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THE BOMBERS' SWISS ADVENTURE


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yes we're so greatly advantaged... 

pot...kettle....black

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Ok...this has me muddled.  A player is banned , but is still technically at a club. If so how can the Dockers table an offer for Hooker ?

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4 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

duh, bub, coz it's the afl and it suits it

of course....silly moi 

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It is rather amusing watching Windy Hill haemorrhage  as the vultures circle.  Karma Bus doing laps !!

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

Its to do with unused sal cap being carried over to the next year or two as clubs do not have to pay 100% of cap each and every year.

Edits: I think there are limits to how far a club can go (maybe 95%) and over how many years a club can miss the 100%, to avoid clubs building great war chests in their sal caps.

As I understand it suspended efc player salaries are in their cap but salaries of top-up players are not.

Can unused be carried over/ I have never heard that one before. My understanding of the benefit was that it allowed the clubs to front end some contract this year to a greater extent which opened up salary cap space over the next few years depending on how the structure the contracts. The end result is the same where clubs have more money to spend but carrying it over seems illogical and against the whole idea of the cap (this is the AFL though).

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10 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Good to see the "boys" back in training yesterday at a high school. Wellman coaching them.

good media coverage, i suppose this will continue all through the season. wonder what saad et al think of all the adulation

fancy knocking back mikshake, he only wanted a mill. mustn't be in little's good books

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Heard KB and Smith on SEN this morning saying it is time the media stopped the daily updates on what the EFC cheats are doing. Paraphrasing they said the media should be into the coming season not on this lot.

It is hard to disagree. 

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1 hour ago, SaberFang said:

How on earth does it help recruitment when their salaries go straight back into the cap come November?!

I guess we could do a deal to pay, say Hogan, an addition $450k this year in advance which leaves us with more room next year.....we had budgeted to pay JK that money anyway...

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24 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Good to see the "boys" back in training yesterday at a high school. Wellman coaching them.

So Brave !!

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25 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Good to see the "boys" back in training yesterday at a high school. Wellman coaching them.

Wait wait wait wait wait.

A high school? AFL players banned for drug use ARE TRAINING AT A [censored] HIGH SCHOOL?!?!

After the AFL specifically told schools they SHOULD NOT employ any of the banned players?

I mean, I know they're not being employed, but still, that's horribly contradictory.

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Just now, Choke said:

Wait wait wait wait wait.

A high school? AFL players banned for drug use ARE TRAINING AT A [censored] HIGH SCHOOL?!?!

After the AFL specifically told schools they SHOULD NOT employ any of the banned players?

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ah but they arent employing them are they  !!  :unsure:

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3 minutes ago, Choke said:

Wait wait wait wait wait.

A high school? AFL players banned for drug use ARE TRAINING AT A [censored] HIGH SCHOOL?!?!

After the AFL specifically told schools they SHOULD NOT employ any of the banned players?

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dragon ball z dragon ball vegeta look at them son goku Oh I see convicted drug cheats hanging around school children.

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Just now, ManDee said:

 Oh I see convicted drug cheats hanging around school children.

Makes me so angry.

What sort of example does this set? Someone needs to get the students in that school to take action I reckon. The administration is clearly ok with it. The students should galvanise and say that it isn't good enough having drug cheats training on their ovals.

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5 minutes ago, Choke said:

lol I just edited my post to attend to that BB! Too quick for me!

FFS if I attended that school I'd have some pretty strong things to say to school administrators.

as would I

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They trained at St Bernards where Dustbin Fletcher was a student. The school is obviously just helping out a former student's mates in a time of need. Showing a little compassion to the downtrodden.

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56 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Ok...this has me muddled.  A player is banned , but is still technically at a club. If so how can the Dockers table an offer for Hooker ?

Presumably Freo are dealing with Hooker's manager. Is there anything that prevents Hooker and his manager getting together?

And the issue about whether Hooker might leave or not needs to be read in the context that he's a free agent at the end of the year. If he hadn't been suspended it's hard to imagine Hooker not being of interest to a number of clubs...so the only real difference is that (a) he's missing a year of footy and (b) his level of satisfaction with his current club might be diminished by his current circumstances which might encourage him to leave. (OK, he's also guilty of taking illegal supplements, too.) 

 

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This whole saga gets weirder the longer it goes on.

Now if you are found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs you get paid in full to not attend your workplace. You continue to train with a convicted cheat at a school containing children and all that is ok! but if a player tackles another and they might get hurt that is a $1000 fine.

Now I get it cheat, lie, use PED's put the game into disrepute but for christ sake don't tackle hard.

Stop the world, I want to get off.

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18 minutes ago, Choke said:

Makes me so angry.

What sort of example does this set? Someone needs to get the students in that school to take action I reckon. The administration is clearly ok with it. The students should galvanise and say that it isn't good enough having drug cheats training on their ovals.

Choke - the school is St Bernard's - I doubt if anyone there has any doubt that the Bombers were innocent victims of a huge conspiracy by AFL, ASADA, WADA, CAS, ISIS, the UN and the Catholic Church (well, maybe not the latter).

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Just now, monoccular said:

Choke - the school is St Bernard's - I doubt if anyone there has any doubt that the Bombers were innocent victims of a huge conspiracy by AFL, ASADA, WADA, CAS, ISIS, the UN and the Catholic Church (well, maybe not the latter).

George Pell cannot quite remember but if it happened it was bad. (To get caught)

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4 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Choke - the school is St Bernard's - I doubt if anyone there has any doubt that the Bombers were innocent victims of a huge conspiracy by AFL, ASADA, WADA, CAS, ISIS, the UN and the Catholic Church (well, maybe not the latter).

I don't know anything about the school.

Except that they must have some pretty iffy ethics classes.

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