- Apr 29, 2016
- AFL Club
Melbourne were one of the worst clubs in the history of the game and you're comparing us getting a priority pick to the dogs a priority pick who were a finals contending team?Don't be disingenuine. The Melbourne Football Club was found not guilty of tanking, but the AFL did find Dean Bailey and Chris Connolly guilty of "acting in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the competition".
I'm sure (hope) you're smart enough to recognise that this is essentially a roundabout way of saying that the club essentially set out to lose games, i.e. tanking. It is also suggested by people a lot more involved with this saga than I am that the club was not sanctioned heavily (or at all) with draft picks and other penalties in an effort to ensure the club would survive, so poor was their on-and-off-field performances.
Yeah bro I believe you, the Dees didn't tank.
Melbourne deserved that priority pick 100 times more than the dogs deserved Ugle-Hagan. I think we would've got the priority pick anyway.
Yeah Dean Bailey and Chris Connolly were found guilty of sending injured players off for season ending surgery and experimenting with positions during a time that there was no incentive to win. Every club in our position would (and did) do the same thing for many years before us. It was nothing new. This is why we were found NOT GUILTY of tanking. You can't argue with the official findings.