Rumour Best football related rumour you have heard from someone you trust Part Deux

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Nah your just a sh*t club with sh*t historical culture that not even a guy like Ratten who has breathed success in his previous football career can save.
Hahaha wtf has your club shown over the last 15 years?

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Has there been issues going on behind the scenes with the Saints? Something does not feel right.
Nah your just a sh*t club with sh*t historical culture that not even a guy like Ratten who has breathed success in his previous football career can save.
Hahaha wtf has your club shown over the last 15 years?
Oh look supporter of another insipid club with a terrible culture jumps up to defend the “shut club gang”
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Oh look supporter of another insipid club with a terrible culture jumps up to defend the “shut club gang”

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hahaha I would cop that if you supported Geelong, Richmond or Hawthorn or one of the teams that had won a final in the last 15-16 years.

Our insipid club is 6-0. The last time you club won 6 in a row you got suspended for drugging your players. Have fun cheering on your great club in a battle of two bottom 6 clubs
 

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Blokes making the news for something argumentative/conflict that happened at training suggests yeah, something's going on.
Nah, that's the media trying to make a story

Injuries have just stuffed your season. If it's like this again next year then maybe there is a story

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Yep, fixed up my error above. Gale told the story at a sportsman night I went to about 20 years ago so I think that was the source of my misconception that it was his back that was knackered. Dave was a mate of a mate of mine through his AG Science course at Melb Uni so had beers with him a couple of times when he was playing at the Blues - riotously funny bloke.
Do you know why Honybun didn't play for 3 seasons between 1984 and 1988? What's his story there? He played 5 games for Carlton in 1984, then didn't play for Richmond until 1988

 

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Part of Fev’s argument was she started dating him before he was drafted, come on fev he was going to pick up #1 for 12 months before the draft everybody knew that, the trolls are arseholes but thats life in spotlight unfortunately
So he was 17 and she was 20? Reverse the genders and you'd have charges laid. Statutory rape law being what they are.
 

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Anyone who's spoken to players from the 80s and 90s know one other issue was at play back then too. Players lied their arses off to docs in order to keep playing.

It's funny (not haha) listening to them today. I recently heard one guy acknowledging he lied about being concussed (it was pre testing), and he went out and had one of the best games of his career.

Only issue is he can't remember a second of it

Admitted he used to think it was a great story to brag about, but now he worries what price he paid and the implications in coming years
 

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I’d like to know more about Don Scott’s departure from special comments at Channel 7 during the late 1990s (I think he called his last game in 1997?) …

On the podcast he is part of (with Sam Newman), they have tried to bait him numerous times in the past to spill the story on air and when a certain name (Bruce McAvaney) is mentioned, Don has been very dismissive. There is definitely bad blood there and it sounds like some pretty interesting events went down at the time…
 

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I’d like to know more about Don Scott’s departure from special comments at Channel 7 during the late 1990s (I think he called his last game in 1997?) …

On the podcast he is part of (with Sam Newman), they have tried to bait him numerous times in the past to spill the story on air and when a certain name (Bruce McAvaney) is mentioned, Don has been very dismissive. There is definitely bad blood there and it sounds like some pretty interesting events went down at the time…
Strangely I only remember Scott doing the reserves telecast with Sandy Roberts.

Which is a good enough reason to replay;

Sadly neither Sandy or Scott on commentary. Sounds like Slug Jordan with ?
 

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Strangely I only remember Scott doing the reserves telecast with Sandy Roberts.
Yep, he definitely started his special comments career in the reserves in the mid 1980s before getting his chance in the big league around 1989. Was a regular member of the Sportsworld panel and would do one or two games a weekend on special comments, usually with either Sandy Roberts, Peter Landy or Dennis Cometti before gradually getting more games with Bruce around the mid 90s.

His departure barely raised an eyebrow at the time but there is a lot more to the story than we know about and the fact he has been (unsuccessfully) pushed to the tell the story and his big dislike of Bruce. The only clue mentioned was that a “conversation was overheard” and it blew up from there… thought maybe somebody on here could fill in the gaps because Don refuses to.