The Cuz Doco?

Written by Big Sexy on August 27 2010

Is Daniel Wells (NTH) worth holding onto for the remainder of the season (F6/F7)?

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For what it’s worth, I thought it was pretty awesome insight and couldn’t take my eye’s off it.

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16 thoughts on “The Cuz Doco?”

  1. Can’t say I got a hell of a lot out of it, BS. The purpose of it was to make money for Ben and I hope it does but what was the message?

    Some of the things I would have liked to have seen included:
    1) An interview with Samantha Druze
    2) Footage of Ben actually fighting with his family when he was strung out
    3) Interviews with ex-teammates who were allegedly with him on some of these benders: Chick, Gardiner, Fletcher.
    4) Interviews with ex-teammates who weren’t
    5) Footage of the strippers/hookers that were allegedly at some of these 5 day parties.

    OK so maybe that last one is from a purely personal perspective 😉

    I didn’t think it was crap and I’m glad I watched it. I just think Ben/Ch 7 built the whole thing up to be more than it was.

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  2. I teach Health in the education sector and whilst i found it not as useful as an anti drug message as it was billed to potentially be, i did find it compelling viewing.

    Amazed he’s still alive but i fear for how he is going to handle retirement.

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  3. Hey motts, I heard the director interviewed, and he diliberately stayed away from team mates. I also wondered how they got the drug footage they did get, and very much doubt a cammera was rolling at 4am when he was almost fighting with his old man. I do agree with point 5. I thought it was great, and changed the way I’ll look at drugs, and look for signs in my own kids. The only thing missing for me was ‘how’ he never got caught…. Surely couldn’t just be luck.

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  4. A wasted opportunity if you ask me. I’m well aware that a lot of people can live that lifestyle and (for the most part) not let it completely take over their lives but there wasn’t enough from Ben detailing the effects it had on his brain/thought processes, etc. Lack of sleep over a period of days can be just as damaging as the drugs themselves.
    Kudos to Plough who saw Ben’s predicament as a moral dilemma, not just a football one. And massive credit to Bryan Cousins and the rest of the family for sticking by him when a lot of families would have turned their backs.

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  5. I got out of it two new words to use before a big night out, “Annihilate” and “Launch”….thanks Ben.

    In all seriousness, the best part about it and the best message came across from the interview with Brian Cousins at the end. That guy has done a good job and provided some good insight into the issue of drug addiction.

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  6. I was furious after the first night cos he wasnt remorceful enough.
    On the socond night it was a little better.

    The importance of FAMILY really did show.
    But i am not sure Ben will ever lose his addiction, with that persistent SMIRK on his face.

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  7. He got away with so much because ” He’s a great footballer”, if he wasn’t you won’t see any doco. You’ll just see some junkie begging us for a couple of bucks, so he can get his next fix, nuff sad.

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  8. Channel 7 puts away their morals for the sake of money and rating, whilst BC tells a story made for TV, i.e., full of half-truths and sensationalised. Two parties taking advantage of each other, the public are the victims.

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  9. the doco…… was interesting however many points remain unclear:

    1. how can he, an attic, automatically switch his drug dependance off ~in reference to before games. i thought that an attic was dependant all of the time, hence called a dependance. i thought it was a little weird, the fact that he could control his abuse. one begs to question then if he could control the abuse for game days, realising it was wrong, why did the bells not ring in his head to say that using was wrong.

    2. i do wish, like many, that he spoke clearly about how he avoided drug tests. what masking agents did he use, if any, would have been a great topic for discussion.

    3. Thoughts from team mates would have been a good discussion point.

    4. i would like to pay tribute to his father, what an extraordinary human being!

    5. Ricky Nixon – you sir are a germ.

    cheers guys on a great site and a great year in sc. looking forward to the 2011 season already.

    e.

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    1. Great word for Ricky Nixon, e – ‘germ’ is perfect, that or ”slimeball’.

