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Moved Thread Best term to refer to Essendon's 2012-2016 scandal?

Discussion in 'ASADA, WADA, and Drugs in Sport' started by Hundred_Thousand_Tigers, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Hundred_Thousand_Tigers

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    Since history is written by the winners, or in our case the tyrannical dictatorship of the AFL, I've noticed a habit of 'Supplements Saga' creeping in whenever it is necessary to refer to that point in AFL/Essendon history.

    People should be allowed to use whatever language they like. What should that period in time be referred to as?

    I'd like to see a bit of a grassroots agreement to use whatever term a majority of the people feel is accurate in order to circumvent the AFL's mind-wash narrative.

    What should it be called?
     

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  2. Dons4days

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    A misunderstanding?
     
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    Bye week hey?
     
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    In reality they doped for a year. It’s just that they were such deluded campaigners and the AFL has no integrity that it dragged out for 4 years.


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    As an Essendon supporter I really want to move on from the saga and enjoy afl like I used to but it is very difficult when McLachlan is the Boss of the AFL. Look at this week with his sense of entitlement. Get the game back from the silver spoons and return it to the people. I know many other people who feel the same way. Who appoints him and how do we campaign for his removal?
     
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    Ridiculous that this is still allowed to be bought up on the MB. Move on FFS.
     
  10. Burzum

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    Rigged witch hunt.
     
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    Why bring this up? It’s old news and all these threads do is act to drag the MB to the level of the bay. It’ll start a rubbish bitch fight. Post something relevant if you’re going to start a thread. This topic has been kicked to the other end of town.
     

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    I'd just go with 'Essendon drugs scandal' I suppose
     
  13. Hundred_Thousand_Tigers

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    Because it's sufficiently distant enough in time to be relegated to history now.
     
  14. sprockets

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    So people should be able to say what they like, as long as the majority agrees. Ok.
     
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    Wake up to yourself son and don’t be an idiot all your life.
     
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    Too long, won't catch on as a name for the doping regime and its consequences.
     
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    This thread reminds me of Southerners in the USA referring to the Civil War as "The War of Northern Agression"

    I guess the term depends on which side of the fence you were on.
     
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    The Witch Hunt Saga works well. The Scapegoating Saga too. How about The No Positive Sample Saga? Or the Heavily Edited-To-Suit Interim Report Saga? Maybe the No Privacy Rights Saga? I actually quite like the Guilty Until Proven Innocent Saga.

    How about we just get rid of this atrocious thread altogether?
     
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    Doping scandal/saga

    That’s what it was. They took PED’s and were busted by WADA. Calling it a “supplements” saga is just fake news.
     
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  21. Hundred_Thousand_Tigers

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    Saga beats Scandal, due to the length of time.

    But I can't decide between Doping and Drugs. The word "drugs" has a more negative connotation befitting the action, but "doping" is more accurate. PEDs is a little less accurate I believe, because they were using research chemicals weren't they? So they didn't trigger a positive test for a known definitive performance enhancer.

    Therefore, "The Essendon Doping Saga" is probably how I think it should correctly be referred to if necessary.
     
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    Fake News!
     
  23. Pusswah

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    Supplements suggests it was pretty tame.

    Drug cheats captures it pretty well. Doping scandal labels the whole period pretty well.
     
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    I’d say justice, but that is underselling it.
     
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