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TheSunGod

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 17, 2010
11,326
14,180
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Reading that history we really should think about changing our name to the Gold Coke Suns and chase the Sinaloa Cartel as a major sponsor. Then any critics might mysteriously disappear only to be found months later missing their heads. One way to stop the constant self-inflicted ridicule?
 

The Kings Ransom

Team Captain
Aug 30, 2021
391
490
AFL Club
Gold Coast
made a list of some controversial decisions & events over the years. let me know if i've missed any!

2011
  • made gary ablett jnr captain (led from the front on field, but probably pushed into the role as we had no one else)
  • went for super young list strategy early on, a couple aging mature recruits other than gaz.
  • guy mckenna inaugural head coach (no prior experience)
  • harley bennell dropped for disciplinary reasons multiple times throughout season
  • campbell brown removed from leadership group after being detailed after bar fight in thailand (3 other players involved)
2012
  • reportedly spending $400k less on club staff than league average (reported in 2018 - under-resourced in critical football department)

2013
  • harley bennell caught with illicit drugs in tassie
  • joel wilkinson racially vilified by teammates at wacky wednesday
  • campbell brown sacked (punched steven may in USA)

2014
  • 7 suns players reportely did cocaine at party in august
  • drug use continued at mad monday lunch on gold coast in september
  • a week later, 12 players went on 4 day golf trip and did cocaine
  • lack of leadership let playing group become divided around 2013 (god squad, crack heads)
  • guy mckenna fired / rodney eade hired

2015
  • karmichael hunt arrested for cocaine use
  • harley bennell has drunken altercation and is traded to freo
  • charlie dixon leaves as free agent

2016
  • jaeger o'meara leaves as free agent, after missing 2015 & 2016 through injury
  • dion prestia leaves as free agent

2017
  • gary ablett jnr leaves as free agent (current club captain)
  • rodney eade fired / stuart dew hired
  • jarrod harbrow loses license after drink driving

2018
  • jon haines films stuart dew pissing outside a pub (news released in 2020)
  • tom lynch leaves as free agent (current club co-captain)
  • steven may leaves as free agent (current club co-captain)
  • jarryd lyons delisted (salary cap issues supposedly)

2019
  • brayden crossley suspended for 12 months for anti-doping violation (cocaine)
  • jack martin leaves club after failing to come to trade agreement with carlton (no compensation)

2020
  • signed rory atkins to massive deal (turned up to preseason out of shape, lack of professionalism, etc.).
  • peter wright traded for future 4th rd pick (former pick 8, failed development)

2021
  • hugh greenwood delisted with intention to re-list in rookie draft, signed by north melbourne
I'd add Picks Jack Scrimshaw with pick 6
Kid wants to leave as soon as he arrives and never gives 100% effort
Traded for a pick in the 50's a few years later.


Playing in China


Nathan Bock doping claims


Josh Francou leaves mid season
 

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RowellAnderson12

Club Legend
Nov 4, 2019
2,168
2,724
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Pacers, Verstappen
made a list of some controversial decisions & events over the years. let me know if i've missed any!

2011
  • made gary ablett jnr captain (led from the front on field, but probably pushed into the role as we had no one else)
  • went for super young list strategy early on, a couple aging mature recruits other than gaz.
  • guy mckenna inaugural head coach (no prior experience)
  • harley bennell dropped for disciplinary reasons multiple times throughout season
  • campbell brown removed from leadership group after being detailed after bar fight in thailand (3 other players involved)
2012
  • reportedly spending $400k less on club staff than league average (reported in 2018 - under-resourced in critical football department)

2013
  • harley bennell caught with illicit drugs in tassie
  • joel wilkinson racially vilified by teammates at wacky wednesday
  • campbell brown sacked (punched steven may in USA)

2014
  • 7 suns players reportely did cocaine at party in august
  • drug use continued at mad monday lunch on gold coast in september
  • a week later, 12 players went on 4 day golf trip and did cocaine
  • lack of leadership let playing group become divided around 2013 (god squad, crack heads)
  • guy mckenna fired / rodney eade hired

2015
  • karmichael hunt arrested for cocaine use
  • harley bennell has drunken altercation and is traded to freo
  • charlie dixon leaves as free agent

2016
  • jaeger o'meara leaves as free agent, after missing 2015 & 2016 through injury
  • dion prestia leaves as free agent

2017
  • gary ablett jnr leaves as free agent (current club captain)
  • rodney eade fired / stuart dew hired
  • jarrod harbrow loses license after drink driving

2018
  • jon haines films stuart dew pissing outside a pub (news released in 2020)
  • tom lynch leaves as free agent (current club co-captain)
  • steven may leaves as free agent (current club co-captain)
  • jarryd lyons delisted (salary cap issues supposedly)

2019
  • brayden crossley suspended for 12 months for anti-doping violation (cocaine)
  • jack martin leaves club after failing to come to trade agreement with carlton (no compensation)

2020
  • signed rory atkins to massive deal (turned up to preseason out of shape, lack of professionalism, etc.).
  • peter wright traded for future 4th rd pick (former pick 8, failed development)

2021
  • hugh greenwood delisted with intention to re-list in rookie draft, signed by north melbourne
 

exile

Premium Platinum
Jul 21, 2010
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10,381
Gold Coast
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add it to the list !!!
added them both. they were two fairly bad ones, i could add a bunch of sh*t trades we've done, but a lot is subjective and happens to a lot of clubs.
if anyone has any other off field or general sh*t things that have happened to us i'll keep adding to it.
 

RowellAnderson12

Club Legend
Nov 4, 2019
2,168
2,724
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Pacers, Verstappen
added them both. they were two fairly bad ones, i could add a bunch of sh*t trades we've done, but a lot is subjective and happens to a lot of clubs.
if anyone has any other off field or general sh*t things that have happened to us i'll keep adding to it.
Ah yes like Weller for pick 2
 

Fat Pizza

Premiership Player
Feb 1, 2001
4,847
1,663
Fitzroy
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Gold Coast
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Fitzroy
I seem to remember the Coodabeens singing about that to the tune of John Brown’s Body.

Campbell Brown’s body’s on the front page of the Sun,
He must have lost his t-shirt, ‘cause he wasn’t wearing one


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SandyToes

Premium Platinum
Nov 17, 2009
8,877
11,941
Gold Coast
AFL Club
Gold Coast
I would be quite interested to have some finer detail on the "special relationships" we hear Dew develops with the players
I think we can safely assume Lyons Ah Chee Wright Brodie and Greenwood are not 5 of them
Lets hope its King Lukosius Rankine Rowell and Anderson
I'm not holding my breath
 

Jirik13

Premiership Player
Jan 22, 2018
4,433
5,607
AFL Club
Gold Coast
I would be quite interested to have some finer detail on the "special relationships" we hear Dew develops with the players
I think we can safely assume Lyons Ah Chee Wright Brodie and Greenwood are not 5 of them
Lets hope its King Lukosius Rankine Rowell and Anderson
I'm not holding my breath
Good choice, Dew. I would go with second five too.
 

Supersuns

Tarkyn_24s Best Friend
Mar 14, 2014
21,165
36,596
Muddiemooses head
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Roys FFC
I would be quite interested to have some finer detail on the "special relationships" we hear Dew develops with the players
I think we can safely assume Lyons Ah Chee Wright Brodie and Greenwood are not 5 of them
Lets hope its King Lukosius Rankine Rowell and Anderson
I'm not holding my breath
From what I understand King and Dew in particular are very close.
 

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