LuaLua back in contention

Kazenga LuaLua, back with Albion

Kazenga LuaLua, back with Albion

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion will assess Kazenga LuaLua's frame of mind before deciding whether to involve him in Saturday's derby at Crystal Palace.


  The winger, charged with affray, is back with the Seagulls after a jury at Newcastle Crown Court failed to reach a verdict.


  The jury has been discharged and the case will now be looked at again in court in two weeks.


  Boss Gus Poyet told The Argus: "He trained yesterday and we will see today, how he is, how he is feeling, mentally especially.


  "Maybe he has got a chance, who knows, depending on the quantity of players, how we plan the game and a few things, but especially the mental side is going to be the most important one."


  Poyet remains confident of having former England left-back Wayne Bridge available after calf trouble.


  He said: "We've got quite good news. I think we are going to have a very good chance of having close to a very good team, then it depends on the state of the (training) pitches, the temperature, reactions (to injuries). You never know but I'm quite confident.


  "The whole situation of the team being in a decent run helps mentally as well. Everybody wants to be a part of it but we'll see."

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11:19am Thu 29 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

He might be... but then he might not be!

If Bridge is fit, I'd suggest that he will be the only change to the squad from Tuesday's game, with Painter dropping out.

Lua Lua has been on the periphary of the squad lately and given his recent absence and perhaps focus on other issues, I can't see him getting a call for this game.
He might be... but then he might not be! If Bridge is fit, I'd suggest that he will be the only change to the squad from Tuesday's game, with Painter dropping out. Lua Lua has been on the periphary of the squad lately and given his recent absence and perhaps focus on other issues, I can't see him getting a call for this game. Dr Baldhead
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11:49am Thu 29 Nov 12

mark by the sea says...

Palace have had a lot of luck this season, we are about to have some, I can't wait to get up to palace this weekend, missed last year due to work.
Palace have had a lot of luck this season, we are about to have some, I can't wait to get up to palace this weekend, missed last year due to work. mark by the sea
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1:34pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Dr Baldhead wrote:
He might be... but then he might not be! If Bridge is fit, I'd suggest that he will be the only change to the squad from Tuesday's game, with Painter dropping out. Lua Lua has been on the periphary of the squad lately and given his recent absence and perhaps focus on other issues, I can't see him getting a call for this game.
No El-Abd??
[quote][p][bold]Dr Baldhead[/bold] wrote: He might be... but then he might not be! If Bridge is fit, I'd suggest that he will be the only change to the squad from Tuesday's game, with Painter dropping out. Lua Lua has been on the periphary of the squad lately and given his recent absence and perhaps focus on other issues, I can't see him getting a call for this game.[/p][/quote]No El-Abd?? VegasSeagull
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1:43pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

So Gus is continuing with the mind games, telling Palace this and telling them that an done hour before the match they will find out the truth of it all.
Not sure if any of this works to be honest, if I am Palace I prepare for what I think is Brighton's best line up and hope that it turns out to be weaker.

Dr. Baldhead says that he thinks that the only change would be Bridge, if he is fit, I have to think that CMS will start and I would guess El-Abd too. I have a feeling that Barnes will start, and I have said why in a different thread.

Whilst I hope for a win I would take a point right now, this will be a tough test.

.
So Gus is continuing with the mind games, telling Palace this and telling them that an done hour before the match they will find out the truth of it all. Not sure if any of this works to be honest, if I am Palace I prepare for what I think is Brighton's best line up and hope that it turns out to be weaker. Dr. Baldhead says that he thinks that the only change would be Bridge, if he is fit, I have to think that CMS will start and I would guess El-Abd too. I have a feeling that Barnes will start, and I have said why in a different thread. Whilst I hope for a win I would take a point right now, this will be a tough test. . VegasSeagull
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1:47pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Dr Baldhead says...

Hi Vegas

I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday.

In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.
Hi Vegas I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday. In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now. Dr Baldhead
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1:57pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Dr, B.

