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THE BOMBERS' SWISS ADVENTURE


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13 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

From that article:

"ASADA has previously provided clear advice to the AFL that he should not be working in that role," an ASADA spokesperson said. 

Previously provided clear advice.

Previously.

So the AFL knew beforehand. Then they told the Bulldogs the complete opposite.

I don't know how I keep feeling surprised by the AFL's [censored], but I do.

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6 minutes ago, Choke said:

From that article:

"ASADA has previously provided clear advice to the AFL that he should not be working in that role," an ASADA spokesperson said. 

Previously provided clear advice.

Previously.

So the AFL knew beforehand. Then they told the Bulldogs the complete opposite.

I don't know how I keep feeling surprised by the AFL's [censored], but I do.

The AFL,s ability to surprise is no surprise really choke.

Poor CEO running a poor organisation what more can we expect?

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20 minutes ago, old dee said:

The AFL,s ability to surprise is no surprise really choke.

Poor CEO running a poor organisation what more can we expect?

lol this is my point OD. I know how bad it is, but for some reason I'm continually surprised when they say and do idiotic and hypocritical things.

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I have the feeling that the AFL are trying to provoke ASADA somehow. Or trying to work out where the line is so they can continually stand on it ... like going right to the edge of a cliff but not going over it.

But for what possible gain? It's too childish to suppose they just want to irk ASADA.

Are they trying to sniff the wind to see if they can ease their way out of WADA compliance?

They've got enough issues in the game without wasting time and energy on something that they could easily take the right stand on.

It doesn't make any sense.

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2 minutes ago, Ted Fidge said:

I have the feeling that the AFL are trying to provoke ASADA somehow. Or trying to work out where the line is so they can continually stand on it ... like going right to the edge of a cliff but not going over it.

But for what possible gain? It's too childish to suppose they just want to irk ASADA.

Are they trying to sniff the wind to see if they can ease their way out of WADA compliance?

They've got enough issues in the game without wasting time and energy on something that they could easily take the right stand on.

It doesn't make any sense.

The plan seems to be to poke the bear multiple times, get a reaction each time and them claim that the ASADA is picking on the AFL.  Pathetic really, but will probably work.

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

The AFL,s ability to surprise is no surprise really choke.

Poor CEO running a poor organisation what more can we expect?

He's so BRAVE......   hope that 1.7 comforts him :rolleyes:

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49 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I think suggesting the AFL is somehow trying to pick a fight with ASADA is giving the AFL far too much credit. i think it's much more likely that the wrong advice was given to the Bulldogs through incompetence.

Incompetence that probably covers it LDC.

I seriously doubt there is some grand master plan being played out here.

The fact that the AFL failed to have a plan for the EFC players being banned for an extended period and now this stuff up just proves their inabaility to grasp the situation.

Yep Incompetence. 

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30 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

He's so BRAVE......   hope that 1.7 comforts him :rolleyes:

$1.70 is still over paying the guy.

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Surely the AFL could employ all 34 banned players as integrity officers!

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21 minutes ago, DemonFrog said:

Surely the AFL could employ all 34 banned players as integrity officers!

ASADA rules allow them be employed in drug education.

But that could mean owning up to something.

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3 hours ago, Choke said:

From that article:

"ASADA has previously provided clear advice to the AFL that he should not be working in that role," an ASADA spokesperson said. 

Previously provided clear advice.

Previously.

So the AFL knew beforehand. Then they told the Bulldogs the complete opposite.

I don't know how I keep feeling surprised by the AFL's [censored], but I do.

It's all a misunderstanding Choke.

Early on in the saga, Dill received an email from ASADA that he wasn't quite happy with. He noticed there was a junk email button on the screen at the time, and as that's what he thought of the email he decided to click that button. Not realising however that all subsequent emails from that address would be automatically placed in the Junk email box that nobody ever looks at. So all subsequent emails from ASADA were never read until McD called to tell him they'd sent clear advice and suggested he check his Junk box. After 7 AFL technical experts had been called to assist, they located said email, and promptly advised the Dogs of the new information.

See, nobody's fault really.

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8 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

It's all a misunderstanding Choke.

Early on in the saga, Dill received an email from ASADA that he wasn't quite happy with. He noticed there was a junk email button on the screen at the time, and as that's what he thought of the email he decided to click that button. Not realising however that all subsequent emails from that address would be automatically placed in the Junk email box that nobody ever looks at. So all subsequent emails from ASADA were never read until McD called to tell him they'd sent clear advice and suggested he check his Junk box. After 7 AFL technical experts had been called to assist, they located said email, and promptly advised the Dogs of the new information.

