- Jul 7, 2007
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
- Other Teams
- LUFC, Patriots, Mitchelton-Scott
No doubt both tweets (in particular Jack's) are subtle digs at Ports. We'll look back on this era as our 'Robert Shaw years' - only problem is, everyone knows it's happening except this administration.I keep reading something into every comment by a Port affiliated person. Like there’s an undercurrent of dissatisfaction.
07 was worse. We had the whole state against us. At least some people didn't want Richmond to win another one. Everybody in Victoria wanted to see Geelong win. It was all I read in every paper over there on the weekend and in every news story.It would have felt like the entire stadium was against them.
Unsurprising that they didn’t gel.
A friend of mine was almost arrested in a club for pretending to lick his finger and then placing it on the shoulder of a female police officer and making a sizzling sound.That is seriously not a good idea - speaking from experience of being the assaultee
A friend of mine was almost arrested in a club for pretending to lick his finger and then placing it on the shoulder of a female police officer and making a sizzling sound.
Still makes me laugh to this day
The stadium deal and the SANFL’s self-defeating vendetta was the ticking timebomb set to inevitably undermine everything.If I could travel back in time, then I'd go back to July-December 2004, stop Clarko going for the job at the Hawks, stop Mrs Hardwick from pestering Dimma to go back to Melbourne when Clarko got the the job, stop Andrew Russell leaving for Hawthorn, talk Bucky into staying for one or two more years, talk to Schofield and convince him and the missus to stay another year, Josh Carr you wont change his mind, tell Byron no bumping in the preseason comp next year, go and find the best knee specialist to fix Roger James' knee make sure we don't sack Chris Pelchen and keep the Melbourne office for a year or two and not worry about that cost cutting, and go and talk to my friendly suicide bomber mate who worked for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to go and visit the SANFL.
After we broke thru with the flag we needed to go back to back GF's as a minimum, but win them and make 3 GF's in a row to lock in our success. Watching the 2004 GF on 7's GF marathon last night, was a reminder that we had to repeat 2004 GF and not have such a mass exodus a week after the flag.
Ken has those whoopsie it didn’t quite come off moments because he’s not a coaches bum hole full stop.But GWS would not have been called stupid for leaving Davis out or Whitfield for that matter. It may have given them a bit more run and firepower or at worst an excuse for their abysmal performance.
Why does Ken keep having those whoopsie it didn't quite come off moments .. I would have looked like a genius if it did, type moments why?
Hahaha where is that article about the Redevelopment of footy park with that alien football shaped structure and the new lights?The stadium deal and the SANFL’s self-defeating vendetta was the ticking timebomb set to inevitably undermine everything.
The club knew it was in a race against time to cash in on an equal footing and finally did that in 2004.
Whatever the personal ambitions of Bucky, Russell, Pittman, Clarkson, Pelchen, Hardwick, Carr, Schofield and the other members of the exodus, there was always going to be a fiscal slash and burn in the mid-to-late 00’s as per the coming crunch.
The time to blow the whistle was when we were superficially strong, not when we were at our lowest ebb.
But then where would we be?
The ‘Sensible Solution’ of the Football Park lipstick-on-a-pig redevelopment in perpetuity, instead of Adelaide Oval?
But would that have come with more onfield success regardless?