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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by filthridden on Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 pm

    @leaguegod wrote:i don't think its a rooster fan thing pieman, i think its a rugby league thing and possibly as milchy stated, an australian sporting culture thing



    I would say us kiwis are no better though it seems generally limited to league in NZ in my experience.
    You'd never get a netball, basketball or union crowd booing after their team lost or booing when they should be celebrating an opposition player. Football I can't say as I've never been to a match and don't watch enough A-League to tell you.

    Cricket I think it would only have happened against Australia and Warney specifically but I think it was often an ironic boo. We loved to hate the Aussie but goddamit we respected that they were good at cricket in their hay-day (Warne, McGrath, Ponting etc)

    McGrath was actually a kiwi crowd favourite believe it or not.

    Actually in Rugby it has probably happened to the likes of Quade Cooper, Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger... those players that are seen as dirty and have had memorable incidents against NZ.
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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by Pieman on Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:17 pm

    @Milchy wrote:

    Well, unless its Roosters fans that are selling out Suncorp every year in order to boo Paul Gallen.

    In that particular moment, it was roosters fans and non-melbourne/QLD fans booing him.
    But yep, generally league fans are not the classiest bunch.

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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by leaguegod on Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:21 pm

    i remember being at the 2004 grand final, i was 16, was with my family and my mum adored brad fittler, dogs fans booed him on his last ever game. i was enjoying watching my team win but couldn't help- but to hate my own fans at that moment


    panthers had booed him just 12 months before that too


    i even remember like 60k booing shannon noll @ an origin ,don't get me wrong, i'm no shannon noll fans but is that really necessary ?

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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by No Worries on Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:36 pm

    You can boo someone because they put in a shit effort
    You can boo someone because they are a shit human being.
    You can't boo someone because you dont like them.

    Billy, Cam & Sutton are more 3.

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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by Oz Sport Mad on Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:51 pm

    @leaguegod wrote:also, re the booing

    during the game is all ok obviously

    but booing post game is a rugby league tradition i could do without, every origin or grand finals seems to end with it and i personally can't stand it

    don't really like billy or cam, gererd sutton is probably my least liked ref by a long way but all 3 deserve respect after the game. childish.

    Yep maybe I'm starting to become a grumpy old bastard but it really shits me too - even when the ref's or NRL admins are on the receiving end.

    Similar annoyance levels to when a boofhead will yell out during the tennis, or worse still during a minutes silence.
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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by dasherhalo on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:12 pm

    A minutes silence? That brings back memories.

    Corrrr... i remember i was on the phone in a pub waiting for the remembrance day minute of silence. it went on for too long, and suddenly everything went deadly silent.....

    I realised. .... went "FUCK" quite loudly and dropped my phone somewhere on the table (not sure what happened to the bloke on the other end), and most people had the good grace to laugh at me, because they could tell i was wildly embarrassed. At least i was standing!!!!

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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by dasherhalo on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:16 pm

    Anyway.... with regards to booing... I reckon it's perfectly fine if you're either that good the opposition fans love to hate you, or you've done something dumb enough to deserve a good heckle.

    I'm sure there's a few grey areas, but hey, either way - sack up and own it Smile

    DCE playing at the Gold Coast? Jim Richards ever giving a speech to the Australian racing community? c'mon Smile
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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by Honeysett on Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 pm

    It's a pretty average thing to do. But saying that I've done it before. Generally I'll just sit in silence and not applaud, except on Sunday when no one at the ground could hear me and I was singing Na Na Na Na to Billy Slater. It's a league community thing for sure. Like it's been said you don't see it much in other sports codes. League fans are feral, it's a blue collar game and that's what's going to happen. At least we're not booing people because they're black ala Adam Goodes/Lewis Jetts.
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    Re: Finals chat

    Post by filthridden on Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:53 am

    @Honeysett wrote:It's a pretty average thing to do. But saying that I've done it before. Generally I'll just sit in silence and not applaud, except on Sunday when no one at the ground could hear me and I was singing Na Na Na Na to Billy Slater. It's a league community thing for sure. Like it's been said you don't see it much in other sports codes. League fans are feral, it's a blue collar game and that's what's going to happen. At least we're not booing people because they're black ala Adam Goodes/Lewis Jetts.

    Nailed it.

    I think we're all aware that league is more progressive than most other top-tier sports in terms of celebrating diversity rather than stiffling it from both an adminstrative point of view and the fan base.

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