See, nobody's fault really.

sounds like the pell excuse

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28 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

As he clicked the junk email button he was heard muttering 'It's a sad story but not of much relevance to me', or words to that effect.

Oh the burn!

If anything needed to be a meme, it's this.

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Counting the cost

Essendon 34: Mark McVeigh reveals doping suspension has hurt his coaching dream

Hope they all sue the club to within an inch of its existence .

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10 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Counting the cost

Essendon 34: Mark McVeigh reveals doping suspension has hurt his coaching dream

Hope they all sue the club to within an inch of its existence .

Right on cue bb!  From Chip: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/essendon-brace-for-the-first-player-lawsuits/news-story/e99e7a61aeb02a426b0cd9abca401114

'Essendon will be hit this month with the first compensation claims from footballers banned for doping, with the club, lawyers representing 34 banned players and the AFL determined to prevent the scandal from returning to court...It is understood that law firm Holding Redlich...is close to finalising some of their claims.

Holding Redlich, which has been engaged by management group Elite Sports Properties-TLA to advice its clients caught up in the doping scandal, is advising current Essendon stars Jobe Watson, Cale Hooker, Tom Bellchambers and Brent Stanton and retired players Mark McVeigh and Alex Browne...Dustin Fletcher...recently joined the Holding Redlich group despite having no affiliation with ESP-TLA.

'Chris Pollard, a lawyer who previously represented Essendon coaches in the doping scandal, is preparing compensation claims for young Bomber Dyson Heppell and St Kilda recruit Jake Carlisle'.

'A settlement of all claims would be welcomed by the AFL, which would almost certainly be pulled into any court action brought by the banned players'.

The only hope we ever had of learning the truth was for the compensation claims suit to get to court.  All would be faced with telling the truth or perjury.  Some people in high places would be in a real pickle if faced with those options. 

This will settle out of court with Fort Knox type confidentiality clauses attached! 

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Im gobsmacked to be honest how Jab Watcon could possibly continue at the club he is party to suing.

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2 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Im gobsmacked to be honest how Jab Watcon could possibly continue at the club he is party to suing.

He will be 32 before next season starts bb

If he gets a good payout why would you bother?

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51 minutes ago, deespicable me said:

I hope Reimers sues McVeigh to within an inch of his existence for his slanderous comments at the start of the investigation.

He deserves "##### all" does McVeigh. Just another bozo I have to switch off when he comes on the tele.

Agree 

i really hate McViegh

he just lied every week

smash him

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56 minutes ago, deespicable me said:

I hope Reimers sues McVeigh to within an inch of his existence for his slanderous comments at the start of the investigation.

He deserves "##### all" does McVeigh. Just another bozo I have to switch off when he comes on the tele.

surprises me no journo has done a follow-up article with reimers

on 2nd thoughts it doesn't surprise me at all

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13 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

surprises me no journo has done a follow-up article with reimers

on 2nd thoughts it doesn't surprise me at all

pass on idea to Ripper Rita :)

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McDevitt appears before the Senate Committee:  He says:

"The tribunal accepted that Stephen Dank made plans to use thymosin beta-4 as part of Essendon's injection program. They also accepted that the players had consented to being injected with thymosin and that injections had occurred. Despite this, they were not comfortably concerned or satisfied that the injections had actually contained thymosin beta-4 because there were no adequate records kept and because Essendon failed to carry out lab analysis of the substances. The CAS panel openly disagreed." 'http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/essendon-doping-saga-afl-antidoping-panel-simply-got-it-wrong-says-asada-chief-20160304-gnakb9.html

McDevitt is a very impressive individual.  Almost the Lone Ranger as a voice against drug taking in sport.  Cudos to him.

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EFC 'gentle' warning to Sheedy for this about the suspended players:  "It's forced upon them by an organisation obviously that's out of Europe, who don't really know a lot about AFL," Sheedy said..."Their job is really to get back and sort out Russia for the Olympics."  http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/essendon-chief-xavier-campbell-talks-to-kevin-sheedy-about-wada-comments-20160304-gnaeeo.html

That comment is right up there for ignorance and dumbness, with the excuses Beveridge made a few weeks ago. 

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