Barney’s 2010 AFL Crystal Ball Part 1: Adelaide and Brisbane

by Josh Barnstable

It’s that time, the time we all cherish as youngsters, I’m sure the fellow members of the Fab 5 will be feeling this feeling that I’m having as I type this. It’s a time of hope, anticipation and gratitude. No, not Christmas, no, not the start of the New Year. The magical time when you think, “hmm, footy’s back soon.”

Even though its only the NAB Cup, a period of six weeks where you relish the matches being played but despair that the games are being played at half-rate and you just want the actual season to start, the time between January and February is when the footy articles in the newspapers start to take a hold on the mind of the reader. During the time between November and December, there is just a page or two dedicated to AFL in the Herald Sun, but when you see a season preview from many of the great writers in the Sun as the end of January is nearing, it really warms my heart. What also warms my heart is the many opportunities that are bestowed upon me in the 2010 Season. I can’t wait to write another report of a game from the AFL, I can’t wait to hopefully give my tips against Crackers Keenan on ABC radio, I can’t wait to start reporting on the AFL and Country Football Leagues on two separate radio stations, and I look forward to running the Waaia Football/Netball club website which I agreed to do a couple of days ago. I will also hopefully be fulfilling a weeks work experience at Channel 9 after being offered the work earlier this year. But with all that, I need to make one tough decision. I was recently asked if I would like to commentate Goulburn Valley Footy League matches next year, but if I take up the offer, it almost certainly means giving away playing for Waaia, which would really upset me despite the cloud’s silver lining. I will make the decision in the next few weeks but back to the AFL, I’m anticipating a great year in football, lets hope it all lives up to expectations.

Adelaide Crows:
The way the Crows played in the second half of the year in 2009 really excited me. They played a fast, attacking brand of footy while still having a miserly defence. The forward line boasts some real talent. Kurt Tippett attacking from the goalsquare as the agile tall forward, Brett Burton as the miracle crumber, Chris Knights as the running midfielder who can kick long goals, Trent Hentschel as the underdog forward and Jason Porplyzia as the freak with amazing abilities. Taylor Walker is an up and coming star forward, he showed amazing talent in his first season this year, but he will find it tough to crack a spot in this part of the ground that is one heck of a forward line, not to mention the likes of Bernie Vince, Richard Douglas, Patrick Dangerfield and Andrew McLeod who can all kick goals regularly. The midfield is strong, Tyson Edwards, Simon Goodwin and Andrew McLeod are all nearing the end but it doesn’t mirror in their form of the past seasons. Vince is the new hope for the Crows, as is Dangerfield, Douglas and the gut-runners Brent Reilly and Brad Symes. Nathan van Berlo has class, as does Scott Thompson, while Michael Doughty will be the number-one tagger. David Mackay will be crucial, his speed will be need, and they have midfield class coming in from the youngsters as well, Rory Sloane is a tough, hard-ball seeker and Brodie Martin will add some poise when he recovers from his knee reconstruction. Ivan Maric and James Sellar form a great, underrated Ruck-combination, with Sellar ready to take the competition by the scruff. The defence is strong, Ben Rutten is one of the best Full-Back’s in the business while Nathan Bock will be keen to put his off-field discretion’s behind him as he enters a new season. Andy Otten will be sorely missed, but two young utility’s are ready to fill the void. Phil Davis and Daniel Talia, both taken in the first round of the AFL Draft in 2008 and 2009 respectively, both have the ability to play forward or back, but it seems one or both may be needed down back next season. A flag tilt is not beyond Adelaide, and if they keep up their form from last year, expect to see Simon Goodwin and Neil Craig standing proudly on the premiership dais next season.

My prediction:
Leading goalkicker: Kurt Tippett
Best and Fairest: Patrick Dangerfield

