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Post by jackthelad » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:50 pm

Guinness can go f*ck themselves.
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Post by damianmcr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:35 pm

Well said Jack

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Post by Dave » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:08 pm

Any word on what in particular they took offence to? Or is it a resumption of the usual vague platitudes?
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Post by Cockatrice » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:26 pm

You gotto love their moral high ground

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Post by bangorboy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 am

To be fair LI are showing more balls and loyalty to Paddy than Ulster ever did.
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Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 am

Damn right, I hope they hold firm. This twatter nonsense is setting a dangerous precedent.

Where is the uproar over Haskell or Cipriani? Nordies are easy targets, especially when treated like criminals by their employers. PJ and Olding would be mad to ever be involved with IRFU kunts again.

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Post by Dan Dare » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am

Crazy Stuff from Guinness. Why even open this argument up again. Who would have noticed or said a thing if they just kept going with London Irish? How can they let a few bitter nutters on twitter decide who they sponsor.

Having a fight to see who has the Moral high ground is a dangerous battle, especially for a drinks company. Tough on London Irish as it could scare off other sponsors. Mad decision from the boys from the Black stuff.

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Post by Dave » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 am

These companies, just like the BOI, lack any meaningful sense of ethics in their own business methods. Bar the tokenism displayed at times. Therefore they take any opportunity to throw shade on others. This was opportunistic and calculated on their part.

Diageo are not able to articulate the reasons why they have taken an exception to Paddy's signing. They waited a month to have a problem and refused a meeting regarding this in May. This seems deliberate in that case.

Cash converters also pulled sneaky brad pitt. LI reported that they ended their sponsorship prior to Paddy's signing. It seems like they decided retrospectively to use the situation to their advantage.

The bottom line is, Paddy has a contract and this nonsense will be forgotten about in time.
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Post by shamalicious » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:40 am

Dave wrote: The bottom line is, Paddy has a contract and this nonsense will be forgotten about in time.
Hmm are you sure, Dave? If enough sponsors cut ties to risk LI going bankrupt, they might have to let Paddy go whether they want to or not.

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Post by shamalicious » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:41 am

It's a sponsor's world. It was sponsors who threatened IRFU and ultimately got rid of PJ and SO.

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Post by Dave » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am

shamalicious wrote:
Dave wrote: The bottom line is, Paddy has a contract and this nonsense will be forgotten about in time.
Hmm are you sure, Dave? If enough sponsors cut ties to risk LI going bankrupt, they might have to let Paddy go whether they want to or not.

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They can't break Paddy's contract. I'm sure they knew when Diageo reneged on a meeting in May that they would try this BS. LI still signed him. No word of any other sponsors pulling out. This hullabaloo will pass.
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Post by shamalicious » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:51 am

Dave wrote:
shamalicious wrote:
Dave wrote: The bottom line is, Paddy has a contract and this nonsense will be forgotten about in time.
Hmm are you sure, Dave? If enough sponsors cut ties to risk LI going bankrupt, they might have to let Paddy go whether they want to or not.

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They can't break Paddy's contract. I'm sure they knew when Diageo reneged on a meeting in May that they would try this BS. LI still signed him. No word of any other sponsors pulling out. This hullabaloo will pass.
I certainly hope so!

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Re: L.I.

Post by rumncoke » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:28 am

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:20 pm

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Easily the most cogent and well constructed contribution you've made on this forum - well done Rumn, do try to at least maintain this standard. :thumleft:
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Post by big mervyn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:36 pm

shamalicious wrote:
Dave wrote:
shamalicious wrote:
Dave wrote: The bottom line is, Paddy has a contract and this nonsense will be forgotten about in time.
Hmm are you sure, Dave? If enough sponsors cut ties to risk LI going bankrupt, they might have to let Paddy go whether they want to or not.

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They can't break Paddy's contract. I'm sure they knew when Diageo reneged on a meeting in May that they would try this BS. LI still signed him. No word of any other sponsors pulling out. This hullabaloo will pass.
I certainly hope so!

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