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Meanwhile, Casey who have played (and won) 5 games, together with Collingwood  (3/5), Sandringham (2/5), sydney (2/7) sat out byes, and Southport (⅞) sit atop the VFL ?. 
Why in any reasonable competition should 3 clubs who have played only 5 out of a possible 8 games all have byes?  Ridiculous “support” league. 

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Only two, 20-minute quarters. Hardly a big workout and not a lot of goal scoring. Four in total if the scoreboard told the truth, but I was a few minutes late and missed some action.

Weed did himself no favours and barely touched it, if at all. Sad but he is going to have to be relegated to find some confidence. Brown kicked a couple of goals that I saw, missed one, and marked a few. De Class looks very likely and was noted in heavy traffic and was included in post-match boundary throw in drills. Daw rucked well against Gawn in the same boundary throw in drills. Red headed kid Bowey was busy.

In the first quarter the teams were probables (including Weideman) in blue and possibles (including B Brown) in red. Think of your first choice team and they were the blues: Jones and Jetta for example were among the reds, although so was Petty. May, Lever, Hunt, Langdon, Gawn, Gus, Clayton all blue - get it?

For the second quarter Weid and Brown exchanged places. Melksham was also a possible (red)  in the first term and a probable in the second but I did not see who he swapped with.

Annoyingly some random passer by insisted on engaging me in conversation so I found it hard to concentrate even though I tried to ignore him, so I don't have much more to offer. The most promising element was De Class who really looked at ease. 

Oops. Late edit: should have added Viney was with the reds - don't know what it means, if anything.

 

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46 minutes ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Only two, 20-minute quarters. Hardly a big workout and not a lot of goal scoring. Four in total if the scoreboard told the truth, but I was a few minutes late and missed some action.

Weed did himself no favours and barely touched it, if at all. Sad but he is going to have to be relegated to find some confidence. Brown kicked a couple of goals that I saw, missed one, and marked a few. De Class looks very likely and was noted in heavy traffic and was included in post-match boundary throw in drills. Daw rucked well against Gawn in the same boundary throw in drills. Red headed kid Bowey was busy.

In the first quarter the teams were probables (including Weideman) in blue and possibles (including B Brown) in red. Think of your first choice team and they were the blues: Jones and Jetta for example were among the reds, although so was Petty. May, Lever, Hunt, Langdon, Gawn, Gus, Clayton all blue - get it?

For the second quarter Weid and Brown exchanged places. Melksham was also a possible (red)  in the first term and a probable in the second but I did not see who he swapped with.

Annoyingly some random passer by insisted on engaging me in conversation so I found it hard to concentrate even though I tried to ignore him, so I don't have much more to offer. The most promising element was De Class who really looked at ease. 

Oops. Late edit: should have added Viney was with the reds - don't know what it means, if anything.

 

Brilliant mate.

How was Viney? On the limited viewing fo you see both Viney and Brown playing?

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Viney was moving really well. Looked right to go. Brown also would have to be considered given he clunked a few and kicked mostly straight.

The rucking contests I referred to came after the two quarters. Brown stayed out practicing goal kicking after the others went in. Clarry also stayed out, doing some extra running on his own. Good boy.

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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

 

The most promising element was De Class who really looked at ease. 

 

 

What position do you think he was playing ? midfield? wing?

who would you say he is most like in terms of starting 22 ?

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3 hours ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

 

Weed did himself no favours and barely touched it, if at all. Sad but he is going to have to be relegated to find some confidence. Brown kicked a couple of goals that I saw, missed one, and marked a few. De Class looks very likely and was noted in heavy traffic and was included in post-match boundary throw in drills. Daw rucked well against Gawn in the same boundary throw in drills. Red headed kid Bowey was busy.

 

 

Thanks for the report!

Was it Mitch or Ben brown that slotted a couple?

 

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4 hours ago, Sydee said:

What position do you think he was playing ? midfield? wing?

who would you say he is most like in terms of starting 22 ?

Given his place in the throw-in drills he looked like a mid but as for his starting position I can't say. I first noticed him in general play as a 'release' player outside the contest. Partly he stood out because he had no number but he looked agile and in Jack Dyer terms, got to where the ball was.

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9 minutes ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Given his place in the throw-in drills he looked like a mid but as for his starting position I can't say. I first noticed him in general play as a 'release' player outside the contest. Partly he stood out because he had no number but he looked agile and in Jack Dyer terms, got to where the ball was.

As against “ getting where the ball ain’t” gee I miss Jack.  
I think the one I like the most is “ stand still son the ball will eventually hit you”. 

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17 hours ago, picket fence said:

Nar his best was describing Rob Flower one day " The Rudolph Nureyev " of football 

Nureyev dreams of a comparison with Tulip. 

