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He hasn't been able to sleep, God has been shaming him for his cowards punch, he wants to apologise and ask all our forgiveness.

 

he will never do it again.

 

Well, not until he gets a chance when an opponent isn't looking at least.

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Could possibly get back a tiny amount of the respect he's lost if he announces he's making a $10,000 donation to the coward punch campaign.

Doubt that's what it is though...

 

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3 minutes ago, stuie said:

Could possibly get back a tiny amount of the respect he's lost if he announces he's making a $10,000 donation to the coward punch campaign.

Doubt that's what it is though...

 

If this was the case would prefer he just made the donation quietly, it would released he made it without the fan fair of a press conference.

I don't think you're far off the mark with him making a donation though.

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

If this was the case would prefer he just made the donation quietly, it would released he made it without the fan fair of a press conference.

Yeah good point, although it would show remorse and would give him a chance to say how poor that kind of thing is, and maybe even get the work being done some exposure.

 

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I imagine it will be an apology. He always seemed a fair sort of a player from what I saw of him.

It's easy to do something stupid that you sincerely regret later. It will be interesting.

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I didnt think it was that bad after Jack Watts got up ok. I thought it was a free and to be honest thought Viney's response while great might be judged over compensating.

It seems most D'landers think it was much worse.

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I'm bemused when Rance apologists say "it was out of character". No, it actually was in Rance's character to forearm a defenseless player to the back of the head when they're lying on the ground. A minute percentage of the population would be cowardly enough to commit such an act, so it's in Rance's character.

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He's a different cat Rance. Wasn't he looking at something else other than footy not that long ago?

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2 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

I didnt think it was that bad after Jack Watts got up ok. I thought it was a free and to be honest thought Viney's response while great might be judged over compensating.

It seems most D'landers think it was much worse.

It was pretty forceful and in the back of the head.  Not enough to knock you out, but definitely enough to give you a headache.

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Good old Titus had this to say, in his own inimitable way:

"........

Rance will now miss two weeks but a better punishment would be making him play the next two games. That’s how bad Richmond are."

 

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4 minutes ago, mo64 said:

I'm bemused when Rance apologists say "it was out of character". No, it actually was in Rance's character to forearm a defenseless player to the back of the head when they're lying on the ground. A minute percentage of the population would be cowardly enough to commit such an act, so it's in Rance's character.

I am holding your logical function in an underground bunker, and will release it on receipt of $10,000.  Do not contact the police or the mods, or you will never think clearly again.

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8 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

I didnt think it was that bad after Jack Watts got up ok. I thought it was a free and to be honest thought Viney's response while great might be judged over compensating.

It seems most D'landers think it was much worse.

Feel free to lie face down on the grass and have someone do the same to you.

Only Watts knows how forceful it was. 

Viney was given the all clear and majority of people found nothing wrong with it. I think if he stood there and did nothing he would have been more harshly judged.

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4 minutes ago, Nasher said:

It was pretty forceful and in the back of the head.  Not enough to knock you out, but definitely enough to give you a headache.

Yes I accept that it deserved 2 weeks. Penalties being what they are now, he had to go. I Still am worried about my 81-1 on Viney for Brownlow but I wouldnt have him any other way.

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6 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

I didnt think it was that bad after Jack Watts got up ok. I thought it was a free and to be honest thought Viney's response while great might be judged over compensating.

It seems most D'landers think it was much worse.

It is the potential for extremely serious injury that matters - this is exactly what killer punches do, and this was an elbow, much harder than a fist, to a head that was on the ground, unable to move away to lessen the impact.

A pathetically weak penalty for a very nasty, malicious and potentially lethal attack. Still, the MRP seem to adjudge say Jack Viney standing his ground as an Adelaide player gets pushed into his shoulder as far worse, or Brent Moloney almost contacting a former teammate as equally deserving.

Such is their (lack of) understanding of life. 

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11 minutes ago, H_T said:

He's a different cat Rance. Wasn't he looking at something else other than footy not that long ago?

God.

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3 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Feel free to lie face down on the grass and have someone do the same to you.

Only Watts knows how forceful it was. 

Viney was given the all clear and majority of people found nothing wrong with it. I think if he stood there and did nothing he would have been more harshly judged.

Sorry Ethan Im sure youd know what its like to lie face down on the grass though.

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23 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

The devil made me do it.

Perhaps he was trying to exorcise a Demon?

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8 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

Sorry Ethan Im sure youd know what its like to lie face down on the grass though.

Really? 

Not grass, more sand and rubble. 

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46 minutes ago, Moneider96 said:

Potentially retiring?

It would be the start of the greatest thread on demonland ever.

The Jack Viney made me retire thread.

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4 minutes ago, Franky_31 said:

I didnt think it was that bad after Jack Watts got up ok. I thought it was a free and to be honest thought Viney's response while great might be judged over compensating.

It seems most D'landers think it was much worse.

The fact that Jack Watts got up is irrelevant. Medicos will tell you the most dangerous place to be hit is in the back of the head which is what killed Phil Hughes. Only yesterday, a first class cricketer was hit in the back of the head in Sri Lanka, rushed to hospital, and doctors said the only reason he survived was because he was wearing one of the post Hughes modified helmets which partially protected him.

Watts had no such protection, yet Rance had no compunction to put his life at risk. He should have got 8 weeks or even more. 

What gets on my goat is his heart-on-sleeve Christianity. Clearly the commandments are not part of his particular faith.

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Outmarked and outmuscled by Jack Watts

Rag dolled by Jack Viney,  pushed around by Bernie Vince

Took a dive, gave a way the 50 metres and a goal

 

Alex Rance can do as many press conferences as he likes he will never live it down

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9 minutes ago, Night Crawler said:

It would be the start of the greatest thread on demonland ever.

The Jack Viney made me retire thread.

Please let this be so

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