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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Has anyone at Meth Coke died over Summer?

Flatlined, hung out with Benny or done a Chris Mainwarring?

What a Club, got a way with it all and that same CEO is in charge

I could cop a few Suspensions this year

Hit them hard. Who remembers the game in 1989 over there

John Northey had to be restrained by the players from Punching on

Daniel Kerr had a rough summer

That game was classic (was 1990 you're thinking of) Players walked off the ground arm in arm giving the supporters the finger while singing Grand Old Flag (Bennett, Grinter and Wilson being prime offenders from memory). Unfortunately they had the last laugh knocking us out of the semis one month later :(

Collingwood was always my most hated team but Hawthorn and West Coast weren't far behind as a kid. We won the 88 Elimination Final but they knocked us out in 90, 91 and 94 and then again in 2018. I really hate the Eagles, arrogant tossers as well who always get away with the home cooked umpiring and then still have the nerve to whinge

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Has anyone at Meth Coke died over Summer?

Flatlined, hung out with Benny or done a Chris Mainwarring?

What a Club, got a way with it all and that same CEO is in charge

I could cop a few Suspensions this year

Hit them hard. Who remembers the game in 1989 over there

John Northey had to be restrained by the players from Punching on

It's a farce that Nesbitt is still in that role, he was the Architect of brushing everything under the carpet. 

15 years on he talks differently in public when questioned about the health of some of those players now, but he knew a lot of what was going on and they chose a flag tilt over players long term health.

I've had a fair bit to do with the Cousins family and it's a tragedy how Ben has turned out, as a parent it's not nice to witness and the media actually need to just leave it alone

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56 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Daniel Kerr had a rough summer

That game was classic (was 1990 you're thinking of) Players walked off the ground arm in arm giving the supporters the finger while singing Grand Old Flag (Bennett, Grinter and Wilson being prime offenders from memory). Unfortunately they had the last laugh knocking us out of the semis one month later :(

Collingwood was always my most hated team but Hawthorn and West Coast weren't far behind as a kid. We won the 88 Elimination Final but they knocked us out in 90, 91 and 94 and then again in 2018. I really hate the Eagles, arrogant tossers as well who always get away with the home cooked umpiring and then still have the nerve to whinge

Pretty sure that game was ‘89 Dr. I have it all on VHS back home, absolute classic, will check the date when i get back to Melbs

 that’s the kind of coach we need  a tough bastard who will fight with, and for his players

i don’t see that in Goodwin yet.   2020 will tell the story

 

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2 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

It's a farce that Nesbitt is still in that role, he was the Architect of brushing everything under the carpet. 

15 years on he talks differently in public when questioned about the health of some of those players now, but he knew a lot of what was going on and they chose a flag tilt over players long term health.

I've had a fair bit to do with the Cousins family and it's a tragedy how Ben has turned out, as a parent it's not nice to witness and the media actually need to just leave it alone

Yes i feel for Ben’s Parents. You can see they are totally Gutted

Benny is a compulsive shell

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5 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

It's a farce that Nesbitt is still in that role, he was the Architect of brushing everything under the carpet. 

15 years on he talks differently in public when questioned about the health of some of those players now, but he knew a lot of what was going on and they chose a flag tilt over players long term health.

I've had a fair bit to do with the Cousins family and it's a tragedy how Ben has turned out, as a parent it's not nice to witness and the media actually need to just leave it alone

Yes i feel terrible for his parents. They tried everything and all in public :(

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Pretty sure that game was ‘89 Dr. 

 

It was round 20 1990.

We also beat them by 2 points in round 8 1989 over there but there was no such controversy or carry on in that game.

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Just now, Bring-Back-Powell said:

It was round 20 1990.

We also beat them by 2 points in round 8 1989 over there but there was no such controversy or carry on in that game.

Ok 👍 i haven’t played it for a long time

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I know this is a different opposition but I didn’t want to start a new thread. Anyone else slightly sickened by season the little report on the Hawks intraclub match with Patton kicking 3 goals. How the Hawks managed to pick up him and Scully (who also played well) for the equivalent of a small Big Mac meal is beyond me. 

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17 hours ago, Pates said:

I know this is a different opposition but I didn’t want to start a new thread. Anyone else slightly sickened by season the little report on the Hawks intraclub match with Patton kicking 3 goals. How the Hawks managed to pick up him and Scully (who also played well) for the equivalent of a small Big Mac meal is beyond me. 

Meaning 'the son of Patrick', Patten is a baptismal name. Variants include Paton, Patton, Padon, Pate, Patt, Patey, Peyton and Payton. This name is often of Scottish descent spreading to Ireland, England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries.

a distant relative?

