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The A League has simply become a Sydney v Melbourne comp and therefore cannot be taken seriously as a National comp that can grow young Australian talent for the National team. A two tier competition comprising of the ALeague and the NSL is in my opinion the only way to go for the future of football in Australia. Who the hell has heard of these regions they sound like voting constituencies not local grass root teams incredulous.

BREAKING: FFA board decides on A-League expansion clubs as Team 11 reportedly miss out

Yep that was going to be my second article the suggestion of a second tier but again AFL bosses reject it so it seems like a non interested path unfortunately.

AFL expansion - time to make it fully national

Thanks Arkansan but of course Tricky is right it is a romantic notion but it sure does spark a lot of discussion. Bear in mind though that I recall that before the Eagles many said that a team in the VFL from WA would and should never happen and yet here we are.
Romantically perhaps again I guess
it is a shame that the AFL is the VFL expanded and not a result of all the state comps coming together to form a National elite competition

AFL expansion - time to make it fully national

Yes I meant the revenge for the thrashing Richmond gave Fteo. The successes of yesteryear refer to the “powerhouses” of the clubs in the AFL era of which Richmond is not one and so have no real bragging rights for their fans to rate them as the greatest AFL side on the planet of which they are not. I am not writing them off but Richmond fans really need some perspective.

The comprehensive end-of-year review: Richmond Tigers

Pete makes sense. Richmond will do well again in 2019 but their interstate games need work. Collingwood took them apart in the prelim although Dusty clearly not fit. Lynch is a great player and will do them well. They will have much tougher games against all of Melbourne, GWS, Collingwood, North, Essendon, Eagles and I think Freo will be out for revenge. It will be exciting to watch but I am concerned about the arrogance of their fans after one premiership and a minor to follow up. If you look at the powerhouse teams of the AFL era (since 1990), Richmond barely gets close. They are hardly doing a Hawthorn who in their three peat time were formidable andthe Brisbane of the early 2000s. Collingwood needs a mention as to their sheer consistency of finals appearances in the history of the game. Essendon and Carlton less so as during the AFL period have not been able to sustain their dominance. If they were up to that level yes they would be a team to be feared. I predict them to finish 4th and will miss GF.

The comprehensive end-of-year review: Richmond Tigers

Richmond over hyped last year and were belted most times they travelled interstate. Hardly an example of a fearsome team. They have now been found out as shown brilliantly by Collingwood and other teams will put them to the sword. Also they will not cope if injuries play a part. I think they will make finals but will not impress much.

Why the stats predict a Richmond premiership next year

Dream on

Why the stats predict a Richmond premiership next year

I am sorry and do not wish to offend but men are men and women are women. I think women playing Netball, soccer, cricket, basketball and rugby 7s and Tennis is brilliant and exciting to watch but not AFL, NRL or Rugby Union. I do not see any future for women’s comps in these sports. That’s just how it is. Nature is a fact and has nothing to do with misogyny. Female biased media is to blame for all this hype. In the same vain nobody is calling for a Wonder Man. Wonder Woman does a perfectly fine job and so do the women of the above mentioned sports. Women do not need the other football comps just to be politically correct it is a waste of time and money. Girls have enough options for the other sports as mentioned as well as swimming, athletics, cycling, hockey, gymnastics, golf, skiing, etc the list goes on. Why do they want to compete in the heavy contact football codes? You are women not inferior just different so just accept it and stick to what you do best. Complain away all the hard nosed feminists but you cannot argue against nature. Enough said.

AFLW is not worthy of all the hype

The eight will include Eagles, Collingwood, Richmond, GWS, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Essendon and Port. Hawthorn, Geelong and Sydney and Adelaide to miss out. Richmond will not make GF they win most of their games at home and will be knocked out in first week of finals. Freo will improve but just miss out on finals. Ross Lyon will be gone as coach. Carlton will not get wooden spoon that will go to Gold Coast. Brisbane will be surprise package. St Kilda and Bulldogs will not improve much. I could be completely wrong of course. Let’s see. As much as I want it don’t think Eagles will go back to back but will still be very hard to beat. I am perhaps going to pick Melbourne to do it maybe Collingwood. Eagles will do it again in 2020 though.

Predicting the 2019 AFL ladder and finals series

Not a North supporter but I was surprised in their dip in form at the biz end of the year. If they had got Gaffy and Polec together would have been better for them. So hard to predict finals teams now though after what happened this year. So I still stand by that the Hawks will miss out.

North Melbourne fans chomping at the bit

I agree. I think North Melbourne will definitely be in the eight together with Melbourne, Collingwood, Richmond, Port Adelaide, GWS, Essendon and the Eagles. Sydney, Geelong and Adelaide and Hawthorn to miss out. I may well be way off mark but that’s my bold prediction.

