Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ridiculous comments from Poor ol’ Footscray supporters

Ridiculous comments from Poor ol’ Footscray supporters

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Poor ol’ Footscray prez (and regular poor ol’ blooper person), David Smorgon rates Poor ol’ Brad Johnson as the club’s “pre-eminent” figure.

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Hasn’t he ever heard of Poor ol’ Ted E Whitten?

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BAD FOOTY CARDS – episode 12

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BAD FOOTY CARDS – episode 12

REG GLEESON

Reg Gleeson played 128 games for South Melbourne, kicking 11 goals. Gleeson however had a secret passion. He always had a fascination for the fascist regimes of the 1940’s and he used to attend footy training to practice his goose step marching, as is seen here captured in the 12th episode of ‘Bad Footy Cards’.

After retiring from Footy, Gleeson became a John Cleese impersonator.

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Groundhog day at the AFL

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GROUNDHOG DAY AT THE AFL

It’s becoming boring.

Everytime there is a draw in the AFL, the reporters, press and talk back radio stations go beserk with the ‘Why do we have to have the draw’ syndrome.

As soon as the siren went in the Richmond v North drawn game, I knew we would be going into meltdown with the whinging and grissling of the AFL press who are desperate for a story…any story…

It’s the same each year for the ANZAC Day clash as well – GROUND HOG DAY. “Let’s have a phone in to see if your club deserves to host the ANZAC DAY clash” they cry.

Then they start on getting rid of the umpires bouncing the ball.

It’s boring and monotonous.

These are all fantastic parts of our unique game.

Let’s face it. I love the AFL draw. It’s tense and exciting in the last moments of the game. One team is the winner and one is the loser anyway because one of the teams has quite often blown the game (as in Richmond this year) and someone has saved their skin (North Melbourne this year).

The draw is a fantastic part of our game. I take you back to the first ANZAC DAY clash. Both sides, Essendon and Collingwood were fantastic that day. The result was a draw and we are all still talking about it.

How about my favorite. The “One more Kerna” day at the MCG where Carlton Bult, Steve Kernahan kicked for goal from Kernahan’s pocket after the siren when scores were level . He kicked out of bounds on the full! Carlton lost the draw that day, Essendon won the draw.

I’ve heard people say that it was terrible to see players so deflated after the Richmond/North game. They reckon Brent Harvey looked devastated and depressed…well stiff bikkies, I reckon. Scenes like these are part of our great game. They didn’t know whether to sing the song or not…get over it and sing the song next time you win. (In Richmond’s case, they’ve probably forgotten the words anyway).

How about caretaker Richmond Coach, Jade Rawlings  who says he would rather have lost than finished on a draw. What kind of a fool statement is that?

Receiving 2 match points for the draw has often put a new slant on the shaping of the final 8.

*I’ve heard arguments for extended time of 5 minutes for each team.

*I’ve heard of a goal kicking shootout (you might as well toss a coin or do the paper, scissors, rock thing)

*How about the bloke who suggested that the team who kicks the first goal of the match should be retrospectively awarded the win in a drawn game.

*Or the next goal wins if scores are level at siren time – I hope we’re kicking with the wind with that one…

*One idiot even phoned the radio station to suggest a replayed match after the Grand Final – the funds to go to charity…Well I’m sorry, but when I begin my AFL career, I will be on the end of season trip for that one…

Mike Sheahan’s article in Tuesday 21 July Herald Sun just about made me sick. Sheahan always goes against the grain of our game as he is just another reporter desperate to fill his press column with a controversial headline.

That idiot Craig Hutchison was at it again on Talking Footy, Monday night. “Why is ours the only sport who doesn’t deal with a drawn contest?” he bleated. Well I’ve just got one word to say to Hutchy “Soccer”. Does this bloke forget that soccer deals up a draw in most of its encounters. Soccer World Cup has a penalty shootout which rewards the team with the best full forward.

How about cricket? You can play 5 days for a draw and I’ve seen some fantastic, tense and exciting drawn contests which go down to the last ball of the 5th day.