Brisbane Lions:
A new lion, a new jumper, a new premiership cup? It might be the case after the massive exodus of players the Lions gained during the draft and trade week. The forward line will rival that of Adelaide and Geelong now, with the arrival of Brendan Fevola compromising for the departure of Daniel Bradshaw to Sydney. Fevola and Jonathon Brown will form the biggest one-two duo in recent AFL history. Amon Buchanan will also be looking to fill the void left by Rhan Hooper, while Xavier Clarke may be the X-factor. Brent Staker can play either forward or back, and the Lions have some up and coming youngsters such as James Polkinghorne, Jack Redden and Aaron Cornelius, and Jared Brennan will be lurking at some stages during games. The midfield is good, but not as good as the Fab 5 days. Luke Power and Simon Black remain from that elusive group, but a new group is definitely forming through dynamo Daniel Rich, Sam Sheldon and Justin Sherman. Travis Johnstone will remain floating through the midfield and forward line, but will his infamous beard? Mitch Clark has found his niche in the Ruck, Matthew Leuenberger will return so where does that leave Jamie Charman? The defence needs a bit of work. The loss of Joel Macdonald should be covered by Matt Maguire, while Andrew Raines and Josh Drummond should wreak havoc with their long, raking kicks. Joel Patfull will most likely take the most powerful forward, Jed Adcock will bring class and skill, while Michael Rischitelli and Troy Selwood have the poise and precision to rebound 50. And if they are having trouble, Brown or Staker can drop back, leaving Fevola to go one-on-one in the forward line. The Lions are a chance to win the flag, but still lack something from their golden era of the early 00’s. That something is a quality, ball-magnet goalkicking midfielder like Jason Akermanis, and they may have unearthed that in Daniel Rich, but time will tell.

My prediction:
Leading Goalkicker: Brendan Fevola
Best and Fairest: Simon Black

Tomorrow: Josh takes a look at how 2010 could pan out for two of the “Big 4”: Carlton and Collingwood.

Comments

  1. Steve Healy says:

    Some of your finest work, Josh.

    I think Trav’s beard should stay.

    only 41 days till the NAB cuP!

  2. its gotta go

  3. love the title too gigs

  4. cnt wait for the collingwood one

    status- trying to teach myself how to play guitar…seriously

  5. dont quit your day job danni, whatever that is

  6. Steve Healy says:

    her job is to get given all this stuff

  7. Steve Healy says:

    anyway, im playing cricket in the backyard, ill be back on soon

  8. OMG!! it doesnt look this hard when Nick Jonas does it!!

    status- trying to learn how to play the chords

  9. status- tyring to play ‘Good night and goodbye’
    – sooooooooooo not working

  10. status- washedup rockchick, shortest guitar career ever. never give a taurus an activity that requires patience.

  11. Steve Healy says:

    status- cricket game over, our only ball was hit over the fence

  12. :( mannn!! this sucks!!
    i really wanted the rockstar life

  13. Steve Healy says:

    status- tennis ball found 8 minutes later, back to the game

  14. Steve Healy says:

    you’ve got a way better life, a footy life.

    Footy is a trillion times better and more important than music

  15. Damian Watson says:

    hey guys, happy new year!

    I bought another new laptop today!

    I don’t know if Xavier Clarke will be the X Factor, it takes a while to return to your peak after a lengthy knee injury.

    I’d be too skinny to be a security guard lol.

    Where is Michael going?

  16. hmmmmm Steve, music is very important in MY life.
    i love my footy life but if it does’nt turn into something big in the next few years i will be stuck taking orders at our pizza shop and i dont want to be there.

  17. lol dont worry Damo, ive given up on the guitar already.

  18. he went to nz

  19. Ah finally back on the laptop.

    You bought another laptop Damo? How many do you have? Yeah i bought 4 new shirts today, Mario Party 8 on the Wii and a new footy for $115.75.

    Clarke was always a dangerous player for the Saints, no reason why he can’t be any more dangerous for the Lions, plus i thought he was restricted at the Saints and never really had a good relationship with Grant Thomas, and never got to prove himself under Lyon.

  20. Damian Watson says:

    Oh I’m hoping travel there soon.

    I’m off to dinner.

  21. Danni, you don’t learn guitar over night, well in your case, over 10 minutes

  22. Damian Watson says:

    We have 3 laptops and one PC.

    A $115 footy? that’s one I wouldn’t get stuck in the tree.

    yeah I like playing the mario Tennis on Wii.

    That’s true Josh, but like the guitar it is always going to take a while for him to become a pivotal player at AFL level after 18 months out of the game.

  23. No no Damo, i meant i bought the shirts, game and footy and it all totalled up to $115. The footy was like $7 coz of the 30% off sales, i was gonna buy myself a drink under the theory that it would be 30% off like everything else in the store, therefore they would owe me money.

    I just played Hayley on the Wii and beat her at boxing, totally KO’ed her.

