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I had to endure 3 quarters of Collingwood supporting fam members whinging and moaning and then going bananas in the last.

This despite me telling them, If there is a way to blow a lead, North will find.

Too many clangers in the end but that non 50 was unbelievable. Phillips should have at least started the quarter too.

And would it have killed the umps to pay Larkey one free kick for the number of blocks and holds he copped?

Not that I’m bitter.

Six Points: Roos cop the mother of all stitch-ups, Clarko's coaching howler, and Horse does star Swan dirty

What’s wrong with you guys? North are on a roll.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions, Round 14: Should the Tigers be favourites for Dusty's 300th?

Speak softly and carry a big predreadnaught.

AFL News: Demons blow as Petracca confirms the worst, Nicks confident Crows can knock Swans off perch

Quite a lot of non Maynards indulge in ridiculous rough tough cream puff carry on. knowing they will not be belted then or later. Maynard isn’t even the worst.

AFL News: Demons blow as Petracca confirms the worst, Nicks confident Crows can knock Swans off perch

North are a better chance of upsetting the Pies than the Crows knocking over Sydney.

Questions to ponder ahead of Round 14: Which Freo will turn up, Will North challenge Pies and Can Tigers lift for Dusty?

Stewie needed a big stage.

The top ten AFL players since 2000: Where does Dustin Martin sit on the eve of his 300th game?

Springfield.

The top ten AFL players since 2000: Where does Dustin Martin sit on the eve of his 300th game?

I didn’t read that either.

Anyone for an “Adam Goodes plus 9 others list”?

The top ten AFL players since 2000: Where does Dustin Martin sit on the eve of his 300th game?

Man that was a desperately needed win.

Footy Fix: Forget 'Northball' - the Roos' future lies in ugly, unwatchable, gutsy, inspirational wins like this

Also played against some ex baseballers on the deathly competitive park. Big tonkers for sure in the zone but you could generally tie them up by bowling full at legs from either side of wicket. If quick enough ( not me ) they weren’t so hot on the bouncer as not used to getting inside the line. Or if the pitch was wide enough full and wide outside off had them struggling.

USA A-OK: Unheralded Americans pull off last-ball boundary to stun Pakistan in Super Over thriller

Thorough as ever Knighty.

I was more thinking first innings rather than eventual outcomes. He perhaps didn’t need to concentrate as hard if they got off to a flyer but sometimes he went to town.

Remember when he got 99 v England? Doing it easy from 2/277 to 3/452. He would have been the 4th Aussie to a 100.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Gotta be good for cricket.

USA A-OK: Unheralded Americans pull off last-ball boundary to stun Pakistan in Super Over thriller

Don’t make me fight Bushy. Tuffy been quiet.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

indeed Gregory c Verity b Farnes 80. An extraordinary coi ncidence

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Well yes and no.

Vic once scored 335 in 3 hrs for Paddo vs Redfern, presumably for his own amusement.

Marky wasn’t beneath picking up some cheap runs but he was mighty in a tight match. His pile of scores in the mid 110s and 130s-140 is interesting and possibly annoying.

Miller was flamboyant for sure but had no probs flogging flagging attacks, 1955 tour of WI….everyone was cashing in on benign tracks.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Damn, I wrote Corp instead of Corps.

We can never be too sure of anything but Don and I get on okay so I would hate to spoil a friendship.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Out of morbid curosity I had a bit of a search of WWI and II FC cricketers killed. There were 275 and 152 respectively.

RIP boys.

Running down the ages at death, there is one teen and not a hell of a lot early 20s.

As mentioned earlier the great Hobbs was in the Royal Flying Corp as a mechanic, vulnerable to air raids but safeish by WW I standards.

Sutcliffe was in the army but didn’t serve in France. Interestingly he had not played FC, so maybe some Lord was aware of his potential.

Of 3 prewar guns;

Hutton was a PE Sergeant and managed to injure himself early. Invalided out not unlike our Don…..Bradman not Freo.

Compton serve in India in Army. A bit out the way.

By contrast, Bill Edrich flew Blenheims in the RAF, including a raid where 12 of 54 were shot down.

Before anyone mentions Keith Miller, he flew 2 or 3 missions over occupied Europe.

Lindsay Hassett meanwhile was in an Anti Aircraft unit in middle east and New Guinea.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

they should definitely move this one to Marvel.

Tigers put milestone man Martin in cotton wool to ensure 300th at MCG - but another star returns

So Richmond supporters won’t show up for game 301?

Tigers put milestone man Martin in cotton wool to ensure 300th at MCG - but another star returns

Tuffers you mean very “Trumperian”.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Could they just pay them AFL rates if they get called up to play in the big time?

Why a national reserves competition would benefit everyone in the AFL - even the Vics

I wasn’t arguing.
Just some observations that if you were really good at something or well known, it was possible to avoid carnage….or not.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Hey Tuffy, established star Jack Hobbs had the good sense to be a mechanic in the RFC.
No idea about how the rest of that tragic generation went about surviving conscription. Debatable whether any unknown 99.94 averagers were killed.
For non conscription Aussies, Warwick Armstrong stayed home while a bro’ was killed for the empire. Tibby Cotter was killed but was supposed to be coming up the rear with the other stretcher bearers.
Some other notables.
The NSW player who got 207 on debut, Norm Callaway, was killed in 1917.
The English kiddie who scored 628 in a school match was killed.
On Don’s youthful English soldiers, Rudyard Kipling’s son was killed at only 18 in 1915, before conscription, 18-41, was introduced in 1916.
And an oversized child, Winnie Churchill, was a colonel on the western front but was replaced before the Somme offensive.

Jimmy the GOAT? - or the perils of aggregate totals

Definitely need bigger squads……if only to stop coaches like McWhingy from moaning about injuries in a violent game and dingbats saying therefore quarters need to be shorter.

I am a little bit old fashioned. I do not give a tinkers cuss about the allegedly shallow talent pool. Just drag up the next available scragger and get on with it.

Why a national reserves competition would benefit everyone in the AFL - even the Vics

I think we should suspend all the Darcys in the league for 2 weeks, just in case they do something.

Harley heads to Tribunal: Eagles to challenge star's two-match ban for sling tackle

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