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    Fleming Rips into Richardson


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    That's quite hilarious - shades of "Can't bowl, can't throw".

    Can't they blame it on an out-of-shot cameraman?
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    A little to subtle Stephen, why don't you tell us how you really feel
    You know it makes sense.

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    Wow, thats either sad, fuuny or true (maybe all 3).

    Sounds a little harsh though given that the guy is now paid to give opinions not play cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Course he's not a really nice guy Tim !! Thats what makes him a good captain - he is hardnosed, and always has been, and I wouldn't want it any other way for NZ's captain.
    Yeah... Notable that Sean Fitzpatrick and his All Blacks side were considered to be the biggest sledgers in the history of rugby football. Just because you can say a scathing comment doesn't mean you're not an overall nice guy. And I stand by the fact that just because you tell someone they're an idiot doesn't mean you're not nice, it just means you're honest with your feelings and, given that he had no idea it was on live feed, there was in my opinion no reason for Fleming to not let him know how he felt if he did indeed feel that way - better to say it rather than to hold a grudge. If a close friend of mine was to basically accuse me of things and put me in a really bad light with the entire world during an interview, then yeah, once the cameras were off I'd be similar. Hell, in some friendships there would be a push'n'shove going on and the next hour they wouldn't think anything of it. That's friendships - you argue.

    People are making a massive deal over something which really is a private issue between the two of them, and I personally hope the broadsheets and sports channels don't turn it into a public news event. Tabloids I couldn't care less about.

    I've called my very close friends things a hell of a lot worse than what Fleming has said, I assure you. But hey, we're guys. It happens. As a member of the male gender, I'm pretty sure Fleming and Richardson can get over it within the next few hours. The media, if they turn it into a spectacle, though... they could go on for a week or so with that, I suppose.

    I also doubt Fleming will even get close to being sacked as Richardson himself probably wouldn't want that, and would be happy to blow the whole thing off as media overblow before such a thing happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Yeah... Notable that Sean Fitzpatrick and his All Blacks side were considered to be the biggest sledgers in the history of rugby football. Just because you can say a scathing comment doesn't mean you're not an overall nice guy. And I stand by the fact that just because you tell someone they're an idiot doesn't mean you're not nice, it just means you're honest with your feelings and, given that he had no idea it was on live feed, there was in my opinion no reason for Fleming to not let him know how he felt if he did indeed feel that way - better to say it rather than to hold a grudge. If a close friend of mine was to basically accuse me of things and put me in a really bad light with the entire world during an interview, then yeah, once the cameras were off I'd be similar. Hell, in some friendships there would be a push'n'shove going on and the next hour they wouldn't think anything of it. That's friendships - you argue.

    People are making a massive deal over something which really is a private issue between the two of them, and I personally hope the broadsheets and sports channels don't turn it into a public news event. Tabloids I couldn't care less about.

    I've called my very close friends things a hell of a lot worse than what Fleming has said, I assure you. But hey, we're guys. It happens. As a member of the male gender, I'm pretty sure Fleming and Richardson can get over it within the next few hours. The media, if they turn it into a spectacle, though... they could go on for a week or so with that, I suppose.

    I also doubt Fleming will even get close to being sacked as Richardson himself probably wouldn't want that, and would be happy to blow the whole thing off as media overblow before such a thing happens.
    Totally agree

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    I'm not so sure, Richardson looked pretty peeved. And the fact it's now out in the big wide world won't help matters either.
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    I'd say Fleming looked angrier than Richardson did. Richardson just looked surprised. I don't think he's going to go home and cry about it.

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    Yeah. The friends excuse is kind of lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Yeah. The friends excuse is kind of lame.
    It's not lame. I ask again - have you ever got angry at a friend or called them an idiot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    It's not lame. I ask again - have you ever got angry at a friend or called them an idiot?
    I agree Bob, the whole thing is not really a big deal, Flem wasn't to know they were still recording for the media. It is amusing though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    I'd say Fleming looked angrier than Richardson did. Richardson just looked surprised. I don't think he's going to go home and cry about it.
    You watched the video? He's almost blubbering like an idiot by the end of it.

    It isn't a biggie IMO but Fleming should know better and it's hilarious and shows the media face and then the real face in pretty good light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    It's not lame. I ask again - have you ever got angry at a friend or called them an idiot?
    I explained earlier in the tour thread.

    It wasn't looking like two mates from the reaction of Richardson!

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    That's hilarious! The look on Richardson's face is priceless! I guess it boils down to "if you dish it out, you've gotta be man enough to cop it".

    Eddie Butler/Gareth Thomas was funnier tho & that was broadcast live!
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