Much as objectively I think this is the right outcome, I'm gutted for the players and for the club because this will likely be a lot more damaging than just the 2016 season...
Holy flower! I never actually thought they would get banned! Oh, and flower YOU MELKSHAM! What about Watson's Brownlow? Will the players sue Essendon?Unbelievable.
Obviously there was evidence how did the AFL miss that ? not good for the players and footy , whats done is done time to move on ..... well done Mr. James Hird
Was not expecting a 12 month ban. thought they may have upheld the appeal with a lesser ban. Really believe if the AFL had say banned the players for 6 months in the first instance that would have ended the saga earlier.
Really feel for the players though and the club. Will be interesting to see how motivated they are for the 2017 season. Could go one way or the other. Will there be some retirements now as well?
I think Goddard's now the captain and most experienced player by quite some distance?
Quote from: Nige on January 12, 2016, 09:00:06 AMI think Goddard's now the captain and most experienced player by quite some distance?This is when you know your club is flowered.Will they get to keep the #1 pick though once they finish botton? If so it's probably not a bad thing in the long run.