Parked outside a St Kilda pub on Saturday night I was asked if I wanted to go in for a drink. My reply? "No thanks. It's a soul-less c*^% of a place full of bogans from Broady and St Albans." Pronounced Snorb'ns.
I was talking about the Beaconsfield Hotel:
Victorian cricket coach and former Test player David Hookes is in a coma after being bashed outside a Melbourne pub.
Hookes "technically died" and was revived by ambulance paramedics after the assault outside the Beaconsfield Hotel in St Kilda at 11.45pm (AEDT) on Sunday. He has serious head injuries.
The bouncer - from St Albans - has been taken into custody.
All the best, Hooksey.
UPDATE: Just playing Devil's Advocate here.
First, Hookes has a known talent for shooting his mouth off. Second, combine that with a reading between the lines of today's radio interviews, and it would appear Hookes gave the bouncer a mouthful before he was bashed.
Never the less, how do these "security officers" get a gig if they can't take some lip? Hope they throw the book at him. Hard.