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neilk

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Sep 15, 2010
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Hey neilk and barrackers where’s your report?

From all accounts it was a dismal match but surely you have a few stories to share....
Still trying to get over the result. It was a fairly uneventful night inside-no Eddie. Chris Tarrant still looks fit enough to play. barrackers had to wear his suit to the VFL prior so would have looked slightly out of place at Victoria Park I'm sure-nice to meet up with him. I decided to park under the stadium due to the weather so stayed off the beer/wine to a large extent. Probably would have been more to report with a win. Oh, I had Pendles for first goal kicker so was calling for Phillips to handball to him, wherever he was.
 

Kirby

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Oct 10, 2007
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Still trying to get over the result. It was a fairly uneventful night inside-no Eddie. Chris Tarrant still looks fit enough to play. barrackers had to wear his suit to the VFL prior so would have looked slightly out of place at Victoria Park I'm sure-nice to meet up with him. I decided to park under the stadium due to the weather so stayed off the beer/wine to a large extent. Probably would have been more to report with a win. Oh, I had Pendles for first goal kicker so was calling for Phillips to handball to him, wherever he was.
You should have left your car at home and got stonkered!
 

barrackers

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Sep 4, 2016
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Hey neilk and barrackers where’s your report?

From all accounts it was a dismal match but surely you have a few stories to share....
All in good time, I'm juggling full time work and study.

With a long rectangular room Marvel's facilities aren't the best layout for these type of things, the same applied when I attended a grand final breakfast there in 2010. Nonetheless it was a great experience and nice meeting neilk.

The food was provided by Mjolner who promote their food as viking inspired and consisted of
  • Entree - salmon, looked fancy, but fish isn't my thing and especially raw?? fish
  • Main - beef brisket, tasty and melted in your mouth
  • Desert - meringue and mandarine sorbet, another nice dish. It only came out 5 minutes before the game started, which gave me the impression that the kitchen was running a little behind
There was also proper (non-mid strength) beers and wine in glass not the shi tty plastic cups us plebs normally have to put up with. The wine was provided by Calabria Family Wines and there were further vintages/styles available for tasting; the shiraz was very nice and if it wasn't for pre-existing Sunday plans I could easily have indulged in more. Half time provided more food; sausage rolls, party pies and scones.

The night was MC'ed by Glen Moriarty. In the absence of Eddie, Stephen Curry was introduced in his place and name. Curry is generally my sought of humour and he didn't disappoint. Lots of jokes about Stephenson's betting including "even Stephenson" and other plays on his name. A highlight of the night. Vice-president Alex Waisltz gave a very short speech and Garry Hocking was interviewed about the plan for game.
 
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JB1975

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Feb 26, 2015
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Can you let us know what time?

I assume at Holden Centre?
It'd be good if you can come along, SV. The pain of Kirby standing me up still lingers, but the pleasure of your company can begin the healing process.

I've been saving some money, so maybe we could go halves in one of those pricey Holden Centre hamburgers.
 

Saintly Viewed

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Aug 10, 2015
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It'd be good if you can come along, SV. The pain of Kirby standing me up still lingers, but the pleasure of your company can begin the healing process.

I've been saving some money, so maybe we could go halves in one of those pricey Holden Centre hamburgers.
I’m in if nobody else is claiming such things.

I’ll assume it’s evening or thereabouts so should work out.

:)

With those burgers there might only be enough left over for water.
 

Maggie5

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Apr 3, 2010
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I think it might have been last Sunday Maggie. I don’t know why you didn’t hear from the Club. I’ll double check
Do you want to try for the mid season review?
No thanks MG too busy, was really for the kids. I will get them a scarf or something and hope they had forgotten.:)

I got notification months ago.......my kids actually went to both this year Maggie5.
Damn with all that is going on with me (house hunting), forgot about it until I saw photos of the crowd this week.
 

JB1975

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JB1975 ask them if we can have Balmy's injury reports terminology back - short, medium and long term, tell us so much more than available/unavailable.:D
I won't lie, I find the available/unavailable categories quite appealing. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it seems polite, as if to say: 'Hi, my name's Nathan Murphy. I'm unavailable right now, but leave a name and a message and I'll get back to playing football as soon as possible'.

For whatever reason, and it could well be by design, the new system has me guessing less.
 
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