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Lamprill knocking over PJ is a big surprise to me, otherwise predictable.

Green v Farmer and Brown v Viney both tough to call.

No real surprise to me, Lamprill had a dip and made more of his limited talent than PJ.

Biggest surprise to me is Matthew Bate knocking off Warren Dean. The fact that Dean only played 30 odd games due to injury is a tragic, could have been a star.

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Lamprill knocking over PJ is a big surprise to me, otherwise predictable.

Green v Farmer and Brown v Viney both tough to call.

Farmer and Viney for me - both by a nose.

I feel a bit guilty voting in these as for most of them, my youth and relatively late coming to footy means my memory only goes as far back as the mid 90s. I'm probably contributing to some injustice for some of those legends from the 80s and earlier.

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No real surprise to me, Lamprill had a dip and made more of his limited talent than PJ.

Biggest surprise to me is Matthew Bate knocking off Warren Dean. The fact that Dean only played 30 odd games due to injury is a tragic, could have been a star.

Warren Dean was magnificent R22 1987. Robbie may not have played finals footy if not for his game that day.

Massive contribution to the MFC compared to Matthew Bate.

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Regarding the Farmer description, as far as I recollect Lyon still kicked the goal after the handpass in the goalsquare. Then he told Jeff off. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

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No real surprise to me, Lamprill had a dip and made more of his limited talent than PJ.

Biggest surprise to me is Matthew Bate knocking off Warren Dean. The fact that Dean only played 30 odd games due to injury is a tragic, could have been a star.

Lamprill didn't make much use of his 'talent' round 22 1996 when Dunstall kicked 10 and the Hawks beat us by a point.

Agree with you regarding Dean, another in a long list of Demons with careers cut short by injury.

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Regarding the Farmer description, as far as I recollect Lyon still kicked the goal after the handpass in the goalsquare. Then he told Jeff off. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

It's a mystery...my own recollection was that the ump called it back to the Wiz because he'd blown time off.

One thing I do remember was the look on Big Balmies face in the coaches box. They zoomed right in and his (already large) noggin completely filled the Jumbotron...fricking enormous.

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Regarding the Farmer description, as far as I recollect Lyon still kicked the goal after the handpass in the goalsquare. Then he told Jeff off. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

I saw that footage on Fox recently.

Your memory is not playing tricks, Lyon did kick the goal then I reckon he told Jeff to settle down rather than telling him off.

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Farmer over Greeny was a tough call, but I reckon the Croswell v Johnson contest is the one to watch. Viney will romp home over Doggy.

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Green v Farmer and Brown v Viney both tough to call.

Extremely so.. I think Farmer and Brown will be v unlucky to be out first round

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Strawbs will smash Ward, if not than that, coupled with Dean getting done by Bate, my faith in Demonbracket humanity will be close to shot.

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Strawbs will smash Ward, if not than that, coupled with Dean getting done by Bate, my faith in Demonbracket humanity will be close to shot.

Ferguson out already. My faith is already shot.

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Farmer over Greeny was a tough call, but I reckon the Croswell v Johnson contest is the one to watch. Viney will romp home over Doggy.

If AJ doesn't wallop Crosswell I will be astounded.

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I saw that footage on Fox recently.

Your memory is not playing tricks, Lyon did kick the goal then I reckon he told Jeff to settle down rather than telling him off.

Nah Farmer definitely got another kick cos the ump had called time off. Lyon told him to settle down after he found himself getting hit by the ball in his back unexpectedly!

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Nah Farmer definitely got another kick cos the ump had called time off. Lyon told him to settle down after he found himself getting hit by the ball in his back unexpectedly!

Incorrect my friend unless their were two similar occurrences.

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Incorrect my friend unless their were two similar occurrences.

Smithy just saw the footage against Adelaide and you are spot on but I don't think that was the one I was thinking of - I seem to recall him doing it another time where he got another kick.

But without footage to back me up I'll concede defeat!

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Smithy just saw the footage against Adelaide and you are spot on but I don't think that was the one I was thinking of - I seem to recall him doing it another time where he got another kick.

