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  1. 5 points
    except od (and others) who is reserving judgement until the real thing. after 50 years who could blame him?
  2. 3 points
    Hawthorn, Geelong and Richmond finished first, second and fifth on the AFL ladder after the 22 home and away rounds. In three week's time Melbourne embarks on the three game NAB Challenge/Pre Season Practice Match series against these teams and whilst their outcomes won't be earth-shattering, we look forward to signs of improvement to build up the team's confidence as we build up to the real thing. It's getting closer and, over the coming weeks, we'll see training stepped up and, since we have a new team of coaches this year, it's going to be interesting to see what unfolds.
  3. 3 points
    Ah.......there is much at stake, but he appears to be burning and surviving, witch is good. Not so sure about Hunt, at this stage, but less at stake.
  4. 3 points
    i have to laugh at a football club or any business who thinks they can tell their players/employees who they can socialize and spend time with Jake King might be a little midget [censored], but he can be friends with whoever he likes
  5. 3 points
    Jake King is a dwarf who enjoys the company of older men in leather and that is his choice. Caro Wilson ,although a harpy and a very bitchy type of Yoda with a wig on is actually accurate with her info but the problem is she is getting spoon fed by HQ and is skewing the outcomes between the AFL and its member clubs. Gary March is an undisclosed bankrupt and his company Concept Sports should ring alarm bells-never deal with them. Lingerie football is a gratuitous perve but some women enjoy AFL for exactly the same reason so in this day and age WGAF? What was the topic again- oh yeah, sack the board.
  6. 3 points
  7. 2 points
    This trail of posts shows how easily a rumour becomes an unsubstantiated comment and eventually "a fact" which leads to emotional responses on Demonland!
  8. 2 points
    Its a wet morning in Melbourne and I've wimped it!
  9. 2 points
    I know it's great isn't it? Seriously though who is being taken advantage of, the women who choose to voluntarily participate and get paid to do so or the men who pay to gawp at them?
  10. 2 points
    Don't let these pedantic twits get you down. It happens all the time. I look forward to your comments in the future.
  11. 2 points
    Jack I know you are tongue in cheek but some may be confused. The Boards responsibility is to govern the running of the Club and they are ultimately responsible for its financial and on field performance. Amongst other things they approve and oversee key appointments with perhaps the most important being the CEO and coach. Without going over old issue I think most would agree that the appointment and then reappointment of Schwab and then the appointment of Neeld were errors. Those two appointments held the key responsibilities of financial and on field performance. In contrast the players (Grimes, Jones, Frawley, Garland) were the people impacted most by the decisions of the Board and their key appointments - they were clearly not responsible for them and should not be held accountable. It is the FD that make decisions on their future and Roos and Mahoney have decided to keep them. So clearly it would be nonsense to couple the players with the responsibly of the "train wreck" you refer to. And for those arguing for the retention of the three directors (and I only included three as they were there for the duration of the Stynes/McLardy Board, Trotter was appointed later and if my memory serves me correctly he was appointed after 186) I could agree but for two things. Firstly the Board oversaw a train wreck, not a drop in performance. Their performance was so bad as to require an AFL bailout. That in itself is probably enough to suggest all should go. But even if they did oppose all the poor decisions and even if they had the wisdom of Solomon then sadly they were ineffectual in influencing others and as such have failed in their responsibility to the members who they represent. Ineffectual directors unable to influence others away from very poor decisions and towards good ones are of no benefit to us. Anyway they are there. I don't think they should be but with Jackson as CEO hopefully they won't be called on to make or influence major decisions. They've clearly failed in the past.
  12. 2 points
    Give the kid a break for god sake First pre season Has been ill Has great skills Also and I must stress this point .... We actually have players that may keep him out of the side Don't put the kid on a pedestal yet, he hasn't even played a VFL game
  13. 2 points
    Spoke to a current player today , he said Mitchie will start at Casey. New players to come in to the team he thinks are : Cross - absolutely flying Vince - really good Tyson - doing well Hogan - gun Clark - foot is fine, hamstrings struggling because of extended lay off.
