Footy: It’s back! Well, sort of. Here’s my NAB Cup tips

By Steve Healy

Finally, after four and a half months with nothing for fans to enjoy, footy’s appearing above the horizon. Many supporters don’t take the NAB Cup seriously, but I for one do. It means more footy, not as long a wait to see your team play and it also helps communities around Australia like Alice Springs, Yea, Mt Gambier, North Ballarat and Joondalup get a taste of footy in the big league through the NAB Cup challenge. The introduction of Blacktown in West Sydney in the schedule will benefit the AFL; Sydney v Carlton will be a pivotal event to see how many supporters in the area are attracted to our great game.

The NAB Cup provides young players with an opportunity to shine, and to give coaches an understanding of the players who should and should not be in the senior team during the season. An example of this was Carlton’s Aaron Joseph, who shone in the 2009 competition and didn’t give Gary Ablett any space to work with in the semi-final. He went on to play all 23 games of his club’s season. Other youngsters like Daniel Rich, Stephen Hill and Robbie Nahas all gave people a sign of things to come as well, each displaying their own brilliance which they took into the premiership season.

It all looks set to be an exciting competition. Adelaide V Port Adelaide on the Saturday could see the likes of first-round key forward prospects Daniel Talia and John Butcher go head-to-head for their respective sides, as well as Port’s two other first round picks in Andrew Moore and Jasper Pittard. It seems likely that Adelaide will turn to their youngsters with van Berlo, Bock, Dangerfield, Porplyzia, Rutten, Symes and Moran all under some sort of injury cloud, with most of the above certain to miss. A bulked-up Taylor Walker looks likely to play. Port, starting a new era, with a new sponsor in My ATM, in a new improved (arguably) jumper, will go in with a healthier list, and it could be the opportunity for them to unveil Jay Nash and Jay Schulz, and a close eye will be kept on elevated rookie Wade Thompson, who proved the goods in last year’s NAB Cup, but struggled in his two regular season games. It’ll be a close one, but Adelaide’s run and long-kicking will see them snatch a victory. Adelaide by 13 points.

The night before, West Coast v Essendon will open the pre-season assault at Subiaco. The Bombers look fighting footy with the likes of David Hille, Scott Gumbleton and Mark McVeigh all starring. Gumbleton will sit out after suffering a buck spasm at training, Hille won’t play either, as he is not yet 100% fit, nor will Brent Stanton or Michael Hurley.  Injuries may constraint the Bombers, with Jason Laycock, Tyson Slattery, David Myers and Bachar Houli all carrying minor injuries. It’s all up to Essendon’s forward line to see if they can kick a winning score. Draftee Jake Melksham, former Hawk Mark Williams and young forward Michael Still will all play. West Coast, which carries a few injured players into Friday’s game, including Dean Cox, should use the home ground advantage and beat the Bombers convincingly. West Coast’s intra club match included brilliant performances from Nick Naitanui, Chris Masten, Luke Shuey and Brad Ebert who all look set to play. West Coast coach John Worsfold has said that defenders Eric Mackenzie and Mitch Brown will be rested against the Bombers, with Will Schofield, Beau Wilkes, Matt Spangher and captain Darren Glass to fill the defensive roles in this Essendon clash. West Coast by 36 points.

On the Saturday night at 7:40, Hawthorn v Richmond takes place at Aurora Stadium. With Rioli out for the Hawks, the Tigers could swoop with young talents Dustin Martin and Troy Taylor who are likely to play. They will go into the game without Nathan Foley (who re-injured his ankle), but apart from that there are no other serious injury concerns. For the Hawks, Brent Renouf, who is still recovering from severe burns, won’t play, while Franklin, Roughead, Young and Burgoyne are all coming back from injuries, the latter is confirmed to miss but could be back in another one or two weeks. The Hawks will have the class, even without Rioli and will win comfortably. Hawthorn by 28 points.

In just one of the two AFL games held at Manuka in 2010, the Dogs host the Lions in the Nation’s capital this Sunday. We should see some good action in Western Bulldogs v Brisbane– even with recruit Barry Hall (who starred in their intra-club match on Saturday) not playing, along with regulars Akermanis, Johnson, Minson and perhaps Jarrod Harbrow. 18 year-old forward Liam Jones showed a lot in the intra-club match as well, along with other youngsters in Brodie Moles, Jordan Roughead and Jarrad Grant. Matthew Leuenberger will be one who needs to prove himself, whether or not he can cement a spot in the rucking stakes. It has been revealed that Fevola should play for the Lions, but even so the Bulldogs will be too strong over the ground- Western Bulldogs by 23 points.

St.Kilda v Collingwood- The game of the round, and it’ll be hard to pick a winner even though St.Kilda will go in favourites. Next Friday night sees the Pies take on the Saints at Etihad, which could see Luke Ball front up against his old side and Darren Jolly looks likely to be rucking for the Pies after his outstanding performance in the club’s intra-club match. Apart from Brad Dick’s shoulder (he will miss a section of the home and away season as well) Collingwood look quite fit, and will give their 100% in this game. Brendon Goddard may not play with a collarbone setback, but the Saints look strong as well. Hopefully Irish recruit Tommy Walsh and American Seamus McNamara can take the field, which will be a great story- two foreign recruits at both ends of ground. Expect noise from the Saints fans when Luke Ball (presuming he plays) gets the footy, and expect an upset. Collingwood by three points.

Sydney v Carlton is again, another close game. And an important game, for the AFL, being a fixture in Blacktown. Jarrad Waite will not play for the Blues, despite recovering well from his knee reconstruction. It will be interesting to see what role Lachie Henderson plays, along with Marc Murphy who is expected to play more as a forward. Hopefully number 12 draft pick Kane Lucas can show something for the sake of Blues fans. Without Fevola on the field, as well as bad boys Ryan Houlihan, Eddie Betts and Andrew Walker, it will be interesting to see how things pan out for the Blues. The Swans, who don’t have many injury setbacks, and it will be interesting to see if they unveil traded players Daniel Bradshaw, Josh Kennedy, Ben McGlynn and Shane Mumford for the match. Young forward Lewis Johnston, who’s had a terrible run with injuries, looks likely to be in the side. So too does Lewis Jetta, who can hopefully show some of the dazzling skills that he inherits. The big question is: Can Sydney win their first pre-season game under Paul Roos? Yes. Sydney by 11 points.

Back at Etihad Stadium, the Roos are taking on the Cats in a twilight fixture. Geelong v North Melbourne looks like a blow-out on paper, but if the Roos find a way to stop Geelong’s stars then they might have a chance. Players like Paul Chapman, Jimmy Bartel, Gary Ablett and Joel Selwood are likely to run amok in a one-sided affair. To counter-attack, the Roos hopefully will have their stars in the side, the Petrie’s, the Harvey’s, the Swallow’s and the McIntosh’s. Draft pick Ryan Bastinac looks certain to play, No.5 pick Ben Cunnington is a 50/50. Unfortunately for all supporter, Majak Daw seems to be a while away yet. The boys from Kardinia will look to unveil 28-year-old rookie James Podsiadly, who has been on Collingwood’s and Essendon’s years ago, but in the middle he starred in the VFL, kicking goal after goal in an illustrious career with Geelong (VFL Side), Werribee and Williamstown. With the absence of Matthew Stokes in the Cats’ line up, it could be the chance for fourth-year Nathan Djekkura to step up to the table, who has just played two AFL games (both last year) in his career. He will definitely play in the NAB Cup. I can’t see North getting anywhere near this powerhouse Geelong team. Geelong by 75 points.

Now for the last game. Fremantle v Melbourne will struggle to attract 10,000 supporters to Subiaco for this Sunday night clash, but I’ll certainly be attracted to it via radio. Win or loss, I’ll get to see the Dees play the next week (at Visy Park against Essendon/West Coast if they lose), but that’s another story. The Dees: Will Jack Trengrove play, will Tom Scully play? Who knows, we’ll have to find out when the team sheets come out. The Dees have had an interrupted pre-season in the ruck department, with Jake Spencer, Mark Jamar, Paul Johnson, John Meesen and newcomer Max Gawn all suffering some sort of injury, leaving Stefan Martin as the lone ruckman. Jack Watts and Cale Morton have both put on a good amount of muscle, and neither of them are under any injury threat. Fremantle, on the other hand, should play No.4 draft pick Anthony Morabito, along with Nathan Fyfe and Jesse Crichton. Rhys Palmer, who is still suffering from a knee injury, won’t play. Freo have high hopes for Des Headland this year, hopefully he can kick a fair few goals. My prediction: (not being biased) Melbourne by six points.

That’s the reports for the first round games, but now I’m going to predict how the rest of the competition will pan out:

Round 2:

West Coast V Adelaide (Subiaco): Adelaide by 10 points

Hawthorn V Western Bulldogs (Etihad Stadium): Western Bulldogs by 26 points

Collingwood V Sydney (Etihad Stadium): Collingwood by 54 points

Geelong V Melbourne (Etihad Stadium): Geelong by 61 points

Round 3:

Adelaide V Western Bulldogs (AAMI Stadium): Adelaide by 1 point

Collingwood V Geelong (Etihad Stadium): Collingwood by 16 points

Grand Final:

Adelaide V Collingwood (uncertain venue): Adelaide by 5 points

Michael Tuck Medal: Bernie Vince (21k, 16hb, 6m, 1ho, ff3, fa1, g2, b1)

Hopefully it will be a memorable NAB Cup, one for the ages. If the Crows win their second trophy as predicted, that will be a great result for them and hopefully bring them a premiership in season 2010. I love the NAB Cup, and I’m sure the majority of other footy fans do as well. I really hope it stays when our beloved competition has another two teams.

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  1. great piece steve, tend to agree with you on a few areas, but i believe that the pies wont make the final- they are doing that rotational coaching thing again though- looking forward to see buckley coach

  2. I don’t see Sydney winning against Carlton, they are NOT a preseason team.
    NAB cup tipping is harder than regular season tipping, as most teams use it as an opportunity to try youngsters, so I would be surprised if you get 6 or more right.

