydney media and fans, but never proven ... unlike the Storm.

    Don't be naive ... of course the players knew ... you can't tell me that Cameron Smith isn't smart enough to realise there is something dodgy going on when he is signing a second contract with a different value on it to his first contract
     
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  8. Tom

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    Smith was his own manager at the time too I remember reading somewhere.
     
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  9. Sort of.

    Smith was in-between managers when he began negotiating his contract extension in late 2008. Initially John Ribot stepped in and helped Smith negotiate a couple of terms before Smith's current manager Isaac Moses was brought in mid-way through negotiations.
     
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  10. Links? I only recall us being done once in recent times for an overspend of around $10k.
     
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  11. broncos4life

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    That's big call to make without proof, wheres your proof?
     
  12. soup

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    Where’s the proof that smith, Cronk and slater (Inglis) knew? Or is it different strokes for different folks?

    We had almost the whole QLD team and almost half the National team... taking understanding of course. Naievity at best.
     
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    Proof?
     
  14. broncos4life

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  15. Tom

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    They signed 2 contracts.
     
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  16. soup

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    I’m at work. No time
     
  17. soup

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    Did they? Did they know they were two seperate ones or revisions? Is there conclusive proof or just “baseless accusations”?
     
  18. I thought the NRL had investigated Cronulla and found that they were under the cap in 2016. They've said that repeatedly. Do you know differently and how did you come by this knowledge. I assume you have evidence.

    I mean that must be the case as you think their premiership should be taken off them and made to sit out a season without points. I'm sure you must have evidence as it would be strange and irrational to make those demands without it.
     
  19. broncos4life

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    Maybe in future you should wait until you have the time to make the accusation and provide the proof at the same time, rather than just the accusation making it appear that you don’t have the evidence to back up your claim.
     

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