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    The Soccer thread

    The Colombian's was definitely a reflex action coupled with an arm going out for balance as he attempted to defend... I cannot believe that the VAR is utilised when it shouldn't have been (in the case of the Australia game and possibly the Korea game?), yet not utilised in the case of the Colombian send off when it probably should have been. It's an absolute joke and just one more reason to become more and more disillusioned with the (not so) beautiful game, never mind all of the diving that appears to have been taken to a new level (is that even possible?).
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    2018 Membership Thread

    I hope you’ve offered to help spruik memberships outside the ground on Monday.
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    11 Down, 11 To Go

    I’m glad we have a tough run home. If we are a serious finals chance, then I’d prefer we are exposed to other finalists than teams on the bottom half of the ladder; better than going in feeling too comfortable after a few more thrashing’s of also-rans.
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    AFL 360 (30/5) - Riewoldt and Murphy

    We can only play the teams we run out against each week (cliched, I know), but the ruthlessness with which we’re doing it would seem to indicate we are probably top 4 material if not Premiership material.
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    AFL 360 (30/5) - Riewoldt and Murphy

    The point I think the pundits miss is the fact the we haven’t just beaten teams below us, we have, in the past three weeks, wiped the floor with them. Adelaide may have been undermanned, but were they undermanned to the point where a 91point drubbing could be shrugged off? Name any other team in the comp who has crushed Carlton by over 100points. Name any other team who has an average combined winning margin over a three week period (that included travel) of something like 90points. They can play the weak/weakened opposition card all they like... it doesn’t change the fact that we are comprehensively doing away with opposition teams.
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    Islam in the West

    And again I quote ProDee: "There needs to be a mature conversation not the shutting down of debate." Way to start a "mature conversation"... and as for that last sentence... refer to the first line of your quoted post.
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    Islam in the West

    And further to your response to DaisyDeeciple, I find it interesting in light of your first sentence in the opening of this thread: "There needs to be a mature conversation not the shutting down of debate." DD's post was probably the most mature and level headed response in this entire thread, yet what do you attempt to do with your response?
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    Islam in the West

    He addressed the fact that those practicing Islam in Islamic states are NOT all out to kill the infidels as you would have us believe. It addressed the fact that they are open to people of non-Islamic faith or background and it acknowledged that there are fundamentalists who would like to do us harm. It was, unlike what I've seen from you, a balanced view of Islam as practiced in the physical world of Islam. As DD suggested, don't conveniently bundle them all into one little compartment to justify your xenophobic tendencies; recognise those who would like to do us harm for what they are... fundamentalists who do not represent all of Islam... just as Fundamentalist Christians do not represent all of Christianity.
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    Islam in the West

    Someone offers up first hand experience and you brush it off as "copy and paste"? Should we do the same with your posts ProDee; copy and paste from the Xenophobic's Handbook?
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    Changes vs Bulldogs

    No one thinks Jones may be a "mystery injury" this week so that he can celebrate his 250th on the big stage at the 'G'?
  11. Who cares what the media pundits think?? The only thing that interests me is how well we play in the next round. If anything I'd rather they (the media) keep doing what they are doing so that the club always has a point to prove... better than getting too complacent.
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    The Last Time they Met - Round 11

    Isn't it Round 11?
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 10

    A murder of Crows
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    My 3 word player ananlysis V Adelaide

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    My 3 word player analysis V Carlton

    gOLLy: Successfully Seeking Attention
  16. Just saw an ad on TV for Masterchef where the contestants will be cooking at the MCG and it will feature Jones as a guest judge... also the men’s and women’s teams will be involved as the guinea pigs.
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    Frankston v Casey Demons - Round 7

    [censored] autocorrect!!! Yarra Valley
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    Frankston v Casey Demons - Round 7

    Nope... some game with Yarra (no ville) Valley being one of the teams.
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    Demons on Masterchef (16/5/18)

    So you don’t regard football as entertainment, but rather as a metaphor for life’s struggles?
  20. I would argue that the issues Sam seemed to encounter outside of his TV career, would fly in the face of "character-invention". To me Robbo is like a drunk-yet-passionate footy lover who has been dragged off the street and given his own show.
  21. That is, essentially, what I am saying.
  22. Robbo is the thinking man’s Sam Newman.
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    Casey Demons v Box Hill Hawks - Round 6

    They must be the same people who post the “fat jokes” aimed at Scully’s father on here.
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    Casey Demons v Box Hill Hawks - Round 6

    I’ve been trying to listen on the radio, but the commentary/stand-up comedy routine is doing my head in.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 8

    Is there any chance Harmes may get cited for his almost sling tackle on the boundary in the last quarter (I think it was)? Hopefully not, but very hard to second guess the MRP.