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Andrew Sutherland has previously been employed as a secondary school teacher, a public servant (contract not renewed), an insurance consultant (sacked), Telstra employee (let go), a toga-wearing barman in a theatre restaurant, and an Australian Rules footballer with Collingwood and Oakleigh. After being told by his Telstra boss: “Sutherland, you’re fired… and promise me you won’t get another office job, I’m afraid you’re not suited”, he became a full-time father.

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Is Essendon. Is Good.

Like their Melbourne Storm counterparts in 2010, Essendon supporters may soon be forced to ask an important question: If one component of your club -the playing group, the coaching staff or the administration – does something wrong do you continue to support it for the sake of the innocent components?

Thanks boys

A tale of two cities

Thank you bbt, RandyM and AJ.

A tale of two cities

Before 9.55pm I received a text that it was time to take a peek.

And this wonderful vision appeared:-
MEL 30
BRI 0
COMPLETE

Commiserations to the Broncos.

As wonderful as it – and despite knowing there are many many people who will never see their team play in a grand final – I have an unbearable week ahead trying not to think or hear about the game that REALLY matters.

Confessions of a grand final coward

Thank you everyone for the positive comments and for understanding my condition. Particularly the Sharks fans Paddy and Dogs Boddy. It was good for the game of course for you to win your first premiership. Doesn’t make our loss any easier though.

Confessions of a grand final coward

Thank you VanMac, nerval and Brett

Hail to the Melbourne Storm

Cheers Tristan.

Who was the greatest: the 2001-03 Lions or the 2007-09 Cats?

Thank you Bill and Tom.

Who was the greatest: the 2001-03 Lions or the 2007-09 Cats?

You have enough material there to still write your article john 🙂

Jolly's cheap shots are poor form

Yes Terry, if Fraser had been given more ruck support he would have made a dangerous forward. As it was he kicked over 150 goals.

Jolly's cheap shots are poor form

Agree vocans. The overwhelming amount of supplements coming on to legitimate and black markets to service mainly amateur bodybuilders and vain women, as well as athletes is proving too much for WADA hence the “including but not restricted to” and “other substances with similar chemical structure or similar biological effects” lines used on its prohibited list.

Out of interest, I did what a wary Essendon player may have done when told by Dank that AOD 9604 was not on the prohibited substance list by visiting WADA online. AOD 9604 produces “no results” which is b/c it has not yet been given govt approval, but they advise you to check with your local anti doping authority. So I keyed in AOD 9604 on the ASADA Check Your Substances section and guess what: APPROVED for: in competition, out of competition, via all routes!

Turns out it confuses AOD 9604 for an ADT Booster which is, as far as I can tell, a vaccine for diphtheria and tetanus!

I think the Essendon players could have been forgiven for not researching further.

Players the victim in Bombers' ASADA saga

Yes, very interesting article Redb.

Players the victim in Bombers' ASADA saga

Thanks for staying John

Hoping the good looking Hawks stay that way

No need to apologise Shmick.

Yes, nothing brings a teenage boy down to earth quicker than a comment from a teenage girl:-

Boy: “I kicked ten goals!”

Girl: “Yeah but who was that hot guy you were playing on?!”

Hoping the good looking Hawks stay that way

Sean, she may have had a chance if she’d dressed like Thatcher – or John Kennedy snr.

How long until we see the first female AFL coach?

That’s an interesting one Alfred. Perhaps Sportsbet will take it up!

How long until we see the first female AFL coach?

“There does seem to generally be [a belief] , and yes there are exceptions, that in order to understand what the players go through you need to have played at that level”

Excellent point Timmuh..

How long until we see the first female AFL coach?

I’ve just been advised that Peta Searle, a multiple premiership winning coach with the Darebin Falcons in the VWFL, is now an assistant at Port Melbourne.

How long until we see the first female AFL coach?

Anthony,

Mostyn described the reaction to her appointment a couple of years ago: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/footys-first-female-still-making-her-mark/story-e6frg8zx-1226032270155. Not all were happy about it.

Hopefully since the second woman Linda Dessau was appointed in 2007 some of the mail senders have changed their mind.

How long until we see the first female AFL coach?

Cam, I must admit I didn’t see myself ever quoting Shaw but there we go! 🙂

The Demons not sinful, just lost

Red, a very good point about the reluctance to appoint non ex-AFL players as senior coaches.

Bulldogs, you bldy beauties!

Yes pope, that would have been a better grand final. Unfortunately, “after wrapping up the 1997 Preliminary Final with a couple of minutes remaining the Bulldogs proceeded to unwrap it and hand it to Adelaide – the eventual Premiers”.

Another glorious failure for “nearly” Bulldogs

My feel-good outcome for the 2013 season

Thank you Tom for that feel-good comment.

My feel-good outcome for the 2013 season

Harry, says it all really.

Make goalkicking the goal

Lucan, it has also affected the preparation of the forwards. On Friday night, Jonathan Brown was talking to the haranguing umpire as he was walking in to take a shot.

Make goalkicking the goal

Kennedy is a good example of a hard coach Reccymech although I suspect the players were fond of him and his bad dress sense. Allan Jeans was cut from the same cloth: raincoat material!

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket