Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Greatness

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Greatness


    Its the third most commonly overused, undervalued term. Right behind Hero. And Immortal.

    And we've heard it all this week. This year. Hell, weve been hearing it for decades.

    Future immortals.....Heros......Greatness.

    When you have all the cards favouring your house. When your masters own your souls. When the crest on your chest is an extension of the "product", not one of honourable toil and sufference over 110 years of blood sweat and tears.....

    When the term is not born of history, of deeds, told for generations in the gardens of drinking establishments, whilst an old, lonesome gentleman leans quitely over his ale, overhearing them and recalling every line...confirming fact with a quiet nod to himself, and smirking at the embelished elements that flatter him.....

    When you run, steal, con, and corrupt the truth, instead of wearing it, in every possible manifestation of pain....

    Then its not greatness.

    But...

    when youve sacrificed yourself and are spent.

    When youve saved those that cannot save themselves.

    When youve followed the rules, to their limits, and delivered your soul on a platter, win lose or draw, you have delivered glory.

    You have demonstrated true Greatness.

    For Greatness, is sacrificing your body to save your mates.
    Greatness, is fighting with your heart, mind and soul, to protect and deliver those who cannot.
    Greatness, is doing all this by abiding to cannons that direct. To laws that govern.....To fairness and Truth.


    There are 17 men from the East. With their 110 years of history, life stories, deeds.....Great deeds, to call upon. This is their arsenal. Truth. Boldness. Courage. Heart.

    On Sunday, all things being equal or not, the 17 men from the East, will be hit, with everything.

    The battle will be formidable. The enemy is seemingly indestructable...even to Lady Justice.

    And they will stand. To be hit again with yet another sortie in what will be an endless barage.

    And they will bleed, and they will scream, and they wuill fight. For the Crest over THEIR hearts.

    For greatness.

    And when all is spent, and said, and done. When every one of those 17 knows he's done everything that needed to be. When the screams of the battle and the damned is drowned out by the unsettling silence in the aftermath.....

    There will be no Heros.
    No future or present immortals or Gods.
    No fanfares for "legends" behold by false prophets with thier own self interests at heart.

    There will be one solemn sound.

    A Rooster standing tall and proud as he has for 110 years on the crystal Eastern shores of this great city.

    And into the skies he will deliver.

    A crow.

    A cry.

    Of Greatness.

    Go Easts
    Last edited by melon....; 09-26-2018, 11:37 AM.
    Alcohol never solved any life problems.....then again neither did milk.

  • #2
    I am spent........
    Red, White and Bluesters!!!

    Comment


    • #3
      There is a reason we won't feature that much in the Dally Ms.
      Because we are a team of many, a solid team that bleed for each other. Not a team plus a super star or 2 that are used as a crutch to get over the line.
      No media myths just a bunch of young men that believe in each other.
      The Internet is a place for posting silly things
      Try and be serious and you will look stupid
      sigpic

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by melon.... View Post
        Its the third most commonly overused, undervalued term. Right behind Hero. And Immortal.

        And we've heard it all this week. This year. Hell, weve been hearing it for decades.

        Future immortals.....Heros......Greatness.

        When you have all the cards favouring your house. When your masters own your souls. When the crest on your chest is an extension of the "product", not one of honourable toil and sufference over 110 years of blood sweat and tears.....

        When the term is not born of history, of deeds, told for generations in the gardens of drinking establishments, whilst an old, lonesome gentleman leans quitely over his ale, overhearing them and recalling every line...confirming fact with a quiet nod to himself, and smirking at the embelished elements that flatter him.....

        When you run, steal, con, and corrupt the truth, instead of wearing it, in every possible manifestation of pain....

        Then its not greatness.

        But...

        when youve sacrificed yourself and are spent.

        When youve saved those that cannot save themselves.

        When youve followed the rules, to their limits, and delivered your soul on a platter, win lose or draw, you have delivered glory.

        You have demonstrated true Greatness.

        For Greatness, is sacrificing your body to save your mates.
        Greatness, is fighting with your heart, mind and soul, to protect and deliver those who cannot.
        Greatness, is doing all this by abiding to cannons that direct. To laws that govern.....To fairness and Truth.


        There are 17 men from the East. With their 110 years of history, life stories, deeds.....Great deeds, to call upon. This is their arsenal. Truth. Boldness. Courage. Heart.

        On Sunday, all things being equal or not, the 17 men from the East, will be hit, with everything.

        The battle will be formidable. The enemy is seemingly indestructable...even to Lady Justice.

