Opposition Camp The Loony Bin - Carlton Preseason Edition

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Like Rugby League tried to do with State of Origin? At least that had 'marketing' value.
They do it basically every year now, and it's highly successful for them.

The World Record crowd for a Rugby League game was 91,513 at the MCG in 2015. Only 87,122 this year in Melbourne. Over 50,000 every time it's been held at Etihad too.

Next year, they're playing one in Perth, and in 2020 they're going to Adelaide. They're even talking New Zealand in the future too. Kind of works ion a 3-game series, with one neutral venue.
 

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They do it basically every year now, and it's highly successful for them.

The World Record crowd for a Rugby League game was 91,513 at the MCG in 2015. Only 87,122 this year in Melbourne. Over 50,000 every time it's been held at Etihad too.

Next year, they're playing one in Perth, and in 2020 they're going to Adelaide. They're even talking New Zealand in the future too. Kind of works ion a 3-game series, with one neutral venue.
Can we avoid ‘neutral venue’ discussion? You’ll attract bitter sandgropers
 

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They do it basically every year now, and it's highly successful for them.

The World Record crowd for a Rugby League game was 91,513 at the MCG in 2015. Only 87,122 this year in Melbourne. Over 50,000 every time it's been held at Etihad too.

Next year, they're playing one in Perth, and in 2020 they're going to Adelaide. They're even talking New Zealand in the future too. Kind of works ion a 3-game series, with one neutral venue.
How much does an origin ticket cost? That is a hell of a lot of dole and welfare dollars ending up in the NRL's pockets.
 

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An Essendon supporter on when they will break their finals losing streak of 15 years

Would have won a final last year if we didn’t botch the start of the season the team was riding a wave of momentum in the last 10 or so rounds.
Apparently it would have happened last, if only they made the finals
 

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An Essendon supporter on when they will break their finals losing streak of 15 years



Apparently it would have happened last, if only they made the finals
Thats fair enough ... we would have won like all the premierships over the last 10 years if we weren't an absolute abomination of a football team for the vast majority of the time.
 

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I read it the other day, and can't be bothered finding it to quote it ...

But I was reading the Hawks board the other day curious to see how they view life without Tom Mitchell for the season, and one of the posters was absolutely steadfast in their view that they'd had fortuitously brought on the perfect replacement for Mitchell onto their list as a delisted free agent ... none other than Darren Minchington ... for those living a normal, football supporting life that sees themselves fairly well versed of opposition players, and therefore STILL never heard of him ... Minchington put in 7 very underwhelming, and admittedly injury plagued seasons at St Kilda ... as a forward, averaging 11 disposals, and under a goal a game, before being delisted from the Saints' list, which not even they'd claim is particularly flushed with talent .... but according to old mate, this guy is the answer to replacing the reigning Brownlow medalist ...
 

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I read it the other day, and can't be bothered finding it to quote it ...

But I was reading the Hawks board the other day curious to see how they view life without Tom Mitchell for the season, and one of the posters was absolutely steadfast in their view that they'd had fortuitously brought on the perfect replacement for Mitchell onto their list as a delisted free agent ... none other than Darren Minchington ... for those living a normal, football supporting life that sees themselves fairly well versed of opposition players, and therefore STILL never heard of him ... Minchington put in 7 very underwhelming, and admittedly injury plagued seasons at St Kilda ... as a forward, averaging 11 disposals, and under a goal a game, before being delisted from the Saints' list, which not even they'd claim is particularly flushed with talent .... but according to old mate, this guy is the answer to replacing the reigning Brownlow medalist ...
Pretty sure I read that one too.

To be fair (reluctantly) to the Hawks board, his view was met with understandable scepticism
 
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