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On 6/21/2021 at 8:07 AM, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Only two, 20-minute quarters. Hardly a big workout and not a lot of goal scoring. Four in total if the scoreboard told the truth, but I was a few minutes late and missed some action.

Weed did himself no favours and barely touched it, if at all. Sad but he is going to have to be relegated to find some confidence. Brown kicked a couple of goals that I saw, missed one, and marked a few. De Class looks very likely and was noted in heavy traffic and was included in post-match boundary throw in drills. Daw rucked well against Gawn in the same boundary throw in drills. Red headed kid Bowey was busy.

In the first quarter the teams were probables (including Weideman) in blue and possibles (including B Brown) in red. Think of your first choice team and they were the blues: Jones and Jetta for example were among the reds, although so was Petty. May, Lever, Hunt, Langdon, Gawn, Gus, Clayton all blue - get it?

For the second quarter Weid and Brown exchanged places. Melksham was also a possible (red)  in the first term and a probable in the second but I did not see who he swapped with.

Annoyingly some random passer by insisted on engaging me in conversation so I found it hard to concentrate even though I tried to ignore him, so I don't have much more to offer. The most promising element was De Class who really looked at ease. 

Oops. Late edit: should have added Viney was with the reds - don't know what it means, if anything.

 

Not sure how meaningful such a small game actually was, but there are some really interesting observations provided to think about and consider. Thanks, 'Rigid.

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On 6/21/2021 at 9:01 AM, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Viney was moving really well. Looked right to go. Brown also would have to be considered given he clunked a few and kicked mostly straight.

The rucking contests I referred to came after the two quarters. Brown stayed out practicing goal kicking after the others went in. Clarry also stayed out, doing some extra running on his own. Good boy.

Sounds like BB was working on a whisper in his ear for the game against Essendrug. Daw is getting interesting, matching it with Maxi and taking a few. Declase (?) could be a smokey for us with a few weeks of tougher stuff under his belt. 

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23 hours ago, old dee said:

As against “ getting where the ball ain’t” gee I miss Jack.  
I think the one I like the most is “ stand still son the ball will eventually hit you”. 

'Oh, if ya don't mind, Lou!' (When Lou Richards was telling the TV audience about how to warm fish balls in the cooking segment).

I think the best ever was from Tim Lane (ABC) when he was describing on air (in Tassy) a particular long torpedo bomb from one of the players: 'He launches an up country punt kick' - that he apologised for, coz he got it all wrong!

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5 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

'Oh, if ya don't mind, Lou!' (When Lou Richards was telling the TV audience about how to warm fish balls in the cooking segment).

I think the best ever was from Tim Lane (ABC) when he was describing on air (in Tassy) a particular long torpedo bomb from one of the players: 'He launches an up country punt kick' - that he apologised for, coz he got it all wrong!

Back to Jack he used to say “ if you don’t mind umpire” when he disagreed with a decision. 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

Back to Jack he used to say “ if you don’t mind umpire” when he disagreed with a decision. 

I pulled up at the lights in Swanston St / Flinders St corner one day, back in the old days when that was the way to cross from one end of the city to StKilda Rd. Blow me down, the car in the right lane parallel to mine was driven by Jack Dyer, happily munching on a meat pie and simultaneously eating a doughnut and also, combing his hair. He was obviously a man with much on his mind and perhaps, that is one of the reasons why he messed up a few lines. The funniest thing was that amid this hyperactivity, he also had time to glance left, see me watching him and then, offer a couple of waves in a friendly salutation. The lights changed, we moved forward and my last image of him was sloshing down a soft drink as he drove across Princes Bridge. Obviously on his way to Channel 7 in Dorcas St.

 

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16 minutes ago, old dee said:

Back to Jack he used to say “ if you don’t mind umpire” when he disagreed with a decision. 

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"My wife and I had a wonderful time on the French Riverina."  

"He's loping around the wing like a giant tarantulop."  

"Bartlett's, he's older than he's ever been before." 

“The ball's in no-man's land and the loose man's come from everywhere." 

“Things aren't the same now there are five teams in the four."  

"An Essendon supporter is a Collingwood supporter who can read and write." 

"Bamblett made a great debut today and an even better one last week." 

"He's a good ordinary footballer." (about Carlton's Peter Bosustow) 

"A bit of bad luck for Bob." (on the death of former Carlton champ Bob Chitty) 

"I won't say anything in case I say something." 

“Diamond Creek was a long way away once."

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What about on World of Sport when Neil Roberts asked Jack “ what do you think about euthanasia? Jacks reply “ kids are the same all around the world “

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Wouldn't be surprised to see Declase vying for the other wing with Gus from here.  The bloke is a lip smacking prospect to play this possie at some stage IMV.  Handy back up also?

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