Preview Face Off: The Fall of Empires (Adel vs Coll)

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May 24, 2006
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This Saturday the 2017 grand final losers host the 2018 grand final losers.

Both clubs felt they were on the cusp of something just a few short years ago. Boy, were we wrong.

Where did it all go wrong?

There are some parallels between our clubs’ fall from grace.

The Crows had a 2015-2017 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it. Collingwood had a 2018-20 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it.

Both clubs now find themselves a mile off the pace, negotiating a salary cap quagmire which has them paying significant dollars to players no longer at their clubs. Our cap was supposedly bursting at the seams in 2020 – we were paying maximum dollars for that clown show?

Both clubs overpaid their stars from those grand final losses, thinking that they would be around the mark for years to come. The important thing was to keep the juggernaut rolling and keep the team together. Success would override any bloated contracts we were forced to carry. Whoops.

Outside of contracts, what was the chief cause of the Crows’ fall from grace?

I know everyone is sick of hearing about it but was it as simple as the dreaded c-word, destroying our culture and sending us into a nosedive? It’s been done to death so I won't bore you here:

Continuity

Whatever the reason, we now find ourselves in a rebuild we didn’t plan for.

History repeating

Both clubs have form with self-inflicted wounds curtailing success.

In 2012 the Crows finished 2nd on the ladder and narrowly lost a preliminary final. With a young, promising list, shades had been purchased. Then the Tippett contract “ticking time bomb” went off which saw us finish out of the finals for the next two seasons and sack our coach.

Similarly Collingwood were flying after a drought-breaking premiership in 2010 and another grand final appearance in 2011. Amazingly that was Malthouse’s last game in charge as he stepped aside for favourite son Nathan Buckley. The Director of Coaching role Mick had supposedly agreed to didn’t look quite as rosy when push came to shove so the happy families vision Chins Maguire was forcing didn’t transpire. In effect they traded out a multiple premiership winning coach for a newbie. By choice. Yikes.

It makes our coaching blunders – like sacking Ben Hart for repeated dreadful results and replacing him with… Ben Hart, after Hart returned from Victoria unable to land an role at a single club – seem amateur by comparison.



And what are your reason’s for wanting to coach Carlton, Mr Malthouse?

Mick Malthouse: [Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge.] Uhh… revenge?


Who’d you rather be?

I think Adelaide is ahead of Collingwood at this point in time for one key reason; we realised earlier on that we suck.

So we’re about 12-18 months in front of the Pies, freshening up the team, trying to bring through some young talent and have banked one very early pick who looks franchise good.

The Pies are still clinging to the past as the Crows were in 2019.

Mason Cox’s preliminary final effort has become a bit like That Stevens Final in Collingwood folklore, providing selection credits for years and years. Believe it or not but Chris Mayne is still running around. So is Josh Thomas. The club is yet to acknowledge that injuries ruined Jamie Elliott’s career about five years ago. They are also hoping that 2022 will be Will Hoskin-Elliott’s break out season.

It’s like they have half a dozen David Mackays. So almost Scott Camporeale’s dream line up.

Rebuild

Do we have enough talent to rebuild with?

As it stands we are in line for Pick 4 in the national draft so can add another tall defender to make up for all the others who have left or haven’t come on.

Have we stockpiled enough talent to climb the ladder? Let’s have a look at how our younger players are coming on:

Chayce Jones and Ned McHenry’s ratings have been edited over the last month: Bigger busts than Dolly Parton, sack Hamish right now TBC.

Darcy Fogarty has been a divisive player both in the club’s selection committee meetings (took him until Year 4 to get a stretch of 5 games…) and also on this board, where he is simultaneously a better kick for goal than Hall of Fame Legend Tony Lockett and also not worthy of being on an AFL list. At the moment the stage is yours, Darcy. He has shown some glimpses of real quality. I hope we leave Tex, Darcy and Riley to work together and gel as a structure.


A stint down back in the twos could have done wonders for Lockett's development

It took the club a long time to decide between Billy Frampton and Elliot Himmelberg, shuffling them both in and out of the team for almost a season and a half. Finally they have realised that the correct choice was neither of them. Enter Riley Thilthorpe. In the Thilthorpe thread (try saying that three times fast) posters have been trying to find a player comparison for him. The nearest we can come up with is that he’s Koutafides-Salmon-Tippett-Bontempelli-Richardson-Roughead-Antrobus hybrid.

