GWS recruits ice hockey goal posts for 2013

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    GWS has announced it is on the brink of signing up a set of ice hockey goal posts as its marqee signing for the 2013 season.

    Following the departure of Israel Folau in the off-season, GWS have been keen on making a big name signing as a replacement and believe the American import is the answer.

    The goal posts, currently employed by the Los Angeles Kings, are tipped to take up a position in the club’s forward line.

    A clearly beaming Andrew Demetriou was delighted at the news. “This yet again proves the international appeal of our game,” said the AFL supremo.

    PR experts hired by GWS hailed the move as a marketing masterstroke by the fledgling team. “Even if the posts don’t kick a single goal, they are going to be generating a lot of free publicity in the papers. The ice hockey goal posts will pay for themselves many times over.”

    GWS coach Kevin Sheedy admits it may take some time for the ice hockey goal to settle in, “We fully expect it will take a while to get used to our game. Mainly because the posts are used to being on ice but also because they are a set of non-sentient goal posts”.

    The signing has raised some criticism from within the AFL, questioning why GWS pay millions on a high profile import when perfectly good ice hockey goals exist in Australia.

    However, supporters and critics both agree on one thing – it surely can’t play worse than Folau.

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    • Roar Pro

      February 28th 2013 @ 7:42am
      albatross said | February 28th 2013 @ 7:42am | ! Report

      It’s not April 1st already is it?

    • Roar Guru

      February 28th 2013 @ 8:24am
      langou said | February 28th 2013 @ 8:24am | ! Report

      Nice one Penquin

    • Roar Guru

      February 28th 2013 @ 8:42am
      Redb said | February 28th 2013 @ 8:42am | ! Report

      It’s funny, the A League have recruited some clapped out has beens that barely move faster than a set of hockey goal posts. Perhaps some cross code opportunities? 🙂

      • Roar Guru

        February 28th 2013 @ 9:05am
        langou said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:05am | ! Report

        As opposed to those quick agile GWS recruits like Brogan, Cornes and ‘junior’ McDonald

        • Roar Guru

          February 28th 2013 @ 9:22am
          Redb said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:22am | ! Report

          Patton and Cameron are their future. Watch this space, they dont need Folau.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:18am
      Strummer Jones said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:18am | ! Report

      Whilst probably not just quite hitting their quality, may have been best to send the article to this AFL journal that accommodates these articles rather than Roar.

      • February 28th 2013 @ 2:54pm
        st penguin said | February 28th 2013 @ 2:54pm | ! Report

        Not sure about that website mate. All those stories look made up.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:36am
      Bob Anderson said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:36am | ! Report

      Just don’t take Jonathan Quick.

    • February 28th 2013 @ 9:49am
      Titus said | February 28th 2013 @ 9:49am | ! Report

      Bahaha………..aren’t Ice-Hockey posts a bit too short to play AFL?

      • Roar Rookie

        February 28th 2013 @ 10:27am
        josh said | February 28th 2013 @ 10:27am | ! Report

        They’d be taller than Tony Liberatore. i’d be concerned they’d get plenty of free kicks against them for tunneling.

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