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Autopsy Am I the only person digusted by this?

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  1. Isaac Cumming No 1

    Isaac Cumming No 1 Premium Platinum

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    The 22 games you won't want to miss in 2019 - http://m.afl.com.au/news/2018-11-01/the-22-games-you-wont-want-to-miss-in-2019

    In round 16 it promotes our game against the Lions as a "renewal of hostiities between Harris Andrew's and Jeremy Cameron".

    I dont want to re-open wounds with Lion's fans. I do think it's disgraceful to use a horrific incdent to promote a game. Incredibly dissrespectful to Andrew's who spent days in hospital with bleeding in the brain.

    There's a journalist who should be seriously considering a different career path in my view.
     
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  2. darcytiger

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    Yes
     
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    Im more disgusted that the opening game of the 2019 season is Richmond v Carlton.

    How about a genuine blockbuster game to kick off the season in style?
     
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    Agree, that is ridiculous. These so called journo's forget most people have lives and could not give one rats a-hole. Once the ball is bounced its a game of footy and thats it.
     
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  5. Unknown Identity

    Unknown Identity Professional Strawman

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    How the first game of the season isn't the Grand Final replay is beyond a joke.
    I've always said it, guaranteed a quality game with some hype around it.
     
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    Yeah that is pretty shit.
    AFL can't have it both ways, if they want to make the game safe and not promote violence then they need to start with how the report on that stuff
     
  7. StonesThrow

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    I don't expect anything better from trash bag journalists. Pretty poor in this case.

    What about Gary Lyon's 'hype ladder'? So ridiculous.
     
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    Disgusted? Absolutely.

    Surprised? Not at all.

    Low class journalism as expected.
     
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    The reality is these incidents add interest and fuel to the next game. It may not be classy but its good advertising and you can guarantee the level of interest in GWS vs Brisbane is vastly higher than it would have been without that incident. I can't find it in myself to be indignant about them using a real event that happened to trump up some interest.
     
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    It's AFL.com.au FFS.
    Don't take anything seriously if it's Hutchy that is making it.
     
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    GF replay should be ANZAC blockbuster every year.
     

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    Really? Collingwood and Essendon have done pretty well at making this a pretty remarkable day.

    Gifting Carlton the season opener every year when they are clearly the worst Victorian in the comp and will be for the forseeable future needs rectifiying more than Anzac Day imo.
     
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    They pretty much say the same thing about the WC/Freo game in round 4
    involving the Gaff and Brayshaw hit.

    Nothing in it.
     
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    Every Richmond game is a blockbuster
     
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    Disgusted by an Andrews-Cameron pump up in the article, but happy to ignore the far more sickening Gaff-Brayshaw match-up earlier in the piece? :think:
     
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    They did the same type of thing with Ziebells hit on Joseph. Gave him a 4 week suspension or whatever it was but then used the same hit in their promo videos.
     
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    Gary Lyon's top 4 of my douchebag ladder
     
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    It's certainly in very poor taste. They were also promoting that Gaff versus Freo would be his second game back.

    It does strike me as pretty hypocritical as well.
     
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    Think about it. Do you really want to see that game played with shocking preseason skills? And why waste a blockbuster game for opening game? Footy fans would watch GC v Carlton if it was the opening game, purely because it was the opening game.
     
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    It’s reality though.

    Be honest, if you were at the game, when they break to positions you’d be watching to see if Andrews goes to Cameron, and how they greet each other.

    It’s human nature, not sure you can blame the journalists for it.
     
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    Lazy by whoever is responsible.
     
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    Someone is getting called up into the bosses office methinks
     
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    Yep. Typical, shit, double standard shit from the AFL
     
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    Precisely. This debate is ages old - never waste a blockbuster on opening weekend when the thirst for footy is high. Give the fans any footy and they'll lap it up.
     
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    I think people often forget AFL and AFL Media are two different things.
     
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