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7 hours ago, IRW said:

 Same winning  percentage as Goodwin at 57% and more Grand Finals  which was obviously  the point I was responding to. 

You are probably one of the blokes who think Geelong were " losers" for only  being perpetual contenders after they had their first Dynasty and before this next one.

Hilarious

Much more interesting pressers from Lyon (and Scott) as  well for anyone  with a sense of humour 

Valid points. What I will say re Ross Lyon is that he led a dominant team that were with a kick of winning two grand finals. There is a good argument that he did almost everything right and was a bit unlucky to not have won a Premiership.

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On 10/16/2022 at 11:27 AM, Demonstone said:

You have to feel sorry for Brett Ratten.  He's had a tough week and it isn't getting any better.

According to Channel 9, he's now also been sacked by Essendon.

 

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I think it was something to do with his religious' beliefs 

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On 10/15/2022 at 8:48 PM, Monbon said:

After listening to the SEN segment above, it seems Lyon was not the shafted one...Just more of St Kilda's notion of how not to go about appointing coaches, witness Watson, Blight, Thomas etc etc

Lyon shafted the saints, no the other way around, was my recollection. 

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On 10/16/2022 at 11:27 AM, Demonstone said:

You have to feel sorry for Brett Ratten.  He's had a tough week and it isn't getting any better.

According to Channel 9, he's now also been sacked by Essendon.

Essendon are now ranked "elite" in the sacking category.

Everyone thought they had peaked when they started sacking people the day after they were appointed.

But now they're sacking them even before they're appointed.

If they learn to deliver this level of efficiency on the field, look out!

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Lyon shafted the saints, no the other way around, was my recollection. 

My understanding was Lyon thought that the Saints were going to shaft him so he shafted them back first.  (Very Patrick White)

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11 minutes ago, Jontee said:

My understanding was Lyon thought that the Saints were going to shaft him so he shafted them back first.  (Very Patrick White)

I think Jack Dyer famously said, "retaliate first".

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Lyon shafted the saints, no the other way around, was my recollection. 

 

50 minutes ago, Jontee said:

My understanding was Lyon thought that the Saints were going to shaft him so he shafted them back first.  (Very Patrick White)

Jontee, I am a very keen Patrick Whiter: please elaborate...

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12 hours ago, Monbon said:

 

Jontee, I am a very keen Patrick Whiter: please elaborate...

From what I have read he was a cranky old astarbar, always falling out with friends even if he had to fabricate the dispute;  got in first and gave them the flick.  Probably didnt want to give anyone the satisfaction of ending the friendship first.  Miserable old 'german biscuit'.

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On 10/15/2022 at 2:36 PM, chookrat said:

It's interesting that Ratten was at Hawthorn from 2012 to 2018. It doesn't make alot of sense that he was offered a 2 year contract extension mid-season and then terminated a few months later by the very people who extended his contract.  Might be a coincidence but maybe not.

I have this nagging feeling that Ratten might take the heat for the Hawthorn issues. AFL is too invested in Clarko saving North and Fagan is out of sight, out of mind.

Understand it's serious tinfoil hat area, just agree that it seems a little too coincidental

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13 hours ago, Older demon said:

That was a caller on SEN today called Rumour Ron. Declared that he would name the new coach on Thursday and it wasn't Lyon. Hinted that Choco would be manager and mentor for Yze.

Haha…Rumour Ron is one of my bosses here at work. Don’t think he’s nailed anything before and he’s adamant Lyon won’t be coaching the Saints. 

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2 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

I am too, but you should take a look at the Patrick White Letters - two volumes. He was a mean, miserable [censored]

It's like that, I guess. I am a huge Lou Reed and Raymond Carver fan. When I read biographies of them, I wish I hadn't. I have Marr's White biography....

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1 hour ago, Monbon said:

It's like that, I guess. I am a huge Lou Reed and Raymond Carver fan. When I read biographies of them, I wish I hadn't. I have Marr's White biography....

Don't know Raymond Carver, but Lou Reed and Patrick White were pretty unpleasant individuals.

Tree of Man the The Vivisector are great books. Voss (the book, not the footballer/coach) is a very dreary book.  

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2 hours ago, Winners at last said:

Don't know Raymond Carver, but Lou Reed and Patrick White were pretty unpleasant individuals.

Tree of Man the The Vivisector are great books. Voss (the book, not the footballer/coach) is a very dreary book.  

I never finished Voss. Carver was a short story writer who died in 1988 or so. He, more than anyone, has influenced my writing...He was great at celebrating the ordinary things of life: bottom line domestic stories...

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23 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Essendon are now ranked "elite" in the sacking category.

Everyone thought they had peaked when they started sacking people the day after they were appointed.

But now they're sacking them even before they're appointed.

If they learn to deliver this level of efficiency on the field, look out!

Post of the summer period so far. 

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