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Discussion in 'NRL' started by Last Week, May 26, 2020.

  1. newyboy

    newyboy Juniors

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    Being young elevated T levels could have been explained away as Puberty/Adolescence etc. So too could the ~incremental increases in performance/ size etc. So Physio would have no idea, same as Doctor and Trainer may think we have a genetic freak. So it's not unreasonable that no-one noticed.

    YES he could have done this by himself very easily.

    Hell 25+ years ago my Relative was 15 years of age and full of Juice, approachedby a CLUB and wanting to sign him. He said sorry, i would be front page news before the end of the year and not for the reasons you want.
     
  2. The unknown

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    Agree he could have easily done it himself, there is literally tutorials on YouTube on what areas to jab and recommended doses etc lol.

    Plus if you’ve been to the gym regularly you’re bound to run into the odd steroid junkie who shares his experience you probably just don’t care about
     
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  3. AJB1102

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    As a Sharkie I find it pretty embarrassing. Like we're so relevant that News Ltd, ASADA, the Roosters and the NRL all conspire to topple us.

    From a PR perspective the narrative from the club and supporters should be that we're a "disappointed victim" of a silly young individual's poor choices. That's it. No extra what about what they did crap and how we're treated unfairly - that just draws the club further into it while they should be trying to stay right out and highlight its an individual f**k up we happen to be effected by.

    To Dino's credit he did well. Gal should shoosh up, any opinion he has on ASADA is just as agenda driven as he accuses them of.
     
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  4. AJB1102

    AJB1102 First Grade

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    It's about time you stopped using your coward account.
     
  5. AJB1102

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    Its really not. Especially if you've got links to OMCG (not suggesting Xerri does but ultimately that'd be the initial distributor). How much pharmaceutical knowledge you reckon the average roid monster biker who peddles ice between breaking legs has?
     
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  6. Welsh RL & RU watcher

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    They were proper/genuine performance enhancing drugs, granted cocoaine is to an extent, but the stuff he was taking in 1994 was different to the stuff he was taking in 1990.
     
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  7. betcats

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    Gal really should be quiet. There are genuine question marks over the timing of it no doubt but let the NRL handle it. IF gal keeps banging on about this all it will do will make more controversy which will lead to more pictures of this kid in a sharks jersey plastered everywhere in the media talking about drug cheating. Unless the B sample comes back different the kid has clearly and willingly cheated with not one banned substance found but four, four banned substances in his system and from what i can tell at least 3 are genuine performance enhancers(rather than masking agents etc). The best thing for the sharks, Xerri and the NRL is to handle this as quietly as possible.
     
  8. super_coach

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    This thing has the potential to be bigger than Ben Hurr. Could be more cards to fall
     
  9. Whip Whitaker

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    The Sharks need to be investigated. All players should be drug tested immediately.
     
  10. T-Boon

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    The coaches aren't good role models to kids like this. The way they coach is to look for ways to cheat the rules. As soon as the new rules were announced a couple weeks back the coaches were proudly admitting they were looking for ways they could manipulate them. Then you have Bellamy who is next level. The coaches should remember that first they are supposed to be role models.
     
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    If that means flushing out any shit, then I'm happy for it. We have been the most investigated club in history.

    Who do people think are pulling these strings though?

    The turnover of players/staff/board has been a constant.

    Each controversy has had separate characters.
     
  13. Canard

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    How come whenever an Australian sporting star gets in PED trouble, we fall over ourselves to make excuses for them?

    But when it's from another country we yell "cheats" at the top of our voice?
     
  14. unforgiven

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    Only some, I'm willing to yell cheat at the top of my voice if this is shown to be true. I have no time for drug cheats.
     
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  15. The unknown

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    And considering oil based steroids have a half life of 60 days minimum i'm not really sure how the f**k he'd thought he'd get away with it, without some sort of stephen dank backed PCT program
     
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    As a Sharks fan, this is exactly one of the things keeping me comfortable that it isn’t something within the club - our club have done some really dumb stuff when it comes to cheating (I’m sure our salary cap stuff is identical to what goes on at nearly all clubs, we’re just dumb enough to keep notes on computers about it), but I don’t think we’d be dumb enough to have our players on the most standard steroids that are picked up in the most basic of testing, we can’t be that dumb.
    When you then add in his social circles, his brothers history with law and steroids - I’m hoping it’s just him being an absolute imbo, being advised by his imbo mates.
     
  17. carcharias

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    No way this is a club thing.
    Even that peptides stuff was knocked on the head by Flano after 4 weeks .
    He probably wasn’t even aware it was illegal at the time.
    I’d never heard of a peptide at the time.
    So for the club to go even further down that track after all the shit , I can’t see it.
    If they have then kick us out.

    Hooper made this claim of it being a club thing?
    Pfft
    Just add that one to the list of other bullshit stories he has told.
     
  18. The unknown

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    Not sure believing the dude who coached Cronulla behind closed doors while being suspended is a credible reference
     
  19. Canard

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    I don't think there has been any claim that this is a "club" thing by the media, just some LU trolls.

    I also don't think holding a NRL head coach to the same drug awareness education standards as "Carch from LU" is even remotely sensible.
     
  20. Generalzod

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    All this Bullshit started with Ben Johnson who beat Carl Lewis fact was Car Lewis was also on banned substances....Ben was just the sacrificial lamb they where all on it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/apr/24/athletics.duncanmackay


    Carl Lewis has broken his silence on allegations that he was the beneficiary of a drugs cover-up, admitting he had tested positive for banned substances but claiming he was just one of "hundreds" of American athletes who were allowed to escape bans.
     

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