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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saynta » Thu 13 Jul 2017 2:01pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
Hope this kid has sensible people around him.
Don't want a Jordan De Gooey on our hands.
The fans play a part in this too.
We need to turn the hype levels down.


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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 2:19pm

and we all know how "awful" THAT turned out, don't we? :lol:
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saintsRrising » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:00pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:I worry about the psychology of all of this.
Saints history with school boy players isn't good.
Owen and Georgiou come to mind.
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The main issue with Owen was his Dad dying. The Saints had a number of successful young players debut. ie 16 year olds.

Battle is almost 19 at 18 years and 10 months.

As for Battle he is an "old" Year 12 as he has taken an extra year to spread his Year 12 over two years. He did half his Year 12 last year and is concluding it this year.

So Battle is not really a "shoolboy" at all. He is a man.

Several of his team mates for this game debuted at a younger age.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:16pm

FWIW I took my year twelve in 1997..... and completed it over four years..... there again I WAS 52 at the time :lol:
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby perfectionist » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:20pm

loris wrote:...Also didn't Luke Ball get a game whilst at school completing year12


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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby fugazi » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:44pm

I did mine in 1986 at Haileybury College....just about gotten over it.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby The OtherThommo » Thu 13 Jul 2017 3:57pm

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/r ... xafdc.html

"The fact that it's school holidays helped us, he doesn't have any homework pending and he's up to speed," Richardson joked on Thursday.

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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 4:02pm

I left All Saints RC school, in Anfield, Liverpool in 1960, at the age of 15. After ten years there, the only thing I left with was the sound of the door closing behind me, and the awful realisation that I was about to enter the world of adults. Fast forward 37 years. When my employers here in Melbourne decided they wanted to get rid of me by "re-assigning"me to a permanent arvo shift. (Expecting me to oblige them by leaving) I took the opportunity of utilising my (ahem) "free time" in the mornings in pursuit of SOME sort of academic qualification before I "snuffed it". I decided to take one subject a year over four years, at Holmesglen TAFE. It proved to be one of the better decisions I've made during my long life. Naturally, I was a LOT older than my fellow students, but loved the environment, and the challenge of study. Also, the younger students were such fun to be around! Their humour and youthfulness helped keep me young! (In heart !) I loved every second of my time at Holmesglen! ( though at times I felt like that Rodney Dangerfield character!)
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby SemperFidelis » Thu 13 Jul 2017 4:02pm

Mr Magic wrote:
The Linton Street Flash wrote:
bigcarl wrote:Royale
Cry
Cruiser
Star
Hymn of the Republic

Lots of possibilities


Haha! Brilliant - 'Hymn of the Republic' wins I reckon!!


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as in 'Battlestar Galactica'


This is my frontrunner! Although Battlesnake was a goodun too ...!
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby White Winmar » Thu 13 Jul 2017 4:27pm

I hope he gives the dopers "Battle Fatigue".
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby kazonte13 » Thu 13 Jul 2017 5:23pm

Good Luck Josh ''TANK'' Battle
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 13 Jul 2017 5:24pm

We're going to see the "Battle of Fort Etihad" tomorrow methinks!
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saintbrat » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:16pm

be aware if looking for 'features' when spotting Josh on the Field tomorrow he has changed from the young full head of hair in his club shot
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Long Term Injury » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:24pm

Sainternist wrote:Good luck to the lad.

Battlesick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEU0bc9Jrw0


Wow I haven't heard this for a while... one of the most underrated Aussie bands of the last 30 years, cheers Sainternist
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby saintbrat » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:28pm

atleast when Nick says give it to me this time- the player can

http://www.saints.com.au/news/2017-07-1 ... a-debutant

“It’s a pretty surreal moment finding out in front of the boys in the team meeting. ‘Richo’ broke the news to me and I was pretty stunned at the time and stoked and can’t wait to get out there,” Battle told saints.com.au on Thursday.

