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mauriesy last won the day on August 22 2013

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  1. We're equal with St Kilda for the least number of players 27+ (8).
  2. Any old editor worth their salt will tell you that to be grammatically correct, the only use of an ampersand ("&") is in names and titles, like "Smith & Jones", "Crosby Stills Nash & Young" or "R&D". Otherwise, the ampersand (or a plus sign) is never used as a subsititute for "and".
  3. Then the others are the ones who are really "nonplussed". nonplus verb: surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react. Similar: confused, bewildered, bemused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, stumped, mystified, stupefied, muddled, befuddled, fuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, thrown (off balance), taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted, discomposed, troubled, discomfited, unnerved, shaken, shaken up, dazed, stunned, surprised, astonished, astounded, flummoxed, bamboozled, discombobulated, clueless, fazed, floored, foxed, bushed, distracted noun: a state of being very surprised and confused.
  4. I thought I was getting old when I saw draftees that were born in 1970.
  5. Be good if Trent Rivers plays like Shaun Burgoyne, Jordan Lewis and Lachie Whitfield!
  6. I rated the draft an A because I think it's time we were a bit "on the edge" and took a risk about our selections instead of selecting all midfielders (all of whom "play like Cripps" when most probably won't). But I don't see how you can fully rate a draft until a few years down the track. The day after the draft it's still just based on hope. Go back to stories about "re-rating the (insert year here) draft" and see how differently things turned out when players actually had a career.
  7. Thirteen of the first 15 players selected in the draft are going interstate to play. Obviously clubs don't rate the "go home factor" as much as you do.
  8. Not to mention that when the season did start we had on average 13-15 players unavailable every week.
  9. Blair Campbell also ran the Sunday afternoon Hedgeley Dene footy comp for local kids!
  10. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Get it right.
  11. There's also a lot of frontal lobe development occurs in young men between the age of 18 and 27. And a lot of positive influence from a good woman.
  12. It was only a week or two ago that there reports on how Lever and a bunch of others were doing their own training even before the pre-season had started. And I believe some had gone to the USA for specialised training of their own accord. Now you're criticising them for not coming back before they have to?
  13. If the AFL was in charge of the Melbourne Cup, they'd put the most weight on the slowest horses.
  14. I like the idea of Young and Jackson For no other reason that when they retire they could buy a pub.
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