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15 hours ago, DV8 said:

And political correctness hadn't overtaken the Mcc at that time.  But alas it did, leaving the footy club limp & envious.

I can't recall political correctness ever being argued as the reason for the failings of the MCC and thereafter the football club. I think that claim is a bit of a stretch. Personally, I think the reason was more to do with basic incompetence combined with an unwillingness to embrace the move to professionalism.

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3 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I can't recall political correctness ever being argued as the reason for the failings of the MCC and thereafter the football club. I think that claim is a bit of a stretch. Personally, I think the reason was more to do with basic incompetence combined with an unwillingness to embrace the move to professionalism.

No it was PC.

You could smoke a cigar ,in the hospitals, straight after a baby was born ,whilst the mother and child were still trying to draw breath.

You could shag the secretary ,then sack her if she was annoying you .

You could use racist terms towards shovels.

Peoples sexual inclinations could be made into an intriguing group joke.

But I think the fact that we relied on the Amateur system of loyalty whilst other clubs were paying players ruined the club more than these things.

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2 hours ago, TRIGON said:

^ Love the colour this man brings to the boards. Welcome back Biff.

The man or His shirt? 

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7 hours ago, ManDee said:

 

"the key to the future of the Melbourne Demons. Unlock it, if you dare.

Riddle me this: Which player spreads both butter and his wings, yet remains ocean-bound?" The Riddler

  Image result for the riddler & penguin batman tv

 The penguin has wings & is ocean bound. = Frank Gorshin, Burgiss Meredith & Caesar Romero

What about Julie Newmar?

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13 hours ago, ManDee said:

316 why be a spoiler, if you don't like the thread stay away, we don't need more censorship.

Exactly.  405 have posted and many more have read. 

If you don't like it, ignore it. 

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1 hour ago, John Dee said:

What about Julie Newmar?

Yes which Cat Women is that in the photo? It's not Julie or Eartha Kitt. And where is Egg Head? 

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9 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I can't recall political correctness ever being argued as the reason for the failings of the MCC and thereafter the football club. I think that claim is a bit of a stretch. Personally, I think the reason was more to do with basic incompetence combined with an unwillingness to embrace the move to professionalism.

I would call the dislike of Smithy's rapier tongue when coach & his dismissal, a part of the beginnings of political correctness by those who new better than a strong colorful  tongued old Coach.   They didn't like him, & they thought they new whats best for the club, after its miserly past 10 Yrs of utter failure. 

The sixties were the time of change around the world accept in the strongest of conservative quarters.  Our national Tennis, & our Mfc began to fall behind those who forged forward with modern ideas.

Us, we were left floundering in the shadows by a Mcc who gave us nothing, no tools to compete with, to try to get talent & leadership happening at our club.

 

Yes this was the beginnings of political correctness at the Mcc, just as it was in National Tennis circles at that time, refusing to keep up with modern trends.

The former Mcc leaders, I put it to you, weren't as offended behind closed doors with Smithy's rapier tongue.  But those modern administrators of the 60's were not so easy going.  They saw Smith at a weak time after 64', & IMO took they're shot to rid themselves of him. as some sort of payback.

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ManDee, John Dee and Earl, you but scratch the surface. Have a walk down B grade acting's memory lane...

And, a thought: Perchance, does the OP's answer lie somewhere therein?.......

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15 hours ago, DV8 said:

I would call the dislike of Smithy's rapier tongue when coach & his dismissal, a part of the beginnings of political correctness by those who new better than a strong colorful  tongued old Coach.   They didn't like him, & they thought they new whats best for the club, after its miserly past 10 Yrs of utter failure. 

The sixties were the time of change around the world accept in the strongest of conservative quarters.  Our national Tennis, & our Mfc began to fall behind those who forged forward with modern ideas.

Us, we were left floundering in the shadows by a Mcc who gave us nothing, no tools to compete with, to try to get talent & leadership happening at our club.

 

Yes this was the beginnings of political correctness at the Mcc, just as it was in National Tennis circles at that time, refusing to keep up with modern trends.

The former Mcc leaders, I put it to you, weren't as offended behind closed doors with Smithy's rapier tongue.  But those modern administrators of the 60's were not so easy going.  They saw Smith at a weak time after 64', & IMO took they're shot to rid themselves of him. as some sort of payback.

I could accept your argument about PC if Norm Smith was sacked because of his use of inappropriate language. But I've never before heard that this was the sole or primary reason behind his dismissal. 

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Is this the most derailed thread of all time?

A guy posts a riddle then completely disappears and two months later it just becomes a general discussion thread about anything you like.

Ill bet anything that there will never be an answer to this riddle.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I could accept your argument about PC if Norm Smith was sacked because of his use of inappropriate language. But I've never before heard that this was the sole or primary reason behind his dismissal. 

Its not the sole & primary reason he was sacked.  I doubt there was one sole reason alone, for this.

Why do you think there has to be one sole reason as to why they wanted Smithy gone.  

 

Is life ever that simple, that things hang on one solitary reason for removing a person from they're role.

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Wait, the reason we've been [censored] for 50 years is the advent of political correctness?

So if it was still the good old days,and the electoral act wasn't amended in 1962 to allow aboriginals to vote, or the migration act wasn't introduced in 1966 ending the White Australia policy, or if the pill didn't introduce a generation of women to the beginnings of sexual freedom, the MFC would still be winning premierships?????

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3 hours ago, deanox said:

Wait, the reason we've been [censored] for 50 years is the advent of political correctness?

So if it was still the good old days,and the electoral act wasn't amended in 1962 to allow aboriginals to vote, or the migration act wasn't introduced in 1966 ending the White Australia policy, or if the pill didn't introduce a generation of women to the beginnings of sexual freedom, the MFC would still be winning premierships?????

The confines of strict conservatism, deanox.   Like a straight jacket on the Demon spirit.

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