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Nope. Although, I do support what they did holding Joe to his contract.

Stephen Silvagni has failed Carlton

Carlton entered the trade period with Martin, Papley, S. Gray, Butler and Betts in their sights… and they ended up with a 32 year old Eddie Betts. Good to see Carlton and SOS holding up their reputation of mediocrity and being notoriously difficult to deal with.

Stephen Silvagni has failed Carlton

Looking unlikely, all reports indicate the dogs want to draft someone with pick 13 and wont include it in the Bruce/Keath deals. Not sure why though, since early picks such as 8, 6, 12, 18 have all been exchanged pointing towards most clubs thinking this is a very shallow draft. Not to mention how many players have been traded for future picks.

AFL trade news: Brad Hill, Paddy Ryder, Jonathon Patton, Sam Jacobs and more

St.Kilda walk away from this deal absolutely laughing. How Port agreed to this is beyond me and if I was a fan I would be livid too. The swap of future 3rd and 4th round picks is obviously tied to Ryder, Port wanted a first rounder for Howard and got pick 18 (barely in the 1st round) and their pick 10 has turned into pick 12? I don’t get it.

AFL trade news: Brad Hill, Paddy Ryder, Jonathon Patton, Sam Jacobs and more

And to finish, i’ll make a prediction. You’re next comment will be some smart alec response about Crows fans still being salty about the the 2017 loss, while refusing to consider any negative criticism about your beloved Tigers may have an element of truth to it haha. 👍

Crows sack two more in coaching cull

2018 should most definitely be taken into account, because Richmond were favourites to win the flag all year and choked in the pre-lim. And you really shouldn’t be comparing a team who finished 1st last year, to a team who finished 12th. I’m going to save myself the trouble of spelling it all out for you, because I’ve read your comment history and its painted you as a delusional Richmond supporter. You except no criticism and thats fine, clubs need blind faithful supporters such as yourself to keep $$$ flowing in when the going gets tough.

Crows sack two more in coaching cull

2017
Gabba – Brisbane finished 18th – won by 52 points.
Adel Oval – Crows finished 1st – lost by 76 points.
Spotless – GWS finished 4th – lost by 3 points.
Adel. Oval – Port finished 5th – won by 13 points.
Metricon – Gold Coast finished 17th – won by 33 points.
Domain – Freo finished 14th – won 104 points.
Richmond won 4/6 interstate games… sounds pretty good right! Until you look at who they played. Out of those 4 wins, 1 of those teams finished in the top 8. The rest finished 18th, 17th, 14th.
2018
Adel. Oval – Crows finished 12th – lost by 36 points.
Optus Stadium – West Coast finished 2nd – lost by 47 points.
Adel. Oval – Port finished 10th – lost by 14 points.
Spotless – GWS finished 7th – lost by 2 points.
Metricon – Gold Coast finished 17th – won by 74 points.
I think this speaks for itself. No wonder you didn’t include last year in your comment..
2019
Spotless – GWS finished 6th – lost by 49 points.
Adel. Oval – Port finished 10th – won by 7 points.
Optus – Freo finished 13th – won by 25 points.
Adel. Oval – Crows finished 11th – lost by 33 points.
Metricon – Gold Coast finished 18th – won by 92 points.
This year wasn’t too bad, won 3/5 if you count Gold Coast, if not you’re looking at a 50/50 split. But lets be honest, for a team that only travels 5 times a year, its pretty poor. Especially when all the other interstate teams travel 11 times a year. The 2019 flag should be hanging up in AFL house, because if the AFL didn’t give Richmond their last 7 rounds at the MCG, they would’ve been screwed haha.

Crows sack two more in coaching cull

Have you actually looked at Richmond’s travelling record over the last 3 seasons? Richmond are the best team when playing in Victoria. Outside of that, they’re below par.

