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Alan Davies and Hillsborough-gate: what's your level of outrage?

Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    Just had a quick google, 15 April has fallen on a weekend 7 times (including this year) since Hillsborough, while a precedent has been set for Liverpool not playing on this day there has never been an instance that I know of where this decision would effect another team. I'm really not sure where I stand on this now to be honest.
  2. gunneradt

    gunneradt Banned Banned

    why?

    does that mean any tragedy involving a football club would mean no fixture ever again? Davies is spot on. It helps that he doesn't like scousers very much - or at least liverpool fans :D
  3. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    I didn't hear the rest of the programme/conversation. Did he shoe-horn it in, or was it natural?

    You're spot on that it's a non-issue, but what I'm thinking is where the precedent could lead. For instance, if Muamba's cardiac arrest had had a worse outcome, could Bolton legitimately do the same thing with March 17th? February 6th for Man U? We could all come up with other dates that various football clubs could very reasonably claim as tragedies for them and their fans. In purely practical terms, that could make organising the competitive calendar a nightmare.

    That hasn't happened, which is why it's a non-issue as you rightly say. But I can see his point in a hypothetical way.

    Yawn.
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  4. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    No said it would mean that, but do carry on talking shite as ever.
  5. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    Are you comparing the Muamba incident with Hillsborough?
  6. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    So Liverpool fans dictate what can be considered as worth commemorating then?
  7. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    Where did anyone say that?
  8. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    maybe, if there were nearly a hundred muambas and they had been killed by the police.
  9. deadringer

    deadringer meat pie sausage roll

    Blame lays squarely with the FA IMO, in their desperate grab for the Wembley cash. Both games could have been played on the Saturday, Spurs Chelsea at Wembley and Liverpool Everton somewhere practical like OT.
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  10. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Where has this been done?
  11. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    I'm comparing it yes. I'm not equating it though.
  12. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    I'm not sure you can compare or equate when what you refer to didn't happen and would not have been as a result of such appalling decisions taken by others.
  13. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    If LFC and the fans feel that it should not be played on this date then that should be taken into account, while it is not the first or worst disaster involving fans the way that the Police and the media colluded in blackening the names of those involved and the subsequent cover up which looks like it went right to the very top at government level certainly makes it unique and has ensured that the wounds are not only still raw but have had salt rubbed into them.
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  14. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    It's the implication that something needs to be 'like Hillsborough' for a club to be able to not want to play on a certain date. If Bolton felt the Muamba incident (if he had died) was something they wanted to commemorate by not playing why couldn't they, and where would the cut off point be , was the Bradford fire sufficient to warrant special allowances, I'm all for clubs wanting to commemorate tragedies and this is an FA fuck up but as people have said, in the case of Liverpool a precedent has been set but that precedent has also been set for other clubs which is the point Corax was making.
  15. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Yeah but the Muamba incident was not the same as 96 people dying, not at all and the only way you can see equivalence between the two is if you're a massive twat. I don't see why Liverpool or other clubs having special allowances for this is a big deal really.
  16. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    There was/is no implication. There is the obvious point about the massive difference between Hillsborough and Muamba aswell. If the families of the dead and the Bradford City themselves wanted a similar remembrance why would it be opposed by anyone?

    None of the problems created tjis weekend would have happened were it not for the FA and their idiotic semi-final at Wembley change.
  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Wow

    Nice way to ignore the substantive points - and there were many - above.

    This is you is it?
  18. Wilf

    Wilf Getting there

    Respect Statement; 'We are all Muamba'.
  19. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    I think Muamba was just a poor example by Corax. The question still needs answering though , at what point does something become worthy of commemoration and justify the refusal to play games on the anniversary?

    Would the Bradford fire be sufficient or would more people of had to die there, the fact remains a precedent has been set and if a club feels they don't want to play on the anniversary of an event then who is qualified to make the judgement that it's worthy/unworthy. You have already said that the hypothetical situation if Muamba had died isn't the same, IF Bolton didn't want to play on that anniversary would you support their decision?
  20. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater


    100% agree with you, I'm just arguing Coraxs point.
  21. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    It's not no. But that brings us into the territory of deciding just how much loss of life, and what circumstances, warrant a commemoration of this nature. Can you see how that could be problematic?

    It's all hypotheticals because other clubs haven't asked for anything like that, so it's not a problem - it just could be in hypotheticaland. Davies point wasn't necessary, and he may well be a twat - I've not paid enough attention to him to form an opinion tbh. All I'm saying is that I can understand the point he was making. I'm sure everyone else can too really.
  22. deadringer

    deadringer meat pie sausage roll


    I don't think anyone begrudges them not playing on that day but in this instance it directly impacts on Chelsea's next game against Barca. If the FA have an agreement that's fine, but both semi's could have been played on Saturday, to everyone's agreement but for the FA dictating that both games MUST be played at Wembley.
  23. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Don't ever do anything because something different could happen. You're a disgrace.
  25. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Corax statement: no one is muamba.
  26. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    It is a strawman. But it wasn't mine, it was Davies'. And that's what the thread is about isn't it.

    *slow hand-clap*
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Sure that's not too complicated?
  28. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    I'd support them yeah, but i don't think they would. tragedies like Bradford and hillsborough are so rare and have such a big impact on a community that it seems a bit silly and a bit cuntish to have a whinge about "precedents".
  29. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    I wouldn't have a problem if Bolton wanted to do that no. I doubt very much it would be the case though. 'Natural' death like that is not the same, but i'd see no reason why to criticise their decision.
  30. Wilf

    Wilf Getting there

    I won't be reaching for my carpentry set over this, but Davies is still an insensitive cunt. Ironically though all the things he listed about Dalglish - tight-mouthed, furious, frowning, leaning-forward, bitter Glaswegian ranting - are actually the reasons I like him. :)

    However if this story about him attacking a homeless man after a night in the Groucho are true, I hereby apply for the post of Chisel Wielder in Chief.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alan-davies-drunken-bite-attack-527529

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