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This really is a nothing topic, but I love a good fluff piece.

I’m watching The Australian Open on the telly, which is the quarter final match between Federer and some unseeded American player named Sandgren. Well, Federer’s back appears to be kaput and it’s looking more and more like Sandgren will prevail as he currently leads 2 sets to 1 and the 4th is currently going with service.

What does this have to do with the Dees I hear you ask? Well, at the beginning of the game they did a brief puff piece on Sandgren that shows him in a signed Dees jumper with a footy in his hand. The interviewer then asks about the jumper and they switch to footage of him being presented with the jumper by Oliver and Salem, on what looked like the ground at the Collingwood facilities.

Could this be a sign?

PS. Does anyone know when this presentation took place and why?

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Alex De Minaur has a surname that sounds like 'Demon Awe'.   All the omens are at the tennis, obviously.

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20 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Alex De Minaur has a surname that sounds like 'Demon Awe'.   All the omens are at the tennis, obviously.

Alex pulled out of the AO with an injury before the tournament began. How Melbourne is that? :P

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Sheesh, the ball girl just gave Sandgren a corkie during the changeover. Definitely a Demon this bloke.

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Sandgren now down a break in the 5th after having 7 match points in the 4th set. This guy is our spirit animal.

If Bennell's calf doesn't come good, sign him up!

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He’s cooked... about to lose the unloseable...done a Melbourne!

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Hardtack put the muzz on him.

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Really why did we picture him?

Loser fit or otherwise and one if the worst players to ever  play On Rod Laver Arena.

Only got near Roger  because Rog  had an injury crop up.

Resembled some of our games In 2019, looked winner in last quarter teased and lost.

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10 minutes ago, 58er said:

Loser fit or otherwise and one if the worst players to ever  play On Rod Laver Arena.

Credit where it's due. This tournament he took down # 8 seed Berrettini, #12 seed Fognini, former #11 Sam Querrey, and took the GOAT to 5. For a bloke ranked #100 in the world, that's a fair run. 

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TIL that Tennys, who plays tennis, is from Tennessee. 

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57 minutes ago, 58er said:

Really why did we picture him?

Loser fit or otherwise and one if the worst players to ever  play On Rod Laver Arena.

Only got near Roger  because Rog  had an injury crop up.

Resembled some of our games In 2019, looked winner in last quarter teased and lost.

He only got near Roger because he won enough other matches to make it to the quarters! Anyone who makes it to the quarters deserves to play on the Rod Laver Arena. Ridiculous comments.

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Only the MFC Media department could attach their brand to a guy as troubled as Tennys the day before he invariably loses to Federer (in an MFC style fashion). Such a fail.

Alt right Pizza-gate truther. Just not who we should be associated with.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/tennys-sandgren-purges-his-twitter-account/9355836

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16 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Only the MFC Media department could attach their brand to a guy as troubled as Tennys the day before he invariably loses to Federer (in an MFC style fashion). Such a fail.

Alt right Pizza-gate truther. Just not who we should be associated with.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/tennys-sandgren-purges-his-twitter-account/9355836

"Troubled"? Give it a rest.

Dragging up 'news' from 2 years ago to have another crack at the media department only illustrates how desperate you are to be negative.

Next you'll be saying TMac's form drop was due to him going to the Jordan Peterson talk (and somehow the MFC media departments fault also).

Talk about reaching.

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24 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Only the MFC Media department could attach their brand to a guy as troubled as Tennys the day before he invariably loses to Federer (in an MFC style fashion). Such a fail.

Alt right Pizza-gate truther. Just not who we should be associated with.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/tennys-sandgren-purges-his-twitter-account/9355836

I hadn’t read about any of that (holiday mode)... you’re right (minus the alt) though, the club would be much better not associating themselves with him.

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

Really why did we picture him?

Loser fit or otherwise and one if the worst players to ever  play On Rod Laver Arena.

Only got near Roger  because Rog  had an injury crop up.

Resembled some of our games In 2019, looked winner in last quarter teased and lost.

Get back in your lane mate. 

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26 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Only the MFC Media department could attach their brand to a guy as troubled as Tennys the day before he invariably loses to Federer (in an MFC style fashion). Such a fail.

Alt right Pizza-gate truther. Just not who we should be associated with.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/tennys-sandgren-purges-his-twitter-account/9355836

oh no..  off with his head!  What a monster!

 

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8 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

"Troubled"? Give it a rest.

Dragging up 'news' from 2 years ago to have another crack at the media department only illustrates how desperate you are to be negative.

Next you'll be saying TMac's form drop was due to him going to the Jordan Peterson talk (and somehow the MFC media departments fault also).

Talk about reaching.

A basic google search to make sure someone doesn't have completely wild political views and isn't immensely disliked by a large section of society is all I'm asking. It might be 2 years old but it's also the last and only other time Sandgren was in the news. He's a journeyman who's had a couple of decent AO runs and will likely remain most known for his stupid tweets. So, the bad PR outweighs the positives of a couple of shots on TV and in the paper of a Melbourne jumper. 

I think I've already posted here or elsewhere that Tom McDonald going to listen to a nutter for self help advice was concerning - I care for all of our players and don't want their mind filled with junk, although that's a personal choice. Most likely a completely non factor, if not, hardly a surprise it didn't work for him. Hopefully he pats a few more cats this year and gets back in form.

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

6' 2" and looks to have a pretty solid and strong frame on him, maybe we could sign him up as a category C or whatever that international recruit thing is.  He sort a looks like a footballer if you can get over his awkward handballing style (big Jimmy learnt how to sorta bounce the ball eventually didn't he?)   Think we could offer him something financially competitive with what he's paid as an international tennis player 😉

...Tennis player Tennys - sounds a little bit like ATM machine.  Roger certainly had some fun with it!

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1 hour ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

6' 2" and looks to have a pretty solid and strong frame on him, maybe we could sign him up as a category C or whatever that international recruit thing is.  He sort a looks like a footballer if you can get over his awkward handballing style (big Jimmy learnt how to sorta bounce the ball eventually didn't he?)   Think we could offer him something financially competitive with what he's paid as an international tennis player 😉

...Tennis player Tennys - sounds a little bit like ATM machine.  Roger certainly had some fun with it!

I wonder if his leg brace was modelled on or for Brayshaw arm brace?

Maybe that's why he was at the club.

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So given how close he was to beating Federer, does this mean we are going to get to the finals and lose by a kick after the siren?

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10 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

A basic google search to make sure someone doesn't have completely wild political views and isn't immensely disliked by a large section of society is all I'm asking. It might be 2 years old but it's also the last and only other time Sandgren was in the news. He's a journeyman who's had a couple of decent AO runs and will likely remain most known for his stupid tweets. So, the bad PR outweighs the positives of a couple of shots on TV and in the paper of a Melbourne jumper. 

I think I've already posted here or elsewhere that Tom McDonald going to listen to a nutter for self help advice was concerning - I care for all of our players and don't want their mind filled with junk, although that's a personal choice. Most likely a completely non factor, if not, hardly a surprise it didn't work for him. Hopefully he pats a few more cats this year and gets back in form.

So what you're saying is you didn't know this about his past, went and googled this 2 year old 'news' story, posted it on the internet again and now apparently he's "immensely disliked by a large section of society"?

Weirdly, none of our sponsors have immediately pulled the plug.

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I prefer to watch my sport stars play sport, the idea of getting to know almost any elite sportsman will end in disappointment.  This guy seems no different.  Stick to playing tennis mate and keep your politics to yourself

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