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Maynard must get at least four weeks


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44 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Do you have any contacts within the Brayshaw family WCW? How's the guy and the family doing?

 

30 minutes ago, jane02 said:

Sorry to butt in here but I know someone close to the family and I was told today this may be career ending for Gus. There is apparently some clause in his contract re head knocks. I don’t know much more but this is from a reliable source who is very close to the family.

I’ve heard similar (potentially career-ending), Jane. Except I didn’t know the reasoning behind it.

That dirty thug needs to pay for so much more than first thought. 

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

 

 

I’ve heard similar (potentially career-ending), Jane. Except I didn’t know the reasoning behind it.

That dirty thug needs to pay for so much more than first thought. 

Any chance next week's banner has a dedicated message for Gus?

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5 minutes ago, DeeMee said:

Gee this must be raw for Danielle and Anita - just horrible.

But it’s ok because Maynard is his mate 🙄🤮😡

All these heroes on this site and in the media declaring this a footy action.
Well this unnecessary brutal action may have just cost a player in his prime his career. 


A player whose brother got king hit and had his jaw broken in an AFL game. A player whose fiancé buried her father as a result of head injuries. A player who has never once pulled out of a contest, knowing full well it could be his last. A player who was wide open, kicking a football, and had no right to be hit by a thug going for maximum impact in an attempt to “spoil”. 

I wished Maynard ill last night. I now wish that he misses finals and sits in the guilt of what he’s done. I hope that guilt and missing finals eats him alive and ruins his career. 

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Just now, Superunknown said:

Can we please for once be nasty? Please? On the banner?

something on the front about gus

on the back about Maynard being a dog and we’ll never forget. Picture of his face superimposed on a dogs body. No wait, dogs are cool. Something scummy. 

A magpie will do.

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14 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

 

All these heroes on this site and in the media declaring this a footy action.

Their silence now is deafening. 

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10 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

Can we please for once be nasty? Please? On the banner?

something on the front about gus

on the back about Maynard being a dog and we’ll never forget. Picture of his face superimposed on a dogs body. No wait, dogs are cool. Something scummy. 

Will never happen. Don’t get me wrong… I’d be all for it - maybe not to the extreme of your idea 😁 - but one of the rules set by the AFL that applies to all cheer squads is no jibes at individual players. 

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54 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

I support your position 

I just don't think a Tribunal will, I think they'll question "Careless" and treat as reasonable football act, then aplit second to brace for impact

Agree re the Tribunal looking at the careless grading. My view is that if the Tribunal is satisfied that Maynard jumped across rather than directly into Brayshaw's path to spoil then they may deem his action reasonable but if they determine that he jumped directly into Brayshaw's path making front on contact inevitable then it will be a 3 - 4 week suspension. I think the path he jumped will be most relevant to the tribunal as it will establish whether the collision is rough conduct or not.

On an aside I hope Gus recovers fully and also is able to keep playing footy. He's one of my favourite players and the heart and soul of our team.

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33 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Any chance next week's banner has a dedicated message for Gus?

That would be nice, wouldn’t it. But it’s not something that’s normally done. 

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25 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

But it’s ok because Maynard is his mate 🙄🤮😡

All these heroes on this site and in the media declaring this a footy action.
Well this unnecessary brutal action may have just cost a player in his prime his career. 


A player whose brother got king hit and had his jaw broken in an AFL game. A player whose fiancé buried her father as a result of head injuries. A player who has never once pulled out of a contest, knowing full well it could be his last. A player who was wide open, kicking a football, and had no right to be hit by a thug going for maximum impact in an attempt to “spoil”. 

I wished Maynard ill last night. I now wish that he misses finals and sits in the guilt of what he’s done. I hope that guilt and missing finals eats him alive and ruins his career. 

I called it a footy action gone wrong. Doesn't mean I think he shouldn't be responsible for his actions. I also never said he should get off scott free.

