TPJ....Grub, or not?

Mr Fourex

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Its seems to be his go, hitting opposition players, when they are disadvantaged or defenceless.

I'm not saying I don't want a hard ...or aggressive player, a player who doesn't take any backwards steps, but....that's not really ever gonna describe TPJ, is it?

I'm thinking he's a bit of a shit ****.......TBH
 

GCBRONCO

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I think his one of those players who can have a habit of crossing the line between controlled aggression and being a thug. That doesn't make him a thug but it does have a habit of becoming costly when your missing sizable timeframes as a result deserved or not. His young and with time and experience potential is there for him to learn to control his aggression. Will he is another question altogether but I wouldn't give up on him just yet.
 

vertigo

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If he wasn't wearing our jersey, would his supporters (that he isn't) change their mind..

He gets red mist and struggles to control it. If he channeled it into just running hard and tackling hard then we wouldn't have to keep seeing him on the sidelines.
 
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Alec

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If he wasn't wearing our jersey, would his supporters (that he isn't) change their mind..
Absolutely. Every team has assholes, but as they are "our" assholes.
Well, if they are good players, otherwise we'd probably still eventually turn on them.
 

soup

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Grub in the day used be grabbing balls and ripping hair and twisting ears etc

He is reckless with a fuse thats short. Theres a clear disconnect between thought process and consequences for the team and himself.
Exactly my take, too. I’m confident he’ll mature. Not so confident the refs or judiciary will see past their bias, though.
 

Mr Fourex

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I love how its perfectly natural for the likes of A Fifita, Napa and Klemmer to be aggressive, intimidating players but when one of ours does it, it's the talk of the town.
You're not intimidating players when you hit them from behind or whilst they're on the ground.....or both.
 

Foordy

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Grub isn't the right word ...

Aggressive ... absolutely; and sometimes he does cross the line ...

but on Friday, i don't think he did ... and he shouldn't have been charged for it. O'Neill was on the ground without a hand on him, therefore the tackle was not completed, so TPJ had every right to hit him as hard as he liked, just as long as there was no contact with the head, which there wasn't.

and given the charge was for dangerous contact to the head/neck and there was no contact with the head or neck, then he should get off at the judiciary, if they were fair dinkum ... but i'm not going to hold my breath, as i'd pass out before the judiciary proved it's competence.
 

007

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Grub isn't the right word ...

Aggressive ... absolutely; and sometimes he does cross the line ...

but on Friday, i don't think he did ... and he shouldn't have been charged for it. O'Neill was on the ground without a hand on him, therefore the tackle was not completed, so TPJ had every right to hit him as hard as he liked, just as long as there was no contact with the head, which there wasn't.

and given the charge was for dangerous contact to the head/neck and there was no contact with the head or neck, then he should get off at the judiciary, if they were fair dinkum ... but i'm not going to hold my breath, as i'd pass out before the judiciary proved it's competence.
Video evidence is pretty clear he didnt. Surely brains apply here at the judicary.
 

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