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

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Dazzler10

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Never. Blues still get paper bags jibes even though everyone was doing it. North will never shake tassie and GC relocation jokes, we could win the next 3 flags and still cop 9th jokes, a tarp will always be the port Adelaide number 1 ticket holder, any time Collingwood loses a final it’ll be a case of the colliwobbles, same situation for Geelong is due to them being handbaggers. Football fans have long memories when it comes to misdemeanours by opposition clubs.
Hey come on man. You left out West Coast and Ben Cousins references!
 

JayJ20

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Sadly, it’s a no win situation for the club. If they had just admitted complete culpability back when it happened, they had a chance to move forward.

Now, really any success that’s had that features a single player from that era will be diminished.
It won't be diminished because we don't give a s**t.
 

HTPunter

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Not so much 'redeemed' but opposition fans will find it a lot harder to get bites from these sorts of comments when they next win a flag.

Bit like Premiershipmond or Handbaggers don't really seem to raise the same ire of their respective fans anymore.
 

TripleJay

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Redemption happens naturally, top down formal interference is not required. One day someone will crack an Essendon drug joke and no one will laugh or like it.
 

RUNVS

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Was just on the Port board reading through their autospy thread where the usual "Essendrug" comment was raised. It made me wonder at what point will they ever be redeemed and throw off that moniker?

Now?
Never?
When no member from the "supplements" scandal remains in the senior list?
When the club and supporters actually acknowledge what they did wrong. Criminals don't get parole unless they admit guilt and Essendon don't get redeemed unless they actually admit they are guilty and that it was their fault in regards to what happened in 2013 to 2015.
 

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Benny78

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Until the next club tries to dope on a list wide scale. They should offer someone like North 50 million to dope their players and take the heat off once and for all
 

Mitchell Madness

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Do we?
I don’t follow the media much (if at all) but as far as I can tell the club has just shut up shop about it
Every time it's brought up it's blame the AFL for warning them...
I guess they're right. If the AFL didn't warn them, the records don't get shredded
 

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