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17 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Didn't ASADA just reopen a case on Bock based on some Dank scuttlebut?

I predict it will go nowhere.

 

17 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Didn't we claim Dank wasn't on the books? It's probably illegal to mislead an ASADA enquiry.

It isn't. If it is there are quite a few people around town breathing big sighs of relief.

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I used to go to most training sessions, never remember Dank being there, and I knew most of the backroom staff

Dank has changed his story so many times, I am astounded that ASADA take him seriously, I thought he refused to say anything to them originally?

Sam Newman (who I normally don't listen to, I put the TV on mute) summed it up the best on the Footy Show

I know Dank was hawking his wares around the clubs, mainly on the strength of what Robinson was supposedly doing to the fitness at the Bombers

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This is the very definition of a 'nothing' story

A brief eye roll at oxygen thieves Barrett and Dank and I am immediately back to focusing on smashing the FIlth on Sunday

Go Dees

 

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2 hours ago, Nasher said:

Having Dank on the books doesn't mean we have anything to worry about.  Last time I checked, it wasn't illegal to employ a sports scientist.  

Who was the doctor we gave the boot, Bates? We must have been sailing very close, just in case the 2011-2013 period couldn't get any worse.

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26 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

still looking for a specific claim of any illegality........talk about jumping at shadows......especially dank mutterings

media just love it when "stephen" opens his mouth

Specific claims of illegality are not the immediate problem. I didn't see the Footy Show but the OP said Purple suggested WADA would reopen the case. That's probably his mail and that's a shadow over us we really don't need - one the media and public will certainly jump at. Once the corner of the rug is lifted who knows what will be dredged up. ASADA can compel compliance relating to specific documents - for which we were previously cleared - but Dank and apparently Barret are acting like there's new documented evidence previously unsighted. If this gets started it could snowball or will at least cause an unnecessary distraction. 

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Let's look at a worst case scenario.

-Dank was on the books.

-He was asked to give the players the good stuff.

-He did.

At EFC, players that received the good stuff that did not sign the consent form/waiver did not get banned.- ie. Hal Hunter

With no positive tests and no consent forms, I think we have little to worry about. At worst a fine. Most of the management have gone.

If we did it we must admit it apologise and cop the penalty.

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45 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

I used to go to most training sessions, never remember Dank being there, and I knew most of the backroom staff

Dank has changed his story so many times, I am astounded that ASADA take him seriously, I thought he refused to say anything to them originally?

Sam Newman (who I normally don't listen to, I put the TV on mute) summed it up the best on the Footy Show

I know Dank was hawking his wares around the clubs, mainly on the strength of what Robinson was supposedly doing to the fitness at the Bombers

Among his many talents, Dank can now claim to be the invisible man. Turned up to every training session for four months and nobody ever saw him, never got paid and the bloke who was supposed to have given him the gig knows nothing about it. On top of that, his credibility has been found by judges to be in question.

And we still have muppets around here giving him the time of day.

Go figure?

 

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Never given any cred to anything Warrior had to say. Ambulance chaser.

And if what he has to say is based on what Dank says...well... I call BS x2.

The facts are out there.

Dank was dealing with our doctor at the time.

We were on the cusp of employing him when the Essendon story broke...backed away quick & flicked the doctor.

Trengove was given AOD cream but that has been cleared.

 

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20 minutes ago, Elwood 3184 said:

Among his many talents, Dank can now claim to be the invisible man. Turned up to every training session for four months and nobody ever saw him, never got paid and the bloke who was supposed to have given him the gig knows nothing about it. On top of that, his credibility has been found by judges to be in question.

And we still have muppets around here giving him the time of day.

Go figure?

 

Just like he was supposed to have had a long meeting with the Gold Coast doc at the ground on the same day the same day the Doc spent the whole day in surgery. 

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

I used to go to most training sessions, never remember Dank being there, and I knew most of the backroom staff

Dank has changed his story so many times, I am astounded that ASADA take him seriously, I thought he refused to say anything to them originally?

