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Opposition Camp Round 1 - Vs North Melbourne | The Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Kong, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. brad

    brad Team Captain

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    I think you're the one who needs to P*SS OFF! You're on the WRONG BOARD!

    cheap win?

    hmmmm cheap win was the one we gave you guys last year.

    good luck beating a top 8 side this year. lucky for you you've got GC and GWS twice.

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  2. sacka

    sacka All Australian

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    So what you are saying is they will at least get 1 win for the year.
  3. TheKanga

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    It was a cheap win for sure, we had all the run in the last 10 mins.
    last year we had a great win and all your bombers did was whinge about umps like usual, pathetic.
    In round 20 order will be restored.
  4. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

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    If "ifs and buts" were candy and nuts.
  5. The House

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    "Heppell, Heppell, Heppell" - shrugs shoulders.
  6. Macca18

    Macca18 EFC

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    I've got nothing to really add, except for the North fans labelling it a soft win : suck shit. kthxbai.

    Oh and for my fellow Bombers, you might be interested in reading the views of the infamous Bigfooty & North fan (and Brad Scott cousin... apparently) Suzi Olsen:

    http://northinsider.wordpress.com/

    She sums up North pretty well. I'm sure they are proud to have it... I mean her in their ranks.
  7. Lord Nicholson

    Lord Nicholson Red is a Mean, Mean Colour

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    This.

    Some satisfaction to be taken here in knowing that the NM BigFooty punces endured one of the most painful methods of losing.

    Otherwise, the blue and white gnat has been swatted, onto the silver, teal, and black, and white.
  8. The House

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    Not sure if this (link) is serious???

    If so, what a ****ing weirdo.

    I'm a little taken a back by that "article" :D:D:D:D:D
  9. windyhill

    windyhill Premiership Player

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    Back in your box little brother, was worried with hansen missing, I miss watching that circus act.
  10. DapperDon

    DapperDon The Dapperly Don

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    I'm behind you.....
    All I have to say to North fans is....

    Suck shit, you lost, we won. Hmac can't kick and Umps couldn't even get you over the line.

    You are worthless. Bite me.

    Bitches.l
  11. edge982

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    Personally, I like the part at the end to opposition supporters. Apparently, if we post something about her article, SHE WILL READ IT!!! And get this, her response WON'T BE PRETTY!!!

    :rolleyes:

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  12. lemon chicken

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    Time the AFL banned alcohol at North home games. The feral abuse thrown towards a KID that pantsed them was disgraceful, then the knuckledraggers decide to try and start fights after the final siren. Terrible behaviour for what was a fantastic game.
  13. fairdinkum

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    Would have loved for us to win but in the end it might have just been wallpapering over cracks.

    People complain about no 50m for the Fletcher snipe on Wells. Yeah, all other things being equal it should have been 50 (and Fletcher has always, always been a dirty [or, if you support, Essendon, 'clever'] player when it comes to things like that) but how can you blame the umpire for not paying it when so many of our players will milk a free kick if there's half a chance? Tonight, Thompson (who played an outstanding game otherwise) feigned an injury when one of your players gave him a gentle elbow until he realised how dumb he looked, while Petrie went down like a sack of spuds and milked a free kick and free goal. Those are just the two I can remember; there were others.

    Killed in the clearances. McIntosh was our second highest clearance winner with three ffs. Behind Swallow, we had nobody. So what if Ziebell was out? Cunnington should have stood up and tonight he simply wasn't up to it (which is fair enough given his delayed development), so Bon has to put his hand up for not picking Greenwood. Harper and Atley are miles off winning the inside ball given their size/age and I have no idea what happened to Adams and Bastinac (although, lack of clearances aside, Adams played a good game).

    Look at who kicked your goals: Stanton (2), Melksham (2), NLM (ffs) (2), Watson (1), Heppell (1). That's 8 goals by my count from midfielders/hbf. Our tally? Harvey, Adams and Wells - who all spend plenty of time forward anyhow - kicked a goal or two each. Not only was our midfield killed in the clearances, they were killed on the rebound. When a front-runner like NLM gets two shots at goal on the run from directly in front all alone, you know something isn't right.

    Were it not for our hotchpotch defense standing up most admirably under intense pressure, we would have been slaughtered. Four goals between them to 'superstar' Hurley and Hille/Ryder combined despite our undersized defense shows just how well our back six stood up. I hope their efforts don't get overlooked in the washup on the North board. 18 R50s between them to McMahon, Thompson and Firrito is an incredible effort. Without them who knows what might have happened.

    For you guys, Stanton was massive. I will admit that I underrated this guy before last night. He showed me. Paddy Ryder had an outstanding game but I hope he sends Bon a crate of beer to say thanks for our ruckman strategy (not that Bon would drink the beer being the elite professional he is). I told a mate that if he was betting on Essendon he should get on the 'Crameri most goals' leg as well. 0.5 proves I know what I am talking about but that punting is a mug's game. Dirty tendencies aside, Fletcher is a legend of the game, no questions about it. Any true football follower has to admire his longevity and love for the contest. Your side will be markedly better without McVeigh in it. That is all.

    Enjoy the win, Bombers fans. I got an early night's sleep (would have probably celebrated by hitting the piss had we won, there was a party on next door) so there is always a silver lining to any cloud. My month off the booze survived its first Saturday. I hope you ****s are all nursing hangovers.

    Until round 20, FD over and out.
  14. Macca18

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    fairdinkum, fairplay to you, you are undoubtedly the most reasonable NM poster on Bigfooty.

    Good Luck next week.
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    Cheers, good write up. Enjoyed reading that.
  16. MaddAdam

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    Heh.

    Can't believe it took that long.
  17. Childish Gambino

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    Excellent write up fd. I thought your point about feigning was excellent. Sometimes it makes you wonder that their is a higher being out there evening up the score.

    Think if players like Thomas thought less about feigning, cheap shots behind the play and being an arsehole in general karma would allow him to kick straight.

    On another note wonder if it was any North supporters on Bigfooty brawling after the game. Really made my night watching you turn on each other
  18. Lance Uppercut

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    kudos fairdinkum :thumbsu:

    oh, it's deadly serious. She is deep within North's inner scrotum
  19. Lance Uppercut

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    gee Cunnington is shit isn't he?
  20. Macca18

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    Apparently our only decent midfielder is Jobe Watson, who still isn't in the classy bracket of Andrew Swallow...

    Thought Stanton with his 35 touches & 2 goals & reigning B&F winner Zaharakis with his 25 touches were both pretty impressive. Not to mention Hocking who unfortunately was subbed off midway through the first quarter. They all of course received 5 star rucking service from one of the best rucking duos in the game in Ryder & Hille.

    Dream Team points can sometimes be a little misleading but Essendon's top 3 midfielders on the night (Watson, Stanton & Zaharakis) all outranked their North counterparts.
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    I don't get it personally. I was told on AFL360 by David King that North's strength is their midfield, and their young guns of Bastinac and Cunnington would thrash us, and it was only if our KPP stood up we'd win. North's young mids are awesome and our midfield is our weakness.

    Anyone got the clearance stats? What was it, 40ish-20ish our way?

    Confusing, to say the least.
  22. DaSawx

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    Who would know, the HUN makes you pay for simple stats.
  23. Macca18

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    Clearances: ESS 40 NM 26

    Hitouts: ESS 44 NM 30
  24. Trevelyan

    Trevelyan For Essendon, James?

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    how is it possible their elite midfield is beaten 40-26 in the clearances by our spud midfield???

    Could the experts have gotten it wrong???? :eek:
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