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 According to Tom Gillies he's as good as Brian Lake we must agree, "oh  woe is  me if only if only they let me go to Hawthorn, I would have been as good as Brian Lake really really,  believe me it's true just ask my manager. In reality tom was a spud, after Geelong knock back the hawks offer, he did not cement a position  in the Geelong side, if he was any good he would of forced his way into Geelong best side, he say he would have won a norm smith highly unlikely.

http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-08/flagging-fortunes-how-tom-missed-threepeat-chance

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Wow! What's going on here? Are you talking about Tim Gillies? Where did this come from?

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Is the Brain Lake adjacent to a think tank? 

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Furthermore, when they dredge it, could that be referred to as a ‘Brain Drain’?

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I think he/she is talking about the story on the AFL web site over the weekend?

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thread of the day 👌🏆

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http://m.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-08/flagging-fortunes-how-tom-missed-threepeat-chance

I believe the thread is in reference to the above link.

Gillies comes across like a total egomaniac. He admits that he refused to come back through the VFL development league and withdrew from playing. He ignored his long history with a recurring injury that may have had a lot to do with why the MFC wanted him to play in the development league.

And he waffles on about how Hawthorn wanted him before he came to Melbourne. All it proves to me is that you’ve got to take the chances given to you. 

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OP speaking verbal spaghetti!

 

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1 hour ago, don't make me angry said:

 According to Tom Giles he's as good as Brian Lake we must agree, "oh  woe is  me if only if only they let me go to Hawthorn, I would have been as good as Brian Lake really really,  believe me it's true just ask my manager. In reality tom was a spud, after Geelong knock back the hawks offer, he did not cement a position  in the Geelong side, if he was any good he would of forced his way into Geelong best side, he say he would have won a norm smith highly unlikely.

Read the article....thats not what he said. 

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Have another cone, dude! 

#punctuationisgood

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4 hours ago, Hell Bent said:

Read the article....thats not what he said. 

At the end of the article he says I could of been brain lake a norm smith  Metallist  and triple premiership  player at fullback but it wasn't meant to be

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 I've seen a reasonable amount of preseason training over the years and without question Gillies had a calamitous 3 minute period that is the worst I've seen.  Dropped marks, shanked kicks, falling over, it was genuine laugh out loud stuff.

If he's not the worst player I've seen in red & blue he's on the podium.

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9 minutes ago, ProDee said:

 I've seen a reasonable amount of preseason training over the years and without question Gillies had a calamitous 3 minute period that is the worst I've seen.  Dropped marks, shanked kicks, falling over, it was genuine laugh out loud stuff.

If he's not the worst player I've seen in red & blue he's on the podium.

Easily the worst I've seen in my lifetime and it's a strong field he's competing in.

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Yes he was a horrid player, but I can recall there were a few excited Demonlanders to have he and Shannon Byrnes on board.

As for the thread, I'm struggling to work out what it's doing on the Trade & Leverage Board. Infact I'm struggling to work out what it's doing on Demonland full stop.

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And still the calibre of the original post would be an improvement to the coherence and rationality of the current-most Jack Watts thread . . .

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

And still the calibre of the original post would be an improvement to the coherence and rationality of the current-most Jack Watts thread . . .

Oh be daring , Ill see back there !

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25 minutes ago, puntkick said:

Oh be daring , Ill see back there !

Not if I see back there first.

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8 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Not if I see back there first.

Oh come on mate, there'se not too many on here with our dysfunctional humour !

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14 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Easily the worst I've seen in my lifetime and it's a strong field he's competing in.

You have to wonder how a player like that makes it in to the system - twice! 

It was an entertaining article though. The old "it's everyone's fault but mine" trick. Drawing a comparison between himself and Brian Lake. Refusing to play in the Dev league is a neat stunt too - should have sacked him there and then.

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1 hour ago, chook fowler said:

Bizarre article. Poor old Tom is in denial and a bit delusional. As a player he was a shocker.

I was trying to be kind... he played one more game at AFL level than I did, and all that... looking back I can't. I don't remember seeing him do anything good. He is going to be that annoying has been that bails you up in the pub and says how he could have been a premiership player if only... (if only he was a good player).

I look forward to him photo bombing our 2018 premiership pic, and then telling his kids how he was there on the day, and only just missed the Smith by a mm.

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

You have to wonder how a player like that makes it in to the system - twice!

I think it was because he couldn't get a game in such a good Geelong team at the time that is value was over-inflated.

 

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11 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I think it was because he couldn't get a game in such a good Geelong team at the time that is value was over-inflated.

 

He was on Geelong's list for four years, so he can't have been a *total* lemon. Sure looked like it though.

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