    Yeah, i dont expect him to show good form straightaway, but by Round 14 or so he should be hitting top form of his career. He is one of the best players in the league when up and running, we just haven’t seen him at top form yet.

  24. And Danni, if i start treating Hayley right, i might be getting my hair bleached tomorrow and having a bit of red and purple put in. Steve, i’ll just say this in advance. Shut up

  25. Damian Watson says:

    hahaha my mistake.

    I don’t mind the boxing, I like the tennis, golf and baseball on Wii.

    Wel, time is on Clarke’s side i think he is still in his mid twenties so he could make an impact over the next few years.

    Good report though Josh, these two sides showed plenty of promise last year and they will certainly be one of the climbers in 2010.

  26. lol i was gonna say! how could he tell me off for the $250 teddybear! LOL

    ooo-la-la!! lol im not touching my hair till jst before i get back to school. ill get a tiny trim and fringe cut

  27. Yeah, im doing it now so if it goes horribly wrong, i have time to fix it before school. When do you guys go back by the way? Im back on Feb 2.

    Baseball on the Wii is a total crap game, its pointless and annoying. And i like golf on the sports resort.

  28. Damian Watson says:

    Why? do you lose regularly? lol.

    I think I go back on January 28, on a Friday! how pointless is that.

  29. Nah, pitching is just pointless, and you prety much have to hit a home run or just short of that to make it to first/second/third base.

    I go back on a tuesday, but the year 7’s and 11’s and 12’s go back on the monday. i

  30. Jan 28 is a Thursday..

  31. well i think i go bak Feb 2nd. but im not sure since i was the only one who didnt get a newsletter mailed with my report like everyone else! LOL

  32. I went to my school and got my report, the Almanac was up on display at the office. Prob already mentioned that.

    I stayed up last night and watched the first quarter of the Essendon v North game

  33. ipod- 5678- Steps

  34. Status – thinking of kicking my new footy into the 5 y.o girl that keeps riding past Hayley’s house on her bike.

  35. Damian Watson says:

    Sorry I meant January 29th lol.

    The Almanac on display? You get treated like a God lol. Most of the people at my school hate footy so they couldn’t care less.

  36. omgg JOSH!! dont me mean!
    nawww little five year old!!

    lol Damo

  37. Most people hate footy at your school???? Come to my school, join the footy club.

    Danni, apparantly this girl gave my sister the bird as she was driving home, so she has a grudge against her and she’s been riding past talking to herself all afternoon and im getting sick of her being nosey. Lol i yelled at her out the window so i wouldnt get bashed

  38. Steve Healy says:

    I don’t know if any of my teachers other than my english and homeroom teacher knew about the Almanac

  39. Its got the Almanac and a poster saying “Congratulations to our Year 9 Student Josh Barnstable on his two pieces in the Footy Almanac 2009.” It’ll only be a matter of time before it gets stolen or vandalized, prob by me lol

  40. Steve Healy says:

    By the way, Hawthorn V Essendon is on One HD at the moment, im not watching it though cos people ae watching something else.

    My Dad tried to make it possible to record digital channels today. But to record, you have to keep it on the channel for the whole time recording and the sounds doesn’t really work, so its really unreliable, but im hoping it means that I can record the replays on 72

  41. Steve Healy says:

    That’d never happen in my school, I can’t believe the teachers care about you that much, I know that sounds harsh but still

  42. Damian Watson says:

    Yeah that’s what we used to do before we got Tivo.

    she’s 5 and she gave her the bird? I barely even knew what it meant at that age lol.

    Yeah I”ll probably watch it up to the brawl just after Half time and I might switch it to Jaws.

  43. How dare you Steve lol, well im in a school with like 200 students or so, every teacher knows me, every teacher knows im on the radio, and every teacher sees my articles in the paper.

  44. Not to mention she gave her the bird WHILE riding her bike! Now that takes skill.

    Damn, im watching a movie with Hayley and other people, maybe i should go in the other room and watch the game.

  45. Steve Healy says:

    What? Your sister has heaps of TV’s too?

  46. hahahaah evil 5 year old

  47. Steve Healy says:

    that girl must have a couple of parents in jail

  48. Damian Watson says:

    Why does this girl have a grudge against your sister?

  49. They have two widescreen viara’s.

    The girls’ Dad was heard violently throwing up the other night

  50. lol!!
    so tell me Josh how much alco did u have on New years??

  51. She doesnt, not that i know of. They only moved in not long ago. That’s why my sister is so harsh on her haha. She’s gonna have a grudge against me soon if she rides past yelling out loud again.

  52. None.. (i’ll tell you thru email ;)

  53. Steve Healy says:

    edward scissorhands is on, hahaha what a funny movie

  54. Im watching District 9, well waiting for people to come so we can start watching

  55. lmaoo JOSH!lol

    the funniest part is when that weirdo lady tries to seduce Edward! HAHAHHAHA his face is so funny

  56. Steve Healy says:

    hahaha he’s talking on a microphone and he breaks it and gets an electrical shock

  57. LMAOOO what about the part with the waterbed!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

  58. Steve Healy says:

    Josh, MSN it?

  59. Steve Healy says:

    yeah lol, he’s a funny bloke

  60. Steve Healy says:

    how much did you drink, Danni?

  61. lol nah i had nothing really
    just a scotch with coke. :)
    and only one glass too.
    told ya im a good girl

  62. I snapped a coathanger that the shirts hang on in shops today

  63. Steve Healy says:

    I didnt have a drop, not that I would’ve been allowed to anyway

  64. lol nah Steve, my mum allows me on occassions and its okay if my parents are there with me and know what and how much i drink, which is always only a bit.

  65. Oh whatever Danni, i saw you in the back of a cop car on the news

  66. Damian Watson says:

    How could you guys drink at this age? Don’t you pay attention to those ads.

    I only drink wine cause i’m Italian, never tasted booze.

  67. ..yeah that was totally me Josh!! LOL

    LMAOO Damo! i like white wine when its nice and cold

  68. I didnt drink, never have. Not fully anyway, but im disgusted by kids in year 7 at school who boast how drunk they got on the weekend

  69. Steve Healy says:

    hahaha Damo nice saying.

  70. Steve Healy says:

    Thats funny Josh, I thought I saw you on the news for the same reason

  71. yeah exactly, lest just say the term ‘wasted’ will never apply to me. People look so unattractive when they are off thier heads, like its so…uncivilised

  72. Yeah, like a girl in my class, she’s pretty and was sayin how she got wasted at a party on the weekend and threw up 3 times and passed out in it. She was ugly to me after that

  73. Steve Healy says:

    “A 15 year old footy lover was found unconcious in a book shop in Shepparton, with a bottle of wine in one hand and a footy almanac in the other”

  74. Damian Watson says:

    I prefer red wine but I agree white wine is nice when it’s cold.

    It’s a shame when the Carlton players have those drinking games, it’s part of the Blues culture now.

  75. Hmm Steve, book city hasnt been open since Wednesday! Idiot!

    Yeah, Carlton really fell apart while you were gone Damo. Casboult won’t play a game IMO, he’ll get pulled outta the AFL by his parents

  76. i know! if i caught a Collingwood player
    Publically drunk, I swear I wouldn’t care if it was Superman, I would slap them silly into the year 2011.
    it just really embarrassing. i mean people dont need more excuses to call Collingwood supporters scum.

  77. Steve Healy says:

    I disagree Josh, it isn’t primary school, its the AFL. Parents don’t play a decision, why would they want Levi to give up his dream?

    Nah, you broke into bookworld

  78. The only Collingwood scum i know is Joffa, Eddie and that guy who bashed Mr. Jones

  79. Excuse me but WHERE THE HELL WAS JUDDY in all this!! it seems to me, as much as i love the guy, i mean hes really great and all but seriously it seems like hes only interested in keeping his clean rep and looking out for guys like Levi.

  80. Steve Healy says:

    If he really was superman, alcohol wouldn’t affect him.

  81. Oh come on Josh!
    I have met Joffa, hes perfectly nice. infact he posted my birthday piece on his website and all! :)
    as for Eddie i love my Prez.
    The other coward, i will never defend.

  82. lmaoo Steve :)

  83. Steve, even if he’s 18 or 19, his biggest boss are his parents, not Carlton.

  84. Steve Healy says:

    Yeah, that guy who bashed Mr.Jones should be hanged, what was he thinking?

    Judd can’t be everywhere at the same time

  85. DANNI! Judd is not superman! He’ cant fix everything, i was having the same argument with Mum. Casboult and the other players’ responsibility is up to themselves, not Judd.

  86. Damian Watson says:

    Danni, it’s not like Judd can babyfeed these rookies, they’ve been educated. He’s probably overseas anyway.

