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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    Has anyone else noticed a change in the interpretation of illegal disposal during tackles in the NAB? Seems like they're paying a lot more free kicks to tacklers when the ball is illegally disposed of.

    Just wondering whether this is a direction to umpires and whether this might have a positive scoring effect for inside midfielders in fantasy?
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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    This was noted in the rule changes for the year, stricter interpretation of holding the ball.

    Not sure it benefits anyone in particular, as inside midfielders are also likely to get caught holding the ball?
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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    Was a directive of the rules committee to penalise for incorrect disposal, I've enjoyed it though I think it should be even stricter as there are still too many instances of players just dropping and throwing the ball when tackled but it's a start!

    Agree with AT that it's just as likely to hinder as it is to help and I expect umpires are more likely to fall back into bad habits in the regular season anyway, so far haven't noticed any real difference in scoring as a result and think that's probably about right.
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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    https://twitter.com/TonySheahan/stat...36894133301248

    Suggests another 2 players have tested positive to clen

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    Carlton and St Kilda the rumoured clubs.
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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by dylan123 View Post
    https://twitter.com/TonySheahan/stat...36894133301248

    Suggests another 2 players have tested positive to clen
    Do I trust this source when he starts off by labeling it as something it isn't?
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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    The question I guess is do we have a bunch of players suddenly using it or is there a bad batch of coke going around in Melbourne right now?
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    Wouldn't it be funny if there was this one restaurant that imported meat from China and all these players went there to eat knowing they could then use it as a cover story if/when they got caught using Clenbuterol. Of course it might just have come from the same badly cut cocaine if they all use the same dealer.

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    Re: Random AFL Thoughts/Statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Wogitalia View Post
    The question I guess is do we have a bunch of players suddenly using it or is there a bad batch of coke going around in Melbourne right now?
    $1.01 it's in the coke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben the Gooner View Post
    Carlton and St Kilda the rumoured clubs.
    Yeah saw someone mention that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben the Gooner View Post
    $1.01 it's in the coke.
    The genuine question... would be using bad coke a plausible excuse? I mean the illicit substances punishment is nothing and the PED is two years, could they conceivably admit they used cocaine and got a bad batch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogitalia View Post
    The genuine question... would be using bad coke a plausible excuse? I mean the illicit substances punishment is nothing and the PED is two years, could they conceivably admit they used cocaine and got a bad batch?
    That'll be a fascinating case if it comes to that, but they'll probably run the "bad steak" line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogitalia View Post
    The genuine question... would be using bad coke a plausible excuse? I mean the illicit substances punishment is nothing and the PED is two years, could they conceivably admit they used cocaine and got a bad batch?
    I think to possibly get off they need to establish "No Fault or Negligence" and I suspect that taking cocaine wouldn't count as being No Fault on behalf of the player(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben the Gooner View Post
    That'll be a fascinating case if it comes to that, but they'll probably run the "bad steak" line.
    Good luck with that one given the Australian regulations on it. Would basically have to prove you were in a country where that wouldn't apply or that have a restaurant admit to breaking the law for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by divvydan View Post
    I think to possibly get off they need to establish "No Fault or Negligence" and I suspect that taking cocaine wouldn't count as being No Fault on behalf of the player(s).
    That's fair enough I guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogitalia View Post
    Good luck with that one given the Australian regulations on it. Would basically have to prove you were in a country where that wouldn't apply or that have a restaurant admit to breaking the law for you!



    That's fair enough I guess
    They just came back from NZ which might give enough doubt to run the bad steak story, but the next two might make that one really tough.
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