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Reply #45
I didnt dislike Goodes but couldnt warm to him which made it hard to understand his actions...his carry on with the very inoffensive Carlton group of supporters at the SCG was clearly frustration from previous games dealing with other idiot supporters but his war dance was uncalled for and only inflamed the situation and made him more of a target.
Mainly this.

I remember the game, i still remember watching it.  I remember we had not been going great (sounds familiar, again!) and then they were beating us - I've just looked it up - 51 to 10! he had a set shot right in front! He'd been booed the game before and his 'payback' was aimed at our tiny cheersquad up in Sydney... and then he tried behind it with oh it was an Aboriginal war dance celebrating my aboriginality and you're all racist for saying it was aggressive.  GIVE ME A BREAK.  He had pent up frustration and he took it out on a lowly opposition. pathetic.

vision - you tell me - is this good sportsmanship:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-ZVXE-LGw


What they said at the time::

The dance sparked mixed reactions within the wider football community and on social media.

"Probably best not to do it," Denis Cometti said during the match broadcast on Channel Seven.

But Cameron Ling defended the move, saying players were entitled to celebrate.

"Provided its not any obscene, and that certainly wasn't, you can enjoy the moment," he said.

"Won't stop the booing, though will it?" Cometti replied.

Goodes' former teammate Barry Hall questioned the move on Fox Footy, while Hawthorn premiership player Dermot Brereton said the action was "agressive" while speaking on SEN radio.

"To actually run at somebody in a war dance... it actually signifies I want to be violent against you," Brereton said.

"I didn't like it. No good could come from it."

"I am all for Adam Goodes being Australian of the year, every Australian of the year has the absolute right, onus and responsibility to push his cause, but you don't do it in this manner."

Re: Hall of fame - Goodes

Reply #46

But Cameron Ling defended the move, saying players were entitled to celebrate.

"Provided its not any obscene, and that certainly wasn't, you can enjoy the moment," he said.
Ling hates us, file that one away for reference next time you listen to Ling commentating our games.

If Goodes had done that against the Handbaggers, Ling would have been up in arms labelling Goodes irresponsible and aggressive and suggesting he gets an AFL please explain!
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Re: Hall of fame - Goodes

Reply #47
Mainly this.

I remember the game, i still remember watching it.  I remember we had not been going great (sounds familiar, again!) and then they were beating us - I've just looked it up - 51 to 10! he had a set shot right in front! He'd been booed the game before and his 'payback' was aimed at our tiny cheersquad up in Sydney... and then he tried behind it with oh it was an Aboriginal war dance celebrating my aboriginality and you're all racist for saying it was aggressive.  GIVE ME A BREAK.  He had pent up frustration and he took it out on a lowly opposition. pathetic.

vision - you tell me - is this good sportsmanship:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-ZVXE-LGw


What they said at the time::

The dance sparked mixed reactions within the wider football community and on social media.

"Probably best not to do it," Denis Cometti said during the match broadcast on Channel Seven.

But Cameron Ling defended the move, saying players were entitled to celebrate.

"Provided its not any obscene, and that certainly wasn't, you can enjoy the moment," he said.

"Won't stop the booing, though will it?" Cometti replied.

Goodes' former teammate Barry Hall questioned the move on Fox Footy, while Hawthorn premiership player Dermot Brereton said the action was "agressive" while speaking on SEN radio.

"To actually run at somebody in a war dance... it actually signifies I want to be violent against you," Brereton said.

"I didn't like it. No good could come from it."

"I am all for Adam Goodes being Australian of the year, every Australian of the year has the absolute right, onus and responsibility to push his cause, but you don't do it in this manner."


Imagine, all he had to do was run at the camera rather than the crowd and the whole situation changes...
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

Re: Hall of fame - Goodes

Reply #48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b7QRl8aoRY

https://www.afl.com.au/video/22461/goodes-hit-or-bad-acting?videoId=22461&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1409387137001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzkKqUoE5yM

Watch these.  Actually watch them.  Is it boo worthy??

I think so.  I havent included the slide on Gibson.  It looked bad, but the ball was more in play than it looked, but he almost pioneered the contact below the knee rules.
Come on you Blue FLAGGERS!!

"everything you know is wrong"

Paul Hewson

Re: Hall of fame - Goodes

Reply #49
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b7QRl8aoRY

https://www.afl.com.au/video/22461/goodes-hit-or-bad-acting?videoId=22461&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1409387137001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzkKqUoE5yM

Watch these.  Actually watch them.  Is it boo worthy??

I think so.  I havent included the slide on Gibson.  It looked bad, but the ball was more in play than it looked, but he almost pioneered the contact below the knee rules.
I saw him more than once slide into players with his knees while they were on the ground, no one likes getting kicked and
I can see why Thompson was upset. Goodes is also pretty quick to exit when its someone his own size as well and when they are not on the ground and an easy target. Its hard to understand why he would lower himself to these levels when he was such a talented player..

Re: Hall of fame - Goodes

Reply #50
One thing you forgot in all of this was the scoreline.

Swans kicked their 9th. We had 1.

You really need to be celebrating like that when you are 8 goals up?

Do that in America and see how that goes down. He'd be shot!