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Both travelled in an Uber then Sidebottom travelled to a covid unauthorised Collingwood staff member.  sidebottom-dunn-in-covid-hot-water-after-drinks-with-howe

On the basis of Spargo got two weeks as he was the senior player Sidebottom should also get two weeks.  However:  "...it's believed rigorous negotiations continue between the AFL and Collingwood".

No prizes for guessing if some 'mitigating' circumstances are discovered.

But Sidebottom is vice-captain.  He should get extra simply on the basis of poor leadership.

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Could be just happening all over the joint.......

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17 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Both travelled in an Uber then Sidebottom travelled to a covid unauthorised Collingwood staff member.  sidebottom-dunn-in-covid-hot-water-after-drinks-with-howe

On the basis of Spargo got two weeks as he was the senior player Sidebottom should also get two weeks.  However:  "...it's believed rigorous negotiations continue between the AFL and Collingwood".

No prizes for guessing if some 'mitigating' circumstances are discovered.

But Sidebottom is vice-captain.  He should get extra simply on the basis of poor leadership.

I love it that Collingwood are negotiating with the AFL. Surely for such breaches there is a prescribed penalty and the club has a hearing but the penalty is determined based on the breach and associated penalty not a negotiated outcome.

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28 minutes ago, chookrat said:

I love it that Collingwood are negotiating with the AFL. Surely for such breaches there is a prescribed penalty and the club has a hearing but the penalty is determined based on the breach and associated penalty not a negotiated outcome.

Compare that to mfc rather meek reaction for Spargo "The AFL investigators agreed with the club that Spargo's punishment should be greater than Pickett's, given he was both the senior player and the one who asked Pickett to come with him.  two-demons-set-to-be-suspended-for-breaking-afl-s-covid-19-protocols

 

imv, that Spargo wasn't playing isn't relevant; it sets a precedent.  Can't believe we asked for a higher penalty.  Go figure.   Manoney and co need to take a leaf from Eddie's negotiating book.

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Eddie is on the phone to Dan Andrews for advice on spinning the indefensible.  

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off 360 they said they caught an uber to drink beers with Howe.  then sidebottom visited Wells (Club employee but not part of the hub)

no wiggle room there, catching an uber is premeditated and deliberate

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When I heard this I straightaway thought it was DeGoey. Just the obvious target. But seriously I thought Sidebottom was smarter and had more brains. 

Also again they are in an uber. Why? They both drive. Who knows who has been in that uber previously. 

And collingwood are in negotiations. Take your punishment and be done with it. Gill don't be swayed by Ed. 

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1 hour ago, chookrat said:

I love it that Collingwood are negotiating with the AFL. Surely for such breaches there is a prescribed penalty and the club has a hearing but the penalty is determined based on the breach and associated penalty not a negotiated outcome.

When EFC couldn't wriggle out of their charge of "bringing the game into disrepute" (in the doping saga), they got to negotiate their penalty with the AFL.

Some people who've gone before our courts wouldn't mind that kind of justice. "M'lud, my client has been found guilty and according to statute, he has to serve a minimum of 5 years, but he would really prefer to serve six months suspended." Judge: "Hmmm ... it's a fair point ..."

Nothing new for the AFL to find ways to play favorites. Christ, the miracle would be is if they stopped finding ways to play favourites.

 

I can imagine this "negotiation".
Eddie: I'LL GO ON THE AIRWAVES EVERY DAY TEARING STRIPS OFF YOU
Gil: But Eddie ...
Eddie: DON'T YOU EDDIE ME, I'LL MAKE SURE THERE ARE ENTIRE EPISODES OF MILLIONAIRE WHERE EVERY QUESTION IS ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE THE AFL IS
Gil: Oh all right Eddie ... you're frightening me ... you win ...
Eddie: We're all mates here

 

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I can understand Dunn and Sidebottom having a couple of beers with Howe given his injury and with Dunn recovering from bad knee injuries. It is also strange times when we are deriding players for catching an Uber rather than driving after some beers, but what they did puts the league at risk so should have a penalty.

Re Spargo and the MFC accepting the penalty, I haven't problem with this as it becomes a distraction given he was foolish and deserved two weeks and wouldn't be cracking into the team anyway with AVB, Hannan, HB, Jones and ANB ahead of him. Eddie can carry on all he likes, it doesn't have any impact on our pursuit of our next flag.

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It’s a tough one. 
they would have been in trouble as well if they had driven cars. 

Went to see a mate whose season is over with a couple of 6 packs and got an Uber

It’s not often I sympathise with those at the Filth, but this is a very odd year. 

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After the negotiations Sidebottom received a stern warning and Collingwood received a priority pick.

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10 hours ago, chookrat said:

I love it that Collingwood are negotiating with the AFL. Surely for such breaches there is a prescribed penalty and the club has a hearing but the penalty is determined based on the breach and associated penalty not a negotiated outcome.

I agree they are either guilty or not guilty. There is no "in between" or "negotiation scenario"  Typical Eddie and the colliwobbles. 

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In these tough Covid times it’s  great there’s s a steady hand on the tiller running the AFL. Thanks Eddie. 

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The plot thickens. Allegedly picked up by police and driven home. No arrest was made.  Over to you again Eddie ...

 

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56 minutes ago, Demonland said:

The plot thickens. Allegedly picked up by police and driven home. No arrest was made.  Over to you again Eddie ...

 

Surely he can't find a way to squirm his way out of this one...

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17 minutes ago, Luther said:

Surely he can't find a way to squirm his way out of this one...

How can we take this season seriously if players clearly don't?

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