Our game goes for about 100 minutes, if you can’t separate the combatants in that time, well so be it. Enjoy the novelty of the draw. Some of the best games in history have been draws and these are games we are still often talking about.

Fair dinkum, I’m on my soap box about this one but I’m sick of people always trying to change what is perfect.

I’ve had enough – LEAVE OUR GAME ALONE.

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MANSKI sings the Bombers’ tune.

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DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, MANSKI adds a touch of her dulcet tones with this little dittie, lovingly inspired by Stephen Patrick Morrissey (The Smiths)

Seeing that you lot were Bombed last week, I have been inspired lyrically by none other than Stephen Patrick Morrissey (The Smiths)
Get your bouquet of flowers swinging and start singing away you little charmers………………..

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

I was happy in my haze of my drunken hour
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
I was looking for a win and never got a win
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To the Bombers who don’t care if I live or if I die?

Two Bombers entwined then pass me by
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
I was looking for a win and never got a win
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
In my life
Oh, why do I give valuable time
To all the players who don’t care if I live or if I die.

What Sheedy asked of me at the end of the day
Lioydy would have blushed
“You’ve been in the game far too long” he said
And I natrually fled
In my life
Why do I smile
At Bombers who I’d much rather kick in the eye?

I was happy in my haze of my drunken hour
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
“Oh You’ve been in the game too long” Sheedy said
And I naturally fled
In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To all the Bombers who don’t care if I live or if I die?

Oh boo bloddy hoo!
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TIPSMASTER’s note: Nice durge, Manski  –  the kind of toe tapping tune I can dig.

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Poor ol’ blunder

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Did anyone notice the Poor ol’ blunder made by Tim Watson on Friday night’s Essendon v Poor ol’ Footscray clash?

Watson interviewed Poor ol’ Footscray coach, Rocket Rodney Eade on channel 7 in the rooms after the game.

At the end of the interview, Watson said to Eade

“Congratulations on your poor formance tonight…”

Watson then corrected himself and said “Sorry, performance”

It brought a poor ol’ smile to my dial, I must say.

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Footscrazy appears all around town.

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Look who I found out in the suburbs.

I was driving along, minding my own business, when I spotted a traffic sign to the town of Poor ol’ Footscray.

Upon further inspection, I noticed that the sign had in fact been defaced by vandals of a most unsavoury order. (Look closely at the sign shown for the evidence)

This vandal goes by the name of ‘FOOTSCRAZY’.

Could it be the same Footscrazy who won our very own DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP last year?

I would have hoped our Footscrazy would have invested her winnings more wisely than to purchase spray cans for her graffiti habit…

Tipsmaster’s note: apologies for the quality of the photo. It was taken on my camera phone thing, through a dirty windscreen while attempting to drive around the corner with a B Double Semi Trailer up my clacker….

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Website hit count

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU

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DGES FOOTYTALK – our premier website.

Bizarre really.

I was a bit puzzled to log on to DGES FOOTYTALK today, only to find that we had 48 hits to the site today alone. What could it be?..thought I. After all, I haven’t entered a ‘Bad Footy Card’ for a few days or any other intelligent post of such note for that matter.

I delved a little further and found that we had no less than 78 hits from people who had googled “Voldemort” in their search engine thing in the past 2 days and they hence ended up at DGES FOOTYTALK. (You may recall that DGES FOOTYTALK carried the scoop that Carlton star, Chris Judd was playing the part of Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies).

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Coincidence?…you may ask… but it just so happens that the latest Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” hit the screens this week and the world has been googling for more info on the hit Harry Potter movies. As luck would have it for those googlees, they have all now experienced the joys of the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP via DGES FOOTYTALK.

As they will all now know, The world is a far better place for experiencing the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP. (far more entertaining than Harry Potter)

P.S Congratulations and thank you to our loyal fans. Our website hit count has registered 7136 views in just over 12 months. Considering we are only active for 6 months of the year, our very own DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP website is polling extremely well.

DGES FOOTYTALK: Our premier website.

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TIPSMASTER’s NOTE: For the benefit of our Poor ol’ Footscray supporters, this is the AFL Premiership Cup…

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