Finals time is here and Our Italian Correspondents BYRD, CONTESSA MANSKI and UNCLE EV are wondering if we will ever see these faces again…
No way get …… …. off.
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AFL season 2015 brought us fanatical punters another capricious, fickle, impulsive, quirky, unstable if not a volatile season of AFL season 2015.
What a year it has been, talk about a mass exodus!
If it isn’t the players themselves calling it a day due to their ongoing injuries, poor on field performances or their temper tantrums, unwillingly it was also the senior coaches and the forces of nature from the senior board members within their clubs propositioning and scheming a strategy system to benefit their own egos, reputation leaving us mere mortals shouting: “About bloody time!” or scratch our heads in disbelief muttering the words: “What the?”
These sudden departures came from the left, right and centre, it certainly did not discriminate.
The unexpected became the expected, what seemed to be an absolute impossibility eventually became a possibility. No one was immune.
The survivors at the tribal council all congregated at AFL headquarters, commissioned to petition their cases, affirm and justify any wrong doings, ultimately to have their professional sporting torches snuffed out.
Some of these retirees most likely are venturing in to permanent seclusion, maybe a career in umpiring, sports commentary, how about reality television? Why not try something like “Dancing With The Stars” or “I’m A (Dud) Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here.”
Are we ever gonna see their faces again?
What we do know is don’t be at all surprised if some of this lot will resurface back into the sporting limelight before too long.
Damien “Hardly” Hardwick and his cubs, the joke is not funny anymore. These mobs are serious finals contenders. Remember this gem not so long ago when Hardwick fumed at the no goal call? “We’ve got this review system, haven’t we? Fair Dinkum.”
Retirement plan – Goal Umpire.
Are we gonna see his face again? For a very long time, quite frankly.
James Kelly, Matthew Stokes and Steve Johnson have already bid their farewells to their beloved Cats on Saturday. As for the Crows, they have gone from strength to strength.
Still Crowing peoples. Scott “Blueseum Camporeale is an old scholar at St. Michael College, Adelaide.
Retirement Plan – University Lecturer in Sport Psychology.
Are we gonna see his face again? What do you reckon?
No more poor ol’ Footscray. Luke “No Longer Fluked!” Bevridge has transformed these Doggies into a competitive club. Why on earth would any player want to leave now?
On May of this year, Luke poignantly stated about the players current form: “We have to continue on in our journey with the way we want to play.”
Retirement Plan – Spiritual Leader.
Are we gonna see his face again? Without a doubt.
What is to say about Ross “Rampaging” Lyon and his compelling and dominant Dockers?
His supernatural powers in his coaching abilities leaves the entire clubs gob smacked.
Ross was recently quoted in August of this year the following: “ We are under no illusion as to the road ahead of us.”
Retirement Plan – The Magician.
Are we gonna see his face again? Definitely.
Alistair “Angry” Little Man” Clarkson has once again forged his Hawks to the finals series, another Grand Final? Brownlow Medal? One of the two is most probably likely to happen.
On Clarkson punching the MCG Coaches’ wall, Clarkson made no bones about how he felt: “Let that be a lesson to the rest of you walls.”
Retirement Plan – A Boxer.
Are we gonna see his face again? Who is going to risk a permanent injury and tell Clarky to bugga off?
The Swans will also bid arriverdeci to Rhyce “Legendary” Shaw this season as well.
John “Here’s Johnny!” Longmire is debating politically to the sporting media the pros and cons in trying to win their votes as to why Shitney should win the cup this year. Egotistically bragging: “ You never get to a point where you are satisfied with any part of our game.”
Retirement Plan – Politician.
Are we gonna see his face again? He just doesn’t want to seem to go away.
West Coast Eagles
Adam “Go West! Simpson can take the fight of the Eagles all the way, his honesty is humbling: “ Reality is really important for me with this group, and I’ve been really consistent with the message with the players.”
Retirement Plan – Motivational Speaker.
Are we gonna see his face again? Why not?
GWS (Yup! Still Slobs)
Leon “King Of Leon” Cameron and them have played 50/50 footy and gave us all a bit of a scare earlier in the year, still investigating what the fact as to what went wrong. The Midas touch was short lived, everything GWS then touched turned into rust. Leon quoted in June of this year about his boys and the game confessing:
“I’m confident we can bounce back, but every game is a tough one”.
Retirement Plan – Private Detective.
Are we gonna see his face again? Most likely, Leon is still looking for clues.
Not the year that Nathan “Braggadocio” Buckley and his Shitwoods have envisioned.
Who would have thought of this lot dropping out of the eighth spot was going to happen?
Not the Pies that’s for sure. Bucks had to concede with the following trash: “ We will just dust ourselves off and try to win as many games as we can see where it gets us.”
Retirement Plan – Garbologist.
Are we gonna see his face again? Looks like it.
Here is a little gem to sum up the year in AFL season 2015.
This will keep us singing this anthemic tune until the beginning of season 2016.