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It is not only League players that are dumb:


Well-Known Member
Jul 15, 2004
*Remarkably Insightful Quotes from AFL Footballers** ** and Coaches** :*

"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." -
(Shane Wakelin)

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy
like Norman Einstein."
(Mick Malthouse - Collingwood)

"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
(Peter Bell - Fremantle - on his University Law studies)

"You guys line up alphabetically by height," and "you guys pair up
in groups of three, then line up in a circle."
(Barry Hall Sydney Captain at training)

"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
(Brock Maclean - Melbourne) on whether he had visited the Pyramids
during his visit to Egypt:

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of
what time it is."
(Kevin Sheedy on James Hird)

"It's basically the same, just darker." (Jonathan Brown) on night
Grand Finals vs Day Games

"I told him, 'Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?'
He said, 'Barass, I don't know and I don't care' ".
(Ron Barassi talking about Gary Cowton)

"I want to kick 70 or 80 goals this season, whichever comes first."
(Barry Hall - Sydney) when asked about the upcoming season:

"Luke Hodge - the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago."
(Dermott Brereton)

"Chad had done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator." (Mark

"He scored that goal after only 22 seconds - totally against the run
of play." (Dermott Brereton)

"We actually got the winning goal three minutes from the end but
then they scored."
(Ben Cousins - West Coast Eagles)

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body".
(Luke Darcy)

"That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which
was identical."
(Dermott Brereton)

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in football - but none of
them serious."
(Adrian Anderson)

"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same
thing again."
(Andrew Demetriou)

"I would not say he (Chris Judd) is the best centreman in the AFL,
but there are none better."
(Dermott Brereton)

"I never comment on umpires and I'm not going to break the habit of
a lifetime for that prat." (Terry Wallace)

(Garry Lyon) "Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?"
(David Swartz) "On what?"

"Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw." (Dermott

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the
air for even longer."
(Dermott Brereton)

Chip and Chase

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Nov 17, 2004
Methinks a little poetic licence employed here. A few of those sound familiar

Dennis Commetti is the best for quotable AFLisms.


Well-Known Member
Nov 8, 2004
"We actually got the winning goal three minutes from the end but
then they scored."
(Ben Cousins - West Coast Eagles)



Well-Known Member
Jul 15, 2004
some of these make sense, the Brereton one about there being none better for example.

Maybe we should put him at lock and send him to St ives shopping center

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