Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 21, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Norwood, Canadiens, Maroons.
I feel like a bad parent for laughingI took my kids down earlier in the year to the Geelong game. Well you remember we were awful that night but were in it still somehow.
At some stage the Geelong supporter in front of me was standing up going nuts and I screamed at him “Sit down you fat ****”.
My older son recons it was the best thing he experienced at the game. LOL.
Keeps telling his friends and anyone else when it comes up.
I’m all for clarity. Especially when at work. Maybe not so much here.Fair enough. Apologies . I aim to be understood.
This will surprise you, but I've resorted to a kind of abbreviated note-speak to reduce the length of my posts. *Cue hilarity and disbelief from jaytex and others *
To explain, I'm an ex-English teacher and value the power of written language at its best. Brevity is not my long suit .
I'll work on it and try to be clearer eg I edited the above, removing 3 sets of brackets!
I think Eddie will be remembered as the all-time AFL leader in kicking the largest number of spectacular, very difficult boundary goals. Reckon he has now kicked at least ten in his time with the Crows.The thing with that bloody goal is that it almost defies physics. There would have been less than two metres clearance between the goal posts at that angle, and in order to get it in the direction, he had to have the ball spinning so that it was curling away from the goals. To get it right, he had to start it aimed almost at the near side point post. That's why most players would dribble it from there and hope that the usual bounce would draw it back to the goals.
The most astonishing part, though, is that he actually ran to a point that accommodated the kick he had in mind. He knew the kick he wanted and the angle he needed. It's innate, he didn't have time to get a protractor out.
His subconscious feel around the goals is astonishing. Better than Daicos. Probably the best I've ever seen in that regard.
Can’t believe the club trainers don’t have spare stock of the ‘boil and bite’ ones just in case - pretty sloppy all round and could have cost us dearly.
Pretty sure we have a far better record away against West Coast with some good wins... but I will be shocked if we win at the Cattery as we normally get flogged & never look like winning.Bermuda Triangle.
If I had the power to accept the loss and rest players I would. Same with WCE away. I’ve already written those 2 off.
Win the 5 we should + Port and Collingwood at home and we end up 15 wins with a chance of top 4.
Reassess at the finals bye.
If you feel that banging on the fence or calling umpires things will make your kid feel threatened then cotton wool parenting is probably a bigger issue for him than anything that happens at the footyDon't agree. I still want to be that 10 year old kid that dad took to sturt oval to see motley and Davies play in the 80s. Sturt lost but I still got a scarf and everyone got along.
I want to take my 10 yr old now to see a big game and feel part of it and part of the community around footy.
Footy is for everyone and if the line gets crossed, especially around my kids, I'm going to have a problem.
Gill unfortunately has to err on the side of caution because some idiots take things too far. That's unfortunate but he's got to be clear about expectations around behaviour up front.
There's nothing wrong with that stuff, but you can see morons escalating things. Pretty much the reason we have the majority of laws/rules in society.If you feel that banging on the fence or calling umpires things will make your kid feel threatened then cotton wool parenting is probably a bigger issue for him than anything that happens at the footy
Nah the way we play now a days possessions mean nothing. All seem to fumble at the moment and make some poor decisions. I am not saying those four are completely out of form and should be dropped next week but I think they are a fair way off their best. We need them to find their touch if we are going to be a genuine threat.Smith - 22 touche and a goal
Laird - 32 touches and 4 tackles
Seed - 26 touches and a goal
Atkins - 29 touches and a goal
Gee, you are a hard taskmaster saying their form was a worry...a nice return to form for Seed though and I agree Milera and Douglas didn't have their best games
SMA would need to start charging $25 for a bottle of water.I wonder if that was mentioned as a solution would the silent majority, who can enjoy a drink without getting obnoxious, start to rein in those who cant
If you need football to change the way it's always been so you can take your kids, maybe it's not football's problem.There's nothing wrong with that stuff, but you can see morons escalating things. Pretty much the reason we have the majority of laws/rules in society.
Need a good laugh? Feel like basking in some schadenfreude?
Visit the PA thread, a myriad of melts especially regarding their scoreless last quarter and the 'future' of Hinkley. Enjoy: