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Travis Tuck the first player to get a 'third strike' and be named as such under the AFL's policy.
Alarming, if I've understood Kennett's comments correctly, that apparently the Hawks knew nothing of this until 24 hours AFTER this latest incident.
Hope he gets whatever help he needs, but it seems likely he'll miss much of 2011 suspended, and face an uncertain future as a player full stop.
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No doubt that overdose story wouldn't have seen the light of day had this been his first or second strike.
Pretty sad state of affairs. The three strikes policy is the ****ing pits IMO.
You reckon? I thought it came out after he was hospitalised, and the police became involved - rather than having anything to do with it being his third strike. Apparently this only counts as a 'strike' because he admitted he had breached the policy - ie he never tested positive.
Nah, I like the three strike policy if it works the way it should.
1st strike is there because players drinks can be spiked or some other form of accident.
2nd strike is there because it sends alarm bells to the club that the player has a problem and they have to deal with it without the public knowing and so the player can continue their career as they get help.
3rd strike is when the player obviously can't get a handle on his problem and is out.
Hawthorn, up until a couple of years ago, have been seen to have a party drug culture in it, and it's unfortunate Tuck seems to have gotten caught up in it. It's very disappointing that Hawthorn either didn't take strike two serious enough or that Tuck was just too far 'into' it that he couldn't pull back.
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Last edited by benchmark00; 31-08-2010 at 07:04 AM.
Your approach is more sensible I reckon.
Yeah, I've got no problem with benchy's approach.
Does the AFL offer any help to the player involved? Because if it is as it stands, and the player just gets told to lift his game then that is totally ****ed.
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I think as it stands it has to be more club driven. Though don't quote me.
Last edited by benchmark00; 31-08-2010 at 07:12 AM.
I also don't think it's the AFL alone that the club should be criticising for the way the system currently works. I'm sure it was negotiated at least in part by the Players Association - certainly they have been vocal in their opposition to players being named to any extent until after the third strike - so they deserve some of the 'credit' for this debacle.
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Nathan Krakouer > Gold Coast Suns. Not surprising that one.
Since Pavlich has put off contract talks with Freo until the end of the season, the inevitable speculation is that he will make the switch to Gold Coast. Unless it's an offer too good to refuse, I don't think it will happen.
Pav's stayed with Freo for years when they were ****. They're finally a force, he won't leave now.
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