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Fifita article

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://m.smh.com.au/rugby-/cronulla...t-quit-to-be-a-carpenter-20150409-1mhmzu.html

    Interesting read for a number of reasons
    1. We tend to forget that players are fallible (and human) including the stress they are are under. I would be shocked if this was not a far larger issue than what is reported
    2. It is clear des still advocates back ending...which is why it is impossible to tell who is under the cap etc
     
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  2. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    So when Des goes shopping for a new team we know the Dogs are about to self destruct
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Read that article and it surprised me somewhat. he always seems such a easy going fun loving guy going by those footy show cameos of him. Just goes to show you never can tell.
     
  4. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I prescribe a move to Narrabeen
     
  5. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Feel bad for him and its not really any of our business but I don't think you go to rehab for depression (you seek treatment). There something major missing from the article being an alcohol or drug dependency. The depression may be linked but you get rehabilitated from your dependency.

    This is the problem with league journalism - they reveal a little and expect it to be enough when you could help more people by telling the whole story - warts and all. Aussies love a redemption story.
     
  6. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You'de be surprised what a smile can actually hide.
     
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  7. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am depressed being a Manly supporter these days
     
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  8. Baz

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    Massive respect to Fifita for coming out and talking about this, depression is a horrible thing that unless you have suffered from it then you will never truly understand. It goes to show that if a rep footballer earning huge amounts of money can get depression, then anyone can. Thank you for sharing this Mr Fifita
     
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  9. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so
     
  10. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    I work in the Mental Health field and while you are correct that alcohol and drug addictions do play a part in Depression it is not always the case. Mental Health Rehab facilities don't just involve Detox/Addictions.

    From reading the article it appears his Depression stems from Social pressures of being in the limelight, financial pressure regards the Dogs deal and Family factors.

    While it could be possible the article did leave some possible alcohol and drug dependencies out the Depression seems the major issue. Either way I am glad his family intervened and got him help and he is managing his Depression.
     
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  11. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    To me it is a pointless article from someone who should be concentrating on himself and family before promoting himself as on the mend at such an early stage.

    It is a Mental Health and personal mindset issue not a Mental Illness.
     
  12. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dr Phil.
     
  13. PaulyD

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    It really gets to me these footballers saying "I need to set my family up for life"
    I've managed to start setting up my family with a combined house hold income of $120k! These guys are earning double and triple that even after the taxman has taken his share!
     
  14. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Thanks for clarifying that - appreciate it
     
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  15. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    He is a quality human and really good player and it takes guts to deal with serious demons like that.

    He sounds a lot happier now and that is the best news and hopefully he can get back the form that made him a feared front rower in 2013.
     
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  16. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    A change of club would also do him some good . . . . @:)
    A change is as good as a holiday !
     
  17. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    No probs Loobs. I don't blame your line of thinking regards journalists as well. We as Manly supporters know all to well how they can be lol.
     
  18. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Really? Stiff upper lip and get on with it? FMD
     
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  19. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Must be true-it was in the paper lol

    Every human being struggles with life. I was just in Vietnam for a couple of months of work, and many of them would love to set their families up for life.
    Most of these footy players are just meat heads, I couldn't give a toss about their private life, as they would not give a toss about mine.
    Anyone with depression, get to a doctor and get diagnosed...simples!
     
  20. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    It is not pointless if it means that someone will be inclined to seek help and find a way to cope with their demons.
     
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