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Albanese supports Hawthorn…….says it all, really 😉

AFL Friday Footy Fix: Langdon wasn't wrong... but the Pies' 'one trick' is just that good

“Current Port Adelaide chief, Brian Cunningham”!!!! You are about 20 years behind the times, JSDSGN 🙁

Time for Collingwood and Port to meet in the middle on 'prison bars' stoush

Love your sense of humour, Nick

AFL News: Rashford's Sherrin photo sparks FA photo-op ban, Clarkson's huge price tag revealed as North circle

Soccer’s anti-AFL tantrum came out the same day that AFL club memberships have passed 1 million again. Soccer’s latest tantrum comes from jealousy or insecurity. It will always be #4 in the football codes. Yet they are still claiming to be the only code that is called football. The only real Australian football is called AFL at the top professional level.

AFL News: Rashford's Sherrin photo sparks FA photo-op ban, Clarkson's huge price tag revealed as North circle

It is crazy to compare AFL with European football. Not only is ours uniquely Australian in a very small population compared with European soccer, but our clubs are membership based & owned. It is a completely different culture. 2 obvious differences are recent protests against wealthy club owners in UK soccer &, of course, “soccer hooligans”.

Empty words and over the top celebrations: Here's how low North Melbourne have fallen

At least we know that when Tassie comes in they won’t be bottom in their first year!

BRETT GEEVES: 'Begging for freebies is not leadership' - When the going got tough North chose the coward's way out

The one thing that makes Port Adelaide different to the other interstate franchises is that they are a real club coming from a state league. When they joined the AFL they had a history going back to 1870 & a home ground steeped in history. Of course they are passionate about their former jumper.

It's time to end the Port Adelaide prison bar debate once and for all

The attendances at AFL games in Melbourne this weekend would be unequalled anywhere else. It easily takes the crown as sporting capital!

What is the sporting capital of the world?

Should be made to wear a headband!

AFL Friday Footy Fix: Dogs out-shoot the Hawks as Jamarra proves his worth

Why, oh why, do we have to spend millions importing an overseas star for the Grand Final? The NFL (whom the AFL exec love to emulate) goes for local talent. Give the gig to Aussie talent – maybe the money saved could reduce the cost of getting a ticket for the participating clubs!

AFL News: De Goey out indefinitely on personal leave, AFL's million-dollar plan to land pop superstar for GF

There is a lot of kids footy on Sunday mornings. 1.15 pm is too early for a family to get home & then to the AFL, even if they take a packed lunch!

Despite the whingeing, the AFL remains exciting to watch

Having lunch on Sunday 😉

Despite the whingeing, the AFL remains exciting to watch

Whilst it may be true that the AFL has done well with government grants, the AFL &/or the clubs usually contribute financially, unlike the NRL & FFA. The Vic government funded the rectangular stadium for soccer & the rugbies 100%. And I think you will find that the NRL is doing very well financially from the NSW government for their Sydney facilities without any contribution by them or their clubs.

Despite the whingeing, the AFL remains exciting to watch

I am 75, an AFL member & also of my club. Like Chris & Susie, I still the footy exciting & the AFL an enjoyable day/night out. I go to as many of my club’s games as possible & also enjoy other games at MCG/Docklands. The facilities today are wonderful.
I also agree that a Tassie club must come into the AFL.
The one gripe I have is the scheduling. Whoever devises the fixture either is stupid or lacks marketing experience. Games before 2 pm will always inconvenience fans, esp families. As also late Sunday games. The June long weekend schedule illustrates this clearly. If Richmond vs Port Adel was on Saty night or Sunday, Port supporters would have come over for the long weekend. But, no – it was on Thursday night! And why have Thursday nights in the bye rounds, with only 6 games being played? QED

Despite the whingeing, the AFL remains exciting to watch

Why would you have Richmond play Port Adel on the Thursday of a long weekend? If it was Saty night or Sunday a lot of Port supporters would have come to Melbourne for the long weekend. Whoever devises the AFL fixture seems to lack common sense, or at least marketing ability.

How to fix the AFL's bye-round blues

Seymourbutts – it is not the “suits at AFL HQ” blocking a Tassie club but certain Club presidents. Collingwood, Sydney & Gold Coast, I believe. Considering the millions of $$ that Suns have got from AFL HQ, their hypocrisy is mind-boggling.
The AFL would be crazy not to accept the Tassie government’s financial commitment. Soccer & NRL would give anything for such an offer. This is to say nothing about Tassie deserving it on the basis of Aussie Rules tradition & having a truly national competition.

Only the SA and WA expansion clubs rival Victoria’s footy culture, so why not add a Tassie team?

North’s problems stem from their decision to stay in North Melbourne & not relocate. Could have been Brisbane Roos, Canberra Kangaroos, Tassie Roos

AFL NEWS: Noble hits back at 'untrue' rumours of woes at North, Lyon opens up on fallen Saint

And they are called guernseys, not jerseys. Different sort of cow leather 😉

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

The attendance at the North v Demons game was appalling. Seems Melbourne winning the flag last year has not encouraged their supporters to actually attend games

AFL Saturday Study: Light at the end of the tunnel for North, and brilliant Bradley Hill finally arrives as a Saint

And what about the AFL having no games in Melbourne yesterday on a sunny day – but overlapping games on Saty!

Six Points: Lloyd's Bomber bake misses the point, Leon Cameron deserves more credit, and AFL flips fans the bird again

There is a distinct lack of women at NRL games, as shown by that video

'Never seen anything like it': Ex-Origin star caught up in frightening crowd violence

Agree Don. The AFLPA negotiates on the basis that players are professional & should be paid well. But argues against professional standards in this instance. Hypocrisy!

AFL NEWS: Heppell hits out at 'smiling' critics, Seven Eagles fined for COVID breach, Cripps cleared at tribunal

Sydney is the only city in the world where the excuse for not attending sport is because it looks better on TV! Not including the Swans, of course.

Build it and they won’t come: Why Sydney doesn’t deserve more stadiums

Aussie Rules may have been the dominant code when Canberra was established – as indicated by the foundation of the clubs like Manuka & Eastlake. However, once the schools were taken over by NSW Education Dept the staff all came from Sydney & rugby became the dominant code. The establishing of GWS has reversed that somewhat. The Raiders are firmly entrenched & I doubt a stand-alone AFL club in Canberra will challenge that.

Giant baby steps: A decade of the GWS Giants

That’s good to know, Maccarb. I’m going back 50+ years.

Giant baby steps: A decade of the GWS Giants