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  1. Someone once wrote Roo's (as in Paul Roo's) and I nearly called the police.
  2. Thank you. Here's something that will make you weep - do a search for 'Schwartz' on here.. been mis-spelled a whopping 582 times!
  3. Sending a massive thank you to @Demonlandfor keeping this thread updated the past few days with every morsel of news. Info has been appearing on here within minutes of being published elsewhere, and it’s been a huge time-saver to have it all contained in the one spot. Bravo 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
  4. Doesn't it bother you that Goodwin and Burgess are more interested in winning an Oscar than winning games of footy? Think of all the extra players we could have bought with the money spent on this mini-series, including keeping Sam Frost. Besides, if the club was really serious about getting into the movie industry, why did they de-list JKH, the only player on the list with real acting experience? Just plain dumb!
  5. As a Sydney-sider you wouldn't have seen his work, hardtack, but Garrie Hutchinson, who like Flanagan wrote a column for the Age, was a similar sort of writer. His book From the Outer is a great collection of yarns about footy in the early 80's - the sights and smells of standing on the terraces and that kind of stuff. Well worth a read if you like Flanagan, although I don't think it would be easy to get your hands on a copy.* There's a piece in there on the pleasure of watching Robbie Flower put Richmond to the sword one afternoon - 22 kicks, 16 handballs, 15 marks, 2 goals "and another dozen dive-ins and knock-ons" in what Hutchinson writes must be one of the best games ever played on the MCG. Presciently, he also wrote the following (in 1982 !!): "We’ll end up with covered entertainment centres, in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth, where football is played under equal, identical conditions by colourful teams in carpet slippers on television two nights a week, nationally.” *Edit: Melbourne Sports Books, which I think is being run out of Santo's home these days, may have it.
  6. It definitely looks bad, but it's a bit misleading because they haven't included AFLX games. Add those in and we go above the Giants into 15th spot.
  7. OMG I've woken up in a parallel universe where Saty's concerned about a player's fitness and other posters are telling him not to worry and that everything's fine.
  8. Exactly. Don’t drive near retirement villages is what I took from it.
  9. Yep, let's stick to the footy please. People are sick of training threads being derailed by the same petty personal arguments, over and over. We're lucky to have multiple track-watchers filling reports. If you don't like a person's content, put them on ignore. Posts which bait or critique other posters (or the site) will be deleted, and bans handed out. First and final warning to all.
  10. Guardian reporting that Jose is in the box seat to replace him, a prospect which doesn't fill me with great joy. Allegri and Howe also in the mix. Agree that it's pretty hard on Poch - in addition to the no-signings summer of 2018, there was the failure this season to move on the recalcitrants wanting out, Ericksen et al. Having said that, together with the back end of last season, we've taken 25 points from our last 24 league starts, which is relegation form. Something had to give. Edit: Jose it is. Interesting times ahead, if nothing else. And it all starts this Saturday against @Macca's mob at the fan-friendly time of 11.30pm.
  11. He told Mike Sheahan it would have been ‘doubtful’ on Open Mike. It’s the second or third question of the episode.
  12. Check the goal against Richmond at 1.50min of this clip. As I've written previously on here, I reckon it's one of the best I've ever seen. He's out of position in a marking contest in the centre of the ground, effects the spoil and prevents a certain Tigers mark, keeps his feet and is first to the ball, sharks it over an opponent, streams through CHF and dobs it from outside 50m. As Bobby Skilton says in the commentary, it's football at its very best.
  13. I think it's safe to conclude that all the players who haven't come back to training early are the druggies who turned off their ASADA monitors and are now officially missing. I'm not too worried, though. Like all addicts, they'll come scurrying back to the club when they need money to pay for their next hit !
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