Crows sack two more in coaching cull

I think Fagan has been very lucky to not cop any of the blame for the last 2 years. As a supporter, Campo and Burton have both been great servants for our club, but their time was up. All reports pointed to them being a big part of the problem down at West Lakes. It’s a shame because those who’ve been sacked or walked away, were the same guys responsible for the electric footy we were playing in 2016/17. However, this highlights that relationships and environment are everything now days. As for Taylor Walker, he’s been a great captain and I’m glad he’s received recognition by his peers by winning back to back captain of the year awards during his time as skipper. He was always planning on stepping down at the end of this year and was set to announce it at this years B&F, but I think the external review lead him to break the news earlier, so the two wouldn’t look related.

Crows sack two more in coaching cull

Perennial finals team, no lucrative contracts, they don’t lose players and more importantly, players want to play there. Geelong are what every club aspires to be. However, I haven’t seen Geelong as a real premiership threat in a long time. They’re always around the mark, but seem to be on that 2nd tier when it comes to actually winning a flag. Unfortunately, I think they’ve missed the boat in terms of pinching one last flag, with their core group of ageing superstars. Clearly they see themselves as still being a chance next year after trying to entice Jacobs, Higgins and Goldstein to come over. They’ll make finals again next year, mainly because they’ll win all their home games at GMHBA/Skilled/Kadinia/Simonds/whatever it’ll be called next year. But I’m predicting a big drop off in 2021.

Cats entering uncharted territory

I’m just here to let the Bombers fans know that you should be happy to receive pick 5, and pick 5 only. Get his ridiculous salary off your books and be thankful you won’t be the ones offering him an extension when he’s due.

AFL Trade News: Essendon confirms Joe Daniher trade request

You literally cannot force a player to go to a team he doesn’t want to. Every player has the option to veto a trade that involves him.

It's official: Tim Kelly requests trade to West Coast

Go back and look at Richmond’s interstate wins from the 2017 season, onwards. The word ‘dynasty’ is getting thrown around way too loosely. Richmond’s records just don’t stand up against the actual dynasty’s of Geelong and Hawthorn. But don’t be too butthurt Realist, you have two flags.

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

Remind me again where Port, Freo and Sydney finished on the ladder? The fact that you mentioned injuries just screams you’re a Richmond supporter, or at the very least, a supporter of a Victorian team. Because injuries are ultimately their biggest challenge. They enter the bye 7-6, then play St.Kilda and Gold Coast finishing the season with their last 7 games at the MCG. But my absolute favourite part was when Hardwick said during the year, Chol has played the last 3 weeks and still hasn’t played at the MCG, like it was the biggest crime in football hahaha!

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

By no means am I trying to make them out to be a joke, they’ve won 2 flags in 3 years. But their away record is terrible and there is no shying away from that. Last year they lost a total of 4 games, all were away, and their only interstate win came against Gold Coast. This year they won 3 interstate games, against Port, Gold Coast and Freo.. not exactly quality opposition, while losing convincingly to Adelaide and GWS. Having their last 7 games at the MCG is what gave them a top 4 spot this year, without that they travel and history tells us they probably lose.

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

If he doesn’t want to go to the Gold Coast in the pre-season draft, he takes a year off and labels it ‘mental health’, then signs with West Coast the following season.

It's official: Tim Kelly requests trade to West Coast

Isn’t everyone calling Richmond a dynasty? Comparing them to Brisbane, Geelong, Hawthorn? Dimma is a great coach at the MCG in front of 80,000 Richmond fans, in fact he hardly loses in that scenario. But outside of Melbourne.. they are a better chance at losing. Look at the 3peat Hawthorn era, those teams won both home and away. Even now, with an average list Clarkson can still beat top 8 sides from the coaches box, anywhere in Australia. Thats the mark of a great coach.

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

Im not a West Coast supporter. Geelong can ask for whatever they want, but what they want and what they’ll get will be very different. West Coast will offer 2 x first round picks, which is more than fair, but for them to turn around and say go get us 2 x top 10 picks, is dumb. Unfortunately, you cannot make a player go to a club he doesn’t want to. So if Kelly nominates the Eagles, then Geelong better except the best deal they’re offered otherwise Kelly walks.. for nothing.

