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Discussion in 'Sports' started by D.T., 12th Jan, 2016.

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  1. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Essendon found guilty of doping in 2012 this morning by WADA after ASADA did not.

    34 players involved. 12 currently playing for Essendon, 5 at other clubs and the rest no longer playing or retired.

    Those 17 will play no part in 2016 so Essendon's season will basically be a write off.

    Carlton Blues spokesperson said "yay we can come 2nd last this year" :p
     
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    Sounds like one of those flamin music festivals!
     
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    So they should get suspended. Finally.
     
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    Feel sorry for the people who got an Essendon membership and a Dick Smith voucher for Christmas, they are off to a shocker
     
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    They knew the risk when they traded or signed the Essendon players.

    Strange that St Kilda gave up so much in trade for Carlisle.
     
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    3 years to reach that decision is an absolute farce. 4 years once this is finished, average AFL career is 3.5 years.
     
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    If Jobe loses his Brownlow, this guy will get it ;)

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    RE Membership: Don't feel sorry, they will still be playing games - I will still receive what I signed up for (albeit a watered down version)
     
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    Absolutely. The club and the players should have admitted to cheating when they first self reported 3 years ago, instead of dragging it out this long.
     
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    There's no if about it. It's a done deal. If the afl don't strip him of the brownlow, then Wada will enforce it.
     
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    That's incorrect, AFL decision
     
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    You reckon?

    "Watson could be stripped under a WADA code ruling which says athletes will forfeit "any medals, points and prizes" won from the time of the offence to the start of a suspension, "unless fairness requires otherwise"."
    Essendon CAS verdict: Jobe Watson could be stripped of Brownlow Medal, review in February | theage.com.au

    In the slight probability that the afl does not strip him off the brownlow, do you think WADA will allow it to happen?
     
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    Doesn't matter. Come October hawthorn will win the flag anyway, essendon is just making up the numbers. Another boring grand final to come! :p
     
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    Was reading a review that had me thinking port had a shot this year... and they lost 2 players thanks to Essendon too :(

    Eagles will be very strong. They were missing so many guys last year and still did alright.

    Geelong likely to smash it too. They have a few stars and incredibly soft draw.
     
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    Yeah port have been hit hard but should be able to cover those players. Bloody harsh penalty - you get less for murder these days. 5 weeks would have been a better penalty starting from nab cup.
     
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    AFL is a member of the asada / wada code so has to impose their rules amongst its clubs.
     
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    At least my team have a chance not to get the wooden spoon this year..yes it's Carlton.
     
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    Gill said otherwise today, anyway moot point really important. Gut feel Watson will hand back voluntarily and that will be the last we see of him. Sad really, have a read of his tweets from just yesterday.

    The whole process was rotten - had a quick read of the CAS finding, point 145-147 interesting

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