Two years ago
Premiere League rigged
Why is Daniel Johnson still playing when he cannot qualify for finals? What is " I run this comp and will do whatever it takes to win" Andy going to try to pull over BSA this time? Will BSA take a stance against a club who is clearly attempting to rig the outcome of the men's Premiere League and show that the integrity of the competition is more valuable than rolling over for Forestvilles unsportsmanlike manoeuvres again. No-one has forgotten the Carla Borrego farce that had rules changed so Forestville supposedly couldn't cheat again yet here we are again......
If I was Nyberg, Hawkes, McLean or Rogers I would be making a lot of noise about what Andy is attempting.
Let's talk facts,
- DJ, if he suits the rest of the season, falls one game short of the needed minimum of 8 games. He will only suit 7.
- 2 of those 7 games he stepped on court for 30 seconds, once in street shoes making a mockery of SA's supposed premiere competition.
- DJ will have only actually played in 5 of 18 games in 2018 and yet they think he should qualify.
- By-laws clearly state an exemption can be given if the said player is performing "higher duties". This normally applies for guys missing games due to NBL or Australian commitments and should certainly not apply for a guy who decided to go overseas and play in another comp instead of committing to this comp.
- allowing DJ to play finals gives Forestville 3 current 36ers and an import. Let's not forget they suited a 4th 36er during the season. That's DJ, Teys, Doyle and Majok Deng plus an import. How much money can these teams spend again?
Are they going to get a doctors note to attempt to get him that 8th game? Was he even in the country as it appears he has "suited" every week he was not overseas.
BSA need to protect their competition from being rorted. They owe Forestville nothing. Forestville show no respect for the comp. They choose to boycott the Woolacott, the season launches and refused to play in pre-season officially sanctions tournament a few years back.
Take a stand BSA and make the right call here, otherwise the comp is officially rigged and a joke.