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Chuckakhan

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Passionate Essendon Supporter, and all around total flog.

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How dare you insult the glory of Blake bortles by comparing his former side to the suns: I also think the jags have won the draft lottery with Trevor Lawrence haha

Every AFL club's NFL counterpart

Yeah I forgot about touk Miller. He’s been talismanic for the suns.

We need to talk about David Swallow

I’m glad Shaw has managed to find a role in footy he’s too good to not have a role.

Rhyce Shaw appointed head of development at Gold Coast Suns

The captain that I would compare swallow even though they play different positions is Jaryn Geary, Geary puts forward workmanlike performances that carries st kilda on their back. For who I believe the next suns captain should be? I think Rowell is a good choice I also think that lachie Weller could be an inspired choice in the captaincy.

We need to talk about David Swallow

He would have the respect of the wider footballing community, instead he appears to be too tolerant of abuse directed at his players.

The top ten Collingwood fictions going around

Except it’s not, these are perfectly justifiable criticisms of a coach who has gone mad with power. I’m sure bucks is lovely but his single minded pursuit of a premiership has been to the detriment of his players

The top ten Collingwood fictions going around

While I do think collingwood ought to be commended on a very good draft haul, I believe that is more out of luck than anything else that drove them forward. I am exceptionally disappointed my bombers didn’t try to be more aggressive with their trio of top 10 selections, yes McInnes probably wasn’t good enough for the top ten but the pies would be kicking themselves he went as low as he did. I think so egregious the failings collingwood have had this year that they need to acrimoniously fire Nathan and Eddie maguire. I’m also disappointed in the on field leadership, Pendles should be fronting up to the press putting the ball in the administrations court at collingwood.

The top ten Collingwood fictions going around

Yeah but was he asking for that? I think this year has revealed the importance of flexibility with player schedules

The Adam Treloar mystery

That makes this trade even worse. Not to mention a violation of the sex discrimination act. If they pushed Adam out on the basis of his fiancé living in Queensland, collingwood should be counting their lucky stars they’re only paying 300 grand of his contract

The Adam Treloar mystery

Yeah but player for player swaps are very uncommon these days.

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

Yeah I’m a bit disappointed the bombers didn’t try a player-player swap for raz like going after Liernert or something like that

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I think boak lacks the ball use in my opinion to form a mr fix it like roll that Burgoyne fills for the hawks. I think he’s more durable than gray that’s for sure but I also think port have more depth in the small defender roll. I wanna see them try and move Burton onto a wing

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

Yeah but the whole dual captaincy thing didn’t work. Rozee, durusma, butters and Woodstock will all continue to get better. But I think there’s not a lot of middle of the road talent in terms of age at port.

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

Gray probably is past his Best but I think wines started to put it together in such a way that eases the burden on boak and with SPP improving his forward craft they won’t miss boak too much. Dixon might be a poor shot on goal but he has sticky hands to clunk marks and score heavily

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I think rozee and orazio can replace gray somewhat. I don’t think ladhams and georgiades will replace Dixon somewhat thankfully they have a bit of time before they have to replace him

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

We probably would’ve gone the same way as league splintering into sporting silos without the willingness of the AFL to so aggressively go into league heartlands and encourage participation in places like the Gold Coast. The only reason I played footy as a kid was cos my dad is from Victoria.

Have the Gold Coast Suns managed to convert local juniors?

I think potentially you’re showing a good point for a one year extension. Yes port have improved out of sight this year but are the players they’ve signed going to improve them that much. They still don’t really have a successor to Robbie gray or charlie Dixon in the forward lines, and Travis boak is only getting oldee

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I remember enjoying whenever the port Adelaide side played the swans being excited because it always was a cracker of a game but in that period the swans were far too buddy conscious and it showed in ports ability to roll with the punches and counter attack with speed

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I also think aliir aliir is an exceptionally talented interceptor, who provides a greater degree of flexibility in the ruck for port so they can run sides off their feet.

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I think the thing that has defined Hinkleys tenure at Port Adelaide is an inconsistency to the list management style. He came in when Port were at their lowest point. He took them to a prelim within two years which is a great turn around. I remember that Port side as having a lot of buzz around them they were the ultimate challengers and were it not for a bad decision by Matt Stevic I believe they would’ve made a grand final. But then they went back into the wilderness and Hinkley became a divisive figure, they initially tried to recruit mature age talent and that was a failure with Trent McKenzie and maybe Steven Motlop the only ones you can call successes. Their movement back to the draft in 2018 was a well time decision with Zac Butters, Xavier Durusma, and Conor Rozee reliable parts of their best 22.

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I think their selection of aliir aliir may prove to be a master stroke as the big criticism you can make against port is their lack of Height in the back line especially since Dougall Howard left,

Hinkley earns two-year extension with Power

I also think one thing that you’re maybe not addressing, but you did allude to is the fact that 17 is the graduation age in Queensland. So when it comes time for the kids to be drafted they’re focusing entirely on their football not the prospect of exams as well as football

Have the Gold Coast Suns managed to convert local juniors?

Yeah but I think the thing you aren’t really acknowledging. Yeah they recruited well but the tigers moved from a star powered side with rance, Riewoldt, and Martin as the key cogs to a system based side where those players are still important but they became all about the team effort

The Adam Treloar mystery

I had a couple mates who were at school witj Witts you’d be surprised the ruck talent and football talent in that part of Sydney goes pretty deep. The swans managed to recruit some very very handy footy players from the Sydney AFL premier competitions. The McVeigh brothers, Dane rampe, and Sam Naismith are a few examples

The Adam Treloar mystery

So point 1: I don’t think collingwood made that many mistakes drafting in the 2012-2015 draft hauls. Yes the 2014/15 drafts save it but they managed to get De Goey, Moore, Grundy, Cox, Maynard and co. I agree that freeman and scharenberg are pretty egregious failures but every club has missteps. I say you need to compare them to the drafting of sides who were around collingwood at that point. I think the bombers are a good example, they brought in langford and laverde who’ve never been able to rise to their potential, Joey who’s been injured the last three years, along with raz who’s been pretty injury prone. Aaron Francis has been home sick the entire time and Parrish has been up and down. Clear successes from that period include Ambrose, merrett, Gleeson, Anthony Mcdonald Tippungwuti, redman, Parrish and Orazio Fantasia.

Point 2: I think the handling of the treloar situation is the most egregious coaching failure since Hirds handling of the supplements saga. Not that they’re in any way comparable I just believe Buckley’s handling of the situation is abhorrent and it ought to be critiqued as such.

The Adam Treloar mystery