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momentai

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I don’t think the issue is which club is going to miss which players most.
It is rather that if we are going in intending to apply our trade mark pressure that we needed to select the players who have the craft to get to the ball first.
We can’t win if we simply rely on tackle count, an area where we have not been so good anyway.
Absent Dusty, Bolton and Sheds are our only Mids who can be expected to take a good share of mid field clearances. But, and for good reason, both have been selected as forwards.

Love the fact that Dimma is so committed to his players but Aarts and Caddy were passed over last year, and Houli is beginning to look like his time is near.
This was a great opportunity to try something new.
Graham and Ross as our opening Mids don’t inspire.
Just hope 2nd string Mids Baker and Castagna can provide something.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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“I am a huge advocate not just for gender equality issues but all equity issues and inclusion of all people. I said to Gillon McLachlan that I will be using this platform to promote those equity issues every single chance I get because it is so important to do more. We have got to be better. It is as much about being a female president as it is being president of the mighty Melbourne Dees."

- new Melbourne president Kate Roffey
From today's HS: "Interesting alleged directive from an AFL club said to have banned its players from appearing on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Show. The reason given? The total lack of female commentators on the show. Not everyone is happy."
 
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T-Shirt Tommy

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From today's HS: "Interesting alleged directive from an AFL club said to have banned its players from appearing on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Show. The reason given? The total lack of female commentators on the show. Not everyone is happy."
And so it begins. Next it will be that there's only one female on the panel. Then there should be half female representation.
 

TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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From today's HS: "Interesting alleged directive from an AFL club said to have banned its players from appearing on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Show. The reason given? The total lack of female commentators on the show. Not everyone is happy."
Can't possibly do any harm getting some WAGS or something on the show. Haven't watched it for years as it's nothing but the same boring old boofheads pissing in one another's pockets with the same stale old boring *smile*. Just another tired old program that either needs to get a major overhaul n refresh or be pensioned off to the retirement village.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Can't possibly do any harm getting some WAGS or something on the show. Haven't watched it for years as it's nothing but the same boring old boofheads pissing in one another's pockets with the same stale old boring *smile*. Just another tired old program that either needs to get a major overhaul n refresh or be pensioned off to the retirement village.
There’s a bit of World of Sport about it. It plays a bit too heavily on personalities and could be better but I don’t think parachuting token women into it is the answer. The format is fine but they should be able to do better than Jones/Kornes/Barrett.
 
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TigerMasochist

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There’s a bit of World of Sport about it. It plays a bit too heavily on personalities and could be better but I don’t think parachuting token women into it is the answer. The format is fine but they should be able to do better than Jones/Kornes/Barrett.
Reckon you're being way to kind n gracious all around there L2R2R.
 

jokershoppe

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Eagles are proving to be at this stage one of historys worst and best home and away sides ,their record away is as bad as it is good at home.
Home 4W-0L. %153

Away 0W-3L. %63

That makes them top 2 at home and bottom 2 away.
 
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DavidSSS

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The Footy Show was outdated neanderthal crap when it started, let alone decades later. I presume the Sunday version is similar.

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Coburgtiger

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From today's HS: "Interesting alleged directive from an AFL club said to have banned its players from appearing on Channel 9’s The Sunday Footy Show. The reason given? The total lack of female commentators on the show. Not everyone is happy."

It should be binned for the total lack of vaguely intelligible commentators, female or otherwise.

Half the show is that snake Jones making nasty in joke insults about the other panellists.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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It should be binned for the total lack of vaguely intelligible commentators, female or otherwise.

Half the show is that snake Jones making nasty in joke insults about the other panellists.
Only watch it occasionally and did so this morning to scratch an itch. Yeah they spend too much time having fun among themselves, but that seems to be the in thing. Fox's Bounce program at the end of the round is very hard going. Maybe people actually want the fluff and buffoonery instead of content?
 

Smoking Aces

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As crazy as it sounds Melbourne being 7-0 is great for us but horrible them. Reminds me of our 2018. And now with Tomlinson going down, this season could end in tears for Melbourne.
 
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jokershoppe

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I see when Bruce close lined Grimsby,that he actually concussed him,should of been reported.
 
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jokershoppe

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Also miers was subed out but does not appear in their injury report 40 odd hours after the game,I call bullshit here.
 
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Dyer'ere

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Geelong this week. Interesting times for them.

For some reason selection is different down there. Like they have some football strategy in mind. Like there are new forces and intelligences at work down at Sleepy Hellhole.

Even at 33 Shaun Higgins is brisk. Isaac Smith is football quick. And Jeremy Cameron is a thousand diffferent types of drop punt but he is very quick.

Bews may be hopeless by nature but experience is improving him. And he is very smart over the lawn. Henry has been largely useless in his development phases but he is a brilliant athlete, oh, and very quick. Playing a more important role now. And playing better.

Clark has been dicked around but he is in now and playing... wing/back? Not forward pocket now. Close is doing that.

See this new run? Especially off half back. Geelong is restructuring. Like a football team. Who knew?

Scott is subverted. New thinking. I like it.

Finally addressing the lack of run in the side. When it's too late.

Scott will go.
 
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TrialByVideo

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Foxfooty reports. ......

North Melbourne’s percentage of 49.2 is the worst after seven rounds since 1955’s edition of St Kilda; it narrowly beat out 2010’s Richmond (49.5) for the dishonour. But on the plus side, they’ve got the support of pretty much every footy fan in the country this week, because if they beat Collingwood it would mean utter chaos.

Easy to see why those who were in the team back then....... never wanna relive that era!
C'mon North, do the competition a favour and give us a laugh;)
 
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tigertim

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Didn’t know where to put this.

Josh Fraser, Northern Bullants coach, talking about Jamara Ugle-Hagan:

”We put Benny Silvagni on him on the weekend, which shows the high level of respect for him already.”

:rotfl2
 
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