Thanks for clearing that up, you had me worried for a moment there. It seems that we are both on the same page regarding the team for Saturday, or just about.
Setting all the rivalry aside, Palace are a good team and the point at Hull kept their season on track.
There will be some interesting matchups on saturday, Bucklley - Zahar and our back five V their's.
CMS - Murrey another.
This would be a great match even without the derby factor.
Dr, B. Thanks for clearing that up, you had me worried for a moment there. It seems that we are both on the same page regarding the team for Saturday, or just about. Setting all the rivalry aside, Palace are a good team and the point at Hull kept their season on track. There will be some interesting matchups on saturday, Bucklley - Zahar and our back five V their's. CMS - Murrey another. This would be a great match even without the derby factor. VegasSeagull
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2:49pm Thu 29 Nov 12

pjwilk says...

I hope Lua Lua can get back on track,i think he can become a top player for us.
I hope Lua Lua can get back on track,i think he can become a top player for us. pjwilk
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2:51pm Thu 29 Nov 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Bridge back in & Lua Lua to come off the bench to destroy the Nigel's. Marvellous
Bridge back in & Lua Lua to come off the bench to destroy the Nigel's. Marvellous ShorehamBeachcomber
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2:56pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

I will be very disappointed if Ash gets the nod ahead of Hosko. To be very honest I don't give a toss about his defensive qualities, he should be there for his ability to link up with the man at the front, CMS. Hosko has more ball control, ability to lay off balls and make telling passes. He is physically stronger on the ball too. In addition he can read the game. Of course none of this may be too obvious when he has hardly ever played but it is impossible to hide what is blatantly there. If we have to rely on the defensive qualities of strikers to win games then we are further away from a PL side than I would have liked to think... Oh well, I guess that is another dream shattered. Fingers crossed I'm wrong - about the latter point at least.
I will be very disappointed if Ash gets the nod ahead of Hosko. To be very honest I don't give a toss about his defensive qualities, he should be there for his ability to link up with the man at the front, CMS. Hosko has more ball control, ability to lay off balls and make telling passes. He is physically stronger on the ball too. In addition he can read the game. Of course none of this may be too obvious when he has hardly ever played but it is impossible to hide what is blatantly there. If we have to rely on the defensive qualities of strikers to win games then we are further away from a PL side than I would have liked to think... Oh well, I guess that is another dream shattered. Fingers crossed I'm wrong - about the latter point at least. Jonathan Mouette
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3:12pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

From the local reports of the incident in Newcastle, Lua Lua sounds the ideal player for a physical battle at Hellhurst Park
From the local reports of the incident in Newcastle, Lua Lua sounds the ideal player for a physical battle at Hellhurst Park Willie, Willie Irvine
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3:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Someone please enlighton me.

Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse?

If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?
Someone please enlighton me. Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse? If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong? VegasSeagull
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4:01pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Jonathan Mouette says...

Der... Why should he get a criminal record for something of which he believes he is innocent. Would you take the rap for a shindig in one of your dubious downtown joints just because your skin colour didn't suit... Incidentally that is all beside the point. If he is fit and focused it would be brill to have him on the bench alongside Dobbie, David and... just how many attacking midfield choices do we have...?
Der... Why should he get a criminal record for something of which he believes he is innocent. Would you take the rap for a shindig in one of your dubious downtown joints just because your skin colour didn't suit... Incidentally that is all beside the point. If he is fit and focused it would be brill to have him on the bench alongside Dobbie, David and... just how many attacking midfield choices do we have...? Jonathan Mouette
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4:02pm Thu 29 Nov 12

the taffster says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Someone please enlighton me.

Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse?

If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?
yes affray is a public order offence,not normally physical harm.it could have been he was swinging his handbag at a rival in a brighton pub.thats affray.she will probably get a slapped wrist and a bollo##ing from the boss.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Someone please enlighton me. Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse? If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?[/p][/quote]yes affray is a public order offence,not normally physical harm.it could have been he was swinging his handbag at a rival in a brighton pub.thats affray.she will probably get a slapped wrist and a bollo##ing from the boss. the taffster
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6:03pm Thu 29 Nov 12

wenners says...

Dr Baldhead wrote:
Hi Vegas

I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday.

In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.
How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme
nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now !
[quote][p][bold]Dr Baldhead[/bold] wrote: Hi Vegas I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday. In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.[/p][/quote]How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now ! wenners
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6:22pm Thu 29 Nov 12

rich140 says...

