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Martin Flanagan's Ode to the MFC

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Absolutely fire trucking powerful. 

I'm not a believer in motivational talks....but by jeez, this is compulsory ...and I hope the players have had a listen also.

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Martin Flanagan is a king of the Odes. Great work, very powerful stuff!!

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Almost had me in tears at the end. frikn top class , outstanding, must listen for all dees. 

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Just listened to it. Loved it, well done marty.

Recommend all demons supporters (& those that barrack) listen to this wonderful rendition.

What are these moisture drops on my keyboard?

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Just now, samcantstandya said:

Brillant, they have 2 listen to it b4 they run out. 

yeah, but we don't want them running out all teary and emotional wrecks

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it's okay.

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Was in the car listening. Had to wait a few moments to gather myself before hopping out. Absolutely mesmerising but what else would you expect from the great Martin Flanagan.

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Just wonderful!  Flanagan has been my favourite sports journalist since many years ago he wrote a superb piece in  The Age about Robert Flower. There is no one else in sports journalism who uses language as beautifully as he does.     And his brother Richard’s rather good as well😀.

 

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It's a reminder of what a great history and culture we have.

And culture is built on success and adversity. 

And what great characters and footballers have been part of the fabric.

Flanagan's piece is a reminder of times past, but also our great culture.

Reason to be very proud and not ashamed.

 

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I think everyone has their own MFC.  His isn't mine.

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16 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

I think everyone has their own MFC.  His isn't mine.

Same. I respect Martin and he has a wonderful way with words, but his words about Melbourne have never resonated with me.

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I know it was heartfelt but I'm not in a soppy mood about the MFC for once.

I want blood. Not tears.

Edited by Biffen
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Martin Flanagan reinfoces his standing as possibly our greatest football jounalist, purely because he loves the culture of the game.

A terrific Ode.

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Cried all the way through it. ❤❤❤

We've been through a shitload. Come on demons. Make us proud this weekend.

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That's just plain beautiful!  I have moist eyes, for the umpteenth time in the past month.

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I have goose bumps and tears dripping down my face. Beautiful stuff.

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Thinkin' about you humble Melbourne supporter, who's watched and copped alot of crap during their lives .......

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Not to crap on Martin (as he means well) but the fact the nostalgia binge and obsessing over the past ended one week into the Geelong game was a good reason why I have enjoyed this finals series from the Hawthorn game onwards.

I went onto the Carlton Instagram page earlier today and one comment from their fans summed up this kind of stuff for me. They put up a photo of Harry Madden getting a rub down during the 95 finals and the poster remarked that it was a good sign of how badly they were going that they had to fall back into nostalgia to generate content. 

We should focus on the players this week, not the peripheral stuff.

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Yep, been looking back to the 50's and 60s as long as I can remember.
Lets get this done now.

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