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Channel Seven to air Ben Cousins documentary (Herald Sun)

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Channel Seven to air Ben Cousins documentary
Tony Sheahan
Herald Sun
August 1, 2010


BEN Cousins' explosive tell-all documentary is set for a primetime screening.

Sources say all networks were in talks to show the graphic program, which details Tigers star Cousins' drug spiral and healing.

But Seven, offering to broadcast the doco mid-week, over two nights, in primetime, is set to seal the deal this week.

The news will add fuel to speculation that Cousins won't play on next season as Richmond has insisted in the past the documentary could not screen while the star was a Tiger.

The documentary is said to be a raw and chilling account of Cousins' substance abuse and road to recovery.

It also features his off-field passions like skydiving.

Television executives who have seen the doco say it is profound and destined to win awards.

Richmond Football Club has said it does not want the documentary screened during the 2010 season.

Late on Saturday, music boss Michael Gudinski, executive producer of the doco, said no deal has been signed.

Mr Gudinski said Cousins is still working on the as-yet unfinished doco.

Seven would not comment.


Ben Cousins may be playing his last season in the AFL.
Picture: Tim Carrafa

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/channel-seven-to-air-ben-cousins-documentary/story-e6frf9jf-1225899478017
 

Tygrys

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LeeToRainesToRoach said:
The news will add fuel to speculation that Cousins won't play on next season as Richmond has insisted in the past the documentary could not screen while the star was a Tiger.
Probably sees the writing on the wall now. Apart from that, don't care, not interested. Personally far more interested in Reiwoldt getting the coleman, who is traded or delisted at the end of the season and who we pick up in the draft. Just bored with the whole Cousins media circus.
 

Lidsand

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someone i know has an interesting theory on this doco. he thinks that cuz has been using the whole time and the doco explains how he was/has been getting away with it. it is only a theory and i dont believe that to be the case but its certainly an interesting concept
 

Brodders17

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Streak said:
The club has a clear stance on this.

Is it the right positon to take?
what is the clubs stance? that it cant be shown during season 2010, or while Cuz is a tiger? the article says 2 different things.
 

JR8

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LidsBling&Cotch said:
someone i know has an interesting theory on this doco. he thinks that cuz has been using the whole time and the doco explains how he was/has been getting away with it. it is only a theory and i dont believe that to be the case but its certainly an interesting concept
If true, would be HUGE news.
 

willo

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LidsBling&Cotch said:
someone i know has an interesting theory on this doco. he thinks that cuz has been using the whole time and the doco explains how he was/has been getting away with it. it is only a theory and i dont believe that to be the case but its certainly an interesting concept
I thought the club had already read the transcript?
Not sure they'd keep playing him if they did and this was true. Maybe they haven't. ???
 

Streak

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Brodders17 said:
what is the clubs stance? that it cant be shown during season 2010, or while Cuz is a tiger? the article says 2 different things.
Yeah it does actually.

I'll go with the club not wanting it aired while Cuz is a Tiger.

Is it really that big an issue?
 

Dusty

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JR8 said:
If true, would be HUGE news.
You guys have forgotten that Brendan Gale and AFLPA worked very hard with Ben from the day he has sacked by WC until the day he was registered again. Brendan knows everything about Ben and his past. The AFL knows and likes to control everything. If there was something in the doco they didn’t like do you think Ch7 would screen it? Do you think Michael Gudinski would risk his reputation to produce the doco? if it was going to embarrass the AFL.
From what I hear the doco features his family, and even Caroline Wilson , Aker, and Chris Judd.
 

jimbob

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LidsBling&Cotch said:
someone i know has an interesting theory on this doco. he thinks that cuz has been using the whole time and the doco explains how he was/has been getting away with it. it is only a theory and i dont believe that to be the case but its certainly an interesting concept
Seems like a pretty long bow to draw. He gets tested - what...... twice a week I think ? Would the Club have been playing him if they knew/suspected that he was still using ? Reckon not. Theories are fine....after all....i got plenty...........not sure they all work in practice though.....
 

Barnzy

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Certainly sounding a lot like this will be his last season. Wouldn't be a surprise anyways.
 

Tigerdog

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CC was interviewed on SEN before the game on Sunday and stated that the club had seen a rough copy of the as yet unfinished doco and said its airing will have no impact on if Cuz gets another year or not.
 

Tigers lets Roar

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Tigerdog said:
CC was interviewed on SEN before the game on Sunday and stated that the club had seen a rough copy of the as yet unfinished doco and said its airing will have no impact on if Cuz gets another year or not.
Well that clears that up