- Jun 28, 2013
- AFL Club
Well if you would like to hop down off that very high horse of yours, you may find the real story (which is not new) spoken about in the podcast is a storm in a teacup and a rehash of many old stories of salary cap issues all clubs had in the that era. Don is actually disbelieving of the blow up of old news and was critical of the lazy journalism that is reporting this as some sort of scandal 30 years later. They then run through a range of teams who were all rorting the system. With Carlton, Essendon (no surprises) and Sydney being the worse offenders.I will feel forever limited that I have chosen to not increase my brain capacity by listening to the great sages Sam Newman and Don Scott
I'm sorry for everyone else who has to "cross read these little differing opinions".Go back and look at all my posts and I think you’ll find that I have called people out for sh*tting on both Stratts and Poppy. It doesn’t excuse where Don has gone with throwing the HFC under the bus. What he has done is inexcusable.
It's a different time. In Scott's day you had one umpire, very little camera coverage, and you knew if you gobbed off too much you would wear one. Take Greg Williams who would run away from the play, and when his opponent followed him, he'd deck him. That's how it was done. These days, you have smaller players such as Papley who are like annoying little fox terriers who yap away knowing there's little chance of someone decking you behind the play.I'll put this in another light- Don would have told Parkin to simply take Papleys head off at the next opportunely, without any fanfare or mouthing off, just do it.
I'll let others work out what was better, a man of action or a monthly little fu** getting away with it.
Interesting that a poster disliked my post.
if you have more loyalty to D Scott than to your club you don’t belong on this board.
you know who you are
Dipper, I see that. There are times when an aggressive and strong personality fit the circumstance.Haha is 'dislike' shamming ever acceptable?
Fortunately I don't seem to have access to a dislike option; how does one going about accessing such a prized tool?
I remember it coming in some years ago but only lasted a few day....presumably fatigued to the point of exhaustion by overuse.
Anyway, I'm clearly in a minority but Don Scott is my second favourite Hawthorn person; I have a sort of Stockholm syndrome where it doesn't matter what he does I still feel like he's the only person who could ever lead me over the top into no man's land to storm Jerry machine gun posts.
So all arguments lead to us having to listen to the podcast?Well if you would like to hop down off that very high horse of yours, you may find the real story (which is not new) spoken about in the podcast is a storm in a teacup and a rehash of many old stories of salary cap issues all clubs had in the that era. Don is actually disbelieving of the blow up of old news and was critical of the lazy journalism that is reporting this as some sort of scandal 30 years later. They then run through a range of teams who were all rorting the system. With Carlton, Essendon (no surprises) and Sydney being the worse offenders.
I can completely understand why this is front page news. It's not like there is anything important happening like a worldwide pandemic that has locked down parts of the state...........This issue (non issue) has made it clear (one again) how desperate the Herald Sun (Robo and mates) is to kick into Hawthorn at any opportunity. They ran this front page for crying out loud. Its not even "news".
Finally someone here that sees it the way I see it. There is nothing for Don to gain out of this except ruining his standing with the club. In an earlier post I mentioned that I wasn't doubting his comments but rather just asking what benefit does he get out of mentioning it. The guy is like a jilted lover or someone who has gone through a divorce. He's hell bent on getting revenge and he doesn't care who he hurts.Don Scott was a thug as a footballer. As a kid I remember thinking this hit on Peter Moore was very wrong (Watch his eyes in the video below... we don’t see the hit). All other supporters hated Scott. But he was our thug and so we accepted it.
My memory of Don Scott as a commentator was that he was terribly negative in just about every statement. I disliked his commentary but gave a little as he was a Hawthorn man.
It now seems that Scott is hell-bent on alienating his last vestige of football related support. I don’t think he can help it... being aggressive seems to be his personality.
His statements may or may not be true, and seem more related to the financial situation of the Hawks just before his “heroic“ acts in stopping the merger, but frankly, I don’t care.
This is only going to hurt Don Scott.
I feel sorrow and pity for a man who is incapable of being constructive and will alienate all around him.
I don’t know what he will get out of this podcast, but for mine, it will not be worth it.
What peplays (yeah I give a rats about the spelling of such a mouthy little prick) head would like in in an ideal world of real footy getting what they deserve. Of course I accept that my ideal world differs from many others.
Fairly close to incomprehensible.What peplays (yeah I give a rats about the spelling of such a mouthy little prick) head would like in in an ideal world of real footy getting what they deserve. Of course I accept that my ideal world differs from many others.
These tiny little men would last three seconds in real footy, IE: Lamb and what Bolton told him to do to Sicily. Imaganige that little sh*t trying that on Aryes. Imagine Bolton actually getting away with it, oooh that's right the little short arsed bastard did and is back at OUR club. Respect, nah not from me, sorry. He can piss off forevermore in the words of others about the Great Scott for shitiing on one that was his own, big time and cowardly so.
Rant end. Thanks for listening.
What Bolton told Jed Lamb to do to Sicily? Yeah I agree. It is incomprehensible, compared to footballers who knew that to gob off and seek "protection" from the umps (hello the coward Jackson from the handbags) would have lasted a fast 5 seconds in the era people are claiming Scott was a mad man.Fairly close to incomprehensible.