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On 7/23/2022 at 6:07 PM, Demonstone said:

Alas Colin, I think the battle for correct apostrophe use has been well and truly lost, not just in this example but also in the overwhelming number of nuffies who think that plurals (or any word ending in 's') require one.   

In addition to apostrophes and capital letters (as pointed out in another thread), a colon can completely change the meaning of a sentence.

Consider the difference between "I enjoy eating my wife's cooking" and "I enjoy eating my wife's colon".

 

Just needed to quote this so it appeared on another page.

Also because it made me hungry.

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No idea if he stays or goes but I just wanted to say he seems like an absolute jet of a person.  I loved his interview of the Gus n Gawn podcast.  Great sense of humour, respectful, hard working.  On that basis, I hope he plays his entire career with us.

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2 hours ago, Vipercrunch said:

No idea if he stays or goes but I just wanted to say he seems like an absolute jet of a person.  I loved his interview of the Gus n Gawn podcast.  Great sense of humour, respectful, hard working.  On that basis, I hope he plays his entire career with us.

There is a report this morning that we have offered a 2 - 3 year contract so the ball in his Toby's court.

He had been a rookie and last year signed only a one year contract as a senior player so the latest offer reflects his work this year and the clubs faith in him.

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Today’s Herald Sun is reporting that “Melbourne’s super-sub Toby Bedford is in the Giants’ sights as a potential replacement for Bobby Hill.” The article suggests that he’s behind the club’s other small forward options in Kozzy, ANB and Charlie Spargo as well as the likes of Kade Chandler.

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12 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Would prefer to keep Bedford. We seem to have depth but if we lost Kozzi to an injury, Toby is the obvious replacement.

Agree. He is also a replacement for other small forwards if injured.

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Essendon reportedly are also interested.

Ess lost Tippa during the year and GWS looks set to lose Bobby Hill.  At either club he will quickly be in the starting 22 as neither are blessed with small fwds. 

We can't give him a starting 22 spot as our list and selections currently stand.

While one report said 'the demons won't let him go lightly', I doubt we will stand in his way.

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On 7/22/2022 at 6:07 AM, spirit of norm smith said:

Rutten is safe now imv . Recent wins have saved him.  
 

or not :)

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57 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Would prefer to keep Bedford. We seem to have depth but if we lost Kozzi to an injury, Toby is the obvious replacement. Has shown a lot more than Chandler at afl level 

Chandler hasn't been given a block of 4 AFL games like Bedford. At VFL level, Chandler has shown a better skillset than Bedford, but Bedford has shown a bit of X Factor at AFL level. It's line ball IMO.

With most required players re-signed for next year, and Hibberd, Hunt and Melksham likely to get another contract, we need to move on some fringe players. Players like Bedford and Tomlinson have some currency.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Chandler hasn't been given a block of 4 AFL games like Bedford. At VFL level, Chandler has shown a better skillset than Bedford, but Bedford has shown a bit of X Factor at AFL level. It's line ball IMO.

With most required players re-signed for next year, and Hibberd, Hunt and Melksham likely to get another contract, we need to move on some fringe players. Players like Bedford and Tomlinson have some currency.

 

 

Id like to move tomlinson if possible

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1 hour ago, mo64 said:

Chandler hasn't been given a block of 4 AFL games like Bedford. At VFL level, Chandler has shown a better skillset than Bedford, but Bedford has shown a bit of X Factor at AFL level. It's line ball IMO.

With most required players re-signed for next year, and Hibberd, Hunt and Melksham likely to get another contract, we need to move on some fringe players. Players like Bedford and Tomlinson have some currency.

 

 

Hibbo will be 33 in January and IMO should be offered a gig to play a year or two at Casey and assistant coach Casey as well. Yes he has played well on Cameron but he is coming to the end of his AFL career. Melk will get another year and Hunt two.

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On 7/23/2022 at 2:30 PM, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Channelling my inner @Demonstone , @Demonlandmight want to move the apostrophe in the thread title.

Bomber's → Bombers'

The former would indicate a particular ndividual while the latter indicates a plurality or grouping.

The only 'Bomber' I know in the AFL industry would be Mark 'Bomber' Thompson. And considering what he has gotten up to during his away from football life in recent times, we most definitely don't want Toby on his radar!
 


 

Colin - I believe that Bomber Thompson was, before starting at Essendon, known as Bomba Thompson, after Bomba the Jungle Boy who was, I believe, a childrens' story character in the  Tarzan genre.   

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Im surprised that this keeps coming up. Bomber Thompson was never Bomba. Ken Sheldon the St Kilda coach was called BomBa because he looked exactly like Bomba the Jungle boy.  Sheldon looked like the actor who played Boy, the adopted son of  Tarzan in eight Tarzan movies, as well as his role as Bomba the Jungle Boy in a dozen B-Movies. They'd show these sometimes on Saturday afternoons. He was a big hit in the early 60's to kids and IRWC it was Lou Richards who coined it.  But its not that long into the past for this to be mistaken so regularly. 

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Unfortunately it's hard to see us retaining both Bedford and Chandler for opportunities, but we do need to retain one of them.  I really rate both, Toby has more X-factor and that's what we need, so I hope it's him but would be sorry to lose Kade who seems like a great person to have at the club.

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4 hours ago, monoccular said:

Colin - I believe that Bomber Thompson was, before starting at Essendon, known as Bomba Thompson, after Bomba the Jungle Boy who was, I believe, a childrens' story character in the  Tarzan genre.   

No Bomber Thompson was always Bomber Thompson. I'm the same age and from the same area as him. Went to school with some of his mates.

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Good to see that Bedford should stay. He's in my best 22 that says it all.

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On 7/28/2022 at 1:20 PM, Lucifers Hero said:

There is a report this morning that we have offered a 2 - 3 year contract so the ball in his Toby's court.

He had been a rookie and last year signed only a one year contract as a senior player so the latest offer reflects his work this year and the clubs faith in him.

He's never been a rookie.

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