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Colin B. Flaubert last won the day on August 31 2014

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    Jock Cheese, Tokin' Blackman, Genre B. Goode, Eugene De La Hot-Croix Bun, Les Miserables

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    Concealing my identity, Apathy, Whelan The Wrecker

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  1. Let's be frank about GWS

    Ah Sheeds. He has had the last laugh on us plenty of times but I took great satisfaction in him getting up on the premiership dais in 2013 wearing his Giants scarf to create a photo opportunity with Buddy. I felt awesome schadenfreude when Buddy snubbed him and went to a football club with actual soul.
  2. Tiger success and luck

    I think we did start to stand for something up to the Sydney game. For mine, we were looking like the unsociable Hawks of 2008. We took no shif and gave plenty out. Then Tommy Bugg king hit Callum Mills... I reckon that brain fart cowed a lot of our blokes.
  3. Tiger success and luck

    I do believe he should be traded. I think it should have been done in 2015 to be honest. Initially, I viewed a trade as an act of mercy in that I felt that the way we had handled him had been apalling. However, now I think Jack's lacsadaisical nature (which is who he is and I don't begrudge him that) may be detrimental in us taking the next step. For mine, 2016 was a year where Jack showed us what he was capable of: not a Carey-esque power forward who can win games off his own boot but (and this comparison has been done to death) a Jack Gunston type. The type of guy who adds the cherry to the sundae. But it has thus been 1 year out of 9. That's a LOT of time to give anyone. Especially if we could find someone who is more of producer rather than a finisher. Jack is nearly out of trade currency now. This may be anathema for some but if he doesn't want to be the next Josh Fraser, he will want to get cracking. Remember that Fraser was ultimately delisted. He did his job as 1st ruck passably but they went and got a top liner while keeping him listed. When it came to the crunch, the Pies couldn't get a trade for him. If things don't change for Jack, a similar fate awaits.
  4. Tiger success and luck

    Spot on stmj. The difference between the Neeld and Roos/Goodwin regimes is that Neeld had a set on Jack the minute he walked through the door. Jack can't say that the new regime has been unfair to him. I can clearly remember Roosy, Bernie and Chunk going in to bat for him. As human beings, there are only so many times you can go into bat for someone only for them to let you down. If this were 2011, then we could excuse it as something that kids do before maturing. But 9 years in?
  5. Tiger success and luck

    And with that, the 'argument' about whose rebuild was better is settled. We and Richmond bottomed out in 2009. They held the faith with Dimma and recruited based on need (something we only started doing successfully under Roos) instead of playing kids whether it made sense or not. Their top pick of the 09 draft is a likely Brownlow medallist and the best player in the league. We all know what we got from that draft... That TigerDaze bloke must be feeling pretty happy now. That being said, the Tiges looked happy to have just made it (like us in 88/00 and the Saints in 97). When Spud Frawley said in 2001 that he would like to take a bit the passion out of the place, this is what he meant. They have stopped making knee jerk reactions based on fear of the supporter base. They need to even out the other extreme (i.e. losing their s#@! when they come good).
  6. Guess the Crowd...GWS v Eagles

    They are gearing up for their name change to the GWS Crickets as that is all you will hear if they do win a flag. Though I'm sure the AFL spin machine will be in top gear trying to convince us how they have 'captured the imagination of West Sydney'.
  7. looking for 1982 kids book

    It is narrated by a young BBO before his 'lifestyle change' and subsequent move to the manor at Romsey.
  8. And with that, the question has been definitively answered. Was tanking worth it? The answer was no. We would have gotten pick one anyway. Pick 2 was used on someone who was a quality person, a great trier and (before his foot injury) a solid footballer. But it goes to show that life doesn't always turn out the way you would like. Our number one pick was used on a bloke who took one look at our rotten culture and bolted for the better cash on offer. Don't get me started on the 'Why didn't we draft Dusty?' line. He would have been out of the league in 3 years had he been teamed up with Col and Beamer out on the tiles. Team this up with a culture that devalued long term club servants and a boys' club admin where ego outstripped ability and you have the perfect storm. One that exacerbated the current cultural issues we currently have. One whose blowback took 4 years to clean up (and there is still plenty of mental weakness to clean out).
  9. looking for 1982 kids book

    I believe that this is the book with the kid who goes to the footy with his mum and a 'tartan rug and a thermos of coffee'.
  10. Where is Allen Jakovich?

