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Rodney (Balls) Grinter

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  1. Any normal season and other normal player and normal club and this guy would be suspended for a week by his own club for disciplinary reasons. ...Sorry I forgot this is Collingwood and for them getting mindlessly drunk is normal.
  2. When the Bears were there around 1988, population of the Gold Coast was around 150,000 and the change rooms were tin sheds; it's now up around 700,000 and they have a world class stadium.
  3. Don't agree with this. Unlike GWS, there is a genuine following and high standard grass roots competition for Aussie Rules on the Gold Coast. As much as the bleed of tallent has hurt us in particular, I think that GC are the surer money bet for sustainable growth of the game into Northern market's. If the are sucessful, they will regularly pack out Carrara, which is a great stadium to attend and watch footy from. Hoping to watch us beat Freo there in a few weeks.
  4. One of my cousins in Melbourne was trying to get into the Sun's academy - they have long tentacles.
  5. A bit of thread creep, but I couldn't believe so many of those marks were allowed against us. The kick practically went to a player 5m away from the man on the mark. Fffing ridiculous.
  6. Loved Bernie when he was a Demon and recon he is still the same top bloke, but that show Bounce just doesn't suit him. I thought bounce was once a decient show in it's first few seasons, but it has become such formulaic rubbish that I never bother to watch it these days. Bernie came across as a fair dinkum larikin, but Bounce is just cheep plastic crap.
  7. Saad's reluctance to do a contract deal right now is probably a similar reason to why I think it is somewhat futile and highly speculative in trying to hypothesize a deal for him - no one really knows what is going to happen to list sizes and salary caps etc for 2021. Until that dust settles, I think the best move is for our football department to engage where they can with any player we might want to target comming out of contract, which to me includes covering for players we might not want to loose, but may well seek to play elsewhere. I think we could have a significant issue on our hands in this later respects due to the shear number of players we have comming out of contract.
  8. Congratulations Jack and his loveley wife. Kind of difficult to picture Todd as a grandpa!
  9. Some like ANB and Jones have been reported as have been dropped for the second week in a row, so go figure that!
  10. Many like to point to the success of the small Richmond forward line as something we should be trying to emulate. Was well acknowledged by Jack Riewoldt that in 2017, he was coached to and changed his role from that of being a prime target and goal kicker to being that of bringing the ball to ground for their smaller forwards. As much as I'd love to see big T Mac taking more big grabs, I'm not sure that's what is currently being asked of him. I personally thought he competed ok against Carlton from the opportunities he had to present and was involved in some key bits of play that resulted in goals for us, like a recovery and tackle after the ball hit the deck which resulted in a goal for us. Think we need to cut big Tommy some slack.
  11. Hannan and AVB take a decient mark. To me the selection of the two above when we have an almost fully fit list to pick from is a good sign that they are cherry ripe and will have an impact. My view is that people are writing of Hannan as not much of a player based on his 2019 performances when he was rushed back from injury out of desperation when we were struggling just for numbers to feild a side. When he is on his game, Hannan has a lot to offer in his aerial marking skills, opportunistic instincts around goal as well as pleanty of pace up the ground. Add that to a forward line that already contains Freitch, Hunt, Kosi and I think that in itself provides a forward line which will be hard to match up on all at once. I don't think it's beyond T Mac or Melksham to find some form at some point either - both quality players.
  12. I've reported people name calling people of Asian decent "ching chongs" to Facebook before and all the weak [censored] did was hide the post from me - pathetic. Then there is the rubbish claim that these social media behemoths that make billions off advertising revenue, undermine legitimate media (whom are held far more accountable to standards of conduct and legal responsibility for their publications) cannot afford to or can not practically police racism on their platform. Racism exists and thrives on social media, precisely because it is tolerated and people can hide behind anonymity. This enables and encourages racism within society in general. FU Facebook, Twitter etc.
  13. Correct, it is disgusting and it's unacceptable on several levels: 1. The individual's that hide behind the mask of anonymity and commit these unacceptable racist trolling activities and 2. The social media firms that hide behind the veil of free speech, freedom of the internet from censorship and or an inability to police this activity. Free speech is very different from racist trolling and hate speech.
  14. I think we have a marginally better win loss record since 2000 compared to Carlton, but battling it out for least and second least sucessful team of the century is hardly something I'm going to do a jig about. ...it was bloody nice to beat the Blues by 100 odd points a few years back, but perhaps the Cats fans feel something similar about that fateful day down at Kardinia park Dean Bailey era.
  15. I do like the thought of both Trac and Harmes in the guts. Try containing both of those two bulls. Trac probably is slightly stronger, but I do highly rate the bust through and burst ability of Harmes and he probably has the slight edge of pace on a lot of players as well.
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