Jump to content

Adverts are hidden for all 'Gold Members' - sign up for just £10 a year by clicking here | Advertise here for just 25p per 1,000 impressions - click here
Welcome to Fans Focus. You are currently viewing as a guest. Please login or register to post.    

Sign in icon Sign In Register Register Help Help Login with Facebook Login with Twitter

League section covering 2,000+ clubs - check out your division and club page click here!

Recent Topics

Recent Status Updates
(Update your status via the dropdown
to the right of your name (top left))

View All Updates

Upcoming Calendar Events

There are no forthcoming calendar events

Today's Birthdays ( 18-December 17 )

  • Photo
    Steve_J

    Age: 50

  • Photo
    paul butts

    Age: 64

  • Photo
    Butts

    Age: 64

  • Photo
    Massimo.Oldham

    Age: 30

  • Photo
    butts53

    Age: 64


Photo

Sky Sack Andy Gray!

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
regular view basic view
50 replies to this topic

#1
offline ShedBoy

ShedBoy
  • First XI - Weekly Contract
    Offline
  • Posts: 772
  • Joined: 6 Jul 2006
Madness in my opinion.

He has been well and truly stiched up by the looks of things!

#2
offline The Great Eckscape

The Great Eckscape
  • National Squad - 2nd XI
  • rank
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,871
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
  • Location: Canvey Island, Essex
  • Supports: Canvey Island, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, Cricket, Boxing, Speedway
Good riddance I say, football can do without people like Andy Gray in it.

#3
offline FootyKnowItAll

FootyKnowItAll
  • At the Turnstiles
    Offline
  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: 25 Jan 2011
  • Supports: Canvey Island, Blackpool, Manchester United
It doesn't surprise me to be honest, as soon as the media got hold of it, you knew that there was going to be some drama.

#4
offline ShedBoy

ShedBoy
  • First XI - Weekly Contract
    Offline
  • Posts: 772
  • Joined: 6 Jul 2006

It doesn't surprise me to be honest, as soon as the media got hold of it, you knew that there was going to be some drama.


Take a bow on your way out son! :97:

#5
offline Canvey Fan 1926

Canvey Fan 1926
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,204
  • Joined: 25 Apr 2005
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Too right and all!

If he had said "The linesman is black so they won't understand the offside rule" then he would have been hung!

It really annoys me how discrimination is still acceptable in football these days.

#6
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Simply put , his comments were derogatory to women and football in a time where the big-wigs want to take equality in sport forward.

As Charlie says, making reference to gender nowadays is as bad as referring to skin colour, nationality and sexual orientation.

Can you imagine if she was an openly gay, black, german, lino?

#7
offline Canvey Fan 1926

Canvey Fan 1926
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,204
  • Joined: 25 Apr 2005
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Being a different race has only just been accepted in football - the rest are still very far behind!

#8
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Andy Gray - Future Minster for Sport for the BNP!

#9
offline Diddy's Big Bro

Diddy's Big Bro
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 139
  • Joined: 30 Jun 2008
just imagine if she was down the lane. That could be some interesting banter.

#10
offline YELLOW

YELLOW
  • First XI Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 14,658
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2003
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island, West Ham
  • Foes: Billericay, Concord, Southend, Spurs, Chelsea
  • Fav. Player(s): Mo Diame, Paolo Di Canio, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Jay Curran, Kevin Dobinson, Lionel Messi
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, drinking.
Andy Gray is an idiot.

If you're involved in the media, you can't go making those comments especially in this 'day and age'.

The likes of Ron Atkinson and Rodney Marsh were sacked so it was inevitable Gray was going to go the same way.

#11
offline MOB2

MOB2
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 90
  • Joined: 22 Oct 2009
What a lot double standard crap! PC gone mad.

1 Private conversation.
2 Watch loose women every day and see worse
3 The same producers present far worse on Soccer AM
4 When was the last time you phoned to complain about the content of question of sport.
5 I have heard some of you say far worse to a referee.


Here comes a bandwagon.....

#12
offline MOB2

MOB2
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 90
  • Joined: 22 Oct 2009
Ok boys following your comments should Pete Doherty sue!!!


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=N1EFvMApIcs

#13
offline YELLOW

YELLOW
  • First XI Coach
    Offline
  • Posts: 14,658
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2003
  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Supports: Canvey Island, West Ham
  • Foes: Billericay, Concord, Southend, Spurs, Chelsea
  • Fav. Player(s): Mo Diame, Paolo Di Canio, Carlton Cole, Kevin Nolan, Jay Curran, Kevin Dobinson, Lionel Messi
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, drinking.

What a lot double standard crap! PC gone mad.

2 Watch loose women every day and see worse



That's definitely true. Male bashing [censored] and nothing ever gets done about that. The presenters on that are hardly whiter than white!!!

