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[Race Report] Couch to Sub-50 minute 10K

2020.08.10 06:13 ughmywam [Race Report] Couch to Sub-50 minute 10K

Race Information

Goals

Goal Description Completed?
A Sub 50 Yes
B Sub 55 Yes

Splits

Kilometer Time
1 5:00
2 5:01
3 4:47
4 4:57
5 4:52
6 4:47
7 4:57
8 4:57
9 4:57
10 4:53

Training

I'm 22/M and I started running right off the couch last February just as we were all heading to lockdown. Before this, I was extremely unfit as sports never really had a place in my life and I couldn't even run for a minute straight without gasping desperately for air. I decided to turn this global crisis into an opportunity to get fitter.
After throwing up during my very first run, which I had to end abruptly, I persevered to build to my first 5km through run/walking over several weeks. Then as my body started getting used to running, I started to run 5km's more frequently until I ran 6 times a week. I slowly built up from 30km weeks to a 60km week (with a 20km long run) over 3 months, most ran at an easy, conversational pace. Majority of my progress was attributed to base building where I aimed to increase weekly distance by ~10% and took de-load weeks (40-50% cut) whenever my body showed signs of overtraining (every 3-4 weeks). I sprinkled in a 20-30 minute tempo run in some weeks whenever I felt like my body could take the extra intensity.

Pre-race

Due to tighter restrictions here in Melbourne that started about a week ago where we can't run for more than an hour every day, my weekly mileage took a big hit. This effectively served as a de-load/taper week and thought I could try to smash some PBs on fresh legs. I warmed up for 2km on the way to my local Parkrun and took off!

Race

I aimed for negative splits to ease into the time trial and aimed to start out at a 5:00/km pace and hoped that I could speed up from that. The first 2km were almost exactly at that pace and thought I had to slowly pick up the pace through the next few k's. The pace started to get a bit difficult through 3-6km and found myself gasping for air in some instances but thought that running is all a mental game and I just had to push through it. I pushed hard through the last 4km (HR was in the low 180's) and used my last burst of energy to try and finish strong in the last km.

Post-race

I had to fall into a patch of grass to recover and catch my breath but I was so happy to have kept the pace throughout the 10km even after several temptations to give up and slow down. My face and calves were on fire but the satisfaction of pushing through such a tough time trial made it barely noticeable.
I hope this race report serves as an inspiration to those just starting out running coming from no athletic background at all. It will be very hard at first but you just have to persevere through it and you will reach levels of fitness that you thought you'd never reach. The impact of running on my life has been extraordinary and I wouldn't even have imagined doing the things I'm able to do now and have never felt better.
Thanks as well to running for all the guidance. Let's all keep up the good work!
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2020.07.30 09:23 GucciPradas It's Racing Time! SSFHC China 10 Day Event

Hello Fellow Exiles!
Tencent is back with another SSFHC Race
August 7th, 22:00 - August 17th, 22:00 (time zone is +8GMT)
https://poe.game.qq.com/forum/view-thread/66305
Note that this race has a limited number of slots of 100 available to us and will be played on 200 ping. Please avoid taking up a spot unless you are very confident in your racing abilities.
Latency from Various Locations: - Belfast(EU) : 200 - Washginton(US): 200 - Melbourne, Australia: 150ms - Singapore, Singapore: 80ms - South Germany: 166-170ms - West Coast US: 170
Prize Pool is a crowdfunded thing between Huya (Chinese streaming platform) and Razer. People can purchase stuff or something during the race to contribute to prize pool Tencent is taking 50% of the crowdfund to cover operating and promotional cost
Remaining money is distributed as follows: - First place: 30% - Second place: 20% - Third place: 15% - Fourth to tenth place: 5%
The top 10 players will also receive a Razer Basilisk Ultimate mouse The top 30 players will receive some armor mtx The top 100 players will receive a event-limited hideout on their Chinese Account All players who kill Brutus, Lord Incarcerator has a chance to win 1 of 10 Razer Viper mouse
The Private League modifiers are as follows:
It is a 10 day race with a point system that will determine the winners! - Each Character level= 1 Point - Shaper: 2 points - Uber Elder: 3 points - Uber Atziri: 4 points - Awakener level 8: 6 points
Max Points: 115
In the event of a tie, the player with more boss points will be ranked higher. If boss points are exactly the same, The person who did more higher points bosses will be ranked higher. (Only scenario is if player A did Shaper+Uber Atziri and player B did Awakener 8, player B wins) Account sharing is not allowed and you will be deleted from the ladder if you do it.
How to register: We have been allocated 100 slots
If you already have a Chinese PoE account from a previous event:
message me on discord with your existing login ID as well as your email address
If you are new and need an account:
message me your email address on discord
My discord ID is GucciPradas#5002
Join the community racing discord to keep up to date with racing news: https://discord.gg/VHnPj7C
If i do not reply to you with a "ok added to list tencent should email you sometime this year with account" within like 3-4 hours. please message me again
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2020.07.29 11:14 qldmaroon7 Match Thread: Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar (2019/20 A-League - The PPF/The 27 in 34)

MELBOURNE VICTORY 1-2 BRISBANE ROAR
Melbourne Victory Goalscorers: Andrew Nabbout (86' - P)
Brisbane Roar Goalscorers: Scott McDonald (56'), Matthew Ridenton (78')
Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (The PPF/The 27 in 34)
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Kickoff: 7:30pm AEST
Referee: Alex King
Attendance: No spectators permitted (Capacity: 30,000 - COVID Capacity: 7,500)
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 507 (AUS) & Sky Sport 7 (NZ)
Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App
Matchtracker Link: Fox Sports
Post-COVID League Form Guide
MELBOURNE VICTORY L Last Match: 1-2 vs Western United
BRISBANE L Last Match: 0-1 vs Adelaide United
Last Time They Met: BRI 0-1 MVC October 25th, 2019
Ladder Positions: 10th vs 4th
Lineups (note: both sides allowed to make up to five substitutions)
MELBOURNE VICTORY
Starting Eleven Notes Substitutes Notes
Matthew Acton (GK) Matthew Sutton (GK)
Storm Roux So Nishikawa 70'
Adama Traore 70' Giancarlo Gallifuoco
Aaron Anderson Joshua Hope 46'
James Donachie Brandon Lauton
Leigh Broxham Anthony Lesiotis 74'
Marco Rojas Elvis Kamsoba 56'
Jay Barnett 72', 74'
Birkan Kirdar 46'
Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio 56'
Andrew Nabbout 86' (P) Manager: Grant Brebner
 
BRISBANE ROAR
Starting Eleven Notes Substitutes Notes
Jamie Young (GK) Max Crocombe (GK)
Jack Hingert 12' Daniel Bowles
Corey Brown Jordan Courtney-Perkins
Tom Aldred Kai Trewin
Macaulay Gillesphey Matthew Ridenton 73', 78'
Scott Neville Aaron Amadi-Holloway 84'
Bradden Inman Jai Ingham
Danny Kim 84'
Jay O'Shea
Scott McDonald 56'
Dylan Wenzel-Halls 73' Manager: Warren Moon
Commentary
-15' The A-League carnival rolls on as the Melbourne Victory play the Brisbane Roar at Bankwest Stadium. Both sides are coming off losses and looking to rebound with a win. Probably an important match - although Fox seems to be promoting Speed vs Bosnich more prominently.
-2' Teams are on their way out.
1' The Victory get the first half underway.
3' Lawrie-Lattanzio evades a couple of defenders before attempting a shot on the turn, but it goes harmlessly wide of the target.
12' Hingert picks up a yellow card for his late challenge on Lawrie-Lattanzio.
15' A loose ball falls for Anderson in the penalty area, but his hurried shot is blocked by the Roar defence.
16' McDonald gets the ball to O'Shea, who unleashes a pearler from outside the penalty area - the shot looks destined for the top right corner, but Acton pulls off a magnificent save.
21' Nabbout takes the free-kick from long range, but his shot goes well over the crossbar.
21' A deflection off the Brisbane defence falls straight at the feet of Roux - the defender unleashes a powerful shot, but Young gets enough on the ball to direct it into the crossbar.
27' A break in play with Adama Traore on the turf and requiring medical assistance. He soon gets up on his feet and seems ready to continue.
34' Rojas gets on the end of a long ball and attempts to chip it over Young, but there's too much weight on his effort, which lands on top of the net.
42' Inman pulls the trigger from just inside the penalty area - his shot beats Acton, but just goes wide.
45' Inman attempts to set up Wenzel-Halls with the goalmouth wide open, but there's too much on the pass and it's a missed opportunity.
45' There will be one minute of additional time played.
HT MELBOURNE VICTORY 0-0 BRISBANE ROAR
46' The Victory make the first substitution of the match with Birkan Kirdar making way for Josh Hope.
46' Brisbane kick-off the second half.
56' Victory's second change sees Elvis Kamsoba come on to replace Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio.
56' MVC 0-1 BRI GOAL - From basically a standing start, Inman delivers a wonderful cross from the right towards McDonald, who leaps into the air and gets a powerful header away - the ball takes a deflection and Acton is unable to keep it out.
70' Looks like the Victory won't be making all five subs, as Adama Traore comes of for So Nishikawa, using up the last of the Victory's three sub-windows.
72' A first booking for the Victory with Jay Barnett handed a card for his late challenge.
73' Brisbane make their first change with Dylan Wenzel-Halls leaving the field for Matt Ridenton.
74' Does half-time not count as a window? Jay Barnett makes way for Anthony Lesiotis.
78' MVC 0-2 BRI GOAL - A sublime cross in from the left from Brown puts the ball right on the head of Ridenton, who blasts his header past a despairing Acton.
84' Fresh legs for Brisbane with Aaron Amadi-Holloway coming on on for Danny Kim.
85' PENALTY - Nabbout is brought down in the box and he will step up to the spot to try and give the Victory some late hope.
86' MVC 1-2 BRI GOAL - Nabbout sends Young the wrong way and drives his penalty into the bottom left corner - there's life in this match yet.
87' The Brisbane players are pleading for a penalty as Hingert is brought down by Nishikawa in the area, but the referee is quick to deny their pleas.
90' Nabbout gets in between two Brisbane defenders and almost makes it two in quick succession, but he can't keep his header on target.
90' We will have four minutes of added time.
90+3' Nabbout fires a shot that sends Young diving to his right to keep the ball out.
FT MELBOURNE VICTORY 1-2 BRISBANE ROAR
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2020.06.04 02:18 SherabSamten Housing stimulus misses the biggest opportunity - AFR article

The housing industry will be grateful for the Morrison government's $688 million HomeBuilder package, quietly disappointed at its size and restrictions, and a little bemused by the new emphasis on renovations.
For me, the disappointment is the failure, once again, to address the substantial need for social and affordable housing. Particularly at a time when a Commonwealth government commitment could leverage low-interest rates, spare industry capacity and private sector interest to address the worst undersupply in Australian housing.
It could still happen. The Morrison government could treat social housing independently as infrastructure. But at the moment it appears that the government is helping those who can afford to buy or renovate at the expense of those who never will.
"Not including social housing in a housing stimulus package is negligent," says the chief executive of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski.
To set the scene; new home building in Australia is collapsing. After the four boom years to 2017-18, when the industry started around 225,000 homes a year, starts have fallen to around 165,000 this financial year.
The decline pre-dates COVID-19. The tightening of finance by APRA, Hayne and the banks, the exit of investors, particularly from offshore, the consequent inability to finance apartment projects, and the sheer exhaustion of what had been a substantial undersupply, all contributed.
COVID-19 made it worse. New home sales, as reported by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), slumped 23 per cent in March and April. And the repercussions could last longer, particularly with the borders closed to immigration. In a recent note, Goldman Sachs economist Andrew Boak warned if immigration remained restricted for a year or so, excess supply would "rise materially in the second half of 2020" with the gateway cities of Melbourne and Sydney hardest hit.
Immigration is the big unknown for housing. Many expect the government and the universities to bring back overseas students from next year. Boak sees a rebound in prices and rents in 2021 and 2022 as the government restarts large scale immigration and excess supply is eroded.
Master Builders Australia estimates the industry will start 115,800 new homes in 2020-21 and the HIA predicts just 111,000. Not everyone agrees.
Veteran industry analyst, executive chairman of BIS Oxford Economics, Robert Mellor, thinks housing starts will bottom out at around 135,000 to 145,000 in 2020-21. He would have waited for two more months of post-lockdown activity before pressing the stimulus button.
Robert Lynch, the chairman of homebuilder Tamawood, noted last week his numbers were "coming back to close to what it was pre-COVID."
CoreLogic also has reported significantly improved activity across the market in May. And remember, with current interest rates, housing affordability is at 20-year highs.
Nevertheless, the industry associations foretold a dire collapse in employment for the 1.2 million people working in housing and commercial building, with a multiplier downer for the economy, and the Morrison government, with its "laser focus" on jobs, responded.
Though not to the degree requested by the industry. The package capped at a means-tested grant of $25,000, is below the $40,000, suggested by Master Builders Australia and modelled by EY. And it comes with tight restrictions on time, for contracts from June 4 to the end of December, and with the exclusion of investors.
The focus on renovations would have surprised many in the industry, particularly as many took the opportunity of the COVID-19 lockdown to paint and repair, but it fits the Morrison government's focus on tradies and wider concerns about upgrading the nation's existing housing stock for safety and liveability.
Key issues will be the nature of work funded, the speed local governments fast track development applications, and the ability to renegotiate contracts entered before June 4.
Morrison is well aware of the shortcomings of post-GFC stimulus packages like the National Rental Affordability Scheme, Pink Batts, and the Building the Education Revolution.
"This is not, you know, building school halls and all those sorts of things," he told 2GB's Ben Fordham.
But it is important to learn the right lessons from history. The mistakes of the post-GFC response was not in the ambition but in the execution.
Which brings me back to social housing. Essential accommodation for those on lowest incomes and highest needs is the most undersupplied sector of Australian housing. National Shelter's Pisarski, estimates the current shortfall at around 500,000 homes.
In the aftermath of the GFC, the Rudd government built 20,000 new homes and brought another 80,000 up to modern standards. This week the National Shelter and the Community Housing Industry Association proposed a $7.7 billion Social Housing Acceleration and Renovation Program to build, or upgrade, 30,000 homes over four years and create around 18,000 full-time-equivalent jobs a year.
In April the CFMEU and Master Builders Australia also suggested a $10 billion social and affordable construction fund to keep a million jobs and deliver a significant social and economic dividend.
"We could provide homes to tens of thousands of people at a time when housing security has never been so important," said CFMEU National Construction Secretary, Dave Noonan.
Housing All Australians has commissioned the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute to assess the long-term social and economic costs of the affordable housing failure, funded by a range of firms including Stockland, ISPT, Frasers, AV Jennings, Plenary, Assemble and Metricon.
The current crisis provides a rare opportunity, with community goodwill, low-interest rates and spare capacity, to address the 30-year decline in social housing and deliver a new era of truly affordable homes for those unable to own, or even rent.
It is the biggest challenge in housing.
- Robert Harley is a former property editor of The Australian Financial Review. He is on [email protected]
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2020.04.27 17:43 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Monday 27th April

Good afternoon from the UK. It’s Monday 27th April.

It was an up and down weekend in the Fwoggie2 household. I went and did a major grocery shop at a Tesco Extra supermarket near me (Tesco = major supermarket chain in the UK) on Friday night. The store has a one way system to navigate round the store and you’re supposed to keep 2m away from anyone else. This is almost impossible I found as I constantly had to back the hell up as people barged in to grab what they wanted and to hell with any one way system. The older they were it seemed (I’m in my 40’s), the less they cared about social distancing. It took me 2.5 hours to finally complete the shop (I had to go back for a few more things on the Saturday morning).
As for Sunday, my wife was well enough to join me and the dog on a hour long walk (we never got within 10 metres of anyone else because we have lots of open countryside outside our front door so social distancing on walks is very easy to do) and the allotment got a major update; it now has 20 more white onions, over 50 red onion seeds, about 60 parsnips (which are notoriously hard to germinate especially in heavy soil like ours but it's worth a try), 7 rosemary plants and about 50 radishes. By the end of this week I hope to plant 75 carrots, 60 spring onions, 45 beetroot. The more we can grow the better; squash, courgettes/zucchini are on the agenda soon too with sweetcorn and brassicas a week or two further down the line.
Life though can twist and turn in an instant; #RIPMark has been trending on UK Twitter todayas Covid-19 takes another victim here in the UK with the death count now well over 21k (if you believe the government stats) or over 41k (if you want to believe the Financial Times instead). To see an example of the British Covid-19 story in three brief tweets, click here. Failing that, please continue to stay at home if at all possible.

Virus news







Supply chain news in depth


While passenger flights stay on ground freight rates are flying high - Stat Times reports that while passengers are going nowhere, there’s considerable demand for airfreight. Airfreight is the most expensive mode of transporting goods, but also the fastest, reliable and secure style of moving it. Roughly, airlines handle just one percent of all the global trade volumes but at the same time enjoy 35 percent of its value. In that sense, the pre-Covid-19 world was pretty sure about what sort of goods must move in the ocean and what in the air. But in the world hit by Covid-19 pandemic, air cargo has moved from the premium mode to the super-premium with freight rates climbing new heights each day it says. Demand for airfreight capacity from the West to China is limited, but large quantities of PPE are coming out of China resulting in rapidly growing rates.
(Cont’d) According to TAC Index, on April 13, 2020, the airlines reportedly charged a new record price of $9.64 per kg to move cargo from Shanghai to Frankfurt compared to $2.46 on March 9, a jump of 291 percent in just one month. Meanwhile, on the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, it fell around normal rates of $1.17per kg as of April 13 compared to $2.78 on February 17, when the rates were at its peak. The average air freight rate to transport goods from Shanghai to Europe is around $8.65 per kg, while from Frankfurt to China is $1.41. The same for Hong Kong to Europe is $4.66 compared to $5.11 on April 6 and $2.58 on March 9. The falling rates from Hong Kong are reportedly due to the new regulations introduced by the Chinese government in April to clamp down the low-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) exported from the country. The government made it mandatory for PPEs to have customs clearance which pushed the companies to ship them from mainland airports instead of trans-shipping through Hong Kong.
(Cont’d) Airfreight rates on Shanghai-Dallas/Fort Worth route rose to $8.72 per kg on April 13 compared to $4.91 on March 9, while Hong Kong-Dallas is at $4.88 compared to $5.79 on April 6 and $3.53 on March 9. On average, air cargo from Shanghai to the US is now available at $6.92 compared to $3.36 on March 9, an increase of 105 percent in one month. Meanwhile the same from Hong Kong is available at $5.55 per kg compared to $3.35 on March 9. Rates from London to the US stood at $4.04 per kg compared to $1.12 on March 9, an increase of 260 percent, while Frankfurt to the US reported $4.12 compared to $5.31 on March 30, when it witnessed a steady increase of 223 percent, from $1.64 on March 9. While on the other side, from Chicago to European destinations, rates reported an increase of 173 percent. From $0.96 on March 9, it went up to $2.63 per kg on April 13.
(Con’td) It’s not all good news however, with some people priced out of airfreight moving to rail - and liking it. In the meantime, a large section of cargo that used to travel in the air is moving to more predictable rail route between Europe and China. Stakeholders of air cargo fear that a significant amount of cargo will move to rail, permanently. On April 3, 2020, the freight forwarding company, Davies Turner announced that its weekly rail import service from China to the UK has broken previous records in transit times amid demand spike. Philip Stephenson, chairman, Davies Turner said “The impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail.”

Coronavirus chokes the drug trade from Wuhan, through Mexico and onto U.S. streets - The LA Times explains Wuhan is known for its production of chemicals, including the ingredients needed to cook fentanyl and other powerful synthetic opioids. Vendors there shipped huge quantities around the world. The biggest customers were Mexican drug cartels, which have embraced fentanyl in recent years because it is cheaper and easier to produce than heroin. But the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan late last year before spreading across the planet has disrupted the fentanyl supply chain, causing a ripple effect that has cut into the profits of Mexican traffickers and driven up street drug prices across the United States. The narcotics trade, which relies on the constant movement of goods and people, has been stymied by lockdowns, travel bans and other efforts to contain the virus, according to government officials, academic researchers and drug traffickers.
(Cont’d) Logan Pauley, a researcher at C4ADS, a Washington-based think tank focused on transnational security, noticed a decrease in advertisements for fentanyl precursors. He said vendors switched to selling other products, including face masks and anti-malarial drugs that some doctors and politicians initially hoped would help treat the coronavirus. The drop in exports has left some Mexican drug producers with less access to needed chemicals. Simultaneously, cartels have encountered another colossal challenge: new restrictions on entry to the United States — the world’s biggest market for illegal drugs. Kameron Korte, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, said fentanyl pills in her region now sell for $7 each, up from $5 a few months ago. The average cost of methamphetamine has risen from $1,000 per pound to $1,400 per pound, she said. Similar price hikes have been seen in other parts of the country. Drug users have grumbled about rising prices on online forums. On a message board on the website Reddit, one person complained that prices of fentanyl pills in Phoenix had nearly doubled. “Border shut = less trafficking,” it said.

Supply chain news in brief













Donations


Several asked if they can send me $/£/€ via Patreon (in some cases because I've saved them time or money, others for no reason at all). I don't need the cash (that's lovely though) but as you may have read above, food bank charities are getting really hit hard with all this panic buying. Please consider giving whatever you'd have given me to a foodbank charity instead:
UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
France: https://www.banquealimentaire.org/
Germany: https://www.tafel.de/
Netherlands: https://www.voedselbankennederland.nl/steun-ons/steun-voedselbank-donatie/
Italy: https://www.bancoalimentare.it/it/node/1
Spain: https://www.fesbal.org/
Australia: https://www.foodbank.org.au/
Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
USA: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Thanks in advance for any donations you give. If there's foodbank charities in your country and it's not listed above, please suggest it and I will include it going forward.
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2020.04.24 19:56 Venus230 Research points to quercetin, zinc as natural coronavirus cures

As the world continues to reel from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a plant-derived compound — quercetin — has captured the interest of two researchers looking for a potential cure for the deadly disease.
Michel Chrétien, a researcher at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, and Majambu Mbikay of the University of Ottawa, are now looking into the possibility of using quercetin as a cure for COVID-19, noting that the compound has already been proven successful at treating infections caused by the deadly Ebola and Zika viruses.
According to Chrétien, he and Mbikay are now waiting for approval regarding the start of the drug’s clinical trial in Wuhan, the purported birthplace of the COVID-19 pandemic that, as of this writing, has infected over 2.6 million people and killed 184,235 others across the globe.
“As soon as we receive the OK from China, we are ready to move,” Chrétien said in an interview.

Quercetin as treatment for infectious disease

A type of flavonoid or plant pigment, quercetin is valued not just for its ability to enhance one’s physical performance, combat allergies and maintain one’s general health, but also for its ability to inhibit both A and B types of influenza — including the H1N1 and H3N2 virus strains — and even slow down the replication of several types of coronaviruses.
However, while Chrétien says that the compound’s effectiveness as a treatment option for COVID-19 must first be proven to avoid spreading “false hopes” among the public, Mbikay says he is optimistic for its potential.
He believes that the SARS-COV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — has the same infection mechanism as the viruses that came before it. This could mean that the drug could affect the novel coronavirus the same way it affected other strains.
“We believe that this particular drug interrupts the entry of viruses…so that you can attack several viruses at the same time,” Mbikay, who has worked on the compound with Chrétien since the early days of the SARS outbreak back in 2003, said.
Chrétien, for his part, said he is hoping that the trials for the drug will be quick so that he and his team can immediately confirm whether or not quercetin is safe and effective at treating COVID-19
The trials for the drug, Chrétien explained, will follow the protocol he has developed with his team.
According to Chrétien, he and his team will give quercetin to about 20 to 30 patients, prior to monitoring their reaction. This process will be repeated on new patients the following week.
Chrétien said he and his team will not only gather clinical data during this period but also evaluate those involved on a weekly — if not daily — basis, adding that it is possible that they will have results on quercetin’s ability to treat COVID-19 within 60 days of a clinical trial.

Quercetin: A natural, low-cost COVID-19 cure?

One major reason as to why they are pushing for the development of quercetin as a treatment for COVID-19, Mbikay said, is because of its relatively low-cost nature.
“It is not expensive. It’s a natural product. It’s found in nature and purified from plants,” Mbikay said, noting that the anti-viral drugs used on some COVID-19 patients at the moment, bear price tags of up to $1,000 per injection.
“Compared to what is available now, it doesn’t compare in terms of price,” Mbikay explained, adding that, creating an affordable treatment is key to slowing the now-global outbreak. (Related: Worries mount as coronavirus appears to disable the immune cells that fight it off, reactivating in some people.)
Mbikay added that quercetin would cost only about $2 per day when used as a treatment option for COVID-19 patients.

Zinc: A promising antiviral agent

Another possible cure for COVID-19, according to recent research, is zinc.
Oneel Patel of the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne said several studies have shown that zinc — an important trace mineral in the human body — is effective at slowing the rate of proliferation of the viruses causing SARS and the common cold.
This means that zinc has the potential to act as a drug against COVID-19, Patel said. He is now working on a treatment plan for patients involving intravenous zinc chloride.
According to Joseph Ischia, who is working with Patel on the project, they are now in the process of fast-tracking a clinical trial in order to test whether a daily injection of zinc chloride would benefit COVID-19 patients.
“There is currently no specific treatment available for patients who have COVID-19 and are at high risk of respiratory failure, which means this study has the potential to have an enormous positive impact on their clinical outcomes,” Ischia said.
He and Patel will be working in partnership with Phebra Chief Executive Officer Mal Eutick, as they will be using intravenous zinc injections, manufactured at Phebra’s multi-purpose sterile injectables plant in Sydney, during the trial.
“Zinc has been proven to be effective in treating severe pneumonia and other viruses although not COVID-19 to date. This trial is an extraordinary opportunity to discover if IV zinc can help us respond to the current pandemic,” Eutick said. Should their trials prove successful, the treatment could be of great help especially for high-risk elderly patients.
Ischia, Patel and Eutick have acknowledged the risk of zinc overdose for the patients.
“Zinc can be toxic and it will be carefully administered as part of the trial to ensure patients are safe,” Ischia explained.
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2020.03.01 03:02 HowCouldUBeZaharakis You Have No Good Football Ideas: The Essendon Football Club Season Preview

Don’t Do What Essendon’t Does

Essendon Football Club

"I thought it was going to be a hit! Turned out it fucking sucks!"
/EssendonFC
Established: 1872
Home Grounds: MCG, Etihad Stadium, True Value Solar Centre (Training and Admin)
Premierships: 16: 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000.
Head Coach: John Worsfold
Head Coach Jr: Ben Rutten
Assistant Coaches: Mark Harvey, Blake Caracella, Dan Jordan, James Kelly
Head of Player Development/VFL Coach: Mark Corrigan
Development Coaches: Leigh Tudor, Cam Roberts
2019 Crichton Medallist: Zach Merrett
2019 Leading Goalkicker: Jake Stringer, 33
Last Season: 12-10, 8th, lost Elimination Final to West Coast

2020 Fixture

♫ Thurs-day night ♫
♫ I'm thinking that we. Just. Might ♫
♫ Fly away to some place they. Don't. Know ♫
♫ Who we are ♫
Round Date Opponent Venue
Scratch-1 Feb 21 Melbourne Casey Fields
MCS-1 Feb 27 West Coast Lathlain Park
MCS-2 Mar 9 Geelong Colac Reserve
1 Sat Mar 21 Fremantle Marvel (H)
2 Fri Mar 27 Sydney SCG (A)
3 Thurs Apr 2 Carlton MCG (A)
4 Sat Apr 11 GWS Marvel (H)
5 Thurs Apr 16 Adelaide Adelaide Oval (A)
6 Sat Apr 25 Collingwood MCG (A)
7 Sun May 3 Melbourne MCG (H)
8 Sat May 9 Geelong MCG (H)
9 Sat May 16 Norf Marvel (A)
10 Sat May 23 Richmond MCG (H)
11 Sun May 31 Gold Coast Marvel (H)
12 - - -
13 Thurs June 11 West Coast Optus (A)
14 Sat June 20 St Kilda Marvel (H)
15 Fri June 26 Western Bulldogs Marvel (A)
16 Thurs July 2 Hawthorn Marvel (H)
17 Sat July 11 GWS Giants Stadium (A)
18 Sun July 19 Norf MCG (H)
19 Sat July 25 Adelaide Marvel (H)
20 Sat Aug 1 Collingwood MCG (H)
21 Sun Aug 9 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval (A)
22 Sat August 15 Sydney Marvel (H)
23 TBC Brisbane Gabba (A)
Essendon’s will feature on Thursday Night Football four times this year, the most of any club. This is ideal as it will allow Essendon fans to experience the inevitable anger and frustration involved in watching Essendon earlier in the weekend, rather than prolonging the dread. Other games of interest include:

2019 Season Review

"Alright, you know what? This is dumb. Dump it, trash it. This one's garbage"
After once again starting the year slowly, and clearly underdone fitness wise, Essendon suffered two embarrassing defeats to start the season, giving fans flashbacks to 2018's horror start. The following wins against Melbourne, Brisbane and North Melbourne coupled with a highly competitive and controversial loss to Collingwood on Anzac Day provided many fans with the hope that perhaps Essendon could finally compete with top teams and perhaps win an elusive final. After that loss, Essendon's lack of mental resolve once again highlighted itself as the sizzling ball movement shown in rounds 3-5 disappeared and Essendon once again fell into mediocrity. An exciting and nerve-wracking streak of comebacks and tight victories against GWS, Sydney, North Melbourne, Adelaide and Gold Coast once again gave Essendon fans hope, that they could compete with top teams, despite injuries to key personnel. Nevertheless, once more embarrassing losses to Port and Bulldogs sent fans crashing back to reality, where Essendon ultimately limped both physically and mentally into the top 8, where we were comprehensively defeated by West Coast. - MonotoneRamos

List changes

"Kinnear?"
"What?"
"You have no. Good. Trade. Ideas"
"Shut up"
"I'm doing the best at this"
Trade/FA National Draft Rookie Draft Delisted Retired
Tom Cutler (Brisbane) Harrison Jones (#30) Mitchell Hibberd (#9) Mitch Brown Mark Baguley
Andrew "Aaron "Andrew Phillips" Francis" Phillips (Carlton) Nick Bryan (#38) Cian McBride (Cat B) Zac Clarke Matt Dea
Jacob Townsend (Richmond) Ned Cahill (#56) Ross McQuillan (Cat B) Michael Hartley Luke Lavender
Lachlan Johnson (#63) Jordan Houlahan David Myers
Tom Jok
Jake Long
Ben McNiece
Trent Mynott
Astute pickups basically getting Cutler and Townsend for nothing. Townsend especially comes from a great culture and will help drive standards at training which is what we need. Mitch Hibberd looks to be a ready made inside bull who was unlucky to get cut from Norf, but has been injury prone. If he can get fit, he'll be a real weapon in our midfield.
Cutting Mitch Brown was tough since he is a good player (not without his downfalls, though), but he just won't be needed going forward. From all reports our forward line seems to be leaning towards more of a Richmond style set up, centred around small pressure forwards. Ultimately, we'll have Stringer as a first selection for the midsized tall, Langford as a backup, with Laverde/Begley/Jones etc as depth.
Same goes for Hartley; but he just isn't needed anymore especially with Brandon Zerk-Thatcher coming on earlier than expected.
Drafting was good with Nick Bryan as a very promising ruckman and Jones likewise as a forward. Heard a lot of promising things from Blitz about Cahill and sounds like he could be playing this year. Lachie Johnson is another one I'm interested in. Unfortunately he recently injured his ACL and has moved on to the LTI, but he'll be one to watch for the future. Has a lot of grunt about him just like his old man.
McQuillan/McBride are free hits and if they can develop half as well as McKenna, we'll have a couple of gems on our hands. - BigTimeStunner

Current List:

"Jake Stringer is one of the most aggressive players I've ever seen. He has a massive overbite and a completely flat back of the head."
Backs Mids Forwards Rucks
#8 - Martin Gleeson #1 - Andrew McGrath #6 - Joe Daniher #2 - Tom Bellchambers
#10 - Aaron Francis #3 - Darcy Parish #13 - Orazio Fantasia #24 - Nick Bryan
#14 - Jordan Ridley #4 - Kyle Langford #15 - Jayden Laverde #34 - Andrew Phillips
#18 - Michael Hurley #5 - Devon Smith #16 - Josh Begley #38 - Sam Draper
#26 - Cale Hooker #7 - Zach Merrett #17 - James Stewart
#27 - Mason Redman #9 - Dylan Shiel #20 - Jacob Townsend
#29 - Patrick Ambrose #11 - David Zaharakis #22 - Irving Mosquito
#30 - Brandon Zerk-Thatcher #12 - Tom Cutler #23 - Harrison Jones
#36 - Lachlan Johnson #19 - Kobe Mutch #25 - Jake Stringer
#41 - Cian McBride #21 - Dyson Heppell (C) #28 - Ned Cahill
#42 - Adam Saad #33 - Brayden Ham #32 - Noah Gown
#45 - Conor McKenna #35 - Matt Guelfi #39 - Ross McQuillan
#37 - Dylan Clarke #43 - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
#40 - Will Snelling #44 - Shaun McKernan
#46 - Mitch Hibberd
Since 2017, Essendon’s list profile has been a mismatch of highly paid, older key position players, younger talent and high draft picks. The side has begun preparing for life after those key position players - guys like Aaron Francis, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher and Sam Draper were drafted with a view to eventually replacing players like Cale Hooker, Michael Hurley and Tom Bellchambers. Likewise, the club will look to continue Brayden Ham’s development as an endurance winger with a view to replacing David Zaharakis. And while the club won’t admit it publicly, part of the reason they were keen to trade up for Harrison Jones was as a potential replacement if/when Joe Daniher leaves.

