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Four burning questions for Hawthorn ahead of the AFL restart

There’s only three truly massive clubs in my books and I’m not using any real numbers other than my feelings on things (pretty scientific)
Collingwood, Richmond and West Coast.
Then you have the Hawks and the Crows.
Geelong, Freo, the swannies and Port.
Then St Kilda, Norf, Brissie, Melbourne and the bulldogs.
Then there are the expansion sides.

The 15 most irritating Collingwood moments of all time: Part 3

Sadly I believe you’re correct

Four burning questions for Hawthorn ahead of the AFL restart

The Hawks won’t make the 8 this year.

There’s no forward line, Patton and Wingard need to fire if they’re any hope.

Good riddance, I’ve had enough of seeing them contend.

All I want for Christmas is to see the Hawks and Geelong miss the finals.

Four burning questions for Hawthorn ahead of the AFL restart

I find it genuinely interesting that the two biggest clubs in the league have won only four flags in 40 odd years.

Clearly the correlation between money and success isn’t as direct as some think, and the smaller clubs thank the universe for that.

Recruiting and club culture appear to be as, if not more important than pure spending.

Great articles Les, I’m not a Collingwood fan but I could relate to so many of these issues.

The 15 most irritating Collingwood moments of all time: Part 3

Might be time for GWS to start recruiting Key Position players, they could stay in the zone forever if they plan and execute their recruitment really well.

Four burning questions for GWS ahead of the AFL restart

You don’t know that though Moose, there could be a Michael Jordan or a Donald Bradman right now playing Juniors.

At least they’d have a chance

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

Gil has put a stop to this debate.

He says there will not be shorter quarters after this year.

Heard it on the rush hour today

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

Gee I hope that’s not true.

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

I prefer the twilight spot for the GF.

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

What about Foxtel subscribers, there’s no in quarter advertising?

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

Shorter quarters aren’t here to stay, simply for the fact that the TV broadcast deal would have to be re-negotiated.

Shorter quarters mean less goals, less goals mean less adverts.

Not gonna happen.

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

You couldn’t be more wrong here and your greatly over exaggerating the amount of people that want shorter quarters.

Aussie rules has a combination of speed, skill and endurance, you take the endurance away and it’s not the same sport, it makes it easier, part of the beauty of our game is the last 5 minutes in quarters when everyone is knackered.

All the stats would have to change, no more 1000 goal forwards, no mpre 10 goal games, no more disposal records, no more records at all in fact because the game would be a different shorter version, you would have to start completely new record categories

So in short…….No, I’ll say it again…….No

If the game’s to long perhaps it’s not for You? That commercialised rubbish T20 sounds like it would be something you could try.

Sick of people with short attention spans trying to make everything bite size for easy consumption, leave the blinking game alone.

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

There’s nothing rarkable about Adelaide ovals dimensions.

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

Who knows, I suspect it will be like most years where the best teams come out on top, hopefully we are one of the best teams.

Your boys will be right at the pointy end this year, they’ve gone all out.

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

Mate, homesickness and depression are two different things, seems a bit like first world problems to me, sometimes the decisions we make don’t work out, and then you just have to grin and bare it, rather than have a sook.
Some people just have less mental strength than others, nothing wrong with that, it takes all types.
I still wouldn’t have him at Port for fear he might up, leave and let the whole team down though, let’s also not mention he signed a contract and tried to break it and what that says about a person’s character.
I’m sure he cracks great jokes around the group though.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

I think there should be a set margin that grounds can be, you don’t see one bloke racing the 120m Sprint at the Olympics while the rest do the normal 100, so why should one competitor in any professional sporting league have an intentional advantage built into their stadium, if the stadium hadn’t been touched ever that’s a different story…….but it has been developed recently.
The wind and conditions will always give the home team an advantage and rightfully so, there’s no need to have grounds that are that different to every one else.
The old SCG was the same and the Swans were just about unplayable there for a decade.
They all race up the same hill at the tour de France…….just saying.

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

I’m thinking he’s just coverage due to him being cheaper than a pick of chips and not having Tomahawk in the PF

He’s actually a reasonably handy footy player

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

Can you be likeable if your last name is Scott?

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

Not probably, I won’t.

But that has nothing to so with my gripe over Geelongs ground size.

Four burning questions for Geelong ahead of the AFL restart

Hill is an out and out star, even with your purple glasses on you know that.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

I love Dusty, but right now the hype surrounding him would see him win pretty much anything, anywhere.

I watched the all-star game and there were 5 or 6 other blokes better than him and he walked away with the BOG medal, even he was embarrassed.

Both awesome players, not sure who I’d pick first, maybe I’ll just stick with Robbie Gray.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

You know what I’m referring to Don.
I lived overseas from 19 to 25, never cried for my mum once.
Glad he’s on your team not mine, I like players with a strong will to win and to not let their teammates down, no matter what life throws at them.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

You can’t compare Kochie to Eddie.

Two completely different types of big mouths.

One is a smart, bald demi-god and the other is a bright purple beetroot wearing Armani.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

Are they soft tissue injuries or collision injuries?

I’ve always thought you can’t use a large amount of soft tissue injuries as an excuse because it’s probably reflective of your training and recruitment program.

For example, of course a 7 foot 2 35 year old ruckman will get injured, that’s the coach and recruiting staffs fault for not having backup, ditto for any player that’s had a bad history of Injury as a junior or at another club.

So yeah most of the time injuries are just a cop out, it means the head honchos aren’t doing their due diligence and the medical/fitness staff aren’t performing their tasks either.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart