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Only the last part of this article eventuated (to be confirmed)

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

How dare you.

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

How does that change the merit of the argument?

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

Not making this argument, but just to scope it out further – would it be different to Essendon keeping Joe Daniher, Sydney Tom Papley, Geelong Tim Kelly in 2018 etc. I’m aware that the contractual situation is different, but would it create a similarly toxic environment?

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

The power of spite (and holding back your direct competition)

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

One year late, but the last sentence of this comment is gross.

Patrick Cummins – the replacement we deserve

He’d fit in somewhere.

Delisted: A case for the unwanted

I’ve missed a lot of players here (and I’m not sure if I properly answered your question! The coulda-been-champion team definitely includes Cory McGrath.)

Delisted: A case for the unwanted

Hmm, off the top of my head (be gentle, I’ve taken a lot of Codral)

B: Plowman Jones Simpson
CHB: Docherty Weitering Garlett
M: O’Brien Cripps Petrevski-Seton
CHF: Townsend C Curnow Fasolo
F: Pickett McKay McGovern
R: Kreuzer Dow Kennedy

INT: E Curnow Fisher Marchbank Williamson

E: Newman, Thomas, Lang, Barlow, Silvagni, 12 other delistees and one draft pick.

Delisted: A case for the unwanted

Thanks! We’re of two minds.

Delisted: A case for the unwanted

Thanks! I have something between the cold and the flu at the moment, so it was written in a bit of a weird haze.

Delisted: A case for the unwanted

That is … not good.

AFL trade news and rumours Day 10 live blog

I shudder at the very thought.

AFL trade news and rumours Day 8 live blog

My argument would be – while they (players and other team staff perhaps to a lesser extent at the moment, but administrators, list managers, AFL.com.au writers et al) are drawing a wage from the AFL, which is in the business of entertaining spectators, they are constantly fulfilling a duty to contribute to our entertainment.

If the trade period is not entertaining, then the AFL is – abstractly, and with everyone holding a different degree of responsibility – failing in their role.

A shorter, wiser trade period

I’m becoming more persuaded by your argument (I’m not familiar with the ongoings of MLB, so I don’t know if mid season trade period functions happily)

Do you think players would be able to coexist during the season (or, would they be less able to coexist) if they knew – with some degree of certainty – that their teammate could be their opposition next week?

Would there be more hesitation in discussing strategy, positioning (etc etc) with the knowledge that this would become enemy info?

[Also – I’d really love that bracketed sentence in the article to come out. No idea how to contact the editors besides email and the contact form]

A shorter, wiser trade period

The whole premise of this and their profession is to entertain. The whole thing falls under itself if they fail to do so

A shorter, wiser trade period

I’m all for a mid season draft of state league players to fill in gaps and bolster depth and so on. And I love the unmitigated chaos that a trade period which enters the regular season would bring, but the heightened speculation and uncertainty can only destabilise everyone & everything involved.

Would be fun though.

A shorter, wiser trade period

Thanks for the kind words.

I absolutely subscribe to your argument. I think it has taken away a bit of the theatre and – as a fan – when the action happens next Friday, I’m a bit fatigued by the whole ordeal.

But, in this period of football nothingness, extending the chatter for as long as possible can only be advantageous to the industry.

A shorter, wiser trade period

Editor(s): can you change the one sentence to (see Adam Saad choosing Essendon over Carlton)

Thanks!

A shorter, wiser trade period

Fortunately, there’s always money in the banana stand.

Football as modern art, featuring Sam Powell-Pepper and Rory Sloane

“Sounds like a stoner’s response to seeing The Matrix for the first time – “Cool. Deep.”

:/

(stares into the void for a bit)

The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia fourth Test

“I see Brett Lee as my idol but I see Glenn McGrath as my teacher.”

I love this line. Great job!

The life of a young Test cricket fan

Read this multiple times throughout the day. Brilliant writing!

The fable of Maxwell

So good!

The Roar’s 2017 AFL top 50 players: 20-11

I’m not necessarily advocating for Bird to be Starc’s replacement.I just think he’s been deprived of any continuity at an international level, for reasons that seem to be superficial.

Also, I think Bird and Hazlewood make for an excellent combination, but maybe that’s another article.

Patrick Cummins – the replacement we deserve