  14. 1 point
    You may well have been right last year Macca. as we now know Roger was injured last year & was feeling down & loss of confidence. it seems he has taken steps to overcome with doctors 7 Re inspiration; looks to have changed has game style somewhat & with Edberg. also I think I heard them say the courts are quicker? could this allow more serve & volley?\ I like Nadal, but his hand looks woeful.
  15. 1 point
    thanks for the trust and overall confidence in my opinion i must remind all that my expertise is somewhat limited with the ugly 2 teated variety of mammal but here goes , firmness=9 shape=7 butterfat content =28% excellent overall score=9/10
  16. 1 point
    Fair dinkum, somedays it's just all too hard.
  17. 1 point
    OD what are you saying, he not going to be a Club champion by round 1? Surely we need to sack the recruiting staff! But on a serious note there is so many factors that going into making a success AFL player beside potential skill level. Give the kid some time to learn how to play the game before placing high expectations on him. Clearly he has potential as a future AFL player. Lets see what our new coach staff can do to develop him further both as a person and player. I for one am interested to see his development.
  18. 1 point
    Some very valid points made from both sides of the arguement re Lingerie Football. What impact could this have on lingerie hurdling? And if they ban Michelle, then yes, by all means sack the Richmond board!!!
  19. 1 point
    I recently attended a fascinating lecture on the Titanic and the presenter went through the history of the "unsinkable" ship, setting out the cause and effect and the chain of events that led to the ship's sinking and the attendant loss of lives. The narrative had its villains and heroes (starting with the designers) who played a role in the disaster including some, like one of the major shareholders in the White Star line who was the subject of a vilification campaign by the head of Hearst Press and was hounded by that organisation for the rest of his life. Many of the accusations were false. Nothing's black or white in this and I don't believe in adopting a scorched earth policy. It was appropriate for Don McLardy and many of the other leading members of the board to resign over what happened but it was equally important in the transition to retain people who had experience and believed they had a contribution to make to the club. Like the Titanic, not all on the board were responsible for the "disaster", just as when a government falls, you don't expect the members of the losing party to resign en masse. In any event, if their staying spared us from having a Kennett or a Stockdale on the board, then all I can say is "praise The Lord". Yes, I was being tongue in cheek about the players but my example stands. We got rid of some who might have once been good servants of the club but a number were part of the problem. That is, if you describe the main problem as being a dysfunctional, poorly performing football club, the primary responsibility for which was the incumbent board but which was also the result of a build up of poor decision making and incompetence for a long period of time. Some might be happy with our current board and I'm comfortable for the time being but I also believe that at some time we will need to declare our independence from the AFL and that's probably one of the main challenges facing Glenn Bartlett in the future.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks to those who provided training reviews. Am I the only one completely confused why any mod worth his salt doesn't just fly through these threads and delete the bickering? The ratio of 'the same blokes going at each other over a keyboard' to 'football related' posts is enormous.
  21. 1 point
    I'd be more concerned about a "costume malfunction" when he is doing a meet and greet at one of the beach side suburbs in the old budgie smugglers.
  22. 1 point
    We have... just been the opposition kicking them!
  23. 1 point
    Funny though that a yardstick can be a metric !
  24. 1 point
    Yeah but if womens tennis was any good then Sharapova would wear a decent dress like they did in the 1960's. If Rihanna could sing she'd get up on stage wearing more than whatever she does now, same goes for Miley. None of that might be to your taste but once again I've awfully confused as to how that is sexism.
  25. 1 point
    Yes, I was comparing the inequalities of Beach Volleyball. Where the women wear skimpy bikinis and the men wear shorts and singlets. Sounds familiar? In the NFL the men wear full padding and outfits in the the Lingerie League and the women wear bikinis.... This faux outrage is hilarious, our society is ful of sexism, hell, since companies have started marketing their products they've used sex and the female body, I have no idea why the Lingerie League is suddenly getting people uptight.
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