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Just now, Bluey's Dad said:

Fair enough on the Orwell front, can't argue with that.

It's likely this username is the cleverest thing I'll come up with in my lifetime. It's all downhill from here.

I know how you feel.

Fancy being stuck with the name Hemingway. 

Its been downhill for a long time. 

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2 minutes ago, M_9 said:

An apology if it's been mentioned: according to KB and Doc the EFC is offering a 2-ticket, 1 game membership for $25. That should see their membership hit the 100k.

I could do the maths, (but won't)and  calculate how many of these mships Paul Little could purchase with the $6.5b he reaped from the sale of Toll.

 

- MIGHTY BOMBER -

ESS-6132-0718-2019-Essendon-Membership-R

 

BENEFITS:

  • 2 general admission tickets to attend an Essendon home or away game in Victoria - excluding ANZAC Day
  • 2019 member pack including scarf, lanyard, lapel pin, bumper sticker
  • Personalised member card
  • Member exclusive e-mails
  • 10% discount at the BomberShop, conditions and exclusions apply
     

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2 minutes ago, daisycutter said:
  • BENEFITS:
  • Member exclusive e-mails

 

You mean I too can receive spam from a football club?

And all I have to do is pay some money to the EFC?

Where do I sign?!

Lol. "Benefits".

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i highly recommend sashi tharoor's "inglorious empire" about the british rule in india

fantastic book

I read it while travelling in India and it allowed me to discuss things with many people I met.

A must read and a very easy read.

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On 10/31/2018 at 7:03 AM, A F said:

I had Essendon in my 8 this year. I've really rated them for the past two years. That is, I've really rated their list.

My concern with Essendon (from a Melbourne point of view) is their leg speed and potential speed of ball movement. If they get it right next year, they'll murder us on the outside.

That is their strength. When it clicks it is hard to beat. They thrashed WC in Perth in round 14. Kept them to one goal in the first half with blistering ball movement. Except for the Norf game in Tassie it was the worst game of the year for WC.

If they work on the skills and stick to the quick ball movement they are a sneaky top 4 chance. I hope not, but I see them as likely top 8.

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14 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Gill “The AFL needs a strong Essendrug”

This draw was always coming...

It’s a kind of payback.

The AFL can say what they like but  it’s a way of saying sorry. 

Despite the so called professionalism it is still a boys club and I can tell you that Bill Kelty has Gil in his pocket.

Bill is the most powerful and influential person on the Commision and one of the most crazy and passionate Bomber supporters on the planet. 

If Gil crossed Bill, his carcass would be hanging in AFL House in no time.  

 

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6 hours ago, M_9 said:

An apology if it's been mentioned: according to KB and Doc the EFC is offering a 2-ticket, 1 game membership for $25. That should see their membership hit the 100k.

I could do the maths, (but won't)and  calculate how many of these mships Paul Little could purchase with the $6.5b he reaped from the sale of Toll.

So, they continue to cheat: this time with numbers, not drugs.

No doubt Gillon will gloss this over too.

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22 minutes ago, hemingway said:

It’s a kind of payback.

The AFL can say what they like but  it’s a way of saying sorry. 

Despite the so called professionalism it is still a boys club and I can tell you that Bill Kelty has Gil in his pocket.

Bill is the most powerful and influential person on the Commision and one of the most crazy and passionate Bomber supporters on the planet. 

If Gil crossed Bill, his carcass would be hanging in AFL House in no time.  

 

Yes Kelty has quietly been involved in the AFL for years....

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Yes Kelty has quietly been involved in the AFL for years....

Kelty would eat the likes of Gill and other Commisioners for breakfast. 

He has one of the most powerful intellects and has a persuasive force that is rarely matched. 

Opposing forces always come off second best.   

 

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9 minutes ago, bingers said:

According to that senile fool McAvaney, they're everyone's second favourite team ....

Respect Bingers. 

Bruce is getting to near the end but he is battling a form of leukaemia. 

He also has an unbridled enthusiasm and statistical recall that will never be matched in sports broadcasts.  His research and homework is prodigious. 

He has integrity, honesty and sincerity. His enthusiasm is unmatched. 

And he is everyone’s friend, never a bad word against anyone. 

He’s annoying at times but is a guy that deserves respect and the job that he has done for almost 40 years. 

He may be annoying but there will never be another Bruce. 

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Just now, hemingway said:

Respect Bingers. 

Bruce is getting to near the end but he is battling a form of leukaemia. 

He also has an unbridled enthusiasm and statistical recall that will never be matched in sports broadcasts.  His research and homework is prodigious. 

He has integrity, honesty and sincerity. His enthusiasm is unmatched. 

And he is everyone’s friend, never a bad word against anyone. 

He’s annoying at times but is a guy that deserves respect and the job that he has done for almost 40 years. 

He may be annoying but there will never be another Bruce. 

You are a good man Hemingway.

I didn't know that Bruce had leukaemia. Sorry to hear that. Sorry to hear that anyone has such an illness.

