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The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

At least it wasn't cancer.

EDIT: AFL 2019 - At Least It Wasn't Cancer

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hiddenmovement
Sep 29, 2011

"Most mornings I'll apologise in advance to my wife."

Get drunkill to do this years op but make it an indepth preview of the womens season instead of the mens

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

I could...

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

hiddenmovement posted:

Get drunkill to do this years op but make it an indepth preview of the womens season instead of the mens

Yeah this

Robodog
Oct 22, 2004

...how does that work?


hiddenmovement posted:

Get drunkill to do this years op but make it an indepth preview of the womens season instead of the mens

100% do this one

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

Agreed

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Okay i'll work on something this week(end)

In the meantime...

quote:

Ex-AFL player David King has license suspended and has been fined for drink-driving, fleeing crash

The court was told King was driving his grey Nissan X-Trail at 12.10am on October 3 when he crashed into a stationary taxi at Southbank.

He initially stopped, getting out to ask if the driver and taxi passenger, Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt, were okay before shaking their hands and driving away.

King's lawyer told magistrate Susan Wakeling that his client didn't realise there was any damage to the taxi before driving off.

Police later arrested King nearby at Crown Casino after which he blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.10 - twice the legal limit.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Drink driving and fleeing the accident. But then you read the article and he didn’t initially leave. Also he was arrested at crown where he may have had a drink before they tested him? This doesn’t sound like a very solid case.

Edit: which I guess is why he was only fined.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

I dont particularly like King at all but I would think its more likely the Taxi company just took a crowbar to the bumper later on and claimed damages. The industry is shockingly corrupt.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

Supposedly it was after the fox footy end of season wrap party/drinks night.

So he would have been drinking, then drove to crown for an afterparty and on the way there in southbank he hit the (stationary) taxi at midnight.

It could be the taxi company looking for a payday, but David would still be in the wrong, ya know, by running into a parked car. 10 month suspension, $1000 fine and then the mandatory breathlock installed in his car for any drunk driving incident is probably a reduced sentence anyway.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






In other news, football has killed a planned national indigenous art gallery in Alice Springs, because it split the indigenous community and resulted in their veto of the move when it was discovered the plan was to build the new gallery on a current football oval.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

NTRabbit posted:

In other news, football has killed a planned national indigenous art gallery in Alice Springs, because it split the indigenous community and resulted in their veto of the move when it was discovered the plan was to build the new gallery on a current football oval.

Is Alice Springs so bereft of land that they need to aquire a football field to build one?

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Nutsngum posted:

Is Alice Springs so bereft of land that they need to aquire a football field to build one?

Yeah, it is surrounded by mountains/hills. It sits in a bowl essentially and land near the river floods every year. So there isn't much undeveloped land which is flat or a floodplain.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

I mean, the largest bit of flat land around alice springs which isn't the airport would be Pine Gap, because the army can afford to do a shitload of earthworks and even then it is half on the side of a hill and a river.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-23.8001368,133.7364614,789m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Also, AFLW practice matches are on this Saturday, so go see one if it is local to you:

Dees vs North Melbourne, 10am at Casey Fields
Carlton vs Geelong, 11am at Princes Park
Brisbane vs GWS, 3pm at Leyshon Park, Yeronga Qld
Bulldogs vs Collingwood, 5pm at Eureka Stadium, Ballarat
Dockers vs Crows, 7:30pm or 8pm at TIO Stadium, Darwin

Not sure if any will be streamed, I think womensfooty radio will be broadcasting from one of the vic games. Club twitter updates otherwise.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Looking at Alice from google maps they have, including school grounds, 11 football ovals in a town of 23,000 people, surely they could have parted with the poorly shaped one right next to the river, which was the planned spot.

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009


I'M CONCERNED ABOUT A NUMBER OF THINGS


NTRabbit posted:

Looking at Alice from google maps they have, including school grounds, 11 football ovals in a town of 23,000 people, surely they could have parted with the poorly shaped one right next to the river, which was the planned spot.

I dunno, footy is a big part of life for them up there. Couldn’t the gallery or whatever it is just buy/rent an existing building ?

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

Footy ovals are the only public areas in alice springs that have grass, essentially.

And yeah, the requirement for footy is much harder to meet (big open flat space) than a gallery which could be built anywhere in town if they had the land for it. A gallery can be built on the side of a hill, an oval can't.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

drunkill posted:

Footy ovals are the only public areas in alice springs that have grass, essentially.

And yeah, the requirement for footy is much harder to meet (big open flat space) than a gallery which could be built anywhere in town if they had the land for it. A gallery can be built on the side of a hill, an oval can't.

Just you wait until AFLX3.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

Me @ your poasting



Solemn Sloth posted:

Just you wait until AFLX3.

Only if they hire Jim Ross to do the commentary

BAH GAWD THAT'S DANGERFIELD'S MUSIC

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

Huh.

Catching up on the news posted to the carlton website when I got home two hours ago and saw my dads name featured on the front page.

