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Oh boo hoo the girls might get hurt let’s force them back into the kitchens. You’re just as bad as IAP.

Every AFLW game to be broadcast live in landmark TV deal

AFLX is fun to play though. Played a couple scratch matches as part of this years pre-christmas training. Great way to blow out some cobwebs, tick the legs over and build some game sense.

'Is this a joke?': AFLX slammed as an 'embarrassment'

Why are they ‘not suited’? Because they aren’t male clones? Ridiculous expectation. It’s like saying children shouldn’t play Aussie rules because their games are nothing like the men.

The biggest issue with AFLW is the size 4 ball being used. Go kick one 100 times and then do it with a men’s size 5 ball. You’ll be shocked at the difference. Prior to the AFLW starting the VFLW used to use a 4 1/2 size.

The size 4 ball is much rounder. It’s like a balloon. It’s like when a size 5 ball is worn out and loses its shape. Combined with the lighter weight which allows environmental conditions effect it more it makes for a very different game.

Every AFLW game to be broadcast live in landmark TV deal

And without women supporting the AFL and it’s predessors for the past 150+years there would be no AFL either.

Every AFLW game to be broadcast live in landmark TV deal

Who is your vice-captain? Who else is in the leadership group?

I’m not a big believer that a forward makes a good Captain. Forwards can’t influence a game if the ball isn’t coming in.

Mids or defenders can more easily put a team on their shoulders and turn the tide.

I also don’t believe the captain needs to be the best player on the list.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

Point of clarity – it isn’t the women who ‘chose to piggy-back off the AFL’, it was the male led AFL that decided to add a woman’s competition – after waiting about 100 or so year too long.
Football isn’t something reserved for men only. The AFL and clubs have been happily pocketing money from females supporters for years. Every club’s merchandise store has women’s lines of clothing, gear, accessories etc.
Women have watched footy for decades and not once complained their money was going to men, why is it people like you think your money should only be spent on men? I’ll answer for you, it is quite clear – Paul is right – you are a misogynist.
There is nothing stopping you from not watching it, yet you feel the need to take your petty little shots at it all the time. Do you see any women on this site complaining about the men playing if they have no interest in the game? No, of course not.

Every AFLW game to be broadcast live in landmark TV deal

GAJ missus is pregnant with their first child. No word on whether it is a boy or girl yet. Due sometime in Feb/Mar I think.

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2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

In case you missed it – the edit button is back for logged in users 🙂 My continued annoying of Josh about it finally paid off 🙂

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

Always good to see how inaccurate Don’s knowledge of his own club is.

2019 AFL lists: Oldest, youngest, most and least experienced

I think Tex’s backslide started from the moment he decided to get rid of the mullet. Not that mullets are a great look but it seemed to work for him. Serious and sombre Tex isn’t working. He needs to loosen up again. Whether he is a good captain or not, I don’t really know but I don’t think being captain has helped his game or his teammates. A player doesn’t need to be named captain to have a voice in the squad and from the outside looking in I think that would be a better role for Walker. Get the fun back in his game, focus on his game then help others as needed.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

Just wait, there is something like 31 male children born to the players from the 07, 09 and 11 flags. Obviously not all will pursue footy and of the ones that do many won’t be good enough but it could be interesting.

Can you picture Johnny Ottens palming down to Aston Bartel who feeds it out to the run of Boh Enright, flicks onto Myles Chapman, shares with Archie Johnson and hits up Jagger Mooney in attack? That’s the prospect that awaits Geelong in 2037.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

If that is your metric then Joel Selwood as captain of the Cats for the past 7 years and playing finals in 6 of them is clearly a far superior choice. Selwood has also been AA captain twice and an IRS captain while Walker has never been captain of either.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

No about money. Its all about fluffing ‘average attendance’ numbers. It is what drives every fixture decision – an absolutely meaningless stat but one which the AFL and media is obsessed with. Freo doesn’t draw enough people to make a case not to be shunted off to a smaller ground.
For the record, I do not agree with it. I have never agreed with it. Its why the Cats are forced to lose money year after year and play 2 ‘home’ games against MCG tenants at the MCG even though the Cats would make a far bigger profit playing in front of a smaller crowd at their actual home ground.
The AFL doesn’t care about fair. They don’t care about what is right. They only care about having big attendance numbers – even to the detriment of clubs and fairness.

Fremantle Dockers 2019 season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

The money doesn’t really matter as much as the guarantee for the next 4 years that proper coverage and promotion will exist. Don’t get me wrong, money always helps but its IMO the least important part of the deal.

Every AFLW game to be broadcast live in landmark TV deal

How exactly would people outside the club know whether an opposing clubs captain is good or not? It is one of the silliest awards going.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

You took the time to read and the time to comment, so I’d say you care.

Magpies aim to reverse slow AFLW starts

Whats your evidence of this so called ‘head turning’ you keep claiming?

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

May and Lynch endured 7 and 8 years there. Can you name a single Suns player who ‘bailed out’ during or directly after a rookie contract? The exodus of players are all players who were there during the Eade years and when the Suns worked out in tin sheds.
If you want to expand the discussion to players leaving after 7+ years then your own club has to be at or near the top of the ladder. Maybe the Crows should focus on not being so cheap then they won’t have to worry about trying to pry out players from other clubs. Tippet, Cameron, Danger, Lever, Bock, Davis, Gunston.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

You continue to ignore the massively different circumstances. None of the ones who left did so on or directly after a rookie contract. Both endured 7 or 8 years there. Not 1. Not 2.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

The only people who seem to assume its fait accompli that the GC recruits will run away in a year is a couple of you Adelaide fans who’ve convinced yourselves of it. Gold Coast has not had a problem retaining recent recruits, its the ones that have been there for much longer periods. Periods punctuated by bad admin, bad staff, bad facilities and a really bad coach (Eade). None of those things the players new to the club will be subjected to.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

You also had a far easier fixture last year on account for missing finals the year before.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

What a contrived load of BS …Yes, I agree Nick Blakely would have never played footy if it hadn’t have been for the Swans academy. Same for Bailey Scott – another player who surely would have ‘been lost to the game’ if not for the Suns academy.

All academies are rorting the draft.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

I think the solution to all the F/S, Academy and NGA players is to make clubs pay points from the round the bid came in. So if a player is bid on in the first round only a clubs first round points can be used to match it. If a club doesn’t have enough points left in that round, they can go in deficit and the points will be taken off that round the following year. Or with live trading they can try to swing a deal to get a pick in. Ditto 2nd, 3rd etc. Can still retain the 20% discount but at least clubs won’t be getting top talent for junk picks.

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

Just hope he isn’t the next Menzel, Morrabito or Alex Johnson.

Sam Docherty's season over after knee injury at training

Every one is ‘training the house down’ and ‘setting new PBs’ at this time of year. It means nothing. My point is nothing is certain. Are they likely to? Yeah, I’d say there is a good chance they’ll be back in finals, but no one saw the wheels coming off last year – something unforeseen could happen again. The ‘camp’ showed how one foot wrong can quickly ruin an entire season.

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