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Rodney (Balls) Grinter

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  1. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Does make you wounder if Max rubs too many of the umpires up the wrong way. Coincidentally it was against St Kilda last year that the umps awarded free after free against Max for trivial ruck infringements that were only explained post game.
  2. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    One group are focused on who is impacting and determining the game, the other on just who is infringing. How the votes should be awarded are 80% by the coaches for the best player aspect and then give the umps an ability to moderate it according to who they thought played fairly and in the right spirt.
  3. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

  4. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Wow, fare result for Gus. Guess the helmet is a bit of a vote magnet, but he certainly did have a good back half of the year and was also a big benificary from Max's hitouts.
  5. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    G Ablett Jnr has certainly been worthy in the past, but recon he got a heap of cheap votes this year.
  6. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    So how much did you have placed?
  7. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Keep the coaches votes secret, find a popular ex coach to name it after (not Sheedy), hype it up in the media and let it take over from the Brownlow.
  8. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    If Max doesn't get 3 votes against the Dog second time around, would be more evidence.
  9. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    The Richo and Cooney thing cracked me up. When asked how he felt about Cooney getting booed when he received votes - Richo: "I didn't notice, I was just happy getting all the adulation", lol.
  10. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Thought Oliver did?
  11. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    I did like Daisy putting Sidebottom on the spot and asking him if West Coast should tag him in the GF.
  12. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    All Nev could say was to thank other people for being flexible enough to let him help, to the values from his parents and for his wife and kids for letting him contribute his time. Really shows the total humility of the guy.
  13. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Brownlow Medal 2018

    Watching the red carpet part, waiting for the vote count proper to start reminded me how footballers can be such C grade celebrities and what a complete w@#ker Patrick Dangerfield is.
  14. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Who was our Mr September?

    Since we would not have made September without winning the West Coast game in Rd 22 and Rd 23 set up home finals, I'm including those games within the considerations and excluding the prelim, since that was generally a team wide debacle for the first half. 3. Harmes his well documented key tagging jobs taking out the oppositions key ball movers and providing so much of his own drive; 2. Jetta - set the tone with some big physical contests, generally stepped up a few notches and was hardly beaten one on one the entire time; 1. Viney & Melksham - Viney for his intensity and attack on the ball/man and Melksham because I thought he made our forward line and front 50 entries click to provide a scoring efficiency we had lacked in the lead-up. Notable mentions to Salem, T Mac, Brayshaw, Hibbard and Frost
  15. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Simon Goodwin & coaching staff will restore faith

    Agree. I've also found it much easier to deal with the ups and downs now that you can see that we have the nucleus of a successful team in place, which I think has been evident for at least 12-18 months. The whole thing about being the only team not to score a goal in the first half since 1920 whatever is just statistical trivia to an extent. One of those numerous behinds goes through and it's probably a non stat and as pointed out, blow-outs in big finals are hardly nonexistent. In some ways it is also a symptom of a problem we have with our game style, mental approach and maturity of the team, but non of those things are not fixable. If we do blow this window of opportunity we have over the next 3-5 years, be it something within or out of our control (like another horror run of injuries) I will be pretty disappointed however. What does give me some faith though is that Goodwin seems to have a good ballance of a burning desire for sucess, professionalisim, trust and respect of the playing group as well as a calm, steady, measured and methodical approach.