Sam Newman (who I normally don't listen to, I put the TV on mute) summed it up the best on the Footy Show

I know Dank was hawking his wares around the clubs, mainly on the strength of what Robinson was supposedly doing to the fitness at the Bombers

I have never met Saty. I have never met Dank.

Somehow though, I trust Saty a hell of a lot more than Dank.

Thanks for the info :)

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Lets face it, Dank is just [censored] at the AFL for throwing him under the bus... does he deserve that? yeah probably. So now his career is ruined and has nothing better to do with his time than try to bring down the whole code. We will be hearing these accusations of his for quite some time yet. Every time someone is cleared he will accuse someone else. 

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3 minutes ago, Choke said:

I have never met Saty. I have never met Dank.

Somehow though, I trust Saty a hell of a lot more than Dank.

Thanks for the info :)

Unless Saty is Dank . . .

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5 minutes ago, Choke said:

I have never met Saty. I have never met Dank.

Somehow though, I trust Saty a hell of a lot more than Dank.

Thanks for the info :)

Saty is the definition of a (clears throat) "dedicated fan".

 

If he says dank wasn't there, he wasn't there.

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34 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Specific claims of illegality are not the immediate problem. I didn't see the Footy Show but the OP said Purple suggested WADA would reopen the case. That's probably his mail and that's a shadow over us we really don't need - one the media and public will certainly jump at. Once the corner of the rug is lifted who knows what will be dredged up. ASADA can compel compliance relating to specific documents - for which we were previously cleared - but Dank and apparently Barret are acting like there's new documented evidence previously unsighted. If this gets started it could snowball or will at least cause an unnecessary distraction. 

I think it's naive to dismiss this.  I'm not saying there is substance to it but I'd much rather it hadn't been raised.  If WADA do reopen the case it's because of meaningful information.

With everything that went on in the latter Bailey years and the Neeld years I'm unable to dismiss it as easily as most.

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6 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

I think it's naive to dismiss this.  I'm not saying there is substance to it but I'd much rather it hadn't been raised.  If WADA do reopen the case it's because of meaningful information.

With everything that went on in the latter Bailey years and the Neeld years I'm unable to dismiss it as easily as most.

Yeah i also doubt our hands are completely clean in this... but i also find all these accusations by dank sudden and suspicious. Like why did he wait till after the Bock case was closed (rightly or wrongly) before making a clear concise confession like that? And why does he confess to that and what may or may not have happened at melbourne but maintain that what he did at the bombers was fine? Its all very strange.

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3 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Yeah i also doubt our hands are completely clean in this... but i also find all these accusations by dank sudden and suspicious. Like why did he wait till after the Bock case was closed (rightly or wrongly) before making a clear concise confession like that? And why does he confess to that and what may or may not have happened at melbourne but maintain that what he did at the bombers was fine? Its all very strange.

Dank is not to be trusted or liked.  He's also suspected of dealing illegal supplements.  He was engaged in some capacity at MFC.  It's a highly uncomfortable situation.

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We have the perfect defense in any case.

We have to be found guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs.

We either didn't take performance enhancing drugs or if we did, we definitely need to ask for our money back.

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11 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Yeah i also doubt our hands are completely clean in this... but i also find all these accusations by dank sudden and suspicious. Like why did he wait till after the Bock case was closed (rightly or wrongly) before making a clear concise confession like that? And why does he confess to that and what may or may not have happened at melbourne but maintain that what he did at the bombers was fine? Its all very strange.

Plan B from Dank?

Who knows, nobody knows much about Dank and he keeps it that way. 

Like BB says it is a very uncomfortable situation

i also would love to know Barrett's sources on these new allegations...

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5 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Plan B from Dank?

Who knows, nobody knows much about Dank and he keeps it that way. 

Like BB says it is a very uncomfortable situation

i also would love to know Barrett's sources on these new allegations...

me too, no mention of this anywhere else. so does that mean he got the info directly from dank?

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