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Choke

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  1. Yay avatar bets! I lost mine and have to wear this hat (Ethan made it for me). Need more people to join the misery!
  2. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Are you trolling? Jeez you know how to suck me back into this crap. 6% is a prediction made by Trump. Not an actual figure. If your 3% under Obama stated above correct (I don't know if it is or not), then it is above the 30 year long-term average of 2.5%. Source: http://fortune.com/2017/12/07/trump-us-gdp-growth-rate-economy-6-percent/ Now given the man can't keep his own government running atm, I'm not going to trust his economic forecasts. If he achieves 6% then good on him. I'll be happy. My super fund balance will be very happy. And before you go blaming the Democrats for the shutdown, Trump said in 2013 that government shutdowns are the responsibility of presidents: Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in 2013 and was asked who would be fired during a government shutdown, as shown in a clip posted by "Morning Joe." “Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top,” Trump said. “I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead.” He said that further down in history, “when they talk about the government shutdown, they’re going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time.” “They’re not going to be talking about who was the head of the House, the head the Senate, who’s running things in Washington,” Trump said. “So I really think the pressure is on the president,” he added. Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/369756-trumps-comments-blaming-obama-for-2013-government-shutdown-resurface Fact check on source: https://www.snopes.com/trump-criticize-obama-shutdown/ The man who campaigned on his ability to make deals could not make a deal to keep his government from shutting down, despite the GOP having a majority in both houses which makes the negotiation significantly easier than if one was in minority. Some more good quotes on the snopes page as well, Trump unleashes on Obama's lack of leadership, blaming the 2013 shut down on his inability to negotiate. Trump fails as a President by the standard he set himself while criticising his predecessor.
  3. Sponsorship Problem?

    They just purchased OneCare insurance from ANZ Wealth. Will be interesting times, I think the deal makes them Australia's largest insurer now, overtaking TAL.
  4. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    @Wrecker45 lol done
  5. AFLX is coming (the X makes it sound cool)

    Yep, it's all because of the rectangular fields. I'm no expert, but surely there a bunch of cricket ovals dotted around the world? Surely England, India and NZ would be more viable international targets given they have the existing infrastructure to play AFL as it is and not requiring the expense of a concept trial. I'm pretty unexcited by the concept TBH. Even if it does get some traction internationally, it'll still be an "AFL-lite" product. The real thing will always be better. The only reason the AFL seems to want to ship an inferior product is field size.
  6. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Would use any of those @Ethan Tremblay but the bet was with Wrecker. Still awaiting his response.
  7. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Just checked, @Wrecker45 apparently. Pick your subject and I will upload. I concede defeat.
  8. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    I forgot about this. Who did I say gets to pick?
  9. So round one we face the most intimidating lineup of midfield A+ graders I've ever seen. It reads like the mid line of a fantasy football team. Anyone else worried about getting pantsed here?
  10. We found out today that Jack Viney can benchpress 155 kg which was pretty cool. It was a good day. Until now.
  11. Well there we go. That's a pretty short [censored] list. [censored].
  12. Herald Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/police-probe-afl-player-over-alleged-sexual-assault/news-story/eb922b5f21bb52e905cdce68535aefed EDIT: Bali in September. Don't know who went on that trip
  13. Search result on the now missing url gives the following preview. Checked all the other Fairfax sites but all 404. I'd say it's MFC, not a "Melbourne Team" since the result actually has an MFC logo in the thumbail (not shown below) Melbourne player investigated for alleged sexual assault The Age-25 minutes ago In a statement, the Victoria Police said the complainant had not so far made a formal statement. The complainant was also advised that the investigation would need to be directed by police in the country where the offence is alleged to have occurred. The accused player has not been named but Melbourne ...
  14. 404 error. Brisbane times link also 404'd. Ruh Roh.
  15. Dangerfield/Selwood/Ablett

    Well those photos make me feel better. Jack Viney for round 1!
  16. Dangerfield/Selwood/Ablett

    The photo of Viney driving him into the ground a few years back is one of my all time favourites. I think it started the 'Jack Viney Made Me Cry' thread. Would love a repeat.
  17. Remember "Raise Hell"?

    Reverse image search says Herald Sun Twitter:
  18. Don't be too miffed. A good 'fantasy price' or 'fantasy score' in general will correlate to better players. However there are so many factors involved that you can't draw a conclusion that just because Melbourne has few expensive/high scoring fantasy players that it means we're down on talent. Tom Rockliff is the the epitome of the fantasy/reality divide. He has been for some years one of the best scoring and most expensive players in fantasy footy. But as we know, his high possession count doesn't always result in a great overall effect on the game. Nev Jetta is another example in the reverse. Horrible fantasy scores but often wins those vital 50/50's that a team needs to win a game. Then there's the whole 'KPP' issue - where someone like JJK or Franklin will kick a bag of 6 and score 200 or something incredibly high, and then the next week kick 1 and get 30. KPPs are 'roller coaster' players in fantasy, incredibly unreliable. But on the footy field, even if they don't kick a massive bag they often add significant value in other ways, and you wouldn't drop them if their stat sheet said 1 goal 3. In fantasy, you always take a risk when you pick a KPP. However, just so we don't feel totally left out, Clayton Oliver was the #7 ranked overall player in Supercoach last year (by round average score, excluding Jacob Townsend who played 1 game for 118 points). He averaged higher than Zorko, Neale, Sloane, Duncan, Crouch, Murphy, Adams, Merrett, Pendlebury. Those are some MASSIVE names, and Clarry was only in his second year. Source: https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/supercoach_scores?p=&min_salary=0&max_salary=800000&sort=2&order=D Fantasy footy are fun games to play, but are not a true reflection of talent of real world value to a team. It's more like the stock market than footy.
  19. One Man MRP

    I agree. It wasn't the NUMBER of people on the MRP causing the issues. It was the people themselves applying rules inconsistently and often arbitrarily (some might also say corruptly if one was wearing a tin foil hat).
  20. Saty's insta is the best. Keep up the good woork @Satyriconhome, love the photos! Edit: forgot to say, nice guns Saty
  21. WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - OSKAR BAKER

    I thought we traded Fitzpatrick?
  22. Melb vs Hawks 1990 5 goals in 4 minutes

    I had a poster of Andrew Obst on my wall when I was a kid, and a jumper signed by Gary Lyon. The 90's were a great time to grow up as a demons supporter, even if we didn't win a GF. We've been so bad for so long sometimes I forget how much fun I used to have watching those games when I was younger, and how good those teams were.
  23. I believe that belongs to Mr Gilmore

    lol glad some of you got it
  24. SSM postal vote

    lol, don't tempt me mate. I work with them constantly. It's an... interesting experience.
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