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Fergo gets the arse

By johnboy - 6 September 2013 4

The Raiders have announced they’ve had enough of Blake Ferguson:

The Canberra Raiders board of directors met today to determine the future of Blake Ferguson, with a unanimous decision to terminate his contract with the club.

“The board were left with little choice but to terminate Blake Ferguson’s contract, after several breaches of club policy,” Raiders CEO Don Furner said. “We are sorry that it had to come to this, despite providing ongoing support to Blake with the best welfare and counselling services available to us, in the end we were unable to continue doing so given the current circumstances.”

“The Raiders will continue to ensure we uphold our strong position in relation to player behaviour and welfare, for our members, sponsors and other stakeholders.”

We hear he’s already on his way to Thailand, eschewing the Mad Monday celebrations, where no doubt he will bring much credit to Australia.

Word is Ferguson couldn’t be bothered taking up the invitation to front the board.

Next year’s Foreshore will surely miss his cascades of spit.

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Fergo gets the arse
Pork Hunt 10:46 pm 06 Sep 13

thatsnotme said :

Holden Caulfield said :

They did have an option. I think it would have been worth the pain to keep him on their list and just leave him on the sidelines.

Now he’ll just get what he wants, another club and still more money than he deserves.

The thing is that he has his get out clause, that was triggered when Furner got the boot. I don’t know exactly when he could exercise it (November?), but the Raiders keeping him on the sidelines wasn’t an option – as much as I’d have loved to have seen it.

I hope that given that he didn’t have a chance to leave on his own terms, and was sacked, that the NRL will be in a better position to sanction him. Ferguson’s made it so easy for them, that if the NRL doesn’t act, every single player will know that their contract is worth nothing. All they need to do to play for another club is go AWOL, wait for their club to sack them, then resign with someone else.

The NRL is a business, and surely the people running the clubs are seeing how divisive and bad for business players like Ferguson are. It’s a team sport, and if your one gifted but troubled player has enough impact that their team mates don’t play to their best, then the Ferguson’s in the game are going to finally be viewed as a liability. At least that’s my hope. I love rugby league, but I hate seeing so many of the game’s headlines sucked up by tosspots like this.

Best case scenario is he takes his cousin’s advice and takes up boxing. He’s got the brains for it.

Best case scenario is that someone belts some brains INTO him…

thatsnotme 10:08 pm 06 Sep 13

Holden Caulfield said :

They did have an option. I think it would have been worth the pain to keep him on their list and just leave him on the sidelines.

Now he’ll just get what he wants, another club and still more money than he deserves.

The thing is that he has his get out clause, that was triggered when Furner got the boot. I don’t know exactly when he could exercise it (November?), but the Raiders keeping him on the sidelines wasn’t an option – as much as I’d have loved to have seen it.

I hope that given that he didn’t have a chance to leave on his own terms, and was sacked, that the NRL will be in a better position to sanction him. Ferguson’s made it so easy for them, that if the NRL doesn’t act, every single player will know that their contract is worth nothing. All they need to do to play for another club is go AWOL, wait for their club to sack them, then resign with someone else.

The NRL is a business, and surely the people running the clubs are seeing how divisive and bad for business players like Ferguson are. It’s a team sport, and if your one gifted but troubled player has enough impact that their team mates don’t play to their best, then the Ferguson’s in the game are going to finally be viewed as a liability. At least that’s my hope. I love rugby league, but I hate seeing so many of the game’s headlines sucked up by tosspots like this.

Best case scenario is he takes his cousin’s advice and takes up boxing. He’s got the brains for it.

Alderney 6:25 pm 06 Sep 13

Holden Caulfield said :

They did have an option. I think it would have been worth the pain to keep him on their list and just leave him on the sidelines.

Now he’ll just get what he wants, another club and still more money than he deserves.

That’s if the NRL don’t decide to sanction him as well.

At some stage they’ll have to make an example of someone. May as well start with this ego maniac.

I don’t know why they think so highly of themselves, the game throws up these special talents all the time. Good players have a 2 or 3 year purple patch, it’s only champions that maintain that form for longer, and a champion he is not.

Holden Caulfield 3:19 pm 06 Sep 13

They did have an option. I think it would have been worth the pain to keep him on their list and just leave him on the sidelines.

Now he’ll just get what he wants, another club and still more money than he deserves.

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