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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:53 pm 
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I'd say you were on your own there.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 am 
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Drew Morphett has passed away. RIP.

https://twitter.com/theheraldsun/status ... 4632170496


https://twitter.com/damiantardio/status ... 7566989312

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:10 am 
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That is very sad news.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 am 
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Very sad. Poor bugger, obviously taken by something nasty

Go you good things

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:04 pm 
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Apparently passed away on the couch watching the footy last night.

Terribly sad news. He was a brilliant play by play caller.

I loved his cricket commentary on ABC radio as well. Felt as though I was listening to an old friend.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Brently8 wrote:
Apparently passed away on the couch watching the footy last night.

Terribly sad news. He was a brilliant play by play caller.

I loved his cricket commentary on ABC radio as well. Felt as though I was listening to an old friend.


Unlike some of todays hacks who make it all about themselves.

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With Adelaide & Richmond advancing to the Grand Final, Carlton & North Melbourne are tied for longest active Grand Final drought (18 years).

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:53 pm 
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And we would have longest prelim final drought of 17 years. Last being in 2000.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:48 pm 
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We just need to stick to the plan and ignore outside noise


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Effes wrote:
Max Laughton‏Verified account @maxlaughton

With Adelaide & Richmond advancing to the Grand Final, Carlton & North Melbourne are tied for longest active Grand Final drought (18 years).
.... And that GWS V Gold Coast grand final was a ripper too
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Effes wrote:
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With Adelaide & Richmond advancing to the Grand Final, Carlton & North Melbourne are tied for longest active Grand Final drought (18 years).


From my experiences in GF losses, would take a prelim final loss not anyday over a GF loss

For all the hype of this week, one of those teams (and their supporters) will be shattered and miserable for months, wanting to erase the day from their memory while the rest of us get excited over the draft period

Of course, right now, we just want the opportunity to get into the 8 and right now, I think we're a smoky for it in 2018

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Adam Chatfield wrote:
We just need to stick to the plan and ignore outside noise


Have a gut feeling the plan will take significant shape within the next couple of months

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Well I know Kouta had a great last quarter in 99 ... but if you really want to see him at his best watch the 1996 Round 5 Carlton V Westcoast game.

He was unbelievable ... better than 99. Once again he dominated in the final quarter.

Heres a link to a crappy quality of that game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngWUqAnvARk

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 pm 
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I think the difference is that Kouta in 99/00 was feared. He was like Jonah Lomu - larger than life. Playing a different game from the mortals.

In 99 he was what we call in writing the “paragon”. Fully formed, almost mystical. He had no growth left in his story.

In the game you’ve posted he was only a Mary Sue: able to turn his hand to any task and succeed. But still not godlike. Still not infallible.

I remember going to games in 2000 (my first game was the 99 prelim) and we were like: “Yeah, whatever Richmond/North/Melbourne, but wait until Kouta gets the ball.” Then all will be well. He was larger than life in late 99/00. Thanks goodness for Ratten and Allen and Campo and Macca but we were just waiting for Kouta to fix it.

He was a god back then. More so than Judd, which is seriously saying something.

My love for Kouta (ok, and tc) kept me keen through a number of years of shitness. Man I was so pumped when I saw him at colonial in that knee strap, running at walking pace (and I’m pretty sure kicking a goal). I think we got beat in that game but shit I cheered for him.

My ramble comes from the heart of a supporter who was initially forced to follow the blues through my gf as a kiwi, and found love through the heroics of that man at the turn of the century.

Then again, I wasn’t in the country during the mid 90s so maybe he was better then. #awkward.

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BigBlueWave wrote:
Well I know Kouta had a great last quarter in 99 ... but if you really want to see him at his best watch the 1996 Round 5 Carlton V Westcoast game.

He was unbelievable ... better than 99. Once again he dominated in the final quarter.

Heres a link to a crappy quality of that game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngWUqAnvARk


That’s the best quarter of football I’ve ever seen from a player.

I remember laughing through most of it because it was so ridiculous.

I think he had 18 disposals in that last quarter and was kicking it 60 metres and roving the packs when the ball spilled free from his kick.

No Kernahan or Brown that day.

Blues by a point in a game where the biggest margin throughout the day was bugger all.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:47 pm 
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HTP wrote:
I think the difference is that Kouta in 99/00 was feared. He was like Jonah Lomu - larger than life. Playing a different game from the mortals.

In 99 he was what we call in writing the “paragon”. Fully formed, almost mystical. He had no growth left in his story.

In the game you’ve posted he was only a Mary Sue: able to turn his hand to any task and succeed. But still not godlike. Still not infallible.

I remember going to games in 2000 (my first game was the 99 prelim) and we were like: “Yeah, whatever Richmond/North/Melbourne, but wait until Kouta gets the ball.” Then all will be well. He was larger than life in late 99/00. Thanks goodness for Ratten and Allen and Campo and Macca but we were just waiting for Kouta to fix it.

He was a god back then. More so than Judd, which is seriously saying something.

My love for Kouta (ok, and tc) kept me keen through a number of years of shitness. Man I was so pumped when I saw him at colonial in that knee strap, running at walking pace (and I’m pretty sure kicking a goal). I think we got beat in that game but shit I cheered for him.

My ramble comes from the heart of a supporter who was initially forced to follow the blues through my gf as a kiwi, and found love through the heroics of that man at the turn of the century.

Then again, I wasn’t in the country during the mid 90s so maybe he was better then. #awkward.


Great post :thumbsup:

I reckon he made a name for himself n the 1995 Grand Final with those standard one handed pick ups.
No one had seen anything like it before.

Paragon. Great description.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 pm 
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GWS wrote:
BigBlueWave wrote:
Well I know Kouta had a great last quarter in 99 ... but if you really want to see him at his best watch the 1996 Round 5 Carlton V Westcoast game.

He was unbelievable ... better than 99. Once again he dominated in the final quarter.

Heres a link to a crappy quality of that game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngWUqAnvARk


That’s the best quarter of football I’ve ever seen from a player.

I remember laughing through most of it because it was so ridiculous.

I think he had 18 disposals in that last quarter and was kicking it 60 metres and roving the packs when the ball spilled free from his kick.

No Kernahan or Brown that day.

Blues by a point in a game where the biggest margin throughout the day was bugger all.


Agree. Great game.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Also.....

nothing sounded better than that charnt...!

KOUTA KOUTA KOUTA...echoing around
the ground...spine tingling...!


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Cousins and Mainwaring were good that day as well. It's almost as though they were on the juice.

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