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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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    the official ''anti taking/pro tanking thread''

    A 17-year old kid, no matter how much potential he has, is not going to single-handedly turn around a club with a losing mindset. A club is far better off trying to finish the season on a positive note and building momentum for a better next season.
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    Do you leave games before final siren..??

    I have only once ever left the ground before the final siren. And that was because the lights had gone out and the final siren wouldn't go for another 3 days.
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    AFL members ripped off once again!!!

    Should AFL members be given a bill for more on seasons when there are 2 prelim finals at the MCG? Which statistically will happen more often than seasons in which there are none.
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    AFL members ripped off once again!!!

    Statistically, as long as Victorian clubs make up more than half the teams in the AFL, you're far more likely to get a free second prelim final than none.
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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

    She won them in some newspaper competition. Don't know anything more than that. As for the crowd, the top levels up the Spiral Ramp of Death were closed off, but the bottom levels were well populated. Before the crowd number came up, I thought it looked a similar number to the Swans v...
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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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    4th or 5th place, which would you rather have?

    4th is probably better than 3rd, you get your trip to Subi over and done with before it becomes sudden death.
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    What does the margin need to be for a game to be considered a thrashing?

    My benchmark for a thrashing is the lesser of: a) Margin of 60 points b) Double the opposition score
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    Is the process of eliminating the vic teams wrong?

    Not necessarily. It could also be argued that the current non-Victorian dominance is a phase that will pass. It was only 5 years ago that only 1 non-Victorian side made the top 8, and the top 4 were all Victorian clubs. I can't see any reason why the current non-Victorian dominance is...
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    Sydney AFL

    Yep, that's him.
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    Sydney AFL

    I was sitting just near the TV "box" at North Dalton on Saturday, and spoke to him briefly at half time. Forgot to ask his name - he's a big bloke, but no beard so he's not really an Osama look-alike. Don't know why Matt Gray's not calling any more. BTW (spam alert), for those who read RWO...
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    At What Age do you stop wearing jumpers to the footy?

    I last wore my Essendon guernsey to a game at the 2002 elimination final at Docklands - I also had a jacket until the last minute when I took it off to wave it (as one does at Essendon v West Coast games). I was 31. I prefer to wear an Essendon polo these days (I have a collection of about 5...
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    Priority Pick Round

    Any club that deliberately loses to get a priority pick has to be kidding themselves. One promising 17 year-old, no matter how much talent he has, is not going to single-handedly turn around a struggling club with a losing attitude. I'd far rather Essendon win our last 7 games this year. Even...
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    The "We want AFL Cheerleaders back" thread...

    Maybe we can have "show 'em ugh, show 'em ugh" on the PA after every goal, and Dr Edelsten to arrive at the game in his pink helicopter... Those days are gone, and thankfully they won't be back.
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    Best non-team AFL theme song?

    TISM - Shut up, the footy's on the radio.
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    Answer the footy survey

    My rivalry round was: Port v Adelaide West Coast v Freo Essendon v Collingwood Carlton v Richmond Sydney v Melbourne Brisbane v Western Bulldogs Geelong v St Kilda Hawthorn v Kangaroos My fixture requests: 12 games in Sydney - 3 Saturday night at Telstra Stadium, 3 Saturday night at...