[quote=pesadillamal;2505238]There are plenty of very good posters in here that have nothing to do with any NY propaganda machine that feel he did more than simply bluster behind linesmen. You want to talk about stories? Look at what you wrote about the scrum with Wilson.
That is a story and nothing more. Wilson was never in the scrum tied up with another player. He was outside the scrum draped all over a Ranger from behind. Fotiu saw this from inside the scrum and immediately yelled something and made his way from the middle of the scrum out towards Wilson. Some Flyer tries to impede Fotiu and when Fotiu turns to deal with him Wilson comes out and puts a hand on Fotiu's shoulder. Fotiu turns to get in Wilson's face and Wilson backs up against the boards and turns his head away. They are by themselves now and could have easily fought so there was more going on there then talking in a scrum.
There is no implied fear in my statement because there could be many reasons to decline a fight, or at least to turn away from a fighter that is in your face in case that is not declining a fight to some. Still, it happened and is clear to see. We could have had two Wilson - Fotiu fights to talk about.
If that was Wilson making his way from the middle of a pile to get in Fotiu's face only to have Fotiu turn his head and back up you would be all over Fotiu so I think there is bias from both sides here. That was Wilson turning to face Fotiu after the linesman got in there not Fotiu, so who was "blustering behind linesmen " there? He was an " above average fighter and an above average enforcer" that "lost many, especially against guys with experience, in a poor career". Sorry Boobs, you are a much better poster than me but it sounds like you are talking out of both sides of your mouth here. I have not seen any Superman comments in this thread. Is that what you were hoping for? Too many compliments from non Ranger fans for you?
Also: With regard to the "squareoffs" you notice all the biased/detractors of NF insist that Fotiu make the first move? Why? McSorely has/had two good arms and fists, why not he take the first shot? Wilson, likewise, had ample opportunity to take a swing not only in the incident you speak of but countless more after that.