He seems a nice enough fellow, however his demented shrill comments ("Viney, Viney, Viney") and fawning over certain players - Poppy, Roughy, Sauce, Cyril ...etc) grate. I cannot listen to his commentary any more, and so I have to turn off the volume for matches he is commentating on. He has become a parody of his former self. 

But back to you. There will never be another Hemingway!

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6 minutes ago, bingers said:

You are a good man Hemingway.

I didn't know that Bruce had leukaemia. Sorry to hear that. Sorry to hear that anyone has such an illness.

He seems a nice enough fellow, however his demented shrill comments ("Viney, Viney, Viney") and fawning over certain players - Poppy, Roughy, Sauce, Cyril ...etc) grate. I cannot listen to his commentary any more, and so I have to turn off the volume for matches he is commentating on. He has become a parody of his former self. 

But back to you. There will never be another Hemingway!

Nice response bingers.

I think Bruce deserves enormous respect but he is nearing the end and like most who should but rarely do, he should graciously hang up his earphones and turn off his mike as the final curtain is nigh.

I must admit although i was always annoyed by his commentary on the delicious Cyril, I loved Viney Viney Viney.

We are full of our own bias and prejudice and tastes. 

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36 minutes ago, bingers said:

According to that senile fool McAvaney, they're everyone's second favourite team ....

He missed a word...

'everyone's second LEAST favourite team'. For me only the Failmantle Muppets rate lower.

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8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Fascinating...as I grow older, I have become very interested in reading  histories from alternative aspects and understanding the power of written histories. India under the British from the viewpoint of the Indians is an easily accessible example.

A useful piece of trivia.. there are actually three people who could rightly claim to be the "founder" of Singapore.

After Raffle's death his widow wrote a book pushing his story forward as the new Clive etc to enhance her chances of getting a pension from the East India Company and as they say "the rest is history."

Hopefully the dark lessons of history that came from the EFC drug saga are not lost but I suspect like in many other areas we will repeat it.

I remember Epis and Shelton and Clarke and Birt(second fiddle) and how C7 made them every Sunday.They above any other Club wanted MFC to rot in hell, literally...........

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

I think Bruce deserves enormous respect but he is nearing the end and like most who should but rarely do, he should graciously hang up his earphones and turn off his mike as the final curtain is nigh.

I think you are writing his obit a little early 'hemingway'.

The form of Leukaemia Bruce has can hang around a long time with minimal intrusion. It's not like the more devastating forms some get in early life.

My father had it for near on 30 years.

...and it doesn't excuse him calling EFC everyones 2nd team.

They most certainly aren't mine...who in their right mind has a 2nd team anyway?

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1 hour ago, Aus in Engerland said:

He missed a word...

'everyone's second LEAST favourite team'. For me only the Failmantle Muppets rate lower.

yeah, second favourite team my big hairy arzz

and ernie if bruce is such an expert on the statistics and facts, let him come up with some hard evidence to prove his statement. until he does i'll see such statements as bruce just sucking up to the establishment (again)

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Anyone hird when the AFL is going to release the bomba character fixture ?

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8 hours ago, rjay said:

I think you are writing his obit a little early 'hemingway'.

The form of Leukaemia Bruce has can hang around a long time with minimal intrusion. It's not like the more devastating forms some get in early life.

My father had it for near on 30 years.

...and it doesn't excuse him calling EFC everyones 2nd team.

They most certainly aren't mine...who in their right mind has a 2nd team anyway?

My poor wording. I meant that he was nearing the end in regard to his broadcasting career and that he should retire gracefully.

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just goes to show, one solid 10-win season and a good off-season, and Carlton will be back on Friday night.

Whilst we need to basically set the world on fire.

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On 10/31/2018 at 9:21 PM, dino rover said:

I have no sympathy for them but they cant be perpetually punished

 

Why not. Damn them for eternity.

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11 hours ago, hemingway said:

Respect Bingers. 

Bruce is getting to near the end but he is battling a form of leukaemia. 

He also has an unbridled enthusiasm and statistical recall that will never be matched in sports broadcasts.  His research and homework is prodigious. 

He has integrity, honesty and sincerity. His enthusiasm is unmatched. 

And he is everyone’s friend, never a bad word against anyone. 

He’s annoying at times but is a guy that deserves respect and the job that he has done for almost 40 years. 

He may be annoying but there will never be another Bruce. 

I agree with all the above and add that no-one in the industry ever has a bad word against Bruce. His real passions are athletics and horse racing, but I suspect he could call any sport and make it interesting. For those complaining about Bruce, just remember how terrible it was having to listen to Basil Zemplis calling swimming at the Olympics. Chalk and cheese.

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1 minute ago, chook fowler said:

Why not. Damn them for eternity.

Because the AFL is a competition of many things. One of them involves tradition. Another is that a large group of Australians support Essendon and through no fault of their own have been made to suffer the ignominy of supporting a club that brought the game into disrepute. Those followers deserve something in return for continuing to support the AFL competition.

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