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Earl Hood

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    Gaming - we are out!

    Yes I am blaming the Royal Antediluvian Order of the Buffoles (RAOB) myself!
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    Training - Monday, 10th December 2018

    What is the secret then?
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    Training - Monday, 10th December 2018

    I have high aspirations for Joel. Can he play the running game on the wing a la Isaac Smith?
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    Training - Friday, 7th December 2018

    Petracca left knee issue, physio’s had a look and he is off to the rooms. Looked like just a niggle, no details.
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    So who won the main bout?
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    Training - Wednesday, 28th November 2018

    Not so sure, RC played a tennis coach in the TV series I Spy with Bill Cosby as the tennis pro. But played a great cameo in Get Smart as a Turkish waiter in an I Spy spoof episode. Very funny. Not sure he could actually play tennis? I would say god d actor, not so good player.
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    Looks like you are voting informal then Pro!
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    Best of 3 Grand Final

    I think this can work. First create 2 more expansion teams to make 20 and divide into 2 conferences of 10. New teams would be playing out of Dubbo and Kalgoorlie. Compromise the draft for the next 5 years with priority picks for the Dubbo Quolls and the Kalgoorlie Miners. Each conference plays each other twice, to get 18 rounds. Top 4 from each conference play off, 1 v 4, 2 v 3. Then winners play off to be conference champions. That’s 23 rounds, then we have a best of 3 AFL World Series Grandfinal playoff. Can’t go wrong with this formula surely!
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    This Earth - as WE KNOW IT

    Hey Jackaud, just checking, are you taking the pizz with your wonderful World statement? Wonderful world for some, no doubt, not too Flash for a lot of non human species living in the ever diminishing wild parts of this planet.
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    SEN: Best 22 and Draft Needs

    Yes I like the team but hope we can weave in Preuss and Vanders into our best 22 as I would love us to be a physically intimidating team that can match it with the best sides in talent as well. A lot of premierships have been won by nasty sides who blend mongrel with talent.
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    And me as well and I would add DC and maybe Moons, not sure about the others though!
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    Down Memory Lane # 1

    Gee we were done over by the umpires in the bits I watched. What was the free kick count? Is it too late to complain to the Umpy Department?
  13. After preparing for ultimate success in 1989, and then very confidently after 1994 and again post 2000 and even post 2002 I don’t take any previous years form as a guide for the next! Injuries, complacency have always intervened. I hope our club has indeed changed and can build on previous success.
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    Wallace Rates Dees Trade Period

    Steve Smith? Tony Campbell?
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Forget the Shiraz, try the Malbec. In the interests of uplifting this thread as Ernie has been imploring recently, I thought the various Legal Eagles who inhabit this thread might be interested in this set of books I stumbled upon in a Jesuit library in Córdoba, Argentina today while taking a short break from my arduous wine tasting duties. The books date from the early 1700’s and were part of a library of 10,000 books, some stretching back to when printing first began. Unfortunately when the Jesuits were kicked out of South America in 1754 many of the books on science and philosophy were burned by the Franciscians as they were deemed to be heretical!
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    The No T$ No B$ Thread

    Have you taken something DC?
  17. Oscar plays off scratch and recently won the AFL longest drive comp with a drive of 292m. What is May’s handicap that’s what I need to know!
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    I hope so we need a decision from Hoges pronto!
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    No not pushed out the door, more the case that he would not commit to an extension beyond 2019 so we are moving early as you say while the price is right. Not because he struggles for distance on kicks for heavens sake. You pass on a potential 60 goal a year key position forward at your own peril and certainly not for a gorilla marking backman a la Sam May by choice. I think the FD believe he is going if not this year, then next year.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Yes this possibility crossed my mind as well. I haven’t followed all the media discussions closely enough but with Josh Mahoney saying that we couldn’t get May unless Hogan decides to go and Hogan supposedly only recently asking if a trade back home was possible this year and then hearing that the Club has spoken to May on two occasions already.....well something doesn’t seem to add up! I think the club put it on Hogan to extend his contract past 2019 now and if he didn’t commit they decided to act.
  21. Now that the Eagles have won the 2018 flag we know all other 17 clubs will be analysing their list, their game plan and just how they won on the day. The AFL is full of copycats as we know. It now seems to me that chaos footy and small defensive forwards, small running halfbacks with intercept marking backs may not be so much in vogue next year. Today’s win for the Eagles was also a victory for 2 legitimate ruckman, two key marking forwards and at least two big marking/spoiling key position backman. It’s like 1990’s footy reborn. Yes there are still running halfbacks, inside mids and small, crumbing forwards but there always were I think. The ramifications are I think that the value of secondary ruckman (Pruest), key position backman who can handle the gorillas (May) has now gone up but so has Hogan’s value as a key forward to offset that for us. The WC structure wants the ball played predominately in the air and this would also help alleviate some of the AFL’s worries about congestion. Interesting to see how the recruiters react to the WC blueprint.
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    Jack Scrimshaw

    I went to Swinburne Institute of Technology in the 70’s studying engineering and there was a Scrimshaw there who had played a few games with Hawthorn or Richmond. Can’t recall his first name but wonder is Jack a son or nephew?
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    Jayden Hunt

    Could be off to the Swans, family issues, father passed away during the year, and AVB has been trying to run the family business in Canberra from here. Hope he stays.
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    2018 Player Reviews: # 44 Joel Smith

    I believe he could be anything with an injury free run over the next 3 years. He has all the athletic tools needed at AFL level but also the footy smarts and pedigree to be more than just an athlete playing footy. In the future he could go forward or he could play wing as well although not sure of his tank at the moment. Could he develop into an Isaac Smith type running player? I am very positive.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Well yes if he stood on the grassy knoll I suppose. But then that knoll was chock full of Mafia, FBI, CIA, KKK and Cuban Operatives as I remember. Very crowded at the time.
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