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bush demon

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  1. 44 minutes ago, old dee said:

    How does the hit to the head of Gawn not become a free kick? There are four umpires out there and they still get it wrong.

    That was clearly a football action. Explain that to anyone from another country.

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  2. 6 minutes ago, Chook said:

    For those following the Dermie "cats wasted their chances" halftime narrative, he's chosen to stick with that in the postgame too. Absolutely no idea.

    Dermis cut short one of the commentators who said Geelong had an off night. Dermis said Melbourne forced them to have an off night.

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  3. 4 minutes ago, bush demon said:

    Read (and have copies) of a couple of Ivan Southall books in Grade 6: To The Wild Skies", and Hill's End. Would love to get hold of a copy of this.

    This medallion from a friend's 1964 Demon scrapbook.

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  4. 20 hours ago, Checker Mate said:

    I was dragged into an antiques / brick-a-brac store in country Victoria (Maryborough) by my partner today. I wouldn't say that I was kicking and screaming, but I think it's fair to say that she was more keen than my good self.
    Anyway, whilst browsing I discovered this book - which I was not only not aware of, but it appears to be a first edition (1958). Needless to say, I wasted no time purchasing it, and can't wait to settle in for a good read.
    What it did do, though, is got me wondering if any fellow Demonlanders have made any unexpected discoveries of little gems whilst on their travels.
    I'd be interested to know of the treasure trove that we have out there.

    Bluey Book.jpg

    Read (and have copies) of a couple of Ivan Southall books in Grade 6: To The Wild Skies", and Hill's End. Would love to get hold of a copy of this.

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  5. 14 hours ago, monoccular said:

    Of course it is a dog act - but tolerated by the hypocritical afl and the incompetent MRO.

    Clarrie cops these most weeks.

    ANY strike should start at one week( if they are in any way serious about stamping out unnecessary and unsightly violence which clearly they re not) - yes, even for Collingwood and Carlton players in finals.

    But of course even if Christian did look at it (though wasn't instructed to do so by Ch 7) he would grade low impact, in play (because it was at the ground) and maybe even accidental.

    It's a tricky area, where players can dive after getting a love tap from someone giving them a "close tag". And we don't want players diving willy nilly. Having said that, 6 weeks would be fair.

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  6. Just filling in time here watching a whole lot of Victorians running round in Canberra

      1. There are some grounds for calling last night's south The Checker-Yze Cup, on account of the way Richmond were able to shut us down for half the game. Yze went from Melbourne to Richmond, Frank went from Richmond to Melbourne.

    2. Checker-Hughes was that smoker sitting next to Our Norm when the '64 siren went. So much for Barassi's excuse that he was worried about Smith looking over his shoulder If Barassi had stayed in red and blue colours. If it was good enough for Checker to blow smoke in Norm's face what was Ron's problem having his old mentor fiddling around with the whiteboard?

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  7. On 22/12/2023 at 13:28, Demonsone said:

    Afl announce a 70mill train base for the TAS team! 
     

    Makes the blood boil how our club gets treated 

    Imagine a Tassie v Gold Coast grand final at Gosch's Paddock. Parking would be bedlam.

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  8. 11 minutes ago, binman said:

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I worry i don't talk enough, so throw in lots of umms to get my word count up.

    For the same reason i often repeat words, like brilliant, curious and incredible. 

    A heads up. If I'm honest I'm unlikely to fix my speech patterns or affectations by next week. In fact I'm unlikely to fix them full stop. 

    By the by, in the spirit of mutual constructive criticism, you don’t capitalise the word um. 

    And, for future reference, binman is not capitalised either. 

    Cheers

    And a big thanks Binman for putting out the rubbish.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Ben said:

    Contributing to a podcast isn’t public speaking. I like the conversational and relaxed style of the Demonland podcast.

    Ummmm, yeah, naaaah.

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  10. I liked Essendon when they had their breakthrough flags in 1984/5 but must say have disliked them since their sniping tactics in the 1990 and especially 2000 grand finals. I still don't like them for this reason, plus the later d**g/p******s  scandal, but must say the whole thing feels tragic now, esp. for many of their supporters. Don't forget the Dees spent generations in this wilderness, and it ain't pretty. They are my feelings after reading through some of these Bomber blitz comments.

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  11. 8 minutes ago, Wrecker46 said:

    There was no malice from Chol in either of them. The May one happened right in front of me and i watched the Geelong game.

    May was flying back courageously at an angle at a furious pace.

    Happened in an actual footballing act not like that [censored] from Collingwood

    Whether malice was used is immaterial,  he nearly took out JVR'S brain in a ruck contest. At least the umpire saw that. 

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  12. I was a bit concerned about Chol's knee after it got smashed by May's ribcage and Van Rooyen's head in the same game. Have seen no media or AGL  reports as to whether he has pulled up ok.

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  13. 9 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

    Crows for me. 

    “Kick A Vic”

    Never forget. 

    Eagles supporters are a very close second. Can’t stand watching games over at The Boo Factory (unless of course it’s a Grand Final with no Eagles present). 

    The very strong South Australian comp was decimated by the inception of the AFL, l am happy to see their teams do well. 

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