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  1. Jara

    The 1964 Grand Final Banners

    Thanks for posting that. I wasn't there, but the saddest memory it stirs for me is that glimpse of the old members' stand. I hate the fact that we tore it down. Only made it in there once (2000 Grand Final on a borrowed ticket) but I'll never forget it. Sorry my kids will never have the pleasure.
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    Finals Tickets

    Finally got ticket, but seem to be sitting on top of Mount Everest. Disappointing.
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    Finals Tickets

    Hmmm - still waitin... says sold out says "allocation exhausted" for my code - what's that supposed to mean? Dunno bout the allocation but I'm exhausted
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    Bull or Mutton?

    Isn't perfect? He was an incredible failure. I also had some hopes. They came to nought. He was the Liberals' Jack Watts. The thing that surprised me most was his lack of nous. I thought that was the one thing he had. That decision to call a double dissolution - what a dill. That's why we've got Anning et al. Turnbull couldn't even handle a vicious know-nothing like Abbott. In the end he was so desperate to hang onto his job he was willing to sacrifice his supposed core commitment - climate change. No spine. Dunno how he got so rich - just lucky, I suspect. Sold out just before the dot.com collapse, if I recall correctly.
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    Finals Tickets

    Friggin hell Been trying all morning. So stressful Been looking forward to this for so long. Id rather the old days when you had to queue.
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    Bull or Mutton?

    Bug business? Is that the IPA entomologist again? Im sure she'd be happy to support the Liberals.
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    Bull or Mutton?

    I'm hoping for a Dutton victory. Then he can lead them to the slaughter they deserve. Hopefully he'll lose his own seat. Bishop's probably the one I fear most.
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    Melbourne and Matthews

    I agree. I remember how stunned I was by that incident. Happened just in front of me. It's the main reason I support a send-off rule, at least for Grand Finals. Imagine if we made it to the Grand Final and somebody did that to Clarry in the first minutes.
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    Chris Judd in the Age

    Nice article. Might mean something if I hadn't been hearing these "coulda wouldas" for fifty years. I'm over potential.
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    POSTMATCH DISCUSSION - Round 18

    Recovering from heart attack. Can't take this any more. This team is an OH&S issue.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 16

    Uh god only option for following this game is the radio and i have to listen to TerryWallace. That voice should not be on air. Id appreciate lots of updates here thanks.
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    Bob on fox footy

    Thanks for that. Yes, I remember reading about his health problems somewhere recently. Very sad. Glad somebody else remembers him as a writer. To be honest, I can actually barely remember what he wrote - I was just a kid, but I read a lot, and I remember thinking - wow - that guy has written so well about a game I love, not something I'd ever come across before. Have any of you on this thread read The Mystery Spinner? I thought it was an incredible book, and story - I've met its author a couple of times, and he was a bit p'd off that it didn't sell more at the time.
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    Bob on fox footy

    One more thing I like about Murphy - he's a superb writer - I find his stuff some of the best I've ever read - insider trading - real meat and potatoes stuff - most other writers try too hard (or they are just dills) Interestingly, the other player/writer I recall reading with admiration was Brent Croswell - dunno if anybody even remembers his writing these days (and I was only a kid, so I suppose my judgement was susso) funny how there's been so much good writing about cricket (e.g. Gideon Haig's The Mystery Spinner) but precious little on footy
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    Bob on fox footy

    My daughter's school burnt down on Black Saturday, and Bob visited and spent a whole day with the kids. My daughter said he was really nice - interested in all sorts of things, not just footy, and very funny. (Some Collingwood players visited as well - or tried to. They got lost, couldn't find the school, turned around and went home)
  15. Maybe my memory's playing tricks, but I seem to recall they also put a lot of money into the Western Bulldogs (not to mention $30 mill to Foxtel to increase coverage of women's sport) We're the oldest club, we started the league and haven't had a proper home for decades; should be able to mount a pretty good argument.
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