      Re: your first point, and I’ll assume you mean ‘addict’, instead of ‘attic’. The drugs that Benny was using (coke, ice, speed, etc.) do not create a dependence whereby he needed them everyday – it’s different to being addicted to cigarettes. He could easily have spent the first few days after a game off his head, then gone 3 or 4 days before, and including, a match without craving them. It was his inability to go without them for weeks, months, years that defines him as an attic/addict.

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The Cuz Doco?

Written by Big Sexy on

Is Daniel Wells (NTH) worth holding onto for the remainder of the season (F6/F7)?

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For what it’s worth, I thought it was pretty awesome insight and couldn’t take my eye’s off it.

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16 thoughts on “The Cuz Doco?”

  1. Can’t say I got a hell of a lot out of it, BS. The purpose of it was to make money for Ben and I hope it does but what was the message?

    Some of the things I would have liked to have seen included:
    1) An interview with Samantha Druze
    2) Footage of Ben actually fighting with his family when he was strung out
    3) Interviews with ex-teammates who were allegedly with him on some of these benders: Chick, Gardiner, Fletcher.
    4) Interviews with ex-teammates who weren’t
    5) Footage of the strippers/hookers that were allegedly at some of these 5 day parties.

    OK so maybe that last one is from a purely personal perspective 😉

    I didn’t think it was crap and I’m glad I watched it. I just think Ben/Ch 7 built the whole thing up to be more than it was.

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  2. I teach Health in the education sector and whilst i found it not as useful as an anti drug message as it was billed to potentially be, i did find it compelling viewing.

    Amazed he’s still alive but i fear for how he is going to handle retirement.

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  3. Hey motts, I heard the director interviewed, and he diliberately stayed away from team mates. I also wondered how they got the drug footage they did get, and very much doubt a cammera was rolling at 4am when he was almost fighting with his old man. I do agree with point 5. I thought it was great, and changed the way I’ll look at drugs, and look for signs in my own kids. The only thing missing for me was ‘how’ he never got caught…. Surely couldn’t just be luck.

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  4. A wasted opportunity if you ask me. I’m well aware that a lot of people can live that lifestyle and (for the most part) not let it completely take over their lives but there wasn’t enough from Ben detailing the effects it had on his brain/thought processes, etc. Lack of sleep over a period of days can be just as damaging as the drugs themselves.
    Kudos to Plough who saw Ben’s predicament as a moral dilemma, not just a football one. And massive credit to Bryan Cousins and the rest of the family for sticking by him when a lot of families would have turned their backs.

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  5. I got out of it two new words to use before a big night out, “Annihilate” and “Launch”….thanks Ben.

    In all seriousness, the best part about it and the best message came across from the interview with Brian Cousins at the end. That guy has done a good job and provided some good insight into the issue of drug addiction.

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  6. I was furious after the first night cos he wasnt remorceful enough.
    On the socond night it was a little better.

    The importance of FAMILY really did show.
    But i am not sure Ben will ever lose his addiction, with that persistent SMIRK on his face.

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  7. He got away with so much because ” He’s a great footballer”, if he wasn’t you won’t see any doco. You’ll just see some junkie begging us for a couple of bucks, so he can get his next fix, nuff sad.

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  8. Channel 7 puts away their morals for the sake of money and rating, whilst BC tells a story made for TV, i.e., full of half-truths and sensationalised. Two parties taking advantage of each other, the public are the victims.

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  9. the doco…… was interesting however many points remain unclear:

    1. how can he, an attic, automatically switch his drug dependance off ~in reference to before games. i thought that an attic was dependant all of the time, hence called a dependance. i thought it was a little weird, the fact that he could control his abuse. one begs to question then if he could control the abuse for game days, realising it was wrong, why did the bells not ring in his head to say that using was wrong.

    2. i do wish, like many, that he spoke clearly about how he avoided drug tests. what masking agents did he use, if any, would have been a great topic for discussion.

    3. Thoughts from team mates would have been a good discussion point.

    4. i would like to pay tribute to his father, what an extraordinary human being!

    5. Ricky Nixon – you sir are a germ.

    cheers guys on a great site and a great year in sc. looking forward to the 2011 season already.

    e.

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