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Well I will think about it, although to stick by the real family name back prior to the early 1900’s it would be Poppe Col 1.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Just a personal question – are you a really a Pope? Maybe I should change my profile name to Pope Col 1.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Hey Mr Pope, not having a go at North (Carlton fans can’t do that yet) but was your daughter smiling on Saturday night?

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Not much to say Pete, it was a very pathetic effort. Last week people were saying how well the Blues played against your mob and were unlucky to lose. This week they cop a flogging and people revert back to their “worst side”, “sack the coach”, “send them to Tassie” rants (although we get that from Toadie every week).
GWS at home are one of the hardest teams to beat, they flogged Essendon by 76 points there in the first round keeping the Bombers to a lower score than Carlton’s , they beat Richmond by 49 points in round 3, and after last weeks loss to the Hawks were always going to come out firing. I could use excuses like a very depleted backline where we are playing an 18yo in his third game, another young guy playing only his ninth game and his first in over 12 months and looked not AFL standard and another guy who has played 111 games but his last 2 have been in a position he has never played. But it wasn’t the defense’s fault it was the midfield that was completely destroyed. Again I will point out the same midfield that dominated your very good midfield last week for 3 and a half quarters were completely absent yesterday.
I can’t give you any positives from yesterday, I can’t give you any reasons why Carlton were so pathetic because that would take away from how good GWS were. Is it the coach, can he coach – I don’t know. I don’t have access to the coaches box or what happens during the week but I doubt a coach instructs players not to tackle, to not kick to teammates advantage, to handball to a teammates feet and not his hands.
I don’t have any answers and will have to cop the “happy rants” from the people who smile every time Carlton lose. Hopefully the players have a big long look at themselves this week and at least turn up next week.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

I will skol a beer or two in memory of a great Australian, leader and man. RIP Bob.

Vote 1: Women's sport

Especially with a depleted backline.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Dean, depends if he is not picked up by clubs with earlier picks than the Dogs. Carlton could pick him as they are likely to have the first pick.

Tom Boyd announces immediate retirement from AFL at 23

Dean, you are correct re Grigg but Macca was asking if Roughead retired could he be eligible for the mid season draft. I was saying that I believed players eligible for the mid season draft had to nominate by May 3rd and not be a retiree from the previous year.

For clubs to be eligible for the draft they must make a spot or spots on their list vacant by midday May 27.

Tom Boyd announces immediate retirement from AFL at 23

I am sure all nominations for the mid season draft had to be in by May 3rd. Also if I remember rightly a player who retired last year was not eligible for this years mid season draft eg Cyril Rioli, so any retirees this year certainly won’t be eligible.

Macca, I am wondering if the Blues will place Pickett on the long term injury list and therefore grab another pick. The club injury report lists his injury as ‘season’. I can only think if they don’t they might be be keeping a spot for Docherty to play some late games.

For me Doc should forget about playing this year.

Tom Boyd announces immediate retirement from AFL at 23

I would think if a player now says to Elani Gloufis “you talk like a man” they will cop double the fine. His best defence would be to say I was just singing the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song.

AFLPA, Swans weigh options on Rampe fine

Sam Walsh was fined $1k for pushing DeGoey which caused an umpire to trip over De Goeys foot. Walsh appealed the decision but it was upheld and the fine increased to $1.5k. If you look at the incident it was at a centre bounce. De Goey wasn’t standing directly behind the umpire but just to his left. Walsh actually pushed off De Goey which impeded De Goey from moving. The umpire after bouncing the ball did not run back in a direct line but veered to his left where De Goey was. IMO the fact the umpire did not run back in a direct line which he is obliged to was the reason contact with De Goey was made.

A player makes head high contact and doesn’t even cop a fine whilst an umpire trips over a players foot because he can’t run back in a straight line, ends up on his @rse and a player has to cough up $1.5k.

