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  1. Poor thing. Hope his team wins tonight.
  2. Never thought I would see MFCSS on ESPN. No attribution though…
  3. Legendary thread. Footy in the late 80s hey… wow, some of you remember that better in your head movies - that’s rough viewing. That WCE Elimination Final in 88 is nuts.
  4. Or Goodwin just trusts Yze, Chaplin and Stafford to make adjustments. Lyon’s ego wouldn’t have that I am sure.
  5. Yes, and Adam is versatile too. He can play on any line in the AFL. He can find a role in this team. He should trim down a bit to save his knees and take Hibberd’s spot. Or he can compete on the wing or lead up forward. Petty needs to cement himself back and as an AFL player. If he can take the pressure off May, it extends his life as a footy player and keeps that window open a little bit longer.
  6. It’s intimated in that pod that positivelingers started out as a few of the boys taking the [censored] so I can see him not liking it. O love footy clubs that can house a bloke like Ed and let him thrive. He is a different cat and he is thoughtful and even said that he doesn’t play footy to win flags but ‘now that we’re here, I’m excited’ I think you need blokes like this in clubs to keep everyone from going insane but the Pat would have seen this drummed out of him or him drummed out of footy.
  7. Lyon predicted that Geelong would 'get it done' two weeks ago. And Fatso McCreary is the biggest contrarian in the media. Caro wants us to win and Lloyd is a talking wooden plank. So that leaves us nowhere - that's Classified for you...
  8. Win or lose I know we are going to 'play like Demons' on the last Saturday in September. Back where we belong. Checker Hughes would be smiling.
  9. At this point you just play and deal with the uptick in cases as the day that WA moved away from elimination strategy for the price of a GF. Going to have to do it at some point, vaccines available, plenty of time to prepare. Forward we March to a grand old flag.
  10. Felt it up here in Canberra. Hearing reports it just opened up the gates of hell. Fitting it was under Mt Buller. The demons and fallen angels are arriving for the big game at the G. Someone else can tell them...
  11. Good to see Billy Stretch is over there. And homicidal?
  12. Sliding doors moment. The alternate reality with Wines perhaps doesn’t have Oliver… How’s that for a nightmare ‘What If???’
  13. Remember it as the Melbourne footy club who made that decision… It was the darkest nadir that led us to rock bottom and eventually out and up to where we are now.
  14. Riewoldt is great after footy. Honest, funny and cogent. Brown is the first two but tends to eat and chew on any word with more than two syllables.
  15. Jones played in over 200 losses. The juxtaposition is there, CB. People are going to bring it up - we were a [censored] basket case.
  16. Not sure about that. Brown, Fritsch, TMac and Kozzie will share the bags around. The price of playing in a multi dimensional forward line.
  17. I thought we could kick off GF week with a happy story that all can get behind and embrace. Sing songs together over a wonderful happening that we will get to enjoy soon... The demise of Geelong. For a few years at least... We have seen our rise built on the backs of top 40 ND picks that we have nailed, and avoided trading out where we could. Geelong on the other hand... Top 40 ND picks 2012 ND16 Thurlow 2013 ND16 Lang ND36 Jansen 2014 ND10 Cockatoo Trade ND21 Stanley 2015 Trade ND9 & ND28 Dangerfield Trade ND17* Henderson 2016 Trade ND15* Touhy ND26 Parfitt ND40 Stewart 2017 Trade ND19 & ND30* Ablett ND22 Fogarty ND24 Kelly ND36 Constable 2018 ND15 Clark 2019 ND16 Stephens ND19 De Konig Trade ND37 Jenkins 2020 Trade ND12 & ND15 & ND18 Cameron ND20 Holmes ND33 Neale *Future Pick Mature Age Trade Failed Pick/Player not at club Successful Pick The 4 kids inside the top 40 in the last two drafts have played 13 games, of which Holmes has played 12 - a perfectly fine defensive HBF (another way of saying he doesn't have any tricks). They lucked out with Stewart in 2016 and that is it, there have been a few role players like Miers, Henry, and Smith that they acquired later in the draft process or UFA. They potentially got a new start with Kelly going to WCE, but turned that 3 picks in the top 20 windfall into a lead up 'flanker' forward that needs a bigger bodied FF beside him to function. Their list is aging and has very little below to replace those that are to move on soon. They have epitomised the idea of constantly topping up and relying on your stars to win you big games - but when those stars retire... List? Meet Cliff.
  18. So much recent tragedy. I hadn't thought about it until it was pointed out recently. I know the team has been poor, the finances strained, the reputation in tatters - but we have always been a strong club cared for by well meaning people. Failure is also a great galvaniser...
  19. Gamble. I’d go hunt or hibberd and then shuffle
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