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Chook

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  1. This is the best day of my life. It's even better than the day I read we were the best Victorian team in the league…back in 2007, when I was young and happy and didn't know what I didn't know. In the words of Bob Seger, "I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then."
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    Best of 3 Grand Final

    AFL: "Let's nix the drawn grand final cos it causes too much trouble and it's hard for everyone to back up the big day. Also who cares about tradition!" Also the AFL: "Hey kids let's have a best of three grand final!!!"
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    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    When in doubt, go with the one that makes the AFL look the least competent, so…I guess "neither of us is right" is right.
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    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    I remember reading an article years ago that mentioned our anti-hamstring-injury expertise is the best in the world. But that's about it.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Not gonna work at a centre bounce I'll tell you that right now.
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    2018 Player Reviews: #9 Charlie Spargo

    Should've been rested after the Hawthorn semi…along with everyone else on the team.
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    Maxy Tops Robbo's Top 50

    I plan to, don't you worry about that.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 21 Cameron Pedersen

    Pedofacts goes out with a (relatively) very good winning percentage with the MFC. Very underrated for us, and I wish him all the best for that and many reasons more.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 16 Dean Kent

    In the first year of Roos' reign, I felt that Kent was the best of our young guns. He's still on the list, and that says a lot. I hope he stays. But if he goes, it's not cause he's a bad footballer that's for sure; if he were he would have left some time (anytime) in the last 5 years.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 17 Sam Frost

    After a great 2nd half of the year as a defender, could Sam Frost be our much-needed wingman? His relatively poor disposal says no. His pace, versatility and improved kicking skills say…maybe?
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 13 Clayton Oliver

    Goes very very well but his 2017 was better. Hope the shoulder surgeries bring back that superhuman hand balling ability rather than the simply elite handballing ability we were forced to endure this year.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 25 Tom McDonald

    The best ironing board to ever play the game of Aussie Rules footy. I'm. A. Fan.
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    Maxy Tops Robbo's Top 50

    Damn right.
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    Maxy Tops Robbo's Top 50

    Gus is severely underrated by Robbo. Great now I get to keep hating him.
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    Maxy Tops Robbo's Top 50

    After 29 years of potting the bloke, he's obviously a genius….
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 11 Max Gawn

    Was a candidate for the Brownlow but didn't win it, so he obviously is the best player of the season.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 25 Tom McDonald

    Hogan has big shoes to fill if he stays IMO. Tom McDonald to me is in the top 10 best players in the league. A forward who can play ruck, wing, back, midfield (at a pinch), and actually kicks goals not points. Sign him up for 4 years. Oh wait we already did!
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    Former CEO Peter Jackson on SEN (4/10)

    "EXTRA! EXTRA!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! CEO views self as most important person in organisation."
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    The 1964 Grand Final Banners

    supermercado/demonblog should do a 1964-era Bannerwatch segment.
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    You know what everyone says about statistics right? Fork 'em.
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    Grand final Gameday

    And thank god. I hope this "real footy" thing takes off instead of pressure madness because I love the way West Coast play. They smacked us last week too, so to see them win takes the edge off a bit.
  22. Oh yeah the brownlow. Did Gawny win it? Probably not (it is a midfielders award after all so I'm sure mitchell won). Hot tip…I reckon Gus did better than everyone was expecting...even though he wasn't even invited.
  23. It'll be jolly, and I'm sure very complimentary to Western Australia and West Australians as a people.
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    Having now read this whole thread, it's bedtime for me at last in the land of the boos. And so my final act is the solemn devouring of the Max Gawn cookie. May it feel as much pain as I did today. EDIT: Dry and tasteless. Should I have expected any less?
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    Post Match Discussion - Preliminary Final

    I'm gutted too (and as bad as this would have been to watch on TV it was a million times worse at the ground). But let's be realistic We've played 4 blinders in a row but finally hit the wall in the hardest possible challenge. And now it's time for some perspective. This was the first ever finals loss for 18 Melbourne players today. Also, Bayley Fritsch is the only Melbourne player to be undefeated in finals (of those who have actually played one). So we have that at least. Gutted but also proud, at the end of it all, out here in Perth.
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