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16 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

oooh sexy - our program is cutting edge.

anyone have intel on what the paradigm shift is? Let's touch base, going forward and get distruptive, as I can see all the low hanging fruit in the pipeline. I guess we need to leverage our assets and move the needle and think outside the box to synergise  our 360degree thinking.

So I'd love to pick your brain and take a deep dive. 

Nicely triaged EO

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50 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Spelling and use of language is not a high priority in the country. That only identifies you as a city [censored]. 

Folk go to bed at 9.00am, get up at 6.00am and like a square meal. Fancy holidays forget it. Camping by the river is the go. Activities centre around boatin, fishin, campin and shootin. 

Spelling is not a priority. 

Ernie, I live in the country. I may identify as a city (???) because I went to school there. Going to bed a 9am reminds me of my youth but may be a typo. I travel overseas every year and I care about the language and is distresses me when people don't care. (I suspect they don't know any better) but when a fellow poster used coqnescent (sic) I suspect it is not a typo.   

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50 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Spelling and use of language is not a high priority in the country. That only identifies you as a city [censored]. 

Folk go to bed at 9.00am, get up at 6.00am and like a square meal. Fancy holidays forget it. Camping by the river is the go. Activities centre around boatin, fishin, campin and shootin. 

Spelling is not a priority. 

21 hours in bed is a very long time. No wonder there's a deficiency in spelling and use of language. And, perhaps, knowing the difference between ante meridiem and post meridiem😀.

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15 minutes ago, ManDee said:

Ernie, I live in the country. I may identify as a city (???) because I went to school there. Going to bed a 9am reminds me of my youth but may be a typo. I travel overseas every year and I care about the language and is distresses me when people don't care. (I suspect they don't know any better) but when a fellow poster used coqnescent (sic) I suspect it is not a typo.   

Man I apologize. This happens from generalisations a little like the Demon supporter stereotype. 

There are exceptions and you are clearly one.

However, we are allowed some generalisations and a little light hearted banter. 

Generally, i have found country people wonderful people with or without teeth.   

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20 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

21 hours in bed is a very long time. No wonder there's a deficiency in spelling and use of language. And, perhaps, knowing the difference between ante meridiem and post meridiem😀.

A lot to be said for the simple life. In this crazy world of press button knowledge and lower and lower standards across society, ignorance can be seen as a viable option for a happier less troubled life. 

Most of the lovely country people I have met may not be educationally smart, be able to spell or indeed be able to read, but they are knowledgeable, wise and have a great outlook on life. 

And if I wanted help, I would choose a country person over a city person every day. 

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18 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Man I apologize. This happens from generalisations a little like the Demon supporter stereotype. 

There are exceptions and you are clearly one.

However, we are allowed some generalisations and a little light hearted banter. 

Generally, i have found country people wonderful people with or without teeth.   

ernie, demonland is a group of exceptions (mfc supporters) who are also exceptionally talented, and when they lapse with bad spellink and grummer they must be immediately called-out and remediated. Standards must be upheld regardless of place of abode.

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Photos from facebook. Some rippings photos here!

https://m.facebook.com/eleanorjeannephotography/albums/898921740459750/?ref=content_filter

Give her a like on her page too if you get the chance.

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38 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Man I apologize. This happens from generalisations a little like the Demon supporter stereotype. 

There are exceptions and you are clearly one.

However, we are allowed some generalisations and a little light hearted banter. 

Generally, i have found country people wonderful people with or without teeth.   

Apology accepted. As for city people and city life I always love the look of the city (in the rear vision mirror)  When it comes to the mighty MFC I am a fully paid up country member and don't you forget. (free hit)

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20 hours ago, hemingway said:

Goulburn Valley is an underrated region of the State at risk of being spoilt by migration from the big smoke. Generally, I think that  men are still men and women still like men, although I have noticed the odd wig, sitting on top of tough faces, strong forearms and smeared lipstick.

A lot of ex-Demon players and Demon supporters from the GV, a very passionate lot.  

The GV was once a very large recruitment zone for the Demons, from memory. I can recall several GV players of the past, with the likes of Barry Vagg from Shep and Gary Lyon, from (Tatura?). I also think that that great tap-ruckman, Peter Keenan, in-between smokes on the ground at quarter time and half-time, hailed from that league, too. 

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2 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

The GV was once a very large recruitment zone for the Demons, from memory. I can recall several GV players of the past, with the likes of Barry Vagg from Shep and Gary Lyon, from (Tatura?). I also think that that great tap-ruckman, Peter Keenan, in-between smokes on the ground at quarter time and half-time, hailed from that league, too. 

Kyabram actually.

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47 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Man I apologize. This happens from generalisations a little like the Demon supporter stereotype. 

There are exceptions and you are clearly one.

However, we are allowed some generalisations and a little light hearted banter. 

Generally, i have found country people wonderful people with or without teeth.   

I DONE REAL GOOD IN ENGLISH according to my teacher in grade 5. 

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1 minute ago, ding said:

Kyabram actually.

Yep, that is the memory jog that I required - Ky. Thanks, for that refresher, Ding.

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4 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

The GV was once a very large recruitment zone for the Demons, from memory. I can recall several GV players of the past, with the likes of Barry Vagg from Shep and Gary Lyon, from (Tatura?). I also think that that great tap-ruckman, Peter Keenan, in-between smokes on the ground at quarter time and half-time, hailed from that league, too. 

There have been a lot of footy players that have donned the jumper in the ones or twos. 

