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  1. Most profitable sports club in Australia

    What national competition? Oh you mean the MFL Mainland Football League. Tassie is part and a state of Australia, so until it has a team the AFL is the MFL. Most club sponserships are from overseas companies, including owe own. So local money isn't the be all and end all.
  2. Just back from the family day at the G. The day was held in the car park just south of Jolimont station. I looked at the empty field it was being held in and imagined a training ground running NW to SE, its about the size of a little bit smaller footy field eg carltons ground. No trees to remove only level the ground and install goal posts and paint the lines. As cricket Victoria is now at our old training ground, its only fair we take their old training ground. Could we move our training gym and the rest to the now no longer used rooms of cricket Victoria? Also use the new levelled oval used today for the family day. Arnt we the football arm of the MCC? So train at the MCC.
  3. New MFC facility?

    Ahh Waverly. Great ground, no harder to get out of than the MCG, if you are allowed to park there now. You have to remember, to most people the town stops at Punt rd, how dare peasants live east of the G 60klms away. As to all the trains stoping at Richmond, once the new underground is finished all the SE trains wont go through Richmond any more. All the people out east will have to change at Caufield both ways. Can you imagine the crowding after a big game on the frankson platform.
  4. The craziest I have done and continue to do is when overseas on holiday, get my photo taken in my Melbourne jumper in front of famous landmarks. At the colosseum whilst in my mfc jumper a shout came from a group of tourists GO DEES. It was unreal in that spot. Once I get home I have the photos printed on an A4 page and signed by No 13. Clarry signed my last one yesterday at the Casey training day. He was good about it after a bit of a laugh. Until my next holiday, Hawaii next February.
  5. 20 Great Games

    Great list but my best would be rd7 2008 vs fremantle. 51 pts down in the 3rd qtr and we got up and won by 7 pts. Millars best game, strong all day , just pushed over dockers all day. Aussie Wonaeamirri terrific last qtr, Robbo marked everything and kicked well also in the last qtr. And you just had to love Daveys run and long gaol in the third. Its a pity only 19400 people bothered to go, we lost $6000 but got the 4pts. When the Dees go bad and I need a pickup this is the game I put on.
  6. MRP for Hogan and Lewis

    I don't know who will get what, but I do know the Lewis one was STUPID. As a result of a contest to see who can [censored] up a wall higher, and the wrestling continued, the umpire threw up the ball in the center of the ground, and we only had THREE to contest the ball up. And guess who did the ruck work? Yes our premier ruckman number 13, Oliver. How professional was that? STUPID. By the way they easiely won the center clearance.
  7. Changes for Round 2 v Carlton

    Wasn't it Riewoldt involved in the dislocating of Smiths shoulder on the boundry line? I seem to remember it was also Riewoldt involved in TMac shoulder in the opposite pocket on the boundry line a couple of years ago. Isnt karma a [censored].[a female dog]
  8. Jimmy Stynes ... 5 years on

    I cant help but think the making of Jim into the elite footballer he became was that day at Waverly. He ran across the mark and for the rest of his career he overcame that event. He would have become a great player without that event, but he didn't let it get the better of him. I believe the MFC got the better of the day for the rest of his footy and admin career.
  9. JLT Round 2 vs. Carlton at Casey Fields

    Can somebody answer me this. During the second qtr Thomas took a mark on the behind line, theirs, [ I thought it was thru before he marked it] He then walked over the line and played on over the out of bounds line. I thought if you went over the behind line you had to come back into play between the posts NOT around the point post. The gaol was allowed. Am I reading this rule right?
  10. Post Match Thread vs. Doggies

    Two things that havnt been mentioned, We played the game at the premiers home ground, a big benefit to them. And in the season proper there are no 9 pointers. As they kicked 2 that would be 6 points less they scored in the season proper. We were rusty but looked the most dangerous for most of the game. We need to finish out our quarters.
  11. The 17-5 season

    fifty- 5 reports that big footy says all teams play 17 games, then teams 13-18 are finished for the year. Great so those 6 teams get gate and sponsor revenue loss so not only do you get kicked out of the comp you get to lose money also. What about keeping it simple, play 34 games home and away. Get rid of the preseason games, bye and move the finals back a couple of weeks. Start the season now, run 34 weeks and play the finals, save another week by only have a final 6. And if anybody says that is too many games for the players limit the total number player can play in the h&a season to 26. As the meerkat says SIMPLE EH.
  12. The 17-5 season

    If the 17/5 system was in place in 1987 goodbye to Robbie playing in a finals game. Goodbye to the DEES flying home winning their last 7 games. Goodbye to thrilling last game at Footscray. I can still remember the feeling when Hawthorn hit the front at Geelong. WE WERE IN THE FINIALS. Please don't take away that feeling and have us or anybody else playing for nothing in the final 5 rounds. Boy if we have seen teams rest many players before, you aint seen nothing yet. Tanking will become an art form.
  13. The 17-5 format

    As far as I can make out the 17-5 format means, all teams play each other once in the first 17 rounds. Then they divide up into 3 groups to play the final 5 rounds. Nos 1-6 play off for top 6, nos 7-12 for nos 7-12 and nos 13-18 play off for aspros. If you finish 13 only % behind 12 or even 11 you cannot play finals even if you finish higher than 12 after round 22. So you couldn't get a 1987 type year where we won our last 7 games and snuck into the finals on % alone. What use is the last 5 rounds for nos 13-18? No chance of finals no matter where you finish. And this is good for football!

    Did anybody else notice the large number of DEES supporters at the membership tent before the game? Hope they were signing up for 3 game memberships.

    First, we need to bring the same effort next week or yesterday was just another loss. If north don't win a flag this year or next they are toast. We will have a better list and future. North got home on the backs of their 30plus year old veterans and not much from anybody else, because they don't have anybody else. Where is their Oliver, Viney, Salem Brayshaw or Pretacca?