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    Goodwin is coaching better since half time
  2. Post Match Discussion - Round 4

    Really glad we have some list depth this year No team is undefeated l will put my money on us to win the Premiership after the Richmond game
  3. Injury List - Season 2018

    John Lord, Bluey Adams , Bob Johnson , Brian Keneally Jim Tilbrook Greg Wells them was the days
  4. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Count me also as one grateful for small mercies and prepared to give due credit
  5. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    What a beauteous thing it be : to use a huge plurabibilitiness of words, labels and headings to draw the reader’s eye away and to obscure the fact that the question being answered is not the question being asked. Is this naked intellectual dishonesty or simple garden-variety hypocrisy ?
  6. Jake Stringer

    Good point It's improbable that it's a long term relationship so most likely no legal offence has been committed. Give the man a cigar!
  7. 2017 Player Reviews: # 4 Jack Watts

    With Jack having apparently visited PA to view the facilities it's looking increasingly like he's out the door and I must confess to feeling disappointed I hope that we win in the trade rather than simply farewelling him with no adequate recompense and that list management with a view to improvement is the motivator as against a see-you-later decision which will probably see the new club do way better than with the Sylvia deal ( trade coup of the decade?). One thing Jack can do is deliver a precision kick in the arms of, for example, Jesse Hogan and this is a skill our team does not have a lot of - we have great ballgetters in Viney, Jones but it doesn't seem like laces out is on their resume. The injury he had this year was likely related to the fact that we played him as a ruckman when Max went down, and he did his best and uncomplainingly. Hopefully we won't have the same sort of injury list next year and unless we get real good compensation I am in the one year extension camp. But the die is cast it seems and the question will be asked ultimately: how could Jack have been managed more effectively?
  8. Umpiring of MFC games very questionable

    The Geelong game this weekend should be a case study for anyone interested in this topic imo The almost astonishing numbers of visitors' free kicks ignored by the umpires aided and abetted by the deafening silence of crowd noise when balls were dropped by the home team testifies to the bias whether it be conscious or unconscious of the umpiring team. All we want at the end of the day is consistency after all. We can wear a ridiculous call for deliberate out-of-bounds or holding the ball as we must but what we long for is the application of the same standards equally applied to both teams. I would like to see some (nearly wrote "more" !!) accountability by the umpires in the sense of public match reviews post-weekend. And part of that process should be to recognise when the umpires got it right which they often do. Part of valid examination involves praise where deserved imho. The ideal would be an identification of consistent trends and open discussion on whether a problem has been identified. Hopefully the will for this type of painful self-examination is in abundant supply at AFL headquarters 😆
  9. GAMEDAY - Round 20

    I took some of my hard earned money after GWS got up by 24+ and put it on Melbourne My wife has me booked in for electroconvulsive therapy 8.00 am Monday
  10. GAMEDAY - Round 18

    Part of their mandate is to exert a buffering influence on the scoreboard where ladder leaders and interstate teams are concerned so it's really business as usual.
  11. Four Corners 17.07.2017

    Although this does not represent original research by Four Corners, this program canvasses astonishing (maybe) content and makes fascinating background to upcoming matters which will no doubt engage many of us as legal processes evolve. It should be remembered that it is a time-honoured principle that on occasions it is better that one man die for the people and it seems that the contemporary representation of that principle has become that it is sometimes better that victims' rights be subjugated for the greater good of the perpetuation of the benign public reputation of a revered Institution. The program shines a light on the vile deeds of child rapists and the shielding of those perpetrators from the consequences of their actions to an almost comical degree were the matters not so serious and the in many cases lifelong ramifications and damage not so profound. The obstructors and enablers must in every case and wherever possible be dragged into the light so that their evil and dark deeds are in plain view. It occurs to me that there may possibly be significant cultural similarities between Philadelphia and Melbourne, having grown up in the system here in Victoria.
  12. GAMEDAY - Round 16

    OMG What is the free kick count????
  13. Manchester Bombing

    I spent some time with a senior police figure during the week who I regard as a person of high integrity and personally tough when required and, in discussion, this general spectrum of issues arose. Part of the purview of community policing involves meeting with Muslim leaders and the take home view of this highly experienced officer is that there was never at any time a problem in terms of community disorder/subversion in the Muslim sector, and that these same community leaders were almost hanging their heads in shame in that they were being placed in a public position of being associated with the atrocities of the type which led to this thread starting. I suppose that for some of us as well as myself, this has been an issue - the silent majority being so (publicly) silent. Conversely, there has been demonstrable thuggery from the anti-migration sector (in some of its manifestations) from groups waving Australian flags and the like. I found that the conversation gave me a different perspective to the worrying media reports.
  14. Tommy Bugg on report

    Apologies have not been following this thread and it may have been mentioned already In respect of the comparison of the Bugg incident and Houli's Richmond won the game after the Carlton player was hit and the argument could be considered by the MRT in its wisdom that conceivably the outcome of the match was altered by the offence Sydney won the game after Bugg offended and no way did it impact the game the way that Basher's elbow could be said to have

    Surely you underestimate