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  • The Brain
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    Originally posted by zac View Post

    Yeah?
    Buderus pipped him at the post because he was playing in a team of crap players that didn't make the semis. They didn't take points off him.
    He was never gonna get it ...like I said inspire but they werent that stupid either

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  • zac
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    Originally posted by The Brain View Post

    Not really...was a set up to inspire him to motivate him etc take it as you like .
    Yeah?
    Buderus pipped him at the post because he was playing in a team of crap players that didn't make the semis. They didn't take points off him.

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  • The Brain
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    Originally posted by zac View Post
    Desperately unlucky not to win the Dally M in 2004.
    Not really...was a set up to inspire him to motivate him etc take it as you like .

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  • novice chook
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    Originally posted by Bruce Pickett View Post

    You certainly stood up for Finchy which was commendable. But man, you had a thing against Wing.

    Was there ever a more villified character on the Wall/Chookpen than Finch? Pearce would come a close silver medal.
    Agreed - I was never a great fan of Wing, which was unusual for a female supporter A part of me must have sussed that underneath he was Vermin to the core, like his father. And after his presso with the Phone Chucker when he announced his return to the Vermin I gave him holy hell at every available opportunity Still have little time for the bloke.

    Pearce was a fave of mine as well - I always seem to have gravitated to those less fancied. Other faves were Shane Shackleton and Ned Catic

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  • Johnny73
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    Originally posted by stringaz View Post
    I've heard that M.Johns has an exceptional footy brain which im yet to see. .
    He certainly didn't show it on that trip to New Zealand with the Sharks. He broke the interchange rule.

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  • Johnny Tobin
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    Originally posted by trewhella View Post
    Gee you’ve got a great memory.

    i watched a few games from behind the goalposts in Finchys first year and was really surprised by his choices on 5 and 6 and also his execution...the alarm bells rang early on for me and I posted as such but got hammered early on then the momentum of FOFF took off and I actually felt for sorry for him.
    I felt sorry for us.

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  • Jacks Fur Coat
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    Originally posted by novice chook View Post
    I was one of the few Finchy fans while he was at the club. I even have a signed photo of he and I at a corporate event But he definitely had problems back then - I noticed once when I was chatting to him that he had cigarette burns on his arms. When I asked how they happened he just said that he'd been careless when he was drunk but I knew there was much more to it than that, and told him as much. He made light of it, but I knew then he wasn't in a good mindset. I was actually relieved when he left the Chooks, and hoped a new club would bring a new beginning for him.

    I wish he and his family all the best.
    I dont think you would be only " one of the few Finchy fans".

    Most Easts fans support whoever wears the jumper. Social media commentators often don't represent the majority, and are only a small percentage of the wider fan base.

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  • trewhella
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    Originally posted by Bruce Pickett View Post

    I remember you saying circa 03-04 'who moves a premiership winning halfback to hooker'? After listening to his podcast, Wingy seemed to be thinking the same.
    Gee you’ve got a great memory.

    i watched a few games from behind the goalposts in Finchys first year and was really surprised by his choices on 5 and 6 and also his execution...the alarm bells rang early on for me and I posted as such but got hammered early on then the momentum of FOFF took off and I actually felt for sorry for him.

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  • Johnny Tobin
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    I wish him the best - and I am stoked he’s gone.

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  • The Skeez
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    Originally posted by Smee View Post

    He might know someone who can supply it for you.
    A thread from a convicted coke trafficker about an admitted coke abuser. That’ll do me

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  • The Skeez
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    Originally posted by The Brain View Post

    He came to us already ruined..the club missed that.
    Finchy I remember in a rugby league week article after 2004 said he was soley responsible for the roosters losses..Fair enough . He said it in person too ask JT .
    That was because Ricky put the loss on him.
    Stuart thrashed the club while he was coach.

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  • Rooster1908
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    Originally posted by trewhella View Post

    I thought that line might trigger you. Apologies.
    its true...perfect parents(if there is such a thing) can raise troubled kids.

    In my experience and I have a bit on this field, elite athletes with mental health issues can have a strong push from the parents to succeed at all costs.
    kindness is weakness
    winning is everything
    mercy is for losers
    be stronger
    be fitter
    be tougher
    have the mindset of a champion
    play for fun....yeah right!

    practice practice practice = pressure,pressure,pressure
    Agree donating parents pushing kids is not good , may be high ratio cause among sporting people but not necessarily in the real world ,

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  • trewhella
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    Originally posted by Rooster1908 View Post

    I am definitely. not a gifted sportsperson , but speaking from personal real life experience to myself it is not always the parents . Please do not think you know what my or anyone else's personal experience are until you have walked in our shoes.
    I thought that line might trigger you. Apologies.
    its true...perfect parents(if there is such a thing) can raise troubled kids.

    In my experience and I have a bit on this field, elite athletes with mental health issues can have a strong push from the parents to succeed at all costs.
    kindness is weakness
    winning is everything
    mercy is for losers
    be stronger
    be fitter
    be tougher
    have the mindset of a champion
    play for fun....yeah right!

    practice practice practice = pressure,pressure,pressure

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  • zac
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    Desperately unlucky not to win the Dally M in 2004.

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  • Rooster1908
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    Originally posted by trewhella View Post
    No. I disagree
    continued self destructive behaviours despite many attempts at rehab are a clear sign of this.
    you clearly don’t know too much about it.

    elite sports people quite often have very demanding and very critical parents.
    unless they are hugely naturally gifted...(which Brett isn’t) they have grinded and grafted and worked extremely hard to get to the top.
    getting accolades from the outside world but the inner world being in turmoil.

    Emptiness and a lack of a purpose post sporting life often exacerbates these feelings.
    The high levels of conscientiousness are now without any external rewards.
    I am definitely. not a gifted sportsperson , but speaking from personal real life experience to myself it is not always the parents . Please do not think you know what my or anyone else's personal experience are until you have walked in our shoes.
    Last edited by Rooster1908; 03-10-2020, 07:20 PM.

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