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Todd Carney to play for Atherton

By johnboy - 8 March 2009 58

[First filed: March 05, 2009 @ 10:55]

Regular readers will be thrilled by an ABC story reporting that perennial favourite Todd Carney has signed to play for the Atherton Roosters in the Queensland competition.

I also hear the gig involves a job working in the pub.


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UPDATED: Todd is nothing if not reliable. LeagueHQ notes that Todd’s signing with Atherton followed his being handcuffed by eight police officers in Goulburn after jumping up and down on the roof of a car outside the Carlton Hotel.

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Todd Carney to play for Atherton
astrojax 5:31 pm 05 Mar 09

this seems no longer to be a canberra issue – please stop; his name written anywhere, spoken anywhere makes me want to vomit…

jessieduck 4:21 pm 05 Mar 09

G-Fresh said :

Good afternoon Growling Ferret!

I find the assaulting people randomly and barking at females comments strange. How did he bark at females? .

This was all news months ago- he barks at girls when he’s out drinking as a way of indicating (and, sorry if this is too subtle for you G-Fresh) that he thinks they are “dogs” ie- “ugly”.

He is not a very nice man.

YapYapYap 3:42 pm 05 Mar 09

He might die of dengue fever

G-Fresh 3:09 pm 05 Mar 09

Good afternoon Growling Ferret!

I find the assaulting people randomly and barking at females comments strange. How did he bark at females? Might have given some a stern word which is a different matter. And as for the alleged random assaulting, I would assert it isn’t as random as some may think. Takes two to tango.

Growling Ferret 1:23 pm 05 Mar 09

G-Fresh

Most employees are not on $450k contracts. Anyone with half a brain might realise that after 9 warnings that ‘you will be sacked if you play up again’, they might actually mean it.

I’ve been a Raiders fan since I attended the first home game at Seiffert in 82 as a wee tacker – I’m no fly by nighter. But Carney is a knob, and needed to go both from the Raiders and the NRL – and is lucky he’s not spending time in the big house.

FYI, I also play footy, and love a drink. But I have never pissed on anyone, run away from the cops, assaulted anyone randomly or barked at the female sex. Maybe I’m the strange one…

G-Fresh 12:34 pm 05 Mar 09

Growling Ferret said :

G-Fresh

Let he, given 10 chances to maintain his $450k per annum employment on the condition he behaves, who gets caught drink driving, then pees on others at pubs, and barks at women suffer the consequences of being a half witted tosspot.

Waste of talent yes, but proof that turning a 17 year old into a professional footballer who has never worked an honest day of his life may not be the best human development technique…

Many Canberran’s read Federal Public Servants don’t do an honest days work. Yet they’ll flail their arms around about a bloke getting on the sauce and having a laugh. Lots of people get caught drink driving and the only way this impacts on their work is whether they can get there by alternative means rather than having the infringement impact on their employment contract. Who gets themselves in a state where they may be pissed on? Winners who can’t handle their lager and shouldn’t have had a drink in the first place.

Gee. Let’s just consider Carney to be an experiment shall we? Let’s not develop any 17 year old players into 1st class players. Not going to happen cowboy.

jessieduck 12:22 pm 05 Mar 09

Ok, I’ve checked my crystal ball. With a population of under 6,000 people I give Todd under a week before he personally offends most of the town. I have also foreseen an incident involving Todd the baran peeing in a beer glass and serving it to a punter ala Coogee Bay Hotel.

Pot Holes 12:09 pm 05 Mar 09

He would be a big chance play for QLD Country, be picked in the QLD resident team and to play against NSW resident team as curtain raiser to origin game. Not a bad way to keep your name in the frame. Also I wonder what if Thurston gets hurt with the Cowboys…….

Growling Ferret 11:44 am 05 Mar 09

G-Fresh

Let he, given 10 chances to maintain his $450k per annum employment on the condition he behaves, who gets caught drink driving, then pees on others at pubs, and barks at women suffer the consequences of being a half witted tosspot.

Waste of talent yes, but proof that turning a 17 year old into a professional footballer who has never worked an honest day of his life may not be the best human development technique…

G-Fresh 11:41 am 05 Mar 09

What a waste of talent.

Bloody wowsers ruining a great league players career.

Let he without sin cast the first stone!

BerraBoy68 11:18 am 05 Mar 09

In the history of stupid ideas, offering Carney a job in a pub when he is serving penenace for his drunken offences is about the stupidest, second only to his actually acepting the position.

Bets anyone on how far into the season we’ll get without Carney making another drunken headline? I give it to the end of pre-season training.

Thumper 11:14 am 05 Mar 09

I wonder if the women of Atherton like blokes who bark at them?

They’d probably punch him out.

Mr Evil 11:10 am 05 Mar 09

Wow – his career has really taken off since getting his arse kicked out of the Canberra Raiders!

I wonder if the women of Atherton like blokes who bark at them?

sepi 11:03 am 05 Mar 09

Working in a pub might be a great idea.

He will get to see what twits dopey drunks look like when you’re not drunk yourself.

Granny 10:56 am 05 Mar 09

He could’ve gone a bit further north, but I guess that will do.

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