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Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:07 pm
by casfanfromcov
Most of you live in a Rugby League area, where people know what a fantastic club Castleford are, but what about people in the rest of the UK? I play football with a group of lads in Coventry, one of them mentioned tonight he recently went to watch Coventry Bears for the first time. When I mentioned in reply that I went to watch my team Castleford in the Grand Final on Saturday his immediate response was "Is that the team who had a player fail a drugs test?". It's worrying that a lot of people around the UK could also make this connection with Cas, due to the major headlines it got, which were far bigger in the national press than the headlines when we won the League Leaders Shield

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 am
by Alwayscas
At least we know Castleford Tigers are now known all over the country. Always been in the press all year, mainly for the rugby we have played.
I for one am always Proud to say I'm a Castleford Tigers supporter, been out tonight in Wakefield and seen a couple of people in Castleford Tigers tops.
Brother in laws have asked me to buy 3 new Castleford Tigers new home and away shirts for them to wear down in Torquay.
Great season we have all had ( one poor result).
Roll on next season.
COYF

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:09 am
by InTheKnow
All publicity is good publicity right??

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:58 am
by therailwayendisnigh
InTheKnow wrote:All publicity is good publicity right??

Ask Harvey Weinstien.

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:12 am
by Tamworth Tiger
casfanfromcov wrote:Most of you live in a Rugby League area, where people know what a fantastic club Castleford are, but what about people in the rest of the UK? I play football with a group of lads in Coventry, one of them mentioned tonight he recently went to watch Coventry Bears for the first time. When I mentioned in reply that I went to watch my team Castleford in the Grand Final on Saturday his immediate response was "Is that the team who had a player fail a drugs test?". It's worrying that a lot of people around the UK could also make this connection with Cas, due to the major headlines it got, which were far bigger in the national press than the headlines when we won the League Leaders Shield


As I said last week the Rugby Union biased national media were always going to big this story up as soon as it broke
Fortunately because of their bias and the fact our season is over it will very quickly be forgotten news, particularly as Zak has no RU connections.

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:34 am
by Bramley Tiger
don't think we are remotely tarnished tbh.noone I've spoken to blames anyone bar Zak for his conduct and the club have done nothing to bring themselves into repute.

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:13 am
by laner
This drug problem that exists as we all know is worldwide and until harder and longer penalties are given to those selling and putting these drugs about we will see more people with this addiction it's not just one town that's affected

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:24 am
by cogito ergo sum
Whether we are tarnished will depend on the individual reading the story.
What annoyed me was the big story it became and overshadowed our big day, which for SG and DP especially must have been devastating, as it was bad enough for the fans. I took no pleasure from the build up once the speculation started, and it went a long way to spoil the previous few months pleasures. I would think a lot of people from other clubs were rubbing their hands with glee after our season of headlines and "good things".
It demonstrates the fragility of fame and the fickleness of Joe public, reading comments across this forum cements this view.

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 am
by JIN JER
Tamworth Tiger wrote:
casfanfromcov wrote:Most of you live in a Rugby League area, where people know what a fantastic club Castleford are, but what about people in the rest of the UK? I play football with a group of lads in Coventry, one of them mentioned tonight he recently went to watch Coventry Bears for the first time. When I mentioned in reply that I went to watch my team Castleford in the Grand Final on Saturday his immediate response was "Is that the team who had a player fail a drugs test?". It's worrying that a lot of people around the UK could also make this connection with Cas, due to the major headlines it got, which were far bigger in the national press than the headlines when we won the League Leaders Shield


As I said last week the Rugby Union biased national media were always going to big this story up as soon as it broke
Fortunately because of their bias and the fact our season is over it will very quickly be forgotten news, particularly as Zak has no RU connections.

Don't the RU think it happens in their game? Most RU players are of a similar age to RL players, young (apart from forwards in Union), paid very well and have a social life, if it's rife in league then I'm pretty sure it will be rife in Union, the RU have always been a dab hand at deflection!
They have a drug problem too.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugb ... y-12515591

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 am
by Tamworth Tiger
Think they have more of it according to the figure but they have more clout over the way things get presented

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:18 am
by ERG2012
Tamworth Tiger wrote:Think they have more of it according to the figure but they have more clout over the way things get presented


Correct

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:59 pm
by TT Tiger
InTheKnow wrote:All publicity is good publicity right??

Ratner ?

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:24 pm
by Tamworth Tiger
It was good for all the other jewellers!!

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:45 pm
by tallguyx
TT Tiger wrote:
InTheKnow wrote:All publicity is good publicity right??

Ratner ?


It made people realise that they were buying overpriced tat

Re: Has Castleford become tarnished?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
by tigers8rhinos
maybe all news is not bad been speaking to people as i travel round at work a lot who dont follow rl think we are one of the major clubs in rl. with the zak coverage stating cas and england fullback this following on from the previous snake saga people seem to now believe we must be a huge club. hopefully more see us as a major player now even if gained via these headlines then next year when we wipe all before us people will say oh yes thats cas tigers