TV Open Mike

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Feel for Lake.
He's not in a good place at the moment.

Not sure of his circumstances but just imagine those out there who have been cut off from family members, have no job or barely scraping by doing some factory work of some kind, dealing with addiction and mental health issues and only have the government for support. Be a horrible place to be in.

Lake probably has contacts to fall back on (as David Schwarz had) so in time, he has the opportunity to come out of this better than your average person.
 

Bell Ringer

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you must be new around here - there are two things Mike absolutely loves about his role

- digging into people's soft spots, hoping for tears / breakdown
- asking about how much coin people earn.
Watching someone have a tiz about an incident years in the past is once thing, watching an at risk person breakdown while recounting their suicide attempt from 3 MONTHS AGO is next level and then some.
 

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Adelaide Hawk

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Or maybe having Dane Swan on in between Boyd and Lake is a subtle pointing towards how a work life balance can improve your mental health. Swans happy and healthy in his life and maybe more AFL footballers should be allowed to enjoy the experience
Yep, that's what I got out of it. It was kinda refreshing to hear a footballer talk about how good it was to play AFL football for a change, all the mates, the interaction in the locker room, the lifestyle, etc. If you listen to the footy media these days, all they focus on are the stresses footballers face and how they struggle to cope with them. Well, there are plenty of people out there in the real world living their own private hell, and they don't have the support network of an AFL player to help deal with them. It was just nice to hear a player who appreciates the advantages for a change.

I especially liked the bit where his friendship with Dustin Martin came up. He said he'd been overseas with Martin five times. Sheehan looks over his specs and says, "So you are friends"?, to which Swan replied, "No, we hate each other".
 

Dogs Rule

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Sep 27, 2005
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Feel for Lake.
He's not in a good place at the moment.

Not sure of his circumstances but just imagine those out there who have been cut off from family members, have no job or barely scraping by doing some factory work of some kind, dealing with addiction and mental health issues and only have the government for support. Be a horrible place to be in.

Lake probably has contacts to fall back on (as David Schwarz had) so in time, he has the opportunity to come out of this better than your average person.
I think what’s clear is the Cooney is not that sort of ‘mate’ you want.

Backstabbing bogan.
 

X_box_X

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Love Cal.

Out of all the players we have lost since I have been old enough to follow the Doggies, he would rank second behind Brown in terms of how much it hurt.

Absolutely love the way he goes about his footy. Seems like a ripper bloke.
 

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