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That’s the case with any team. Look at the number of supporters that have jumped off the tiger and Hawthorn trains and how many have suddenly remembered they are Collingwood supporters.

Hardwick hits back at critics over Suns getting preferential draft picks 'for the greater good of the game'

If there is no home ground advantage playing the GF at the MCG then I’m sure all the MCG based teams would be happy to play the GF at Kardinia park. 😊

Hardwick hits back at critics over Suns getting preferential draft picks 'for the greater good of the game'

Your comments suggest you neither understand nor watch Afl. Played in “the southern states”. You say that as if its a small part of the population when melborne alone is Australias largest city with a population bigger than the whole of qld. ( Go Dolphins)

As the NRL tries to crack the United States, is the AFL a realistic chance to get their share of international broadcast dollars?

I doubt you will get many takers at $44 per month which is the current overseas subscription rate. I wont pay that in thailand and i am an afl tragic. Who is going to pay a ridiculous rate like that for a sport they hardly know? If the afl want to promote the game they need to get some realistic overseas pricing.

As the NRL tries to crack the United States, is the AFL a realistic chance to get their share of international broadcast dollars?

I think it is now second and third. Melbourne is now bigger than Sydney.

Hardwick hits back at critics over Suns getting preferential draft picks 'for the greater good of the game'

You seem to be romanticising sport. That may have been true at one time when it was purely amateur and people played for love of the game but that train left the station long ago, especially as sport became more professional and basically a business. Now many lively hoods both on and off field rely on the game. Increased technology has put more scrutiny on the professional game and there is much more accountability. Players once got away with many on field and off field indiscretions that they no longer can in this day and age. The umpires IMO are part of this greater scrutiny. Their attention to the play at hand distracts them from seeing the overall play. There needs to be a select panel that vote on player performance. It may or may not include the umpires. In the end they are there to adjudicate the rules not decide on who the 3 best players of the day are, as evidenced by how many times they get it wrong.

Why Brownlow Medal voting must stay with the umpires, for the good of the game

I always say there is luck in winning a GF whether it be a good run without injuries or even dodging your nemesis in the finals. Geelong this year had I think the second most injured time out apart from the eagles. Collingwood have done incredibly well to win the close ones. I think they were a worthy winner but not an emphatic one. Not that that matters, its the scorecard that counts. If they go back to back it would be one of the best as they are clearly not head and shoulders above the top teams and those close ones can go the other way with a few injuries.
Cant finish without saying what a player is Pendles. His football sense is second to none along with the poise he shows every week. IMO the silkiest player in the AFL. A future hall of famer.

One flag isn't enough, the Pies should stuff their face

We should not accept bad decisions. That’s the path to mediocrity. I believe many have lost faith in the umpires ability to pick the best player. It has basically become the midfielders meddle. This maybe partly due to the 6,6,6 rule but the umpires have been shown to be severely out of touch on many games in 23.
The last thing we need to see is AFLs highest honour sink in relevance to other best player awards. The only way IMO is either to remove it from the umpires altogether and have a separate committee, or have a much larger group including umpires to adjudicate on the day. Either way it should not remain the domain of umpires only.

'Where does it stop?' For the sake of the game, AFL umpires can't lose their Brownlow vote

Whilst you can argue Collingwoods home ground advantage may have helped. Brisbane had their fair share of home ground advantage to get to the GF. While the pies got the rub of the green and the result could’ve gone either way. The pies were in front most of the day and IMO deserved the win. Congrats to pies fans enjoy your win.

'Disgraceful', 'Lions robbed', 'umpires won Collingwood a premiership': AFL world erupts over last-gasp 'advantage' call

Supporters of 17 other clubs would disagree with you.

'Disgraceful', 'Lions robbed', 'umpires won Collingwood a premiership': AFL world erupts over last-gasp 'advantage' call

Whenever there is a controversial story making headlines we seem to always get some aparent rookie extolling the virtues of the story of the day on this football opinion site. This site should stick to football and not promote someones political agenda. I personally am sick of politics in sport. When it happens it always defaults to the politically correct narrative regardless of the rights or wrongs regardless of the view of the majority of the fans who support that sport. It is not their job to tell the people that support that sport how to vote. As for the Qantas chairman he has nothing to lose, the brand is already badly damaged. The AFL hierarchy needs to concentrate on the game and not side issues that may conflict with players staff and supporters of the game.
When I hear over opiniated sportsmen promoting various political agendas I’m reminded of the saying, “If I want the opinion of someone who chases a ball, I’ll ask my dog.

The AFL shouldn’t sit in silence: why it should support the Voice at the Grand Final

Well said Doc

COMMENT: It's time for the AFL to immortalise Ron Barassi - and only one prize is worthy of his name

As a young lad growing up and playing junior football in victoria I agree. We should leave it unnamed. There will never be agreement on any player and certainly not an administrator. Keep it neutral.

