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Correctly I might add.

Then he should remember where the game began, the bloated, ruddy Tird .

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Vanders is probably a little jittery because he didn't get usual 30+ possessions that he gets in the NEAFL - he is not used to getting only 17 possessions. But he doesn't waste a single possession! And as everyone has pointed out, his 1%'s are invaluable to the team. One further point: I reckon every member of the team should take lessons from Vanders on how to weight a kick - sublime....

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Vanders is probably a little jittery because he didn't get usual 30+ possessions that he gets in the NEAFL - he is not used to getting only 17 possessions. But he doesn't waste a single possession! And as everyone has pointed out, his 1%'s are invaluable to the team. One further point: I reckon every member of the team should take lessons from Vanders on how to weight a kick - sublime....

And smother. People have mentioned the one resulting in the goal, but the time he threw himself at the ball in the center square stands out to me.

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Then he should remember where the game began, the bloated, ruddy Tird .

That won't save us it is ancient history.

We are in the 21st century biff we need Eddy on side.

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That won't save us it is ancient history.

We are in the 21st century biff we need Eddy on side.

He is increasingly irrelevant ol'.

He is only a few donuts away from a heart attack.

The Gorilla stuff showed his buffoonery.

He is a joke at gtv9

They can't escape collingwood quick enough.

Daisy,Dawes,Beams etc were no doubt sick of the bus ride also.

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Can we please not get on this issue AGAIN. There are a number of threads dedicated to no facilities at training blah blah, please use them.

Ease up mod. A poster who goes to training can comment on the training facilities surely.

Great to see the really positive atmosphere after the win. Despicable, can you please tell me how the guys on the periphery who are playing at Casey looked today? Eg, Grimes, Michie, Pedo. Thanks.

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Ease up mod. A poster who goes to training can comment on the training facilities surely.

Great to see the really positive atmosphere after the win. Despicable, can you please tell me how the guys on the periphery who are playing at Casey looked today? Eg, Grimes, Michie, Pedo. Thanks.

It has been done to death, I go and watch and talk, making sure I have had a good [censored] at Edwins before I walk out, the club spent money on another camera that Roos' loves

As for the "Casey' players, it was a very 'light' session today, but everybody did a solid session

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Correctly I might add.

OD I like your posts generally but I thnik you are well out of line with this and I take umbrage at the suggestion we are only there due to the favour of Collingwood.

1. The fixture is not equal. The Pies get favoured. As do the bigger clubs. This results in more revenue for them and less for us.

2. TV coverage is not equal. If you were to sponsor a footy club then the Pies get consertaively 3x more coverage than us. This is simply not fair.

3. There are 18 teams in the comp. The Pies can play themselves if they want to but as it stands all 18 teams are part of the package and deserve equal rights. Coll 1sts v Coll 2nds wouldn't get much coverage or advertising. They need us,

4. In the last 60 years we have won twice as many flags as them

5. 'Equalisation' is really only part equalisation for points 1,2,and 3 above. We get shafted. Any squealing about Eddie suporting the weaker clubs is just that - squealing. When we play the bigger teams at the MCG we get big crowds and decent gate receipts. If we got decent TV coverage we would get decent sponsorship revenue.

6. We only Collingwood once a year generally (altho this year it is twice). even the fixture by getting rid of the NAB cup (BTW Who won the NAB cup this year? NFI because it is irrelevent)

7. Eddie is a [censored] from Broady that now lives in Toorak. He is the last person to lecture on what is best for the competition. His team has won 1 flag since he has been at the helm. he doesn't deserve all of the good things that the AFL delivers to the Pies

Rant over.

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There is nothing more satisfying, if you time it right, than a good bladder or bowel evacuation, especially at my age Clint

you're just taking the pi55 now, Saty.

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Sure, I'll try Moonshadow.

First I think its great that all bar long term injured were out there today. Roos had a fit team at the Swans when they were good and this is the 'most available' list I've ever seen at training (touch wood)

Secondly I think the players not in the first 22 were the best trainers and seemed to me as if they had fairly clear directions on areas of their game they needed to work on.

Pedo worked one on one with Brendan McCartney for a while below his knees then on a signal had to pick up and kick at goals off two steps.

I like watching Goodwin take a small group. All his drills are to do with around the stoppages an area we need developement in and if we do hopefully improve in that area I'd put that down to Goodwin. All his work is about creating and then protecting space around stoppages and then quick movement out to runners. I've watched him with most of the mids at some stage. Some of the one on one battles are great. Nat Jones hates getting beaten. Goodwin had Neal-Bullen, Stretch, Tyson and Bail today just doing drills to grab the ball and present your bum to the contest and hold the ball so as to keep your hands free. Pretty simple stuff but still good to practice and re-inforce.

Michie trained well but like Bail lacks "presence". I noticed him having shots at goal with Vince and Tyson from the boundary line and he was good.

Max Gawn is struggling a bit with not being the main man and was shouting random instructions at anyone who would listen. Melbourne's ruck trio are interesting, they had a bit of training together with Frost, King and Fitzy joining in. As I said earlier Jamar was terrific, as good as I've seen him train, he's up against a great ruck this week in Mumford so hopefully he goes well, Spencer was good and strong he ragdolled Jamar once but Gawny wasn't switched on today, and he let it show.

