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Ben Barba released

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I'm so f***ing pissed off at this prick.

I finally accepted his signing and he pulls this. Get f****d mate. Go f*** yourself! Way to be proud to play in your region in front of your family dod your boy club. Get bent
 

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We now lack the x factor to be a premiership threat. Good one dickhead.
 

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Pretty piss poor on barba hope none of the other boys were with him was always risky. We have a few options I spose Anderson, martin and hampston.
 

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Ok
Let’s try and put a positive on this.
Better it happened now and not mid season.
We all had doubts on him anyway.
Creates opportunity for another TMM perhaps ?? Nene ???
 

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Ffs. Just trying to enjoy a flood then this. Pack him off back to Cronulla. They deserve him.
 
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Apparently verbally and physically abused his partner. TMM and O'Neill were there too, did nothing. He then pulled the I'm a star card and mouthed off at security
He has history of this doesn't he.

Don't think TMM & O'Neil should be lumped in with this, none of us would know how to react to the situation & perhaps they might have felt any intervention on their part might inflame the situation. It easy in hindsight to make comments but in reality none of us know how we should/would react

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Over before it began.. Early 'flog' of the year nomination.
 

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What a nightmare.

If nothing else it is a firm statement regarding club culture.

Where does this leave us salary wise? I hope we don't have to pay the dropkick!
 

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Didn't barba just get chosen at fullback for the all stars game?
What happens there?
 

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After Todd 's warnings to the clubs recently, there was only ever one outcome........

To quote a former Prime Minister " Well may we say "God save the Queen", because nothing will save the Governor-General / the next player to f***-up"



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Absolute deadshit, I'm fuming. Massive blow to our season IMO
 

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Ben Barba sacked by Cowboys, facing assault allegation
Michael Chammas Chief Reporter
Fri 1 Feb 2019, 08:20 PM

North Queensland have terminated the contract of Ben Barba after allegations he physically assaulted his partner at a Townsville Casino on Australia Day.

NRL.com understands Barba was captured on CCTV footage and also spotted by several witnesses, with Townsville police now investigating the matter.

The Cowboys sacked Barba on Friday night.

Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini said: "When a player joins the North Queensland Cowboys he agrees to abide by the terms of the contract.

"After an internal investigation, it has been determined that this player has acted in contradiction to both the terms and the spirit of that agreement. Accordingly, the club has terminated his contract and has informed the NRL's Integrity Unit."

Barba was attempting to revive his career in the NRL after a stint in the Super League following his sacking by Cronulla after the 2016 grand final win for a second positive drug test.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/01/ben-barba-sacked-by-north-queensland-cowboys/
 

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We now lack the x factor to be a premiership threat. Good one dickhead.
This. This was my first thought. With Barba hungry to be back in the NRL, getting the All Stars gig I thought 'here we go, we're a shot'. Now ... fmd.

What do we do? Do we give Carlin his shot finally? Move Hamster back there? I seriously didn't think TMM deserved his MoM awards for his role at FB in those games. Hamster shone when he was there (excluding 2016).

List of dudes who have played as a FB at Cows currently:

Hampton
Morgo
Granny
GGM
Bowen
Anderson
Taulagi
TMM

F*** this. I'm shattered.
 

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Ben Barba sacked by Cowboys, facing assault allegation
Michael Chammas Chief Reporter
Fri 1 Feb 2019, 08:20 PM

North Queensland have terminated the contract of Ben Barba after allegations he physically assaulted his partner at a Townsville Casino on Australia Day.

NRL.com understands Barba was captured on CCTV footage and also spotted by several witnesses, with Townsville police now investigating the matter.

The Cowboys sacked Barba on Friday night.

Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini said: "When a player joins the North Queensland Cowboys he agrees to abide by the terms of the contract.

"After an internal investigation, it has been determined that this player has acted in contradiction to both the terms and the spirit of that agreement. Accordingly, the club has terminated his contract and has informed the NRL's Integrity Unit."

Barba was attempting to revive his career in the NRL after a stint in the Super League following his sacking by Cronulla after the 2016 grand final win for a second positive drug test.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/01/ben-barba-sacked-by-north-queensland-cowboys/
Wow what a piece of shit. No NRL club will ever touch him again, good riddance.

I'm glad he never got the chance to wear our jersey, he's not worthy
 

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How a person in such a privileged position having been given so many chances, the latest the ability to live out his so called 'childhood dream' and play in front of his family for the club he grew up supporting, throws it all away before even pulling on the jersey by doing something utterly ridiculous and heinous unfortunately just shows the type of individual he is and always has been. I gave him the benefit of the doubt when he signed and was excited to see him run out for the Cowboys, but his actions are the ultimate slap in the face to everyone involved with the club from the players, to the administration, to the fans.

The club must be commended for defending its values and culture no matter what the cost. It's just so very unfortunate that the cost has been so steep. Hopefully this will open a door that was closed for a guy like TMM who was battling it out with Clifford to even be in the side to step up into the fullback role and make his own mark on Cowboy's history.

Also, anyone have Val's number by any chance?
 

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They should ban him from the international game as well so no SL for Benny after all of the chances he has been given.
 
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