obbafan

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About obbafan

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    Demon
  • Birthday 04/08/1955

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    Stephen Tingay, Andrew Obst and the Wiz

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    MCG watching a Demon premiership again
  1. A joy to see these photos. Thanks Six.
  2. Pity we lost Paul Kelly to Adelaide. He wrote a series of excellent articles for the Age during the 87 finals run that really described the euphoria, until that game at Waverly of course.
  3. And how about Hogan deciding he was a mid fielder for a while there and doing good work.
  4. Delighted to see Col back again. Have always enjoyed his quirky approach. All the new guys were really important and give cause for optimism. Thus far good times!
  5. Basic market principles dictate that income exceeds expenditure. Merchandise would have been the winner. Sausages are a fund raiser and clearly more administrative awareness would have helped the volunteers. Mistakes are a disaster unless attention is applied to make sure they don't happen again. Up to you PJ.
  6. Many thanks for all that youse do. Regards.
  7. So explain how it makes commercial sense. What is the market? Where is the exposure? Why would they give us a cent for such minimal opportunity? Collingwood do blanket coverage because they can.
  8. Just on the advertising at the Paddock. The sponsor agreements would be based upon exposure across a range of physical and electronic sites. Preaching to the converted (that have the opportunity to attend training in limited numbers) or hoping for a glimpse from an harassed passing motorist is not going to earn MFC a cent in sponsorship negotiation. Chuck in an extra $1000 (or more or less) on the off chance someone buys a car through you because they were driving on Punt Road and noticed the signs? Really? Instead all we have is yet more visual pollution. Personally I very much enjoy the training photos (and many thanks to those who post them) without the background distraction of signage.
  9. I am reading this thread so clearly I care which opponent stars may be missing but how I long for the day when I think BORING and ignore. Then I will know we are good.
  10. Like the Rigoni comparison. Remember picking up the members scarf at the tent outside the MCG and they had non selected players for that game glad handing. Could not believe how short Magner was. Plenty of muscle mind you but I was looking down at him from an ordinary 6ft, This guy vanwhereeveryouputthecapitals is tall, strong and calm! God bless him.
  11. For me Luke Hodge is the most complete team player in the game and has been for at least the past 5 years. GAJ has been the outstanding individual. Bob Murphy for heart and soul for his club and Roughead is just a unit.
  12. And Paul Kelly was an MFC supporter prior to the advent of the Crows who stole his Adelaide heart. His articles in the Age during the 1987 finals run are some of the best writings from a supporter's point of view ever published.
  13. AC/DC, INXS, Nick Cave (in various bands - try Red Right Hand), David Bridie (an MFC supporter) and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Daddy Cool, Augie March, Cruel Sea, Custard, the Church, Died Pretty, DIG, The Dingoes, the Go-Betweens and on and on. We do not need to have Bon Jovi crap and the like imposed upon us as we await the game.
  14. Facetious I hope. . Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly the Loved Ones and on and on. Why do I have to listen to English and US music prior to a game of AUSTRALIAN Rules Football? Not to mention the royalty payments.
  15. Have skimmed through this so may be repeating but if we are to have music booming out why cannot it be Australian? I am distressed when I see bogans clad in flags on Australia Day but we can be justifiably proud of our outrageously good bands. A set sequence of building intensity to the bounce of immortal songs that belong to us.