Todd Carney – Terminated

johnboy 7 August 2008 51

Word coming through that Todd Carney’s contract has been terminated.

Lock up your daughters and watch your backs, he’s got nothing to lose now.

UPDATE: In a press conference Todd has blamed us in the media (that includes all of you lot) and the club for treating him unfairly.


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The Public Watchdog The Public Watchdog 8:06 am 10 Aug 08

He’s an idiot.

What you reap, is what you sow.

He should have been sacked last year

johnboy johnboy 3:35 pm 08 Aug 08

Yes I was thinking much the same myself.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 3:29 pm 08 Aug 08

If he goes over to France he’ll be representing all Australians! Egad!

Somehow I don’t think the French will put up with his sh*t for very long!

fnaah fnaah 2:04 pm 08 Aug 08

I’d heard that the NFL was having serious problems with off-field behaviour in the 90’s, and decided to require new recruits to reach a certain grade point average before being signed up to a team – can anyone substantiate this or provide more info?

Sounds like a great idea to me. Instead of telling youngsters “you don’t have to do well at school, there’s always a career in sports”, cut that off too so a good education is the only way to go.

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 12:59 pm 08 Aug 08

tylersmayhem said :

Unfortunately, losers like Carney are also role models (like it or not) for younger league players and fans, and they also represent Canberra. I for one, even though I don’t even follw the sport, don’t want a wanker like him representing Canberra, or setting such a crap example to the kids of this fine town.

If he goes over to France he’ll be representing all Australians! Egad!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:51 pm 08 Aug 08

Maybe the news should stop worrying about the prat. I’m sure there’s more important things than what twats get up to at the ABN.

johnboy johnboy 12:50 pm 08 Aug 08

I think the point is that the Raiders and the NRL have a huge financial interest in presenting their players as role models to wider society.

The thoughtful fan base that wants to expand the game would also want a piece of the viral marketing this opens up.

Todd was getting in the way of this lucrative opportunity.

There was always a trade off between what he brought the team and what he subtracted from it, and he just kept stacking things on the wrong side of the balance.

p1 p1 12:45 pm 08 Aug 08

He might play Rugby League well (I wouldn’t know, i don’t watch it), but I think that the NRL has a duty to the wider community (that done give a $hit about league) to make sure he isn’t on out TV or news papers for being a twat.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:41 pm 08 Aug 08

But he plays good footy, isn’t that what you people want to watch?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:19 pm 08 Aug 08

And he’s a f**kwit, really!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:12 pm 08 Aug 08

What’s with the whole barking at women thing? Is Carney telling them he’s a dog?

I think it’s more a problem with people holding sport in too high regards. It shouldn’t be a moral representative of society. It’s entertainment, really.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:50 am 08 Aug 08

Whilst I don’t think I’m to blame, Todd, I will say that I think the media focuses too much on football player’s off-field behavior. They are f-king football players, for god’s sake. You know what footy-heads are like, we all went to school with them.

Unfortunately, losers like Carney are also role models (like it or not) for younger league players and fans, and they also represent Canberra. I for one, even though I don’t even follw the sport, don’t want a wanker like him representing Canberra, or setting such a crap example to the kids of this fine town.

If I ever have a boy and I see him barking at women…look out!

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 11:20 am 08 Aug 08

The way is now paved for Sonny Bill’s exit from the Bulldogs, all he has to do is get drunk and wee on some frenchmen.

After NZ gives him his outstanding service medal, he’ll get the flick from his club over here.

Ralph Ralph 11:04 am 08 Aug 08

Apparently the Raiders are now looking at the services of Tim Smith. Swap one alcohol problem for another.

Overheard Overheard 10:18 am 08 Aug 08

As one of the posters on the Canberra Times site points out, have a look at the back-drop of the shot of the chastened Carney. Coincidence or the cameraman’s wry sense of humour?

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/sport/rugby-league/cut-carney-didnt-see-writing-on-the-wall/1238697.aspx

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 10:16 am 08 Aug 08

Whilst I don’t think I’m to blame, Todd, I will say that I think the media focuses too much on football player’s off-field behavior. They are f-king football players, for god’s sake. You know what footy-heads are like, we all went to school with them. They talk utter sh-t, they drink like fish and they get into biff-ups. That’s what being a stupid jock is all about.

But if you want good football, you’re gonna need to get these guys to play. That’s their one purpose in life and that’s the one thing they do really well. I see the Raiders lost quite badly to the Broncos (not that I really gave a sh-t till it became funny)…

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 10:08 am 08 Aug 08

Todd has blamed us in the media (that includes all of you lot) and the club for treating him unfairly.

Well boo f**king hoo! If he wants to choose booze over football, then he doesn’t deserve any opportunity.

KingMonty KingMonty 9:25 am 08 Aug 08

more funds now to attract some talent?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:11 am 08 Aug 08

Good result for the Raiders. Who gives a crap whether he was a good player, he was an asshole and the Raiders have more credibility for taking this position.

Thumper Thumper 9:00 am 08 Aug 08

“They’ll send him to gay paree”

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