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9 hours ago, dpositive said:

Was it Gerry Humphris?

It was Barry Humphries, who recorded it in 1964 under the title of "Snow Complications". 

The Coodabeen Champions trot it out each year on Queen's Birthday weekend so you'll hear it at the start of their show this Saturday morning at 10am if you are keen to listen to it all again.

Gerry Humphreys was the singer of legendary sixties Australian band The Loved Ones.

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8 hours ago, DubDee said:

No [censored] way I would take Buckley on in any role. He is a dominant narrow minded individual who would clash with others

why else would he break up a young premiership team just to prove he can do it his way

a gun player and decent bloke but I would go near him

So, he's a "dominant narrow minded individual who would clash with others" and a "decent bloke". Interesting combination.

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8 hours ago, DubDee said:

No [censored] way I would take Buckley on in any role. He is a dominant narrow minded individual who would clash with others. 

why else would he break up a young premiership team just to prove he can do it his way

a gun player and decent bloke but I would go near him

I doubt Buckley would ever entertain taking another subservient role at any club. It was obvious he was always uncomfortable when he had to serve his apprenticeship under Malthouse. He was accustomed to royal treatment at the head of the queue throughout his football career. Media work will be safe for his ego.

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10 hours ago, dpositive said:

Just doing a little bit of business for the old man .

Great get H. 

Was it Gerry Humphris?

Gerry Humphries was lead singer of The Loved Ones. The author of Snow Complications was Barry Humphries. The Coodabeens usually play Humphries ode to the snow scene every QB weekend. With plenty of references to the Demon fans! 

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1 hour ago, John Crow Batty said:

I doubt Buckley would ever entertain taking another subservient role at any club. It was obvious he was always uncomfortable when he had to serve his apprenticeship under Malthouse. He was accustomed to royal treatment at the head of the queue throughout his football career. Media work will be safe for his ego.

Malcolm Blight talked about leaving coaching and th loss of identity when you are no longer the decision-maker. He said Bukcley will find it difficult not being in charge. People aren't interested in commentators opinions. They will now want to know what Robert harvey thinks.  Blight said he went through this, as Buckley will and it didn't sound like fun. He was being very sympathetic.

Not sure I agree with your media work comment in this regard. Its not a substantial role unless your Barry Cassidy, Waleed Aly, Sarah Ferguson, Gerard Whately, etc.

Froth and bubble, esp in the sports media.  Bucks is better than that

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1 hour ago, Demon17 said:

Malcolm Blight talked about leaving coaching and th loss of identity when you are no longer the decision-maker. He said Bukcley will find it difficult not being in charge. People aren't interested in commentators opinions. They will now want to know what Robert harvey thinks.  Blight said he went through this, as Buckley will and it didn't sound like fun. He was being very sympathetic.

Not sure I agree with your media work comment in this regard. Its not a substantial role unless your Barry Cassidy, Waleed Aly, Sarah Ferguson, Gerard Whately, etc.

Froth and bubble, esp in the sports media.  Bucks is better than that

Buckley is a high profile consummate media performer. He will be in demand and rapidly become one of the top talking heads. I am not aware of any other interests he has outside of football. As for beyond that I could see him easily becoming president of Collingwood FC one day or even in a prime position for  the AFL. 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Superunknown said:

The Age is quoting some as saying no one deserves a flag more

 

I’ll go first

robert flower

nathan jones

Add below 

As a player, Buckley jumped ship on Brisbane for Collingwood - the former won three flags during his playing days.  IMO those circumstances should nullify any suggestion that he "deserved" a flag. 

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8 minutes ago, gs77 said:

As a player, Buckley jumped ship on Brisbane for Collingwood - the former won three flags during his playing days.  IMO those circumstances should nullify any suggestion that he "deserved" a flag. 

additionally, when he shifted to the filth he knocked back a good offer from norf and subsequently missed 2 premierships there

on the other hand he's quite a rich person, though no doubt blunted some what by tanya

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20 minutes ago, gs77 said:

As a player, Buckley jumped ship on Brisbane for Collingwood - the former won three flags during his playing days.  IMO those circumstances should nullify any suggestion that he "deserved" a flag. 