While we're at it (and this isn't directed at you)  I understand people feel for Gus and the family but can people pick their words a bit more carefully when referring to his condition and what he might be suffering from? Someone said that Gus suffers from anxiety as a result of his concussions. You do not need to get a concussion to suffer from severe anxiety, let me assure you of that. Please don't pretend that this is some condition that only occurs in freak accidents because it's insulting to people who live with it daily.

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48 minutes ago, Monbon said:

As though he should have been allowed to 'clear his name' just after the game, claiming Brayshaw was his mate....

Gus is his mate. They played sandy dragons together. Langers too. He will be feeling for Gus

But in 50 years of watching football I've never seen such a smother attempt. 

As Jack Elliot would  say

"Pigs  a___se" it's a smother 

 

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The fact of the matter is his initial jump to smother is absolutely not a footy act… who jumps into someone to smother? He would have had lot better chance touching the ball if he planted and jumped up, rather than toward Gus.

He then decided to chose the worst of three options he had whilst in the air. Creating maximum force to the worst place to hit someone. 

this needs to be a minimum of 4 weeks. He absolutely meant to make contact with Gus. It was his choice to run and jump directly into him, brace and collect him front on in the head. 
 

Letting him off would set a VERY ugly precedent allowing players to launch at anyone with the ball front on and do whatever they want “because they are in the air” with zero ramifications.  

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Garry Lyon had an interesting take …. Said that an action such as this could set a precedent where anyone can essentially jump into any player and hit them high,citing a footy action, and they have no control over their actions.

hadnt though that far,but it’s potentially true.

 

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57 minutes ago, Monbon said:

Also, for f sake, he had no forward momentum: he had jumped to smother, then, after the ball had passed him, he thrust his shoulder forward straight into Brayshaw's head. All the thug had to do was land, it's not as though Brayshaw was going to take him out - Brayshaw was playing football, Maynard was playing the man.

Spot on. 100%

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Just now, layzie said:

I called it a footy action gone wrong. Doesn't mean I think he shouldn't be responsible for his actions. I also never said he should get off scott free.

While we're at it (and this isn't directed at you)  I understand people feel for Gus and the family but can people pick their words a bit more carefully when referring to his condition and what he might be suffering from? Someone said that Gus suffers from anxiety as a result of his concussions. You do not need to get a concussion to suffer from severe anxiety, let me assure you of that. Please don't pretend that this is some condition that only occurs in freak accidents because it's insulting to people who live with it daily.

Firstly I wasn’t referring to you. It may have started as a footy action but it resulted in a horrible injury, which as you say should carry consequences. 

Secondly I haven’t seen anyone suggests what Gus suffers from. All I’ve ever said is that Gus’ fiancé buried her dad due to head injuries and her mother is suing the AFL. Both of which are on record. 

And you are right, anxiety and depression and a whole host of other mental health issues are more often than not totally unrelated to head trauma, and many people live with those awful conditions but have never copped so much as a ball to the head in a game of backyard cricket. But it has been proven that repeated head trauma can lead to both of those things sadly. Shane Tuck and Spud Frawley are the saddest examples of this. 

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35 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

But it’s ok because Maynard is his mate 🙄🤮😡

All these heroes on this site and in the media declaring this a footy action.
Well this unnecessary brutal action may have just cost a player in his prime his career. 


A player whose brother got king hit and had his jaw broken in an AFL game. A player whose fiancé buried her father as a result of head injuries. A player who has never once pulled out of a contest, knowing full well it could be his last. A player who was wide open, kicking a football, and had no right to be hit by a thug going for maximum impact in an attempt to “spoil”. 

I wished Maynard ill last night. I now wish that he misses finals and sits in the guilt of what he’s done. I hope that guilt and missing finals eats him alive and ruins his career. 

But you just feel that way because you haven't played enough contact sport, remember! 😂

Not saying that tonight are they! Bunch of wannabes looking for any excuse to tell us they once played football.
WE DON'T CARE. 

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