Archive for September 14, 2006

Let’s Hug It Out Bitch

September 14, 2006

This one is courtesy of Shaky. The best of Ari Gold from Entourage. Great show, sadly not showing on Fox at the moment. Jeremy Piven was also pretty damn funny in PCU Pit Party, if you like that sort of thing (and who doesn’t?)

Another Chardonnay For The Umps

September 14, 2006

It’s official, umpires favour West Coast.

The Eagles are +51 for frees in 11 home games against interstate opponents. They have won the free-kick count eight times, drawn level once and lost it twice.

In two matches against Sydney at home this year, the Eagles are +24 for frees.

“Oh!” They cry, “That’s simply because we are always winning, and the winning team receives more free kicks!”

Nope.

Away from Subiaco, the Eagles are also in the positive — but only +6.

WA’s blue and golden-haired children get looked after at Subi. Everyone knows it. It was plainly obvious in the final against Sydney last week, where West Coast had about 11 more frees than sydney, at least 4 of them inside the 50m arc.

A fair call would have seen Sydney win by 30 points or more. History will recall that match as a match “between two even sides”. Rubbish. It was a match between 1 very good side, and 1 overrated side with significant assistance from the umpires.

At least in the end the good guys won.

And then there’s the red-headed stepchild of the AFL:

Fremantle hasn’t fared as well in its 10 home games against travelling sides, with a -11 record. Away from Subiaco, the Dockers are -40.

QED.

This post lovingly dedicated to Roger and Choco. Open your eyes.