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Ho, hum ... check out the socks first if you are colourblind.

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On 11/19/2017 at 6:15 PM, Barney Rubble said:

Black shorts and white shorts are all you need!

So, BR, you sayin' they all play topless?!  Gotta admit, it'd be novel!

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8 minutes ago, Vagg said:

So, BR, you sayin' they all play topless?!  Gotta admit, it'd be novel!

In days of yore, we had to do that. Shirts vs skins. Of course some days it was so effin' cold it didn't matter even if you had a shirt on or not.

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On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:17 AM, ProDee said:

How anyone can be apathetic about what jumper and colours your team wears is beyond me.

Players come and go, but the glue that knits generations of fans together is the jumper and colours.

One can try and place themselves above such menial matters in an attempt to seem more enlightened, but you've just taken a position that is at odds with footy, reason, and passion.

Naturally, fans put up with it, as there's little choice, but how anyone couldn't care or could even embrace a clash jumper beggars belief.  I assume such supporters wouldn't give a yelp if the club decided to push for a permanent change to green and aqua.

I find the position disingenuous.

If there is one thing I respect about Eddy McGuire (it's a stretch I know) it's how he has defended the integrity of Collingwoods jumper design.

I also recall one of the most emotive moments in the proposed merger with Hawthorn was Don Scott ripping the Hawk off the MFC jumper.

Come on Melbourne supporters - GET PASSIONATE.  No more of this white jumper rubbish for the MFC.

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I don't necessarily have a huge issue with there being a white strip but there's two things I don't like:

Firstly our current white strip is without a doubt one of the laziest designs ever, it's like they woke up one morning, looked through their agenda and realised New Balance needed the print that day to create the merchandise and just decided to slap the logo on a white background. For crying out loud Melbourne, get creative and make it a design competition on the website where it's voted by the fans.

Secondly it's the hypocrisy of allowing other clubs to get away with no white clash strip. I can cop the Pies because they are already black and white, and the Eagles don't really clash with anyone else massively with Gold and Royal Blue. But someone like Essendon, tell me how we are different to them? If they have a reverse colour scheme as their clash strip than so should we. There's also the fact that we wear it when we really shouldn't need to. It should ALWAYS be the Red and Blue unless there is a direct clash. It's bad enough we have the stupid thing, but we shouldn't have to wear it unless it's really needed.

Anyway, every year it comes up and every year the same frustrations are aired. And every year the result is the same.

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On 18/11/2017 at 9:17 AM, ProDee said:

How anyone can be apathetic about what jumper and colours your team wears is beyond me.

Players come and go, but the glue that knits generations of fans together is the jumper and colours.

One can try and place themselves above such menial matters in an attempt to seem more enlightened, but you've just taken a position that is at odds with footy, reason, and passion.

Naturally, fans put up with it, as there's little choice, but how anyone couldn't care or could even embrace a clash jumper beggars belief.  I assume such supporters wouldn't give a yelp if the club decided to push for a permanent change to green and aqua.

I find the position disingenuous.

I have actually passionately defended the inclusion of white guernseys in the past. @daisycutter could testify to that, I am certain. We would have, every year, a tedious argument about the clash jumpers and whether we should have one and which colour they should be. 

We invented the game as a way for cricketers to keep fit, and therefore played in whites and were known as the 'Invincible Whites' before the VFL was a thing...

My recent 'apathy' is born out of the fact that we have chosen (or been forced to use) white, and I have no reason to argue against something I am perfectly fine with as a Demon.

Reverse the yolk and that is not my club, go back to that awful light blue we had in the early eighties for the TV and that is not my club, but the non-colour white has some attachment to my club. But I am happy to not engage and enrage my fellow supporters who disagree. And do it. Every. Single. Year.

Hence Morgan Freeman:

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1 hour ago, rpfc said:

I have actually passionately defended the inclusion of white guernseys in the past. @daisycutter could testify to that, I am certain. We would have, every year, a tedious argument about the clash jumpers and whether we should have one and which colour they should be. 

We invented the game as a way for cricketers to keep fit, and therefore played in whites and were known as the 'Invincible Whites' before the VFL was a thing...

My recent 'apathy' is born out of the fact that we have chosen (or been forced to use) white, and I have no reason to argue against something I am perfectly fine with as a Demon.

Reverse the yolk and that is not my club, go back to that awful light blue we had in the early eighties for the TV and that is not my club, but the non-colour white has some attachment to my club. But I am happy to not engage and enrage my fellow supporters who disagree. And do it. Every. Single. Year.

It's like you're trying to explain away voting for the Greens once.

There's no excuse.

