He's still hanging around that's for sure and certain. But to believe he's a realistic chance of regaining his position is a wild stretch. There's enough division in Republican ranks to ensure that won't happen.
What hasn't happened, and what I expected, was that the alternative would be good enough to consign him to the dustbin of history...and that's on the Democrats.
Without being toooo dramatic about it, given where we've been, where we hope to go, the consequences of this match and the opposition we are playing........is this our most important game this century?
I reckon beating the bombers and tigers in a final were more important. The following weeks against interstate sides, less so. Same as the other finals we've lost interstate.
We did play in a prelim against the all conquering 2000 bombers.
Actually the public use masks horrendously, because the disposables most of us wear are only fully effective when they are dry and fresh, that is why in a medical setting they are often changed multiple times per day.
I don't disagree with this, or anything you wrote. Seeing some karens cut holes in their masks so they can sip straws or breath better is evidence of even worse behaviour. But rather bog people down with science, which these types of people can not, or do not understand, i offered an alternative 'working' that they provide.
The whole thing is just an example of fixating on one point is completely missing others. Which is what the majority of anti-vaxers and anti-establishment (eg anti-dan) continue to do.
I am a bit concerned how our AFLW team is going. Harford seems to talk a big game but we never seem to improve and we never seem to be ready for the start of the season. We keep losing top quality players and those who leave seem to be very happy about it. I hope the team is ready to go and they have a good season but last weekend's result is not a good omen.
The season is so short, its over before you can work out who can play where. Last season we lost too many games early (albeit by not much on a lot of occasions) and despite a much improved second half of the season, we couldn't quite get back to finals contention.
Then....we lose a lot of players....again....and the cycle repeats.
I think we are a middle of the road team based on ins and outs.....mostly outs....but there is a lot of unknown with the ins we've had.
Lets not forget that came up against the strongest Melbourne based side (and arguably the strongest side in the game now that Adelaide have lost Phillips) as they were runner ups last season....and have improved with their ins/outs. Dees will embarrass a lot of teams this year.
Had we played someone like Geelong, the scoreline would've been reversed.
I specifically recall hearing countless times in dans BS daily presses how unvaccinated are a risk to the vaccinated and that’s the primary reason the unvaccinated will be alienated and locked out of majority of places. Otherwise why do that??
Same way as so many said how dangerous it is to have jones anywhere near the playing group.
Or did they forget that as well.
You are less likely to get it if you are vaccinated, you are certainly less likely to get super sick from it if you are vaccinated. That doesn't mean it stops you getting it. It means it stops you getting it to the same extent as those not vaccinated.
There is a difference.
As we've discovered time and time again in this saga, people hear what they wanna hear and make judgement based on misunderstanding, and misinformation in most anti-vaxxers.
For the average joe out there, they don't understand how covid works, vaccines work, flattening the curve works etc etc. This is why we have experts, so we don't need to know.
However, one person tries to paraphrase someone and 'disprove' it and that supposedly invalidates the whole argument....despite the paraphrasing missing the point.
One example of this is masks. Wear masks and help stop the spread
Now people see that and dive into it, the virus is so small it can get through the masks....thus...masks do nothing. ITS BS!
However, that is only half the idea IMO. 1. Wear a mask can limit the distance the virus can spread through it, compared to no mask. eg Spraying water through a flyscreen won't stop the water getting through, but it limit how far it gets.
2. The part people are oblivious too, the psychology of wearing a mask. It is a constant reminder that you need to be careful. You see someone with a mask on and it reminds you (i need to stay 1.5m away, not shake hands etc) it reminds you that you need to sanitise your hands when you touch something etc. So masks are working as a reminder, even if they are not working as a face force-field.
But, prove some virus can get through a mask and the whole concept of masks is BS! Only to the ignorant.
1. You make finals, players get bonuses, and we get more cap room. There is a reason why teams that make finals seem to be able to hang on to players and somehow get bigger salary caps.
2. The coleman medalist gets a financial windfall counted outside the cap. Having Mckay last year, and then Curnow this year will help us IMMENSELY when it comes contract time.
I wouldn't call them unwritten rules.....well at least the first one....is quite accessible in the CBA. 'Relatively unknown rules', perhaps, but again i've talked about it several times on these boards.
The second one may well be covered too, but i cannot recall. I know it covers other bonuses like Pick 1 to pick 5 taken in the ND gets a bonus and you get bonuses for games played etc.
Can’t believe anybody could be contemplating dropping Stocker to accommodate Williams who hasn’t done a thing since he arrived at Ikon. Don’t think Voss will be that silly and he’ll need to earn the right to rejoin the team through the VFL.
Stocker was excellent against the Dees and provides some much needed hardness to our side.
FWIW, i was probably the first to throw Stockers name up, but i was doing it based off how the MC would do it, rather than my own preference. Stocker seems to be the last one in, and first one out. If you are going to push for Williams (which seems to be the rumblings) then someone makes way.....who would the MC drop if it wasn't stocker?
Personally, I think Hill is a class above Gee, Sherar will give us closer to what Gee offered just without the experience yet.
Again, different players.
Put it this way. If Hill is running towards goal 20m out and someone comes to tackle her, she'll probably run straight into them, Cripps style. If it was Gee, she'd do a 360 pirouette around them without a hand being laid on her ala Fisher or Durdin and dribble it through. Sherar has shown SFA so far, but fingers crossed. Lucas-Rodd would run right into them too....but be tackled.
No really, having a Tilly inside will set someone like McKay, Hill, Guerin or Sherar free on the outside, it's a fixable problem.
Prepsakis is in a different class, those players are wasted inside because they aren't genuine replacements for Prespakis, but they can be an outside replacement for Gee. Hill and Sherar in particular.
It's all hypothetical, because we've lost those players and we do not have them, spilt milk.
Gees strength were her smarts, speed and skill. Nobody else on our list can replicate that. Regardless of if they are inside or outside and have rockets strapped to their back.
Given the way our season has gone, I can see Charlie getting pipped in the Coleman in the last round. Geelong have West Coast at Kardinia Park....Cameron and Hawkins will be licking their lips at the prospect of a big bag each. West Coast, apart from a bit of rough and tough stuff early in the Derby, have put the white flag up and wouldn't surprise to see a few senior players "managed" this week too.
I had that thought post game. When i saw Charlie kicked 1.4, i checked the coleman ladder and then the fixture to see who the cats were playing.
Charlie is due for a big week, he couldn't possibly need more motivation both personally and for the team. Lets hope he comes out and smashes it for everyone involved!
I get the theory about limiting the body count with more jabs but the ambulance system is broken in Victoria with or without CoVid and the ER's are full to overflowing with ramping at extreme levels despite the Governments denials. Staff are leaving in droves and we have Private Hospitals now being being recruited and forced to close wards for patients to take up the slack and supply facilities and staff. The reality is more people are passing due to CoVid with the new strains than the original but no one wants to talk about it or do anything to fix the system and its the Herd mentality approach and when its the economy vs losing some of the herd the economy wins...
100% the ambulance system is broken.
The last thing they need though is more fuel on the fire....which Covid adds.