Bluemour Melting Pot XXII

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deadoralive

All Australian
Jun 3, 2008
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Every athlete under the WADA code must advise of their whereabouts at all times.
Breach the rule too many times in a year and they can get banned.
3 is the count. I believe a few cricketers were banned for a few months for failing to update their details for a third time, Adrian Russell of the West Indies being one I believe without doing the research. If they want the big money, they have to dot every I, cross every T.
 

KohPhi

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 24, 2015
20,860
71,689
AFL Club
Carlton
Every athlete under the WADA code must advise of their whereabouts at all times.
How does one even do that??

"Umm hey yeah hi, it's Harry McKay here.. just letting you know I'm at the Vic Market. Grabbed some really nice crab apples from ole mate Phuong and ill be heading home as soon as I take a dump.. chat soon"..
 

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ChrisKaias

Team Captain
Aug 11, 2014
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Every athlete under the WADA code must advise of their whereabouts at all times.
Breach the rule too many times in a year and they can get banned.
Not anywhere near as bad as that, and it's definitely not every single athlete under the WADA Code (you don't think every SANFL, VFL player has to do it surely?).

For the athletes that are forced to be part of the Whereabouts system, which is probably most if not all AFL players, they just have to nominate one hour in the day (between 6am and 11pm) that they'll be at a certain place. They can do this with an app. You have to separately lodge a form with your home address, training times and locations, etc, and you need to update this if you move home.
 

ferrisb

Brownlow Medallist
May 22, 2011
18,159
93,238
The Naughty Corner
AFL Club
Carlton
For the athletes that are forced to be part of the Whereabouts system, which is probably most if not all AFL players, they just have to nominate one hour in the day (between 6am and 11pm) that they'll be at a certain place. They can do this with an app.
I'm no elite athlete, but my submission to ASADA would be simple.

Pick any hour between 6am and 11pm on whatever day you want and you can find me on Bigfooty....

:)
 

Broadside

Club Legend
Jul 15, 2007
2,315
6,530
Victoria
AFL Club
Carlton
How does one even do that??

"Umm hey yeah hi, it's Harry McKay here.. just letting you know I'm at the Vic Market. Grabbed some really nice crab apples from ole mate Phuong and ill be heading home as soon as I take a dump.. chat soon"..
This is why all elite sportsmen and women have Instagram accounts. It’s so the drug testing authorities can follow them. I know some people just think it’s vanity / narcissism but it’s really not.
 

Blue__Balls

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 22, 2014
9,970
31,722
AFL Club
Carlton
How does one even do that??

"Umm hey yeah hi, it's Harry McKay here.. just letting you know I'm at the Vic Market. Grabbed some really nice crab apples from ole mate Phuong and ill be heading home as soon as I take a dump.. chat soon"..
Apparently they have an app for it...
 

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KohPhi

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 24, 2015
20,860
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How does one even do that??

"Umm hey yeah hi, it's Harry McKay here.. just letting you know I'm at the Vic Market. Grabbed some really nice crab apples from ole mate Phuong and ill be heading home as soon as I take a dump.. chat soon"..
Apparently they have an app for it...
They can simply use emoji's as well..

🛒🍎💩🚉🏠
 

Gobaggers2

Lets get excited for 2021!
Jan 10, 2017
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Perth
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Carlton
I wonder if ASADA is too hard with the whereabouts thing. This agreement is in place for drug testing. Keep your eye on the main job ASADA. Don’t become the whereabouts police.

Interesting to know if they could just test the next day or the player(s) went missing for weeks?


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

BlueJet

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
5,243
5,458
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Carlton
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North Ballarat
I wonder if ASADA is too hard with the whereabouts thing. This agreement is in place for drug testing. Keep your eye on the main job ASADA. Don’t become the whereabouts police.

Interesting to know if they could just test the next day or the player(s) went missing for weeks?


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
It's in place to catch players who may be microdosing etc where a day would make a difference between passing and failing a test.

On SM-G965F using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

KohPhi

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 24, 2015
20,860
71,689
AFL Club
Carlton
God damn... the SOS bluemours are juicy but gotta say, I thought the days of sh*t politics and boardroom shenanigans were behind us.

Love so much of what we've been doing but maybe have too many headstrong cooks in the kitchen?
Matty I reckon this sort of stuff happens continuously at every club. Pressure, spotlight, egos.. Not really that different to the senior Management team at a large business.

The key is if they can overcome the issues and put the club first.
 
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