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You have changed your tune a bit there Pete banging on about the umpire decision that cost you the flag is the the sign of a sore loser. Let’s face it you just weren’t good enough on the day and the Eagles were. There were quite a few dodgy decisions went against the Eagles from memory too. So swings and roundabouts. I hope Collingwood get it this year but don’t devalue the Eagles brilliant win.

Collingwood’s ballistic bursts give them the competition’s highest ceiling

Dream on haha not a hope this year pal

Nine talking points from AFL Round 8

Geez is that the only comment you have?

Nine talking points from AFL Round 8

I really don’t understand all this Richmond worship thing. Somebody please explain? Collingwood and Geelong and GWS are all streets ahead of them at the moment. It was predicted from quite early last year that if they had injuries to key players they would struggle and guess what?? They are a pretty decent side but for goodness sake get off the all other teams are not worthy theme that seems to come across from them. Really frustrating. I dearly hope Freo sort them out today.

There's only one AFL team we can trust with seven rounds in the books

Not yet

Have the West Coast Eagles been figured out?

Goals Goais and lots of them is what we need to bring our confidence back win lose or draw.

Have the West Coast Eagles been figured out?

After we gave Collingwood a lesson something happened. I have no idea what. We scraped past Freo who were missing their talisman Fyfe and well the last two losses have been woeful and made both Port and Geelong look better than they are. Brisbane loss was perhaps excusable just but as I said before it’s the way we have lost that has been the problem. Blaming the pitch for injuries is unusual as we played on it all last year. I am going to be frank and say we cannot win it this year we never do in odd years anyway. We need to use this year to blood new talent and let the seniors retire. I am open to being surprised by the lads though it has happened before. Bring home Kelly and Gov brother Mitch and throw in some young quicks and crumbers around the ball. Have genuine back ups for all positions. Nic Nat back will also help but it will take him time to settle back in. Commitment, precision and hunger seem to be missing from many players not all. Yeo, Cripps, Schuey, Gaff, Pets, Sheppard, McGovern, Kennedy, Barrass, Sheeds. These are all great players but just not clicking. What worked against Collingwood and GWS ( which was a great win as they were flying at that time) somehow has disappeared. Anyway it’s quite intriguing .

Have the West Coast Eagles been figured out?

I do hope they don’t. I think they have a decent coach like Collingwood who I used to hate more for a personal reason although Eddy McGuire is a prize nob doesn’t help. Arrogance from any team,player or coach or person male or female is a horrible trait. So even though I am an Eagle fan I do not like arrogant Eagle supporters. I am also an England football cricket and rugby fan but again do not like arrogance from any of their sources. Richmond are a decent team don’t get me wrong but they are not a great team. I rate Hawthorn , Geelong, Sydney and Adelaide more and now of course Collingwood are showing their talent. Let’s see what happens but I hope that St Kilda and GWS and even Brisbane give them a run for their money.

Damien Hardwick, give it a rest

Yet Pies lost to Geelong and convincingly beaten by the Eagles at home hmm I think Geelong are so far playing the best. Eagles will improve but it’s hard to tip against the Cats at home. If it’s wet ummm it will be interesting. Let’s see how Richmond perform against the stronger teams shall we oh yes that’s right they don’t play any of them for weeks now do they? If you can’t beat Melbourne the way they are playing you are seriously not very good so not impressed with them at all. On current form it’s Gerlong and the Saints who are impressing most. Port win was best of Round 5 though. They are a bit like France in the Rugby, on their day they can beat anyone but when they are off they are poor.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Yep thanks we dropped six last year 3 at home and 3 away. Sydney beat us twice haha. Still ended up second. Now half of the teams are on 3:2 . It’s tight.

Port's Eagles upset launches them into the stratosphere

I must admit I thought Brisbane was an excusable blip but from what we saw on Friday there are some major concerns for the Eagles. It was not the fact they lost but the way in which they lost. I don’t think anyone expects them to win every game but something was seriously missing in the team on Friday. Let’s not get too carried away but whatever it is needs to be sorted out quick smart or we will be humiliated when we go to Geelong next week . Looks as if we have premiership blues. The team that took apart Collingwood at the G was completely absent. Come n guys we believe in you just believe in yourself. Suck it up and get back on the winners table please.

Port's Eagles upset launches them into the stratosphere

Oh so we are going to play this game then. Right how many premierships has Richmond won since the Eagles joined the Comp? Oh that’s right 1 to the Eagles 4. How many minor premierships in that time oh yes probably 1. How many the Eagles wel at least one I am sure but probably more. I would wind your neck in matey.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 4

You won one premiership in 2017 since god knows when and granted a minor premiership last year and suddenly your the best team on the planet. I don’t think so and you may even miss finals this year altogether let’s hope so.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 4

And who is your team? They were good enough to be premiers last year what about yours?

