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I was very happy to hear of the support the AFL will provide Essendon and affected clubs.
Our sympathies are with the players. They are but mere pawns in this drama. None of them would knowingly inject suspect substances. There can be no doubt about this. Should they be penalised for unknowingly injecting the same substances?
Unfortunately, the rules and law is clear, if not harsh, on this issue. Yes, they are responsible for everything that goes into their bodies, with or without their knowledge.
The need for such a “harsh” regime is obvious. If the rules did not apply high standards on athletes then an obvious loophole will develop.
Ignorance is no excuse.
But surely when the supplement regime has the approval of the coaches and management and it is administered (largely) on club premises, it would be difficult to fault the players?
Lady Justice is blindfolded, and she carries a sword for a reason. I would have liked to see more scales/balance and less sword/punishment in these circumstances.
The important question is “Is the anti drugs message now clear to players and administration alike?” Will we ever have a repeat of this situation?
I am not confident that the message is understood. We still have a number of commentators objecting to what has occurred. Don’t they get it?
We have just learned that #WADA’s appeal has been upheld by #CAS and 34 former and current #EssendonFC players will be suspended for a year.
This is not only terrible news for the club, the fans and sponsors. It is also a shock to the AFL and the 4-5 other clubs rocked by these suspensions.
One can’t help but think that the issue could have been better managed.
Forget Danks and his injection program. By 2013, that was history.
The question is, “Could the club, particularly Hird, and the AFL have responded better to the pending storm?”
How would you rate Essendon’s crisis response?
We look at Cronulla in the NRL who also faced scrutiny following Danks’s brief injection program. They accepted a plea and a short penalty and moved on.
I accept the Essendon program ran for a longer period but ASADA offered them the exact same deal.
The only thing that separated the two clubs was that Essendon was not prepared to accept the error of its ways. This is a criticism levelled at management, the coaching staff and, yes, the players themselves.
It now appears the legal maelstrom will continue for some time to come.
However, shouldn’t someone look at recent history, note the poor results obtained through the legal system, accept the admonition of a world authority and simply call an end to hostilities.
There is likely to be little joy gained from the prolonging this saga. It’s time to call quits….. but that will take some courage.
A man admired for his quirkiness and talent. Defined music for a generation. Shocked and delighted millions of fans.
It’s been a bad month for the music industry after the earlier demise of Stevie Wright.
RIP Major Tom.
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Below I include a link to an article that asks “Why do physicists believe in theories that they cannot prove?”
It is a timely reminder of the role of instinct and faith in our everyday decision making. Sometimes we know something is right even if we can’t prove it.
How often do we rely on “gut feeling” when making a decision?
I am not suggesting that we abandon reason and proof but if scientists answering some of the biggest questions facing humankind proceed without proof then we should not downplay the role of instinct and faith in our everyday lives.
Follow the link below to an interesting article about a civilisation that has managed to keep Western Civilisation at bay. They live on an island and do not take kindly to visitors.
Now imagine you are charged with the task of making contact with them and winning their confidence. You can fly over the island and drop one item. What would that be???