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Canberra's Carney

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, May 19, 2007.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just saw on the news that the talented young Canberra half Todd Carney has been suspended by the club indefinitely. He apparently was driving without a license (having been disqualified), failed to obey police instructions and then led them on a high speed chase and then ran away.

    Later he handed himself in. He was already on a warning.

    Pity he doesn't play for the West Coast Eagles - he would be made captain and become a hero!!!
     
  2. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    yep, Matai will have to do well to top this effort!
     
  3. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What has this got to do with football ?
    This is an issue between Todd & the police. Canberra have no place in suspending him from playing unless either his form is affected or he is sent to gaol, rendering him unavailable.
    Same with Matai, the MWRLFC should keep away from it unless they are directly affected.
    My employer probably wouldn't even know if I lost my licence or got kicked out of a pub, why are these blokes any different ?
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's part of a code of conduct that players sign with the club and the NRL. They have to look after the reputation of the game and the interests of sponsors.

    It has lots to do with the NRL.
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well if I was running a football club I wouldn't have rubbish like that in any contracts. At the end of the day you're there to win the comp. As a CEO, why would you be looking for ways to jeopardise keeping your best team on the park ?
    Sounds like a case of shooting yourself in the foot to me.
    If the NRL are making the clubs do it, then they should mind their own business.
     
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    If you seriously believe him and Matai can carry on like this and the football clubs should do nothing you are very simple. Its not the 70's ffs.
     
  7. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Point 1) It is the 70's in my head.

    Point 2) I'm actually pretty smart

    Point 4) How does it hurt you ? As long as my team is winning, I don't care what the blokes who wear the jerseys do. I support Manly & no mis-behaviour could ever change that.

    I really don't think that if you're looking for all-round nice-guys that you'd trust with your little sister that any footy player would ever cut the mustard.
     
  8. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Times have changed and it does matter.

    Did you have a opinion on the Dogs incident from Coffs Harbour? Or was that whole thing ok and who cares, not our business?
     
  9. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not our business.
    If they were convicted of rape, I would judge them as poor human beings. Rapists. That doesn't change the fact of how good they are as footy players.
    JT is currently the best player in the game. I think he's great. I don't want to be his friend though.
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the plot thickens. There is good reason why you also think Burns would make a good Lock ;)
     
  11. fLIP

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    Football clubs have to make money to survive. The worse their image, the harder it is for them to make money in times when it is becoming a lot harder.

    Duff, he has tainted the image of his club and for that reason he should be suspended.

    You go out of a friday night and have a big one. Lead cops on a chase run and hand yourself in. Come Saturday your name, your face and your company is all over the front page. Do you think they have no right to demand he pick up his act or he doesn't play football for them?
     
  12. PEPSI

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    these guys, and weather you like it or not are role models, and Duff, the clubs dont have individual contracts to sign, all the contracts are NRL contracts which have all these clauses / behaviour / Drugs etc .

    I applaud the Raiders for there stance on Carney.
     
  13. fLIP

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    Especially when you consider he is their best player.

    Taking a stance like that with your best player in a season that isn't easy for them as it is shows that they want a good culture and will stand for nothing less.
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Cant help but take the piss a little here. You cant be that smart Duff.....you missed point 3. ;) :lol2:
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The game lives on sponsorship money. Topline sponsors will not be associated with negative behaviour of players that reflects poorly on them.

    No sponsors, no money for players. They have to look after the image of the game.
     
  16. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cant help but take the piss a little here. You cant be that smart Duff.....you missed point 3. ;) :lol2:

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    Yeah, ummm, Jatz. What can I say ?
    I think you missed the point mate.

    Is humour.
    Point 7) I'm pretty funny too.
     
  17. clontaago

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    Duff this is from 2005.

    The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has pulled its $A500,000 sponsorship of the Richmond Tigers. The move followed a player of the Australian Football League team, Jay Schultz, being booked for speeding and drink driving at the start of April 2005. The TAC's high-profile road safety slogan is "Drink, Drive, Bloody Idiot". TAC spokesman Colin Radford said the support was withdrawn after a warning that followed a similar incident earlier involving another Richmond ...

    Sponsors can not afford bad publicity. No matter who they are and how significant the dollars are.

    Without sponsors we dont have a team!!
     
  18. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is so hard for me to undertstand your reasoning Duff. Of course if you or I were involved in a night club incident at 4:30am our employers are most unlikley to even know of it unless we volunteer that information to them.

    However if the incident was reported on by the media, and it read something like the following I am sure our respective employers would be less than pleased:

    "Corso Pete, who is employed as Chief Dickhead by My Employer was today involved in an Police chase after failing to stop as directed in the outer suburbs of anytown and is expected to to appear in court soon. When contacted by the Daily Terrorgraph a represenative from My Employer declined to comment. "

    How much damage do you think has been sustained to the reputation of My Employer as a result of this incident?
     
  19. The Wheel

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    I think the fact it was his 2nd offence which will be his downfall but I reckon the raiders can't afford to let him go.

    They battle to get quality players on their books at the best of times, I doubt they will show their future star the door after only 2 strikes
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think it was his 3rd offence and the guy is only 20! He is disqualified for years already.

    My guess is that he needs be stood down for a significant time rather than getting a slap on the wrist.

    Serial pests tend to get dumped and picked up by another club just to reoffend as noone has dealt with the why of what is going on.

    Chris Walker, Andrew Walker, Julian O'Neill etc all had multiple chances but never heeded good advice and the grace they were shown.
     

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