- Apr 23, 2016
- AFL Club
Oh so it's all a made up conspiracy against Hawthorn? Got it.And your evidence is "smoke" from known bullshitters.
This is going around in circles. There is a big difference between saying Hawthorn is open to trade discussions on any player if the price is right (which is pretty much a truism for any club) and making statements about specific players getting put on the auction block. The first is a sensible statement that is without doubt true, the second is potentially bullshit made by gutter journos to feed a gullible audience. This isn't about mayo, it is about fact versus fiction.
My counter argument is that so far none of the specific players supposedly put up for trade have been traded. Furthermore some of them who are contracted and have explicitly stated they will NOT be traded, which also suggests a certain level of bullshit being spoken by journos. All smoke no fire makes it sound much more like a few journos with a smoke machine than an actual fire sale. Now they are covering their arses and claiming the lack of trades is not about them being caught in a lie, but rather Hawthorn being unreasonable with what they are asking (despite the fact Hawthorn previously had a reputation for being super reasonable in trade week).
The "journos" in "AFL associated journos" makes it an oxymoron. These are not proper journos, but rather tame monkey's at the AFL's beck and call. Just because several of them take the same kernel of truth ("Hawthorn are open to trades") and spin it into "X,Y,Z are all up for sale, and being actively touted around" doesn't make it true, not matter how much your credulousness would like it to be.
You can believe it's all wrong if you like, but most people that aren't hk89 would disagree with that assessment.