steve_b77 - Member
There was a story last week about now redundant Spurs manager AVB aiming to get two players 'match fit' by spinning their blood, essentially removing a bag of blood a while before a game and then letting them have it back just before the game.
Bit different, used as an injury recovery technique, it's harvesting plasma from the blood and imjecting it back in to speed recovery. Not doping in the sense of "more blood cells" to give an EPO effect.
Not for a moment suggesting there's no doping in football, just that they talk openly about spinning because it's legal - suspect there's lots of drug used, both recreational and performance enhancing, that get kept quiet. Was loud whispers about certain dominant Italian teams, some interesting growth hormone use (Messi) and all sorts of links to that Fuentes chap. Plenty of money in football.