#6 Joe Daniher - cooked for this decade


#1046

Did they consult “the internet”? :wink:


#1047

If they acted on best available advice, what could they do differently?


#1048

The point where he is ‘completely healthy’ (as you put it) is not a black line that is easily identified. It is a ‘best assessment’ based on numerous things. The condition itself is known to be intermittent, persistent, and extremely difficult to treat.


#1049

Exactly! Research “autophagy”, the process where the body renews itself, getting rid of old and damaged cells etc. It’s interesting stuff.


#1050

If they didn’t consult the experts on here then they didn’t give 100% to making sure Joe was right.


#1051

Has it been explored, has it been questioned, is it being looked at?


#1052

And have they done this, or are doing this?


#1053

I agree!! Bad governance by the club! Again!


#1054

AFL should fine them for failing to do their due diligence and neglecting the player.


#1055

And poor ol’ Joe, the innocent party here, gets pretty much a two year sentence…ugh.


#1056

Not from what they have stated publicly. Richardson said we did everything right and therefore there is no reason to reflect back.


#1057

That’s not quite right though, is it?
You are assuming that Richardson’s comment was made to assuage media/supporters, and not made based on the very reviews you are calling for.


#1058

The problem is not what the club says or does and doesn’t say or doesn’t do, the issue is that some will constantly make assumptions and run with a narrative that suits them.


#1059

The way i see it (my speculation, opinion), is he was given almost a year to recover. It didn’t work. At some stage they had to throw him back in. A year is a long time. If they built him up slowly through the VFL this season and then played him for the last half, we wouldn’t know he was still cooked until the end of the year. He could have been locked in for surgery at that point and missed the first half of next season. If he didn’t recover after a whole year how long should they have kept “managing” him?

I think at this stage we’re lucky he’s booked in for surgery so early this year and should be good for pre-season, unless his problem is i one that just can’t be fixed.


#1060

Maybe - but we can only go by what was stated.

Anyway my big worry is that this is just another example of the club not getting something right and not asking hard questions of itself. I would have thought off the back of the saga the club would have an ingrained and entrenched culture of questioning everything. But what we have seen over the past couple of seasons this doesn’t appear to be the case. How we can start consecutive seasons underprepared is just shameful and disappointing.


#1061

That is some very skewed viewing on what happens at the club.


#1062

Do you have a mirror?


#1063

I don’t think he means in hindsight.

He means that they were confident in all the advice they had gathered.

If they had their time over, i’m sure they’d opt for surgery in about round 8 last year.

It’s frustrating where we find ourselves though.


#1064

Maybe, but perception is a massive thing. The fact the club is a midtable rabble that refuses to publicly ask hard questions of itself makes it very easy to jump to this conclusion.

I would like to understand how you really think the club is performing at the moment. Is everything fine and we are on the right path? Because if you think we are I would really like to understand how and why you believe that to be the case.


#1065

Listened to internet experts and their mates