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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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I can’t wait for the race Razzar, it’s going to be so hectic. Plenty of speed and tactics are going to be required, with quick decisions needed. He might just be too good, but I’d need $3.50 to be backing NS.

Moonee Valley: Group 1 Moir Stakes preview and tips

We’ll see! The four year olds are dominating at the moment, and I’m happy to be with them. Happy to look at some value.

Randwick Super Saturday: Previews and tips

Breaking a track record on your own steam is no mean feat, especially at WFA. Agree though, I couldn’t back him at those odds in by far his hardest test yet.

Yeah, it’s always on that time, could do with it a race earlier.

Moonee Valley: Group 1 Moir Stakes preview and tips

You’re assuming I have a problem with what happened to Brayshaw, I think.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I still don’t see why. We want the players to take shots at goal, correct? Rather than passing to create better opportunities? So therefore, encourage them to take the shots by add more value.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

In this situation, isn’t a behind more of a penalty than it currently is, so we’d want to incentivize goals more, and make them worth more than six?

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I thought week one of finals was probably the most intense I can recall, that laster for longer across the four games than usual. High pressure, high intensity will always lead to lower scoring, but I thought the games were great.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I tend to agree, but my biggest issue is that we’re always seeing unintended consequences when rule changes happen.

As long as we have coaches that want to coach defensively, there will always be unattractive footy that the AFL doesn’t like.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I don’t have a problem with a lot of the niggles and punching, but I understand that some would.

I couldn’t believe my eyes at the scheduling of Collingwood in week one of this years finals. It was staggering at the time, and that hasn’t changed.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

The building of forward pressure leads to congestion, and I guess in some ways depends on it. The AFL is obviously keen to strip that back.

AFL rule changes are coming: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I just had a bit of a hectic day on the whole, I never got a chance to reply. I read most of them though, some very entertaining comments, including ripping into me which I don’t mind.

I don’t think it’s so much about writing Grunt off, but it’s always hard to know where the new 4yo’s sit, and we’re not sure of his best distance yet. Three absolute class horses at the top of the market, if Grunt can win he’ll be a player in everything he contests.

Group 1 Memsie Stakes Preview

Yeah, I’m not sure how much of a punting option the Memsie is. History is pretty clear though – single figure odds and Group 1 winner previously, so you’d think it will be one of the three big chances. No result will surprise of those.

I don’t mind early 3yo races, particularly SWP. I find that those carrying the penalties find it hard to win, so I’m always looking for something on the minimum that’s in form and has a touch of class.

Group 1 Memsie Stakes Preview

Macca, who cares whether you get something out of it? I do. Others do. The players obviously do.

You may not like Quarter Pounder’s either. Does that mean McDonald’s should take them off the menu?

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

I don’t have a problem with niggle, it’s a physical, heated game. I understand if the AFL wanted to crack down on it, but I have no idea why supporters would want that.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

The cult of purity, I like that.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

Funnily enough, I thought it was real time speed that showed it more evidently. Either way, there is no doubt in my mind it hit the post, nor in Josh Jenkins’.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

Paying a free kick for hands in the back at the five minute mark of the first quarter doesn’t fundamentally change the game if they get it wrong. Removing someone with a red card does. The AFL have shown they are not competent enough to have that responsibility.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

I could have put “the good old days” in quotations like I did there.

And footy is at its best when fuelled by spite. And it does get the blood of players, coaches and supporters pumping. That’s undeniable. All of these things raise the level of intensity, and footy is at it’s best when intensity is high.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

Anything less than 7 will not go down well, and I think they’ll read the play correctly on this one.

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

Very good pick-up Marcus, well noted.

Sure, Richmond are first, but it's not daylight second

It’s a fair call about GWS, the difference probably being they can still finish top four, and weren’t coming from that far back.

Sure, Richmond are first, but it's not daylight second

Pithy analysis Brian, and hard to argue against. There’s a good chance it will be Richmond v GWS in the first final, first vs fourth. The loser will likely end up having to go through Perth.

Sure, Richmond are first, but it's not daylight second

The premiership percentages are certainly weighted in favour of not finishing on top, it’s not often that the double gets completed.

In Richmond’s favour now is a top two finish being all but secure, so they can have a little lull now, and then peak again in September.

Sure, Richmond are first, but it's not daylight second

I’m not big on Geelong, I think the ladder is true reflection for them.

That said, they are a huge chance of an upset this Friday. They’ve got everything to play for, Richmond doesn’t. The Tiges are coming off a brutal game against Collingwood, six day break, Prestia already ruled out, others would be sore. I’ll be tipping the Cats.

Sure, Richmond are first, but it's not daylight second