Not only that but if he had stayed at Brisbane, they probably would have won more than 3 Premierships with him in the side.

As an aside, he wouldn't have won a Brownlow either except for the stupid umpires who allocated the votes in our game against Sydney.  They gave 3 votes to Michael O'loughlin who had kicked 4 goals( i think) but didn't play after 3/4 time with a hamstring injury.  Goodes was easily best on ground that day, and he absolutely ripped us apart, but only got 2 votes!!  

Change those around to what they should have been, and Goodes would have won the Brownlow on his own......not having to share it with Buckley.

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On 6/9/2021 at 10:40 AM, Bates Mate said:

Eddie left the place a total mess. Shows how good a leader he was towards the end

We must all remember Eddie was allowed to be a total dictator. I have seen him say half a dozen times on television recently that “he never allowed elections to take place at Collingwood, because HE doesn’t believe in them”. 
 

Can l point out that the first thing dictators do is abolish elections. Hitler, Edodowayne (Turkey), Putin all were elected initially, then they abolished elections. The effect is the organisations become the wim of one man, and inevitably leads to chaos and mediocracy. So it is with Collingwood. The crisis at Collingwood can be directly pointed at Eddie’s door. 
 

l have been a long term watcher of Footy Classified, but recently l can’t stand watching Eddie because he is such a hypocrite. I watch Mondays but not Wednesdays - he just makes my hair stand on end!

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20 hours ago, hemingway said:

Apologies. Perhaps should have read...Roger from Snow complications vis a vis Buller, Falls, Perisher and Thredbo. 

Not forgetting Simon, Drew, Chris and Blair. 

No trip to the snow this weekend but reckon a few tinnies and gluhwein in front of the fire will be in order, not forgetting some other home comforts. And no problemos with spreading the virus. 

It took me a while to cotton on, but as soon as @dpositive mentioned the 'doing a bit of work for the old man' it all came back to me!

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4 hours ago, hemingway said:

Gerry Humphries was lead singer of The Loved Ones. The author of Snow Complications was Barry Humphries. The Coodabeens usually play Humphries ode to the snow scene every QB weekend. With plenty of references to the Demon fans! 

Thanks H

Wasnt sure which Humphries it was.

It did bring back many memories of a hedonistic past.Your also right I can recall Coodabeens usual demon stereotyping.

I must admit that I am creeping slowly towards it. Going to Sydney on Saturday, may check out the snow Saturday. Retirement has opened up many opportunities that were denied while running a seven day week retail business.

I always informed others that Demons scarves were well in the minority on chair lifts. It will be interesting to see how f current success brings them out.

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40 minutes ago, Dees2014 said:

We must all remember Eddie was allowed to be a total dictator. I have seen him say half a dozen times on television recently that “he never allowed elections to take place at Collingwood, because HE doesn’t believe in them”. 

That's not true, he was elected to that position (every three years I believe). And I've never heard him say that quote, I think he said something along the lines of he didnt believe in EGM's. He was not a dictator - he was never challenged, not once.

The problem many people have is the Presidency is voted by the board, not the members.

(Just my general knowledge, happy to be corrected on the detail)

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52 minutes ago, Dees2014 said:

We must all remember Eddie was allowed to be a total dictator. I have seen him say half a dozen times on television recently that “he never allowed elections to take place at Collingwood, because HE doesn’t believe in them”. 
 

Can l point out that the first thing dictators do is abolish elections. Hitler, Edodowayne (Turkey), Putin all were elected initially, then they abolished elections. The effect is the organisations become the wim of one man, and inevitably leads to chaos and mediocracy. So it is with Collingwood. The crisis at Collingwood can be directly pointed at Eddie’s door. 
 

l have been a long term watcher of Footy Classified, but recently l can’t stand watching Eddie because he is such a hypocrite. I watch Mondays but not Wednesdays - he just makes my hair stand on end!

