It’s the wild day of the AFL calendar – Mad Monday – and there’s a BEN-DER alert on those party animals, the Tigers.
After Richmond farewelled Ben Cousins yesterday, the players will pump up the celebrations on Mad Monday.
It was a brave last AFL game for Cousins, who racked up 21 touches while playing with a bung hamstring.
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WHEN John Elliott was invited to appear of the panel on the ABC’s Q and A program a few months back it was surprising to see him re-emerge into the national spotlight.
It was surprising that host Tony Jones would agree to have him on a serious, credible program.
Yet Elliott appeared almost respectable, almost genial, flashing displays of past wit and supposed wisdom you might expect from a figure imitating a respected elder statesman of business, politics - and , of course, sport.
But it didn’t take long for the real John Elliott to re-emerge, the boorish, arrogant, drink-sodden shell of a once brilliant business brain, seemingly destined for the Lodge but who almost wound up doing a stretch in Melbourne’s old Pentridge Prison.
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