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Mazer Rackham last won the day on June 13 2017

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  1. Mazer Rackham

    Michael Hibberd on 3AW (11/12)

    I listened and it was pretty dull. Most of the questioning was of the style of "I think this, I think that, I will expound at some length, what do you think about that?" Hib response: "yeah, nah, I reckon that's about right." Eg one of the two hosts said that Nathan Jones hogs most of the publicity events for MFC. Gawn has overtaken him for fame but NJ's inked up arms are more famous again. Hib: "yeah that's about right" But at this time of year, can't really expect anything too earth-shattering. The "highlights": Missed out on meeting Natalie Portman as the "older boys" were not back at training. Club hit a brick wall in the prelim. Didn't review it much as a group. Put it behind them. "The way we play is right but need to do it on the big stage" Thought WC would win GF based on prelim. Is May overweight? Maybe by a kg or two but so far, doing drills, he has fitted straight in. KK also fit in quickly, to play on wing? Lever will leave no stone unturned to get fit. How to fit in all of them including OMac & Frost? Maybe play May at FF at times. Is club ready for 6 on 6? Haven't gone through that yet. Mostly fitness, getting used to contact. Doesn't expect things to change much, although Adelaide playing 2 spare won't happen. Teams will find ways to counteract it. Fortunately Hib plays footy better than he interviews but that's mostly on the hosts who saved his voice by suggesting the answers in the questions. I reckon they spoke at least as much as Hib. (Andy Maher current world champ at answering his own questions.)
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    5th Consecutive Profit

    It's good barracking for a real football club.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    ...tually .... ually .... ally ... ly ....
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Now that Dan has seen off the Richmond nimbys, and the upper house looking within reach too, he will be able to ram through our new training ground without any opposition. Do it quickly Dan, so it's complete by the next election.
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    Best of 3 Grand Final

    and that's just for the prelims looks like gil's ideal is: with the GF decide they'll play until yuletide we'll be watching permanent football maybe it's got merit after all
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    Best of 3 Grand Final

    ALL TOGETHER NOW cause there's up to three days in september with a minimum of two and extending into october think of the turnover there isn't any doubting gil will be there counting football's such a part of channel 7 they're hoping they'll go to ratings heaven
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

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    What’s the go with Essendrug?

    Sorry to have ruined your week. Hope you didn't lose any sleep. From the sounds of things, you did. This is a very upsetting counter attack. "Passive aggressive?" I didn't think it was that passive. And "pompous"? Well at least someone gets me. Where has anyone said that they don't or shouldn't do these things? The whole point of the griping every year, from supporters of all clubs, is that the AFL is sacrificing the soul of the competition while making money. It's that extra layer of playing favourites and doing their usual arbitrary tweaking for barely justifiable reasons that causes the pain. More home truths revealed to the unwashed. Thanks again for the profound insight.
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    What’s the go with Essendrug?

    No direct link. I was making a point (to Smokey from memory?) that sporting comps are more than just prosaic dollars-and-cents entities. Your post was timely in that it was making the point (if I read it correctly) that there's a certain amount of soul in being in a sporting comp, and following a sporting comp. So in my world, it fit in with what I was trying to say. Another way of putting it: I was not really replying to you but was more using your post as supporting evidence. When in doubt, agree with me. It brings peace, inner calm, mindfulness and good karma.
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    2019 Fixture

    Top 6 teams, middle 6, bottom 6, from previous season. Play the teams in your bracket of 6 twice = 10 games. Play the others once = 12 games. 22 round season.
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    2019 Fixture

    And in a 17-round season, when we still end up having to play Geel at Geel every year, and WCE in Perth every year, and Collingwood don't travel much, and Fri night games are still manipulated and favourites rewarded, will people still think it's right? Being 17 rounds doesn't automatically make it right or fair. It's still wide open for fixing.
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    What’s the go with Essendrug?

    Just a long shot, but have I perchance identified a Flashman enthusiast?
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    What’s the go with Essendrug?

    The what??? How long's that been going on? Got it. Thanks for clearing that up. But what's this ...? Yes, it's EFC being talked about but the point stays the same. There's a lot more to sport and a sporting competition than dollars and cents. Remember all those blokes over the years who marched into footy clubs and sternly said "we're going to run this like a business! No room for sentiment and other bulls**t here!" Ranald Mcdonald anyone? Rod Butterss? Just two that spring to mind. And they quickly found, hey ... it's not like a menswear wholesaler. It's not like a joinery shop. It's not just dollars and cents ... there's emotion ... hope ... blood sweat tears ... and something else intangible. Footy clubs are not just businesses. They are more like tribal emblems. They make up people's very identities. Yes, they need money to exist and therefore [censored] an eye in the direction of revenue. But they do not exist simply to make profits. The AFL is much much bigger than any club has has much more inertia built in to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. But even they may find that a comp geared exclusively toward the balance sheet is at risk of killing the goose that laid the golden egg. By extension, a comp that plays favourites too much, in service of the balance sheet, may in the long run be doing itself a disservice. The AFL has to treat every club (even the EFC) as a talisman to be cared for and not just an entry in the revenue column. Balancing the books for a sporting comp should mean much more than just red or black ink.
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    2019 Fixture

    "Enjoy having AFL accreditation do you? No ... no ... of course I'm not threatening anything. We're all pals here, you know. I'm just asking a simple question. I mean, you wouldn't want to do anything to make me take it away. No one would want that, would we? Now, there's plenty of good news about all Collingwood's night games and all the blockbusters. Why don't you run along and write something about that, hmm? Hmm? Good lad."
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    2019 Fixture

    Don't worry, by the time it's over, the media will know it to be Ed's idea, Ed's initiative, all the work behind it done by Ed & CFC, and Ed the biggest champion of MND in Oz. And Ed graciously allowed us to tag along on Ed's Neale's big day.