#14
offline The Gaffer from the Rock

The Gaffer from the Rock
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,195
  • Joined: 3 Dec 2007
  • Location: The Rock
  • Supports: Canvey Island and Liverpool
  • Foes: I hate (and I mean F*****G Hate!!!) Man Utd
  • Fav. Player(s): Rusty, Doomz & Big Nose from the Mighty Canvey Island & King Kenny, Ray Clemence, and Louie Suarez
The sensitivity of some people, well said MOB as well!! Andy Gray is a kn0b jocky, we all know that, but he has been well and truely stitched up and Richard Keyes is about to be as well! Obviously there is a time and place but we all get text jokes that are way near the mark, we all laugh at them, we all laugh at a certain less abled supporter in our crowd and find that acceptable, and that is everyone who has posted on here! No physical harm has come to anyone, Sian Massey certainly hasn't made an issue of the incident, so what if it was sexist, are we now to be censored in every area of life, have people lost all reality and humour! I will laugh all day long at sexist and racist jokes but if I witnessed anyone being offended, hurt and abused I would be the first person to jump in and defend them. Sticks and stones and so on, we are all guilty, dont you think we are going over the top with this. There are far more serious issues in life, one of them being that I must make sure that my wife doesnt watch the tele whilst she is cremating my dinner!!!!!!

#15
offline The Gaffer from the Rock

The Gaffer from the Rock
  • First XI - Sub
    Offline
  • Posts: 1,195
  • Joined: 3 Dec 2007
  • Location: The Rock
  • Supports: Canvey Island and Liverpool
  • Foes: I hate (and I mean F*****G Hate!!!) Man Utd
  • Fav. Player(s): Rusty, Doomz & Big Nose from the Mighty Canvey Island & King Kenny, Ray Clemence, and Louie Suarez

Ok boys following your comments should Pete Doherty sue!!!


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=N1EFvMApIcs



That is outragous, we should start a campaign to make sure that horrible, nasty, sexist women never work in the television industry again!!!!! And that was so untrue, my house would never be a mess because I would hire a female cleaner to tidy it up, all sussyed up and everything, whoar!!!!!

#16
offline The Great Eckscape

The Great Eckscape
  • National Squad - 2nd XI
  • rank
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,871
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
  • Location: Canvey Island, Essex
  • Supports: Canvey Island, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, Cricket, Boxing, Speedway
I don't think for one second what was said between Gray and Keys was said in jest or humour...the fact they got caught out is there own fault (maybe they might have learned having a microphone tied to themselves for the last 20 years!)

#17
offline mr c gull

mr c gull
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 81
  • Joined: 23 Oct 2005

I don't think for one second what was said between Gray and Keys was said in jest or humour...the fact they got caught out is there own fault (maybe they might have learned having a microphone tied to themselves for the last 20 years!)


they should replace both of them
with 2 birds with big boobs

#18
offline Matt H

Matt H
  • Forum Watchdog
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,556
  • Joined: 8 Sep 2001
  • Location: Below Sea Level
  • Supports: Canvey Island
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football
Andy Gray's defence is, as MOB said, it was a private conversation. Someone else had to have leaked the chat as it wasn't broadcasted on air so only certain crew members would've heard it. So he's probably been stitched up by one of his own work colleagues.

Having said that, this has come about because he made derogatory comments about her being female, not because she's an Assistant Referee.

Remember that time when we played Lowestoft in the Trophy a couple of seasons ago and one of their fans called the Lino a "F&cking useless black bar steward"? There was a heated exchange on the terraces after that for questioning his skin colour.

Yes a lot of the time we abuse the Officials for what we deem to be a poor decision, sometimes we hold them in the same vein as Traffic Wardens. But I've never heard a member of the Yellow Army shout to a female official that they shouldn't be allowed out the Kitchen or whatever. The most a female Physio gets nowadays is a simple wolf whistle.

Edited by Matt H, 26 January 2011 - 11:36 AM.

  • Canvey Fan 1926 likes this

#19
offline The Great Eckscape

The Great Eckscape
  • National Squad - 2nd XI
  • rank
    Offline
  • Posts: 4,871
  • Joined: 14 Sep 2001
  • Location: Canvey Island, Essex
  • Supports: Canvey Island, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Fav. Sport(s): Football, Cricket, Boxing, Speedway
Loads of videos coming out of Gray and Keys saying stuff like this. When I watch them I think "would I get away with saying that where I work", and the answer would almost certainly be no. I don't think they should be any different, saying these things down the pub is one thing, saying them at a place of work is something else, regardless if the conversation was thought to be private or not.
  • Canvey Fan 1926 likes this

#20
offline MOB2

MOB2
  • Reserves
    Offline
  • Posts: 90
  • Joined: 22 Oct 2009
And he was not stitched up because he was sueing the aussie racist Murdoch for tapping his phone???

Gray is a biggotted sexist,but he is our biggoted sexist who is blokish and 100% football.

Lets replace him with someone equally sexist who has not offended the aussie racist.

I would not use those comments at work, and probably not against any woman other than Mrs MOB (after 30 years I am entitled) but in a ladish place like that studio it was the norm!!

A muslim can insist his wife must walk 5 paces behind him, Gypsy lads "grab" girls against their will, Jewish woman are banished when on their cycle, eastern europeans in this country openly enslave women in servitude contracts.

White anglo saxon and celtic males cant hold a private conversation!!!!!!!

Has anyone ever watched loose women, Jeremy Kyle and Lorraine!!!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

View New Posts

List of all CLUBS on Fans Focus