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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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All very fair and reasonable points Dingo, but it all comes down to expectation. It’s also why I argue Simpson has under-achieved with this generation of Eagles players, regardless of premiership. Only one prelim appearance from that group isn’t good enough.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

I do think GWS for the most part, but Scott has had access to a lot of great players too. Prime Hawkins, Selwood, Dangerfield is a great trio to build around, let alone Taylor, Duncan, Stewart, Blicavs, a bit of Tim Kelly, a bit of Jeremy Cameron.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Not a bad point at all Christo. They certainly started to bleed some role players in, but they’ve never got the balance quite right.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Certainly lacks all charisma, and yes, he does emanate a lethargy. And maybe that all means nothing, but it’s certainly unimpressive.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Interesting call on Lyon, we know what a defensive coach he was, albeit taking two clubs to grand finals. Scott is also defensive, but prefers to do it with the ball, and as we seen time and again, that’s hard to sustain under finals pressure.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

GWS gave with one hand, and the grand final umpires took with the other…

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

It’s a good observation Macca, so many of them offer up anonymous performances, which to me smacks of complacency that can come with the same bloke in charge for a decade. It’s also why I think Toby Greene one of the most overrated players in the league – he delivers more “nothing” games than anyone else of his reputation. Jeremy Cameron is another.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

It’s a good point. I went into a bit more detail about them a couple of years ago.

GWS are broken in every way

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

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With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Will always be great friends of the Richmond Football Club. Chris Scott, in particular.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Thought I’d give it a whirl. Gave myself a half-chuckle/half-cringe while I wrote it, wondering if I’d get pulled up. And so I have.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

I think that was a Jack Dyerism, and a good one at that.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

Agree.

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

It is, without question, one of the least open seasons of all time, and history will remember it as such. At least in terms of premiership chances.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

Is the analysis as shallow as “kick straighter and win” I wonder? As if everything in a game would stay exactly the same if a ball went through for a goal instead of a behind, and the same amount of scoring shots would be had. The scoring map against Richmond shows the Dogs didn’t generate any chances from close range.

The Dogs have shown an inconsistency under Beveridge, which in my opinion is a reflection of the way he coaches, forever ringing the changes in and out of the side, and moving the player positions.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

Some really excellent points here.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

This looks roughly right Brian. Except Melbourne are on a tier of their own, and I’d have Brisbane on their own behind them, and throw Freo in with Sydney and Geelong.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

There was certainly some lax marking, but lots of Pies turnovers gave the Tiges some really good looks. Lynch is seeing them well too, jumping at the ball better than he often does.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

I think the Dogs under Beveridge are destined to be a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside a mystery.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

Correct on both points, well picked up.

Top-four contenders, finals hopefuls or no-hopers? Your AFL team reviewed

Confidence is obviously a huge thing, and they’ve got none at the moment. But there is a lack of size across the ground. I wonder if Martin has been more eye-catching because he does have that bit of height about him in that line-up, although more of an outside player at the moment, what would be look like given more inside time.

The Bombers' big problem? Their midfield is too small and too soft

Any word on how far away from AFL Tippa is? He was playing VFL earlier in the year, but I find it hard to get uptodate info.

The Bombers' big problem? Their midfield is too small and too soft

I think most had them slipping out of the eight again, and they had a hard early draw on paper, and it has proven even harder than that I think, given they’ve also copped some rising teams.

Yep, all of them as individuals would complement the right midfield really well, but just something about them together seems too easy to play against.

The Bombers' big problem? Their midfield is too small and too soft

You wouldn’t get much for Smith these days. Dunkley would certainly stand out in that Bomber midfield given he’s a foot taller than the rest of them.

The Bombers' big problem? Their midfield is too small and too soft

Yes, the teams competing for that last spot in the finals were hopeless, they all just kept losing when they had to win.

The Bombers' big problem? Their midfield is too small and too soft

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