  3. Damian Watson says

    Yeah great preview Steve,

    One of the best Pre-Seasion previews I’ve read.

    Just heard a rumour that the Blacktown game is sold out, if that is true it will be a great result for the AFL in general.

    I don’t think the Swans have won a Pre Season game for about nine years so I agree with Adam in that aspect.

  4. Steve Healy says

    Thanks for the comments guys,

    is that right Damo? That just goes to show that that area is good for an AFL team. You’d expect it to be anyway, West Sydney is a massive place with a ton of people.

    I think it’s Sydney’s chance to shine. Paul Roos has said that there giving it a real crack, so they should having not one a game there in 7 years. I’d think that the packed Blacktown crowd would really get behind them

  5. Yeah the game is sold out.

    Good preview Steve, i’m looking forward to seeing the traded players getting a go, and of course Majak Daw if he is selected.

  6. Steve Healy says

    Same, Josh

    It doesn’t look like the Maj will get a call uo

  7. Steve Healy says

    west coast and Essendon have realeased their 29 man squads

    West Coast
    2. Mark LeCras, 4. Daniel Kerr, 5. Brad Ebert, 6. Mark Nicoski, 7. Chris Masten, 9. Nic Naitanui, 10. Scott Selwood, 11. Matt Priddis, 12. Brad Sheppard, 13. Luke Shuey, 17. Josh Kennedy, 18. Bradd Dalziell, 21. Quinten Lynch, 23. Darren Glass, 24. Matt Rosa, 25. Shannon Hurn, 26. Sam Butler, 27. Ben McKinley, 28. Ashley Smith, 29. Ashley Hansen, 31. Will Schofield, 32. Andrew Embley, 33. Jordan Jones, 34. Tony Notte, 37. Adam Selwood, 38. Brett Jones, 40. Will Sullivan, 42. Beau Wilkes, 47. Lewis Stevenson.

    2. Ricky Dyson, 4. Jobe Watson, 6. Angus Monfries, 7. Leroy Jetta, 8. Jason Winderlich, 9. Brent Prismall, 10. Mark McVeigh, 11. David Zaharakis, 12. Andrew Welsh, 14. Sam Lonergan, 16. Tayte Pears, 17. Jake Melksham, 20. Henry Slattery, 25. Michael Still, 26. Cale Hooker, 28. Darcy Daniher, 29. Alwyn Davey, 30. Patrick Ryder, 31. Dustin Fletcher, 32. Travis Colyer, 33. Mark Williams, 34. Kyle Hardingham, 37. Kyle Reimers, 38. Jarrod Atkinson, 39. Heath Hocking, 42. Nathan Lovett-Murray, 43. Bachar Houli, 44. Tom Bellchambers, 46. Christian Bock.

  8. That’s a good looking squad for both of those teams.

    Port Adelaide and The Magpies will NOT be merging, so the Magpies’ future seems to have gone down the gurgler, while the Power are now in massive debt. Stupid decision.

  9. Steve Healy says

    I didn’t want them to merge, but it doesn’t help Port.

    Its hard to pick 3 players from each squad who will be emergencys

  10. I’ll have a go.

    WCE: Lewis Stevenson, Jordan Jones, Ashley Smith
    ESS: Tom Bellchambers, Kyle Hardingham, Bachar Houli

  11. Steve Healy says

    I reckon Essendon will play Bellchambers, not Christian Bock

  12. But on Channel 10 before they said Still, Williams, Melksham, Hardingham and Bock would make their debuts, so does that mean they are definitely playing or could they still be emergencies? Not sure.

  13. Steve Healy says

    Oh ok, didn’t know Bock was making his debut

  14. …miss me?!

  15. Steve Healy says

    Danni I thought you were dead!

  16. Omg omg omg omg omg its back!

    Where you been? Studying i guess..

  17. lol answer my question!!

  18. It’s only been a couple of, not really..

  19. Steve Healy says

    ok, yes

  20. 18- lol okay ill keep that in mind for the rest of the week…ill try a week or 3 and maybe that might work! lol

    wont be on for long, on a short studybreak.

  21. Lol yeah i have been studying and studying, i met my tutor today but i wont be seeing her until i start getting assignments.
    so any footy news i should be clued in to?

  22. Lol i was gone for 10 days in September, did you miss me then??

    Greg had an article in the Numurkah Leader today

  23. 22- sure i did, ur Joshyyyyyyyyy!! :)

    lmaooo Greg eyy????

  24. Steve Healy says

    tutor, I knew you’re a tutor sort of family

  25. Steve Healy says

    did you miss me when I was away for 10 days on holiday Danni?

  26. Yeah, he’s going to Canada on a sports trip thing and needs the money for his ticket so he’s asking for sponsorship and crap. I said i’d contribute 50c, he was rapt.

  27. lol Steve i have NEVER had one b4 and i thought year 12 is the perfect time to get some extra ‘tutor family’

  28. 25- corse i did Steveyyyy

  29. Oh on the topic, Greg got tutoring last year and he’s still dumb.

  30. Steve Healy says

    why is he off to Canada?

  31. ohh no..Babe is gonna ‘dieeeeeeeeeeeeee’ next thing u know Greg has a Candian Babe.

  32. Steve Healy says

    It reminds me of Gobba from Specky magee- a Bulldogs supporter in Canada lol

  33. I dunno, i’ve never actually asked him. I would text him but he’s bloody hard to understand through text. And he gets work experience in Melbourne wherever he likes.

  34. 33- is that cos he send in his photo instead of an essay?

  35. He goes for North Melbourne Steve!! And Greg can barely put a full sentence together without laughing.

    I think he gets to go to Vagas as well.

  36. Steve Healy says

    what makes him so special?

  37. 36- hes the prettyes Rangga i have ever seen in my life.

  38. Steve Healy says

    Yeah I know Josh I was just joking lol

  39. 36: I really dunno! I’ll ask him tomorrow.

  40. Steve Healy says

    I meant why does he get the work experience Danni

  41. He’d stick out like a sore thumb in Vegas.

  42. 40- yeah i

  43. Steve Healy says

    How could he be keeping that big a secret?

  44. Lol Jeff said to Greg he should come on the Almanac one night and i was like “Nah, not a good idea if Danni is on at the same time”

  45. Steve Healy says

    why has everyone popped out now that Danni is back on?

  46. Steve Healy says

    I thought it was impossible for a ranga to be hot

  47. Jeromey Webberley – That doesn’t make sense. Rangas are the hottest of the lot, thats why their hair is orange!

  48. Steve Healy says

    yeah it was meant to be a joke Adam

  49. Yeah so was my comment.

  50. He’s not keeping it a big secret, its just that when i ask him he seems to avoid the question and talk about something else.

    I joined the Table Tennis team at school today, we have championships next month.

    Anyone know Trent Hotten?

  51. Steve Healy says

    fair enough

  52. Yep, played for Collingwood and Carlton in the 90s.

  53. 47- lmaoooooo

    44- why? its not like id eat him!

  54. Steve Healy says

    yep, former carlton and Collingwood player. He was playing in Hawthorn V Carlton in 01 when Ben Dixon kicked that goal

  55. 53: You’d try to eat him anyway..

    52: Well, i got a letter in the mail from The Waaia Football and Netball Club Association (sounds so official) and Trent Hotten is coming to Waaia on the 21st of Feb for a talk to the club on how to be proper leaders and stuff like that. I’m looking forward to it.

  56. Thats the date of the North Melbourne Geelong NAB Cup match Josh.

  57. Steve Healy says

    hahaha very funny Josh

  58. Its on in the morning.

  59. Oh thats lucky :)

    Danni, hows your oral going?

  60. 55- nah hes a muffin (too young)

    OMG i almost died thim morning on the way to not kidding when i as..does anyone know if Dean Laidley is doing tradie work?

  61. Steve Healy says

    Oh I thought you were joking since there on the same date

  62. 59- yeah i got it back but my teacher said i need to fix up my arguments more, which is fine since SHE DIDNT REJECT MY ISSUE!! :) yayyyyyyyyyyyy

  63. 60: No, he wouldn’t.

  64. Steve Healy says

    Danni, on the topic of Geelong V North Melbourne, have you changed your mind yet.

    Yay, 64, Dees last premiership year.

  65. omg Adam i gave my business teacher my notes for him to talking 12 pages plus and the next day i ask him for it and hes like
    “yeahhh i dont think u gave it to me!”
    HIM- “Yeahhhhh”
    HIM- “YEAH…dont worry ill find it i promise!”

    2days later..i get it back lol

  66. Damian Watson says

    I remember Trent Hotton was sort of a makeshift tap ruckman at the Blues in the latter stages of his career.

    From memory he got into a bit of trouble at Collingwood.

    How long does it take to get from Waaia to the city josh?

  67. Will you change my mind if i get dressing room passes? Dad was on the phone to them and told us to email them and they’ll consider it.

  68. I’m doing OK, my teacher said I need to do better transitions between arguments, and she said my conclusion was weak. I fixed that though.
    My oral’s on the 23rd.

  69. 67: I meant will you change YOUR mind.

  70. 63 are u sure
    cos on the way to school we stop to pick up my friend and there some workers out front one of the houses..ome of them looked like Dean Laidely i WAS SURE! I WAS LIKE DYING IN THE CAR!!!!

  71. Lol, your business teacher sounds funny Danni.

  72. 68- yeah same date for me too. i think ill book myself in for the morning to present so i get it over with.

  73. Well, from the Waaia Footy Ground we would turn right, travel up a road and pop out the end to the entrance of Shepparton, then from their its only 2 hours so yeah about 160 minutes.

