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3 hours ago, Wormburner said:

I haven’t posted for a long time, and mostly read for news. Particularly, trade news.
But this, I can categorically say he is. 
In my view, the fact that he heard this matter makes me as sick as the actual incident.

and not to forget ex filth player christian of the infamous mro who wanted no charges

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In this article about Murphy nathan-murphy-could-be-forced-to-retire-concussion-history it says:

"...the AFL’s general counsel Stephen Meade is expected to make a recommendation to Murphy imminently.  The concussion panel earlier this year recommended Sydney’s Patrick McCartin retire after he’s suffered nine career concussions – including eight at St Kilda".

I suspect this panel will play a role in Gus' future plans.

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4 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

In this article about Murphy nathan-murphy-could-be-forced-to-retire-concussion-history it says:

"...the AFL’s general counsel Stephen Meade is expected to make a recommendation to Murphy imminently.  The concussion panel earlier this year recommended Sydney’s Patrick McCartin retire after he’s suffered nine career concussions – including eight at St Kilda".

I suspect this panel will play a role in Gus' future plans.

That will be intriguing. Will be awkward for the AFL if Brayshaw is forced to retire following that thugs AFL sanctioned footballing act

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Gus was sitting on my table at a lunch last Friday, and without sharing the specifics I'd say his playing future is doubtful. He pepped up a bit for the BnF, which was good to see. 

The AFL have a real situation on their hands that players in their early to mid 20s are being forced to retire from this sport, and, they are not taking head injuries seriously when it comes to sanctions. The fact Maynard was free to play is one of the greatest injustices I've seen in the sport. It was an absolute disgrace. If the roles had been reversed I would entirely expect our player to be suspended.

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12 minutes ago, DavoDemon said:

Gus was sitting on my table at a lunch last Friday, and without sharing the specifics I'd say his playing future is doubtful. He pepped up a bit for the BnF, which was good to see. 

The AFL have a real situation on their hands that players in their early to mid 20s are being forced to retire from this sport, and, they are not taking head injuries seriously when it comes to sanctions. The fact Maynard was free to play is one of the greatest injustices I've seen in the sport. It was an absolute disgrace. If the roles had been reversed I would entirely expect our player to be suspended.

If that is the case and the FD know it, surely we would be better holding Harmes for one more year?

 

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Though Murphy passed a concussion test, he made the call to sub himself out of the game for Patrick Lipinski due to reporting blurred vision, telling The Herald Sun he “couldn’t really see” coach Craig McRae at the quarter-time huddle.

That doesn't bode well for the AFL. That a player has to sub himself off because the concussion protocols determined that he was fit to continue but he was clearly symptomatic. 

The irony isnt lost on me either that Collingwood may also have to retire a player due to concussion. I could just see the narrative if both players had to retire, that "its an unfortunate part of the game"...yeah getting illegally cleaned up off the ball. 

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41 minutes ago, Wrecker46 said:

This is it. I am completely biased Melboune but i would expect our players to be suspended for the same act

And if not finals time, he would have been suspended without any doubt. No one would have blinked an eye.

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55 minutes ago, Wrecker46 said:

This is it. I am completely biased Melboune but i would expect our players to be suspended for the same act

Kozzie got suspended for his bump on Smith. Maynard's was a lot worse - in action and result

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It is curse time. The last instance of a Collingwood player decking a Melbourne player and winning a flag was 1958. It took them 32 years to win another with the development of the Colliwobbles. I hope the karma bus hits them again and it another 32 years before they win a flag and have lots of close misses and losses. 

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2 hours ago, Wrecker46 said:

That will be intriguing. Will be awkward for the AFL if Brayshaw is forced to retire following that thugs AFL sanctioned footballing act

I think what will be more awkward for the AFL is if the rules are not changed to make clear that what Maynard did will no longer be considered a "football act". I have no doubt that the AFL would prefer players who do what Maynard did to be suspended. The process which has been followed gives the AFL all the evidence it needs to change the wording of the relevant rule to ensure players with the ball are properly protected. 

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2 hours ago, Older demon said:

It is curse time. The last instance of a Collingwood player decking a Melbourne player and winning a flag was 1958. It took them 32 years to win another with the development of the Colliwobbles. I hope the karma bus hits them again and it another 32 years before they win a flag and have lots of close misses and losses. 

Or a bus of any description?

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Didn't Pies fans carry on that Melbourne were negligent to let Gus play despite his previous concussion issues?

They didn't seem to mind Murphy playing.

If only they were bright enough to understand what irony is.

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8 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Didn't Pies fans carry on that Melbourne were negligent to let Gus play despite his previous concussion issues?

They didn't seem to mind Murphy playing.

If only they were bright enough to understand what irony is.

Correct. They are what we would call Neanderthals.. though that is actually quite degrading towards Neanderthals.

He hadn't had a concussion in 6 years, whereas Murphy has had multiple in the last year or two.

The Maynard hit would have knocked anyone out.

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36 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Correct. They are what we would call Neanderthals.. though that is actually quite degrading towards Neanderthals.

He hadn't had a concussion in 6 years, whereas Murphy has had multiple in the last year or two.

The Maynard hit would have knocked anyone out.

You reckon Maynard practices those types of 'football acts' on Murphy at training?

 

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6 hours ago, Wrecker46 said:

That will be intriguing. Will be awkward for the AFL if Brayshaw is forced to retire following that thugs AFL sanctioned footballing act

I don't think it would be awkward for them at all.

The arrogance of Maynard is well and truly surpassed by the arrogance and double standards of the AFL.
They'll make up a couple of lines to spin and bury it. That what a political party like the AFL does.
I'm concerned that Gus' future is now in the hands of an AFL panel.

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3 hours ago, DavoDemon said:

I actually think it's also one of the reasons we're not letting Oliver go.

There are way more reasons than you cite as to why we kept Clarrie.

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11 hours ago, DavoDemon said:

Gus was sitting on my table at a lunch last Friday, and without sharing the specifics I'd say his playing future is doubtful. He pepped up a bit for the BnF, which was good to see. 
 

This is terrible to read. If DD is saying that Gus was showing signs of brain damage, it is just awful - it would be awful for anyone, but here we are talking of a highly intelligent young man with his life ahead of him, but with that now damaged. 
 

The other way to read what DD says is that Gus was depressed about having to retire, but (I hope) with his faculties intact. I hope that is what was meant, difficult as that situation may be for Gus.

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18 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Didn't Pies fans carry on that Melbourne were negligent to let Gus play despite his previous concussion issues?

They didn't seem to mind Murphy playing.

If only they were bright enough to understand what irony is.

They were lead on by that [censored] article by Tom Browne.  Who let's not forget is the son of the Collingwood president.  There is absolutely no evidence, nothing but pure speculation but it hasn't stopped the filth being led by fake news created by a Collingwood lackey in the media who, let's face it, has always been [censored] at his job.

I'm not bitter.  Much.

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