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Crompton's the man last won the day on December 14 2011

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    1964 memories- calling our older supporters

    I was there and can’t add much to those fantastic summaries and to have footage is a wonderful memory. Perhaps a little context The world was simpler then and evil wore gaol stripes - probably so they felt at home after they got out. There was huge antagonism between those two teams in those days - not like the respect shown today - although even as a young one understanding right and wrong I had to respect Ray Gabelich’s great lumbering run when (as I remember it) a kick from the Melbourne half forward line caught him alone on the other side of the centre. He certainly nearly won it for the forces of Darkness. Those were the days of many complaints about Melbourne’s ‘home ground advantage’, when three or four people would go up for a mark which would always be awarded to the man in front and when any little push in the back was paid every time. so different.... and never ever forgotten
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    Umpires this week

    SOMe mind boggling decisions against us tonight The Ministry of Truth one’s were Neville Jetta in the first quarter “holding the ball “ (!!!!) (that resulted in a goal ) Brayshaw and Lewis both trying to injure Hawthorn players’ knees with their brains Umpires who produce adjudications like these are a clear and present danger to the survival of players - but only of certain teams - for example Melbourne Football Club even if no others. Probably our Workcover premiums are higher than other clubs because it’s recognised that we are fair game and at higher risk because duty of care just doesn’t apply to MFC as far as the game’s umpires are concerned.
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    Umpires this week

    This no doubt has cost Max 10 Brownlow votes this season so put your money on him to be top 3
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    GAMEDAY - Semi Final

    That’s what my cardiologist says I have to do before I can watch the game
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    Finals Week 1 - Non-MFC Games

    Does anyone have vision?
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    Post Match Discussion - Elimination Final

    Don’t follow this paper’s share market advice
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    Sam Weideman

    Harsh No doubt with Jesse not being the required target the team balance has changed and we’ve become more threatening probably because we’re less predictable. Jesse had been going up the ground more to become a more versatile player prior to his injury and when you consider his better application to chasing and tackling this year, the signs are there that he will be a real contributor next year. Long Live Jesse !
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    Post Match Discussion - Elimination Final

    Having been in Geelong these past two days I’ve had the benefit of exposure to the Geelong Advertiser and its reporting of community affairs. The one particular story (among many worthy entrants) that caught my eye was about the local lad who required the paper to publish a formal correction after he was caught unlicensed and doing wheelies with an unfortunate rabbit tied to his rear bumper. Anyways, the Advertiser reported (incorrectly) that he had been arrested on the spot and charged and he required a retraction - namely that he had merely been charged and not arrested (facts not in dispute) Advertiser’s mistake publicly acknowledged. Anyways, I recommend this journal as an indicator of where the current state of society sits - it never ever disappoints. But back to the matter in hand - with its back page lead of how Gazza was gunna show them and with so many fulsome articles on how Melbourne would be overawed what with their almost total lack of finals experience and with the astonishing talent of Dangerfield, Tommy Boy, Selwood etc it would appear that the possibility of Melbourne winning the game was almost unthinkable. What a thrill to see that pressure and energy from a great group playing for each other and the team - beats the individualists and having watched Nathan Jones through the dark years as our only quality player at times, it’s been a joy to see his faithful service to our club return a dividend in his second final appearance. Thanks so much Nate
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    GAMEDAY - Elimination Final

    Son camping on Fraser Island (laptop but no tv) asks if there’s a website to log into? 7 whatever is showing rugby
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Please excuse me stating that is a bone ignorant incorrect statement If that’s what your expert witness is going to say find a new defence strategy asap
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Is that the one where he ran past a first game Melbourne player who never played again? If so pot kettle black
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    Go and get Gaff!

    From the looks of this photo, the mouth guard has done its job and the lower jaw which is not covered by the mouth guard has been broken. Teeth involved in the fracture line (apparently) have been removed. It’s a shocking injury and I think that’s why some people (but not others) become slightly emotional
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Sorry to say this is not your finest work. (a) At what point will bone be added to replace post extraction/traumatic bone loss so that implanted teeth can be placed? (I’m guessing Dec 2018) (b) Could there be spiral root cracks that might take years to manifest? See (a) (c) What on earth would happen if a similar blow - accidental or not - was delivered in the future to this sophisticated repair work?
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    Go and get Gaff!

    Discount of 50% for being an interstate team with a large membership 4 weeks Totally agree with your initial assessment but. This kind of action needs to be eliminated from the game
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    So sad They played so well