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So, remember Todd Carney…

By qedbynature 20 April 2011 18

Dally M Medalist 2010, the pin-up boy for the Sydney Rooster, former protege of the Canberra Raiders…a highly paid professional football player.

Well it seems it’s all about Todd and his problems, again. According to the Tele (the source of everything NRL)

TODD Carney can’t be trusted. Always full of promises. Promises to give up the drink, promises to seek counselling … promises he won’t do it again. His Roosters teammates must be getting sick of his promises by now.

Just another bad apple? Or is the orchard planted on shallow ground and kept alive by the generous application of expensive fertilisers?

What’s Your opinion?


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triffid 1:04 pm 21 Apr 11

johnboy said :

The myth of elite athletes treating their bodies like temples has about as much reality as the easter bunny. It’s a story for the kids.

As one quickly discovers on meeting one in a social setting.

Definately depends on the athlete / sport, John. I’ve been involved in a number of sports at the very elite level (as national coach / team manager) and will attest to varying degrees of committment from the athletes. What I will forever recall, though, is attending a seminar for elite coaches in Brisbane and having a Queensland rugby league development officer tell me during a break from speakers, ” . . . if you want your kid to grow up an alcoholic, then get him into our game.”

On the other hand, an Olympic medallist mate of mine (winter sport) once bumped into an Olympic Team mate of his (summer sport) when he and I were travelling with a national (winter sport) Olympic team and suggested we ought to catch up later for a quite drink. The summer sport athlete’s response was, “Thanks, but no. Can’t do that this close to the Olympics” . . . which were still two years away. Winter sport athlete was surprised. I (as someone who at the time was reasonably close to the summer sport’s Olympic programme) wasn’t at all.

EvanJames 12:19 pm 21 Apr 11

I can never get past the look on his face. Even if you didn’t know anything about him, when you first saw that you’d be expecting trouble.

Tooks 6:02 pm 20 Apr 11

LSWCHP said :

I’m buggered if I know how someone can be an elite athlete and a pisspot at the same time. Maybe these blokes aren’t as athletic as they make out to be.

Anyway, I reckon that as long as Carney can score tries and bring in crowds he’ll find a club to employ him, no matter what he does. It’s all about the dollars.

Then, in a few years time when he’s lost his edge and can’t provide the competitive advantage of some new troubled young bloke in his early twenties he’ll be discarded as quickly as possible and fade into oblivion at the speed of light.

I’ve no doubt he’ll end up being supported by that charity that looks after old ex rugby players.

Plenty of players are pissheads, smokers, rec drug users. As for being supported by charity, I believe he’s got a couple of investment properties already, so I think he’ll be ok.

p1 4:37 pm 20 Apr 11

LSWCHP said :

I’ve no doubt he’ll end up being supported by that charity that looks after old ex rugby players.

The Footy Show?

johnboy 4:05 pm 20 Apr 11

LSWCHP said :

I’m buggered if I know how someone can be an elite athlete and a pisspot at the same time. Maybe these blokes aren’t as athletic as they make out to be.

Anyway, I reckon that as long as Carney can score tries and bring in crowds he’ll find a club to employ him, no matter what he does. It’s all about the dollars.

Then, in a few years time when he’s lost his edge and can’t provide the competitive advantage of some new troubled young bloke in his early twenties he’ll be discarded as quickly as possible and fade into oblivion at the speed of light.

I’ve no doubt he’ll end up being supported by that charity that looks after old ex rugby players.

The myth of elite athletes treating their bodies like temples has about as much reality as the easter bunny. It’s a story for the kids.

As one quickly discovers on meeting one in a social setting.

p1 3:50 pm 20 Apr 11
Thumper 3:07 pm 20 Apr 11

“Was he the bloke with the dog?”

Nope, this was the bloke with the dog. Like shooting fish in a barrell really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrrC5ZLz-04

LSWCHP 2:52 pm 20 Apr 11

I’m buggered if I know how someone can be an elite athlete and a pisspot at the same time. Maybe these blokes aren’t as athletic as they make out to be.

Anyway, I reckon that as long as Carney can score tries and bring in crowds he’ll find a club to employ him, no matter what he does. It’s all about the dollars.

Then, in a few years time when he’s lost his edge and can’t provide the competitive advantage of some new troubled young bloke in his early twenties he’ll be discarded as quickly as possible and fade into oblivion at the speed of light.

I’ve no doubt he’ll end up being supported by that charity that looks after old ex rugby players.

johnboy 1:57 pm 20 Apr 11

D2 said :

Was he the bloke with the dog?

That’s kind of the final frontier for Todd. Although he did apparently bark at women, which has a lot more context now.

D2 1:52 pm 20 Apr 11

Was he the bloke with the dog?

bulldog600 1:02 pm 20 Apr 11

i remember this guy… the one who wrote the open letter to the fans published in the canberra times after his all bar incident. i remember the promises of not getting into trouble and that he loved the raiders. i remember him personally when i worked at all bar nun, unfortunately i was not working there when he peed on someone but i can tell you he was a flog all along.

I and others are over this idiot and of course the roosters dont have to sack him and can blame others

my question to the NRL is why would the roosters have a certain nightclub promoter at their season launch then wonder why one of their troublesome players hangs out at his club? sounds like a case of i told you so

Erg0 12:14 pm 20 Apr 11

I don’t really follow the NRL at all, but I found it amusing to see that the Roosters wanted the NRL to stop any other clubs from profiting from their misfortune by signing the guy if they sacked him. Even I had to think: “Isn’t that exactly what *you* did?”

facet 12:05 pm 20 Apr 11

What I resented was the implied criticism of the Raiders for not managing the “problem” properly and that the Roosters would do it so much better. The media bullshit that Brian Smith was his “saviour” etc etc.
Still plenty of clubs are willing to use the guy and nothing to suggest he will change his behaviour in any way.
If he were an average player, no one would bother and he could get on with drinking himself into oblivion.

jasmine 12:02 pm 20 Apr 11

Todd who?

Thumper 11:51 am 20 Apr 11

So appropriate, such an easy target…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4cib33LPWY

georgesgenitals 11:32 am 20 Apr 11

Carney’s an asshole.

R. Slicker 11:14 am 20 Apr 11

Chop71 said :

Ever since his All Bar Nun incident – I call him “Squirt”

I still envy that guy getting a golden shower from Todd;-)

Chop71 10:22 am 20 Apr 11

Ever since his All Bar Nun incident – I call him “Squirt”

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