Schoenberg and Sholl have shown plenty. I’m not used to seeing class around the midfield but could get used to it.

Hopefully Hamill gets a full run. The positive for him from last week is that he ruled specialist sub out as a career option.

One who has shown a bit of promise is Sam Berry but he is out with concussion unfortunately. Perhaps Shane McAdam could be an inclusion?

Overall we have added “some” talent to our list. Are there enough genuine A Graders among that lot plus Pedlar and Cook to see us rise? Jury still out.

It’s important not to cling too closely to long held beliefs

I have a deep-seated mistrust of players with boganised Christian names. Imagine going through this every time your need to register for something?

First name?

Jordon

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n

No, with an oh

It’s got an oh

No, I mean two ohs

Really? (typing) J-o-o-r-d-a-n

No, I mean one oh at the start and one oh at the end

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n-o

Sorry, oh instead of the a

(typing) J-o-r-d-o-n-o

Who could be bothered? Must be time consuming. Pro-tip for any expecting parents out there who are deciding on baby names: If you have to spell it for people then choose something else.

However Jordon Butts has me rethinking that belief. He’s done well down back in the absence of Talia and Hartigan. I need to reassess my philosophy.

Similarly is it time the club re-examined one of its core beliefs?

Perhaps the most significant find of the season has been the club’s recent discovery of rests.

Taylor Walker was starting to look a bit sore so had a week off when we travelled to Perth. He returned the next week and won us the game against undefeated Melbourne despite lacking continuity.

Maybe Tom Lynch and Daniel Talia wouldn’t be in for season ending surgery if they were freshened up when required? It was painful seeing Rory Sloane and Tex hobbling around week after week last season. Must be so deflating for the other players too. Shows no faith in the depth players and younger players. No faith that new leaders might emerge. Just culture and list development poison.

Just when you think that the penny might have dropped and we’ve seen an end to the sheer, unadulterated idiocy that runs rampant through our club for years you read this:

Fox reports that O'Brien has been battling a back spasm injury for the last month, but "does not need or want to be rested". This might explain a few things and is consistent with another poster's report of him limping in a supermarket.
:( :( :(

It is of course crucial that Reilly gets on the park, what with our 4-7 record and coming off a wooden spoon season. We just cannot afford him to miss a single game because it might lead to more sensible player management decisions.

If we don’t conquer this Continuity Demon the club will never, ever be successful again.

Out: Dumbness

In: Thinking

The game itself

I’ll be really interested in the speed of the game this week.

Collingwood’s last 5 games have been low scoring shitshows. They find it hard to score themselves but manage to turn matches into dour, grinding affairs. They have looked very careful when moving the ball this season but are hard to break down.

Our best football has been when we’ve moved the ball on quickly, are prepared to generate some run with handball even through traffic and look for options in the corridor even if there’s an element of risk.

Will Collingwood’s defensive set up force us to play a slow, cautious game which plays into their hands? Or will we be able to break through with some courage and dare?

Our ‘free-wheeling’ play does come unstuck at times but a few turnovers are worth the price because when we play slow we suck anyway and win wooden spoons.

Interestingly the last team to open the Pies up was the Bombers who also like to play a fast, aggressive game.

Tip

Either a scrappy, low scoring narrow loss with Joordano Butts our best player. Or a fun, fast, exhilarating 35 point win.

The latter please.

Who doesn’t love a win? Draft pick be damned. The defender we want will still be there at our pick.
 

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This Saturday the 2017 grand final losers host the 2018 grand final losers.

Both clubs felt they were on the cusp of something just a few short years ago. Boy, were we wrong.

Where did it all go wrong?

There are some parallels between our clubs’ fall from grace.

The Crows had a 2015-2017 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it. Collingwood had a 2018-20 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it.

Both clubs now find themselves a mile off the pace, negotiating a salary cap quagmire which has them paying significant dollars to players no longer at their clubs. Our cap was supposedly bursting at the seams in 2020 – we were paying maximum dollars for that clown show?

