So let’s compare their lyrics.
Firstly, Lennon’s Yer Blues from the Beatles White Album masterpiece released in 1968:
“Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock ‘n’ roll
Wanna die yeah wanna die
If I ain’t dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why”
Now singer songwriter Malthouse’s virtuoso effort
“If I wasn’t coaching, I’d hate the game. We don’t see the contests of yesteryear. I don’t know if the public really enjoy that …At the end of the day, we’re supposed to be entertainers. Maybe down the track, and we do have some say in where the game is going, we’ve got to change it.”
Thankfully Lennon’s sentiments were an existentialist channelling of the angst his felt about not getting moved by the guru like George. He went to reiterate again and again in his music that love for his rock n roll. But what about Mick? Never one for public joyous incantations about the game, could it be that after 633 games coach at 3 clubs for 363 wins, 264 losses 6 draws (including that 2010 Grand Final) and 3 premierships, Mick’s had a gutful? I can hear my employer now after such a public utterance about my work environment – “Mike? Do you see that door?”. Lawyers could then get onto the real game about my unpaid entitlements.
So many sublime goals this year from the usual suspects Franklin, Rioli, Betts et al, but this round we saw Goal of the Year in the form Bulldog rising star Marcus Bontempelli’s elusive chicanery deep in the forward pocket. This magic came after he’d earlier levelled the scores with a brazen snap from centre half forward. Bontempelli pressured Demon back James Frawley into dropping the ball then took possession before weaving through opponents in close like a snake on a desert highway road at noon. His tight angle snap was all altitude following truly between the only sticks that matter.Despite having a surname that in the recounting reminds one of a slow building reflux incident, Marcus last week snagged a Rising star nomination. Dogs need some joy and a cult hero to hang the young kids commitment on into the future is like the club to a bone.
Colder than a well diggers arse down in Launceston as the sun loving Gold Coast Sun experience sphincter contracting conditions against the Hawks. Wind, sideways torrential rain, single degree temperatures both real and apparent undermine the young Suns bid to consolidate their spot in the 8. Reformed 2012 shanker Hawk Luke Breust defies the conditions to take his consecutive straight goal tally to 26. 2014 Brownlow medalist Gaz Ablett picks up 40+ possessions while Cyril’s troublesome hammy lays him flat for the second time this season so severe his finals are in doubt.
Kangaroos fall victim to Brisbane who rise to the challenge of winning it for their just retired skipper Jonathan Brown who took a lap of honour at the Gabba at half time. Roos Facebook managers maintain their gift for optimism after proclaiming how the lads had nearly clutched victory after coming back from 33 points down. Social media addicts were left to join the dots between a 16 point lead at quarter time to a 21 point deficiet after a 7 goal second quarter Lions tsunami. These clubs met just 6 rounds back where the Roos flogged the Lions by over 80 points. Post siren young Lion whippersnapper Tom Rockcliffe had some choice self-confessed “inappropriate” words conveyed to Boombox Harvey after the siren that generated more interest in the media than the ISIS rebels declaring a self styled Islamic caliphate or religious superstate that stretches from eastern Iraq to the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Serial headline grabber Eddie McGuire wanted compo off the AFL after 40,000 turned up on Sunday night to his Pies nearly lose to Carlton in the latest installment of the access all timeslots experimentation endemic this season. The class action against Ed seeking recompense for crimes against teflon remains unresolved. Western Bulldogs and Melbourne fans laugh so hard at this puffery given their imprisonment in this time slot for most of the season. AFL announce the end of Sunday and Monday evening games soon after.