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Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

Australia were poor to even be in that fumble position. England would have won the test at Lords if not for the rain. Then won the series. So swings and roundabouts. Without Smith Australia’s batting would have been dismal pretty much. So I think you escaped thanks to him. There is nothing more to be said really. Australia were poor England were poor. So 2-2.

Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

Geez Aussies are the most arrogant cricket team on the planet. Crying into their beers over self inflicted cheating and saying it should have been 4 -1 or whatever. England beat the number 1 test side 4 -1 and so should have been favourite to pummel the Aussies but disappointed and failed to deal with Smiths excellence in batting. Sure Andersen was out but our batting was pretty awful all the way though. If you think about players like Strauss, Trescothick, Pietersen, Vaughan and Root at his best our batsmen are clearly way off their standards. Australia definitely performed better than they were expected in English conditions but there were a couple of the tests that could have gone either way. A draw wax probably the right outcome and as per usual the Aussies forget conveniently on all the umpiring decisions that went their way. So don’t give me that umpiring helped England crap. There were a few outstanding performances mainly from Smith, Cummins, Hazlewood, Archer,Stokes and Broad but other than that both teams were average at best. Both captains were poor, both batting performances overall were poor and the bowlers have to take the credit apart from one outstanding batsmen. So overall a reality check gut both teams. Still at least England are world champions in the 50 over format and drew the Ashes without retaining them. Not a bad result for an average team.

Aussies should be disappointed with underwhelming Ashes

You are a complete joke. Arrogance? It’s written all over you. I predicted Geelong will win against us that’s how arrogant I am. I also predicted Richmond will beat you. Brisbane will beat GWS and Collingwood will beat Brisbane then in the GF Richmond too strong for the Pies but would prefer to see Pies get it this year. Bucks deserves it. So that’s arrogance for you dimwit.

Geelong's fast start and strong finish eliminates Eagles

Geelong will beat us I’m afraid and then lose to Richmond and Brisbane will beat Giants and lose to Collingwood. Richmond v Collingwood GF. Would want the Pies to win but Richmond will be too strong in the end. So two Vic teams this year but 2020 will be the year of the interstate teams. Brisbane, Freo. Port, Sydney and Adelaide and GWS and of course the Eagles will all be strong contenders.

2019 AFL finals series: Week 2 preview

First of all let’s face cold hard facts. 1 It looks certain to be a Collingwood V Richmond GF and would not put it past Richmond to win. 2 The Eagles at their best are better than any of the other teams and would beat any of them wherever they play. There is no doubt about that. The cold hard fact is though we have not brought our best in all 4 quarters yet. If we had we would have blown away Collingwood and Richmond easily. It did not happen and the Hawks defeat show how inconsistent we have been. These facts add up to us going out on Friday and a wounded Geelong team putting their foot down with a convincing win. Hopefully not as bad as in the home and away games. It hurts so much to say it and of course I would love us to get up in all the games. We certainly have the personnel to do it. Alas it’s not going to happen but beware next year. The Eagles are going to be unstoppable.

From flag favourite to dark horse: can West Coast still go back-to-back?

You can only beat what’s put in front of you remember that old cliche!?

West Coast wallop Essendon in AFL finals opener

Hey Pete you want to be sure your Pies do the business tonight before you start slating the opposition. We won’t get ahead of ourselves so please do the same.

West Coast wallop Essendon in AFL finals opener

Would not get ahead of ourselves we just played the weakest team in the finals. So much to do still feels like a huge mountain to climb. If we win next week could just about believe we can make it to GF. So so hard to do though. We still have a tendency to switch off at times and stronger sides will punish us severely. Love our Eagles but gut feeling is that this year it’s a bit too much to ask of them to do it. It’s possible but unlikely. Would rather play Geelong than Collingwood next week though.

West Coast wallop Essendon in AFL finals opener

Nope it has been confirmed Tass is next off the rack don’t you listen to the CEO of the AFL?

How to fix the AFL's unfair fixture

It does not matter what you say whether you like it or not there will be a Tassie team in the AFL within the next 5 years. Your words mean nothing the writing is in the wall. AFL CEO supports it , governments support it and it’s going to happen so deal with it, Nobody listens to your negativity.

