Annesley in his conference today said that the lost ball by Addin Fonua-Blake
should have been a penalty in the same way Pompey
’s dislodging of the ball was a penalty
This is a conversation I had on another forum with a Roosters supporter. Felt like I needed to get the crayons out for him:
After the game Warriors fans were up in arms about the ref's. The Warriors fans were critical about several incidences they say showed that the ref's were biased.
- The chricton challenge when Pompey was judged to have interfered with the play the ball.
- Was the Addin Fonua-Blake challenge that was unsuccessful.
I personally agreed that the chricton/pompey
challenge was bullshit, but disagreed about the Addin Fonua-Blake
one. I was Met with a torrent of abuse from Warriors fans about being biased.
Now that the ref's have come out and said 'the Addin Fonua-Blake
one was a penalty' you are now using it as proof that the ref's bias/conspiracy is true, even though that would mean that that the Chricton/pompey
ruling was also correct.
Warriors fans at the moment want to make out every call against them is a game changing decision, but want to ignore it when things go the other way.
You want to use Annesly words as proof that you got dudded, even though that very same sentence now confirms that one of the other bias decisions Warriors fans argued against was actually legit.
Warriors fans want their cake and to eat it as well.
The point people were making about the two challenges was that if the Pompey
incident was deemed to be a penalty, then the hand on the ball for Addin Fonua-Blake
's ptb should also have been deemed to be a penalty, and the fact that it was not given was a glaring inconsistency and a dud call. Annesly has confirmed that this was the case. How are you not understanding this?
Yet you guys also complained about pompey
being penalised as one of the 5 dud calls.
So the pompey
penalty was fair now, despite being told numerous times over the weekend it was bullshit?
You are so quick to latch on to anything which confirms your bias that you guys contradict yourselves.
We were not complaining about it, the whole point was that if Pompey
's was a penalty then so was the other one. They were both penalties, but only one was given, hence the inconsistency. I ask you again, what part of this are you not understanding?
So why was pompeys penalty continually brought up as evidence that the game is rigged against the Warriors?
What part of that aren't you understanding.
Warriors fans on the weekend continually said there were 5 incidences that proved the game is rigged against the Warriors.
Now you guys are saying that the pompey
incidence was correct and now that proves the inconsistency?
So at various times this weekend from Warriors fans we've both had the 'pompey
decision being incorrect shows there is a bias against the Warriors' but also 'the pompey
incident being correct showed the bias in the Addin Fonua-Blake
You guys contradict yourselves.
There is no contradiction, at all. Again, the point is that each of those incidents are essentially the same (interference in the ptb) and as such they should be treated the same. They are either both penalties or both knock ons. The fact that one was given as a penalty and the other was not is inconsistent and an incorrect call, which was confirmed by Annesly. That's it, it's no more complicated than that. Have another read of the article if you need.