As I said earlier Grimes and Matt Jones trained really well, both had a great attitude and Grimes and Jordie stayed late doing kicking practice with each other.

I'm a little confused with the half pace training of some of them. I have no experience how a good side trains during the week. I'm sure there is a good balance between saving it for the game and making sure there is no complacency.

I expect Melbourne to win on the weekend and hope they come out firing.

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I just want to put this to show that above everything else Jack Grimes is a team man and top bloke, he always says hello and calls me by my first name, I asked him today how he was, his answer "I am fine, and ready to have a red hot go with the Scorps this weekend"

Let's hope that Grimes and the others get rewarded with a Casey Premiership medal.

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OD I like your posts generally but I thnik you are well out of line with this and I take umbrage at the suggestion we are only there due to the favour of Collingwood.

1. The fixture is not equal. The Pies get favoured. As do the bigger clubs. This results in more revenue for them and less for us.

2. TV coverage is not equal. If you were to sponsor a footy club then the Pies get consertaively 3x more coverage than us. This is simply not fair.

3. There are 18 teams in the comp. The Pies can play themselves if they want to but as it stands all 18 teams are part of the package and deserve equal rights. Coll 1sts v Coll 2nds wouldn't get much coverage or advertising. They need us,

4. In the last 50 years we have won twice as many flags as them

5. 'Equalisation' is really only part equalisation for points 1,2,and 3 above. We get shafted. Any squealing about Eddie suporting the weaker clubs is just that - squealing. When we play the bigger teams at the MCG we get big crowds and decent gate receipts. If we got decent TV coverage we would get decent sponsorship revenue.

6. We only Collingwood once a year generally (altho this year it is twice). even the fixture by getting rid of the NAB cup (BTW Who won the NAB cup this year? NFI because it is irrelevent)

7. Eddie is a [censored] from Broady that now lives in Toorak. He is the last person to lecture on what is best for the competition. His team has won 1 flag since he has been at the helm. he doesn't deserve all of the good things that the AFL delivers to the Pies

Rant over.

Jnr I think you meant 60 years! in the last 50 years we have won exactly zero flags.

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OD I like your posts generally but I thnik you are well out of line with this and I take umbrage at the suggestion we are only there due to the favour of Collingwood.

1. The fixture is not equal. The Pies get favoured. As do the bigger clubs. This results in more revenue for them and less for us.

2. TV coverage is not equal. If you were to sponsor a footy club then the Pies get consertaively 3x more coverage than us. This is simply not fair.

3. There are 18 teams in the comp. The Pies can play themselves if they want to but as it stands all 18 teams are part of the package and deserve equal rights. Coll 1sts v Coll 2nds wouldn't get much coverage or advertising. They need us,

4. In the last 50 years we have won twice as many flags as them

5. 'Equalisation' is really only part equalisation for points 1,2,and 3 above. We get shafted. Any squealing about Eddie suporting the weaker clubs is just that - squealing. When we play the bigger teams at the MCG we get big crowds and decent gate receipts. If we got decent TV coverage we would get decent sponsorship revenue.

6. We only Collingwood once a year generally (altho this year it is twice). even the fixture by getting rid of the NAB cup (BTW Who won the NAB cup this year? NFI because it is irrelevent)

7. Eddie is a [censored] from Broady that now lives in Toorak. He is the last person to lecture on what is best for the competition. His team has won 1 flag since he has been at the helm. he doesn't deserve all of the good things that the AFL delivers to the Pies

Rant over.

Rant away as much as you like jnr

Back a few years we were in financial trouble and EDDIE agrees to make all QB games home games for us. Instead of a share about system.

He did not have to but he sees the benefit of having the MFC around in the future.

Of course he is going to go after the best deal for Collingwood.

It is not Eddys fault that the MFc has half the number of members as Collingwood, or that we have been a basket case for the last decade.

It is the fault of the MFC.

Rant over!!!!

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Disappointing comment from you CBD. Although I note it was in response to TDIs comment which may be a mitigating factor.

Disappointing perhaps Ernie but probably accurate
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Outstanding reports and responses 'deespicable me'. I could visualise it all really well. Real insight into how the players are developing skills besides the obvious ones of kick, handball and mark. Thanks!

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Rant away as much as you like jnr

Back a few years we were in financial trouble and EDDIE agrees to make all QB games home games for us. Instead of a share about system.

He did not have to but he sees the benefit of having the MFC around in the future.

Of course he is going to go after the best deal for Collingwood.

It is not Eddys fault that the MFc has half the number of members as Collingwood, or that we have been a basket case for the last decade.

It is the fault of the MFC.

Rant over!!!!

Eddie allowed sponsorship at Gosch we are not...

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Rant away as much as you like jnr

Back a few years we were in financial trouble and EDDIE agrees to make all QB games home games for us. Instead of a share about system.

He did not have to but he sees the benefit of having the MFC around in the future.

Of course he is going to go after the best deal for Collingwood.

It is not Eddys fault that the MFc has half the number of members as Collingwood, or that we have been a basket case for the last decade.

It is the fault of the MFC.

Rant over!!!!

As part of the agreement with the QB'day game it guarantees an extra game at the G for the Pies which potentially means one week less of travelling interstate.

Eddie did it because he was a great deal for Collingwood, not because he was trying to give the MFC a break.

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