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Passionate Essendon Supporter, and all around total flog.

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True I think a sport like AFL which carries a disproportionately high injury rate are going to be very very challenged because a lot of the stuff like surgeries for ACL recos or typically elective surgeries won’t get done as quickly as it normally would be. Hell in Italy it’s nearly impossible to have any surgery because they have retrofitted operating rooms to ICU beds

Let's be grateful that we have Gill

Alas dear yorrick I knew him well, yorrick is labor’s nickname for Greg hunt

Let's be grateful that we have Gill

Look I will be the first to criticise gill for some of his decisions but I think this decision took courage particularly with where the economy is at. They have prioritised safety as much as possible with the potential trigger of a 30 day shut down if a player tests positive to the corona virus. But given the major issues with morale and millions of individuals largely confined to their homes it’s good to give the people and the fans something to cheer about and draw a sense of community from.

I think we also need to praise the senior coaches taking a huge pay cut in trying cirvumstsances

Let's be grateful that we have Gill

Ideally when the AFL women’s gets really up and running I think they’d be great curtain raisers to one another

Marsh Community Series: rate it or hate it?

It was more people like Blicavs going up as the third man up. I think ditch the nomination rule and if a player goes third up then give a free kick to the other team.

Also make punitive measures for umpires more transparent. You stuff up go back to twos. Like the Essendon Sydney game, we were robbed by a clear violation of the rules, no ifs and or buts, the AFL should’ve come down hard and reversed the score line

Is Clarko's decongestant remedy worse than the problem?

I think they have taken a positive step in the right direction. They have a lot of under rated talent like macpherson and sexton or even harbrow and Hanley

The Gold Coast Suns are on the right path

Saad was very hard done by as were the crouch brothers and sexton

The Roar’s AFL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs

I’m sorry but this list is positively horrendous. Where’s sexton? One of the best small forwards in the competition and deserving of a spot in the top 50. Or Michael Hurley? I understand that he might be down the ranks a little because of his injuries, but he has been extremely good as a key position backs. I’m curious to see each of your team allegiances.

The Roar’s AFL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs

I think buddy was certainly deserving to be in the top fifty but if we are only taking last year into account hell no. No Essendon players in there and no saints players? Like Shiel, Merrett, Hurley, stringer, Saad, McKenna, and McDonald tippungwuti are all either in the top 50 or on the cusp of the top 50. For the saints brad hill, Rowan Marshall and josh Bruce. Hell even the suns are hard done by, sexton is an absolute gun and deserving of a spot

The Roar’s AFL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs

Sidebottom should be in the top fifty

The Roar's AFL top 50 players: 30-21

Disagree with you there champ, he’s consistently punching above his weight as an inside midfielder, probably the best user of the ball in essendons midfield and has recently begun to add more goals to his gqme

The Roar's AFL top 50 players: 30-21

Given his stage of his career I would say Sloane is just about right. I personally rate the crouch brothers as better inside midfielders.

The Roar's AFL top 50 players: 50-41

I largely agree with your points except port Adelaide are not reliant on Dixon as as a forward, they have westhoff, Marshall, ladhams, and georgiades who can fill key postings. With Robbie gray, Xavier dursuma, Conor Rozee as their smaller options

Port Adelaide season preview

He was decent, but he was always a b grade footy player who sometimes punched above his weight

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

The bombers have trimmed the fat a lot over the last year, getting rid of baguely, myers, and a few others gets rid of some not very talented players

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

Nah it’s precisely because they’ve been through the crucible that is the supplements saga that they’re a stronger team. The problems I think rest off the field with the coaching staff and the recruiting staff. Doddoro constantly tries to out think his opponents and fails as a result of that. The high performance staff were responsible for an obscene amount of injuries last year

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

Easy, Geelong and brisbabe

Which team will make the leap in 2020?

Disagree ahaha, Melbourne have more cultural issues at their club than Essendon do, the fact they traded Hogan was a big mistake.

AFL preview series: Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons

Yeah I rate the aish trade, I think the dockers need to stop taking a maximalist position when it comes to trading because that never works out well. I also think that moving on Lyon was the right call, whilst the exit might be acrimonious, it was the right decision.

The flawed five: Fremantle's worst recruitment woes

Yeah I am optimistic but cautious, they’ve beaten some quality teams and absolutely eviscerated some poor teams (interesting fact for Trivia Kasper and Peter Schmeichel are the only two goal keepers to have 9-0 score sheets in the EPL), but they havent really played anyone of note like a Tottenham, or a Chelsea. But I think them finishing top four should be the aim.

What’s in the water at Leicester City?

Yeah I rate it, Mitch Hibberd is the right sort of size and weight for an inside extractor.

Essendon have stuffed up the draft

I think there were a lot of players we could’ve gotten instead of Ted Cahill, additionally, I do like the fact that we have a ruckman, but I think given the players available at pick 37 we made the wrong decision, Trent Bianco, Jay Rantall and Hugo Ralphsmith all would’ve been better selections than Nick Bryan.

Essendon have stuffed up the draft

Yup I think this is a spectacular summary of the problems Essendon is experiencing, I personally think we need to de-centralise the list management strategy have two roles one for recruiting talent throughout the league, and lower league players and one for draft scouting and selections.

Essendon have stuffed up the draft

I think a lot depends on who remains on the park, like Essendon is a vastly different side with Daniher and Smith playi9ng compared with them not playing.

Essendon have stuffed up the draft

Generally they involve a lot more expletives surrounding it.

2019 AFL Draft Day 1 wrap: Blues make news again with live trades