  74. Its ironic that “D.Eid” is an anagram of the word died. You don’t need to be Gigs to work that out.

  75. 71- funny? dude i was gonna faint! lol

    Nah guys not gonna happen..sorry! :(

  76. i cnt believe i saw LAIDLEY!!! :)

  77. Yeah I’m in the morning too Danni, its possible we could be doing our orals at the exact same time.

  78. 74: Genius!

    75: Fine

  79. 77- LOL yeah how funny would that be..we would both feel like throwing up at the same time.. lmao

  80. Steve Healy says

    Danni, why would you go to the Collingwood family day and not go with us? Please don’t spend the whole day shopping if you dont come

  81. Steve Healy says

    dont forget Hotton’s autograph Josh.

    By the way its not Hotten

  82. I don’t know about your school Danni, but all the people at my school only do their orals in front of 5 other students and 2 teachers.

  83. cos Steve its like i didnt even go to the family day since i dont even get up b4 1:00pm and the fam day will be over by like 12:30 and i wouldnt not have lost ANY study time at all! how cool is that!! :)
    shopping? nah i dont think so.

  84. 81: Its not Bowedon either.

  85. 82- yeah we do ours infront of 3 teachers. judging by that comment u dont get nervous, unlike me…i hate public speaking! its all mums fault, i was fine until i stopped Drama class!

  86. Steve Healy says

    I give up. In all seriousness, Could I have your mobile number Danni?

  87. Yeah but don’t you think you could get up at 9 or 10 on the Sunday, study ferociously for four hours or so, then come to the game? It could be your “study break”

  88. Steve Healy says

    Its not Haselby either Josh…

    and metcards arent birthday cards! hahahah that was hillarious

  89. Damian Watson says

    I know it’s hard but why don’t you wake up early on the Sunday Danni and you’ll have practically all day to study and it’s not like public transport is too crowded on a Sunday.

    Regardless I can understand why you put school first.

  90. No of course not Steve, her phone will constantly interrupt her from her study then and she will get an ENTER in the 40s.

  91. Steve Healy says

    well if thats the case Adam she may as well not have a phone.

    Yeah danni bring your books to the footy!

  92. lol that wouldnt be a good idea Steve since im using my dads phone till i get a new one! and i so wouldnt put that private info on the net!!

    i have 12:00 mass on Sunday

  93. Haha Jeff said he wants an ENTER of 36, his footy number. That’s how much he is in love with it.

    Haha Damo said the same as me. If Damo is questioning you Danni, it must be right!! Lol :P

    Give him some random number, give him Candy’s.

  94. ohh and i ‘my’ (dads) phone is always switched off so i dont get distracted.

  95. Wouldn’t that time be better spent studying Danni?

  96. 90: Hey Adam get my text today?

  97. lol candy is busy at the Taylor Swift concert..i asked her to throw…you know what never mind… lol

  98. 95- are u talking about church time Adam?

  99. Hey my friends are at that concert.

  100. Steve Healy says

    Danni, you cant put mass before footy! I don’t, and look at where I am!

  101. Damian Watson says

    Did Jeff like Shannon Watt as a player? lol

    Nah I’m going get off Danni’s back, I can understand why she would her study first, even if it means missing out on the possibility of meeting her favourite players lol.

  102. ..omg now steve is telling me that footy is more important than GOD!!
    lmaoo ohhh goshhhhhhhhh..

  103. Nah we should all stay on her back, she’ll come round.

    Damo, imagine his excitement when Dustin Martin was awarded number 36.

  104. 102: It is.

    To me anyway..

  105. Jarrod Silvester was 36 in his painful time at Richmond. His selection more than any other player’s used to make me inwardly cringe.
    Reverse psychology Damo?

  106. Steve Healy says

    This is how much I care about privacy Danni:


    By the way I wasn’t saying you should put it here, you could email it to us or something

  107. ..oh come on i already have back problems..stupid heavy school bag!

  108. 104: Amen.

  109. Steve Healy says

    GOD is footy. Gary Ablett senior

  110. 106: Hey i’m gonna text that number.

  111. i think this is where the cute alter boy would disagree. lol

  112. Steve Healy says

    I regret that comment!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!

  113. I don’t take a school bag to school.

  114. 113- what do u take then… a purse perhaps? Lol :P

  115. Steve Healy says


  116. 114: :|

  117. Damian Watson says

    What would you do if GOD came to Hawthorn?

    Move Peter Hudson to Centre Half Forward.

    I’ve always loved that joke lol.

  118. Steve Healy says

    sorry Josh, but danni’s got ya there lol

  119. Steve Healy says

    117: hahahah ive never heard that one but its funny

  120. ohh and i have decided not to wear my jersey to the family day.
    since i should wear something that shows off my assets.
    plus im obviously a fan if i show up to the family day so theres no need to wear my jumper.

  121. 117: Thought it was if Jesus came to Hawthorn?

  122. Steve Healy says

    nah, you have to wear your jumper Danni, the players might not regard you as a really passionate fan

  123. lol im just kidding ya Joshy.

  124. You should wear your jumper Danni, a jumper’s perfect for autographs.

  125. Steve Healy says

    Danni, whats your house adress? I wanna see your mansion on google maps

  126. 122- nope i cant do that cos then ill blend in too easily.

  127. Lol, i only take a bag on Monday’s and Thursday’s for my lunchbox and tea towel for Cooking and my spare clothes for P.E. Oh and this Friday we are having an out of uniform day for Valentines Day, i’m gonna write Love on my arm to support that Depression cause. And i think a radio station is coming to school and year 12’s are gonna sing love songs for it. Anyone here got valentines yet?

    Adam, did you intentionally call me before?

  128. Steve Healy says

    If you’re pretty enough your face will stand out anyway Danni,

    By the way its GUERNSEY not jersey, jersey is soccer

  129. 124- nah i dont want my jumper signed….except by Jack Anthony cos ive got his number on the back…..i just have to NOT DIE when he touches me while hes signing………………………………………………..


  130. Take a fluro green purse, i can hook you up with one if you don’t have one..

  131. 128: FINALLY someone pointed that out!

  132. Damian Watson says

    Valetine’s Day is too American so I don’t consider it a holiday.

  133. ..I Dont rate Valentines day..

  134. Steve Healy says

    No, valentines day is a load of crap shit started by americans (I think). Im only looking forward to Bulldogs V Brisbane on Valentines

  135. It’s not a holiday i don’t think, and anyway its on Sunday so yeah. But we still celebrate it at school.

  136. its not that i dont like it..but i dunno..i will probably love it when im engaged.

  137. Steve Healy says

    Why would you celebrate valentines day? what do you celebrate!!!!!!!!!

  138. I don’t rate it either. The Love on my arm is to support the WLOHA cause, and i was just askin if anyone had a Valentine. But the year 12’s are making a fun day of it this year.

  139. lol some of the girls get called to the office to collect flowers sent to them from their bfs.
    Guys try to get into the school but teachers scare em away.

  140. Steve Healy says

    dont support some crap cause just for an excuse for people to write on themselves, help a real foundation like the red cross or Reach or something

  141. Damian Watson says

    Danni once you are married Valentine’s Day becomes less important.

    I hate Valentine’s Day but Halloween is worse, whenever kids come knocking on the door for candy we just pretend we aren’t home lol cruel I know.

  142. 127: Yep, and again.

  143. 139: LOL

    140: We are also having a gold coin donation for that school that burnt down. I feel bad for not remembering the name of it.

  144. Steve Healy says

    Can someone explain to me what a valentine is? is it a card?

  145. 142: Adam, you know i can barely talk to my Mum on the phone, let alone someone i haven’t met yet. And if you didn’t know that, you do now.

  146. lol can u guys imagine my homeroom dressed gangsta at the swimming carni dancing to ‘put your hands up’ by fatman scoop? lmaoo
    cos thats exactly whats gonna happen lmao

  147. Fatman scoop?

    Our swimming sports is next friday, i may or may not go.

  148. a valentine is someone you care about and spoil on that day to show them how much you love them

  149. No offence intended Josh.

    I have done the least homework tonight out of any school night this year, probably because I have Swimming Sports tomorrow, although one of my teachers scheduled an 8am class because we’re missing a double, how dodgy is that?

  150. Damian Watson says

    I have to interview people at the swimming carnival.

    By the way carlton’s new facility was unveiled tonight, it’s great for the club but I miss the old Robert Heatley stand.

  151. Steve Healy says

    i think if you love someone enough you should tell it to them straight instead of writing a card, isnt that what people do on valentines day?

  152. 8am class?? Unheard of.

  153. Steve Healy says

    150- same, I really miss the Heatley stand

  154. Josh come round to my place and we will 07 it up swimming sports ;)

  155. 151- yeah you do lots of little thing to show them steve.

  156. It’s a sellout to the general public, GWS sent an email out to their email list today saying that they have a special batch of tickets for prospective members only. Contact the Rooty Hill RSL for details…

  157. 151: I wouldn’t advise saying that to Liam Jurrah, even if it is true.
    Mikey just hopped onto MSN, I suspect a Mikey-entrance soon.

  158. 154: I might go and leave at about 1 or 2 to your place.

  159. Steve Healy says

    125- Please?

  160. yes josh, i suggest u download it and LMAO at the thought of my class doing a dance to it, dressed as thinking of pinning fake money onto my clothes lmaoo

  161. Steve Healy says

    I do love Liam Jurrah, I love every melbourne player, but not in that way of course

  162. steve, not gonna happen! lol

  163. Steve Healy says

    160- hahahahaha the rich one pins fake money onto her clothes hahahaha

  164. An Asian at the local fish and chip shop tried talking to me after school today, it was really hard to understand him but i got the gist of what he was saying.

    Lol Jeff, me and Harley walked up the street after school and we were sayin that it would be funny if that little year 7’s Dad came up to us and threatened us. For you guys that don’t know the story, me and my friend Harley were walking up the street after school last year and a guy on a motorbike rode up to us and started threatening us and telling us he would kill us.

  165. Damian Watson says

    lol nobody has asked for my address yet, I suppose thats a good thing.

