Essendon to miss the 2013 finals?

 
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
it looks like the afl are going to announce that Essendon are going to be banned from this years finals as well as the loss of draft picks next year and fines of 2 million dollars or more.

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All of Essendon's points for the season will be removed. That means Carlton will move up into the top 8.
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
and hirdy suspended for 12 months, Corcoran for 6 months, bomber Thompson fined 30 thousand dollars and dr bruce reid still fighting his charges.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Good result for Essendon; they should have been hit harder; particularly Hird, Thompson and Reid. And, as I've said previously, in case anyone accuses me of bias, I've been an Essendon supporter for 65 years. The whole affair has been an absolute disgrace, and particularly from Hird. His advisers should have told him 3 months ago to shut up. He came out with so much rubbish, and so much selfish "Me, me, me", that he discredited himself and Essendon even more.  The bottom line is quite simple . . . if the supplements were not supposed to be performance-enhancing, why were they being used at all?
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Good result for Essendon; they should have been hit harder; particularly Hird, Thompson and Reid. And, as I've said previously, in case anyone accuses me of bias, I've been an Essendon supporter for 65 years. The whole affair has been an absolute disgrace, and particularly from Hird. His advisers should have told him 3 months ago to shut up. He came out with so much rubbish, and so much selfish "Me, me, me", that he discredited himself and Essendon even more.  The bottom line is quite simple . . . if the supplements were not supposed to be performance-enhancing, why were they being used at all?
Valvegear
Also the fact that any of the players that had it done to them could simply have said no way in the first place. It is like asking someone to cheat during an exam etc, it makes something hit the fan later when it is found you have cheated just as it did for Essendon. Personally they could have done a bit more to this club just to get the point across win if you can, but win fairly!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Also the fact that any of the players that had it done to them could simply have said no way in the first place. It is like asking someone to cheat during an exam etc, it makes something hit the fan later when it is found you have cheated just as it did for Essendon. Personally they could have done a bit more to this club just to get the point across win if you can, but win fairly!
David Peters

As it turns out I have first hand knowledge of what went on inside that club from a quite young player. He told me quite some time ago that they were being given drugs, and when I asked how often, he said 'heaps of times'.

As for refusing, it was never going to happen because they were told that if they did not comply they would not get a game. Even the older players were pressured the same way. In the end, they were bullied into it.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The unfortunate thing is, of course, that we're talking about young blokes whose main skill is football. If they're good at it, they can earn a lot of money, and set themselves up quite nicely.  The threat of "no jab; no play " puts their livelihood at risk, and I can understand their reaction. The people pressuring them into these are senior, presumably aware of what they're doing. The club also has its own medical staff, and players are entitled to believe that everything has been cleared through them.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
This was the least the AFL could do.

No prizes for guessing who will be sued if there are side effects years down the track.
  Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
Essendon deserved thier punishments
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
But James Hird still remains the Golden Boy.
A letter to yesterday's Melbourne Age put it perfectly:-
"Did you hear about the employee who cost his company $2 million in fines, more than $1 million in legal fees, and wiped out a years worth of work? His bosses are giving him a one-year holiday and then re-employing him as team leader. No kidding."
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
But James Hird still remains the Golden Boy.
A letter to yesterday's Melbourne Age put it perfectly:-
"Did you hear about the employee who cost his company $2 million in fines, more than $1 million in legal fees, and wiped out a years worth of work? His bosses are giving him a one-year holiday and then re-employing him as team leader. No kidding."
Valvegear
And what happened to the CEO and President of this hypothetical company, and the two people most closely involved with the project that caused the problems?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
And what happened to the CEO and President of this hypothetical company, and the two people most closely involved with the project that caused the problems?
simont141

The CEO was one official to emerge with some credit. Some months ago, his words were, "I should have known and I didn't. Here is my resignation."  The President ( or Chairman ) tried to exercise some control over the Club's handling of the issue, until his health gave out and he just had to resign or end up in hospital.  But; stay tuned, we haven't heard the last of it.
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
The CEO was one official to emerge with some credit. Some months ago, his words were, "I should have known and I didn't. Here is my resignation."  The President ( or Chairman ) tried to exercise some control over the Club's handling of the issue, until his health gave out and he just had to resign or end up in hospital.  But; stay tuned, we haven't heard the last of it.
Valvegear
Agreed. Dank and Robinson's reputation are shot as well.

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