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Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:22 am
by g-boaf
mikesbytes wrote:
tomtom1 wrote:Warnie caught speeding...good choice TAC?

http://m.theage.com.au/national/from-sp ... 2c9qq.html


So much for the safety campaign, seems he will be loosing his license

Shane Warne charged with speeding and faces losing his licence


And flipping out too:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/war ... 2cblv.html

Just silly. :roll:

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:47 am
by Xplora
In fairness to the star appeal of Shane, there is a good reason why "live fast, die young" has been such a successful mantra for famous people since the 60s - the ability of most people to keep a level head under extreme scrutiny for years and years and years despite temptations to do something out of character in the public's eyes is almost zero. There are a few people that manage to keep the fire burning without enormous controversy (ACDC comes to mind) but Shane has been under the spotlight for 20 years now. He was bound to do some stupid things. I think he's a prize twit but that's inevitable given how much latitude he is given and how much media exposure he faces. If you die young, you have much less opportunity to ruin your legacy.

What galls me is the decision to pony up with this twit despite poor decisionmaking on Shane's part. I hope the marketing department within TAC (they have one!) is firing the person who thought this partnership was a good idea. If the direction is "who cares, I'm more important to a bunch of sports fans" then they've succeeded admirably, but I believe the general thrust of safety campaigns was to let people know they are not God when it comes to the road or their health or their families. Shane is such a paragon of that kind of arrogance that everyone at the TAC should be ashamed to be associated.

You CAN predict these things. :roll:

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:05 pm
by Mulger bill
g-boaf wrote:And flipping out too:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/war ... 2cblv.html

Just silly. :roll:


Oh dear, pure clarse :roll:

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:25 pm
by MarkG

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:56 pm
by skull
wow one match ban and $4500 fine.

Hardly a penalty.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:00 pm
by foo on patrol
Yeah that's a deterrent........not! :roll:

Foo.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:28 pm
by norbs
skull wrote:wow one match ban and $4500 fine.

Hardly a penalty.



And yet he says this...

I'm disappointed at some of my actions last night as captain & as a player,but I'm also very disappointed at the severe penalty I received !

followed up by this....

I am weighing up all my options at the moment & taking some advice..
Update you all soon, thanks for your support, means a lot....


on Twitter.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:03 pm
by hannos
And on the TAC side of things...

http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/media-room/fo ... d#20130106

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For the Record - TAC response to media coverage of alleged speeding charges against Shane Warne - 6 January 2013

The TAC is extremely disappointed that Mr Warne has allegedly been caught speeding. Speeding is unacceptable, particularly at the high level of speed that is alleged.

We know that speeding is a leading cause of road trauma. Choosing to speed shows a complete disregard for other road users and has the potential of killing or seriously injuring someone.

The TAC was not aware of this alleged incident at the time of the launch of the Homesafely campaign. If we had known about the incident, we certainly would not have had Mr Warne involved in the media launch.

Mr Warne did not receive any payment for this one-off appearance. The TAC's partnership is with the Melbourne Stars, not Mr Warne.

The TAC will be discussing the speeding allegations with the Melbourne Stars in light of our partnership.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:51 pm
by The 2nd Womble
So if the opposing player had taken to the pitch on a bike Warnie would have got off Scott free? Something to bear in mind for the future maybe.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:10 am
by mikesbytes
hannos wrote:And on the TAC side of things...

http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/media-room/fo ... d#20130106

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For the Record - TAC response to media coverage of alleged speeding charges against Shane Warne - 6 January 2013

The TAC is extremely disappointed that Mr Warne has allegedly been caught speeding. Speeding is unacceptable, particularly at the high level of speed that is alleged.

We know that speeding is a leading cause of road trauma. Choosing to speed shows a complete disregard for other road users and has the potential of killing or seriously injuring someone.

The TAC was not aware of this alleged incident at the time of the launch of the Homesafely campaign. If we had known about the incident, we certainly would not have had Mr Warne involved in the media launch.

Mr Warne did not receive any payment for this one-off appearance. The TAC's partnership is with the Melbourne Stars, not Mr Warne.

The TAC will be discussing the speeding allegations with the Melbourne Stars in light of our partnership.


Was TAC also unaware of the Mr Warne's incident with a cyclist? Or is road rage acceptable, where speeding is unacceptable ?

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:00 am
by The 2nd Womble
Everyone neglects to mention the numerous other offences which have obviously led to him having so few points left to lose, in addition to the countless reports of him being seen driving "briskly" by others over the years.
I must say too that I'm disgusted by the cycling Org's that also backed the promotion who said "give the guy a chance, he's appealing to the most at risk driver age group" until this happened. What's worse than the Transport Accident Compacency ignoring Warnie's cycling incident? Cycling advocates ignoring Warnie's cycling incident!
Anything for more face time on the 6 o'clock news hey?

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:45 am
by bychosis
The 2nd Womble wrote:..."give the guy a chance, he's appealing to the most at risk driver age group" ...


Surely that age group are too young to think of warnie as a hero.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:10 am
by twizzle
Dunno - he's a bit of a legend for his womanising.

Obviously, there is a teflon coating involved here. I wonder what he would have to do to tarnish the image?

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:52 am
by Trev Campbell
Be a drug cheat ....... Oh wait that's already happened ........

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:52 am
by Mulger bill
Trev Campbell wrote:Be a drug cheat ....... Oh wait that's already happened ........

Nooo, that was Joe the cameraman... :roll:

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 pm
by Xplora
Trev Campbell wrote:Be a drug cheat ....... Oh wait that's already happened ........

Yep, he's an adulterous, law breaking, drug taking, disreputable to the sport person through and through. It just goes to show that sport isn't about building character and creating role models, despite what the juniors organisers try and tell you. The instant victory is more important than your dignity, you must leave the field. :idea:

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:57 am
by mikesbytes
Anyone got a link to the TAC advert he appeared in?

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:53 am
by hosko
twizzle wrote:Dunno - he's a bit of a legend for his womanising.

Obviously, there is a teflon coating involved here. I wonder what he would have to do to tarnish the image?


Not teflon coating mate, the skin's just been pulled so tight on his face, everything slides off.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:01 am
by human909
Xplora wrote:
Trev Campbell wrote:Be a drug cheat ....... Oh wait that's already happened ........

Yep, he's an adulterous, law breaking, drug taking, disreputable to the sport person through and through. It just goes to show that sport isn't about building character and creating role models, despite what the juniors organisers try and tell you. The instant victory is more important than your dignity, you must leave the field. :idea:


I like warne. As a cricket player. As a person I've never really had much of an issue apart from his actions and comments as a driver.

He is a di#khead bogan, he has never tried to be anything else. It is the media, and in this case the TAC, that is to be blamed for him being a bad poster child.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:58 am
by il padrone
Xplora wrote:
Trev Campbell wrote:Be a drug cheat ....... Oh wait that's already happened ........

Yep, he's an adulterous, law breaking, drug taking, disreputable to the sport person through and through.

Don't forget the gambling fraud as well.

Re: Ah Warney, stick to spin bowling mate.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:22 am
by greyhoundtom
Not bad for a bogan :shock:
Shane Warne net worth: Shane Warne is an Australian cricket player with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars.