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Post by Lee on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:27 am

A wonderful read by Luke Ablett in The Saturday Paper.

(BTW, if you want quality journalism instead of the usual pap, read The Saturday Paper)


http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/sport/2014/12/06/the-highs-and-lows-being-drafted-the-afl/14177844001337#.VII3QIifaK0

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Post by testy on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:12 pm


Just another story about whatever is AFL IMO lee, same tale written by different journalists in many different papers for the last week.
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Post by Lee on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:40 pm

Glad you liked it, testy. Wink
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Post by testy on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:42 pm


Your very welcome lee Laughing
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:41 am

The only draft that has ever concerned me was the Vietnam war draft
Thank goodness it was far Goughed
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Post by UncleHuey on Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:19 pm

So we should read the Saturday Paper not the Saturday paper?

Not a bad article - what I got out of it, apart from a bit of feeling sorry for themselves, was that a lot do not have a plan B if the AFL career doesn't work out. The young sports star gets a bit of an easy run through life - people to look after him, organise things for him, prepared to cut him some slack and ignore faults and mistakes because he can kick a footy. Problem comes if he isnt as good as he has been lead to believe and the AFL career either stops short or never eventuates.

Matthew Liptak had the best idea, kept studying and he had medicine as a career to fall back on. Ifbthey do not have a Plan B they are often left in their early 20's with nothing else to fall back on.
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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Yes and no. Your life has hardly passed you by yet in your early twenties, plenty of time to adjust to a traditional career path if footy doesn't eventuate.

I think it's more about background and upbringing for some though. If they come from a disadvantaged background then they may feel that footy is their only great hope for a better life....
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Post by testy on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:34 pm

We are all responsible for what we do in life and these guys are no different to anyone on this site, if something doesn't work out move on and try something else.

I was made redundant a few years ago with what I thought was a job for life ( I worked for Telstra).
Suddenly the whole outlook of my working life changed at 42 years of age and what did I do, I applied for other jobs and to this day have been working since then, they are no different, they are young enough to move on.
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