Affray is regretably a serious offence, it is public disorder where any sound minded member of the public being present would fear for their safety.
It is rarely used for just one on one handbags, or where there is a clear cut offender and victim like in assault cases. it is more indiscriminate violence that has the potential to spill over into effecting others. It is also worryingly difficult to get prosecutions authorised for it so this must have been something significant. Handbags at dawn doesn't get to crown court.
Big fan of lua lua but on this occasion there has to be significant evidence that he had been more than a bit silly.
Affray is regretably a serious offence, it is public disorder where any sound minded member of the public being present would fear for their safety. It is rarely used for just one on one handbags, or where there is a clear cut offender and victim like in assault cases. it is more indiscriminate violence that has the potential to spill over into effecting others. It is also worryingly difficult to get prosecutions authorised for it so this must have been something significant. Handbags at dawn doesn't get to crown court. Big fan of lua lua but on this occasion there has to be significant evidence that he had been more than a bit silly. rich140
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6:29pm Thu 29 Nov 12

namgo49 says...

wenners wrote:
Dr Baldhead wrote:
Hi Vegas

I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday.

In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.
How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme

nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now !
Sorry Dunk not patch on El-Abd at the present time. Who knows though, things may change, but Dunk's game now is a far cry from when a £6 mill transfer to Newcastle was being bandied about.
[quote][p][bold]wenners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Baldhead[/bold] wrote: Hi Vegas I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday. In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.[/p][/quote]How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now ![/p][/quote]Sorry Dunk not patch on El-Abd at the present time. Who knows though, things may change, but Dunk's game now is a far cry from when a £6 mill transfer to Newcastle was being bandied about. namgo49
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6:32pm Thu 29 Nov 12

rich140 says...

Just to clarify, I hope lua lua gets through this with no ill effect n that it is all cleared up, was just clarifying the offence not wanting to pre judge his guilt as i obviously have no idea of the details of what he is alleged to have done
Just to clarify, I hope lua lua gets through this with no ill effect n that it is all cleared up, was just clarifying the offence not wanting to pre judge his guilt as i obviously have no idea of the details of what he is alleged to have done rich140
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6:35pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Alan G Skinner says...

Affray is a pink and fluffy one, basically being a pain but to no one in particular. One where an Officer fancied getting out of the cold and was looking for anything to arrest for.
Affray is a pink and fluffy one, basically being a pain but to no one in particular. One where an Officer fancied getting out of the cold and was looking for anything to arrest for. Alan G Skinner
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7:20pm Thu 29 Nov 12

paul the hill says...

If Lualua is the right frame if mind and fit put him on the bench.
I think we will beat palace 1 nil.
In the meantime theofanis gekas Greek striker has parted company with levante. Is he worth a try for us?
Seagulls!!!
If Lualua is the right frame if mind and fit put him on the bench. I think we will beat palace 1 nil. In the meantime theofanis gekas Greek striker has parted company with levante. Is he worth a try for us? Seagulls!!! paul the hill
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7:41pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Alfie T says...

namgo49 wrote:
wenners wrote:
Dr Baldhead wrote:
Hi Vegas

I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday.

In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.
How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme


nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now !
Sorry Dunk not patch on El-Abd at the present time. Who knows though, things may change, but Dunk's game now is a far cry from when a £6 mill transfer to Newcastle was being bandied about.
What total rubbish, Dunk has been very solid since returning,the lad has real talent and a natural successor to Greer. I'll admit El-abd is probably a better bet on Saturday as its gonna be a spicy encounter, but Dunk won't let us down if he stays in.
[quote][p][bold]namgo49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wenners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr Baldhead[/bold] wrote: Hi Vegas I hope El-Abd starts. I was really commenting on the squad rather than the starting 11. AE-A was already in the squad on Tuesday. In terms of the team, I think AE-A and Bridge will replace Dunk and Painter respectively and I think that CMS will also start, possibly ahead of Dobbie. You may be right about Barnes too as he offers more in defence than Hoskins, although personally I'd like to see Hosky given a run of games now.[/p][/quote]How can you replace Dunky after his last performances...'imme nse' i believe .Its a tough call for sure....but i reckon he has the shirt for now ![/p][/quote]Sorry Dunk not patch on El-Abd at the present time. Who knows though, things may change, but Dunk's game now is a far cry from when a £6 mill transfer to Newcastle was being bandied about.[/p][/quote]What total rubbish, Dunk has been very solid since returning,the lad has real talent and a natural successor to Greer. I'll admit El-abd is probably a better bet on Saturday as its gonna be a spicy encounter, but Dunk won't let us down if he stays in. Alfie T
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7:46pm Thu 29 Nov 12