        And they will stand. To be hit again with yet another sortie in what will be an endless barage.

        And they will bleed, and they will scream, and they wuill fight. For the Crest over THEIR hearts.

        For greatness.

        And when all is spent, and said, and done. When every one of those 17 knows he's done everything that needed to be. When the screams of the battle and the damned is drowned out by the unsettling silence in the aftermath.....

        There will be no Heros.
        No future or present immortals or Gods.
        No fanfares for "legends" behold by false prophets with thier own self interests at heart.

        There will be one solemn sound.

        A Rooster standing tall and proud as he has for 110 years on the crystal Eastern shores of this great city.

        And into the skies he will deliver.

        A crow.

        A cry.

        Of Greatness.

        Go Easts
        Wow! Great read and inspirational.
        You should put that on the Roosters Facebook page.
        Well done.

        Comment


        • #5
          I have really missed your Churchillian like speaches Melon. GO EASTS
          Until the philosophy which holds on race superior and another inferior Is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned then everywhere is war That until there is no longer 1st class or 2nd class citizens of any nation. Until the colour of a mans skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes. Then its a war. That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race Then its a war
          Haile Selassie

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by melon.... View Post
            Its the third most commonly overused, undervalued term. Right behind Hero. And Immortal.

            And we've heard it all this week. This year. Hell, weve been hearing it for decades.

            Future immortals.....Heros......Greatness.

            When you have all the cards favouring your house. When your masters own your souls. When the crest on your chest is an extension of the "product", not one of honourable toil and sufference over 110 years of blood sweat and tears.....

            When the term is not born of history, of deeds, told for generations in the gardens of drinking establishments, whilst an old, lonesome gentleman leans quitely over his ale, overhearing them and recalling every line...confirming fact with a quiet nod to himself, and smirking at the embelished elements that flatter him.....

            When you run, steal, con, and corrupt the truth, instead of wearing it, in every possible manifestation of pain....

            Then its not greatness.

            But...

            when youve sacrificed yourself and are spent.

            When youve saved those that cannot save themselves.

            When youve followed the rules, to their limits, and delivered your soul on a platter, win lose or draw, you have delivered glory.

            You have demonstrated true Greatness.

            For Greatness, is sacrificing your body to save your mates.
            Greatness, is fighting with your heart, mind and soul, to protect and deliver those who cannot.
            Greatness, is doing all this by abiding to cannons that direct. To laws that govern.....To fairness and Truth.


            There are 17 men from the East. With their 110 years of history, life stories, deeds.....Great deeds, to call upon. This is their arsenal. Truth. Boldness. Courage. Heart.

            On Sunday, all things being equal or not, the 17 men from the East, will be hit, with everything.

            The battle will be formidable. The enemy is seemingly indestructable...even to Lady Justice.

            And they will stand. To be hit again with yet another sortie in what will be an endless barage.

            And they will bleed, and they will scream, and they wuill fight. For the Crest over THEIR hearts.

            For greatness.

            And when all is spent, and said, and done. When every one of those 17 knows he's done everything that needed to be. When the screams of the battle and the damned is drowned out by the unsettling silence in the aftermath.....

            There will be no Heros.
            No future or present immortals or Gods.
            No fanfares for "legends" behold by false prophets with thier own self interests at heart.

            There will be one solemn sound.

            A Rooster standing tall and proud as he has for 110 years on the crystal Eastern shores of this great city.

            And into the skies he will deliver.

            A crow.

            A cry.

            Of Greatness.

            Go Easts
            nice one Melon.

            But there will be heros when we win. There is an opportunity now for 1 through 17 to be a hero. Yes the cards have fallen Melbourne's way so far with Cronks injury and Slater getting off and that puts us in a more difficult situation. But we can only play the hand we have been dealt and do the best we can with that and you can win a hand of poker with a shit hand no doubt - its how you play that hand, with guile and courage. I like Tiger Woods attitude when he hits a poor shot or gets into a difficult situation through his own fault or through bad luck or a bad bounce. He relishes that scenario and says to himself "this is an opportunity" an opportunity to pull off an incredible shot and an opportunity to do what most don't think he can and most couldn't do - "an an opportunity to be a hero". That's how he approaches that scenario- that's what he says to himself when it happens and he relishes that opportunity.

