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pitmaster last won the day on June 21 2021

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  1. Fitting that she sealed it so clinically.
  2. Rode past Glenferrie on the train a few weeks back which was an opportunity to be reminded of what a rubbish venue it was and remains. Suitable for high school footy and not much else.
  3. And now they have Dave Misson so they really are on our track. Good luck to them as long as they don't come up against us finals time.
  4. Yeah, it's not like it would be from that Nigerian prince who has been hassling me to pay for his palace renovations.
  5. It's a curious one. An email address is just that and easily changed. it reveals next to nothing. A postal address reveals where you live, unless you have a post office box, and is potentially more sensitive than a location in the ether.
  6. OTOH the cost could be avoided if he was provided with the details in order to put his case...
  7. It was Hunter who got them started in the GF second quarter with two goal assists.
  8. Cannot help but feel some sympathy for Jaegar O'Meara. Once he was flavour of the month, missed two seasons with injury but was still sought after. Too bad his second club was the amazingly ruthless Family Club where the only welcome relatives are the young cousins. Older uncles - like Jaegar - are turfed once they hit 30. O'Meara is a talent and his reward has been to play in one (losing) final in a career of 140-odd games. I was snakey when he went to Hawthorn who at the time had the depth to take a gamble on his rehab. It was a risk we could not afford, but it's all one way with the Hawks in the Clarkson-Mitchell era. So now he is looking at a third club. At least he might see finals again if he lands with Freo. The bigger issue is what it means for the club. This strategy worked out for Clarkson a long time ago but it makes me wonder what it does to internal culture and fan loyalty to have so many respected players discarded seemingly without a moments regret.
  9. Who were the players you would have thought during pre-season that we would have seen more of in 2022...Bedford? Chandler? Laurie? JVR? Turner? the Smiths? And what does your answer say about the potential for improvement in 2023?
  10. Remember when speculation about sponsors occupied multiple pages and threads here, as often we didn't have any? Remember the forlorn, forgotten club hanging out for a lifesaver until a supporter drummed up a certain Russian tech group? Remember Jimmy courting a potential, and not to be named or patronised, sponsor only to have it snatched away at the death? Be grateful those times are past. This I can live with.
  11. Clayton. The bigger question is - will he feel the need to apologise for a "sh$t speech" again, or has he been working on his presentation?
  12. I don't think the issue was that we didn't recruit from other clubs. For mine I'd have liked more senior game time into the young developing players like Chandler, Bowey, Laurie and Turner. It is true of every coach. They have players they trust and those they trust they give extra opportunities to find form and these kids (mostly) haven't been give the opportunity. Petty to move forward and Turner to be the developing third defender with Bowey distributing the ball off half back appeals to me. Obviously JVR is going to come in to senior calculations although like others mentioned it's overdue. Hopefully he stars and we all have to eat our words as the footy department is vindicated by his readiness to compete at the highest level. I'm less keen about Grundy he is not our need but the brains trust knows plenty I don't. Baker has been mentioned here but he has not shown enough to be part of the discussion IMO. It was encouraging to hear Goody talk about changing the game plan. In hindsight we do seem to have been overtaken by several clubs.
  13. This is so mistaken. We routinely did what Geelong did in the first quarter - won contested footy, won clearances, and won inside 50s, but we could not turn it into the sort of domination the Cats had with Hawkins, Stengle, Cameron, Smith all threatening to score. And they did it with Hawkins only 50% effective. Forwards matter and so does efficiency and that's where we have to make up ground.
  14. Very dignified speech from Dane Rampe. Tough job very well done.
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