- Jun 26, 2016
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Can't believe there was once a "Hinkley envy" thread.So of the teams that missed finals this year ...
Adelaide, Carlton, Fremantle, North Melbourne and St Kilda sacked their coaches.
Gold Coast's coach started in 2018. Melbourne's coach started in 2017. Sydney's coach is coming off 8 consecutive finals campaigns including a premiership and 3 grand finals. Hawthorn's coach is a 4 time premiership coach.
Aaaaaand old mate started in 2013, hasn't achieved anything, hasn't even made the finals 4 of the past 5 years, but here we are.
To be accurate...Pike decided to run at GAS and flatten him...that worked out well for him...Don Pyke - all i can remember about him - is when Ablett flattened him in the 92 GF
I once heard Mal Brown - describe that - as a beautiful bump - lol
They'll clean out all the areas except the one that's responsible for their failures. It's all wrong at the top. Riccuito, Burton etc. The old crew need to get out and let someone else recreate the Crows of today. I live in Adelaide and have spoken to many many people who've worked at the club and it's apparently toxic as hell. You can always judge a club by the way the A-grade players treat them. Why? Because A-graders have nothing to concede and don't have to - they play where they want. There's a reason many genuine A-graders have walked away from Adelaide in recent times. Danger, Cameron, Gunston, Lever, McGovern etc. And how many A-graders chose to go there? None. Except Eddie, who now wants out. It's a cesspit and the whole thing needs to gutted and built again from scratch.To be accurate...Pike decided to run at GAS and flatten him...that worked out well for him...
Seems he carried his poor judgement into his coaching strategy as well......Going to be some sort of clean out at the Crows....
I think if it's so bad Eddie Betts wants out it speaks volumes about what happened behind closed doors.Lmao I remember saying mid-season in a conversation with Willo that there was ZERO chance Pyke would leave the Crows as it would be unprecedented to sack a coach with a winning percentage above 60% who made a Grand Final only 2 years ago.
Couldn't have got that more wrong if I tried.
Did I tell you about the time I had to go into hiding with Rushdie for a month?No doubt.
Even if you thought it was dirty (and I didn't, and don't), that was years before we became a good team.
Fun fact is in 2007 we had one - ONE - player suspended for the entire season. That was Rooke in Adelaide, and even then he was pretty unlucky. The idea that good teams, even good physical teams, need to literally throw their weight around and play on the edge is complete garbage.
ASADA may find out one of their own has been taking bribes - could be tip-of-the-iceberg stuff.I just heard a description on SEN as to how the test ... shorts down to the thighs..top up.. a totally unobstructed view is whats written the rules by asada ..
I cant see how he does the dodgy if they do their job properly
Hopefully he at least tried to use lemon-lime flavour and not grape or blue boltWest Coast Eagles livewire Willie Rioli was caught pouring a liquid — possibly an energy drink — into a drug-test beaker in a panicked attempt to dupe anti-doping officers.
Rioli, 24, is out of tomorrow’s semi-final showdown against Geelong at the MCG after being suspended on Wednesday night over an “adverse analytical finding” that there was a “urine substitution”.
Rioli had been caught by two Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority officers overseeing a test in Perth on August 20, insiders say, amid speculation that the substance was an energy drink.
“He tried to manipulate his sample on-site and got caught red-handed,” a source said.
Rioli would then have been forced to provide a legitimate sample, the test results of which had not yet been revealed, the insider added.
How can he be caught pouring another liquid into the container when the ASADA rep must watch them actually urinate into it?So he had to provide another sample afterwood. Will be interesting to see what shows up in that sample.
Obviously they didn’t watch closely.How can he be caught pouring another liquid into the container when the ASADA rep must watch them actually urinate into it?
Something is off about all this.
I think the individual urinates into a beaker and once the required line is reached, the officials then pour that into 2 containers (a & b samples) which are sealed and can only be opened by machine.Obviously they didn’t watch closely.
The samples are supposed to be sealed after they are handed in, and only a machine in the lab can open it. So why was the sample in the open for him to pour gatorade in it?
If it's true it wouldn't surprise me at all, it would then be a big named player and the AFL will do everything in it's power to protect it's name.Did anyone else hear the bloke from Perth on Macquarie with Marco and The Ox yesterday just after the Willie news broke?
Apparently there will be another announcement after the grand final, same deal, but they wouldn't drop the name for legal reasons.
If Willie's news has gone public, how can they be hiding the other?