[Doubtless, Geelong is more formidable with its captain in some sort of form.] I thought working with Moons chopped me out, it gave me a help all day, ... It was managed pretty well. It's great to get through it.
[Thompson said the defeat] hurt the footy club a fair bit ... It was probably the wake-up call we needed as a group. To drop that game that was so important to us. We just made a pact to fight out the rest of the year together.
It really hurt us as a club and was really the wake-up call we needed. To drop that game that was so important to us ... we made a pact to fight out the rest of the year together.
Lloyd and I had great success going back a few years, so I've got a pretty good history with him.
You need a really smart horse to win it. My four previous winners were all top-class and I'm hoping Deregulate can prove up to it
I've never ridden him before but I've watched his races and he's a really nice horse with a good turn of foot.
He has been there and we know he handles it. You look at the statistics, he is right amongst it. Put it this way, there's a lot of ticks next to him.
Tony's just rang and said the horse [Field Of Omagh] is at his fighting weight
Most horses avoid the battle, but he wants to get involved in it. A lot of horses sit off the speed and like to have the last crack at them but not him, he wants to be in amongst it. When you put him in that position he finds a length.
The boys were saying from his last 18 starts the horse [Fields Of Omagh] has run in four Cox Plates
The goodbyes we speak and the goodbyes we hear are the good byes that tell us we're still alive.
Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant.