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    Quote Originally Posted by S.S. Bleeder View Post
    The trouble is that our fans are much quieter and less parochial than Victorian supporters. You are right though.
    In fact that is exactly what we did with the Goodes booing - we cheered him loudly every time it started. I remember vividly doing that - at Geelong, as it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.S. Bleeder View Post
    The trouble is that our fans are much quieter and less parochial than Victorian supporters. You are right though.
    Agreed, but I'd rather be us than the loud foul-mouthed Bombers bore that stood behind us in Bay 3 on Friday night. His idiotic behaviour got so bad that we moved at half time. We sit too close to the away fans and most games we're impacted by idiots who think its their right to be complete a-holes at the footy.

    We cheered loudly whenever Goodsey had the ball when the booing stuff was going on - most Swans fans did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono2707 View Post
    Agreed, but I'd rather be us than the loud foul-mouthed Bombers bore that stood behind us in Bay 3 on Friday night. His idiotic behaviour got so bad that we moved at half time. We sit too close to the away fans and most games we're impacted by idiots who think its their right to be complete a-holes at the footy.

    We cheered loudly whenever Goodsey had the ball when the booing stuff was going on - most Swans fans did.
    Yes, one of those guys snuck into the top deck of the Brewongle on Friday. They are always the same, loud and obnoxious,
    feeling they have to over compensate for being completely surrounded by Swans fans. Sensing the inevitable this bloke near
    us went all quiet in the last quarter and had gone before all the excitement at the end. This is why we never offer our seats
    up (unless to a Swans supporting friend) if we can't make it to a game. I wouldn't be able to handle the thought of my seat
    being forever tainted by having an opposition supporter sit in it.

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    This little clip says it all

    The Final Quarter — Sydney Film Festival
    Those who have the greatest power to hurt us are those we love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erica View Post
    No-one will remember Gill in a few years. Adam will be remembered for many years. I am privileged for having seen him represent our club.
    Great post, Erica. I too feel privileged to have witnessed Adam Goodes’ entire career, including those Reserves games played at the SCG. I recall ringing my late dad, a complete Bloods tragic, and telling him with enthusiasm of “this young guy who will be a star”. Even my wildest imagination couldn’t envisage the star and legend he would become. It is to the shame of the Australian football public, and public in general, that such a storied career ended the way it did. A comment on the article in today’s SMH showed that we have a very long path to tread. Not so much that there are racist fools who espouse such disgusting ideas, but that the moderator thought it was an appropriate comment to print. Yes, a long way indeed.

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    Eddie making the Goodes docos about himself! McGuire said he had told Goodes and producers of the films that he wants to be "part of the solution and not to be part of the problem".
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...16-p51o58.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSAS View Post
    Eddie making the Goodes docos about himself! McGuire said he had told Goodes and producers of the films that he wants to be "part of the solution and not to be part of the problem".
    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...16-p51o58.html
    I don't have an issue with those comments from Maguire. Indeed, I think they are positive. Not having seen the film, it's hard to know for sure, but I suspect that those who still harbour a negative attitude towards Goodes, and consider him largely responsible for the circumstances in which he retired are unlikely to be persuaded otherwise by a film that represents the story as it unfolded. I hope I am wrong, and that sufficient time has past for at least some people to see the events in a different light. Maguire asking people to watch the film with an open mind surely has to be a good thing.

    Nor do I see him saying he wants to be part of the solution as making it about himself. Everyone needs to be part of the solution.

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    All well & good what Eddie has said above and they are indeed positive for the better, but even though he has apologised I'm not sure if he has ever admitted he was wrong with both his King Kong gaffe & Goodes War dance commentary. His apologies always contained the caveat "if I caused any offence etc..."

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    Dark day indeed for Australian sport and society in general. It is the " ïm not a racist'" crowd that operate "casual racism" that need to be informed and educated. You will never educate out and out racist's , just isolate them better.

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    Fantastic article by Caroline Wilson.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...17-p51oec.html

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    Why doesn’t the club put on a screening of the film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Sun View Post
    Fantastic article by Caroline Wilson.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...17-p51oec.html
    Thanks Blue Sun - a very readable article. And I don't mind seeing Caroline revisiting McGuire's contribution. Of course, she has her own criticism about Eddie, part of which bears out KSAS's comments above.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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