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  1. It’s a small point but an important one it’s ‘wringer’ ii you misspell it people might possibly misunderstand what you mean
  2. Melbourne to develop the mentality they’ve lacked for many years - to not back off when they’re in front but to pressure on and win in a way that the opponent won’t forget quickly
  3. The only thing I will say is that it’s difficult to lose money betting on the team playing Melbourne. I’m not sure whether that practice should be termed gambling
  4. History remembers those who are talented AND nice , like Ghengis Khan for example
  5. We pay the MCC/MFC full membership for our five (grown up and with mortgages) children as well as for me and the old fashioned Guest ticket for my wife. I start taking Valium in August One thing you do get with the full MFC is a nominated child to be a member and with 13 grandchildren only one of whom is unfaithful (poo and wee) there’s no shortage of candidates to take up the membership. In a couple of years my 50 year membership of the MCC comes up and the annual premium becomes $50 a year which means I might be able to give up work
  6. Yesterday’s Australian is full of letters rejoicing in the previous day’s article which explains why those silly scientists are all wrong about rising carbon dioxide levels. Can anyone provide a non paywall version of that article?
  7. If Jesse doesn’t go this trade period and I hope he doesn’t, every media event next year will make his life a never ending circus with questions and speculation. Maybe even if he has said to the FD that he wants out next year, he could be persuaded to sign a (three year) contract extension to keep the dogs away in 2019 with the FD agreeing that they will enter negotiations this time next year. This would give him a calm footy environment for the year and place the club in a (more) sound negotiating position instead of the frantic mess we are currently witnessing. Supposition but could be a reasonable interim outcome
  8. Apologies looked for it and couldn’t find it will try harder
  9. With the much publicity about the trade deals swirling around Jesse Hogan, especially in view of the fact that I noticed an article about this in a tabloid lying in a really cheap cafe I happened to enter today, I’m a bit surprised by the black hole of commentary by those who might be most interested. Maybe the Grand Final could suggest that power marking forwards can be essential for team success (forwards not forward). Maybe Jesse’s not feeling the love. A casual observer might suggest that Jesse has developed his capacity to play different roles this season and in a talented team this can be a tactical advantage. Don’t Go Jesse please
  10. Just in case your brain is going soft and you are inclined to chant : USA USA or if you suffer from short term memory loss PULEEZZE come back to this image
  11. Reminds me of the disastrous GF against Essendon Who was it retiring and went out with a bang?
  12. If anyone has come to the conclusion that Jordan Lewis is to blame for this then you need some serious psychotropic medication. Although it is an expedient thing to have a whipping boy. Another possible interpretation? He’s having a shocker and he’s not on his own
  13. Surely what last night tells us is that anything can happen and every dog can have its day
  14. The only positives are they think they’ve won and 4.8 could have been worse
  15. I was there and can’t add much to those fantastic summaries and to have footage is a wonderful memory. Perhaps a little context The world was simpler then and evil wore gaol stripes - probably so they felt at home after they got out. There was huge antagonism between those two teams in those days - not like the respect shown today - although even as a young one understanding right and wrong I had to respect Ray Gabelich’s great lumbering run when (as I remember it) a kick from the Melbourne half forward line caught him alone on the other side of the centre. He certainly nearly won it for the forces of Darkness. Those were the days of many complaints about Melbourne’s ‘home ground advantage’, when three or four people would go up for a mark which would always be awarded to the man in front and when any little push in the back was paid every time. so different.... and never ever forgotten
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