 

6 minutes ago, tincan said:

That's not true, he was elected to that position (every three years I believe). And I've never heard him say that quote, I think he said something along the lines of he didnt believe in EGM's. He was not a dictator - he was never challenged, not once.

The problem many people have is the Presidency is voted by the board, not the members.

(Just my general knowledge, happy to be corrected on the detail)

To clarify, elections weren't held at Collingwood because they weren't necessary - there were never more people standing for Board membership than there were vacancies. If the membership were unhappy, they could have always proposed a slate of members to challenge the incumbent Board and wouldn't have needed an Extraordinary General Meeting to do so. In my view, that's not a dictatorship but a club which has a satsified membership. Should they have been satsified? That's a separate question. 

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7 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

 

To clarify, elections weren't held at Collingwood because they weren't necessary

Yes but I believe there is still an election, even as a formality. Eddie was voted in every three years by the board. It may be different for the board elections though... But were getting into technicalities.

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What Eddie said (with pride) was that there hadn't been an election in 23 years. I believe to get on the board a CFC member has to be voted to the position at their AGM. What Eddie would do is appoint them mid year as an interim board member, then the appointment (unopposed) would be ratified at the AGM by the rest of the board. No voting required. In no time at all he had a board of people who were beholden to him for their positions.

Any time it looked like a challenge was going to be mounted, Eddie would start a campaign of Chinese whispers and general agitation that CFC was being destabilised, etc . It worked so well that before long, no-one could be bothered going through the trial by fire involved. Last guy to think of doing it was sidelined by being commissioned to provide a report into any/everything wrong with CFC. Report was tabled, one or two recommendations adopted, and guy was appointed to the board as an interim member and later (unopposed) ratified at the AGM. No voting required. Meanwhile Eddie was reappointed as pres each term, unopposed. No voting required.

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1 minute ago, demonstone said:

This is probably a little unfair and not at all necessary, but I'm still going to post it.

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Leaving the Collingwood coaching job would be the least of his concerns. I'd be more concerned if his neck could support the weight of his gigantic head! ?:blink:

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Former Port Power player and radio shock-jock Kane Cornes has suggested that Collingwood attempt to poach Mark "Choco" Williams from us here at Melbourne to team up with Hawthorn assistant coach Sam Mitchell as his apprentice. I am not happy about this at all!

Here is the link to the news story: https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/afl/radical-two-man-pies-plan-to-replace-buckley/ar-AAKT4oZ?ocid=mailsignout&li=AAgfLCP

I hope that Mark "Choco" Williams stays at the Demons and I assume he has a contract with us? Especially as he has said that he has no desire to be a senior AFL coach anymore and is enjoying the role of being Head of Development coach here at the Melbourne Football Club. Mark "Choco" Williams has been fantastic here at the Demons and I would be incredibly upset if he (or Adem Yze) was to leave after only 1 season.

I am going to have to say go and get stuffed Kane! Shut your mouth!

 

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1 hour ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Former Port Power player and radio shock-jock Kane Cornes has suggested that Collingwood attempt to poach Mark "Choco" Williams from us here at Melbourne to team up with Hawthorn assistant coach Sam Mitchell as his apprentice. I am not happy about this at all!

Here is the link to the news story: https://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/afl/radical-two-man-pies-plan-to-replace-buckley/ar-AAKT4oZ?ocid=mailsignout&li=AAgfLCP

I hope that Mark "Choco" Williams stays at the Demons and I assume he has a contract with us? Especially as he has said that he has no desire to be a senior AFL coach anymore and is enjoying the role of being Head of Development coach here at the Melbourne Football Club. Mark "Choco" Williams has been fantastic here at the Demons and I would be incredibly upset if he (or Adem Yze) was to leave after only 1 season.

I am going to have to say go and get stuffed Kane! Shut your mouth!

 

Are you taking the pi$$? with this?

 

 

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