Essendon got off incredibly lightly when contrasted with Earl, Olympians, MMA fighters etc.For those interested google Sandor Earl who is now playing rugby league for Melbourne Storm. He had Dank recommended to him when he was recovering from (I think) two shoulder reconstructions. He was later found guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs and trafficking in those drugs (even though he only took the drugs from the supplier to his home).
There was a lot of argy bargy during the process involving the player, the NRL and ASADA. He was guilty but he offered to help with the investigation. This approach was detrimental to his position because the NRL and ASADA were looking for bigger fish to fry. He was stood down from playing in 2013 (he didn’t have to agree to this). He could have taken the infraction notice and kept playing. I think it took another two years for a hearing. He was suspended for four years in total. Two for taking banned substances and two for trafficking.
Interesting to compare this to * treatment.
fu** yes Vincent … fu** YES!100% spot on. Why when we gave Judd the "Visy deal" we were lambasted and belted upon by all and sundry in the media, yet when the bombers* do the exact same type of deal it's somehow not mentioned and seemingly is ok now? It's all part of the reason I hate them just as much as I love the blues.
I tell all I know that I follow 2 teams- the blues and whoever plays the druggies. Reluctantly I'm a pies supporter today, and I hope they ******* obliterate the filthy ******* cheating scumbags.
Funniest thing is, I was so happy we never gave GWS 2 first rounders for Shiel. He is not and NEVER will be worth that. Besides, I feel more than justified in my thoughts seeing Walsh killing it, whom we would've given up for a front running Judd-wannabe... **** Shiel and **** the bombers*
We ran out an extra player or two in 1982 grand final before it started. Geez, i miss us playing in grand finals.Exactly. They should be stripped of the points, end of story. Or the game stopped, and the player in question ordered to leave the ground as he's not listed as a player in the match. Otherwise, why even bother naming the team, if you're just going to play whoever you like anyway.
Imagine hypothetically, if we were in the grand final, and Crippa is not named in the side because he's "injured". But lo and behold, he runs out with the team anyway and is instrumental as he usually is. Would that be fair? Hell no. But under the rules, would we be prepared to cop a fine to surprise the opposition like that in a grand final? Hell yeah!
Yeah, I remember that, it was two players - David Clarke and Frank Marchesani. It was a ruse: at the last minute, they ran back up the race and Wayne Johnston and Jimmy Buckley took their places in the side. But I'm pretty sure they were at least listed in the squad, and anyway,they didn't actually play.We ran out an extra player or two in 1982 grand final before it started. Geez, i miss us playing in grand finals.
Essendon barely able to keep up with Collingwood. The pies should be further up.
Essendon have been embarrassing for over 15 years. AFL should take the ANZAC marquee game off them.
Isn't that what we hear about round 1?