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I agree for Canberra team I was replying to those who don’t think a Tas team is viable ever. But yep 200 per cent for Canberra, NT and Tas team. If NZ were half interested in AFL why not chuck a team in from there. It’s all good Canberra Pear.

Capital idea for AFL expansion

Sorry Canberra Pear I was relying to the fool who thinks Tas team is not going to happen. I am all for Canberra having a side as should an NT team. It’s a fair time away but I think it will happen. The Vics want to dominate the comp with their 10 sides for all eternity but I am afraid they will not be able to sustain that amount of teams in a fully national comp. I suspect one of the current teams would relocate to Canberra. It may be GWS I am not sure. Vics would hate to lose another team like Fitzroy and South Melbourne to another city. I fear though it is inevitable at some point.

Capital idea for AFL expansion

AFL has already stated on numerous occasions Tas will be next team in. It’s happening deal with it.

Capital idea for AFL expansion

What utter rubbish too cold what a Nancy are you?

Capital idea for AFL expansion

Yep could be a great catch but the only Eagles news I am interested in is if we are getting Willie back or not .

Could the Eagles have landed one of the Trade Period's biggest bargains?

Smith will sadly always be remembered as a chest. There is no getting away from that. Think what you like. Maradona was a god of soccer talent but a cheat. Smith again a rare talented master but sadly a cheat. It’s a shame.

A heavy T20 diet's given Steve Smith's batting an extra gear

It’s boring

Season 2020 AFL combined team: Three of six (Cats, Suns, Giants)

This seems like a pointless exercise. It may be better to talk about the possibility of building a superstar team. You know I can think of the best players in the AFL like Nic Nat, Dangerfield, Martin, Josh Kennedy, Liam Ryan, Elliot Yeo, Buddy Franklin Nat Fyfe, Luke Schuey, Willie Rioli, Jeremy Mc Govern, Lachie Neale, Michael Walters. You see what I mean .

Season 2020 AFL combined team: Three of six (Cats, Suns, Giants)

I guess the ideal would be as in all sports comps for all the teams to be so evenly matched that nobody knows who will win and the finals results being seperate by 1 goal or 1 point. Probably not good for people’s hearts but that really would be the ultimate. Sadly reality kicks in and you get teams and stars who dominate. Chicago Bulls, Manchester United, Barcelona, Australian cricket team,NZ rugby, Usain Bolt, Djokovic, Serena Williams, Ali, Lewis Hamilton, Hawthorn, US women’s soccer, Australian women’s cricket, Brisbane Broncos, Australian Hockey team, AustralianNetball and now Richmond. It’s down to the rivals to step up and make life a bit more interesting. Richmond will fall but they seem a long way from doing that yet.

Missing from the Richmond dynasty? A legitimate rival

Rubbish he is overrated and certainly beatable

Missing from the Richmond dynasty? A legitimate rival

Very good article Cameron. Indeed the Eagles finishing outside top 4 in last two years is a fail considering the talent in the side and the depth of young talent to cover injuries. The game against Richmond in Perth was a classic example of how if they played like that in the finals against Richmond would have been a cracker of a GF. It should have could have would have been brilliant for the results to have been Richmond premiers 2017 (which happened) Eagles premiers 2018 (which happened ) Richmond premiers 2019 (which happened) and Eagles premiers 2020 ( which didn’t). Of course playing each other in those GF for these years. Then it would be time to give the other teams a crack next year. 2 flags each from the two biggest (members) clubs in the league seems fitting in my book. Ahh we can but dream.

Missing from the Richmond dynasty? A legitimate rival

If you let Nartin and Reiwoldt get the ball as easily as they did on the second half of course they are going to do the danage. Brisbane showed how to beat Richmond obviously Geelong was not watching and learning. Very disappointed in them.

No fairytale farewell flag for Gaz as Richmond make it a lucky baker's dozen

I am not saying I want Richmond to win but just stating the fact they probably will. With no offence to the Richmond supporters and respect to them as with any team with their success. I am, was and always will be an very ardent vocal and proud Eagles fan. 😊 😊

Five talking points from the AFL preliminary finals

Which Geelong will turn up in the GF? They were pitiful against Richmond in their last game. I still say Richmond will come through and my reckoning has been correct so far. I don’t see it any differently. Geelong need to be more desperate for this one and I can’t see it happening ? Maybe I’m wrong but another Richmond flag looms .

Five talking points from the AFL preliminary finals

This is Richmond’s premiership to lose but my heart wants Brisbane v Port in GF.

