That was funny stuff. I was watching Oliver sign autographs for a bit today and he’s a whole lot more comfortable in the role now. I met him in his first preseason after he’d played on JLT against Port - it was like trying to talk to a sheepdog in a thunderstorm. Half hyper and half terrified. I’m glad I got his signature back then rather than today though. There is a 200 metre queue to meet him.
Yeah. I was lucky enough to get a snap with him holding the young fella in Luna Park that year. Good country lad, great with the kids, but couldn’t get much out of him then. Lucky enough to get a snap with him again this year, before the queue formed. Still couldn’t get much out of him...
The Family Day seemed a bit of an anti-climax this year. The young fella had been talking about it for months. He kept going on about the inflatable slide, which was a huge hit with him last year. Of course, there was no inflatable slide this year.
I placated him with an $8 ice cream cone. As I waited for him to finish, I listened to a Melbourne official arguing with a member who had the audacity to ask for an extra plastic ‘Jack Viney’ cup for his son who wasn’t with him.
I looked at my son and told him, ‘You’re a Melbourne supporter now, boy. You better suck it up and get used to disappointment. Hope is for fools.
Now, go cut me a switch. Papa is gonna lin you some mannas.’ (Just kidding... I didn’t really use that accent!)
I don't think he'll ever stop something like this to be honest, it's an instinctive action that he's done since he was a lot younger, and really, it looks like he just nicks his chin, it's a minuscule difference between getting suspended for a week, and having no case to answer.
I suspect we'll appeal the medium impact grading, because I can't see how he came to it, other than making an early statement. It'll be down to what Berry and the Lions have to say tho, as it seems the crux of the argument is that he didn't return to the field, but when you're talking about the last qrt of a JLT game with 6 other blokes on the bench, I'd have thought it's more likely he was sat out just in case, rather than any medically founded precaution, and would have played on if it meant anything.
Rubbish, people are so inconsistent. If that was Cam Rayner on Jay Kennedy-Harris you wouldnt hold the same opinion.
There was **** all in it and Berry needs to learn how to protect himself, clearly played far too much non contact TAC footy as a junior