Best 22

"Hey, listen, I just got this new Best 22 and it's totally in your Q-Zone!"
Full Back Gleeson Hooker Ambrose
Half Back Saad Hurley McKenna
Centre Zaharakis Heppell McGrath
Ruck Bellchambers Merrett Shiel
Half Forward Smith Daniher McDonald-Tipungwuti
Full Forward Fantasia McKernan Stringer
Interchange Francis Clarke Parish Redman
Emergency Hibberd Snelling Langford Laverde
Part of the intrigue of Essendon’s best 22 is how the new coaches will use the players in the updated game plan. Will the style of play be geared towards a small-ball, pressure set up? If so, players like Irving Mosquito and Will Snelling may start to see real game time. But a return to the run-and-gun play style may mean a taller set up around the ground which could push those players out.
Of course, this is Essendon we're talking about, and it wouldn't be an Essendon line up without a host of crippling injuries to key personnel. So while the above might be the best 22, this is how the side may line up in Round 1:
Full Back Gleeson Hooker Francis
Half Back Saad Hurley Redman
Centre Zaharakis Heppell McGrath
Ruck Phillips Merrett Shiel
Half Forward Smith Stringer McDonald-Tipungwuti
Full Forward Fantasia McKernan Laverde
Interchange Snelling Clarke Parish Langford
Emergency Hibberd Cutler Ham Guelfi
Daniher (groin), Ambrose (knee), McKenna (homesick) & Bellchambers (body crumpled after encountering a slight breeze) have been replaced with Laverde, Langford, Snelling & Phillips.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths
"You're not part of the turbo team! DON'T! RUN! You don't run with us, we're the ones who run! Until you're part of this turbo team, WALK! SLOWLY!"
The speed of Essendon around the ground has been the hallmark of the side over the last few years. McKenna & Saad’s drive from half back has given Essendon a lightning fast transition which is almost impossible to stop when it’s on. The side has a number of weapons up forward, with Stringer, Daniher and Fantasia each able to wreak havoc on their day. The issue has always been getting them on the park at the same time. Since Stringer arrived at the start of 2018, they’ve played a grand total of three games together. If Essendon can find some cohesion up forward, they could trouble some defences.
Weaknesses
"Call Laser Groin Specialists today to learn how a less than two inch incision can give you a new lease on life"
Unfortunately, the great strength of Essendon has also been its biggest weakness. The team has been porous defensively during turnovers, where the frenetic build up offensively has left players hopelessly out of position on the counter attack. That style of play might win you a few games against lower opposition, and you might pinch a couple of games against good teams here and there, but it doesn’t stack up consistently, especially under the pressure of finals. Look for Essendon to fine tune its ball movement this year to protect itself from being exposed defensively when it doesn’t have the ball.
The medical room is the elephant in the room. It has ruined what could have been a productive period - best 22 players such as Daniher, Fantasia, Heppell, Bellchambers, Ambrose, Gleeson, McKernan, Smith and Francis all missed significant chunks of games over the past two years. It’s hard to be a cohesive unit when players are getting injured every second game. If Essendon wants to make the jump to contender status, it has to start with the medical room.

Players to watch

"A great young player that doesn't whiff off the ground while we're playing. That is a good idea."
Andrew McGrath
Spent his first few seasons slowly moving from small defender to outside midfielder and is finally ready to be unleashed into the midfield full time. Showed in the Marsh Series game against West Coast that he can be a difference maker, with 16 possessions and most meters game by half time before resting in the second half. Set to become a star of the competition.
Darcy Parish
Like McGrath, another player who is ready to make the transition from solid rotation player to a top ranked midfielder. Has a knack for finding the goals, so look for him to rotate with Devon Smith between half forward and inside midfielder. Started the year off with a 29 possession, 1 goal performance against West Coast on Thursday.
Aaron Francis
Essendon fans are hoping this is the year he cements his spot in the Essendon defense. Played more than ten games in a year for the first time last year and will look to build on that momentum this year. With Ambrose going down for the start of the year, Francis will have a greater responsibility and opportunity to perform at a higher level.
Dylan Clarke
Shot into the spotlight last year with a series of tagging roles, completely negating players such as Cripps, O’Meara, Parker and Cunnington. Needs to continue to add more to his game to become a regular fixture in the side - if he can do so he will be a potent weapon in Essendon’s midfield brigade.

Players on notice

"I'm through, John. I played in front of my family last week and they laughed at me!"
"Your family hates you! Only I love you! And your play is rockin', baby. We gotta fly Blake Caracella down from Richmond to train you professionally"
Kyle Langford
Many Essendon supporters were excited to see Langford cement his place in the team this time last year after a strong finish to 2018. Unfortunately, Langford struggled to impress for much of 2019, and with more midfield depth being recruited in the off-season, it may not necessarily be Langford who is first to cover the big-bodied midfielder role once injuries hit. The midfield experiment doesn't seem to have worked out so far, and it may be in the interests of incoming 2021 head coach, Ben Rutten, to try and better utilise his mostly reliable kicking for goal in a 3rd forward role. There's a good player in there somewhere, but the results need to show very quickly or his position on the list may start to be questioned. - TaOTa
Jayden Laverde
Essendon fans often lump Laverde and Langford together, and for good reason. They have been symptomatic of Essendon’s total lack of consistency in the Worsfold era: potential match winners one day, completely absent the next. Laverde has an opportunity to become a mainstay in Essendon’s forward line, and his unique size and ability on the ground makes him a potentially difficult match up. Like Langford, there’s a great player within him. But if he can’t find that player, he’ll find himself out of the club next season.
Tom Bellchambers
The writing was already on the wall for Bellchambers with Sam Draper nearing a debut before injuring his knee last year. But with the additions of Phillips and draftee Nick Bryan, plus Draper’s recovery, Bellchambers might see himself out of the best 22 sooner than originally thought. Injury struck at the worst possible time in preseason, delaying his start to the year and giving Phillips the opportunity to seize the #1 ruck role, which he took in his solid performance in the preseason match against West Coast. Out of contract at the end of the year, he faces a decision of transitioning to a back up ruckman or potentially retiring. Unfortunately, his body may make that decision for him.
David Zaharakis
Has taken up the mantle of the official Essendon Whipping Boy, following in the footsteps of esteemed individuals such as Brendon Goddard, Brent Stanton and Paul Salmon. Like Bellchambers, faces stiff competition for his spot in the best 22 from the likes of Tom Cutler and Brayden Ham. Still has two years left to run on his contract, he may use this season as a transition from guaranteed starter to a back up/mentor role.

Concerns for upcoming season

"You probably think Daniher is going to leave at the end of the year"
"I actually do"
"Oh my god! He admit it!"
Uncertainty in key positions
Last season was difficult enough to manage the key-position personnel in the squad, and this season looks set to be even tougher. The obvious one is Joe Daniher, who appears to be having a limited pre-season and may not even play one game in what could be his final year as a Bomber. The club chose to move on Mitch Brown, which will leave a hole that requires filling in the forward line considering Brown played 16 games in 2019. If Shaun McKernan suffers an injury, it will likely be Cale Hooker who is moved forward from his usual role in defence. Young prospects Noah Gown, who fractured his foot early in pre-season, and Harrison Jones, are almost certain to spend 2020 outside of the senior team, which leaves very few viable alternatives should injuries take a hold of the club as they did in 2019.
Essendon may also have a key-position dilemma on its hands in the backline. Cale Hooker, despite playing 18 games in 2019, appeared to struggle with fitness for the back half of the year and has already suffered an injury setback this pre-season. Hooker's form has also been questionable, and with both Patrick Ambrose in career-best form and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher impressing late last year, Worsfold/Rutten could have a few difficult decisions to make at the selection table throughout the year. Michael Hurley will likely remain as one of the first names on the team sheet, though the club will be wary that both players are in the latter stages of their careers and will likely need replacing in the next 1-2 years. How urgently the club believes this is a priority will become clear throughout 2020. How many games each of the 4 key-position defender candidates play is almost impossible to predict at this stage. - Ta0Ta

Expectations

"You listen to me, media: No. More. Scamming. Essendon fans. Into. Thinking. They're. Good"
With the coaching change to come in 2021, expect the game plan to change slightly this year to suit Ruttens inevitable style. This may take time to adjust too, however if they can adopt a more balanced style rather than the heavy defense then quick rebound attack, they will be well placed. if the team can be entirely fit (not likely based on preseason) they can be top 4, however realistic expectation would be middle of the table again, maybe as high as the 6th and as low as 10th. - SlappaDaBassMahn
To see some genuine improvement in the teams game plan and ball movement. With the big off-field changes of getting Carcella, Sean Murphy for strength and conditioning and the Succession Plan, obviously there will be growing pains but I just want to be able to see what we're trying to build towards. Want to see a full 4 quarters of effort from the team consistently, better forward entries and the existence of a plan B. As to ladder position I think we could finish anywhere within the 7th-15th range honestly, but I'm expecting to just miss finals, so 10th. - MonotoneRamos
I've come to expect disappointment with this club, so while there should be improvement on last season, I will continue to expect a dysfunctional offence and wildly inconsistent defence until I see otherwise. Keep an eye out for moments of brilliance from our flair players, a quarter or 2 per month where everything comes together, followed by hesitant and uninspiring football for the rest. There are a lot of clubs with upside who finished outside the 8, plus I've been burned by this team too many times...
12th - TaOTa

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2020.02.16 20:59 Venus230 The Elite Has Been Pushing Population Control For Decades. Now That It Is Working (In The West) The New Mantra Is We Must Import People From The 3rd World To Save The West!

1. Charles Darwin (his thinking is at the foundation of so many of our scientific theories today): “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked, will no doubt be exterminated. The break will then be rendered wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilised state as we may hope, than the Caucasian and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.”
2. Bill Gates: “The problem is that the population is growing the fastest where people are less able to deal with it. So it’s in the very poorest places that you’re going to have a tripling in population by 2050. (…) And we’ve got to make sure that we help out with the tools now so that they don’t have an impossible situation later.”
3. UK Television Presenter Sir David Attenborough: “The human population can no longer be allowed to grow in the same old uncontrolled way. If we do not take charge of our population size, then nature will do it for us.”
4. Paul Ehrlich, a former science adviser to president George W. Bush and the author of “The Population Bomb”: “Solving the population problem is not going to solve the problems of racism… of sexism… of religious intolerance… of war… of gross economic inequality. But if you don’t solve the population problem, you’re not going to solve any of those problems. Whatever problem you’re interested in, you’re not going to solve it unless you also solve the population problem.”
5. Dave Foreman, the co-founder of Earth First: “We humans have become a disease, the Humanpox.”
6. CNN Founder Ted Turner: “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
7. Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso: about medical patients with serious illnesses: “You cannot sleep well when you think it’s all paid by the government. This won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.”
8. David Rockefeller: “The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident.”
9. Richard Branson: “The truth is this: the Earth cannot provide enough food and fresh water for 10 billion people, never mind homes, never mind roads, hospitals and schools.” (But Sweden Can!!!!!)
10. Environmental activist Roger Martin: “On a finite planet, the optimum population providing the best quality of life for all, is clearly much smaller than the maximum, permitting bare survival. The more we are, the less for each; fewer people mean better lives.”
13. HBO personality Bill Maher: “I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving – that’s what I’m for. It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.”
14. Al Gore: “One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principal ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women. You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children to have, the spacing of the children… You have to educate girls and empower women. And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”
15. MIT professor Penny Chisholm: “The real trick is, in terms of trying to level off at someplace lower than that 9 billion, is to get the birthrates in the developing countries to drop as fast as we can. And that will determine the level at which humans will level off on earth.”
16. Julia Whitty, a columnist for Mother Jones: “The only known solution to ecological overshoot is to decelerate our population growth faster than it’s decelerating now and eventually reverse it—at the same time we slow and eventually reverse the rate at which we consume the planet’s resources. Success in these twin endeavors will crack our most pressing global issues: climate change, food scarcity, water supplies, immigration, health care, biodiversity loss, even war. On one front, we’ve already made unprecedented strides, reducing global fertility from an average 4.92 children per woman in 1950 to 2.56 today—an accomplishment of trial and sometimes brutally coercive error, but also a result of one woman at a time making her individual choices. The speed of this childbearing revolution, swimming hard against biological programming, rates as perhaps our greatest collective feat to date.”
17. Colorado State University Professor Philip Cafaro in a paper entitled “Climate Ethics and Population Policy”: “Ending human population growth is almost certainly a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for preventing catastrophic global climate change. Indeed, significantly reducing current human numbers may be necessary in order to do so.
18. Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Austin Eric R. Pianka: “I have two grandchildren and I want them to inherit a stable Earth. But I fear for them. Humans have overpopulated the Earth and in the process have created an ideal nutritional substrate on which bacteria and viruses (microbes) will grow and prosper. We are behaving like bacteria growing on an agar plate, flourishing until natural limits are reached or until another microbe colonizes and takes over, using them as their resource. In addition to our extremely high population density, we are social and mobile, exactly the conditions that favor growth and spread of pathogenic (disease-causing) microbes. I believe it is only a matter of time until microbes once again assert control over our population, since we are unwilling to control it ourselves. This idea has been espoused by ecologists for at least four decades and is nothing new. People just don’t want to hear it.”
19. Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General from 1997-2006: “The idea that population growth guarantees a better life — financially or otherwise — is a myth that only those who sell nappies, prams and the like have any right to believe.”
20. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UN Under-Secretary-General from 2000-2010: “We cannot confront the massive challenges of poverty, hunger, disease and environmental destruction unless we address issues of population and reproductive health.”
21. Bill Nye: “In 1750, there were about a billion humans in the world. Now, there are well over seven billion people in the world. It more than doubled in my lifetime. So all these people trying to live the way we live in the developed world is filling the atmosphere with a great deal more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than existed a couple of centuries ago. It’s the speed at which it is changing that is going to be troublesome for so many large populations of humans around the world.”
22. Actress Cameron Diaz: “I think women are afraid to say that they don’t want children because they’re going to get shunned. But I think that’s changing too now. I have more girlfriends who don’t have kids than those that do. And, honestly? We don’t need any more kids. We have plenty of people on this planet.”
23. Democrat strategist Steven Rattner: “WE need death panels. Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget.”
24. Matthew Yglesias, a business and economics correspondent for Slate, in an article entitled “The Case for Death Panels, in One Chart”: “But not only is this health care spending on the elderly the key issue in the federal budget, our disproportionate allocation of health care dollars to old people surely accounts for the remarkable lack of apparent cost effectiveness of the American health care system. When the patient is already over 80, the simple fact of the matter is that no amount of treatment is going to work miracles in terms of life expectancy or quality of life.”
25. Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger: “All of our problems are the result of overbreeding among the working class”
26. Gloria Steinem: “Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal chords has to be an opera singer.”
27. Jane Goodall: “It’s our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we’ve inflicted on the planet. If there were just a few of us, then the nasty things we do wouldn’t really matter and Mother Nature would take care of it — but there are so many of us.”
28. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
29. Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger: “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
30. Salon columnist Mary Elizabeth Williams in an article entitled “So What If Abortion Ends Life?”: “All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.”
31. Paul Ehrlich: “Basically, then, there are only two kinds of solutions to the population problem. One is a ‘birth rate solution,’ in which we find ways to lower the birth rate. The other is a ‘death rate solution,’ in which ways to raise the death rate — war, famine, pestilence — find us.”
32. Alberto Giubilini of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and Francesca Minerva of the University of Melbourne in a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics: “[W]hen circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. … [W]e propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus … rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk.”
33. Nina Fedoroff, a key adviser to Hillary Clinton: “We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can’t support many more people.”
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34. Barack Obama’s primary science adviser, John Holdren: “A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.”
35. Another quote from John Holdren: “If population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come.”
36. David Brower, the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club: “Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license … All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
37. Maurice Strong: “Either we reduce the world’s population voluntarily or nature will do this for us, but brutally.”
38. Thomas Ferguson, former official in the U.S. State Department Office of Population Affairs: “There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…”
39. Mikhail Gorbachev: “We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.”
40. Jacques Costeau: “In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it.”
41. Finnish environmentalist Pentti Linkola: “If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating if it meant millions of people would die”
42. Author Dan Brown: “Overpopulation is an issue so profound that all of us need to ask what should be done.”
43. Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II and co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”
44. Ashley Judd: “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.”
45. Charles Darwin: “With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.”
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2019.10.13 07:19 Dr_geo Melbourne Marathon! My 2nd marathon

Race Information

Goals

Goal Description Completed?
A Sub 3.20 Yes
B PB (sub 3.26) Yes

Splits

Kilometer Time
1 First half 1.35 (4.31)
2 Second half 1.42 (4.52)

Training

Hi all. I'm (33,M) back to the marathon race report for my 2nd marathon! link to first one here: https://www.reddit.com/running/comments/akefl6/race_report_1st_marathon_dubai/
This time I followed the Advanced marathon training (P.Pfitzinger) up to 55miles per week plan. Training started in June in Dubai indoors but at the end of June we moved to Melbourne for my work. I followed the training runs in the plan fairly strictly but loved doing park runs in Melbourne on Saturdays so that was the only major difference. A part from 1 week where I skipped a run for a little twitch in my hamstring and another week that I missed all runs do to high fever (39.2C/103F) I managed to log 90% of the km called for in the plan (roughly 1130/1230). As usual waking up early before work as time after work is for my 3yo and wife! During the training I got a lot of satisfaction doing some nice fast pace running and actually managed a sub 19.30 5km. Really didn't expect that! Melbourne is such a beautiful city for running. Albert park, St.Kilda, yarra trails. It was such a pleasant change compared to Dubai, obviously the biggest factor being cold weather! The taper went really well until the last few days where I felt like garbage. I read in a few forums that it's normal and effectively this morning I woke up feeling great!

Pre-race

Walked to the expo with plenty of time Skyping my parents in Italy (5am here 8pm there) and then listening to some System of a down to get in race focus. Did a 5 minute jog / 10 minute stretch and then another 5minute easy run picking up the pace the last minute. Before I knew it I was at the starting line with 2 minutes to go

Race

5.4.3.2.1 and go! Fireworks and off go the over 7000 marathon runners (I think that's what the speaker said). The first half I was flying with a smile on my face. I'm finally racing the marathon again, second this year but with a much more ambitious goal! My legs were craving the long run after the taper and I knew I went out too fast. I kept saying to myself to slow down but the more I thought about it the more I was picking up speed. I tried to ignore the watch and run by feeling. Up to 21 I kept a crazy 4.31pace (km). Then I started slowing into an easier 4.40. held that pace well up to 30km then a bit of bad vibes hit me. The course is very fast and slightly downhill the first half marathon going away from the city and there was little wind. On our way back to the city at the 30km mark several things slowed me down a part from obvious fatigue: Uphill, running against wind and... The half marathon! The half started 1 hour after us and there was a shared path between 30and 36. By the time I got there I had to slow down a lot and start to weave in and out of the slower half marathoners that were taking up the whole road. Many people complained about this but I guess in hindsight it was actually good to slow a bit here so I saved energy for the final push. 36-42.2km My wife and son were waiting at the 36km Mark before the big 2km hill at the botanical gardens. I asked them to be there as they give me so much mental energy that I needed for this stretch. It was slow and painful but I pushed through. My watch at this point was off the km markers by about 200m and this was expected. A lady yelled "dig deep" and I found some energy to pick up the pace again from around 5.00 to 4.45 for theast 3km The Finish is amazing inside the MCG, Australia's biggest Stadium! A lap of the grounds and sprint through the finish line. Surprisingly my watch showed a final distance of 42.70km. Thankfully I still got under my goal of 3.20!

Post-race

I'll enjoy a good week of rest with little to no running and finish the 5 week race recovery plan in the book! In a month there is the Australian corporate games and I signed up for the 10km. Aiming for sub 42!
Hope you enjoyed my report. If you have any questions on the training, I'm happy to share my running logs.
Made with a new race report generator created by herumph.
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2019.09.09 18:58 AkingSizeTwix Operator Idea: Area denier

"Welcome ta my home. Make ya self comfawrtable, since ya'ah not leavin' any time soon. Bloody oath cobber."

Name: Beckham Felicity Worth
Codename: Wedge
Date of birth: 2.7.1981
Birth place: Perth, West Australia State, Australia
Age: 38
Sex: female
Height: 6'ft (182cm)
Weight: 193lbs (87kg)
Affiliation: AFP (Australian Federal Police), ADF (Australian Defence Force)
Role: Area denier, pathfinder, roamer
Armament: Robinson Mark 7 CR rifle (Combat rifle specifically tailored for Beckham: high damage output with decreased fire rate. Lethal but heavy.)
- Damage: 35 (18m), 28 (19-30m)
- Fire rate: 680rpm (slow)
- Reload speed: 2.7s (midmag), 3.9 (empty)
- Magazine capacity: 25+1
- Caliber: .300 AAC Blackout
- Penetration: Good

PWS (AR-15 pistol/submachine gun made by Primary Weapon Systems. High rate of fire and recoil with minimal accuracy. Best used indoors.)
- Damage: 27 (16m), 24 (17-30m)
- Fire rate: 900rpm (fast)
- Reload speed: 2.3s (midmag), 3.3s (empty)
- Magazine capacity: 30+1
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm
- Penetration: Moderate

MP (Smith and Wesson hammerless military and police pistol. High damage is offset by its high recoil and low ammo capacity.)
- Damage: 24 (13m), 20 (14-30m)
- Fire rate: semi-auto (moderate)
- Reload speed: 1.7s (midmag), 2.4s (empty)
- Magazine capacity: 10+1
- Caliber: .40 S&W
- Penetration: Moderate

Armor: Two star, medium
Durability: Moderate
Speed: Fast
Special ability/gadget: Door wedges
- Bullet and blastproof door wedges, that prevent the opening of doors and hatches.
- Can be used to deny access to a certain area or to form ambushes by forcing enemies to relocate.
- Only four can be used and are removable from the opposite side.

When it came to outsmarting her opponents, Beckham used every and all opportunities and advantages. Even if it meant hurting herself or others. She became a key player during an investigation, where a group of smugglers were hiding in an Australian harbor area. For this, she was honorarly rewarded but failed her education in University of Melbourne. Beckham enlisted in the ADF and was trained in urban combat, which then helped her to get a job in the AFP. Not only was Beckham deemed a reliable informant, interrogator, but also as a woman in the frontlines. Door wedges prevented criminals from escaping and prevented unnecessary deaths.
Slow, calculative and brash, Beckham is a living testimony of a can-do persona. Blocking others from disturbing her has become therapeutical for Beckham.
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2019.08.22 07:38 PunkyBrewsterMEL I am 39 years old make $115,000 - live in Melbourne, Australia and work as an Operations Manager in Events

Note: I have converted all figures to USD from AUD for this diary at a rate of USD0.70 to AUD1.0 when I wrote the diary a few weeks back – it’s sitting a little lower now at USD0.67, which is tragic for my Everlane addiction.
Section One: Assets and Debt
Retirement Balance: $80K – my clients mostly have to pay 9.5% of my contract fee towards superannuation and I top it up a bit myself.
Equity: $40K in my apartment purchase from the first 10% deposit paid (balance of 20% down paid on settlement)
Savings account balance: $12K in my emergency fund, $35K in my house deposit fund – in the next few weeks, I’ll settle on my apartment (I will have paid $75K as the down payment/deposit, and the place cost $375K for a 1Bed/1Bath in inner Melbourne)
Checking account balance: $4.5K on average
Credit card debt (and how you accumulated it): $0 – pay off in full each month
Student loan debt (for what degree): $45K for undergrad and masters – they are interest-free government loans and our real estate market crazy high so I decided, when I started earning significantly more in the last few years, to work towards buying an apartment and then finish paying down my loan debt. Should have it squared away in the next three years – amount I’ve been saving each month for deposit will now go towards paying off student loans and boosting up my investments and emergency fund.
Investments: $20K in Mutual Fund, $2K in smaller start-up investments
Section Two: Income
Main Job Monthly Take Home: Varies but around $7000 ($9500 but I set aside $2500 for various taxes)
Section Three: Expenses
Rent / Mortgage / HOA fees: Rent is $1340 (last month!) and new mortgage will be $1400 – though I’ll pay and extra $350 towards it each month. I wanna try and pay it off in 15 years.
Renters / home insurance: $70
Work insurances (Public Liability, Indemnity, Trauma, Income Protection, Equipment, Travel): $370 (deductable work expense)
Retirement contribution – Superannuation fund (additional to employer contributions): $350
Investment contribution: $350
General Savings (Fun, Travel etc): $350
Student Loan Debt (HECS): $400
Annual Expenses Savings (birthdays, Christmas, car registration etc): $350
Donations: $70 monthly split across Medecins sans Frontieres, Red Cross, RSPCA and Women’s Electoral Lobby
Electric, Water, Gas: $90 approx.
Wifi/Cable/Landline: $60
Health Insurance: $0 – cancelled it as I was too healthy and it was extortionate (thanks socialised medical care!)
Cellphone: $129 (deductable work expense)
Subscriptions: Work – Adobe Creative Cloud, Xero, Wix, Wufoo - $110 (deductable work expense); Life – Apple Music, Hulu, Netflix, NYT, Guardian - $60
Gym membership: $110 Pilates, $45 Gym
Pet expenses: $100 monthly for food subscription
Car payment / insurance: $110 insurance (deductable work expense) and car is paid off


Day 1 – MONDAY
6.30am: Alarm goes. Nope.
7am: brain starts to click into gear. My knee is crazy stiff and cranky from running a half-marathon yesterday morning, so gym is out for today. I read for a while and then jump out of bed a bit before 8am.
Feed the dog and jump in the shower, do my usual morning routine (Rasasara Ayurvedic scrub, Edible Beauty toner, The Ordinary Salicylic Acid, Aesop Mandarin Hydrating Cream and Ole Henrikson Banana Bright eye cream – shout out to my other late-30s ladies who have really had to step up their skincare game of late!) Usual low-key makeup – Clinique BB Cream, Chanel cheek colour and mascara, Aesop lip balm.
Dress in my usual winter uniform of black Madewell jeans, black ankle boots, black long sleeve tee and a mustard cable knit merino jumper. Throw on an olive green Everlane anorak and take the dog for a 30-minute stroll. Super slowly thanks to bloody knee.
8.30am: Grab a cortado from the corner café ($2.80) and settle in to smash email for a few hours. Get an email from my mortgage broker that bank has sent conditional approval – woo hoo! It’s been a mission as a single, self-employed gal so I do some power fists and put on some Queen Bey to celebrate.
11am: Blend up my daily smoothie (banana, blueberries, whole milk, kefir, oats, collagen powder, cinnamon and Amazonia protein powder) and pop it in a flask to take with me. I tend towards intermittent fasting (try and keep my only morning intake to just a single small coffee) so start eating round midday.
11.30am: Jump in the car and drive across town to meet with a colleague for a few hours on some production planning for a gig next year.
1pm: Back in the car, down my smoothie then drive back across town to collect another colleague for a couple of site meetings for an upcoming event. She’s a good mate so it’s lovely to catch up in the car for a bit.
2pm: We knock over a meeting with another couple of our event peeps then stroll around the site with the client to talk them through our plans for the event. It all goes super well. We stop for hot chocolates on the way back to the car as it’s bloody freezing (for Melbourne). I treat my work buddy ($6.30). Broker calls to say bank valuation is booked in. We’re nearly there. What a mission apartment purchasing is.
5pm: Home and take the dog for another half hour stroll. Get home and the bloke I’ve been seeing is just arriving on my porch. We’ve been seeing each other super casually for a few months (both of us travel tons for work so our collective schedule is a bit of a mess). He has brought me wine and a little chocolate trophy in celebration of not dying on the half-marathon. He’s a good egg.
6pm: I feed the doggo and start dinner prep while the bloke plays records. Realise I’m out of eggs so dash down the street to the grocer and get a dozen organic eggs ($6.30). While I’m gone bloke has made negronis. Could be a keeper. We chat while I whip up some pad see ew with chicken and tons of gai lan and broccolini. It is delicious – we devour some and then I pack some away for lunches.
7pm: We chill on the couch, each with a glass of cab franc. I do a few emails and we start the new season of Veronica Mars (he has never seen the original so there’s lots of origin story to catch up on). I am oddly still hungry so I toast a sesame Montreal-style bagel and spread it with peanut butter. That hits the spot. Pack lunch for tomorrow and prep a smoothie in the blender ready to go, then lay out my clothes.
10pm: I do my night routine (Sodashi cleanser, witchhazel toner, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, Verso retionol moisturiser). We head to bed.
DAILY TOTAL - $15.40

