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3 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Banding to abuse and assault opposition supporters? They have been exposed many times for what level of, or lack thereof, civility they have.

Thank you but I prefer to distance myself from here to the moon from that lot.

That’s the way precious 👍

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41 minutes ago, Billy said:

Not point, arguing, Cranky we really have some of the softest supporters in the AFL.

The Collingwood supporters are banding together now, they’re got half there team out, but they’ll be there in force, where as some of ours are broken & just can’t do it anymore 

Toughen up people, it’s a game that you’re supposed to enjoy!!!!!

 

Yes it reminds me of the supporters who were $hitty over the Norm Smith sacking & carried a grudge for the next 45 years 

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Glad to see this thread is cranking up as the game draws closer 😐

If we deliberately go out and hunt Maynard, I will know that our era is over and we aren't fair dinkum about winning anything anymore. All this 'square up' talk is so antiquated and pathetic. People demanding that we do it because we as a club 'bent over' and apparently let this happen? 

Bottom 4 club mentality, focus on football.

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47 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

In a way I'm glad Angus has decided not to continue with the role.

I'd hate to imagine what he'd cop tomorrow & him having to sit there on the bench looking at that thug

Exactly. Its why I would like him to have an official League based role as Concussion Ambassador.

Promoting all the scientific and research  knowledge and adding a personal  example. 

Like the Daniher story of MND there is plenty of opportunity. The added impact that it would constantly remind Maynard, Collingwood and their supporters of how appalling The whole affair was.

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10 minutes ago, dpositive said:

Exactly. Its why I would like him to have an official League based role as Concussion Ambassador.

Promoting all the scientific and research  knowledge and adding a personal  example. 

Like the Daniher story of MND there is plenty of opportunity. The added impact that it would constantly remind Maynard, Collingwood and their supporters of how appalling The whole affair was.

The Stasi AFL will never let it happen

Ever

our cheer squad can’t put anything in our banner that doesn’t fit the official diktat

 

 

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26 minutes ago, dpositive said:

Exactly. Its why I would like him to have an official League based role as Concussion Ambassador.

Promoting all the scientific and research  knowledge and adding a personal  example. 

Like the Daniher story of MND there is plenty of opportunity. The added impact that it would constantly remind Maynard, Collingwood and their supporters of how appalling The whole affair was.

They don't think it was appalling. They think goodwin "carrying on" in the press conference after was appalling. Never forget

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3 hours ago, Superunknown said:

The Stasi AFL will never let it happen

Ever

our cheer squad can’t put anything in our banner that doesn’t fit the official diktat

 

 

Yes as i stated earlier somewhere, we take the initiative and appoint him as the club Concussion Ambassador.

Force the AFL to acknowledge and recognise the problem.

I know it would not be easy but should be discussed when Gus is ready.

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Just because Angus had football taken away from him by concussion doesn't mean he wants to spend his time being a  'concussion ambassador'.

Maybe he's always wanted to learn the cello. Or be a travel show host.

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4 hours ago, Superunknown said:

The Stasi AFL will never let it happen

Ever

our cheer squad can’t put anything in our banner that doesn’t fit the official diktat

 

 

Except if you are GWS 🙄, then you can throw all the banter you wish 

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A friend's wife is a filth supporter. She posted that Demons supporters should "move on".

I wonder if she would have felt the same if Steven May had done the same thing to Daicos ...

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23 minutes ago, Winners at last said:

A friend's wife is a filth supporter. She posted that Demons supporters should "move on".

I wonder if she would have felt the same if Steven May had done the same thing to Daicos ...

MOVE ON FOR GODS SAKE, it ruined our finals last year, let’s not let it happen again this year.

Its an 8 point game & if we get distracted again we can kiss finals goodbye 

l love Gus & hated what happened, but we need to show that we are a united team & play the team not the man

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1 hour ago, Billy said:

MOVE ON FOR GODS SAKE, it ruined our finals last year, let’s not let it happen again this year.

Its an 8 point game & if we get distracted again we can kiss finals goodbye 

l love Gus & hated what happened, but we need to show that we are a united team & play the team not the man

I doubt that there is a causal link between me not moving on and the team's success or otherwise.

