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Josh Elliott may be The Roar's Weekend Editor, but at heart he's just a rusted-on North Melbourne tragic with a penchant for pun headlines - and also abnormal alliteration, assuredly; assuming achievability. He once finished third in a hot chilli pie eating contest. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29.

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I like to think of myself as someone who brings people together, albeit in this case solely to disagree with me.

The AFL is ready for a ten-team finals series

You reckon it’ll take that long? 😉

The AFL is ready for a ten-team finals series

I’ve long thought that plus-minus would be the better way to go, personally…

The AFL is ready for a ten-team finals series

I’m not sure what’d be funnier: Dangerfield wins an X trophy and forces everyone who comes to his house to admire it at length, or there are never any more and Adelaide/Melbourne/Brisbane keep them as obscure relics eternally.

AFL releases new AFLX logos to thunderous lack of applause

There actually was an AFL Indigenous All Stars team going around for a while… they played a pre-season match once every two years. Hasn’t happened for a while though.

I don’t really have a strong opinion on the idea either way, but I’m curious how it’s going to be reconciled with the idea of having a live draft to decide players. Will the other teams be allowed to draft indigenous players? Whichever way the answer to that goes it poses problems.

AFL releases new AFLX logos to thunderous lack of applause

More than happy to say the Eagles proved me wrong on that one Matt (and a large number of other things this year). Love it when clubs do! Maddy wrote a great article on the pick swap earlier this year if you haven’t already seen it – https://www.theroar.com.au/2018/10/03/the-2017-pick-swap-that-could-set-the-eagles-up-for-back-to-back-premierships/

2018 AFL draft: Talking through all the big topics

It’s definitely far from a perfect science. Something that’s fiddled with it a bit this year is the booming popularity of Cat B rookies – there are no less than 18 new ones on AFL lists this offseason and bringing them in will skew some averages however slightly. Only 5/18 lists have the standard 44 players, every other list has 45 or 46.

2019 AFL lists: Oldest, youngest, most and least experienced

The difference is about 1.6 years, give or take… 😉

2019 AFL lists: Oldest, youngest, most and least experienced

Can’t wait for someone to brand us the fastest rebuild in history.

2019 AFL lists: Oldest, youngest, most and least experienced

They don’t tell you everything you need to know but they don’t tell you nothing either. The issue with the ‘best 22’ idea is that you’d need some sort of universal methodology to pick what each team’s best 22 is, otherwise it’ll be shaped by a subjective opinion on who is and isn’t in there.

2019 AFL lists: Oldest, youngest, most and least experienced

As a previously AFL-listed player, he could still be picked up in the window opening December 1.

2018 AFL Rookie Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

I suppose if it backfires horrible the AFL will probably bail Carlton out with a priority pick anyway 😉

I thought Stocker was a good chance to drift into the second round personally, I guess we’ll never know what might have happened – when the trade happened I assumed it was for RCD, in fact. You’re right that he is an ‘immediate impact’ type though, can lock both he & Walsh in for Round 1 debuts.

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Eagles getting some nice young tall stocks with Williams to add to Brander/Allen.

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Intended as a compliment in both cases – Sydney’s trades with WCE are (I presume) not really what the system was designed for, while North’s trade to get Taylor is pretty much exactly the kind of move it was brought in to facilitate, hence the difference in terminology. And speaking of terminology, I neither am a journo nor aspire to be one 😉

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Coniglio will be a free agent next year so first rounder unlikely to be needed if he does want to move.

Hawks not afraid to make the big calls, not matching Mozzie is just that… might prove a mistake, might not.

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Should be about five or six pm.

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

What number pick do you reckon he has sent to the Crows, Macca?

2018 AFL Draft results: Every player picked and where they went

Arg, should’ve done this with Dustin Martin, Jordan De Goey, etc.

(Also kind of want to do it with Jasper Pittard for entirely opposite reasons).

AFL mock draft 2018: Top 30

Tbh Paul, it doesn’t bother me. I’ll get it off the moderation list just in case anyone feels compelled to norf it up.

AFL mock draft 2018: Top 30

I resent the implication that there’s a part of my brain which isn’t blue and white.

AFL mock draft 2018: Top 30

Comment may have been slightly tongue-in-cheek… just a little 😉

AFL mock draft 2018: Top 30

Grounds for a permaban right there Peter

The official AFL 'watchability' ladder

Anyone else ever get the feeling Peter has a bit of a soft spot for the Pies? Just a hunch 😉

Best of the best: My top ten moments of the 2018 AFL season

Surprised Andrew Gaff re-signing yesterday didn’t crack into the top ten.

Best of the best: My top ten moments of the 2018 AFL season

Ha. Would chuckle.

Lachie Neale, or a Lion King? Either way, Brisbane wins