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Local gun Rory Atkins gets drafted by Adelaide

Congratulations to local boy Rory Atkins for being selected by Adelaide with their second pick at number 82 in last night’s draft.

Rory is a local kid from Strathmore who played his junior footy at Marby Park and has won Calder Canon’s best and Fairest Award.

I had the great pleasure in coaching Rory at cricket when he was in under 16’s at Strathmore Cricket Club. Wow can this kid hit a cricket ball!

If Rory had not chosen footy as his sport, I am sure he could have played a great level of cricket. Rory is a gun sportsman and just a lovely young man. He is one of the most polite and likeable kids I have ever met. With a wicked sense of humour and his infectiously likeable nature, I am sure Rory will go along way to succeed in his life’s pursuits.

Keep an eye on Rory Atkins at Adelaide, a future star in the making…and I already have his autograph (as is seen in the photo above…)

Hurry up and get traded to Essendon Rory, I would love to watch you play at my footy club.

Good luck mate,

Col Gray


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Port Adelaide vs The Bye

We all know that South Australian Football is in disarray. Neither Adelaide or Port can win a game, neither have any good players and Adelaide coach Neil Craig today jumped off the sinking Adelaide  ship before being made to walk the plank by the same Crows football department who recently assured his wobbly job was safe.

Perhaps though the most damning report of the rotting South Australians at Moron Park has been lovingly sent to us from DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP TIPSTER Bruce Clarke from team ‘PEAR’.

This You Tube link shows how Port Adelaide faired in their round 18 battle against the bye.

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Come on Bomber supporters, where’s your passion?

Come on Bomber supporters, where’s your passion?

The deathly silence from Essendon supporters and the piss weak acceptance about our teams’ performances and where we are placed at the minute is making me sick.

After Adelaide yet again predictably pooped on Essendon at Moron Stadium, I expected the fallout on the radio waves to be alive with Essendon supporters livid about our performance… but not a murmur. The feeble acceptance from Essendon supporters about our club’s demise is indicative of the piss weak supporters of today who treat the game like an outing at the cinema.

Today’s game is so regimented and choreographed that passages of play resulting in goals are rewarded with polite applause from an audience who deep down know that the goal was most likely the result of a fluke rather than a set play from the coaches’ box.

Whatever happened to Essendon – the team with grunt, the envy of the competition, the hard nut, in your face, successful team that all others used to envy and dread?

I was shattered but not surprised that everyone except the most loyal and die hard Bombers in our footy tipping comp selected Adelaide to beat Essendon this round. Adelaide has been the whipping boy of most clubs this season, having only won 4 games before round 14, this tally of losses takes into account the massive home ground advantage Adelaide possess at Moron Stadium.

Essendon on the other hand this season have disposed of no less than St. Kilda, Hawthorn, Footscray and Carlton and pushed Geelong in round one, all of them teams in the eight. Sensibility tells you that Essendon should have been the obvious choice for a tipster’s selection this round against Adelaide but history tells us that Essendon buckles at the sight of an airport and couldn’t defeat Kalgoorlie 2nd’s if the game was played away.

Essendon’s 2002 to 2010 win/loss record is piss weak. Take the 2010 season for example. The Bombers have had some inspiring wins against some of the top teams, but I often think you are measured by the way you deal with the easy beats. This season Essendon have lost to last place West Coast, pissy, pissy Port Adelaide at home, Sydney, Freo at home (which perhaps is excusable since Freo are having a day out), Collingwood embarrassed the Dons on their precious ANZAC DAY stage and Richmond went goal for goal with them  after QTR time.

The Essendon mob have been bleating recently about how most weeks the Bombers have to play teams in the 8. Well this week was your chance, Essendon, you got Adelaide who are down the bottom of the list…and you ‘coughed’ it up (with a capital ‘F’)

From the gallant and brave Grand Final loss of 2001 to a handful of piddly finals appearances after, the mighty Essendon has fallen away to a pathetic pulse of poor performances, bad management, insipid coaching, recruiting of has-beens, gunnabees and project players.

If I hear one more person say how great it was that Essendon made the finals last year, I’ll throw my footy record at them. Ten and half wins is no reason to celebrate a finals berth and just desserts were dished up with a 15 goal loss in the Elimination Final. I keep hearing the same this year that Essendon can still make it…BOLLOCKS!

As an Essendon supporter, I am hurting about my team’s current placement. What pains me most is to see on tv our coaching staff of Knights and Camporeale having a laugh in the coaches box deep into the 3rd quarter while our team was 70 odd points down, meanwhile the die hard 40 year plus supporters are looking for answers about the crap, pissy, pissy footy we are dished up with week after week.

Knights and Camporeale indeed…

Today we heard from Brenton Stanton of the leadership group, apologising for Essendon’s loss on the weekend.

Oh wow…I feel better already…

Aftermatch apologies to the supporters carries no weight at all to me. – we’ve gone past that. Who the hell made Stanton a voice of my footy club anyway? Fair dinkum, Stanton is the worst number 5 Essendon has  ever had, and that includes Gary Parkes!

Maybe we don’t have the playing list of others, or the favorable draw, or the injury breaks. But these are piss weak excuses and it is not Essendon to buckle to the elements, nor is it Essendon to accept season after season of mediocre rubbish football.

Find your voice again, Essendon supporters. Protest and stand up to the drivel that we are exposed to each week. Hit the radio waves and for f*%& sake, show a bit of passion about our footy club or piss off and go to the cinema where soft cock supporters belong.


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Scenes we’d like to see – Episode IV

DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Stewart Davey from team ANOTHER OFF FIELD SCANDAL has submitted our latest entry to “SCENES WE’d LIKE TO SEE”

I know we should, NPR – but imagine how good it would be if they beat the Crows, at AAMI, and sent them to the bottom of the ladder…….
Tipsmaster’s note: Now that’s a scene I’d like to see!
(N.P.R of course means Never Pick Richmond)

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