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guy smiley Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #43

guy smiley
In a game that features 50m penalty advantage given out for backchatting an umpire, I think there's room for having the letter of the law addressed for 'dry humping' a goal post and making an absolute flog of yourself in the process. Having the CEO of the AFL come out later and admit it's a free but let's not worry too much because we believe in context when it comes to addressing the rules of the game we run kinda adds to the need to observe the letter of the law in my calm and reasoned view...

and prominent among the reasons I have for suggesting that is the desire to see the AFL at least try and address consistency as a reasonable goal for a multi million dollar business to aim for.

It's a radical idea I know, and no-one ever, in the history of calmly presenting reasonable points, has mentioned that in the same breath as the AFL before. Since the last time, that is.
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Dockermus Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #44

Dockermus
Returning to this topic following Tom Boyd's announcement that he's retiring from footy, with immediate effect, at the age of 23...

Does anyone on Dockerland have the slightest idea who is the particular journalist with a 'black soul' that Bulldogs coach Beveridge is alluding too? Bevo seems to suggest that one journo in particular went on a determined and long-term campaign of hateful personal criticism directed at Tom, after his move from GWS, contributing in large part to the young bloke's (unspecified) mental issues.

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The_Yeti Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #45

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Damien Barrett.

Has had Boyd and the Doggies in his sights for some time

Allegedly
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pollyanna Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #46

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Or Robbo, from the Herald Sun. Not sure.
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Raglan Matt Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #47

Raglan Matt
Beveredge was referring to a journalist, Yeti, not a gutter sniper.
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Dockermus Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #48

Dockermus
In this situation, I think it would OK to apply the very loosest and broadest definition of 'journalist'.
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The_Yeti Award winning journalism... 2 months 1 week ago #49

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Yeah polly, Barret has already come out and identified himself as the one.

He then claimed it was disappointing that Beveridge went down that path
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Derby12 Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #50

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Just for the record- if Hogan gets BOG for us in a GF and sets up our first premiership and then decides to leave the game - then I couldn’t care less about salary and ongoing expectation and would assume he would never have to buy a beer in Freo for the rest of his life. I’d certainly buy him one if I saw him at the pub.

It’s sad for Tom but he will always have that GF performance and the premiership to look back on and be justifiably proud of. Good luck to him.
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Dockermus Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #51

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Totally agree D12, I'd buy him a second beer, after he'd finished the one you'd bought him.

Not sure an unlikeable bloke like Damien Barrett would receive the same hospitality and generosity, though.

Maybe that's the underlying reason for his sulky sniping at footy players like Tom Boyd.
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FDB Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #52

FDB
One of the many things that confuses me about Rampe-gate is that even if a player is wobbling the post, it has as much chance of widening the goal as narrowing it.
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shane Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #53

shane
I'm not sure. There must be a speed or an angle which would consistently do one thing more than the other...or something.

Can we get a mathematician to look in to this? It's important to know.
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pollyanna Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #54

pollyanna
Yep, I agree - just gotta go to the corner shop to get some batteries for the calculator.
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Dockermus Award winning journalism... 2 months 6 days ago #55

Dockermus
We should start the analysis by stating what we know for sure. For instance, goal posts will always rotate in an anti-clockwise direction in the southern hemisphere.
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Bizkit Award winning journalism... 2 months 4 days ago #56

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About half way down is Barrrett whinging about Bevo/Boyd. Pretty poor form by Barrett to continue with the argument, regardless of who is right or wrong.
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