Comment: Inevitable

A couple of things on the teeve in the last week or two are worth another look if only to take the proverbial urine and also somehow link them to footy and submit to the Almanac.

The first program was a serious one similar to the 7-Up series where seven-year-olds are observed to see if that’s the personality they’ll be stuck with for ever more. Basically Sociology 101 but interesting and cerebral. Their research is based on the Jesuit saying, “Give me a child at 7…and I will show you the man”.

The second piece was an ad for Chanel No.5 starring Brad Pitt. If you haven’t seen it, Brad walks onto centre-stage like some Shakespearean actor about to deliver a soliloquy and deep in thought he utters about six lines of tosh about perfume. All he needed was to be wearing a cod-piece and talking to a skull to complete the picture. Quite rightly Will Anderson and the Gruen team had a ball rubbishing what they had just seen.

Anyway, I ran my satirical eye over it and with the absence of shows like Skithouse and Comedy Inc., I decided to do my own number on it. I kept thinking of a supporter who has had a shitty year with his Club and starts questioning whether he should buy a membership for next year.  The 7year-old bit is the age the supporter first begins following his club’s fortunes and misfortunes.

So here’s the two pieces combined as I heard them spoken with the footy analogies added in italics.

Give me the boy at 7 signed up as a member and I will show you a man doomed to follow this lowly club forever.

So we turn with it…Plans disappear to follow another Club. Dreams of success take over…But wherever you go

There you are.

My luck, my Club, my fate, my fortune.



About Neil Anderson

Enjoys reading and writing about the Western Bulldogs. Instead of wondering if the second premiership will ever happen, he can now bask in the glory of the 2016 win.


  1. Basso Divor says

    I know a bloke who reviews his club’s performance over five years and jumps horses (Spring Carnival analogy?) if they are not travelling well. He qualifies his decision by saying that if free agency is good enough for the players ….

  2. Neil Anderson says

    The only similar analogy to the guy who heads to the races after the five-year review is me turning off the TV in disgust after my team’s had a shelacking in the first quarter and it’s game over already. My wife thinks I’m a dutiful husband because I’m suddenly cutting the lawns as she wonders why the match might have finished so early. Even with the motor revving like a bastard and me pushing it at record pace, she still doesn’t realize what’s going on.
    That’s the trouble with a non-football partner in the house, there’s no one to tell your troubles to and if your team is crashing and burning, you’ve just got to get out of the house…and take it out on the mower.

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