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Originally posted by deise316 deise316 wrote:

Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

Originally posted by GB 1HughJarse GB 1HughJarse wrote:

Any club linked with these two will no doubt have a number of tweets from the general public directed at them.
I always wonder why clubs feel the need to cave to social media. It’s generally a microcosm of public perception or in this case maybe Sale fans perception. Tweets from the general public would probably equate to 1% of the population, so why do they dictate an organization decision. 

More a comment and query to get discussion going than anything else.


Wouldn't think anything to do with social media in this case, more than likely there might have been some truth in the rumour they were signing, and maybe a phone call from a major sponsor put a quick end to it. If a sport embraces the oul corporate values wholeheartedly, and I think it's fair to say rugby would be at the forefront of that, often to the point those values are presented to the general unwashed as indistinguishable, then you have to play by the corporate rules, or more accurately, the rules of their PR/Marketing department. 

Someone's PR/marketing dept got a bit nervy here would be my guess.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote deise316 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2018 at 11:06pm
Predictable, though wasn't expecting confirmation of that theory as quickly.  The fact is they would still be at Ulster if it was a rugby decision only, they are only gone because the upstanding moral guardians in the Bank of Ireland, who have rarely ever put a moral foot out of place themselves, told the lads at Ulster rugby to get rid. 

Likewise, if a rugby decision only, the lads would have signed for Sale, and maybe I'm doing a disservice to Sale sponsor Mr Bell, but as the owner/manager of an investment company, likely his first concern is his company's brand name, not any moral concerns over the 2 lads. 


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Not a great first half from Leinster so far.


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No it's a very scrappy match. Not a great sign.

Stuart Barnes is very anti Leinster it seems. Has struck me as being a but anti-irish in the past
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Wayne Barnes in making sh*te decisions shocker
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This is brutal. Everything going wrong
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Rubbish game but who cares!

Leinster wins Clap

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Win is a win

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Champions!
Can't do it in style every time.

Really had a bad feeling the whole game that it was going to slip.

Delighted for Isa as well. Didn't have a great game but two critical pressure kicks for the win
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Boom! A good way to win it!
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Russia have replaced Romania as our opponents in World Cup after Romania banned for ineligible players

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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Russia have replaced Romania as our opponents in World Cup after Romania banned for ineligible players

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Was it three teams in the end that fielded ineligible players? Absolute sh*tshow.
 

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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

Was it three teams in the end that fielded ineligible players? Absolute sh*tshow.
 

Belgium and Spain as well. 


Germany to play Portugal in a Play-off and the winner plays Samoa for a place in the WC
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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

Was it three teams in the end that fielded ineligible players? Absolute sh*tshow.
 

Yeah Romania, Spain and Belgium all docked 5 points for each game they fielded ineligible players.

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So now Germany, who lost every single one of their games, go into a World Cup play-off!

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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

So now Germany, who lost every single one of their games, go into a World Cup play-off!

They actually beat Romania and Belgium in 2017 which counts


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