North Melbourne fans chomping at the bit

Sorry just remembered Eagle Rock is exactly that the Eagles unofficial anthem haha

A domination that nearly wasn't

Seriously? if you have heard all the other teams songs they are equally as bad. The AFL needs to take a leaf from English soccer and adopt songs like Liverpool’s unofficial You’ll never walk alone. Maybe also some imagination and creativity in the fans call to arms have you seen Iceland’s Viking clap? It’s epic.

A domination that nearly wasn't

Completely agree 1000 per cent. The VICS ridiculously want to hang on to their beloved clubs as they still think it’s the VFL but it isn’t. One Vic club needs to relocate to Canberra and two new teams from Tas and NT and that would make 20. Just need to attract some rich businessman to sponsor like the Western Force in Rugby and of course State gov involvement where practical for the new clubs to get off the ground. Saturday’s GF showed what’s a tense and exciting game the AFL is and each state and territory deserves at least one representative. Unfortunately the AFL is run by Victorian’s and it will not happen anytime soon especially if the interstate teams keep winning the premiership. Go Tassie Devils and NT Thunder imagine their club song being AC/DC Thunder that would be insane. Relocate North to Canberra and they can be the Canberoos. Oops I have woken from my dream now haha.

Tasmania needs a team in the AFL

Tigers really would have been smashed by Eagles this year. Collingwood embarrassed them and highlighted their weakness and arrogance into thinking they can just show up to win. Take note Eagles smashing them in round whatever it was. I think Collingwood, GWS and North and Adelaide will feature besides us next year sorry.

A close grand final does not a classic make

What a game it was so stressful at no point did I think Eagles were set to win and Collingwood handled the ball so fantastically. First quarter it was Hawthorn 2015 all over again. So fab that Varco got first goal. Eagles did not settle at all until after half time I think and then missing and fumbling and silly errors. You have to hand it to Collingwood they played fantastic and in the end could have won of course. Fabulous final well done to both teams and well just sheer relief for us. Peter very gracious in defeat shows your class and reflected your team not to patronise in any way it truly was a fabulous game and the best two teams in the comp in the end.

Five talking points from the AFL Grand Final

He is embarrassing. He and Eddy deserve each other.

Robert Walls still doesn't rate the Eagles in GF prediction

Wishful thinking but that’s not going to happen Matt it will be a close one I reckon but if the Eagles stuff it up Collingwood will show no mercy believe me.

The Roar’s 2018 AFL Grand Final expert tips and predictions

I think and dearly hope this is going to be one of the closest grand finals edge of your seat stuff. Don’t get me wrong Collingwood really punished Richmond for just thinking they had to turn up to win. However I think the Eagles would have beaten Richmond anyway. The MCG holds no fears at all don’t know what the VICS keep going on about . 2015 was all about how Hawthorn did a number on the Eagles game plan and it came off fantastically for them. This time though Eagles are primed and ready if they play anywhere near their best football no other team will beat them home ground advantage or not. If they stuff it up Collingwood will clean up simple as. Nuff said.

The Roar’s 2018 AFL Grand Final expert tips and predictions

Yeah right in your dreams pal

The Roar’s 2018 AFL Grand Final expert tips and predictions

It ain’t gonna happen matey sorry but FairPlay for supporting your lot.

The Roar’s 2018 AFL Grand Final expert tips and predictions

Wahoo go eagles

2018 AFL grand final preview

Unfortunately beating them in previous final does not always bode well although you could look to when we beat Geelong in one of the finals and then again in the GF but I am not sure if that fact seems to matter so much. It’s on the day who can perform to their best and whoever does will win.

West Coast join Collingwood in 2018 AFL Grand Final

We are starting as underdogs to Collingwood so happy with that. The question is can both teams replicate their performances from this last weekend? If they do who wins? I don’t think picking out individual players always helps. It’s a team sport. The team sticks to their game plan and executes. Collingwood have home ground advantage. The only thing that will change that is if no Vic team had the MCG as their home ground and that is probably not going to happen. Comparing it to English football. Wembley is the national stadium and all FA Cup finals are played there. That is just accepted by all teams. I think only recently have some of the London based teams opted for Wembley to be their home ground not sure will have to research that. My point is MCG is AFL ‘s Wembley although you would hope the AFL encourages fans attendance from both sides to even up support. At present it is too expensive and impractical for interstate team fans to secure and get to the GF. That really needs to be sorted out and soon not in 50 years time or however long they have locked the finals in there.

West Coast join Collingwood in 2018 AFL Grand Final

We will see how good Collingwood really is next week bring it on Maggie’s. Go Eagles this is our year it’s even like 1992, 94, 2006. Not odd like 91, 2005 and 2015. However this could just be a coincidence haha

West Coast join Collingwood in 2018 AFL Grand Final