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Liam Salter

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Formerly AdelaideDocker (AD). Based in Adelaide. Live blogger, 2018/2019/2020 AFL Power Rankings columnist and Freo fan.

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Bit cloudy but not bad here in Adelaide, too 😛

Thunderstorms threaten AFL grand final

Hold up, let’s not jump to conclusions that Cats fans are responsible for this. Crappy incident for sure but a bit reactive to jump through the hoops to get to that.

On another topic – good luck tonight, Realist. Hoping for a cracker of a clash!!

Today Richmond are the AFL's bad guys - but the bad guys are going to win

Just as a point of clarification for ya’ll: I do think Tom Lynch will be the first goal kicker (as said in my text) but a copy error on my behalf sending my piece through to Stirling indicated I said Tom Hawkins.

For the record – I irrefutably think Tom Lynch will kick the first goal of the clash.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Grand final

Out of intrigue, where’d you read that, Col? Blakely is no surprise – I’m not fussed if we trade him away. I’d prefer to keep Hogan though.

What you club needs from the AFL trade period: Part 1

Yeah, sorry, I meant horrendous on the day.

Geelong won’t be as bad in the decider as that duo, and Richmond won’t get it as easy as they have done in the prior grand finals.

Five talking points from the AFL preliminary finals

Yeah, not my preferred Grand Final in any sense – far from it – but it’s dumb to sit here complaining about it. Both teams deserve to be here and it should be a cracking game.

Initial gut feel says Richmond, but given they’ve had the horrendous Crows and Giants as their prior competitors in these events, this should be the toughest premiership decider yet for them.

Five talking points from the AFL preliminary finals

In fairness I also tipped them against WC when they had less of a chance than last week, sooooo….

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Preliminary finals

Woah, not sure whether to laugh or be offended at this comment, Brendon…

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Preliminary finals

Because Oscar doesn’t have a loooong running track record of this sort of stuff.

Lynch does.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

Ahh, found it.

Remember what I said about 5:30pm last night? That I’d likely criticise it all the same? Yeah, I’m standing by that – cheap shot from Oscar, I agree with Riewoldt.

It doesn’t change anything about Lynch though, who needs to rectify his behaviour all the same.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

Sorry, Kayo lists episodes by date and not by episode number – if you had the date of the ep handy, I’ll have a watch.

Either way, it’s only Lynch who is most visibly resistent to any kind of (weak) deterrence. He’s a super player but he’s blighting his game with all these idiotic moments.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

Yeah, wasn’t a good look.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

I really struggle to understand this notion that criticising a player who deserves to be criticised constitutes a witch-hunt.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

Increasing scales of fines isn’t a bad idea, but the issue with Lynch is that there is quite clearly nothing that is deterring his behaviour.

I’m not suggesting Friday’s incident was suspension worthy – it wasn’t – but something has to change here: either Lynch’s behaviour, or the punishments he’s given.

Five talking points from the AFL semi-finals

I’m gonna continue to criticise Lynch for as long as he continues to act poorly on a footy field.

I’ve got plans tonight; I don’t have the time nor do I care this evening to go track down what you say is a cheap shot from McInerney. I’ll take your word for it, and if it’s as poor as some of Lynch’s actions this year, I’d criticise it all the same.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

Yeah, cause this’ll be the first time the AFL have been bastions of consistency in adjudicating on-field incidents. He tackled high and slung him for mine; you see it differently, that’s chill.

Whatever, it isn’t the be-all-or-end-all. At the very very least, it should’ve been a 50m penalty on the field, but the umpire bizarrely missed it in real time.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

Nah, he slung him.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

Criticise me for a differing opinion, but please don’t attack my credibility. I’m confused as to why it makes me look silly.

A fine is fine for Lynch, but it isn’t going to deter him. And Cotchin’s was an insanely dangerous action, you can’t possibly disagree.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

Confirmed, Tom: he got a $750 fine. Doesn’t appear that Cotchin got any kind of punishment for his sling tackle around the neck either.

Sigh.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

That is some comment, Realist.

Even for footy – a sport where partisanship rises above most – this defence of a player who is very clearly a, to borrow Tom’s words, “bouchebag” is ridiculous.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

Tom, you’ve nailed it. I’ve thought about it – and would fail to agree with a Roar comment more than this one.

Is Tom Lynch in strife for kneeing Saints opponent?

You’ll notice I’m not arguing about punishment – I really need to rewatch it when I’m not as tired as right now, and it’s honestly besides the point.

I’m just saying that Lynch has continually shown he acts this way. It’s crappy, it’s unnecessary and it’s stupid. It needs to stop.

Tiger train gets rolling again as Richmond roll St Kilda

Your point being? I’ve learnt to take much of what you say about the Tigers with a very big grain of salt.

Tiger train gets rolling again as Richmond roll St Kilda

For me it isn’t about whether or not he should get a suspension. It’s the fact that for whatever reason, Lynch feels like he can be doing this crap over and over.

It’s unnecessary and there isn’t a surprise people are sick of it.

Tiger train gets rolling again as Richmond roll St Kilda

G&T’s are the best, Doc.
Pretty sure I made that clear with my slightly inebriated comments last Saturday 😛

AFL semi-final forecast: Richmond vs St Kilda