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  1. Missed Opportunity - ANZAC Eve Crowd

    Good news - the MCC has revised its estimate and is now predicting 85,000, up from 82,000 yesterday. So it looks like my OP has had the desired effect and this thread has been a huge success. For the record, last year's game (85,657) was the largest home-and-away crowd we've drawn since 1964 (86,664), and the largest ever for a Melbourne-Richmond game. Would be great to top those and set some new records on Tuesday. After all the years in the wilderness when we were irrelevant to the competition and never played in a game of consequence, it's so good to be front and square again on the big stage. Hope we turn it on and produce our best, most exciting footy.
  2. PJ would have been filthy with the weekend's thrashing. Had we won against the Hawks, and won well, we could have drawn 90,000 on Tuesday night and been hyped up as the biggest clash of the year to date. Now the narrative is about our response to the shellacking, rather than a block-buster clash between two teams near the top of the ladder, which would have drawn thousands more neutral supporters through the gates. The MCC is predicting 82,000, but I suspect it'll be closer to 75,000. For comparison's sake, the MCC expect 90,000 for the Collingwood-Essendon match. A real missed opportunity, both for additional revenue and the chance to play in the biggest game of the season outside finals.
  3. Post Match Discussion - Round 3

    And such a classy user of the ball. That snap around the corner from the boundary to hit Hoges in the goalsquare was sublime.
  4. Jeff Garlett, give him some love.

    Thread deserves a bump after his sensational game on the weekend. And to think some on here wanted him dropped after one quiet game. He's still criminally under-rated, on this board and in the broader footy community. Jeff Garlett: 169 games / 299 goals Cyril Rioli: 187 games / 274 goals
  5. Match preview and team selection - Round 3

    Is that the same Mick Jagger who played Lizzie Birdsworth in Prisoner?
  6. Viney’s foot is worse than we think

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he's 'right on track'.
  7. When she was 5, my niece 'wrote a book' about going to the football with me. The only thing I say in the book is "Oh no, oh no, oh no" over and over again on every page, which is pretty much what you'd get if I was calling the game.
  8. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Ripper headline out of the UK earlier this week about possible trade retaliation against US tariffs: "We'll put a levy on your Chevy and tax your whiskey and rye."
  9. Unfortunately we ran out of time - we had at least another half dozen questions up our sleeves, and there were a number of other areas he touched on in his answers that merited follow-up questions. The interview was only meant to last 15 minutes, but Jetts was good enough to give us about 25, which is very generous for someone who was trying to put his young kids to bed at the same time!
  10. I wouldn’t put too much store in what Goyder says ldc; he was also publicly critical of pokies when he was head of Wesfarmers, but never did anything about it. Then, as now, he was paying lip service to the issue, and most people, aside from Davey Dee, can see through the spin and window-dressing. The notion that some clubs have agreed - in principle - to get rid of their pokies is laughable, a bit like the time I decided - in principle - to give all my money to charity.
  11. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Trump a genius? Bwahahahha!! The Wall Street Journal - hardly a lefty newspaper - described his tweets on trade yesterday as ‘one of the greatest displays of economic nonsense in presidential history.’
  12. Millenials - Bah Humbug

    Very funny dc, but nothing beats the real thing. This is a genuine ad for the Department of Finance.
  13. JLT Squad for the North game

    Max Gawn told a Demon Army function tonight that Fritsch will play this weekend.
  14. The Barnaby

    “I want to stand with the current definition of marriage. I think it has been trialled by time, by thousands of years across multiple cultures, across multiple faiths." “I see marriage as a reflection of what I have, what my parents had, what my grandparents had." “When we go there (Asia), there are judgments whether you like it or not that are made about us. There they see in how we negotiate with them whether they see us as decadent." https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jul/05/barnaby-joyce-says-asia-may-see-our-embrace-of-same-sex-marriage-as-decadent
  15. Retro gear

    The quarter-by-quarter scores from all 12 premierships, pictures of the 10 greatest MFC marks and goals, and the names of every player who played more than 100 games for the club, along with their signatures. Usual logo stuff.
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