What do you get when you mix Essendon’s Dyson Heppell with Melbourne’s Lynden Dunn?
One of the funniest things I have ever seen, that’s what.
Lovingly sent to us by DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Bruce Clarke from team PEAR
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
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.
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.
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!
Jim Stynes is one of the great AFL stories of all time.
I can’t help but admire the achievements of the gallant, ruckman, workhorse, Jim E Stynes.
Stynes is one of the few AFL players who have commanded the respect of players and supporters of all clubs. You never hear of anyone having a bad word for Jim Stynes who achieved almost all there is to achieve in an AFL career. A fantastic effort for someone who was not brought up on our game, but adopted and conquered AFL Football in a 264 game, 130 goal career.
Everyone will recall the day he ran over the mark in the Preliminary Final at VFL Park to allow Gary Buckenara a 15 meter penalty for a goal after the siren to kick Hawthorn into the 1987 Grand Final.
Others will recall the day Stynes wore a hat in a pre-season game much to the amusement of all watching.
I have Jim Stynes’ autograph twice. One which says: “To Col, thanks for the hat – Best wishes, Jim Stynes” which proves this great man also has a sense of humour. I laugh every time I look at it. (Thanks to DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Pear for organizing this Jim Stynes autograph) The other says “To Colin. Go Dees, Jim Stynes”
Jim Stynes is a strong man of courage and principles. I read today with anguish the news that Jim Stynes has begun a new chapter in his life. The battle against Cancer.
On behalf of the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP, I extend our best wishes to Jim Stynes on his latest fight and for a speedy recovery. I’m sure he will draw on the strength and courage that has always served him so well to overcome his latest challenge.
A rant by Hooter
Funny how the league allow those scum bucket Blue baggers to wear a yellow jumper for cancer awareness, yet for the past 3-4 years have deprived Essendon from wearing yellow armbands to support a player suffering from cancer…now the parasites at the league are “100% behind” the cause and have a Cancer Awareness match between Essendon & Melbourne and allow armbands, no money to be made from armbands is there…….Demetriou and Anderson are in the same league as Hutchison…parasitic turds out to line their own nests…what the hell was Adrian Anderson before he bummed his way into this job…fark off league administrators…you sh1t me!!!!
I was pleased for Melbourne to win their first match for the season. After all, not even I am vindictive enough to want the Dees to go through their 150th season win-less.
(If it was Poor ol’ Footscray I wouldn’t give a stuff.)
Dees supporters enthusiastically reveled in the joy of hearing the news of their team’s remarkable Melbourne Cricket Ground comeback against that common team from the west, Fremantle. The Dees came back from 51 points down at half time to defeat those nasty Dockers by 6 points. The news soon spread around the snow fields that evening after being announced on the ABC at the Mt Hotham Chalet.
While sipping their mulled wine in front of the roaring fire, drying off the ski boots as Hobson polished the Range Rover and spare Bentleigh in the stables out the back, the Dees supporters soon were celebrating in earnest and re-living the good old days of Rob E Flower, Jim E Stynes and Greg E Healy.
“Another round of drinks and a toast to the new coach (whatever his name is)”
Now, as most of you will know, I am quite a lover of history and nostalgia.
In my search for great comeback matches to rival the heroic deeds of the gallant Dees of round 7 2008 AD, my memories took me back to Essendon v Melbourne, ANZAC DAY 25.4.1992 (yes the Bombers dominated ANZAC DAY – even back then).
On this particular day the Dees were 30 points up against Essendon at quarter time, 45 up at half time, 41 at ¾ time – the MCG member’s area was flowing with tea, scones and cream.
After kicking the first goal of the final term to be 47 points up, the Melbourne crowd was even beginning to huddle around the television set at the Chalet.
The sleeping giant however was awakening.
Those arrogant Bombers from that other side of town were slowly crawling their way back into the match.
Understandably Melbourne was always going to be in trouble since the Bombers that day boasted household names such as Flood, Considine, Sporn, Kilpatrick, Hills and Wallis.
When Somerville kicked his 3rd and Salmon kicked his 7th, the Bombers all of a sudden found themselves 5 points behind with minutes to go. Wanganeen then kicked a 55 metre goal to put those horrible Bombers 1 point ahead. Derek Kickett then saved the day by marking an attempted snap at goal on Melbourne’s goal line.
Poor ol’ Dees lost by a point in a touch of sadness.
The Bombers went on to win the flag the very next season and I expect no less from the Dees in season 2009.
(If only they would play the Grand Final at Mt Hotham).
Please enlighten us with your recollections of your own club’s memorable wins over Poor ol’ Melbourne (or anyone else for that matter).