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  1. Colin B. Flaubert

    Waleed to the rescue.....

    I also liked the added touch of using that photo of him sporting the most condescending possible look he could have pulled. Well played Rupert. Try a bit harder next time and you might be able to drive him out of the country too!
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    Waleed to the rescue.....

    You can tell where the Hun's priorities lie. Non football person consulted about rules who happens to be Muslim (well not really) so let's headline the opinion of a peripheral football person (who is better known for playing cricket) who appeals to the little Aussie battler demographic (but is one of the bigger louts in Australian sporting history).
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    This coming from the guy inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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    Waleed to the rescue.....

    Before the Pepe the Frog, anti soy milk crowd take over... While I don't disagree with most of his politics, why Waleed Aly? I didn't even know if he had an interest in the game before this. If it's to appear more inclusive then I would have suggested they may have wanted to actually do something more constructive during the Adam Goodes saga rather than tut tutting.
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    Waleed to the rescue.....

    Is the moment upon us that my Uncle Humphrey was warning us about?
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    The Ox reaction to yesterday's win!

    Love the Ox. While he can let the mouth run before the brain on the odd occasion, I'll never doubt his contribution to the club nor his love for it.
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    Special shout out to PJ

    With us sealing our finals berth yesterday, PJ's brief has been fulfilled. When I say that, it wasn't merely the obvious statistic that came to the fore. I cast you back to 2013 and one of his earlier interviews when the club had few people that could speak with authority. What he said about being a 'resilient club' started to come to the fore yesterday. Years ago had the Swans loss happened, then the shutters would have gone up and we would have imploded. Yesterday, with the Eagles constantly coming at us, with their muppet supporters acting like it was the 1919 World Series and with the football media writing us off, we FINALLY showed some real grit. That was what we were lacking when PJ came in and I don't think it's a coincidence that we are showing 10 times more of it after 5 years with him as CEO. That hopefully will be PJ's legacy moving forward. I dream of the day when we are spoken of in similar terms to the Swans in that we are known as a club that never lays down and never gives up. If we do, it will be largely due to the work that he put in.
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    Special shout out to PJ

    For context purposes only, @Moonshadow IMO, the struggle years are an important part of our story. The club and supporters are the footballing equivalent of Andy Dufresne: we waded through five football fields of [censored] to come out clean on the other side.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    I'm going to give you what you all crave. I'm going to give you what you all need. I'm going to give you the gift... of finals. Drink it in maaaan.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    Now that I'm a little more coherent than I might have been last night (I had a few adult beverages but can go out for a run and go to work), it's time to reflect. Lessons were learned. That was the most gratifying thing from yesterday. We played on at every opportunity, but 'opportunity' was the operative word. we knew when it was time to kick down the line and when it was time to not take the running option. Admittedly, those times weren't for the bulk of the game but the fact that they were a feature of our play was a sign of increasing maturity. How much we missed Melksham was clear yesterday. Clean ball delivery going forward was clearly an issue against the Swans and he bought it in spades. Teamed up with AVB, they make a good pair of small forward playmakers. This is a structure we should look to maintain next year even with Jesse back. We look much more fluid going forward with those two in. How about those Eagle supporters? It's rare I have ever seen a game where every quarter is followed by raucous booing. You would have thought the umpires were calling John the Indian bookmaker mid match given their reactions. Anyway, while a win going into September would help, I look forward to next week as the drought is over. Since we last played finals, I've lived in 3 countries, finished a Masters degree, gotten married and had 5 different jobs. As Chris Jericho might say 'Drink it in, maaaan...'
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    I also hope that [censored] Sam Newman eats some humble pie. Pretends he is salt of the earth when he is the biggest private school bully going around.
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    Put your hand up if you started crying...

    Different kind of tears @dworship I wasn't on board yet at that stage.
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    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    I remember one game when I was still in Australia when we rolled Carlton for our first win of that year. As I was walking back to the city, I walked by other Melbourne supporters and we gave each other a first pump. We were that bloody happy. How I wish I was back in Oz to do the same again.
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    The song that describes how I'm feeling - Round 22

    I'll revise my song choice for this thread if you don't mind!
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    Put your hand up if you started crying...

    As I said earlier, felt some butterflies in the stomach when I knew we wouldn't get rolled. Tears come for a flag.
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    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    I felt a bit gooey in my stomach when we got up 17. I'm reserving tears for if we win a flag.
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    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    @Ethan Tremblay The missus isn't at home...
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    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    Happy so far. There is more intelligence going forward which is good. I'm also impressed with the Weed thus far. He seems to be clunking them thus far.
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    The song that describes how I'm feeling - Round 22

    Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  20. It could nearly be upon us: the cancelation of Australia's premiere bogan mirth factory, the Footy Show. Yet again, it has been smashed in the ratings by the Front Bar in most markets (though it was pretty close in Perth). There are reasons for this. A style and manner of presentation that has been pretty much the same for nearly 25 years (with slight changes to the format). The inevitable use by date of most TV programs. Sam Newman's gradual metamorphosis from boorish lad (who at least seemed to be enjoying himself) to the footballing world's version of Walt Kowalski from Gran Torino. However, and this is something that may threaten the AFL's longevity, I believe that essentially that the show continues to present a vision of Australian society that is far removed from what Australia actually is becoming. I will try very hard not to veer into partisan politics and make this about cultural demographics and values. However, the Footy Show STILL lots forth a version of AFL culture which is akin to jocks tripping up nerds and weirdos in the corridor. Take one look at Street Talk and tell me otherwise. More than anything else, it is mostly loaded with a bunch of 'good ol' boy' types who are mostly white as ivory, ragingly heterosexual (and in some cases chauvinistic), and dripping with plain old 'I was lucky to pass the intermediate he he he' dumbness. Be anyone from outside those demographics and you would wonder if this game wanted to exclude you of you were to watch the Footy Show off one were to view it as emblematic of AFL culture. Believe me that it was for many years. Thoughts?
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    The decline of the Footy Show and it's impact on 'footy' culture

    I can understand that point of view to be honest @Macca I find that the suburban charm that was the VFL has given way to AFL Inc. The handling of the Essendon doping case, ground rationalization, the ill guided expansion and HQ's overall hubris annoys me no end. I still think the AFL needs to take a step back from the ultra masculine, white, lad culture that has dominated it for time immemorial (as it has dominated the Footy Show), I can understand other reasons behind both mediums fall in ratings.
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    The decline of the Footy Show and it's impact on 'footy' culture

    Because of course you aren't allowed to have an opinion unless you are a neckbeard mouth breather citizen of Kekistan. Oh sorry. When that happens it's called 'free speech'.
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    I barracked for Collingwood today.

    And I thought some of the posting on here was incoherent, deluded and self indulgent... That makes dee-luded a football forum James Joyce in comparison.
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    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Don't listen to the peanuts in the Herald Sun who make nuff nuff jokes at our expense to appeal to their little Aussie battler audiences. Their idea of punching upwards is making jokes at a supposedly 'elitist' football team while propping up elite interests via their stable of dancing bear commentators. While I want us to go into September with a guaranteed finals spot, we aren't out of this thing by any stretch of the imagination even if we lose.
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