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Roosters fans vent Carney rage

Steve Jancetic 10/08/2011 07:36:05 PM Comments (0)

While the Sydney Roosters board weigh up Todd Carney's NRL future, it appears the club's fans have already made up their mind to punt the wayward star.

The Roosters faithful vented their frustration on the members' forum on the club's official website on Wednesday after Carney, Nate Myles and Frank Paul-Nuuausala were issued breach notices for breaking a team drinking ban.

While Myles and, to a lesser degree, Nuuausala copped criticism, the most savage comments were saved for Carney - with the patience of many of the club's supporters having grown thin.

"The club has to show everyone that the club is bigger than the player. Enough is enough," was one of the comments.

Another poster wrote: "Credibility of a club is not just based on league standings. Our club has done everything possible to help Todd, unfortunately he just cannot help himself ... the Roosters need to move on, there comes a point of no return, where trust no longer exists."

The three players have been given five days before they will front the club's board but, if they are spared the axe, it remains to be seen how long it will take for them to regain the trust of their teammates.

The players made a commitment to steer clear of alcohol during a two-week stretch in which they were due to play Manly and St George Illawarra, the pact a desperate bid to avoid a second wooden spoon in three seasons.

The trio showed a blatant disregard for the ban by visiting two of Sydney's most notorious pubs.

Now the task of avoiding the spoon has been made all the more difficult with all three stood down from Sunday's clash against the Dragons, the premiers unlikely to show any mercy as they look to get their premiership campaign back on track after three straight losses.

Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said the actions of Carney, Myles and Nuuausala made it hard to convince fans and sponsors the club was doing all it could to right the ship.

"We were embarrassing last weekend over at Brookvale Oval and the players and the club are all committed to turning that around," Noyce said.

"But it's hard to look people in the eye and say you're turning it around when three players choose to be out late at night till three, four o'clock in the morning."

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