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Twinkletoes

Moderator
Jan 28, 2004
39,435
64,141
Tender Touch
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
MVFC, Storm, Everton, Socceroos
Something happened with Carey in March 2002 iirc
Yeah, I was talking to a mate who happened to post here and everything he was saying had originated from BF. “Check it out” he added, so I lurked for awhile and eventually saw something posted which I knew was utter bulltish and hence felt the urge to sign up and respond. Did similar with The Searching Kangaroo (run by Thewlis Dish) at the time.

Yada yada yada my family became strangers to me!
 

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Gasometer

TheBrownDog
Mar 14, 2002
51,675
62,869
Gasometer Wing
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Kangaroos
Yeah, I was talking to a mate who happened to post here and everything he was saying had originated from BF. “Check it out” he added, so I lurked for awhile and eventually saw something posted which I knew was utter bulltish and hence felt the urge to sign up and respond. Did similar with The Searching Kangaroo (run by Thewlis Dish) at the time.

Yada yada yada my family became strangers to me!
Well actually Orange Peanut suggested I come here and mourn
 

Shermanator

Didn't get Luke Jackson NMFC :(
Mar 23, 2001
9,892
25,498
Inside Ben Brown’s hair
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Wildcats/Pacers/Chelsea/Scorchers
Not interesting, but back in 2000 I found the old NMFC fans board (can't remember the name of it now) through a friend who had heard of it but wasn't a regular - and in early 2001 a bunch of us moved over here (Rose, Shinboners, who else?). It was better managed and easier to use than the old one, still a pretty small group here until early 2002 when this board exploded in the light of the Carey/Stevo/Arch events.
Dark, Rooboy 96 were all around that time.

I came in exactly a week after you HTH.
 

Gasometer

TheBrownDog
Mar 14, 2002
51,675
62,869
Gasometer Wing
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Kangaroos
Not interesting, but back in 2000 I found the old NMFC fans board (can't remember the name of it now) through a friend who had heard of it but wasn't a regular - and in early 2001 a bunch of us moved over here (Rose, Shinboners, who else?). It was better managed and easier to use than the old one, still a pretty small group here until early 2002 when this board exploded in the light of the Carey/Stevo/Arch events.
Yeh the Nmfc one was where Orange Peanut and I would go. I can’t remember what my name was there. Then it just closed. It had that mad Sooze or Susie there. I think we even used Dial up modems then? Maybe not. Idk 😐 Long time ago 2000/01
 

Rooboy 96

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 3, 2000
18,706
10,855
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Dark, Rooboy 96 were all around that time.

I came in exactly a week after you HTH.
When I stumbled across BigFooty.com was just after I caused Nik’s Collingwood Board to block my whole work organisation, and I was bored and wanted somewhere new, back than there wasn’t many of us and no team boards, I think Shinboners was the only other North person and we use to hang sh*t on Sandie and some w***er by the name of Dan24 from Essendon. And if any Swans fans spoke sh*t we just reminded them of Longers an Carey for $60k.
They were the days


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giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,092
150,612
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Here you go Gasometer King Corey

 

Rooboy 96

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 3, 2000
18,706
10,855
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Just stumbled on BF about 2 years ago. Great to interact with our North community. That's what makes us special, North people are a community, while other clubs consist of fans. BTW, there is some very funny humour on our threads and that makes me happy. The North family is something special.
So you like dick jokes?


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Orange Peanut

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 6, 2013
5,661
23,847
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Yeh the Nmfc one was where Orange Peanut and I would go. I can’t remember what my name was there. Then it just closed. It had that mad Sooze or Susie there. I think we even used Dial up modems then? Maybe not. Idk 😐 Long time ago 2000/01
Dude your name was literally Gasometer.
 

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Forever North

Club Legend
Apr 24, 2011
1,272
2,828
Greek Islands
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I'd heard about it from friends etc but I've never been the type to engage in social media as I find it very intrusive. I'm generally a private person. BF is the only social media site I us. I love the footy and our club. I joined up around 10 years ago after a game against Richmond when the umpires completely screwed us; Dusty/Tigers got a couple of 'fingernails in the back' that resulted in cheap goals. They won by a goal or so. Shocking umpiring. I was so angry and frustrated I joined up to basically vent my anger. I do enjoy the banter and different points of view but generally see BF as a bit of light relief.
 

Instincts

Debutant
Sep 21, 2020
84
94
AFL Club
North Melbourne
My mate who goes for the Dogs told me about it, didn't have a look at this site until a month or two later, I started posting probably a year later maybe.
 

Scottroo

Club Legend
Mar 15, 2002
2,533
1,611
Adelaide
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Kangaroos
Joined after school in 2002. There was a period where everyone here thought I was Scott McMahon. Was amusing
 

Snake_Baker

L'enfant terrible
Apr 24, 2013
70,024
135,269
inside your head
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Essendon Lawn Bowls Club
Joined after school in 2002. There was a period where everyone here thought I was Scott McMahon. Was amusing

You mean, you're not?
 

Mr_Nyah

Club Legend
Dec 7, 2011
1,075
3,215
Wentz Wagon
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I thought I’d been here a long time but most of you are fossils! Don’t think I’d ever even used the internet by the year 2000, and yet some of you folk were here already!
 

jimandphilbadge

All Australian
Oct 6, 2012
731
3,109
Purgatory
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Ogopogo Dragons
I joined so Dean Laidley could see in real time my disgust at the game plan of Spud Firrito holding the ball above his head in the back pocket while the opposition set up their defence. He wasn't answering the letters I posted every Monday on how he should approach team selection and action had to be taken.
 

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