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    So, talk that the Sharks players are being offered big discounts to give ASADA as much info as they can. Two years down to six months.

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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Sounds like the sharks need a good image change, perhaps even a new location.

    The Perth Sharks sounds pretty good.
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    This could break the Sharks

    - already without a major sponsor
    - lose 14 players for the year
    - legal action taken by those 14 players against the club
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    Yeah this could be very dark for the Sharks. They always seem to get through rocky periods like this but you have to wonder how many times they can cheat death. This will hurt them big time.

    The real worry is that Essendon and Cronulla are the tip of the iceberg.
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    At least at this point it appears incompetence was at play as distinct from systematic cheating (i.e. the peptides in question were legal up until 2011, but were placed on the banned list in 2012, something that the Sharks were oblivious to). Hopefully other clubs were more diligent, and we don't end up with a five team comp in 2013.

    Man, you'd pissed off if you were an affected player. As an employee of the club, you rely on the medical staff to be across what's banned and what's not.

    Assuming that's how it all played out

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    At least at this point it appears incompetence was at play as distinct from systematic cheating (i.e. the peptides in question were legal up until 2011, but were placed on the banned list in 2012, something that the Sharks were oblivious to). Hopefully other clubs were more diligent, and we don't end up with a five team comp in 2013.

    Man, you'd pissed off if you were an affected player. As an employee of the club, you rely on the medical staff to be across what's banned and what's not.

    Assuming that's how it all played out
    That might actually be worse for the Sharks as a club. There is talk of legal action being taken by the players with some of them being big names (about as big as they get, hint hint) and if the club was incompetent they'd be very exposed. Millions of dollars in compensation on the back of lost sponsorships and any other fines they might incur would be dire for a club as poor as the Sharks.

    What I don't understand is why they're being prosecuted for offenses in 2010 when the substances were only put on the banned list in 2011.

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    I'd take incompetence by a rogue sports scientist over systematic cheating

    Neither good though

    Poor Sharks - had them pencilled for top four this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    This could break the Sharks

    - already without a major sponsor
    - lose 14 players for the year
    - legal action taken by those 14 players against the club

    They won't be losing 14 players for the year as the 14 implicated are not all still at Cronulla.
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    If all these players at the Sharks were on PEDs, will the NRL do what they did to Melbourne and the DogTurds and take away Cronulla's...

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    This will be very interesting

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