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30 minutes ago, Nasher said:

On the topic of crippling pedantry, correct pronunciation of his name please? The commentators all pronounced it “Van Ruin” - I refuse to believe the “y” in there is silent.

I too have lost sleep over that one Nasher! But, as I said (hope), it could just be a WA pronunciation thing and the 'y' will return as he heads East.

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2 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Wow, we win one Premiership and everyone’s sweet as pie to each other. Makes one wonder how things would be should we go back-to-back. Or, a three-peat. The mind boggles. 

Won't be satisfied until Colonwood's 4 in a row is not only matched but exceeded.  

29 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

You don't want to hear how any Dutch is correctly pronounced. You'll feel like someone is expectorating all over you.

I suspect that Jacob's family, being from Zimbabwe, would sound to us Aussies like Afrikaners - maybe he would sound like  Yakob fon Rhooyen, though may be know as Jake or even Jakko

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

No thanks.

Petty is a very near future AA defender.

I predict he will be in the 2023 AA team.

An absolute gun defender who is much more valuable as a defender than a forward. In my opinion.

Ok. Petty to the May role then when May takes up the frothies full time.

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4 hours ago, dpositive said:

Acronyms got out of hand at some stage as beaurecrats tried to outdo themselves to make sure any program introduced had an acronym which formed an easily digestible word rather than just the simple letter array which is an acronym. This often meant the words in the program were arranged in orders which often altered the priority of the words

IMHO the perfect acronym was TLA which was in fact a three letter acronym for Three Letter Acronym.

Bureaucrats ultimate acronym is the quango...    

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7 hours ago, 58er said:

Please stop trying the TMac trick He is not a winger really can play 5 minutes at best at start of game!!

Nor is it will be JVR a winger. 

If we wanted a winger then  JT would have chosen Blake Howes.

Dont try and make special KP players into running machines 

If the GF proved many things one is that we have 2 of the best centreline players in the State. Different types again to our advantage. Hard to match up on. 

Mate relax. I didn’t bring up T Mac. He is clearly not a winger. I merely pointed out that this kid looks versatile and can run all day

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

On the topic of crippling pedantry, correct pronunciation of his name please? The commentators all pronounced it “Van Ruin” - I refuse to believe the “y” in there is silent.

I think the boat has sailed on pronouncing Dutch names correctly with De Goey. Should be something like ‘De Hoy’. Assume we are going phonetic regardless of how stupid it sounds!

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10 hours ago, Skuit said:

So van Rooyen according to the AFL website comes from a Zimbabwean background. Can we quit with the Dutch thing now? It's a different continent. Also as such I have no idea how to pronounce his name. 

You don't want to get into the obscurities of nationo-ethnic, post-colonial identifiers and (the big question) whether Belgium actually exists?

 

Good call.

 

Hope you're well mate

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i can't believe i've missed so much, definitely the most viral thing i've ever contributed to this site, not sure if thats a good brag or not but brag i shall, and happy to add HOW to the list because lets be honest the ES is unnecessary and silent anyway

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if we give JVR #27 we'll have a bit of a big boy union between 25-28, hope they don't get stuck in the corner because that could get quite tight for spaces.

for the record my guesses r 

2. Dunstan.   21. van Rooyen.     22. Woewodin.   27. Howes.     39. Moniz-Wakefield

with all existing players to hold firm

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3 hours ago, DubDee said:

Mate relax. I didn’t bring up T Mac. He is clearly not a winger. I merely pointed out that this kid looks versatile and can run all day

You mentioned him as a potential winger  as he can run!

All I am saying that is what some Demon fans wanted early this season Tommy Mac on a wing because he was training in the centres at the time. 

Tommy never was he played about 5 mins at the start of his season to get him into the game in2018 and all of a sudden fans want him full time there after most had written Tommy  off during the pre season this year. 

I didn't but when you aspire for JVR it's rather tiresome to refer ( even if not in writing any fan would relate to Tommy ) of any KP player that can run they should be considered for a wing  potentially.

BTW we recruited the winger Blake Howes for forward play and his outside run from the wing and maybe on the ball.

Maybe you would now suggest Blake can be tried as  KP forward !!! 

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9 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

His dad managed to get a Premiership scarf...

I reckon young Jacob had it for the Finals.  His family was very pumped for him to get to us.  The man at the back in the video was like an expectant father when he knew the next bid was the Dees.

Not a bad effort. Mine still hasn't arrived and I ordered it the day after the final.

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8 hours ago, AmDamDemon said:

You don't want to get into the obscurities of nationo-ethnic, post-colonial identifiers and (the big question) whether Belgium actually exists?

I have a Belgian passport, so if that's the case I'm in trouble.

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6 hours ago, 58er said:

You mentioned him as a potential winger  as he can run!

All I am saying that is what some Demon fans wanted early this season Tommy Mac on a wing because he was training in the centres at the time. 

Tommy never was he played about 5 mins at the start of his season to get him into the game in2018 and all of a sudden fans want him full time there after most had written Tommy  off during the pre season this year. 

I didn't but when you aspire for JVR it's rather tiresome to refer ( even if not in writing any fan would relate to Tommy ) of any KP player that can run they should be considered for a wing  potentially.

BTW we recruited the winger Blake Howes for forward play and his outside run from the wing and maybe on the ball.

Maybe you would now suggest Blake can be tried as  KP forward !!! 

You said all this already. Maybe start a thread on T Mac to get this stuff off your chest?

from the highlights JVR looks versatile so hopefully we don’t pigeon hole him too early

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35 minutes ago, Demonised said:

I come for the footy talk, stay for the linguistic discussion. 

The tangential progression of every thread drives me nuts. 

It should stay on the straight and narrow, just like Taiwan's stranglehold on microchip manufacturing.

Taiwan, now THERES a topic.....

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34 minutes ago, faultydet said:

The tangential progression of every thread drives me nuts. 

It should stay on the straight and narrow, just like Taiwan's stranglehold on microchip manufacturing.

Taiwan, now THERES a topic.....

“There is” 

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Again, welcome Jacob!!!!

Don’t mind us. We’re just your loyalist fans. You’ll get used to it. 😁

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Haven't been up to scratch with the whole WA border situation. But is it true that both Woewodin and JVR wont actually be able to enter Victoria until next year?

The problem is going the other way

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Haven't been up to scratch with the whole WA border situation. But is it true that both Woewodin and JVR wont actually be able to enter Victoria until next year?

They can get in to Victoria but won't get back into WA without 2 weeks quarantine. 

As there is only a few weeks training before the Christmas break it makes sense that they stay in WA until January training starts.

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13 hours ago, AmDamDemon said:

You don't want to get into the obscurities of nationo-ethnic, post-colonial identifiers and (the big question) whether Belgium actually exists?

 

Good call.

 

Hope you're well mate

If Belgium doesn't exist, where does Belgian chocolate come from? The Democratic Republic of the Congo, perhaps?

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