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Offline kicker

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« 2017-Jun-28, 03:13 PM Reply #25 »
Can you imagine the outrage if, heaven/god/allah forbid, he starts getting booed when he returns???

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« 2017-Jun-28, 03:43 PM Reply #26 »
Oh dear

Seems this thread is being primed for a certain person's participation.
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« 2017-Jul-05, 10:12 AM Reply #27 »
ALI Fahour, the AFL's Diversity Manager,  football and professional careers could be terminated with a nine-week suspension at a suburban football tribunal hearing tonight.
The Herald Sun understands that a nine-match sanction will trigger Fahour’s automatic deregistration from the Northern Football League, and any other Australian rules competition, for breaching the 16-match threshold. The life ban would begin immediately. The AFL would then be forced to decide whether it wants a hothead deemed unsafe to play football employed at AFL House.
The AFL and chief executive Gillon McLachlan will remain silent until after today's hearing, which will be held at Northern Football League headquarters in Greensborough.
AFL Victoria introduced the 16-week threshold in 2008 to weed out “players/officials who could pose an unacceptable risk’’ to others.     emthup  
AFL Victoria and the Northern Football League have today repeatedly refused to hand over Fahour’s tribunal record. :what:
The records are not available publicly and AFL Victoria media officer Anthony Stanguts said they would remain hidden “so as not to prejudice the (tribunal) result”.         :lol:        
But it is understood that Fahour was suspended for four matches in 2010, from two separate charges.
Fahour was rubbed out for three matches for striking a Macleod opponent in Round 3 this season.
Fahour also received a severe reprimand for misconduct in 2012, when he jumped the fence and tangled with a spectator There have been wide calls for the AFL to immediately sack Fahour from figures including Collingwood premiership captain Tony Shaw.
The tribunal will not be open to the media. :shy:
AND this the same bloke that gave a character reference for fellow Muslim Bachar Houli last week.Surely his brother Ahmed, with his previous experience as CEO of Australia Post on a salary of $5.6 million, could give this recidivist king hitter, a character reference to reduce his penalty under that nine match threshold so that he can continue his football career.

Any betting he will get nine weeks = life, or less = continues on after serving penalty. ?
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« 2017-Jul-18, 08:27 PM Reply #28 »

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« 2017-Jul-19, 04:17 PM Reply #29 »
Pride making strides in being inclusive
ELIZA SEWELL
 

MEMBERS of the LGBTIQ community have misgivings about attending AFL matches, according to research conducted by La Trobe University.
But many who went to St Kilda’s Pride Game last year left with their views changed.
Interviews with 673 people who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer before last year’s St Kilda v Sydney Pride clash revealed almost half thought AFL games were not a safe place for LGBTIQ people.
But post-game research showed the fans had a positive experience at that game.
St Kilda takes on Sydney at the SCG in the second AFL Pride Game on Saturday night.
“We can’t hide from the fact that for some time too many members of the LGBTIQ community haven’t felt welcome at the footy,” St Kilda chief executive Matt Finnis said.
“Nobody should have to experience homophobic slurs in a crowd or feel unsafe to hold their partner’s hand at a footy game.
“For St Kilda, we want to make sure that everyone feels welcome to come to the footy.
“The Pride Game was an opportunity to lay out the welcome mat both metaphorically but also in reality.
“To have the symbols of Pride so overtly displayed to send a really strong message that you belong at the footy regardless of your sexuality is really important.”
Finnis said the themes had spread to other matches.
“The flags that feature the combination of the red, white and black with the rainbow colours, are still waved in the cheer squad in all of our games,” he said.
“These are little symbols that are really important that send a message that we really celebrate diversity.”
The research showed nearly three in five LGBTIQ people who had attended an AFL game had witnessed verbal homophobia or transphobia

What with LGBTIQ, Indigenous Round, etc I think the AFL has bitten more off than it can chew and is the most likely reason those executives were recently sacked because if they were not the AFL would have been seen as hypocritical as its agenda has gone far beyond just administrating the game..

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« 2017-Jul-19, 11:58 PM Reply #30 »

What with LGBTIQ, Indigenous Round, etc I think the AFL has bitten more off than it can chew and is the most likely reason those executives were recently sacked because if they were not the AFL would have been seen as hypocritical as its agenda has gone far beyond just administrating the game..


I thought it interesting that the AFL took that action against senior staff for " :censored: ing the help" (quoting Kathleen Turner in War Of The Roses???).

Are they going to apply the same standards to their broadcast partner Channel 7 and insist that Tim Worner be given the same treatment over his affair with Amber Harrison?

Or what about (what seems to be) nine tenths of all politicians?

Can we extend these new found moral standards to them as well? The media and politicians proselytize on the evils of things like gambling and smoking and use this as an excuse to increase taxes but when it comes to their own moral standards they just do what they feel like doing like I'm sure the politicians of the day did in decadent Rome not long before the empire crashed.

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« 2017-Jul-31, 03:51 PM Reply #31 »
Dangerfield out for a week.

According to twitter.

But not according to Betfair Brownlow market!

Something's not quite right.

So I've paused on my attempt to exploit the situation.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-31/match-review-panel-full-statement-round-19



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« 2017-Jul-31, 03:52 PM Reply #32 »
Yes, you are right.

http://www.afl.com.au/

Appeal?
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« 2017-Jul-31, 04:00 PM Reply #33 »
The final part of the tackle looked bad, with his victim's head headed for the turf.

No slip or anything, so I don't see how an appeal has any chance of escaping 2 weeks.