Chris Connolly, Clarrie Oliver, Russell Richards, Peter O'Keefe, Peter Tossol,  Ken Whitfort, Michael O'Sullivan, just to name a few that come to mind. 

Barrie Vagg is an interesting one. He was recruited by Footscray and played a season without getting a game before being cleared to Melbourne. 

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1 minute ago, hemingway said:

There have been a lot of footy players that have donned the jumper in the ones or twos. 

Chris Connolly, Clarrie Oliver, Russell Richards, Peter O'Keefe, Peter Tossol,  Ken Whitfort, Michael O'Sullivan, just to name a few that come to mind. 

Barrie Vagg is an interesting one. He was recruited by Footscray and played a season without getting a game before being cleared to Melbourne. 

You have just opened the historical floodgates, Hemingway. Thank you. Connolly and Clarrie were highlights for me. It was a great recruiting zone for the Dees and I am sure that there were many more terrific Demons sourced from that League that neither of us have the capacity to remember. Vagg was also a standout - remember that kick and goal from way out at the final siren? 

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21 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Barrie Vagg is an interesting one. He was recruited by Footscray and played a season without getting a game before being cleared to Melbourne. 

Okay, Hemingway, given you're talking about my name-sake, I have to pick you up on your statement "He played a season without getting a game"...!!  Not sure how that's physically possible! 

(Yeah, yeah, I think I know what you were trying to say.  But you gotta admit the way you put it was kinda funny!)

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19 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Vagg was also a standout - remember that kick and goal from way out at the final siren? 

How could ANY die-hard Dees supporter possibly forget??!!  LOL

(And, of course, that was only one of MANY Vagg highlights down through the years!  Simply a superstar of his era! -- even if I do say so myself!)

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

The challenge for Jeffy and others is consistency. 

Successful teams have players that play with high intensity and consistency over the entire season. 

It’s consistent effort I think H, while you might not impact every single week on the scoreboard or in possessions etc it is the consistency of effort between the top and bottom sides/players.

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To track watchers, any comments on Joel Smith?  Is he training with the forwards or backs?  Or elsewhere....  Any indications of his role.

I rate this kid.  Strikes me that he just needs the confidence that he can play at the top level.  He's an athletic beast, a great size with pace and agility and a fantastic spring.  Great swingman possibly.  He's had a terrible run with injury in the past and given a good run at it this preseason could be a smokey for most improved and make a real impact.

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1 minute ago, Baghdad Bob said:

To track watchers, any comments on Joel Smith?  Is he training with the forwards or backs?  Or elsewhere....  Any indications of his role.

I rate this kid.  Strikes me that he just needs the confidence that he can play at the top level.  He's an athletic beast, a great size with pace and agility and a fantastic spring.  Great swingman possibly.  He's had a terrible run with injury in the past and given a good run at it this preseason could be a smokey for most improved and make a real impact.

I agree BB he is one that I expect will surprise a few this year

Has the ability to become a valuable member of the best 22

From what I have heard it sounds like he has been training with the forwards 

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Returning to the training, after the semantic, pedantic and grammatical sidetrack

Joel Smith is training as a forward, same with Dec Keilty and JKH

I used to do huntin, shootin, fishin and campin, but I called it being in the Army

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18 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

To track watchers, any comments on Joel Smith?  Is he training with the forwards or backs?  Or elsewhere....  Any indications of his role.

I rate this kid.  Strikes me that he just needs the confidence that he can play at the top level.  He's an athletic beast, a great size with pace and agility and a fantastic spring.  Great swingman possibly.  He's had a terrible run with injury in the past and given a good run at it this preseason could be a smokey for most improved and make a real impact.

I didn't see much of him yesterday, only glimpses.  I was situated near the backs group and he definitely wasn't training with them.

I agree and I like him too - he's done the odd freakish move, moreso from what I've seen at Casey than anything in the seniors, but for now it's mostly potential.  Time will tell.

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2 hours ago, ManDee said:

Ernie, I live in the country. I may identify as a city (???) because I went to school there. Going to bed a 9am reminds me of my youth but may be a typo. I travel overseas every year and I care about the language and is distresses me when people don't care. (I suspect they don't know any better) but when a fellow poster used coqnescent (sic) I suspect it is not a typo.   

Surely coqnescent means an understanding of French hens, not sure what it has to do with footy though

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

Returning to the training, after the semantic, pedantic and grammatical sidetrack

Joel Smith is training as a forward, same with Dec Keilty and JKH

I used to do huntin, shootin, fishin and campin, but I called it being in the Army

Might have to start calling you Wombat. You know the one...eats shoots roots and leaves.

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2 hours ago, Vagg said:

How could ANY die-hard Dees supporter possibly forget??!!  LOL

(And, of course, that was only one of MANY Vagg highlights down through the years!  Simply a superstar of his era! -- even if I do say so myself!)

Sorry Barrie but you were not a superstar. In fact you were in and out of the team but did have some good games.  

Now Geoff Tunbridge, a similar but much better player than you Barrie was a genuine star and match winner..

The word superstar was not invented and that descriptive word has now become trite. 

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5 hours ago, hemingway said:

Man I apologize. This happens from generalisations a little like the Demon supporter stereotype. 

There are exceptions and you are clearly one.

However, we are allowed some generalisations and a little light hearted banter. 

 

Generally, i have found country people wonderful people with or without teeth.   

you wear false teeth Hemo? 😎

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