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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Blue Vain wrote:
Sydney Blue wrote:
Tough start
Tiges Port away then Sydney
Lose to Suns rd 4 away and the jungle drums will be beating



We'll win against the Tigers so it won't be an issue.


Unlike you to make bold statements...having said that, I agree with you.

Dow = improvement
Murphy = fit and released from captaincy burden
O'Brien = improvement
SPS = ready to explode
Kennedy = fit
Kruezer = fit
Harry = ready to make significant progress
DeKoning = improvement
Jones = fit
Docherty = fit
Lang = fit
Schumacher = gets a taste for it (unproven)
Plowman = fit
Marchbank = fit
Weitering = fit and more confident
Fisher = sky's the limit
Macreadie = fit and pushing for selection
Cunningham = fit and ready to take next step
Polson = got a taste for it. Might be a surpise packet
Williamson = my favourite from last year. hopefully fit and ready
Curnow = Ready to explode
Pickett = fit and smacked around the head and told to change his attitude
McGovern = say no more
Fasolo = who knows
Setterfield = if fit, could be the steal of the trade
Walsh = gun in the making


Why can't we beat the Tiges and have a season nobody predicted?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Blue Vain wrote:
We get what we deserve. We had a poor year and it reflects in our draw.
I sympathise with Kezza but I'll definitely be keeping my reserved seats. It's going to be enjoyable watching the resurgence and yes, I'm definitely expecting a resurgence. To see Fisher, Dow, O'Brien, DeKoning, Charlie and co with a pre season under their belts is going to be good value for the members IMHO.

I will be keeping my reserved seats too. I only have them for home games. I had the away option but only general admission. When I say had, I rang the club today and cancelled the away part and now only have just a home membership. It is not worth it financially to have a home and away membership when the AFL continues to give us such a crappy draw. My hubby is a Collingwood and they get 17 games in Melbourne every year.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:59 pm 
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Donstuie wrote:
I agree with Niall's assessment that it's a fixture more likely to see improvement in our team.

In terms of building our supporter and member base, it's @#$%&! diabolical.


Win games. It's that simple
The exposure will come during the week, at press conferences, fluff parasitic, sychophantic stories if we start winning, appearances on footy shows etc

And then...when the Blue Brigade reaches a critical mass, those greedy corrupted flowers at the AFL will start giving us more primetime games cause it suits their commercial interests

Win games. Win games Win games

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:27 pm 
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99prelim wrote:
Blue Vain wrote:
Sydney Blue wrote:
Tough start
Tiges Port away then Sydney
Lose to Suns rd 4 away and the jungle drums will be beating



We'll win against the Tigers so it won't be an issue.


Unlike you to make bold statements...having said that, I agree with you.

Dow = improvement
Murphy = fit and released from captaincy burden
O'Brien = improvement
SPS = ready to explode
Kennedy = fit
Kruezer = fit
Harry = ready to make significant progress
DeKoning = improvement
Jones = fit
Docherty = fit
Lang = fit
Schumacher = gets a taste for it (unproven)
Plowman = fit
Marchbank = fit
Weitering = fit and more confident
Fisher = sky's the limit
Macreadie = fit and pushing for selection
Cunningham = fit and ready to take next step
Polson = got a taste for it. Might be a surpise packet
Williamson = my favourite from last year. hopefully fit and ready
Curnow = Ready to explode
Pickett = fit and smacked around the head and told to change his attitude
McGovern = say no more
Fasolo = who knows
Setterfield = if fit, could be the steal of the trade
Walsh = gun in the making


Why can't we beat the Tiges and have a season nobody predicted?


Did you miss Cripps or is he there and I’ve missed his name?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm 
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baz_baz wrote:
99prelim wrote:
Blue Vain wrote:
Sydney Blue wrote:
Tough start
Tiges Port away then Sydney
Lose to Suns rd 4 away and the jungle drums will be beating



We'll win against the Tigers so it won't be an issue.


Unlike you to make bold statements...having said that, I agree with you.

