Free Agent # 6: Joe Daniher - Brisbane player

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Lore

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Dec 14, 2015
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No one aside from petty Collingwood supporters think ill of Treloar for being honest about what happened to him at Collingwood.

Howie is spot on.
Most reasonable people are comfortable with Treloar speaking out, myself included. His former club is still hanging sh*t on him even now, totally undeserved, so of course he has to defend himself.

The point is however that it’s a complete circus six months later and neither has clear air going into the new season. There aren’t too many players signing up for that kind of attention unless they’re similarly out of options.

Both club and player usually have incentives for sticking to half-truths and cliches, rather than burying one another.
 

Bunk Moreland

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For every guy thats left there's been some piss ant excuse to validate them as the issue

Joe with the op and dodgy practices
Raz with the family ties, lack of application
Saad with the money and not liking his role
Smack with whatever smack said.... All along you've managed to angle it toward the player, never the club.

I look forward to the gymnastics used when Merrett goes as to why or how it's his fault. This one should and will be the wake up call the kool aiders need to realise sh*t, maybe something ain't kosher round ere!
Supporting a footy club ain’t rational. It never will be. Footy depends on it.

So yeah people will be unreasonable... that’s kinda how it works
 

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Jade

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For every guy thats left there's been some piss ant excuse to validate them as the issue

Joe with the op and dodgy practices
Raz with the family ties, lack of application
Saad with the money and not liking his role
Smack with whatever smack said.... All along you've managed to angle it toward the player, never the club.

I look forward to the gymnastics used when Merrett goes as to why or how it's his fault. This one should and will be the wake up call the kool aiders need to realise sh*t, maybe something ain't kosher round ere!
It can be both. In fact, in Joe's case, it probably is.

That is, that the club can be shitfully run AND Daniher is just a monumental flog.
 

JayJ20

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I don't blame Daniher for leaving because we've been incompetent throughout his career with us, but I don't relate to his choice of leaving either.

If I faced the injuries he faced and if the club did everything to get me right + pay me a hefty salary to do nothing, I'd have a sense of loyalty to the club and repay them for at least a couple of years.

I don't hate him or Fantasia, but I'm not openly going to barrack for their success. In contrast, I still like Saad and hope he gets plenty of individual accolades like B&Fs and AAs (although he plays for Carlton so no team success please).
 

ScrappyCoCo

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It is going to be very funny when the crowd all laughs at once when he plays us at our home after shanking a set shot into the crowd.
 

ash_1050

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Glad to see Joey back on the park and happy, he thoroughly deserves it.

Can't blame a player for leaving if they want more anonymity and to play for a side that is settled and playing good footy.
 

BrunoV

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For every guy thats left there's been some piss ant excuse to validate them as the issue

Joe with the op and dodgy practices
Raz with the family ties, lack of application
Saad with the money and not liking his role
Smack with whatever smack said.... All along you've managed to angle it toward the player, never the club.

I look forward to the gymnastics used when Merrett goes as to why or how it's his fault. This one should and will be the wake up call the kool aiders need to realise sh*t, maybe something ain't kosher round ere!

Two things can be true at the same time.

Daniher and Fantasia can have been completely unprofessional in their refusal to apply themselves to training, etc and ultimately weak characters.

Essendon can also have been the sort of place that players want to leave (for whatever the reason is).

What's the point of arguing against what is effectively a strawman?
 

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