2012 All-Australian side fails, plus more.

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by 3121 premiers, Oct 5, 2017.

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The 2012 All-Australian side is worse off because Jobe is still in it?

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  1. 3121 premiers

    3121 premiers EFF YOU CANCER

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    So we all know Jobe had to hand his Brownlow back after 'the' saga, but why do the record books still have him in the All-Australian side next to Cotchin and Beams?
    Have they just decided that the All-Australian isn't really an honour to make or they forgot he was in?

    Surely if all accolades were taken away from any player that was found guilty then this is a wowser of a mistake that needs immediate attention.

    Jobe also won the AFLPA Best Captain Award and it appears that his name still sits on the 2012 winners list.
     
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  2. King Brown

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    Probably need to erase Jobe Watson from existence to really deal with this problem.
     
  3. RUNVS

    RUNVS Brownlow Medallist

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    It would not be easy to change it now as no one remembers the 2012 season in good enough detail to remember who was the next best midfielder that year.
     
  4. PhatBoy

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    This is a huge problem and frankly I find it amazing that the AFL has been able to function for this long without doing something about it.
     
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    Bomberblitzer Premiership Player

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    Who honestly cares?
     
  6. vide0n

    vide0n Premiership Player

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    Don't see why he should lose best captain as voted by the players
     
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    gavaniacono Norm Smith Medallist

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    Clearly the multi vits had nothing to do with it.
     
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    Jobe played the year out and performed well enough to make the AA team. He didn't do it fairly but there is no clause in the All Australian criteria which says he needed to have so unlike the Brownlow there isn't an objective measure to exclude him, rightly or wrongly.
     
  9. treefingers

    treefingers the mighty hawks

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    Exactly, I don't remember the 2012 season at all!
     
  10. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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    What's the plus more part of the thread?
     
  11. Ricky Vaughn

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    It was Joel Selwood.

    But I don't think he needs it after his fortunate selection this year.
     

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    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    Why don't we just hang him? From a crane?
     
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    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    A Richmond supporter on his high horse
     
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    He is lowering the credibility of the whole team
     
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    Cotchin & Mitchell won the Brownlow that year with Swan & Thompson both missing it by one vote.
    They all made the AA side as did Gary Ablett, Josh Kennedy, Dayne Beames
    By Brownlow votes, the highest vote getting midfielders who missed AA selection in 2012 were; Lenny Hayes, Scott Selwood & Kieren Jack.
     
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  16. HairyO

    HairyO Brownlow Medallist

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    If a player plays a fantastic H & A season then gets rubbed out for PEDs for 2 years before the AA is announced, do you reckon they would still include that player, or would they very quickly find a replacement?

    Im assuming that based on your logic they would keep him in?
     
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    All individual awards should be stripped of players found to be taking PED's as Jobe was. In the case of Team doping like what happened at Essendon or multiple players doping on their own (collingwood), Team awards and victories should be stripped and individual awards of players who indirectly benefited from doping teammates should be taken away also..
     
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    That's a very good point, I'm sure he wouldn't be considered for the team if he was found guilty prior to the announcement, but I guess those are 2 slightly different scenarios - selecting him in the team vs removing him from the team.

    That's not to say that if it came out and was proven very shortly after the AA selection he wouldn't be removed either, because I think he still would be. Clearly my logic isn't flawless depending on the circumstances.
     
  19. Pack Specialist

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    He won't be remembered for anything good by non EFC fans.
     
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    HairyO Brownlow Medallist

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    Right. But if someone is found to be a drug cheat they should be stripped of all awards during that period where they were found to have been cheating. Not just some of the awards.

    The AFL is devoid of any credibility over the entire handling of the ASADA case.
     
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    Seems a bit mercenary and oddly timed to raise it now but philosophically speaking it’s a reasonable question. My view would be yes he should be stripped of any AFL endorsed honours received in respect of that years performance, including AA selection. Fair question above as to whether the rules permit that but on one level the judges have been misled by the performance leading to the selection which perhaps may give them an escape clause to rescind the selection. I’d be surprised too if there’s not some general overriding power of the executive.
     
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    RUNVS Brownlow Medallist

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    Brownlow votes is not always a great way to judge a season though. I think from memory Jack had a great season in 2012, but I have no idea if in real terms it was better than Selwood or Hayes as I obviously know both are great players but I can't remember the specifics of their seasons in 2012. In order to do a proper AA selection after so much time some poor sod would have to watch most of the 2012 games again.
     
  23. Pack Specialist

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    The AFL is devoid of credibility with how they handle everything.
     
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    HairyO Brownlow Medallist

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    YES
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with you, my initial post about there being no 'fairest' clause in the AA selection is what I believe the AFL are hanging their hat on by not removing him from the team, not what I think is the right thing to do.

    What would they do with the team if they stripped him of it? Leave the spot empty (à la the NRL premiers in 2007 & 2009) or try and figure out who was next in line? Not that confusion about what to do next should be a reason to keep him in.