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Red and Bluebeard

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About Red and Bluebeard

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    Flash, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack the ripper and Jordi

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    Choral music, Lord of the Rings, cycling
  1. Rare Robbie Flower Highlights

    Mmm.... not so sure about that, OD. Yes, of course, Flower had poor games, but your last sentence kind of says it all. Also, in 1981 we won a single game, by a point over the Bulldogs (who finished second-last) with Robbie taking a hangar in the goal square and kicking the winning goal, IIRC. Best and fairest that year: Steven Smith. Smith was a good player, no doubt about that, but the 1981 team would have to be at least as bad as the 2013 one ... Robbie came third in the Bluey in 1981, behind Smith and Brent Crosswell. Playing only 16 games might have been an issue, as Robbie did seem to suffer more than his share of injuries.
  2. Rare Robbie Flower Highlights

    I remember one piece of play in about 1984 when Robbie won his own ball in the centre, went for a run, dodged about 3 players and took a shot from about 50, which just missed. Cue Barassi yelling "Jeez Robbie you are ordinary sometimes!". I think he was a victim of his own consistency, as a higher level of play than most was just considered normal. I can understand the Brownlow votes to some extent (when there are only 3 votes to give, it is hard to give any to a side that is thrashed), but I am buggered if I know why Robbie has one Bluey and Chunk (no disrespect to him) has three ...
  3. Hmmm ... without wanting to get too picky, I don't think I have seen the three bolded bits above collected together in this way, unless it is the No T$ No B$ thread and 'lack of common sense' ...
  4. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    How far is to Compare? And how many people live there?
  5. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    What is a year without a countdown? Is there such a thing?
  6. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Maybe she is fat lady and is singing because the countdown is now just about its nadir ...
  7. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Stop braying about it!
  8. The No T$ No B$ Thread

    To someone that sounds a bit like a classy vacuum cleaner? :-) Today you are clearly gone for all money ...
  9. Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    FWIW I saw Max Gawn and someone else (not sure who) doing some laps around an oval in Glen Iris as I rode along the Gardiner's Creek trail the other day, clearly doing some pre-official training.
  10. 2018 Membership Thread

    :-( I am sure that he will be so keen after so long out that he will tear into them like Jack Viney!
  11. 2018 Membership Thread

    Sandra Sully stuff hardtack, but I am very sorry to hear this. Hope the young bloke is going well and has an injury-free season next year.
  12. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    I certainly hope you are right, but even if we won all 22 home and away games, I think there will still be discussion about the draw ...
  13. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    For the white one, yes. For the one that is the normal jumper with the red back, I personally think that one is the best by a street so far.
  14. The 2018 Fixture Thread

    Me too, especially on a Sunday.
  15. Farewell Jack Watts

    Yeah, good point DC. We only want interesting repetition ...
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