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Jumping Jack Clennett

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  1. I’m worried about us chasing. Wicket taking spin. Maharaj and Shamsi are pretty good.
  2. I just googled R E ("Tip") Foster. That 287 in 1903 was his first test! It was the highest Test score till 1930 (when Sandham, then the Don, scored triples.) 287 remained the highest score on the SCG till Michael Clarke's triple century. Foster captained England in cricket and soccer. I wonder if his nickname, "Tip" came because of his profession......he was a stockbroker. He died aged 36 of diabetes.
  3. It's an interesting dilemma for its management. I presume Ratings are important, but the reason the station is so hard to listen to is all the advertising. I don't count them, but sometimes I think there must be about ten ads between discussion segments. Obviously their revenue must depend largely on advertising,but they just couldn't have more than they do now. If the ratings are low, they can' t charge the advertisers more than they do now. I occasionally ask a friend "did you hear that interview on SEN". Invariably, they"ll reply...I just can't listen to that station because of all the ads!"
  4. 5 quarters since a goal. I’m at Ikon. It’s no fun here.
  5. Hodgey! No more centuries after his double v. S Africa
  6. Interesting that Maxi and Deano both made 201, and both were out on their feet during their innings in stifling conditions. I recorded it from 7/91 and went to bed, disgusted. I watched it in the morning not knowing the result. Very exciting, but I expected Maxwell to go out next ball the whole innings, since he was playing such risky shots. The end came so amazingly quickly!
  7. Apparently Brendan McCartney thought he was a potential AA defender. I always thought he was under-rated by most Dee supporters. Tall defenders are often the "whipping boy." Remember Alistair Nicholson?....he had a lot of detractors. The classic was Kevin Walsh at Essendon. Their supporters game him real grief. It was surprising that Omac was the best golfer in the club. The guy had unrecognised hand-eye co-ordination, that's for sure.
  8. I wonder if Mark Neeld consulted “Coach Nick”.
  9. What I find hard to digest is that that violent miscreant actually won them the premiership. If he hadn’t pole-axed Gus, we probably would have won the flag. A bit like ‘58….violence wins. I hope their chooks turn into emus and kick their dunny doors down.
  10. I mentioned this in another thread, but it's more relevant in this one. In round 18, 2018 , we were leading Geelong at Geelong by less than a goal with about a minute remaining. The ball was in our forward pocket, and Max Gawn sustained a tiny split on the lip from (another, unpenalised), headhigh tackle. I don't know if a Geelong player dobbed him in , or one of the umps noticed that there was a tiny blood speck on his lip. He was ordered off the ground. Tom McDonald ran up from the backline to compete in the ruck. Geelong won a clearance, and the ball went to Touhy in our undermanned backline,35m from goal when the siren went. He goaled, we lost, and at the end of the season we missed the top 4 by one game. I think it was that game where Dangerfield cheated early on by quietly telling the ump he'd be rucking in their forward pocket, so our guys didn't hear it. They tried to block him, he got the free, and the goal, then winked smugly at Hawkins. The moral?......don't be a good sport to Geelong, Clarrie! (or Collingwood, for god's sake)
  11. I don't like his haircut, either. Perhaps Moore does it for him?
  12. I agree with recent posters.It is a nauseating article in the HeraldSun today.
  13. Let's hope we can sing the above on Sat. night. But I like.... "Oh, the premiership's a pipedream, for poor old Collingwood!"
  14. This rather feeble verse, is the SECOND, not the third verse.
  15. Who is that in the dark glasses? Is my hero, Donny Williams there? Come on WJ…….you knew most of these guys!
  16. Bluey Adam’s next to Dicko. Bryan Keneally with the goatee up the back
  17. Unlikely scenario! If the Carlton guy got a fingernail to it, he would have desperately gesticulated to the umpire immediately….. not just hoped the routine review would pick it up despite his indifference.
  18. We were basically denied 3 goals….. The Neal Bullen “touched”. The obvious front on interference on Smith, directly in front of goal, in Q1. The reversal after Smith’s good mark in front, when Pickett and McGovern jumper pushed each other in the upper chest. Also, but less definite,late in the last quarter Viney was thrown off the ball during a scrimmage in our goal-square. Does anyone know what the free was for, against Oliver in Q4, in our forward pocket?(when he was given a millisecond to move back, but penalised 50 metres for not stepping back fast enough.) Compare that to the non-50 metres when he was retarded in the centre after marking in Q4. It seems we were unlucky repeatedly with 50:50 decisions, so we lost by 2 points and are branded “chokers”, while every Carlton player is a gutsy champion.
  19. Carlton belittled MFC about 15 yrs ago after they beat us, saying they were bruise free after playing us. On Friday, their supporters whinged like banshees when Kozzie bumped a couple of guys. Theyd be sorer than us after their lucky win. They “know that they’ve been playing” against the Dees! Theyll suffer against Brisbane with no “ noise of affirmation” influencing the umpires.
  20. If he hadn’t been injured, I’m sure he would have done better than JJ on Friday……..though he wouldn’t have been selected, like Grundy.
  21. What about the obvious and undeniable front-on contact on Smith 2 yards out from goal in Q1 ! If it happened to a Carlton player , the noise from their fans would have made it impossible not to pay the free.
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