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Daniel Ward - Open Mike

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Daniel is on Open Mike this Tuesday. Often underrated, he was an excellent player for us. Look forward to the interview, hopefully Mike does a better job than the Febes interview and focuses more on football.

I'll upload it on Youtube and post a link on Tuesday

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7 minutes ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

Daniel is on Open Mike this Tuesday. Often underrated, he was an excellent player for us. Look forward to the interview, hopefully Mike does a better job than the Febes interview and focuses more on football.

I'll upload it on Youtube and post a link on Tuesday

This interview will be to Iron Mike what an unguarded pork chop is to a starving dog. Despite being able to talk about footy (after all Fox Footy is meant to broadcast a certain sport whose name escapes me now), he will most likely wander into tragedy porn and tawdry soap opera material.

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10 hours ago, DavidNeitz9 said:

hopefully Mike does a better job than the Febes interview and focuses more on football.

Absolutely no chance. There will be a token minute or two on his football career. He might even mention he played for Melbourne. It will be about his gambling addiction, as Febey's was about his alcahol and drug issues and Balls was about snotting Terry The Tan Wallace. It shits me to tears. It's the same format every time - brief mention of footy career, then Mike apologises for revisiting whatever the controversy* is or was, or promises to just briefly touch on it and that's it. The whole show is then about said issue. They then return to the player's football career in the last minute of the show, if that.

*There are, of course, former players who see 'Open Mike' as an opportunity to draw attention to their issue/cause and rightfully so, but there are others who would like to be remembered for their footy.

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Just watched this, worth a watch pretty honest discussion about Daniel's gambling addiction. Interesting that Simon Goodwin was caught up with betting on AFL matches at that time too.

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On 2017-5-15 at 8:37 AM, Roger Mellie said:

Absolutely no chance. There will be a token minute or two on his football career. He might even mention he played for Melbourne. It will be about his gambling addiction, as Febey's was about his alcahol and drug issues and Balls was about snotting Terry The Tan Wallace. It shits me to tears. It's the same format every time - brief mention of footy career, then Mike apologises for revisiting whatever the controversy* is or was, or promises to just briefly touch on it and that's it. The whole show is then about said issue. They then return to the player's football career in the last minute of the show, if that.

*There are, of course, former players who see 'Open Mike' as an opportunity to draw attention to their issue/cause and rightfully so, but there are others who would like to be remembered for their footy.

You were spot on about the token minute or two although I think your asterisk came into play as was the case back when The Ox was on the program too.

Interesting that Daniel has been trying to meet with the AFL about their gambling association. 7 and fox footy need to reduce their reliance on this income stream too, but I suspect that it would be a case of pushing poo up hill. At least Deesbet has disappeared from the club's landscape.

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Mike started with football this time unlike the Steven Febey interview. Then it was all gambling, all the time.

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I was just about to upload the Episode but a fellow Demon has a copy of the episode online.

 

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On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:17 PM, CanberraDemon said:

You were spot on about the token minute or two although I think your asterisk came into play as was the case back when The Ox was on the program too.

Interesting that Daniel has been trying to meet with the AFL about their gambling association. 7 and fox footy need to reduce their reliance on this income stream too, but I suspect that it would be a case of pushing poo up hill. At least Deesbet has disappeared from the club's landscape.

Mike is well past his prime and should be put out to pasture completely.

While I was certainly interested, humbled and inspired  by Daniels courageous openess on his gambling issues, it dominated the interview and got so repetitious that in the end I almost switched off and lost interest. 

There was so many good footy topics that could have been explored, from someone whom I remember as a somewhat non glamorous, but capable and reliable footballer at a time that we had a really good team.  Was glanced on that we had won 6 games in a row leading up to the 2000 GF and that we had a pretty decent chance, but then left there with barely anything more said.  Could have explored that game so much further.  

Personally as a supporter, I regard the 2000 GF as the one that got away.  I really do think it was conceivable that we could have done a Hawthorn 2008 to Essendon, as we were about  the only team that got close to themy all year and I thought we actually had the troops that could have pulled it off.

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The less said about GF Day 2000 the better. 

We were smashed up so badly. 

I was there till Long got his Medallion, Gave him both barrels, then left

arrived at 1am the night before. 

I found Wardies Gambling story both sad and fascinating. 

I have never gambled myself, but addiction takes many costumes. 

Glad he woke up...

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Good on Ward for putting out the message and facing up to his issues.

Neale Daniher is a legend and great man for many reasons!

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Tough interview to watch. Daniel certainly looked uncomfortable, takes courage to agree to that.  It was clearly an interview about one footballer's gaming addiction rather than an interview about football. He has some demons he has to deal with on a daily basis that essentially rule his life and determine his relationship with his wife and kids, his friends and family, and his employers. I admire his ability to take responsibility and fess up, and his determination to be a better male role model than he had experienced in the past. He knows the legacy that he has been given and what he wants to pass on. Addictions of all kinds can ruin lives.

I enjoyed watching him as a player and wish him well in the future. 

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Unlike some, I didn't mind that Mike (a Demons member) focussed on the gambling rather than Daniel's football career. The interview conveyed a strong anti-gambling message at a time when the media is saturated with gaming adds. So gratifying to see him back on track and warming to hear the support that he received from Daniher!

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Saw him down the Tab quite often.

Middle Park.

Different times.

 

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18 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Personally as a supporter, I regard the 2000 GF as the one that got away.  I really do think it was conceivable that we could have done a Hawthorn 2008 to Essendon, as we were about  the only team that got close to themy all year and I thought we actually had the troops that could have pulled it off.

The groundwork for winning that game was layed by Terry Wallace. We chose not to flood and were blasted out of the water by superior firepower and bullied by their cheating thug defence and Michael Long. The one that got away if we were brave enough to try something different to the entire year. Perfectly understandable on Neal's behalf that we would go in as we did the weeks prior, we were playing scintillating footy and it was worth a crack.

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2 hours ago, DominatrixTyson said:

The groundwork for winning that game was layed by Terry Wallace. We chose not to flood and were blasted out of the water by superior firepower and bullied by their cheating thug defence and Michael Long. The one that got away if we were brave enough to try something different to the entire year. Perfectly understandable on Neal's behalf that we would go in as we did the weeks prior, we were playing scintillating footy and it was worth a crack.

For all his bluster and bravado from David Swartz after some of our bad losses in recent years, I (perhaps unfairly) hold him and others responsible for our fate that day, after they failed to fly the flag after Brad Green was ironed out by Michael Long.  Every time Swartz opens his mouth on matters like the team showing some heart, I just think he is so full of it.  I loved him as a player at his peak, but I have lost so much respect for him since.

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3 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

For all his bluster and bravado from David Swartz after some of our bad losses in recent years, I (perhaps unfairly) hold him and others responsible for our fate that day, after they failed to fly the flag after Brad Green was ironed out by Michael Long.  Every time Swartz opens his mouth on matters like the team showing some heart, I just think he is so full of it.  I loved him as a player at his peak, but I have lost so much respect for him since.

Could've used Marcus Seecamp or Rodney Grinter :)

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3 minutes ago, DominatrixTyson said:

Could've used Marcus Seecamp or Rodney Grinter :)

Would have loved to have been there!!

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
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Just now, defuture15 said:

Wallis hit brad in the throat

Long took out Simmons when bent down to pick up the ball

OK, thanks, I stand corrected, it was a while ago now and I was sitting a long way away right up in the old Pontsford Stand.

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2 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

OK, thanks, I stand corrected, it was a while ago now and I was sitting a long way away right up in the old Pontsford Stand.

Same here

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