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As the calamitous events around Cronulla unfold, the inevitable comparison with Essendon has begun. The obvious common factor is sports scientist Stephen Dank. Dank worked at Cronulla for three months in 2011 and for nine months at Essendon in 2012. Dank is alleged to have stepped over the WADA line with both clubs with his [...]
In the aftermath of the announcement of ASADA’s investigation into Essendon, Bomber fans feared for the first time in our lives for the actual survival of the football club. That first week was truly gut wrenching. Running into fellow Bomber colleagues at work, the pervading thought was how the hell could Essendon end up in [...]
In July 2012 Andrew Demetriou took an extended break from the game – during the season, no less. Sure, the Olympics were on and that explains two weeks, however the break was more like two months. This long break certainly raised a few eyebrows. For mine, Demetriou has been off his game ever since. In [...]
There is a new disease striking fear into sporting clubs around Australia known as ASADA Syndrome. You don’t want to catch it because even if it turns out to be benign the effect will be debilitating for a long period of time. Once the disease takes hold the club’s wellbeing is immediately compromised, it attacks [...]
In the days, weeks, and months ahead, Essendon faces a terribly difficult and possibly catastrophic time. There is no point hiding the fact that the club appears to be in big trouble. A sporting club does not call in ASADA for a random audit. The use of supplements such as Peptides is widely practiced across [...]
‘Whiteboard Wednesday’ was a video segment on the Melbourne Demons website where CEO Cameron Schwab took fans behind the scenes, through the “inner workings and strategies of the football club”. What happened when the camera was off? Melbourne FC and former coach Dean Bailey are currently under investigation by the AFL for deliberately losing games [...]