    I’d get a kick out of watching danni dance lol.

  166. 158- K sounds good mate

  167. …steve im gonna jump into the pool and probably throw it at the adoring audience okay! lol

  168. Damo what’s your address?

  169. Damo, I know its somewhere in Wantirna South near my cousins house :)

  170. 165- yeah u would i rock the gansta moves my friend!

  171. Steve Healy says

    Hahaha that reminds me Josh. I once was at a chicken shop in ashburton thats run by asians, I bought two roast chickens, and I could not understand what they were saying when they said how much money it cost! It was ridiculous

  172. 164- HE WAS THREATENIN TO KILL ME !! lucky i wasn’t there :|

  173. Steve Healy says

    74 dent st ashburton is where I reside

  174. Danni you should get on MSN, the almanac gods would be happier then if we restricted our inane non-footy-related convos to there.

  175. 174: So should Damo.

  176. lol dont worry Adam the god are happy, im out now..time to get back to french revolution! lol

    oh and “PUT YA HANDS UP!!!”


    NIGHT :)

  177. Steve Healy says

    I disagree, if we start talking off the almanac website regularly it’ll be chaos and I love talking on this site :)

  178. Steve Healy says

    You can’t leave now Danni! I was about to ask you what your home number and birth details are!!!! oh no!!

  179. Damian Watson says

    I’ll email it.

    A few years ago my friend and I were walking home from school and a couple of kids in front of us scared this 2 year old kid on the other side of the fence. As we walked past this woman, probably the mother, rushes screaming and threatned to kill us while we were trying to explain it was the guys in front. Then she jumped the fence sprinting towards us and we just ran for our lives lol

  180. 2 days still footy starts…I’m as excited as a wealthy, spoilt 6 year old 2 days before Christmas.

  181. Michael Allan says

    Free dress for Valentine’s day? That’s the biggest load of BS I’ve ever heard. And know it’s not a holiday. That would be ridiculous. WHat a stupid day. Evwery day should be special for a couple. They shouldn’t have top designate days for it.

  182. The Almanac would die a slow death without our comments.

    God, in Maths today a kid says to me:

    “Barney, saw your picture in the Olminack at the front office, good job”

    I was like “The what??” Is it seriously that hard to pronounce?

  183. Steve Healy says

    180- footy is way better than christmas. Any day during the footy season is better than christmas day.

    181- I strongly agree Michael

  184. 157!

  185. Hey i know Valentines Day is just a cliche but if we get a day of bludging and don’t have to wear our crappy uniforms, great!

  186. Steve Healy says

    Josh, I cant believe that in the office theres actually a picture of you, its absolutely ridiculous no offence

  187. There is no picture of me, its just the Almanac on a large table as you enter the school and they have marked the pages where i am mentioned. Bit over the top, i wanted the Almanac to just be stored in the library but they think its such a big achievement to have it in the office. I’m surprised it hasn’t been stolen yet to be honest.

  188. Steve Healy says

    Danni’s gone!!!!!!!!!

    FOOTY QUIZ TIME!!!!!!!!

    who’s with me!

  189. 188: Me, but i’m off for a shower.

  190. Question 1: Who wears number 24 for the Demons?

  191. Damian Watson says

    They probably have candles beside it as well lol.

    All hail Barney!

  192. Steve Healy says

    Who provided the copy of the almanac lol?

    An almanac wouldn’t be seen dead in my front office

  193. Steve Healy says

    Liam jurrah

  194. Michael Allan says

    Liam Jurrah

  195. 191: That could work actually..i’ll ask about that tomororw

    192: Me

  196. Damian Watson says

    If we are going to do a quiz, I’ll start because I’ll be off soon.

  197. We are doing the quiz on MSN, get MSN and join in Damo!

  198. Damian Watson says

    Nah not today, well in that case I’ll be off, hope that candle experiment works lol.

  199. Peter Schumacher says

    Meanwhile, enough of this bafflegab, hope that Brisbane gets up against the Doggies. As others have mentioned was a great review.

    Also what on earth is happening in Adelaide, Port Adelaide to die. Even as a die hard Norwood supporter, that would be a travesty.

  200. Steve Healy says

    Thanks Peter, sorry about the Bafflegab

    Yeah, its a tragedy that Port will have to leave the SANFL.

    I don’t think its beyond the Lions to give them a shock, but I’m sticking strong with the Dogs.

  201. Well, i got the greatest news of all today.

    Status: Pissed off.

  202. Steve Healy says

    explain, Josh

    Melksham and Ryder are late out’s in Essendon’s squad :( sad for the bombers

  203. The use of the word bafflegab seems somehow appropriate.

    The 29 man squads for the first 4 games of the NAB cup are done.
    Richmond seem to be trying out a few youngsters, as are Hawthorn.

  204. Damn, i wanted to see Melksham play, but looks like i wouldn’t have been able to.

    We had been planning to go out for tea for my Dad’s birthday for a while, and guess which night my parents pick? Tomorrow night! I’m considering staying home.

    P.S, i’m not really that pissed off but annoyed that i may miss the opening match.

  205. Steve Healy says

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS TRAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I feel sorry for ya

    I might start making my scoresheets for the weekends games

  206. We did fitness training in P.E today, i’m bloody sore now. I did 47 sit-ups in one minute, and got a beep-test score of 4.6 (30)
    Then we played Ultimate Frisbee

  207. Steve Healy says

    4.6? I thought you had a good tank Josh, but 47 situps in a minute is freakish! I could do about 5-10 in a minute, I suck at both push ups and situps

  208. last beep test i did i got 5.3
    i would stop situps when i got to my fav collingwood player’s number, at the time i stopped at 16 lol

  209. I do usually have a good tank, its just the stopping and turning around that really kills me. If it was set over a straight distance, i think i would fare better. But i beat a few people in the class, and the minimum for boys is a score of 4.0 so at least i beat that. The winner got 8.5 i think.

    I suck at push-ups, but i was pretty good today with sit-ups.

    Lol we had a whole school assembly today and as i walked out, Leigh Robertson (former Fitzroy player) and teacher said he had been reading my reports on here.

  210. We had our swimming carnival today, the good thing was the place had a beach volleyball court, for most of the day us year 12s played, jumping around getting all sandy. Around lunchtime, about 200 people spontaneously ran down the hill and jumped into the pool, closely followed by half the rest of the school. Then the boss of the swimming pool and the principal gave the entire school a lecture.

  211. 210- lmaoo yeah cos the lifegaurds w have had a heart attack.

    does anyone know how long footy players go for in thier beep tests?

  212. Josh Barnstable says

    Hate when schools give lecture after someone does something stupid.

    Finaly decided to make an account on here so i’m known as Josh Barnstable now.

  213. At draft camp I believe the best beep test was Brayden Norris with 15.1 or something, although if Scully or Trengove were at the camp they may have beaten it.

  214. adam- speech day feels so near!!

  215. Josh Barnstable says

    Around 17-18 i think Danni, we were talking to the teacher today about that.

    We had a go at level 21.6, it’s impossible.

  216. 15.1 gee thats good!!
    i onky kept running cos my pe teacher was yelling stuff at me like
    “come on danielle, keep it going!”

  217. Josh Barnstable says

    15.1? Is that all? Wow, kids at my school can notch 15 so i thought it’d be more.

  218. wonder how far Juddy could go..

  219. 21.6 lmaoo i would have so not made it. lol

  220. Damian Watson says

    It would certainly be hard to comprehend if the Port Magpies fold, after all they are the most successful club in Australia.

    Well if you are going to uni Josh get used to lectures lol.

    Who won your quiz last night?

    I wish I was at the ACDC concert tonight.

  221. 11 days. By then the first round of the NAB Cup will be Gawn…

    The highlight of our principals speech was him saying that “I expect the same behaviour from each and every one of you on Athletics day” which blatantly contradicted everything he’d said before.

    Someone at our school’s made Aths day into an event on Facebook, suggestions are being thrown around for our next outrageous act.

  222. who would win a beep test
    Judd or Jurrah??

  223. Judd would, easily.

  224. Josh Barnstable says

    Adam was a clear winner, followed by Steve and Me on 4 i think and Michael and Jeff on 2.

  225. Josh Barnstable says

    Ryan Griffen or Chris Judd in the beep test? Griffen would give Judd a run for his money

  226. 11 days…omgggggg
    i feel like i should already be practicing it!
    im so happy my teacher didnt reject my issue.
    one thing i don’t like about a new year is that u get new teachers, i like my new teachers but im not used to them and i want my old ones back! :(

    i think Judd too.

  227. Griffen? nahh Toovey is faster.

  228. My English teacher this year was married to the ex-drummer of ACDC.

  229. Although Toovey has a tendency to..trip at crucial moments lol

  230. Josh Barnstable says

    Leave Alan alone.

  231. lol i didnt knwo you are a Toovey fan.
    i didnt say anything wrong, what i said is true! he always trips over his feet when something important is happening.

  232. Adam- did u get the exam timetable today! i did and im so happy to say that i never have more than one exam on each day! :)

  233. Josh Barnstable says

    True, he said he tripped over his feet when Jetta kicked that goal late in the ANZAC Day match lol.

  234. Didn’t get the timetable Danni, I was at the swimming sports. Is it on the VCAA website?

  235. 233- lmao see! even he admits to it!
    i cant wait to meet him at the fmaily day!! lol ill porb just be like
    “hi!” :)

  236. 234- im not sure but i can tell u if u tell me ur subjects, cos its supposed to all run at once

  237. Josh Barnstable says

    I love Out of Uniform days, we have one tomorrow. And year 12’s are singing love songs.

  238. Steve Healy says

    Jurrah could easily outrun Judd in an 100 metre sprint.

    Brock McLean would beat Judd in the beep test as wel

  239. lol do you guys ever find urselves thinking about how footy players used to be students too, and do all the stuff we do at school?

