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Cameron Rose

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I've never heard a conversation about footy or cricket that I haven't wanted to join in immediately. If you disagree with me, you'll be made to work very hard to change my mind!

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Decent overal points, NH.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

When the Crows are firing, with Rankine and Rachele dazzling, Walker and Fogarty kicking the leather off it and kicking truly from everywhere, and Dawson nailing his 50m bullet passes inside 50, they are absolutely box office.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

Yes, have certainly seen a bit of talk about what a low metres gained player Crouch is, so is the forward line getting clogged with opposition players while he is chipping the ball around or going backwards, giving them time to get back there.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

Very bland.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

– Strong home / poor away I would suggest indicate a developing team rather than an underdeveloped one, but that would just be language/semantics.
– Agree getting the Eagles twice helped but they still had some big wins, and I’d say they were far from poor away as the year went on – in the second half of the year they pushed Collingwood, Brisbane, Melbourne (all top four) to within a kick away from home.
– Take the point on Doedee, but defence hasn’t been the issue and they were okay in the second half of last year without him
– Agree Nicks didn’t need to be extended, but all clubs pretty much do it these days.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

Do love a good supporter rant, and this is a good one. Things are certainly tracking ugly enough for Nicks to perhaps be a touch worried about his tenure, he’s got to find a way to release the shackles pronto.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

Lol, I do have a great track record in this space. And they have beaten you comfortably the last two times, albeit in Adelaide.

'Suffering from paralysis-by-analysis': Adelaide Crows have gone from box office sensation to under-performing turkeys

Yeah, I’m certainly not sacking he should be walked from the Gabba tomorrow! I’m just raising the idea that there is often a pattern to these things.

Ratten was more in the Thompson/Cats and Hardwick/Tigers mould – they both had six years of progression, one year where it fell apart, and bounced back to flags in their seventh year. Ratten only had four years of progression before the off year, and never got the chance to bounce back. Not only that, Ratten’s “bad” year was better than Thompson and Hardwick’s!

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

I’ve been pretty consistent in saying I don’t think Beveridge has delivered appropriate results for the talent at his disposal. We all have our opinions on these things of course – I also think Sheedy under-delivered for the talent he had across his time. People will look at four flags and say he was a genius, I look at it and say he should have won more.

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

I don’t think the window is shut either Dingo, but it’s certainly worth watching this space on the Lions from here. And yes, Coleman a huge loss, especially no longer having Rich’s left foot either, he was going to play a huge role this year.

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

And I think you’ll find Hardwick acknowledged all of the areas I identified where he was poor and/or the club was failing. He needed to make significant changes, and did so.

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

The question is often raised, who else is out there, or how deep is the talent pool. But McRae and Kingsley have shown a new coach can often have an impact. Bevo had one at the Dogs. Of course you could land a Neeld or Watters too. But my personal belief is that clubs are too conservative and could do with shaking things up more than they do.

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

The axe must be getting sharpened, but coaches generally stick with their experienced players and back them in.

The problem with coaches staying too long: Will Brisbane have the courage to punt Fagan if they don't contend?

It’s a good point Macca, you’d say the Dons are one of seven teams who seem to have improved on last year, albeit early doors. Plus others like Port, Melbourne, Carlton who may not have to improve to stay ahead of most of those.

'The Essendon Edge': The Bombers are trying to fake it until they make it

Good points Dougie, and I went hard at Merrett late last year. To give him credit, he is playing the way Scott wants the team to behave, and that’s good leadership.

'The Essendon Edge': The Bombers are trying to fake it until they make it

😂 😂

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

All good points McNo.

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

Yes, that would be wonderful.

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

Yeah, I don’t disagree. As I say, let’s commit fully to launching the season outside of Victoria, and I think it would send a great message about how national the competition is.

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

I’m not sure you have heard me rant about those things Doc, but if we were starting everything from scratch, then absolutely the grand final location would and should be up for debate.

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

Thanks Naughty, yes, I’m sure there are several other paragraphs we could fill with inconsistencies.

'Dripping in inequality and stupidity': Footy is back... and so is AFL interference

I’ll speak as someone who usually has Walsh the highest of anyone (I had him at 5 last year and 9 this year). I think it’s reasonable for people to have a few doubts given he does often seem to have a cloud about him, and he wasn’t as impactful last year. This year I had players like Nick Daicos, Butters and Curnow go past him in my ratings as well.

The Roar's AFL top 50 players, 20-11: Big Max or Bulldogs giant - who is the AFL's best ruckman?

Absolutely glowing, sounds like he would make a top 50 “February Flyer” list!

The Roar's AFL top 50 players, 30-21: Who should be higher, Dusty or De Goey?

I found it difficult to even shortlist many from the Dons. Average bunch, good fit for an average coach.

The Roar's AFL top 50 players, 30-21: Who should be higher, Dusty or De Goey?

I’d have Larkey ahead of him myself, and while Tex’s numbers and impact were inflated by playing WC twice last year for 19 goals, his last few years really have been superb.

The Roar's AFL top 50 players, 30-21: Who should be higher, Dusty or De Goey?

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