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1 hour ago, rpfc said:

I have actually passionately defended the inclusion of white guernseys in the past. @daisycutter could testify to that, I am certain. We would have, every year, a tedious argument about the clash jumpers and whether we should have one and which colour they should be. 

We invented the game as a way for cricketers to keep fit, and therefore played in whites and were known as the 'Invincible Whites' before the VFL was a thing...

My recent 'apathy' is born out of the fact that we have chosen (or been forced to use) white, and I have no reason to argue against something I am perfectly fine with as a Demon.

Reverse the yolk and that is not my club, go back to that awful light blue we had in the early eighties for the TV and that is not my club, but the non-colour white has some attachment to my club. But I am happy to not engage and enrage my fellow supporters who disagree. And do it. Every. Single. Year.

Hence Morgan Freeman:

Morgan-Freeman-Waze.gif

Look. Fair enough. My bugbear is that the policy isnt policed equally across the comp!

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3 hours ago, ProDee said:

It's like you're trying to explain away voting for the Greens once.

There's no excuse.

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On 15/11/2017 at 2:43 PM, praha said:

 The white jumper doesn't really bother me.

What bothers me is the outright hypocrisy of it all. The only "clash" is with Essendon...if you're blind and can't differentiate between black and dark navy blue.

I think every team should just have one alternate away strip for away games. Switch the colours around like Essendon and Richmond do.

Why we need two clash jumpers is beyond me.

I'm not blind but I do believe we genuinely clash with Essendon. If I'm staring closely I can tell them apart clearly, but if my eyes are darting about all over the place following the play or I'm relying on peripheral vision to see, for a split second they look the same. I can't be the only one with this problem. It would be worse for people new to the game who don't know what they're looking for.

I don't think we clash with the other nominal clashes (Carlton, St Kilda, Adelaide etc) but given that I can see the clash with Essendon, I will take the AFL at their word that some do see a clash. Unfortunately it's impossible to see through others eyes.

I thought the AFL were taking the piss last year though when they let us wear that jumper that was traditional at the front and red at the back. I wasn't complaining because I love our traditional jumper, but it definitely muddied the waters regarding eliminating clashes - can't see how wearing that jumper clashed any less than the traditional one. Either that jumper should have been deemed unacceptable, or there was no clash to start with. Both can't be simultaneously true.

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On 26/11/2017 at 9:20 AM, Nasher said:

I'm not blind but I do believe we genuinely clash with Essendon. If I'm staring closely I can tell them apart clearly, but if my eyes are darting about all over the place following the play or I'm relying on peripheral vision to see, for a split second they look the same. I can't be the only one with this problem. It would be worse for people new to the game who don't know what they're looking for.

I don't think we clash with the other nominal clashes (Carlton, St Kilda, Adelaide etc) but given that I can see the clash with Essendon, I will take the AFL at their word that some do see a clash. Unfortunately it's impossible to see through others eyes.

I thought the AFL were taking the [censored] last year though when they let us wear that jumper that was traditional at the front and red at the back. I wasn't complaining because I love our traditional jumper, but it definitely muddied the waters regarding eliminating clashes - can't see how wearing that jumper clashed any less than the traditional one. Either that jumper should have been deemed unacceptable, or there was no clash to start with. Both can't be simultaneously true.

The redback jumper is perfect when playing the Blues and Saints. Front on you can easily distinguish players but from the back the two dark back jumpers are difficult to differentiate.

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On 25/11/2017 at 6:38 PM, rpfc said:

I have actually passionately defended the inclusion of white guernseys in the past. @daisycutter could testify to that, I am certain. We would have, every year, a tedious argument about the clash jumpers and whether we should have one and which colour they should be. 

We invented the game as a way for cricketers to keep fit, and therefore played in whites and were known as the 'Invincible Whites' before the VFL was a thing...

My recent 'apathy' is born out of the fact that we have chosen (or been forced to use) white, and I have no reason to argue against something I am perfectly fine with as a Demon.

Reverse the yolk and that is not my club, go back to that awful light blue we had in the early eighties for the TV and that is not my club, but the non-colour white has some attachment to my club. But I am happy to not engage and enrage my fellow supporters who disagree. And do it. Every. Single. Year.

Hence Morgan Freeman:

Morgan-Freeman-Waze.gif

100% agreement rpfc.

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On 27/11/2017 at 10:13 AM, Dr. Gonzo said:

The redback jumper is perfect when playing the Blues and Saints. Front on you can easily distinguish players but from the back the two dark back jumpers are difficult to differentiate.

You shouldnt be kicking the ball at somebody’s back Dr G! (Especially Gus)

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