Posts Tagged WADA

James Hird: A Predictable End


Almost three years ago a slow and painful demise commenced. It began with a press conference, the blackest day in Australian sport, and I suspected at the time that it would mark the death of my interest in football. Although not for the reasons you may expect. The saga has caused more than its share […]

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Eddie McGuire: Pride in Corruption


Thursday morning, on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire, the host offered a disconcerting insight into his world view whilst attempting to summarise the latest flare up of the Essendon saga. His insight took the form of a proud boast, an endorsement of corruption. ‘This is what people have forgotten, everyone has amnesia on […]

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A Standing Question


The primary tactic in the AFL’s supplements saga remains to shift the focus onto the Essendon Football Club and James Hird. It is employed by the AFL, by the media, and by the general public. To these people I have but one simple question: ¬†What exactly did they do? The most disturbing allegation levelled at […]

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The AFL’s Corruption Case


Essendon’s 2012 supplements program has once again reared it’s ugly head. However, this time it is more definitive. Mystery still surrounds the details, but if nothing else, the public now has a clear indication of to whom they should be listening. The late, great Christopher Hitchens once spoke of the concept of “radical evil”: “The […]

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Disrepute


‘The AFL Commission can say, “the balance of probability, we believe, we have a gut feel, we think, that this is quite strongly possible” and they can throw whatever penalty they want at Essendon. So their burden of proof is a lot less than an infraction notice from ASADA.’ – Jon Ralph The above comment […]

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