Free Agency Tyson Stengle (DFA) to Geelong

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Prince Pretty
Feb 14, 2021
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If he was actually any good Adelaide wouldn’t have let him go
 

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1970crow

TheBrownDog
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Ahhhhh, so...He can do coke, just as long as he doesnt get caught?
You must be from the Mark Thompson school of coaching.

That's the league's own policy. If they catch you, first offence is no games and kept in house. But if it's a public outing like Brad Crouch, then it's disrepute and 2 games. So a lesser penalty if nobody else finds out. And surely you're not suggesting that there's not a lot of this going on among the AFL players?
 
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ArdentEagle

The Baron of Bourbon
Feb 12, 2008
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That's the league's own policy. If they catch you, first offence is no games and kept in house. But if it's a public outing like Brad Crouch, then it's disrepute and 2 games. So a lesser penalty if nobody else funds out. And surely you're not suggesting that there's not a lot of this going on among the AFL players?
This would no doubt send him down a slippery slope again hence the keep his nose clean comment.
He does NEED to keep himself on the straight and narrow otherwise he will end up getting caught again. More than that, its for the betterment of himself as a person and to the team which has shown him faith. He doesn't need to worry about the league policy, its his personal policy he needs to worry about that.

I really rate him as a talent and would like to see him make the most of the 2nd opportunity.
In an open draft, talent wise, he would be a top end selection.

I agree however that the AFL policy needs to be looked at but I still think its beside my initial point.
 

CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
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If he was actually any good Adelaide wouldn’t have let him go
I don't think the crows had much choice. They set him boundaries and he breached them. His on field attributes were not material to the decision.

Now that he's living with Eddie and not partying with Crouch he might be a viable player again. Or not. Will be fun finding out
 

Hamingja

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2014
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What did he do at Richmond? The issue with Crouch is no big deal. No one cares that Crouch was involved in that. St Kilda paid him the big dollars after it and it is never mentioned.
 

Kings of Lygon

Team Captain
Aug 31, 2021
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I think it's a fairly big hail mary. Stengle is hardly plug and play and instantly improves Geelong as some are making out on BF, he only played 14 games across two years for Adelaide who were basically terrible and did stuff all really. His off-field issues (the ones we know of at least) are well documented too obviously. Needs to get ripping fit.

Hopefully he goes well, but I'm glad my club stayed away.
 

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