Matt Adamson

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  1. Buzzard Breath

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  2. Nugget10

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    Why would anyone want him near there club?
     
  3. Buzzard Breath

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    He must have B S his interview down there. A rotten apple in the Storm's barrel.
     
  4. Blues Riff

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    Can someone fill me in on the Adamson scandal?
    I know he came back for a while but what happened?
    I missed that part of our history somehow. Do tell.
     
  5. darkbloom

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    Everyone involved in the club in that era has been painted with the same black brush. Some fairly, some very unfairly.

    Some did not behave too well when in that pressure cooker, Matt was one of them.
     
  6. Big Mick

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    Good luck Melbourne....see if he challenges any of their 20's players. Absolute bully.
     
  7. The Teach

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    He's certainly had an interesting 6 months. He was the lead senate candidate for the Palmer United Party at the recent federal election in NSW. Spent a lot of time in western Sydney during the campaign.
     
  8. Blues Riff

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    OK got it (thanks Wikipedia), moved on at the end of '08 as part of a coaching "restructure".
    I liked him as a player. He played Origin in 2000 along with Girds and Gowie, correct?
     
  9. murraymob

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    there was no scandal

    Matt was part of a group of players who wanted Royce Simmons fired as coach.The papers painted him as the leader.They where caught by the papers having player meetings with out the coach.
    This put Matt offside with a lot off supporters.He was brought back by Elliott but it was clear there where problems with some players and Adamsom.
     
  10. Spot On

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    I think he has a bit of history with Bellamy. Yes/ No??????
     
  11. Spot On

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    Can you expand on this Mick???
     
  12. Thirsty Panther

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    Im not sure. Maybe they know each other from their days at the Raiders. Bellamy played for the raiders 82-90. Adamstown was playing for us from 93 onwards. Bellemy was coaching Raiders U/20s in 93. Then he went to Brisbane, then Melbourne.

    It's hard to find accurate info from pre internet days. :)
     
  13. Blues Riff

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    Yes, I remember him being one of the disgruntled players that year.
    We somehow beat Canberra one night but Royce was pretty much already out the door.
    Anyhow, Roycie's back and Matt's gorn :D
     
  14. Big Mick

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    Not really...just stories I'd heard that may have happened at training.
     
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  15. Spot On

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    I can remember a story about Adamson picking up the phone and taking it upon himself, whilst a player at Penrith, and either talking to Bellamy or his manger telling him that the coach at Penrith was shit and he should make inquiries about the position??? Now that is a recollection from many years ago and may be far from exactly what occurred but I thought that was main reason Adamson and Royce had the major falling out.
     
  16. murraymob

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    there where also problems with matt and steve carter.I remember one game at penrith .Carter through a cut out pass that landed in the crowd with a 4 man over lap.Adamson who was on the bench got up and threw a water bottle on the ground.The tv cameras where on him as he did it.Did not go down well with a few off the boys or the coach
     
  17. Spot On

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    R U serious?
     
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    I think the hate is more to do with the way he left. Led the revolt against Simmons & then once Simmons was punted he bailed himself. His loss as he missed the premiership in 03. From what I heard he was a prize wanker when he came back to work with Elliott.

    I didn't know he had tried to get Bellamy to Penrith. Would have been interesting to see what would have happened if that had gone through.
     
  19. Spot On

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    As I said, the call to Bellamy is a vague memory and I can't recall with certainty where that story came from. If the hard core, long time Panthers fans can't remember or confirm such a story then it's fair to say it's far from the mark.
     
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    I used to laugh when he'd run out as the trainer and the senior players would basically turn their backs on him. That goes to show the contempt in which he was held.
     

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