    He tried to help Fev while he was strolling around drunk at the Brownlow.

  87. Steve Healy says:

    Parents would never want their kids to give up AFL, they interviewed his Dad on the news and he was fine, he just said Levi had obviously had too much to drink, but he wasn’t very angry.

    You’ve met Joffa? cool

  88. And why isnt Andrew Lovett in jail? If he was just an ordinary member of the public, not an AFL player, he would be behind bars.

  89. Steve Healy says:

    Yeah, Judd’s got more important things to do, like meet some of his non-blood related relatives (me)

  90. Damian Watson says:

    Eddie’s going to be everywhere this year, I think he will be on no fewer than three shows on Channel Nine, plus his radio show, I’m starting to get sick of him lol.

  91. yeah i met Joffa.
    out near gate something just before a Colling vs Carlton match…which we lost.
    took a photo with him too.
    :) hes really nice

  92. Steve Healy says:

    was it in 2008?

  93. Damian Watson says:

    I’m still dirty with Joffa after those giant wooden spoons he made and the stupid Youtube videos.

  94. yeah it was.
    lol come on Damo, you have to admit it was funny.

  95. Collingwood need a genuine crowd-starter, like the one Melbourne has

  96. Steve Healy says:

    he’s dumb, he brought out his gold jacket against the Roosin Round 5,2008 when they were up by 15 points in the last quarter, and they ended up losing by 7. And he also did it in Anzac Day last year

  97. Steve Healy says:

    which crowd starter? me or the guy with the red and blue mohawk? lol

  98. nah come on! It not his fault the players couldnt hold on to the bloody lead till the siren!

  99. Damian Watson says:

    like a marquee player Josh?

    Joffa isn’t as bad as that Collingwood bogan who spat at Fevola.

  100. Damo..THAT WAS ME!!
    lmaoo

  101. Steve Healy says:

    yeah, probably Damo, but I wouldn’t be suprised if a Carlton supporter spits on Fevola in Round 13 this year

  102. No..wait…no i was the one who wanted to step really hard on his shoe, sorry!
    LOL

  103. No i mean that guy who plays the Melbourne theme song with his instrument that i cant quite name at the moment.

  104. the triangle?

  105. Why wait till Round 13? Round 2 is fine

  106. Steve Healy says:

    oh, yeah, we have 3 crowd starters then. Yeah I forgot his name too

  107. Steve Healy says:

    just saying that cos its in Brisbane?

  108. status- thinking about ice-cream

  109. Steve Healy says:

    Danni, he plays the trumpet for gods sake

  110. Damian Watson says:

    Nah the style in Brisbane is to throw a glass of beer at him, like the lady with Brad Johnson.

  111. hahahhaha lol i know!
    i was trying to be cute!

  112. Damian Watson says:

    Danni which one is better: the Maxibon or that new Magnum biscuit?

  113. i dont think i will ever drink alco at the footy, i mean i already get enough for wearing a Collingwood jumper.

  114. …MAXIBON isnt it bigger???

  115. Damian Watson says:

    I think it’s almost exactly the same size.

  116. Steve Healy says:

    I feel sorry for Edward scissorhands, its so easy to get in trouble when you have scissors for hands

  117. Damian Watson says:

    What about poor old Freddy Kruger?

  118. status- rofling at steves comment 116

  119. Steve Healy says:

    im serious, all of a sudden an act of self defence can end up in a death

  120. Dont you just wanna hug Edward? hes so cute
    :(

  121. Steve i think that guy had it comming, what a jerk!

  122. Damian Watson says:

    Is Jaws on the same channel?

  123. Steve Healy says:

    Why would you want cuts on your back? lol

  124. Props to Johnny Depp, truly amazing acting being able to keep his focus when playing such a character.

  125. Naww Steve thats so mean….
    :(

  126. Steve Healy says:

    yeah it is, now

  127. Am i the only one not watching Scissorhands?

  128. Steve Healy says:

    im not being mean, just pointing out that that could easily happen- lol

  129. nah im not watching it now..i have just seen it before.
    nah he hugs that chick later at the end and doesnt cut her.

  130. my boot scootin’ baby is driving me crazy my obsession for a western my dance floor date my rodeo romeo a cowboy god from head to toe wanna make you mine better get in line 5 6 7 8!!!

    lol sorry couldnt help it, its so catchy!!

