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  1. 2018's 'breakout' player

    Get over the idea that OMac needs to go back to Casey to learn. He's my prediction for a breakout year, if there is such a thing.
  2. Where's Harrison Petty?

    Harrison Petty Harrison is a youngster we drafted at pick No.37 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft. He comes from Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. In his first few weeks at the club, he was building up in rehab, after he came to the club with a crack in his elbow. He rejoined the main group just before Christmas, where he had a few sessions. Overall, he’s doing a lot right so far.
  3. Where's Harrison Petty?

    If he leaves I'll be heartbroken.
  4. Where's Harrison Petty?

    Lever is just a shadow of his former self. Spargo is as white as a ghost.
  5. 2015 the hottest year on record

    An increase of a minute fraction of one hundredth of a per cent in CFCs increased the ozone hole over Antarctica. It only takes 2-3 parts per million of chlorine to disinfect a swimming pool. Some toxic substances at .001 per cent will kill you. Arguments about "small percentages" are spurious. ProDee, when 80% of Australians believe more needs to be done about climate change, the world's largest mining company (BHP) is threatening to leaving the Mineral Council because of lack of climate change policy, and other large companies like Wesfarmers are getting out of coal to avoid future stranded assets, do you feel like you're winning anything? Are the captains of industry deluded? I would imagine they're fairly clever. What are you doing spending all your time here gish galloping in a pointless forum seen by a handful of people? Shouldn't you be out proselytising to the world with your apparent "truth" that wil save the world wasting vast sums of money?
  6. 2015 the hottest year on record

    ProDee has a PhD in gish-galloping.
  7. 2018 Membership Thread

    Given that my children follow Melbourne, my grandchildren follow Melbourne, and I converted my wife from an Essendon supporter, I can claim a few credits.
  8. 2018 Membership Thread

    I've been supporting Melbourne since I was young in the 1950s. I've been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and I still support Melbourne. Melbourne is for life, and I would never change my club or drop my support. Without support, the club is nothing. I'll leave the idea of "business", "buying", "product" and changing "suppliers" to things like phone contracts, power companies and banking. Not for my football club. If you've managed to stay with Melbourne for the last 11 years, why would you leave now that things are really starting to look up?
  9. 2018 Membership Thread

    I love the way supporters are the club when it suits them, and "they" are the club when it doesn't. We are all the club. Get on board, pay your membership and be a supporter. We won't be going anywhere with fickleness like this.
  10. So there's no such thing as wanting to be a better player? You just do what you "bring to the team" forever?
  11. SSM postal vote

    There aren't enough Muslims enrolled to make a 60-70% "No" vote in those western Sydney electorates. The "No" vote also had to come from other sources. There are plenty of other conservatively religious voters represented in that area to bump it up to that level. I'm celebrating yesterday's result and I couldn't care less who voted "No", because 62% voted "Yes".
  12. SSM postal vote

    The very highest "yes" voting seats were actually Labor- and Greens-held seats in inner Sydney and Melbourne. It was also great that there was a huge "yes" vote in many strongly-held Liberal seats e.g. Higgins. The highest "no" voting seats being in Sydney's West and Melbourne's Bruce and Calwell doesn't surprise me either. Their inhabitants tend to be (one or a combination of) lower-educated, working class, migrants (especially those of Asian descent), Catholics, Muslims and/or happy clappers of the type who featured in the "no" campaign ads. But let's not make this wonderful result a stupid left-right Liberal-Labor political argument. The vote was a resounding 62% and it's terrific, especially for all my gay and lesbian friends who all want to get married to their long-term partners.
  13. The Scrapping of the Bounce is Imminent

    Couldn't care either way. There's a lot of emotive twaddle here about the "game". Missing the bounce will end up like missing the drop kick, place kick, 19th and 20th men and "stacks on the mill" (you think today's game is "congested"?). As for female umpires and "strength", Eleni Glouftsis is better at bouncing the ball than most of the men. Maybe not as high, but much more consistent.
  14. David Schwarz

    Daughter Indiana might be a better bet for the AFLW.
  15. Max Gawn Contract Extension

    Signed on until 2021!
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