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Grand Final Footy Fever with Tom of Melbourne!

September 27, 2012

He’s back!  The irrepressible Tom of Melbourne presents a “Grand Final Footy Preview Extravaganza…!”

 

What a week it’s been in the important tussle between the forces of darkness and light!

At every opportunity the old timers dust themselves off, get themselves in front of a camera and damn, with faint praise, the current regime.

…and it’s not limited to Lindsay Tanner mopping the floor with the previously respected interviewer Leigh Sales.

In the serious side of society we have an AFL Grand Final. Has-been Dermot Brereton is getting his fake tanned face in front of a camera at every opportunity.

Brereton is a former Hawthorn footballer who humiliating, ingloriously and ungraciously finished his career with Collingwood, which followed by a completely lame effort with the Swans.

An appropriate whimpering end to a vigorous career, which I think, reflects the Hawthorn character.

Fair minded football fans dislike Hawthorn with an intensity usually reserved for the likes of union hack/factional warlord Paul Howes (particularly in the aftermath of his announcement on our very own 7.30 Report, that PM Rudd was finished).

Hawthorn people are oddly placed in a leafy suburb, they should live on the Gold Coast, 25 years ago, such is their unabashed love of real estate over development and shady deals.

Sydney Swans are inoffensive, or at least they were last time I looked.

In a close tussle, Sydney is preferred by 4 goals.

In the NRL we have salary cap cheats Melbourne Storm up against salary cap cheats Canterbury Bulldogs.

Good taste requires a Canterbury win, because purple just isn’t a colour for men’s sport.

 

 

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35 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2012 5:36 pm

    What, no bullet points…..????!!!!!

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    September 27, 2012 5:45 pm

    er … 😯 …

  3. Roy of Melbourne permalink
    September 27, 2012 6:37 pm

    Incisive sporting analysis!

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    September 27, 2012 6:42 pm

    Incisive sporting analysis!

    It is?

  5. Victoria victorious permalink
    September 27, 2012 7:09 pm

    I’d prefer to see both Sydney teams humiliated.

  6. September 27, 2012 8:49 pm

    Fair minded football fans dislike Collingwood with an intensity usually reserved for the likes of union hack/factional warlord Paul Howes or Eddie McGuire

  7. September 27, 2012 8:50 pm

    Sydney Swans are much less gay now Warrick Caper is gone

  8. Roy of Melbourne permalink
    September 27, 2012 9:50 pm

    EXCLUSIVE

    The good taste table, AFL teams in order of loathing-

    1. West Coast
    2. Hawthorn
    3. St Kilda
    4. Collingwood
    5. Carlton
    6. Essendon
    7. Richmond
    8. Adelaide
    9. Geelong
    10. Port Adelaide
    11. North
    12. Melbourne
    13. Fremantle
    14. Equal – Sydney, Brisbane, Bulldogs, Gold Coast , GWS

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 27, 2012 9:51 pm

    err, that was me, in case you hadn’t guessed…

  10. el gordo permalink
    September 27, 2012 10:19 pm

    Bloods and Bulldogs to win.

  11. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 28, 2012 1:06 pm

    On a road-trip to Melbourne to see Weddings Parties Anything’s annual grand final eve gig. Not staying around for the footy though – don’t really understand it and wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much.

  12. el gordo permalink
    September 29, 2012 4:29 pm

    ‘Sydney’s turnaround in the second quarter was astounding. It started in the middle with O’Keefe and Kennedy getting touches, but the most critical factor was John Longmire’s decision to go man on man, rather than permitting a loose man behind the ball’

    Jake’s Take

  13. Cheer, cheer permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:05 pm

    Congratulations to Ol’Sancty. The Bloods were very good today. (You don’t want to be any where near where they go in Melbourne tonight. 😉 )

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:40 pm

    Are the Swans nicknamed “bloods”?

  15. Southeners permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:55 pm

    Yes, TB.

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~nickname/afl.html#south

  16. James of North Melbourne permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:56 pm

    Bloods.

