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  1. On 11/11/2018 at 1:29 AM, ding said:

    This story mentions "Chaos" so this sport HAS to be what he is studying doesnt it? 

    (Did anyone else get sick of Fathead commentators always talking about "Chaos" ball late in the season during our games?)




    So it's the above for our Pre season Training Camp, eh? No more sh#$ hanging on us.........

  2. 54 minutes ago, jane02 said:

    Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

    If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

    If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

    Its too far to travel for just the conference.

    Any advice? What would you do?

    Look up the Multi--Universe Book of Parallel Situations by Pan.

  3. 3 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

    I'm not sure where you were at the end of this season maybe in a coma?  Sam Weideman came in when Hogan went out and kicked 8 goals in 5 games, and goals in every game - all against high quality opposition, 3 of them finals matches.  That translates to 35 goals across 22 games.  There's a reasonable expectation that with another pre-season Weed will be even better next year.

    "Political" answer to a footy question by yourself, even in my dazed (ai "coma") state. I really think/hope you just could be right as so could i.....


  4. 21 hours ago, ManDee said:

    Lost 50 goal plus! Hogan has not kicked 50plus in a season.

    I imagine someone will replace Hogan and they should kick a few. So it is wrong to say we lost 50 goals.  

    Define someone, they and few please......

  5. 14 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

    How does anyone know? How can anyone know how they'll behave for an event which is so foreign that for basically anyone under the age of 60-odd it will be our first experience?

    ...and the rest of us don't remember the last one other than what looked like a fat little fellah with a shocking kick just kicking the ball in the last couple of minutes for a goal and a real stumble bum running with the ball, bouncing it like there was no hope of it coming back to him and looking around to see if anyone was near him. I hope to remember all of this next one.

  6. On 11/2/2018 at 6:06 PM, Mazer Rackham said:

    The what??? How long's that been going on?

    Got it. Thanks for clearing that up.




    But what's this ...?

    Yes, it's EFC being talked about but the point stays the same. There's a lot more to sport and a sporting competition than dollars and cents.

    Remember all those blokes over the years who marched into footy clubs and sternly said "we're going to run this like a business! No room for sentiment and other bulls**t here!" Ranald Mcdonald anyone? Rod Butterss? Just two that spring to mind.

    And they quickly found, hey ... it's not like a menswear wholesaler. It's not like a joinery shop. It's not just dollars and cents ... there's emotion ... hope ... blood sweat tears ... and something else intangible.

    Footy clubs are not just businesses. They are more like tribal emblems. They make up people's very identities. Yes, they need money to exist and therefore [censored] an eye in the direction of revenue. But they do not exist simply to make profits.

    The AFL is much much bigger than any club has has much more inertia built in to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.  But even they may find that a comp geared exclusively toward the balance sheet is at risk of killing the goose that laid the golden egg. By extension, a comp that plays favourites too much, in service of the balance sheet, may in the long run be doing itself a disservice.

    The AFL has to treat every club (even the EFC) as a talisman to be cared for and not just an entry in the revenue column. Balancing the books for a sporting comp should mean much more than just red or black ink.

    Yes this whole feeling was brought home to me in my sons (all five) reactions to my off handed way of saying that "there was always next year". or "another year of not getting to the Big Match.  There was a real passion for the Club, Players and History there that i didn't know about. 

  7. On 10/31/2018 at 1:10 PM, Demonland said:

    If we have to play two games I would prefer this scenario.

    Yep sounds great .The last time i got stuck "on" a bar for days because of the rain was in Hosies Basement Bar...women too...

  8. Wouldn't be averse to a half a dozen paragraph summary after each AFL Game  on this site either. Full bias permitted and would be quite beneficial to the sick, eccentrically needy and absentees. I would read it... 

  9. 8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

    Fascinating...as I grow older, I have become very interested in reading  histories from alternative aspects and understanding the power of written histories. India under the British from the viewpoint of the Indians is an easily accessible example.

    A useful piece of trivia.. there are actually three people who could rightly claim to be the "founder" of Singapore.

    After Raffle's death his widow wrote a book pushing his story forward as the new Clive etc to enhance her chances of getting a pension from the East India Company and as they say "the rest is history."

    Hopefully the dark lessons of history that came from the EFC drug saga are not lost but I suspect like in many other areas we will repeat it.

    I remember Epis and Shelton and Clarke and Birt(second fiddle) and how C7 made them every Sunday.They above any other Club wanted MFC to rot in hell, literally...........

  10. Couldn't stay out of this little "bummer" session any longer.....

    Shiel, anyone who combs his hair for three hours before every game, will fit in real well with this mob. Better than where he used to be  with "Kelly" itis.

    Daniher, i think, is either past it, leg/head wise or the family are in his ear about a new start.

    Sheedy mark 2, sorry players are looking for something different.

    TWSNBN would do well to think of another name, and need to buy some Carlton sized brown valises.....for umps, AFL retirements etc.

  11. 10 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

    Because Sheedy was gifted so many top 10 draft picks in that period he didn't have to make the compromises that others had to did he.  I have respect for Sheedy in so far as I would have loved the MFC to have won the premierships he has, but beyond that, really can't stand the guy - he has this overpowering smugness about him.  The smugness thing really came through in the $cully steal too.

     Agree with this, and i think there would be a fair argument for saying that GWS would have won one maybe two Flags if Sheedy had not coached them.

    I think he chose the wrong mixture path, and i have thought it for a while.