No Oppo Supporters Non Bulldog Footy Talk - Bulldogs only - Part 4

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Dogs_r_barking

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Article on Foxfooty about the growing “nastiness” between Melbourne and Dogs, quotes Melbourne singing Freed from Desire a couple of hours after their win. That doesn’t bother me, it was when a few of them started singing it on the ground while our players were still around.
 

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darklake

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Article on Foxfooty about the growing “nastiness” between Melbourne and Dogs, quotes Melbourne singing Freed from Desire a couple of hours after their win. That doesn’t bother me, it was when a few of them started singing it on the ground while our players were still around.
Media trying to stir trouble imo.
 

ossie_21

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Article on Foxfooty about the growing “nastiness” between Melbourne and Dogs, quotes Melbourne singing Freed from Desire a couple of hours after their win. That doesn’t bother me, it was when a few of them started singing it on the ground while our players were still around.
I didn’t think they did it because of us, I thought maybe it was just a common thing that some groups of people did because it went “viral” on social media or something
 

Dogs_R_Us

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It was a fair pointer to the character of the MFC, the players at the very least. Wonder what the staff and hierarchy thought. There are usually cordial relations between the admins of the clubs, with occasional exceptions.
 

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Storm in a teacup though, right? AFL media blowing something up out of proportion. They'd just busted a massive premiership drought in astounding fashion, if we weren't on the end of it I would've been cheering them on.

Any chat about the singing of a crappy 90s dance tune firing up the bulldogs and creating a rivalry is a little misguided, in my view. The dogs should be fired up by the complete capitulation from halfway through the third quarter and getting stomped on to the tune of 100 points from then on. That's what was unacceptable and should fire them up to do better and respond whenever they play Melbourne in the coming years, not any perceived slight in the Dees celebrations.
 

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Kony Abbott

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I was told some insider goss on Dodoro a couple of months that may be of interest.

Apparently during trade week there is some sort of online portal that both teams submit their trades through which goes to the AFL, someone checks it to make sure both clubs have entered the same thing and then the AFL announces it. However because the portal is quite slow, when deals are done in the last hour someone from one of the clubs will just shoot the AFL an email and they make it official.

When Essendon and GWS were trading for Jye Caldwell at the end of 2020, the above process unfolded and Essendon sent through the email to the AFL which they then announced. The only problem was that Essendon entered in the deal that they wanted, not the deal GWS agreed to. GWS only found out when the AFL posted it on social media, I don't know what the exact trade ended up being but say it was Caldwell and X for X and a future 2nd, it was meant to be Caldwell and X for X and a future 1st or something.

GWS were absolutely livid, there was a 6 hour mediation session a week later and the result was the AFL just conceded they couldn't do anything about it and would make sure it couldn't happen again, McCartney told Essendon he'll never trade them another player. Looks like he was true to his word with Hill this year.
 

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I was told some insider goss on Dodoro a couple of months that may be of interest.

Apparently during trade week there is some sort of online portal that both teams submit their trades through which goes to the AFL, someone checks it to make sure both clubs have entered the same thing and then the AFL announces it. However because the portal is quite slow, when deals are done in the last hour someone from one of the clubs will just shoot the AFL an email and they make it official.

When Essendon and GWS were trading for Jye Caldwell at the end of 2020, the above process unfolded and Essendon sent through the email to the AFL which they then announced. The only problem was that Essendon entered in the deal that they wanted, not the deal GWS agreed to. GWS only found out when the AFL posted it on social media, I don't know what the exact trade ended up being but say it was Caldwell and X for X and a future 2nd, it was meant to be Caldwell and X for X and a future 1st or something.

GWS were absolutely livid, there was a 6 hour mediation session a week later and the result was the AFL just conceded they couldn't do anything about it and would make sure it couldn't happen again, McCartney told Essendon he'll never trade them another player. Looks like he was true to his word with Hill this year.
GWS would surely take legal action in those circumstances and publicise Essendon’s behaviour (if in any way verifiable)
 

dogwatch

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GWS would surely take legal action in those circumstances and publicise Essendon’s behaviour (if in any way verifiable)
If it happened as described then the AFL were at fault in not waiting for GWS to send in their version and checking that it matched. Even if it was a bit of deliberate gamesmanship by Dodo.

They should have said we'll put the deal on hold and give you two blokes another 3 hours (say) to sort it out. If you can't agree by then we'll call it a no trade. You want a deal? You sort it out.

It'd be typical of the AFL not to publicly concede responsibility though.
 

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