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  1. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Is Daisy the best special comments person?

    I'm mainly think of the ones on the Fox Footy channel. They come across as very vanilla presenters rather than having any real interest in the game. Caroline Wilson may have had a fairly good understanding on footy, but she wasted it by narrowing the focus of her reporting on the dirt, rumour politics and innuendo. Couldn’t stand her style of reporting.
  2. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Is Daisy the best special comments person?

    Since the acceleration of equality campaigns in recient years, I have noticed far more women presenters in football. Daisy is one of the few that give the impression of really belonging. I get the impression that many of the female presenters are there just on a semi token basis. They are i) female, ii) good at delivering semi scripted/formulaic vanilla match summaries/introductions and iii) many are very easy on the eye. But not many talk with alot of confidence or authority on pure footy matters. In general, I'm in favor of greater female representation in footy comentary, I just wish more were like Daisy.
  3. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Is Daisy the best special comments person?

    Daisy Pearce on the ABC's call of the Lions V Dogs last a few weeks back after Hipwood missed a fairly elementy set shot: "Do you think a haircut would help?" lol Gold - telling it like it is!
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Quite true in a sene and certainly not comparing apples with apples. However it's also true that Goodwin's worst year is better than Roo's best. The bottom line is that we have continued to improve. Pehaps not as fast as we might have liked, but still moving forward.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    Happy birthday Daisy.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    Just looking at the ground, not much grass on the deck. Wouldn't want to get dumped into that. I recon Tony Greg's penitrometer would get about 5mm into the surface.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    As @Clint Bizkit points out, what a player Scott Thompson turned out to be. Tex, you are the World's biggest sook.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    Watching the Redtails game. Good to see channel 7 have brought Gilbert McAdam in for the commentary. Love his work on the Marngrook Footy Show. Disappointed to see that we will get BT for the main game though. Easily the worst, most annoying of comentators going round at the moment.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    After lamenting how long we have to wait till the start of the game this afternoon and woundering how I was going to fill in the time, I recalled the televised curntain raiser game: 12:00pm Springs Redtails Vs Darwin All Stars, Ch:7 (7 Mate here in Qld). Keen to check it out.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Despite all the praise of the past week, it pretty much goes without saying that if we loose today or are even mediocre in victory, that Goodwin's head will be back on the chopping block as far as Demonland is concerned. Come on boys #doitforGoody
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    GAMEDAY - Round 10

    If we win, all will be fotgiven and forgottern, but really not a fan of these late Sunday afternoon game timeslots. Oh for the days of five or six games on a Saturday afternoon.
  12. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Round 10 Non MFC games

    GWS in particular are heartless and soulless as a football club. You would have to think that effects the psyche of their players. I mean, when a club that was winning and winning well can not attract more people to it's home games than the MFC in the dark days, as a GWS player you would have to think why bother, no one except Gill and his overpaid mates cares. How much longer are the AFL and the 17 other genuine teams going to go on supporting this sporting pariah that's draining the funds and spirit of the competition.
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    Blues Free Football

    Mitch who? Oh, you mean that useless has been/never was, the one that was rejected by the team presently bottom of the ladder and now player for an AFL backwater who presently only sit above Carlsum by the smallest of %. - Payback enough. It's one thing for supporters of opposition teams to have a sledge like that post game, but gee it comes across as arrogant and ungracious for a present day player to make the statement he did.
  14. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Blues Free Football

    That 4th win we had against them in 1988 to which Sandy refers - the prelim, out at Waverly is one game that is implanted firmly into my childhood memories.
  15. Rodney (Balls) Grinter

    Why the Dark Days May be Over

    Equally the competition is very capable of chewing up and spitting out the masticated remains of sides that think they are close to greatness, but don't quite have what it takes. Just ask the Saints, Giants, Bombers, Bulldogs, Pies, Blues and Dockers teams of the past decade. No mercy Demons, it's a brutal comp and our beloved team will need everything going our way for once to claim the ultimate prize. ...but surely after over half a century of trial and tribulations, the footy gods can be on our side for once?
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