“Let’s face it, the smart money’s on Qld,” said coach, Brad Fittler.
The sport of AFL has been left with red faced after Pie’s player, Jaidyen Stephenson, was caught placing bets on himself resulting in a 10-week suspension. The scandal sent a shockwave through all football codes, with similar investigations being launched immediately. Which is good news for the NSW Blues, as an independent inquest found all players innocent of backing themselves to win anything.
Speaking with coach Brad Fittler, he seemed relieved and reassured by the findings.
“I was pretty confident my guys would be found innocent. They can’t even back themselves that I won’t cut them from the team. Let’s face it, the smart money’s on Qld,” said coach Brad. “Just because we won one series last year doesn’t mean much, especially after we lost the first game despite being favourites.”
As both teams head into Game 2 this Sunday, perhaps investigators should be looking more into the Queensland team. Given how many changes Fittler has made, why wouldn’t they back themselves?