COMMENT: It's time for the AFL to immortalise Ron Barassi - and only one prize is worthy of his name

The first football match I ever went to was at the MCG. Melbourne V South Melbourne. My father took me there just so that I could see Ron Barrassi play. He was a schoolboy football hero. His contribution to our great game is enormous.
RIP Ron one of the legends of the game.
The Barassi line still survives.

COMMENT: It's time for the AFL to immortalise Ron Barassi - and only one prize is worthy of his name

If you kick a football you are going to deviate to some degree as you come down on the opposite foot that is common. Maynard coud have put his arms out and turned on the tackle but as you say he wanted to hurt the player. I disagree with your analysis of Danger. He plays tough and is on the inside where there are a lot of bodies but he is mostly in and under. I think Tom Stewart plays on the edge more than Danger. Conversely if that had been Pendles and not Maynard I seriously doubt that collision if it ocurred would be as severe. Regardless if you hit someone in the head and they are out for 2 games the penalty should be the same. A blind eye seems to get turned around finals time with the supposedly bigger clubs. I seem to remember Cotchin getting off.

'Wanted to hit, wanted to hurt': Brayden Maynard - the guilty man found innocent

Congratulations Doggies. I hope you go well in the finals but your mojo has gone and it doesnt look like it’s coming back any time soon. I hope doggies can turn it around and their players find some form at last.

Footy Fix: Don't be fooled - the Dogs avoided disaster, but they're still an utter shambles in every way

Ive always had a soft spot for the doggies and always hope they win unless they play the Cats. This week is different. Geelong has nothing to gain and the Doggies have everything to lose and as much as its good to win the last game of the season, just this once I hope the doggies pip the cats by one point and no injuries to either side.

Has Luke Beveridge made the most of the Western Bulldogs' talent, or is he all smoke and mirrors?

Was it a case of giving their all in 22 combined with a short pre season? Injuries were definitely the killer for Geelong this season with up to 8 or nine players out some weeks. Nearly every player if not all have missed games with injury time possibly partly due to an aging list and just bad luck and any decent cohesion in the team has suffered because of this. Other teams with younger players have improved this season while Geelong has clearly not. The upside if it can be called that, is in spite of the number of injuries Geelong has not really been badly beaten. As you say Cameron, the smart thing would be to play the youngsters and be in a better draft position but I doubt that is in Geelongs DNA.

They've faded too far in 2023 - where to now for Geelong?

Jesus wept and that’s a realist is it? Look at who the Cats have mainly played. Interstate teams and Victorian teams low on the ladder which inflates their W/L Ratio. In saying that they have been beaten there by 3 or 4 non Victorian teams that have much further to travel and less time to “adapt” to the ground. They’ve played relatively few top Victorian sides there. The fact is it is a registered AFL ground and Geelong like all other teams are entitled to play on it.
If Richmond were unhappy with the move to the MCG it was up to them to do something about it, not whinge and whine that their home ground isn’t an advantage. If the MCG is no advantage to Richmond why are the only teams beaten at the MCG by Richmond this season non MCG tenants? To my knowledge Richmond has not beaten a co tenant this year. If that doesn’t denote a home ground advantage I don’t know what does.

TOM MORRIS: Footy has never had less integrity - and the AFL wouldn't have it any other way

This constant whining and carping by supporters of non Victorian teams about travel when all interstate teams joined the competition knowing full well this would be the case is like someone buying a house next to an airport and complaining about the noise.
Your logic is flawed considering nearly 90% of teams are interstate, yet Adelaide and P.A. only play 45% of their games away.

More meaningful games, more eyes on screens and more fun: Why 'wildcard weekend' is an absolute no-brainer

You did stick your neck out a bit with that one Cameron but you do have a point if success requires a good Ruckman then Geelong is an exception to the rule

Don't waste the time or money - ruckmen are the most overrated stock in the AFL

No, but you assumed without proof none the less.

Dew bye date: 'I don't think it's misleading' - Suns chairman backs CEO's call to back coach just days before sacking

Horses for courses I guess Cat.

Dew bye date: 'I don't think it's misleading' - Suns chairman backs CEO's call to back coach just days before sacking

Whilst Dimma will be getting loads of speculation would he be the right fit? GCS have spent a long time recruiting players for a team with a very different game style. Unless he changed his entire approach it may be like trying to do a U turn with an aircraft carrier.

Dew bye date: 'I don't think it's misleading' - Suns chairman backs CEO's call to back coach just days before sacking

Well she will eventually be right. Even a broken watch is right twice a day. 😊

Dew bye date: 'I don't think it's misleading' - Suns chairman backs CEO's call to back coach just days before sacking

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