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    Melbourne - did they tank?

    New material published in today's Hun - Friday April 5, 2019.
    http://journals.worldnomads.com/merantau
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Damning news but just seems to confirm that the AFL were very light on with the details of their investigation
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Damning news but just seems to confirm that the AFL were very light on with the details of their investigation
    Yep. They held an investigation and found out what they wanted to find out. A bit like Sir Humphrey in Yes Minister when he said that you never hold a hearing until you know what the outcome is going to be.


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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: Melbourne - did they tank?

    The AFL cannot afford to say yes, the repercussions with the gambling industry would be huge.
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    I really don't care about this but one thing I can say, Melbourne are a disgrace and If it was my club I would be furious.
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    The AFL cannot afford to say yes, the repercussions with the gambling industry would be huge.
    Wot? The AFEL prioritises the gambling industry over the ethics of the game?

    Say it ain't so.

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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    I think they’re back to their tanking days

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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    I think they’re back to their tanking days

    Actually you have to be good to tank and Melbourne are shit!
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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: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Watching that Ess-Melb game was a real lose-lose for me.
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Actually you have to be good to tank and Melbourne are shit!
    Maybe they have perfected the art of tanking ? Unique culture and protected by the afl

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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Little doubt this was a tank with the AFL taking a soft approach to protect its brand. Where was the Melbourne Board when this fiasco was occurring?

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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    I firmly believe their tanking set off a malaise that’s been reflected in their performances ever since. They’ve under achieved with their talent and have more than their fair share of players who are prats and think they’re much better than they actually are. Footy clubs exist to try and win games. Once you tinker with that basic goal, something malignant enters the culture.
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by The bulldog tragician View Post
    I firmly believe their tanking set off a malaise that’s been reflected in their performances ever since. They’ve under achieved with their talent and have more than their fair share of players who are prats and think they’re much better than they actually are. Footy clubs exist to try and win games. Once you tinker with that basic goal, something malignant enters the culture.
    Nah Paul Roos fixed it, remember?

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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Melbourne are such pea hearts it's hard to tell.
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    Re: Melbourne - did they tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    Melbourne are such pea hearts it's hard to tell.
    Exactly. When you have a choice between a conspiracy and a cock up then go with the cock up.
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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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