Day 2 – TUESDAY
7am: Read the news and check email to make sure no fires erupted overnight. Bloke heads out so he can get a run in before he heads back to his place.
Jump out of bed and feed dog, shower and wash my hair, usual morning routine. Tidy the kitchen and blend my smoothie, then pack that with a container of homemade chicken, barley and vegetable soup (bone broth made in the Instant pot is a winter health GAME CHANGER) and a mandarin.
Blowdry my hair with Davines Oi Oil and smooth it out with Davines smoothing cream. Same winter jeans and boots uniform but a cornflower blue merino jumper today. I’m a bit of a capsule wardrobe girl during the week and crack out my fun wardrobe on the weekends!
8am: Take the dog for a long walk - knee is better but still cranky so there’ll be no workout today. Hopefully will be ok by Pilates tomorrow morning.
8.45am: Drop dog home and stop by corner café for a cortado. 10 mins blissfully sipping coffee at the bench is such a nice way to start the day ($3.50). Jump on the tram ($4.20 on my pre-paid travel card).
10am: get to client’s office in the city – I’ll work in town 2 days today and my home office the rest of the week. It’s a good mix. We start the day with a quick all-staff meeting then it’s heads down and documents ahoy.
12noon: I drink my smoothie while making operational briefs for all our venues. Put out a few fires. Have a staff member pull out of a gig – cue eye rolls and sending of recruitment emails for replacement.
1pm: soup time! I heat my soup up and devour it at my desk – I’d rather skip a lunch break and head out early…that said I control my own hours as a freelancer so as long as the work gets done, they’re not too fussed what hours I keep.
3.30pm: Deep in briefings mode, and I realise I’m late to head home for a rental inspection. Will be my last before I vacate so I hustle to the train ($2.80 on my pre-paid travel card) and catch the rental agent as she’s arriving – inspection goes great and there won’t be much to reinstate when I leave. Score. I take the dog for an hour-long walk to make up for no gym time. She’s super happy with this development.
5pm – home, tidying and dinner prep. Starving so toast an everything bagel and top with some sliced comte and sloe berry paste. Heaven. Finish off some emails and documents and run a bath to treat my sad knee. My mate D pops around with some of his homemade kimchi and I swap him for some preserved oranges and zuni pickles I made a few weeks back. Home-grown/home-made food swaps are the bomb. He attempts to draw me out for a glass of wine at the bar across the road but my resistance is powerful! Mainly cos I have a warm bath to get into. He heads out and I soak in the bath for 45 minutes - it’s bliss.
6.30pm – reheat some pad see ew and steam some extra greens to go with it. An AFD is in order so pour a glass of lime lemon mint kombucha.
More Veronica Mars. Foam roll my hamstrings and knees to be stretchy for morning pilates. Lay out gym clothes and work clothes, prep smoothie and pack soup.
10pm – night-time routine and bed. Dog curls up behind my bum knee and is like a hot water bottle that never goes cold. Good work dog.
DAILY TOTAL - $3.50

Day 3 – WEDNESDAY
6.30am: Alarm goes and I’m up. Woke up a bunch during the night (I’m a terrible sleeper) and listened to podcasts to knock myself out again. Feel oddly rested for so little sleep.
6.45am: Arrive at Pilates – it’s so freezing out, I had to de-ice my car. Boo Melbourne winter. My trainer is on holidays so have a replacement today and she is…not great. There are two of us there and in an hour she only does two adjustments on me (I am not amazing at Pilates and definitely need ongoing instruction/correction!) Smash my program in 55 minutes so that’s something.
7.50am: Home, throw on a beanie and puffy coat and take the dog out. It’s 3 degrees. Ew.
8.20am: Back home, tidy up, morning routine, pack lunch and drink a mixture of prebiotic greens and BCAAs in water, then I’m off. Went for black tights and long sleeve top, olive green dress, black merino hoodie and leather jacket, scarf and fur lined Trippen boots. Toasty warm now! Stop at café for a cortado ($3.50) then onto the tram ($4.20 on pre-paid card).
10am: In the office, make a liquorice tea and start clearing my email. Not many people in today so it’s blissfully quiet.
11am: Head out to a venue meeting, all goes smoothly. Take my reusable ceramic cup with me and grab another cortado and a hump day chocolate pistachio croissant from my fave bougie city coffee shop ($8.40) to break my fast at midday. I love you and needed you, little pastry friend.
2pm: I’m in a site maps hole so take a break to warm up soup. Throw a tantrum to myself at the state of the communal kitchen so clean it. Feel 1000% better about everything post cleaning frenzy.
3pm: one more venue visit then a meeting with another client across town. Jump on the 4pm train home. During event weeks I easily clock up 100+ hours so when it’s pre-production/planning/office time, I try and keep to around 10am-4pm hours to balance it out.
4pm: Home, walk dog and chat to my sister K on the phone. We’re helping my dad move house so negotiating with agents etc cos the digital world ain’t his forte, and the email/online application system confuses the hell out of him (envisage that grandad from the Simpsons shaking his first at a cloud. That’s my dad). Text a bit back and forth with the bloke who’s out of town til Friday for work. Make plans to catch up late Friday night. Search for a new swimsuit online (AKA the world’s worst shopping task) – have lost a bunch of weight the last year and haven’t found one I like yet. Go for an Esther Williams vintage style I love and have owned before cos I trust the style and sizing. Check with a tape measure before I hit go on the order to be sure of my measurements and it’s hello tropical pineapple swimsuit ($106). Tidy up and do a load of laundry.
5.30pm: Meeting a mate for an early dinner so head out and jump on the tram (no charge as I’ve triggered a day pass by commuting). 10 mins down the road to a reasonably new barestaurant for Wednesday schnitzel night!
6pm: So great to catch up with my friend S: we both have come late (and somewhat unexpectedly #artslife) to financial security and purchased property in the last year. So great to have female friends I can talk unreservedly about finances with and ask all my dumb questions. We both order a pint of farmhouse ale, chicken schnitzel with summer slaw and chips to share. We finish up by splitting an order of ricotta donuts served with yuzu curd and pistachio cream (I will be back to eat these by myself – they are SO GOOD). $63 split down the middle, so $31.50 each.
9pm: Curl up on the couch with the dog and read (Sloane Crossley’s Look Alive Out There). Lay out clothes, do night routine and then bed.
DAILY TOTAL - $149.40

Day 4 - THURSDAY
4.30am: Wide awake. Bleugh. Put on a podcast (Room 20) and then doze in fits and starts until 7am.
7am: Wrecked. Read in bed for an hour. Remember I need BB cream and Davines smoothing cream so place an order with AllBeauty ($73). Haul myself out of bed, feed dog and into the shower. Strip my bed and remake it with fresh linen, then wash my sheets. Prep some porridge to eat when I stop fasting.
Today’s outfit is black tights, ankle boots, navy and white patterned vintage a-line dress with merino hoodie, leather jacket and jaunty beanie.
8.30am: Take dog out and stop for a takeout cortado in my ceramic cup on the way back ($2.80). Grab shopping bags, washed milk bottles for return and soft plastic recycling and head out to do grocery shop – I’m going camping on the weekend so going to clean and prep food today ready for that, and for next week.
9.30am: stop at the organic grocery store and stock up on next week’s groceries (I’m a hard core meal planner and love to cook, so this is pretty pleasurable). Grab chicken breasts, ham, toothpaste, compostable ziplock bags, buckwheat soba, wholemeal macaroni, whole milk, kefir, bananas, onions, butternut pumpkin, broccolini, baby spinach, leeks, dill, red cabbage, pak choy, carrots and coconut toffee dark chocolate ($69.30 – get $4 back from returning my milk bottles so $65.30).
Then head to the regular grocer across the road and get kangaroo jerky for the dog, gruyere, cheddar, French’s yellow mustard (the best) and BBQ Boulder Canyon potato chips ($34). Experience mild heart attack at price of cheese but good cheese is 100% worth the expense. I am a cheese fiend.
10.30am: Home, put away groceries and steam pumpkin for food prep. Hang out laundry and then sit down to clear my email inbox, whip up some documents and take some calls. Cook up my vanilla porridge oats at midday and eat these topped with smoked maple syrup, kefir, lime zest and coconut. Pretend I’m on a tropical island.
1pm: Take an hour of power break to clean the house – vacuum, dust, clean bathroom and kitchen. Simultaneously whip up a batch of wholemeal pumpkin mac and cheese for camping and Sunday night dinner. My living room light bulb blows so I swing round the corner shop and grab a replacement along with the last two items on my grocery list – panko crumbs and fried shallots ($7.70).
2pm: back to the grind. Warm up a little bowl of chicken soup to eat while I draw more site maps and wrangle some budgets and risk assessments. Dad pops in and I help him sort out all his house stuff, his phone, his phone email. He’s a full luddite, bless him. Eat a mandarin while I explain i-phone to him.
4pm: change into workout gear and swing to the gym. Throw some Sleater Kinney in my earbuds and get it done – a fast 2km warm-up treadmill run and then 30 minutes of HIIT compound strength training. Back to my joint, grab dog and take her for a 20-minute walk as cool down.
5.30pm: feed dog, drink a shaker of prebiotic greens and BCAAs, then back at my desk for an hour to clear out the last of the email – I get fully uncomfortable when I have more than 10 emails in my inbox, so try and get below 5 each night before I clock off. I realise that’s mildly insane.
7pm: steam some bok choy, baby spinach, edamame and broccolini to add to the last of my pad see ew, topped with a handful of peanuts, fried shallots and chilli oil. Luckily I don’t mind eating the same thing for days on end and so usually only have to meal prep 2-3 meals each week since often I’m cooking for just me.
Wash the dishes, prep lunch and smoothie for tomorrow then tidy the kitchen. Having organisation inspo, so pack all my camping shit and pop it in the hallway ready for the weekend. Eat a salted almond protein bar for dessert. Another buddy, L, pops around with a bunch of preserves and pickles he’s made, as a thanks for some work help: kasundi, harissa, muhammara, pickled salmon, pickled quince and pickled mushrooms. I’m aghast, and immediately start planning how to use it all! We chat for a few minutes then he heads out.
8.30pm: Chill out on the couch and watch some Gilmore Girls (true) and, for balance, Handmaids Tale (so brutal but I can’t turn away). Lay out gym and regular clothes for tomorrow.
10pm: shower, night-time routine and bed.
DAILY TOTAL - $182.80

Day 5 – FRIDAY
6.15am: awake and feeling oddly well slept. Dog yawns, stretches and curls up on my head. Read the news in bed for an hour.
7.15am: up, dressed, hound fed, out the door for a 4km speed run. Home again and immediately take dog out cos she’s dancing around the front door like she’s literally never been for a walk before. Nutbar.
8.30am: home, showered, hair washed and dried. Dress in charcoal tights, black ankle boots and patterned Gorman dress (Melbourne uniform). I feel oddly hungry – pretty rare since I started IF about a year ago, but I listen to my body and eat a rhubarb muffin with my cortado ($5.5). Decide to work from home as office internet is crap.
9am: desk and deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. Bust out some large format grid maps and a bunch of venue advances – the grid maps slow my dropbox which is hella annoying so it’s fits and starts for the whole day.
12pm: drink my smoothie. Eat the last of my chicken and barley soup about an hour later.
2pm: I finish up work with all my deadlines met and start the weekend free and clear of any lingering tasks. Boom. Gotta wait for all my map files to upload so not too much more I can do now. Realise I have my lil sis coming to stay next week and my spare room is a bomb site, so smash apart my old Ikea bed and build my new fancy bed (it’s been in boxes in the spare room for a few months – was gonna wait til I moved but also don’t want my sister to have to sleep in a box prison…)
New bed is rad, and only requires like 8 screws tightened with an allan key (take that Ikea and your 57-step bed assembly).
Take the dog for a walk and head home to run through the shower and throw some more makeup on – pop Gorman dress back on (changed into shorts and tee for bed building), add hoodie, leather jacket, scarf and fur-lined boots and it’s off to town for French food and French cinema!
4.45pm: Head to meet S at an immensely cool new underground French bistro – two lady dates in one week, what a treat! She’s running late from work so I chill with a rye old fashioned, and when she arrives we split Moules and Duck Frites and each drink two glasses of white wine (split, $53 for my share with 10% tip) and we catch up on everything that has happened since Wednesday (spoiler – very little). Then it’s off to a film in the Melbourne International Film Festival (bought tickets a few weeks back).
8.30pm: film was brilliant. Pop down to visit a mate, R, who has just opened an excellent microbrewery nearby (split an Uber with S who continues home - $9). Drink a half of peach saison and a half of coffee sour. R shouts me, as he knows I’ll be back with mates in tow. It’s super lovely to catch up, and we make a plan to hang out soon for yum cha with his adorable kid.
10.30pm: due to meet the bloke so jump on the tram (really helps that everywhere I go and where I live is along one tram line). Meet him at my local beer palace and we order boilermakers – a local pale ale and a local whiskey each ($28, he pays) – Intermittant Fasting window be damned. We hole up under a heater outside in the courtyard and chat to our mate who is slinging woodfired pizzas in a pop-up out the back of the bar. They are making a special tonight – a nachos calzone – which the bloke is game to try (he’s been sinking pints since 6pm, so…) I have a taste. It is spectacular.
After a while we wander home, a thankfully short walk. In bed by 1am, a pretty good innings for a Friday.
DAILY TOTAL - $67.50

Day 6 – SATURDAY
5am: Woken by the bloke who is heading out early to drive to the coast for a surf. I snuggle with the dog for another few hours sleep.
9am: Up, dressed and head to the gym for a quick 30-min conditioning workout – mostly boxing bag work, bodyweight stuff, skipping and rowing. Head home and grab the dog to take her out, buy some rolls for hiking sandwiches ($2). I pack all the shit into the car and whip up some sandwiches for today and tomorrow as well as a batch of oats, coconut, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and lime zest to cook for brunch tomorrow.
11.30am: My mates are coming round to check out some garden furniture I no longer need, so I make coffee in my stovetop moka pot and whip up breakfast tacos: baby spinach, ham and shallots sautéed in olive oil, with some scrambled egg, cheddar, avocado, lime juice and hot sauce on corn tortillas. Catch up with my buddies and hear all about their new house, while devouring tacos. Win. They leave and dog and I jump in the car at midday.
2pm: get to the forest and park up. Eat a ham, cheese, pickle and lettuce sandwich as the dog runs in circles. Head off on a 15km loop hike to the falls.
5pm: Back at camp. Set up the tent and have a cheeky nap with the snoozy hound. Forest naps are the best.
6pm: build a fire and then chill with some BBQ chips and a beer. Warm up my pumpkin mac and cheese, devour it. This has been a meal of champions.
7pm: sun is down so I douse the fire and head to my tent to read by torchlight for a while. Snuggle with hound who smells like a wombat while an actual wombat keeps snuffling the outside of our tent. Fall asleep hilariously early.
DAILY TOTAL - $2.00

Day 7 – SUNDAY
7am: Up, break down my campsite and pack the car. Feed the hound then head out 15 mins down the road to a new trailhead in a state forest.
8.30am: Head out on a new hike – do 10kms in the misty forest and it’s incredible. Chill in the forest for a bit just listening to the birds. See a lyrebird (rare!)
Get back to the car around 11am and break out my trusty camping stove – heat up my oats for porridge.
12noon: on the road and back to town. Eat my premade sandwiches on the way. Get home and immediately unload and clean all my gear – wash the hound blankets and towels and all my muddy gear, and hang the tent fly on the line to dry. Wash the hound as well to remove the wombat smell.
2pm: chill on the couch with a beer and my leftover BBQ chips. Watch more Gilmore girls. Am not sorry. Take a nap.
4pm: run a bath and wash my face before putting on a Sodashi mineral clay mask – my once a week treat. While bath is running, I take my defrosted bone broth from the fridge and start a pot of chicken, vegetable, rice, lemon and dill soup for weekday lunches. I also make jammy eggs in the instant pot and roast some veggies to add to soba bowls for dinners.
5pm: lay in the bath for an hour. So good.
6pm: finish all the post camping tidying, feed the hound, drink another beer. Lay out my workout and work clothes for tomorrow. Decide pizza is in order so order a potato, caramelised onion and arugula pizza from my fave joint ($17). Grab a pint of ricotta and chocolate orange gelato from the store next to the pizza joint ($8) – laze on the couch with dinner and watch The Inventor on HBO (I can’t get enough of insane Elisabeth Holmes – remind myself to order Bad Blood).
9pm: night-time routine and an early night. Rested and ready for a crazy week ahead.
DAILY TOTAL - $25.00

Food + Drink: $257.60
Fun / Entertainment: $0
Home + Health: $0
Clothes + Beauty: $179.00
Transport: $9.00
Other: 0
TOTAL - $445.60

So I actually feel this was a low-spend week for me in some areas! About right for groceries and eating/drinking out, cos I love good food, and you can pry my daily coffee from my cold dead hands!! Most weeks I either fill my car ($60) or top up my travel card ($60) – oddly this week I didn’t need to do either. I would also usually have at least $75 in both Entertainment and Home – I’m pretty good about only buying home and clothing items I’ve logged in my long-term shopping list (I use Shop Shop to keep lists of shopping I need to do: Groceries, Long-Term Clothing and House purchases, Records/Books and Beauty) – absolutely stops me from random and unnecessary purchases! Camping on the weekend instead of a few more social gatherings and going to a gig or show definitely kept my spend a little lower. Altogether I’m proud of getting my finances healthy enough to buy an apartment and am excited for the next three-five years of my financial plan to roll out so I can feel really confident about how I’m set up for later life.
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2019.03.04 02:16 AlmostWrongSometimes The rage and vengeance, anger, loss, regret, they’re all tremendous motivators. They really clear the mind, so we’re good to #FlyAsOne. - r/AdelaideFC 2019 Season Preview

Adelaide Crows 2019 Season Preview

Natus Ad Magna Gerenda
"Born to Great Things"

We Fly As One

The Road So Far…

??? – 1990: No National Football Competition to Speak Of
1991-1995: The Dawning of the Age of Crowmania
1997-1998: The Holey Crowmanian Empire
1999-2004: A Series of Unfortunate Events
2004-2012: The Singularity (Rise of the Crowbots)
2013-2014: The Schisms
2015-2015 ½: A Feast for Elite Crows
2015 ½ -2016: The Darkness
2016 – Present: The Window Propped Up with a Brick
Club Coaches: Graham Cornes Robert Shaw Malcolm Blight(pictured left of cup) Gary Ayres Neil CraigBrenton Sanderson Mark Bickley INTERIM(pictured right of cup)Vale Phillip Walsh Scott Camporeale INTERIM CURRENT Don Pyke

Current Team

GOAT Project: The Premiership Window and Hamstring Awareness Stones are with the Crows. They’re Adelaide’s Mightiest Heroes.
2018 All Australian
Rory Laird (2017, 2018)
2018 Crows Best and Fairest: Rory Laird
2018 Leading Goal Kicker: Joshua Leeroy Jenkins (46)
2018 AdelaideFC Tyson Edwards Quiet Achiever Award
Hugh Thor The Thunder God Greenwood And Tom The Goat Project Doedee Since making his debut in 2017, Greenwood has back up week after week as a team man and it is reflected here in back to back TEQA wins.
Tom Doedee is beloved by this sub for many reasons, he spoke to us chief among them, but the way his time at the club has seen his skill and courage grow exponentially from the day Pykey read his name out to when he got his collarbone broken.
2018 AdelaideFC MVPlayer Award
Bryce Top Knotch Gibbs
When the deal was signed and we got him into Pykes clutches to have his hair shaved off, Crows fans knew having Gibbs in the side was going to be a great pleasure. As the season wore on and injury claimed his fellow midfielders, Gibbs stood up to help lead a damaged and disjointed team keep it together as best they could. His leadership and smile have been wonderful. Thanks for joining the club Bryce.
Senior Team
Marty Mattner: Hear me, and rejoice! You are about to miss the 8 at the hands of the Children of Elite Standards.

2019 Player List / Coaches

Senior List Senior List Rookie List Coaches
1 Greenwood, Hugh 21 Atkins, Rory 28 Ellis-Yoleman, Cameron Senior Coach
2 Crouch, Brad 22 Otten, Andrew 31 Wilson, Patrick Pyke, Don
3 Knight, Riley 23 McAdam, Shane 37 Hunter, Paul Assistant Coaches
4 Jenkins, Josh 24 Jacobs, Sam 41 Butts, Jordan Snr Asst/Game Strategy Campreale, Scott
5 Crouch, Matt 25 McHenry, Ned 44 Murphy, Lachlan Def. Mattner, Marty
6 Gibbs, Bryce 26 Douglas, Richard 45 Strachan, Kieran Fwd. Hart, Ben
7 Gallucci, Jordan 27 Lynch, Tom Ruck. Clarke, Matthew
8 Kelly, Jake 29 Laird, Rory SANFL and Dev Younie, Heath
9 Sloane, Rory (c-c.) 30 Milera, Wayne Mid. Godden, Michael
10 Poholke, Myles 32 Fogarty, Darcy Fwd Dev. Wright, Matthew
11 Sleevesman, Paul 33 Smith, Brodie Def Mid Dev. Thomas, Paul
12 Talia, Daniel 34 Himmelberg, Elliot Def Dev. Reilly, Brent
13 Walker, Taylor (c-c) 35 Hamill, William
14 Mackay, David (etc.) 36 McPherson, Andrew
15 Hartigan, Kyle 38 Scholl, Lachlan
16 Brown, Luke 39 Doedee, Tom
17 Stengle, Tyson 40 Davis, Ben
18 Betts, Eddie 42 Keath, Alex
20 Jones, Chayce 43 O'Brien, Reilly

List Changes

New Players
Haggis: Alright kids, you’re Avengers now.
Player From Club Games
McAdam, Shane Mature Age Pick Sturt 0
Stengle, Tyson Trade Richmond 2
Jones, Chayce AFL Draft (p. 9) Launceston 0
McHenry, Ned AFL Draft (p. 16) Geelong Falcons 0
Hamill, Will AFL Draft (p. 30) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Scholl, Lachlan AFL Draft (p. 64) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Strachan, Kieran Rookie Draft (p. 7) Port Melbourne 0
Hunter, Paul Rookie Draft (p. 24) Adelaide Crows Re-rookied 0
Butts, Jordan Rookie Draft (p. 39) Murray Bushrangers 0
Retirements, Delistings, Trades Out
Matty Wright: Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same.
Player Date Reason Games
Hampton, Curtly July 18, 2018 Retired 63
Gibson, Sam August 7, 2018 Retired 135
Dear, Harry August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Edwards, Jackson August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Jarman, Ben August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
McGovern, Mitch August 28, 2018 Traded - Carlton 48
Signarello, Matt October 22, 2018 Delisted 0
Cheney, Kyle October 30, 2018 Delisted :’( 85

Players to Watch

Mark Bickley: These are not a dudes. You’re a dude Kane. These are men. Handsome, muscular, men.
Shane McAdam
Is a good bloke, speedster and excitement machine - just have to make sure he gets an AFL-standard tank and can deal with the bigger bodies compared to SAAFL and SANFL. Josh Jenkins
This guy is genuinely a jet, and will continue to be so this year. His stats are amazing, and he is a decent second ruck. 2.1 goals a game is great. People ride his ass, but he is one of my favourite players at the club and he works fucking hard during games.
SuperSpleef
Brad Crouch
It seems so long ago that Matt Crouch was once only referred to as Bob, i.e Brother of Brad. Our club champions older brother has always been destined for midfield greatness. In the mostly good 2017 season, despite his perennial injuries hampering his off-season, he and his brother united to record the most disposals by brothers in a single season. Bradley is a bull and no mistake. He is taking his new found health with both hands and is looking to be fit and firing for round 1. If he can stay healthy there isn't a better natural footballer on our list besides maybe Sloane and Gibbs.
Tom Doedee
His first season of AFL showed some extended glimpses of a club legend in the making and he only got better as the season went on. Starting out as a swing defender, Doedee eventually took up a spot as the 3rd tall in a defence line stacked with stopping power, going toe to toe with some of the best forwards in the game and coming out on top more often than not. Another pre-season, another few kilos to the frame, he's going to be a powerful asset in an already glittering defence line and will be looking to make an even bigger impact after being snubbed for the Rising Star that was rightfully his.
AlmostWrongSometimes
Hugh Greenwood
The guy has a making of a genuine star and after only a short career has easily cemented himself into the club's best 22. While his dogged work ethic was crucial in keeping our injury riddled midfield at least somewhat competitive throughout last year, hopefully a fully fit midfield group will see him take his game to the next level. This, coupled with his incredibly slick hands and impressive contested marking prowess I expect to see him roll up the ground and spend a lot more time in the forward line as an additional target. If he can continue his upward trajectory, I can definitely see him fighting for a spot on the All Australian squad of 40
floodswimming

Richard Douglas AND OTHER Players On Notice In 2019

Gaskin: And you said your gun small forward and handy midfielder…? Pyke: Both injured.
Eddie Betts
Shit I love him, but I found 2018 to be really lacking from the little legend. I feel that he too often does the 'team thing' instead of finishing things himself. That being said, exciting and dynamic and doesn't need to do much to impact the game. But also he is 32. SuperSpleef
Richard Douglas
We need to talk about Dougy. 32 and 2019 is his last contracted year. For many moons, Richard was a stellar contributor through the midfield, tagging and sometimes floating forward for some handy goals. But in recent moons, Richard has lost some of the nous he used to have in spades, the footspeed that used to carry him through contests and his signature drives inside 50 have dried up. With some very excellent delivery men in Seedsman, Gibbs, and hot competition in the side for positions, and some younger, faster, maybe hungrier players like Knight, Poholke, Murphy, Galluci desperate to make a spot their own, our stalwart Dougy is very firmly on notice.

Kick Ins AND OTHER CLUB CONCERNS FOR 2019

Radar Reilly: Listen to the pain. It’s both history teacher and fortune teller. Pain teaches us who we are, Brad.
Have the Crows identified the issues from last year?
To lay it all at the feet of Collective Minds, injuries, tough draw etc would be naive.
There were serious game-day flaws in our plans that were exposed on Grand Final day 2017, and were not addressed in 2018 at all.
Kicks ins still went up the right wing practically every time, we avoided the corridor which squeezed us out to uneven contests, we kicked to contests rather than space or free players, we relied on handballs to get us out of trouble in congestion which meant we never cleared space quickly, we did not collapse the zone and man up when we lost possession and constantly exposed our staunch backline to turnover inside 50’s far too often. Our forwards did not kick for goal whenever possible, our midfield could not keep up if the opposing ruckman got on top of the hit-outs, and our wingmen turned the ball over constantly trying to find space with clearing kicks or dashing runs into walls of defenders.
Of course with all of that in mind, there are exciting new rules for the League in 2019. Starting positions most notably will be a severe issue for us. We traditionally have been one of the teams that like to put numbers behind the ball at re-starts and how we manage that will impact on responding to the concerns from last year.
2018 Season Review
Matt Hass: Even after all this time, I still can’t talk about it. Who knew Kangatech bugger ups would be so strong?
Ben Hart: Everyone! Everyone on the coaching board! And everyone not on the coaching board!
2018 was so aberrantly unusual that trying to dissect exactly what went wrong feels like a fools errand. The whole show, from injury management to game day strategies, off-field departmental decisions and most assuredly our relationship with the media was one emergency after another. We scored some stirring victories but also suffered some soul-crushing and enraging defeats amid all of it. Collective Minds, Curtly Hamptons vertigo, Brad Crouch’s pubis, Mitch McGovern’s toxic grumbling, Rory Sloane’s Contract and Leo, Tex’s quads, Eddies Quads, everyone’s goddamn hamstrings, Burton and Pyke taking full responsibility for nothing what are you talking about, Smithers’ Knee….
It was a long fucking year, hopefully consigned to being a 1 sentence blurb at the beginning of an end of September article… But only time will tell.

Alright Crows, this might be dangerous, so let’s put our mean faces on - Adelaidefc's 2019 Preview.

