Rumour 12 Sydney Swans players self-reported for illicit drug use after the 2012 flag

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Seadog

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In late breaking news, West Coast supporter gets ultra defensive at the suggestion that the Eagles may have had their own drug scandals in the past.

An innocent bystander was heard to utter: "Comparing the damage of Sydney self-reporting to what happened at West Coast is like comparing the damage caused by my 4 year old's water pistol to that of detonating a thermonuclear weapon in the middle of Manhattan Island"

We will bring you all the updates as they arise.
Where was I ultra defensive, all I referred to was your misuse of the term irony. Your poor analogy proves you still don't get it.
I'll dumb it down for you.
If I made a comment such as "Willo Tree is an intelligent and thoughtful poster" when I really thought you were a clueless moron that would be me using irony.
 

Isaac Cumming No 1

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Where was I ultra defensive, all I referred to was your misuse of the term irony. Your poor analogy proves you still don't get it.
I'll dumb it down for you.
If I made a comment such as "Willo Tree is an intelligent and thoughtful poster" when I really thought you were a clueless moron that would be me using irony.
:cool: Not really to me that's sarcasm. The difference is Irony has a critical element of humor. Sarcasm, and I use it a lot, is henerally more contemptuous.
 

WilloTree

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Where was I ultra defensive, all I referred to was your misuse of the term irony. Your poor analogy proves you still don't get it.
I'll dumb it down for you.
If I made a comment such as "Willo Tree is an intelligent and thoughtful poster" when I really thought you were a clueless moron that would be me using irony.
You don't think the OP was attempting irony? Either in your 'cut n paste' definition, or English usage? Fits both pretty well if you ask me. Anyway, you seem to be very upset, so I'll leave it here. I posted some humour which you obviously took serious offence at, so I apologise.
 

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avignon

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Drug culture at all clubs?
Totally wrong only at other clubs
( insert club of choice) would never do that
Collingwood won a flag in 2010 and swearing by the 'benefits' of going annually to Colorado for high altitude training. Then, despite their success, they suddenly halted that yearly pilgrimage where men came back muscled up (cue the famous Buckley photo). Daddy: " why did they stop if it was so successful?" :rolleyes: Dunno son, maybe they just ran out of money.
 

WCE Wizard

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They're mostly happy to tolerate drug use when it's

1) not performance enhancing
2) it doesn't involve multiple players with methamphetmaine habits who spend their weekends hanging around with Perth's most notorious bikies.

It's weird how some West Coast supporters just see the mid-naughties drug issues at the club as part of some bay 13 tit for tat shit. Several guys had their lives completely ruined.
Tell me about it the club was a basket case then thank goodness for Shannon Hurn and Darren glass and Adam Simpson totally new culture post 2007
 

Obeanie1

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They're mostly happy to tolerate drug use when it's

1) not performance enhancing
2) it doesn't involve multiple players with methamphetmaine habits who spend their weekends hanging around with Perth's most notorious bikies.

It's weird how some West Coast supporters just see the mid-naughties drug issues at the club as part of some bay 13 tit for tat shit. Several guys had their lives completely ruined.
And here we are joking about Swans players allegedly doing the same thing!
 

daniher dynasty

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In late breaking news, West Coast supporter gets ultra defensive at the suggestion that the Eagles may have had their own drug scandals in the past.

An innocent bystander was heard to utter: "Comparing the damage of Sydney self-reporting to what happened at West Coast is like comparing the damage caused by my 4 year old's water pistol to that of detonating a thermonuclear weapon in the middle of Manhattan Island"

We will bring you all the updates as they arise.
Now your demonstrating an example of hyperbole.
 

daniher dynasty

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Amateurs. Real drug cultures don't just self-report, they explode in moments of public madness.

I don't think anyone really cares that most of the the Swans premiership team were drug users. The AFL shouldn't even bother with the farce that is testing for recreational drugs outside of match days.
Well as I recall the whole recreational drug code was foisted on the AFL as part of Johnnie Howard's war on drugs, which he in turn had lumbered on him by the Americans. I mean what other occupation has mandatory drug testing imposed on them when their job doesn't impact on public safety? Journalists? Politicians? Talk back shock jocks? Not bloody likely.
 

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