Was great to watch them win this week . I only watched the first 3 quarters, will probably watch the final one tomorrow. I read last week about one or two players being suspended for drug issues but I didn't know much more than that tbh. Why do players insist on doing dumb stuff like that? It happens all the time in the NFL too, as if they wouldn't get caught.
Much more complicated than that. The players were actually unaware - the club itself put a regime of "supplements" in place which was apparently illegal. Players simply took club doctor instructions, took their medicine so to speak. It's still a lot of unknowns, he said she said, controversy etc. Been going on for three-four years now. Players were actually cleared last year, but then WADA stepped in and decided to ban the 34 players, past and present, no matter where they are now, from all football activity. Lawsuits will be coming soon from the players I believe. Dustin Fletcher (400 game just retired Bombers legend) can't even go into the club rooms for his f**king kid playing in amateur stuff. Ex-Bomber was gonna coach my local team here, he had to step down. Quite ridiculous really, because here's the kicker: None of them ever actually tested positive. It's all on evidence circumstantial, rather than actually having the murder weapon so to speak.
I'm just typing this quickly on my phone so it will appear quite jumbled I'm sure, but that's the reality of this saga. Really has torn at the fabric of a proud club, and the league itself. Port are two fantastic players down because of it, and we had nothing to do with it. I'd be a lot more bullish about premiership chances had we not been, such is the impact.
Whenever the final story about this is written, I'll be first in line to read it. Been a crazy couple of years.