Lying for Todd Carney?

johnboy 24 July 2008 63

Todd Carney is already entering the language. Just a few minutes ago I went to the smallest room in the house to have a Carney.

The Herald Sun is now reporting that his former partner in crime, Steve Irwin, (the League player not the stingray annoyer) is dropping a bucket on last year’s events.

    Irwin said Raiders management asked him to cover-up Carney’s guilt.

    He was told to lie to police by saying he asked Carney – who had his licence suspended at the time – to drive home after a night out after consuming several drinks himself.

    More seriously, Irwin alleged Canberra asked him to tell police Carney was not drunk – claims which could force police to reopen their investigation.

    Raiders chairman John McIntyre last night aggressively denied the allegations.

UPDATED: The ABC reports that police are investigating.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times is running with the club’s denials.


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bigred bigred 8:15 pm 25 Jul 08

So if it happens elsewhere it is all ok then. Good to know.

vg vg 7:24 pm 25 Jul 08

No one raised any issues about the plod thing. Call them what you like, just not late for dinner.

The donut thing is pretty poor though. Really demonstrates a lack of a mature independent thought process and a reliance on American TV stereotypes for your information.

What happens at ABN happens at virtually every popular bar across the ACT. People regularly screw up a good thing

bigred bigred 6:35 pm 25 Jul 08

So let me get this clear? OK to called a public servant a pube? Not OK to call Canberra’s finest plod? Just checking.

Only thing looking like enforcement I have ever seen around All Bar Nun has been the bouncers tipping a jug of water over a drunk and calling him “f%$& wit”. Saw that one Sunday arvo from flatheads. I have just given up on going to ABN.

Overheard Overheard 12:07 pm 25 Jul 08

Oh, and just for clarification, I’m not an organiser of the venue or have any stake in it. I just do some very random publicity and MC-ing for them. The venue is a performance venue of the not for profit Monaro Folk Society: http://www.monarofolk.org.au

Overheard Overheard 12:03 pm 25 Jul 08

tylersmayhem said :

Whats’ the music like at The Merry Muse? It sounds very bush band to me?

Probably getting a wee bit off-topic here, Tyler, even though there’s a new thread on the incident. So briefly, and I’m happy to go into more detail next time I post something for the Muse, it’s a very, very, very electic mix. Blues, bush, klezmer, traditional, soul, acoustic, full-on dance-your-ar$e off bands, comedy, poetry, insgrumental, singers, harmonies, choirs, rock, pop — elements of all.

Folk, God love it, is a very broad church.

Tune in to the radio show on Sunday (see above) and you’ll get the gist. For some visual cues, check out my photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ovhrprod

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:48 am 25 Jul 08

Whats’ the music like at The Merry Muse? It sounds very bush band to me?

Overheard Overheard 11:05 am 25 Jul 08

Mick1965 said :

Overheard – have you ever seen Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen there? Great band.

Nah, keep missing them there and at festivals. Everyone raves about them.

Mick1965 Mick1965 10:57 am 25 Jul 08

Overheard – have you ever seen Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen there? Great band.

Overheard Overheard 10:02 am 25 Jul 08

tylersmayhem said :

Overheard, I’d love to know where this decent sounding haunt in Turner is you speak of – but I wouldn’t expect you to mention it on here. You don’t want the Wankers…I mean Raiders ruining that joint too.

Oh, no problem mentioning it; I do it all the time here. But it’s not the same as ABN at all; it’s a music performance venue with a cover charge (which you can offset against the cost of the cheap and wonderful Polish beer), and has a markedly higher median age. Probably not what your average Raider is interested in.

‘The Merry Muse’ at the Polish White Eagle Club, David Street, Turner. Performances every Friday night except the first Friday of the month when it’s a bush music and dance night. No show tonight due to renovations.

But watch this space for the next big gig: The Crooked Fiddle Band (Syd) and Mr Fibby (ACT). Both are superbly sensational, and I’m looking forward to being MC for the night. I’m interviewing TCFB on Artsound on Sunday morning (10.45am-ish) and playing a couple of their tracks (which you can also hear on their MySpace page — great frenetic gypsy and Celtic dance music).

http://www.merrymuse.org.au

For all of that, I do miss the days when ABN was a drinking hole of choice.

DJ DJ 9:42 am 25 Jul 08

Doctor Evil said :

Is it true that Carney is now being hailed as the Raiders new whizz kid?

Now that is funny. Unless you are taking the piss

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:09 am 25 Jul 08

Overheard, I’d love to know where this decent sounding haunt in Turner is you speak of – but I wouldn’t expect you to mention it on here. You don’t want the Wankers…I mean Raiders ruining that joint too.

Overheard Overheard 8:44 am 25 Jul 08

tylersmayhem said :

I agree that All Bar Nun is now a scar on the face of O’Conner by the sounds of it. I’ve only been there a couple of times about 8 years back. Back then it was a pretty quiet and chilled out place – one of the coolest places in Canberra. But as always, the loosers find out, make it their new local, and it turns to shit.

Agree. I used to frequent ABN many years ago when it was a great place to either chill or meet new people (sigh, memories!), or get rowdy watching the big football matches. (Superb during the 2003 Rugby World Cup.)

Now I just walk past it from the fish and chip shop to my irregular Friday night haunt across the road in Turner and shudder at what ABN’s become.

Doctor Evil Doctor Evil 8:32 am 25 Jul 08

Is it true that Carney is now being hailed as the Raiders new whizz kid?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 8:24 am 25 Jul 08

What is with this police/doughnut fixation? It’s an American cliche and just simply misplaced in an Australian context.

I completely agree. While I have been copping a little for using the term The Plod recently, I really can’t see where the doughnut references come from other then people have forgotted we live in Australia rather than the US.

I agree that All Bar Nun is now a scar on the face of O’Conner by the sounds of it. I’ve only been there a couple of times about 8 years back. Back then it was a pretty quiet and chilled out place – one of the coolest places in Canberra. But as always, the loosers find out, make it their new local, and it turns to shit.

DJ DJ 7:09 am 25 Jul 08

bigred said :

DJ, All Bar Nun has become a blight on O’Connor. Lots of crap erupts there and the frequency suggest that plod should put it on their regular beat patrols. Visible presence can achieve wonders.

Should there be an attempt to change the liquor licence to address the suburban location and the problems associated with that? It is a thin line between congratulating a suburban business for becoming a success and a thorn in the side of the local residence.

I don’t go there all that often and to be honest it has been over 9 months since I went – I do recall seeing several Police wandering through and on the outside regularly.

Overheard Overheard 1:18 am 25 Jul 08

What is with this police/doughnut fixation? It’s an American cliche and just simply misplaced in an Australian context.

ant ant 11:48 pm 24 Jul 08

johnboy said :

Stow it with the crap stirring ant or you can sit in the mod queue.

Ah. Now that’s interesting.

johnboy johnboy 11:37 pm 24 Jul 08

Stow it with the crap stirring ant or you can sit in the mod queue.

ant ant 11:35 pm 24 Jul 08

I thought the correct way of referring to our doughnut-motivated law enforcement was The Plod, or Mr Plod? (after the well-known character of children’s lit.). Not “plod”. I’m surprised our doughnut-motivated posters here haven’t jumped on that one with cries and feathers.

bigred bigred 10:15 pm 24 Jul 08

DJ, All Bar Nun has become a blight on O’Connor. Lots of crap erupts there and the frequency suggest that plod should put it on their regular beat patrols. Visible presence can achieve wonders.

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