2019 Song A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman

2019 Season Preview

Sloane: Are you yawning? In the Middle of this, while I’m breaking it down? Did you hear what I said?
Tex: I stopped listening after you said that we need a plan.
With some stunning moves in the off-season, most notably holding firm on our top 10 picks, eschewing the very talented South Australians this draft, and then horn-swaggling Carlton for their First Round Draft Pick in 2019, what might be the biggest draft robbery in our history, and could possibly see the AFL step in at some point, the mood around the club and its supporters has lifted considerably.
Over the off-season the playing group looked relaxed and were keeping themselves busy and fit. Returning to the club in very nice shape, compared to waddling back to AAMI after 2017 ended. Draftees showing up veterans in the time trial runs, throwing their bodies into contests at match sims, players spending time with each other away from the club, Brad Crouch training well with Proof Of Life videos every week.
Our draw this year looks like a gift on paper, but therein lies some gremlins that would be foolish to ignore. Double ups against Port sound nice and everyone seems to be tipping them to backslide, but Voldemort is dangerous whether he’s on the back of Professor Quirrels head or walking around with his snake as far as I am concerned. Showdowns are as close to NRL style State of Origin matches as we get in the AFL, they are always tough, even blowouts take a toll. But we also have double ups against Geelong, a Crows bogey side if ever there was one, and the frigging reigning premiers in West Coast, another bogey side. I’ll go further in the draw analysis down the line, but there are plenty of reasons to remain hopeful to return to September.
Mitch McGovern leaving was sad and frustrating, however his leaving will not have a lot of impact on our scoring ability nor our defensive posture. He played a lot in defence over the last 2 seasons, but is easily covered by the likes of Kyle The Lion Hartigan stopper of all, and with Brodie back in the saddle across the back we lose nothing there. In terms of forward line, the options of Darcy Fogarty who has a much higher ceiling than Shooter did, as well as Riley Knight, and some wild cards in Lachy Murphy and new recruits Tyson Stengle and Shane McAdam, there’s oodles of talent and maybe higher footy IQ available to the Crows in 2019.
Smiles were thin on the ground in 2018. They are back in spades, it would seem. Smiles that hopefully predict some return of the fun, fast, high-scoring Crows we came to love under Pyke's tutelage.
The Crows feel like they're on the march again and with an easier draw, should see them playing of their trademark footy again.
AlmostWrongSometimes

2019 Fixture and Analysis

Sloane: You know, it has always been a dream of mine, to see my face reflected in your helmet as you charge at me with murderous intent.
Fixture
Round Date Versus Venue H/A Local Time
1 Saturday, Mar 23 Hawthorn Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
2 Friday, Mar 29 Sydney Swans SCG Away 19:50
3 Thursday, Apr 4 Geelong Cats Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
4 Saturday, Apr 13 North Melbourne Marvel Stadium Away 19:25
5 Sunday, Apr 21 Gold Coast SUNS Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
6 Saturday, Apr 27 St Kilda Marvel Stadium Away 16:35
7 Sunday, May 5 Fremantle Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
8 Saturday, May 11 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Away 19:10
9 Saturday, May 18 Brisbane Lions The Gabba Away 14:10
10 Saturday, May 25 West Coast Eagles Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
11 Saturday, Jun 1 Melbourne TIO Stadium Away 19:10
12 Saturday, Jun 8 GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
13 Thursday, Jun 13 Richmond Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
14 Bye
15 Friday, Jun 28 Geelong Cats GMHBA Away 19:50
16 Saturday, Jul 6 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
17 Saturday, Jul 13 Gold Coast SUNS Metricon Stadium Away 19:25
18 Friday, Jul 19 Essendon Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
19 Saturday, Jul 27 Carlton MCG Away 14:10
20 Saturday, Aug 3 St Kilda Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
21 Sunday, Aug 11 West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium Away 14:40
22 Saturday, Aug 17 Collingwood Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
23 TBC Western Bulldogs Mars Stadium Away TBC
2x Port, GC, Saints, West Coast, Geelong
2x Thursday Nights, 3 x Friday Nights, 6 x Saturday Nights 7 x Saturday Afternoons, 3 x Sunday Afternoons, 1 TBC
Fixture Analysis
Camporeale: This is the AFL Home and Away Season we're talking about. It's the toughest there is.
Tex: Well, it’s never fought me.
Camporeale: Yeah, it has.
Tex: It’s never fought me 11 times.
Round 1 of the 2019 will see the Crows squaring off against their first official kill in AFL history in the Hawthorn Hawks, it will also be the Adelaide Football Clubs 650th game at AFL level, a tough home assignment off the bat, and will be a useful tool to see where we really are for the 2019 campaign. Round 2 we head to our second home in the SCG to face Sydney, another tough assignment and again a good yard stick before the first of our doubles against Geelong. Hawks, Sydney and Geelong in the first 3 weeks is a rough start at the best of times, being 0-3 at that point is very much on the cards. It won’t get any easier with a Round 4 trip to Marvel and an enigmatic Roos outfit, before the first double up against the Suns at home, then back to Marvel for our next double up in the Saints. Then from round 7 to round 14 we only leave Adelaide twice, hosting Fremantle in Round 7, then ‘away’ at Showdown night game, then a trip to Brisbane to face the Lions, then back home to face the Weagles for the first time in 2019, up to Darwin to face the Demons for hopefully some redempetion, then two home games against the Giants in round 12 and the Tigers in round 13.
I think considering the home ground advantage we generally enjoy, we need to be at least at 7 wins for the season at this point with tentative wins pencilled in against Gold Coast, St Kilda, Fremantle, Brisbane, Port, Richmond and GWS, and very well could be at around 8, 9 or even 10, given home games against the Hawks, West Coast. Speculation that we will be undefeated going into the bye seems to me not far-fetched but certainly optimistic.
Coming back in round 15 against the Cats at Goomba will be rough ask for us, having only one win there in 16 years. Round 16 sees us squaring off against Port as a home game, then off we pop to Metricon. 17 offers an intriguing match-up against Essendon, with the two clubs looking to meet the expectations off of roughly similar 2018 campaigns. The last straight from round 19 to 23 sees us only playing 2 more home games for the year, round 19 seeing us meet Carlton at the only MCG game for the year for us, home for St Kilda, over to Perth for the Weagles, back home to face Collingwood again which will hopefully offer some vengeance for last years humiliation, before finally catching planes, trains and automobiles to meet the Doggies on Mars.
As it stands it is a crunchy end of the home and away season, with some games one would be forgiven for assuming we will win against the Suns, Carlton and St Kilda. Some eminently winnable games against Port, Essendon and the Bulldogs should tip us up into the 13-17 wins category.
Verdict: 2-8th depending on how tight the league is.

2019 Predictions

We got 12 wins in 2018, in history, not many teams have missed out on finals after getting 12 wins. In fact before 2018, only 3 teams since 2009 missed finals winning 12 games in a season. Last year there were 4 teams on 12 wins at the end of Round 23 who did not play finals. (Casts a large shadow on the AFL's insistence that the rounds after Round 17 should be changed to keep it interesting for all the teams.) With a softer draw and hopefully less off-field noise and on-field injuries we can safely presume the Crows will return to September football once again. A Semi-Final berth would be a marked success considering the year we've bounced back from.
But as last year proved, a season can turn in a matter of weeks. Will the Crows have the mental fortitude to overcome another season of disappointment should it begin to eventuate?
AlmostWrongSometimes

SuperSpleefs Best 22

My attempt at a best 22, argue with me all you want.
Best 22
Back Pocket Full Back Back Pocket
Brown Talia Doedee
Half Back Flank Centre Half Back Half Back Flank
Laird Keath Smith
Wing Centre Wing
Atkins M. Crouch Seedsman
Half Forward Flank Centre Half Forward Half Forward Flank
Douglas Walker Lynch
Forward Pocket Full Forward Forward Pocket
Betts Jenkins Murphy
- - -
Rover Ruck Rover Ruck
Sloane Gibbs Jacobs
- - -
Bench
Fogarty/McAdam B. Crouch Greenwood
Milera
Unlucky
  • Mackay
  • Kelly
  • Gooch
  • Stengle
  • Knight
Some points:
  • Murphy has better forward pressure than Gooch. I think that the ability to make tackles inside 50 is better for a small forward, as we have plenty of fire power already. Stengle could also play this role.
  • Kelly doesn't fit in this team at all, poor bastard. One on One I rate Brown more, Doods flies better, Keath is taller and we can make cricket related jokes.
  • Mackay has better efficiency than Atkins but is inferior in every other way
  • Knight could come in if we needed a tagger, replacing Douglas
  • Betts to be rested a few times this year, at which point Gooch comes in.
The tie for the first I/C spot is a pain, but I feel that McAdam is probably the best based on potential but is completely unproven. He has a bit of jump, speed, and pressure - but if he sucks then we can play tall with Fogarty who is pretty fast and has a lot of aggression. Gooch comes in if we need to play smaller / JJ is playing deep and brings it to ground a lot.
u/userinterface101
I think most of us would agree that 22 is pretty much thereabouts.
Knight / Douglas / Murphy / Fogarty / McAdam / McKay / Stengle / Gooch / etc are interchangeable depending on injuries, team balance and opposition. (also expecting Eddie to be rested throughout the year.)
Having said that, to me we are are a better team with Knight in. He naturally has the so-called "unsociable football" behaviour. Something that we historically lack that peak Brisbane and Hawthorn utilised so well. Knights plus Fog makes for a better team psychology. Plus every team needs a serial pest...
If everyone was fit, I'd also be seriously looking at only having one of Atkins/Seedsman, with my preference for Seeds. The other one then goes in to the depth mix above competing for those 3 or 4 weekly spots. Possibly Milera, Lynch & Smith mixing it up through HBF, W & HFF.
Question: Is Walker fast enough to be CHB on a semi-regular basis?
His long range precision field kicking from the back half would be even more golden if the 6:6:6 opens up space...
I have a tactical wish for the year.
I want a team rule that if you are within kicking range. You kick for goal. No passing it off to a better position. No do the team thing. Just kick at goal. I'm shocked that someone hasn't done the math and worked out that taking these slightly lower percentage shots still works out to a better overall conversion percentage when you add in all of the turnovers that passing it off inevitably brings.

2019 Special Comments

OrphanChocolate
Nothing will take away the pain of Big Boi Bocca Kyle 'Dad' Cheney's delisting but I have some thoughts on the club in its time ahead.
Ned '30km' Mchenry is a pickup of memery proportions looking at a 250+ gamer off of legs alone if his skills are up to snuff.
GOAT Project Tom Doedee proved last year the best debutant doesn't always win rising star. Keen for a full year from the man, hopefully without the bullshit injuries he copped last year.
The holy Rory trinity is in full effect and I look forward to the next Rory recruit.
Eddie Betts can do that sort of thing looks to be winding down so having Stengle:in will be a massive boon to our side once he's handing the reins over. Hope he gets a farewell game unlike how Thommo didn't. Fingers crossed there's another couple years in the bloke.
Sauce's replacement better be fucking good to fill his size 16s (I don't actually know his shoe size but that seems about right) he had good patches and patches like he was old yeller. Here's to more of the former this year.
As for ladder I think we'd need another horror run to not make the 8 this year. Likely this is one of the last years in our window until 2022 or there abouts so I'm backing the boys to bring it and bring it hardcore.

AdelaideFC would like to thank:

SuperSpleef for the tables and best 22
larry_gomes for the gifs (subscribe to Westerngifs if you like his work)
OrphanChocolate
floodswimming
limerick_goblin
komnenos_kasuki
hbflanker
timchewbarker
rychu_supadude
userinterface101
Thanks for reading

CARNA CROWS

You're still here? It's over. Go home! Oh, you're expecting a teaser for the 2020 season? Well, we don't have that kind of money. What are you expecting? Izak Rankine showing up in an eyepatch and a saucy little tri-coloured leather number? Go!
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2019.02.21 01:33 AlmostWrongSometimes The rage and vengeance, anger, loss, regret, they’re all tremendous motivators. They really clear the mind, so we’re good to #FlyAsOne. - r/AdelaideFC 2019 Season Preview Second Draft

Adelaide Crows 2019 Season Preview

Natus Ad Magna Gerenda
"Born to Great Things"

We Fly As One

The Road So Far…

??? – 1990: No National Football Competition to Speak Of
1991-1995: The Dawning of the Age of Crowmania
1997-1998: The Holey Crowmanian Empire
1999-2004: A Series of Unfortunate Events
2004-2012: The Singularity (Rise of the Crowbots)
2013-2014: The Schisms
2015-2015 ½: A Feast for Elite Crows
2015 ½ -2016: The Darkness
2016 – Present: The Window Propped Up with a Brick
Club Coaches: Graham Cornes Robert Shaw Malcolm Blight(pictured left of cup) Gary Ayres Neil CraigBrenton Sanderson Mark Bickley INTERIM(pictured right of cup)Vale Phillip Walsh Scott Camporeale INTERIM CURRENT Don Pyke

Current Team

GOAT Project: The Premiership Window and Hamstring Awareness Stones are with the Crows. They’re Adelaide’s Mightiest Heroes.
2018 All Australian
Rory Laird (2017, 2018)
2018 Crows Best and Fairest: Rory Laird
2018 Leading Goal Kicker: Joshua Leeroy Jenkins (46)
2018 AdelaideFC Tyson Edwards Quiet Achiever Award
Hugh Thor The Thunder God Greenwood And Tom The Goat Project Doedee Since making his debut in 2017, Greenwood has back up week after week as a team man and it is reflected here in back to back TEQA wins.
Tom Doedee is beloved by this sub for many reasons, he spoke to us chief among them, but the way his time at the club has seen his skill and courage grow exponentially from the day Pykey read his name out to when he got his collarbone broken.
2018 AdelaideFC MVPlayer Award
Bryce Top Knotch Gibbs
When the deal was signed and we got him into Pykes clutches to have his hair shaved off, Crows fans knew having Gibbs in the side was going to be a great pleasure. As the season wore on and injury claimed his fellow midfielders, Gibbs stood up to help lead a damaged and disjointed team keep it together as best they could. His leadership and smile have been wonderful. Thanks for joining the club Bryce.
Senior Team
Marty Mattner: Hear me, and rejoice! You are about to miss the 8 at the hands of the Children of Elite Standards.

2019 Player List / Coaches

Senior List Senior List Rookie List Coaches
1 Greenwood, Hugh 21 Atkins, Rory 28 Ellis-Yoleman, Cameron Senior Coach
2 Crouch, Brad 22 Otten, Andrew 31 Wilson, Patrick Pyke, Don
3 Knight, Riley 23 McAdam, Shane 37 Hunter, Paul Assistant Coaches
4 Jenkins, Josh 24 Jacobs, Sam 41 Butts, Jordan Snr Asst/Game Strategy Campreale, Scott
5 Crouch, Matt 25 McHenry, Ned 44 Murphy, Lachlan Def. Mattner, Marty
6 Gibbs, Bryce 26 Douglas, Richard 45 Strachan, Kieran Fwd. Hart, Ben
7 Gallucci, Jordan 27 Lynch, Tom Ruck. Clarke, Matthew
8 Kelly, Jake 29 Laird, Rory SANFL and Dev Younie, Heath
9 Sloane, Rory (c-c.) 30 Milera, Wayne Mid. Godden, Michael
10 Poholke, Myles 32 Fogarty, Darcy Fwd Dev. Wright, Matthew
11 Sleevesman, Paul 33 Smith, Brodie Def Mid Dev. Thomas, Paul
12 Talia, Daniel 34 Himmelberg, Elliot Def Dev. Reilly, Brent
13 Walker, Taylor (c-c) 35 Hamill, William
14 Mackay, David (etc.) 36 McPherson, Andrew
15 Hartigan, Kyle 38 Scholl, Lachlan
16 Brown, Luke 39 Doedee, Tom
17 Stengle, Tyson 40 Davis, Ben
18 Betts, Eddie 42 Keath, Alex
20 Jones, Chayce 43 O'Brien, Reilly

List Changes

New Players
Haggis: Alright kids, you’re Avengers now.
Player From Club Games
McAdam, Shane Mature Age Pick Sturt 0
Stengle, Tyson Trade Richmond 2
Jones, Chayce AFL Draft (p. 9) Launceston 0
McHenry, Ned AFL Draft (p. 16) Geelong Falcons 0
Hamill, Will AFL Draft (p. 30) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Scholl, Lachlan AFL Draft (p. 64) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Strachan, Kieran Rookie Draft (p. 7) Port Melbourne 0
Hunter, Paul Rookie Draft (p. 24) Adelaide Crows Re-rookied 0
Butts, Jordan Rookie Draft (p. 39) Murray Bushrangers 0
Retirements, Delistings, Trades Out
Matty Wright: Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same.
Player Date Reason Games
Hampton, Curtly July 18, 2018 Retired 63
Gibson, Sam August 7, 2018 Retired 135
Dear, Harry August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Edwards, Jackson August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Jarman, Ben August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
McGovern, Mitch August 28, 2018 Traded - Carlton 48
Signarello, Matt October 22, 2018 Delisted 0
Cheney, Kyle October 30, 2018 Delisted :’( 85

Players to Watch

Mark Bickley: These are not a dudes. You’re a dude Kane. These are men. Handsome, muscular, men.
Shane McAdam
Is a good bloke, speedster and excitement machine - just have to make sure he gets an AFL-standard tank and can deal with the bigger bodies compared to SAAFL and SANFL. Josh Jenkins
This guy is genuinely a jet, and will continue to be so this year. His stats are amazing, and he is a decent second ruck. 2.1 goals a game is great. People ride his ass, but he is one of my favourite players at the club and he works fucking hard during games.
SuperSpleef
Brad Crouch
It seems so long ago that Matt Crouch was once only referred to as Bob, i.e Brother of Brad. Our club champions older brother has always been destined for midfield greatness. In the mostly good 2017 season, despite his perennial injuries hampering his off-season, he and his brother united to record the most disposals by brothers in a single season. Bradley is a bull and no mistake. He is taking his new found health with both hands and is looking to be fit and firing for round 1. If he can stay healthy there isn't a better natural footballer on our list besides maybe Sloane and Gibbs.
Tom Doedee
His first season of AFL showed some extended glimpses of a club legend in the making and he only got better as the season went on. Starting out as a swing defender, Doedee eventually took up a spot as the 3rd tall in a defence line stacked with stopping power, going toe to toe with some of the best forwards in the game and coming out on top more often than not. Another pre-season, another few kilos to the frame, he's going to be a powerful asset in an already glittering defence line and will be looking to make an even bigger impact after being snubbed for the Rising Star that was rightfully his.
AlmostWrongSometimes
Hugh Greenwood
The guy has a making of a genuine star and after only a short career has easily cemented himself into the club's best 22. While his dogged work ethic was crucial in keeping our injury riddled midfield at least somewhat competitive throughout last year, hopefully a fully fit midfield group will see him take his game to the next level. This, coupled with his incredibly slick hands and impressive contested marking prowess I expect to see him roll up the ground and spend a lot more time in the forward line as an additional target. If he can continue his upward trajectory, I can definitely see him fighting for a spot on the All Australian squad of 40
floodswimming

Richard Douglas AND OTHER Players On Notice In 2019

Gaskin: And you said your gun small forward and handy midfielder…? Pyke: Both injured.
Eddie Betts
Shit I love him, but I found 2018 to be really lacking from the little legend. I feel that he too often does the 'team thing' instead of finishing things himself. That being said, exciting and dynamic and doesn't need to do much to impact the game. But also he is 32. SuperSpleef
Richard Douglas
We need to talk about Dougy. 32 and 2019 is his last contracted year. For many moons, Richard was a stellar contributor through the midfield, tagging and sometimes floating forward for some handy goals. But in recent moons, Richard has lost some of the nous he used to have in spades, the footspeed that used to carry him through contests and his signature drives inside 50 have dried up. With some very excellent delivery men in Seedsman, Gibbs, and hot competition in the side for positions, and some younger, faster, maybe hungrier players like Knight, Poholke, Murphy, Galluci desperate to make a spot their own, our stalwart Dougy is very firmly on notice.

Kick Ins AND OTHER CLUB CONCERNS FOR 2019

Radar Reilly: Listen to the pain. It’s both history teacher and fortune teller. Pain teaches us who we are, Brad.
Have the Crows identified the issues from last year?
To lay it all at the feet of Collective Minds, injuries, tough draw etc would be naive.
There were serious game-day flaws in our plans that were exposed on Grand Final day 2017, and were not addressed in 2018 at all.
Kicks ins still went up the right wing practically every time, we avoided the corridor which squeezed us out to uneven contests, we kicked to contests rather than space or free players, we relied on handballs to get us out of trouble in congestion which meant we never cleared space quickly, we did not collapse the zone and man up when we lost possession and constantly exposed our staunch backline to turnover inside 50’s far too often. Our forwards did not kick for goal whenever possible, our midfield could not keep up if the opposing ruckman got on top of the hit-outs, and our wingmen turned the ball over constantly trying to find space with clearing kicks or dashing runs into walls of defenders.
Of course with all of that in mind, there are exciting new rules for the League in 2019. Starting positions most notably will be a severe issue for us. We traditionally have been one of the teams that like to put numbers behind the ball at re-starts and how we manage that will impact on responding to the concerns from last year.
2018 Season Review
Matt Hass: Even after all this time, I still can’t talk about it. Who knew Kangatech bugger ups would be so strong?
Ben Hart: Everyone! Everyone on the coaching board! And everyone not on the coaching board!
2018 was so aberrantly unusual that trying to dissect exactly what went wrong feels like a fools errand. The whole show, from injury management to game day strategies, off-field departmental decisions and most assuredly our relationship with the media was one emergency after another. We scored some stirring victories but also suffered some soul-crushing and enraging defeats amid all of it. Collective Minds, Curtly Hamptons vertigo, Brad Crouch’s pubis, Mitch McGovern’s toxic grumbling, Rory Sloane’s Contract and Leo, Tex’s quads, Eddies Quads, everyone’s goddamn hamstrings, Burton and Pyke taking full responsibility for nothing what are you talking about, Smithers’ Knee….
It was a long fucking year, hopefully consigned to being a 1 sentence blurb at the beginning of an end of September article… But only time will tell.

Alright Crows, this might be dangerous, so let’s put our mean faces on - adelaidefc's 2019 Preview.

2019 Song A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman

2019 Season Preview

Sloane: Are you yawning? In the Middle of this, while I’m breaking it down? Did you hear what I said?
Tex: I stopped listening after you said that we need a plan.
With some stunning moves in the off-season, most notably holding firm on our top 10 picks, eschewing the very talented South Australians this draft, and then horn-swaggling Carlton for their First Round Draft Pick in 2019, what might be the biggest draft robbery in our history, and could possibly see the AFL step in at some point, the mood around the club and its supporters has lifted considerably.
Over the off-season the playing group looked relaxed and were keeping themselves busy and fit. Returning to the club in very nice shape, compared to waddling back to AAMI after 2017 ended. Draftees showing up veterans in the time trial runs, throwing their bodies into contests at match sims, players spending time with each other away from the club, Brad Crouch training well with Proof Of Life videos every week.
Our draw this year looks like a gift on paper, but therein lies some gremlins that would be foolish to ignore. Double ups against Port sound nice and everyone seems to be tipping them to backslide, but Voldemort is dangerous whether he’s on the back of Professor Quirrels head or walking around with his snake as far as I am concerned. Showdowns are as close to NRL style State of Origin matches as we get in the AFL, they are always tough, even blowouts take a toll. But we also have double ups against Geelong, a Crows bogey side if ever there was one, and the frigging reigning premiers in West Coast, another bogey side. I’ll go further in the draw analysis down the line, but there are plenty of reasons to remain hopeful to return to September.
Mitch McGovern leaving was sad and frustrating, however his leaving will not have a lot of impact on our scoring ability nor our defensive posture. He played a lot in defence over the last 2 seasons, but is easily covered by the likes of Kyle The Lion Hartigan stopper of all, and with Brodie back in the saddle across the back we lose nothing there. In terms of forward line, the options of Darcy Fogarty who has a much higher ceiling than Shooter did, as well as Riley Knight, and some wild cards in Lachy Murphy and new recruits Tyson Stengle and Shane McAdam, there’s oodles of talent and maybe higher footy IQ available to the Crows in 2019.
Smiles were thin on the ground in 2018. They are back in spades, it would seem. Smiles that hopefully predict some return of the fun, fast, high-scoring Crows we came to love under Pyke's tutelage.
The Crows feel like they're on the march again and with an easier draw, should see them playing of their trademark footy again.
AlmostWrongSometimes

2019 Fixture and Analysis

Sloane: You know, it has always been a dream of mine, to see my face reflected in your helmet as you charge at me with murderous intent.
Fixture
Round Date Versus Venue H/A Local Time
1 Saturday, Mar 23 Hawthorn Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
2 Friday, Mar 29 Sydney Swans SCG Away 19:50
3 Thursday, Apr 4 Geelong Cats Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
4 Saturday, Apr 13 North Melbourne Marvel Stadium Away 19:25
5 Sunday, Apr 21 Gold Coast SUNS Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
6 Saturday, Apr 27 St Kilda Marvel Stadium Away 16:35
7 Sunday, May 5 Fremantle Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
8 Saturday, May 11 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Away 19:10
9 Saturday, May 18 Brisbane Lions The Gabba Away 14:10
10 Saturday, May 25 West Coast Eagles Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
11 Saturday, Jun 1 Melbourne TIO Stadium Away 19:10
12 Saturday, Jun 8 GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
13 Thursday, Jun 13 Richmond Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
14 Bye
15 Friday, Jun 28 Geelong Cats GMHBA Away 19:50
16 Saturday, Jul 6 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
17 Saturday, Jul 13 Gold Coast SUNS Metricon Stadium Away 19:25
18 Friday, Jul 19 Essendon Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
19 Saturday, Jul 27 Carlton MCG Away 14:10
20 Saturday, Aug 3 St Kilda Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
21 Sunday, Aug 11 West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium Away 14:40
22 Saturday, Aug 17 Collingwood Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
23 TBC Western Bulldogs Mars Stadium Away TBC
2x Port, GC, Saints, West Coast, Geelong
2x Thursday Nights, 3 x Friday Nights, 6 x Saturday Nights 7 x Saturday Afternoons, 3 x Sunday Afternoons, 1 TBC
Fixture Analysis
Camporeale: This is the AFL Home and Away Season we're talking about. It's the toughest there is.
Tex: Well, it’s never fought me.
Camporeale: Yeah, it has.
Tex: It’s never fought me 11 times.
Round 1 of the 2019 will see the Crows squaring off against their first official kill in AFL history in the Hawthorn Hawks, it will also be the Adelaide Football Clubs 650th game at AFL level, a tough home assignment off the bat, and will be a useful tool to see where we really are for the 2019 campaign. Round 2 we head to our second home in the SCG to face Sydney, another tough assignment and again a good yard stick before the first of our doubles against Geelong. Hawks, Sydney and Geelong in the first 3 weeks is a rough start at the best of times, being 0-3 at that point is very much on the cards. It won’t get any easier with a Round 4 trip to Marvel and an enigmatic Roos outfit, before the first double up against the Suns at home, then back to Marvel for our next double up in the Saints. Then from round 7 to round 14 we only leave Adelaide twice, hosting Fremantle in Round 7, then ‘away’ at Showdown night game, then a trip to Brisbane to face the Lions, then back home to face the Weagles for the first time in 2019, up to Darwin to face the Demons for hopefully some redempetion, then two home games against the Giants in round 12 and the Tigers in round 13.
I think considering the home ground advantage we generally enjoy, we need to be at least at 7 wins for the season at this point with tentative wins pencilled in against Gold Coast, St Kilda, Fremantle, Brisbane, Port, Richmond and GWS, and very well could be at around 8, 9 or even 10, given home games against the Hawks, West Coast. Speculation that we will be undefeated going into the bye seems to me not far-fetched but certainly optimistic.
Coming back in round 15 against the Cats at Goomba will be rough ask for us, having only one win there in 16 years. Round 16 sees us squaring off against Port as a home game, then off we pop to Metricon. 17 offers an intriguing match-up against Essendon, with the two clubs looking to meet the expectations off of roughly similar 2018 campaigns. The last straight from round 19 to 23 sees us only playing 2 more home games for the year, round 19 seeing us meet Carlton at the only MCG game for the year for us, home for St Kilda, over to Perth for the Weagles, back home to face Collingwood again which will hopefully offer some vengeance for last years humiliation, before finally catching planes, trains and automobiles to meet the Doggies on Mars.
As it stands it is a crunchy end of the home and away season, with some games one would be forgiven for assuming we will win against the Suns, Carlton and St Kilda. Some eminently winnable games against Port, Essendon and the Bulldogs should tip us up into the 13-17 wins category.
Verdict: 2-8th depending on how tight the league is.

2019 Predictions

We got 12 wins in 2018, in history, not many teams have missed out on finals after getting 12 wins. In fact before 2018, only 3 teams since 2009 missed finals winning 12 games in a season. Last year there were 4 teams on 12 wins at the end of Round 23 who did not play finals. (Casts a large shadow on the AFL's insistence that the rounds after Round 17 should be changed to keep it interesting for all the teams.) With a softer draw and hopefully less off-field noise and on-field injuries we can safely presume the Crows will return to September football once again. A Semi-Final berth would be a marked success considering the year we've bounced back from.
But as last year proved, a season can turn in a matter of weeks. Will the Crows have the mental fortitude to overcome another season of disappointment should it begin to eventuate?
AlmostWrongSometimes

SuperSpleefs Best 22

My attempt at a best 22, argue with me all you want.
Best 22
Back Pocket Full Back Back Pocket
Brown Talia Doedee
Half Back Flank Centre Half Back Half Back Flank
Laird Keath Smith
Wing Centre Wing
Atkins M. Crouch Seedsman
Half Forward Flank Centre Half Forward Half Forward Flank
Douglas Walker Lynch
Forward Pocket Full Forward Forward Pocket
Betts Jenkins Murphy
- - -
Rover Ruck Rover Ruck
Sloane Gibbs Jacobs
- - -
Bench
Fogarty/McAdam B. Crouch Greenwood
Milera
Unlucky
  • Mackay
  • Kelly
  • Gooch
  • Stengle
  • Knight
Some points:
  • Murphy has better forward pressure than Gooch. I think that the ability to make tackles inside 50 is better for a small forward, as we have plenty of fire power already. Stengle could also play this role.
  • Kelly doesn't fit in this team at all, poor bastard. One on One I rate Brown more, Doods flies better, Keath is taller and we can make cricket related jokes.
  • Mackay has better efficiency than Atkins but is inferior in every other way
  • Knight could come in if we needed a tagger, replacing Douglas
  • Betts to be rested a few times this year, at which point Gooch comes in.
The tie for the first I/C spot is a pain, but I feel that McAdam is probably the best based on potential but is completely unproven. He has a bit of jump, speed, and pressure - but if he sucks then we can play tall with Fogarty who is pretty fast and has a lot of aggression. Gooch comes in if we need to play smaller / JJ is playing deep and brings it to ground a lot.
u/userinterface101
I think most of us would agree that 22 is pretty much thereabouts.
Knight / Douglas / Murphy / Fogarty / McAdam / McKay / Stengle / Gooch / etc are interchangeable depending on injuries, team balance and opposition. (also expecting Eddie to be rested throughout the year.)
Having said that, to me we are are a better team with Knight in. He naturally has the so-called "unsociable football" behaviour. Something that we historically lack that peak Brisbane and Hawthorn utilised so well. Knights plus Fog makes for a better team psychology. Plus every team needs a serial pest...
If everyone was fit, I'd also be seriously looking at only having one of Atkins/Seedsman, with my preference for Seeds. The other one then goes in to the depth mix above competing for those 3 or 4 weekly spots. Possibly Milera, Lynch & Smith mixing it up through HBF, W & HFF.
Question: Is Walker fast enough to be CHB on a semi-regular basis?
His long range precision field kicking from the back half would be even more golden if the 6:6:6 opens up space...
I have a tactical wish for the year.
I want a team rule that if you are within kicking range. You kick for goal. No passing it off to a better position. No do the team thing. Just kick at goal. I'm shocked that someone hasn't done the math and worked out that taking these slightly lower percentage shots still works out to a better overall conversion percentage when you add in all of the turnovers that passing it off inevitably brings.

