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4 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Why bother trying to apply rational logic to what Scott said?

not only that he was happy to see 8 (or 9) players out on the ground with a potentially infectious ailment who hadn't recovered. not only did he show no care to his player's health but he was happy to risk the health of our players

or......it was all just  bs to counter the anger of cat fans directed at him 

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48 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

not only that he was happy to see 8 (or 9) players out on the ground with a potentially infectious ailment who hadn't recovered. not only did he show no care to his player's health but he was happy to risk the health of our players

or......it was all just  bs to counter the anger of cat fans directed at him 

I think the last line covers it dc.

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On 2/12/2022 at 11:53 AM, Dante said:

You think it's funny when Cats get put down?

That's a bit heartless, I happen to be a cat lover.

Shame on you.

 

On 2/12/2022 at 6:59 AM, WalkingCivilWar said:

Anything I put in print I would say out loud. Period. 
I just wonder, where do we draw the line? 
Last week some DLers were saying Sarah Perkins needs to drop 20 kilos and the Crows AFLW side must have a huge food bill etc. I personally didn’t take offence but that may well have offended someone who’s obese.

I’m just saying you ought not cherry-pick what you deem as having the potential to offend while other posts which could also potentially offend are let through to the keeper. 

The old story some remarks offend and we gave no idea why it who it will but some  are dumb and doomed as bd this is your category . 
Dare you go into an AGED  Care home and repeat it !!!  Seriously think about it ! 

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On 2/12/2022 at 11:53 AM, Dante said:

You think it's funny when Cats get put down?

That's a bit heartless, I happen to be a cat lover.

Shame on you.

Yes on reflection I should have kept my reaction to myself however

Why don't you take umbrage  with  the author ?

They are the most guilty culprit placing it in writing I was only thinking !! 

 

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

 

The old story some remarks offend and we gave no idea why it who it will but some  are dumb and doomed as bd this is your category . 
Dare you go into an AGED  Care home and repeat it !!!  Seriously think about it ! 

58er, thus far I’ve resisted the urge to snap back at you at times when I’d be forgiven for doing so. And at times your posts are difficult to understand, a prime example being your first paragraph (above), but I’ve let that slide. I’ve even ignored it when you refer to me as ‘MCW’ and ‘my man’. But, I’ll NOT let you take what’s clearly your shi**ty mood out on me. And I know this is a product of your moods since surely you wouldn’t seriously dare me to go to an aged care facility and repeat something that I never said in the first place. 
Also, kindly stop thrashing multiple exclamation marks when addressing me. Thank you 

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9 hours ago, mauriesy said:

So Scott wanted to advantage his team by postponing the game, but disadvantage us compared to the Bulldogs by shortening the time between the PF and GF?

Honestly who is their right mind actually knows what 😮 wanted. 
Postponement for a week? A month? 
And if he was so concerned did he contact the AFL and demand that this be done? Contact WA Health expressing concern re some unknown infection afflicting the players to whom he had a duty of care, as well as a duty of care to the opponents and the whole AFL competition, let alone the WA community?

Pretty clearly just making excuses for poor list management, poor preparation and poor team selection.

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I watch some of that match and after hearing that the players were sick I notice that players were drink from drink bottles brought out by trainers now unless those drink bottles are marked with the players names then the club could have spread the illness amongst the group.

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1 hour ago, radar said:

https://news.sky.com/video/the-video-of-west-ham-footballer-kurt-zouma-abusing-his-cat-12537440
 

I grew up with cats 🐈‍⬛ 

No way for footballer to treat a cat

If he felt like that, he could have taken out his frustrations in a socially acceptable way by watching replays of us kicking Cats 3 times in a season.

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On 2/11/2022 at 1:08 PM, Robbie57 said:

Anyway we should move on except for one matter, his assertion Selwood is the best captain in the competition. He fairly admits he is biased but is totally wrong and slights a great leader and captain. 

 

That is one thing I've never quite worked out.

To be a captain of a team regularly in the top  is no small feat. I acknowledge him for that. He has been respected in the Geelong team as a leader since the day he stepped into the club. I respect that as well.