But without footage to back me up I'll concede defeat!

Strange that Supermacado, Kumamoto Ken (who is usually on the mark) and yourself all have a similar opinion.

Maybe there was another occasion.

Perhaps others may share some light.

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If AJ doesn't wallop Crosswell I will be astounded.

Not to try and influence my own competition, but I'll be sad if Crosswell loses because he was an epic comedy figure. I remember Johnson showing up and having a whinge when we delisted his average kid

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Not to try and influence my own competition, but I'll be sad if Crosswell loses because he was an epic comedy figure. I remember Johnson showing up and having a whinge when we delisted his average kid

AJ was a real crowd favourite, a brilliant footballer and dual Bluey winner whereas Crosswell who also possessed great ability was a 2 bob lair for mine.

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7 PM shut off boys/girls.

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And Round 1 is now complete (updated tournament tree). Thanks for your votes, the last section went as follows:


Jeff Farmer 153 (63%) d. Brad Green 91 (37%)

Rod Grinter 235 (96%) d. Stephen Icke 9 (4%)

David Williams 161 (66%) d. Graham Gaunt 83 (34%)

Danny Hughes 203 (83%) d. Russell Richards 41 (17%)

Paul Hopgood 225 (92%) d. Luke Williams 19 (8%)

Peter Moore 165 (68%) d. Tony Campbell 79 (32%)

Alan Johnson 170 (70%) d Brent Crosswell 74 (30%)

Todd Viney 204 (84%) d. Nathan Brown 40 (16%)

Russell Robertson 205 (84%) d. Trevor Rollinson 39 (16%)

Steve O'Dwyer 175 (72%) d. Daniel Ward 69 (28%)

Ricky Jackson 178 (73%) d. Tony Sullivan 66 (27%)

Alistair Nicholson 192 (79%) d. John Tilbrook 52 (21%)

Paul Wheatley 219 (90%) d. Brent Grgic 25 (10%)

Ross Dillon 205 (84%) d. Des Campbell 39 (16%)

Max Walker 136 (56%) d. Chris Connolly 108 (44%)

Jim Stynes 235 (96%) d. David Cordner 9 (4%)


Round 2 will take place from right now until 7pm Monday (VOTE HERE). All 32 games at once, no time for gimmicks and novelty descriptions just red hot electoral biff. Matches are:


Robert Flower vs Clint Bartram

Sean Wight vs Anthony Ingerson

Peter Walsh vs Henry Coles

Brett Lovett vs Andrew Obst

Stephen Tingay vs Alan Jarrott

David Schwarz vs Brian Wilson

Darren Kowal vs Aaron Davey

Steven Febey vs Graham Osborne

David Neitz vs Guy Rigoni

Greg Hutchison vs Laurie Fowler

Matthew Febey vs Gary Baker

Garry Lyon vs Shane Woewodin

Cameron Bruce vs Bret Bailey

Graeme Yeats vs Gary Hardeman

Liam Jurrah vs Kevin Dyson

Jeff White vs Earl Spalding

James McDonald vs Travis Johnstone

Steven Stretch vs Glenn Lovett

Paul Prymke vs Stephen Smith

Greg Healy vs Greg Wells

Allen Jakovich vs Matthew Whelan

Andrew Lamprill vs Stephen Newport

Darren Bennett vs Brad Miller

Matthew Bate vs Adem Yze

Jeff Farmer vs Rod Grinter

David Williams vs Danny Hughes

Paul Hopgood vs Peter Moore

Alan Johnson vs Todd Viney

Russell Robertson vs Steve O'Dwyer

Ricky Jackson vs Alistair Nicholson

Paul Wheatley vs Ross Dillon

Max Walker vs Jim Stynes


It's a marathon lineup, but you've got three days to fill your ballot paper so have at it.

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This is getting harder. For mine none is tougher than Jakovich vs Matty Whelan. Both deserve better than a round 2 exit.

True, Stretch v Lovett, Healy v Wells and Farmer v Grinter are others.

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