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    Bomber Spirit's last post on BigFooty

    In late 2001, I registered on BigFooty. It's a great site, and in the last nearly 4 years I've posted plenty of drivel, lots of unintelligible gibberish and an occasional coherent point. My user name came from 2 sources - the mighty Essendon football club, which remains my number 1 sporting...
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    A-League Round 1 SFS Fixturing Blunder

    Does anyone realise the SFS is double-booked on Sunday 28th August? The Souths v Cowboys NRL game is there at 3pm, and once that's finished they've got about 15 minutes to pull the league posts down, put soccer nets up, change the ground signage, repaint the ground, get the NRL crowd out and the...
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    NRL Round 25 fixturing blunder

    Does anyone realise the SFS is double-booked on Sunday 28th August? The Souths v Cowboys NRL game is there at 3pm, and once that's finished they've got about 15 minutes to pull the league posts down, put soccer nets up, change the ground signage, repaint the ground, get the NRL crowd out and the...
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    My visit to Telstra Stadium - Bulldogs v Broncos

    A friend of mine won some free tickets to the Bulldogs v Broncos game at Telstra Stadium, and I ended up coming along on one of the freebies. Wasn't a bad game, but the crowd was an absolute disgrace. Despite signs up around the ground and announcements on the scoreboard about a supporters'...
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    Message for people from the NSW/ACT Footy board on RWO who get redirected here

    (gratuitous spam alert - move on to next post to avoid. Mods, delete this thread if you don't think it's appropriate) The alert page on RWO is pointing people to this board; so welcome to any RWO refugees, especially those from the NSW/ACT Footy board, who end up here. We've got a Sydney AFL...
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    Mark Williams Shoots for the Top

    Young Hawk forward Mark Williams has responded to suggestions by influential Port Adelaide sponsor Allan Scott that he will never coach Port to a premiership. The rising Hawk star, known for his antics of shooting imaginary guns after scoring goals, claims he has coaching ambitions. Speaking...
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    See No Evil

    Looking at one of the pics I took on Sunday, it seems 1 of the 3 wise monkeys was playing:p
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    Long turnaround time for TV rights

    The current 9/10/Fox consortium still have the rights to the footy for this year and next year. The new rights being negotiated now aren't due to start till 2007. I'm a bit surprised and mystified why they're up for negotiation so early. Is there any need for such a long turnaround time? Even...
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    Sydneysiders at Telstra Stadium reject blue shorts

    A strange trend from the Swans games to have been played at Telstra Stadium to date. 2002 - 54,169 v Essendon (who wear black shorts at home games) 34,404 v Carlton (blue shorts) 40,386 v Richmond (black shorts) 2003 - 30,803 v Carlton (blue shorts) 45,917 v Essendon (black shorts)...
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    Sydney Sun Herald - Football journalism at its best (lol)

    For Sydney readers of the Sun Herald, their liftout "Footy Guide 2005" detailing all the codes, is great for a laugh. Let's just hope no-one takes it seriously. AFL writer James MacSmith is a comic genius - here's a couple of examples of his fantastic work. Here's what the guide has to say...
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    Poker machine addiction

    I don't understand how anyone could be a poker machine addict. It's been years since I've played one, and even then it held no appeal - just sitting there like a zombie feeding coins in and pressing buttons, knowing you've got no realistic chance of winning; I get bored ********less even playing...
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    Newsflash

    In breaking news, Osama Bin Laden has placed a bounty on Kofi Annan's head.
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    Demographic Changes to Seats - Can Labor ever win again?

    We've heard a lot of stuff about demographic changes and how some seats that were once safe Labor have changed in character, even if the boundaries haven't changed. Particularly with new suburbs being built with "aspirational" voters moving in. Labor's lost Blacktown for the first time ever...
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    Sydney AFL - Football on Ice

    As if the thunderstorm at the Swans v West Coast was enough for one weekend, it was nothing compared to the hailstorm at the prelim final this afternoon. The conditions were more suited to Torvill and Dean than footballers. I write a column on the local footy for RedAndWhiteOnline which I'll...
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    Stadiium Australia contract?

    I seem to recall seeing somewhere that the AFL has a contract that states that if Sydney qualify for any home finals the first one every season has to be played at Stadium Australia. Is that correct? If so, are we headed towards a breach of that contract in order to satisfy the MCC contract?
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    How did you go with your tipping?

    I got 7 - I doubt anyone would have got all 8. The only one I missed was the one I went to - I thought the Swans would put up a good showing, but I didn't think they'd win. Still, in a round of upsets, anything is possible. My mum tipped Hawthorn to beat Melbourne - she justified it by using...
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    "If you don't want to know the score, look away now"

    Does anyone ever look away when they do that for the round the grounds updates on the footy telecasts? I don't.
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    Cats at home at the Gabba, Demons at Football Park

    According to the AFL's website: http://afl.com.au/default.asp?pg=news&spg=display&articleid=160569 :p :eek: :eek: :p :p
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    An idea for compensation for a club shafted out of a home final by the MCC contract

    Unfair though it is, it looks like the AFL's stuck with the MCC contract for decades to come. So what can they do to make it up to clubs who miss out on a home final? Even though a home and away game is less value than the final that was originally lost, I think the fairest compensation would...
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    Statistical Question

    Would Gary Ayres be the first coach ever to win his last game as coach of 2 clubs?