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Andrew Barr gets tough on football – bargains hard for a jersey

By johnboy - 30 May 2009 19

Andrew Barr has announced his position on negotiations with the AFL.

While offering to throw millions at the game he is holding out for some genuine locality. He’s also very specific about what sort of jumper he wants:

    Reports have also suggested that a second Sydney team would play in a special Canberra “home jumper” for its games in the capital.

    “I am keen on a Canberra jumper. But my message for the AFL will be simple. I want a proper traditional footy jumper, with stripes, a sash, a v-neck or hoops, not one of the messy concoctions that so many new teams in all codes of sport have adopted. A strong footy club needs a strong identity here. Only a proper footy jumper can deliver that.”

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Andrew Barr gets tough on football – bargains hard for a jersey
vg 11:03 pm 31 May 09

Holden Caulfield said :

vg said :

I await the AFL’s reply. Bye, bye Canberra

Not quite…

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/77907/default.aspx

Jabba the Hutt: “We’d like to keep playing football in Canberra and now with the western Sydney team going in 2012 it would give us an opportunity to perhaps cement a much longer relationship with the ACT government … I think it would be good for Canberra and it would (be) good for us”.

His first sentence started with ‘we’d like’, throw in a ‘perhaps’ and an ‘I think it would be good’.

Doesn’t sound definite to me, and easily cocked up by a Minister who wouldn’t know sport from a hole in the ground

Deadmandrinking 10:52 pm 31 May 09

You know what I’m going to say…

You know you’re victimizing someone because of their sexual preference.

And now you’ll tell me to lighten up.

Maybe Martin Luther King should have lightened up…

Deckard 10:28 pm 31 May 09

Jabba (nice) did mention on the offsiders this morning that the govt were going to upgrade Manuka to 25,000.

I wonder if he meant Canberra Stadium??

Pandy 9:58 pm 31 May 09

Football Park: Andrew when will it be back?

Holden Caulfield 4:49 pm 31 May 09

vg said :

I await the AFL’s reply. Bye, bye Canberra

Not quite…

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/77907/default.aspx

Jabba the Hutt: “We’d like to keep playing football in Canberra and now with the western Sydney team going in 2012 it would give us an opportunity to perhaps cement a much longer relationship with the ACT government … I think it would be good for Canberra and it would (be) good for us”.

Thumper 10:35 am 31 May 09

“I’ll tell you this about this..”

I-filed 10:29 am 31 May 09

“I am keen on a [insert whatever]. But my message for the xxx will be simple. I want a proper traditional xxxxx, with xxx, a xxx, a xxx or xxx, not one of the xxx xxx that so many xxx in all xxx of xxx have adopted. A strong xxxxx needs a strong identity
here. Only a proper xxx can deliver that.”

Here’s Barr at the end of his media release in full Rudd-esque cry.

bd84 11:03 pm 30 May 09

Nambucco Deliria said :

Has he demanded extremely tight, short shorts be worn as well?

heh i’m sure it’s a personal requirement for him.

Anyway, it’s commendable for him to be interested in attracting AFL games here, most games attract a larger crowd than the Raiders do these days. I hope he doesn’t stuff everything up with his rediculous “requirements”.

astrojax 4:52 pm 30 May 09

i trust so, nambucco – getting warwick capper in as fashion adviser, i hear… best policy call by an mla ever, yes? we need another poll.

Nambucco Deliria 3:25 pm 30 May 09

Has he demanded extremely tight, short shorts be worn as well?

vg 2:56 pm 30 May 09

Queer eye for the straight AFL guy?

I await the AFL’s reply. Bye, bye Canberra

BerraBoy68 2:46 pm 30 May 09

I only hope he’s as supportive of an A-League team. Aussie Rules is the only form of football I’ve never as I just can”t see the attraction. But that’s just my preference. I’m not sure laying down condition on the team jumper is any of his business though.

willo 2:13 pm 30 May 09

onya barbell….maybe the old east canberra eagles jumper could switch codes?…..that’d f#ck em

Deckard 2:08 pm 30 May 09

Best thing he’s ever said!!

There’s nothing worse than a footy jumper designed by a marketing company.

Primal 1:54 pm 30 May 09

Say what you will about his other policies, this one I can embrace wholeheartedly!

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