  131. See what happened there danni? You sent an awkward comment and the conversation just died

  132. ..lol im sorry!! but its so darn catchy!!

  133. You even made Steve sign outta msn lol

  134. …Hahahahahhahahahaha lmaoo!!
    oh come on! its just a song!!
    about Counrty people, Lol Josh you should love it, see it goes on about cowboys and rodeos!
    LOL :)

  135. I need to download 2 Rob Zombie songs..

  136. ….Whoo??
    lmaoo

  137. Google him lol

  138. okayyy…rite WEIRDOOOO

    STATUS- crying over Danielle Jonas’ wedding photos

  139. Naawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  140. ….i knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    :(
    omgggggggggggg….its so beatifulllll :(
    why does it always happen to me???
    :(

  141. hey i did it :) i made my comment appear outta the square thing. (Is that what you call thinking outside the box?)

  142. …omggg
    Just before the Wedding kevin sent Danielle a pair of glass slippers in her size.

    :( sooooooooooooooo beatifullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    :(

  143. Why would you wear glass slippers? That’d be totally uncomfortable

  144. status- dyinnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  145. omg the CAKE!!
    7 Tiers studded with crystals.

    kill me, please

  146. Josh, its to show thats shes his Princess
    :(

  147. Don’t tempt me Danni lol

    Ahh tennis starts soon

  148. …..
    FEDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    eeeeeppppppp!! :D

    sorry..gee im all up and down today.
    lol would u believe me and mum already argue about my wedding dress.
    i want tulle on the bottom but she says “there is no way my daughter is having tulle on the bottom , no way its too cheap!”
    BUT I WANT TULLE!!

    lol

  149. What’s a tulle?

  150. lol its material.
    type in – tulle wedding dress in google and look at the bottom parts of the dress.
    LOL mum wont budge on this!!

  151. Nah, i have better things to do than google wedding dresses

  152. lol find then just look at thie one link.
    im obsessed with this one!!

    http://www.lasplash.com/uploads/1/vlassis_holevas_spring_2006_6.jpg

  153. Uhh,,who’s the person in the dress?? Uglayy

  154. lol i dont care..I JUST WANT THAT DRESS!!
    i love how Tulle is so light and fluffy! where as the silk mum wants me to get…AAAARGHGHGHGHHGH no!!

  155. she looks like Alex Fevola

  156. Maybe you should talk about this when you actually are going to get married. I dont think i’ve ever heard Hayley talk about her potential wedding dress before and she’s 2 years into engagement!

  157. lmaoo hahahahhaha i know!!
    lmaoo Josh you should hear us argue about the veil!!
    lmaooo

  158. Man that was a fast reply

  159. lol, yeah i can type fast…well sometimes.
    Josh seriousy i have my wedding planned in my head to the smallest detail.

  160. lol all Jack Anthony has to do is show up.
    I have my cousin’s wedding in december..CANT WAIT

  161. I was laughing to Mum about how much you love weddings the other day and she said you are invited to Hayley’s wedding lol i was like nahhh she’ll be 50 or so when it finally happens

  162. LOL..hey just cos im 50 doesnt mena i wont be able to take over the dancefloor! LOL

  163. ill be 25 or so when i get married, well thats what I’m planning cos i dont want to marry young.
    Although i dont think Steve would come if the Dees were playing that night.

  164. Night ay?

  165. what do you mean Night ayy?
    lol yeahh the reception/party part of the wedding would start at lik 6 till about 1am

  166. Ohh i thought you meant you were gonna have the actual wedding at night, and i thought all weddings were during the day

  167. lol :P
    well ive gotta have an early night to be up early in the morning. going out with the cousins. :)
    gotta be up and ready by like 9:00am
    cya Joshy!
    :)

  168. Cya

  169. Steve Healy says:

    hey guys, Francesco’s about to come over again

    I’m meant to be doing a report on the cricket and its rained off!

  170. Damian Watson says:

    Has he been converted into a Melbourne supporter yet?

    Well the cricket has started now, did anyone see that dropped catch?

