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I'm sure it'd just be a doctors diagnosis (asthma) and an injection with a particular plan in place.- not as black and white as the coach just coming in and saying we're gonna dope.

Pretty sure some players over in Spain said how they had a program in place for things like that - think it might have been at Madrid.
It sounds like an excuse for the players to abuse Salbutamol. Asthmatics can get exemptions to use more of it than normal athletes.
It's what Chris Froome was under investigation for and probably what Vardy was inhaling.
 
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It sounds like an excuse for the players to abuse Salbutamol. Asthmatics can get exemptions to use more of it than normal athletes.
It's what Chris Froome was under investigation for and probably what Vardy was inhaling.
That’s been in inhalers for decades. Does it really boost performance that much, surely you’d have to be taking the inhaler during games to get any actual consistent effect?
 
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That’s been in inhalers for decades. Does it really boost performance that much, surely you’d have to be taking the inhaler during games to get any actual consistent effect?
WADA considers it performance enhancing, but asthmatics can get exemptions to exceed the normal levels allowed .
Even if it only boosts performance by a small amount, pro sports teams love to look for whatever tiny competitive advantage that they can.
 
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Johnboy40

Where's the Kaboom?
That’s been in inhalers for decades. Does it really boost performance that much, surely you’d have to be taking the inhaler during games to get any actual consistent effect?
The world of TUPEs is very iffy. Its astonishing how many athletes seem to be asthmatic.

Then you have the world of designer drugs. THG was designed to be undetectable. The only reason they found it even existed was because a coach who BALCO refused to supply stole a sample.

I'm convinced that some players dope. Maybe even some teams do. It would explain how some players join a club and reach heights no one ever thought they were capable off.
 
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The world of TUPEs is very iffy. Its astonishing how many athletes seem to be asthmatic.

Then you have the world of designer drugs. THG was designed to be undetectable. The only reason they found it even existed was because a coach who BALCO refused to supply stole a sample.

I'm convinced that some players dope. Maybe even some teams do. It would explain how some players join a club and reach heights no one ever thought they were capable off.
Leicester blatantly did. Saved themselves from relegation then carried on cheating their way to a title.
 
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The world of TUPEs is very iffy. Its astonishing how many athletes seem to be asthmatic.

Then you have the world of designer drugs. THG was designed to be undetectable. The only reason they found it even existed was because a coach who BALCO refused to supply stole a sample.

I'm convinced that some players dope. Maybe even some teams do. It would explain how some players join a club and reach heights no one ever thought they were capable off.
The lack of positive drug tests in football is a joke.
Like the biggest sport with the most amount of money involved has praticaly zero doping but tiny athletics events are full of it.
 
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The world of TUPEs is very iffy. Its astonishing how many athletes seem to be asthmatic.

Then you have the world of designer drugs. THG was designed to be undetectable. The only reason they found it even existed was because a coach who BALCO refused to supply stole a sample.

I'm convinced that some players dope. Maybe even some teams do. It would explain how some players join a club and reach heights no one ever thought they were capable off.
I had deep suspicions about John Terry in his final years. One season in particular when he started to put in better performances than he had in previous ones.
 
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The lack of positive drug tests in football is a joke.
Like the biggest sport with the most amount of money involved has praticaly zero doping but tiny athletics events are full of it.
When Wenger first arrived at Woolwich he injected all the players with ”vitamins”. Not one of the players questioned what was in the injection, just held out their arm. There isn't a single official record of these ever being administered, despite every player making written reference to them in their autobiographies.
 
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When Wenger first arrived at Woolwich he injected all the players with ”vitamins”. Not one of the players questioned what was in the injection, just held out their arm. There isn't a single official record of these ever being administered, despite every player making written reference to them in their autobiographies.
Juventus players of the 90s have also admitted to being given "vitamins".
Zidane even testified in court.
 
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If I'm being completely honest, Bale' s massive increase in muscle mass and performance around 2012 always seemed a bit suspicious to me. Same with Ronaldo.
I would tend to step away from appearance in general. The definition on players will vary before and after post workout on bodies with fat percentages around 4% mark, the difference is quite staggering. Also given the nature of playing for 90mins a big muscular physique is not conducive to aerobic performance. Both of them are however incredibly vein and put a lot of effort into their media profiles which are helped by looking ripped.
 
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I would tend to step away from appearance in general. The definition on players will vary before and after post workout on bodies with fat percentages around 4% mark, the difference is quite staggering. Also given the nature of playing for 90mins a big muscular physique is not conducive to aerobic performance. Both of them are however incredibly vein and put a lot of effort into their media profiles which are helped by looking ripped.
Fair points.
 
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