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Well Mr Pope for your daughters sake I hope Sydney get up against your mob. Nothing better than a smiling daughter.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Harmesy said whenever he is asked by people he asks them who they barrack for. If they say Collingwood I say that it was in the Jolimont railyards. If they say Carlton I tell them it was in and if they are neutral I say does it really f@rking matter.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

True Pete, but take out 4 of your best defenders and it makes it hard especially when you have to replace them with an 18 year old in his second game, another youngster who missed all of last year and the first 6 games this year and also play a forward/ruck who has never played down back.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Makes the win even better when Collingwood supporters keep saying it was out even though the goal umpire said it was in, and technology used since have said it was in.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Well are they Toadie? A team missing 4 of it’t best defenders, lost the free kick count 8 – 24, and your side who you rate as one of the top sides could only get over them in the last 5 minutes. Doesn’t seem to be much difference between top & bottom sides at the moment.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Oh boy if we had of picked Grundy instead of Menzel.

Buckley gave Cripps a big rap on SEN this morning too.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Pete, the boundary call in the 79 gf is only disputed by Collingwood supporters. Saying the boundary umpire was lazy is not a good call. The ball movement to get the ball to Harmes and then the kick and chase from Harmes was very quick and the boundary umpire was never going to be in a position to make a call. However the Goal Umpire was in a good position and did not call it out of bounds. He always maintained the ball was not over the line.

In later years video of the incident were sent to the USA to be studied and the conclusion was the ball did not cross the line. Interestingly on Saturday Fox footy used modern technology that conclusively showed the ball was still in play.

I know Collingwood supporters will always hold on to the theory that the ball was out to take away some of the pain of the loss.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Not saying the Pies weren’t ballistic in that final 5 minutes as they certainly dominated the last quarter, but when you look at 4 of their last 5 goals there was a certain element of luck that went their way.

Firstly if Cripps snap goes through for a goal then the Blues go to a 17 point lead. Would that have changed any Collingwood momentum and the result – possibly.

Let’s look at Collingwood’s last 5 goals. Firstly Crisp gets a 50 meter penalty which puts him about 70 meters out from goal. He kicks to the goal square and it somehow bounces through players for a goal. There was also doubt whether the ball wasn’t touched. Next Brown gets a crumb in a pack and dribbles it just passed Plowman. Next goal happens when I believe Plowman had his arms chopped by Reid and DeGoey doesn’t take possession but flushes a kick straight through. So if Plowman gets the free the goal doesn’t happen and if DeGoey flush kick is always a 50/50 chance. Next goal happens when Weitering kicks the ball wide, even though Murphy is telling him to kick it down the line where Kreuzer and Cripps are but his kick goes straight to Phillips who runs into an easy goal. The last goal by Hoskin-Elliott is the only one that didn’t have that element of luck.

I know when you dominate the ball like Collingwood did that last five minutes elements of luck will go your way and for me they did.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

I saw it mentioned on a Carlton supporters site a few weeks ago and check every game to see if it is still progressing. I think it might come to a stop this week though as your mob should easily get up over an injury depleted St Kilda. However if the Saints do find a way to beat you then this stat starts to become ‘twilight zone’ stuff.

I'd rather watch Carlton work hard than Collingwood coast

Every team that has played Carlton this season has lost their next game. Going by that stat a few dollars on the Saints to beat the Pies might pay off.

I'd rather watch Carlton work hard than Collingwood coast

Yeah just saw that on the Carlton site. Getting very light on for defenders. Hopefully Newman is back.

Nine talking points from AFL Round 8

Wouldn’t worry about anything Barrett says, he is on par with Cornes – both fl0gs.

Nine talking points from AFL Round 8

So if Stocker plays 10+ senior games this year and has a full pre season next year one could easily think he could be better going into next season than any low 2019 draft picks. So instead of hoping the young draftee you might have picked can play senior footy early you already have one in Stocker plus another first round pick which you can use to trade in some experience (which is the Carlton plan for year 5) or if you don’t manage a trade you still get another draft pick which could be around pick 10 – 12. Remember we got Cripps with pick 13 and Charlie with pick 12.

Nine talking points from AFL Round 8

I think Tim would be pretty embarrassed by that article Pete. I think I was on a ship cruising around Japan at the time so luckily no comments from me that I might have been embarrassed about.

Bolton's job is at risk this weekend