Richmond to throw Sydney Stack a lifeline

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cant get into trouble if you sleep all day

That’s it , with no training sessions , most of the list away on holidays , what else will the poor bugga do after he helps mrs Hardwick hang out the washing , bring the bins in ,cut the grass and mop the floors . I might be crazy but I don’t see a problem
 

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Plenty of players enjoy poker at Crown for many hours. Melbourne players especially when I've been wandering through but it might just be because Gawn is so distinctive you also then recognise the others more as well.

As long as he also isn't mixing it with copious alcohol while he's at the Casino, he could be in more dangerous places doing much worse things than hanging out at a secure monitored venue like a casino.
 

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Plenty of players enjoy poker at Crown for many hours. Melbourne players especially when I've been wandering through but it might just be because Gawn is so distinctive you also then recognise the others more as well.

As long as he also isn't mixing it with copious alcohol while he's at the Casino, he could be in more dangerous places doing much worse things than hanging out at a secure monitored venue like a casino.
Hmmmm to me it's pretty much the most dangerous place that I could think of for a young kid who is soon to be coming into decent coin with a fair bit of free time. Genetically predisposed to addiction in a place that is designed to leverage addiction. You're right in that it's physically safer than plenty of other places but ouuff I wouldn't think it's a financially, mentally, emotionally safe place for a vulnerable kid.
 

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Hmmmm to me it's pretty much the most dangerous place that I could think of for a young kid who is soon to be coming into decent coin with a fair bit of free time. Genetically predisposed to addiction in a place that is designed to leverage addiction. You're right in that it's physically safer than plenty of other places but ouuff I wouldn't think it's a financially, mentally, emotionally safe place for a vulnerable kid.
True, fair bit of unknown variance glossed over in my comment. It's very different and a lot of unknowns of if he's playing low-stakes poker than can go for hours with comparatively little cash burn risk compared to if he's sitting at a pokies machine churning cash through the machine. And the discretionary spend difference between lets say Max Gawn vs Sydney Stack's wage, as well as what their playing motives are, i.e. coping mechanism vs enjoyment is very relevant too.
 

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Hmmmm to me it's pretty much the most dangerous place that I could think of for a young kid who is soon to be coming into decent coin with a fair bit of free time. Genetically predisposed to addiction in a place that is designed to leverage addiction. You're right in that it's physically safer than plenty of other places but ouuff I wouldn't think it's a financially, mentally, emotionally safe place for a vulnerable kid.
You sure about that, much more likely to be learn't than genetics. I assume you are referencing this due to being indigenous, not sure gambling was a big part of their culture.
 

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That’s it , with no training sessions , most of the list away on holidays , what else will the poor bugga do after he helps mrs Hardwick hang out the washing , bring the bins in ,cut the grass and mop the floors . I might be crazy but I don’t see a problem
has mrs hardick moved to perth
 

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Not sure how much of this is true or not but people need to remember that doesnt matter who you are and what your job is gambling ruins lives
Jake Stringer is probably the best example and whilst he on the surface looks to be getting his life back in order he is still gambling and constantly
It is an addiction and people take it lightly when footy players are involved due to the players being paid so well but it doesnt last long.

If all this casino/stack stuff is a joke , Its certainly not funny
 

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Unfortunately I don’t think any of it’s a joke why would someone post that a players dad is about to die and they are spending all there spare time gambling and sleeping
 

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Unfortunately I don’t think any of it’s a joke why would someone post that a players dad is about to die and they are spending all there spare time gambling and sleeping
I have not been following the social media but that doesnt sound good - hopefully Sydney and his family are ok and the lad breaks into the senior team for round1
 

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You sure about that, much more likely to be learn't than genetics. I assume you are referencing this due to being indigenous, not sure gambling was a big part of their culture.
Nature v nurture I suppose and I have no idea what would be more influential. Indigenous lads seem to fall into the trappings of addiction for a variety of reasons. I shouldn't have said "genetically" predisposed. Perhaps just predisposed. Let's hope this impressionable kid doesn't grip onto something long term detrimental for everyone's sake.
 

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Nature v nurture I suppose and I have no idea what would be more influential. Indigenous lads seem to fall into the trappings of addiction for a variety of reasons. I shouldn't have said "genetically" predisposed. Perhaps just predisposed. Let's hope this impressionable kid doesn't grip onto something long term detrimental for everyone's sake.
your correct in regards to alcohol addictions
 

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Nature v nurture I suppose and I have no idea what would be more influential. Indigenous lads seem to fall into the trappings of addiction for a variety of reasons. I shouldn't have said "genetically" predisposed. Perhaps just predisposed. Let's hope this impressionable kid doesn't grip onto something long term detrimental for everyone's sake.
Life is not always rosey for many Indigenous youth, many reasons no.1 breakup of the family unit. That will predispose kids no matter what the background... but let's not run off track. I reckon Stack will come back fine, he looks a tough type of player and once you get a taste not many kids just throw it away in the first few months.
 

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Know him though a friends kid. So I’ve listened to what they’ve been up to all summer and was introduced in passing to him as Syd along with a few other local WAFL indigenous players. But never really gave it much thought.

Didn’t really click on him being Sydney Stack, until someone mentioned he was meant to be heading back to live with Hardwick a week ago but his dad was sick. Someone added that it was looking terminal.

His Girlfriend is apparently heading back to NT soon to start Uni.

I won’t ask my friend about him but if they mention anything I’ll keep you posted if I think it’s appropriate to pass on.


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Know him though a friends kid. So I’ve listened to what they’ve been up to all summer and was introduced in passing to him as Syd along with a few other local WAFL indigenous players. But never really gave it much thought.

Didn’t really click on him being Sydney Stack, until someone mentioned he was meant to be heading back to live with Hardwick a week ago but his dad was sick. Someone added that it was looking terminal.

His Girlfriend is apparently heading back to NT soon to start Uni.

I won’t ask my friend about him but if they mention anything I’ll keep you posted if I think it’s appropriate to pass on.


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Thanks Debbie Downer

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