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Was this the year Essendon was on the gear?

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It was.

This game was the one which showed their plan was flawed. The Weapon had them looking like Clive James' 'condom stuffed with walnuts' and ended up with a huge run of soft tissue injuries. 

This night was the beginning of the end for them. It wasn't a case of them being outplayed by quality opposition. We were absolute dross. It was them self destructing.

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I thought the year they were on the gear was when they beat us by 140 points?  

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37 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

I thought the year they were on the gear was when they beat us by 140 points?  

Indeed it was. And 148 points from my memory. In Round 2 of 2013.

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

I thought the year they were on the gear was when they beat us by 140 points?  

Same here

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Nah, that was the year they got charged. 

I remember the talk surrounding 148 about being how we got smashed but ultimately might get the points back if Essendon with were found guilty and their punishment was similar to what happened to the Storm when they cheated the salary cap.

Goody ended up coaching then in their last game for that year when St. James was given his one year of paid vacation.

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I skipped this game and opted to go to an old high school buddy's 30th. I promised myself I wouldn't miss another Melbourne game (unless working) again. Didn't see as good a win as that for a few years (also missed the Essendon win in 2014 because of work). 

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3 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

I thought the year they were on the gear was when they beat us by 140 points?  

No. 2012 was their ingestation year

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wow that footage. Neeld happy, Tapscott, Magner, Blease, Mckenzie, Garland up forward. Im so glad we can just be in the future now and not have to live thorugh all the years that have passed again. A happy night in a dark era.

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Still baffles me why Garland was on the bench at the end.  He pretty much won the game for us when moved forward, yet in the dying stages of a tight game, and the ball heavily planted in our forward 50, where was he?  Standing on the bloody bench!

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22 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

Still baffles me why Garland was on the bench at the end.  He pretty much won the game for us when moved forward, yet in the dying stages of a tight game, and the ball heavily planted in our forward 50, where was he?  Standing on the bloody bench!

Pretty sure Garland was player/coach that game. 

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6 hours ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

It was.

This game was the one which showed their plan was flawed. The Weapon had them looking like Clive James' 'condom stuffed with walnuts' and ended up with a huge run of soft tissue injuries. 

This night was the beginning of the end for them. It wasn't a case of them being outplayed by quality opposition. We were absolute dross. It was them self destructing.

Did they what, I've never seen a side torch so many easy opportunities. There was one where it was rolling loose in the forward line and with nobody in front of him the Bombers player ran right over the top.

On a more personal note I was so worked up that my legs stopped working and I had to wait 20 minutes before walking down the stairs of the Ponsford Stand.

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7 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

I thought the year they were on the gear was when they beat us by 140 points?  

I'll never forget that night. I was sick and unable to attend. They had cameras in the rooms for Neeld's "rev up" speech that put me to sleep faster than the cold meds. 

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Loved the umpires back then. You can actually defend a player using strength and it’s not an automatic free kick. 

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0:32 on that footage is good for a laugh. Hurley vs McDonald…in Essendon's forward line. Not a sight we'll see again for a couple of reasons.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

I'll never forget that night. I was sick and unable to attend. They had cameras in the rooms for Neeld's "rev up" speech that put me to sleep faster than the cold meds. 

That speech was the exact moment I realized the club needed a massive clean out.

Neeldy looked like he was genuinely struggling and the players were clearly disinterested. In addition to that, whoever thought that would reassure wavering supporters needed their bloody head read. There may have been a chance that it had been organized well beforehand, but a sensible administrator would have surely realized that a) it was the last thing Neeldy needed with how much pressure he was under and b) that it would be more likely to convince supporters that the place was a bloody mess than give them comfort. 

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3 hours ago, SPC said:

Loved the umpires back then. You can actually defend a player using strength and it’s not an automatic free kick. 

...and wasn't it good to have boundary umpires throw the ball in, when they got to it, instead of looking back to see if rucks have nominated and then contorting themselves to deliver the ball back into play. 

Want to get rid of some congestion?  Here is evidence this could help.

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