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Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?

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Report as Inappropriate #1
11:08 AM, Mon Oct 20 2008
The SportingPulse Team
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Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Ben Cousins' 12-month suspension from AFL is coming to an end and if he gets approval from the AFL Commission next month he could be coming to your club...
Will you be cheering as Cousins runs on to the ground on the first day of the season wearing your club's colours?


Edited on Mon Oct 20 11:34:47 2008 by The mySport Team
Report as Inappropriate #2
11:35 AM, Mon Oct 20 2008
The Yapper
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RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
If he goes to St Kilda, I'd be a very worried fan to see him hanging out with Michael Gardiner. Trouble waiting to happen if you ask me!
Report as Inappropriate #3
12:16 PM, Mon Oct 20 2008
RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
There is a poetic irony in Ben Cousins becoming a Saint after living the life he’s led. He’s had his second, third, fourth and fifth chances and has let himself, his teammates, the club and the fans down time and time again. He hasn’t played for a year, he’s 30 years old and has a problem with drugs and alcohol, but if Cousins stays out of trouble, if he puts on best on ground performances every week and if St Kilda are near the top of the ladder, then the fans will get behind him. If, if, if...
Report as Inappropriate #4
12:34 PM, Mon Oct 20 2008
RE: RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Yeah, go on Benny, join the Spuds down at St Kilda. You'll fit right in with some of those misfits......
Report as Inappropriate #5
7:58 PM, Mon Nov 3 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Hey there are no 'misfits' as such down at the saints buddy
Report as Inappropriate #6
1:42 PM, Fri Nov 7 2008
RE: RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
The one major point I would make is this.. Ben had NEVER tested positive to drugs, whereas other players have..and guess what... they are STILL playing, although we don't know who they are..slightly hypocritical to say the least. He was charged with bringing the game into disrepute...didn't those players found to have used drugs do exactly the same ?? He was sacked by West Coast after being arrested for doing..........nothing !!! Laughable !
But to put things into perspective..He HAS admitted drug use, and I would love to give him the biggest kick up the backside. He has also given his all to combat his addiction. How many other addicts would do what he is doing...staying fit, working thru his problems, and showing a genuine desire to return to the game he has given so much to. We can continue to do what we are currently doing...kicking him when he is down...or do something more in line with the Aussie tradition..give him his LAST chance.
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4:36 PM, Fri Nov 7 2008
Andy Collins
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RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Yes - great post. I reckon you're on the money. Whilst Cousins let a few fans down; the fact that his life has been out of control and played out in such a public manner is a massive punishment in itself.

Perhaps he won't stay clean, perhaps he will - but with the scrutiny he'll be under, I'd also have him back at my club.

What about Gillard, Rudd, Turnbull and other taking (admittedly milder) drugs whilst at uni? I wrote something about it last week...
http://www.sportingpulse.com/mysport.cgi?a=BLOG_VIEWENTRY&blogID=132138

Do any of us who have tried so called recreational drugs have the right to judge this bloke, just because he is a public figure?
Report as Inappropriate #8
2:26 PM, Mon Nov 10 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
AC is that an admission in that last sentence is there something you wish to tell us?
Report as Inappropriate #9
10:53 AM, Wed Nov 12 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
I'm quite sure that Ben would find the warmer climate in Queensland to his liking. He has done the wrong thing but has put his hand up and copped his penalty. He was one of the greats to watch at the peak of his powers and if he can get back somewhere close to that level he will give fans wonderful entertainment and his new club a genuine match winner.
Report as Inappropriate #10
6:34 AM, Thu Nov 13 2008
RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
My club would welcome Ben Cousins anytime. In that dingy smoky bar, just around behind the pokies. Nothin' like having Ben there to pull in a few more patrons.
Report as Inappropriate #11
3:44 PM, Wed Nov 19 2008
The Yapper
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RE: RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Michael Voss up at the Lions sounds keen, but the AFL certainly has made life tough for Benny Boy. Sounds as is Ben will be spending more time giving urine samples than he will running around playing football.
Report as Inappropriate #12
4:01 PM, Wed Nov 19 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Very strange, wouldn't you think..Adhere or go.. What rules do those players found to be using drugs have to adhere to..the same as Ben's ?...if not, why not ??? One bloke was found to be using illicit drugs and got 16 weeks. He didn't own up to using BEFORE he was caught. Ben owns up and was NEVER caught. Talk about double standards. If you test positive you are o.k..nothing more is said.. but hey, is it because he was a high profile player.
But as I have said before...Ben was an absolute idiot, and deserves a good kick in the backside.. but why have double standards ?????
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6:29 PM, Wed Nov 19 2008
The Yapper
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RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Yep, good call. Also, there are currently six players in the AFL on two strikes for taking recreational drugs. One more strike and they will get the boot. I wonder if the AFL has drug testers following those six blokes around seven days a week?
Report as Inappropriate #14
1:57 PM, Thu Nov 20 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Classic that Cousins had a FULL body wax recently and buzzed his hair - making it impossible to get a hair long enough for the particular drug test that was due last weekend. I'm not saying this means Ben is back on the drugs, but it was pretty stupid/provocative of him to do this knowing full well he had a test coming up. Nixon (or someone close to him) needs to manage him better.

I have no problem with the scrutiny around Cousins - and the imposed testing regime - but agree with other posters that the double standards at the moment (other players running around who have been actually caught twice) are ridiculous.
Report as Inappropriate #15
10:09 AM, Fri Nov 21 2008
RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
NO WAY...i think he should not be allowed to play AFL just 12 months after his ban, and especially after all that he has done. he is going to ruin the game. he has already missed a hair sample request because his hair is too short. what will he get up to next???
Report as Inappropriate #16
10:24 AM, Fri Nov 21 2008
RE: RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
i would have taken him but i don't think i would after the picture of him in todays Herald sun. How is that Orange Jacket he has on No way can somebody go out in public in that i thought he would have learnt after his Such Is Life tattoo. He is messed up that guy seriously
Report as Inappropriate #17
10:33 AM, Fri Nov 21 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Fashion criticism from the man who mixes stripes and checks! I didn't the jacket was that bad http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24684028-23211,00.html.

Although he'll look better when he's wearing Saints colours next season.
Report as Inappropriate #18
10:50 AM, Fri Nov 21 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Ive learnt Paolo thanks mate you have set me on the right track. Couldn't have done it with out you.
Report as Inappropriate #19
4:05 PM, Sun Nov 23 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
yeah ben is goin to look good in saints gear. no way he would want to go queensland.
Report as Inappropriate #20
9:59 AM, Mon Nov 24 2008
RE: ... RE: Would you want Ben Cousins at your club next season?
Any1 need a water boy?

nm that they drug test them as well
NO!!!!
He shouldn't be allowed to get involved in ANYTHING to do with ANY sport!!
Not an AFL follower,in fact,can't stand the game how ever i am curious to know what would be going through the minds of a team that takes him in?
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