Sunday, 24 June 2007

Why bother?

There's no report that can do justice to how bad Friday night was. Richmond turned it up a notch, we turned it down several and unlike last week the umpiring wasn't almost criminally in our favor.

Despite everyone in the world knowing he wouldn't play the master of mind games ND named Neitz anyway. Juice Newton was named as an emergency so after kicking 40 odd goals in the 2nd's this year, and our desperate need to groom a new forward you'd expect he would have played against the bottom team wouldn't you? Instead step forward Adem Yze who did nothing and reinjured himself. We got Paul Johnson at FF instead and he was completely inept in almost every way. So inept in fact that after getting towelled up in the first half down back Ben Holland was thrown up front after half-time. Richmond took this move so seriously that they didn't even give him an opponent until he kicked a goal. Somehow he managed three, but despite our best wishes we were unable to see this in the papers the next day,

Neale Daniher threw much-maligned defender Ben Holland forward after half-time in a cavalier move which saw the Demons charge back from ten goals at the long break to record a hard-fought four point victory. Holland added a career best eight goals including a dramatic winner from 50m on the stroke of the final siren.

Obviously fiction is the only thing we have left this season. Instead we mounted something of a comeback, didn't get back within six goals and were comprehensively tonked by a team who hadn't won in three months. Awful - the difference between our coaching staff and theirs was that obviously Wallace and Co had watched the tape of Queen's Birthday a hundred times, pinpointed every single weakness we had and exploited the fuck out of it. One person who didn't watch the video was the aforementioned B. Holland who tried to do the same armbar he had on Anthony Rocca on Richo and was duly pinged. Did he not think that after a week of every TV show on the face of the planet highlighting just how lucky he was to get away with it that this time he probably wouldn't get away with it. Still, he's actually going to get votes so you can tell how bad this night was.

I got so bored I started spraying our own fans. Memo - when you sit there for four quarters giving opposition fans shit about being poor and living in cardboard boxes you are contributing to everything that people hate about our fans. The moment you open the stereotype file then it's your duty to bend over and cop every ill-informed cliche about Range Rovers and skiing trips that the other lot dish out - YOU HAVE NO MORAL HIGH GROUND. Stupid people need to be told they're stupid.

Apparently the players want to keep Daniher. I've got a simple way to get around that - get some new players.

Votes
Jesus this will be hard

5 - Jeff White (?)
4 - Matthew Bate (??)
3 - Brad Green (???)
2 - Aaron Davey (????)
1 - Ben Holland (?????????????????????????????????????????????)

2007 Allen Jakovich Medal Leaderboard

19 - Bruce
18 - Green
15 - McDonald
11 - Bate
10 - Rivers (Leader: Marcus Seecamp Medal for Defender of the Year - any danger he might be seen again before the new millenium?)
10 - Davey
9 - Johnstone
9 - Jones
8 - Miller
7 - Sylvia
7 - White
6 - Neitz
5 - Yze
5 - Robertson
5 - Bell
5 - Petterd (Leader: Jeff Hilton Medal for Rookie of the Year)
5 - Wheatley
4 - Bizzell
4 - McLean
3 - Godfrey
3 - Holland
2 - Moloney
2 - Dunn
2 - Brown
2 - Carroll
1 - Pickett

Next Week
After being torn up by Richmond what do you think Lloyd and Lucas are going to do to us? I'm going to slash my wrists in level three of the Corporate Dome ten minutes into the first quarter.

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