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Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Pretzel, it's impossible to have a reasoned discussion with you, as you have just proven with your post further down on 'tip tackling' by answering in an inflammatory manner to a simple query and continuing to use insults rather than respond in a normal adult manner.

You claim that the concept you are getting at is simple yet two people (myself and Brecor) have independently pointed out your contradictions yet you are unwilling to accept them, claiming instead that quotes from things that you yourself said have been taken out of context.

Try going back and reading your posts with a little objectivity.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Just a question, how would you tip someone pased the horizontal without physically picking them up?

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

"It was a try in my opinion... why?"

"My only doubt is whether the ball was well and truly grounded at 6:54... or was it millimetres from the ground?!?..."
Above I have quote two things that you stated in a single post. Brecor has pointed this out too. You have contradicted yourself by saying that it was a try, thus it was grounded, but then also doubting whether it was grounded at all. You can't have it both ways.

"Whatever the opinion, the outcome is the same and referee and TMO made the right call..." Your finally statement, if you actually believe that they made the right decision then you wouldn't be claiming it was a true. As we always ask of referees, a bit of consistency please Pretzel.

Also, it is the actions of a weak man who has no conviction in their thoughts of opinons to start attacking and insulting other people. Once more, just showing yourself up.

As for tip tackles, I shall answer you further down on a topic where you seem to much more reasonable...

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

As for the George North tackle on Owen Farrell, fair play to Farrell for taking such a big hit. If you pick someone up it is your responsibility to put them back down again safely. At any rate, North didn't pick Farrell up beyond the horizontal, so no problems there.

As for the Warburton line-out incident. That area should be looked at as someone could get seriously injured, but at the moment only penalties are awarded for it. Brian Moore even commented on this in the game.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

There is doubt as to whether the ball was grounded over the line, therefore a try cannot be awarded. Just because it looks in one angle that it has been grounded, yet because of a lack of perspective it is unsure as to whether this is before or over the line, but then in other we can see the Strettle is over, you cannot award the try. This is mere speculation. Due to the way Walsh (who I thought had an awful game, both ways) asked the question the TMO just could not award the try.

I'm guessing your "read rule book" quote is a dig at our last tete a tete. It would be very impressive if I were to read a rule book on rugby, or if anyone were for that matter. I'll leave you to ponder on that.

I mentioned you showing yourself up as you said that a try should be awarded, yet then went on to state that there was enough doubt in your mind as to whether the ball had actually been grounded. You can't say both, either you think the ball was grounded over the line, therefore it was a try, or you doubt that it was and therefore it wasn't a try. Make your mind up.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

George North, Alex Cuthbert, Scott Williams, Toby Faletau, Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathon Davies and Sam Warburton are all 23 or under. Perhaps that's who he's talking about when mentioning kids. Not the tiny sample of Jenkins and Adam Jones who you have picked out.

Strettle needs to get a grip in my opinion. Show a little humility in defeat, learn from Lancaster and the way he behaved post match. As for the benefit of the doubt having to go with the attacking side, what a load of rubbish.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales claim the Triple Crown with nail biting win over England

Pretzel, once again showing yourself up, except this time it's not through your lack of knowledge but in contradicting yourself. You say that it was a try in your opinion, but go on to say that you actually doubt whether the ball was well and truly grounded. That doubt is exactly why the TMO couldn't give the try.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

As I said, perhaps you need to go and look at the laws yourself. You attempt at comedy is just showing up your lack of knowledge.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Pretzel, all I can say is go away and check out the laws. You are confusing different things. You state that if a player is not tackled then it cannot lead to a ruck, however, there is no need for a tackle as defined by the laws to take place in order for a ruck to form. This constant backward and forward is getting us nowhere. I know the laws quite well having had to study them, take exams on them and implement them while reffing. If I were wrong then I would hold my hands up and say so, but in this circumstance I am not. I have even checked the IRB website and my own personal law book.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Pretzel, I am not quite sure what you are getting at with the 'gospel truth' statement, however, if you were a referee then you would/should know the difference between someone tackling by wrapping, or attempting to wrap, arms around a ball carrier, and someone who grapples or grabs and pulls them down. They are two very different situations and there is no rooms for interpretation in this situation, no matter what you may think.
If someone is tackled then there is immediately an offside line and a gate, whereas if someone is dragged down then the offside line doesn't exist unless a ruck is formed.
I'm not saying that you grabbing dodgy wingers' shirts wouldn't be counted in tackle count as I don't know what the definition for tackle is when it comes to statistics, but in the laws, what you have described is not a 'tackle'.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

 
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