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    You've gotta love the Aussies - could you imagine a magistrate over here saying, "you've gone from the penthouse to the shithouse" and the press putting it in print?
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    That magistrate didn’t hold back
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    I’m sure Wire must have some room on their Salary Cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsimit View Post
    You've gotta love the Aussies - could you imagine a magistrate over here saying, "you've gone from the penthouse to the shithouse" and the press putting it in print?


    I wonder if he fancies a few games on the wing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post


    I wonder if he fancies a few games on the wing?

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    Telling it like it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post


    I wonder if he fancies a few games on the wing?
    I'm not sure what the situation is? Is he still banned from the NRL? Just that the RFL said that they'd mirror any ban over here didn't they?
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    Awkward one really, I think these days Saints try to have a moral standard so they most probably wouldn't want him back but then again would we want him playing for another SL team.

    Then again we took him with a drug ban so you never know

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    His lawyer is a class act..Scales of Justice tattoo on the back of his hand...

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    Would you really want him back after his impression of the Invisible Man for the second half of the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    I'm not sure what the situation is? Is he still banned from the NRL? Just that the RFL said that they'd mirror any ban over here didn't they?
    I've no idea to be honest, they don't seem too bothered him playing in Spain so who knows. It seems like one of those NRL things were they take the moral high ground and then forget about it a shirt time after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I've no idea to be honest, they don't seem too bothered him playing in Spain so who knows. It seems like one of those NRL things were they take the moral high ground and then forget about it a shirt time after.
    Its a weird one as iirc Todd Carney was told by the NRL that they would not accept his registration with any club, yet there was little issue with him coming over and playing for Catalan, other than them paying a bond for his registration, and Carneys rap sheet was considerably longer than Barbas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    His lawyer is a class act..Scales of Justice tattoo on the back of his hand...
    Sounds a bit more open and honest than a funny 'secret' handshake!

    Would I have Barba back? I'm not sure.
    He did go missing during the second part of that season, but he certainly made us feel 'alive' again for the first bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomsepho View Post
    Its a weird one as iirc Todd Carney was told by the NRL that they would not accept his registration with any club, yet there was little issue with him coming over and playing for Catalan, other than them paying a bond for his registration, and Carneys rap sheet was considerably longer than Barbas.
    Yeah, we're not the only ones who make it up as they go along. I wonder if Barba has upset someone high up or maybe Carney had a friend high up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Yeah, we're not the only ones who make it up as they go along. I wonder if Barba has upset someone high up or maybe Carney had a friend high up.
    Didnt Barba have previous with Greenberg when they were at the bulldogs and that’s why he couldn’t wait to throw the book at him?

    Sure I read that somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by undertheradar View Post
    Didnt Barba have previous with Greenberg when they were at the bulldogs and that’s why he couldn’t wait to throw the book at him?

    Sure I read that somewhere.


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    This was during the inception of the social media explosion and players since have naturally become more guarded as they are brought up with these consequences.
    He is now viewed in some teams board rooms as authoritative on all matters and inflexible., his popularity waning.
    He seemed to have it in for Benny and he was almost certainly not impartial in his judgements towards him, a bit like a certain referee is towards us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    Would you really want him back after his impression of the Invisible Man for the second half of the season?
    Perhaps he can replace or play alongside your centre who allegedly likes GBH’ing his missus?

    He’d fit right in with your superior facilities......
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    Perhaps he can replace or play alongside your centre who allegedly likes GBH’ing his missus?

    He’d fit right in with your superior facilities......
    Not really sure what your point is, I was talking about his commitment rather than his moral standards.
    As for the “facilities” point ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    Perhaps he can replace or play alongside your centre who allegedly likes GBH’ing his missus?

    He’d fit right in with your superior facilities......
    Imagine if we had a Domestic Violence policy similar to what they have in Major League Baseball, Gelling would be banned for at least half a season based on the evidence currently out there and likely permanently banned if convicted. At the end of the day players are meant to be role models any controversy off the field brings bad publicity to the sport, something we need to avoid, i am not saying the players need to be perfect but there must be a code of conduct they have to follow off the field, domestic violence has to be a major no-no in that, with according serious punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie McWolf View Post
    Not really sure what your point is, I was talking about his commitment rather than his moral standards.
    As for the “facilities” point ...
    That’s what your tinpot club claimed when they “Had doubts about Signing Barba”

    My point was that you’re shit.

    There’s only 3 big clubs in SL. You’re in the also-rans with Hudds, Cas and Hull. Occasional LLS, losing GF’s and the odd Challenge Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    That’s what your tinpot club claimed when they “Had doubts about Signing Barba”

    My point was that you’re shit.

    There’s only 3 big clubs in SL. You’re in the also-rans with Hudds, Cas and Hull. Occasional LLS, losing GF’s and the odd Challenge Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by undertheradar View Post
    Didnt Barba have previous with Greenberg when they were at the bulldogs and that’s why he couldn’t wait to throw the book at him?

    Sure I read that somewhere.


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    Greenberg was Bulldogs CEO in 2013 when the first allegations of wife beating were levelled at Barba (in a Murdoch paper). Ainsley refused to accuse him and Greenberg let it go. Greenberg was criticised and it stung him.

    When Barba was banned for 12 games for his positive coke test, Greenberg seemed to take it personally when Barba figured he'd serve his ban by playing RU on a fat short-term contract, and Greenberg spitefully declared the ban would only commence when he returned to the NRL, but Barba again tried to circumvent that by signing a SL contract (pity for us the RFL kissed NRL arse... although if the scum or Leeds would have signed him, I'm not convinced they would have taken the same stance)

    When Barba flipped in the Townsville casino, Greenberg saw the opportunity to get his revenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    Greenberg was Bulldogs CEO in 2013 when the first allegations of wife beating were levelled at Barba (in a Murdoch paper). Ainsley refused to accuse him and Greenberg let it go. Greenberg was criticised and it stung him.

    When Barba was banned for 12 games for his positive coke test, Greenberg seemed to take it personally when Barba figured he'd serve his ban by playing RU on a fat short-term contract, and Greenberg spitefully declared the ban would only commence when he returned to the NRL, but Barba again tried to circumvent that by signing a SL contract (pity for us the RFL kissed NRL arse... although if the scum or Leeds would have signed him, I'm not convinced they would have taken the same stance)

    When Barba flipped in the Townsville casino, Greenberg saw the opportunity to get his revenge.
    Cheers mate, I thought I’d read that before but couldn’t remember the details.


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    In a nutshell: no criminal conviction for assaulting his brother in law. There is a clause in his Spanish contract that states if he is approached by an NRL or SL club he will be released. Can’t see it happening here.

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