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Old 06-19-2016, 03:37 AM   #381
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Can't believe Essendon are competitive against GWS. Wish we had played like this against inferior teams that we could've beaten.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:38 AM   #382
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I'm a bit surprised it's taken almost a whole week to emerge ... but I'm glad it finally did, this should not be ignored.

Already seeing a lot of 'this wouldn't be in the media if it was a man they were talking about hur hur hur' around the place.
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:50 AM   #383
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Already seeing a lot of 'this wouldn't be in the media if it was a man they were talking about hur hur hur' around the place.
I think the exact opposite is true. If they had said this about a bloke, it would've been everywhere. Let's say they bagged out Bruce Macavaney. "How dare they threaten violence against Bruce! Show some respect to a footy legend! Tasteless joke!"

But because it's Caro, double standard, nobody makes a peep.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:06 AM   #384
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Oh kick a goal Bombers, behinds won't win this!
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:09 PM   #385
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I'm surprised this took so long to attract so much attention. I was listening live when the conversation took place and thought to myself, shit...do they realise they are live on air?

Which I think as Cobbler posted earlier or on Twitter maybe, but what are they actually saying off air?
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #386
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Yeah, me too, it makes me begin to wonder how much crap they've said that hadn't been brought to light days later.

Shameful thing is, Eddie is essentially bulletproof in terms of his hold on his position.
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I've liked Gil ... up until today. What a disgusting, pathetic, gutless response.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:53 PM   #388
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Shameful thing is, Eddie is essentially bulletproof in terms of his hold on his position.
I'm starting to think Eddie could show up to a Collingwood game in a Carlton shirt and blackface, give an interview vilifying Aboriginal players, snort coke with some Auskick kids, and hold a few women under water on his way out and he'd keep his job.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:41 AM   #389
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Caroline Wilson: Eddie McGuire's ice pool attack took me back to the bad old days

Caro's response was very good.
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Caroline Wilson is awful. She's just lucky Eddie is worse.
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Bizarre post. Care to elaborate?
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Caroline Wilson is awful. She's just lucky Eddie is worse.
So wrong?
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Errr.....what?

Caroline Wilson is a bad journalist. However she, and nobody, deserves to be stepped on the way Eddie did.

Better?
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Partly baffled you even know her enough to have such a strong opinion, I didn't think you were very into AFL in the first place. Also partly curious why you think she is so terrible.
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She's... not at all a bad journalist? I'd love to know why you think that. I've not agreed with some of what she has written, but I would hold her up as one of the three or four best AFL journalists we have.
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I'm sort of with Ian. I've said before that I used to consider Caro a must-read, but that in the last few years she's at times bordered on unreadable. Her vendetta against Essendon perhaps rankles me a bit more than it would supporters of other clubs, but in general I've felt like her work has declined sharply in quality and she carries her grudges too obviously.

But that has nothing to do with McGuire (and his boys club) being a duplicitous and two-faced pig. This is another example of him being a fuckwit, a trend that has gone on much too long, and if he won't walk of his own accord then he ought to be made to walk.

And at least Caro's grudges are about the issues (excepting, maybe, her animosity towards Hird, which has been very personal in tone) and don't descend to threats of drowning.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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I know her for her awful hot takes at league. Mostly unjust - and I'm willing to accept when league is in the wrong.
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She's... not at all a bad journalist? I'd love to know why you think that. I've not agreed with some of what she has written, but I would hold her up as one of the three or four best AFL journalists we have.
What others would you name as particular standouts? I must admit I don't read more widely than the sport sections of the Age and Guardian, and at the moment the only sports writer so good that I'll read any article with their byline even if the headline looks dull as dishwater is Russell Jackson.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Caro is a female journalist. She's not good. Like I said, that doesn't excuse an attack like Eddie had.

On merit, she's bad. There was no need to ruin what could have been an excellent take-down.
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What others would you name as particular standouts? I must admit I don't read more widely than the sport sections of the Age and Guardian, and at the moment the only sports writer so good that I'll read any article with their byline even if the headline looks dull as dishwater is Russell Jackson.
Agreed on Russell Jackson. I think Rohan Connolly is also very good, maybe Gerard Whateley although he does fanboy over his favourites a bit (although that's not really a massive knock to be honest). Going more into football draft/recruitment type of journalism, Emma Quayle is also excellent.

I can't really think of any more, and it does show there are a lot of seemingly 'nothing' journalists who I don't rate very highly.
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