The Sunday Evening knee-jerk – Round 17 edition.
Remember back in the day when I introduced the notion of the Friday night captain curse? It was all about not having a Friday night captain because when it goes bad your whole weekend is ruined…. Well I have found one worse thing; When your actual AFL team gets mauled on a Friday night. The weekend is worse than ruined, you have to live like a hermit for 2 days!
Remember back in the day when I introduced the notion of the Friday night captain curse? It was all about not having a Friday night captain because when it goes bad your whole weekend is ruined…. Well I have found one worse thing; When your actual AFL team gets mauled on a Friday night. The weekend is worse than ruined, you have to live like a hermit for 2 days! Can’t pick up a newspaper cause there’s stories about it, can’t watch TV cause you might catch some highlights, can’t look at your phone because every arsehole is texting about it. Then you think its all over on Monday right? Wrong! Then you have to run the work gauntlet…. every clown saying.. “what happened to the bombers?” .. blah blah. So anyway I’m right in the middle of a down footy patch right now so excuse the knee-jerks shortness this week… I just can’t raise the motivation. Blame the Bombers!
Obviously when a guy scores 165 he is going to be a little hard to top for legend, but what does it say about Dane Swans qualities as a footballer when 31 kicks and 18 handballs isn’t enough to stop the opposition winning by 50 odd points? I guess it means he is first and foremost a DT’er, just gets a lot of non-damaging possessions which rack up DT score but don’t effect the game so much. If there is a bitter hint to this blame the fact that i don’t own him… yet… Doh! If we look at Gary Ablett (143) in comparison, his 20 kicks and 17 handballs were added to 8 tackles, here is a guy that can nearly win a game for his team single handedly! Don’t worry though, if i owned Swan like the rest of you I would love him and be singing his praises every week… I’m just a bitter man. Either way, I’ll give them both dual legend status this week.
The Sunday Chop
This will be short and sweet…. I gave him the ultimatum last week….. I gave him ONE. LAST. CHANCE….and he fluffed it. Travis Cloke (37) the comedy festival was months ago, why you still performing the same old jokes? 37? really? That sh*t wasn’t funny the first time man! You scored the same amount of points that Dustin Fletcher has lived years… for the record Fletcher scored 72 this week. A 37 year old doubled your score…. this is a sad state of affairs, I don’t care.. we are over. See that bench over there? Get yourself a texta and write your name on it, cause that chair has your name on it from now til the end of this year.
I got in the car Saturday night and turned the footy on, I swear i thought I was listening to a sheffield shield game being played in front of 15 people! I could hear every single voice in the crowd.. the thumping echo of the ball when the players kicked… I love a game in Darwin! I mainly love it because its so hot and sweaty up there that the game generally descends into a session of full ground circle work. This worked out great for Grimes (135) who just sat there on his wing marking and kicking the ball on as the ball came by circle work style, but I’m sure the humid Darwin air wasn’t doing Dermie any favours… did you see his hair? flat, limp, lifeless! But the thing that really caught my eye as being clown worthy, was Lyndon Dunns(82) Moustache… what is that thing??? Very disturbing piece of facial kit right there. Actually while on the topic of clowns, does anyone think that spot fixing still exists in the game? I’m not naming any names but did anyone see the same, little bald umpire pay Geelong 3 dubious free kicks in a row from the wing to the forward pocket gifting Hawkins(99) a goal? I called him a clown at the time (with a few expletives added) and i stand by it! He single handedly constructed that goal by himself.
The this game sh*ts me
I was looking forward to a nice day in front of the DT stats today, had a few to drink last night so i could think of nothing better than sitting my arse on that couch! I took the big risk and Made Deledio captain… So you can imagine my horror when missus said “We are going to Ikea today” oh please.. for the love of god.. nooooooo. So i trudged through that Swedish hell hole for 4 hours…. lost in a maze of flat pack fake homliness.. but also in a place where my phone wouldn’t connect to the internet. How was my captain choice going? How was my team going? Was Goddard doing well first game back?.. Martin? so many questions. The only thing i really had to look forward to was my 99c hotdog (to validate the parking of course). I eventually made it out of flat pack hell alive complete with new tomato sauce & mustard stain on my t-shirt, got into the car, checked the phone.. noooooo Goddard scored 76, Martin 92 and my super duper captain choice who was supposed to devastate all those Swan 165ers … scored 103.. and thanks to this little day i lost my money league game by 5
And that’s why Ikea sh*ts me.
The other bits and pieces
For those of you out there that love a bit of Fantasy Premier League in the off season… it has just opened up again for another year, again i’ll be having a knee-jerkers league, if anybody is keen the code is 29577-28213.
I have also just started a webpage similar to the now famous DTtalk… called FPLaddicts for any FPL addicts out there who fancy some tips and advice or just a bit of friendly banter! We will be having articles written by a lot of folks that frequent this place so it will feel pretty familiar. Hopefully it gives the addicts their fix, and the bored DT’er something to do in the off season. The URL is fpladdicts.com Remember its only just started so stick with us!
Anyway that’s about it then for this shortened set of post round musings. Was a tough week for some, with a few donuts around the place but i’m sure captain Swan wallpapered over a lot of cracks. I’ve scored 2150 and am moderately happy, best I could hope for with no Swan and Cloke spudding it up, might be close to par? How about you, happy with your score? Any legends, clowns, chops or angry thoughts to get out? Do it now before we get serious again in time for the bullets.
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