Player Watch Jaidyn Stephenson

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I'm certainly not saying we don't miss Stephenson, but I dont recall WCE fans going on the attack against Gaff when they lost a couple they should have won in the middle of last season.

And in terms of missing a player through stupidity, I think we're missing Adams more. Regulation groin injury, warms up to try to come back on in the game he injured it in, probably aggravating it. Tries to come back too early and reinjures it, not once but twice.

But that's footy. Players miss games. When they do, otherd have to step up. If noone steps up, you don't point the finger at the bloke who is missing.
What has Adams trying to come back early got to do with this pinhead?

Sometimes the “soldier out soldier in” doesn’t work for the gun players and make no mistake Stepho missing for 8 more weeks will cost us.

Along with Beams he is the reason I started posting on bigfooty again.

So disappointed our Club constantly finds ways to derail our season.
 

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What has Adams trying to come back early got to do with this pinhead?

Sometimes the “soldier out soldier in” doesn’t work for the gun players and make no mistake Stepho missing for 8 more weeks will cost us.

Along with Beams he is the reason I started posting on bigfooty again.

So disappointed our Club constantly finds ways to derail our season.
What has Adams trying to come back early got to do with this pinhead?

Sometimes the “soldier out soldier in” doesn’t work for the gun players and make no mistake Stepho missing for 8 more weeks will cost us.

Along with Beams he is the reason I started posting on bigfooty again.

So disappointed our Club constantly finds ways to derail our season.
The reason I mentioned Adams is he and Stephenson are both missing due to dumb out of game decisions. Adams is the bigger loss in my opinion, because without him our midfield lacks grit. I'm not having a go at Adams.
 

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The reason I mentioned Adams is he and Stephenson are both missing due to dumb out of game decisions. Adams is the bigger loss in my opinion, because without him our midfield lacks grit. I'm not having a go at Adams.
Adams backing his body in and trying to do the best by OUR Club is comparable to Stepho in your eyes?

I am done sr36 sorry mate you got this one wrong my friend.
 

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We forgave Swan for criminal assault. We would have forgiven Marley for the same, if he was a good footballer. We forgave Didak for being an accomplice while someone drove through the streets firing bullets out the window, but someone betting $12 on themselves to kick goals and their captain to get a heap of kicks is unforgivable?

He stuffed up. He's paying a far far bigger price than those blokes did for their far bigger stuff ups and a far bigger price than us supporters are.

Can't wait to get him back. Hopefully it's in a final where we are top 4, but if we're not good enough to win games without Stevo, it's not our year anyway.
 

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It’s a credit to the kid that he’s even showing his face at games every week.

He was absolutely mobbed last night on the bridge between the G and Melbourne Arena. He was so accommodating, smiling awkwardly given the circumstance.

It would be bloody easy to stay home and hide, especially if you were unhappy with how the situation was handled.
 

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It’s a credit to the kid that he’s even showing his face at games every week.

He was absolutely mobbed last night on the bridge between the G and Melbourne Arena. He was so accommodating, smiling awkwardly given the circumstance.

It would be bloody easy to stay home and hide, especially if you were unhappy with how the situation was handled.
Really impressive kid.
 

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Not saying this is True as at moment it's just a Rumor.

But the Stephenson thing and with Howe Dobbing him has Split the Playing Group
Dave, I have heard the same rumour however there is one point confirms that it is a rumour only. Howe did NOT dob him in. All Howe stated was that Stevo may want to consider talking with Walshy, about his betting, nothing more. What occurred after that point was all Stephenson's doing.
 

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We forgave Swan for criminal assault. We would have forgiven Marley for the same, if he was a good footballer. We forgave Didak for being an accomplice while someone drove through the streets firing bullets out the window, but someone betting $12 on themselves to kick goals and their captain to get a heap of kicks is unforgivable?
Oh come on now, as soon as he’s playing again he’ll be forgiven. It’s not even a question.
 

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This guy was so important to the team. No suprises to see how poor we are without him. Very very dissapointing....
 

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Gets a paid vacation and can keep betting... loving life
 

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Gets a paid vacation and can keep betting... loving life
36 bucks worth of bets cost him 70 grand and kept him out of the game he loves and make him feel extremely guilty every waking moment for letting the team down. I doubt he'd be real keen on betting again any time soon.

And it's not a vacation, they would be training him as if it's preseason, even harder to try to keep him at match fitness, it would be hell. Playing games is much more fun than getting flogged on the training track.

He's paying hard.
 

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This is ridiculous, people blaming Stevo for our slump. If one 20 yo missing derails our season, there was no season to talk about in the first place. We should be able to adapt - we can't always blame the players who aren't available - other teams rise up to cover for players lost - we did it last year, so it is up to the players who are available and selected to show some grit and play the brand we were so successful with last year.

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This is ridiculous, people blaming Stevo for our slump. If one 20 yo missing derails our season, there was no season to talk about in the first place. We should be able to adapt - we can't always blame the players who aren't available - other teams rise up to cover for players lost - we did it last year, so it is up to the players who are available and selected to show some grit and play the brand we were so successful with last year.
People want someone to blame and its easier to blame him it seems. If stevo got a ankle injury and was out for 8-10 weeks, would people still be blaming him? Probably not, but in the end it would still equal the same.
 

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People want someone to blame and its easier to blame him it seems. If stevo got a ankle injury and was out for 8-10 weeks, would people still be blaming him? Probably not, but in the end it would still equal the same.
Blaming stevo is easier for those around here than casting a critical eye towards our captain.
 

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People want someone to blame and its easier to blame him it seems. If stevo got a ankle injury and was out for 8-10 weeks, would people still be blaming him? Probably not, but in the end it would still equal the same.
Most injuries are largely unavoidable, I mean you can prepare yourself to the nth degree, but even the most dedicated and professional athletes suffer injuries.

Collingwood already has more than it’s share of these unavoidable season-killers, which is what makes an entirely preventable one all the more galling.
 

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Not saying this is True as at moment it's just a Rumor.

But the Stephenson thing and with Howe Dobbing him has Split the Playing Group
Howe didn’t dob him in, he did what anyone with even 5% brain capacity would do and that’s say you need to speak to the club about it.

The dope used his own account for one of the bets, the gambling agencies share info with the AFL. If he didn’t self report and got caught instead he’d be looking at a much larger suspension.

And if he hadn’t nailed that torpedo and one of his bets was successful he’d probably be banned from playing AFL again.

If there are players who are angry at Howe for how it played it out then those guys are possibly even more stupid than Stevo. Howe wasn’t the moron who bet on several Collingwood games.
 

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Lets face it if a second year player is so important to us where it's the difference between winning and losing each week we don't deserve it, premiership sides are usually based on a lot of role players and if we cant find 1 player to take over stevo for 10 weeks then we dont deserve it.
 
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