How to fix the AFL's unfair fixture

And what about Gold Coast and GWS? Have they got huge fan bases? Where you getting your information about infrastructure isn’t there and always has been a State competition there. Has Gold Coast got interest outside of its state? Seriously there is a lot more support from Tasmania than Gold Coast could ever hope to get. I think you are talking rubbish.

How to fix the AFL's unfair fixture

When a Tasmanian team comes in there will be another to make it to 20 teams.

How to fix the AFL's unfair fixture

You are never going to ditch Tassie they will have a team by 2025 for sure. In the end it will prove impossible to sustain 9 Melbourne teams so something has to give like Fitzroy and South Melbourne there will be another relocating club that’s also certain. Mark my words.

How to fix the AFL's unfair fixture

Ok WA has exceptional talented footballers. Take a look at the quality players over East. Franklin, Kelly, Coniglio, Cripps, Stack etc. So more than enough to choose from to make up two very very good teams, In fact most definitely enough for a 3rd team. Freo has no excuses really. Nearly 25 years of nether comp and 1 GF appearance from the talented pool of players we have in this state. That does not add up. Lyon has had more than enough time. Freo need a brand and marketing and membership as strong as the Eagles. Victoria supports 10 teams. Surely we can have two very competitive top sides from this state. The same with SA. Adelaide and Port have both won flags. No more excuses for Freo get it done.

Ross Lyon's Fremantle were headed in the right direction

Well it certainly felt like he was his excuse for missing finals over the last few years.

Ross Lyon's Fremantle were headed in the right direction

Freo has their best chance for flag in 2013 GF but blew it. They should have changed coach not long after that. Lyon has been rebuilding since he was appointed and eight years down the track not good enough. Freo need to learn from the eagles blueprint and they will be a fabulous team. It will be fantastic to see them playing football that keeps them in the Top 4. I don’t understand Eagles supporters who bag them. Two top teams from WA can only be good surely. They need a reserve team in their own name and of course maintain the competitive women’s team and a coach who is drenched in their history or a Clarko understudy come good like Simpson or Hardwick. They have the talent so get it working and they will be a team to be feared.

Ross Lyon's Fremantle were headed in the right direction

Yep there are good Tigers supporters but we seem to get a couple of bad ones on here. Believe me there are horrible Eagles supporters too so I guess we take the good and bad.

AFL finals predictions heading into Round 23

Finals football is practically a brand new season. Form going into the finals in recent times has not carried the weight you would expect. For example Richmond last year and the Bulldogs in 2016. Finals football is a different kettle of fish. I expect the Bulldogs to get into the finals and the pain of losing last year to carry Collingwood through. The Eagles certainly can make their own history by winning back to back and if they do they will do it again next year to be a three peat and overtake Hawthorn as the most successful club in AFL history. At the moment it’s too big an IF but you never know.

AFL finals predictions heading into Round 23

Dream on. Next time we meet it will be an Eagles celebration for sure.

AFL finals predictions heading into Round 23

One of the decent Richmond fans. I wish there were more of you on this forum.

AFL finals predictions heading into Round 23

I would so love it to be us of course but my gut is saying not this year. As mad as it seems like now I do believe Collingwood are going to get it this year. Richmond will come unstuck at some point as well as they have been playing unless the umpires gift games to them because they have the biggest membership etc. Nah please anyone but those cocky Tiger supporters. The Eagles are still not playing four quarters of the game at the level they can, If so we should have buried Richmond last Sunday. Sure they are a good team but in no way shape or form invincible as some would have you believe. Hardwick is a little bit arrogant at times unlike Bucks who is a true gent. So in that way I want the Pies to get it if not our boys. I also don’t want Richmond anywhere near the GF. So other teams please make that happen. That should shut up their annoying fans on this forum for a while.

AFL finals predictions heading into Round 23

I certainly am

2019 AFL Power Rankings: Round 22

Exactly if you can’t kick easy shots what dies that say about your skill level. Not that great. Let’s not beat about the bush these two sides are pretty evenly matched and Eagles are the closest team to get to you in your wins. Let’s just see what happens in finals. If we get you guys we are gonna beat ya. Having said that though I still think the pies will get to GF and I think Brizzy will be there too. Just a wild guess.

2019 AFL Power Rankings: Round 22

Yep the same way you made mince meat of the Eagles I guess yes??

2019 AFL Power Rankings: Round 22