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It has begun.

The culmination of 12 years of machinations, relationship breakdowns, and a fiefdom run by 2 blokes in two blokes in particular (Eddie and FIGJAM) is about to explode spectacularly.

I've said elsewhere that I always thought that Eddie would bide his time and then make another sortie for a board position. With Browne the candidate making moves at the top job, I have changed my position. Eddie's ego will heartily agree with getting rid of the board who gave him his marching orders for one led by one of his cronies while he spends his time using his not insignificant media platform rehabilitating his reputation. Either way, the upcoming s***fight will be fascinating.?

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4 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

Don't sack Bucks yet wait till after the Queens Birthday game. Cannot remember a coach being sacked after playing Melbourne. Have we ever been a coach killer besides our own coach, been plenty of those.

With zero research I am confident the answer is no.

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10 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

just loving watching the filth devour their own

costing me a fortune in popcorn but 

Make your own dc it is very cheap! Its the choc tops that are costing me a bit.

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On 5/19/2021 at 1:30 PM, Mr Steve said:

Don't sack Bucks yet wait till after the Queens Birthday game. Cannot remember a coach being sacked after playing Melbourne. Have we ever been a coach killer besides our own coach, been plenty of those.

I think they sacked Tommy Hafey after the Dees beat them in 1982 but not 100% sure 

 

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I'd say Eddie is on track to become Graeme Richmond for the digital age: a bloke tight with the media who is pulling all the strings on the marionette, but the strings will ultimately be too long.

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One thing I’ve take out of both Bartlett and Roffey’s Deeluded podcast is the statements about presidents and boards needed to be refreshed. A president should only be around for approx 5 years and then refresh…. 
 

PS Korda and the gentleman who just resigned have both been on the board since the noughts for goodness sake. 

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The noughts
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26 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

I'd say Eddie is on track to become Graeme Richmond for the digital age: a bloke tight with the media who is pulling all the strings on the marionette, but the strings will ultimately be too long.

Every time he speaks about Collingwood I just think… shut up, just let it go, move on, be a fan not a mouthpiece, they got rid of you, you made a mess of it.. 

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35 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Every time he speaks about Collingwood I just think… shut up, just let it go, move on, be a fan not a mouthpiece, they got rid of you, you made a mess of it.. 

It'd be nice for someone to tell him that to his face. Part of the reason he carries on like he is boss cocky 24/7 is that he seems to exclusively associate with blokes who are 1) in awe of him or 2) blokes like S. Newman who are cut from the same ocker cloth.

I'm not as negative about the Pert appointment as I was when it first happened, but I wonder if Eddie deciding to unilaterally take the Queens Birthday fixture off us in 2019 coincided with the appointment of a bloke who was in his clique at Collingwood? If he tried to pull that on PJ, I could imagine the reaction; he would have gotten told calmly but sternly where to get off.

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Added one more caveat to who Eddie associates with.
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1 hour ago, old dee said:

Make your own dc it is very cheap! Its the choc tops that are costing me a bit.

Never cost me a penny. My company used to make them. Freezer was always full at home.

 

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32 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Every time he speaks about Collingwood I just think… shut up, just let it go, move on, be a fan not a mouthpiece, they got rid of you, you made a mess of it.. 

He can't. It seems it's a big part of his identity. It's for sure he will try to keep pulling strings, but even his mate Browne won't be quite the marionette Eddie might think. As said above, the strings will only get longer and slacker.

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Coincidentally, I recently finished a full read of The Pentagon Papers and 'A coup would not be good for the club' was one of the more frequent quotes.

Basically the story goes, 'Don't plot a coup, we need stability and have to hope this current lot get their act together,' to 'Don't plot a coup, we've been backing this lot through all kinds of corruption and atrocity so it would make us look idiotic to flip now'.

Until, finally, 'Okay, there's been a coup and this new lot are just as bad, but don't plot a coup, we need stability so we have to hope this current lot get their act together.'

Continue the melody with minor variations until fall of Saigon.

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On 5/19/2021 at 2:09 PM, reynolds46 said:

I think they sacked Tommy Hafey after the Dees beat them in 1982 but not 100% sure 

Grant Thomas?  your card is marked at St Kilda if you lose to the Dees

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Adding a separate thought about Korda's confidence level;

"I can tell you behind the scenes membership is over 80,000,"  and 24,000 of them turned up for the game against the Suns.

In fact, Collingwood haven't cracked 30,000 for a home game against an interstate team this season.

Unlike, say, minnow club Melbourne.

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5 minutes ago, radar said:

Until Ross Lyon, the previous  three St Kilda coaches had been sacked after losses to Melbourne 

Yeah, can't remember who 'cause I don't really give a fork but I'm sure we have a bunch of scalps.
There was often opposition upheaval after loses to us.

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5 hours ago, Mr Steve said:

Don't sack Bucks yet wait till after the Queens Birthday game. Cannot remember a coach being sacked after playing Melbourne. Have we ever been a coach killer besides our own coach, been plenty of those.

I’m a little worried about QB this year, after all it’s going to be their Grand Final. ?

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31 minutes ago, old dee said:

This will keep giving it appears the woman put on the board yesterday May in fact not be eligible. 
 

Christ, this guy gets around. Holding down our defence AND undermining the CFC board. Go big Steve.

 

 

In a bad year, sometimes the only thing to look forward to is on or off field drama at Collingwood. This year we have it all!

AHHHHHHHHHH (sips cognac)

GO DEMONS!!!

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