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Do they get anything for them when they leave at the end of the year? No, so what is the difference?

Mid-season AFL trades: Good call or recipe for disaster?

No one told Giants stadium what dimensions it had to be. No one told Metricon what size to be. No one told WA Gov’t what dimensions their new $1.6b ground could or couldn’t be. As long as its reasonable no one is going to care. No team will want a ground excessively different because (if you believe) ground dimensions make a big difference in how teams play than playing away will be troublesome.

Chris Scott slams AFL 'furphies' amid Geelong's home final push

Geelong is not a western suburb of Melbourne. It is it’s own distinct city.

Chris Scott slams AFL 'furphies' amid Geelong's home final push

Seems premature to me. Took a young team to a premiership then first side in 40 years to miss finals the following 3 years after winning a flag. Dunno what this ‘rebuilding’ nonsense is about. Dogs have the same core they did with the flag.

Bulldogs coach Beveridge signs big extension

Geelong has been playing out of Kardinia Park since 1941. There have been 677 games played there. It’s not like the dimensions are new. Why the sudden, ‘it’s not good enough’? Do you want to plonk down the ~$750m-$1b it would take to widen the ground? If you doubt those numbers I’d be happy to explain why the ground cannot easily be changed in width (and why one wing is almost flat).

Chris Scott slams AFL 'furphies' amid Geelong's home final push

Well every single club gets AFL club distributions

St Kilda parts ways with Alan Richardson

AFL team sheets list both as injured not omitted.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Elliot and Greenwood both injured again?

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

He could sit out a year and see what happens. Freo may open up by then. Port more likely to open up next year also considering Hinkley’s contract

Who's the best candidate to replace Alan Richardson?

“But Geelong have been far and away the best side this year, and should win at home.”

At the Hawks home ground you mean.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 18

From every report I have read he forced management to tell him whether he was going to be renewed, when they said no, he walked out. This article is completely wrong.

Richo's departure was needed, but the timing was awful

I’d like to see Brad go to a side with resources for a change and see what he can do. Not sure going from NM to Saints is the best move.

Who's the best candidate to replace Alan Richardson?

Clubs out of contention with big name players coming out of contract could try to trade them as ‘rentals’ and get more in return than letting them away away for nothing. Only issue with mid-season trades is getting players to agree to them.

Mid-season AFL trades: Good call or recipe for disaster?

Yes, Gil doesn’t think it is ‘unfair’ because Geelong play two ‘home’ games a year at the MCG (that is forced upon Geelong by the AFL).

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-07-18/whats-right-is-inconvenient-scott-whacks-gill-over-cats-mcg-finals-talk

AFL confirms score review bunker for finals

Brad Scott offered to walk out, I guarantee you there was a buyout. One of the benefits of a buyout is generally it allows coaches to seek immediate employment within the industry. Without a buyout the coach would receive full pay but would be prohibited from taking up any other position within footy (standard contract no compete clause).

St Kilda parts ways with Alan Richardson

It’s one central bunker for all grounds anywhere

AFL confirms score review bunker for finals

AFL have already stated Geelong will play finals at MCG this year

AFL confirms score review bunker for finals

Good god no. The AFL need to take (another) leaf out of the NFL’s book and set down hard rules on what is and isn’t reviewable.

AFL confirms score review bunker for finals

Sure he is. If you look at North’s list he got far more out of them than the sums of their parts. That is what a good coach does. Someone like Leon Cameron on the other hand has a prime list and keeps crashing the Ferrari, his side is far less than the sum of their parts.

St Kilda parts ways with Alan Richardson

Would Carlton and North Melbourne be better off right now with Bolton and Brad Scott still in charge?
The reality is their replacements were already on the clubs books and getting paid. Sure they may have received a pay bump for the position change but it wouldn’t be that much and would likely be offset by whatever money the club saves when they negotiate a buyout with the departing coach.
It would be different if a club hired a coach on a 5 year deal and fired them after 2, then they actually would be paying for two head coaches. But all the current coaches are on expiring deals and replaced by people already on the clubs payroll.

St Kilda parts ways with Alan Richardson

“The AFL should cease all grants to any club that sacks a coach prior to their contract running out. “

Sounds great in theory but what happens when a club does its due diligence, thinks its gotten the right person but it doesn’t work out. Is the AFL and club better off having a coach who is either bad or a bad fit forced to stay? Don’t you want clubs to improve? I certainly do. If a club has a coach like Richardson, Bolton or Brad Scott who isn’t getting it done, no point is forcing them to wait til end of season.

St Kilda parts ways with Alan Richardson

Haha where you been hiding?

Six talking points from AFL Round 17

Or maybe that is all the Pies can catch is breaks … terrible pun.

Scott Pendlebury sidelined by finger surgery

Like Ablett? 7 FF, 24 FA for the season. Or maybe Hawkins? 9 FF, 14 FA.

Six talking points from AFL Round 17

Says the kid who started with the name calling

Six talking points from AFL Round 17