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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I assume that is rather tongue-in-cheek. 

If not, I would expect Peter Jackson to shut the idea down quick smart. 

I could not support a team with him at the club.   To me he is no better than the drug dealer on the street selling gear to young people.  They do it for money.  Hird selfishly used players, who were entrusted to his care, as guinea pigs for his own egotistical purposes.  Unforgivable in my book.

Anyway, he doesn't have much to offer - is in the 'great player/average coach' category. 

No thanks!  Keep him away from my club.

He'd bloody well better.  It's be worse than microwave territory.  If Hird came within a mile of the club I'd be writing to the club saying I'll not be renewing my membership.  And mean it.

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

Jimmy's a good bloke (Clarko ) :huh:

 

I found him a bit arrogant and aloof...but each to there own.

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33 minutes ago, rjay said:

I found him a bit arrogant and aloof...but each to there own.

He's said to be a hard man .... hard as nails .... for days at a time...

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Id be beyond wild if he coached at the dees.

[censored] it took me a whole season to warm to melksham and hibbert. And they are a long way from my favourites no matter how good they are.

This was a systematic black ops hidden doping program that required the players to sign waivers and leave club premises to have the injections that were imported from china and Mexico with "no records" of any of it. 

Their punishment has been extremely light. 

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1 hour ago, biggestred said:

Id be beyond wild if he coached at the dees.

[censored] it took me a whole season to warm to melksham and hibbert. And they are a long way from my favourites no matter how good they are.

This was a systematic black ops hidden doping program that required the players to sign waivers and leave club premises to have the injections that were imported from china and Mexico with "no records" of any of it. 

Their punishment has been extremely light. 

How do you feel about one of their assistant coaches at the time now being our senior coach?

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7 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

How do you feel about one of their assistant coaches at the time now being our senior coach?

Not overly enthusiastic... i certainly dont love him or even respect him in the same ballpark as the rev or even bails

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3 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

How do you feel about one of their assistant coaches at the time now being our senior coach?

not so good.  But it suits me to assume he was a minor cog next to a big wheel.  And part of my antipathy towards Hird is caused by his apologists and they haven't bothered to mention our coach.  Nevertheless I find it difficult to warm to him.  I wonder how warm I'll feel when we win the flag under his watch.

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14 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

Don't be surprised if its us.
Goody and Hird both like a suntan.

 

They can have my membership back if hird comes on board 

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I can't for the life of me entertain the notion of James "drug cheat" Hird coming to our club. He was the architect of the program.

The membership will go nuts.

And besides there is no evidence he is any good. My mail is that he was very much disliked at his previous employer and they were very happy to see him gone.

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22 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

I can't for the life of me entertain the notion of James "drug cheat" Hird coming to our club. He was the architect of the program.

The membership will go nuts.

And besides there is no evidence he is any good. My mail is that he was very much disliked at his previous employer and they were very happy to see him gone.

Essendon or the Chocolate place?

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2 hours ago, Wolfgang219 said:

Doesn’t he own Gemba?

He was a partner/shareholder but I understand when he left he sold out of his shareholding.

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3 hours ago, jnrmac said:

 

 My mail is that he was very much disliked at his previous employer and they were very happy to see him gone.

 Can imagine.
I'm James Hird .... Biatches.

 

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On 02/03/2018 at 6:45 PM, Mazer Rackham said:

I absolutely get that. From my occasional forays into Church City, a short 5 minutes of listening to 5AA is enough to harden one against those two clubs forever.

(well .... for a while anyway.)

I can't imagine what a steady diet would do to one's mind.

Something like this, probably:

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However, we must look at the big picture. Provincial difficulties must be risen above and the long range, objective view be held.

And that is, clearly, that a certain few clubs must never be given an inch. Must always be held in contempt if not with outright hatred.

In no particular order:

...

GCS and GWS. "Vlad's folly". One for not winning enough and one for winning too much.

 

I know it's not on the topic de jour, but in one sentence you've identified the AFL's two greatest fears with the northern expansion.

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Someone made an FOI request to ASADA last year to find out what ASADA did in relation to possible anti-doping violations at the MFC:

https://www.asada.gov.au/foi-disclosure-log/all-documents-concerning-investigations-potential-anti-doping-violations

2 page document with the main part redacted. Must have been lots of it going on.

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Reading about Bradley Wiggins, and the parallels with Essendon is eerie.

Wiggins denied "any drug was used without medical need."

But the report from a committee investigating doping since 2015 casts doubt on the integrity of the team and their failure to keep accurate medical records.

Article:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/anti-doping-report-calls-wiggins-2012-tour-de-france-prep-into-question-20180305-p4z2vb.html

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it's on again...........popcorn time

Human rights lawyer Julian Burnside, QC, to lead case against AFL chief, ex-commission chairman

 

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THE Essendon drugs saga will return to court just days before this month’s season opener.

Human rights lawyer Julian Burnside, QC, is leading a case brought against AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan and former commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.

He is representing Melbourne lawyer Jackson Taylor, who alleges misleading and deceptive conduct during the five-year supplements scandal.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

Gee ... I wonder if  "Melbourne lawyer" Jackson Taylor is actually a duffle coat wearing, mouth breathing nuffie and diehard Essadon supporter.

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22 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Gee ... I wonder if  "Melbourne lawyer" Jackson Taylor is actually a duffle coat wearing, mouth breathing nuffie and diehard Essadon supporter.

Pretty sure he is.

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36 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

Honestly if you were an essendon fan how stupid would you have to be. The reason the afl was trying to do all that [censored] is TO save essendon. Who should have been kickdd out of the comp for 2 years. Burnside is a human rights lawyer, not a wada code lawyer (a code the players signed up to remember)

Popcorn 

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They are gonna feel more stupid when they hand the plate around.....

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So what the hell is this court action for, don't understand did this lawyer lose money or something is he trying to prove the players  innocent.

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