2019 Special Comments

OrphanChocolate
Nothing will take away the pain of Big Boi Bocca Kyle 'Dad' Cheney's delisting but I have some thoughts on the club in its time ahead.
Ned '30km' Mchenry is a pickup of memery proportions looking at a 250+ gamer off of legs alone if his skills are up to snuff.
GOAT Project Tom Doedee proved last year the best debutant doesn't always win rising star. Keen for a full year from the man, hopefully without the bullshit injuries he copped last year.
The holy Rory trinity is in full effect and I look forward to the next Rory recruit.
Eddie Betts can do that sort of thing looks to be winding down so having Stengle:in will be a massive boon to our side once he's handing the reins over. Hope he gets a farewell game unlike how Thommo didn't. Fingers crossed there's another couple years in the bloke.
Sauce's replacement better be fucking good to fill his size 16s (I don't actually know his shoe size but that seems about right) he had good patches and patches like he was old yeller. Here's to more of the former this year.
As for ladder I think we'd need another horror run to not make the 8 this year. Likely this is one of the last years in our window until 2022 or there abouts so I'm backing the boys to bring it and bring it hardcore.
You're still here? It's over. Go home! Oh, you're expecting a teaser for the 2020 season? Well, we don't have that kind of money. What are you expecting? Izak Rankine showing up in an eyepatch and a saucy little tri-coloured leather number? Go!
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2019.02.18 03:47 AlmostWrongSometimes You run with Tex And He can cut you free Out of the drudgery and structures you keep in So trade that typical for something tricolorful And if it's crazy, live a little crazy You can play it sensible, King Jerka of Conventional Or you can risk it all and see -Adelaide Crows 2019 Season Preview DRAFT

Adelaide Crows 2019 Season Preview

Natus Ad Magna Gerenda
"Born to Great Things"

We Fly As One

The Road So Far…

Don’t you wanna get away from the same old part you gotta play?
??? – 1990: No National Football Competition to Speak Of
1991-1995: The Dawning of the Age of Crowmania
1997-1998: The Holey Crowmanian Empire
1999-2004: A Series of Unfortunate Events
2004-2012: The Singularity (Rise of the Crowbots)
2013-2014: The Schisms
2015-2015 ½: A Feast for Elite Crows
2015 ½ -2016: The Darkness
2016 – Present: The Window Propped Up with a Brick
’Cause I got what you need, so come with me and take the ride, It’ll take you to the other side
Coaches: Graham Cornes Robert Shaw Malcolm Blight(pictured left of cup) Gary Ayres Neil CraigBrenton Sanderson Mark Bickley INTERIM(pictured right of cup)Vale Phillip Walsh Scott Camporeale INTERIM CURRENT Don Pyke
#Current Team
’Cause you can do like you do! Or you can do like me!
2018 All Australian
Rory Laird (2017, 2018)
2018 Crows Best and Fairest: Rory Laird
2018 Leading Goal Kicker: Joshua Leeroy Jenkins (46)
2018 AdelaideFC Tyson Edwards Quiet Achiever Award:
Hugh Thor The Thunder God Greenwood And Tom The Goat Project Doedee
Since making his debut in 2017, Greenwood has back up week after week as a team man and it is reflected here in back to back TEQA wins.
Tom Doedee is beloved by this sub for many reasons, he spoke to us chief among them, but the way his time at the club has seen his skill and courage grow exponentially from the day Pykey read his name out to when he got his collarbone broken.
Stay in the cage or you’ll finally take the key!
2018 AdelaideFC MVPlayer Award:
Bryce Top Knotch Gibbs When the deal was signed and we got him into Pykes clutches to have his hair shaved off, Crows fans knew having Gibbs in the side was going to be a great pleasure. As the season wore on and injury claimed his fellow midfielders, Gibbs stood up to help lead a damaged and disjointed team keep it together as best they could. His leadership and smile have been wonderful. Thanks for joining the club Bryce.
Senior Team
Oh Damn! Suddenly you’re free to fly(as one), I’ll take you to the other side

2019 Player List / Coaches

Senior List Senior List Rookie List Coaches
1 Greenwood, Hugh 21 Atkins, Rory 28 Ellis-Yoleman, Cameron Senior Coach
2 Crouch, Brad 22 Otten, Andrew 31 Wilson, Patrick Pyke, Don
3 Knight, Riley 23 McAdam, Shane 37 Hunter, Paul Assistant Coaches
4 Jenkins, Josh 24 Jacobs, Sam 41 Butts, Jordan Campreale, Scott
5 Crouch, Matt 25 McHenry, Ned 44 Murphy, Lachlan Mattner, Marty
6 Gibbs, Bryce 26 Douglas, Richard 45 Strachan, Kieran Hart, Ben
7 Gallucci, Jordan 27 Lynch, Tom Clarke, Matthew
8 Kelly, Jake 29 Laird, Rory Younie, Heath
9 Sloane, Rory (vc.) 30 Milera, Wayne O'Keefe, Ryan
10 Poholke, Myles 32 Fogarty, Darcy Kaesler, Tate
11 Sleevesman, Paul 33 Smith, Brodie Thomas, Paul
12 Talia, Daniel 34 Himmelberg, Elliot Reilly, Brent
13 Walker, Taylor (c.) 35 Hamill, William Godden, Michael
14 Mackay, David (etc.) 36 McPherson, Andrew Wright, Matthew
15 Hartigan, Kyle 38 Scholl, Lachlan
16 Brown, Luke 39 Doedee, Tom
17 Stengle, Tyson 40 Davis, Ben
18 Betts, Eddie 42 Keath, Alex
20 Jones, Chayce 43 O'Brien, Reilly
List Changes
New Players
Okay, my friend, you want to cut me in.
Player From Club Games
McAdam, Shane Mature Age Pick Sturt 0
Stengle, Tyson Trade Richmond 2
Jones, Chayce AFL Draft (p. 9) Launcesten 0
McHenry, Ned AFL Draft (p. 16) Geelong Falcons 0
Hamill, Will AFL Draft (p. 30) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Scholl, Lachlan AFL Draft (p. 64) Dandenong Stingrays 0
Strachan, Kieran Rookie Draft (p. 7) Port Melbourne 0
Hunter, Paul Rookie Draft (p. 24) Adelaide Crows Re-rookied 0
Butts, Jordan Rookie Draft (p. 39) Murray Bushrangers 0
Retirements, Delistings, Trades Out
Well I hate to tell you but it just won’t happen, so thanks but no, I think I’m good to go

Retirements, Delistings, Trades Out

Player Date Reason Games
Hampton, Curtly July 18, 2018 Retired 63
Gibson, Sam August 7, 2018 Retired 135
Dear, Harry August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Edwards, Jackson August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
Jarman, Ben August 28, 2018 Delisted 0
McGovern, Mitch August 28, 2018 Traded - Carlton 48
Signarello, Matt October 22, 2018 Delisted 0
Cheney, Kyle October 30, 2018 Delisted :( 85

Players to Watch

Now I admire you, and that whole show you do
Shane McAdam
Is a good bloke, speedster and excitement machine - just have to make sure he gets an AFL-standard tank and can deal with the bigger bodies compared to SAAFL and SANFL.
Josh Jenkins
This guy is genuinely a jet, and will continue to be so this year. His stats are amazing, and he is a decent second ruck. 2.1 goals a game is great. People ride his ass, but he is one of my favourite players at the club and he works fucking hard during games.
SuperSpleef
Brad Crouch
It seems so long ago that Matt Crouch was once only referred to as Bob, i.e Brother of Brad. Our club champions older brother has always been destined for midfield greatness. In the mostly good 2017 season, despite his perennial injuries hampering his off-season, he and his brother united to record the most disposals by brothers in a single season. Bradley is a bull and no mistake. He is taking his new found health with both hands and is looking to be fit and firing for round 1. If he can stay healthy there isn't a better natural footballer on our list besides maybe Sloane and Gibbs.
Tom Doedee
His first season of AFL showed some extended glimpses of a club legend in the making and he only got better as the season went on. Starting out as a swing defender, Doedee eventually took up a spot as the 3rd tall in a defence line stacked with stopping power, going toe to toe with some of the best forwards in the game and coming out on top more often than not. Another pre-season, another few kilos to the frame, he's going to be a powerful asset in an already glittering defence line and will be looking to make an even bigger impact after being snubbed for the Rising Star that was rightfully his. AlmostWrongSometimes

Richard Douglas AND OTHER Players On Notice In 2018

You're onto something, really it's something, but I live among the swells, and we don't pick up peanut shells, I'll have to leave that up to you
Eddie Betts
Shit I love him, but I found 2018 to be really lacking from the little legend. I feel that he too often does the 'team thing' instead of finishing things himself. That being said, exciting and dynamic and doesn't need to do much to impact the game. But also he is 32. SuperSpleef
Richard Douglas
We need to talk about Dougy, 32 and his last contracted year. For many moons, Richard was a stellar contributor through the midfield, tagging and sometimes floating forward for some handy goals. But in recent moons, Richard has lost some of the nous he used to have in spades, the footspeed that used to carry him through contests and his signature drives inside 50 have dried up. With some very excellent drivers in Seedsman, Gibbs, and hot competition in the side for positions, and some younger, faster, maybe hungrier players like Knight, Poholke, Murphy, Galluci desperate to make a spot their own, our stalwart Dougy is very firmly on notice.

DAVID MACKAY AND OTHER CLUB CONCERNS FOR 2018

Now is this really how you like to spend your days? Whiskey and misery, and parties and plays
Have the Crows identified the issues from last year?
To lay it all at the feet of Collective Minds, injuries, tough draw etc would be naive.
There were serious game-day flaws in our plans that were exposed on Grand Final day, 2017, and were not addressed in 2018 at all.
Kicks ins still went up the right wing 92% of the time, we avoided the corridor, we kicked to contests rather than space or free players, we relied on handballs to get us out of trouble in congestion, we did not collapse the zone when we lost possession and exposed our staunch backline far too often. Our forwards did not kick for goal whenever possible, our midfield could hardly keep up if the opposing ruckman got on top of the hit-outs, our wingmen turned the ball over constantly trying to find space with clearing kicks or dashing runs into a wall of defenders.

2019 We Are not a Stranger to the Dark

2018 Season Review
Hide away they say, ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts.
2018 was so aberrantly unusual that trying to dissect exactly what went wrong feels like a fools errand. The whole show, from injury management to game day strategies, off-field departmental decisions and most assuredly our relationship with the media was one emergency after another. We scored some stirring victories but also suffered some soul-crushing and enraging defeats amid all of it.
Collective Minds, Curtly Hamptons vertigo, Brad Crouchs pubis, Mitch McGoverns toxic grumbling, Rory Sloanes Contract and Leo, Texs quads, Eddies Quads, everyone’s goddamn hamstrings, Burton and Pyke taking full responsibility for nothing what are you talking about, Smithers Knee. It was a long fucking year, hopefully consigned to being a 1 sentence blurb at the beginning of an end of September article…
But only time will tell.

2019 Season Preview

2019 Song This Is Me – The Greatest Showman
But I won’t let them break me down to dust, I know that there’s a place for us.
With some stunning moves in the off-season, most notably holding firm on our top 10 picks, eschewing the very talented South Australians this draft, and then horn-swaggling Carlton for their First Round Draft Pick in 2019, what might be the biggest draft robbery in our history and could possibly see the AFL step in at some point, the mood around the club and its supporters has lifted considerably.
Over the off-season the playing group looked relaxed and were keeping themselves busy and fit. Returning to the club in very nice shape, compared to waddling back to AAMI after 2017 ended. Draftees showing up veterans in the time trial runs, throwing their bodies into contests at match sims, players spending time with each other away from the club, Brad Crouch training well with Proof Of Life videos every week.
Our draw this year looks like a gift on paper, but there are some gremlins that would be foolish to ignore. A double up against Port sound nice and everyone seems to be tipping them to backslide, but Voldemort is dangerous whether he’s on the back of Professor Quirrels head or walking around with his snake as far as I am concerned. Showdowns are as close to NRL style State of Origin matches as we get in the AFL, they are always tough, even blowouts take a toll. But we also have double ups against Geelong, a Crows bogey side if ever there was one, and the frigging reigning premiers in West Coast our other, other bogey side. I’ll go further in the draw analysis down the line, but there are plenty of reasons to remain hopeful to return to September.
Mitch McGovern leaving was sad and frustrating, however his leaving will not have a lot of impact on our scoring ability nor our defensive posture. He played a lot in defence over the last 2 seasons, but is easily covered by the likes of Kyle The Lion Hartigan stopper of all, Alex Keath, and with Brodie back in the saddle across the back we lose nothing there. In terms of forward line, the options of the higher much ceilinged Darcy Fogarty, Riley Knight, and some wild cards in Lachy Murphy and new recruits Tyson Stengle:in and Shane McAdam, there’s oodles of talent and maybe higher footy IQ available to the Crows in 2019.
Smiles that were thin on the ground in 2018. Smiles that hopefully predict some return of the fun, fast, high-scoring Crows we came to love under Pyke's tutelage.
With a full team of veterans and on-field leaders back in the side week in week out some of those will disappear, and time will tell if we ever kick up a different wing.
The Crows feel like they're on the march again and with an easier draw, should see them playing of their trademark footy again.
For we are glorious.
AlmostWrongSometimes

2019 Fixture and Analysis

You set off a dream in me, Getting louder now, Can you hear it echoing?

Fixture

Round Date Versus Venue H/A Local Time
1 Saturday, Mar 23 Hawthorn Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
2 Friday, Mar 29 Sydney Swans SCG Away 19:50
3 Thursday, Apr 4 Geelong Cats Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
4 Saturday, Apr 13 North Melbourne Marvel Stadium Away 19:25
5 Sunday, Apr 21 Gold Coast SUNS Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
6 Saturday, Apr 27 St Kilda Marvel Stadium Away 16:35
7 Sunday, May 5 Fremantle Adelaide Oval Home 16:10
8 Saturday, May 11 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Away 19:10
9 Saturday, May 18 Brisbane Lions The Gabba Away 14:10
10 Saturday, May 25 West Coast Eagles Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
11 Saturday, Jun 1 Melbourne TIO Stadium Away 19:10
12 Saturday, Jun 8 GWS GIANTS Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
13 Thursday, Jun 13 Richmond Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
14 Bye
15 Friday, Jun 28 Geelong Cats GMHBA Away 19:50
16 Saturday, Jul 6 Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
17 Saturday, Jul 13 Gold Coast SUNS Metricon Stadium Away 19:25
18 Friday, Jul 19 Essendon Adelaide Oval Home 19:20
19 Saturday, Jul 27 Carlton MCG Away 14:10
20 Saturday, Aug 3 St Kilda Adelaide Oval Home 19:10
21 Sunday, Aug 11 West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium Away 14:40
22 Saturday, Aug 17 Collingwood Adelaide Oval Home 16:05
23 TBC Western Bulldogs Mars Stadium Away TBC
2x Port, GC, Saints, West Coast, Geelong
2x Thursday Nights, 3 x Friday Nights, 6 x Saturday Nights 7 x Saturday Afternoons, 3 x Sunday Afternoons, 1 TBC
Fixture Analysis
Take my hand, will you share this with me?
Round 1 of the 2019 will see the Crows squaring off against their first official kill in AFL history in the Hawthorn Hawks, it will also be the Adelaide Football Clubs 650th game at AFL level, a tough home assignment off the bat, and will be a useful tool to see where we really are for the 2019 campaign. Round 2 we head to our second home in the SCG to face Sydney, another tough assignment and again a good yard stick before the first of our doubles against Geelong. Hawks, Sydney and Geelong in the first 3 weeks is a rough start at the best of times, being 0-3 at that point is very much on the cards. It won’t get any easier with a Round 4 trip to Marvel and an enigmatic Roos outfit, before the first double up against the Suns at home, then back to Marvel for our next double up in the Saints. Then from round 7 to round 14 we only leave Adelaide twice, hosting Fremantle in Round 7, then ‘away’ at Showdown night game, then a trip to Brisbane to face the Lions, then back home to face the Weagles for the first time in 2019, up to Darwin to face the Demons for hopefully some redempetion, then two home games against the Giants in round 12 and the Tigers in round 13.
I think considering the home ground advantage we generally enjoy, we need to be at least at 7 wins for the season at this point with tentative wins pencilled in against Gold Coast, St Kilda, Fremantle, Brisbane, Port, Richmond and GWS, and very well could be at around 8, 9 or even 10, given home games against the Hawks, West Coast. Speculation that we will be undefeated going into the bye seems to me not far-fetched but certainly optimistic.
Coming back in round 15 against the Cats at Goomba will be rough ask for us, having only one win there in 16 years. Round 16 sees us squaring off against Port as a home game, then off we pop to Metricon. 17 offers an intriguing match-up against Essendon, with the two clubs looking to meet the expectations off of roughly similar 2018 campaigns. The last straight from round 19 to 23 sees us only playing 2 more home games for the year, round 19 seeing us meet Carlton at the only MCG game for the year for us, home for St Kilda, over to Perth for the Weagles, back home to face Collingwood again which will hopefully offer some vengeance for last years humiliation, before finally catching planes, trains and automobiles to meet the Doggies on Mars.
As it stands it is a crunchy end of the home and away season, with some games one would be forgiven for assuming we will win against the Suns, Carlton and St Kilda. Some eminently winnable games against Port, Essendon and the Bulldogs should tip us up into the 13-17 wins category.
Verdict: 13-17 wins, 2-8th depending on how tight the league is.

2019 Predictions

Cause darling without you, all the shine of a thousand spotlights, all the stars we steal from the night sky, will never be enough, never be enough. Towers of gold are still too little, these hands could hold the world but it'll, never be enough, never be enough for me, for me, for me.
We got 12 wins in 2018, in history, not many teams have missed out on finals after getting 12 wins. With a softer draw and hopefully less off-field noise and on-field injuries we can safely presume the Crows will return to September football once again. But as last year proved, a season can turn in a matter of weeks. Will the Crows have the mental fortitude to over-come another season of disappointment should it begin to eventuate? AlmostWrongSometimes

SuperSpleefs Best 22

My attempt at a best 22, argue with me all you want.
Best 22
Back Pocket Full Back Back Pocket
Brown Talia Doedee
Half Back Flank Centre Half Back Half Back Flank
Laird Keath Smith
Wing Centre Wing
Atkins M. Crouch Seedsman
Half Forward Flank Centre Half Forward Half Forward Flank
Douglas Walker Lynch
Forward Pocket Full Forward Forward Pocket
Betts Jenkins Murphy
- - -
Rover Ruck Rover Ruck
Sloane Gibbs Jacobs
- - -
Bench
Fogarty/McAdam B. Crouch Greenwood
Milera
Unlucky
  • Mackay
  • Kelly
  • Gooch
  • Stengle
  • Knight
Some points:
  • Murphy has better forward pressure than Gooch. I think that the ability to make tackles inside 50 is better for a small forward, as we have plenty of fire power already. Stengle could also play this role.
  • Kelly doesn't fit in this team at all, poor bastard. One on One I rate Brown more, Doods flies better, Keath is taller and we can make cricket related jokes.
  • Mackay has better efficiency than Atkins but is inferior in every other way
  • Knight could come in if we needed a tagger, replacing Douglas
  • The tie for the first I/C spot is a pain, but I feel that McAdam is probably the best based on potential but is completely unproven. He has a bit of jump, speed, and pressure - but if he sucks then we can play tall with Fogarty who is pretty fast and has a lot of aggression. Gooch comes in if we need to play smaller / JJ is playing deep and brings it to ground a lot.
  • Betts to be rested a few times this year, at which point Gooch comes in.

2019 Comments

OrphanChocolate
Nothing will take away the pain of Big Boi Bocca Kyle 'Dad' Cheney's delisting but I have some thoughts on the club in its time ahead.
Ned '30km' Mchenry is a pickup of memery proportions looking at a 250+ gamer off of legs alone if his skills are up to snuff.
GOAT Project Tom Doedee proved last year the best debutant doesn't always win rising star. Keen for a full year from the man, hopefully without the bullshit injuries he copped last year.
The holy Rory trinity is in full effect and I look forward to the next Rory recruit.
Eddie Betts can do that sort of thing looks to be winding down so having Stengle:in will be a massive boon to our side once he's handing the reins over. Hope he gets a farewell game unlike how Thommo didn't. Fingers crossed there's another couple years in the bloke.
Sauce's replacement better be fucking good to fill his size 16s (I don't actually know his shoe size but that seems about right) he had good patches and patches like he was old yeller. Here's to more of the former this year.
As for ladder I think we'd need another horror run to not make the 8 this year. Likely this is one of the last years in our window until 2022 or there abouts so I'm backing the boys to bring it and bring it hardcore.
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2018.09.28 02:04 JDodd_EA Patch Notes - Euro Masters Update

Good morning, race fans! Our Euro Masters update launches on October 9 (AEST). Here what you can expect!

Feature Improvements

Weekly Time Trials / Time Trial Competitions
Online Multiplayer
Race Team Competitions
Other

NASCAR and Supercars - Limited Time Availability

NASCARs and Supercars from 2018 and earlier will be unavailable for purchase from Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00 UTC.
To preserve seasonal motorsport content in the game and align with the licensing policies of our motorsport partners, we have introduced limited time availability for certain licensed motorsport vehicles.
As of this update, unowned NASCAR and Supercars vehicles will display a timer, and will not be purchasable after the timer expires. Players who already own, or purchase the cars before the timer expires will retain access to them and their Motorsport season.
There is now a requirement to be online before purchasing limited time cars and newly released vehicles to facilitate this.
Have questions? Join us on RealRacing to continue the conversation!

New Cars

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Performance Rating: 73.0 -> 90.9
Service Wait Time: 3 hours
Cost: 800 Gold
2018 BMW M8 GTE
Performance Rating: 78.2 -> 92.0
Service Wait Time: 3 hours
Cost: 680 Gold
1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder
Performance Rating: 50.3 -> 66.4
Service Wait Time: 3 hours
Cost: 400 Gold
1981 BMW M1
Performance Rating: 19.8 -> 43.6
Service Wait Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Cost: 200 Gold
2017 BMW Driving Experience M4 Racing
Performance Rating: 64.0 -> 83.4
Service Wait Time: 3 hours
Cost: 600 Gold
2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car
Performance Rating: 64.2 -> 83.5
Service Wait Time: 3 hours
Cost: 600 Gold

New Limited Time Events

Technic Motorsports Championship Time Trial Competition
Car Used: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
Rewards: Livery and gold reward for participating
Start Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
End Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018

BMW M8 GTE Championship
Rewards: 2018 BMW M8 GTE, 80 gold, R$160,000
Start Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
End Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Maximum Required PR: 88.6

McLaren Shadow Project Time Trial Competition
With Competition Sign-up
Car Used: 2019 McLaren 600LT
Rewards: Livery and gold reward for participating
Start Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
End Date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Porsche 909 Bergspyder Championship
Rewards: 1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder, 50 gold, R$100,000
Start Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
End Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Maximum Required PR: 62.4

King of the Ring
Rewards: 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 100 gold, R$ 200,000
First chance to start: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Last chance to start: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car Championship
Rewards: 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car, 80 gold, R$160,000
Start Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018
End Date: Monday, 5 November 2018
Maximum Required PR: 78.8

BMW Driving Experience M4 Racing Championship
Rewards: 2017 BMW Driving Experience M4 Racing, 80 gold, R$160,000
Start Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
End Date: Monday, 12 November 2018
Maximum Required PR: 78.6

BMW M1 Championship
Rewards: 1981 BMW M1, 30 gold, R$60,000
Start Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
End Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Maximum Required PR: 37.9

Porsche 911 Carrera S Championship
Rewards: 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S, 70 gold, R$140,000
Start Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
End Date: Monday, 26 November 2018
Maximum Required PR: 55.0

New Career and Bonus Series

Mountain Spider
Cars: 1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder
Rewards: 67 gold, R$67,000
Location: MASTER
Unlocks from: 27 Trophies in GT3 World Series
Maximum Required PR: 65.1

Porsche Ascendancy
Cars: 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo, 2010 Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Rewards: 57 gold, R$57,000
Location: ELITE
Unlocks from: 6 Trophies in Lexus LFA Showcase Series
Maximum Required PR: 90.2

Vertex Spirit
Cars: 2014 McLaren P1, 2014 Renault R.S. 01, 2013 Lamborghini Veneno
Rewards: 76 gold, R$76,000
Location: LEGEND
Unlocks from: 37 Trophies in Zenith Series
Maximum Required PR: 85.0

New Exclusive Series

2017 Pagani Huayra BC
Rewards: 100 gold, R$200,000
1977 Porsche 936/77 Spyder
Rewards: 100 gold, R$200,000

New Motorsport Series

Euro Track Masters

Euro Track Masters Exhibition
Cars: 2017 BMW Driving Experience M4 Racing, 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car
Rewards: 10 gold, R$50,000
Location: EURO TRACK MASTERS
Unlocks from: Racing School Basics
Maximum Required PR: NA

2016-17 Season
Cars: 2017 BMW Driving Experience M4 Racing, 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car
Rewards: 75 gold, R$75,000
Location: EURO TRACK MASTERS
Unlocks from: Driver Level 28 OR owning any of the cars featured in this series
Maximum Required PR: 81.6

Endurance GT Racing

The following cars have been moved from the Career to new seasons within Endurance GT Racing:

2016 Season
Cars: 2016 Porsche 911 RSR, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, 2016 Ford GT Le Mans, 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE
Rewards: 79 gold, R$79,000
Location: ENDURANCE GT RACING
Unlocks from: 36 Trophies in 2017 Season OR owning any of the cars featured in this series
Maximum Required PR: 90.0

2012-15 Season
Cars: 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, 2013 Porsche 911 RSR, 2014 Porsche 911 RSR, 2015 Porsche 911 RSR
Rewards: 77 gold, R$77,000
Location: ENDURANCE GT RACING
Unlocks from: 36 Trophies in 2016 Season OR owning any of the cars featured in this series
Maximum Required PR: 86.0

Changed Career and Bonus Series

80's Poster Exotics
Added the 1981 BMW M1.
Maximum Required PR: 42.3

NASCAR Quanticfire Talent Tour
Showcase tiers have been changed to regular event tiers.
Unlocking the series now unlocks all cars and buying any of the cars now unlocks the series.

Removed Series
The following Career Series have been removed, and their long endurance events have been moved to Endurance GT Racing - 2016 Season and 2012-15 Season:
The following Career Series have been removed, and are now replaced by the Vertex Spirit Career Series:
The events in the removed series will no longer count towards total career completion.

Car Price Adjustments

The following cars have had their prices reduced:
Upgrade prices will remain the same.

Featured Flashback Events

Le Mans (2016): Ferrari
First Released: 13 June 2016
First Time Reward: Ferrari 488 GTE, 100 gold, R$100,000
Repeat Reward:25 gold
Sixth Element
First Released: 14 March 2016
First Time Reward: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, 75 gold, R$157,500
Repeat Reward:25 gold
Reign Supreme
First Released: 24 December 2015
First Time Reward: Koenigsegg Regera, 105 gold, R$100,000
Repeat Reward:30 gold

Weekly Time Trial Schedule

Week 1 - 15th Oct 2018
2012 Lexus LFA (loaned)
2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
Week 2 - 22nd Oct 2018
2013 Porsche 911 RSR (loaned)
2016 Ferrari 488 GTE
2018 BMW M8 GTE
Week 3 - 29th Oct 2018
2015 Porsche Boxster GTS (loaned)
1986 Porsche 959 Sport
1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder
Week 4 - 5th Nov 2018
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (loaned)
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Week 5 - 12th Nov 2018
2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 (loaned)
2017 BMW M4 Driving Experience
2016 Mercedes AMG C63 Touring Car
Week 6 - 19th Nov 2018
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427 (loaned)
1984 Ferrari Testarossa
1980 BMW M1
Week 7 - 26th Nov 2018
2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 (loaned)
2015 Porsche Boxster GTS
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Online Multiplayer Schedule

Week 1 - 15th Oct 2018
2013 KTM X Bow R (loaned)
2015 Lotus 3-Eleven
2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
Week 2 - 22nd Oct 2018
2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R (FD) (loaned)
2015 Renault Megane Trophy R
2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium
Week 3 - 29th Oct 2018
2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 R3 (loaned)
2009 Pagani Zonda R
2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Week 4 - 5th Nov 2018
2000 NISSAN SILVIA (S15) R3 (loaned)
2014 Maserati GranTurismo R3
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
Week 5 - 12th Nov 2018
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (loaned)
2013 Jaguar CX75
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
Week 6 - 19th Nov 2018
2009 Pagani Zonda R (loaned)
2013 Porsche 911 RSR
2016 Ford GT Le Mans
Week 7 - 26th Nov 2018
2016 Mercedes AMG GT3 (loaned)
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
2013 Jaguar CX75

The Euro Masters update will be available to download on October 9, 2018.

