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Lucky he got the Golden Boy treatment and wasn’t penalised for fending into Rachele’s throat. Hope that doesn’t become a pattern. Nothing against the kid generally – looks brilliant but that was high every day of the week.

Fend-offs, goals and hangers: Harley Reid's highlights on nightmare evening for West Coast

Will be a good test this weekend to see where Adelaide is really at as well. At the start of the season most would have had the Crows well above the Hawks in expectations and now here they sit virtually neck and neck.

Six Points: Defending THAT time-wasting free, 2024's coldest take, and can we stop saying the Dons aren't that good?

Turned the game alright. Umpire Matthew Nicholls needs a bit of time on the sidelines.

Footy Fix: How Freo (nearly) Collingwooded Collingwood - and exposed the Pies' hidden Achilles heel

Case closed!

Footy Fix: The Dogs just had 2024's most honourable loss so far - and it's probably cooked their season

Fair enough – my impression as a neutral was that it was terribly one-sided until the end. Can’t blame the Dogs for that though – gutsy effort to get that close against a top team with all the injuries and a good game all round.

Footy Fix: The Dogs just had 2024's most honourable loss so far - and it's probably cooked their season

Why would any Dogs fan have an issue with the umpiring last night? Perhaps that they could have helped out a bit more than they did?

Footy Fix: The Dogs just had 2024's most honourable loss so far - and it's probably cooked their season

Yes the late 50 was ridiculous but I’m surprised there was no mention of Warner’s “high tackle” gifting the Dogs a goal right before the half – possibly the worst call I’ve seen this year and the umpire was right there on the spot so no excuses, perhaps he’s just a little unclear on the rules. Some of the calls last night would have had Swans fans thinking back to the 2016 GF and kept the Dogs much closer than they should have been, especially in the first half. Evened up somewhat at the end with a couple of dodgy calls going the Swans way at the end so no-one can say they were biased. Feel bad for Naughton – top player.

Footy Fix: The Dogs just had 2024's most honourable loss so far - and it's probably cooked their season

Safest to always assume Port are doing some dodgy stuff in the background

Rather than continuing to bash Kangaroos on a weekly basis, there's got to be some things to like

Nicks better jump on the plane to Perth

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions, Round 11: Dreamtime arrives - but will the Tigers have anyone left to play?

“inner-city latte sipping” – getting your insults from the Murdoch press?

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions, Round 11: Dreamtime arrives - but will the Tigers have anyone left to play?

Adelaide offered 3 first round picks for North’s pick 1 used on JHF. If he’d gone to Adelaide he wouldn’t be at Port now. That’s a monster offer and if there were question marks about keeping him why didn’t they take it? They lost out big time on that one obviously and I don’t think they have anyone but themselves to blame. Personally I don’t mind, JHF is great but we’ve used that collateral to get Rachele and bring back Dawson & Rankine. No complaints from me but there’s no question North botched it badly.

Rather than continuing to bash Kangaroos on a weekly basis, there's got to be some things to like

Just reading through to see if someone had pointed out the elephant in the room. Some bad luck for North along the road but in many ways the architects of their own demise with what they did in 2016 (I think?). There are at least 3 too many clubs based in Melbourne and sooner or later some of these teams propped up by the AFL for the sake of their history and supporters are going to have to realise that times change and they aren’t owed a place in the competition.

Rather than continuing to bash Kangaroos on a weekly basis, there's got to be some things to like

Can’t blame the umps this time

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

I felt the opposite – that no matter how close we got, even when we hit the front, that the Pies would get it done. Just can’t afford to be playing catch up against a side with such belief.

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

3 very winnable games coming up will have the Crows close to evening their ledger – after that we’ll see but I expect you’re right and it will be a bridge too far in the second half of the year. That 0-4 start is a killer.

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

Crows lost the match in the first half when they let the Pies get 5 goals to the good. Did well to get back to where they did but Collingwood love that scenario and always looked in the box seat. Once again too little too late from Adelaide.

Footy Fix: The eight key mistakes at the death that saw Crows cop Magpie heartbreak... again

No surprise at all but I might just put my glass down now – you Victorians are alright.

Footy Fix: If there's such a thing as a meaningless 64-point win over a top-two team... the Suns just found it

The AFL is the only comp that really matters and there’s 10 Victorian teams in it – cry me a river

Footy Fix: If there's such a thing as a meaningless 64-point win over a top-two team... the Suns just found it

Of course there is but as I’ve said elsewhere the AFL is run by Victorians for Victorians so the impact is disproportionate

Footy Fix: If there's such a thing as a meaningless 64-point win over a top-two team... the Suns just found it

Just send them down to the VFL – problem solved!

With or without Weitering, the Saints need to splurge to stay relevant. Here's who they should chase

It’s the same mentality that kept Warner in the test team 2 years longer than he should have been.

Head and shoulders above: Why Trav is the key to Australia's T20 World Cup success

And the bias is so ingrained I doubt Tim is even aware of how obviously it comes across. I try to raise the issue of Victorian bias quite a bit on this site and the reaction from the Victorians who respond is invariably that it’s rubbish or crazy talk. That’s the thing about biases – people don’t recognise it unless they’re willing to step back and try to see themselves as others might see them.

Footy Fix: If there's such a thing as a meaningless 64-point win over a top-two team... the Suns just found it

I’m not really saying any of that at all although I do agree with pretty much everything you’ve said. The AFL’s selective application of its rules both on and off the field is a joke. All I’m saying is the minute you touch a player expect consequences – the how or why doesn’t come into it. As I said earlier the guy’s lucky the player didn’t react badly, especially as an opposition player and presumably not a mind reader. The supporter understands the suspension – I can’t see how any part of the decision to suspend him is controversial or why some sort of special exemption should be made for this guy.

AFL News: Pies fan learns fate for touching Eagle, Bombers, Pies dominate prime time as R16-23 fixture revealed

Where’s the outrage? You don’t have to think about it too hard to see how this could go wrong if you don’t draw a line somewhere and the sensible somewhere is don’t touch the players.

AFL News: Pies fan learns fate for touching Eagle, Bombers, Pies dominate prime time as R16-23 fixture revealed

You’re kidding surely Don? Normalising the crowd touching players is a very slippery slope. Innocuous on this occasion sure but it could get very ugly, very quickly if this becomes acceptable behaviour. He’s lucky the player took it so well.

AFL News: Pies fan learns fate for touching Eagle, Bombers, Pies dominate prime time as R16-23 fixture revealed

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