Dow = improvement
Murphy = fit and released from captaincy burden
O'Brien = improvement
SPS = ready to explode
Kennedy = fit
Kruezer = fit
Harry = ready to make significant progress
DeKoning = improvement
Jones = fit
Docherty = fit
Lang = fit
Schumacher = gets a taste for it (unproven)
Plowman = fit
Marchbank = fit
Weitering = fit and more confident
Fisher = sky's the limit
Macreadie = fit and pushing for selection
Cunningham = fit and ready to take next step
Polson = got a taste for it. Might be a surpise packet
Williamson = my favourite from last year. hopefully fit and ready
Curnow = Ready to explode
Pickett = fit and smacked around the head and told to change his attitude
McGovern = say no more
Fasolo = who knows
Setterfield = if fit, could be the steal of the trade
Walsh = gun in the making


Why can't we beat the Tiges and have a season nobody predicted?


Did you miss Cripps or is he there and I’ve missed his name?


No, I just chose those who had either interrupted seasons or those kids who will improve (not saying Cripps won't but he played the whole year)
Also didnt include Simmo, ECurnow, Thomas, Lobbe
Others Ive held back on include JSOS, Kerr and Garlett

Bottom line is there is nothing but scope for significant improvement in performances next year. Bring it on!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:13 pm 
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Way too much whining in here.

Win games and that will get the masses coming to games and build the supporter base.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:42 pm 
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I am getting a bit sick of Cain Liddle's constant sucking up to the AFL when they continue to shaft us.

Not saying he should go all Eddie on them but even silence would be better than the continual arse-kissing.

"Oh thank you AFL for giving us the priority access to useless state league players (some of them only, not all), we are so grateful and now it is incumbent on us to make it work"

"Awww AFL - love you for giving us the best draw possible in the "traditional" time slots (from 25+ years ago). So grateful. Thank you so much!"


Just harden up a bit. Can't imagine anyone from Hawthorn or Collingwood or Essendon* saying this after our treatment.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Nick wrote:
I am getting a bit sick of Cain Liddle's constant sucking up to the AFL when they continue to shaft us.

Not saying he should go all Eddie on them but even silence would be better than the continual arse-kissing.

"Oh thank you AFL for giving us the priority access to useless state league players (some of them only, not all), we are so grateful and now it is incumbent on us to make it work"

"Awww AFL - love you for giving us the best draw possible in the "traditional" time slots (from 25+ years ago). So grateful. Thank you so much!"


Just harden up a bit. Can't imagine anyone from Hawthorn or Collingwood or Essendon** saying this after our treatment.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:37 am 
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No problem with Liddle or the AFL re the family friendly draw or the free handout that helped get McG and Setterfield.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:22 am 
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Nick wrote:
I am getting a bit sick of Cain Liddle's constant sucking up to the AFL when they continue to shaft us.

Not saying he should go all Eddie on them but even silence would be better than the continual arse-kissing.

"Oh thank you AFL for giving us the priority access to useless state league players (some of them only, not all), we are so grateful and now it is incumbent on us to make it work"

"Awww AFL - love you for giving us the best draw possible in the "traditional" time slots (from 25+ years ago). So grateful. Thank you so much!"


Just harden up a bit. Can't imagine anyone from Hawthorn or Collingwood or Essendon** saying this after our treatment.


Agree. I was dizzy from all that spin.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:45 am 
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What choice do we have?

Does anyone seriously think there would be any sympathy from the AFL or da meedya if we threw our toys out of the cot? We’d be laughed at and hammered further.

I don’t like it any more than the rest of you but the fact is we are not a Hawthorn or Collingwood, where a bad word from the President can make the AFL shit themselves.

I’ve got absolutely no doubt the AFL would happily see us gone if we put a foot wrong, so it’s up to us to make ourselves impossible to ignore,on the field.

After that, we can stomp our feet all we like.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:20 am 
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Lemons/lemonade....
Get on with what we have to do...
Play good footy and get the punters to the games...
Family friendly is right... Get kids signed up and swell the numbers both for members and attendees.....
BTW
AFL are blaming us for the ratings slowdown... Their reality will hit soon enough.. We won't be part of that next year

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:29 am 
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missnaut wrote:
Is 3.20 really that good a timeslot for families? Especially with little kids.

It's about what I expected but it looks like we do lot of travel in the first few weeks.


it sure aint.

i'll be lucky to watch two games from start to finish all season. The two night games.

