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Tonga Bob

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Hi all,

I'll ask you to cast your minds back to 2017.

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It was a simpler time back then. Travel was a thing, border closures weren't. There was no Covid and no covfefe, while closer to home the Great Purple Reset had begun. A young Nathan Fyfe assumed captaincy of a club that was Pavlichless for the first time this century. We farewelled a Tarago full of heart-and-soul players while welcoming Messers McCarthy, Hill the younger, Hamling, Kersten, Logue, Darcy, Cox and Ryan to the club.

It was also in 2017 when the reigning moderator Righteo started up the first Fremantle board Game Previews thread, where he invited the board to get creative and write up previews for Freo games for that season. In a tightly-run contest it was Arcassius who came away with the victory for this double-ended Derby preview, and was appointed Fremantle Poster of the Year for his efforts.

The next couple of season saw the thread become an incubator for Champagne Sh*tposting, as many of us tried our hand at posting game previews. The 2018 version saw more sterling efforts, and in the end some campaigner won by ripping off Edgar Allan Poe; while the tradition continued in 2019 as the board continued to give great effort in their game previews before noted media mogul TheInjuryFactory saluted with his piece entitled "The Mayne Event".

Then 2020 happened.

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A void descended over the land. The tradition was broken, despite the rise in the gig economy the crowdsourced game previews did not occur, and there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth across the Freo board.

But rejoice my loyal subjects! My first decree as your new overlord trainee mod is to bring back this much-loved part of the AFL season here on the Freo board! As as result I’m officially calling for nominations for people to provide us with previews of Fremantle games for the 2021 season. The criteria (also known as The Four Commandments) as decreed by Righteo during his time as Preview Convener is as follows:
  • Reply to this thread to sign up for any match you'd like to preview in the upcoming season. First in, best dressed, so if you want a specific match try and get in early, and I will update the below fixture accordingly;
  • There is no criteria to sign up apart from being a Freo board poster, you don't have to have been a poster for a long time or have made a lot of posts, but just make sure you're in a position to write one when it's your week. If you can't do it when the time comes, let me or one of proper mods (Snuffaluphagus & BeinPurplenGreen) know and we will probably sort out a suitable punishment and/or replacement;
  • Have fun with the preview. Make it interesting, it doesn't have to be written under a certain guideline or include x,y,z- write it the way you want, use pictures, videos, whatever. A good dose of humour never hurts either;
  • This is a competition, so previews judged the best by your peers (most liked, how else do you quantify "best" on the internet) will join Arcassius, TheInjuryFactory and I as official Fremantle Posters of the Year, and will receive a shiny badge that looks like this:
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    . BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! The steak knives thrown in for the winner is a year's Premium Membership to BigFooty, with thanks to our generous benefactor Chief.
The games up for offer to preview are as follows (note that this fixture is up to date as of now, but as we saw last year things could change pretty quickly so there may need to be a bit of flexibility):

Round 1 vs Melbourne @ away DockerDen5215

Round 2 vs GWS @ home Yeti

Round 3 vs Carlton @ away Megalon

Round 4 vs Hawthorn @ home Square Peg

Round 5 vs Adelaide @ away dockerfemme

Round 6 vs North Melbourne @ home Snuffaluphagus

Round 7 vs WCE @ away Piggy Smalls

Round 8 vs Brisbane @ home not home anymore WAnchor

Round 9 vs Essendon @ away BeinPurplenGreen

Round 10 vs Sydney @ home BeinPurplenGreen

Round 11 vs Port Adelaide @ away

Round 12 vs Western Bulldogs @ home Tonga Bob

Round 13 vs Gold Coast @ home Megalon

Round 14 vs bye Gekko71

Round 15 vs Collingwood @ away BarbieITFC

Round 16 vs Carlton @ home Purple_Turtle

Round 17 vs Tasmania Hawthorn @ away Bastyy

Round 18 vs Geelong @ home Docker Gun

Round 19 vs Sydney @ away BeinPurplenGreen

Round 20 vs Richmond @ home Docker Gun

Round 21 vs Brisbane @ away back at home again for now DragoDelph

Round 22 vs WCE @ home Gekko71

Round 23 vs St Kilda @ away Yeti

Do you have what it takes to have your head added to the busts of Arcassius, TheInjuryFactory & yours truly atop Mt Postmore?

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If you do then pick your round, get your thinking cap on, chuck some stuff at the screen and who knows what may happen. Let's goooooooooooo!!!!!



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Tonga Bob

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Oct 26, 2013
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The country somewhere
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SFFC, LFC, ADO, CI Warriors
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Hi again,

Many thanks to those of you who have put your hand up for writing a game preview, and for the other positive support that this reboot has received. We still have quite a few games that need owners though, so I'm putting on a sausage sizzle.

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Honestly this is a big deal for me. The last time I ran a sausage sizzle was in my rookie year with the Coney Island Warriors. The BBQ at Docklands Bunnings was clapped out so hot oil splattered everywhere and I was surly as heck all day. I was pretty hungover too if memory serves me well.

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But I'm here today to give good effort despite the scars of yesteryear, so with the incentive of cooked sausages I'm hoping that more people come forward an adopt a game preview. Apart from Snuffaluphagus & BeinPurplenGreen though, they wouldn't know what to do with a free sausage. Apart from the perceived bias of mods receiving awards from other mods, Snuf will eat his sausage sideways and BPG will confuse his sausage for his proboscis.

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And for those who have already signed up, you get two (2) sausages each and a can of soft drink. Form a line to the left.

Thank you for your time, and enjoy the rest of your pre-season.
 

dockerfemme

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Hi again,

Many thanks to those of you who have put your hand up for writing a game preview, and for the other positive support that this reboot has received. We still have quite a few games that need owners though, so I'm putting on a sausage sizzle.

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Honestly this is a big deal for me. The last time I ran a sausage sizzle was in my rookie year with the Coney Island Warriors. The BBQ at Docklands Bunnings was clapped out so hot oil splattered everywhere and I was surly as heck all day. I was pretty hungover too if memory serves me well.

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But I'm here today to give good effort despite the scars of yesteryear, so with the incentive of cooked sausages I'm hoping that more people come forward an adopt a game preview. Apart from Snuffaluphagus & BeinPurplenGreen though, they wouldn't know what to do with a free sausage. Apart from the perceived bias of mods receiving awards from other mods, Snuf will eat his sausage sideways and BPG will confuse his sausage for his proboscis.

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And for those who have already signed up, you get two (2) sausages each and a can of soft drink. Form a line to the left.

Thank you for your time, and enjoy the rest of your pre-season.
Okay Tonga Bob you’ve convinced me. You can just assign me a match.
 

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