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by Windy_Hill
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 15
Views: 94

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

Stewart has to show something in this game. (Assuming it’s not the slippery slide dewy conditions that have made games at Metricon such an eye sore) If he can’t get some decent possessions and kick a couple after two games of finding his feet then I would suggest he doesn’t play again for the club. ...
by Windy_Hill
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Bombertalk Player of the Year Honour Board
Replies: 11
Views: 64

Re: Bombertalk Player of the Year Honour Board

How about this compromise

Stick with 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The voter however has to cast Votes for at least the best three players who in turn receive 5, 4 & 3 votes respectively. This makes it easier to vote when we are shit.
by Windy_Hill
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Bombertalk Player of the Year Honour Board
Replies: 11
Views: 64

Re: Bombertalk Player of the Year Honour Board

If 3, 2, 1 is the way to go, then can we get some consensus on the weekly voting to assure that everyone is on the same page. Personally I prefer to 5 vote over the 3 vote?

But either way is fine I guess
by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again

Footy Classified’s take on Life in Melbourne as an Essendon supporter

by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again

Nothing’s changed from my ponderings. It really is just a shocking case of Rinse’n’Repeat isn’t it? Year in, Year out we make the same anguished comments, they should do this, they should do that. Multiple footballing dynasties have risen and fallen since we were last relevant. Icons of the game ha...
by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: The Five Things that Need to Happen if We are to be Relevant Again

Something has to give if this football club is to make the next step and again become relevant and a serious finals contender. If these things don’t happen then it’s making up numbers time again in 2020. Please feel free to add your thoughts and opinions 1. The Obvious Avenue - Fit and firing Danih...
by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon Free Kick Differentials
Replies: 19
Views: 98

Re: Essendon Free Kick Differentials

Reported in The Age today that Essendon has in fact reached out to the AFL for clarification over the McGrath holding the ball decision against GWS. One, I am sure that is a token gesture to appease vociferous supporters and; Two, goes nowhere towards addressing at least 5 other highly contentious u...
by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Uncontracted Players 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Uncontracted Players 2020

mdso wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Would not surprise me if Laverde asked to go into the draft.
He will be someone elses Tom Cutler
by Windy_Hill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Langford and Laverde - First Impressions
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: Langford and Laverde - First Impressions

BUMP. An example of what you’re saying in another thread Windy. Not trying to point at anyone here, but when we look back at some of our assessments of new players, we end up 5 years down the track with an ‘ok’ sort of player and a list clogger. We could dig up similar threads from 5 years ago and ...
by Windy_Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 10...vs GWS Giants
Replies: 102
Views: 583

Re: Round 10...vs GWS Giants

And to prove the corruption is real, BZT is found guilty of rough conduct (un-fucking-believable) while our guys keep getting smashed on the field in similar ways - Merrett, AMT for example. Our club is as soft and weak as they come. Not a whimper from anyone. Just bend over and accept all this f**...
by Windy_Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL
Replies: 15
Views: 94

Re: Rd 11 vs Gold Coast + 3 Maggots + MRO + AFL

In: Won’t matter
Out: Love of the game
by Windy_Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon Free Kick Differentials
Replies: 19
Views: 98

Re: Essendon Free Kick Differentials

Since 2013, West Coast are the number one ranked team for frees for when playing at home, topping the table in 4 of the eight seasons, second once and fourth once. So that in of itself must mean umpires are influenced by crowd reaction. They are the most rewarded team playing at home in the history ...
by Windy_Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon Free Kick Differentials
Replies: 19
Views: 98

Re: Essendon Free Kick Differentials

Well, technically, it’s not about the number of free kicks as such, it’s about the number of howler free kicks against that matter. No point moaning about a free kick differential if all the free kicks are correct. I just think we have had an extraordinary amount of howlers against us. I think you ...
by Windy_Hill
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon Free Kick Differentials
Replies: 19
Views: 98

Re: Essendon Free Kick Differentials

Those percentages aren’t right. If the percentage is total free kicks ‘for’ of ALL free kicks paid, then virtually all of them should be under 50%. The only exception was 2016 (where the AFL would have told the umpies- “go easy on them this year, we don’t want 100+ point losing margins”). That year...
by Windy_Hill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Essendon Free Kick Differentials
Replies: 19
Views: 98

Essendon Free Kick Differentials

So, do we get screwed by the umps or is it just supporter perspective. Below shows clearly that Essendon over the last eight seasons (time frame selected on the basis of the Supplement saga and subsequent fallout) has been on the receiving end of a negative free kick differential in all but one year...
by Windy_Hill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Looking for Positives Amongst the Train Wreck that is EFC
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Looking for Positives Amongst the Train Wreck that is EFC

I am sick and tired of getting a glimmer of hope and a few good performances and then the next year these anointed slide backwards so fast that we scream for their delisting Why? What the hell sucks about this club's culture? That is a very good question perfectly illustrated by the list of players...
by Windy_Hill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Uncontracted Players 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Uncontracted Players 2020

After the capitulation against GWS it is clear we need to change a lot of things. But honestly, our list is so poor after the top 10 players it’s scary. Someone please tell me why we keep f****** up promising players. Everyone goes backwards at Essendon. WTF has happened to Redman, Francis, McGrath,...
by Windy_Hill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Uncontracted Players 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Uncontracted Players 2020

So that’s 8 out the door for you BD. It’s gonna be a turkey shoot....actually, they’ll probably offer Laverde a three year deal on better coin No, no and no, sadly the guy is injury prone. But; you're right they probably will. I think we ought to go after Ben Brown. No....god no. Not because he’s a...
by Windy_Hill
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Votes v GWS + 3 Maggots
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Votes v GWS + 3 Maggots

3. Merrett
2. Saad
1. Shiel
by Windy_Hill
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Bombers Discussion
Topic: Round 10...vs GWS Giants
Replies: 102
Views: 583

Re: Round 10...vs GWS Giants

That f****** Giants c*** gets a free 35m out for faking head high contact. 10 mins earlier Ridley gets crunched high, has to leave the ground, play says the f****** maggot.

Had enough of this bullshit