It’s the 21st of December, and Aussie singer/songwriter Paul Kelly’s iconic Christmas in jail song should be all over the airwaves today.
Robert Abrahams as an AFL take on an Aussie classic. Sing along ;)
Hello Richard (Goyder), it's Gil here
I hope you're keeping well
It's the 21st of December
And I have a cool plan to tellIf I can get more moneywe’ll be out of here by July
Won't you support my ideas to further commercialise the game?
Please don't let 'em die
I guess the modern game needs more entertainment
And we need more female players too
They say it's gonna be an equal competition, even more maybe
But that won't stop Hannah Mouncey’s supporters protests too
Who's gonna make the money now?
I bet it won't be the King, Wayne
Just add more AFL Women’s, AFL X, a little more Auskick
And don't forget a mid-season draft period
For more cash and that extra change
And give the sponsorship rights to Toyota, and to Marvel and CBUS Super
Tell 'em all I want money, I don’t care about the game
I’ll be thinking about more commercial opportunities
Early pre-season, when I'm drinking a $200 bottle of red wine
I hear Carlton’s got new captains
I hope they can hold their own
Do you remember the last one? What was his name again?
Ahh, they won so few games nobody even knows
And Docherty, you know I'm even gonna miss him this season
'Cause before he did his knee I reckon the blues were up for the fight
Oh, praise the modern media, have a Merry Christmas
I'm really looking forward to it, all the crowds at AFL X
And later in the season, I can just imagine
St Kilda versus Port Adelaide in China, what’s next?
And you'll dance with Bruce Mac at the Brownlow, I know you really like him
Just don't hold him too close
Oh, brother, please don't make Cyril jealous
I didn't mean to say that, it's just my mind it plays up
Multiplies each matter, turns imagination into delicious facts
You know I love money badly, she's the only thing I love
I'm gonna make more money, I'm gonna taste the cash
Ahh, tell them that I'm not sorry, yeah, I love money badly
Tell 'em all I'm hungry, and that I want more money
You know this pre-season, I'll be making money
I'll be making plenty, I'm gonna invest in more properties
Yeah, Sherrin-sherrin, Sherrin-sherrin
Sherrin-sherrin, Sherrin-sherrin and AFL X.
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