*Note: It's a public holiday today in Melbourne, so Matt and I may be a little delayed in responding to you!
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2018.09.03 16:52 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: WarshipPorn top posts from 2018-08-04 to 2018-09-03 03:19 PDT

Period: 29.67 days
Submissions Comments
Total 479 4707
Rate (per day) 16.14 156.66
Unique Redditors 95 1362
Combined Score 56850 36202

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5937 points, 33 submissions: __hrga__
    1. USS Constitution fires its guns in salute while underway in Massachusetts Bay, escorted by the frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) (center) and the destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) (right), as the Navy's "Blue Angels" pass overhead [1276 × 780] (779 points, 62 comments)
    2. Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning [1500 × 998] (616 points, 107 comments)
    3. French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle [1520 × 855] (514 points, 143 comments)
    4. Virginia-class USS Washington (SSN-787) [3000 × 1929] (470 points, 22 comments)
    5. USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) [1612 × 906] (423 points, 59 comments)
    6. Chinese Type 003 aircraft carrier model [1000 × 1333] (339 points, 82 comments)
    7. Russian Typhoon class submarine Dmitriy Donskoi (TK-208) [1134 × 756] (286 points, 35 comments)
    8. USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) [1752 × 1073] (274 points, 77 comments)
    9. HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) [2048 × 1434] (273 points, 55 comments)
    10. Italian destroyer Caio Duilio (D 554) [1500 × 1000] (205 points, 15 comments)
  2. 5382 points, 68 submissions: Peace_Day_Never_Came
    1. Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class [10144 × 6992] (389 points, 32 comments)
    2. Broadsword (Type 22) class [10144 × 6992] (356 points, 35 comments)
    3. Clemenceau class [10144 × 6992] (312 points, 15 comments)
    4. Mast of Type 055 (left) and its predecessor Type 052D (right) [1118 × 747] (214 points, 3 comments)
    5. The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transit ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) transited the Bosporus Strait Aug. 15 en route to the Black Sea to conduct routine operations [2048 × 1176] (172 points, 16 comments)
    6. Delta (Project 667B/BD/BDBDRM) class [10144 × 6992] (171 points, 22 comments)
    7. Two Z-9 ship-borne helicopters and one Type 056 frigate/corvette Meizhou (584) during a maritime live-fire training exercise [2280 × 1486] (166 points, 5 comments)
    8. Kirov (Project 1144) class [10144 × 6992] (165 points, 8 comments)
    9. The Philippine Navy flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar ran aground in the vicinity of Half Moon Shoal, South China Sea, August 29, 2018 [1484 × 957] (151 points, 13 comments)
    10. Iowa (BB 61) class [10144 × 6992] (139 points, 16 comments)
  3. 4418 points, 75 submissions: Tsquare43
    1. [2048 x 1365] USS Ling (SS-297) has seen rough times. She was recently delibrately sunk at her moorings on the Hackensack River. 4 Bronze plaques were stolen, and someone opened up hatches. See article in comments. (436 points, 54 comments)
    2. [1280 x 844] USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) as she steams through the North Arabian Sea, July 23, 2008 (358 points, 30 comments)
    3. [4000 x 1835] USS Arkansas (BB-33) & USS Wisconsin (BB-64) moored together. It looks like it is at Pearl Harbor, which if so, the only time the two ships were together at Pearl was in early October 1945 as they both were returning to the States at wars end. (231 points, 22 comments)
    4. [4109 x 3344] USS Iowa (BB-61) in Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Drydock No. 4, undergoing repairs and modernization after being damaged during Typhoon Cobra, 1945. (188 points, 7 comments)
    5. [679 x 942] Soviet missile cruiser Project 58 class Admiral Golovko, 18 Sep 1990 (126 points, 11 comments)
    6. [2500 x 1732] IJN Nagato at anchor in Yokosuka, October 1927 (125 points, 1 comment)
    7. [1024 x 814] USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) likely under speed trials in 1934 before her commissioning. (122 points, 4 comments)
    8. [1279 x 846] IJN carrier Zuikaku and destroyer Wakatsuki underway during U.S. carrier plane attacks. The carrier Zuiho is in the background. Oct 25, 1944. (120 points, 2 comments)
    9. [746 x 539] HMS Renown and HMS Ark Royal - Force "H" at sea. Taken from HMS Sheffield. (101 points, 3 comments)
    10. [1250 x 749] USS San Juan (CL-54) underway at sea in 1942 (an apparently colorized photo). She is painted in Camouflage Measure 12 (100 points, 4 comments)
  4. 4286 points, 27 submissions: Freefight
    1. The last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy, The Mighty Hood.[5569 × 3477] (497 points, 51 comments)
    2. Crown Colony-class light cruiser HMS Nigeria (60).[800 × 529] (371 points, 7 comments)
    3. French battleship Richelieu in 1954 on a post card.[1002 × 1446] (369 points, 8 comments)
    4. Cleveland-class light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) escorted by tugs.[5066 × 3798] (359 points, 13 comments)
    5. The Big Guns, USS Alabama (BB-60)accompanied by a M 26 Pershing and a 120 mm M1 Stratosphere Gun.[1696 × 1889] (287 points, 11 comments)
    6. The latest FREMM multipurpose frigate of the Marina Militare, Federico Martinengo (F 596).[2220 × 1651] (229 points, 15 comments)
    7. HMS King George V undergoing maintenance in the Captain Cook Graving Dock.[1000 × 686] (225 points, 3 comments)
    8. Frigate Admiral Grigorovich tied next to the Sverdlov-class cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov in Novorossiysk.[2189 × 1459] (189 points, 0 comments)
    9. Veteran of the American Civil War, barkentine–rigged screw sloop-of-war USS Monongahela in 1902.[2560 × 2075] (187 points, 18 comments)
    10. A landing craft, air cushion assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 launches from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).[1024 × 768] (185 points, 7 comments)
  5. 3437 points, 13 submissions: Taldoable
    1. USS Oklahoma (BB-37), undergoing the parbuckle (righting) process, eight months after being capsized during the Pearl Harbor attack. [2727x1863] (601 points, 38 comments)
    2. USS North Carolina (BB-55), as seen while cruising and earning her nickname "Showboat"[2976x2394] (485 points, 56 comments)
    3. USS Wisconsin (BB-64), showing off the donor bow from her sister-ship, the USS Kentucky (BB-66), 2007. (529x790) (439 points, 36 comments)
    4. [USS Alabama, showing off her sick yoga abilities while flexing her guns.2799x1901) (354 points, 10 comments)
    5. USS Franklin (CV-13) listing and dead in the water. Taken six hours after a bomb hit that left the entire rear half of the ship on fire. March 19, 1945 [1024x828] (332 points, 19 comments)
    6. USS Enterprise (CV-6), at anchor in Puget Sound and awaiting repairs after having her forward elevator blown out of the ship.[1024x833] (291 points, 44 comments)
    7. USS Lexington (CV-2) passing through the Culbera Cut, Panama Canal, circa 1930 to 1935[1272x1134] (268 points, 18 comments)
    8. USS Massachusetts (BB-59) seen her after her final refit, January 1946. Today she can be seen as a museum at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.[6080x10032] (228 points, 7 comments)
    9. PT-196 cruising in the Philippines and sporting a sharkmouth paintjob. [1542x821] (155 points, 1 comment)
    10. USS New Mexico (BB-40),after her first refit and after her final refit, demonstrating the differences in US Navy superstructure design over the course of twenty years. [1280x1736] (93 points, 1 comment)
  6. 2934 points, 18 submissions: paulkempf
    1. Pyotr Velikiy, Kirov-class battlecruiser, at anchor looking like the pyramid of Giza [3390 x 2216] (496 points, 78 comments)
    2. HMS Ark Royal (91) cutaway [1770 x 2337] (391 points, 13 comments)
    3. Akula-class SSN (Pr. 971) near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy [1600 x 1029] (341 points, 8 comments)
    4. HMS Devastation (1872), world's first sea-going mastless battleship, but it still has a mast [3306 x 2337] (302 points, 15 comments)
    5. Former RAN destroyer escort Derwent during ships survivability trials (it didn't survive) in 1994 [2968 x 1949] (264 points, 13 comments)
    6. BTR-80 disembarking from a Ropucha-class landing ship, Vladivostok, 2014 [3500 x 2318] (227 points, 17 comments)
    7. USS Missouri seen from the deck of HMAS Adelaide, Pearl Harbor, 08 Aug 18 [3600 x 2399] (153 points, 9 comments)
    8. B-800 Kaluga, Kilo-class boat in Severomorsk, 29 Jul 18 [1200 x 800] (144 points, 2 comments)
    9. HMS Queen Elizabeth, post 1927 rebuild [3282 x 1660] (110 points, 4 comments)
    10. HMAS Melbourne (R21), Majestic-class CVL, entering Sydney harbour with ship's company manning the rails, c. 1970s [3000 x 2400] (93 points, 11 comments)
  7. 2541 points, 22 submissions: RyanSmith
    1. Breech of the 16” gun on board Japanese battleship Nagato at Japan. Photographed by crew of USS Iowa (BB 61), August 1945. [2225 x 1938] (378 points, 60 comments)
    2. Musashi leaving Brunei in October 1944 for the Battle of Leyte Gulf [4870 x 3594] (348 points, 18 comments)
    3. USS New Jersey (BB 62) operates off the coast of Hawaii, September 11, 1969. [1572 x 2027] (286 points, 12 comments)
    4. A U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter lands on the Netherlands amphibious ship Johan de Witt during the Bold Alligator multinational amphibious exercise on Fort Story, Va., Oct. 31, 2014. [1800 x 1200] (187 points, 29 comments)
    5. French ship Friedland at Brest, France, late 19th century [2555 x 1944] (168 points, 0 comments)
    6. Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company and embarked forces line the flight deck as the ship arrives in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. [3600 x 1738] (113 points, 9 comments)
    7. French battleship Richelieu, aerial bow view, off New York City, New York, 26 August 1943. [2368 x 1928] (112 points, 10 comments)
    8. The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) leads the way along with the guided missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68) [3008 x 1960] (111 points, 7 comments)
    9. French cruiser Gloire, starboard view while at an unknown location, 19 November 1943 [2592 x 2016] (98 points, 7 comments)
    10. French ship Emile Bertin, off the bow view, while off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 November 1943. [2728 x 2202] (93 points, 5 comments)
  8. 2278 points, 23 submissions: KapitanKurt
    1. [ART] 'The Pride of the German Fleet' by Oscar Parkes. The battleship Bayern, the first German ship to carry 15-inch guns, surrenders, never having fired her guns in action. 1918. [2956 × 3508] (481 points, 33 comments)
    2. An overhead view of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes (CG-49) underway off the coast of California, 8 Oct 1987, 10 months prior to the Iran Air Flight 655 shootdown in the Strait of Hormuz. [2400 x 3000] (323 points, 36 comments)
    3. Aerial photograph of the Royal Australian Navy heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (D84) passing through the Panama Canal, March 1935. [5621 x 4182] (167 points, 2 comments)
    4. BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile protrudes from a Mark 143 Armored Box Launcher (ABL) on USS New Jersey (BB-62). ABL's helped protect the missiles from damage prior to launch. November 2013. [2048 × 1563] (164 points, 9 comments)
    5. A Soviet Golf II-class ballistic missile submarine under way while USS Pharris (FF-1094) maintains pace. Pharris discovered the sub on sonar at a range of 27 miles according to source. Baltic Sea, 1978. [901 × 616] (163 points, 13 comments)
    6. Royal Yugoslav Navy flotilla leader Dubrovnik. Aerial view of the destroyer running at 37 knots. 1936. [750 x 750] (146 points, 6 comments)
    7. [ART] HMS Superb - flagship of the Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, leading the British Fleet to Constantinople, November, 1918. Oil on canvas by Frank Henry Mason, 1918. Source info in comments. [2640 x 1300] (144 points, 8 comments)
    8. Aerial photograph of one of the three Bellerophon-class dreadnoughts, HMS Superb under way, 1917. [800 x 600] (96 points, 1 comment)
    9. Royal Navy convoy from Alexandria To Malta meets and engages Italian Warships in the Mediterranean, 22 March 1942. HMS Cleopatra throws out smoke to shield the convoy as HMS Euryalus elevates her forward 5.25 inch guns to shell the Italian Fleet. [3306 x 2480] (85 points, 14 comments)
    10. Russian protected cruiser and museum ship Auróra permanently anchored on the Neva River in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). 1971. [5464 x 3582] (85 points, 5 comments)
  9. 1446 points, 11 submissions: Goldeagle1123
    1. Close-up of German battleship Gneisenau's forward 280mm gun turrets; Scharnhorst seen in background, date unknown [740x406] (533 points, 26 comments)
    2. Japanese destroyer Harutsuki, December 1944 [2244x103] (198 points, 3 comments)
    3. Close-up of Japanese carrier Ryujo's side mounted exhaust funnels and 12.7cm anti-aircaft guns, Yokosuka, 20 March 1933 [1400x897] (164 points, 8 comments)
    4. Italian Battleship Vittorio Veneto underway painted with a "Dazzle" camouflage scheme, circa 1943 [744x485] (130 points, 2 comments)
    5. Japanese carrier Sōryū fitting out at Kure Naval Arsenal, early 1937 [1920x1261] (95 points, 2 comments)
    6. Chinese ironclad battleship Zhenyuan shortly after being captured by the Japanese at Weihaiwei, 1895 [1200x682] (85 points, 2 comments)
    7. Japanese cruiser Haguro under construction in Drydock No. 3 of the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, 20 Oct 1928 [600x600] (76 points, 17 comments)
    8. German battlescruiser SMS Von der Tann during her cruise to South America, 1911 [4972x2981] (60 points, 3 comments)
    9. Japanese battleship line in combat during the Battle of the Yellow Sea, 10 August 1904 [4056x2684] (52 points, 1 comment)
    10. Japanese battleship Nagato firing her main armament, 1936 [2073x1001] (35 points, 6 comments)
  10. 1433 points, 6 submissions: SumCookieMonster
    1. HMS Triumph transiting the Suez canal. Crown copyright 2001. [2000x1600] (578 points, 31 comments)
    2. A Grumman Martlet flies past HMS Warspite, 1942. [1300x988] (264 points, 5 comments)
    3. CGI image of Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group. [1920x1026] (186 points, 56 comments)
    4. A (very) early concept of the Queen Elizabeth carriers in a CATOBAR configuration featuring navalised Eurofighter Typhoons. Crown copyright 1999. [1695x1345] (175 points, 25 comments)
    5. CHARLES DE GAULLE, USS SAIPAN and HMS INVINCIBLE off Portsmouth during the 2005 international fleet review. Crown copyright 2005. [4000x3000] (167 points, 12 comments)
    6. HM Ships Dauntless, Dragon and Duncan sailing together during Operational Sea Training. Crown copyright 2014. [3052x1989] (63 points, 4 comments)
  11. 1299 points, 8 submissions: JimDandy_ToTheRescue
    1. A sailor attempts to impress a young lady with his... big guns. 12" guns to be specific- Connecticut-class battleship, circa 1906-09. [6000x3532] (351 points, 22 comments)
    2. HMS Superb fitting out on the River Tyne, circa wintespring 1909. [1579x981] (238 points, 7 comments)
    3. Top-down view of HMS Dreadnought. Note the wing turrets, an unsatisfactory arrangement that was abandoned in the following class. [1441x707] (209 points, 11 comments)
    4. HMS Dreadnought. This photo does a good job of showing how minimal the superstructure of a battleship was at this time. [5706x4104] (166 points, 11 comments)
    5. HMS Temeraire, a Bellerophon-class pre-dreadnought. Pre-war photo. [1246x908] (142 points, 10 comments)
    6. HMS Bellerophon in Portsmouth by William Wyllie. [1280x956] (89 points, 1 comment)
    7. A lovely watercolor of HMS Superb at Malta in 1918 by Ray Agius. [1298x951] (67 points, 1 comment)
    8. The ill-fated HMS Vanguard, pre-WW1 photo. [1652x1200] (37 points, 3 comments)
  12. 839 points, 8 submissions: DaveScout44
    1. Japanese battleship Yamato arriving at Truk Atoll, where she became headquarters and flagship of the Combined Fleet, August 28, 1942 [2400 × 1318] (261 points, 12 comments)
    2. U.S. battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) leading the destroyer USS Nicholas (DD-449) and battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) into Tokyo Bay before the Japanese Surrender, August 30, 1945 [1033 × 1280] (159 points, 4 comments)
    3. Japanese battleships Hyūga (left) and Mutsu (right) viewed from battleship Nagato during operations off the coast of China near Shanghai, August 22, 1937[1338 × 906] (156 points, 14 comments)
    4. Warships of the U.S. Third Fleet and the British Pacific Fleet in Sagami Wan preparing for the the formal Japanese surrender, 28 August 1945 [4113 × 3040] (124 points, 10 comments)
    5. Japanese light cruiser (later heavy cruiser) Mogami at Kure, shortly after completion, August 24, 1935 [Album] (63 points, 19 comments)
    6. Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara recovering a Type 0 reconnaissance seaplane during maneuvers north of Morotai Island, Moluccas, Dutch East Indies, August 2, 1943 [3167 × 1154] (30 points, 9 comments)
    7. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō under attack by U.S. B-17 bombers during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, while the destroyers Amatsukaze and Tokitsukaze and heavy cruiser Tone maneuver nearby, August 24, 1942 [4811 × 5018] : wwiipics (28 points, 1 comment)
    8. Japanese destroyer Harusame in dry dock at Uraga after being damaged by the U.S. submarine USS Wahoo off New Guinea, August 30, 1943 [1574 × 1098] • drydockporn (18 points, 3 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. beachedwhale1945 (1357 points, 170 comments)
  2. Mattzo12 (717 points, 66 comments)
  3. Vault111Survivor (706 points, 87 comments)
  4. Peace_Day_Never_Came (685 points, 80 comments)
  5. Taldoable (636 points, 51 comments)
  6. PhoenixFox (482 points, 41 comments)
  7. Tsquare43 (468 points, 112 comments)
  8. I_H8_Y8s (449 points, 23 comments)
  9. paulkempf (336 points, 30 comments)
  10. ConnorXfor (336 points, 22 comments)
  11. An_Anaithnid (319 points, 21 comments)
  12. followupquestion (317 points, 21 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. USS Constitution fires its guns in salute while underway in Massachusetts Bay, escorted by the frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) (center) and the destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) (right), as the Navy's "Blue Angels" pass overhead [1276 × 780] by __hrga__ (779 points, 62 comments)
  2. USS Constitution - the only ship in the US Navy's arsenal to have sunk an enemy combatant [2100 x 1500] by EngineeringElk (760 points, 58 comments)
  3. Japanese cruiser built in the Mojave to train American pilots for low-level attacks. @1943 [800 x 524] by Barton_Foley (722 points, 32 comments)
  4. American Warplanes overfly USS Missouri before the Japanese Surrender 73 years ago today [1456 x 1176] by standbyforskyfall (712 points, 48 comments)
  5. Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning [1500 × 998] by __hrga__ (616 points, 107 comments)
  6. USS Constitution looking pretty last night (4032x3024) OC by Yoneasy (608 points, 24 comments)
  7. USS Oklahoma (BB-37), undergoing the parbuckle (righting) process, eight months after being capsized during the Pearl Harbor attack. [2727x1863] by Taldoable (601 points, 38 comments)
  8. USS Ohio (SSGN-726) in a snowy drydock, 2005 [2048 x 1638] by phantuba (601 points, 20 comments)
  9. I managed to fit both HMS Victory and HMS Queen Elizabeth into one photo at Portsmouth historical dockyards. [4032x3024] by Goose1111 (595 points, 29 comments)
  10. HMS Triumph transiting the Suez canal. Crown copyright 2001. [2000x1600] by SumCookieMonster (578 points, 31 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 160 points: WellonDowd's comment in USS Constitution - the only ship in the US Navy's arsenal to have sunk an enemy combatant [2100 x 1500]
  2. 147 points: Tsquare43's comment in [2048 x 1365] USS Ling (SS-297) has seen rough times. She was recently delibrately sunk at her moorings on the Hackensack River. 4 Bronze plaques were stolen, and someone opened up hatches. See article in comments.
  3. 145 points: 22edudrccs's comment in USS Constitution - the only ship in the US Navy's arsenal to have sunk an enemy combatant [2100 x 1500]
  4. 143 points: RD42MH's comment in American Warplanes overfly USS Missouri before the Japanese Surrender 73 years ago today [1456 x 1176]
  5. 138 points: An_Anaithnid's comment in Japanese cruiser built in the Mojave to train American pilots for low-level attacks. @1943 [800 x 524]
  6. 118 points: i_made_a_mitsake's comment in HMS Triumph transiting the Suez canal. Crown copyright 2001. [2000x1600]
  7. 113 points: kintonw's comment in Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning [1500 × 998]
  8. 108 points: Mrprocrastinaut's comment in USS Constitution fires its guns in salute while underway in Massachusetts Bay, escorted by the frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) (center) and the destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) (right), as the Navy's "Blue Angels" pass overhead [1276 × 780]
  9. 103 points: I_H8_Y8s's comment in Chinese Type 003 aircraft carrier model [1000 × 1333]
  10. 102 points: Peace_Day_Never_Came's comment in French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle [1520 × 855]
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2018.07.25 06:34 JamminJay1986 Results from the Reddit Wooden Coaster Poll!

So thanks to everyone that participated. As with most polls of this nature, the rides that have been more ridden will get more upvotes. I wish I had a 2nd button where people could just say if they have ridden it or not, and then figure out a "winning percentage" but I have no such luxury. So keep that in mind when looking at the results that the best rides at the most visited parks will get voted to the top. Just for reference, in the spring we had a little survey which included a "which parks have you been to" question, here are the top votes from that question - https://i.imgur.com/MHo6fZq.png.
Another note, Reddit itself fuzzes the numbers so keep that in mind if you want to look back at the voting thread and they don't match the numbers below.
Double thanks to everyone that left reviews, we won't be using all of them here, but all are definitely appreciated.
So we'll start with the worst and work our way down to #1.

186. Predator at Darien Lake, -5 points

185. Wild Beast at Canada's Wonderland, -4 points

Review from 101gabed -
This ride sucks. That is not an opinion.

T182. Hurler at Carowinds, -3 points

T182. Underground at Adventureland, -3 points

Review from Cheeze_ball -
This coaster is simply boring. It fails as both a dark ride, and coaster. Like, why does it even exist?

T182. Pegasus at Mt. Olympus, -3 points

T180. Grizzly at California's Great America, -2 points

Review from sawdummy -
Most uneventful rollercoaster in history it's not even so rough I can get mad at it.

T180. Zeus at Mt. Olympus, -2 points

T178. Coaster Express at Parque Warner Madrid, -1 points

T178. Monstre at La Ronde, -1 points

Review from CheesecakeMilitia -
This attraction, once one of the tallest coasters in the world, never actually uses its full height for a drop and maintains a rather dull speed for most of its layout. That turns out to be a blessing, because it's rough enough to have you begging for mercy any time it does pick up speed.

T173. Regina at Tobu Zoo Park, 0 points

T173. Great Desert-Rally at Happy Valley Chengdu, 0 points

T173. Bandit at Movie Park Germany, 0 points

T173. Ghoster Coaster at Canada's Wonderland, 0 points

T173. Coastersaurus at Legoland Florida, 0 points

Everything with only 1 point I assume either had zero riders or people that didn't feel strong about it in any way.

T151. Wild Mouse at Luna Park Sydney, 1 point

T151. Zipper Dipper at EsselWorld, 1 point

T151. Cyclone at Nicco Park, 1 point

T151. Jungle Trailblazer at Fantawild Dreamland Hunan, 1 point

T151. Jungle Trailblazer at Fantawild Dreamland Henan, 1 point

T151. Jungle Trailblazer at Oriental Heritage Wuhu, 1 point

T151. Jungle Trailblazer at Oriental Heritage Ningbo, 1 point

T151. Auto BergBahn at Wiener Prater, 1 point

T151. Falken at Fårup Sommerland, 1 point

T151. Thunderbird at PowerLand, 1 point

T151. Anaconda at Walygator Parc, 1 point

T151. Timber at Walibi Rhône-Alpes, 1 point

T151. Scenic Railway at Dreamland, 1 point

T151. Antelope at Gulliver's Warrington, 1 point

T151. Tyrolean Tubtwist at Joyland Children's Park, 1 point

T151. Roller Coaster at Upper Clements Park, 1 point

T151. Twister II at Elitch Gardens, 1 point

T151. Kiddy Coaster at Playland Park, 1 point

T151. Wildcat at Frontier City, 1 point

T151. Teddy Bear at Stricker's Grove, 1 point

T151. Montaña Rusa at La Feria Chapultepec Magico, 1 point

Review by JamminJay1986
My only rides on this were in 2013, but it was by far the most painful coaster I've ever been on. The bottom of every drop just compressed my spine into a pancake. The hills provided some slight airtime though, not that you could notice through the pain.

T150. Cheetah at Wild Adventures, 1 point

T129. Montezum at Hopi Hari, 2 points

T129. Animal Coaster at Jawa Timur Park 2, 2 points

Review by spacemtfan
Just rode this gem and its a top 10 wooden coaster for me. Very smooth, neqrly untrimmed and just an incredible experience.

T129. Crazy Car Coaster at Wisata Bahari Lamongan, 2 points

Review by spacemtfan
Little weaker than Animal Coaster, but smoother. Sadly, you're only allowed one ride on it per wristband.

T129. Elf at Hirakata Park, 2 points

T129. Jungle Trailblazer at Oriental Heritage Shandong, 2 points

T129. Jungle Trailblazer at Oriental Heritage Fujian, 2 points

T129. Dauling Dragon at Happy Valley Wuhan, 2 points

T129. Wooden Coaster-Fireball at Happy Valley Shanghai, 2 points

T129. Jungle Dragon at Happy Valley Yubei, 2 points

T129. Hochschaubahn at Weiner Prater, 2 points

T129. Loup-Garou at Walibi Belgium, 2 points

T129. Rutschebanen at Bakken, 2 points

T129. Vuoristorata at Linnanmäki, 2 points

T129. Mammut at Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, 2 points

T129. Robin Hood at Walibi Holland, 2 points

T129. Roller Coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, 2 points

T129. Cannonball Run at Waterville USA, 2 points

T129. Cannon Ball at Lake Winnepesaukah, 2 points

T129. Dragon Coaster at Playland Park, 2 points

T129. Hawnted House at Camden Park, 2 points

T129. Lil' Dipper at Camden Park, 2 points

T129. Mighty Canadian Minebuster at Canada's Wonderland, 2 points

T110. Meteor at Little Amerricka, 3 points

T110. Timberhawk: Ride of Prey at Wild Waves, 3 points

T110. Classic Coaster at Washington State Fair, 3 points

T110. Hell Cat at Clementon Park, 3 points

T110. Cheetah at Wild Adventures, 3 points

T110. Arkansas Twister at Magic Springs, 3 points

Review from Imaginos64
The star of the park, however, is Arkansas Twister. I’m not even sure why I liked this woodie so much. It’s a simple out and back, nothing special, and it’s actually awe inspiring how terribly it tracks; this is especially noticeable on the turn around when every car on the train is moving in a different direction. There’s also one particularly rough spot after the turn around and an odd hill towards the end that seems like it should deliver airtime but instead the train just awkwardly pauses at the top. Despite that, I love this stupid coaster. There’s something simply endearing about it and its flaws aren’t severe enough to be a turn off, instead giving it an odd sense of personality, and I happily re-rode it many times.

T110. Blue Flyer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 3 points

T110. Thundercoaster at TusenFryd, 3 points

T110. El Toro at Freizeitpark Plohn, 3 points

T110. Wood Express at Parc Saint Paul, 3 points

T110. Fjord Flying Dragon at Happy Valley, 3 points

T110. Jupiter at Kijima Kogen, 3 points

T110. Scenic Railway at Luna Park Melbourne, 3 points

T110. Devil's Den at Conneaut Lake Park, 3 points

T110. Big Dipper at Camden Park, 3 points

Review by CheesecakeMilitia
This ride looks like it's falling apart (my seat cushion slid forward during the trim brake), but man is it smooth and true to that "living on the edge" dangerous fun that we so often associate with coasters but find difficulty experiencing after riding Fury 325 eighty times.

T110. Wolverine Wildcat at Michigan's Adventure, 3 points

T110. Zach's Zoomer at Michigan's Adventure, 3 points

T110. Outlaw at Adventureland, 3 points

Review by TheGerd44
Best woodie at Adventureland. It isn’t as big as tornado, but this one doesn’t injure you.

T110. Tomahawk at PortAventura, 3 points

T104. Timber Wolf at Worlds of Fun, 4 points

Review at CookieSwagster
This thing is ridiculous, the first half is gorgeous but the second half of the ride just physically hurts, I hope I get to ride it again after the work is fully done.

T104. High Roller at Valleyfair!, 4 points

T104. Python in Bamboo Forest at Nanchang Wanda Theme Park, 4 points

T104. Cyclops at Mt. Olympus, 4 points

Review by Jaws_16
Who in the world would vote for this? It literally throws you onto the side of the trains the entire ride. Out of all the rides at mount Olympus this is by far the roughest and that's really saying something cause the coasters at this park are rougher than my grades come out looking.

T104. Heidi The Ride at Plopsaland De Panne, 4 points

T104. Wildcat at Lake Compounce, 4 points

Review by BimboTheJimbo
I love Lake Compounce but this ride was very rough and wasn’t thrilling

T92. Roar-O-Saurus at Story Land, 5 points

Review by JamminJay1986
This little ride should be called Bucking Bronco because every hill has crazy abrupt airtime. Definitely my favorite of the smaller Gravity Group coasters that I've been on thus far.

T92. Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom, 5 points

T92. Thunderhawk at Dorney Park, 5 points

T92. New Mexico Rattler at Cliff's Amusement Park, 5 points

T92. Tornado at Adventureland, 5 points

T92. Legend at Arnolds Park, 5 points

Review by JamminJay1986
The retracking by GCI did wonders for this ride, it's probably by far the smoothest coaster I've ever been on and has tons of floater airtime throughout. Definitely worth the multi-hour drive through the middle of nowhere to get here!

T92. Tonnerre de Zeus at Parc Asterix, 5 points

T92. Woodstock Express at Carowinds, 5 points

T92. Cyclone at Lakeside, 5 points

Review by ThiefofToms
The station is absolutely stunning. The fixed lap bars are a blast from the past. Maybe not the best, but very worth it.

T92. Twister at Gröna Lund, 5 points

Review by z_o_o_m
The entire layout of this pier is crazy, and Gravity Group really nailed the construction of this ride, adding to the saturation of this already dense ride area. Plenty of pops of airtime and headchoppers galore, this ride is an experience unlike any other. Pretty location, too.

T92. Wood Coaster at Knight Valley, 5 points

Review by BinaryStrigoi
The ultimate terrain coaster. Literally built on a mountain. So glad I got to ride this during opening year.

T92. Jack Rabbit at Seabreeze, 5 points

Review by cbarge
Riding this thing is like riding a soda fountain or something, it seems stuck out of time. For the uninitiated, it burned down in 1923 and was rebuilt shortly thereafter, so even the rebuilt version is one of the oldest remaining wooden coasters. As of my last visit maybe ten years ago, the station brakes still operated with hand levers. The ride experience, as I recall, is a surprisingly smooth out-and-back, and especially so considering the hand-built nature of the ride and its impressive age. My favorite part as a kid was always the tunnel toward the end, and my uncle's attempts to scare the children seated around him by telling him that his restraints had come undone.

T87. Rollo Coaster at Idlewild & SoakZone, 6 points

T87. Silver Comet at Fantasy Island, 6 points

T87. Tornado at Stricker's Grove, 6 points

T87. Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park, 6 points

Review by Jcs290
The little things make this a kickass ride. The skunk tunnel. The flat not-a-trick-track track between the first two hills. The rebuilt turnaround. The funky s-turn coming out of the turnaround. The NAD trains. The old school lighted map in the station. The manual brakes. The hidden layout through the woods.
The whole point for this park to stay open and exist is to keep the Streak operating for another 80 years.

T87. Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach, 6 points

Review by AirbossYT
Hoosier Hurricane was incredibly rough. It had the up-and-down shaking that gives you a headache. While the view of the park and river is pretty decent, the ride itself was awfully painful.

T81. Timber Terror at Silverwood, 7 points

T81. Cú Chulainn at Tayto Park, 7 points

T81. Sea Dragon at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 7 points

T81. Megafobia at Oakwood Theme Park, 7 points

T81. Rutschebanen at Tivoli Gardens, 7 points

T81. Little Dippper at Six Flags Great America, 7 points

T74. Stampida at PortAventura Park, 8 points

T74. Woodstock Express at Kings Dominion, 8 points

T74. Woodstock Express at Kings Island, 8 points

T74. Swamp Fox at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, 8 points

T74. Nickelodeon Streak at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 8 points

T74. Kentucky Rumbler at Beech Bend, 8 points

T74. Rampage at Alabama Splash Adventure, 8 points

T72. Coaster at Playland, 9 points

T72. Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Over Georgia, 9 points

T63. Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland, 10 points

Review by JamminJay1986
The first CCI really showed what they were capable of as a company in their very first design. Kingdom Coaster has tons of airtime, laterals, and a wonky layout on a simple "family" ride.

