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Sunday, August 12th, 2012

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Fremantle football fans spewing

It was a long day yesterday. My struggle with the 'common cold' didn't start to ease up until last night. I think the four slices of toast with Vegemite and honey mid-afternoon while watching the telecast of the Fremantle Dockers loosing to the Adelaide Crows helped. So too did the Four 'n Twenty meat pie with cheese at about 7pm. Just after midnight I woke covered in sweat. The sheets and pillow cases were so damp they had to be changed. A big thank you to my darling wife Jill for doing this while I took a shower. At 6am this morning I definitely feel a lot better, but I still have a box of tissues close handy.

There's been some troubling news involving the Fremantle Football Club. Speculation is rife that the upper management are seriously considering abandoning their pretty terrific facilities at Fremantle Oval in the heart of the port for new facilities in the shire of Cockburn, (pronounced co-burn) which is a bleak, sprawling urban/industrial area to the south. One thing is for sure Cockburn is nothing like Fremantle. Outrage (spewing) has been a common reaction amongst the 43,000 strong paid members and an inestimable number of other camp followers. It's probably fair to say that not many of them will relish the unmercifully, mocking nickname of "Cockburn c...suckers" if the change goes ahead. Page 5 of the current edition of the Fremantle Herald at http://www.fremantleherald.com/fremantle/ outlines some other perplexing factors in the strange state of affairs. I'm taking the old Freo flag down from the front of our house in disgust today.

Is Fremantle's football disease terminal

© MMXII Paul R. Weaver.

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