  240. 238- i think ur COULD be right about Jurrah beating Judd in the sprint…
    but not about McLean, no way

  241. Josh Barnstable says

    Some AFL players are still at school Danni. But yeah, i wonder if the likes of Joel Selwood and Lenny Hayes were bad students in school.

  242. Steve Healy says

    Yeah I guess it is a bit strange, Danni.

    Have I ever mentioned that Judd is my aunty’s cousins son?

  243. lol yeah i i sit there in exams thinking i wonder which footy players are doing the exact same exam at the exact same time as me..and then i wonder what they are gonna write. lol

  244. Steve Healy says

    241- no there not Josh

  245. yes Steve, and i have met ur aunty’s counsin’s son. lol

  246. Josh Barnstable says

    244: What you talkin bout Willis??

  247. Steve Healy says

    Danni, here’s proof: Brock Mclean won the time trial run for Carlton.

    And if you had even bothered watching a Dees game last year and previous years, you’d notice how long Mclean can run for

  248. lol sorry Steve..i dont watch Melbourne.

  249. Found the timetable.

    Yikes, I forgot I have to do the GAT again, although it was fun mentioning George Clooney last time.

    Jake King would have been an absolute nightmare to teach.

  250. Steve Healy says

    Well Josh, this year they made that players in the draft had to be born in 1991- or they can not qualify until next year’s draft

    In the past few years players have needed to be born before April 30 in their 18th year to qualify for the draft.

    So, that means there’s probably no players at school anymore, in fact the AFL changed it so it would prevent players from going to school during their first years

  251. lol that Gat was a waste of time.
    explain how me? a person who dropped maths after year 10 was able to get 15/25
    i mean thats pretty good for someone who was failing!

  252. Steve Healy says

    bloody hell Danni, no one watches Melbourne! There hardly ever on free-to-air these days, 7 or 8 times last year and less the year before

  253. Steve Healy says

    252- I mean no one like Danni watches them, supporters who are solely focused on their own club

  254. no not really Steve.
    i watch Carlton, Essendon, North games
    i even watch the Hawks a bit.

  255. like if the Dees are playing i will have a look at the score..but in no way am i tempted to sit down and watch the whole match…i dont know why

  256. 251: Yeah, especially considering the majority of people doing it were a year older than you.
    Maths is actually my best subject, that was my best section of the GAT. I went pretty well in the other ones too though.

  257. Steve Healy says

    Danni, do you actually mean that when you see the Dees (on a saturday or sunday afternoon game of course) you turn it off?

  258. lol wow Adam..good at maths and english, not afraid of public speaking…im impressed.

  259. 527- nah i dont turn it off…i look at other channels and then if there is nothing else ill flick back for the score and then ill turn it off and leave. lol

  260. Steve Healy says

    GAT, SAC, oral, ras 3/4, bloody hell im sick of all this school jibber-jabber

  261. 257*

  262. lol im goona try and put the name Jack Anthony into my GAT. lmao

  263. 258: I’m not afraid of public speakingwhen I have no choice in the matter, but I wouldn’t put my hand up to do it voluntarily.

  264. lol okay.
    i used to like it and then i dont know what happened to me!
    i watched an interview of some Collingwood rookies and i thought they handled themsleves well for thier first time.

  265. Steve Healy says

    Danni, do some things in footy come as a suprise for you?

    If you don’t know what I mean, lets just say if you see a game on TV and didn’t know it was on until that day, and stuff like that.

    Do you memorise Collingwood’s fixture?

  266. nah i look in the paper and save reminders on my phone! i sit infront of the tv atleast 20 mins b4 the match is said to start.
    nah i dont memorise the fixture but i take it everywhere with me. keep one in my school diary, one in my bed room and one in my purse!

  267. I haven’t yet memorised Richmonds 2010 one. Is it normal to memorise them before the season starts?

  268. Steve Healy says

    oh well, phew, that takes a load off my back.

    I just hang the fixture on my wall

    Sorry, i’m just curious about how you follow the game

  269. Steve Healy says

    267- Nah its not normal, even though ive memorised the Dees fixture

  270. Damian Watson says

    I just take it one week at a time, using the old cliche’.

    Gee the lightning was in full force today I almost fell off my chair this afternoon.

  271. meanwhile ive memorised the causes of the French Revolution!

    nah thats fine Steve, no one has really taken interest into how i follow the game b4. lol

  272. lol u wait the first Collingwood game and ill be at the tv 2 hours b4 the start! lmao

  273. Steve Healy says

    I take it one week at a time as well in a sense, but at the end of the day there’s not enough time to know everything about footy.

    Danni, do you care whether a game is delayed or not?

  274. well i do get really annoyed but i NEVER look at the live score if its a Collingwood match, i need to see it all with my own eyes.

  275. Steve Healy says

    same with me Danni, I never check the live score of any match I am watching, it ruins the spectacle for me

  276. dad always does and he will say something like “do waste ur time”
    and it will be us infrot by lik 14 points with ten minutes to go…and ill get all upset..and in the end we still win lol he ALWAYS DOES THAT!

  277. *Dont waste you time”

  278. 275- exactly.
    i need to SEE whats i NEVER do radio.

  279. Hey guys, excited about the footy? (dum question), anyway, whats up?

  280. Steve Healy says

    just like with me and my older brother, I get really annoyed when he does that, I guess people who don’t love footy that much don’t agree (Like everyone else in my family)

  281. 279- YEAH I CANT WAIT!!! Footy is like my escape from reality.

    nah my dad loves it but cos he knows how much i love collingwood he tries to get a reaction from me….like the time he said MEDDY LEFT US!! :(

  282. Steve Healy says

    I listen to radio of a friday night and saturday afternoon, but I might toss it up a bit and at the end of the season I usually start to watch games delayed, but if a game’s live on TV ill always watch it like that.

    You know what I hate? When the commentators on the radio forget to mention which end the teams are kicking to! It happens rarely, but I need it so I can picture the stadium and the play in my head

  283. 281- I SWEAR my eyes felt all teary when he told me..and when he saw my face he was like

  284. Steve Healy says

    Hey Dom. I agree 100% Danni, footy is an escape from reality and thats why I and many other people love it

  285. 282- lol yeahh i cant do radio…i cant see!! IM A VISUAL person :)

  286. Steve Healy says

    282- and I always watch Saturday night games on One/Ten, even if there in Melbourne and half an hour delayed

  287. 284- yeah that what i when im watching footy..i forget everyhing, nothing else matters except having the lead at the end

  288. Steve Healy says

    Well Danni, can you close your eyes and picture the MCG, thousands of people and Jack Anthony taking a mark in the goal square at the punt road end?

  289. Damian Watson says

    I just watch the game live on the internet lol much easier, especially if a Carlton game is on Foxtel.

    Most commentators on radio mention the ends, but I know what you mean.

  290. 282- my habit is listening to the radio on friday nite- cant help it

  291. Danni – the Punt Road end is the left of screen by the way, if you don’t know.
    I HATE watching games delayed, unless its Richmond, in which case I put up with it.

  292. I’m going to use live streaming more this season.

  293. Steve Healy says

    Good on ya Dom, same with me.

    Yeah they do Damo but i’ve listened to many a radio game of footy and I can tell you personally that it happens once in a while.

    What site do you use Damo, I tried using that one you sent ages ago (pretty much when we started talking to each other) but it didnt work, or its probably just my internet and my computer

  294. 288- everynight

  295. Steve Healy says

    See, Danni, you’ve got what it needs to imagine footy games, I do it all the time, pretend games in my head

  296. i always think about that when i cant fall asleep. some people count sheep, i just replay Jack Anthony and count his marks. :)

    geee i sound like a weirdo..sorry guys lol

  297. Steve Healy says

    Danni, so if its midway through the last quarter you cant recall the QT, HT and TQT scores?

  298. Josh Barnstable says

    I always listen to the radio, i like knowing the score of a delayed match so i can know what to expect, but a live match is just as good.

    I memorise the fixture as the year goes on, after say Round 7 i woud be able to tell you all the games between Round 1 and Round 7.

    If anyone wants proof of why i have high hopes for the Roos in 2010 and 2011, read the article in the HS today.

  299. nope im not into that.
    i go with the game, during that time the first qt is in the past, i prefer to live in the moment. :)

  300. Josh Barnstable says

    Steve, i hate when a game is on the radio and its at Etihad Stadium, and they forget to tell the listeners that the roof is either closed or open. But when i don’t hear what end they are kicking too, i just guess and its really interesting to see if all of the visions in my head i was thinking was accurate or not.

  301. Steve Healy says

    So footy is all about the present and the future for you Danni? Isn’t it a bit wierd that you forget everything thats happened in previous matches? Well im sure there are plenty of Collingwood moments that stay in your head though?

  302. Bastinac, Cunnington, Ziebell, Anthony, Greenwood, Swallow, Garlett and Wells? (thats just from memory, is that the right order?)

  303. Steve Healy says

    OH JOSH I KNOW, thats so annoying as well! but I get a fair understanding when I hear the siren, if it sounds quieter it means the roofs open, but if its more loud and strong it’ll mean its closed. But commentators usually say that as well/

    By the way, i cant agree with you about “i like knowing the score of a delayed match so i can know what to expect”, in fact thats against everything I believe in, footy is about not knowing what to expect! unless of course its a game on 7Two

  304. Damian Watson says

    For some reason I can’t type in the link on here, so type in on google and on the website type in afl or the name of one of the teams playing. They already have heaps of sports events on there.

    I think the site I gave you last year doesn’t work any more, they used to have live AFL,NRL and NBA games on there.

  305. well its hard to explain really.
    i have never been obessed with stats or anything like that, i just love my footy.
    so the main thing for me was to watch the game, experience the rollercoaster of emotions, get a better idea of my collingwood guys’ playing styles. dont forget i have always loved footy but it took me a while to see that i want to make a serious career out of it. One thing is for sure i will NEVER forget that Jack Anthony goal.