SMF20 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Someone please enlighton me.

Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse?

If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?
Vegas, Affray is when there is more than 1 person involved in an attack on another. Example. If you and I were to attack another person together then you and I would be guilty of Affray. Abh is the lesser of the 3 you mention and could be as simple as leaving a bruise on another and Gbh just effectively ups the anti.. A broken bone or serious cut etc.
I hope this clears it up for you.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Someone please enlighton me. Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse? If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?[/p][/quote]Vegas, Affray is when there is more than 1 person involved in an attack on another. Example. If you and I were to attack another person together then you and I would be guilty of Affray. Abh is the lesser of the 3 you mention and could be as simple as leaving a bruise on another and Gbh just effectively ups the anti.. A broken bone or serious cut etc. I hope this clears it up for you. SMF20
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8:26pm Thu 29 Nov 12

IRISHGULL says...

got a feeling there may be a red card on saturday, lets hope its one of there players. Don t think there is much between these two teams, but the extra quality we have this season, has helped on our travels.
got a feeling there may be a red card on saturday, lets hope its one of there players. Don t think there is much between these two teams, but the extra quality we have this season, has helped on our travels. IRISHGULL
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8:44pm Thu 29 Nov 12

bruce beckett says...

Selhurst is going to be a cauldron on Saturday and whoever keeps their cool will have the best chance of winning. Greer vs. Murray is just one confrontation that has the potential to boil over. One thing that hasn't been mentioned often on this board is our much-improved disciplinary record this season. I'm sure Gus had a word or two to say about that in pre-season training. Having a full squad to choose from is going to be key as the season progresses.

We haven't done too well against the top teams in recent seasons. Even when we won League One, we lost at home to Saints and Huddersfield, admittedly after the title had been won.

Palace's form has dipped in the last few games. It's time for the current squad to show they are real play-off candidates by producing a memorable performance on Saturday.
Selhurst is going to be a cauldron on Saturday and whoever keeps their cool will have the best chance of winning. Greer vs. Murray is just one confrontation that has the potential to boil over. One thing that hasn't been mentioned often on this board is our much-improved disciplinary record this season. I'm sure Gus had a word or two to say about that in pre-season training. Having a full squad to choose from is going to be key as the season progresses. We haven't done too well against the top teams in recent seasons. Even when we won League One, we lost at home to Saints and Huddersfield, admittedly after the title had been won. Palace's form has dipped in the last few games. It's time for the current squad to show they are real play-off candidates by producing a memorable performance on Saturday. bruce beckett
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7:36am Fri 30 Nov 12

Dingbat99 says...

SMF20 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
Someone please enlighton me.

Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse?

If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?
Vegas, Affray is when there is more than 1 person involved in an attack on another. Example. If you and I were to attack another person together then you and I would be guilty of Affray. Abh is the lesser of the 3 you mention and could be as simple as leaving a bruise on another and Gbh just effectively ups the anti.. A broken bone or serious cut etc.
I hope this clears it up for you.
It should also be noted that the other two defendants with LuaLua were aquitted and cleared of the charges. The jury couldn't agree about him so were discharged.
[quote][p][bold]SMF20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Someone please enlighton me. Actual bodily harm, grevious bodily harm and affray, am I right in thinking that, 'affray,' is a push and shoving event where as the other two mean that punches were thrown, or worse? If I am right surely it's a slap on the wrists offence which he could have just plead guilty to and paid the fine and be done with it. Or have I got that wrong?[/p][/quote]Vegas, Affray is when there is more than 1 person involved in an attack on another. Example. If you and I were to attack another person together then you and I would be guilty of Affray. Abh is the lesser of the 3 you mention and could be as simple as leaving a bruise on another and Gbh just effectively ups the anti.. A broken bone or serious cut etc. I hope this clears it up for you.[/p][/quote]It should also be noted that the other two defendants with LuaLua were aquitted and cleared of the charges. The jury couldn't agree about him so were discharged. Dingbat99
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8:47am Fri 30 Nov 12

dave from bexill says...

