TOPIC: The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning

pollyanna The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #15

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Given how we ended the season, who would've thought September would be such fun.
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Dockerplus The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #16

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The west coast rag lost credibility with me many years ago. It has now stooped to the depths that not even the weekend lotto results are credible.
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The_Yeti The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #17

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Yeah, naaah, rr.

A failed matchday drug test AND a refused drug test so close together indicate to me that he, like the other slimers, has no respect for the rules.

He knew the rules before he made the decision to do both of those things.

Well deserving of the full 4 years.

I'm not a 100% sure but from memory, interfering with a sample attracts the maximum penalty anyway

edit: Checked and I was correct (not bad memory for an old codger)

The 2019 version of the AwFL Anti-Doping Code covers it specifically in section 17.3

(a) For violations of clause 10.4 (Evading, Refusing or Failing to Submit to Sample
Collection) or clause 10.6 (Tampering) the period of Ineligibility imposed shall be
four (4) years unless, in the case of failing to submit to Sample collection, the Player
can establish that the commission of the Anti-Doping Rule Violation was not
intentional, in which case the period of Ineligibility shall be two years.


I would note that the penalty stated is 4 years not up to 4 years. It's going to be hard for anyone to claim it wasn't intentional when he did the actual substitution himself and was observed to do so
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Gumnut The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #18

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I think the West at the very least owe Nat a written apology for tainting his great achievement with the stench of another Slime drug cheat on the front page of all things.
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Dockermus The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #19

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You can bet Basil or Barras will be all over the big story, about how unfortunate and unlucky Lil’ Willie has been, and what a truly great bloke he is, on tonight’s Ch Eagle “sports report”. Fyfe and the Brownlow probably won’t even rate a mention.
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dockerly The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #20

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I guess The Worst will be changing tactics now - from "Free Willie" to "Legalise Cannabis".
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expat The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #21

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I think TheWest were showing a balance of what is WA's two AFL teams. On one side you have dual Brownlow medallist and Freo great Nat Fyfe which represents all that is Freo. And on the other side you have drug cheating little Willie that represents the underbelly of all that is Wet Toast.
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Montrachet The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #22

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Sumich must be feeling pretty smug. He called it early and said there will be more to this. Then the rag retalliated and mentioned he was on the outer as the Freo coach candidate for taking a swipe at west coast, because of course the world revolves around them.

He who laughs last eh...
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mac The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #23

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The West is a tabloid.
Its all about the front page headline and the papers biggest client are the dark side.
The paper had a front full page image of NicNats foot several weeks ago...
Count the articles of instagram girls and Celebrity headlines because of a twitter post.
Journalism is dead in all our papers.
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Tricolour The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #24

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Did anyone catch the West’s editor on 6PR this afternoon? He was smug, arrogant and condescending; which qualifies him perfectly to edit West Coast’s masthead.
He refused to concede that the front page was a calamitous screw up, insisting that he made the right choice. The Rioli story, he said, is bigger than Fyfe winning a Brownlow because it has a social angle (he didn’t elaborate on what this angle was but it sounded like he was trying to make some tenuous link with the scourge of drug abuse).
So that, folks, is the reasoning behind resurrecting a weeks-old, well-flogged story with a pointless poll instead of giving the front page to the guy from the wrong team who won the Brownlow.
He also sounded delighted that the front page has prompted outrage, so expect more provocative front pages designed to trigger a response.
Oh, and there will be a Fyfe hero poster in the paper tomorrow, so, all good, right?
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darthmarto The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #25

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Did he mention understanding the 'new' part of being a newspaper ??

Whilst I'm no editor, I'm assuming the Fyfe thing was a little new.

But if that's how the Worst plan on operating moving forward, I'll just swing past the library, grab a paper from two decades ago and marvel at how cheap petrol is.
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Raglan Matt The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #26

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What I find interesting out of this second scandal, is how Hackdorn reacted on hearing of Rioli's first mistake, (Poweradegate"). He had immediately assumed it was a positive drug test, not a substitution offence. He must have some inside info on what is happening inside west coast.
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Stacksonthemill The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #27

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I think the only solution to this is for all you subscribers to this rag is to cancel your subscriptions immediately. Tell all your Dockers friends and sympathisers (i.e. anyone that is not a WC supporter) to do the same. Subscription sales would surely take a dive, and you get better coverage from the Victorian papers anyway. Do they still have The Truth? Now that was a paper.
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Raglan Matt The West ( Coast Eagles) headlines this morning 1 month 4 weeks ago #28

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Good thinking, Stacks, that threat worked with the Freo board. But how are people gunna wrap their fish & chips?
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