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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

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. 

Oh, Hemingway!  You are just SO cruel and heartless!!

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3 hours ago, hemingway said:

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. 

Does anyone else thinks that vagg is a ox  look alike, and I mean David not the animal 

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6 hours 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

I am loving what I see of J Smith as a forward, was only at training briefly but during the full oval play simulation I noted his full tilt lead out of the square to take a mark on his chest/shoulder as his body seemed to be tilted forward at 45 degrees to take possession. The opposing backman had no hope of spoiling the incoming ball. I still think he could be great value on a wing but looking at KK, Fritsch and Stretch, maybe we have those roles covered? 

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3 hours ago, dieter said:

I thought you were much better than hemingway makes you out. You were a Garlett type...

Thanks, Dieter!  You are my new friend!  (Clearly Hemingway is suffering from dementia or the like...!  LOL)

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15 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

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

? Coqnescent is the aroma you get when your poultry have digested baked beans! 

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Google search for the meaning of coqnescent leads back to this site.

Congratulations, you have made your first entry to the ever growing language of footy.

And you can ascribe any meaning you choose and no one can contradict you.

But be quick as language moves on at warp speed.

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22 hours 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. 

Four Seymour boys out of the 7 you mention there Hemingway. Seems you're a bit biased toward the southern end of the GV. Is there a lion lurking beneath the demon.

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42 minutes ago, tiers said:

Google search for the meaning of coqnescent leads back to this site.

Congratulations, you have made your first entry to the ever growing language of footy.

And you can ascribe any meaning you choose and no one can contradict you.

But be quick as language moves on at warp speed.

As the accidental perpetrators of 'coqnescent' may this latest addition to the linqua franca be perpetuated. We are much amused by the those grappling with it's possible meanings and the banter it aroused. To correct any erroneous perceptions out there in demonland, we may be rural and remote... Gerry has the dentures and the gentleman poster from Mansfield needs to beware of Brazilian Wandering Spiders, but cold packs and compression help apparently.

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53 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Long live the Demonland cognescenti.

not G (there are no cognoscenti on Demonland)!

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2 hours ago, Tarax Club said:

As the accidental perpetrators of 'coqnescent' may this latest addition to the linqua franca be perpetuated. We are much amused by the those grappling with it's possible meanings and the banter it aroused. To correct any erroneous perceptions out there in demonland, we may be rural and remote... Gerry has the dentures and the gentleman poster from Mansfield needs to beware of Brazilian Wandering Spiders, but cold packs and compression help apparently.

Fantastic! Bravo! 

The phoneutria are an interesting species, I am unaware of them wandering as far as Mansfield, however I believe James Hird may have mistakenly taken one during the EDS.     

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5 hours ago, furious d said:

Four Seymour boys out of the 7 you mention there Hemingway. Seems you're a bit biased toward the southern end of the GV. Is there a lion lurking beneath the demon.

That must be you furious, clearly an old Seymour boy. 

For me, merely a coincidence. 

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Apart from Garry Lyon, Melbourne received no champions from its country zone over a period of two decades that corresponded with the darkest period in our history.

By the time that zoning was abolished, it had distorted the competition as it had highly favoured certain clubs with prolific country zones eg. dorks (Berwick, Mornington Peninsula before they became metropolitan areas) , lolly blues (Bendigo) who had exclusive rights to a long line of champions that allowed them to dominate over the same two decades, recruit the best from interstate (Kernahan, Bradley, Dorotich in one year) and win multiple premierships.

Consider how many dork players have played over 300 games and how many were gifted to them by zoning. Even Michael Tuck had to wait his turn.

The effect of zoning still lives on through the large memberships and profiles that clubs were able to establish and maintain even when the lists were not so good. It was a massive failure that has never been recognised.

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4 hours ago, daisycutter said:

wow, he's nearly as fat as fatracca ?

he's Not a midfielder...  and doesn't need to run those big Kilometers, that Mids need to do.

So, you can see exactly what I've been spouting, Re the builds, then.  It does show doesn't it.

 

And we see what a difference real fitness plays just last season, with both Harmesy and ANB progressions.

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