Season over for Gareth Hock
Gareth Hock was today suspended for 5 matches and fined £300. Sounds about right.
Started: 6th Sep 2011 at 19:57
It's a meal in guiseppes for him and a night down king street!!
Any repeat and he should get a seasons ban.
Didn't madge say there was nothing in it?
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:02
I agree Jay £300 fine doesnt sound much but he will probably loose five times that amount in match fees.
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:23
the following extracts from the hearing make interesting reading:
Summary of Player’s submissions on the Charge / evidence:
Player accompanied by Assistant Head coach Shaun Wane. Assistant coach believes this was totally out of character for Gareth Hock. Furthermore the player has been out of the game for two years and is still adapting to his re-entry into the game.
Reasons for Decision:
The Committee accept that the action was not a deliberate attempt to gouge the opponents eyes. However the committee feel that the the player had no justifiable reason to place his hands in his opponents face. The panel believe the player's actions were reckless and contact was certainly made with the eyes of the opponent. The committee are of the opinion that this had the potential to cause serious injury to the opponent. The panel add that you needlessly struck your opponent after the initial incident. Whilst the committee take into account the guilty plea, they believe that a 4 match suspension for reckless gouging and a 1 match suspension for striking is in order.
5 matches (4 for Gouging and 1 for Striking)
Two things strike me about the above:
i) If it was not a ‘deliberate attempt to gouge’ – does that not mean not guilty?
ii) next time you go to court......take Shaun Wane!!
Personally, having watched the incident on a number of occasions, I feel the ban is about right – don’t think we will see him presenting trophies at any junior clubs end of season presentations though – after all would you parade him as a role model?
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:26
Fair point Aqui but i feel Hoch really must be close to the 'last chance saloon'.
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:26
Spot on Jay.
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:29
Think the RFL have been lenient to be honest. No excuse for what he did and I doubt whether Wigan Rugby will tolerate much more off him
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 20:46
he should be baned for life he is not a good role model for our up and comeing children this is why it is called thugerby league with guys like him shocking
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 21:51
Only latics supporters call it "thugerby league". But I agree with your role model comment.
PS. No 'i' in coming, Soccer fans eh!
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 21:56
a good role model is david beckham pity hock wasent on the same salery
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:05
crap latics and what should we rename football ballet ball with all the prancing and rolling around that goes on it seems a apt name for it
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:06
thugerby league a sport played in the north shame world champions which world thugaby world ha ha ha ha ha
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:11
good role model for our sport
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:13
stick to your ballet ball and your farleys rusk with ribena
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:14
you stick to boxing may have a match
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:15
Just glad there is no spelling world cup, we'd end up dropping the bloody baton
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:16
oh below the belt i felt that
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:17
hey warry warry warry warry warry warry warriton we are top of the league heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:18
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:20
yes they were with all there punching glad you say so
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:21
me i didnt say anything who was punching who
Replied: 6th Sep 2011 at 22:25
get rid of him wigan dont need him,he giving the warriors a bad name,just like some on here are giving ww a bad name
tom dont take it on,the fact is the might warriors have brought siverware and pride back to the town
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 08:44
well i support hock he,s the only one who showed any "fight".an old coach once said to a team i was in,if you,re getting licked badly and that does,nt fire you up ,play something else.
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 11:13
well I bet he will be mightily relieved will Gareth the Gouger, after all his last ban was much longer
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 12:34
I find it a bit rich for any Latic's supporter to talk about role models when they had a player who went to jail for beating up women.
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 16:15
when he was found guilty latics then terminated his contract, which i think was the right decision on the clubs part don't you ruddy
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 16:37
A big difference between being jailed for beating up women and being suspended for committing a foul offence in a game.
Suggest that all those having a swipe at Hock and the Warriors have a look at the case and judgement on the RFL website.
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 17:46
i never mentioned what hock, did you brought it up about king, i only asked you if you thought the club made the right decision when they terminated his contract,
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 17:51
terrible what happend there tom,
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 18:24
Whilst I have very sympathy for the fan who died I don't think it was just a random attack according to the press. He had quite a bit of form for football violence related incidents. Maybe it was pay back time.
Replied: 7th Sep 2011 at 18:59
Posted by: latics36 (43)
good role model for our sport
Lets see how many good role models for "your sport" are revealed in the Dispatches programm.
Replied: 8th Sep 2011 at 02:29
Posted by: david49 (1245)
i never mentioned what hock, did you brought it up about king, i only asked you if you thought the club made the right decision when they terminated his contract
david, the king saga is very old news, yes Latics were right to sack him, but, it was asked at the time why did they sign a criminal like him with a record as long as your arm in the first place that question was never answered by any Latics supporters on here, why was that?
Replied: 8th Sep 2011 at 02:35
simple answer he'd served his time for offences he'd been found guilty of
Replied: 8th Sep 2011 at 07:57
have i said anywhere that hock has not served his sentence and now after completing the sentence he has rightly been allowed to resume playing
Replied: 8th Sep 2011 at 13:03
the warriors have made a lot of wigan people happy and proud and put wigan on the sporting map for all the right reasons and now hock is spoiling all that
the warriors have brought silverware to the town and thats what people should be talking about
Replied: 9th Sep 2011 at 08:49
Tha cawn't knock owt where there is nowt.
Replied: 9th Sep 2011 at 10:31
Wow! You are so clever mswigan, you must are a typical Latics fan, all sarcasm,... and no substance.
Replied: 10th Sep 2011 at 00:59
ahcawntspeyk I am a Season Ticket holder at the Warriors
Replied: 10th Sep 2011 at 16:15
awcawntspeyk He just annoys me because he is a top player, I think world class, and he does this after being banned for two years.
Replied: 12th Sep 2011 at 20:43