Both clubs overpaid their stars from those grand final losses, thinking that they would be around the mark for years to come. The important thing was to keep the juggernaut rolling and keep the team together. Success would override any bloated contracts we were forced to carry. Whoops.

Outside of contracts, what was the chief cause of the Crows’ fall from grace?

I know everyone is sick of hearing about it but was it as simple as the dreaded c-word, destroying our culture and sending us into a nosedive? It’s been done to death so I won't bore you here:

Continuity

Whatever the reason, we now find ourselves in a rebuild we didn’t plan for.

History repeating

Both clubs have form with self-inflicted wounds curtailing success.

In 2012 the Crows finished 2nd on the ladder and narrowly lost a preliminary final. With a young, promising list, shades had been purchased. Then the Tippett contract “ticking time bomb” went off which saw us finish out of the finals for the next two seasons and sack our coach.

Similarly Collingwood were flying after a drought-breaking premiership in 2010 and another grand final appearance in 2011. Amazingly that was Malthouse’s last game in charge as he stepped aside for favourite son Nathan Buckley. The Director of Coaching role Mick had supposedly agreed to didn’t look quite as rosy when push came to shove so the happy families vision Chins Maguire was forcing didn’t transpire. In effect they traded out a multiple premiership winning coach for a newbie. By choice. Yikes.

It makes our coaching blunders – like sacking Ben Hart for repeated dreadful results and replacing him with… Ben Hart, after Hart returned from Victoria unable to land an role at a single club – seem amateur by comparison.



And what are your reason’s for wanting to coach Carlton, Mr Malthouse?

Mick Malthouse: [Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge.] Uhh… revenge?


Who’d you rather be?

I think Adelaide is ahead of Collingwood at this point in time for one key reason; we realised earlier on that we suck.

So we’re about 12-18 months in front of the Pies, freshening up the team, trying to bring through some young talent and have banked one very early pick who looks franchise good.

The Pies are still clinging to the past as the Crows were in 2019.

Mason Cox’s preliminary final effort has become a bit like That Stevens Final in Collingwood folklore, providing selection credits for years and years. Believe it or not but Chris Mayne is still running around. So is Josh Thomas. The club is yet to acknowledge that injuries ruined Jamie Elliott’s career about five years ago. They are also hoping that 2022 will be Will Hoskin-Elliott’s break out season.

It’s like they have half a dozen David Mackays. So almost Scott Camporeale’s dream line up.

Rebuild

Do we have enough talent to rebuild with?

As it stands we are in line for Pick 4 in the national draft so can add another tall defender to make up for all the others who have left or haven’t come on.

Have we stockpiled enough talent to climb the ladder? Let’s have a look at how our younger players are coming on:

Chayce Jones and Ned McHenry’s ratings have been edited over the last month: Bigger busts than Dolly Parton, sack Hamish right now TBC.

Darcy Fogarty has been a divisive player both in the club’s selection committee meetings (took him until Year 4 to get a stretch of 5 games…) and also on this board, where he is simultaneously a better kick for goal than Hall of Fame Legend Tony Lockett and also not worthy of being on an AFL list. At the moment the stage is yours, Darcy. He has shown some glimpses of real quality. I hope we leave Tex, Darcy and Riley to work together and gel as a structure.


A stint down back in the twos could have done wonders for Lockett's development

It took the club a long time to decide between Billy Frampton and Elliot Himmelberg, shuffling them both in and out of the team for almost a season and a half. Finally they have realised that the correct choice was neither of them. Enter Riley Thilthorpe. In the Thilthorpe thread (try saying that three times fast) posters have been trying to find a player comparison for him. The nearest we can come up with is that he’s Koutafides-Salmon-Tippett-Bontempelli-Richardson-Roughead-Antrobus hybrid.

Schoenberg and Sholl have shown plenty. I’m not used to seeing class around the midfield but could get used to it.

Hopefully Hamill gets a full run. The positive for him from last week is that he ruled specialist sub out as a career option.

One who has shown a bit of promise is Sam Berry but he is out with concussion unfortunately. Perhaps Shane McAdam could be an inclusion?

Overall we have added “some” talent to our list. Are there enough genuine A Graders among that lot plus Pedlar and Cook to see us rise? Jury still out.