  171. Hughes out for a duck, Ponting out for a golden duck! Im gonna watch the Hopman Cup now. Good stuff by Pakistan with the pink caps

  172. heyt people, just got back from Sovereign Hill! been there since early morning and had a blast.
    lol i bought a straw cowboy hat and SOOO much lollies and chocolate!
    ohh and i took pictures with the hawt worker guys that were dressed up in like officer and worker gold mining outfits.
    lol they were sooo goodlooking!! Mum reconds one of them had his eye on me. lol cos everytime i walked past he would smile, touch the tip of his hat, nod his head and say, ‘G’day. lol he did it like 3 times!! lol and mum would poke me when i was near him! lol
    but yeahh…so much fun!

    bloddyhell, still hardy any footy news!

  173. Steve Healy says:

    there was a whole page on footy in Today’s Age.

    I had a great barbeque lunch with Francesco and the family today, and my Uncle and Aunty even came over. And I managed to watch the cricket in the gaps.

  174. The cricket was totally homosexual today.

    I just had tea with my sister, her boyfriend and my grandparents. Delicious.

  175. Steve Healy says:

    Yeah, I dont know what was with the Aussies. Horrible conditions, but 127 is inexcusable.

  176. you mean her fiance!!

  177. Steve Healy says:

    and Danni comes out of nowhere!

  178. lol wat are you talking about? i just commented about Sovereign Hill just before!

  179. Steve Healy says:

    oh dont worry im just being silly.

    status- counting scoresheets

  180. ohh okay.

    status- thinking about the dude from the ice exhibit…. <3

  181. Steve Healy says:

    status- doing report on the cricket

  182. status- still unchanged from before..

  183. im dying to get a job there now.
    The guys there are so…omgworthy!!
    i didnt want to leave! :(
    only problem is that its like 2 hours away from my house!

  184. Steve Healy says:

    status- same as 182

  185. status- eating lollies

  186. Steve Healy says:

    status- eating an apple

  187. Status – on the Almanac about to comment

  188. Status – just commented

  189. an apple? why would you eat that!!? lol

    lol Josh.

  190. Steve Healy says:

    status- thinking that we have taken this status thing too far, and still eating an apple and doing report on cricket.

  191. Steve Healy says:

    cos i’ve eaten quite unhealthily today, gotta balance it out.

  192. lol well Steve if thats the case i should be eating 5 apples and two pears!

  193. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctors hot, stuff the apple.

    I only like granny smiths

  194. josh, i agree with you on both the hawt doctor and only eating Granny Smiths.
    :)

  195. Steve Healy says:

    There don’t seem to be any hot doctors, only nurses.

  196. Hmm..just wondering, i hope Michael doesn’t meet a FMB while he’s in NZ, for his own safety

  197. Do female doctors come under nurses? If so, comment 193 was totally gay and im sorry

  198. Steve Healy says:

    Yeah Josh, I’ve heard that those things like to feast on rangas!

  199. No Josh, there are female doctors. Nursing is a diff field.

  200. that reminds me! i saw the cutest Rangga baby today and i thought of Mikey!

  201. I havent been back in Waaia since last decade, prob should call home tomorrow and see how the old place is going in this new age

  202. Steve Healy says:

    There are plenty of female doctors, hot ones are rare though

  203. if u want to see hot people just go to Sovereign Hill!
    im sure the girls there would be at ur standards.

  204. Steve Healy says:

    Are you being held hostage by your sister Josh?

  205. Steve Healy says:

    I went on an excursion to Soverign Hill in Grade 5. We went to the river and used pans to find gold, and I was the only person who found some, a tiny speck.

  206. lol yeah i hadnt been back since grade 6, its changed heaps!
    my brother found 3 specks.
    i was too busy looking for or should i say at someone else. lol

  207. Steve Healy says:

    The are at my standards? hmmm, maybe I should go looking there

  208. Steve trust me! the place is filled with pretty girl workers and hawt dudes. i was kicking myself for my outfit choice. i went really rugged up in jeans, runners and a jumper cos its messy stuff and it was cold there….arghgg next time its heels and a dress!

  209. Yeah seems that way Steve

  210. I’ve been wearing my new shirt today. Its pale green with faded black writing and skulls or some crap like that on it

  211. Steve Healy says:

    wouldn’t you have to wear old fashioned clothes to be found attractive there?

  212. ohhh sounds nice Josh.
    lol i was telling my cousin Danny about how much i wished guys still dressed like the workers in Soverign Hill and would call me Mamm and touch their hats with a nod.
    he just looked at me like i was mad.

