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05 Oct 2019 21:56 #1 by Reopen The St Nich
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Just seen Tom Lawrences goal today and his muted celebration afterwards which was appropriate I thought. Just got me thinking to the incident with the drink driving and Keoghs injury and how football is very much a closed shop when this type of thing happens. I would imagine when it goes to court more detail will come out, but with these types of incidents and things like Danny Drinkwaters nightclub fight recently, football clubs pretty much impose an information blackout, I appreciate if I was involved in something like this I wouldn't want my employer telling every man and his dog, but do you think its a different scenario with high profile footballers, role models etc.

Another point, I wonder what Keoghs stance will be if this incident and subsequent injury means he never plays again, I wonder if this will mean some form of legal action against his fellow players. Obviously he is still under contract and getting paid so he only needs to concentrate on getting fit. But if this doesn't go well, he might consider his options.

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05 Oct 2019 23:20 #2 by carwash
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Legally the motor insurers would pick up any claim from Keogh for his injury however given his involvement in the drinking session 'contributory' negligence' would apply i.e. he should have known it was unsafe to be a passenger in a car driven by a drunk which could reduce any payout by about 80%. I suspect it will all be kept in-house.

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06 Oct 2019 01:43 - 06 Oct 2019 01:44 #3 by cufcmike
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Footballers car insurance is generally a bit more expensive, to cover the fact their cars will contain footballers, and also the fact that seemingly footballers drive like arseholes! Drink driving normally null and voids insurance policies though I think?
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06 Oct 2019 19:30 #4 by triskelionblue
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cufcmike wrote: Footballers car insurance is generally a bit more expensive, to cover the fact their cars will contain footballers, and also the fact that seemingly footballers drive like arseholes! Drink driving normally null and voids insurance policies though I think?


I would think that too... most policies I think would have an exclusion for drink driving

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07 Oct 2019 10:41 - 07 Oct 2019 10:50 #5 by bluestblue
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triskelionblue wrote:

cufcmike wrote: Footballers car insurance is generally a bit more expensive, to cover the fact their cars will contain footballers, and also the fact that seemingly footballers drive like arseholes! Drink driving normally null and voids insurance policies though I think?


I would think that too... most policies I think would have an exclusion for drink driving


Even if there were a Drink Driving exclusion, the insurer would have to deal with the claim on behalf of the Motor Insurers Bureau as "insurer concerned." Then, any payment would come out of the MIB fund for death or injury victims of uninsured drivers, so whatever, Keogh would (will) get his payout.

The MIB would then have right of recovery against the driver (Lawrence). Now that would be interesting.
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07 Oct 2019 11:54 #6 by carwash
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From the Go Compare website. Is your insurance invalid if you drink and drive?
It depends. Your car insurance won't necessarily be invalid if you're drink driving. However, if you've been in an accident whilst driving under the influence, your insurance company could refuse to pay out for your repairs or injury claims.
Under the Road Traffic Act, insurers must meet the costs of any claim by a third party for injury or damage. Be warned though - the insurer’s entitled to claim these costs back from you.
Most insurance policies will have a drink and drug driving clause. Make sure you check your policy documents to find out what you're covered for.

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07 Oct 2019 13:43 #7 by munchymagic
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About eighteen years ago down south my mate totalled his XR3I, he had only had one pint and was just over the limit but he collided with another car (more out of anger than drink driving as he had hit the pub intending to leave his car there but had left his wallet at home and went back to retrieve it thinking that he would be okay) maybe things have changed now regarding drink driving but the insurance company paid out for his and the other car, things might have been different had there been any injuries of course.

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07 Oct 2019 13:57 #8 by heilkmoon
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carwash wrote: I suspect it will all be kept in-house.


The big clubs employ Winston Wolfe-style fixers to try and keep players' misdemeanors out of the public eye wherever possible.

I'm aware of one case where a player (who also played for us at another time in his career) was involved in a single vehicle accident after drinking. He was straight on the phone to the club fixer, who came out, whisked him and his Mrs away from the scene, got the car taken to be repaired and the authorities were none the wiser.

I also heard in relation to this Derby incident that at least one of the players involved (or their representative) asked if the club could cover up the accident as no-one else was involved and pretend the injuries were sustained in training. As I heard it, the chairman refused.

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07 Oct 2019 22:01 #9 by Happyblue
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It should really just be a zero tolerance, even the smallest amount can effect your driving.