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« 2017-Jul-31, 04:21 PM Reply #34 »
The final part of the tackle looked bad, with his victim's head headed for the turf.

No slip or anything, so I don't see how an appeal has any chance of escaping 2 weeks.

You mean take the one and don't risk the two?

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« 2017-Jul-31, 04:31 PM Reply #35 »
Yes.

But I'm only talking through my Betfair exposure, where I decided to lay him, assuming I had ~8 weeks to rectify things if he got off.

Betfair currently has him @11 - so < 20% chance of a successful appeal.

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« 2017-Aug-03, 09:09 PM Reply #36 »
The politically correct AFL has introduced an Indigenous Round, a Gay Pride Round etc over the past few years. In view of the recent sacking of two of its executives for having sexual relationships with female staff, a rumour going around is that a Keep It in Your Pants Round could be on the cards. :beer:

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« 2017-Aug-04, 03:19 AM Reply #37 »
I reckon a "Stay Out Of The Sandhills" round my be on the cards for Carey. 


What about a "Shit It's Hot" round for our chardonnay socialists?


"Pell Is A Bastard" round for sure. 


"Down With White People" round should fit the bill perfectly. 


Maybe they could combine it with the Pell round. 


"Australia Day Sucks" round should get bums on seats. 

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« 2017-Sep-10, 05:02 AM Reply #38 »
My Eagles get to see another week.


The modern game is shit but at least this one was close. 

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« 2017-Sep-11, 07:18 PM Reply #39 »
I note one corporate bookie is betting on the AFL Grand Final quinella.
I was particularly interested in the odds of Richmond.
The Richmond quinella with Adelaide is $2.40. Sydney $3.75 and Geelong $13.00, which makes Richmond close enough to threes on to make the Grand Final.
Richmond will play in preliminary final the winner of GW Sydney or West Coast. IMO there is no way Richmond would be threes on to beat either of those sides, maybe two's on to beat West Coast and six to four on to beat GW Sydney.

Just another way to suck naive punters into placing an "unders" bet , disguised by alternative bets, on the same outcome.

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« 2017-Sep-11, 07:41 PM Reply #40 »
Betfair has

$1.60 Richmond GF

Quinellas

$4.6 Sydney
$15.5 Geelong
$2.66 Adelaide



Or, with some smooth moves



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« 2017-Sep-11, 08:52 PM Reply #41 »
Those Betfair odds seem more realistic, just goes to show that corporate is fleecing naive punters.

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« 2017-Sep-15, 07:49 PM Reply #42 »
The market on the Geelong vs Sydney has had me puzzled all week.

The MCG is very different to the SCG and Sydney pulled off too many miraculous last gasp victories in its long rally.

The odds should be much closer.


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« 2017-Sep-21, 11:09 PM Reply #43 »
Does anyone else really enjoy The Front Bar?


Been a big Malloy fan since the D Generation but didn't know anything about Sam Pang.


Loved his joke tonight.  "I'm Asian.  Leave the math to me. "


I find it really entertaining.  Kevin Bartlett was hilarious last week. 

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« 2017-Sep-22, 06:43 PM Reply #44 »
Sam is great on Have You Been Paying Attention which airs on ch 10.

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« 2017-Sep-24, 07:30 AM Reply #45 »
I'm used to hometown umpiring - it happens in all States. 


The crowd umpire the games more than the umpires; hey, they want to be popular.


But when finals come around, they usually just let the game go and only pay the obvious free kicks.


I'm an Eagles supporter with no leaning to either team in today's prelim.


The umpiring was a disgrace.  The worst and most biased I have ever seen in finals. 


All three seemed determined that Richmond would progress.  And so they did.


It may be that Richmond were the better team today but shit!  They didn't need the massive leg ups!


The umpires were relentless.  They even paid holding the ball (thought never against a Richmond player) when a Giants player


was tackled over the boundary line!  What a frigging joke.


No doubt the AFL desperately wanted a Melbourne side in the finals but it was a really bad look. 


If any of the umpires that disgraced the game today are there next week then Adelaide are screwed.   




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« 2017-Sep-27, 11:59 AM Reply #46 »
Not that long ago there was an SBS sob piece on this piece of work about not being trained for anything after footy!

Why on earth do Channel 7 and ad companies keep giving him cushy jobs!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/barry-hall-caught-striking-two-opponents-in-qafl-grand-final/8990650

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« 2017-Sep-27, 05:38 PM Reply #47 »
Because he's news.  He might be bad news but news nonetheless.


Thugs and leopards never change their spots.

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« 2017-Sep-27, 05:56 PM Reply #48 »
Nobody does wacky Wednesday formerly mad Monday dress ups like the Geelong football club!
The Selwood Brothers re-enacting Schapelle Corby today was gold!

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« 2017-Oct-18, 08:40 AM Reply #49 »
Can't believe the arrogant stance Adelaide have taken over departing or potentially departing players this off-season.

Lever being banned from attending B & F and being given a hard time from the captain Tex was a bit much! Walker declared publicly after it came to light he abused Lever face to face that he was chaing money over success. Uumm, Tex you lost the grand final, what success are you talking about? They don't award premierships for finishing on top in the home and away period.....

Now for Charlie Cameron Adelaide are playing hard ball and demanding a player to replace the potentially departing player who wants to move to Qld for family reasons. No problem with that but they have asked for All Aust and 3 time B & F Dwayne Zorko!!!! Get off your high horse Adel, you are kidding with your demands. Be reasonable


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