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17 hours ago, Pates said:

I know this is a different opposition but I didn’t want to start a new thread. Anyone else slightly sickened by season the little report on the Hawks intraclub match with Patton kicking 3 goals. How the Hawks managed to pick up him and Scully (who also played well) for the equivalent of a small Big Mac meal is beyond me. 

Scully has been okay for them.  He certainly hasn't set the world on fire.

And time will tell with Patton.  He has spent far more time off the field than on it, so he needs to get his body right long term before he can repay the faith.

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Think we got Langdon, Tomlinson , Brown and Bennell for that matter, pretty cheaply.

 

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Think we got Langdon, Tomlinson , Brown and Bennell for that matter, pretty cheaply.

 

Yeah I’m pretty happy with our recruiting off-season. Just wish we would take a few more names on our list quietly up the back paddock... 

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2 hours ago, DeezNuts said:

Yeah I’m pretty happy with our recruiting off-season. Just wish we would take a few more names on our list quietly up the back paddock... 

It will happen at the end of the season.

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On 2/16/2020 at 3:41 AM, daisycutter said:

Meaning 'the son of Patrick', Patten is a baptismal name. Variants include Paton, Patton, Padon, Pate, Patt, Patey, Peyton and Payton. This name is often of Scottish descent spreading to Ireland, England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries.

a distant relative?

Haha maybe! My username is actually based off my last name being one of those variants, I'll let you try to figure out which one! 😉

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11 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

Schofield in trouble?

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/should-afl-outlaw-this-bump/video/9f09e170aac7b6c67abfc31a032cd417
 

any contact with the head and he is out for 1 week. Similar to mays hit last year. 
 

Big out for them 

 

It is similar, but there is a major point of difference here. Schofield doesn't play for Melbourne.

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1 hour ago, FireInTheBennelly said:

It is similar, but there is a major point of difference here. Schofield doesn't play for Melbourne.

No evidence to suggest that any club gets leniency at the tribunal. 

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14 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

No evidence to suggest that any club gets leniency at the tribunal. 

I can clearly remember Cyril getting applauded for his similar hit on Oliver a few years ago. 
 

That not lenient enough for you?

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G.Lyon is right. It was overly aggressive. If he doesnt get a week, it should be used as defense (which is unallowed apparently) for someone else. If I were to pick the outcome, Id say it deserves a week but because it is west coast, they will get off.

 

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Yep - very similar. Shiel not looking as he was giving the ball off, Schofield rises in the bump and takes him high. If there's an argument about where/how high the contact actually is (as a means of him getting off the charge), you could counter argue Schofield has a "duty of care" (a la Trengove sling tackle on Dangerfield and subsequent suspension) as Shiel's head hits the deck pretty hard (no means of protecting himself).

Should get a week. 

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Is Shiel unable to play this week or couldn't return to the field on Thursday night?

If the answer is no to either point, Schofield's playing round 1.

You only have to look at week 1 of the Series:

M Crouch cops a fine because C Oliver didn't get injured.

M Williams cops 2 weeks because E Richards was unable to take anymore part in the game.

If Schoefield was wearing an MFC jumper and copped a week, we'd all all be frothing at the mouth like we did with May.

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1 hour ago, bandicoot said:

No evidence to suggest that any club gets leniency at the tribunal. 

Maybe not.  But it's hard to explain how some stars get off when it suits the AFL.  And the more stars you have the more you get off, so perhaps some there is some apparent leniency for some clubs.

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

I can clearly remember Cyril getting applauded for his similar hit on Oliver a few years ago. 
 

That not lenient enough for you?

I could not believe that, literally reverse the players and it would've been a 50m penalty with Oliver getting two weeks.

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Did Schofield even get looked at? There’s no mention of him at all in the Match Review findings.

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West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Oscar Allen  Ankle  Test
 Jack Darling  Cheekbone  Test
 Luke Foley  Pubic bone  TBC
 Jeremy McGovern  Heel  Test
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 3

Early prognosis

McGovern is pushing for round one and could even play minutes against Fremantle on Saturday after an impressive training run on Tuesday. Carefully managed to this point, he is taking part in most drills and hitting good pace. Allen has had a summer interrupted first by a hernia problem and then an ankle scare. He trained with the main group on Tuesday and looked in good shape. Contact work for Darling has been limited but his touch is excellent. Foley is slowly lifting his training workload. The Eagles confirmed Venables will step away from the game in 2020 as he manages lingering concussion symptoms. – Nathan Schmook

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