-NEWS- The night before losing 58-0 to the Eels, the Broncos were … at the pub

Jedhead

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Between this and last year's endless supplies of free McDonald's it just goes to show how far the mighty have fallen.

You could not make this shit up.

Wasn't Mil$ already disciplined for breaking team curfew in emerging origin camp? It's obvious playing for us means nothing more than a big fat $Mil(f) for next to nothing each season.

If true it explains him being caught on the fifth tackle on Sunday as he was thinking the game didn't start for another two hours.

When you’re dead you don’t know you’re dead. It’s difficult only for others.
It’s the same when you’re stupid.
 

Renegade

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Are you blitzed right now?

Unacceptable.
I wish - work would be a lot more fun.

No, I don't see it as some sort of awful rendezvous. Not drinking, not being loud or obnoxious, minding their own business having a punt. Who gives a shit? Do you think they should all be in bed by 9pm lights out?

The bronc's of yesteryear did a lot more than soberly put a few notes through a fruit machine.
 

Mustafur

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They should be in their fucking hotel rooms watching Eels vs Broncos games, not at the casino!!!
Easy for you to say, they are humans as well.

If this happened when the game was in Brisbane questions would be asked no doubt, but they are away from home, who knows maybe they already did do that.
 

FaithinHook

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As long as they are not drinking I don't see the issue, it's not like they get up early, footy games are late.

Keep in mind they are away from Home, so unless you think they should be caged animals it's not like they can stay with their family.
It's not the physical sense of them being out that's the problem, it is more the mindset! They should have been focused on playing the game of their lives, not fucking drinking and playing pokies to the wee hours, christs sakes.
 

holdzy89

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Easy for you to say, they are humans as well.

If this happened when the game was in Brisbane questions would be asked no doubt, but they are away from home, who knows maybe they already did do that.
Humans? They are spoiled brats. What the **** does it matter if they were in Brisbane or not? Jeez.

I wish - work would be a lot more fun.

No, I don't see it as some sort of awful rendezvous. Not drinking, not being loud or obnoxious, minding their own business having a punt. Who gives a shit? Do you think they should all be in bed by 9pm lights out?

The bronc's of yesteryear did a lot more than soberly put a few notes through a fruit machine.
Yeah, elimination final, thrashed last year. Bed by nine.

Unreasonable?

Find a new club.
 

Super Freak

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People blowing up over this are really looking for any excuse to rip into the players.

This Broncos group wouldn't be the first to go out a night before the game, and they won't be the last.

Hell, I've seen Origin players out on the town the night before a game.

Mountain out of mole hill.
 

Smokin' Joe

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Come on Smokin Joe, what were you mentioning yesterday about the team/culture/values blah blah blah being "vastly superior" to what it was at the start of the season and previously under Bennett? Are you just another mouthpiece for the club cronies and paid to put out dribble to the fans, such as on here?
 

McHunt

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Broncos’ late night pokies spree
before Eels bashing

Peter Badel,
The Courier-Mail
September 17, 2019 1:54pm

The Broncos have plunged into crisis following explosive revelations six Brisbane players left the team hotel to play poker machines on the eve of their embarrassing 58-0 finals loss to Parramatta.

The Broncos have confirmed the incident and have launched an investigation into the matter. It can be revealed Broncos stars Anthony Milford, Corey Oates, Matt Gillett, Payne Haas, David Fifita and Andrew McCullough attended a Sydney pub to play pokies just 24 hours before the club’s biggest game of the season.

Anthony Milford and Payne Haas were among a group of Brisbane players out before their elimination final loss. Picture: Joel Carrett

Anthony Milford and Payne Haas were among a group of Brisbane players out before their elimination final loss. Picture: Joel Carrett


Eyewitnesses have confirmed the six players attended Harpoon and Hotel Harry in Surry Hills on Saturday night, just a short 350-metre walk from Pullman Sydney Hyde Park hotel where the Broncos were staying. The six players left the team hotel to gamble without the knowledge of Broncos management, including coach Anthony Seibold.

Broncos bosses only learned of the matter on Tuesday after being informed by a media outlet. The development will rock the Broncos and represents a terrible look for the playing group, who subsequently lost 58-0 to the Eels to record the biggest loss in Brisbane’s proud 31-year history.

Corey Oates is another player who was out late. Picture: Mark Metcalfe

Corey Oates is another player who was out late. Picture: Mark Metcalfe

Brisbane CEO Paul White has promised a full review of the club and this incident will bring into question the culture of Brisbane’s playing group and whether coach Seibold has lost the support of the dressing-room.

Sources have told The Courier-Mail Milford, Oates, Gillett, Haas, Fifita and McCullough arrived at the pub around 9pm. The group were not drinking alcohol, but several players were seen by pub patrons venturing to the gaming lounge where they proceeded to play the poker machines.

Most of the group left by 11.30pm. One player stayed behind on his own and continued to play the pokies before leaving the establishment just after midnight.

Brisbane were handed a record breaking loss the following day by the Eels. Picture: Brendon Thorne

Brisbane were handed a record breaking loss the following day by the Eels. Picture: Brendon Thorne

The revelations will come as a devastating blow to coach Seibold, who went to bed on Saturday night completely unaware almost half his squad went behind his back to play pokies in a shocking display of unprofessionalism before the Eels clash.

The attitude of Brisbane’s leading players spilled onto the field where they conceded 11 tries against Parramatta in the most embarrassing display in the club’s history.

Veteran Matt Gillett was also out the night before the final. Picture: Mark Metcalfe

Veteran Matt Gillett was also out the night before the final. Picture: Mark Metcalfe

The Broncos had only been in camp a matter of hours after flying into Sydney in the late afternoon. Seibold and the players had a team dinner around 6.30pm before the group watched a specially-prepared video presentation of their highlights from the 2019 season to act as motivation for the sudden-death final.

After the video screening, the squad left for massages before most players, including skipper Darius Boyd, retreated to their rooms around 8.30pm.

Monday Bunker: Fixing the Broncos spine


The remaining six players decided to kick on and left the team hotel for a nearby pub visit for their gambling session. Given the embarrassment of Brisbane’s heavy loss, Broncos management will consider fines and possible suspensions for the poker-machine bandits in a dreadful postscript to their afternoon of disaster at Parramatta.

 

Renegade

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geez that video mustve been something.

The Broncos had only been in camp a matter of hours after flying into Sydney in the late afternoon. Seibold and the players had a team dinner around 6.30pm before the group watched a specially-prepared video presentation of their highlights from the 2019 season to act as motivation for the sudden-death final.

After the video screening, the squad left for massages before most players, including skipper Darius Boyd, retreated to their rooms around 8.30pm.
 

Socnorb

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Nah , Sorry nothing in it. Not a fan of the pokies myself but So what if they were out till midnight. would it have been ok if they were at a library?
 

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