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07 Oct 2019 22:16 #10 by CCU
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Happyblue wrote: It should really just be a zero tolerance, even the smallest amount can effect your driving.


A true zero tolerance is impossible though, due to the presence of alcohol in all sorts of medicines, toiletries and food stuffs...

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07 Oct 2019 22:22 - 07 Oct 2019 22:46 #11 by nobbyblue
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My mate passed after having 6 or 7 pints a good few years back. He was very proud that he had bamboozled the constabulary that night. He was a lunatic mind.

In those days drink driving was more prevalent. It's more socially unacceptable now and so it should be.

I must have driven like a lot of people back in the day over the limit from the night before. Not nowadays though.

Drinking is a bit of a dying art these days. There's not the heavy drinkers there was when I was a lad. The 25 pints a night fellas are few and far between these days.
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07 Oct 2019 22:40 #12 by Happyblue
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CCU wrote:

Happyblue wrote: It should really just be a zero tolerance, even the smallest amount can effect your driving.


A true zero tolerance is impossible though, due to the presence of alcohol in all sorts of medicines, toiletries and food stuffs...

Ok virtually zero tolerance, drop it to the same level as Scotland across the board , even q pint it too much when driving.

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07 Oct 2019 22:49 #13 by nobbyblue
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How many people have been seriously injured/died in an accident caused by a fella having two pints. I don't know the figures but I would would say none.

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07 Oct 2019 22:51 #14 by CCU
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Happyblue wrote:

CCU wrote:

Happyblue wrote: It should really just be a zero tolerance, even the smallest amount can effect your driving.


A true zero tolerance is impossible though, due to the presence of alcohol in all sorts of medicines, toiletries and food stuffs...

Ok virtually zero tolerance, drop it to the same level as Scotland across the board , even q pint it too much when driving.


Agree there, these days if you’re driving, simply don’t have any drink in a pub...

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17 Oct 2019 21:32 #15 by ExiledJock
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From Popbitch (all alleged obviously) -

* Captain Richard Keogh's debit card was rejected three times in the pub when he went to pay the final £800 of the bill.

* Staff said he started kicking off when he couldn't get his card to work, with one of them labelling him "the worst and biggest [censored]" they'd ever dealt with.

* The bar bill from the evening's drinks was almost three grand and included 75 Jagermeisters, 38 tequilas and 54 sambucas.

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17 Oct 2019 22:05 #16 by Waltero
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Quiet night then

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17 Oct 2019 23:07 #17 by Zebby
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ExiledJock wrote: From Popbitch (all alleged obviously) -

* Captain Richard Keogh's debit card was rejected three times in the pub when he went to pay the final £800 of the bill.

* Staff said he started kicking off when he couldn't get his card to work, with one of them labelling him "the worst and biggest [censored]" they'd ever dealt with.

* The bar bill from the evening's drinks was almost three grand and included 75 Jagermeisters, 38 tequilas and 54 sambucas.


I've seen a photo of the bill if I knew how to post photos I would put it on here it's impressive but right at the bottom of a very long and hugely impressive bill is 3 bottles of j20

One person at least was sober enough to drive

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18 Oct 2019 07:31 #18 by CarlisleWhite
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The photo of the bill is from the Leeds celebration after the game (about £2.5K?) when they stopped at a pub on the way home. Lampard was boasting about paying it.
Yes, the same Lampard who gave them a character reference at the court case.
Both of them ended up only a few pints over the limit didn't they. Not sure how mind with the pictures of Bennet spewing his ring before it.

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18 Oct 2019 10:00 #19 by triskelionblue
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I'm even wary of driving the next morning if I've had a couple of beers the night before - lucky I walk to work...

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18 Oct 2019 11:28 #20 by Waltero
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Lucky I can't be arsed to drive anymore, have bus pass have fun

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18 Oct 2019 13:50 #21 by Zebby
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CarlisleWhite wrote: The photo of the bill is from the Leeds celebration after the game (about £2.5K?) when they stopped at a pub on the way home. Lampard was boasting about paying it.
Yes, the same Lampard who gave them a character reference at the court case.
Both of them ended up only a few pints over the limit didn't they. Not sure how mind with the pictures of Bennet spewing his ring before it.


£2,802 the J2Os at bottom of bill still make me chuckle

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