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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.

Nostalgia trumped a lot in that case, Brisbane certainly seeing the greener grass there.
Gut feel says De Goey stays, particularly if the Pies have another good year, but yeah the Beams trade was certainly a ‘get him at all costs’ kinda endeavour.

AFL trades: The top five out-of-contract players to watch in 2020

Too right, Marvel Stadium inspired nothing but boredom the one (and only) I went there.

Aesthetically of course, although the heavy loss I was watching didn’t help the situation.

Five reasons to watch Carlton in 2020

True, but having JLT games oriented towards the cause would surely be more beneficial in a fundraising sense than a one-off.

You’d get a lot more donations/pledges/contributions (whatever nomenclature you wanna use) from 100,000 Australians attending pre season clashes than 50,000 Melburnians attending a faux SOO.

Blues lose Curnow for start of AFL season

Yeah, this is a really good point.

Given the league’s generally pretty good at (selectively) supporting all sorts of measures – indigenous round, the country round, LGBT causes – their “State of Origin” (which isn’t even a proper State of Origin) appeal seems to be a little all show, little substance.

Gotta applaud them for doing it – $1 million isn’t nothing – but it’s all been put together a little haphazardly.

Blues lose Curnow for start of AFL season

Considering News Limited’s own staffers are getting peeved with their reporting of this crisis, I’d say Mr. Murdoch’s publications are not the most trustworthy on this issue 😛

AFL officially confirms State of Origin match

I like that idea.

Until I realise the Eagles would be more likely to win either of them.

That … I don’t like.

Seven big questions for the AFL in 2020

Oooh yes I recall that.

I enjoyed my budget Jetstar flight and my stopover in Darwin that fateful July night more than whatever that ‘performance’ was.

Seven big questions for the AFL in 2020

Lucky you’re not south east Vic, Macca.

Seven big questions for the AFL in 2020

I’m with ya, on both counts.

I’m glad there’s a new article on here. I was sick of seeing Rancey’s face as the top headline on the forum for the past week!

Seven big questions for the AFL in 2020

You’re evil 😛

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part two

I wanna go with this version of events.

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part two

Nah.

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part two

Given the statement Richmond posted mentioned “family” and “faith” as the reasons, I’d suspect his religion is a strong factor as to why he’s retired, yeah.

AFL world in shock as Alex Rance announces immediate retirement

Now *this* is a shock.

Go well, Alex.

AFL world in shock as Alex Rance announces immediate retirement

Oh yeah, I forgot about the Eagles final as well. That was fun to watch, yes.

My top 10 AFL finals of the decade

Nice piece.

From a personal experience, the Port v Weagles semi final in ’17 was among the best – purely because I was blogging it on here. So much intensity, so much pressure. Was awesome.

But as a fan, I’d join the bandwagon here and say that Bulldogs v Giants final was superb. But, whilst the Bulldogs v Hawks semi final the week before wasn’t as close, but that was one where I knew the Doggies were a real deal – eliminating the heavily favoured Hawks. Both of them are special finals in my mind.

My top 10 AFL finals of the decade

That one was literally written just for you 😛

Now I’ve professed my optimism for your squad, how do you rate my boys next year?

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part two

Yeah man, I saw the headline and freaked out.

Glad that – whilst it’s still nowhere near ideal – it isn’t a properly bad broken leg.

Disaster for Dockers as Mundy breaks leg in bicycle accident

I’m honestly pretty confused about how he’s done this! Sounds like such an innocuous injury.

Disaster for Dockers as Mundy breaks leg in bicycle accident

Goddamn.

Disaster for Dockers as Mundy breaks leg in bicycle accident

Can’t argue with that!

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part one

Again, doesn’t really matter what you or I think; it wasn’t a big penalty anyways, just had to complete a few training sessions at the VFL.

“It is standard practice for clubs to discipline players for drinking while in recovery from injury, on the grounds that it can compromise recovery.”

and

“The penalty was entirely in the hands of the leadership group.”

Dayne Beams taking indefinite break from AFL

From my understanding, having a few beers is permissible in the off season. It’s the fact that the Silvagni bros drank whilst on rehab for injuries that aggrieved your club.

Which is doubly silly for them to do, considering rehab for injuries is supposed to be a beneficial process

Dayne Beams taking indefinite break from AFL

Doesn’t necessarily compare to your ailments, but I experienced juvenile arthritis as a thirteen + fourteen year old. That was kinda rough, glad I’m off the meds for that nowadays.

Dayne Beams taking indefinite break from AFL

Gotcha! Yeah, the region south of Perth is among the most beautiful place in the country, kinda jealous of you living down there.

Dayne Beams taking indefinite break from AFL