The rest will be on the smart phone while i manage family life at home. If im lucky i''l be able to lock myself in the laundry and watch the last 10 minutes if its a close game - while the missus keeps the minons at bay.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 am 
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Sydney Blue wrote:
Tough start
Tiges Port away then Sydney
Lose to Suns rd 4 away and the jungle drums will be beating

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk


I see 4 wins :smile:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:40 am 
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Donstuie wrote:
The Normal One wrote:
Donstuie wrote:
I agree with Niall's assessment that it's a fixture more likely to see improvement in our team.

In terms of building our supporter and member base, it's @#$%&! diabolical.


Our supporter base was built on Saturday games like everyone else in Vic.

True, but for new supporters it's all about "PRIMETIME"

So while this fixture does prevent us from the type of scrutiny and ridicule we experienced in 2018, it also can have the opposite effect of making us an irrelevant entity.



Getting flogged repeatedly in PRIMETIME really worked wonders for us last season.

We need to get start winning games or at least not rolling over after the first bounce.

in a way i dont mind being out of the spotlight at all. Building momentum though our own results, in the long run we will be better for it commerically too.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:10 am 
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Nick wrote:
I am getting a bit sick of Cain Liddle's constant sucking up to the AFL when they continue to shaft us.

Not saying he should go all Eddie on them but even silence would be better than the continual arse-kissing.

"Oh thank you AFL for giving us the priority access to useless state league players (some of them only, not all), we are so grateful and now it is incumbent on us to make it work"

"Awww AFL - love you for giving us the best draw possible in the "traditional" time slots (from 25+ years ago). So grateful. Thank you so much!"


Just harden up a bit. Can't imagine anyone from Hawthorn or Collingwood or Essendon** saying this after our treatment.


Totally agreed.

Its not just Liddle but even the On the Couch team.
Something they all fear with the AFL Commission.
I smell a rat.

Why don't these people in high places speak up with assertiveness to the Commissioners, in particular Gil about the parts of the game they are not happy with: Fixture, Equalisation, Priority Picks...?

Strange situation. The Commission feels like an unaccountable Dictatorship.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 am 
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thegezman wrote:
Donstuie wrote:
The Normal One wrote:
Donstuie wrote:
I agree with Niall's assessment that it's a fixture more likely to see improvement in our team.

In terms of building our supporter and member base, it's @#$%&! diabolical.


Our supporter base was built on Saturday games like everyone else in Vic.

True, but for new supporters it's all about "PRIMETIME"

So while this fixture does prevent us from the type of scrutiny and ridicule we experienced in 2018, it also can have the opposite effect of making us an irrelevant entity.



Getting flogged repeatedly in PRIMETIME really worked wonders for us last season.

We need to get start winning games or at least not rolling over after the first bounce.

in a way i dont mind being out of the spotlight at all. Building momentum though our own results, in the long run we will be better for it commerically too.


This. Not only is it pragmatic but it makes me comfortable to think this way too.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:31 am 
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Nick wrote:
I am getting a bit sick of Cain Liddle's constant sucking up to the AFL when they continue to shaft us.

Not saying he should go all Eddie on them but even silence would be better than the continual arse-kissing.

"Oh thank you AFL for giving us the priority access to useless state league players (some of them only, not all), we are so grateful and now it is incumbent on us to make it work"

"Awww AFL - love you for giving us the best draw possible in the "traditional" time slots (from 25+ years ago). So grateful. Thank you so much!"


Just harden up a bit. Can't imagine anyone from Hawthorn or Collingwood or Essendon** saying this after our treatment.


You may want to have a look at the messaging from Hawthorn and their Ass kissing the AFL when they weren't travelling well and nearly merged.

It wasn't until the member / supporters arched up that the AFL took notice and the Pies were almost irrelevant until 9 got the TV rights and Eddie used his position in 9 to get the AFL to beat to the sound of his drum.

It's easy to puff your chest out when it's an even fight, but when you're the scrawny bloke that has been belted by everyone, hard to talk a big game....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:48 am 
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Well then don't say anything at all.

Did every club's CEO come out and released a press release on the fixture?

Did Gold Coast come out and say how thankful they were for AFL's assistance with priority access to state league players?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:52 am 
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thegezman wrote:
Sydney Blue wrote:
Tough start
Tiges Port away then Sydney
Lose to Suns rd 4 away and the jungle drums will be beating

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk


I see 4 wins :smile:

Channeling your tricky Micky Malthouse?? :smile:


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