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:57 pm

    Noice, James .. (is he pissed? don’t tell me he drinking with, sreb!)

  18. el gordo permalink
    September 29, 2012 6:59 pm

    Shiraz all round, I’m shouting.

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:02 pm

    Re “bloods” … I remember when they Swans moved/began to Sydney and the vicious nonsense (bit like the Lions) … they wanted a “national” league but only in Melbourne (lol) …

    … like NRL and Sydney League … how dare Queensland challenge ..

    I’m surprised that the Swans aren’t nicknamed Scabs (y’know dried blood) … chuckle …

    As for NRL … wait till next year for me …

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:03 pm

    Shiraz all round, I’m shouting. But I’m drinking SSB!

  21. James of North Melbourne permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:05 pm

    Not pissed. Don’t drink at footy. Incompatible with a naturally smart mouth. But give me an hour.

  22. 60 minutes permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:15 pm

    Okay, you’ve got an hour to get pissed, but no longer. 😯

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:22 pm

    Incompatible with a naturally smart mouth

    Have you met, Wally? You can contact him here …

    http://www.egosanonymous.com.au

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:31 pm

    By way of compromise .. for Wally

  25. Nothing's new permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:45 pm

    The team songs are a big part of the tradition of AFL. But most of the songs are derived from elsewhere. For example, the Swans song . . .

    compared to the Notre dame fight song . . .

  26. French lion permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:51 pm

    The Brisbane Lions tune . . .

    was pinched from a national anthem . . .

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:52 pm

    FMD!

    Even the game isn’t original! And not ‘alf as excoiting as the reel gaamel!

    (confession {’cause it me maykes me one of yoouse} I Ioved at! when oi were a laaad … ) You dh’s!

  28. Halls of Montezuma permalink
    September 29, 2012 7:59 pm

    Does toiletboss know his beloved Crows song . . .

    is derived from the US Marines Anthem? 😯

  29. Song remains the same permalink
    September 29, 2012 8:09 pm

    Great. Someone else has already looked into this, apparently, so I’ll leave the rest to him . . . 😐

  30. Root ball permalink
    September 29, 2012 8:31 pm

    ‘Various forms of football were played in Australia during the Victorian gold rush, from which emerged a distinct and locally popular sport. While these origins are still the subject of much debate the popularisation of the code that is known today as Australian Rules Football is currently attributed to Tom Wills.

    ‘Wills wrote a letter to Bell’s Life in Victoria & Sporting Chronicle, on July 10, 1858, calling for a “foot-ball club” with a “code of laws” to keep cricketers fit during winter. This is considered by historians to be a defining moment in the creation of the new sport. Through publicity and personal contacts Wills was able to co-ordinate football matches in Melbourne that experimented with various rules, the first recorded of which occurred on July 31, 1858. On 7 August 1858, Wills umpired a relatively well documented schoolboys match between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College. Following these matches, organised football matches rapidly increased in popularity.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football#Australian_rules

    Hmmm, the first game of “AFL” was in 1858. And yet the Gaelic Athletic Association was not established until 1884. Which came first, the chicken-ball or the egg-game?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football#Gaelic_football

  31. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 29, 2012 8:41 pm

    Swans proved good taste wins over the Victorian version of the white shoe brigade.

    ***hic***

  32. James of North Melbourne permalink
    September 29, 2012 9:56 pm

    So…… How about them FKN BLOODS!!

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    September 30, 2012 9:14 am

    LOL! James!

    Hmmm, the first game of “AFL” was in 1858. And yet the Gaelic Athletic Association was not established until 1884

    Mmmm I’ve heard that tale before … however Gaelic football as a game was played for centuries before someone decided it was a good way to make money … hence the association …

    Bit like rugby, soccer and league … AFL was a mismash of other football games (some going back to Roman times) … it was certainly not “new” …

  34. September 30, 2012 8:04 pm

    Better than those filthy earbiters in the NRL. 😯

  35. public toilet permalink
    October 7, 2012 8:06 pm

    Ideally, Kurt Tippet will never kick another goal.

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