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  1. 7 minutes ago, DubDee said:

    I reckon he was stiff and deserved to be selected.  Deserved a spot in the 22 over Bowey for example (harsh on Bowey I know).  almost played every game and was a big part of why we finished top

    You’re right Dub. I’m heartbroken at the thought of him leaving. My only consolation is that it’s not Essendon or Collingwood who’ll get him. 
    On the positive side though, I can still wear my guernsey with 29 on the back since my fave AFLW player is Eden Zanker, and she’s no. 29. 😁

  2. 55 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

    I'm so glad for the Brad Scott news;

    First, it basically ensures Essendon won't really go anywhere.

    Second, since I don't like Brad Scott, I won't have to feel bad when the Bomber 'faithful' start papercutting him to death for not turning the club around by next tuesday and also not being James Hird.

    Third, the overlap of the combined umpire-decision-reaction-faces from Essendon supporters and from Brad Scott will likely create sonic-boom like waves.

    😂 your second and third points are funny af 

  3. This is true, NC. Either they weren’t regularly updated as to their performance and therefore this has come as a shock. Or they were regularly updated but didn’t/couldn’t see the signs of what was to come. These are boys in their early 20s. The club psychologist or well-being officer or whomever is tasked with looking after players’ mental health should have known and would have the wherewithal to make this outcome not as hard hitting as it clearly is. 

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  4. 23 minutes ago, layzie said:

    I didn't read the article but I kind of assumed the worst that he wasn't even told that he was going to be de-listed and found out in the papers or something. That is much, much worse!

    Of course that’d be infinitely worse. But not having even an inkling of what’s about to befall these boys is pretty harsh. 

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  5. 21 minutes ago, Turner said:

    what do you even mean? tell him he's going to be delisted before his exit meeting?? then its just gonna be a shock to the system two weeks earlier when they're still in season? this literally makes sense. the whole point of the exit meeting is to discuss what their future is and recap their season. no better time to drop the news

    You can’t tell me players aren’t given some sort of idea beforehand, in particular when they’re to be jettisoned. From an outsider’s pov (which we all are) this is how it goes (bolded, above) but as is the case with everything to do with footy, a lot happens about which we know nothing. The very fact that Callum was shocked to find he’s been delisted says it all, imo. 
    I’m no psychologist but I think in this day and age in these situations young players are handled with kid gloves. 

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

    Turning up to the Bluey with @WalkingCivilWarwould be like Charles rolling up to the Opera House with Dianna - Charles who?

    Unfortunately Less Diana, more Camilla. 🙁

    PS: I’m just glad no one has said ‘who’s gonna take Bluey home tomorrow night?’ since that was my nickname for years and the only one taking me home tomorrow night will be the cabbie. 😁

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  7. 3 minutes ago, picket fence said:

    WCW, I am concerned about you being there. We might have to call the Fire Brigade to dous your flames! Maybe myself and Uncle Bitter could be called on to chaperone you to ensure some propriety! 😇👨‍🚒🌅🔥

    Should be all good, PF. Apparently when they heard I was attending they ordered extra security. But thanks for the offer to chaperone. If I ever did need chaperoning I couldn’t imagine anyone I’d rather be forcibly restrained by than you and Uncle. 😁

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  8. 10 hours ago, M_9 said:

    Counting the sleeps. Have missed the last couple of years but attended many going back to the 90's (at Melbourne Town Hall).

    From memory it's 6 rounds at a time with the highlights of each round played of the screens. Absolutely spectacular.

    It was funny during the Neeld years (5 wins from 33 games) that they could get enough material for the highlight reels.

    I’m so excited for tomorrow night. I’ve never been to one before. I just hope I don’t show all the WAGS up!!!😂

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  9. Casey’s Premiership Cup…


    After the siren the MC announced Casey’s Premiership win “… after waiting 23 years” since the last one.  I was taking the son of a DA OG onto the field for kick-to-kick. I heard him say (under his breath) “pfft, 23 years? That’s nothing! Try 57!” The kid’s NINE YEARS OLD!!!! 🤣

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  10. 27 minutes ago, raikkonen_64 said:

    Don’t you love sport!… where you can be a complete [censored] of society and people still celebrate you!

    If Collingwood had balls and were strong, you [censored] off DeGoey and keep Grundy!

    This is Collingwood we’re talking about. The club which does this type of thing…


    This is how they treat the sons of a Legend of the Club. Fair enough, delist them if you must, but at least afford them the dignity of a heads up. 

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  11. 9 minutes ago, Hannibal Inc. said:

    Where are these assumptions on this thread ?


    3 minutes ago, layzie said:

    No direct assumptions but the suggestion that their original testimonies won't hold up is a little dicey. 

    No direct assumptions, but implications GALORE. Of course no one is gonna explicitly state as much, for to do so would be an invitation to be howled down or even have one’s post deleted, and rightly so. But the implications are there and they’re many. 

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  12. 12 hours ago, Winners at last said:

    I'd like to see TISM, but I'm too old for festivals.

    I used to play in an 80s cover band. Our drummer was a mate of one of the members of TISM (Sean Kelly, same name as the Models guy, but a different person). He got us a gig once.

    He wasn't the Ron Hitler-Barassi member of TISM ...

    You realise you are on Demonland, right Bingers? And yes, you just said that out loud. 

    FWIW, I believe you’re NEVER too old for festivals. I still go to festivals and concerts, and because I’m generally with friends half my age, I always end up in the mosh pit. Good times. 

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  13. 10 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

    Yep spot on. Good correction.

    Adelaide weren’t really that awful in the 2017 GF, comparative to Sydney the other day, but were hot favs to beat Richmond and accordingly haven’t recovered since.

    And while executing the menacing power stance, little did they know that losing the grand final wasn’t the worst thing that was about to befall them. 

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