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Nah. Folk just seem to complain about Gill all the time. He has got so much back on track after the fiasco of Demetriou and his silent, unaccountable disappearance into the Essendon mist.

This is a happy, positive comp with a really clear future and outstanding focus on communal ethics. I don’t get the criticism.

Five talking points from AFL Round 13

Hmmm! This is a fantastic season. Gil’s done well.

Five talking points from AFL Round 13

Sam did it then. He’s teaching it now. Time doesn’t change a leopard’s spots.

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

Hang in there. I know you’re angry but I did tell you to expect a few years in the bottom 4. It begins.

Not sure blaming me or Ryan Crowley will help.

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

Any comment on the real stuff? Crowley isn’t coaching anyone. Mitchell obviously is.

Deflection and denial.

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

Nup. They niggled with words and tight footy. Far different from the “Kneecap”.

There are competitive, fair ways to do things…and then there is Hawthorn’s way.

It’s always been a strange Hawthorn argument when they have been exposed to counter with, “What about Freo…?”

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

There were 5 bruises. Each would be an offence.

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

That has Sam Mitchell written all over it. Straight out of his play book.

Ben Stratton's controversial 'pinching' tactics on Fantasia- dirty, or fair play?

Not an issue.. won’t happen.

All it means is that idiot behaviour will be weeded out. Joffa won’t be missed and his absence won’t be noticed.

The game is too good and the crowd is a safe place and a fun place.

The AFL is picking a fight it cannot afford to lose

Can’t say I’ve ever “admitted” that but I can understand why you’d reference me to add some kind of authority to a Freo statement. You just got it wrong.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

Meek has, at times been playing twos at Peel. This is just an encouragement thing.

“Asking a lot” of young players is what you call for all the time. Ross has been doing it for 3 years and yet, despite wanting him to do it, you question it. Enjoy it, he’s proven himself plenty of times already and it’s his birthday today so this mature 20yo will make another mark. He’ll be a legend by the time he finishes.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

Fyfe is turning in a blistering year. It is quite possibly his best season yet. There have been games where he has just willed the side over the line. The last 2, for instance, Sunny got all the press for last minute kicks (one which missed). It was Fyfey who lifted Freo to that winning position.

Apart from the 2 games he missed (the one in which he was concussed and the one after that), he’d be on top of every award already.

Brownlow medal watch 2019: Who's in line at the halfway mark?

Darcy neutralizing Ryder and Lycett will go a long way towards allowing Fyfe, Mundy, Walters, Blakely, Langdon, Brayshaw and the Hills first use. Without Darcy’s strength, Freo might have had to rove to the Port rucks. They won’t now. Watch Darcy’s second efforts in the middle (Sandi’s mentoring prints all over this).

I’d love us to pick Ballas to shut down Port’s exits. If not this weekend…soon.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

Apart from our “failure”, where we scored 316 runs only, there not many occasions where we have been “lacklustre”.

I can imagine there are 3 teams that would like the Aussies to have been more ‘lack…’ and less ‘lustre’.

Lacklustre Aussies need to start taking risks and so do the selectors

Good to hear the in-depth reference to Freo. On the money.

AFL report card: The surprise overachiever nobody's talking about

Meek is a long way off. Darcy is outstanding with his body work as he has shown in every game at such a young age.

We all know how many games he has played and how many years he has been on a list. That makes no point, Jonboy, apart from to point out how far advanced he is already for such a big boy. You may not be aware he has been injured, otherwise he would have played almost 50 by now.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12

That wasn’t the point at all. If you don’t want to discuss the footy, you’re on the wrong site.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12

Deep comnent, Sportsfan. You don’t think Darcy will give Freo some first use then?

His track record says otherwise.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12

Never when they player each other and never when there is a tag. No one has ever been able to tag Fyfe out of a game.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12

Everyone feels this during the 3 week bye.

However, for me, it has been a good, engaging season. Everyone can beat everyone…almost. Really interesting newer players are beginning to stand out and there are fine stories of achievement coming out of clubs.

Your premise that the season is disappointing because not enough coaches have been sacked is really strange. There have been some terrific coaching performances this season. Chris Scott, Ross Lyon, Nathan Buckley, John Longmire getting Sydney back on track. Some great stories.

The AFL's wasted year

Hence the talk about officiating.

Eight simple rules (to change) to make the AFL better

That second player is usually sitting or laying on the first player’s back…usually after jumping on the back.

Penalise “in the back” and there is no more pack.

Eight simple rules (to change) to make the AFL better

37 is more than 35. the rest of your numbers have nothing to do with giving Fyfe and co an advantage.

Next, please.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12

We usually take 3 or 4 games into a series before we realize that Shaun Marsh is so versatile and can play both attacking and establishing games.

We’ll be fine. The Aussie batting strike rates compare really well. We just lost that last game because we bowled and caught badly.

What the heck has happened to David Warner?

The Lobb injury has a silver lining. Darcy’s last game was against Witts who he comprehensively out-rucked. Lobb has not given us ruck advantage. With Fyfe, Mundy, Blakely, Walters, Tucker, Langdon and Hill getting silver service in the middle, the upshot will be Hogan and Cox (and Bennell) getting silver service up front.

The other advantage of Darcy is his consistently high tackle numbers. He is lightning fast on a tackle and very strong. Watch him and enjoy him.

Five talking points from AFL Round 12