He's an old fart and when mum kicks him out of the house while she has friends over he goes to the state library to look up old newspapers for footy results and articles about the early club history in the VFA and early VFL days. He is a huge contributor to the carlton historical fansite https://www.blueseum.org so he'll be chuffed he got a writeup by the official club historian (who he knows and sends emails all the time) on the club website.

http://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/2019-01-17/library-archive-yields-precious-carlton-pics

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Your Dad is a wise man for going to the library instead of watching today's on-field product.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

A sequel to last years image of Harry Mckay during preseason where he makes 195cm crippa look like a child...


I present Paddy Dow.


:eyepop:

Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
...

Found myself randomly humming the Giant's song for no apparent reason the other day. I can only assume that this means they'll win the flag this year.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

Periphery posted:

Found myself randomly humming the Giant's song for no apparent reason the other day. I can only assume that this means they'll win the flag this year.

Pretty sure it actually means Kelly is coming to the Saints after GWS fails to make finals.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



drunkill posted:

A sequel to last years image of Harry Mckay during preseason where he makes 195cm crippa look like a child...


I present Paddy Dow.


:eyepop:

the strength and conditioning coaches must be taking notes from the American college football teams on how to develop 18-22 year old kids, good lord those are massive changes.

well that or steroids, but hey.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Final Score
Adelaide 9.4.58
Fremantle 5.8.38

First practice match of the season, they used it to trial 20m quarters instead of the usual 15. Clarke also tried a new running handball game to some effect, looked a lot better than scrap and kick, and the girls seemed up to it despite the slippery conditions.

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

I've got a pocket full of cheese🧀, and a garden full of trees🌴.



We know the captains of the AFLX made-up teams, we know the stupid team names and stupider jerseys. When will we know which players have been picked to play?

And will those players be given enough time to suddenly come down with an 'injury' forcing them out of the most prestigious round robin night in our sport?

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

I’m still hoping Fyfe comes down with “general soreness” the week beforehand

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Full aflw wrapup from the practice matches on saturday

North Melbourne 9.2.56 def Melbourne 4.10.34

Geelong 7.4.46 def Carlton 7.2.44

Adelaide 9.4.58 def Fremantle 5.8.38

Bulldogs 5.5.35 def Collingwood4.4.28

GWS 11.9.75 def Brisbane 4.4.28 (5 quarter length match to allow more players to rotate and get gametime)


Adelaide had two major injuries while Bulldogs lost Brooke Lochland possibly for the season with a fractured fibula.

Edit: Yeah, Crows just lost their ruck, Rhiannon Metcalfe will miss the whole season with an ACL

drunkill fucked around with this message at 09:03 on Jan 21, 2019

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.






drunkill posted:



Edit: Yeah, Crows just lost their ruck, Rhiannon Metcalfe will miss the whole season with an ACL

Well that sucks. Rhiannon is pretty much the bets ruck in the comp isn't she?

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

Shes pretty good, it doesn't help that the crows second ruck will also miss a round or two of the season with an injury in the game game

quote:

In better news, x-rays confirmed no bone breakage in fellow ruck Jasmyn Hewett’s right ankle.

Hewett hobbled off in the final quarter of the trial game after landing awkwardly at a ruck contest.

Plus the crows lost their leading goalkicker Ruth Wallace as she's sitting this season out due to personal issues.

Stat leaders at the end of the last AFLW seas (not including the grand final)

https://twitter.com/championdata/status/975507891330342912

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.






Well great, looks like both our teams will suck this year.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

drunkill posted:

Full aflw wrapup from the practice matches on saturday

North Melbourne 9.2.56 def Melbourne 4.10.34

Geelong 7.4.46 def Carlton 7.2.44

Adelaide 9.4.58 def Fremantle 5.8.38

Bulldogs 5.5.35 def Collingwood4.4.28

GWS 11.9.75 def Brisbane 4.4.28 (5 quarter length match to allow more players to rotate and get gametime)


Adelaide had two major injuries while Bulldogs lost Brooke Lochland possibly for the season with a fractured fibula.

Edit: Yeah, Crows just lost their ruck, Rhiannon Metcalfe will miss the whole season with an ACL

Got to love more scoring shots and still losing by 4 goals, must have been no wind at all for North to kick 9.2 at Casey Fields

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

Yay, AFLW is almost back :3:

Real shame for Metcalfe, she's not the league's best ruck but she's definitely the Crows' best ruck. And one of only two premiership rucks ever in the AFLW :colbert:

Thought our new recruit from basketball, Jessica Foley, looked super impressive in the match. Depending on how Hewett pulls up, Jess might need to become our lead ruck, but she could play literally anywhere on the ground. She played forward, back, on-ball and ruck during the match and looked great in all of them.

I also thought Chloe Scheer was great but I might be biased because my little ten month old girl is called Chloe and she's so cute and I love her :3:

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

(My baby I mean, not the footballer)

Paracausal
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


Incredible areas
https://twitter.com/brydoncoverdale/status/1087568431589711872?s=19

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.






cmndstab posted:

(My baby I mean, not the footballer)

Why not both?

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Rory Sloane & Taylor Walker are co-captains this year

Also, in totally shocking and unexpected news, Brad Crouch has picked up a 'minor' injury at training that will definitely only rob him of just the one week of preseason

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Fallen Rib

Another player out for the season

https://twitter.com/_sjblack/status/1087599982004203520

And a geelong star recruit might miss two matches
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/1087622106181844992

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Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.






Dear AFLW players,

Please stop breaking.

-Chairchucker

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