Saturday, August 24, 2013

The footy, a local post for local people

Do your eyes glaze over when you hear about James Hird and the Essendon fooball club? Or are you like me, enthralled by it, even though I have no interest in the sport.  Bone Doctor is a supporter of the club and has done some work for them, but thankfully not in the doctoring area.

So what is really happening? I dunno, but when I really want an answer about things, I go to a girl. This is not a girl, but James Hird.


This is a link to Caroline Wilson's writing at The Age.

This is a link to a salient piece that gave me clarity of thought about Hird and The Bombers. I don't base my opinion on just what Caroline wrote, but Hird is a self centred selfish pig.

9 comments:

  1. Love the picture of a fan holding a poster that says "stand by Hird".

    Let's see; leadership issues, the shemozzle, the risk to people's lives, those who are unswervingly loyal, those who are disgusted, the irreparable damage to the system's reputation... it's almost like democracy.

    Hird's behaviour through all of this has been disgusting.

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    1. FC, for all their toughness, a number of the players are little more than impressionable kids, who I expect hero worship Hird. He had a responsibility to them and it seems like he failed.

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  2. When I see football on the page, any page, I turn to another section.

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    1. River, I have no interest in the sporting side of it, but the gossipy aspect is quite interesting.

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  3. And Caroline Wilson is an underhanded bitch who thinks she runs the AFL. I hope of nothing but misery for her.

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    1. Fen, I don't much about her except the Sam Newman business. She may well be a bitch, but I doubt she would be an important footy writer if she did have the respect of many people.

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  4. I see his face all the time on the news but I still don't know what its about, its like I just blank out for a bit..I will never know what its about :)

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  5. I have a photo of myself circa '95 or '96 with James Hird at the Kmart when he was doing a signing. I was not an Essendon supporter but I look like the happiest girl in the world. He was cute. Too bad he has turned out to be a self serving prick eh? These days I don't follow footy much and I have no sympathy for footballers (wot, with all the rapes and boorish behaviour) but those poor bastards have no idea what was being injected into them and who knows the long term effects?

    As for Caroline Wilson she has been the ONLY amazing person throughout this whole ordeal. All the other journos and commentators have been at BEST carefully measured in their comments and at worst sycophants to the AFL brands. No one has done what she has done which is to be truthful and real and she was often pressured, ridiculed and verbally abused for her (well researched) truths. Yes, she might have been relentless in her pursuit of James Hird and others involved and not nice about it but that's exactly what we need in a feral boys club like the AFL. Good on her.

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    1. M, I bet he looked pretty hot back then. It is nice to hear a positive view about Caroline Wilson. She clearly gets up peoples' noses, and that must be a good thing.

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