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Demonbracket 50 - Celebrating 50 Fruitless Years

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Ryan Ferguson. Lol.

Could offer a year to Sewell now I guess

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I'm thinking Glenn Swann, Darryl Cutherbetson, David Cordner, George Lakes, Peter Yeo, Peter Weekes, John Gallus, Russell Reynolds, Vincent Cattogio, Russell Collcott, Phil Carmen, (pipping P. Keenan, Jacko, Alan Jakovich, Steven O'Dwyer and Brent Crosswell), and not to mention Ed Burston, the boom recruit of 1966. So much for this much-maligned era.

I think ed burston taught me science at peninsula grammar

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I think ed burston taught me science at peninsula grammar

You are correct.

Ed did indeed teach science at Peninsula - was always modest about his onfield achievements, including the time he snagged a lazy 5 (I think) as resting ruckman - (got on the fortunate end of one or two 'handballs over the top').

As for his off-field achievements, well, that is another story (or so I am told......)

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Comrades,

The main event will begin at 8am Wednesday - but until then here's an Under 19's Grand Final at 9am style curtain-raiser http://mfcdemonblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/practicebracket.html

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Comrades,

The main event will begin at 8am Wednesday - but until then here's an Under 19's Grand Final at 9am style curtain-raiser http://mfcdemonblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/practicebracket.html

You have at least one vote recorded my friend.

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Congratulations to Austin Wonaeamirri for winning the warm-up event with 22%. Tears before bedtime for Paul Bryce and Robert Pyman who were the only players who failed to register a vote.


The first round proper will kick-off here at 7am Wednesday and run until 7pm Thursday night. Good luck getting your favourites up.

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Congratulations to Austin Wonaeamirri for winning the warm-up event with 22%. Tears before bedtime for Paul Bryce and Robert Pyman who were the only players who failed to register a vote.
The first round proper will kick-off here at 7am Wednesday and run until 7pm Thursday night. Good luck getting your favourites up.

Bit harsh all. always liked Aussie. Another sad loss to the Dees!

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Not as clear cut as I originally thought, enjoyable nevertheless.

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Apparently voting has been slow, c'mon you guys get with the program and have a bit of fun :)

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Voted.

If the internet has taught me anything, and I have to believe that it has, then Ryan Ferguson is a certainty to win.

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I am going to unpin the thread because people have a tendency sometimes not to look at the top of the page.

If it floats down too far then somebody should bump it and in any event, I'm sure we'll be updated from time to time by Adam.

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Apparently voting has been slow, c'mon you guys get with the program and have a bit of fun :)

Has been quite brisk (better than our usual comps anyway), up to 164 for the first matchups with 23 hours to go before the first winners are revealed. A few potential spankings here, plenty of hot contests in coming days.

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Done.

Love the bio's - especially the Kelly O'Donnell disciplinary memo for fidgeting on Anzac Day. Classic

Note the way this memo lays the groundwork for MFC Facebook page users 30 years later by butchering his name twice.

Not sure whether Kerry and "Larry" (presumably Les) Bamblett moving in together is being spoken of as a good thing or a bad thing.

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My favourite bio by far was the description of Matthew Warnock and his power point.

But I really think Ferguson is looking the goods...

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Note the way this memo lays the groundwork for MFC Facebook page users 30 years later by butchering his name twice.

Not sure whether Kerry and "Larry" (presumably Les) Bamblett moving in together is being spoken of as a good thing or a bad thing.

memorandum_zpscc5fd1a8.jpg

You are a freak Supermercado man. How the hell did you get hold of a 31 year old MFC memo? Amazing

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Note the way this memo lays the groundwork for MFC Facebook page users 30 years later by butchering his name twice.

Not sure whether Kerry and "Larry" (presumably Les) Bamblett moving in together is being spoken of as a good thing or a bad thing.

memorandum_zpscc5fd1a8.jpg

I'm glad you brought this up. I didn't 'move a little bit', I was holding up a couple of fingers to remind Brian Peake how many votes I got against him last time we played. How many did you poll Seddon? That's what I thought.

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Round one of the voting doesn't look pretty for Ray.

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Round one of the voting doesn't look pretty for Ray.

Someone was always going to be on a hiding to nothing and it turned out to be Biffo #19.

No repechage either . :)

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You are a freak Supermercado man. How the hell did you get hold of a 31 year old MFC memo? Amazing

Sadly I've only got a handful of these from around 1982 (I wish there was a 30 year rule where documents were made public a'la the government), but here's another one of my favourites - the great Kentucky Fried Chicken swindle of 1982.

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First part of round 1 complete. 245 voters.

1. Robert Flower d. Ray Biffen 236-9

Clint Bartram d. Shane Grambeau 219-26

Sean Wight d. Nathan Carroll 225-20

Anthony Ingerson d. Greg Parke 181-64

Peter Walsh d. Dale Dickson 211-34

Henry Coles d. Matthew Warnock 171-74

Andrew Obst d. Kelly O'Donnell 213-32

9. Brett Lovett d. George Lakes 233-12

Stephen Tingay d. 12. Stan Alves 159-86

Alan Jarrott d. Shane Fitzsimmons 204-41

David Schwarz d. Shane Zantuck 241-4

Brian Wilson d. Ryan Ferguson 210-35

Darren Kowal d. Andrew Moir 197-48

Aaron Davey d. Paul Callery 222-23

Graham Osborne d. Anthony Dullard 132-113

5. Steven Febey d. Darren Jolly 233-12

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No Paul Prymke? or Warren Dean?

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