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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by grassy1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:59 am

hop wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 am
Opinions are like arseholes.

That’s another! :lol:

Yet, I have no issue with this article.

In 2018 we won all but one game interstate - yet lost all but one game at the MCG.

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by grassy1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:01 am

Rover99 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:02 am
Reads like it was written by a 16 year old Carlton fan from his mums basement.

I don't mind constructive criticism but what a load of shit, "Shiel has never averaged more then this arbitrary number of possessions therefore isn't going to be the A grade they need."

"Saad and McKenna don't have football brains and get caught heaps."

Uh huh, ok.
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No, this one is different. It's not about optimism, it's about logic.
His statements are so over the top, they sound like they were thought up by Donald Trump on his morning wank on the crapper. And his conclusions dont match the logic he uses. So Belly never won the centre all year, didn't he??? And Saad fmd, got caught every time he set foot out of defence 8-[ 8-[ Sheil is a nobody with shithouse stats....yeah, that's why half the league would have given their balls for him. Say something stupid long and hard enough and you believe it. Or get off the toilet and get back to reality.
Then there’s the above theory of Donald. :lol:

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by Crazyman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 pm

I don’t agree with everything he says, but there are valid points.

Shiel is AGrade, but he’s not a high possession bull like a Mitchell, Kennedy or Dangerfield.

Belly was rubbish like the most of the rest of the team starting the year and only really started getting better half way through last year like the rest.

Daniher was trash until they pulled him and said he would miss 4 - 6 weeks...still not doing full training...

There have been injuries pre season and half way through last year, what was being said about half the criticised players he mentions???

On song, we can beat anyone, however, too many times we have had our arses handed to us by the best teams and lost to absolute shit like Carlton and Brisbane.

Yes, I am optimistic, but as stated earlier, proof is in the pudding and we must
a) beat (destroy) shit teams
b) compete with and hopefully beat better teams

I hope to see an undefeated season every year, but know this is not real. I hope we never get smashed, but again, it happens.

So, let’s see where we are after half a season and again at the end...

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by boncer34 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm

hop wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:15 pm
hop wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 am
Opinions are like arseholes.

Yet, I have no issue with this article.

In 2018 we won all but one game interstate - yet lost all but one game at the MCG.

Predictions are fraught my friends.......Keeping a healthy list will help.
You have no issue with an article that is half pure garbage?

How?

I get he's entitled to his opinion but his opinion is built on absurd rationale.
Therefore it shouldn't elicit a considered response.
That still doesn't justify how you have "no issue" with what he said. You couldn't find one single thing in his article that you thought was a bit absurd?
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:05 pm

To be honest, I have seen far more absurd statements made in fluff pieces about us in the past 15 years. “So and so is having the best pre-season ever”, “such and such is about to rip the competition apart”, “they and them look to have their best seasons ever” etc etc. Filthy would forever plaster this crap year upon year and it always amounted to absolute mediocrity. Then it was the umpires fault, or the injury gods.

Until such time we emerge from our comatose state, the negative articles will always have more validity than the positive ones.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by boncer34 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 am

BenDoolan wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:05 pm
To be honest, I have seen far more absurd statements made in fluff pieces about us in the past 15 years. “So and so is having the best pre-season ever”, “such and such is about to rip the competition apart”, “they and them look to have their best seasons ever” etc etc. Filthy would forever plaster this crap year upon year and it always amounted to absolute mediocrity. Then it was the umpires fault, or the injury gods.

Until such time we emerge from our comatose state, the negative articles will always have more validity than the positive ones.
That applies to every team Benny. :wink:

But this is kinda my point, we see ludicrous fluff positive stuff about us and we call out the rubbish but then someone posts this negative ludicrous crap and everyone goes meh.

It feels like this board is quite content sticking the boots into the club more often then we defend it. Our onfield performance for the last decade and a half has been shithouse but.... cmon, that article is shithouse.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by grassy1 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:07 am

Whether we think he has a point or not Bonce,let him feel entitled to those views.

But hopefully our Team and Club might prove him wrong,leave him with egg on his or her face and make him or her eat his or her words.

We’d all agree with that. :lol:

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 am
BenDoolan wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:05 pm
To be honest, I have seen far more absurd statements made in fluff pieces about us in the past 15 years. “So and so is having the best pre-season ever”, “such and such is about to rip the competition apart”, “they and them look to have their best seasons ever” etc etc. Filthy would forever plaster this crap year upon year and it always amounted to absolute mediocrity. Then it was the umpires fault, or the injury gods.