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8 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Just because Angus had football taken away from him by concussion doesn't mean he wants to spend his time being a  'concussion ambassador'.

Maybe he's always wanted to learn the cello. Or be a travel show host.

A good point. Angus will do what he feels liked to do.  But sometimes life also just lays down certain pathways doesn’t it. Given what happened to him next to the fate of the father of his bride  it must be a strong pull. 

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30 minutes ago, Winners at last said:

I doubt that there is a causal link between me not moving on and the team's success or otherwise.

It's hard to forget and I'm certainly not going to tell people to get over and forget it. Depending on how your friend's wife said it they may have been better off not saying anything at all.

We do need to get on with the job though. I know people that are literally saying that if we don't bury Maynard into the turf they will rip up their memberships. These people should just become boxing or MMA fans if they want a fight.

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Not for one moment will I underestimate the tragedy of how Angus' career came to an end, robbing him of another five seasons with the Dees.

But something that is overlooked in these discussions is that he played 167 games, is a premiership player (who played one of his finest games in the Grand Final) and that he was among the top ten club players in his final year.

Now recall when he was first at the club, when he suffered repeated concussions and missed long stretches of training and playing. At that time it seemed he would have no real career at all. But he recovered to take part, and play a key role in a ground-breaking premiership.

I am triggered by the Maynard incident as much as anyone. Don't let that detract from an understanding of the fact that Angus was almost lost to us and the game years earlier. Awareness of that is, for me at least, some solace whenever his name comes up. What he gave us can be seen as a bonus over what might have been, had he not taken on the helmet to keep his Mum happy.

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4 minutes ago, pitmaster said:

Not for one moment will I underestimate the tragedy of how Angus' career came to an end, robbing him of another five seasons with the Dees.

But something that is overlooked in these discussions is that he played 167 games, is a premiership player (who played one of his finest games in the Grand Final) and that he was among the top ten club players in his final year.

Now recall when he was first at the club, when he suffered repeated concussions and missed long stretches of training and playing. At that time it seemed he would have no real career at all. But he recovered to take part, and play a key role in a ground-breaking premiership.

I am triggered by the Maynard incident as much as anyone. Don't let that detract from an understanding of the fact that Angus was almost lost to us and the game years earlier. Awareness of that is, for me at least, some solace whenever his name comes up. What he gave us can be seen as a bonus over what might have been, had he not taken on the helmet to keep his Mum happy.

Great post Pitmaster.  What I have come to realise is that our anger is largely a function of the pathetic handling of Maynard and denial of any form of justice thanks to weak management by the AFL.

Maynard's a thug and despite what his Mum complains about will have this as his lifelong legacy. I will move on re: him.

I'm going today and will rue watching Maynard, but resolutely cheer for the Gawn/Viney led dees.  As Buckley said, today is not about the result, but the effort providd. The result will take care of itself.

My contempt for the AFL in-house club, with Laura Kane just another second rate member continuing the tradition (remember last week's doctor/concussion send off  comment by her - "nothing to see here!) will simply continue.

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11 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Just because Angus had football taken away from him by concussion doesn't mean he wants to spend his time being a  'concussion ambassador'.

Maybe he's always wanted to learn the cello. Or be a travel show host.

True probably the last thing he might want to do. 

Can only be resolved by having the conversation with him which I am sure someone is doing.

Im sure if he wanted to play cello or be a travel show host he would do it thoroughly and well. He has shown so much dedication and effort to be the best he will succeed in whatever path he engages in.

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12 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Just because Angus had football taken away from him by concussion doesn't mean he wants to spend his time being a  'concussion ambassador'.

Maybe he's always wanted to learn the cello. Or be a travel show host.

Dunno where he is at the moment but his family or his agent or whoever should just book him a couple of business class flights to Europe - spend a month or 2 drinking wines and beers in the warmer weather and get ready for the next stage of life. 

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The Age interview with Goody did mention that Angus was travelling at the moment.

Sadly, James Brayshaw just did the big freeze slide and said he was due to go down with Angus but Gus had 'other things to contend with at the moment'. Hope he's doing ok

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