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    Pretty sure we played those formation years as The Invincible Whites, so how far back does our red and blue tradition go? Not as far back as the Navy Blues or The Same Olds from Essendon in the black and red. We also wore royal blue for a dozen years, does that discount the navy blue years? Do we start again from 1987? Fact is it's all irrelevant. All that matters is the reality these days is clubs need clash jumpers and it is up to us to design one that is not abominable to look at and pays respect to our history.

    Red with a blue yoke (inverted traditional jumper) - I don't see an issue with that, better than the Bintang one we have now

    Great point and one I've not seen raised before. If we clash with Carlton and Essendon then surely they also clash with each other? How much difference is there between our design and the Bombers design compared to Carlton's? If we have the "redback" design which we saw on occasions this year there should be no need to wear white against the Blues.

    Essendon and Carlton are also foundation clubs.
  5. Let's be frank about GWS

    After the game on Saturday on fox footy they were discussing the difference between the Tigers and GWS as GWS clearly has the better list. They referred to the Richmond players "deciding to be great" something that I think Rance had said in his post game interview. In an article on AFL.com.au they also talked about Balme coming in last year and telling the club "you're not that far away" and having a calming influence as people trusted him because he'd been there before. There were similar comments made during the "1997" doco on the Crows first flag. The players trusted Blight because he'd been there before. I think we are in a similar position. We have the list to match anyone in the comp on our day, we may need to tweak a couple of things here or there but overall the biggest challenge now is above the shoulders. Will our players decide they want to be great? Will they have the belief that they can be the best?
  6. Let's be frank about GWS

    I hope so - they do seem to lack the intangible that every other expansion club has had. If the go flagless for another decade or 5 that'd be just great.
  7. Let's be frank about GWS

    They won't get bucketful of first round picks but they will continue to get academy selections like their mates the Swans who topped up with Heeney and Mills after just missing out on a flag.
  8. Boys enjoying themselves in Bali

    Get a grip, they need to unwind as well, not just from footy but from personal issues too. Hope they have a good break and come back fresher and rearing to go for preseason
  9. The Steven Motlop Thread

    He has been the Geelong supporters whipping boy for at least 2 years. Has been pretty horrible over that time too with the exception of the last 2 weeks. His QF against Richmond was deplorable. On the one hand he has the exact attributes we lack. On the other hand he is a potential Jack Watts mk2. I'm torn but if we did go for him I wouldn't be upset. Menzel too.
  10. Cotchin out?

    Shiel was at the ball first, had won the ball and was in an extremely vulnerable position. Cotchin elected to bump, he didn't try and tackle or dive for the ball. He charged in with arm tucked, got him in the head and concussed him. The rules are there to protect the ball players. I don't really understand how there is an argument about this. If it's a suspension in a NAB challenge game or in round 5 it's a suspension in the preliminary final. The rules don't just change in September.
  11. Cotchin out?

    Viney knocked out Shannon Hurn this year jumping for the ball and wasn't cited but I think this is different. Does provide an avenue for them to argue it though.
  12. Cotchin out?

    He didn't attempt to bump, he did bump and he bumped his opponent who had his head down going for the ball, got him on the head and concussed him putting him out for the game. If that happened to one of our players and/or we were playing Richmond next week and he got off you'd be filthy (and rightly so).
  13. AFL Finals Week 3 - Prelims

    Talent is one thing and I don't think we're too far off in that regard. The other things we need to work on are application, imposing our will, and trusting each other as a team.
  14. AFL Finals Week 3 - Prelims

    Have a look at the reverse angle shot. He definitely chose to bump, tucked the arm, charged in and hit Shiel in the head. Shiel then sat out the game with concussion. If the AFL have any balls or integrity he'll be suspended. I won't hold my breath.
  15. AFL Finals Week 3 - Prelims

    I reckon it's great - I've never watched a GF with the Tiges playing