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    Oliver to have surgery on BOTH shoulders!

    Is that anything like Kryptonite? 😉 But I do get what you are saying and must agree.
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    GF Ballot Barcode

    We interstate members purchase our memberships in the knowledge that we will be lucky to have a game to go to (nothing in Sydney or Canberra this year) and, if we choose to attend home games in Melbourne, in the knowledge that is is going to hit the bank account big time. I find it somewhat offensive that you consider us not “real members”.
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    Oliver doesn't care if you don't like him

    With a little luck, the Weagles may have already been outfoxed by the umpiring committee (is there such a thing?)... with all of the media discussion over the disparity in free kicks when playing at home, the Weagles crowd may have become their own worst enemy.
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    GF Ballot Barcode

    After numerous phone calls since last Friday trying to sort out my son's barcode after it was discovered that they had applied both of our GF Guarantees to my membership only, I have finally managed to get us registered. Why they (at the club) wouldn't have noticed the error in the first place is beyond me, as being limited to one ticket per member, any club membership can only have a single GF Guarantee attached... I only noticed it because the letter my son received in the post stated that based on his membership, he was a priority 2 member (I didn't even receive a posted letter for mine). After all of that, they owe me a win on Saturday 😉
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    Goodwin deserves more credit

    Yeah, a guy into his second year of senior coaching should be doing much more than that! To tell the truth, I'm really peeved that he didn't have us top two by season's end. Anything less than a premiership is a fail in my book.
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    Finals Week 1 - Non-MFC Games

    I’ve got nine and a half fingers, and when I counted, I had a couple left over. There’s a ripple of polite applause each time they score, if that helps answer your question.
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    Finals Week 1 - Non-MFC Games

    I’m at the game (if you could call it that)... I can’t recall being at a more boring game. Nothing like finals footy... where’s the frenetic pace, where’s the risk taking? If Buddy doesn’t wake up soon, the Swans season is over.
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    Robert Walls is tipping the Dees for the flag

    In which case, the law of averages says he’ll get this one right.
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    Bull or Mutton?

    Gee Wrecker, I would have picked you for one of those Range Rover driving powder hounds 😉
  10. I watched, but it was just a bit of filler for a weekend with no footy (apart from VFL which I don’t see in Sydney). Did the organisers not think that perhaps, as it was being played in Adelaide, if they presented an Allstars vs South Australia game, they might have got a few more punters through the gates? Mind boggling stupidity.
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    Gerard Whately is a Moron

    Maybe it's just me, but I find it rather ironic that someone calling themselves Barney Rubble, would refer to anyone as a moron.
  12. Benny has been arrested and charged with intent to sell and supply. http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/ben-cousins-arrested-over-drug-possession-in-esperance-20120328-1vyfb.html
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    Lynden Dunn

    The player I feel for the most is Colin Garland who was cruelled by injury but who stuck fat with the club; if anyone deserved to play finals, it was him. Hogan and Lever, and possibly Vince, will play finals next year.
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    Waleed to the rescue.....

    That may we’ll be the point SF, but the problem here is that threads like this will be, and are, hijacked; this thread being a case in point.
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    Waleed to the rescue.....

    Lock this thread up. This kind of discussion was barred in the General forum, and now we have the usual suspects pushing their respective barrows here in a football discussion forum!
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    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Great table as it also should silence those who continually harp on about the AFL (via the umpires) having it in for us. Sydney on the other hand...
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    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Like the free against AVB, you mean?
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    Arrogant Swans Fans

    I'm afraid I don't get your drift at all... the SMH links directly to Real Footy. It has the same articles as appear in The Age online news. Oh, and if it's scrolling that bothers you, you actually have to scroll further to get to the NRL which is situated below the Sport section where the AFL news can be found. As far as numbers go, it is NOT a monopoly market. They share the AFL with GWS as well as competing with nine Sydney based NRL clubs, a number of Rugby Union clubs and soccer clubs. The fact that they have so many members is a reflection on just how well they are doing in a market that was once almost entirely owned by the NRL.
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    Jessie Hogan Trade to Freo

    Yeah, even if he was one of our better players yesterday... and even if he has performed at a much improved level since his recall.
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    Arrogant Swans Fans

    I’ve lived in Sydney since 1979 and can honestly say that the Swans have far more relevance here than clubs from any other code. They get bigger crowds, they have a winning culture that is admired by Sydney-siders and they are the reason that AFL now has strong support in the wider community at all levels.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Perhaps he and Andrew Brayshaw will be watching together.
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    What the Fritsch

    Oddly enough bingers, you weren't my source - my son is ready to deck me if I keep making the comparison each time we watch a game. I suppose the "Jack, not Norman" thing is pretty obvious if you're from a certain generation.
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    What the Fritsch

    I was thinking he’s more Gunston-like... and I don’t mean Norman.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    It was mentioned last night on AFL360.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    From Peter Caven’s Wiki page... “Caven was the victim of an infamous act of AFL thuggery when St Kilda's Tony Lockett struck him viciously in the face and broke his cheek-bone during a game in 1994. Lockett was handed a heavy suspension of eight weeks for the incident. In an absurd twist, Caven was forced to issue an apology to Lockett the following week after appearing on comedy television show Denton and, at the urging of host Andrew Denton, bashing an effigy of Lockett with a baseball bat. The following season, Caven and Lockett were team-mates at Sydney.”