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Let us hope that he gets his life back together at some stage in the future. People with mental issues who self medicate with drugs or alcohol are heading down the wrong path.

Worsfold opens up on Cousins downfall

He can still make an impact at the centre bounce though.

Jake adds a string to his bow

A good analysis. Stringer will never be a genuine midfielder — speed, power and strength don’t usually combine with the the endurance needed for midfielders. He is an interesting player, commonly referred to as a small forward even though he is 192cm tall — but he doesn’t play tall. Not all players need to be capable of running marathons in order to be considered elite. Gary Ablett snr another example?

Jake adds a string to his bow

Will all games be shown free to air during the shutdown — even with a delayed telecast?

AFL to be played behind closed doors amid coronavirus fears

Good idea, GCvBRIS, SYDvGWS — I can’t suggest pairings for the other 8 teams.

AFL to be played behind closed doors amid coronavirus fears

Fyfe has to carry a bigger load and is the main tagging target for any opposition. Stop Martin and others will pop up, stop Fyfe and that is the end of the story.

The Roar's AFL top 50 players: 10-1

Low because the numbers are too high?

The Roar's AFL top 50 players: 30-21

He changed the way the game is played. My understanding is that Victoria never saw the best of him.

In defence of Daisy Pearce

An honest question, how consistent was he? His best was certainly the best.

In defence of Daisy Pearce

Watching the late Ted Whitten play for Victoria was a joy to behold, he shone above a number of other brilliant players. Matthews played more consistently at a high level but Martin is also an exceptional player.

In defence of Daisy Pearce

A mature age recruit who got the best out of himself but his time had come by the end of last year.

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

Essendon have been weak in their midfield, Devon Smith was sorely missed last year and McGrath is ready to step up. With Merrett and Shiel as well, Heppell will lift as the focus shifts to others. An uncompetitive ruck last year made the midfield look worse than it was, the recruitment of Phillips and the availability of Sam Draper will make a big difference.

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

You don’t have to have teeth to put pen to paper, and the tattoos aren’t relevant.

A brilliant new direction for the AFL

And if we just got rid of Collingwood all our problems would be solved.

A brilliant new direction for the AFL

A very interesting analysis. I sometimes think there are two philosophies in developing young players — get as many senior games into young players as soon as possible (play the kids), or make sure young players have done a thorough apprenticeship in the VFL before being selected consistently in the AFL. From memory, Michael Tuck played 50 games in the reserves and it didn’t do him any harm. I see Carlton and Essendon as examples of the two philosophies — which is better? It will show up differently on the Earlgrams.

AFL list age profiles: The teams setting themselves for future success (Part 2)

The slow starts to the pre-season are mainly from players who have been in the system for a while and have already been through a number of pre-seasons — Heppell, Hurley, Hooker, Zaharakis. Such players will do perfectly well even off reduced pre-seasons. Bellchambers has been injury prone for a few years now but now they have adequate backup in Phillips and I expect Sam Draper to be a regular in the second half of the year. There were a number of games last year where Essendon effectively didn’t have a ruck with injuries to Bellchambers and Draper combined with the retirement of Leuenberger after the draft. The addition of Devon Smith to the midfield will make a significant difference combined with further development from McGrath, Parish and Dylan Clarke.

I think both Essendon and Joe Daniher have learned that they need to be patient in dealing with his injury and reassurance has been given by access to world’s best treatment in this area. The game is stronger when the best talents flourish and I hope Daniher is able to come back fitter and stronger. It would be great to see him smiling and enjoying his football again, no doubt there will be speculation about him moving next year — I am not worried about that, the future will look after itself.

Why the Bombers should win a final in 2020

But the media likes controversy!

AFLW coach dismisses Harris 'useless' tag

He is the exception isn’t he, and $197k isn’t much for a player who was fifth in the Brownlow medal. Players in secondary leagues with dreams of playing AFL do it tough, almost like having two jobs with a single job income and of course the chances of success are minimal — even if successful in being picked up by an AFL club they are more likely to be earning close to $100k than $200k. For many of those with AFL dreams their ability to complete their trade or academic education is limited indeed. I am sure career prospects after football are significantly diminished for many players so the average player need to be well remunerated while they are playing at the top level.

Time to kill off the AFL rookie list

I think you will find a few 30yo players on minimum money. There are also players in secondary competitions on very little money hoping to be picked up by an AFL club. Tim Kelly comes to mind, from Wikipedia:
“He made his senior WAFL debut for the South Fremantle Football Club in 2013. He was runner-up in the club best and fairest in 2014.[2] During the 2017 WAFL season he finished runner-up in the Sandover Medal to Haiden Schloithe.[3] Before being drafted into the AFL, Kelly was an apprentice electrician.”
Kelly would have been on minimum money at Geelong but now has a big contract at West Coast, for every Tim Kelly there are 50 others who never make it.

Time to kill off the AFL rookie list

The average person doesn’t have to make the commitment that footballers have to make. Footballers have a short career and frequently have compromised their futures outside football — apprenticeship or degree? Not everyone gets a job in the media.

Time to kill off the AFL rookie list

Well I hope that is the case but I am sure there are players running around who have been in the system for a while who are playing for peanuts. I would prefer players be to be paid $10k per match but this would reduce payments for elite players. I can’t imagine that depth players late in their careers would be paid much. The commitments that need to be made to compete successfully in the game are enormous. Is the AFLPA letting down the average player?

Time to kill off the AFL rookie list

The stronger clubs will be able to build stronger academies — many potential future players will be able to choose the academy they belong to. Isn’t that how it would work in many instances and defeat the whole idea of the draft?

Time to kill off the AFL rookie list

Goan has had a significant reoccurrence of a foot injury, I can’t see Harry Jones getting more than 2 or 3 games this season. I don’t expect Daniher will be out for half the season but I am glad they are not putting a time frame on it. I just want to see him fit and happy on the park, such talent brings people to the football. Never mind next year, the future will look after itself.

Essendon 2020 preview: The Bombers won't be flying upwards in 2020

Phillips would be better than nothing which was what Essendon had in a number of games last year, I think you underate him anyway.

Essendon 2020 preview: The Bombers won't be flying upwards in 2020

He will be a good player in about 2022-23. With a DOB of 22/10/2001 he was young for his draft and ruckmen do take longer to develop in any case. Sam Draper has talent and will be ready in the second half of the season — Essendon wouldn’t want to risk him too early coming back from an ACL. At times Essendon didn’t have a ruckman last year and this did have an affect on the midfield.

Essendon 2020 preview: The Bombers won't be flying upwards in 2020