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Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby cardoc » Fri May 10, 2013 9:45 am

A friend was telling me that a ban on mobile phones and cameras in new Ravenhill has been talked about, might not be a bad idea bring it into line with golf competitions where phones and flashes from cameras are considered a distraction to players. There could be a allocated place ( a wee hut) in some remote corner within the stadium, out of view of genuine rugby spectators, for those who are addicted to mobiles to use as smokers have now become accustomed :stir:
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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby mikerob » Fri May 10, 2013 9:51 am

Sounds like bollix to me...
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Postby BR » Fri May 10, 2013 9:53 am

I heard there was going to be a smoking ban at Ravenhill too ...
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Postby Cornerfleg » Fri May 10, 2013 10:18 am

Now that I could live with ...
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Postby cardoc » Fri May 10, 2013 10:23 am

Cornerfleg wrote:Now that I could live with ...


A smoking ban or camera/mobile ban or both? (or the 3) :D
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Postby BaggyTrousers » Fri May 10, 2013 1:50 pm

cardoc wrote:A friend was telling me that a ban on mobile phones and cameras in new Ravenhill has been talked about, might not be a bad idea bring it into line with golf competitions where phones and flashes from cameras are considered a distraction to players. There could be a allocated place ( a wee hut) in some remote corner within the stadium, out of view of genuine rugby spectators, for those who are addicted to mobiles to use as smokers have now become accustomed :stir:



Wise up, oh great Physician to the Automotive Industry.

Golf & Rugby of course are a great comparison, both being played in bright daylight when flash photography from 50 metres would take the eye out of ye. And that quietness that pervades rugby matches, if it wasn't for the stands, you'd convince yourself that you were in 100 acres of sward forest sand & water.
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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby Kofi Annan » Fri May 10, 2013 1:56 pm

I hear men with beards and tall baldy lanky feckers will be refused access unless accompanied by a midget wearing a pink fluorescent tu tu and a Woodvale RFC supporters balaclava , but hey I good be a tad off the mark :roll:

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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby scrum5 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:00 pm

Is the Terracing not already a no smoking area because of the extended roof therefore making it a covered area, if so I would assume that it would apply to all new stands, from a personal point of view whither covered or not, smoking should be banned in crowed areas.....
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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby Kofi Annan » Fri May 10, 2013 2:06 pm

scrum5 wrote:Is the Terracing not already a no smoking area because of the extended roof therefore making it a covered area, if so I would assume that it would apply to all new stands, from a personal point of view whither covered or not, smoking should be banned in crowed areas.....


Is the whole ground not non smoking, but not because of the extended roof
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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby Windeos » Fri May 10, 2013 2:52 pm

I'd love to see an Ulster Rugby representative try to take my mobile phone off me
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Postby Wee Woman » Fri May 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Windeos wrote:I'd love to see an Ulster Rugby representative try to take my mobile phone off me


Aye, just like you see the same staff literally taking fegs out of peoples mouths on the Prom then :duh:

Plus, has anyone told John Dickson that he could be out of a job if this ban is implemented??
BBC & Sky TV must also be concerned :stir:

What a load of old tosh :lol: .
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Postby BR » Fri May 10, 2013 3:08 pm

scrum5 wrote:... smoking should be banned in crowed areas.....


First, bats, then olws, now we're delayed by crows! Stone them, I say!

Kofi Annan wrote:Is the whole ground not non smoking, but not because of the extended roof


Indeed - rumour has it, it has been non-smoking for several years (hence my original comment)
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Postby Jackie Brown » Sat May 11, 2013 11:00 pm

Hahahahaha, nonsense. How could it ever be policed?
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Postby Rooster » Sat May 11, 2013 11:15 pm

Sounds like an April fool joke that has taken a while to get around
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Re: Mobile phones & Cameras

Postby AyeYerMa » Sat May 18, 2013 10:42 pm

Only rugby ground I've ever been pulled up about a camera at was Stade De France.

Mind you, an f2.8 300mm might have been taking the widdle a bit, but it's a big place and I was up in the nosebleeds.
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