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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

But capiche and capeesh are acceptable according to some dictionaries, eg., the Oxford. 
But yeah, welcome Jacob! ❤️💙

The wrong dictionary for an Italian word.

Even in writing 'Capeesh' grates!   Forget 'capiche' altogether!

LD-vC's alter ego, Dante (the now deceased, real life one not the DL one) 'created' the Italian language as it is know today.  I reckon LD-vC knows his stuff.

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1 minute ago, Lucifers Hero said:

The wrong dictionary for an Italian word.

Even in writing 'Capeesh' grates!   Forget 'capiche' altogether!

LD-vC's alter ego, Dante (the now deceased, real life one not the DL one) 'created' the Italian language as it is know today.  I reckon LD-vC knows his stuff.

I consider myself well and truly schooled. Thank you 😁

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2 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Not so, dc.  An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (eg NASA, AIDS, RADAR, AWOL and FOMO).

normally, but there are plenty of exceptions. e.g. i know a previous work product "WSU". we pronounced it as the initials and the yanks pronounced it as "woosoo".....just saying

anyway, ANB, ASIO  and such are not abbreviations  

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3 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

No TMAC was not as influential in finals or second half of the year, however his form in the first half was fantastic. He was our main KPF and was very good at it, which saw us start the year 11-1.

If we didn’t get the start we did, we might not have made top 4 (definitely not top 2, let alone minor premiers).

TMAC’s time might be up, but boy did he contribute to our flag in a big big way.

I'm confused. I said the same thing except for Tmacs time being up. I'm sure he'll be back better than ever.

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35 minutes 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.

Any draftee would be happy to land at MFC. Bowey shown what’s possible. The club also plays kids if they are showing form (sparrow, Jordan, Jackson). We might be a top side but unlike many top teams of the past - we do play youth. Should set us up well going forward too.

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2 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

Any draftee would be happy to land at MFC. Bowey shown what’s possible. The club also plays kids if they are showing form (sparrow, Jordan, Jackson). We might be a top side but unlike many top teams of the past - we do play youth. Should set us up well going forward too.

So looking forward to watch Sparrow and Jackons careers. 

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Our last three first round draft picks - Jackson, kozzie and Roo.

Add rivers, who wasn't a first rounder, but is first round quality, and that makes four West Australian boys (if you count kozzie).

Say's a lot about the confidence we have in our culture I reckon. Particularly after years of the will Hogan go home fugazi

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3 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Culture. Hogan shipped out. Watts shipped out. Sent a strong message. Both moves in the fullness of time proven to be sound. Not many clubs would have done either. GO DEMONS!

I wouldn't have done either, either. Good thing i wasn't in charge!

But as you say sent a very clear message.

It seems to me that over the journey many people seemed to think goody's quiet, reflective demeanor was evidence of a lack of fire, steeliness and toughness.  Those calls were evidence such an assessment were way of the mark

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Van Rooyen looks more likely to be a key defender at AFL level given his athletic profile and size. 194cm without great speed or endurance or leap. Who is the best current comparison as a AFL forward? Tex Walker?

If he becomes a defender, hopefully he can turn into a Petty or Hurley type player.

 

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

The wrong dictionary for an Italian word.

Even in writing 'Capeesh' grates!   Forget 'capiche' altogether!

LD-vC's alter ego, Dante (the now deceased, real life one not the DL one) 'created' the Italian language as it is know today.  I reckon LD-vC knows his stuff.

Grazie.

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

normally, but there are plenty of exceptions. e.g. i know a previous work product "WSU". we pronounced it as the initials and the yanks pronounced it as "woosoo".....just saying

anyway, ANB, ASIO  and such are not abbreviations  

So his real name is ANB? Why did we extend it to include Alex etc? Strange. 

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19 hours ago, IvanBartul13 said:

Unfortunately much of Van Rooyen's best forward work at WAFL colts level is not on freely available game tape, but he was dominant in multiple matches against mostly mediocre opponents.   Most of his high-profile and watchable footage  was played in key defence where, stylistically and in terms of trait, he is very reminiscent of Harry Petty - steady overhead, big wingspan and an effort player.  It sounds like the club view him more as a key forward, where he projects to be more of a solid structural piece than a star, which is the question on him and why he is down at pick 19 - does he have the class and or athletic specialness to be a dominant AFL level key forward?  I was surprised given the dearth of key position options that he was available at this pick.  Think it's a sound list management pick but not necessarily a sexy decision.   If he fails or is ineffective as forward, should at worst make it as a second or third key back.

Good call. The first player that sprung to mind when I watched his highlights was Harrison (never "Harry") Petty. We could do worse than have a Harrison Petty clone.

Petty to the forward line in a couple of years and Roo to the Petty role?

Would be nice...

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8 minutes ago, Chook said:

 

Petty to the forward line in a couple of years and Roo to the Petty role?

 

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.

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