Opposition Camp Non-Essendon Football Thread XIII

(Log in to remove this ad.)

un_eggs

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Jun 9, 2007
Posts
5,201
Likes
6,729
Location
un
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Liverpool
It’s a strange feeling when a star goes down for a big rival. Tom is a great player and I genuinely hope he’s alright. I honestly would rather see the best players out there for the spectacle and to properly have a fairly measured contest. But there’s always this little dark voice in the back of my head going ‘But Hawthorne’. Is this the great mythologised battle within, between my higher self and the base, lower primal self? Surely others suffer from this perennial affliction.
 

IriDiuM

Long-term Lurker
Joined
May 27, 2007
Posts
358
Likes
177
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
I feel the same way about this as I have about some other players, particularly recently Docherty from Carlton. I wish both of them the very best in a speedy recovery and wish them nothing but my most sincere heartfelt sympathy. I hope to see them back in action ASAP, they are champions of the game.

But as for the club they play for...

Heh.

Hehehe.

Bahahahahahahahahaha.

Suck it Carlton/Hawthorne.

Hate the club, never hate the players. If they were ours we'd love them to death.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

DapperDoss

Titanic Survivor
Joined
Jul 11, 2005
Posts
39,769
Likes
39,338
Location
Baghdad
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Melbourne Storm
I feel the same way about this as I have about some other players, particularly recently Docherty from Carlton. I wish both of them the very best in a speedy recovery and wish them nothing but my most sincere heartfelt sympathy. I hope to see them back in action ASAP, they are champions of the game.

But as for the club they play for...

Heh.

Hehehe.

Bahahahahahahahahaha.

Suck it Carlton/Hawthorne.

Hate the club, never hate the players. If they were ours we'd love them to death.
Shit post is shit
 

un_eggs

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Jun 9, 2007
Posts
5,201
Likes
6,729
Location
un
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Liverpool
I feel the same way about this as I have about some other players, particularly recently Docherty from Carlton. I wish both of them the very best in a speedy recovery and wish them nothing but my most sincere heartfelt sympathy. I hope to see them back in action ASAP, they are champions of the game.

But as for the club they play for...

Heh.

Hehehe.

Bahahahahahahahahaha.

Suck it Carlton/Hawthorne.

Hate the club, never hate the players. If they were ours we'd love them to death.
Yeah, I’m not quite that hostile. Mine’s a more subtle, emergence from deep within that I’m trying to keep submerged. It feels dirty and base. But I’m being honest when I say that it does rear its ugly head in these situations. Primordial tribal nonsense at its worst.
 
Joined
Jun 27, 2014
Posts
500
Likes
531
AFL Club
Essendon
Yeah, I’m not quite that hostile. Mine’s a more subtle, emergence from deep within that I’m trying to keep submerged. It feels dirty and base. But I’m being honest when I say that it does rear its ugly head in these situations. Primordial tribal nonsense at its worst.
I don’t know... I think Iridium kind of nailed it. Full sympathy, concern, respect and best wishes for Mitchell.. but for the Hawks losing their number one gun, no sympathy, only schadenfruede. Sorry, I’m wired that way and I don’t really intend to heed the higher-brain call to change. I just shut my eyes and see Sam Mitchell doing his little fake injecting thing and I badly want the hawks to have wooden spoons, long suspensions and salary cap breaches.

I guess I draw the line at never wishing injury to a player. I wouldn’t want that to happen, but when it does I feel for the player but not the club.

To me all this is part of the same schema that allows me to love Patrick Cripps while hating the blues.

If you’re capable of yelling a whole heap of shit at Clarkson and the hawks over the fence or when they’re on telly (like I am) I don’t really understand why you wouldn’t revel in their misfortune...

... while wishing Tom Mitchell the brilliant and courageous ball winner a quick and complete recovery.
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2008
Posts
41,631
Likes
61,641
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Devon Shields **** Yes
Moderator #7,397
Bad luck Tom. Hope you make a full recovery and play out your career in a thoroughly unsuccessful Hawthorne side.

EAD Hawthorne supporters. If only you hadn't pulled out of the Shiel race because he was too pricey eh? Good luck with Hopalong Scully and The Chad.

/simple
 
Top Bottom