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11 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

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

Let's just not ask for a show of hands

Edit: For fear of derailing a thread again, this kid is a great looking pick up by the Dees.

Second edit: my quip about Belgium is a stupid reference to the fact that it is an arbitrary state, assembled from many different regions, languages and ethnic groups who were unable to break free from the imperial rule of the Spain in the 1580s. Not much unifies it other than that, and that today they are called 'Belgians'.

Third edit: Carn the Dees! 2022 and beyond, here we come!

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54 minutes ago, AmDamDemon said:

Second edit: my quip about Belgium is a stupid reference to the fact that it is an arbitrary state, assembled from many different regions, languages and ethnic groups who were unable to break free from the imperial rule of the Spain in the 1580s. Not much unifies it other than that, and that today they are called 'Belgians'.

Most entertaining though.  Apart from chocolate should we also add in beer and fountains where the water comes out of private parts?

And again, is this the first Jacob to pull on a MFC jumper?

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1 hour ago, Jontee said:

Most entertaining though.  Apart from chocolate should we also add in beer and fountains where the water comes out of private parts?

And again, is this the first Jacob to pull on a MFC jumper?

And have we ever had a Blake? I'm confident in saying we've never had a Taj. (Hardly going out on a limb, there).

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36 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

And have we ever had a Blake? I'm confident in saying we've never had a Taj. (Hardly going out on a limb, there).

We are definitely going for diversity this drafting season.

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3 hours ago, Jontee said:

We are definitely going for diversity this drafting season.

add a judd to the list

*JMcV calling that an acronym too, if u linguists disagree... bite me 😆

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On 11/25/2021 at 10:04 AM, drdrake said:

The only thing I don't like about this player is he is from Claremont, front running soft private school boys.  Give me a south of the river player any day but the north of the river boy always questionable.

 

Warner, Woewodin, Motlop all SOR boys and all private schools. 
 

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

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

Back to linguistics - is it not strange the the word "Democratic" in a nation's name (DRC, DDR - old East Germany and Kim's kingdom, the Democratic Republic of North Korea) usually guarantees that there is no hint of democracy.

5 hours ago, Jontee said:

Most entertaining though.  Apart from chocolate should we also add in beer and fountains where the water comes out of private parts?

And again, is this the first Jacob to pull on a MFC jumper?

We did have a close match (in a close match by the way) at CHF in our previous premiership, (1964 for those who have very short memories) Graeme Jacobs #20.

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53 minutes ago, Turner said:

add a judd to the list

*JMcV calling that an acronym too, if u linguists disagree... bite me 😆

Consider yourself bitten. 🤨

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When do we get to see an interview with JVR and when are the three boys due in from WA. I am seriously looking forward to seeing our 5 youngsters as well as Luke Dunstan out on the track in our colours.!!💕❤️💙

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Just watched the JVR interview with Benny Gibson he said that he had received a phone call from Tracc and lots of messages from Max and other team mates. Sounds like a well grounded young man who is feeling a bit of excitement and trepidation at joining the Premiers. Doesn’t give to much away. 😀

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On 12/5/2021 at 4:41 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

It was this game in late August that kicked off the truncated National Championships that was the clincher for Van Rooyen

EYECATCHERS: Votes are in for the WA v SA U19s Champs clash

 

Am excited about the prospect of seeing young JVR develop over the next couple of years under the expert tutelage of our merry band of coaches. Seems to have the attributes to be a terrific swingman for us a la T Mac which would be invaluable. Players that can play back and forward don't come along that often. 

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On 11/26/2021 at 4:14 AM, bing181 said:

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

Yes, but what country are you actually from?

On 11/26/2021 at 9:19 AM, Mazer Rackham said:

I thought Belgium exists but is made up of two factions, the Frisians and the Wallopers, or something. And they can't stand each other. Like north and south Tasmania. Or if Collingwood and Richmond had to merge to form a club eligible for a new superleague.

It's the 'Loons and the Phlegms. The latter got the name because their language sounds similar to Dutch.

I actually have a friend who grew up/still has roots right on the edge of Flemish and French language zones, and went so schools in each zone at different times in her education. She speaks English like a native because both language zones taught English as a second language instead of the other Belgian language! :D

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5 hours ago, TRACATTACK said:

Am excited about the prospect of seeing young JVR develop over the next couple of years under the expert tutelage of our merry band of coaches. Seems to have the attributes to be a terrific swingman for us a la T Mac which would be invaluable. Players that can play back and forward don't come along that often. 

I agree. The pre season is all about the players who are poised to take the next step. We all know that Petracca will probably be handy next year, Langdon will be quite good on the wing and Oliver will have neat hands

Im keen to see who out of Rosman, Laurie, Chandler, JVR, Bedford, Howes, Baker, Weideman, Turner, Smith etc cements their place in the first 22

 

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1 minute ago, FarNorthernD said:

I'm keen to see who out of Rosman, Laurie, Chandler, JVR, Bedford, Howes, Baker, Weideman, Turner, Smith etc cements their place in the first 22

 

Me too! In fact, surely a poll is warranted, if they still exist?

For what it's worth, they're up against it (in a good way), but maybe Chandler or Smith ( although I still see some basic flaws with the latter alongside a truck load of attributes)

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26 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

Me too! In fact, surely a poll is warranted, if they still exist?

For what it's worth, they're up against it (in a good way), but maybe Chandler or Smith ( although I still see some basic flaws with the latter alongside a truck load of attributes)

Put me down for Turner as being a big improver. 

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9 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

Put me down for Turner as being a big improver. 

I agree. He looked the goods at Casey in his few appearances. While I think he'll improve a lot, I don't think he's going to dislodge Lever, May or Petty in a hurry (if we're sticking to your criteria of cementing a place in the one's). In fact, it's hard to see any of them snag a permanent gig if we have another dream run with injuries and form.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Laurie in action (and JVR and Howes).

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1 hour ago, Roger Mellie said:

I agree. He looked the goods at Casey in his few appearances. While I think he'll improve a lot, I don't think he's going to dislodge Lever, May or Petty in a hurry (if we're sticking to your criteria of cementing a place in the one's). In fact, it's hard to see any of them snag a permanent gig if we have another dream run with injuries and form.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Laurie in action (and JVR and Howes).

I also saw something recently that said he is now 194cm and pretty sure when drafted he was 192, so still growing.

Will start to fill out over the next year or two and can learn under May and Tomlinson.

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11 minutes ago, Action Jackson said:

I also saw something recently that said he is now 194cm and pretty sure when drafted he was 192, so still growing.

Will start to fill out over the next year or two and can learn under May and Tomlinson.

On club website in his profile he is listed at 194 cms and 88 kgs.

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I have a feeling that JVR is going to be one of those players that will play so well it will be hard to ignore him ala Dogga, Riv and Kozzie.

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19 hours ago, Dante said:

I have a few South Africans working for me and the correct way of pronouncing his name in SA is "Fun Royen"

Strange but it seems as if the Van becomes Fun.

Let's hope it becomes Van watching his progress then.

 

 

**I'll see myself out......

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