But Selwood has yet to captain a premiership team. I swear this 'best captain in the league' stuff is generated by the backslappers and liniment sniffers who make up AFL club land and the adjacent media eco system.

I saw a discussion a couple of years ago when the AFL website was discussing who the best captain in the league was: Selwood or Cotchin. For me it was a no brainer: Cotchin was a two time premiership captain at that stage compared to Selwood's duck egg. I am no fan of Richmond, and the fawning by the knobs in the Channel 7 commentary team over them, but numbers don't lie.

Until Selwood captains Geelong to a flag, I don't want to hear people talking about him like he is General Douglas MacArthur. 

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32 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

To be a captain of a team regularly in the top  is no small feat. I acknowledge him for that. He has been respected in the Geelong team as a leader since the day he stepped into the club. I respect that as well.

Selwood has been a great player and leader at Geelong.

...but there is no doubt in my mind, biased or not who the current best Captain in the AFL is.

He's the one who is the current AA Captain and Premiership Captain.

Maxy is a great player (5 x AA), leader and Captain...well done big fella.

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35 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

That is one thing I've never quite worked out.

To be a captain of a team regularly in the top  is no small feat. I acknowledge him for that. He has been respected in the Geelong team as a leader since the day he stepped into the club. I respect that as well.

But Selwood has yet to captain a premiership team. I swear this 'best captain in the league' stuff is generated by the backslappers and liniment sniffers who make up AFL club land and the adjacent media eco system.

I saw a discussion a couple of years ago when the AFL website was discussing who the best captain in the league was: Selwood or Cotchin. For me it was a no brainer: Cotchin was a two time premiership captain at that stage compared to Selwood's duck egg. I am no fan of Richmond, and the fawning by the knobs in the Channel 7 commentary team over them, but numbers don't lie.

Until Selwood captains Geelong to a flag, I don't want to hear people talking about him like he is General Douglas MacArthur. 

I'm not saying the Selwood is the best captain in the competition, but surely the metric is more than having been captain of a premiership team. I've consistently argued that the role of captain today is far more than what happens on game day. Most of what a club needs from its captain happens outside game day. 

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49 minutes ago, Pulp Fritschon said:

Read some of the article but won't watch the video. 

With so many players crook did Barrett ask Scott why they only made one change at selection? 

maybe this will answer your query re barrett;s attitude......it was a love-in

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My favourite bit was where Scott says “The last thing I want is for it to be perceived like we are making excuses” to which Damian Barrett replies “I don’t think anyone sees it that way

 

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19 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

Beveridge: At 3QT, the Grand Final should have been postponed.

Haha. And we still would have won.

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Scott wanted the bye to be before the Prelim instead of pre GF.  Postponing it for 'health and safety' reasons would have given him that breathing space.

As if a 6pm game could be cancelled/postponed at 1pm that day.

On the interview it woud have been nice if he had said Melbourne were the better team instead of referring to us as 'the opposition'.  He did similar in the post PF press conf.  Just couldn't bring himself to acknowledge it was the Demons that thrashed them.  Faint praise was the best he could muster while 'not making excuses'.

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Let me unpack this and work out if Scott is serious......

Cats isolate upon arrival in Perth and, I assume, are extensively tested due to Covid.

One player has to isolate for a time during this period.

A number of players pick up a bug in the week prior to the game.

I am sure that the AFL was all over this due to the circumstances.

None of the tests for Covid showed any positive results.

The AFL asks a question.... not sure what question was asked.... no one has said.

Cats select their team and close to game time alert the AFL that they may have to make a number of changes because of the bug.

The changes to the selected side do no occur.

Therefore, in the opinion of the Cats coach and selectors they fielded the best team available at the time.

Comprehensively beaten.

4 months later or at sometime after the match the Cats coach thinks it might have been a good idea to ask the AFL to postpone the match. (something that was never going to happen given the circumstances)

All facts.

To my mind it is a bad reflection on the Cats football department and the coach in particular. They are collectively responsible for the fitness and presentation of the team come game time. 

Scott is not serious...... or, if he is, did not think it through properly before offering it as an excuse for their sub-standard performance.