“As soon as I found out I went straight into a line meeting after that and then once the line meeting finished I went and rung Dad straight after that.

“When I told him I think he got a bit emotional so he said, ‘I’ll give you a ring back’. He’s helped me a lot to get to where I am now and I’m very grateful.”

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Battle admits it will be surreal to help spearhead St Kilda’s attack alongside a player he grew up idolising in Nick Riewoldt.

“It will be pretty surreal to get the chance to play with Nick Riewoldt. I idolised him as a kid as a guess all young kids do and looked up to him. Getting the chance to run out alongside him is pretty special,” he said.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby CarlD » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:42pm

We've got Man of Steel(e) so logically Josh must be Man of War :wink:
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby The Fireman » Thu 13 Jul 2017 6:45pm

Long Term Injury wrote:
Sainternist wrote:Good luck to the lad.

Battlesick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEU0bc9Jrw0


Wow I haven't heard this for a while... one of the most underrated Aussie bands of the last 30 years, cheers Sainternist

the immigrant song ???????
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Goose is king » Thu 13 Jul 2017 7:50pm

[quote="Johnny Member"][quote="SemperFidelis"]Well done JB!

Ah, JB#2.

Crap. Need a new nick for him. Anyone?![/quote]


Cringer.[/quote]

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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby shrodes » Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:16pm

SemperFidelis wrote:Well done JB!

Ah, JB#2.

Crap. Need a new nick for him. Anyone?!


JB#3 surely?

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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Long Term Injury » Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:33pm

The Fireman wrote:
Long Term Injury wrote:
Sainternist wrote:Good luck to the lad.

Battlesick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEU0bc9Jrw0


Wow I haven't heard this for a while... one of the most underrated Aussie bands of the last 30 years, cheers Sainternist

the immigrant song ???????


Well the whole album is gold, but no I was talking more about the title track battlesick
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby The_President » Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:37pm

No offence to Josh, I hope he had a long career with the Saints.

But.. is he really going to help us win the game? Is he going to be picked to play finals?

If the answer is no (as it should be)
Shouldn't we be picking blokes like Acres/Dunstan?!

Acres might give us 20 touches and a goal.

Battle will be lucky to get 10 touches.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Bernard Shakey » Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:41pm

perfectionist wrote:
loris wrote:...Also didn't Luke Ball get a game whilst at school completing year12


Drafted at the end of 2001 (No 2, ahead of you-know-who), no games in 2002 whilst at school, debut in round 1 2003.


Played one game for Springvale Scorpions our VFL affiliate then.
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Rosssmith » Thu 13 Jul 2017 8:50pm

You really are a cheerful chap

What shred of evidence do you have for this insight

What would be your pearls on the weekend if we had gone with dunstan / acres instead and we needed in hindsight a tall mobile forward .

I am an acres fan, but his last senior outing , the suns game , was seriously underwhelming on any measure , and we don't need dunstan in our emerging midfield right now

Anything positive to say about our current shape
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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Jacks Back » Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:21pm

Rosssmith wrote:You really are a cheerful chap

What shred of evidence do you have for this insight

What would be your pearls on the weekend if we had gone with dunstan / acres instead and we needed in hindsight a tall mobile forward .

I am an acres fan, but his last senior outing , the suns game , was seriously underwhelming on any measure , and we don't need dunstan in our emerging midfield right now

Anything positive to say about our current shape

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Re: Josh Battle!

Postby Bernard Shakey » Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:47pm

Jacks Back wrote:
Rosssmith wrote:You really are a cheerful chap

What shred of evidence do you have for this insight

What would be your pearls on the weekend if we had gone with dunstan / acres instead and we needed in hindsight a tall mobile forward .

I am an acres fan, but his last senior outing , the suns game , was seriously underwhelming on any measure , and we don't need dunstan in our emerging midfield right now

Anything positive to say about our current shape

Looks like BM is back - no quoting!


Exactly what I thought!
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