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iv'a worn smith last won the day on December 8 2016

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  1. Rocket Eade Sacked

    It's called irony
  2. Rocket Eade Sacked

    No, the Gold Coasts Suns are is one football team.
  3. Rocket Eade Sacked

    The issue goes far deeper than that I am afraid. The rhetorical question is based on the fact that they appear to be a football club in name only. They have been surpassed by GWS who entered the competition after them. Let's not forget that the AFL's preferred option at the time was to relocate North Melb. As pointed out above, regardless of the code, no notable sporting franchise has succeeded up there.
  4. Rocket Eade Sacked

    Is the GC Suns now irrelevant?
  5. Why Tanking is Smart: Connolly

    He did a lot at the time in question, along with CS.
  6. Why Tanking is Smart: Connolly

    Sorry I can never forgive. I am not saying he acted on his own, but he was integral in my view. Many good people were ruined by what happened back then.
  7. Why Tanking is Smart: Connolly

    Agreed. Whether tanking or not for draft picks, I've said this before. What was far worse was a culture that pervaded under Connolly's watch, that saw a belief that high draft picks would solve all our problems. Terrible drafting decisions, together with a failure to develop from within and a toxic 'boys' club culture, saw us go through those terrible years of pain, that we are only just coming out of now
  8. My 3 word player analysis V Pt Adelaide

    Jetta. Bluey in my book. Just a great story and a damn good bloke. Well done Nev.
  9. Bernie Vince on report

    As Wayne Carey said last night, Martin got off with a slap on the wrist because he's in Brownlow contention. Bernie clearly is not. We can debate all we like whether Bernie was a dill or not, but there are clearly different rules, for different players, at different times. Schofield got off, due to his good fortune on the night that the Tribunal handed down a manifestly inadequate penalty to Houli. Schofield could not have been suspended on the night, given Houli got only 2 weeks in the first instance, for what he did. Then the spotlight turns on Clarry for supposedly staging. The system is broke and needs fixing.
  10. Jeff 'Wiz' Farmer

    Looks like Hoppy has been in a good paddock.
  11. Tommy Bugg on report

    The only VFL/AFL player that I know of, that faced criminal charges for his hit on Neville Bruns. His behind the play attack on Peter Giles went beyond thuggery, it was, in my view, also criminal. Matthews has a docket as long as your arm.
  12. Tommy Bugg on report

    Steven? But you are right, with the track record of Matthews, he has little credibility.
  13. Tommy Bugg on report

    I don't disagree, I'm simply pointing out that the matter should not be played out in the media, to the extent where it effects the penalty handed down. When you are interviewing a senior operative of the AFL, to me it is not appropriate to seek to influence that operative on such matters. Again, I, in no way, seek to excuse Bugg for his actions.
  14. Tommy Bugg on report

    There is no doubt that Bugg's strike was a stupid and reprehensible act. He deserves a substantial sanction. But what does annoy me is how the whole MRP and Tribunal process is almost certainly governed by media and their so-called experts. Listening to 3AW on Saturday, they had Bugg hung, drawn and quartered within 15 minutes. Add to that, Dr. Peter Larkins talking about possible brain haemorrhages from such strikes and the sad loss of his associate from the Box Hill hospital and then replaying Larkins' comments to Simon Lethlean during an interview with him, then you know Bugg will be held up as example of just how the AFL will want to be seen as the tough 'sheriff'. Lethlean, given his AFL role, should have declined to go anywhere near the subject on live radio. As I said, Bugg certainly deserves a substantial sanction, but having the media affect the outcome of the penalty is not reasonable.
  15. The 2017 Membership Thread

    It just nice that we can even talk about a possible GF now, with credibility. Bad days are forgotten.