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Whether we like it or not it's something and something that could threaten to torpedo this ship but also bind us together. I don't know how it got to this point but we have to take the second option, there is no alternative. 

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38 minutes ago, old dee said:

From all the available info it seems milkshake was defending those disrespected by May, probably why he was not suspended. May it seems could benefit from a visit to AA. I find it difficult to believe a "sorry" is going to fix things in the short term. Our chances of a repeat GF seems to have flown out the window. If we beat the pies I will be amazed.

Just because a bloke mouths off when he's had a few does not make him an alcoholic 

I'll take it you're one of those people that's never had a beer and said something you maybe shouldn't have 

Bloody hell the dramatic reactions from some here is nauseating 

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1 hour ago, Demon3 said:

I just hate all of this. I love May, he has been so good for our club, but i hate reading about what he has said and the way he has carried on.

I love Melksham and he has given a fair bit to the club as well, love that he stood up for himself and his teammate, absolutely detest that he used violence. Hate it.

Just hate all of it, leaves me with a sick feeling in my guts. Cant say too much more about it really. Its just a huge mess.

 

Sums up my feeling perfectly (well, perhaps not the love Melk part, but i do like him).

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1 minute ago, Clintosaurus said:

Derwayne was pushing AFL intervention on his SEN show too today. Clown.

Dwayne pushes Agendas on every show. By the end of the first hour It is related as fact…

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5 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Derwayne was pushing AFL intervention on his SEN show too today. Clown.

Did he say why?  And did he say what sort of intervention the AFL should make?

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13 minutes ago, Smokey said:

Just because a bloke mouths off when he's had a few does not make him an alcoholic 

I'll take it you're one of those people that's never had a beer and said something you maybe shouldn't have 

Bloody hell the dramatic reactions from some here is nauseating 

I think AA is extreme, however I would be very keen for the club to put some pressure on for him to give up the booze for the season. In a similar way a driver forfeits his right to driving when he breaks the law I feel that May has breached the club’s confidence in him being able to make the right decisions surrounding alcohol. Giving it up for the season shows genuine remorse and indicates we wants to do better for his teammates. 

But hey maybe I’m sitting too high on my high horse. I just think his decision making has been [censored] poor and alcohol has played a big part. 

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8 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Derwayne was pushing AFL intervention on his SEN show too today. Clown.

If we’re looking at it purely from a breaching codes of conduct side of things, aside from making a clown of himself and clearly making poor choices what has he actually done that would require AFL intervention? If anything perhaps there could be an argument for the AFL enforcing a ban on Melksham for violent conduct, however he’s injured anyway. 

Commentators and media pundits push these stories as far as they go because they know it gets more viewers, readers, listeners, and followers. It’s not because they think it’s right, it’s because they smell blood. 

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54 minutes ago, Smokey said:

Just because a bloke mouths off when he's had a few does not make him an alcoholic 

I'll take it you're one of those people that's never had a beer and said something you maybe shouldn't have 

Bloody hell the dramatic reactions from some here is nauseating 

From other occasions before arriving at melbourne he has history. Clearly it would be better if he did not drink. I can handle mine which a lot cannot.

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Devil's advocate for a second but there has to be a reason that more than one person is calling for AFL intervention other than purely having an agenda and being out to 'get us', supporting a team that is counter to us etc.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

From other occasions before arriving at melbourne he has history. Clearly it would be better if he did not drink. I can handle mine which a lot cannot.

A friend of mine who was a model citizen, capable, polite, always correct and popular when sober used to become a monster when he drank. Could not stop, became loud, aggressive and violent. He knew he had a problem and drank infrequently but if he relented and had one beer he had to keep drinking till he passed out or worse. Ruined his family and career and eventually topped himself. Anyone who becomes violent and unsociable because of drinking definitely has a serious problem.. 

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1 hour ago, Pates said:

If we’re looking at it purely from a breaching codes of conduct side of things, aside from making a clown of himself and clearly making poor choices what has he actually done that would require AFL intervention? If anything perhaps there could be an argument for the AFL enforcing a ban on Melksham for violent conduct, however he’s injured anyway. 

Commentators and media pundits push these stories as far as they go because they know it gets more viewers, readers, listeners, and followers. It’s not because they think it’s right, it’s because they smell blood. 

The AFL, probably due to the club's immediate action and communications with them, has handled this situtation well and as it should have been. Kudos to them at HO.

Russell was comparing this to the QLd Hub issues with the Tiges, but the Tiges did a cover up  etc , and hence they were called out for more action.

Goody knows there's complaceny about and called it out internally 3 weeks ago.

Goody/Roffey/Pert/Richardson/Gawn/Viney/Lever.......   will not let this de-rail the hard work.

That's my hope and trust in them anyway.

 

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47 minutes ago, layzie said:

Devil's advocate for a second but there has to be a reason that more than one person is calling for AFL intervention other than purely having an agenda and being out to 'get us', supporting a team that is counter to us etc.

I think it's neither. It's the media trying to force an issue as they always do. If they can put enough pressure on to force an AFL intervention, then the story continues or gets bigger - that's all they want! If nothing comes of it, the story will fade and they will move on to their next victim.

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49 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

A friend of mine who was a model citizen, capable, polite, always correct and popular when sober used to become a monster when he drank. Could not stop, became loud, aggressive and violent. He knew he had a problem and drank infrequently but if he relented and had one beer he had to keep drinking till he passed out or worse. Ruined his family and career and eventually topped himself. Anyone who becomes violent and unsociable because of drinking definitely has a serious problem.. 

Correct there is only one option but lots cannot achieve it.

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5 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

I think it's neither. It's the media trying to force an issue as they always do. If they can put enough pressure on to force an AFL intervention, then the story continues or gets bigger - that's all they want! If nothing comes of it, the story will fade and they will move on to their next victim.

100%. The Media push these stories to keep themselves employed. The Bigger the HUN Headline the better. AFL 360 will be going full tilt. 
If the altercation had not occurred it probably would be all Tasmania, but for now that is forgotten. 
I wish the MFC would make one Statement and then Lock it down. It can be sorted internally, but won’t be sadly. 

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18 hours ago, The heart beats true said:

If we all stop giving it any thought it stops having any power. It happened. Move on. 

Remember when Spargo and Pickett got suspended for taking an Uber during Covid, or when Oliver got caught drunk driving, or when TMac said vaccines shouldn’t be mandatory? I don’t really either - as I had to google all those stories to fact check.

None of these things matter if the team plays well together. Take a deep breath, picture Gawn holding the cup, and let it blow over. The footy media is just bored as we are in the bye weeks. Don’t get sucked in.

Please ban yourself from 'Land THBT. 

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