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  1. Dante

    2019 Fixture

    Yes but you have to take in to consideration that Australian cricket is currently [censored] and it's ripping themselves itself apart in a, one country race to the bottom. Yep, we are the harshest enforcer when it comes to punishing cheaters. Guess we win that contest, too bad it's not televised.
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    2019 Fixture

    These games should be reserved for us to play poor drawing clubs like GC, Freo, GWS, Lions, games where we would struggle to draw 25,000, as you say we would probably get a crowd in excess of 30,000 at the G and I'd say that we would get closer to 50,000 next year. The only reason I can see this as being ok is if we get a game at the G against Essendon, as a home game, and this is the trade off.
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    2019 Fixture

    Our first game in the JLT, is at Shepparton on a Sunday afternoon at 4.40 pm, which genius decided that would be a good idea.
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    The Ely Smith Thread

    I had a look at his highlights and would be happy if we chose him, he's like a bull, he just goes after the ball. He's a built like brick shelter shed, so he's be ready to play from day one.
  5. Indeed they are, I've been told that on big footy, they are suggesting that, one idiot, at least, wants Tyson and we pay half his contract for the next two years plus our first round pick from next year for Preuss. There are others that are stupid, but that is the most stupid, no wonder most think Norf supporters are morons.
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    A Guide to Perth

    I escaped from Perth as a 2 .5 year old and I’ve only been back 4 times in the last 60 plus years, twice for football and twice for business. Each time I thank God my father had the sense to raise me here and not there. They seriously hate us over there.
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    Open Training - Wednesday, 19th September

    If you watch Harmes, he always looks like he is sore when he walks, I think it's just his gait.
  8. On another matter, i went to the game on the day without a ticket and just expected i'd get one from a scalper, they used to stand around and have tickets in their hand. This day however, there were none around and I thought i'd misjudged it. Then I saw a guy with something in his hand that looked like a ticket so I approached him and asked if it was for sale, he said it was but it was a ground pass that the staff have and he wanted 10 shillings for it. I was a bit reluctant to part with my half a quid but he assured me that it was ok, so I bought it and he pointed me to the gate I had to go in and off I went. It all worked out ok and I got in, but I was only a staff pass away from missing the last Grand Final we won for over 50 years, well worth the 10 shillings, which for those that don't know is one Dollar.
  9. I was at the game and thought that we would win easily, we had beaten them on the final leading up to the GF quite by a big margin and to me it was just a matter of turning up. It was not as planned, however and as deoldfart described above we only just won. I had a standing room ticket and was by myself, when Gabbo kicked that goal, it was down my end of the ground, so I saw it coming, I was devestated and thought it was over and sat on the terrace. A short time later a woman standing near me said get up, Hassa Man has a kick 25 out, I stood and watched him miss, so I sat down again. Then Froggy kicked the goal to put us in front and I didn’t see it, I was still sitting down. I got up and shortly after the siren went and we’d won. It was an amazing game and we were so superior to Collingwood, we would have been unbackable You have to remember we were a super team throughout the 50’s and 60’s so you went to the ground expecting to win every week, it never entered my mind that we’d lose the 64 GF so it was just a normal week, to me at least. If someone had said to me, as I was leaving the ground, that we wouldn’t win another flag for over 50 years, I would have thought they were crazy.
  10. Dante

    OMac has arrived.

    You mean like Chip Frawley?
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    Post Match Discussion - Semi Final

    Really pleased the way two of our young talls, Weid and Oscar played. Weid is just amazing for a tall forward, he tackles so hard, has really good hands and his kicking is becoming elite, I think there were a few who suggested we made a mistake in taking him ahead of Curnow, don't think so. He is only 21 and has a lot of development ahead of him. Oscar has bulked up and doesn't get pushed out of the contest, and his kicking out of defence is excellent, he will be a star for Melbourne. There were some times during the game where I thought he would have to kick to a contest but he always found someone to kick it too. They say talls take some time to develop, well if that's the case then we have a lot to look forward to. Also what about Spargo, he is like a Tiger when the ball is in dispute, and he has poise beyond his years when he has the ball in hand. On another matter, Bruce Mc is the most simpering commentator I've ever listened too, he sounds like he's having his jollies off when he talks about some of the Hawthorn players.
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    Roaming Brian - Melbourne vs Hawthorn, Semi Final

    Was in the rooms after the win and Tom went over to his mum and dad, he let his mum give him a kiss but shrugged off his dad when he tried to give him a hug, priceless
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    Who's going to Perth?

    I'm not sure, I can get tickets but I hate going over there and the last couple of times I have we have lost and the supporters over there, both teams, are feral. It's just so expensive and you have to spend a night in that shytehole as well, decisions, decisions. Are there flights available, does anyone know?