rich140 wrote:
Affray is regretably a serious offence, it is public disorder where any sound minded member of the public being present would fear for their safety.
It is rarely used for just one on one handbags, or where there is a clear cut offender and victim like in assault cases. it is more indiscriminate violence that has the potential to spill over into effecting others. It is also worryingly difficult to get prosecutions authorised for it so this must have been something significant. Handbags at dawn doesn't get to crown court.
Big fan of lua lua but on this occasion there has to be significant evidence that he had been more than a bit silly.
I think this is about the most accurate description of Affray. Depending on the actual details, the Section 3 Public Order offence if heard at a Mags Court can be dealt with in various ways up to six months custody. However, if the matter is dealt with at Crown Court, ie in front of a judge, then a finding of guilt can can lead to a maximum of three years custody.
[quote][p][bold]rich140[/bold] wrote: Affray is regretably a serious offence, it is public disorder where any sound minded member of the public being present would fear for their safety. It is rarely used for just one on one handbags, or where there is a clear cut offender and victim like in assault cases. it is more indiscriminate violence that has the potential to spill over into effecting others. It is also worryingly difficult to get prosecutions authorised for it so this must have been something significant. Handbags at dawn doesn't get to crown court. Big fan of lua lua but on this occasion there has to be significant evidence that he had been more than a bit silly.[/p][/quote]I think this is about the most accurate description of Affray. Depending on the actual details, the Section 3 Public Order offence if heard at a Mags Court can be dealt with in various ways up to six months custody. However, if the matter is dealt with at Crown Court, ie in front of a judge, then a finding of guilt can can lead to a maximum of three years custody. dave from bexill
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9:31am Fri 30 Nov 12

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

Vegas - an actual example of alleged affray...

James Adkin, prosecuting, said there was serious disorder outside the Riverside club on the city’s quayside in the early hours of June 26 last year.

The jury heard Lua Lua started the violence after he argued with a man called Michael Ball outside the club, and punched him in the face. “He seemed to admit it was his arrogance and attitude that had caused the trouble,” Mr Adkin said.

“Whatever the precise circumstances of the argument, that confrontation between Kazenga Lua Lua and Michael Ball was the spark that caused the significant upsurge in violence.

“A group of black males surged over to Michael Ball and friends. At one stage some witnesses suggest someone blew a whistle which seemed to galvanise the black males into action.”

It was only good fortune that prevented more serious injury in the fighting that followed, the jury heard.

A man called Jordan Bogie, who tried to help Mr Ball, was punched to the floor and was repeatedly kicked while he was unable to defend himself, Mr Adkin said.

“The men in the dock were part of that aggressive group of black men who surged over to the white males and kicked and punched them unlawfully,” he added
Vegas - an actual example of alleged affray... James Adkin, prosecuting, said there was serious disorder outside the Riverside club on the city’s quayside in the early hours of June 26 last year. The jury heard Lua Lua started the violence after he argued with a man called Michael Ball outside the club, and punched him in the face. “He seemed to admit it was his arrogance and attitude that had caused the trouble,” Mr Adkin said. “Whatever the precise circumstances of the argument, that confrontation between Kazenga Lua Lua and Michael Ball was the spark that caused the significant upsurge in violence. “A group of black males surged over to Michael Ball and friends. At one stage some witnesses suggest someone blew a whistle which seemed to galvanise the black males into action.” It was only good fortune that prevented more serious injury in the fighting that followed, the jury heard. A man called Jordan Bogie, who tried to help Mr Ball, was punched to the floor and was repeatedly kicked while he was unable to defend himself, Mr Adkin said. “The men in the dock were part of that aggressive group of black men who surged over to the white males and kicked and punched them unlawfully,” he added Willie, Willie Irvine
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