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

holdzy89

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So if they were playing online poker for example, after 9pm, that would also be unacceptable?
No. Obviously gambling isn't the issue here, Renegade.

Fair go - beaten 58 nil, turns out half the team were out at the casino having some yuks the night before. I see a connection here. Maybe they thought they would shake some nerves or something, relax. Didn't work.
 

holdzy89

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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?
Biggest game of the year tomorrow?

Yep, casino time!

If they were at the library improving their game, which some in this group were in dire need of, then no problem for sure.

I honestly can't believe some people are cool with this. Like, does 1 + 1 not equal 2? Worst. Flogging. In. History.
 

LGH

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Well that should put a pin in Gillett being the new captain. Those three senior players should be sacked, too bad Boyd wasn't with them, that would have made getting rid of him easier.

I know they technically weren't doing anything 'wrong' and none of them were drunk/causing a disturbance, but that's hardly the best way to prepare for a huge game, and the way they played reflected that. It's also a reflection of what they think of their team mates, their coach, and their fans. So **** em.
 

Morepudding

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Well that rules out Gillett as captain imo. An away game, in the finals and being out past 11pm when you have a 4pm game the next day isn't okay. If we had one, they would get away with it. But when you lose 58-0, you don't.

This should be a breach of their contract and terminate Macca and Gillett please.
 

pagey

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Love the bit about milf " eh...... he wasn't taking the piss either! " said the homeless guy on acid ! Pretty sure he seen a dragon in the park across the street too .
So my question is, what is the real story here?
 

holdzy89

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Love the bit about milf " eh...... he wasn't taking the piss either! " said the homeless guy on acid ! Pretty sure he seen a dragon in the park across the street too .
So my question is, what is the real story here?
Over paid players happy to coast.

YOLO over winning, yo.
 

Financeguy

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In the scheme of losing 58-0 this seems a lot worse than it is.

6 players going for a quiet drink and slap of the pokies and back at the hotel by midnight for a 4pm game the next day i don't think is unreasonable, but probably not ideal.

I'd love McCulloughs contract to be ripped up as much as the next guy but shouldn't be because of this

Would be worse if Seibold had instructed them about a strict curfew but nothing i read suggested that.
 
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Renegade

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No. Obviously gambling isn't the issue here, Renegade.

Fair go - beaten 58 nil, turns out half the team were out at the casino having some yuks the night before. I see a connection here. Maybe they thought they would shake some nerves or something, relax. Didn't work.
IMO there is no issue, these guys haven't done anything wrong. You can criticise their performance on the field without doubt, I'll join you on that.

But guys having a flutter at 9pm, 350m away from their hotel and all of them are back before midnight not having touched a drop of alcohol? Sorry, they might be athletes and we might be fans but they are young and allowed to live their life to some extent.
 

FaithinHook

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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.
I'll stop ripping into them when the pea-hearted flogs start showing some pride in the jersey. Until then, they're fair game.
 

holdzy89

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IMO there is no issue, these guys haven't done anything wrong. You can criticise their performance on the field without doubt, I'll join you on that.

But guys having a flutter at 9pm, 350m away from their hotel and all of them are back before midnight not having touched a drop of alcohol? Sorry, they might be athletes and we might be fans but they are young and allowed to live their life to some extent.
I honestly understand that perspective...if not for the score line the next day. Looking for explanations - I'd start there. Wouldn't you? Or is it entirely unrelated?

Just so happens Milf, Macca and Gillo to a large extent sucked.
 

Bongo

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All year the team has lacked professionalism on the field. Makes sense that this stuff is going on off it.

I would be moving on all the Senior members now.

Regardless of whether it breaches the rules it shows a clear lack of insight into what is expected to win a final, especially when you are on big dollars.

It just proves that our senior players don't have what it takes to lead so they need to go.

The people that work at the front office of the Club deserve better. So do the members.
 

Renegade

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I honestly understand that perspective...if not for the score line the next day. Looking for explanations - I'd start there. Wouldn't you? Or is it entirely unrelated?

Just so happens Milf, Macca and Gillo to a large extent sucked.
Milf and Macca have sucked for most of the season and Gillo hasn't looked the same since pre-neck injury, I don't think a session on the where's the gold is going to dramatically change anything either way.

I agree the Optics aren't great, but I think it's a pretty lazy leap to go - 6 players were out the previous night, that's why we got pumped by 58 points. Nah, when you have the least creative spine in history and a similarly uninspiring captain, coming up against a team in good form in a new stadium, it's not gonna end well regardless of whether you had a punt the night before.
 

holdzy89

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Milf and Macca have sucked for most of the season and Gillo hasn't looked the same since pre-neck injury, I don't think a session on the where's the gold is going to dramatically change anything either way.

I agree the Optics aren't great, but I think it's a pretty lazy leap to go - 6 players were out the previous night, that's why we got pumped by 58 points. Nah, when you have the least creative spine in history and a similarly uninspiring captain, coming up against a team in good form in a new stadium, it's not gonna end well regardless of whether you had a punt the night before.
No one is suggesting this is solely to blame - but put in perspective, it's hardly acceptable, especially of senior players, is it?

Also, without Milford, we would have sucked twice as hard. Not true of the other two.
 

Renegade

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No one is suggesting this is solely to blame - but put in perspective, it's hardly acceptable, especially of senior players, is it?
it looks worse than what it is because of the result, and it's a lazy inference to go well the performance was because these guys were out! the performance had been bubbling for ages - if you really want to know who I blame for that, that's the coaching staff.

Also, without Milford, we would have sucked twice as hard. Not true of the other two.
On Sunday or in general? We scored zero points on Sunday so I don't know how much worse it could've got. Can you score negative points? In general? The amount of solid-good games Milf had this season could probably be counted on one hand.
 

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