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Yes, well put ME. I have been saying that from the very beginning of that affair. The other players meet and decided that if Peats stayed and they had to play for no points it was OK by them. The coach, thinking he may get the bullett if did not make the eight, needed to play for points.So he choose the expedient solution and not the principle solution. As it transpired, we could not win without Peats and we did not make the eight anyway. I should say that sometime after Max arrived an offer was made to Peats to come back to the Eels. It was an attempt to correct the wrong done to Peats. Nathan by that time had grown to like it at Surfers and rejected the offer.That such an offer was made speaks well for Max for making the offer.
Yes it is his fault, Trump, Global Warming, Turnbull, the Economy. Why did we ever want to take him and his off field issues on. BA would have known about them at the time.
"Everything happens for a reason" what a dopey thing to say.
It’s his way of saying that he most likely will never get over it, he is an Eel at heart. His double ended Schlong partner has absconded and returned to where he dreams to be and Proctor is a big boy but has nothing on the Insane Hayne Stain.
Plenty of diverse opinions here, not much on the character it takes to stand corrected though, or to uphold such great and apparently new values held by and expressed as Peats has done here.
We all know what happened and public reasons around that, but do we not appreciate and esteem contrition as a foundation element of a sophisticated society any more? Do we no longer hope our children can learn more from a sports hero than run, kick, tackle. That maybe being able to cry when you are hurt is not a sign of weakness and that the public testimony of it to those fans who hold you dear in their hearts is potentially a pillar of strength to them also.
As for derision regarding "everything happens for a reason"? I hold fast to the scripture that says "My God works all things together for good to those who love Him"
I can't imagine too many Parra fans or footy fans in general that would argue that the "Parra footy team, club and fans have indeed seen the working out of all the drama at that time as a mighty step forward today"!
Good on'ya Peatsy.
I do think Nathans line of " everything happens for a reason " was more a throwaway line than a deep philosophical religious mantra... And whilst I respect your religious beliefs perhaps we could do without throwaway lines used as a conversion tool?
Thanks Fathead, if you're correct in your assumption then certainly I can't disagree with he throwaway line perspective. If on the other hand there is substance in use of that phrase we should give the benefit of the doubt without needing to ascribe religious platitudes to Nathan when in fact it may have been part of his own personal defense mechanism. an attitude towards handling the thrust and parry of life.
And thank you for offering your own mercy to me re my religious convictions. I'm sure they were sincere. I was just making a point of how I handle the ups and downs of life.