It’s important not to cling too closely to long held beliefs

I have a deep-seated mistrust of players with boganised Christian names. Imagine going through this every time your need to register for something?

First name?

Jordon

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n

No, with an oh

It’s got an oh

No, I mean two ohs

Really? (typing) J-o-o-r-d-a-n

No, I mean one oh at the start and one oh at the end

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n-o

Sorry, oh instead of the a

(typing) J-o-r-d-o-n-o

Who could be bothered? Must be time consuming. Pro-tip for any expecting parents out there who are deciding on baby names: If you have to spell it for people then choose something else.

However Jordon Butts has me rethinking that belief. He’s done well down back in the absence of Talia and Hartigan. I need to reassess my philosophy.

Similarly is it time the club re-examined one of its core beliefs?

Perhaps the most significant find of the season has been the club’s recent discovery of rests.

Taylor Walker was starting to look a bit sore so had a week off when we travelled to Perth. He returned the next week and won us the game against undefeated Melbourne despite lacking continuity.

Maybe Tom Lynch and Daniel Talia wouldn’t be in for season ending surgery if they were freshened up when required? It was painful seeing Rory Sloane and Tex hobbling around week after week last season. Must be so deflating for the other players too. Shows no faith in the depth players and younger players. No faith that new leaders might emerge. Just culture and list development poison.

Just when you think that the penny might have dropped and we’ve seen an end to the sheer, unadulterated idiocy that runs rampant through our club for years you read this:



:( :( :(

It is of course crucial that Reilly gets on the park, what with our 4-7 record and coming off a wooden spoon season. We just cannot afford him to miss a single game because it might lead to more sensible player management decisions.

If we don’t conquer this Continuity Demon the club will never, ever be successful again.

Out: Dumbness

In: Thinking

The game itself

I’ll be really interested in the speed of the game this week.

Collingwood’s last 5 games have been low scoring shitshows. They find it hard to score themselves but manage to turn matches into dour, grinding affairs. They have looked very careful when moving the ball this season but are hard to break down.

Our best football has been when we’ve moved the ball on quickly, are prepared to generate some run with handball even through traffic and look for options in the corridor even if there’s an element of risk.

Will Collingwood’s defensive set up force us to play a slow, cautious game which plays into their hands? Or will we be able to break through with some courage and dare?

Our ‘free-wheeling’ play does come unstuck at times but a few turnovers are worth the price because when we play slow we suck anyway and win wooden spoons.

Interestingly the last team to open the Pies up was the Bombers who also like to play a fast, aggressive game.

Tip

Either a scrappy, low scoring narrow loss with Joordano Butts our best player. Or a fun, fast, exhilarating 35 point win.

The latter please.

Who doesn’t love a win? Draft pick be damned. The defender we want will still be there at our pick.
that’s a great write-up, accurately encapsulates where both clubs are

further, we had a board refresh recently too, which Collingwood are only starting now

i predict more pain for the Woods
 

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This Saturday the 2017 grand final losers host the 2018 grand final losers.

Both clubs felt they were on the cusp of something just a few short years ago. Boy, were we wrong.

Where did it all go wrong?

There are some parallels between our clubs’ fall from grace.

The Crows had a 2015-2017 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it. Collingwood had a 2018-20 finals run with only a losing grand final to show for it.

Both clubs now find themselves a mile off the pace, negotiating a salary cap quagmire which has them paying significant dollars to players no longer at their clubs. Our cap was supposedly bursting at the seams in 2020 – we were paying maximum dollars for that clown show?

Both clubs overpaid their stars from those grand final losses, thinking that they would be around the mark for years to come. The important thing was to keep the juggernaut rolling and keep the team together. Success would override any bloated contracts we were forced to carry. Whoops.

Outside of contracts, what was the chief cause of the Crows’ fall from grace?

I know everyone is sick of hearing about it but was it as simple as the dreaded c-word, destroying our culture and sending us into a nosedive? It’s been done to death so I won't bore you here:

Continuity

Whatever the reason, we now find ourselves in a rebuild we didn’t plan for.

History repeating

Both clubs have form with self-inflicted wounds curtailing success.

In 2012 the Crows finished 2nd on the ladder and narrowly lost a preliminary final. With a young, promising list, shades had been purchased. Then the Tippett contract “ticking time bomb” went off which saw us finish out of the finals for the next two seasons and sack our coach.