            So they all have that opportunity now, collectively as a team and as individuals maybe it's SOS who gets that opportunity, maybe it's Latrell with his incredible skill and power or Maubs stepping up and in defence or Keary or JWH inspiring a team effort as he has done many a time before leading the team out of difficult situations, maybe Napa with a souths like game from a few years ago or Radley taking them on in both attack and venomous defence or Friend tackling himself to exhaustion or Manu who has been immense the back half of the year- hell its an opportunity for every single one of them individually and collectively as a team. They won't relinquish that chance - they will embrace it and we will support them and be with them all the way and in the end be proud of them no matter the outcome i am 100% sure of this.

            BTW i am not a Tiger fan, he sold the world an image of himself that wasn't true and that i don't like - it was fake, i don't care what he did i just don't like that he pretended that that wasn't him. But i do do love what he says when he is in a difficult situation "this is an opportunity to be a hero" and he looks forward to that situation.

            Comment


            • #7
              Incredible write up Melon . Im inspired .

              Comment


              • #8
                i wouldnt mind if the club decided to wear the heritage jersey for the GF with all the names of every player on it like they did a couple years a go for heritage round

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoosterFanNZ View Post
                  i wouldnt mind if the club decided to wear the heritage jersey for the GF with all the names of every player on it like they did a couple years a go for heritage round
                  Beetson, brown, messenger, Ashton Freddy, Hastings, mini. Vaughtin .... We'd kill it
                  Alcohol never solved any life problems.....then again neither did milk.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    i think they should all run out with no 1 on their backs in the Jumper that Luke "Diamond " Phillips wore in the 2002 GF - now that was a heroic performance!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Andrew Walker View Post
                      I have really missed your Churchillian like speaches Melon. GO EASTS
                      It's grand final week. I had to make an appearance.
                      Alcohol never solved any life problems.....then again neither did milk.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Hes back baby!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          You forgot the brain gets a free mellos guitar too
                          Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Outstanding post melon....thank you! May Robbo share the emotion and meaning of that with our team (they may not understand the words!). And Crowe says we have no soul - what a poor fool that man is!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by melon.... View Post
                              Its the third most commonly overused, undervalued term. Right behind Hero. And Immortal.

                              And we've heard it all this week. This year. Hell, weve been hearing it for decades.

                              Future immortals.....Heros......Greatness.

                              When you have all the cards favouring your house. When your masters own your souls. When the crest on your chest is an extension of the "product", not one of honourable toil and sufference over 110 years of blood sweat and tears.....

                              When the term is not born of history, of deeds, told for generations in the gardens of drinking establishments, whilst an old, lonesome gentleman leans quitely over his ale, overhearing them and recalling every line...confirming fact with a quiet nod to himself, and smirking at the embelished elements that flatter him.....

                              When you run, steal, con, and corrupt the truth, instead of wearing it, in every possible manifestation of pain....

                              Then its not greatness.

                              But...

                              when youve sacrificed yourself and are spent.

                              When youve saved those that cannot save themselves.

                              When youve followed the rules, to their limits, and delivered your soul on a platter, win lose or draw, you have delivered glory.

                              You have demonstrated true Greatness.

                              For Greatness, is sacrificing your body to save your mates.
                              Greatness, is fighting with your heart, mind and soul, to protect and deliver those who cannot.
                              Greatness, is doing all this by abiding to cannons that direct. To laws that govern.....To fairness and Truth.


                              There are 17 men from the East. With their 110 years of history, life stories, deeds.....Great deeds, to call upon. This is their arsenal. Truth. Boldness. Courage. Heart.

                              On Sunday, all things being equal or not, the 17 men from the East, will be hit, with everything.

                              The battle will be formidable. The enemy is seemingly indestructable...even to Lady Justice.

                              And they will stand. To be hit again with yet another sortie in what will be an endless barage.

                              And they will bleed, and they will scream, and they wuill fight. For the Crest over THEIR hearts.

                              For greatness.

                              And when all is spent, and said, and done. When every one of those 17 knows he's done everything that needed to be. When the screams of the battle and the damned is drowned out by the unsettling silence in the aftermath.....

                              There will be no Heros.
                              No future or present immortals or Gods.
                              No fanfares for "legends" behold by false prophets with thier own self interests at heart.

                              There will be one solemn sound.

                              A Rooster standing tall and proud as he has for 110 years on the crystal Eastern shores of this great city.

                              And into the skies he will deliver.

                              A crow.

                              A cry.

                              Of Greatness.

                              Go Easts
                              You're a legend Monk. I remember reading these almost 15-20 years ago when we first started making GFs. Ahh the memories mun..

                              EdVed.
                              Exonerate the West Memphis Three - www.wm3.org

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X