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    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2020

    The world is such a small place now there was never a chance of stopping this. None. Zilch. People were infected before we knew what Covid 19 was. They were carrying the disesase, spreading it and people were dying before we named it. There won't be a populus untouched by this disease regardless...
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    Game Day JLT Round 1 v Port Adelaide

    It's also worth remembering that we are now the hunted not the hunter and that will take some getting used to. Throwing the newbies under the bus after 1 game of real intensity and expecting them to be up to speed (literaly) on game plan, structures and positioning under pressure is bloody...
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    Training 2020 Preseason

    I know I'm late to the party but thank you as always for the photers Rip... just makes it feel very real being so far bloody far away. They're awesome as always! It's been a very long time since you could scroll through so many pics and struggle to find a player that you wonder if they'll make...
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    Training 2020 Preseason

    I think what's overlooked in the whole discussion around Noble by those who think we've over paid or been soft on individual trades is the cumulative effect of those trades. In doing what was necessary (and yes we can debate the nuances of the actual values till the cows come home) to bring...
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    Reduced Melbourne games in 2020

    I love the idea the Lions were rewarded with FTA games and Blockbuster games ahead of a 6 game fixture in Melbourne as if it were some sinister plot against our Vic members. We play Richmond, Hawthorn and Collingwood on Thursday/Friday and have FTA games with Geelong, Hawthorn, Carlton & St...
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    List Mgmt. Who is playing for their careers? 2019 edition.

    I think we are bound to still make mistakes, hell even some of the de-listings maybe yet. But I think we're seeing a level headed maturity in our list management that allows others to feel confident in their decisions. I think the culture of the club will evolve with the list. As we become a...
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    List Mgmt. Who is playing for their careers? 2019 edition.

    The reality is that we've reached a turning point in list management that we haven't seen for a decade or more. No longer can we, or should we, select or retain players on all those attributes we've valued for years - loyalty, retention and to a degree culture above all other things. And it's...
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    2019 Trade thread

    Hopefully we don't "bash" anyone too hard (lots of tongue in cheek/deadly serious posts in here ;))- 1 season does not make a great team and we've got years of garbage to make up for - but you're right I think we've got the makings of a good one now and astute trading was pivotal. We've envied...
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    2019 Trade thread

    Yes, I'm thinking that you could substitute Hinge for Cutler on that list and it might be closer. I'm not sure we have seen the last on Hinge yet whereas Cutler has been tried and tested enough to form an opinion...
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    Merge documentary

    Yep, I had exactly the same reaction - and again with no direct link to Fitzroy. Yet I think that history makes us something incredibly special that just wouldn't exist had we remained the Bears - success or otherwise. While I think there are times on here the bitterness needs to be tempered a...
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    Review What a year, with a bit less shine - end of season review

    Shit... all I got was " you still owe $25.85 on your last membership installment and we'd appreciate payment or we'll start legal proceedings". Bastard. I feel cheated now.
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    Review Semi Final, 2019 - Brisbane Lions vs. GWS

    It's not Fages place to pass judgement, nor was it Zorko's last night who's response was similar, or Neales. One day we will have a player over step the mark and you would hope to be treated with the same impartiality that we have shown. The fact that our players and coach are being asked to...
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    Review Semi Final, 2019 - Brisbane Lions vs. GWS

    I've read elsewhere that Neale has said it was a punch/hit to the face not gouging. But that really is incidental. This is deliberate high contact the head/face. I don't care whether its gouging, raking, punching, pinching or pulling of his hair. The face and head are sacrosanct, it's that...
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    Merge documentary

    Like every emotionally charged event in history there will always be those who will feel aggrieved by how it's recorded. It doesn't make them right or wrong - just invested. Personally I think the club should be congratulated on the doco. It just shows that despite the time that's passed there...
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    Review What a year, with a bit less shine - end of season review

    I understand the inclination to see the last few weeks as a disappointment for some especially given the rawness of the defeats but that risks undervaluing the strides we've taken this year. And yes, it may have been straight sets but neither loss was devastating and if anything showcased our...

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