T63. Zippin Pippin at Bay Beach Amusement Park, 10 points

Review by Philmon11
Airtime through the entire ride, and the most insane ejector I’ve ever felt to this day.

T63. Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach, 10 points

T63. Tremors at Silverwood, 10 points

T63. Joris en de Draak at Efteling, 10 points

T63. T Express at Everland, 10 points

Review by MrBrightside711
Rooting for you!! This coaster is worth going to South Korea for. The never ending airtime machine. The baby of El Toro and Balder <3

T63. Comet at Waldameer, 10 points

T63. Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 10 points

T63. Balder at Liseberg, 10 points

T58. Judge Roy Scream at Six Flags Over Texas, 11 points

T58. Excalibur at Funtown Splashtown USA, 11 points

Review by JamminJay1986
Excalibur has it all. Ejector airtime, floater airtime, laterals, laterals and airtime at the same time, literally everything wrapped up nicely in this tight little package at a tiny park in Maine. At any other park it would be 30 places higher.

T58. Roar at Six Flags America, 11 points

Review by JamminJay1986
The oldest GCI with it's original trains, Roar is still a treat. It's full on twister with very little airtime to be found, but that's okay, since the entire ride is fast and furious from start to finish. I love this ride for what it is, but it's strange to look at and see what kind of company GCI has become in the 20 years since.

T58. Troy at Toverland, 11 points

T58. Boardwalk Bullet at Kemah Boardwalk, 11 points

Review by fedoraman59
This is one of the most intense wooden coasters I've done. The trackwork has helped it stay smooth, even if it is still quite rough. Its not rough in a bad way though, as it throws you around a lot with the quick transitions. Fantastic ride for sure.

T56. Roller Coaster at Lagoon, 12 points

Review by JamminJay1986
So GCI did a lot of trackwork on this old John Miller coaster, but they also replaced the trains with Millennium Flyers as well. The result is you have a coaster that doesn't know what it wants to be. The layout screams floater airtime, but the trains scream twister. These two things don't match and you get an unfortunate lackluster ride that shows it.

T56. Switchback at ZDT's Amusement Park, 12 points

Review by fedoraman59
Such a unique ride, with some great airtime and cool elements. Its my first introduction to the mini wood coaster concept, and it delivered pretty well.

55. Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park, 13 points

Review from Imaginos64
I may be biased as I was lucky enough to claim this classic as my first wooden coaster but Yankee Cannonball is a true gem in the coaster world, illustrating the amazing power of respecting the classics. Canobie Lake Park takes amazing care of this old PTC and their efforts pay off; Cannonball is glass smooth, beloved by all who visit, and by far the highlight of the park. It may just be a simple out and back but it warms my heart to see it preserved so well and held in such high regard when so many other classic woodies are not fortunate enough to get the same treatment. The ride itself is fun for all ages and I don't think I've ever seen someone get off without a smile on their face.

T53. Big Dipper at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 14 points

T53. Thunderbolt at Six Flags New England, 14 points

52. Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park, 15 points

Review by cool_beans7652
The little brother of mystic timbers and el Toro has really strong airtime, and lots of fun turns. Has the momentum of Mystic timbers in a smaller footprint. Great ride. In a park with free admission and the second oldest still operating steel roller coaster. Go out and ride it if your in the area

51. Cornball Express at Indiana Beach, 16 points

Review by AirbossYT
Cornball Express is awesome. The whole layout, including the station, is situated above the boardwalk, giving you amazing views both on and off of the ride. The ride itself is fantastic, loads of sustained floater everywhere.

50. Boss at Six Flags St. Louis, 19 points

Review by JamminJay1986
Full disclosure, I have not ridden Boss this year, but I did ride it a few times last year. I adore Boss, it's got such a strange and different layout, and such a level of intensity and out of control feeling that is completely off the charts and unexpected. It's not about airtime like most wooden coasters, it's just about doing everything BIG, with 4 giant hills to start the ride. With a fully retracked layout and new trains, this would be a top 10 ride no question.

T48. Wodan Timber Coaster at Europa Park, 20 points

T48. Coney Island Cyclone at Luna Park, 20 points

Review by JamminJay1986
The GCI retracking job did wonders for this ride. Before it was so unbearably rough and aggressive, but now its smooth, fast, but still maintains the aggressive portions. A must-ride coaster before due to it's history alone, is now a must ride due to the experience as well.

T44. Wildfire at Kolmården, 21 points

Review by (who else?) Thrill_Monster
Awesome setting, speed, airtime, laterals, and one of the best drops in the world. Butter smooth too. Better than El Toro, better than The Voyage, better than Lightning Rod.

T44. Great White at Morey's Piers, 21 points

Review by -HUSH-
Definitely one of the coolest drop tunnels as it sends you below the pier. Memorable for its unique location and views too.

T44. Giant Dipper at Belmont Park, 21 points

T44. Renegade at Valleyfair!, 21 points

Review by CheesecakeMilitia
This ride is king of the S-bends - even its first drop is an S-bend! It's also a definite candidate for the "GCI-est" of GCI's, with zero attempts at airtime, unrelenting low-to-the-ground speed, and nonstop laterals.

T42. Hades 360 at Mt. Olympus, 22 points

Review by lustigjh
Upvoted solely because I actually lost track of where up and down were supposed to be in the middle of the tunnel

T42. White Lightning at Fun Spot America Orlando, 22 points

Review by DaddyDebtless
Suprisingly good for being so small. Great airtime and layout. Extremely easy and fun to marathon.

T39. Wildcat at Hersheypark, 24 points

T39. Screamin' Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis, 24 points

Review by FrankWSFO
Such a classic that just hurls you forward. It really wasn't too bumpy and the beauty is something to be said for.

T39. American Thunder at Six Flags St. Louis, 24 points

Review by leegilley87
Best coaster wooden or steel at SFSTL, some of the best GCI airtime you’ll find anywhere.

38. Comet at Great Escape, 25 points

Review by mecca450
Double out and back. Great ejector air and floater air depending on where you sit. Fun laterals on the last turnaround. The pacing is pretty good.

T36. Flying Turns at Knoebels, 28 points

T36. Wild One at Six Flags America, 28 points

Review by GauntletVSLC
Fantastic classic out and back woodie. Has great airtime throughout, a nice whip off the turnaround in the back of the train, and one of the best finales of any wooden coaster!

T34. Mine Blower at Fun Spot America Kissimmee, 29 points

Review by sonimatic14
Relentless. Beautiful at night. Awesome first drop, awesome inversion, awesome overbanks, comfy trains, constant pacing, consistent airtime, compact layout.. recipe for a really kickass ride.

T34. Oscar's Wacky Taxi, 29 points

Review by quakduks
what an intense and excellent ride

33. Racer 75 at Kings Dominion, 30 points

Review by leegilley87
Love a good racing out and back woodie, and for being 43 years old, both sides are smooth as can be expected. It’s nothing mind blowing this day in age with rides like El Toro and Lightning Rod, but if all you want is a fun coaster , you really can’t beat classics like this.

32. Prowler at Worlds of Fun, 31 points

Review by JamminJay1986
The precursor to Mystic Timbers, Prowler has a fantastic out and back layout through the woods. It doesn't let up from the first drop with nonstop airtime and directional changes. There is one big airtime hill at the end that always catches me off guard with it's size. A night ride is a MUST if you ever make it out to Worlds of Fun.

31. Wicker Man at Alton Towers, 32 points

30. Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 33 points

29. Racer at Kennywood, 36 points

Review by MFORCE310
Best racing coaster in history? I think so. You decide.

28. Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure, 37 points

Review by JamminJay1986
A one note coaster, but that one note is absolutely incredible. An incredibly long coaster with just airtime hill after airtime hill. Every hill is as good as the last, until you hit that final awesome helix and into the brakes. Cedar Fair is putting a bit of work into it so it's smoother than it has been the past few years.

27. Racer at Kings Island, 38 points

Review by HeavyHitter406
Despite its age, this woodie definitely still packs a solid punch. Fun little drop (I recall I was almost standing up because I had given myself plenty of room under the lapbar, and the airtime was so strong — I was a little scared I would fall out!), and a solid racing experience. Fun laterals on the turnaround, but this section is also a negative because you’re so far away from the other train and don’t travel directly next to it on the way back. I also recall that not every hill on the return trip have any airtime. Overall, fun coaster that has far more positives than negatives

T25. Apocalypse the Ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 39 points

Review by LeeroyRocket
I wanted to like this one a lot more, but the trackwork ended up as terrible the two times I rode.
Maybe Magic Mountain will one day get bothered to maintain this ride.

T25. American Eagle at Six Flags Great America, 39 points

Review by HeavyHitter406
I’ve ridden this coaster forever as it’s at my home park, and have experienced almost every row on both sides. Pros: tall drop for a woodie, fantastic sense of speed on the way out, fun laterals in both helices. Cons: no matter where you sit, you will get very little airtime. It all starts with the drop, which gives zero airtime even in the back because of the profiling. It’s certainly steep enough to give air but it doesn’t. It’s basically how I imagine Goliath at MM feels: sliding down a ramp with no sensation of being pulled over. Then, some airtime on the outbound trip, and little if any on the way back. Again, this is endemic to basically all rows, even the back. Airtime isn’t necessary for a coaster to be good but when the majority of the layout is hills it’s pretty disappointing when you stay in your seat the entire time. Overall, it’s a good, but not great, wooden coaster

24. InvadR at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 43 points

T21. Raven at Holiday World, 45 points

Review by sonimatic14
Mini-Beast! I love all the drops, the quaint forest, the turn over the pond, and the fast and furious finale. My 3rd favorite woodie.

T21. Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce, 45 points

Review by BimboTheJimbo
I just love this ride and it’s scenery and thrill, and the air time hills are awesome

T21. Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City, 45 points

Review by FrankWSFO
This rollercoaster is so important in that it pioneered more inventive wooden roller coaster design, leading to rides like Wildfire at Kolmarden and Lightning Rod at Dollywood. Although it may have been the first of RMC's ground-up rides and therefore what many would call the weakest, it packs a punch like nothing else I've been on. The drop seems to plummet forever, despite being only 162 feet, and it throws you around from side to side quickly, smoothly, and quite often. My favorite woodie in the world.

20. Grizzly at Kings Dominion, 46 points

Review by JamminJay1986
I've successfully memed a coaster into popularity! I love this coaster so much. The drop is fantastic, and the slow second turn is a nice break in pacing before the insanity of the rest of the layout. The tunnel will fuck you up if you're not ready for it and the second half of the layout has oodles of airtime. I hope it keeps thrilling for decades to come.

19. Viper at Six Flags Great America, 48 points

Review by HeavyHitter406
Along with American Eagle, Viper is another wooden coaster I’ve ridden many times over the years at my home park, in all of the rows (and backwards, too!). I share almost the same opinion of Viper as I do Eagle: good laterals, underwhelming airtime. I’m not sure if it’s because the ride has not aged well or not, but for the past several years when I have ridden Viper I have been distinctly disappointed by a lack of airtime where I remembered it before, namely on the first, third, fourth, and sixth hills. There is still good airtime on the second hill (part of the double-down) and the fifth hill. Though disappointing, Viper majorly redeems itself with outstanding laterals on the third and fourth turnarounds. For this reason, the ride is still very fun, but rather undhwerlming in sections where your mind expects to receive airtime and you remain in your seat instead.

18. Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer, 50 points

Review by elisej22
I love it. It's full of surprises and AMAZING airtime. A back row ride is something else.

17. Legend at Holiday World, 51 points

Review by sonimatic14
I love the theming! The station theming, the howl atop the lift. And the ride just gets better as it goes on. Fantastic first drop, great laterals as it dips and dives and curves with the terrain and between waterslides. That helix is something else, and the airtime at the end of the ride just left me breathless. My second favorite woodie!

T15. Gold Striker at California's Great America, 52 points

T15. Jack Rabbit at Kennywood, 52 points

Review by MFORCE310
All-time classic with a perfect double dip and stellar final drop.

14. Comet at Hersheypark, 55 points

Review by cardinalfan828
Lot of fun for a family coaster. It jumped off the tracks on every hill but wasnt rough. Great scenery going over the pond with views of Skyrush, Great Bear, and Superdooperlooper.

T12. Twister at Knoebels, 59 points

Review by Gunstar_Green
A surprisingly intense coaster (especially in wet weather) with fantastic lateral forces and a truly unique layout. Twister would probably be more well known if it didn't share a park with Phoenix.

T12. Thunderbolt at Kennywood, 59 points

11. Blue Streak at Cedar Point, 66 points

Review by HeavyHitter406
Before my trip to Cedar Point this year, I definitely would have upvoted this, but I received a pretty airtime-less ride this year whereas in the past year I was out of my seat on every hill. As such, I’m not sure if the coaster is not aging well or if I caught it on a bad day. Nevertheless, still a very fun and smooth woodie for its age, with a drop that’s very powerful for its size and gave surprising floater. If you get this on a good day, it is absolutely a very good wooden coaster.

10. Goliath at Six Flags Great America, 67 points

Review by AirbossYT
While Goliath is quite short, every element on it is awesome. The drop is one of the most intense drops I've experienced, the first turnaround is great for hangtime, the airtime hill is awesome, and the two inversions provide tons of hangtime. Of course, Goliath being at my home park, I wish it was longer, but for how long it is now, I think it's perfectly executed.

9. Ghostrider at Knott's Berry Farm, 73 points

Review by Imaginos64
I was excited to finally ride this last year, expecting it to be amazing after hearing all the hype, but I walked away feeling like it was good but not great. I appreciated the long layout with its CCI quirks but there wasn’t any incredible airtime or otherwise notable elements that elevated it above simply being “good”. It’s smooth, well themed, and a solid woodie for sure but certainly not in my top ten.

8. Thunderhead at Dollywood, 77 points

Review by z_o_o_m
I really have a thing for twister layouts. This one was probably my first favorite ride, and it's still up in my favorites today. The station fly-by is also a really neat part of the ride.
Review by fedoraman59
This is still my favorite GCI after first riding it in 2012. Great airtime, quick transitions, and relentless pace. One of GCIs masterpieces.

7. Voyage at Holiday World, 92 points

Review by Cheeze_ball
This coaster is insane. It's a relentless monster till the very end. Solid air on the way out, the best turnaround I've ever experienced, and the return trip is amazing; I love the triple down. This coaster lives up to its hype.
Review by MFORCE310
Obviously one of the very best. Killer speed the whole time somehow. Relentless layout. Can't say enough about it: 10/10.

6. Phoenix at Knoebels, 93 points

Review by CanobieCoaster
It's impossible not to be smiling when you hit the brake run on Phoenix. Every hill offers progressively stronger airtime and for a coaster this old, it runs impeccably smooth.
Review by Gunstar_Green
An iconic classic with a fantastic story of rebirth. Exceptionally well maintained, it's still thrilling riders over 70 years since it debuted as the Rocket in San Antonio. The airtime always leaves new riders stunned.

5. Lightning Rod at Dollywood, 100 points

Review by ChristopherJ2003
Most airtime I’ve ever gotten. This ride is simply phenomenal in every way. It’s smooth, the launch is great, gives tons of airtime, and all those crazy wave turns are awesome.
Review by CanobieCoaster
I had never ridden a coaster without a single moment of wasted track. And then I rode Lightning Rod. It's a non-stop, relentless airtime machine with a picturesque setting through the woods to boot.

4. Lightning Racer at Hersheypark, 114 points

Review by Gunstar_Green
It would still be great even if it were just a single coaster but the well designed ride interaction really ups the fun factor. One of my favorite rides at Hershey.
Review by dattmay
Such an underrated coaster (or coasters I guess). They got the dueling aspect so right with this ride and Hershey maintains it so well. A perennial favorite of mine even if the waterfall effect hasn't worked in well over a decade

3. Mystic Timbers at Kings Island, 117 points

Review by sonimatic14
Oh my. Fantastic theming is a great start, especially the shed! And the coaster just doesn't stop with the not too strong, not too weak airtime for the whole ride through a spooky forest over the rapids. Perfect pacing and butter smooth. I can just see the bio-luminescence and fireflies even though they aren't there. Awesome magical mystical coaster.
Review by spencer4991
It’s a great ride but tbh, the Shed was so lame that it kind of soured my experience a bit.

2. El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure, 145 points

Review by Notorioushippo
Hands down the best wooden coaster I've been on, and one of the best coasters in general. This ride uses the sway of wooden supports to its advantage providing a fast, tight, and shockingly smooth ride. Anyone who finds themselves in Six Flags Great Adventure should ride this coaster. Don't be afraid to ride in the back either, you won't get whiplash.
Review by zberry7
Definitely my favorite wooden coaster to date. I guess I’m not so invested in the history of older wooden coasters, I just want a really good ride experience, and this ticks all my boxes.
Ejector time? Yes Amazing, tall drop? Yes Quick transitions? Yes Beautiful? Yes

1. Beast at Kings Island, 168 points

Review by HeavyHitter406
The Beast is a fantastic ride if what you are looking for in a roller coaster is a great sense of speed throughout and amazing terrain. On both accounts, you can’t get much better than the Beast. The slow second drop and the helix provide some great laterals, as well, which perfectly straddle the line between feeling out of control (in a good way) and being rough). The infamous night ride deserves the hype it receives and really cements this coaster as being far more than just a relic
Review by sonimatic14
Legendary. The speed, the forest, the length, the terror, the helix, the drops.. nothing else like it and it's just the best there is and ever will be in my mind.
Thanks again everyone who voted! A steel poll will be out in about a week!
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2018.07.22 13:43 sarcastichorse The Times 30 Best Comedians Working Today

The Article is here, but there's a paywall. I'm sure people will find some notable omissions, so it's probably worth reading the preface from the writer first.
So then: who’s funniest? In compiling this list of the 30 best English-speaking comedians at work today, I gave myself some parameters. This would be an overview of who is at the top of their game now, on stage or screen or even podcast. It is not a guide to the most influential living comedians. It is not a handing out of long-service medals. So: no Pythons, no Mighty Booshes, no French and Saunders, nor even – though he came close – any Gervaises. It’s a snapshot of now.
Am I objective, or am I just listing what has made me laugh most in the past year or so? As The Times’s comedy critic, I get to see loads of live comedy by comedians old and new, have the luxury of thinking about it and talking about it and writing about it. I am, I hope, an expert. I also know that in comedy more than any other art form, expertise means zilch if something doesn’t get you in the gut. Ever tried convincing someone that they have made a mistake in not finding something funny? It’s not a good conversation.
So, yes, this is my list of the men and women who have cheered me, thrilled me, moved me, inspired me and, yes, of course, surprised me into laughter. The list is still more male than female, still largely white, but things are changing fast.
It is a good time for comedy. And a show like Hannah Gadsby’s, though not the funniest in the world right now, may prove to be the most important in the world right now. It argues for a new language for the form, goes beyond comedy to do so, while expanding and excelling at the language we already have. Or, more succinctly: I loved it! It’s great! See it!
1 Stewart Lee, 50
I marvelled at the skill, I thrilled to the boldness, most importantly I laughed till it hurt when I saw Lee’s latest show, Content Provider, at the start of its tour 18 months ago. Do his teasing stand-up routines about everything from Trump and Brexit (correct, he’s a fan of neither) to Game of Thrones and mobile phones (ditto) hold up today on the performance recorded for television in May? Amazingly, they do: pretty much every moment has some sort of delicious surprise. And if a show addressing “the individual in a digitised free-market society” sounds highfalutin, Lee unspools these two hours with a sense of fun underlying every gear he goes through: abrasive, ironic, confessional, interactive, absurd, clownish, arrogant, but above all playful.
See him: on BBC Two on July 28 at 10.45pm
2 Hannah Gadsby, 40
It’s possible you will see flat-out funnier shows than Gadsby’s breakthrough hour, Nanette. It’s unlikely you will see another one as mesmerising, intelligent, inspiring and well-timed; this Australian comic smilingly explores and explodes misogyny, the history of western art, homophobia and stand-up comedy itself. She proves herself one of comedy’s great modern masters even as she highlights its tricks, even as she questions whether it’s done her more harm than good. No wonder Nanette won live comedy’s two biggest prizes last year, the Barry award in Melbourne and the Edinburgh Comedy award (the latter jointly with John Robins). Since it went on Netflix in June, it’s gone viral; last week it was declared “a word-of-mouth phenomenon” in The New York Times. Even if you flinch from labels such as “identity politics”, this is that rarest of shows; one that makes you see the world anew. With, for its first half at least, plenty of laughs along the way.
See her: Nanette is available on Netflix
3 Harry Hill, 53
How has Harry Hill managed to reinvent himself, six years after ending TV Burp, four years after his misfiring X-Factor musical, I Can’t Sing!? By finding a format that enables him to double down on what makes him great and by reincorporating so much of the vigorous absurdity we love from Burp and his stand-up work into Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, a primetime ITV panel show in which he rode roughshod over the format and the gobsmacked but game celebrity panellists. On a good week — most weeks — he turned tack into pure joy.
See him: Harry Hill’s Kidz Show: How to Be Funny, New Theatre, Oxford (0844 8713020), Oct 21, then touring to Nov 24
4 Dave Chappelle, 44
“And that’s why I make the big bucks!” says Chappelle, right after a routine in which he first announces what his wildly offensive punchline will be, then surprises and charms us all when he delivers it. Vaping away on stage in his latest Netflix stand-up special, he talks about parenthood and white privilege, responds to accusations of transphobia, and mixes thoughtfulness with the sort of braggadocio that might make him collide with a hornet’s nest or two, but somehow means he never gets stung for long.
See him: Equanimity and The Bird Revelation are available on Netflix
5 Tim Key, 41
On screen, Key is a reliably loveable supporting turn: as Sidekick Simon to Alan Partridge; in Peep Show, Detectorists, Gap Year. On stage or radio, he’s a genre of his own. He won an Edinburgh Comedy award in 2009, but the debonairly dishevelled way that he combines performance poetry with arty films, outrageous narratives, deadpan absurdism, audience molestation and theatrical conceits has only got better since then. I laughed so much at his latest show, Megadate, that I shed a tear when it ended.
See him: Megadate on tour, including Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh (0131 226 0000), Aug 16-26, and Old Vic, London SE1, Sept 28, or its filmed spin-off, Wonderdate, on BBC iPlayer
6 Steve Coogan, 52
We’re trying not to get our hopes up for the new Alan Partridge series coming to BBC One this year. And yet not only were Coogan and Rob Brydon on fine form in The Trip to Spain — lovely scenery, fine dining and smart subplots all clearing space for some really good impressions — but the books that he and co-writers Neil and Rob Gibbons have written recently as Partridge were laugh-out-loud delights. So sod it: Coogan is one of the world’s great character comics and Alan Partridge is the greatest comic character of the past 30 years. No offence, David Brent.
Hear him: performing the audiobooks of I, Partridge and Alan Partridge: Nomad
7 Flight of the Conchords, 44 and 42
After two series of their American sitcom, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie decided they had lost the fun in their deadpan double act and musical parodies, and headed home to New Zealand. Yet, as their recent reunion shows proved, this unlikely pair can make a private joke swell to fill a 20,000-seater stadium. They mock all sorts of musical genres and social situations. Crucially, though, they ply sweetness as well as sarcasm, and real musical skill. They’ve never been better.
See them: their new special, recorded on their British tour, is on HBO this year
8 Michelle Wolf, 33
Her Edinburgh Fringe appearance in 2016 marked out this former Daily Show contributor as one of America’s brightest young talents. Then, hello, her fierce, funny, fearless speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner took her into another league. Not only did she take on Trump with naked but nifty hostility (hey, who doesn’t?), she also roasted the media outlets present for delighting too much in Trump’s awfulness. Where next for Wolf? Can’t wait to find out.
See her: giving her White House correspondents’ dinner speech on YouTube
9 Peter Kay, 45
He pulled out of the biggest stand-up tour of the year for “unforeseen family circumstances”. We know no more than that. Yet what he did give us this year, the final episode of his and Sian Gibson’s sitcom Car Share, was full of all the acute lifelike observations the series has excelled in, plus an anything but lifelike sequence in which he replaced Gary Barlow in an old Take That video. A comedy star for two decades, yet still Kay is as good as it gets at having fun with the small concerns of everyday life.
See him: Car Share is available to stream on iTunes, Amazon etc
10 Bridget Christie, 46
No comedian responded to Brexit better — or faster — than Christie, who rewrote an entire Edinburgh show from scratch in the aftermath of the EU referendum. Her latest live hour, What Now?, is just as good, organised around the neat conceit that in these deceptive times she is morally obliged to speak only the truth. Cue glorious routines about awful television executives, awful children, awful parents, the passive-aggressive admin sessions that make up a marriage (in her case, although she would never mention it on stage, to Stewart Lee). Nobody mixes the raging and the ridiculous with such fabulous focus.
See her: Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2 (020 7734 2222), Sept 13-Nov 10, and touring to Dec 4, bridgetchristie.co.uk
11 Trevor Noah, 34
Born in apartheid-era South Africa, the son of a Xhosa mother and a Swiss-German father, Noah grew up speaking English as his first language, a master of both engaging with different cultures and seeing their kinks clearly. That skill enabled him to take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in 2015. Live, though, he has gone from being a skilled stand-up to a spectacular one: Noah now is a master of satire, impressions and throwaway funny stories, and is impassioned and inclusive. He is writing a second memoir; his first, Born a Crime, is being filmed with Lupito Nyong’o as his mother, Patricia.
See him: his latest stand-up special, Afraid of the Dark, is on Netflix.
12 Daniel Kitson, 41
Two reasons why Kitson is the comedian’s comedian: 1) At his best, this Yorkshireman has a speed of thought that has no peer. 2) Ever since he won the Perrier award in 2002, age 25, he has worked entirely on his own terms. No television. No radio. A habit of staging plays at the National or the Old Vic one moment, returning to stand-up the next. Charging cinema prices as he does so. He can be sprawling, he can be arrogant, but his ambition and skill are second to none.
See him: his new work-in-progress midnight show, Good for Glue, is at The Stand, Edinburgh (0131 226 0000), Aug 5-26, returns only
13 Bob Mortimer, 59
This renaissance-man absurdist is on the form of his life after recovering from a triple heart bypass. He still works with Vic Reeves — a new series of their Big Night Out is imminent — but also has a footballing podcast, Athletico Mince, and excelled alongside Paul Whitehouse in Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. His comedy is as victimless as it is disarming.
See him: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is on BBC iPlayer
14 Chris Rock, 53
When comedians ooze a confidence they don’t deserve, it’s infuriating. When comedians ooze a confidence their talent backs up, it’s exhilarating. That’s Rock, who uses his latest stand-up show to own up to the porn habit and cheating that broke his marriage, but also to speak up for a common-sensicality he fears is in peril from right and left alike.
See him: his latest stand-up special, Tamborine, is on Netflix
15 The League of Gentlemen
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson have been so busy with other work (Sherlock, Inside No 9, Ghost Stories) that we may just have forgotten how fabulous they were together in their gleefully gnarly sketch troupe. Last Christmas’s television comeback changed that in a trice after 12 years away. Now, the big live tour. If it’s only a temporary reunion, let’s enjoy it while we can.
See them: Queens Theatre, Barnstaple (01271 316063), Aug 6 & 7, then touring to Sept 29; leagueofgentlemen.live
16 Julia Davis, 51
Dear Joan and Jericha, the agony-aunt podcast that Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine surprised us with this year, is as quietly, brutally funny as you’d expect from the woman behind Nighty Night, Hunderby and Camping. And filthy enough to make you think of a female Derek and Clive. Coming soon: Davis’s new series for Sky, Sally4Ever, while the Girls creator Lena Dunham is making an American version of Camping.
Hear her: on Dear Joan and Jericha
17 Tim Vine, 51
There are some fine one-liner merchants about: Jimmy Carr, Milton Jones, Stewart Francis, Gary Delaney. None of them sustain a live show as blissfully well as Jeremy Vine’s kid brother. He delivers his artful wordplay with a heroically uncool, end-of-the-pier enthusiasm, allied to silly props and silly songs. He makes the real world melt away.
See him: performing his Sunset Milk Idiot show, City Varieties, Leeds (0113 243 0808), Oct 2 & 3, then touring to Oct 31; timvine.com
18 Sara Pascoe, 37
Once, Pascoe performed dense, fascinating, provocatively philosophical and personal live shows, pushing at the edges of what comedy could do. Then, somewhere between her becoming a panel-show stalwart and her latest live show, LadsLadsLads, she found a way of uniting her big ideas with something still personal, but lighter, more gag-filled. The results are still smart, but newly joyous.
See her: Theatre Royal, Norwich (01603 630000), Sept 16, then touring to Nov 28; sarapascoe.com
19 Michael McIntyre, 42
There aren’t many comics who can make amusing 20,000 strangers in an atmosphere-free arena look like such a doddle. So don’t underestimate McIntyre, whose beaming smile conceals a planet-sized comic brain that can seize on pretty much any topic and make merry with it.
See him: his Big World Tour resumes Sept 4-Nov 11; michaelmcintyre.co.uk. Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show returns to BBC One later this year
20 Romesh Ranganathan, 40
After starting out as a maths teacher in Crawley, West Sussex, the gorgeously grumpy Ranganathan has now become not only a formidably funny stand-up, but is also fronting travel documentaries, a forthcoming courtoom show (Judge Romesh) and has sitcoms on the way too. Talk about making up for lost time.
See him: The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan is on BBC iPlayer
21 Lee Mack, 49
Is there any greater pleasure in comedy than Lee Mack going off on one on Would I Lie to You? His mind moving faster than a speeding train, he will pounce on and play with any passing absurdity. All credit to Rob Brydon and David Mitchell, who balance him perfectly, but it’s Mack who is the star soloist on one of the most dependably entertaining formats of the past decade.
See him: Would I Lie to You? is on BBC iPlayer and repeated on Dave
22 Sarah Silverman, 47
She snarked for America in her early stand-up. Now, although her sarcasm is still to the fore, the comic and actress (that’s her behind a tennis-court-sized pair of shades in Battle of the Sexes) is adding personal stories and emotional awareness to comedy that snarls smartly. And her Twitter exchange with a troll to whom she extended support rather than spite showed the heart behind the snark.
See her: on A Speck of Dust, her most recent stand-up special for Netflix (in which she speaks about her former boyfriend Michael Sheen)
23 Simon Amstell, 38
Television presenter, sitcom star, vegan activist: but best of all a confessional stand-up. In his fifth and finest live show, playing to acclaim in New York, Amstell takes us past his early worries about homosexuality and into a new kind of self-acceptance. Among British-based stand-ups, only Dylan Moran can rival him for mixing the accessible with the questingly intellectual.
See him: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London NW1 (0844 8264242), Aug 19
24 Tina Fey, 48
Not content with turning her film Mean Girls into a Broadway musical this year, Fey has also kept her hand in as a performer on Saturday Night Live, and remains one of the great writer-performers in modern American comedy. OK, her sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt isn’t quite 30 Rock. What is, though?
See her: hosting a celebrity-heavy Q&A session on the final episode of Saturday Night Live’s most recent season, on SNL’s YouTube channel
25 John Oliver, 41
This British satirist has been plying unabashedly intelligent, outspoken satire as the host of the crusading American talk show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver since 2014. Crucially, while he’s all about the issues, he doesn’t mistake himself for John Pilger. “It’s not journalism,” he once said. “It’s comedy first, and it’s comedy second.”
See him: Last Week Tonight is on hbo.com, or watch clips on YouTube
26 Reginald D Hunter, 49
Before Reginald D Hunter’s previous tour, his agent begged him to do some “light, funny, bouncy” jokes — not just the sort of stuff about sex and race and politics and family that gets them both into trouble. Well, even at his lightest this American-comedian-in-Britain can’t do bouncy, but what he will do is toy with liberal and conservative preconceptions in a way that’s always entertaining and often masterly.
See him: at Pleasance at EICC, Edinburgh (0131 226 0000), Aug 1-26. Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border is on BBC Two on July 28 at 9pm
27 Sophie Willan, 30
Anyone for gnarly questions of how the world describes us and how we describe ourselves? Nobody? Ah, but the wonder of Willan’s latest show, Branded, is the way she reminds us how complex identity is, even as she investigates the implications of being a female, northern, working-class comic, the daughter of a heroin addict and more. All with the breeziness of a frothy club set. Remarkable.
See her: rescheduled dates from the Branded tour are at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan (01239 621200), Sept 21; Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells (01982 552555), Sept 22
28 Sacha Baron Cohen, 46
The jury is still out on Baron Cohen’s return to television, Who Is America? — a display of pointed pranking that is funny or resonant only when picking on someone his own size (the Republicans endorsing a crazy campaign to arm four-year-olds, say). His gumption and virtuosity is undeniable; we wait to see if bigger targets such as Roy Moore and Dick Cheney bring out the best from the London-born comic’s huge talent.
See him: on Who Is America?, Channel 4, Mondays, 10pm
29 Mo Gilligan, 30
If you’ve not heard of him, despite his huge tour that visits the West End in October, that may be because he broke through on social media, is only now getting going on live and television work. Already, though, this south London actor turned comic has such skill, such charisma, such promise. When his writing gets as sharp as his performing, the arenas surely beckon.
See him: as a sidekick on The Big Narstie Show on Channel 4; in the Coupla Cans tour at the Vaudeville, London WC2 (0330 3334814), Oct 22-Nov 10
30 Diane Morgan, 42
Best known as the spoof pundit Philomena Cunk. In BBC shows such as Cunk on Britain, she brings extraordinary comic presence and improvising skills to a character who is as fearless as she is clueless. She’s also the best thing in the parenting sitcom Motherland.
See her: on YouTube, where clips and episodes are spottily available. Or in the DVD of Motherland
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2018.04.09 17:30 prometheuslair Women Seek Help, Men Die.