  213. Steve Healy says:

    Yeah, so much crap is on shirts these days

  214. lol Steve i dont know, but that didnt have much impact on that hawt Ice exhibition dude!! he was soo sweet! :)
    next time i go i wil wear my cowboy hat! lol

  215. Lol i love touchin my hat and noddin at the girls at school, its fun

  216. and the funny thing is..that im not normally too shy around guys, but everytime ice exhibition guy smiled and addressed me i was blushing and as shy as hell!

  217. Steve Healy says:

    does he go for Collingwood?

  218. i dont know Steve, I didnt say much to him besides smile back, blush and look really shy.

  219. Danni, those guys were prob just being polite. You seem to think that that every guy looks at you, he is attracted to you. I mean, i saw a girl yesterday and she looked at me, doesnt mean she’s in love with me. I mean, sure, of course she is in love with me, but i dont come on here braggin about it you know?

  220. lol josh

  221. Steve Healy says:

    Nah I mean your cousin Danny

  222. lmaoo Josh!! nah it was different he was the only hawt dude that did pay attention to me. teh rest didnt and thats me telling teh truth. when i was behind him and he didnt know i was there he was pointing another girl with directions to where she wanted to go but he was all serious about it, didnt even touch his hat! then when he went back to his post and saw me there he smiled and my aunty goes to me, “look, hes smiling at you’ i look up and he was!

  223. ohhh yeah Danny is A Magpie. hes the one i mention that moves seats cos of me being embarrassing or something LOL

  224. Danni, those blokes are probably 25 or so years old, have a lovely family and kids, a nice house, and your a potential homewrecker.

  225. oh and josh that means the girl was checking u out btw.

  226. nope josh he didnt look a day older than 19.

  227. Steve Healy says:

    Is he the same Danny from Specky Magee???

  228. Well i was wearin me wig…that thing has made girls go weak at the knees..that’s what the old bloke said to me when he gave it to me anyway.

  229. Well looks can be decieving!! lol

  230. ..no lol its not the same Danny.
    oh the wig well in that case she was looking at you like wtf!!?? lol

  231. now that i think of it, im so dumb! i should have aksed him for some sort of directions!! STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!

  232. Steve Healy says:

    What sad 19 year old would hang around Soverign Hill wearing old fashioned clothes and nodding at girls?

  233. ..STEVE!! how could you say that!? i mean if i lived close enough i would have loved to work there and wear the outfits and live the history! Mannnn he was cute with a capital C!

    status- banging head on desk for not talking to him.

  234. Steve Healy says:

    Josh, I’ve never known someone who takes a wig so seriously

  235. You would have ddddiiieeeddd anyway

  236. It’s not just a wig, its THE wig

  237. ….argggg damn u josh ur right!
    But seriously i spoke to the other dudes! the ones who didnt pay me attention lol.
    And im not playying it up i swear it only beacuse my mum and aunty even noticed too.
    he was delicious in his olden day outfit!
    shoulda married him then and there!

  238. Steve Healy says:

    see, thats what I mean, being that emotionally attached to a wig is like having a gambling problem

  239. lol steve.

  240. I think i am attached to that wig, literaly

  241. 161 – (I was laughing to Mum about how much you love weddings the other day and she said you are invited to Hayley’s wedding lol i was like nahhh she’ll be 50 or so when it finally happens)

    Oi! Someone’s cruising for a bruising or a nipple cripple for that one.

    And the one saying Josh is being held hostage, I only let him stay because I have to. I’d give him back to Mum and Dad in a heartbeat hahaha… Just kidding, but he’s still a boofhead!

    And about my messed up neighbours and the feral 5yo kid flipping me off, she now loves me and clings to me and visits all the time and I think she’s got a crush on my fiance. BACK OFF BITCH! hahahaha.. Complete bogan family, but they are really nice. She just got me off side and I convinced myself she was the spawn of satan.

  242. Whoops, the neighbours comment was actually for another journal entry, sorry for the random comment! I’m reposting to the right spot this time.

  243. About my messed up neighbours and the feral 5yo kid flipping me off, she now loves me and clings to me and visits all the time and I think she’s got a crush on my fiance. BACK OFF BITCH! hahahaha.. Complete bogan family, but they are really nice. She just got me off side and I convinced myself she was the spawn of satan.

  244. When the girl kept coming into my yard and riding her bike on my property and just being generally annoying and Josh yelled at her to get off my lawn, she filled my mailbox with rocks, sticks and chip bark.

  245. 241- LMAOOOO

  246. 244- ;) HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

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