Oppo Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread: Edition V

Snake_Baker

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Channel 7 AFL commentator Basil Zempilas keen to be Perth’s next Lord Mayor
AFL commentator Basil Zempilas is keen to become the next lord mayor of Perth, with a delay in local elections increasing the TV personality’s hopes of taking the city’s top office.


AFL commentator Basil Zempilas is mounting a genuine bid to become Perth’s lord mayor.
The Channel 7 media personality says he is a “live chance” to take the WA capital’s top office, with elections due to be held in October.
Zempilas used his breakfast radio slot to confirm that the biggest gig in Perth local government was in his sights and the delayed mayoral election had opened the door to him running.

“I’ve always said I know I have the passion but I haven’t been sure I have the time,” he said.
“I’m still not certain I do — and I’ve only had the briefest of conversations with my employers — but the extra delay of fresh elections does now open the door.
“If the election were prior to the Tokyo Olympics — I’m doing opening and closing ceremony and calling the swimming for Seven — I was no chance. But with the election likely to be late October at the earliest, the door has opened.”
Channel 7’s Basil Zempilas says he’s seriously considering running to be Lord Mayor of Perth.
Channel 7’s Basil Zempilas says he’s seriously considering running to be Lord Mayor of Perth.
Perth’s council elections are not expected to be held until late this year because of delays with the inquiry into dysfunction at the council.
Zempilas, who is employed by Seven West Media, said if he could make it work with his existing commitments, “I’m up for the fight”.

“I live in the city, work in the city and walk through the city every day and I, like all West Aussies, expect our capital to be safer, cleaner, cheaper, more accessible, more vibrant and friendlier,” he said.
Basil Zempilas has worked on sport broadcasts and as a co-host of Sunrise.

Basil Zempilas has worked on sport broadcasts and as a co-host of Sunrise.
Zempilas could face off against three suspended Perth councillors: Steve Hasluck, Reece Harley and James Limnios, who have not ruled out running in the mayoral election.
Former ABC journalist and Activate Perth chairwoman Di Bain, who previously ran unsuccessfully for council, is also a possible candidate.
She said last year she would consider her circumstances when the election was called.
He's full of shit, so that makes him suitably qualified.
 

Snake_Baker

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Looking like a bad bust at the moment.

 

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Heaps of fun

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What was the exact trade?
If May breaks down again it could be a breakeven trade.
Freo did 100,000 trades that period but there's a very good chance they could have gone to the draft with 5 and 6 and walked away with Ben King and Bailey Smith. Instead they turned those picks into a bunch of later picked guys, Hogan and Lobb. Too cute by far.
 

Tectonic

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Freo did 100,000 trades that period but there's a very good chance they could have gone to the draft with 5 and 6 and walked away with Ben King and Bailey Smith. Instead they turned those picks into a bunch of later picked guys, Hogan and Lobb. Too cute by far.
Hope we don't screw the pooch with next year's picks
 

King Corey

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Freo did 100,000 trades that period but there's a very good chance they could have gone to the draft with 5 and 6 and walked away with Ben King and Bailey Smith. Instead they turned those picks into a bunch of later picked guys, Hogan and Lobb. Too cute by far.
They remind me of the crows. Grand final appearance with a decent list including some stars. Both clubs perform some smart recruitment - crows with strong drafting, freo with some canny trading.

In freo's case even manage to coax some talented guys home (Hill, Hogan, Lobb, Wilson et al).

Yet somehow it all imploded and both clubs went to shit for a period there.
 

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Enjoy Snake's comments.
Stirred the possum on Dees board re Gawn.
Dees could be waiting 60 years for success.
 
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