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No, we don’t “know” that at all. And unless you were on that phone call, neither do you.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

I actually wonder whether its the coaching ranks that’s going to prove to be the biggest problem at the Giants. Cameron got a two year extension, despite not really proving to be all that great a coach. And it’s a weird time period – it’s not really a long, proper commitment, is it? And where’s the succession planning for when he leaves? Lots of movement in the assistant coaches at the club at the moment too. Hardly settled times at the Giants…

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

“their already very small supporter base”

They had almost 31k members this year. One of only seven clubs to see an increase from last season too.

Always helps to stick to facts, yes?

GWS are broken in every way

I think there’s a fair amount of hyperbole in this article – standard technique to get the clicks I guess.

But I do agree that the re-signing of Cameron as coach didn’t make sense. And more concerningly for the club is that there doesn’t appear to be any succession planning. If you’re only going to sign your senior coach for two years, where’s the strategy for a successor? I can’t see one, but maybe someone else can?

GWS are broken in every way

Pressure from coaches who don’t like limitations put on them maybe?

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

“Seven has paid the first instalment reflecting our assessment of fair value,”

I hope he’s got some evidence as to how they’ve arrived at the new figure, otherwise they’ll be in trouble legally. A contract is still a contract. You don’t get to arbitrarily change things in a contract because it’s no longer convenient for you.

Seven refuse to pay full broadcast price to CA

Another thought (although I know this will never get up) – shorter seasons are good. Football is a winter sport – play from April-September.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

Good point about the fitness of players these days. But there’s an easy fix to that – limit the number of interchanges.

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

Shorter quarters – I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority here, but I don’t mind them. But I wouldn’t mind limiting the number of interchanges each quarter.

Regional games – YES! And I wonder whether it’s worth considering allocating specific locations to specific teams to allow for genuine ‘home’ support to build?

Which of this year's quirks and oddities should the AFL keep?

You want them to be “based out of Campbelltown full-time” but you also want them to “play some games at [Leichhardt Oval]”?!?!?

Home isn't where the heart is for Wests Tigers

Sure the draft is compromised. But so is just about every aspect of the AFL. For example, I’m sure every non-Victorian team would love the chance to host the GF if they finished top of the table. But they can’t. I’m sure the Suns would like to have more of their games broadcast in prime time. But they can’t. etc etc…

Clarko may be deflecting, but he isn't wrong about the AFL's compromised draft

As it should be – wasn’t that part of the criteria for being awarded the licence?

Sydney FC may have claimed the A-League trophy but Western United made the season

“Hopefully their stadium will be built and they can attract more members.”

This will be critical. Playing out of Kardinia Park is insane.

Sydney FC may have claimed the A-League trophy but Western United made the season

“In the US, a mere handful of the combined 120+ clubs in the “big four” professional leagues own their own stadium (The Red Sox and the Cubs as examples). Otherwise they are all playing out of government owned infrastructure.”

Ah…not true. In the NFL, there are only two (Tampa and Buffalo) that are 100% government owned. The rest are either completely private, or a mixture of public and private investment.

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

Yeah, I know. But I still haven’t heard any logical explanation as to why the SFS needs to be rebuilt at the same capacity. The govt is spending our money and I object to them wasting it like this.

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

Do you know what the quality of the surface is like there?

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

I’m sure your right – but the difference is that Kogarah and Brookvale are publicly owned assets, so I’ve got less of a problem with public money being used to upgrade them.

But if Panthers (or the Sharks for that matter) get handouts from the govt, then I might ask the govt for a handout to renovate my house! Not really any difference is there…

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

That would be your right of course, but performance clauses are pretty common as I understand it. Seibold’s was unusual by their absence.

Seibold confirms Broncos exit

Penrith also own their stadium I think? Or at least, through the Leagues club…

If they want to develop it, good for them – get Panthers to pay for it!

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

I don’t really have a problem with the SFS being rebuilt – but rebuilding it with the same capacity is really dumb. A great little 25k high quality stadium (much like Banc of California Stadium in LA) would have been fantastic, not to mention cheaper. Much more ‘fit for purpose’.

Maybe a new similar sized stadium in the Liverpool area is justified? But other than that – the respective clubs and/or NRL should fork out for the improvements, not the state government.

Then use the savings to have the Health and Education Departments as well-funded as possible.

Can government funding for NSW stadia still be justified?

Tom Papley still keen to leave the Swans?

AFL Trades: Key forwards are on the table in 2020

And there will be performance clauses in there too!

Seibold confirms Broncos exit

Something even more predictable is the first person either not understanding or deliberately misrepresenting criticism by the second person. And throwing in unnecessary abuse while they’re at it. And just for the cherry on top – their response is littered with spelling and grammatical errors.

Awakening the sleeping giant: Why the Broncos coming last is bad news for every other NRL team

If you believe rumours, I hope he employs whoever negotiated on behalf of Israel Folau in his settlement with RA. That should set him up for life.

What price your career, Anthony Seibold? I'd say more than a million bucks

One of the Swans best this year. A huge loss.
Hope he recovers quickly.

Rampe done for the season after re-injuring hand