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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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I sure was! Definitely a brilliant day at the footy, especially so because I went with my Crows supporting best mate…

It was especially good at the post-game drinks were celebratory and not drowning my sorrows…

Five talking points from the AFL Round 5

Ahh, as I said, I was nitpicking. It wasn’t mean to be a knock on the Doggies, because there’s almost always a point in thrashings where the team being thrashed has a run of momentum.

I’m really really excited by the Dogs this year. Just between you and me, they’re the team I’m pre-emptively bandwagoning for the premiership this year (though of course there’s a long long way to go).

Five talking points from the AFL Round 5

Ahhh, right, yeah. Thanks.

Five talking points from the AFL Round 5

Where’d you get those stats from? I’d love to see them for every team!

Five talking points from the AFL Round 5

In terms of most to least likely, I’d go Bombers, Blues then Saints.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Haha, I was wondering whether anybody would succeed me with these. Not a bad job, Chucka.

AFL Round 3 power rankings

I’m not a Port supporter, Klompy.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

Oooh, they seem to be in demand. I can’t commit myself to both this column and power rankings, I’m sorry.

Somebody else could, though?

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

That’s harsh, Matti. I’m clearly not expecting a win, but Nico’s not necessarily wrong that Freo have the potential to be a bit of a thorn in the Eagles’ side if we play our cards right.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m hoping it’s a great game. I’m just scarred from the last few years of Derbies and our injury problems.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

I get you’re being sarcastic, but both of our sides have been heavily hit by injuries. Carlton handled it significantly better though, clearly.

I barely mentioned it in the piece because a) the selected Freo side was experienced enough and good enough to, at a minimum, be a helluva lot more competitive than they were and b) any discussion of Freo and injuries usually denigrates comment sections on this site.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

Thank you so much.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

ABRP ain’t wrong – sensationalism gets clicks, and for some reason Carlton is an easy target for constant spurious innuendo.

I’m honestly a little disappointed we didn’t get to see a Cripps v Fyfe battle on Sunday. I’m not sure Fyfe would’ve made too much of a difference, given how rubbish Freo was, but seeing Cripps and himself in the middle would’ve made it more of an entertaining game (from my eyes, at least).

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

Thank you! Great points from yourself, too.

That Sydney point is an especially good one – I’m not sure how sustainable their run will be, especially given it’s being driven a lot by youth, and they’ve been running at full speed for a few weeks now with upsets aplenty.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

I did not know that, that’s a super intriguing stat! Originally had a talking point about your boys, but cut it during the production of the piece. I promise this isn’t me underrating the Dogs again – I’m really excited about them, though their first three weeks (mammoth win over a crap team, close win over a very good team and a close win over a average team) have been a bit of a whirlwind!

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

… may or may not have had to research how to spell ‘prognosticating’ when writing this piece.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

That they are. Blame “late on a Long Weekend” typos for that one.

Seven talking points from Round 3 in the AFL

DaddyDisnick is a new username, Doc. Took me a minute to work out who was who.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

I have PTSD about “the vibe”…

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Nah, I don’t think I can do both the Talking Points and Power Rankings, it’s just too big an effort especially if they get published on the same day.

You could take the Power Ranking reigns, if you want.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

This has got to be it.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

SA is ridiculously underrated.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Ah – there’s been behind the scenes discussions about just this and I’m gonna take the reigns, beginning this round.

Don’t expect it to be as good as Josh’s pieces but here’s hoping I live up to his lofty standards.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

The Gold Coast? Nah, there’s vastly better places to consider paradise.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Absolutely Bored (of) Richmond Premierships?

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 3