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Josh Elliott

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Josh Elliott is 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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It’s more of a burrito gut than a beer gut 😁

Richmond versus the field: Can anyone topple the Tigers in finals?

Sam Frost I was like “no, that can’t be right” at first.

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

Here’s the complete list if you’re interested.

Matthew Kennedy – CA
Lachie Plowman – CA
Will Setterfield – CA
Taylor Adams – CO
Will Hoskin-Elliott – CO
Adam Treloar – CO
Andrew Phillips – ES
Dylan Shiel – ES
Devon Smith – ES
James Stewart – ES
Jacob Townsend – ES
Rory Lobb – FR
Cam McCarthy – FR
Nathan Wilson – FR
Sam Frost – HA
Jonathon Patton – HA
Tom Scully – HA
Adam Tomlinson – ME
Aiden Bonar – NM
Jack Steele – ST
Josh Bruce – WB

AFL trades: Zac Williams, Aidan Corr and the giant problem at GWS

I enjoyed many parts of this read Cam, but none moreso than the unexpected driveby shooting of Essendon.

GWS are broken in every way

Have probably over-dramatised it a little – but they are now relying on other results to go their way. They’ll be watching Richmond vs Geelong on Friday intently.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 15 and 16

To be fair, my overall sentiment in those pieces was that they should keep investing in youth and target free agents (rather than spend draft picks on trading players in), which isn’t really what they’ve done. Whether my strategy would’ve worked out any better, who knows.

Stuck in the middle with you: Essendon are in no man's land

My mistake re Zaha, have fixed in the article.

Stuck in the middle with you: Essendon are in no man's land

Re free agency. If the offer is matched then the player needs to be traded to move clubs, or can go into the draft. They could choose to re-sign with their existing club if they wanted to, but it’s not ‘enforced’ because of the matched offer.

Stuck in the middle with you: Essendon are in no man's land

Give them some bite in the forward line…

Stuck in the middle with you: Essendon are in no man's land

Part of it is that most strategies are unsuccessful because only 1 in 18 wins the flag each year. But I do agree that getting mature recruits for the sake of mature recruits – especially when the club doesn’t already have a strong mature core/care isn’t taken to identifying the right targets – is often counterproductive.

Stuck in the middle with you: Essendon are in no man's land

Not Rising Star eligible (too old), but I agree.

Six talking points from AFL Round 9

Definitely!

Six talking points from AFL Round 9

He’s the kind of player I think fans of the club take notice of and opposition fans often don’t. Which makes the eye-catching mullet a great idea…

Six talking points from AFL Round 9

Serong, Anderson, King, Rankine I think all very good chances, and Tom Green maybe too if he was getting more regular games.

Six talking points from AFL Round 9

Liam Baker a flag player too. Not being critical of any of them – as said, the team effort they put in is part of why the Tigers are so good. I don’t think it’s unfair or harsh to suggest they’re not particularly well-known players.

Six talking points from AFL Round 9

Who’s this Liam Salter bloke? Bring back the original AdelaideDocker power rankings

AFL Power Rankings 2020: Round 6

Well, dedicating a whole talking point to the supposedly upcoming West Coast V Richmond game sure has stood the test of time.

Six talking points from AFL Round 4

Nah, the predominantly red guernsey is a horrible clash with his hair. Would look much better in something that contrasts a bit better, like a nice royal blue…

Investigated: Is Matt Rowell the AFL's GOAT second-gamer?

Only kicked 3 goals in his second game, but he did kick 12 on debut.

Investigated: Is Matt Rowell the AFL's GOAT second-gamer?

I have a hard time disagreeing with this.

Investigated: Is Matt Rowell the AFL's GOAT second-gamer?

Massive in fantasy footy circles.

Investigated: Is Matt Rowell the AFL's GOAT second-gamer?

What would you be doing with McGovern AKA Ned Kelly in that circumstance?

Seven talking points from AFL Round 2

Wow, no one game enough to back North in over GWS. I mean you’re all 100% correct but still.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

Agree – it reminds me of all the crazy and radical ideas that were thrown up during the rule changes saga as serious possibilities, only for the actual changes to be fairly mundane by comparison. Everyone has very imaginative ideas right now of what long-term impacts COVID-19 might have on the game, but realistically I don’t think season 2021 will be too different in format from what 2019 was.

On the last episode of 'Australian Football League'...

If it winds up meaning an extra win or two for each side, that might mean the difference between a home or away qualifying final for WCE – or it might not. As for Freo, I think it’s probably something like the difference between them being bottom four or bottom six, so not likely to be a big deal in the end.

On the last episode of 'Australian Football League'...