    That is why I would like certain parts of Jaka's psyche in our current bunch. Getting dragged in front of those braying morons would make some of our current bunch go into their shells. It made Jaka see red. He nearly caused a riot after the game when he gave them the double bird going down the race. Some might think he lacked something in competitive edge if you looked at his career output. As the Gaz man said in his autobiography, he lacked none of that (see the anecdote about the volleyball game at Inverloch with Brett Lovett, Balls Grinter and Gaz). Other parts of his make up I would take a pass on. After the volleyball game, he proceeded to pull a phantom knee injury and spent the rest of the day in front of the test match on TV with a couple of choc royal biscuits and a cup of tea. (I also believed he was moonlighting as a singer during that trip at the local pub, at least according to Gaz).
  11. Where is Allen Jakovich?

    That is why I would like certain parts of Jaka's psyche in our current bunch. Getting dragged in front of those braying morons would make some of our current bunch go into their shells. It made Jaka see red. He nearly caused a riot after the game when he gave them the double bird going down the race. Some might think he lacked something in competitive edge if you looked at his career output. As the Gaz man said in his autobiography, he lacked none of that (see the anecdote about the volleyball game at Inverloch with Brett Lovett, Balls Grinter and Gaz). Other parts of his make up I would take a pass on. After the volleyball game, he proceeded to pull a phantom knee injury and spent the rest of the day in front of the test match on TV with a couple of choc royal biscuits and a cup of tea. (I also believed he was moonlighting as a singer during that trip at the local pub, at least according to Gaz).
  12. Where is Allen Jakovich?

    To be fair, I think that back injury came about because of all the extra pud he used to carry around (which led him to being delisted at the end of 1994). That being said, one of my all time favorites. Jaka didn't fit the stereotype of a Melbourne footballer. He lived on his wits and was a master sledger. Dustin Fletcher recalled with a smile about him kicking a bag of nine on him in his first year 'and telling me all about it after each and every one'. If you are feeling depressed about round 23, go to YouTube and watch our last ever game at Victoria Park in 1992. The bakes he directed at the Collingwood crowd, Gary Pert and Mick Gayfer were a thing of beauty (not to mention he kicked 7 and was the difference between the two teams).
  13. Trade rumours

    So.... has the Riddler turned up yet?
  14. Transgenderism

    In the end, what distinguishes a mental disorder/paraphilia from a tendency or quirk is whether or not it impinges upon the life of the sufferer to where they are unable to function in everyday society. There are plenty of people who undergo gender reassignment surgery who go on to live perfectly functional lives. Their authenticity is a different argument altogether but it can't be argued that their behavior is so abnormal and it's impact so severe that it impacts their quality of life or the quality of life of others. While Gender Dysphoria is listed in the DSM V, one of the suggested treatments (amongst family counselling) can be undergoing a sex change. In certain cases, not to do so can lead to greater issues with body self image, greater anxiety and depression. I would ask as well where you got the link to that particular article/set of quotations, Pro Dee.
  15. North Korea

    3 months later and the thread isn't obsolete. I am seriously worried what comes next. When Kim launched the missile over Hokkaido, I got the update half an hour later. There are about 171 sirens in my area that will tell us to evacuate. However, if they launch one that is likely to hit then we have ten minutes to do something. If a nuke is launched, kids are being told to hit the ground and shield your eyes (no matter that you will likely be vaporized in the process). This might break the hearts of some of the resident Tories, but the fact that Donald Trump is president is the thing that REALLY gets me concerned. Make no bones about it. The North Koreans are a revolting regime and their behavior is destabilizing the entire region. I expect nothing better from then. What concerns me is that Trump will do something idiotic in a pique and launch a war to satiate his own ego. After all, this is a man who engaged in one sided flame wars at 3 AM with retired beauty pageant contestants. I have friends who also live in Korea that I am worried for, let alone my family and I.
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