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We’re going to win the Flag next year - what do you do when we do?

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22 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Ironically enough, NYE 1999 was probably the crappiest new year I have ever experienced on the turps.

Mostly because the City of Ballarat put on a supposed 55,000 dollar fireworks display and it was an absolute fizzer.

This would have been more impressive as a fireworks display.

I won't bag @Ron Burgundy as I find him to be a pretty good poster but I do worry about attitudes that it will just 'happen' for us. 

1994, 1998, 2006 are too fresh in my mind. We were supposed to be the next big thing then but we put the cart in front of the horse, discounted our opposition and ended up pooing the bed.

Cliche alert.

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1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Ironically enough, NYE 1999 was probably the crappiest new year I have ever experienced on the turps.

Mostly because the City of Ballarat put on a supposed 55,000 dollar fireworks display and it was an absolute fizzer.

This would have been more impressive as a fireworks display.

I won't bag @Ron Burgundy as I find him to be a pretty good poster but I do worry about attitudes that it will just 'happen' for us. 

1994, 1998, 2006 are too fresh in my mind. We were supposed to be the next big thing then but we put the cart in front of the horse, discounted our opposition and ended up pooing the bed.

Colin you mentioned Ballarat and NYE in the same sentence. 

Here we have your major problem!!

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53 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Colin you mentioned Ballarat and NYE in the same sentence. 

Here we have your major problem!!

I was 19 at the time SWYL and devoid of cash. Lack of social experience also lead me to believe that 21 Arms nightclub was also on par with Studio 54 in the 70's as a venue par excellence. 

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38 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

I was 19 at the time SWYL and devoid of cash. Lack of social experience also lead me to believe that 21 Arms nightclub was also on par with Studio 54 in the 70's as a venue par excellence. 

I can see where you made the wrong assumptions innocently. 

It was a long time ago...

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inb4 "mentally weak"

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I'm detached from the footy world in my corner of the world so i will just close the media file, message my parents saying 'hooray we finally fudging won' and then walk around with a smile on my face for the rest of the day, stuffing as much media and articles into my brain before opening the draft forum the following day to read and comment on who we need to go back to back 😂

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Pretty good times and at the same time pretty bad times were the 60's. Good to survive it and live in it, but bad that a lot of good friends didn't......

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I’m usually bullish but think a cats 2006 year is possible. Young list, lots of surgeries post season end 2018, Etc Etc.. willl get a better draw in 2020  and reckon that’s when we strike. Hope I’m wrong though but hard to see past tigers and pies in 2019. 

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Currently sick and unable to sleep, this made my morning.

Ideally, go to the game with family. Stay, watch presentation. Stay for afterparty. Then go to players celebration, drinking. When they finally tell me players have to sleep, get someone to pick us up and take us to hotel to get over hangover while we wait for next day celebrations at the club.

Yeah and hooking up with a player would be ideal, but I’m not going to get too unrealistic here...

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A full week Mad Monday for sure after hugging every MFC supporter at the G and Family Day.

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8 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

A full week Mad Monday for sure after hugging every MFC supporter at the G and Family Day.

No Clint, not hugging every supporter. 

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I'd be daring enough to buy the grand final ticket membership option !

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A friend chatted to Paul Roos at the airport , the great  man reckoned we dont need to add young talent perhaps a few more experienced players and will win one in 4-5 years , 

Patience required. 

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Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

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3 hours ago, CityDee said:

A friend chatted to Paul Roos at the airport , the great  man reckoned we dont need to add young talent perhaps a few more experienced players and will win one in 4-5 years , 

Patience required. 

Would be interesting to hear him expand on what type of experienced players were required.

In the next couple of years we'll lose Jones, Lewis, perhaps Hibberd and Jetta (both 28). Running defenders?

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49 minutes ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

Call in sick.

We used to take our family holidays in the September school holidays. No holidays anymore. They’ll get over it eventually.

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54 minutes ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

Look up the Multi--Universe Book of Parallel Situations by Pan.

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1 hour ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

Miss the GF - hopefully watch the win on TV. 

Made same call on smaller scale this year - forgoing Week 1 for wedding in Canberra. Pretty sure we’d win when I knew I’d be away. 

Rather watch a win on TV than witness a loss 

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4 hours ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

You would never forgive yourself if you gave up the opportunity to be at the G to watch us win a flag. 

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5 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Would be interesting to hear him expand on what type of experienced players were required.

In the next couple of years we'll lose Jones, Lewis, perhaps Hibberd and Jetta (both 28). Running defenders?

He said Hogan would be a huge loss but bringing May in is a good get  , so as long as we replace quality with quality . 

Lewis is the next one Id be focused on a replacement for - incredibley valuable imo . 

Jetts and Hibbo are here for 4-5 years . 

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15 hours ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

Change jobs.

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10 hours ago, CityDee said:

He said Hogan would be a huge loss but bringing May in is a good get  , so as long as we replace quality with quality . 

Lewis is the next one Id be focused on a replacement for - incredibley valuable imo . 

Jetts and Hibbo are here for 4-5 years . 

No they won't. They are both soon to turn 29. They have 2, maybe 3 years left.

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11 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

You would never forgive yourself if you gave up the opportunity to be at the G to watch us win a flag. 

That is how I feel. When Collingwood and St Kilda played for GF and there was a draw, my husband was at the first GF but we flew out that night for an overseas trip so he missed the second week and subsequent win. He still tells me it was one of his biggest regrets.

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16 hours ago, jane02 said:

Big decision to make here. I have a work conference next September in Italy that I have to attend.

If I have a holiday before the conference I will be back for the GF but will miss all of the other finals..

If I have my holiday after the conference I will miss the GF but most possibly be around for the first two rounds of finals.

Its too far to travel for just the conference.

Any advice? What would you do?

I see that you really do have all the worries of the world Jane. 

This must be a very stressful decision!

My experience of life tells me that you can't have your cake and eat it.

Most people would kill to have these choices. 

So your big decision does sound a trifle boastful and indulgent. 

Sorry Jane, I can't feel sorry for you.  

It seems you may be a public servant, academic or bureaucrat that finds making a decision difficult.

For me its a no brainer.

Work conference, boring. Holiday, replaceable, any time. Winning finals and the GF is a lifetime experience and memory. If you want to cash in on a free airfare for an Italian holiday, I feel even less sorry for you. 

If you live in many parts of Melbourne, and, in country Victoria, people don't have holidays or if they do, they save to go to the Murray or down to Rosebud. 

Now here's an idea, just go with your gut! 

Otherwise, you may end up blaming everyone else for the wrong decision.

 

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