West Coast vs Port Adelaide: Friday night forecast

My gut feeling was spot on. Eagles getting pasted. Port very impressive they want this much more. Premiers being humbled on their home turf. Put this loss away and come back stronger boys because if you play like this say goodbye to finals.

West Coast vs Port Adelaide: Friday night forecast

I have s horrible feeling Port will pull one out of the bag. It’s been a long time coming and the wet weather will probably go against the Eagles. Let’s hope not.

West Coast vs Port Adelaide: Friday night forecast

No one underestimated them it’s just you who overestimated them

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Ha all this talking up Richmond’s amazing win is rubbish. They beat Port Adelaide who seem to perpetually lose those games they should have won. Richmond are behind the eight ball and even with their Fab Four back have been worked out by everyone else. They will struggle to make the finals and nowhere near the big three at present and this will continue until the end of this season.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 4

I don’t care if he is the best footballer on the planet what he did was inexcusable. Geez talk about one rule for some and not others. Lots of kids look up to him and this is the behaviour condoned by the so called Tribunal. It’s disgraceful bias. Did he even apologise for his actions for gods sake what a joke.

AFL Tribunal reduces Dustin Martin's suspension

Right if this is the case then I stand corrected and it’s refreshing to hear, so all the stuff we get from Victorian media that is commentators, past players and press is just hype then?

The Eagles have the flag at their mercy

Dusty needs to grow up and start acting like a man. He has the talent just let his skills do the talking. Take a leaf out of Shannon Hearns book. If you are going to act like a thug you deserve what you get no matter how good you are. A one Mr Gaffe learnt the hard way for that one uncharacteristic strike.

Martin faces AFL scrutiny on two fronts

Peter going into this game I expected Collingwood to overrun us but after the first quarter it did not happen. De Goey was incredible when he had the ball but his influence was curbed immensely in the latter stages of the match. Collingwood pretty much had their strongest team out there. The Eagles are still waiting on Nic Nat and of course the injured Rioli who can be a game changer. Gaffy back made a massive impact too, however having watched all the teams play so far I have to say Geelong and the Eagles are playing the best football at the moment. Brisbane as I predicted are the surprise package especially as to how they spanked us first game. I am loving the resurgence of the previously struggling interstate teams. The traditional powerhouse non vic teams Sydney and Adelaide are struggling and Fremantle for me are not convincing yet. I will not be completely happy until all eight non vic teams are pushing themselves up there just to annoy all those Victorians who insist that this is their game and only their teams should be allowed to do well. You know who you are. You obviously do not fall into that bunch. I admire Bucks as a coach and I hope for his sake that Collingwood pull it off this year. I would like us to win again of course but would not be too unhappy if your lot did it. Yes you are a vic team but in this case I would make an exception haha.

The Eagles have the flag at their mercy

The best 8 so far Geelong Brisbane Eagles Port Bulldogs St Kilda GWS Collingwood

The genius Hawks can’t outrun their talent

Hey Pete yep really hard to do a ladder prediction so well done. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. Let’s talk about Richmond. Yes they have some great talented players but seem to be getting an easy ride with the amount of home fixtures. I think their footballing style was hard to deal with by the other teams but I think that advantage is going to dwindle a little this year. They will still make the top four for certain but I think you give them a little too much respect. However great coach, massive fan base, great talent and seem to have a great physio unit to keep all the lads fit. They had a few close wins last season that could have gone either way and having been at the top makes their scalp more value so I think there will be more teams that can chip away at their confidence. Rather than win the minor premiership I would rather lose a few during the home and away season and then win all the finals from a position from 2 to 4 as the Eagles did of course in 2018. I just think sometimes minor premiership puts too much expectation on the top team although I guess some would disagree. As the years progress it’s getting harder to predict the ladder as the teams are getting more balanced, which I guess is the objective. At present there is still a bit of a gulf between the bottom teans and the chasing pack of the eight. I will have a stab though at who the eight will be and not sure in what order yet: Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Richmond, Collingwood, GWS, WCE, and Essendon. Sydney, Fremantle, North Melbourne, Hawthorn and Geelong and the surprise Brisbane will be close behind. I can’t see the Western Bulldogs, Carlton and St Kilda and Gold Coast moving up too much yet but I think they will all improve from last year. My wild card is that Hawthorn are going to surprise even without Mitchell. They are one of those teams you can never write off. The Man Utd of the AFL???

My 2019 AFL ladder prediction

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.

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