Opinion The 'Carlton related stuff that doesn't need it's own thread' thread Part 2

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El Topo

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Jun 18, 2013
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Our team has one of the hardest starts to the season. We've had 4 opportunities so far to prove ourselves against 2020 finals opposition, but we haven't won a single one of those games.

Although this seems like a huge negative, I personally see 2 positives. 1 - In the next 2 weeks we have another two opportunities against the 1st and 2nd placed teams. 2 - It means our stretch home (hopefully towards finals) is a relatively easy one.

Come on BLUES, bring the same mongrel and attack on the footy every week and we can do it!
We entered the bye last year with an even W/L and the most favourable run home in the comp - that didn't end so well
 

Crippa#9

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Jun 19, 2007
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Digressing a little...
Anyone else slightly frustrated at lack of access to player interviews and just generally poor overall coverage of our team re: CFC website?
Feels like our whole media department have been laid off? Assume the soft cap crunch has something to do with it.

*No post game interviews with players anymore...for example, would of been great to hear from Matty Owies after kicking his first goal in AFL.
*Still nothing on Sunday's win that isn't just a match footage grab. Zero. No catch up with one of our TWO captains or any of our coaches. One of the biggest wins we've had in 12 months...
*Nothing on how injured players Paddy Dow or Mitch McGovern are?
*No chat with Charlie on how he is...fans have barely seen or heard from him for two years...
*No catch up with Marchbank since his ACL op.
*Next to no footage of weekly training
*Maybe an interview with Harry on his breakout season form.
*zero personal interest stories...Luke Parks anyone?

All we see is quick 2 minute grabs from matches and every news item published seems to be simply a copy&paste from the AFL website.

Compared to the access fans get with their supported teams in NFL, EPL, NBA the AFL is sooo far behind.

Poor form.
 
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Stamos

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Digressing a little...
Anyone else slightly frustrated at lack of access to players interviews and just generally poor coverage of our team re: CFC website? Feels like our whole media department have been laid off? Assume the soft cap crunch has something to do with it.
Would have nothing to do with the soft cap, that only applies to the Football Department.
 

thylacine60

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All I really care about is game footage and highlights. We tend to get a bit of interview stuff when a player first arrives. If less camera means more results like Sunday, I can live with it.
 

Ash24

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The bummers part though - I’ve seen it written a couple of times and am not certain I understand what it’s implying?
Bummers --> Bombers


It's the same as why you would call Collingwood, Colliwobbles or North, Norf - They're just terms to make fun of clubs and their supporters.
 

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Coops93

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It's definitely used in a derogatory sense by many
Sure but homophobic? I wouldn't have thought so.
Mostly by the English, it's not really an Australian thing.

I got told off once when having some cricket chat in England for saying something like "We (Australia) smashed the Pakis". Got more than a few stern looks from a few in the pub and was promptly told that wasn't ok. I quickly learned that Paki is apparently a very racist term in the UK (Essentially on par with the N word). Not really the case anywhere else
 

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