Until such time we emerge from our comatose state, the negative articles will always have more validity than the positive ones.
That applies to every team Benny. :wink:

But this is kinda my point, we see ludicrous fluff positive stuff about us and we call out the rubbish but then someone posts this negative ludicrous crap and everyone goes meh.

It feels like this board is quite content sticking the boots into the club more often then we defend it. Our onfield performance for the last decade and a half has been shithouse but.... cmon, that article is shithouse.
Understand what you’re saying. But until we start delivering on our potential, we will always attract the criticism. It’s hard to defend against it.

In saying that, I think we have been very supportive with the club - especially during the biggest crisis the game has ever seen. The amount of trash written about our club and individuals was met with fury amongst us.

The onfield stuff deserves the boots sunk into it. The repetitive nature of losing to trash like Carlton is unpalatable. The repetitive skill errors. The repetitive selecting of these culprits etc.

I do concede that we are finally serious about cleansing the list from list cloggers. We are finally gathering quality onto the list at a good age - Smith, Stringer, Saad, Shiel. Fantastic! But we did miss the finals last year. Will we make top 4 as some predict? Will we actually win a final for the first time since 2004? A lot say yes. Some say no. Given the last 15 years, I understand their skepticism.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by hop » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:19 pm

boncer34 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:19 pm
hop wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:29 pm
boncer34 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:15 pm
hop wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 am
Opinions are like arseholes.

Yet, I have no issue with this article.

In 2018 we won all but one game interstate - yet lost all but one game at the MCG.

Predictions are fraught my friends.......Keeping a healthy list will help.
You have no issue with an article that is half pure garbage?

How?

I get he's entitled to his opinion but his opinion is built on absurd rationale.
Therefore it shouldn't elicit a considered response.
That still doesn't justify how you have "no issue" with what he said. You couldn't find one single thing in his article that you thought was a bit absurd?
As Benny said - I've read worse.

My 'no issue' was prefaced by the statement that opinions are like arseholes. Ive read what others here have said about the exceptions they took to this article - but at the end of the day this piece has no relevance to my outlook to this season. For the record - it is very positive.

A more disturbing issue for our time is the tendancy for people to live in the echo chamber and ignore contrary opinions.
Luckily we have Bombertalk :wink:
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by F111 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:20 pm

I'd love lots of journos writing and speaking that sort of stuff in the media.

Spread it around, make it an issue, a challenge, a point to prove.

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by Windy_Hill » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:17 am

F111 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:20 pm
I'd love lots of journos writing and speaking that sort of stuff in the media.

Spread it around, make it an issue, a challenge, a point to prove.
the writer of this piece is hardly a journalist but yeah...fuel for the fire I suppose

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by Western Red » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Just bounce the f****** ball.... :D

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by s'dreams » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:20 pm

Western Red wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Just bounce the f****** ball.... :D
Don't bounce it ... kick it
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by desmondo » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:23 pm

F111 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:20 pm
I'd love lots of journos writing and speaking that sort of stuff in the media.

Spread it around, make it an issue, a challenge, a point to prove.
Put it on the hanger notice board for ALL to see. You can never have too much ammo :wink:

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by hop » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am

desmondo wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:23 pm
F111 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:20 pm
I'd love lots of journos writing and speaking that sort of stuff in the media.

Spread it around, make it an issue, a challenge, a point to prove.
Put it on the hanger notice board for ALL to see. You can never have too much ammo :wink:
Exactly what Kevin Sheedy would do.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:19 pm

Spot on William Cornwill. Spot on.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by Rover99 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:20 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:19 pm
Spot on William Cornwill. Spot on.
I know, I know. #@%%!!&*$$#%# :evil:

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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by s'dreams » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:53 pm

I will dispute one part of the article. Melbourne were putrid yesterday.

Put together - both teams would stink it up.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:57 pm

s'dreams wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:53 pm
I will dispute one part of the article. Melbourne were putrid yesterday.

Put together - both teams would stink it up.
Melbourne will absolutely destroy us though. They even beat us when they were totally rock bottom and without a soul. We are beyond shit. Seriously.
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Re: You Have to Read This from The Roar

Post by Windy Hille » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:16 pm

Windy Hille wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:01 am
Like most opinions and predictions...the proof of the pudding is in the eating. We shall see.
I guess we went a long way to proving his theory right today.

Tiz a long season though...

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