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Gethelred

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I used to like and respect Woosha...
Why?

He's a chemist who coached a club with the worst in house drug problem, with the least interest in fixing it as long as results aligned on field. His tenure at WC has resulted in any number of his players being unable to move back to civilian life after their careers due to addiction and having not been provided any options for post career jobs. While they certainly can and do bear the consequences of their own decisions it is completely perplexing to me how Worsfold gets away scot free for his role there.

He was a leader. Many compare their coach to their father. He either didn't care, or didn't have an opinion, and that lack ruined any number of lives over there. Worsfold is - to my mind - the perfect match for Essendon, because he and they both have demonstrated utterly no remorse for their respective roles in their sordid history, and because both involved copious amounts of drugs consumed that may have had a role in improving onfield performance. And, if there was little to no oversight over WC's recreational activities, it certainly makes me wonder how a number of those players got as strong as they were, as fit as they were.
 

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Why?

He's a chemist who coached a club with the worst in house drug problem, with the least interest in fixing it as long as results aligned on field. His tenure at WC has resulted in any number of his players being unable to move back to civilian life after their careers due to addiction and having not been provided any options for post career jobs. While they certainly can and do bear the consequences of their own decisions it is completely perplexing to me how Worsfold gets away scot free for his role there.

He was a leader. Many compare their coach to their father. He either didn't care, or didn't have an opinion, and that lack ruined any number of lives over there. Worsfold is - to my mind - the perfect match for Essendon, because he and they both have demonstrated utterly no remorse for their respective roles in their sordid history, and because both involved copious amounts of drugs consumed that may have had a role in improving onfield performance. And, if there was little to no oversight over WC's recreational activities, it certainly makes me wonder how a number of those players got as strong as they were, as fit as they were.
And he didn't want to coach us. Praise the football Gods.

Being a WA boy I have had a dislike for him as a player and coach, he was idolised in the Hird mould over there. Glad he is at *, they deserve each other.

* Also refers to them as a Chocolate starfish
 

ChrisKaias

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I used to like and respect Woosha, but he clearly has been infected/brainwashed by the arrogance Essendon and its entitlement mentality.

I think it's perfectly fine and natural for any Irish lads to go home and play some Garlic footy with their friends and former teammates, provided they are properly prepared for injury prevention.000

We don't need more bad blood between the AFL and GAA.
I think it's perfectly fine for a coach to be annoyed that one of his players played organised sport without seeking permission.
 

Lace_Out

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Why?

He's a chemist who coached a club with the worst in house drug problem, with the least interest in fixing it as long as results aligned on field. His tenure at WC has resulted in any number of his players being unable to move back to civilian life after their careers due to addiction and having not been provided any options for post career jobs. While they certainly can and do bear the consequences of their own decisions it is completely perplexing to me how Worsfold gets away scot free for his role there.

He was a leader. Many compare their coach to their father. He either didn't care, or didn't have an opinion, and that lack ruined any number of lives over there. Worsfold is - to my mind - the perfect match for Essendon, because he and they both have demonstrated utterly no remorse for their respective roles in their sordid history, and because both involved copious amounts of drugs consumed that may have had a role in improving onfield performance. And, if there was little to no oversight over WC's recreational activities, it certainly makes me wonder how a number of those players got as strong as they were, as fit as they were.
I have no doubt in my mind they were on something.

I remember someone saying they after a pre season they all of a sudden turned to men.

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teagueyubeauty

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I used to like and respect Woosha, but he clearly has been infected/brainwashed by the arrogance Essendon and its entitlement mentality.

I think it's perfectly fine and natural for any Irish lads to go home and play some Garlic footy with their friends and former teammates, provided they are properly prepared for injury prevention.000

We don't need more bad blood between the AFL and GAA.
Nah mate, that’s a shit thing to do and I’d be f*n ropeable if he was playing for us.

Ciaran Byrne had decided his career was finished, however, in his first game back playing Gaelic put himself out of competitive sport for 12 months. If he was still on the list at the time and played and injured himself that badly I would have been up on the rafters here baying for instant dismissal


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Blue Pulse

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Nah mate, that’s a shit thing to do and I’d be f*n ropeable if he was playing for us.

Ciaran Byrne had decided his career was finished, however, in his first game back playing Gaelic put himself out of competitive sport for 12 months. If he was still on the list at the time and played and injured himself that badly I would have been up on the rafters here baying for instant dismissal


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Didn't he break his ankle whilst still listed and then retire? Retired on the 7th October, article on the 15th on CFC wishing him a speedy recovery after breaking his ankle at the weekend. Club came out a said they knew he was playing Gaelic?
 

agro

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Heard this morning that Essendon had wiped their debt and have lodged their first profit since 2011.
Have to say that was a pretty impressive effort, considering the debt they incurred from cheating.

I’d like to see a an AFL receipt for the $2,000,000 fine for drug cheating as well.

:rolleyes:
 

Elmer_Judd

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Can't be happy about that. Gridiron's got plenty of its own issues, and I'd rather see an Aussie kid in an Essendon jumper than on a Gridiron field.
Lot more money in Gridiron though, even for bottom of the rung players in the NFL.

If he has his heart set on it, good luck to the kid, I don't really subscribe to the theory that a son should follow his own father's footsteps :)

Sometimes I feel like like many F/S picks over the years that didn't live up to their name were unfairly burdened with the pressure and expectations that came with it, and or possibly didn't really have their heart set on footy, but were roped into by their dad/family.
 

Gethelred

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Lot more money in Gridiron though, even for bottom of the rung players in the NFL.

If he has his heart set on it, good luck to the kid, I don't really subscribe to the theory that a son should follow his own father's footsteps :)

Sometimes I feel like like many F/S picks over the years that didn't live up to their name were unfairly burdened with the pressure and expectations that came with it, and or possibly didn't really have their heart set on footy, but were roped into by their dad/family.
I'm not even talking about F/S, Elmer.

I despise Gridiron, and I cannot stand the churn mentality Americans have with their sport and the people who play them. We see aspects of it in the supercoach/dreamteam attitudes that occasionally clutter up this forum; each player just a set of statistics, a toy to be discarded should their numbers not add up sufficiently.

It's his choice though, and I suppose I should not disrespect his decision by disputing the sense of it.
 

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