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Discussion in 'Scandals and Rumours' started by fallout11, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Hawkas1988

    Hawkas1988 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Oh this reminds me of another!

    The rumours about Mark Murphy's mrs and Wayne Carey were true from what I heard.

    Source: Ex Carlton footballer (I was seeing his sister for awhile) delisted after a few season's. Said all the blues boys knew it happened. Solution for Mark (who didn't want to leave his trashy yet hot mrs) was to deny to media and for him and Carey to pretend it was all made up. Media got over it and Carey once again got away with another scandal.

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  2. yaco55

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    Was it Carey or Mrs Murphy who got away with the scandal ?
     
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  3. dropbear101

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    3% are MODERATING
     
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  5. MC Extra Dollop

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    I'll summarise.

    "It's unfair to judge a player on their public perception. The ones who have bad reputations based on being aloof or arrogant are probably good guys behind closed doors. And Nick Dal Santo is a 'shit human' because he has a squeaky voice and he didn't get injured."

    Why didn't Leigh Matthews like Akermanis? Their relationship breaking down wouldn't have anything to do with him publicly revealing that Nigel Lappin was going into the 2003 Grand Final with broken ribs, would it? Anyway, for anyone who knows the people involved, it's clear that Akermanis and ex-teammate Steven Lawrence (no angel himself) are none too fond of each other. The reason that I heard was that Akermanis was mistreating his partner and Lawrence intervened.

    Another Lawrence story is that when Libba was up on report for 'clawing' him, Lawrence (in about his tenth game) provided very favourable evidence, leaving Libba clear for the lead up to the Bulldogs 1997 Finals campaign. Soon after, Lawrence was driving to training in a very flash new car that was arguably a bit nicer than what he should have been able to afford at the time.
     
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  6. Hawkas1988

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    Well not sure she got away with it when she got caught out but publicly yes she got away with it. Carey is just lucky that Murphy doesn't really have a spine.
     
  7. MC Extra Dollop

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    I heard that in a pre draft interview, when asked if he had a weakness, Sloane replied "Kryptonite".

    Another Adelaide story when Chris Knights was playing out of his skin early in his career, the players were at a party and not sure whether they'd been for a swim or something, but at some stage Knights couldn't find his shoes. Macleod (from memory) had put them in the freezer, as a sign that he needed to "cool his heels".

    And one last one, positive for a change. After one of the Crows flags, at the after match celebration with supporters, a 20-21 year old Ben Hart took it upon himself to grab the mic and tell everyone in the crowd who was drinking to put away their car keys, because the team would be shattered to hear the next day if anyone from the function hadn't got home safely.
     
  8. sprockets

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    So you deliberately misspelled two out of four words to get a bite re. Cotchin... ok..........

    Oh, and he's a Premiership captain and Brownlow medalist, which is more than we can say about any player in your club's entire history.
     
  9. markm106

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    Heard when Robert Campbell came across to the Dees in about 2009/10, he couldn’t believe the lack of work ethic particularly with some players doing as little as they like in the gym. Of course he’d come from the Hawks who would have had much higher standards of training.
    Things are different at the Dees these days though.

    Edit - Yes not a juicy rumour.
     
  10. MC Extra Dollop

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    Heard the opposite was Shannon Byrnes' impression, that at the time, the Dees were the classic February champions.

    Also on Campbell, not juicy or anything, but when he and Sam Mitchell were just making their way as young AFL players, they went on some huge bike ride to give them an edge in preseason, something like the outskirts of Melbourne to where Campbell's from near the NSW border. So even for a premiership team, it seems that Campbell's work ethic stood out.
     
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  11. TheGreatBambino

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    There’s heaps of stories about Melbourne from that period. Like the one where the players cancelled a training session because they didn’t feel like it.
     
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  12. markm106

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    Byrnes started in 2013 I think. Neeld was coach at that time. From all reports that is when we started flogging players on the track. I recall numerous players on social media posting things about how hard training was at that stage.
     
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  13. markm106

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    I think there was a story about Melbourne Storm players seeing Demons players having beers in a spa at the facilities they shared. Didn’t impress the highly professional Storm boys.
     
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    Peter Bell use to pop into the local TAB in Broadway, one day i asked how he was going? Just looked at me and said 'all winners buddy' and proceeded to cash out a stack of tickets!
    What a legend
     
  15. PurpleReign95

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    I watched Abbott play for Claremont in Colts and he was a beast, he was at FB and Barass was at CHB. Although Barass looked like a potential AFL player, Abbott looked a much better player.
     
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    Would have loved to see Abbott come along for the Pies. He was looking good in the VFL.
     
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    What a seriously great thing to do/say by Ben. It shouldn't be that hard - have a drink, don't drive = no DUI or worse but how awesome that a 21 ish year old still 'got' the big picture - well done!
     
  18. markm106

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    There’s the story about Ablett snr that Brownless tells. Sorry if you’ve all heard this.
    So Ablett and other players went to a junior footy clinic. Ablett has received a wad of cash from sponsor or manger (can’t remember who really) in the morning. Anyway at the clinic a young kid running around has a shoe with the sole coming off and flaps around during the clinic. At the end of the clinic Ablett goes over to this kid and pulls out a wad of cash with the rubber band around it. Proceeds to take the rubber band off the cash. Bends down and places the rubber band on the kids shoe to hold the sole on. Everyone thought he was going to give the kid some $ for new shoes!
     
  19. jooce8891

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    same could be said to you bud
     
  20. carnaroys08

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    Give one example bud.
     
  21. Silent Alarm

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    This guy really is a piece of ****in shit. No wonder his son is so queer. And his sister's just about done.

    I remember a similar-ish story where Hamish Hartlett was driving through Adelaide and peeked a retro 90s Power cap in the back of the next car. He tailed the guy and then got him to pull over. Out steps an old codger, about 75, and he's pretty chuffed to see old Hame. Hartlett says he wants the cap, how cool it is, and the old bloke goes 'my old best mate used to wear that to every game, it's the one thing I have of his, he died a few years ago.' The old bloke offers him the cap and Harlett takes it. He wore it to a presser and told this story and everyone thought it was soooo cool but all I could think of was 'wtf he took a nice memento from someone for himself?' Flog.

    I actually just saw Brenden signed for West Perth. He's been out of footy for years so it shows he's capable of still getting in anywhere. He's not especially tall but he's built really naturally strong, absolute perfect half-back or half-forward candidate, he's got a real bull build and runs with his back down and through blokes but has beautiful skills and a nice soft mark on him. He could genuinely play anywhere. I hope he makes it again, he's a nice bloke.
     
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  22. JeanLucGoddard

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    Yep, Jordan Gysberts nearly died in his first week of pre season at North. His career subsequently did.
     
  23. JeanLucGoddard

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    Noted North supporter Brenden Abbot. Used to go to North games in Melbourne when on the run.
     
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  24. mickd

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    Surprised they didn’t catch him when at north games. Would have been the only one in the crowd
     
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  25. JeanLucGoddard

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    Not as surprised as Hirdy was to be sitting there though.
     
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