  306. Steve Healy says

    And sorry Josh, I don’t read that thing.

    Did anyone see the back page of the age 2 days ago with Tom Scully getting all this attention from school girls?

  307. lol well duh, hes a footy player!
    i mean im guilty to (yes im serious) thsi English lesson i was going on about how i ‘NEED’ a footballer boyfriend. lol

  308. Josh Barnstable says

    302: I think your right Adam

    303: On Triple M they usually go down to Doc. Peter Larkins on the boundary and he tells whether its closed or open but that’s usually an hour before the first bounce and sometimes they fail to repeat it. But what i meant was i like to listen to the opening minute of a game on the radio and when i hear a goal, i visualise what happened and then i watch the game and see if what i thought was accurate.

    Melbourne v North Melbourne from Round 9, 2007 is on 7Two tonight. Wish i could watch it, how good of a game was it Steve? Oh and its Bruce McAvaney’s birthday today.

  309. Damian Watson says

    Give me an honest answer Danni, can you sit through a whole game between sides such as Fremantle and Port Adelaide?

    Tom Scully lived down the road from one of my teachers houses in Berwick.

  310. 302 and 308: Checked, its the right order SCORE!

    Hope Bruce has a special day and a delicious cake.

  311. Josh Barnstable says

    Whatever comment where Danni said she changes the channel when Melbourne plays: The only time i change the channel during a footy match is during the adds and half time.

    Oh and i’ll be talking about the happenings of games as they happen on the Almanac throughout the year, so if you don’t want to know i’ll be saying “If you don’t want to know the scores, look away now”

  312. 309- No Damo i couldnt, no way.

  313. Steve Healy says

    Happy birthday Bruce!

    305- I understand Danni, but stats are important for me, sometimes I just think of a scoreline of a footy game from earlier this year, like it just floats into my brain. And constantly random scorelines float into my head as well, and sometimes I asscociate scores with memories. Gee these deep thoughts are hard to express through the almanac

    Danni do you remember the final score of Carlton V Collingwood, the game you did a report on?

  314. Josh Barnstable says

    309: Have Fremantle and Port Adelaide ever played on free-to-air? 2 points for a correct answer

  315. Damian Watson says

    Yes every time they played against each other from 1997-2001.

  316. 313- ……….nope im blank!
    sorry steve im not like you.
    all i rememeber is that it was Didaks…150??? was it 150??

  317. I seriously doubt it, the only time they might EVER play on free to air is if they verse each other in a major final. And that’s not likely at the moment.

  318. Steve Healy says

    yes it was 150 Danni!

    I remember the score 4.16 40 to 14.10 94 and I was at Melbourne airport while the game was on (I was listening on the radio of course)

  319. Josh Barnstable says

    I actually watched a game of Fremantle and Port Adelaide once. When i was in Adelaide it was on TV instead of Essendon v Western Bulldogs (the game where Lloyd did his hamstring)

  320. Steve Healy says

    Well they have never played on free to air from 2002- thats for sure

  321. 318- lol see, i remember SOME stuff

  322. Damian Watson says

    Oh yeah and in 2003 the game was on Channel Nine from memory Port defeated Freo and the commentators turned up at quarter time thank to their delayed flight, typical Adelaide lol.

  323. Steve Healy says

    You mean on Easter sunday, Round 3 in 2006? When the Bombers lost 13.15 93 to 15.14 104

    You know what I hate? When people refer to games as Fremantle V Port Adelaide, when its Port Adelaide V Fremantle

  324. Josh Barnstable says

    322: Really? What happened while the first quarter was on then??

  325. Josh Barnstable says

    323: SORRYEE!

  326. Steve Healy says

    324: How am I supposed to know?

  327. Steve Healy says

    325- I swear that was Danni

  328. Josh Barnstable says

    326: I was talking to Danni
    327: Don’t swear

  329. Damian Watson says

    Gee sorry Steve lol.

    Dermie was already at the ground but Dwayne Russell and Dennis were late so they brought in a South Australian caller named Kym Dillon, heard of him Josh?

  330. Josh Barnstable says

    I meant i was talking to Damo*

  331. ..what Did I do?

  332. Josh Barnstable says

    Jeez, i wish i could see that stuff on Youtube or something Damo. And no, i don’t think i have.

  333. Josh i dont know! i havent read my piece for a while since im too busy reading HUGE slabs from History and Business texts

  334. Steve Healy says

    Sorry Josh I thought you were talking to me about a strange thing during the first quarter of Essendon V BUllodgs

  335. Josh Barnstable says

    333: What you on about??

  336. gee i hate trying to fix up a speech..its so messy once the teacher writes all over it and then im like “so…now what do i do!!”

  337. …you know
    never mind.

  338. Josh Barnstable says

    337: Right..

    Status – confused

  339. Damian Watson says

    Believe me Danni when we are all in Year 12 you’ll be laughing at us, just keep persisting.

  340. Josh Barnstable says

    Danni and Adam, what are your plans for tomorrows? Any tests or stuff?

  341. Steve Healy says

    340- why on earth would you ask that?


  342. Josh Barnstable says

    341: Coz our year 12’s will be singing serenades to people all day and raising money and stuff. They have sorta a bludge day tomorrow.

  343. LOL DAMO!

    well no tests YET but that doesnt mean i shouldnt get a head start and study now so i dont have to cram later.
    right noe for me and Adam our ORAL is our baby, the most important thing so were planning it and our teachers are helping..11 days later and we have to present it.

  344. Damian Watson says

    I’m just suprised Danni hasn’t had a nervous breakdown yet lol.

  345. Steve Healy says

    oral blah blah blah GAT blah blah blah

  346. would i be safe to say that footy started in 1897?

  347. 344- that will come very soon, dont u worry.

  348. Josh Barnstable says

    346: Wrong

  349. Steve Healy says

    no, the VFL started in 1897. footy was originated in 1858 by a group of men who wanted a new sport, based on rugby but not quite as similiar. Tom Wills was the leader of them, who went on to play for Geelong and Melbourne in the VFA (the competition that exsitsted before the VFL came in 1897)

  350. Steve Healy says

    And the first ever game of footy ever played was Scotch College V Melbourne Grammar, teams made by two schools.

    When footy was originated the ball was oval, there were two posts (and sometimes a crossbar) and ovals could be huge in size, almost twice the MCG. Games would sometimes stretch over two weekends, and there were only goals, behinds weren’t introduced until much later. And only a couple of goals would be kicked during games

  351. Josh Barnstable says

    Went into the P.E office today to collect my work experience form and ask if we could play Table Tennis, and i started talking about footy and the radio work with all the teachers in their and i was like “So, we all stoked that footy starts tomorrow night?” and they were like “Its only the NAB Cup, it doesn’t matter what happens in that, it’s all a load of bullshit” and i was like :O

  352. …okayyy so then what date should i put?
    lol u guys are helping with my oral by answering that btw lol

  353. P.E teachers are rangas thats y josh

  354. Josh Barnstable says

    It wasn’t Burna

  355. Steve Healy says

    the first footy ever played was 31st of July 1858, but that was just a little intra club match, the scotch college game was held on 3 saturdays, 6 august, 21 august and 4 september, so I’d say ever since the 6th of august or something

  356. Who was it O ?

  357. Josh Barnstable says

    O, Thommo and Keiran

  358. Damian Watson says

    From memory the final scores were two goals apeice and the match was cancelled.

  359. Steve Healy says

    Yeah I think your right Damo

  360. Josh Barnstable says

    Last sentence of 350: Sounds like Waaia games.

  361. KEIRAN !? HAAAA! good bloke dosnt love us playing cricket and tennis though :|

  362. Josh Barnstable says

    Hey have you guys ever gotten days off school because teachers were protesting something?

  363. Steve Healy says

    and Ashy Redbacks under 13 games

  364. lol okay thanks guys i only needed the year… heres a preview of my intro:

    Australian Rules football was always known as a male dominated game ever since the first football hit the turf with a thud in 1858. The players were men, the umpires were men, most of the spectators were men and the journalists and commentators? You guessed it! MEN! Years later and women have started give their opinions on the ‘mens’ game’ of AFL, through journalism, commentating and more recently umpiring.
    You would think that in such an advanced era that this participation be accepted, sadly this is not the case.

  365. 360. So true haaa

  366. Steve Healy says

    362- Nah, one day heaps of teachers went protesting but they still found enough subs to fill in.

  367. Josh Barnstable says

    Looking good so far Danni. I can see good marks coming your way.

  368. Josh Barnstable says

    362: We’ve had two days in my history at the high school that have been called off for protesting.

  369. 367- yeah thanks..i hope so! :(
    i HATE orals!

  370. Steve Healy says

    364: That’s not really the case Danni, right from the beginning women were regularly supporting clubs and turning up at matches, the percentage of women at games these days is 48% it hasnt changed much since then.

    Women were playing footy competitively in the early 1900’s as well

  371. Steve Healy says

    Footy was definitely depicted as a men’s game from the start, but it didn’t stop women from following teams and turning up at games

  372. Damian Watson says

    Acouple of years ago there was a strike but only our Year 10’s got the day off.

  373. Josh Barnstable says

    Also, Women provided the lunches and drinks i think back then. But yeah, back then it was more men-orientated than nowadays.

  374. 370- shhhhhhh steve my examiners wont know that!! and im supposed to make it look like a really bad issue for women.
    i mean in all seriousness it is a bad issue, but i need to be kind of dramatic for effectiveness.

  375. Damian Watson says

    Are you going to mention Caroline Wilson in your speech Danni? she was the first influential female footy journo.

  376. Steve Healy says

    373- Yeah, a bit more, your right Josh, women always provided food and knitted team apparel and stuff

  377. plus i didnt say ALL of the spectators were men..i said MOST. :)

  378. Steve Healy says

    Can you mention that 48% of spectators are women these days at least? that’s a good statistic

  379. 375- yeah i have i mention her and i attack sam newman and that stupid dummyskit.

