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windyhill

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#27
I swore I'd stop after Bolton retired but that Irish boy is testing me. He seems to have a rule, a nice bit of play followed by a massive goal costing, momentum stopping, **** up
 

ghostdog

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#32
If Parish doesn't show signs of fulfilling his potential, he is locked and loaded for this role. Zac Clarke would be but I don't think he will play enough games
Clarke doesn't have the expectation on him that Parish does. He really needs to step up, although it could easily be Langers I reckon.
 

fishardansin

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#36
I don't think anyone is seeking a whipping boy. It is just an acceptance that having a whipping is part of Essendon culture. There is no walk about start at the moment, so this is speculation who may be unfortunate enough to take up that role.
 

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yodellinhank

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#38
It's a fundamentally lousy thing though.

That said I don't know if it's a peculiarly Essendon thing. I reckon most or all fan groups are prone to it.
Shannon Boo-urns springs to mind. Cat fans were savage on the guy, for being a handy footballer with a few tricks that was in a team laden with stars.
 
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