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Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I've always been puzzled at the level of ridicule, and sometimes vitriol, that's aimed at Nigel Owens.

He's one of a very small/elite group of Welsh citizens who has reached the very top of their profession.

The recurring narrative is actually to forensically monitor his performance to find errors.
Not much of a life that tbh. He is not immune to making mistakes.


Too true Wil. I remember being introduced to  a very young Nigel when he was a warm up act for Dafydd Iwan, way back in the 80's probably, at a gig near Porthyrhyd. Little did I know then that he would become a very famous Welshman in the sport I loved. 

What cannot be argued is that he has reached the pinnacle of his chosen profession. He has also done this while never forgetting his roots in his beloved West Wales while battling personal demons which have finished many people's careers before they started. Hats off to him I say.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sospanman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 9:46am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I've always been puzzled at the level of ridicule, and sometimes vitriol, that's aimed at Nigel Owens.

He's one of a very small/elite group of Welsh citizens who has reached the very top of their profession.

The recurring narrative is actually to forensically monitor his performance to find errors.
Not much of a life that tbh. He is not immune to making mistakes.

Maybe because a disproportionate number of those mistakes have been made to our disadvantage when playing our rivals. 
I have seen him ref neutral (to us) games very well, but I think he has a tendency sometimes to make it about himself. 
All in all, a well done to him on reaching the top in his field.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 9:55am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

I've always been puzzled at the level of ridicule, and sometimes vitriol, that's aimed at Nigel Owens.

He's one of a very small/elite group of Welsh citizens who has reached the very top of their profession.

The recurring narrative is actually to forensically monitor his performance to find errors.
Not much of a life that tbh. He is not immune to making mistakes.

Forward pass scarlets v ospreys few years ago WinkLOL
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Ridicule and vitriol towards Nigel - where is that in the last few pages? If you look, there was a legitimate discussion on whether SHC's turnover was legal or not - BTW a law I did not know until now - and then SA14 said "some people love having a moan over Nigel Owens". Now, they have turned the conversation personal and onto Nigel the person, rather than his decision. 

I am a very objective person and when it happened I thought "that didn't look legal". Someone else posted the same and the response I thought was useful as I understand better now. If a mod's contribution on conversations on here is just to state it's all people who love moaning because they hate Nigel Owens then I'm done. 

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by Jones2004 Jones2004 wrote:

Originally posted by minded minded wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Nigel said today On SM that SHC was a legal challenge as they were on the try line and you can approach on the side in such circumstances- just saying 🤔
His foot was on/over the line though so still offside no?
It’s certainly a borderline decision so not a shocker either way. Personally believe that all Racing players go straight off feet so therefore is still a tackle nor a ruck and then SHC just about comes in from the back. However could easily understand how some would think that it is in from the side as it’s certainly a 50-50 decision.

It’s just some people just love having a moan over Nigel Owens. 


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Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

Ridicule and vitriol towards Nigel - where is that in the last few pages? If you look, there was a legitimate discussion on whether SHC's turnover was legal or not - BTW a law I did not know until now - and then SA14 said "some people love having a moan over Nigel Owens". Now, they have turned the conversation personal and onto Nigel the person, rather than his decision.

I mean, if this type of conversation cannot be had on here without a mod saying it's just people who love moaning because they hate Nigel Owens then I'm done. 

 

I think that may be referring to the tweets he got on the weekend following the match & usually gets after other matches.
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

Ridicule and vitriol towards Nigel - where is that in the last few pages? If you look, there was a legitimate discussion on whether SHC's turnover was legal or not - BTW a law I did not know until now - and then SA14 said "some people love having a moan over Nigel Owens". Now, they have turned the conversation personal and onto Nigel the person, rather than his decision.

I mean, if this type of conversation cannot be had on here without a mod saying it's just people who love moaning because they hate Nigel Owens then I'm done. 

 

I think that may be referring to the tweets he got on the weekend following the match & usually gets after other matches.

Ah, I see. I'm not on Twitter as it is disgusting. I am just posting here and reading what others post. 
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Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by dr_martinov dr_martinov wrote:

Ridicule and vitriol towards Nigel - where is that in the last few pages? If you look, there was a legitimate discussion on whether SHC's turnover was legal or not - BTW a law I did not know until now - and then SA14 said "some people love having a moan over Nigel Owens". Now, they have turned the conversation personal and onto Nigel the person, rather than his decision.

I mean, if this type of conversation cannot be had on here without a mod saying it's just people who love moaning because they hate Nigel Owens then I'm done. 

 

I think that may be referring to the tweets he got on the weekend following the match & usually gets after other matches.

Ah, I see. I'm not on Twitter as it is disgusting. I am just posting here and reading what others post. 

Nor me, I am on very little Social Media for the same reason.
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I am certainly not referring to any anti Nigel posts on here nor would I say is Wil. I don't think Nigel should referee the Scarlets as emotionally he is involved whether he feels it or not - same reason he doesn't ref Wales. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 10:44am
For sure its a social media thing toward Nigel. Not Scarlet Fever.

We have a treasured memories of a gaff here and there though.Like the one Ladram mentioned above, which Nigel admitted he missed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 10:56am
Originally posted by Wil Chips Wil Chips wrote:

For sure its a social media thing toward Nigel. Not Scarlet Fever.

We have a treasured memories of a gaff here and there though.Like the one Ladram mentioned above, which Nigel admitted he missed.
think it was dan marino who gave the pass.LOL
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