My name is Luca. I’m 30 years old and although I’m italian, in the last 7 years I have been living downunder, in between Australia and New Zealand. In the last 4 years I have been settling in Perth.
The first time I arrived in Australia (the second one too) I was in a very bad place. I was never diagnosed with it but at some stage I felt depressed and I experienced a couple panic attacks, and if you ever had even one you know the feeling, it’s like someone is sinking their hands in your brain and body and ripping you apart from the inside.
I never took any medication or seek help. Looking back I realise how stupid, dangerous (and selfish) that choice was. It was like carrying dynamite in a backpack thinking ‘nah, I’ll be fine’.
The only people that to this day know what I went through are two friends I travelled with for the past 5 years, friends first, then a couple, then friends again. Quoting Old School, if it hadn’t been for them today I would be ‘face down in a drained pool somewhere’.
‘Frank the Tank’
What I did to shift from that headspace was working on myself daily and stepping out from my comfort zone as much as I could to boost my confidence and social skills.
The night of the 1st of January 2013 I had my first panic attack. I was alone in a hostel in Perth, 13000 km away from my family and anyone I loved and I promised myself I would have done anything in my power to build a strong self and not allow anything like that to happen to me ever again.
Most people, when they look at a chrysalis, they think about butterflies but few of them think about all the individual stages it takes the larva to get there. None of them are as pretty looking as a butterfly.
I’m sharing this piece of my mind because today I feel great. I felt great for many years now. I feel great for my life, for the people I met through my journey and for the choices I made that led me here. I love both the good ones and the bad ones because it was through overcoming painful challenges that I grew the most.
You can’t love the experiences that made you feel great and wish that the bad ones disappeared. It’s like having two twins: one always listens to you while the other one makes you crazy. You love both of them independently.
And because I’m getting closer and closer to the life I want I write this.
When I first arrived in Australia was the 29th of September 2011. A life time ago. They say that during your life your self goes through different stages, expanding either higher or lower, and the transformations you go through can be so deep that looking back you hardly recognise or relate to your past self.
When I first arrived in Australia I was a different ‘self’. By then I spent three years with a girl, let’s call her Penny. We were happily together for two years, then things started fading away and instead of talking and solving our issues we went for what at the time seemed like a better option.
She wanted me to grow more confidence so before we went to Australia she told me I could have had one bonus to meet and have sex with another girl.
If you are in a relationship and you are reading this, DO NOT TRY this at home.
Imagine you are a scuba diver and you are swimming at 8mt depth and since you are running out of oxygen you decide is time to reach the surface. Someone swims by, offering you [add something arousing for you] in exchange of adding 20kg weights to your belt. Would you accept?
Anyway, back then I was an insecure kid with no social skills nor man to woman skillset, so I accepted thinking it would have not happened.
Back then I used to write a blog.
Since I can remember I always wanted to be a writer, a visual creative of any sort and having a professional camera helped. I was writing articles about my everyday’s life and travelling, taking photos and posting them.
Before moving to Australia with no clue on where to go or what to do I wanted to contact someone that already lived there.
The first thing I did was asking my mum if she knew someone. She did. In a matter of few days I was skyping with the niece of one of her friends. She spent 2 years in Sydney and she gave me a great insight of what to do and where to go. The second thing I did was trying to get advice through facebook, so I subscribed to a group called ‘I love Australia’.
Before moving to Australia with her I went on a trip to U.S.A with 4 friends (2 couples and me. I know.) and later on I found out that when I was in Miami she was getting closer (50 shades of grey kind of closer) to someone in her inner circle. That happened in June 2011.
In April 2011 I was browsing through facebook (remember the group “I love Australia”?) and scrolling through the names of its members I saw one that caught my eye. A girl of course. Let’s call her Malin. So I decided to add her in my friends list.
Two days after, she accepts. I’m stuck now, I don’t know what to write her, but before I have the chance to overthink it and write some sugar coated bullshit, she writes me.
She says “Hi Luca! It’s so random you found my name and wrote me! The weekend in Milan was amazing, thank you again.”
In total disbelief and lost in confusion, I wrote her that there was a misunderstanding, I added her because I was looking for some information about australia and I liked her name.
The back story was that the previous weekend she went To Milan for few days, met an italian guy named Luca and after partying with him and without sharing any contact details, she came back home.
After the first awkward exchange of messages she wrote me that she was ok to keep writing. So we kept writing. More and more.
She started getting interested about my blog and about my photos and I knew that, in the back of her head, she was thinking how it would have been to meet in person.
Seven years are gone but I remember this photo and her reaction to it like it was yesterday: https://imgur.com/xfzIx1Z
It’s funny how the mind preserves some memories better than others.
She had some relative in Italy, in a city famous for his sea and for the intensity of its summer parties, Riccione, so she proposed me to meet there so she could see her relatives and meet me.
It was a day of september. The only thing that did not change is my poor sense of direction. I was half an hour late to our ‘date’.
I know what you are thinking: “I thought we were talking about depression and panic attacks! What’s up with this girl’s romance” and “I got clickbaited!”. This story is about depression and panic attacks and how to climb up from that pit stronger than ever.
Have you ever seen a video (just a video hopefully) of a tsunami striking on the beach?
You are staring at the waves rhythmically washing on and off the beach when you feel something is wrong, but instead of running, you keep focusing on the pleasurable feeling of the water touching your finger tips.
Then the water retreats leaving the seafloor naked. Instead of getting concerned you focus on all the shells, crabs and fishes that are now revealed.
When you are looking down in awe, the wave hits you from above. That’s what happened.
Anyway, back to the story.
When I first met her she was a 21 years old brunette/blondish girl with blue eyes. Angry, very angry because I was 30+ minutes late.
Long story short, we spent the day together. We were in Riccione and it was summer, so we went for the most delicious food you can find there, we ate Piadina with something to drink.
(If you don’t know what piadina is, you are missing out).
To this day I remember that as we were sitting down the waiter came to the table and because she was teasing me he playfully, he hit her on her head with a menu. That left her laughing in disbelief and made the two of us having a good time.
We went for a swim at the beach and after that we went in a local pub for a beer.
Back then I was reading and studying a lot of psychology related books and I just finished a book from Allan Pease called The Definitive Book of Body Language
As we were sitting at the table, reinforcing a us mentality with some back and forth jokes and teasing, I saw her body language shift and I could see she was looking at me under a different light.
So I suggest we went somewhere else. Luckily my parents owns a house close to the beach that was 20 mins drive from there. So we drove there. You can imagine the rest.
Everything looked perfect. We spent the morning and the following day together, then she had to go back to her country, but we kept in contact.
My departure to Australia was due in few weeks and she knew it, so before that she invited me for a weekend in Milan. She wanted to see me again.
Meanwhile… I was still seeing my girlfriend Penny that, needless to say, started noticing that something was off.
Looking back at those weeks I can see that my feelings for her were slowly fading, no one of us wanted to take the lead and be honest with that.
Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.
Eventually she found out I met someone and for my weekend in Milan I lied to her telling her I was visiting a good friend she knew, but she felt something was fishy.
The weekend was amazing and I got even closer to the girl. Eventually she started developing feeling for me and because everything felt so good (I was so self focused that I started putting Penny in the background) I did something stupid: I promised her I would have met her again once back from Australia and that we would have kept in contact.
Keeping the hook on someone is the most selfish thing you can do when someone else that has feeling for you is involved. A ménage à trois only works if no one involved has feelings for any of the others (and if the all agree to that beforehand).
The day came and the 27th september 2011 I flew out to Australia with Penny.
We spent 9 months between Sydney, Byron Bay and Mullumbimbi, Melbourne and its countryside, Adelaide and its countryside, Wellington and Rotorua for a week holiday, Perth, Albany, Alice Springs, Uluru and Cains.
The vibe of the time was reaching amazing heights when I was focusing only on her while dropping to frantic depths when I was either writing to ‘Malin’ or when I was being contacted by her. The proportion was 20 to 80.
For 9 months I emotionally disrupted a girl I used to love and I didn’t want to be together anymore, but none of us wanted to take the lead.
Easy choices, hard life.
Penny didn’t want to come back to italy on her own because she hoped we could have fixed our relationship and I didn’t want to set her free.
So we spent 9 months together, stretching the leftovers of a relationship that wasn’t there anymore.
When we came back was the 13th june 2012. I booked the flight back. Later on I found out that on that very day one year before, Penny betrayed me with a guy in her social circle without me knowing for more than one year later. This is just the first coincidence.
Few days after I came back, I went to Malin’s country and I stayed at her house for one week. Needless to say, she was so happy to have me there that she treated me like a king.
The first day we went to a ‘blind restaurant’ where you sit in a dark room where you can’t see anything and you eat whatever blind waiters and waitresses serve you. Mind blowing experience.
I met the family, I ate amazing food, we went to festivals around the area and we kept seeing each other for 3 months.
Meanwhile Penny kept crying her heart out. To this date I’m not proud of what I did and how I treated her but trust me when I say I learnt my lesson.
After few months of bonding and amazing sex I started developing some feelings for Malin but I felt something was missing. I was feeling like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, I missed Australia and I wanted to go back there.
When I told Malin my wish she seemed pretty understanding, hurt of course but understanding that I lacked something and she felt I wasn’t fully happy.
I told her I would have come back in 6/9 months because the main purpose to come back was to study in a school in Sydney or Byron Bay. I’m writing this from my flat in Perth so things didn’t work out as intended. I know I should have written spoiler alert, but keep reading, it gets better.
I flew back to Sydney with my best friend that after less than 1 month came back to Italy unexpectedly. All in a sudden I was on my own.
Me and Malin kept being in contact. One day she wrote me that she loved me, but she was starting to miss sex. That was a good hint. So we decided to set each others free. Then all the overthinking started.
For the first time I was alone. I was in a hostel in Perth when the first panic attack stroke. It was triggered by something ridiculously simple: I had a recording of my ex girlfriend’s voice, Penny, saying something to me, a little song she used to sing for me, and that night maybe because I felt lonely or guilty and in some ways I missed her, I listened to it.
And then it stroke on me. It was the night of the 1st of january 2013. I never felt so bad in my life. I precisely remember the feeling to this day: the heartbeat increasing, tingling rushing from the hands to the arms and spreading all over the body and perceptions being shattered to a point I could not recognise my reflection into the mirror and any sound, even my favourite music, was perceived as a threat and something annoying rather than something calming.
After that event it happened again only twice and way lighter, all within the following six months.
For the following two years I carried with me the burden of ripping someone out of my life in such a rough way, I experienced anxiety and I felt stuck because I did not know how to fix myself and I was too afraid to contact her and apologise.
But that night, when karma stroke back, I promised myself I would have done anything to never feel like that ever again.
In the following years I read and did anything that I thought would have helped me to become more confident, expand my comfort zone and grow physically and mentally.
When I went living in New Zealand in 2014 I started a street photography project inspired by Humans of New York. I used to stop people in the street, have a chat, take a photo of them and publish their story in a facebook group and a website.
When I came back to Australia I kept expanding my comfort zone by doing some challenges inspired by comfort zone crusher’s website, jerome jarre and simple pickup.
Within six month from when I started I developed the habit of talking to any stranger I crossed my path with. That lead to becoming more social and confident, getting rid of my anxiety and improving my dating life.
A lot of people I met made my day and my life better with what they gave me and many of them thanked me for taking my time to talk and open to them.
Today has been more than 5 years since that dark day and I feel amazing. Some mornings I wake up feeling excited for what will come next.
I keep working on myself and for myself daily between my full time job (as I’m writing this I’m in Australia aiming for Permanent Residency) and my passion for photography, filming and editing, that my youtube channel is helping to improve.
By the way, Malin wrote me last october, sending me a picture of her newborn that came to life on the 27th of september, the exact day of the year my ex girlfriend Penny was born. I interpreted this second random coincidence as a small tease the universe wanted to give me after the storm faded away.
If you read till the end, I want you to know that if you come from my same place there is a way out of that headspace, that dark loop of negative thinking and depression you feel will stick on you like a stigma for the rest of your life.
You have to realise that if you are going through a painful stage of your life, a good way to speed the healing process is talk to someone you trust anytime you feel like because holding anything inside for too long turns into poison that consumes you from the inside, and always do whatever you find it’s working for you to improve your current situation. For me was a lot of sport, daily meditation, developing my passions and expanding my comfort zone.
Few weeks ago I was reading a book and I stopped at one line that stated ‘women seek help, men die’. I read it few times. A great representation of what I went through and how lucky I was to find few amazing friends that allowed me to open up.
I hope this post will leave you smiling and with some good energy to get back on the right track or will help you find your way to heal. And avoid doing the same mistakes I did.
Hard choices, easy life.
All the best, L.
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2018.03.20 15:48 Synthwave_Events Synthwave Events Calendar

This post will be removed shortly. I have moved the Synthwave Events listings to the Nightride.FM site:
https://news.nightride.fm/synthwave-events/
Live Concerts and Tours featuring Artist Performances - 2020-2021
Date Event Location
Oct 24 Drive-In Series: Primo Austin, USA
Oct 24-25 Retro Future Fest Online: Absolute Valentine, Shredder1984, Star Noir, Aeronexus, Powernerd, Megatronix, Power Rob, Synthia, Kenji Run, Cryocon, Jonny Lazer, Max Speed, and more Online
Oct 29 Halloween Time Warp Livestream: Parallels, SLACKMACHINE Online
Oct 30-31 The Midnight: Online Online
Oct 30 Night.Wav: Online Online
Oct 31 Boots On The Ground Halloween Livestream: Megatronix Online
Oct 31 Laser Frightway Halloween: Dedderz, Encrypter Online
Feb 24-Mar 16 Europe 2021 Tour: The MIdnight Europe
Mar 11 2021 at The Classic Grand: Ollie Wride Glasgow, Scotland
Mar 13 2021 at Lafayette: Ollie Wride and NINA London, England
Mar 20 The Black Heart: Wolf Club, Roxi Drive London, England
Mar 27 Cyberpunk Night 2021: Oscillian, Neon Nox, Megahit, Midnight Danger, Hyper Darmstadt, Germany
Apr 3 Report Synthwave Party: Volkor X Nantes, France
Apr 10 Wave Defender 2: Billy Mays Band, Neko Flash, DJ set by Retro Synth Fury Paris, France
May 01 Space Jams & Steel City Collective Tales From the Crypt 2: Dan Terminus, Deadlife Bristol, England
Jun 05 Space Jams & Steel City Collective HOTLINE: NINA, Wolfclub Bristol, England
Jun 26 Outland Sunset Cruise 2021: Morgan Willis, Quixotic London, England
Jul 03 Outrun The Sun UK: Kalax, Wolf Club, New Arcades, Lost Outrider, Player One, Roxi Drive, Paradise Walk, Iversen Derby, England
Jul 24 Retrowave D'Luxe: Jordan F, Dana Jean Phoenix, Highway Superstar, New Arcades, Duett, L'Avenue, more TBA London, England
Summer 2021 NEON RetroFest North: TBA Rhode Island, USA
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Winter 2021/22 NEON RetroFest South: TBA Florida, USA
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Monthly/Weekly Turbo Drive at DNA Lounge San Francisco, USA
Monthly/Bimonthly Neon Drive at The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, USA
Monthly Synthwave Arcade at Tilt Toronto Toronto, Canada
Monthly House of Targ: Synth and 80s Nights Ottawa, Canada
Monthly/Weekly Night.Wav New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles, USA
Monthly Laser Highway Melbourne, Australia
Monthly Neon Synthwave Night Providence, USA
Monthly 303 Synth City Denver, USA
Bi-Monthly Neon Paradise Cologne, Germany
Monthly Betamax Video Club Washington, USA
Monthly NeoBudapest Budapest, Hungary
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2018.03.13 07:24 Statisticc "We used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what we're with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to us. It'll happen to you... " - /r/AFL Carlton Preview 2018

Carlton Football Club

/CarltonBlues, www.carltonfc.com.au
Motto: Mens sana in corpore sano (A sound mind in a healthy body)
Founded: 1864
Home Ground: Ikon Park (Princes Park) - Training Ground and Offices, MCG (Capacity - 100,018) and Etihad Stadium (Capacity - 56,347).
Premierships:
Chairman: Mark Lo Guidice
CEO: Cain Liddle
Head of Football: Andrew McKay
Coach: Brendan Bolton
Assistant Coaches: John Barker (Head of Strategy and High Performance), Cameron Bruce (Senior Assistant -Defence), Tim Clarke (Assistant - Midfield), Dale Amos (Assistant - Stoppages), David Teague (Assistant - Forward), Shane Watson (lbw D Steyn 3 (7) Head of Development - Defence), Brent Stanton (Development - Midfield), Jason Davenport (Development - Forwards) Josh Fraser (Development - Stoppages, VFL affiliate Head Coach), Sav Rocca (Part-time - Goal-kicking, Ruck)
Captain: Marc Murphy
Leadership Group: Sam Docherty (VC), Patrick Cripps (VC), Matthew Kreuzer, Lachie Plowman, Alex Silvagni, Kade Simpson, Ed Curnow
2018 Membership Slogan: #BoundByBlue
Club Song: We Are The Navy Blues
VFL Affiliate: Northern Blues Football Club

2017 Season

2017 John Nicholls Medalist: Marc Murphy
2017 Leading Goalkicker: Levi Casboult, 34 goals
Season Results: 6 wins, 16 losses, 0 draws
Ladder Position: 16th

Player List

No. Player Games Goals Height (cm) Weight (kg) Age Position
1 Jack Silvagni 28 26 191 93 20 Fwd - General
2 Paddy Dow 0 0 185 78 18 Mid
3 Marc Murphy 236 168 180 82 30 Mid
4 Bryc Lochie O'Brien 0 0 184 77 18 Mid
5 Sam Petrevski-Seton 20 10 180 74 20 Mid/Fwd
6 Kade Simpson 286 131 182 75 33 Def - General
7 Matthew Kennedy 19 7 188 88 21 Mid
8 Matthew Kreuzer 161 84 200 103 28 Ruck
9 Patrick Cripps 59 23 193 91 23 Mid
10 Harry McKay 2 3 200 94 20 Fwd - Key
11 Sam Kerridge 59 31 188 86 24 Mid
12 Tom De Koning 0 0 200 90 18 Ruck
13 Jed Lamb 48 36 181 84 25 Fwd - General
14 Liam Jones 95 84 197 97 27 Def - Key
15 Sam Docherty 92 14 184 84 24 Def - General
16 Darcy Lang 44 31 183 75 22 Mid
17 Sam Rowe 82 16 198 96 30 Def - Key
18 Aaron Mullett 85 31 184 79 26 Mid
19 Angus Schumacher 0 0 191 79 19 Def - General
20 Lachie Plowman 60 1 192 90 23 Def - Key
21 Jarrod Garlett 17 10 180 69 21 Fwd - General
22 Caleb Marchbank 23 0 193 90 21 Def - Key
23 Jacob Weitering 42 9 195 90 20 Def - Key
24 Cameron O'Shea 81 7 193 89 26 Def - General
25 Zac Fisher 17 4 175 68 26 Fwd - General
26 Harrison Macreadie 8 0 196 89 20 Def - Key
27 Matthew Lobbe 92 21 200 99 29 Ruck
28 David Cuningham 11 6 183 79 20 Mid/Fwd
29 Cameron Polson 1 0 177 76 20 Mid/Fwd
30 Charlie Curnow 27 25 191 95 21 Fwd - Key
31 Tom Williamson 15 1 189 81 19 Mid
32 Nick Graham 38 10 182 80 23 Mid
33 Jarrod Pickett 10 6 177 75 21 Fwd - General
34 Andrew Phillips 31 11 201 96 26 Ruck
35 Ed Curnow 122 22 182 84 28 Mid
36 Patrick Kerr 0 0 194 93 19 Fwd - Key
37 Matt Shaw r 102 33 187 81 26 Def - General
38 Ciaran Byrne 15 0 188 90 23 Def - General
39 Dale Thomas 218 149 185 86 30 Fwd - General
41 Levi Casboult 94 105 199 100 28 Fwd - Key
42 Kym Lebois r 0 0 175 66 19 Fwd - General
44 Alex Silvagni r 60 10 192 93 30 Def - Key
45 Cillian McDaid rb 0 0 185 82 20 Def - General
46 Matthew Wright 138 115 178 81 28 Fwd - General
47 Jesse Glass-McCasker 0 0 195 91 21 Def - Key

Best 22

B: Plowman Jones Marchbank
HB: Simpson Weitering Byrne
R: Kreuzer Kennedy Dow
C: Murphy Cripps Pickett
HF: J.Silvagni C.Curnow Garlett
F: Wright Casboult Fisher
I: Mullett Thomas E.Curnow
Petrevski-Seton

Player Changes

Ins
Player via Player via Player via
Matthew Kennedy Traded from GWS Darcy Lang Traded from Geelong Matthew Lobbe Traded from Port Adelaide
Aaron Mullett Recruited from North Melbourne Paddy Dow Pick 3 Lochie O'Brien Pick 10
Tom De Koning Pick 30 Angus Schumacher Pick 70 Jarrod Garlett Pick 78
Cameron O'Shea PSD Pick 1 Matt Shaw Rookie Pick 3 Cillian McDaid International rookie
Outs
Player via Player via Player via
Bryce Gibbs Traded to Adelaide Dennis Armfield Retired Daniel Gorringe Retired
Matthew Korcheck Retired Blaine Boekhorst Delisted Dylan Buckley Delisted
Andrew Gallucci Delisted Kristian Jaksch Delisted Rhys Palmer Delisted
Ciaran Sheehan Delisted Billie Smedts Delisted Liam Sumner Delisted
Simon White Delisted

Fixture

Round Team Venue Date/Time
1 Richmond (A) MCG Thu 26/3 7:25pm
2 Gold Coast (H) ES Sat 31/3 1:45pm
3 Collingwood (H) MCG Fri 6/4 7:50pm
4 North Melbourne (A) BA Sat 14/4 7:25pm
5 West Coast (H) MCG Sat 21/4 4:35pm
6 Western Bulldogs (A) ES Fri 27/4 7:50pm
7 Adelaide (A) AO Sat 5/5 7:10pm
8 Essendon (H) MCG Sat 12/5 2:10pm
9 Melbourne (H) MCG Sun 20/5 1:10pm
10 Geelong (A) GS Sat 26/5 7:25pm
11 Sydney (A) SCG Fri 1/6 7:50pm
12 BYE
13 Fremantle (H) ES Sat 16/6 1:45pm
14 Collingwood (A) MCG Sun 24/6 3:20pm
15 Port Adelaide (H) MCG Sat 30/6 3:20pm
16 Brisbane (A) G Sat 7/7 1:45pm
17 St Kilda (A) ES Fri 13/7 7:50pm
18 Hawthorn (H) ES Sun 22/7 1:10pm
19 Gold Coast (A) MS Sat 28/7 7:25pm
20 GWS (H) ES Sun 5/8 1:10pm
21 Fremantle (A) OS Sun 12/8 2:40pm
22 Western Bulldogs (H) ES Sun 19/8 1:10pm
23 Adelaide (H) ES TBA
Possible milestones in 2018:
  • Simpson (300 games)
  • Murphy (250 games)
  • Wright (150 games)
  • Jones, Casboult, Rowe, Mullet, O'Shea, Lobbe (100 games)

Players to Watch

Charlie Curnow:
Showed more than just flashes in the second half of 2017. He has taken apart periods of many games. A superb marker, a good user of the football, he's hard at the footy and emerging as a legitimate two-way player.The question is where will he play his best football. Has shown the potential to be a powerful half-forward (reflected in his 3rd place in last year's AFL Rising Star award), or play through the midfield creating a powerful 1-2 punch with Patrick Cripps.
Matthew Kreuzer:
In only his 5th 20+ game season since debuting in 2008, Kreuz was one of the best rucks in the competition last year. While not quite at the level of hit-outs that other rucks have, he had the most clearances and most tackles for a ruckman in 2017, known for his follow-up efforts after the ruck contest is over. Despite being in his late 20s and with a long history of injury, he should still be a key contributor to Carlton's developing engine room.
Ciaran Byrne:
Bunsen is ready to Byrne. Returning from an ACL injury from mid 2016, Byrne has a natural kicking ability by booting the ball 50+ meters right through the sticks, impressive from the young Irishman. But more impressive than natural ability is his strong team-first personality, his leadership skills, and his all around status as a great clubman.
Zac Fisher:
Plenty of outsiders, and insiders, have noted that Carlton have been looking for outside run and carry through the midfield, and Fisher brings that by the truckload, and will look to combine his speed with a terrific left boot.
Harry McKay:
Looking like a beast, he showed a lot of potential in his two games last year. He clunked everything he went for, he looks ready to hit the big time. Hopefully can play 15+ games and 20+ goals in a breakout year to launch him towards KPF stardom.

Players on Notice

Sam Kerridge:
Had a revitalising first year after his move from Adelaide, however struggled to recapture that form in 2017, playing only 11 games. Will need to tidy up his disposal with a young midfield brigade coming through.
Nick Graham:
Probably one of the most frustrating players on Carlton's list currently. Shows that he can dominate the game at a VFL level, however struggled to translate into consistent, match-winning footy at AFL level.
Jed Lamb:
Hopefully will give his career longevity with a transformation to defensive forward, but may not be seeing a lot of AFL football with the level of quality small-sized youngsters coming through.
Sam Rowe:
Little hard done by is big Sam, having suffered an ACL early last year, however his sacrifice was rewarded with the Coming of the Chosen One, Liam Jones (Praise Be Upon Him). With Jones solidfying and leading the defensive front heading into 2018, Rowe may be on the outside looking in for 2018.

Concerns for 2018

Fantastic Goals and Where to Find Them:
This has been a recurring concern for the /AFL preview here at Carlton. Having gone an extensive period without kicking a score over 100, there is plenty of worries surrounding whether Carlton can kick winning scores (and hear mighty roars). Hopefully, with young KPFs looking to play plenty of game time, supported by experienced players in Wright and Casboult, we can break the 3 figure curse.
How will we do without our best player?
Every Carlton fan wept when the news broke over the pre-season that Sam Docherty did his ACL. Probably our best player on the list, considering age and accolades he's already received (B+F and AA in the past 2 years), his position, and more importantly, leadership will be sorely missed. Hope to see Marchbank, Plowman, Williamson and Byrne to fill the running and intercepting half back role. #pray4Doc
How big of a hole does Gibbs leave?
Long standing leader of the club, Bryce Gibbs returned home to Adelaide during last year's trade period. Extra responsibility will fall to Murphy, E Curnow and Cripps, but look to see new recruits Bam Bam Kennedy and Paddy Dow to fill that void left behind.

Expectations for 2018

8 wins including a massive scalp over a premiership contender, a win interstate. Kick 100 points in 5 games. Have no more than 4 goalless quarters for the season. Only lose 1 match by 60+ points and under 80. - CBAFCMV
Growth in our younger players as a whole. Return to form and health for Patrick Cripps. Another season where the development isn't necessarily measured in the win-loss column. 7 wins, 14th-15th on the ladder. - AussieReport
7 wins, including 1-2 wins interstate, that would place us around 14-16th, most likely dependent on %. 100 points in at least one game. No losing games by 8+ goals. McKay to play most of the year, Dow, O'Brien to play 14+ games. Personal goal: Get Jarrod Pickett and Jarrod Garlett confused no more than 3 times. - chuckstig
The /CarltonBlues subreddit would like to thank AussieReport, chuckstig, statisticc, CBAFCMV, drunkill, JudoBlue, dark_wizard_lord and Billy_Bootstag and all the users that have visited the subreddit over the past year. Catch us with pre-match and post-match threads throughout the entire AFL season.
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