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Old 04-10-2011, 07:10 AM   #641
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I need to rant.

This Lance Franklin obsession is unbelievable. Best On Ground my arse. And the way Hawthorn fans and the media obsess over every little thing he does even though his game is riddled with errors. 5 goals against a decimated and raw Richmond defence (no Moore or McGuane or Rance) is nothing at all to crow about.

I'd zipped up my jacket over my Richmond guernsey in the final term (not out of shame, as abysmal as we were. It was wet and freezing) ... And this prat Hawthorn fan standing next to me starts raving to me about how amazing Franklin is. He didn't see my Richmond guernsey and he wasn't next to me when me and my mate were tearing into both Franklin and this irrational Franklin fandom (which isn't helped when AFL's leading ignoramus Mike Sheehan claims him to be the best player in the league when in reality he would struggle to make mine and many others' top twenty). Had to bite my tongue. I would just come across as bitter given the scoreboard.

Franklin is the golden child, the poster boy of the AFL. It's an outrage that a true superstar such as Goddard isn't given the same acclaim.
you'd think he was better than Carey or Ablett the way they rave about him. He's damn good, but his influence is oversold.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:14 AM   #642
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He can be as damaging as either on his day.
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Judd is in the same boat for mine, but at least he has some runs on the board. He's a bloody good player, but geez commentators blow some smoke up his ass!

I hate when commentators get stuck on a dumb subject for a whole match. Dwayne Russell would not shut up about Essendon 's 'best football all season' and how poor St.Kilda were, until Paul Roos pointed out that it was infact only round 3, and a lot could change come round 23.

That said the saints window is well shut at the moment. If they can't lift for Rooey they are in trouble, while Essendon, If they can keep that sort of game up for most of the year, look out!

How bout the catters just quietly going about business.
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Carey & Ablett both had far many of those "days" than Buddy though.

Don't worry bout us mate. Top four.
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Seriously, who on earth would actually think Franklin's better than Ablett?

Also, god I hate the word/name "Buddy".
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Also, god I hate the word/name "Buddy".
Same. I refuse to refer to him as "buddy".. Why should I colloquially and personally refer to a player who is irrelevant to me?

Geelong look blistering. I tipped them to drop out of the top 4, but there are too many quality players still there, and they don't just lose all their ability over summer.

St. Kilda aren't done yet. They've still got the underlying talent there. If Ross Lyon can get the best out of those who were formerly fringe players (Armitage, McEvoy, Gram) and can use them to somehow compensate for the loss of Hayes, they can still threaten the better sides.
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Gotta agree with the Buddy comments, has way too many off days to be considered in the same league as the real greats. I think too many media personalities, as well as the AFL marketing dept., still have a hard on for the whole first-ever-indigenous-player-to-kick-100+ thing.

Love how everyone was writing off Geelong while it's the Saints/Dogs in the real shit this year.
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I believe, us as AFL supporters, should begin the eternal worship of Patrick Dangerfield.
That goal out of the centre was bloody fantastic. My GOTY choice so far for sure.
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The great thing is that he looks like the great Roo when he runs, except even faster.
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Front page and two page spread on the "jailhouse salute".

Write about something important for fuck's sake. No one would even care beyond half a raised eyebrow if it wasn't written about in the paper.
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Yeah, I flipped through the Hun today and had to shake my head. I don't know what Krakouer's brother is in for, but I really don't see a problem with this as a one off. I don't even feel it's worth talking about to begin with.
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Same. I refuse to refer to him as "buddy".. Why should I colloquially and personally refer to a player who is irrelevant to me?
When I first heard of him, I only heard people call him Buddy and it was ages until I found out that's not his real first name, so I tend to still call him that out of habit, much as I think it's a godawful nickname.

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That goal out of the centre was bloody fantastic. My GOTY choice so far for sure.
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Front page and two page spread on the "jailhouse salute".

Write about something important for fuck's sake. No one would even care beyond half a raised eyebrow if it wasn't written about in the paper.
You're going to have to fill me in here. I've missed whatever the journos are harping on about.
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Brent Moloney in trouble for pissing in a bar, not just on one.
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I'm winning!
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Christ, it's nearly from the defensive 50!
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awesome location, Bonnie.

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what do you think of U2 playing Zooropa Bonnie
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Thank you, I was thinking of changing it though since our pissweak pub law is gonna be overturned (hopefully).

Ahh I love his little celebration at the end there.

 
I am VERY PLEASED and am listening to it right now
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http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/...-1226036225921

Keep a look out for this bloke, meant to be a good find and the AFL would surely love to have more African-born players running around.
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Agreed. Very promising. For whatever reason I always get a kick out of a person from a different cultural background from the norm finding their feet in the football ranks.
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