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NRL GF will be a great game

Bad call Hutchy.

It was as bad and as one sided as the AFL GF unfortunately, Penrith like Geelong were way too good and the Eels like the Swans were out of their depth.

Had a mate tell me Barnsey was Australia's meatloaf, but I thought he was alright. Seems to be a tight game so far.

Barnesy was good, some people said he had lost his voice like Meatloaf but he always sounds like he is losing his voice, he delivered like he always does.
 

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So i saw a link to a HUN piece...
StKilda compared to Skid Row.

At first i thought it was something derogatory about the Saints and no-one wanting to go there from other teams.
But , nope, it was about how StKilda with some homeless and drug users, is now being compared to skid row in L.A.
I don't have paywall, but something along the lines of "how can this have happened here ".

Now I don't get out to StKilda much anymore , but i can sure remember sitting in a restaurant ( is Monroe's still there? ) watching a drug deal outside, and i don't think those ladies in Grey Street were heading for a nightclub.
 

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So i saw a link to a HUN piece...
StKilda compared to Skid Row.

At first i thought it was something derogatory about the Saints and no-one wanting to go there from other teams.
But , nope, it was about how StKilda with some homeless and drug users, is now being compared to skid row in L.A.
I don't have paywall, but something along the lines of "how can this have happened here ".

Now I don't get out to StKilda much anymore , but i can sure remember sitting in a restaurant ( is Monroe's still there? ) watching a drug deal outside, and i don't think those ladies in Grey Street were heading for a nightclub.

It was always pretty dodgy down there when I was going out in St Kilda 25 years ago.
 

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So i saw a link to a HUN piece...
StKilda compared to Skid Row.

At first i thought it was something derogatory about the Saints and no-one wanting to go there from other teams.
But , nope, it was about how StKilda with some homeless and drug users, is now being compared to skid row in L.A.
I don't have paywall, but something along the lines of "how can this have happened here ".

Now I don't get out to StKilda much anymore , but i can sure remember sitting in a restaurant ( is Monroe's still there? ) watching a drug deal outside, and i don't think those ladies in Grey Street were heading for a nightclub.


It's more dead than anything. The Sacred Heart mission does free lunch for the poor but the street walkers are hardly a thing now because it's safer to advertise on line. Empty shops make it look depressing and there are some homeless people but it's no Skid Row. Most of the cheap hostels and rooming houses are gone so most are just passing through.
 

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Anyone looking forward to the Eubank-Benn fight on Sunday morning? Yawkey way

Haven't been this excited for a fight in a while, the atmosphere is going to be incredible. I watched Eubank Sr v Benn in their first fight the other day, just pure hatred lol.

Conor has been knocking over tin cans but I still reckon he can become a world champion. I love his temperament more than any other fighter too. Guys completely no-bullshit.
 

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It's more dead than anything. The Sacred Heart mission does free lunch for the poor but the street walkers are hardly a thing now because it's safer to advertise on line. Empty shops make it look depressing and there are some homeless people but it's no Skid Row. Most of the cheap hostels and rooming houses are gone so most are just passing through.

I remember when the shut down the "La Porchetta's" in Fitzroy street.
I think it was something to do with all the casual waitpersons who spoke with European accents, and looked suspiciously like they might be backpackers without work Visa's.
 

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I remember when the shut down the "La Porchetta's" in Fitzroy street.
I think it was something to do with all the casual waitpersons who spoke with European accents, and looked suspiciously like they might be backpackers without work Visa's.

Wasn't it because La Porchetta was run by a connected guy who eventually died on his motor bike in St Kilda?
 

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Damher tapes come out on Netflix tomorrow.

Think I might cut up and eat a nice lean steak in honour of it
 

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Anyone looking forward to the Eubank-Benn fight on Sunday morning? Yawkey way

Haven't been this excited for a fight in a while, the atmosphere is going to be incredible. I watched Eubank Sr v Benn in their first fight the other day, just pure hatred lol.

