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    Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    ...of a long ago, pre-season (before Christmas in fact) Bulldogs injury?

    Who can remember?
    Who can remember how they felt?

    Not a Hawks fan in anyway, but somehow injuries when you are in the midst of such a ‘hopeful’ time feels bad, bad, bad.
    What should I tell her? She's going to ask.

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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    ...of a long ago, pre-season (before Christmas in fact) Bulldogs injury?

    Who can remember?
    Who can remember how they felt?

    Not a Hawks fan in anyway, but somehow injuries when you are in the midst of such a ‘hopeful’ time feels bad, bad, bad.
    Hearing about it and the reports of the green whistle gave me flashbacks to Wallis screaming in the rooms.

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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Darcy?
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Darcy?
    That’s the one that comes to my mind. It was his 2nd knee rupture, pre Christmas in pre-season training.

    Templeton ruptured knee ligaments in a pre-season game as did young Libba more recently with his first ACL (although not pre-Christmas)

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    Thought you were going to say Stringer
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    It was Darce and I reckon it was Rocket's first year, that would make it 2006? It was a blazing hot day and the last day of preseason before the Christmas break and Darce and Johnno were competing to be chosen s captain. I remember a poster here saying "why didn't Rocket just say "nah, it's too hot boys to train today we just give it a miss and head down to the Buckingham for a breakup"

    Johnno got the captaincy and went on to be the AA captain that year.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    It was Darce and I reckon it was Rocket's first year, that would make it 2006? It was a blazing hot day and the last day of preseason before the Christmas break and Darce and Johnno were competing to be chosen s captain. I remember a poster here saying "why didn't Rocket just say "nah, it's too hot boys to train today we just give it a miss and head down to the Buckingham for a breakup"

    Johnno got the captaincy and went on to be the AA captain that year.
    Actually Darcy did his first knee at Geelong in 2005. That was Rockets first season and the week after a fantastic win against Adelaide in Chris Grant's 300th.
    So 2006 pre-season would be the 2nd knee.
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Actually Darcy did his first knee at Geelong in 2005. That was Rockets first season and the week after a fantastic win against Adelaide in Chris Grant's 300th.
    So 2006 pre-season would be the 2nd knee.
    Was the Adelaide game the one where Cooney dominated the last quarter? He was running into clearances and bounces and throw ins and taking the ball away and kicking goals virtually at will. Or was that against Brisbane?
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Was the Adelaide game the one where Cooney dominated the last quarter? He was running into clearances and bounces and throw ins and taking the ball away and kicking goals virtually at will. Or was that against Brisbane?
    That year was against Brisbane. There was a great game he played against Adelaide in 2008 IIIRC with a nice haul of goals and 30+ touches.

    The Adelaide game had Darcy kick 6 goals and look like the answer to our tall forward problem

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    Darce was on the threshold of becoming an all time great. He'd dominate the ruck and was a super efficient and damaging forward. That injury hurt a lot. He never reached the heights he seemed possible of after that.
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Dogs View Post
    Darce was on the threshold of becoming an all time great. He'd dominate the ruck and was a super efficient and damaging forward. That injury hurt a lot. He never reached the heights he seemed possible of after that.
    They changed the rules to curb how he affected games. He'd just waltz into the ruck contes, take the ball out of the air and run down the ground while the opposition ruckman stood and watched.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


    Arlo Guthrie

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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    They changed the rules to curb how he affected games. He'd just waltz into the ruck contes, take the ball out of the air and run down the ground while the opposition ruckman stood and watched.
    Why that rule was changed is beyond me. What is wrong with doing what he did? Seems every time we perfect something, the AFL change the rule. Another example is third man up.
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Why that rule was changed is beyond me. What is wrong with doing what he did? Seems every time we perfect something, the AFL change the rule. Another example is third man up.
    And the flick pass and in 2017 a harsher interpretation on handballing and making players responsible for being tackled around the neck if they went in low.

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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    I actually first thought of Grant when I read the OP. Gia later talked of how 'the arse fell out of the place' when Grant went down and we had a shocking year.
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    Re: Did the Mitchell news remind anyone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    Actually Darcy did his first knee at Geelong in 2005. That was Rockets first season and the week after a fantastic win against Adelaide in Chris Grant's 300th.
    So 2006 pre-season would be the 2nd knee.
    Pretty sure the Adelaide game was the debut of Dale Morris.
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