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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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Enjoyable commentary. Yes, Jackson looks terribly awkward with his ball drop, and Jetta looks a different player this year after being awful last season. Lever has some terribly forgettable moments last year where he shirked it a couple of times, but seems back to his best.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

I thought Taberner has been pretty good actually.

Melbourne has beaten two teams that were largely expected to finish in that middle third of the ladder or so, so it’s a huge start.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

Absolutely fair based on their sad recent history!

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

Agree that they have too often broken down 40-80m out from goal, and can be as sloppy as anyone with their entries.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

Plenty of wanky terms around to be sure, but I don’t believe intercept marking is one of them.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

But what is in the Dogs favour is that they should win so much of the ball through the midfield that they don’t need to be as strong down back, as long as your boys can become more efficient with their inside 50’s.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

Also worth pointing out the eventual finalists are usually easy to tell by about Rd 10, as the top 8 at that stage almost always end up playing finals.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

Lol.

The competitive advantage making Melbourne an AFL premiership sleeper

For me it’s just the decision to make a “debutant” a sub hoping he won’t play, when several other options are available.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

It was an outstanding performance, and some of the kicking on display, my goodness. If Longmire can harness these weapons…

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Grundy under heat right now, and rightly so. Was happy to make public, in the way of this generation, how he battled in the hub. Was non-competitive at times last Friday. Looking forward to his response.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Nice.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

I think the new rule is actually okay, probably just need to either tighten or loosen and more clearly define some of the parameters around it.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

12th Man in cricket is not remotely similar.

The difference between 22nd, 23rd, 24th player at AFL level is marginal at best. Pretty easy to do the right thing make a debutant 22nd or 24th.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Let’s just call it what it is – a **** of an act.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Was wondering if I would get a bite there… 😛

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Yes, it is flat out strange that they are awarded a game. Getting match fees, yes, absolutly, but not a registered game.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

Interesting comments by all. Australian Rules Football is first and foremost a club game, and it is a local game. The sense of community is instrinsic to its value. Opportunities like this don’t come along often, and there is ample opportunity here to do the right thing which benefits the team, individuals, club and supporters.

Hawthorn and North Melbourne got it wrong, wrong, wrong

😂

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

My fear is that the combination of this and fatigue will lead to a lot of slow boring play late in quarters. Ultimately though, the changes only really effect the peripheral things.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

Yes, I will definitely get so much wrong, but just so hard to tell what at this stage.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

Solid commentary here, and excellent point about uncontested marks.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

Reasonable point. But far easier now to find an option before needing to use the man running past.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

I think they can still jump at least.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?

Richmond is a good wet weather team, but in the first half v Port prelim and v Geel GF it was the Power and Cats ball handling that was surer in the conditions. Tigers tidied up much better after HT, which gave them more time with the ball and hence were cleaner.

How will the AFL rule-changes impact the flow of play?