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10 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

I'm hearing that Richo and Goody are already at loggerheads and Richo is also on the brink of walking out.

He says Goodwin is too stubborn and has never seen a single Dees loss - he thinks they're all just bad days!

If only he'd taken a leaf out of Norm Smith's book - Norm watched endless replays of the '54 GF defeat over and over again, analysing where the Dogs picked us apart. Made the team bullet-proof for a decade.

Goodwin had the same opportunity to win 5 premierships in 6 years and completely blew it. 

I disagree.

Goodwin has clearly NOT, as you say, "had the same opportunity (as Norm Smith) to win 5 premierships in 6 years..."

Goodwin has been coach of MFC for ONLY 3 years. He has another 3 years before this comparison is valid.

Goody now can't win 5 in 6 like (Norm) but still I back him to coach Melbourne to at least one flag within the next 3 years. So there! :)

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If some of the stories here are correct it could be that the Club is for the first time thinking the unthinkable. That is terminating Goodwin in the short to medium term. I am sure that was not the case even as recently as the bye. Many are saying Goody is stubborn and inflexible, my view he is not too intelligent, poor education and totally lacking in life experience.

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17 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

I'm hearing that Richo and Goody are already at loggerheads and Richo is also on the brink of walking out.

He says Goodwin is too stubborn and has never seen a single Dees loss - he thinks they're all just bad days!

If only he'd taken a leaf out of Norm Smith's book - Norm watched endless replays of the '54 GF defeat over and over again, analysing where the Dogs picked us apart. Made the team bullet-proof for a decade.

Goodwin had the same opportunity to win 5 premierships in 6 years and completely blew it. 

Thanks Grapeviney and for those who were taken in by your comments, our tech people are working on a sarcasm metre with bells and whistles.

For the rest of us, the time to panic is if we’re reading the same thing on 1 April, 2020.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

For the rest of us, the time to panic is if we’re reading the same thing on 1 April, 2020.

Unless it's just an April Fools Day joke.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Thanks Grapeviney and for those who were taken in by your comments, our tech people are working on a sarcasm metre with bells and whistles.

For the rest of us, the time to panic is if we’re reading the same thing on 1 April, 2020.

Jack...been telling you for years we need a 'sarcasm' font ;)

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Just caught up with this thread.

There has been a serious breech of Demonland protocols !!

Demonland does not have "sources" - it  has "sauces".

Moderators please attend to this deficiency as a matter of urgency.  

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3 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Just caught up with this thread.

There has been a serious breech of Demonland protocols !!

Demonland does not have "sources" - it  has "sauces".

Moderators please attend to this deficiency as a matter of urgency.  

About time someone mustard up the strength to point this out. 

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15 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

About time someone mustard up the strength to point this out. 

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Perhaps you could have used a clip from the film Weekend at bernaise 

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7 minutes ago, binman said:

Perhaps you could have used a clip from the film Weekend at bernaise 

I relished that movie as a kid, haven’t seen it for years. 

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2 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

This thread is fast becoming a turkey. I'm losing my appetite for it.

It's rather tarragont of you to say that thyme is up on this thread.

As Cameron Fry once said.

"Don't make me participate in your stupid crap...You make me get out of bed. You make me come over. You make me make a phony phone call to Edward Rooney? The man could squash my nuts into oblivion. And, and, and then, and then, you deliberately hurt my feelings."

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6 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

This thread is fast becoming a turkey. I'm losing my appetite for it.

It took you a while to ketchup.

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On 9/5/2019 at 8:35 PM, Rusty Nails said:

Ty for efforts Mr Rawlings & GL with the Roos.  Welcome back...

 

Where's his 5-goals against Fitzroy in 96? Only like 5 games into this career.

https://finalsiren.com/MatchDetails.asp?GameID=1142&Code=b8574a79f7dfd862a2f96a8c83433c81 

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1 hour ago, praha said:

Where's his 5-goals against Fitzroy in 96? Only like 5 games into this career.

https://finalsiren.com/MatchDetails.asp?GameID=1142&Code=b8574a79f7dfd862a2f96a8c83433c81 

I remember watching that game as a 9 year old out at the Whitten Oval. Brilliant game.

But those last two highlights in that top 5 are simply incredible. We've got no one that has that sort of forward genius in our side. Oliver is the midfield equivalent. 

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4 hours ago, praha said:

Where's his 5-goals against Fitzroy in 96? Only like 5 games into this career.

https://finalsiren.com/MatchDetails.asp?GameID=1142&Code=b8574a79f7dfd862a2f96a8c83433c81 

Nice pick up Praha.  96 was his breakout year from memory.  I don't recall making that game but the one that sticks in my mind (i think) was the one against the Tiges at the G.  Might have been an away game.  I was sitting with my tiger mate in the southern stand...roughly M13 and i still recall a running goal around the boundary on the opposite flank that helped win us that match.  We were rank underdogs. Classic early Ooze.  Things began turning slowly from that point i believe into the 2000 GF.  Oooze playing a big part. Although this match might well have been 1997 also.  My memory isn't the greatest.

Look at that forward efficiency.  17.1 disposals per goal and 62% accuracy.  Would kill for that now.

Can we get Clarkson back?

And Pike playing with the Roy boys.  Goes on to win 4 premierships (did he have one already with Norf at that point?)

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18 hours ago, Redleg said:

It says that his younger brother is the new CEO at North and has offered him more money to come back to one of the clubs he played at.

GM of Football, I think. 

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On 9/5/2019 at 6:03 PM, chookrat said:

I wonder if we might have a look at Hirdy in a Senior Assistant role. We need the best people and Hirdy brings an aura and win at all cost mentality. Thoughts? 

Best people and winning aura are essential BUt NOT HIRD under any circumstances.

And even when appointed must be embraced by players and all coaches etc. Lewis was an interesting example as was Cross, those two should be still at the club.

But it ain't that simple.

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5 hours ago, dpositive said:

Best people and winning aura are essential BUt NOT HIRD under any circumstances.

And even when appointed must be embraced by players and all coaches etc. Lewis was an interesting example as was Cross, those two should be still at the club.

But it ain't that simple.

 

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32 minutes ago, AshleyH30 said:

Rawlings is currently talking on RSN Breakfast. Interesting insight into what he thought went wrong this year.

What were his key points Ash?

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1 minute ago, SFebes said:

What were his key points Ash?

More so, he believed there was a breakdown in chemistry during the pre-season. He also believed that the lack of a runner being able to send out messages for long periods of time hampered the young teams set-up. I wasn't listening, only read what was tweeted by the station. I'll wait for their audio recordings to have a more in depth understanding of what he said.

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On 9/7/2019 at 10:18 AM, Ethan Tremblay said:

I relished that movie as a kid, haven’t seen it for years. 

Weekend at Bernaise, a ripping dive into French culinary history, replete with drama as only Gallic cinema can do.

Not to be confused with the eponymous Weekend at Bernie's where the Bernaise had nothing to do with Bernie's demise.

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26 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

Weekend at Bernaise, a ripping dive into French culinary history, replete with drama as only Gallic cinema can do.

Not to be confused with the eponymous Weekend at Bernie's where the Bernaise had nothing to do with Bernie's demise.

Or did it? Maybe that’s what the French want us to think, they’re very protective of their sauces.

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