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  1. Simon_Nesbit

    The Greatest Trick the Devil ever pulled.....

    Do the Media have it reight with the "Geriatric Hawks"? As a Hawk fan I've been annoyed by the almost constant calls for Hawthorn to drop down the ladder, being too old, etc. Something that isn't aligning to my perception of how the team has played, how little we have relied upon our oldest...
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    If our current malaise is getting you down

    PS: If our current woes are getting you down, just complete the below table: 2005 – Hawthorn start season 1-6. 3yr Rebuild. 2008 = Premiership. 2010 – Hawthorn start season 1-6. 3yr Rebuild. 2013-15 = 3-Peat. Clarkson now 3 times better! 2017 –...
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    Strategy Clarkson's List Management Strategy - Exposed!

    Every year we have let a senior assistant move on to a senior position: 2017 Fagan 2016 Bolton 2015 Beveridge 2014 Simpson 2013 Cameron Each has gone on to bigger and better things - with all improving their new club. Obviously this means their replacement at Hawthorn has to fill big shoes...
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    Congrats Eagles

    seriously impressive performance, played us off the park, in the air, at the contest and on the spread. Hope Nic Nat is not serious and back for finals.
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    Tough...or stupid?

    win or lose, I have HATED the way way North have played this game. Constant niggle, cheap shots, off the ball hits, holding, etc - all in a misplaced attempt to 'intimidate' their opponent, who from the most part has simply ignored it. For many years I've wanted umpires to pay ALL of these...
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    The Home of Football

    ...it's where the Premiership is won. Oh, and also.... Hawthorn leads both the all-time record and best percentage at the MCG. Hawthorn has played 325 games at the venue, for a record of 190-1-134, an overall winning percentage of 58.62% (if you count draws as half-wins). We have gone past...
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    Ascend to the throne

    Congratulations Giants, a dominant dismantling of the triple premiers. Changing of the guard, but a major emphasis on your arrival. I'm truly in awe of the depth of your talent, already comparable to the best we've ever seen, yet still with so much more development to come. I look forward to...
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    Stat Request - Comparable Career Stats

    Hi All, I am looking for a resource, where I can quickly obtain sequenced data (eg by game/by season), backdated as far as I can, potentially encapsulating the entire careers of all current players. I've spent a bit of time searching, but can only find data from individual players, or...
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    Your club on the market - where would they rate?

    A thought project I've been working on for a while, inspired somewhat by the father-son/academy draft points system. (http://www.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/AFL/Files/biddingsystemfeedback.pdf) If you had to place a points value on every player at your club, (noting 3000 is the #1 pick...
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    Hawthorn...OUR Club. Thankyou

    We are the luckiest supporters in the AFL. We do not appreciate our team.....our CLUB anywhere near enough. The most successful club in our lifetime. Not just on-field, but a representative of ourselves we can all be proud of, to get behind and support. To those of you who contribute(d) in any...
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    'Prestige' Car under 40k

    Looking at upgrading to another 'near new' car (2011 onwards) , with a budget of 35-40k. Probably want a 4 door sedan, decent performance, but focused more on the drive/comfort itself. Won't be long miles anymore, so fuel costs aren't as big a consideration, but need something that can be my...
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    Thanks Dad, it's what I really wanted....

    Help me BF, you're my only help.... My son is 7, and all of his mates are into games, to the point that's all most of them do on weekends and after school. Many have 3-4 systems (XBox, Playstation, Wii, DS) and it seems lots of games for each. My son has his own laptop (PC) which he uses for...
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    House-sitting (short-term)

    In attempting to sort out accomodation for myself and my family in/around Melbourne for finals, it was suggested the idea of short-term house-sitting. Has anyone ever done it? Did you pay, or where you paid? How was the experience, and would you do it again? I've house-sat before for...
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    Where to?

    Good evening BF, I need help. (well more than usual) I'm looking at travelling overseas this Dec/Jan, most likely with the family (7 and 2), and I'm not a millionaire. I need a relatively cost effective solution for a 7-10 day break. At this stage we have been looking at various 'family...
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    Cricketing Etiquette

    Inspired by this footage: At what point does etiquette and the "morally right" thing to do change? In the above video, do you think Cook was taking evasive action? There's doubt he actually made his ground from that footage, but clearly he would have if not avoiding the throw. If you...
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    Over-rated or Under-rated - How well do the public know your team?

    One of the best methods for predicting results is based on the cumulative effect of the public's interest, most easily demonstrated in the 'line bets' each week. This provides an interesting insight into how accurate the general public can be, and whether certain teams performances have been...
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    AFL can keep their blockbusters....

    ....and we can still have a "fair" competition. (Stat compilation thanks to "Here It Is") Completely fair, balanced draw (17 x home, 17 x away). If this ladder was used to decide finals and draft picks then suddenly the bias of the FIXture is removed. Simple, straightforward and easy to...
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    A entire season defined in 9 seconds.

    Round 2, as the siren sounds, Osborne takes possession, snapping truly 2 seconds too late. Round 19, with 7 seconds on the clock, Hawkins takes a commanding mark. We are 9 seconds away from being a game and percentage clear on top of the ladder.
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    Irony -

    Franklin's 500th goal comes from a free kick. The player who is more harshly dealt with than any other modern-day player. First goal from a 50m penalty, 500th from a pretty soft holding free.
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    The How do I? thread

    Hope someone can help me out here. I'm sure we all have our own 'quirks' in which we use the site. Personally I have two methods I use every time I browse. I like to view all new posts, opening anything of interest in new windows. Previously had the "new posts" button at the top. How do I...