Opposition Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread: Edition V

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SonofSamsquanch

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And North pissing away a 5 goal lead.


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I was trying to put the Scotts years conversation behind me, but now you mention it... Yeah.

Anyways, we've got Scamper now. So raise your watery beer in plastic cups to the new era of turning 5 goal 3/4 time leads into 12 goal wins.
 

goalieboy82

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I was trying to put the Scotts years conversation behind me, but now you mention it... Yeah.

Anyways, we've got Scamper now. So raise your watery beer in plastic cups to the new era of turning 5 goal 3/4 time leads into 12 goal wins.
TO SCAMPER!

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Hojuman

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Dodgy dealings down Casey council way for favourable land deals and brown paper bags. Geoff in for $300 big ones.

The Mayor Mr. Aziz in for $900 big ones but packed up, sold the house and flew to Egypt. In a f'book statement; is innocent, will vigorously defend himself, co-operate fully with any inquiry and fly back immediately to clear his name.

His plane yet to land...........
 

koshari

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Geoff Ablett not getting much traction.

Footy meeja very quiet.
local councils IMO are the same the country through, i have been dealing with the local council for the last 8 months concerning a permit to put up a shed on farm zone land and install a entry crossing through a road reserve. might have gone a bit smoother if i had a hand to grease.

one example of the frustrations one could encounter was when i submitted the crossing application the person at the counter said they couldn't accept the application because the property didnt have an RRN/rural address. after trying to explain that the property has never had an entrance before therefore it cannot have an RRN because the RRN is derived from the distance the driveway is from the beginning of the road. the officer was sympathetic but insisted that an RRN was necessary. in the end they put the neighbors address on the application so i could lodge it.

the application is supposed to take 2 working days however 2 weeks later when i hadnt heard anything i contacted them and the person in compliance said it was sitting in the engineering dept. she then inquired with them for what the hold up was and the shire engineers were insisting i place the crossover round the corner on another road because of the vegitation/trees that would have to be removed at the proposed spot was intrusive. unfortunately the place they suggested wasn't even on our property. a day later the permit came through....
 

ferball

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I’d suggest cocaine would be performance enhancing due to its properties as a stimulant.

That, and it’s also illegal.

But as you say, the whole league is doing it and they’re not about to blow their own foot off through this issue.

They do it well enough with others.
Stimulant and confidence enhancer.
 

Val Keating

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The whole "they're just boys" thing is a bit farcical at times.

It's an elite sport. I doubt you get into the Russian gymnastic team or Chelsea's youth program then willingly piss it up (literally) doing anything that compromises your ability to train and recover to your limits.

Granted the kids enter the system young at 17/18+ but if they're unwilling to knowingly make the sacrifice to play elite sport and be very well compensated, there's a dozen mega-driven Tom Scully or Brent Harvey "living athletes" willing to take their opportunity from them.
You’d get into both those programs by doping though
 

ferball

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The whole "they're just boys" thing is a bit farcical at times.

It's an elite sport. I doubt you get into the Russian gymnastic team or Chelsea's youth program then willingly piss it up (literally) doing anything that compromises your ability to train and recover to your limits.

Granted the kids enter the system young at 17/18+ but if they're unwilling to knowingly make the sacrifice to play elite sport and be very well compensated, there's a dozen mega-driven Tom Scully or Brent Harvey "living athletes" willing to take their opportunity from them.
I actually agree with this. Its not the performance enhancing aspects of illicit drug use that are the issue its the way they can potentially degrade an elite athletes performance. Maybe its not an issue but how would you tell?

Off season I don't care so much tho. But if you aren't up to standard and party out of season instead of doing the work you need to then it might catch up with you.
 

ferball

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You’d get into both those programs by doping though
I knew someone who claimed they knocked back an AIS cycling scholarship because they didn't want to do the pre intake roids program. Or so they claimed. It could have been bullshit. Early 90s tho - I suspect they were truthful.
 

Val Keating

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I actually agree with this. Its not the performance enhancing aspects of illicit drug use that are the issue its the way they can potentially degrade an elite athletes performance. Maybe its not an issue but how would you tell?

Off season I don't care so much tho. But if you aren't up to standard and party out of season instead of doing the work you need to then it might catch up with you.
Same goes for administrators. How can they make crucial decisions that’ll effect the future of the comp if they’ve been on a three day chalk binge?

Personally I don’t like where we’re headed where all the players are held to a higher standard then the organisation that employs them
 

ferball

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I really only care that our players aren't too drug f’ed to perform at their best.

If AFL admin are sober and straight tho then I suggest they need some serious drug abuse to get their heads right.

 

Groin guru

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So you're a puritanical campaigner who thinks what other people do in their private lives is somehow some of his business.
If it against the law of course I am against it.

But there is a big difference between being against it and being tolerant of it. People can do whatever they want in their private time just as long as they accept the consequences should they come.

Most people in society can't function in there day to day as it is. You add drugs to that situation and you have a recipe for disaster. If those drug users affect non-drug users in some way (getting behind a car or getting into fights at bars/clubs) then it's an issue.
 

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