2 Andrew Stephens 16 Brendan Hosking 25 Shaun Ryan and making sense of their destruction


#683

And they don’t have to wait around at chemist warehouse


#684

plus a season retainer of up to ~$100k.


#685

He identifies as a Pies supporter and begins the rant at about 9.15, concludes his review of the game saying that it might not really be a thriller because of the bad umpiring. Shaun Ryan, do we have a problem here?


#686

Boooooooooo


#687

A lifetime of watching AFL for me yet there are many moments during matches these days where the whistle blows and I have no idea why. I can only imagine the confusion for international viewers.


#688

Not as an on field umpire.

They get rostered as on field umpires and may get another game as the emergency umpire.


#689

The constant changing of rules an interpretations doesn’t help.

I think they should just leave tighten up the rules so there’s no grey areas and then stop messing with it.


#690

EFA


#691

Really? Please tell me the last day Collingwood has as bad a treatment from the maggots as they dished out to us last week. Or the last day Hawthorn had as bad a treatment as has been dished out to us for any game against them in the last 40 years.

I am sick of these Vichy statements made without any consideration for the weight of historical evidence.


#692

Yep - but the tipping point will be that the AFL reigns in the commentators again so they make anodyne comments like “I missed that” or “The umpire must have had a better angle there” or “Essendon Player X was a bit unlucky there” or “Hawthorn/Collingwood/WCE/Sydney/FCFC Player Y was a bit lucky there” etc etc.


#693

Hawthorn got screwed against the Bulldogs earlier this year. Would have won without some inexplicable umpiring decisions gifting goals to the bulldogs.


#694

Mysterious are the ways of the maggots.

But I was asking about when was the last time, if ever, any of those sides had been stitched up playing against us, Essendon. Sorry if that was not clear.


#695

Essential fatty acids ?


#696

Brace yourselves… there’s a whole lot of my countrymen who’ve all become Collingwood supporters overnight. Call it the Mason Cox factor.

Yeah, it’s a farking nightmare.


#697

I don’t know how to explain the rules to anybody… but then again, the umpiring these days kinda makes it impossible.


#698

Me too @Albert_Thurgood : what about some new adjectives, Quisling, Lord Haw-Haw, Tokyo Rose? Vichy is getting to @percebushby Anglo-Saxon levels now.


#700

Her sƿutelað seo gecƿydrædnes ðe


#701

Thank you, this is superb.


#702

May come as a shock but I actually think I read it somewhere.


#703

I think it comes from a book about Essendon’s glorious, drought-breaking premiership year.