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On Sunday, the team will run out to 'It's a Grand Old Flag' in Woiwurrung language. 

 

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Jeff Farmer will also deliver the match ball. It will be great to see the Whiz back on the G where he did his best stuff. 

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5 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Would love the boys to sing it in Woiwurrung in the rooms after a win against GWS as well !!

hahaha........they have enough trouble learning to kick goals from 20 metres and you want them to learn another language

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40 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Would love the boys to sing it in Woiwurrung in the rooms after a win against GWS as well !!

Preuss’ version in the circle after the Sydney game was closer to the Woiwurrung version than the original.

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27 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

hahaha........they have enough trouble learning to kick goals from 20 metres and you want them to learn another language

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What is Woiwurrung for 'Do something about your ball-drop' and 'follow through properly'? Get a few of our players to memorise it in a second language, it might just stick, mindfulness style.

For that matter, to celebrate indigenous culture we could definitely embrace a bit more of the traditional mentor-based teaching instead of the modernist classroom-as-factory approach, that's for sure.

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This is a great initiative from the club, starting last year with the great song being covered in the Arrente language here in Alice Springs, something the locals were very impressed with.

 

well done MFC.

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3 hours ago, dees189227 said:

It will be great to see the Whiz back on the G where he did his best stuff. 

I'd endorse those sentiments, but a very small point of order:  It's 'Wiz' ( short for The Wizard) not 'Whiz' (what we do at a urinal).

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Well if we win they should try and sing it after the game in the language. But it would be hard to learn. It will be great to hear the song in a different language. 

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"It's a Grand Old" Flag sounds good in any language, but this is will be special. The Wiz is a favourite in our household. Tears were shed and jumpers sadly packed away when he left the club.

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Our club song is the best club song with a catchy tune and it sounds even better when we sing it after an important win.

Sounds great in Woiwurrung.  DOO-KOO-D KUNG-KARA MARR....EVERY HEART BEATS TRUE.      Go Dees!

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13 hours ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

 

Every heart beats true

For the red sand and blue sky

And as we sing this song to you

We are remembering the old people

Keep you eye on the red sand and blue sky

 

Love this indigenous reinterpretation of our theme song.

GO DEMONS!!!

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14 hours ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

 

Who was that kid kicking for goal?

Get him in!

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