Rumours and Stuff XXXI

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    The issue was that he would progress, attempt more rigourous exertion, reach a limit and regress. Wait, progress, exert, regress (rinse and repeat).

    It was taking months of false hope and then failure, false hope and then failure...

    The Club medical staff were managing this quite closely and as Pau has stated, IDG wanted to get well and play again. Mentally, they (Club and Drs) needed him to reach the conclusion it was over.
     
  2. Poupou Escobar

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    ffs
     
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  3. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    The club can't enforce a retirement. They can seek to have a player's contract terminated according to whatever provisions there are in the contract regarding fitness to play etc.
     
  4. Poupou Escobar

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    But surely long term injury isn't one of those provisions in the typical NRL contract.
     
  5. Bazal

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    For the record and in the interest of fairness I also think you're a f**king idiot for agreeing with him....
     
  6. 84 Baby

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    I also think youโ€™re a f**ken idiot, Gary. Nothing to do with Glenneel but.
     
  7. Gary Gutful

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    There comes a point where you need to help IDG reach that conclusion.

    Of course he wanted to get better and play again.

    He has pride and doesn't want his career to end in a shit way but if the medical staff were 'rinsing and repeating' several times then they probably should have had a difficult conversation a little earlier than they did.
     
  8. Gary Gutful

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    Listen you pair of semenary deposits, don't f**ken annoy me!!!
     
  9. Bazal

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    Aren't we all semenary deposits, in the end?

    Or more accurately, in the beginning I suppose
     
  10. 84 Baby

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    Is that like tithing?
     
  11. Gary Gutful

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    Some of us evolve into superior beings that agree with @Glenneel
     
  12. Bazal

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    "Evolve"
     
  13. Gary Gutful

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    He's going to come in here soon and carve you up and I'll be forced to agree with him again.
     
  14. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    I dunno. But an employer can't force an employee to retire, they can only seek to terminate their own contractual relationship with the employee.

    The core facts here are far from certain, but if a player was keen to avoid immediate retirement, I can understand why a responsible employer would work with them (obviously not put them on the field) until the medical situation was resolved one way or the other.
     
  15. Bazal

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    I look forward to his response next Wednesday...
     
  16. Gary Gutful

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    He is all about quality rather than quantity.
     
  17. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Leave it for 'What's pissing Gary off'.
     
  18. Gary Gutful

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    Bitching about them behind their backs? Delightfully devilish Speedwagon...
     
  19. Keyser Kint

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    I saw IDG at the Easter Show this year before the Tigers game. Couldn't believe how small he was. I now have even more respect for him given he was such a tough defender and competitor and matched it with all the big boys for so many years.

    All the best in retirement IDG.
     
  20. Poupou Escobar

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    Yeah but even Nelson Asofa-Solomona looks tall on an NRL field, surrounded by all those midgets.
     

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