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More on the Collingwood overload

Herald Sun Tuesday Feb 28 2012.

 
*Collingwood mentioned on the front page.

 
*Half page spread on the back page about a Collingwood player with possible mental issues.

 
*Quater page mention on back page about Travis Cloke.

 
*Second page from the back 3/4 page article on how Travis Cloke has not received an offer from Greater Western Sydney. (tipsmaster’s note: This is also the case for about 635 other league players and me. What is so special about the Collingwood bloke not receiving an offer? On this theory, you could write an article about Dale Thomas not being considered for the Prime Minister’s job)

 
*Also on this page, a follow up report of Sooky, Sooky Collingwood’s whinging about the Dees poaching their staff – sooky, sooky McGuire has threatened to pocket the spoils of the Queens Birthday clash if the Dees don’t back off!…what a sook…

 
*4th page from the back – a 1/4 page spread of Andrew Krakouer and his health fears.

 
*Same page about Collingwood’s young Kirk Ugle (the bloke with the household name) who wants to be given a game since Collingwood are riddled with injury.

 

I counted 9 Collingwood articles I could find (without even trying) in the sports section of the Herald sun on a day in the cricket season when Cricket’s Night of Nights awarded Michael Clarke the ALAN BORDER MEDAL. Cricket was allowed no mention on the front page, a mere photo on the back page and a full report 4 pages from the back.

 

All other AFL clubs combined amassed a total of 4 articles, one of Geelong (of which Collingwood got a mention), one of Greater Western Sydney’s Israel Folau (of which Collingwood got a mention), one about a comment from Hawthorn’s Alistair Clarkson, and one from Brad (I have the biggest face in footy) Ebert.

 

My advise to the sports editor of the Herald Sun. Stop writing about Collingwood because no one is interested and the ones who are can’t read anyway.

Photo’s courtesy of ihatecollingwood.blogspot.com and bigfooty.com

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No more Collingwood!

A sure sign that footy is back is the repeated bulltish overload of the Collingwood football club in our newspapers.

On one day alone, (Herald Sun Friday Feb 24), I learnt that Melbourne are poaching some of Collingwood’s coaching staff and the poor old sooky, sooky Magpies are unhappy about it.

Woopity doot!

This piece of sports journalistic dribble should have been worthy of say a small column a few pages from the back page, but since it involved Collingwood, the ‘scoop’ was awarded the prime real estate position of a full spread on the back page where the real big sports stories should prevail. I might add, the story went under the misleading heading of ‘DEES RAID PIES’ which attracts the reader to the story to find out what darstadly deeds the Demons have been bestowing on the sooky, sooky Magpies. To read the story and find out that the raid was to poach such household names as Jason Taylor, Collingwood’s recruiting assistant…’ASSISTANT’! This followed on from the Dees poaching that famous sports physiotherapist, Gary Nicholls and assistant coach Leigh Brown.

I also learned that:

Dane Swan thinks he will return to Arizona mid year,

Travis Cloke is on top of the Free Agents wish list,

Phil Carmen is providing AFL players with legal, educational, investment, career and media advise,

Eddie McGuire is on a fitness kick,

Dayne Beams gave evidence in court,

and Dane Swann wants to get a tattoo in his ear…

I discovered all of this important information all before I reached the ’50/50 column!’

Today I open Sunday’s Herald Sun (which in my opinion is no more than a gossipy weekend magazine, tracing the movements of  Kylie, Lara and Kerry-Anne) to find another Collingwood overload on a weekend where they didn’t even play a semi serious match!

Did you know that Dane Swann and Dale Thomas went to Bali over the off season? I know because the Sunday Herald Sun wrote a scoop on it…

A full middle page spread of the over rated Nick Maxwell telling the world how only a premiership is good enough for his club. Isn’t that the situation with most clubs? He was also having a sooky about how Geelong were picking on him in the Grand Final.

Diddums.

I regret the fact that I am contributing to the Collingwoodfest with my post here but I had to get it off my chest. It’s gunna be another long year if this Collingwood hysteria is precedent of things to come.

Fortunately Julia Gillard attended a Bulldogs practice match this weekend so we may get to read something about Poor ol’ Footscray on Monday!

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SOCKO or THOMAS?

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(Socko is the bloke on the left)

In previous posts on DGES FOOTYTALK, we have explored the lookalikes associated with Collingwood prettyboy, Dale Thomas.

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Thomas has been linked to Albert Einstein, Germain Greer –

Even Cousin-It from the Addams family.

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But on my recent perusal around the Aberfeldie/St.Johns Cricket Club website www.aberfeldiestjohns.cricketvictoria.com.au I found some disturbing news about one of our fellow DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipsters, Chris Edwards from team SOCKO.

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SOCKO is a dead ringer for pretty boy Dale Thomas.

Tipsmaster’s note: This is the only photo I could find of SOCKO – if someone has a better photo can they please send it to me so we can clearly see the resemblence between these 2 stars.

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