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Hi, I'm Liam. I'm 21, a New South Welshman, supporting a West Australian team, living in South Australia, formerly studying in Germany. Live blogger, 2018 + 2019 AFL Power Rankings columnist and Freo fan.

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AFL Power Rankings 2019: Round 21

What a weird weekend of football. I could be sad that Fremantle’s season is effectively over, I could be amused by the impressive efforts of Essendon, North or GWS put into losing, or I could be enthused at the prospect of continued uncertainty around finals positioning. A fortnight of 2019 footy remains for ten teams.

Thanks man.

2020 AFL Power Rankings: Round 1

There was no planned series from the editors, but I wrote this up out of my own volition.

Wanted something to do over the weekend anyway. Writing can be a good distraction.

2020 AFL Power Rankings: Round 1

Hope it all went well, Col, wishing you the best for your recovery.

Binge plenty of TV/read a lot of books whilst you’re housebound, you’ve got plenty of time for it now I’m sure!

Six talking points from AFL Round 1

😔 yeah, my job just virtually vanished (at least temporarily) with the PM’s latest announcement so smiling is what I’m trying to do right now – but it could be a lot worse, I’ll be fine, got uni to dig down and focus upon now.

Good to see your boys get a win btw, seemed like a pretty solid hit-out. 👍

Six talking points from AFL Round 1

Mate, I’m feeling the same. Uni being pushed online, my income has juuuust about ground to a halt with scarce amounts of work, no footy, no travel plans that I wanted to do.

This’ll all be resolved sometime but, dang, feeling a bit down tonight.

AFL season suspended due to coronavirus

I think I’d rather get coronavirus than celebrate a Port premiership 😛

AFL season suspended due to coronavirus

This is very simple: it’s the right decision. It’s disappointing, for sure, but the correct thing to do.

AFL season suspended due to coronavirus

I had half a Power Rankings article written for tomorrow already 😂 Oh well, I’ll still submit it because … why not?

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

Season officially suspended. 😢

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

Only if we’re allowed to win this one 😛

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

Annnnd, WA just enforced the border controls; 14 day isolation for all new arrivals in force for you guys as well.

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

Fair, all I was saying was it’s getting more difficult to travel around the country, and SA closing borders to the rest of the country would make it more difficult to play games here. It’s a Showdown at AO next weekend which is good timing. But if Victoria/NSW also close borders, then that’s exponentially more difficult.

Unless the AFL are able to avoid the mandatory 14 day quarantines that us, the NT and Tassie have all enforced.

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

I mean, it’s getting tougher day by day. The PM strongly advising non-essential travel & SA closing it’s borders don’t bode too well. The Vics and NSW seem to want tougher lockdowns as well…

'It warrants a week': The incident that has AFL greats calling for a Michael Hurley suspension

Yeah, doesn’t seem likely this year. Convoluted season means there’s too many problems behind the scenes.

Fair enough. I do quite like the Doggies tbh, wouldn’t mind them having a successful year.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 1

Haha, no Power Rankings this year so you’ll have to get in your digs at me on here 😛

In all seriousness, your boys are gonna run it close against the Pies I’d say, no matter what side of the ledger they’ll finish on.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 1

😂

Oh man I should’ve known this was coming

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 1

Yeah, echoing what Neil said, good luck with the op.

I had my first ever major-ish op in February, fortunately before all this got worse, but as Neil said much better to have them now before things probably deteriorate.

AFL in the time of COVID-19: Sticking together while social distancing

MAFS is a psychological torture device.

When life’s great distractor can no longer distract

That’s very fair. I suppose a smidgen of footy on suburban grounds would be a silver lining to all this chaos.

The AFL show must go on

There is? Is this BigFooty talk or media talk.

Although what’s the difference these days? 😛

The AFL show must go on

Personally, seeing any footy will assist with my mindset. All the things you mention plus personal stuff have left me a little disillusioned of late.

Footy is a remarkable cure. 😛

AFL season to be reduced over coronavirus fears, but no decision on Round 1 until tomorrow

Well, it’s a sensible way to do things. Gil’s also said in his presser that if a player gets the virus, then he’d stand the league down.

AFL season to be reduced over coronavirus fears, but no decision on Round 1 until tomorrow

It’s the combination of the two that’s the real worrying thing. At least in SA, our health system is never perfect during a ‘regular’ flu season. Add coronavirus to the mix, and it’s no wonder why the experts are so concerned.

Scott Pendlebury reportedly in quarantine with flu-like symptoms

Sorry, I mis-phrased my question. I’m aware of the specific measures, I was more curious about the term “lowering the curve”, cause I hadn’t heard it before.

Into the unknown: A 2020 season preview

Out of curiosity, what measures are those, Don?

Into the unknown: A 2020 season preview