Category Archives: Richmond
I love this.
DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Glenn Clarke from team MOOSEBOY used to barrack for Richmond but in a sensitive moment one day, he gathered his family together and told them he had something to confess.
Of course the family thought there was something fishy and he was going to come out of the closet and finally admit to what they had all suspected, but no. Mooseboy didn’t gather the family to tell them he was gay but he confessed that he was changing teams from Richmond to Essendon.
Mooseboy has always had a bit of an identity crisis since he changed sashes, often mistakingly slipping up with a ‘Go Tiges’ instead ‘Go Bombers’. He has also been known to frequent the Richmond Social Club.
Well. Mooseboy’s latest identity blunder has been shared with us by his brother Pear in this copy of a transcript conversation.
A special mention to my brother, Mooseboy, who rang me from a pub in Richmond after the game.
PEAR: How was the game?
MOOSEBOY: Dunno, it was a sell out so I had to go to a pub and watch on TV.
PEAR: But you’re an EFC member with reserved seats.
MOOSEBOY: it wasn’t our home game.
PEAR: oh yes it was!
MOOSEBOY: (pause) f@ck! —
TIPSMASTER’s NOTE: Could it be possible that Mooseboy for a fleeting moment thought he was a Richmond supporter again?
In the world of fat AFL wallets and lofty contract negotiations it is very refreshing to read of Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs and Richmond’s Brett Deledio agreeing in priniciple at least to pledge allegiance and loyalty to their current clubs and shun the big dollars on offer from GWS.
Both players have expressed their desire to re-sign as soon as possible. Gibbs with Carlton and Deledio with Richmond. While I am sure both will be handsomely paid regardless at their own clubs it is great to read a good news story where these young players have a love for their clubs and a desire to be loyal to their mates and themselves.
With Carlton expected to feature deep into the finals this year and Richmond on the re-build, both players can see an exciting future in their clubs of choice.
This endorsement is also a win for the kids who idolise their heroes and proudly wear Gibbs’ number 4 on the jumper and Deledio’s number 3.
Call me old fashioned but for me, the future looks a lot brighter if this show of loyalty is a sign of things to come.
Images courtesy of superleague.net.au and phantombrownlowmedal.com.au
Justice in Melbourne
A seven-year old boy was at the centre of a Melbourne courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible.
The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Richmond football team, whom the boy firmly believes is not capable of beating anyone.
Episode 4 of BEARD features a well prepared thinking man’s man.
DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, PEAR sent us this home crocheted do it yourself BEARD. PEAR has suggested that your tipsmaster may be able to put this home made snug and cosy beard to good use since I have fessed up about the fact that I grow an ordinary beard. (If the truth be known, my beard is not bad but my mo grows sparcely with the consistency of a well worn tooth brush…)
Keep your face warm, impress your friends with an instant beard, watch girls turn into boys in an instant with your new crocheted beard.
Congratulations to our latest contestant in BEARD for showing great initiative with his very sensible, removable, home crocheted beard. The twirly crocheted mo is also a distinguished accessory on the home crocheted beard.
(By the look of his home knitted beanie, I think he may be a Richmond supporter. N.P.R)
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”