Can't recall the AFLPA saying that too often.
Do the AFLPA say anything when players want to leave clubs while contracted? Dunkley & Dogs being a current example?
Do you ever hear them say anything? I posted at the height of the Lynch character assassination and asked where was Danger as AFLPA spokesperson defending Lynch and calling the dogs in the media off.Do the AFLPA say anything when players want to leave clubs while contracted? Dunkley & Dogs being a current example?
but the principle of a club wanting to trade a contracted player is really just standard footy business, and created by the players themselves. For every player in Treloar's boat there's three the other way so they can't whinge too much.
AgreeTreloar's situation seems to be significantly different. And to use the argument that the AFLPA stays silent when players want to move is completely disingenuous. Funnily enough the AFLPA represents the players' interests, not the club's or the AFLs.
I am no lawyer, but for a start, the Pies are reported to have told him that they don't see how he can play at the level required while his wife and daughter live in Queensland. I'd have thought that that might have been a breach of discrimination laws.
Secondly, the club is his employer. Their handling of the situation might be easily construed as bullying, another hot IR topic.
Thirdly, he has a legally binding contract at Collingwood which they are bound to honour. I am not suggesting that Collingwood would fail in their legal obligation, but they are clearly pressuring him to move on and alleviate that legal obligation. The player has made it clear though that he wants to stay. So surely an organisation that supposedly represents the player's interests would at least come out and publicly support him in his intention to stay. It might not happen all the time, but this is a high profile case being played out in the media. If I was a player I'd like to know the Association is backing its man, and if I was the AFLPA, I'd want to have everyone think I was doing the same.
Finally, the AFLPA launched an investigation into allegations of impropriety about Treloar's agent getting medical advice from the Magpies surrounding Treloar's secret hip surgery before he subsequently moved to the Pies. They found that his agent had no case to answer, which was publicly in Collingwood's favour. Now their client is coping it from the same club, and they are staying silent. It doesn't sit right with me.
I keep hearing this argument about players having to suck it up and I am sorry, but it makes no sense at all.
I keep hearing this argument about players having to suck it up and I am sorry, but it makes no sense at all. The AFPLA surely represents each player both collectively and as an individual. If they don't why do they exist?
What exactly do the players in the other boat to Treloar look like?
Agreeing a bit with the Big R of late...