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About btron3000

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  1. Came here just to see the happiness of our Everton and Leeds pals Love me some James. Pity injuries and stupid managers have affected his career. If he was fit for that last World Cup and performed anywhere near his 2014 effort, he'd be labelled as one of the greats by now. 29 already, careers are so fleeting.
  2. Likewise. He has some tales to tell that's for sure. We're thinking we'll be at the "away" game at Kogorah - are we allowed to go? - or the Victory game.
  3. Dude, at one point in the first half we moved it across the backline and back again and NOT ONE player in front of them moved in any way other than side to side to follow the ball. No-one coming short, no-one making any runs, moving diagonally or moving in any way that might pull the defenders out of position. I don't get it. They're professional footballers. There are 12 year old kids with better movement off the ball.
  4. When the ground announcer was expecting everyone to roar back the names of the players when he was introducing them, as if it was a full house, I thought "oh man this is going to be horrible". But it got better from there. As our old mate luisenrique said, on his first trip to the new stadium, "100% more enjoyable than any game at Spotless". We beat the team coming 2nd/3rd. Not bad.
  5. I think they were even calling it the "Race for 6", like some sort of FFA slogan. Terrible
  6. Well maybe we spoke too soon... The Victoria farce, and now I can't get the feedback page for the Principles to accept my feedback using chrome. Got it working in explorer, and once I submitted it not even a courtesy thank you email even though entering your email was compulsory... Anyway, surveys here, have your say: https://www.ffa.com.au/xi-principles
  7. Came here to discuss/see the latest re: Vic outbreak etc., my "last read page" included this from Merciades. I recall saying at the time that she was using the US virus situation to poo-poo Australian sports trying to get off the ground. She's such a negative, antagonistic person who is always looking at the downside.
  8. One of the main reasons it's not slowing is that some of the most populous nations on earth - USA, Brasil, India - are on the rise. That's nearly 2 billion people just from those three countries. India was always going to be a problem, as were other countries with a high degree of poverty and/or poor areas. But the way the leaders of the US and Brasil have treated this thing is nothing short of disgraceful.
  9. At first glance there are some really heartening things to see here. That they say it will evolve with feedback is fantastic. The old "20 year plan" was just dumped on Aussie football, as were most things the old FFA did. That's what happens when you combine autocrats (the Lowys) with a run of the mill adminstrator who can't communicate or inspire (Gallop). The document itself looks like it will be a million times better than that 20 year plan abomination. That thing looked like some suits had run a workshop and just written all the outcomes on a "dashboard" to capture it, with no thought to how it all fit together. It was a terrible mix of strategy, projects and measures. This looks like it's simply proper principles to guide decisions. And the principles look good. As always, delivery will be a challenge. But you can't operationalise stuff until you have something to guide you, so they look to have succeeded wth step one. This Johnson guy is already making Gallop look like the incompetent fool he was. If this guy was leading the way, the clubs probably would not have revolted and we wouldn't have had the mess we had re: structure of the game etc.
  10. Well it's a record setting year, they might as well go for another one! haha I think half the Liverpool team were hungover, or still drunk. Sadio Mane could barely control the ball.
  11. The way this virus is, and the way Melbournians have brought it out of quarantine to Sydney and the NT, there's a good chance we'll have our own little outbreak soon. They should have just gone hard for elimination when they had the chance in May/June, instead of easing the restrictions.
  12. LOL I didn't get the email, luisenrique had to forward it to me. Seems that the layoff hasn't helped the administration of membership accounts. haha
  13. Have they released any info on the draw? All I've heard is that the first week had Melbourne games so now they are looking at options. Not sure how true that is.
  14. What's the difference between a good way and a bad way?
  15. So if the "quarter of the seats" rule is applied, how is the club going to decide who gets to go? Ballot amongst members? And will la banda and capo automatically get a gig or will others in RBB who do win the ballot have to give up their spots so the band can play on?
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