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  1. pitmaster

    Foxtel "Classic matches"

    87 elimination final was pretty cool; as was the following semi final; equally the 88 elimination and semi and the prelim sensational the '90 elimination that killed hawthorn's triple premiership hopes was a classic, tight, Northey arm wrestle with the right ending us versus bombers with Ox in full flight was a ripper from 94 but yeah, we won by 12 goals so maybe that doesn't cut it. how about jeffie with nine second half goals v the pies? i forget the year but an absolute ripper. I could go on but instead I might apply for program director at Fox (except it would mean working for Rupert, an enemy of the people and of people's government).
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    50 point turnaround against the Dockers

    Carn the Dess???
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    You've missed his humour, DV8.
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    Finally, someone with a sense of reality...Flower injured, Wilson injured, both unavailable...we weren't going anywhere, but it was magnificent while it lasted.
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    Complacency is Dees Biggest Hurdle

    Dal Santo's comments are on the mark, but having listened to Maximus G at the BnF I doubt complacency is an issue.
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    You speak to my dark heart.
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    Tom Mitchell out for the season

    A full year missed seems a lot if there is no other tissue damage, as reported. Anyone remember how quickly Garry Lyon came back after his break in round 22, 1987? Just answered my own question: Lyon played round one 1988 after a leg break on the cusp of the finals so surely Mitchell could be back in the second half of the season. To answer an earlier question Nathan Brown's break was massive and compound. Very complex break (I think) close to the knee joint and he never was the same again. PS: very sorry for Mitchell, but if any coach can overcome a loss like this A Clarkson is the man.
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    2019 Membership

    Admirable aim but with eight premierships since we last won one there is a huge potential for Carlton to join the big clubs like Richmond should they climb off the canvas. We just don't have that reservoir of support the Blues have. We would need two or three flags to compete with them once the find the way out of the cellar.
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    2019 Membership

    Saw both our MCG finals and enjoyed queuing with other crazy supporters who just left work or didn't bother going in. Arrived each day at midday for gates to open at 4.30pm (from memory). Try it next time SWYL, great choice of seating for the game.
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    2019 Membership

    I had the same issue LDC. The problem is the MCC wants your money and will then pass it on to the footy club. I don't know why the MCC is being difficult but it's been this way the last two years. The simplest thing is to pay your football club membership when you renew the MCC in August but it's a huge whack on the bank balance. The club will send you to the MCC to renew.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    The support the State Government has given other clubs is a precedent for some help for us...Yarra Park or elsewhere. The Age is today reporting that the Bulldogs have reported a profit of...wait for it...$18 MILLION! That's not increased jumper sales,; it's mostly the value of the freehold of the Western Oval which has been assigned to them as part of the WO redevelopment. In other words, either the State or the Council has handed them this asset. Geelong has been looked after over 20 years starting with Bracks and it's depressing to think of the help given to other clubs since. I hope something comparable is coming our way. https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/western-bulldogs-record-18m-profit-20181128-p50izu.html
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Seriously? Looks like he'd need verbal instructions on how to breathe.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Maybe that, but damo is right...Howe left because his manager shopped him around for much bigger money so aggressively that Howe effectively talked himself out of the place. Joined the Pies as a forward..lasted about three weeks there...then returned to the same role he had with us on about the same money. A fiasco on manager Ben Niall's part. Those saying Hogan did not feel accepted need to consider that Hogan clearly was not as invested in Melbourne as some of us invested in him...playing footsies with Ross Lyon 12 months ago FCS. We're better off the next 12 months without the distraction. It seems the refusal to extend is key here to the club's attitude.
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    Jason Taylor Resume

    Some of us are starting to understand what trading is about. It's not what you give up but what you bring to your list and how you build that list that counts. On that score Mahoney's done as well as anyone - no make that better than anyone - since the draft was introduced.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Like many others here I am OK with this trade, although 12 months ago I would have been appalled. Hoges has much more to offer but clearly we were faced with a player who was determined to go home. Weideman showed enough for us to take a punt on him and TMac supported by Jake M and maybe Frisch to go back to attack as our forward structure so that we could let Hoges go. We at least got a monster defender for our trouble and if KadeK comes up trumps it's been a pretty reasonable return. Well done to the footy department in difficult circumstances. Hoges farewell message showed some class too. On another note, I don't actually think Hoges has done himself any onfield favours. Ross Lyon is not a coach that fosters much loyalty or confidence. Has all the warmth and charisma of a tiger snake.
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