It's official: Tim Kelly requests trade to West Coast

Geelong make me laugh. They were more than happy to welcome back Ablett and Dangerfield when they requested a trade back home. Not to mention they paid peanuts to get them. Requesting 2 x top 10 picks is ridiculous. Its probably what he’s worth, but if he wants out and not contracted, then they’ll have to settle.

It's official: Tim Kelly requests trade to West Coast

Yet, no assistant coaches have been promoted to senior roles, other than Ben Rutten who is waiting in line. Which was my point. However, another Clarkson disciple has filled at least one of the five vacancies this year, with the possibility of another, in Scott Burns.

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

The Tigers have been the envy of the league over the last 3 years. However, I find it interesting that clubs haven’t gone after their players and assistant coaches. The only players that have left are those outside their best 22 seeking opportunity elsewhere. We’ve had 5 coaches sacked this year and not one richmond assistant has been appointed as a replacement. It’s no secret Hardwick’s success is system based and the closest anyone has come to replicating it was Collingwood last year.

What does the rest of the AFL need to do to catch the Tigers?

The major problem the Suns face is player retention, as well as, poor management decisions like de-listing Jarod Lyons. Their injury list has been among the worst in the league year after year, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that young players feel as though they’ll get the best out of themselves if they played elsewhere.

The Suns were un-competitive this year and this rescue package wont help them win anymore games next year. What they need is extra salary cap space to entice their current kids to stay and attract talent from other clubs that can help them both on and off field. Picks 1 & 2 will be no good to them if they leave after 2-3 years and play their best footy elsewhere. They need time to develop that talent and to make sure those kids play their best footy for the Suns. Money talks.

Gold Coast gifted not one, but four priority picks by AFL

The league does show compassion when it comes to drugs, in fact you get 3 chances. Not to mention every club has doctors, psychologists and countless other resources a player can turn to where everything will be kept confidential. This idea about marijuana not being performance enhancing is wrong, it can be used for muscle relaxation, reduction in pain,
decrease anxiety and tension, while increasing focus and risk-taking behaviours. If you’re willing to jeopardise your career, then at least try to be smart about it and know how long the stuff stays in your system. Fail a drug test during the week and you get 1 strike against your record, get caught on game day and it’ll get classified as performance enhancing and you’ll miss 2-4 years.

Rioli involved in second ASADA bombshell

Whether you think cannabis is a performance enhancing drug or not, the point is that it’s a prohibited substance. It’s quite simple, if you want to be on an AFL list, then you have to abide by the rules in which our game is governed by. I have no sympathy for AFL players who get caught out for drug use because the rules are very clear. It’s a shame because Rioli is a huge talent and is still so young, but I fear if he gets anything over a 12-month ban he will be lost to footy. Let this be a lesson to any other players who are considering jeopardising the best job in the world.

Rioli involved in second ASADA bombshell

I find it interesting how you’ve stated Greene committed ANOTHER dog act, then mention the AFL should not worry about comparisons or previous incidents. I don’t normally agree with Kane Cornes, but last week he hit the nail on the head when he labelled the Greene sanction as a witch-hunt. It seems as though some, possibly yourself included, already have a preconceived idea about Toby Greene and what he deserves.

The facts are, the AFL deemed his actions the previous week worthy of a $7,500 fine. A week later where there was no conclusive evidence, he was charged with making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region, where Neale himself stated that he didn’t. But he was handed a week suspension, for what exactly? Grappling? Wrestling? Who knows…

I also find it interesting that in round 22 when GWS played the Bulldogs and Bontempelli hit Nick Haynes fracturing his larynx causing him to miss round 23. The impact was graded as low and he was given a $2000 fine, conveniently making him still eligible for the Brownlow. These are the types of inconsistencies that the AFL should be embarrassed about.

I respect your opinion, but I don’t want to see someone miss a prelim for something that had the precedence set the week before as being worthy of a fine. Anyone thats played competitive sport knows that this type of stuff happens all the time and the only reason this was brought to anyones attention was because Toby Greene was involved and it lingered on for a few extra seconds.

Get out of jail free card: A new rule that would've let Toby Greene play