  380. 378- where did u get that info though?

  381. Steve Healy says

    Sorry, but that skit was funny even though I respected Caro highly

  382. Steve Healy says

    I can’t remember, its not made up I can assure you of that, definitely from someone asscociated with the league

  383. 381- steve………….
    *puts face in hands*

  384. Damian Watson says

    I find it funny that Sam has had 24 girlfriends and the relationships all ended in failure.

    From memory one woman actually tried to run him over.

  385. Steve Healy says

    sorry, respect not respected. I think only girls would find that disturbing, im sure that most guys were finding it funny, sorry, but thats the truth

  386. 384- wayy ahead of you, my speech makes him sound like a complete Hitler.

  387. Damian Watson says

    This speech is sounding like an Anti-Sam Newman, not women in footy lol.

  388. Steve Healy says

    Hitler, please enough of hitler, im already getting enough at school at the moment.

  389. well hes my main target..i cant say
    some men dont think women belong in footy. but i can say that Sam Newman does and i can bakc it up with evidence and QUOTES!!

    388- Omg Steve learning about the whole Nazi thing is just…amazing..really bad but amazing.

  390. Steve Healy says

    I find John Newman (yes, his real name) funny and annoying. He says a lot of things that aren’t funny and disrepectful, but sometimes he can crack a joke really well. But I do understand that he’s doing all this anti-women stuff

  391. Damian Watson says

    lol what quotes?

  392. lmaoo ohh damo…damo..damo
    hold on let me pull out my gold. (evidence)

  393. SAM NEWMAN: I’ve never heard of more contrived posturing by hysterical desperados as those women. They’re a great bunch of people. I love women, been married to two or three of them. Tell me what they’ve ever done in football or for football, just tell me that.

  394. Steve Healy says

    hahahah ok Danni

  395. in other words-
    women are nothing but sex objects, meant only for men’s pleasure and they have no other things to offer in life.


  396. 394- YEAH thats right, ive done my research.

  397. Damian Watson says

    well taht’s a start but I’d be using that quote when he humiliated that Tasmanian woman MP or when he made a demonstration of how he tried to ‘do’ that woman in the aeroplane toilet block.

  398. hmmm yeah thats one i could use too damo.
    only porblem is that i have 8 to 10 minutes only and i dont want an extremely long speeck b/c i dont want to have to read fast to make the right time limit.

  399. Steve Healy says

    8 to 10 minutes! only? thats heaps of time!

  400. Josh Barnstable says

    Sam can be a jerk, but i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, I do not respect Caro. But Sam Lane, the best female journo you can get, and even better than some of the male writers.

  401. Steve Healy says

    What? Caro is a better journalist!

  402. Josh Barnstable says

    Whatever if anyone is interested, the band playing in this video is made up of kids from my school. And if you do listen to it, don’t turn the sound up at the start if you can’t hear the woman, it gets louder.

  403. 8-10 minutes is nothing when im bagging Sam Newman and defending my idol!

  404. Sam Lane = best Female
    Jon Ralph = best male

  405. Steve Healy says

    Jon Ralph! how is he the best, cos hes “good looking”?

  406. Steve Healy says

    John Harms is the best male journalist

  407. no Steve no just that i love the way he writes.

  408. Steve Healy says

    Breakin kurfue? That is the stupidest band name ive ever heard!

  409. Josh Barnstable says

    Lol i asked my substitute today if he liked Jon Ralph and he goes “JON RALPH?? HA!”

    That band is ….like… *SQUEALS*

  411. Steve Healy says

    I have heaps of complaining to do about Jon Ralph, but I better bottle it up for Danni’s sake

  412. Josh Barnstable says

    Oh and i asked this teacher today (the one i was telling you about, the Swans supporter) and we asked if he likes the Age or the Hun. He said:

    “I like the Age, but the Herald Sun has a better sports section, but the Age has better news. But the Age is way too big so, i’d rather read the Herald Sun but i like the Age more”

    Danni, the singer of that band, he’s a man-whore.

  413. Steve Healy says

    THE AGE ISNT TOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  414. Steve Healy says


  415. 412- DAMN it!
    mann hes cuteeeeeeeee
    and his clothes!! see THATS WHAT ALL GUYS SHOULD WEAR but a tighter t-shirt under the vest.

  416. Josh Barnstable says

    413: But the Hun is just too good

  417. Steve Healy says

    bloody hell dont you wish you could redo comments, that was an embarrassing mistake

  418. Damian Watson says

    When it comes to sport

    The Age= best opinion

    Herald Sun= best sports coverage, seem to have the latest footy news first.

  419. yes it is!
    the age is all


  420. Josh Barnstable says

    Nah you meant it Steve, you meant it.

  421. Damian Watson says

    Like I said before the Herald Sun is a tabloid paper so in some ways it is more convinient for readers.

  422. Status- watching band vid..again

  423. Steve Healy says


  424. Josh Barnstable says

    Comment 421: Hahah that’s gold Danni! That’s what me and Jeff were doin yesterday in the library lol

  425. leave Raphly outta this Healy!

  426. Steve Healy says

    Herald Sun doesn’t necessarily have the latest footy news first, the age and the Sun have different news a lot of the time

  427. how old is the lead singer??

  428. Steve Healy says


  429. Damian Watson says

    I’m just saying it is referred to the most when it comes to news and articles.

    Remember Steve, Herald Sun was voted No.1 Australian newspaper can’t argue with the facts lol.

  430. Josh Barnstable says

    Steve, the HS alternates between black and white and colour each page.

    427: He’s supposed to be in year 12 this year but he quit. His sister likes me :S

  431. Steve Healy says




  433. 430- WHAT HE DROPPED OUT!! damn it!!

    lol nice one Joshy :P

  434. Steve Healy says


  435. damn u Barnstable and ur attractive friends! lmaoo

  436. Josh Barnstable says

    Fight fight fight!

  437. Back everyone.

    Let’s stop these stupid arguments about what’s better about the Herald Sun and the Age, we’ve done it enough.

  438. Josh Barnstable says

    He’s not my friend, not at all.


  440. Steve Healy says


  441. well u dont need to have a paper that eats u up when u read it!! IS AN INVISABILITY CLOAK!!

  442. Josh Barnstable says

    437: And we know which is actually better.

    Can you believe it? Less than 24 hours to go until the first bounce of 2010 footy, Max Rooke’s final goal in the Grand Final seems so long ago.

  443. 438- ohhhh thats too bad cos hes cutee

  444. Steve Healy says



  445. Damian Watson says

    Technically it wasn’t a goal but yeah the summer months have flown by.

  446. 444-

  447. Josh Barnstable says

    444: :|

  448. Steve Healy says

    442- your asking for the war to continue Barnstable

  449. Josh Barnstable says

    Although, by the second or third week of the NAB Cup i’ll be wishing for it to end and for the proper season to start.

  450. Steve Healy says

    It was a goal Damo, lol. THE CATS WON BY 12, thats all that matters!


  451. Josh Barnstable says

    Too much red cordial for you Steve..

  452. Damian Watson says

    444- lol

    Herald Sun- has the best fantasy AFL League and arguably one of the best in the world

    The Age- nothing

  453. Josh do you have the number for the herald Sun home delivery nearby?

  454. Steve Healy says


  455. cos my school only get us..if we want to sign up, a years subscription to the age…and i dont want the age so im just goona get the HS delivered.

  456. Josh Barnstable says

    453: Nope

  457. Steve Healy says




  458. k dw ill get it 2mro and then i can read Ralphy’s work everyday!! :)

  459. 457-

  460. Damian Watson says

    But technically if the ball touches the ground with a shot on goal after the siren it’s a dead ball at least that is what I thought, but you’re right it isn’t significant.

  461. Steve Healy says


  462. Steve Healy says

    it was for me Damo

  463. Josh Barnstable says

    457: Who can you put in your league?

  464. Josh Barnstable says

    I thought Rooke was pretty stupid by shooting it along the ground, considering the turf was wet and muddy, so it was no guarentee that it was going to bounce straight, but it did so it’s okay.

  465. Steve Healy says

    463: real people, not a guy pretending to be sheedy

  466. Damian Watson says

    He’s called Kev-fucius now lol.

    I’m saying that it didn’t neccesarily affect the result.

  467. Steve Healy says

    It only bounced once just before the line


  469. Josh Barnstable says

    Yeah, i cuddle up to my HS when i get home from school. Sometimes at lunch during school, whatever i feel like really.

  470. First thing i do is give my HS a big kiss!

  471. Steve Healy says

    ohhh how cute

  472. oh and steve i have Ralphy’s photo in my locker!

  473. Josh Barnstable says

    I wouldn’t hug or kiss the Age ever, it’d probably be out of date.

  474. lol i have a love affair with my hs!
    its my baby

  475. Steve Healy says

    At least the Age is big enough to hug!

  476. ……nahhh i like my newspaper cute looking the Age is too butch for me.

  477. LITTLE BABY HERALD SUN, HOW CUTE, ITS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A BABY after spending three days in the womb!


  478. 477- like you would know that NURSE HEALY

  479. The HS is cute and informative…if only it was human……..

  480. Josh Barnstable says

    477: Typical Melbourne supporter


  482. Josh Barnstable says

    Do you read the Your Say page Danni? I do every day

  483. Josh Barnstable says

    I thought i saw a copy of the Age when i went to the Northern Territory, but it was just Uluru.

  484. OK, fine, I take back everything I said, the Herald Sun is better ;)

  485. I thought I saw someone reading the herald Sun, OH WAIT IT WAS A RETARTED PERSON WITH THEIR HANDS OUT!

  486. I thought Uluru was built on top of the genital area of a naked man in an Age newspaper.

  487. Josh Barnstable says

    Good, alright lets move on.

  488. this it how it works

    walk into library HS gone cos someone else is reading it..DUHHHHHHH
    left on shelf- The Age

    danni- *sighs* finds anything with sam lanes name reads it and then askes the other girl is if she is done with her beloved hs.

