[First filed: February 14, 2009 @ 08:28]
The man who gave us a new word for urination (as in, “Back in a sec, “I’m just going to take a Carney”) is now hoping to get a run in the Goulburn bush leagues.
The Raiders, having terminated Carney’s contract are maintaining a proprietorial view of their former player and are insisting he not be allowed to play anywhere anyhow.
How would you feel dear reader if the last boss who sacked you kept walking into your job interviews demanding they hire someone else?
The NRL has, until now, backed Raiderly demands that Carney not be registered in their competition.
But it seems they’re not so keen on helping the Raiders pursue the vendetta into the bush leagues:
- “We would be vehemently opposed to it,” Raiders chairman John McIntyre reckons. NRL boss David Gallop wasn’t so sure when this column spoke to him yesterday: “Registration is ultimately a question for the Country Rugby League, but we wouldn’t stand in the way. Whether the Raiders like it or not, it’s not their call.”
I think most people would like to see Todd do hard yakka for a living in 2009, but what we’d like and what we get aren’t the same thing.
And I have to admit that as a drinker I have a sneaking admiration for a man who’ll turn his back on $350,000 for the right to walk into a pub and ask for a beer.
UPDATED: The Herald Sun now has word that Todd is willing to get off the sauce in exchange for absolution from Raiders’ management. Anyone want to bet we won’t see him running around in green before the end of the year?