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Chuckakhan

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Passionate Essendon Supporter, and all around total flog.

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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

Nan des ka?

Three big winners from the trade period

I don’t think St Kilda won the trade period, if you think about it their list lacks for A-Grade talent, and they didn’t really bring in anyone of consequence, but they paid a high price for it in terms of draft picks and the like.

Three big winners from the trade period

Great comment mate, I don’t doubt the stress of being in the Melbourne Bubble would be immense, particularly as a father-son selection like Daniher. Additionally, I think Daniher is someone who needs to get enjoyment out of footy rather than viewing it as a job like you or I would view it. I also would recommend people have a look at Adam Trealoars interview on AFL 360 a few months back about the stress and anxiety of being a professional footballer.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

I think the issue that played out in the Daniher trade is that Harley encouraged Daniher to go public and he did which created an environment for Sydney to be seen to be doing something when they really have no compunction about waiting a yeaar and picking Joey up in free agency.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

Yep the Swans should’ve offered someone like a McCartin or Reid, they’re not integral to the rebuild but they’re more of a like for like swap.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

yeah but the thing about Baseball particularly major league baseball is there is a vast difference between the haves and the have nots in Baseball.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

I like the cut of your jib, American sports are not in good nick.

Dons’ delicate Daniher dance

I think the thing about the saints is they took a bold posture that may or may not pay off for them, if they don’t make finals for the next two years I reckon they’ll be in trouble.

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

I do appreciate some of your ideas, I particularly think the on-trading of players who don’t want to move is a good idea. However, it would require some effort such as the player already needing to qualify as a free agent or earn above a certain amount (which would assist with clubs like the Pies who want to off load cap space). But I also think the trade period is far too long.

How to improve the AFL trade period

An Interesting take, I think people are a bit harsh on the recruitment people at Geelong, my biggest issue has been the combativeness of Chris Scott as an individual. I think Geelong are in desperate need of a mobile big man, and a more sustainable forward half as Gary Ablett, Gary Rohan and co went missing in the second half of last yeaar.

Cats entering uncharted territory