Similarly Collingwood were flying after a drought-breaking premiership in 2010 and another grand final appearance in 2011. Amazingly that was Malthouse’s last game in charge as he stepped aside for favourite son Nathan Buckley. The Director of Coaching role Mick had supposedly agreed to didn’t look quite as rosy when push came to shove so the happy families vision Chins Maguire was forcing didn’t transpire. In effect they traded out a multiple premiership winning coach for a newbie. By choice. Yikes.

It makes our coaching blunders – like sacking Ben Hart for repeated dreadful results and replacing him with… Ben Hart, after Hart returned from Victoria unable to land an role at a single club – seem amateur by comparison.



And what are your reason’s for wanting to coach Carlton, Mr Malthouse?

Mick Malthouse: [Don’t say revenge. Don’t say revenge.] Uhh… revenge?


Who’d you rather be?

I think Adelaide is ahead of Collingwood at this point in time for one key reason; we realised earlier on that we suck.

So we’re about 12-18 months in front of the Pies, freshening up the team, trying to bring through some young talent and have banked one very early pick who looks franchise good.

The Pies are still clinging to the past as the Crows were in 2019.

Mason Cox’s preliminary final effort has become a bit like That Stevens Final in Collingwood folklore, providing selection credits for years and years. Believe it or not but Chris Mayne is still running around. So is Josh Thomas. The club is yet to acknowledge that injuries ruined Jamie Elliott’s career about five years ago. They are also hoping that 2022 will be Will Hoskin-Elliott’s break out season.

It’s like they have half a dozen David Mackays. So almost Scott Camporeale’s dream line up.

Rebuild

Do we have enough talent to rebuild with?

As it stands we are in line for Pick 4 in the national draft so can add another tall defender to make up for all the others who have left or haven’t come on.

Have we stockpiled enough talent to climb the ladder? Let’s have a look at how our younger players are coming on:

Chayce Jones and Ned McHenry’s ratings have been edited over the last month: Bigger busts than Dolly Parton, sack Hamish right now TBC.

Darcy Fogarty has been a divisive player both in the club’s selection committee meetings (took him until Year 4 to get a stretch of 5 games…) and also on this board, where he is simultaneously a better kick for goal than Hall of Fame Legend Tony Lockett and also not worthy of being on an AFL list. At the moment the stage is yours, Darcy. He has shown some glimpses of real quality. I hope we leave Tex, Darcy and Riley to work together and gel as a structure.


A stint down back in the twos could have done wonders for Lockett's development

It took the club a long time to decide between Billy Frampton and Elliot Himmelberg, shuffling them both in and out of the team for almost a season and a half. Finally they have realised that the correct choice was neither of them. Enter Riley Thilthorpe. In the Thilthorpe thread (try saying that three times fast) posters have been trying to find a player comparison for him. The nearest we can come up with is that he’s Koutafides-Salmon-Tippett-Bontempelli-Richardson-Roughead-Antrobus hybrid.

Schoenberg and Sholl have shown plenty. I’m not used to seeing class around the midfield but could get used to it.

Hopefully Hamill gets a full run. The positive for him from last week is that he ruled specialist sub out as a career option.

One who has shown a bit of promise is Sam Berry but he is out with concussion unfortunately. Perhaps Shane McAdam could be an inclusion?

Overall we have added “some” talent to our list. Are there enough genuine A Graders among that lot plus Pedlar and Cook to see us rise? Jury still out.

It’s important not to cling too closely to long held beliefs

I have a deep-seated mistrust of players with boganised Christian names. Imagine going through this every time your need to register for something?

First name?

Jordon

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n

No, with an oh

It’s got an oh

No, I mean two ohs

Really? (typing) J-o-o-r-d-a-n

No, I mean one oh at the start and one oh at the end

(typing) J-o-r-d-a-n-o

Sorry, oh instead of the a

(typing) J-o-r-d-o-n-o

Who could be bothered? Must be time consuming. Pro-tip for any expecting parents out there who are deciding on baby names: If you have to spell it for people then choose something else.

However Jordon Butts has me rethinking that belief. He’s done well down back in the absence of Talia and Hartigan. I need to reassess my philosophy.

