The strangest thing is the media then sook it up because Hawthorn and to a lesser extent Richmond didn't have open media sessions when Melbourne and Collingwood did. Yet most of the articles they write based on the media sessions aren't more than space fillers. They did write a number of excellent profiles of Melbourne players last week, but the media even know they won't be read nearly as much as the latest trade fantasy fiction articles.
Sadly we don't seem to have the market nor the talent for just one great journo who can deliver game wide analysis pieces. A 'Zach Lowe' for those who follow the NBA.
That's actually not true. The 1994 team that lost a prelim to WCE, was the most talented Melbourne team I've seen (started supporting 1972).
Had a forward line of Allen Jakovich (injured during the year), Garry Lyon, David Schwarz (before he did his knees), Martin Pyke, Sean Charles (freakish talent). Had a back line of David Neitz, Earl Spalding, Brett Lovett, Steven Febey and Paul Prymke (a gun who was cut down by injury). Midfield comprised of Jim Stynes, Todd Viney, Andrew Obst, Glenn Lovett, Stephen Tingay, Andy Lovell and Matthew Febey.
Whoever stuffed all those smokes in your mouth needs to do something to silence those typing fingers because that was one of the more floggish posts I've seen on Bigfooty. Firstly, Balme wasn't a thug. Knocking out Carlton players is a community service (I would have thought a Collingwood supporter would understand that). Secondly, I just listened to the Balme interview about Dusty on SEN and he didn't say anything of the kind - he stubbornly refused to answer whether Dusty had an injury or not. Thirdly, as you're a supporter of one of the three clubs that won premierships immediately after hiring him I would have expected a little bit more gratitude. But now he's our premiership winning, Carlton thumping, press manipulating doorstop, not yours. So suck it up princess!
No he literally said “we keep saying there is nothing wrong with him and you turn up to tell us otherwise...” , and then and at this point cameraman unsure if Neale is about to belt him moves camera back, “how many times do I have to say it before you’ll stop”.