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12 minutes ago, CHF said:

Let me unpack this and work out if Scott is serious......

Cats isolate upon arrival in Perth and, I assume, are extensively tested due to Covid.

One player has to isolate for a time during this period.

A number of players pick up a bug in the week prior to the game.

I am sure that the AFL was all over this due to the circumstances.

None of the tests for Covid showed any positive results.

The AFL asks a question.... not sure what question was asked.... no one has said.

Cats select their team and close to game time alert the AFL that they may have to make a number of changes because of the bug.

The changes to the selected side do no occur.

Therefore, in the opinion of the Cats coach and selectors they fielded the best team available at the time.

Comprehensively beaten.

4 months later or at sometime after the match the Cats coach thinks it might have been a good idea to ask the AFL to postpone the match. (something that was never going to happen given the circumstances)

All facts.

To my mind it is a bad reflection on the Cats football department and the coach in particular. They are collectively responsible for the fitness and presentation of the team come game time. 

Scott is not serious...... or, if he is, did not think it through properly before offering it as an excuse for their sub-standard performance.

Typical deflection from Scott about his coaching, his oh so old ageing list, and a lot of his players who are oh so so soft or just not up to it in pressure cooker finals

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9 hours ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

That is one thing I've never quite worked out.

To be a captain of a team regularly in the top  is no small feat. I acknowledge him for that. He has been respected in the Geelong team as a leader since the day he stepped into the club. I respect that as well.

But Selwood has yet to captain a premiership team. I swear this 'best captain in the league' stuff is generated by the backslappers and liniment sniffers who make up AFL club land and the adjacent media eco system.

I saw a discussion a couple of years ago when the AFL website was discussing who the best captain in the league was: Selwood or Cotchin. For me it was a no brainer: Cotchin was a two time premiership captain at that stage compared to Selwood's duck egg. I am no fan of Richmond, and the fawning by the knobs in the Channel 7 commentary team over them, but numbers don't lie.

Until Selwood captains Geelong to a flag, I don't want to hear people talking about him like he is General Douglas MacArthur. 

“…..Until Selwood captains Geelong to a flag, I don't want to hear people talking about him like he is General Douglas MacArthur. 

Maybe a better General for comparison would have been George Custer? 😮

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44 minutes ago, CHF said:

Let me unpack this and work out if Scott is serious......

Cats isolate upon arrival in Perth and, I assume, are extensively tested due to Covid.

One player has to isolate for a time during this period.

A number of players pick up a bug in the week prior to the game.

I am sure that the AFL was all over this due to the circumstances.

None of the tests for Covid showed any positive results.

The AFL asks a question.... not sure what question was asked.... no one has said.

Cats select their team and close to game time alert the AFL that they may have to make a number of changes because of the bug.

The changes to the selected side do no occur.

Therefore, in the opinion of the Cats coach and selectors they fielded the best team available at the time.

Comprehensively beaten.

4 months later or at sometime after the match the Cats coach thinks it might have been a good idea to ask the AFL to postpone the match. (something that was never going to happen given the circumstances)

All facts.

To my mind it is a bad reflection on the Cats football department and the coach in particular. They are collectively responsible for the fitness and presentation of the team come game time. 

Scott is not serious...... or, if he is, did not think it through properly before offering it as an excuse for their sub-standard performance.

 

4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Scott wanted the bye to be before the Prelim instead of pre GF.  Postponing it for 'health and safety' reasons would have given him that breathing space.

As if a 6pm game could be cancelled/postponed at 1pm that day.

On the interview it woud have been nice if he had said Melbourne were the better team instead of referring to us as 'the opposition'.  He did similar in the post PF press conf.  Just couldn't bring himself to acknowledge it was the Demons that thrashed them.  Faint praise was the best he could muster while 'not making excuses'.

Scott knew his ageing team was shot and was perhaps having thought bubbles on how to engineer an advantage if the game was postponed so that a refreshed Geelong and “ the opposition” had to face off on equal terms with “the opposition”having the possible disadvantage of not playing a game for 3 weeks. It would have been a radical precedent to postpone a game because a few players had a tummy bug. Never happened before.

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