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Deeman

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  1. I saw the thread title and thought Redleg had a major problem with the umpires. In fact, I reckon he should be banned for a week for posting such a thing. Respect all umpires please!!!!
  2. Breaking news: The Brisbane Bullets have just signed the tallest player in NBL history – 226cm Chinese international centre Chuanxing Liu. Because of his size, he also looms as a potential future champion AFL ruckman and is widely expected to enter October’s power rankings at number 5.
  3. As long as Maxy delivers the goods on grand final day, I’ll be happy.
  4. Is there any chance of lightning striking at the Gabba this evening?
  5. Collingwood fans calling for Harvey to be sacked.
  6. I’ve been pouring over the weather reports in five different states to determine which of this weekend’s games is likely to be affected by adverse weather. Saturday night’s game at the Gabba is the most likely and my assessment is that Collingwood will take the money against Brisbane after an adjournment of half an hour due to tropical rainfall accompanied by hurricane force winds and a thunderstorm.
  7. Geez, I'm stoked. Just landed at Coolangatta Airport and some nice bloke sold me his 5 tickets to today's game for my entire family and even gave me a 10% discount.
  8. “This is a historic and proud day for the Collingwood Football Club.”
  9. It’s been rumoured that after Melbourne had a long, hard look at Declase over the preseason, its recruiting people wanted to make sure that he had the strength and fitness base to make it at AFL level. So he went back to Werribee, worked hard and ... as a result, at the Midseason Draft, the Demons selected Fitter and Turner!
  10. Meanwhile, what about the fans who travelled from the other side of Melbourne to see the game that never took place?
  11. Buddy should have been charged for staging.
  12. After this, Eddie must resign immediately!!!
  13. True but in the meantime, let’s not fall for the notion that beating the Tigers is a significant achievement. The real indicator of a team’s strength is how they go against North Melbourne. The Dogs set the benchmark against them at Marvel Stadium in Round 3 and I doubt that we can come close to emulating that performance.
  14. I thought the message from the Doggies when they didn’t pick him at last year’s draft was that he could Raak off.
  15. Time for us to prove that there’s no place for orange men in our nation’s capital.
  16. Clarko to Rutten - remember us?
  17. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Demonland 'The Worm Ouroboros' location "Many-mountained Demonland" Emblem of Demonland Created by Eric Rücker Eddison Genre High fantasy Information Type Monarchy Ethnic group(s) Demons Notable locations Galing (capital), Drepaby, Owlswick, Krothering Notable characters Lord Juss, Goldry Bluszco, Lord Spitfire, Brandoch Daha, Lady Mevrian Demonland is a large island in Eric Rücker Eddison's fantasy world, described in The Worm Ouroboros. The people who live in Demonland are referred to as demons, though they appear as humans with small horns adorned on their heads. Detail Demonland is the setting for much of the action in the story. Although it has a complicated geography, it was never fully defined by the author. Demonland is one of several important realms in the book. The others are Witchland, Impland, Goblinland, the Foliot Isles, and Pixyland. This is how Demonland was described by Lord Juss when he saw it in Chapter 8: Westward, facing the thunder-smoke of dawn, the fine far ridge of Kartadza was like cut crystal against the sky: the first island sentinel of many-mountained Demonland, his topmost cliffs dawn-illumined with pale gold and amethyst while yet the lesser heights lay obscure, lapped in the folds of night. And with the opening day the mists swathing the mountain's skirts were lifted up in billowy masses that grew and shrank and grew again, made restless by the wayward winds which morning waked in the hollow mountain side, and torn by them into wisps and streamers. Some were blown upward, steaming up the great gullies in the rocks below the peak, while now and then a puff of cloud swam free for a minute, floated a minute's space as ready to sail skyward, then indolently stooped again to the mountain wall to veil it in an unsubstantial fleece of golden vapour. (page 126) In fiction, Demonland is somewhat comparable to Rohan of Middle-earth or Cimmeria in Conan's world. As a real place, Demonland is similar to Norway during the Viking Age, both in geography and in its economy. Eddison describes a rugged land where people follow a pastoral economy inland, while near the ocean there are many ships and fishermen. No major cities are named but many castles are described; each lord of Demonland seems to rule over a territory centered around a castle. Major castles are: Galing Castle, home to Lord Juss Owlswick Castle, home to Lord Spitfire Krothering Castle, home to Brandoch Daha and his sister the Lady Mevrian Drepaby Castle, home of Goldry Bluszco Many other places are named such as Switchwater Way, Glaumry Pike, Rammerick Mere and hundreds more. However, Eddison, unlike his better known contemporary Tolkien, never mapped his world. Government of Demonland As Paul Edmund Thomas explains in his introduction to the 1991 edition of the book, Demonland has no clear government. Lord Juss is not a king, and what orders are given are issued after a council meeting. Lord Spitfire says early on "Are not the Demons a free people?" Despite this, the ordinary farmers and fisherfolk of Demonland are content to follow their leaders into battle without much question or complaint. The main leaders of Demonland are the three brothers, Lord Juss, Goldry Bluszco, and Lord Spitfire; as well as one other great lord: Brandoch Daha. Lesser leaders of Demonland are: Lord Volle of Kartadza Lord Vizz of Darklairstead Lord Zigg of Many Bushes Other notable people from Demonland are: Astar, Tharmrod, Styrkmir, Quazz, and Melchar (see page 354) Several battles are fought in Demonland during the book: Battle of Grunda - Corsus of Witchland defeats Lord Vizz of Demonland Battle of Crossby Outsikes - Corsus defeats and kills Lord Vizz Battle at the Rapes of Brima - Lord Spitfire defeats Corsus Battle of Thremnir's Heugh - Lord Corinius of Witchland defeats Lord Spitfire Battle of Krothering Side - Lord Juss and Brandoch Daha defeat Corinius and the entire Witchland army is driven from Demonland In addition one other battle is mentioned taking place before the book begins: Sea battle at the Races of Kartadza - The fleet of Demonland destroys the fleet of the Ghouls (page 126) Demonland is also the home to the last of the wild hippogriffs, and a second hippogriff egg is found in the waters of Dule Tarn by Brandoch Daha. This allows Lord Juss to rescue his brother Goldry from the enchanted prison of Zora Rach.
  18. "What time does the Rooty Hill RSL open today?" "Any tips for Race 3 at Rosehill Gardens? "Could I bot a cigarette, please" ...
  19. I’m outraged and not just on behalf of women who are excluded from this particular venue, but what about the other 55 genders? Enough is enough!
  20. Proving once again that one swallow does not a sparrow make.
  21. Time to reprise that old hit song ...
  22. Wondering if we’re going to get any training reports from this track watcher?
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