  489. Damian Watson says

    Those of us supporting the Hearld Sun I have some horrible stats, not sure if it’s accurate but anyway:

    Top 10 voted Australian Newspapers

    1. Sydney Morning Herald
    2. The Australian
    3. Courier Mail
    4. The Age
    5. Herald Sun


  491. ;)

  492. 484: was that you Danni?

  493. lmfaoo it was adam

  494. Adam you….

  495. Josh Barnstable says

    Damo, not a good time to come in with those statistics, but good research skills.

  496. hahhahahha Adam.. lmaoooo hahahhahaah

  497. hahhaha hes so cute he comes in with comment 491 lmaoo thats so cute ahahahahahahaha

  498. gotta go now guys cya later

  499. Josh Barnstable says

    Lol good one Adam, but i don’t think Healy is impressed. Oh well

  500. gotta go now guys cya later

  501. Damian Watson says

    hahaha Adam

  502. Cheers Danni. If you ask people at my school, I’m either extremely funny, or extremely unfunny.

    I have a quadruple spare tomorrow :)

  503. 499: Oi Steve surely you can do better than that!

  504. i didnt even see it till steve pointed it out.
    lmaaooooo hahahhaha it was so cute how he did comment 491 lamooo

    anyhoo year 12s leave together! lol
    night all

  505. im a dumb richmond supporter!!!!

  506. Josh Barnstable says

    503: Oooh Adam and Danni leaving at the same time..

    504: Steve! That’s a low blow.

  507. Cya Danni, hahaha how good that joke I did on Steve hahahaha

  508. My name is Steve Healy and when Melbourne’s not going well I head to Mt Buller!

  509. Josh Barnstable says

    I’m off as well, it’s confusing with you lot changing your identities.

  510. Hey guys, I forgot the final line of the Richmond theme song, can you help me out? I cant remember it

  511. Damian Watson says

    Yeh I’m heading off, one more sleep until NAB cup!

  512. 509: Oh yeah…its SHUT THE F UP STEVE

  513. sorry Adam, we can stop now its getting confusing

  514. 513: The bus that runs from Eltham through Greensy out to Northland

  515. sorry Adam, we can stop now its getting confusing

  516. Josh Barnstable says

    510: That’s a bit rich Steve, when was the last time Melbourne sung their song?

  517. Josh: Round 20 2009

  518. Josh Barnstable says


    Im off, bye (just added Mitch Farmer on FB)

  519. All that name-switching was fun.

  520. cya Josh

  521. yeah it was awesome, but I don’t think we should make it a trend, just on rare occassions

  522. anyway im off now too cya

  523. Well I started it.

    Can’t wait til tomorrow…

    I should actually tell my dad or someone about the Almanac sometime, I haven’t mentioned it at all and I’ll need to justify going to the North-Geelong match.

  524. Josh Barnstable says

    You haven’t told anyone about the Almanac Adam? Jeez, my parents are always wanting to read my articles.

    Footy’s back!!

  525. Steve Healy says

    Hahaha you better.

    Won’t see much of me tonight guys!!!! I love footy

  526. Josh Barnstable says

    Won’t see much of me tonight, i’ll be out for tea :| listening to the radio on my iPod though and maybe i can watch some of the footy in the bar but its not the same as at home.

    Jeez, i tried explaining Supercoach to Mum just before, she seems to understand it actually.

    Got to drive home again, notched up to 40km.

  527. Steve Healy says

    can you explain Dream team to her, she might understand more.

    Too bad Josh, hope ya have a good dinner

  528. Steve Healy says

    Gee I still cant believe how your allowed to drive

  529. Josh Barnstable says

    I actually used the NAB Cup Footy Record to explain it to her, showing all the prices and stuff but i said it was for Supercoach.

    Lol, my P.E teacher today gave me a little piece of paper and said to not give it to anyone at all, i opened it up and it was a league code for SC for the ‘Elite’ of our school.

  530. Steve Healy says

    bloody hell, is it illegal to play Dream team in your area?

  531. Gday.

    My mum has never played Supercoach, but I think she has some sort of understanding of it from the constant talk during the season by everyone else in the family.

  532. Josh Barnstable says

    530: Maybe, i’ll cancel my Dream Team then just to be safe

  533. Daff has just informed me that the following conversation topics are now BANNED on this site:
    1. Dinner vs Tea
    2. Herald Sun vs Age
    3. Supercoach vs Dreamteam
    4. Vegemite vs Marmite

  534. Josh Barnstable says

    Yeah agree, the season starts today, we’ll wait until the 2010 off-season for the aforementioned debates to begin.

  535. Steve Healy says

    533: Are you serious Adam?

  536. Josh Barnstable says

    535: Haha

    533: Haha, iSnack 2.0 is the best!

  537. Steve Healy says

    no way, Vegemite and Marmite both own them!

  538. Josh Barnstable says

    I’ve never heard of Marmite.

  539. Vegemite owns all.

    If I were the guy who suggested the name iSnack 2.0, I would be embarrassed.

    Marmite = British version of Vegemite

  540. Steve Healy says

    to tell you the truth I dont really eat vegemite

  541. Josh Barnstable says

    I reckon, i hate how everything new is named iPad or iSnack or whatever. Soon their will be iFootball and iFootyAlmanac

  542. Josh Barnstable says

    540: WHAT????

    Me neither, i prefer iSnack 2.0

  543. Josh Barnstable says

    Anyway i’m off, feel free anyone to text me and keep me updated with the footy tonight, lol i’ll probably be listening to the radio a bit though.

  544. If anyone wants to listen to a good song, here’s one you may like. You may even have heard it somewhere before…

  545. Josh Barnstable says

    Wow that’s freaky. Adam my Mum was just blaring that same song through our surround sound system in the loungeroom, she loves it. I downloaded it after i heard it in the AFL advertisment for 2009, i know a few more Dropkick Murphy songs too, The Dirty Glass is very good.

  546. Steve Healy says

    yeah its a good song, cause it reminds me of footy.

    I might text you tonight Josh

  547. Anyone heard Spicy McHaggis? That’s my favourite DM song.

  548. hello guys!
    547- nope never heard of DM

    FOOTY IS so excited eventhough my boys are not performing tonight. i might try and catch a bit of the game between studying. you know its like im bringing and taking back all my books all the time.
    why is year 12 so heavy on the back? lol

  549. Never heard of Dropkick Murphys? You did click the link right? Everyone’s heard that song.

  550. yeah i have heard that song but i have never heard of the band. lol
    school is a drainer!
    but im proud to say that on monday i will be one of the organisers raising money for Haiti right after the school mass. i feel happy when i make a difference :)

  551. ohh and in TODAYS HS!!
    IT SAYS-
    The Herald sun now sells an average of more than 514,000 copies everyday Moday to Friday- a gap of more than 311,000 over The Age.

  552. Well if you rank them by total area of all the pages of all the newspapers sold, the Age would win. But that doesn’t matter, it’s how many copies :)

  553. lol i cant wait for saturday!!
    (collingwood family day)
    im thinking of printing off one of my reports and giving to to Jack Anthony lol

  554. Steve Healy says

    Doesnt matter Danni, I read somewhere that the Sun has decreased in popularity, while the Age has been consistent for 10 years.

    Im going to the melbourne intra club match tomorrow as well

  555. 554: I’m sure you read that in the Age :o

  556. lol steve if u see Watts tell him NEVER to cut his hair again.

  557. Getting onto soon to watch the match live…hopefully.

  558. Damian Watson says

    I think it is live on Channel 7 anyway Adam, at 8:30 because of the time difference.

  559. Steve Healy says

    Hey Damo, I heard there was a blackout around mulgrave last night. Did it affect you?

    Why on earth would you do that Adam. Its live on 7!

  560. Damian Watson says

    I’ll probably watch tomorrow’s Adelaide v Port match on though.

    Nah we didn’t have a blackout but the storms were still pretty fierce, my dad hade to wade through the water at Flinders St yesterday lol.

  561. 559: Oh, that’s a relief. I was thinking “shouldn’t it be live if it’s in Subi?” but I didn’t know it actually was.

  562. Josh Barnstable says

    I made it home at 8:32!

    Why the hell are the Weagles wearing their clash strip??

  563. Good game, ey? Good a little boring the the last quarter, but Naitanui= incredible, beyond words.

    West Coast by 35- I tipped em by 36, so that was frustrating, but I reckon tonight’s game was a really thrilling for a pre-season match.

  564. Steve – Agree, I thought the goal umpire’s gaffe in the 2nd quarter was embarrassing. Funny game, West Coast kicked 13 unanswered in the middle, but it was a good return to footy. Jesus Naita was exciting. Kyle Hardingham was awful.

  565. Yeah, that was amazing, 13 unanswered goals. Yep, that goal umpire made an embarrassing call. Do you reckon he did it on purpose? There’s no way he couldnn’t have felt the ball hit his leg and the post. Good crowd- 23,860, eclisping their opening crowd of 22,819 against Collingwood last year. I like West Coast’s clash strip

  566. You young kids! How can you like these mostly white strips?

  567. Gigs- I like this one, I don’t like the Dogs one, the Dees’ one, carlton’s one, or Hawthorn’s one.

    But there’s something about West Coast’s white guernsey that makes me think the AFL haven’t gone wrong in this department

  568. Steve, funnily enough, I think the Doggies’ one looks almost OK. West Coast’s isn’t the worst but i don’t like any of them.

  569. Steve – What about the Lions’ white one?

    Really, I couldn’t give a monkeys about clash strips.

    One young player I was particularly impressed with was Luke Shuey – came on in the second half and did quite well for himself.

  570. Yeah, Shuey picked up 13 possessions in a quarter and a half, Sheppherd picked up 8 in the same amount of time. Yeah that too Adam

  571. I also though Brad Ebert showed his potential during the latter stages of the game.

    Anyway, I’m off to bed now

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