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1 hour ago, Uncle Fester said:

Balls. They would have beaten Sydney in the 2005 SF but for the Nick Davis show.  Maybe they were dodgy in 2007+,  maybe not, but to say it was an overnight thing is to rewrite history.

That game against Richmond came out of nowhere. Yes the players bought in after Chapman spoke, but i doubt that was the entire story...

Thompson has always been a weird one...

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On 1/10/2018 at 12:27 PM, Sir Why You Little said:

That game against Richmond came out of nowhere. Yes the players bought in after Chapman spoke, but i doubt that was the entire story...

Thompson has always been a weird one...

Could be the biggest deck of cards fallover in Footy History if there is pressure brought to talk, but five day awkward pause would seem to have killed this happening.

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Watching this game ... the Weapon and hird on the boundary line 

BT commentating saying that he’s met the weapon and how he’s turned Essendons fortunes around ... lol 

how funny BT 

 

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1 hour ago, Delusional demon 82 said:

Watching this game ... the Weapon and hird on the boundary line 

BT commentating saying that he’s met the weapon and how he’s turned Essendons fortunes around ... lol 

how funny BT 

 

I think the Essendon Cheer Squad even had a banner saying ‘We have the Weapon’... cringe.

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19 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I think the Essendon Cheer Squad even had a banner saying ‘We have the Weapon’... cringe.

And shot themselves in the foot with it !

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14 hours ago, Delusional demon 82 said:

Essendon v Melbourne rd7 2012 now on fox footy .... whatever it takes 

remember this game we got up in the end 

Twas a beauty! 

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8 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Twas a beauty! 

The alarm had been raised by then

Carlscum players had spoken to Ratten about it. Bones had been broken

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52 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The alarm had been raised by then

Carlscum players had spoken to Ratten about it. Bones had been broken

Memories fade, SWYL. Can you remind me of:

  • what was the alarm, and
  • Carlscum players' talk with Ratten, broken bones.

Just cannot recall these things but a stir of the grey matter may be of assistance, if you wouldn't mind. Kind regards....

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13 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Memories fade, SWYL. Can you remind me of:

  • what was the alarm, and
  • Carlscum players' talk with Ratten, broken bones.

Just cannot recall these things but a stir of the grey matter may be of assistance, if you wouldn't mind. Kind regards....

Good friend of mine is well connected at Carlscum. I am referring to the “Get me the Good Stuff game”

bones were broken that day, i was told Carlscum players were coming off the ground when rotated and saying “what the hell is going on out there”

Players spoke to Ratten about it. 

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18 hours ago, Delusional demon 82 said:

Essendon v Melbourne rd7 2012 now on fox footy .... whatever it takes 

remember this game we got up in the end 

It was the start of their self destruction.

By no means did we outplay them that night. We were absolute poo as well. It was more the fact that playing with a physique akin to a condom stuffed with walnuts tends to put stress on the body. I would suggest that this type of loss was always going to happen.

From that point, soft tissue injuries piled up. Then the investigation was launched.

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4 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Good friend of mine is well connected at Carlscum. I am referring to the “Get me the Good Stuff game”

bones were broken that day, i was told Carlscum players were coming off the ground when rotated and saying “what the hell is going on out there”

Players spoke to Ratten about it. 

Rattan complained to the AFL.........

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1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It was the start of their self destruction.

By no means did we outplay them that night. We were absolute poo as well. It was more the fact that playing with a physique akin to a condom stuffed with walnuts tends to put stress on the body. I would suggest that this type of loss was always going to happen.

From that point, soft tissue injuries piled up. Then the investigation was launched.

Wrong.

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25 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Rattan complained to the AFL.........

As far as i know, yes he did. 

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Essendon put of so much press at the start of that season about their off-field program.  They were boasting about how much weight and size their players had added, whilst maintaining their speed and endurance.  They were hiding in plain sight.

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This is an article from the week leading up to the Carlton match:

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/dons-longterm-weight-gain-brings-shortterm-pain-20120415-1x1mm.html

 

This paragraph from another article is particularly cringe-worthy:

“At the start of the 2012 pre season coach James Hird promised the playing group that they were in for their hardest pre season ever, with an emphasis on bigger bodies and overall fitness. Apart from the occasional one paragraph news article tracking the Bombers progress through the pre season we have been basically kept in the dark with the club choosing to close down most training session from the prying eyes of the media... Internally the club appears to be ecstatic about the progress made over the pre season”

 

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8 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Wrong.

 

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On 1/13/2018 at 11:30 AM, Deemania since 56 said:

Memories fade, SWYL. Can you remind me of:

  • what was the alarm, and
  • Carlscum players' talk with Ratten, broken bones.

Just cannot recall these things but a stir of the grey matter may be of assistance, if you wouldn't mind. Kind regards....

A lovely worded request "56

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On 13/01/2018 at 2:53 PM, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It was the start of their self destruction.

By no means did we outplay them that night. We were absolute poo as well. It was more the fact that playing with a physique akin to a condom stuffed with walnuts tends to put stress on the body. I would suggest that this type of loss was always going to happen.

From that point, soft tissue injuries piled up. Then the investigation was launched.

I first heard this term used to describe Fitzroy's Mick Conlan. I don't recall him ever being accused of anything improper or having excess stress on his body. Must have had better quality condoms in the 80s.

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13 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I first heard this term used to describe Fitzroy's Mick Conlan. I don't recall him ever being accused of anything improper or having excess stress on his body. Must have had better quality condoms in the 80s.

I believe that comparison was credited to Clive James when describing Arnie Schwarzenegger.

There were rumors going about re: Fitzroy and ‘Roids in the 80’s but they remained just that. A bit like the Weagles in the ‘90’s, it never went beyond speculation.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I first heard this term used to describe Fitzroy's Mick Conlan. I don't recall him ever being accused of anything improper or having excess stress on his body. Must have had better quality condoms in the 80s.

Probably a reaction to the AIDS television advertising prevalent at the time. Even Clive Lloyd started using 3 rubbers on his batting handle.

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54 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

I believe that comparison was credited to Clive James when describing Arnie Schwarzenegger.

There were rumors going about re: Fitzroy and ‘Roids in the 80’s but they remained just that. A bit like the Weagles in the ‘90’s, it never went beyond speculation.

Quite right. Now that you've mentioned the Clive James description , I think I might be mistaken about Mick Conlan's nickname.

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4 hours ago, TRIGON said:

Probably a reaction to the AIDS television advertising prevalent at the time

Dunno about you lot, but those ads scared the bejeezus out of me and had a lasting impact.

I've never been ten-pin bowling since.

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Bomber Thompson ... James Hird ... no wonder everyone loves Essendon !!!     hahahahahaha

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