Conor has been knocking over tin cans but I still reckon he can become a world champion. I love his temperament more than any other fighter too. Guys completely no-bullshit.
I was thinking about this and how much history there is behind it then the Benn drug test happened and it’s all a steaming pile. Pity because I was starting to look forward to it, haha I’m still on a high after Nate went out in style.
 

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I remember when the shut down the "La Porchetta's" in Fitzroy street.
I think it was something to do with all the casual waitpersons who spoke with European accents, and looked suspiciously like they might be backpackers without work Visa's.
Topolino’s if you want pizza in Fitzroy street.
 

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I remember when the shut down the "La Porchetta's" in Fitzroy street.
I think it was something to do with all the casual waitpersons who spoke with European accents, and looked suspiciously like they might be backpackers without work Visa's.
The La Porchetta chain was an accidental success. Originally intended to be used as laundrymats for the Mafia in Melbourne.
Mostly owned by someone permanently banned from Crown, whose brother is doing a long stretch for importing 4 tons of
XTC in tomato tins a few years back. He has some supermarket and market garden interests as well. Enjoys the Lobster Cave
and dinners with Matthew Guy on occasion. A real wise guy.
 

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Wasn't it because La Porchetta was run by a connected guy who eventually died on his motor bike in St Kilda?
Nothing to worry about in Fitzroy street except a few junkies. It’s more that there’s now little reason to bother going anywhere near it. Ackland street isn‘t as safe as it once was and again is pretty boring so why bother unless you like ghanda clothing or lunch at some decent but whatever places like abbey road why would you go there. This council is crap, they don’t deliver on anything really and seem to invent ways of spending money.
 

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I still haven't gotten over the little Indian takeaway in Shakespeare Street, just around the corner of Acland Street
closing in the early 1990's. Best Lamb Kati Rolls Ever.
 

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I still haven't gotten over the little Indian takeaway in Shakespeare Street, just around the corner of Acland Street
closing in the early 1990's. Best Lamb Kati Rolls Ever.
I used to go there all the time with that little entrance off Shakespeare grove, what was the name of that place it’s been gone for ages.
 

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I used to go there all the time with that little entrance off Shakespeare grove, what was the name of that place it’s been gone for ages.
I’m having a lousy run my local Indian tandoori point closed then my go to Chinese for celebrations etc humble house in church street closed.
 

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I’m having a lousy run my local Indian tandoori point closed then my go to Chinese for celebrations etc humble house in church street closed.

That's what's good about being out in the burbs , Dandenong has some really nice , and budget friendly Indian places.

The other day i was taking my son for a driving lesson, we were driving along, when suddenly a guy with no shirt on came flying out his drive, tripped over the top of the wheely bin and ended up sprawled on the road covered in garbage. We waited , because the lane was blocked , until two other guys dragged him up off the ground and lead him off somewhere.

As he carefully steered around the wheely bin, my son who didn't have a clue where he was after the convoluted drive we'd been on just deadpan asked " Are we in Dandenong "? "Yes ..Yes we are, if you want to go to Hungry Jacks , never go to that one ".
 

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Clayton has some pretty good Sri Lankan takeaways. There are 5 on Centre Road on the right coming towards Clayton Road.
 

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That's what's good about being out in the burbs , Dandenong has some really nice , and budget friendly Indian places.

The other day i was taking my son for a driving lesson, we were driving along, when suddenly a guy with no shirt on came flying out his drive, tripped over the top of the wheely bin and ended up sprawled on the road covered in garbage. We waited , because the lane was blocked , until two other guys dragged him up off the ground and lead him off somewhere.

As he carefully steered around the wheely bin, my son who didn't have a clue where he was after the convoluted drive we'd been on just deadpan asked " Are we in Dandenong "? "Yes ..Yes we are, if you want to go to Hungry Jacks , never go to that one ".
Haha it’s wild everywhere except a few places that are dead zones after dark, it’s the drugs.