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  1. Colin B. Flaubert

    Sole Captaincy?

    The operative word in captaincy transfer is 'yet'. I am a firm believer that Jack should be the sole leader of the Demons at some stage. However, there are human relationships to manage. We, of all the clubs in the AFL, should be aware of the importance of treating long term servants with respect before calls are made.
  2. My questions to those making Viv Michie, Ben Newton and Harley Balic comparisons is that did you seriously invest great hope in those blokes making regular senior selection? They were speculative at best and stop gap players until some top grade talent could be bought in at worst. KK is in the former category thanks to his injury history but as has been pointed out, he is also a top ten pick. The upside is there but we haven't exactly bet the farm on his development. Pick alone 6 for May would have been commensurate with his value in my eyes.
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    Goody in the offseason

    I think that 5 years might be perfect for our club considering our history with coaches prior to Roosy. While no one would say we look like the Trump White House as far as turnover goes post 2013, we sadly have lost two generation defining leaders in Roosy and PJ in the last 3 years. That was planned but still in an ideal world it would be better to have them than not (at least before they went stale). To have Goody locked down as a seven year coach would send an amazing message to those in and out of the club.
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    One more “Demon” to conquer

    I think this year could be the year. They lost some pretty senior players this year during the trading period and appeared to be showing their age come first week of the finals.
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    Lyon's Plea to Petracca: Be Like Max

    The thing that annoys me about the Gaz Man is that his prescriptions to relieve teams' ills are usually the same old hackneyed clichés involving them not 'wanting it enough'. While it can explain why players/teams aren't succeeding, this mindset is incredibly short sighted, analytically lazy and is great for an applause line among the old school types who pine for the good old days but does little to solve actual problems. The vacuity of this approach was shown by his comments after our loss to the Swans (it wasn't effort but football smarts that cost us that game) and his analysis of why Essendon were underperforming (it had more to do with the dynamics of the coach's box and was quickly remedied once Gazza's pick for a senior coach was moved on). It was mentioned before but Gaddy's rant on MMM after 186 also provided a lot of the impetus for Bails' sacking and the justification for Neeld's hiring. That rant clung to a lot of the bedside philosophical musings about 'getting in and having a go'. When Gaz starts on about Tracc needing to commit more, take it with a grain of salt. Don't discount of entirely but realize that Garry is more Allan Killigrew than Paul Roos.
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    Pre-Preseason 2019 Update

    @Roger Mellie Professional cosplay
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    Down Memory Lane # 2

    These years taught me that journos aren't necessarily wrong in their judgements. I remember Rob Walls writing an article in the Age that sacking Baikey would give us five years of pain. Turned out he wasn't far wrong. However, this particular game was a bright spot at the time. I was struggling personally and the team had just come back from the infamous game in Perth where the Eagles pretty much kept us out if our forward 50 for a half (kinda like the Prelim). We came out and brained the Crows and it gave me a bit of a bright spark. For that I thank those Demons.
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    New major sponsor?

    I reckon we should go with the CFMEU. They sponsored the Canberra Raiders a few years ago so there is precedent. Them or the 'Off Ya Tree' franchise. Either way, we could get an entire new generation of supporters.
  9. You forgot to include poetry and your friend Baxter. Though the last time you said that, he got kicked off a bridge.
  10. I was 19 at the time SWYL and devoid of cash. Lack of social experience also lead me to believe that 21 Arms nightclub was also on par with Studio 54 in the 70's as a venue par excellence.
  11. Ironically enough, NYE 1999 was probably the crappiest new year I have ever experienced on the turps. Mostly because the City of Ballarat put on a supposed 55,000 dollar fireworks display and it was an absolute fizzer. This would have been more impressive as a fireworks display. I won't bag @Ron Burgundy as I find him to be a pretty good poster but I do worry about attitudes that it will just 'happen' for us. 1994, 1998, 2006 are too fresh in my mind. We were supposed to be the next big thing then but we put the cart in front of the horse, discounted our opposition and ended up pooing the bed.
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    New major sponsor?

    The NBA has moved in that direction alas. Small sponsor badges are on most uniforms now (like the ones they initially had on the guernseys in the 70's and 80's). They haven't moved to back off jersey sponsorship yet but give them time.
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    New major sponsor?

    I look forward to Perty crashing this thread to scald us plebs for expecting sponsors to appear almost magically.
  14. Colin B. Flaubert

    Jumper Revamp

    For once, I'm entirely happy with the jumpers. Keep the red back when we play the Doggies but beyond that, I'm a big fan of the disco blue for our other away fixtures when we clash.
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    Excellent work WJ. Seriously devastating. Col was finally finding the peace that he had so long sought and for this to happen was gut wrenching. Burying a son is one of the hardest things a parent could do. My thoughts are with his family. RIP Col.