List Mgmt. Welcome to West Coast: Alex Witherden.

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Ambrose Burnside

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Nah not supporter base. Just the seated members.
My favourite was during the Melbourne final in 2018, everyone going nuts "MCG! MCG!" etc, the old dear in front of me, her phone was set to size 72 font or something ridiculous (and I wear glasses!) so everyone could see it, she was texting about how horribly noisy it was, so she didn't hear her phone ring and also couldn't talk because of the horrible noise and how she hoped everyone would quiet down derp

I went louder.
 

Barrybran

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3 months on and we finally hear from our highest profile recruit

As Alex's player sponsor for this year, what is the etiquette here? A polite golf clap? Or do I go all "YOU'RE MY BOY, ALEX"?

He's very well spoken. I loved how he pumped up the up and comers like Duggan and Waterman. Hopefully he can crack the side for round one and play a full season.
 

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Pulsedriver

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Bloody boomers. There's literally a scoreboard summarising how your team is going and you need someone to explain it to you.
The scoreboard is there regardless, unlike headphones. Take away the scoreboard and one can still count... perhaps not the Boomers though, they need the wireless.
 

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Headphone wearer at the footy #1. Anyone else?
I'll wear them when I don't have the Mrs or kids in tow (about 50/50). I'm forever answering questions when they tag along so try and leave them at home when I can get away with it.

Have them in for injuries or things you might normally miss on the sidelines.

I used to like listening to Rex Hunt when attending a neutral game without the Eagles. Didn't mind his commentary.
 

Pulsedriver

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I'll wear them when I don't have the Mrs or kids in tow (about 50/50). I'm forever answering questions when they tag along so try and leave them at home when I can get away with it.

Have them in for injuries or things you might normally miss on the sidelines.

I used to like listening to Rex Hunt when attending a neutral game without the Eagles. Didn't mind his commentary.
Listening to Rex is fair enough if you're listening for the lulz, he's a funny mofo when he does footy commentary.
 

garlic munchers

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Is it only oldies who go and watch the game with headphones on, presumably the radio call of the game?

Can't say i've ever seen anyone do this under 55.
I think the key point is “see”, as suspect a fair few of these can’t really see the game, but love the ground atmosphere.

Probably should give them a bit of leeway given we wouldn’t have had club without these inaugural members (keep in mind we had some early success, but also nearly folded and our membership was critical to survival).

Some of the “oldys” are a bit past it, but a few of the “bandwagoners” can be a bit disrespectful.
 

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Interesting read here in regards to how high the public perception was for Witherdon early on in his career.

Some posters had him as the #1 performer heading to the 2018 season.

It's a small sample size of games, I know, but it shows how good he was playing for the Lions early on. Hopefully he finds that spark again and becomes a regular for the team.

Revisiting the 2016 AFL Draft
 

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