2020 AFL preliminary finals preview

Just some nobody trying to get attention

'How selfish can you be?' Richmond player's girlfriend's massive spray for partying Bulldogs

You certainly know your football Pete. It’s a shame the Pies went out the way they did. They are so much better than that. I think there is some truth maybe in that the win against the Eagles took a lot out of them and tank was a bit empty. Geelong are certainly no shirks and had a point to prove to all and sundry that their finals records are not sheaths bad. I remember how I felt after Hawthorn smashed us in the GF s of 1991 and 2015. It was a terrible feeling. Yes this was not the GF but still a similar feeling must be being felt by Pies supporters. Look forward to renewing battle next year .

Magpies win thrilling elimination final over West Coast

In my opinion with our list we should have been up there competing with Richmond over the last 2 years after the GF win in 2018. What happened after that GF win? Everyone worked out our game plan they say but surely Richmonds game plan should have been worked out too by now. That is an excuse I will not stand by. I don’t like the complaining about travel or anything. When the Eagles first began they had so many disadvantages and opposition but they just got on with it and let their performances do the talking. We need to get that mindset back. No excuses, no complaining just play like we know they can. Tackle hard, shut down the chaos style football Richmond play and kick straight. Put all these into place and you will see the Eagles become a brilliant team again.

Where to next for the Eagles and Dogs after failed 2020 campaigns?

Don’t agree at all Rioli is an awesome talent and unique nobody is in his class in what he does in the Eagles at present . He is a massive loss and if and it’s a big if he does get back in the next year or so he should slot atraight back in.

Where to next for the Eagles and Dogs after failed 2020 campaigns?

Silly comment

Where to next for the Eagles and Dogs after failed 2020 campaigns?

Listen many Vics can’t stand the Eagles because we are so successful. Only Hawthorn stand above us in premiership wins since the Eagles started in 1987. 4 premierships from 7 GF appearances is pretty dam good return. Geelong are next up with 3 from 8. I think the Eagles future is still good. They need to get tougher and pressurise teams like Geelong did to the Pies on Saturday. They struggled a lot through this year so I think they need plenty of work but I am confident they will turn things around . Meanwhile it’s still Richmonds flag to lose at this point for me . They are indeed beatable as per Brissie showed but they seem to be on another unstoppable roll. My heart wants Port or Brissy but my head still says Richmond.

Where to next for the Eagles and Dogs after failed 2020 campaigns?

What happened to Collingwood? I fell very disappointed fir them. Yes Geelong were good but you would have thought the pies would have fought harder. The backs against the wall mentality disappeared. I am glad the Eagles did not play Geelong as I fear they would not have done much better. Anyway Geelong play Brisbane and Richmond play Port very intriguing finals. May the best teams win.

Cats obliterate Magpies in bloodbath for the ages

Just a little too arrogant I reckon let’s wait and see shall we

Ten talking points from AFL Finals Week 1

Is there ever a case where the umpires have secured a team a victory? I cannot think of any. If two teams were evenly matched and with minutes to go imagine the pressure on the umpires at that time. I think everyone forgets that. Let’s face facts this a game the Eagles should have won there are no excuses. At home with many of their stars back it should have just been a formality but what did I say about a team backed into a corner and as underdogs and the fact they have beaten us at home before by 1 point if my memory serves correct. We have a very healthy rivalry with Collingwood in the finals. Mutual respect. If it had been St Kilda or the Bulldogs they would have capitulated but not the Pies. Even Richmond and Geelong struggle in Perth. Port play very well here. I can’t remember how Brisbane do probably struggle as well. So out of all the finalists I think the Pies and Port were going to be the toughest as it proved. That said we were not too far away from a win. We lost our composure in the final minutes and Collingwood kept their pressure and belief. Just hungrier. You have to give them credit not the umpires help. Eagles had their chances. JK not fully fit and just a bit off his game as was Schuey. Should have kept Schofield in and put Duggan in middle as missing our star Yeo. I don’t think Ah Chee is up to scratch. Cameron also should be playing a lot more games for us. That name is similar to the Rioli dynasty. Jetta has been off form but he does seem to play well in finals. I am no coach but just suggestions I guess. I like the fact our game is different to the chaos football of teams today. We need to ensure it is carried out to the letter though.

Magpies win thrilling elimination final over West Coast

Gracious in victory and defeat Pete a true gent. I hope the Pies go as far as possible. Good luck to them that was no easy task to hold us on our home ground and pip the points. Anyone with a brain in their head has to accept that. They deserve it. We need to get our mojo back and pretty quick. We seem to strip up a lot of negative press from the Vics and to be honest it’s not necessary. I am in the school of thought who admires great teams. Which of course included a lot of Vic teams. I mean Hawthorn were just incredible at their peak. Richmond are doing something similar and the Pies are as always a contender. So with us at our peak in the 90s era we just had some super awesome players. I mean Peter Matera what a freak . Anyway it hurts to miss out but there has been something missing the last two years I can’t work out what. I am hopeful for our future. Good luck to the Pies I hope they pull off some more surprises. Imagine winning it from 8th wow that rooks just be incredible.

Magpies win thrilling elimination final over West Coast