Similarly is it time the club re-examined one of its core beliefs?

Perhaps the most significant find of the season has been the club’s recent discovery of rests.

Taylor Walker was starting to look a bit sore so had a week off when we travelled to Perth. He returned the next week and won us the game against undefeated Melbourne despite lacking continuity.

Maybe Tom Lynch and Daniel Talia wouldn’t be in for season ending surgery if they were freshened up when required? It was painful seeing Rory Sloane and Tex hobbling around week after week last season. Must be so deflating for the other players too. Shows no faith in the depth players and younger players. No faith that new leaders might emerge. Just culture and list development poison.

Just when you think that the penny might have dropped and we’ve seen an end to the sheer, unadulterated idiocy that runs rampant through our club for years you read this:



:( :( :(

It is of course crucial that Reilly gets on the park, what with our 4-7 record and coming off a wooden spoon season. We just cannot afford him to miss a single game because it might lead to more sensible player management decisions.

If we don’t conquer this Continuity Demon the club will never, ever be successful again.

Out: Dumbness

In: Thinking

The game itself

I’ll be really interested in the speed of the game this week.

Collingwood’s last 5 games have been low scoring shitshows. They find it hard to score themselves but manage to turn matches into dour, grinding affairs. They have looked very careful when moving the ball this season but are hard to break down.

Our best football has been when we’ve moved the ball on quickly, are prepared to generate some run with handball even through traffic and look for options in the corridor even if there’s an element of risk.

Will Collingwood’s defensive set up force us to play a slow, cautious game which plays into their hands? Or will we be able to break through with some courage and dare?

Our ‘free-wheeling’ play does come unstuck at times but a few turnovers are worth the price because when we play slow we suck anyway and win wooden spoons.

Interestingly the last team to open the Pies up was the Bombers who also like to play a fast, aggressive game.

Tip

Either a scrappy, low scoring narrow loss with Joordano Butts our best player. Or a fun, fast, exhilarating 35 point win.

The latter please.

Who doesn’t love a win? Draft pick be damned. The defender we want will still be there at our pick.
That was very entertaining!

Sidenote; If there is any Collingwood poster's lurking around, probably best you copy and past the above for the Collingwood vs Geelong game in 2 years time. Tweak a few names and you'll save yourself a bunch of time and effort
 
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Forgive the cross promotion but we have a NEW goal kicking game starting this week after radiojake and Milera2Betts couldn't be split in the first instalment.

Join the fun here:

 

1970crow

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that’s a great write-up, accurately encapsulates where both clubs are

further, we had a board refresh recently too, which Collingwood are only starting now

i predict more pain for the Woods
Their other issue is that in their worst year they don't already have 2 years of going to the draft with all their picks behind them. We hit rock bottom and had the selections from finishing 11th and 12th on the list then went to the draft with 1. Pies picked first in 2019 at 40 then 17 in 2020 and currently 36 in a year they look like finishing bottom 4. That looks very disturbing and is vastly different to our run to the bottom.
 

footy4ever

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Seriously, if we can’t beat Collingwood this time, it being the shitshow of the 2021 season, injured, isolating, Covid-tested, with no Vic interstate travellers to join their SA army to make some noise for them, then I doubt we’ll ever beat them again.

Harden TF up Crows and give them a smacking they so richly deserve.
 

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Well of course.

Collingwood, the leading shitshow of 2021...

The day before playing them, Crows just have to get a piece of the action.
We should voluntarily give up all premiership points for season 2021.

It's unfortunate, but do the crime do the time and if we have to get pick 1 again then so be it.
 

RoweyThePainter

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Really looking forward to see how the Crows go about it against a team trying to drag them down to their level. Opposite of what we have faced the last 3 weeks.

Hopefully the week Thilthorpe gets a rising star nom, with a bag and a hanger.
 

1970crow

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I'm all for masks.

But surely not wearing them appropriately is not a headline.
It's not an AFL issue, it's not their hub rules that we broke. But this is what happens when you revert to them to make sure Brad's punishment followed him after leaving the club. We're weak kneed. Pathetic really. But FFS, whi can't our players just abide by the rules of the day RE masks? Is it really that hard?
 

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