The Western Bulldogs have produced some brilliant banners over the past few years since comedian Danny McGinlay took over the writing duties, but he has revealed some of his best that were rejected for being too controversial.
McGinlay said he had two banners rejected for the Bulldogs’ match against the Crows earlier this year.
“I wanted to go with ‘Anybody ring their brother this week?’ or just ‘Tonight’s tactics: Stringer full-back, Dahlhaus to the ruck, 16 deep forwards ssshhh’, he said on ABC Radio on Friday morning, eluding to the controversy regarding the leaking of game information surrounding the Talia brothers last year.
“Every time we play St Kilda I want to use ‘St Kilda — the patron saint of wooden spoons’, McGinlay said.
“We had the great Slater and Gordon sponsor on the other side of banner so (another rejected banner was) ‘Slater and Gordon — keeping Collingwood fans out of prison since 1935’.”
McGinlay, a life long Western Bulldogs fan, has been writing banners for the club since 2014, when he approached the Bulldogs offering to write material for the cheersquad after deciding he had seen one too may boring banner slogans.
Here are some of McGinlay’s best:
— Danny McGinlay (@dannymcginlay) April 29, 2016
— Danny McGinlay (@dannymcginlay) April 2, 2016
— Danny McGinlay (@dannymcginlay) June 20, 2015
— Andrew Macdougall (@MrAMacdougall) June 11, 2016