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Hypocrisy

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I chuckle at the hypocrisy surrounding Carney. Firstly, Easts pledged for the last couple of seasons to do everything they could to "sort out his demons." It was all about Todd the man, not Todd the player. They stuck by him while they were winning games, while sacking lesser quality players for lesser off-field offences.
    Then they stand him down and, surprise, Easts win their next four games and start realising that they don't need this bloke. In fact, he is both a pest off the field and a hindrance on the field.
    So, they sack him. What's happened to their 'spin' about caring so deeply for his wellbeing? Are they still looking after his mental health issues? I doubt it. Total hypocrisy from Easts. Hopefully nobody believed their rhetoric; it was (and always will be) about staying loyal to Carney only as long as he's winning Easts matches.
    Even more amazing is that (apparently) clubs like Cronulla and Penrith are interested in recruiting Carney! No wonder these two clubs are in trouble. Didn't they see how much better Easts were without this bloke?
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Carney's manager asked for the release and the Roosters granted it, he wasn't sacked.
     
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  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Just 'spin'. Sounds better to be 'released', retrenched, made redundant than being sacked.
    I note that Easts aren't objecting to him playing for another NRL club. Smart thinking. The team that picks him up will be easybeats.
     
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    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They can't object to it if they release him.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    2010 they make the GF and Carney wins Dally M. 2011 he hardly plays and they are fighting to avoid the spoon. I think he brought something to the table. Regardless of whether he is a drunk off the field you have to admit he can play a bit.
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Of course he can play - that's the only reason why he's lasted so long in the NRL. But Carney played in a heap of losing matches this season, and then Easts' form improved dramatically when he was suspended.
     
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    The Who, you sound like your surprised. Hypocrisy is part of everyday life. Some examples are of course more extreme than the other, but there is no one who isn't guilty of it, let alone a sporting organisation.
     
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    Imo this guy is an attacking genius & when 1st left from Canberra think Des could have had him in 1 OR 2 GF winning teams by now. To be honest felt mainly p**sed off about the treatment of Snake in comparison but thats not this guys fault, but that of the NRL heirarchy. Obviously the drink is his demon but theres worse things players can do - & they DO. Keep in mind he had a poor year but many halves would have struggled behind a pack like the Roosters this year.
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    No I'm not surprised. And you are right, I'm as big a hypocrite as the Easts' officials. But I like poking fun at them... and Gallop!
     

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