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Liam Clark

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21 year old media student @UTAS . Aspiring to be a sports journalist or a film critic. Follows the AFL and NBA. St Kilda and Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Big fan of Russell Westbrook

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We are giving it a go which I appreciate, however we just cannot seem to get it right. Hopefully we can retain our players while picking up some veteran talent to make a push for finals. I wouldn’t care if we slipped into 8th last season as long as I get to see some Finals footy

Saints slogging towards mediocrity

I would be interested to see what the Cats do. Although Kelly wants to go to West Coast, it would be interesting to see if Freo could throw up a better offer and potentially take Kelly from under the Eagles noses.

Steven would help the Cats in the midfield department, and as stated there are always young names who will potentially step up if given the opportunity

Who will fill Tim Kelly's boots at Geelong?

I feel like the Bulldogs will have a great season next year, they really picked it up after the bye and as much as I would hate to see it, Josh Bruce would be a nice pick up for them

Why the Dogs will snarl in 2020

The 2010 Draw was definitely heart breaking for me, with the week after being even worse. However, I think the grand final I have most enjoyed in recent memory was 2018 West Coast v Collingwood, came down right to the wire

Ranking the best Grand Finals of the decade

Agreed, 2020 will be a new year and the AFL is getting tighter as the years go by. Hardwick made a terrific choice bringing in Pickett, although it was rather risky. However, he played quite well and I see him picking up many more games in the black and yellow at an AFL level

Resilience and vulnerability deliver Richmond another premiership

Tigers were absolutely dominant. Destroyed the Giants. However, for people saying GWS should not have been there, they had an exceptional finals series and earned every win. They just could not put it together when it mattered most against an exceptional Richmond side who played some very enjoyable and dominant footy, and have clearly been the best team in the comp for the last three years.

Resilience and vulnerability deliver Richmond another premiership

Really hope GWS get up, they have been the underdogs the entire finals series and it would be a good story.

Also one minor error, Hawthorn beat Geelong in 2008, not 2007. 2007 was when Geelong thumped Port Adelaide

The sleeping Giants wake up

Hi Boo, while the AFL do need to adjust the trade rules a bit to try and stop the experienced players leaving teams like the Suns for teams in Melbourne or something like that. However, I do not believe that the Suns should disregard the Hodge experiment as a template completely as players with his experience and skill can help players adjust to the AFL and learn from someone who has been there and done it

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

Gold Coast have had a lot of bad luck with their veterans, however I do not think they should stop trying to acquire mentors. They need to focus on trying to get the right mentors for the group of players they currently have in their squad.

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

Hi Joe, picking the right mentors can be quite tricky. Daisy still has a lot to offer a team in terms of play in my opinion, as we saw during this season he still has another season in him. He is not necessarily a star either and could benefit a young team. I do agree though that a player who knows what it has been like to be a young kid, having to move away from your home state to play the game you love would be beneficial as they can help the young guys adjust to life as an AFL player

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

Hi Joe, I forgot all about Campbell Brown. That was not the best move from the Suns. However, I feel like players such as Daisy and Burgoyne could really help the development of some of the younger players at the Suns

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

Some development up forward would definitely help push Port into a contender

Port Adelaide: A divided and confused fan base

Hi Grant, Gold Coast definitely need the help and I agree Hodge and Mitchell are exceptional players. A lot of clubs have great mentoring and leadership programs, but players like Hodge and Mitchell can be an exceptional help to a young team as they can provide the on field leadership and experience to help mentor the younger players into future stars

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

Hi Me Too, I might have been biased with the Armo comment because I’m a St Kilda supporter, but he was always solid for us and a solid mentor and overall person. And I do agree, he did not have a lot of leadership experience but I think he has another year in him to at least try and mentor some younger players.

And you are right about Roughy, he would be a good off field pick up. I think we could still play well for a season up forward, but I do not think that he wants to come back.

Daisy definitely has another year in him and I really hope another club picks him up. He is capable to play another season.

And while there are not many players around of that level of player, I feel like veterans who have been in the league a while and can still produce at some sort of level would be good for young teams, especially at a mentoring on field level

The AFL should continue to follow the Hodge and Brisbane experiment

The Crows definitely need to make some changes, but I’m not sure where they start. I feel Betts is on the way out with all these rumours and the fact he has been dropped for multiple games. They’ve also got to be looking at Tex, especially as a captain as he certainly has not been the best of influences at times

The Crows must axe some of their favourite sons

Port have a team that should have definitely made finals. I may overrate them at times, but they are definitely a list of players that can make finals based on pure talent. However, something needs to change and for this club I believe it starts with the coach. How do you extend a coach that has brought you very little success?

Port Adelaide: A divided and confused fan base

I agree, Grundy is an unbelievable player, and I enjoy watching him play around the field. Him and Gawn are both terrific players because they effect the game in the ruck but also around other areas of play

Utilising a ruckman effectively is a double-edged sword

Hi Doctor, this is a great what if. The Suns have had so much talent, which has blossomed in new environments. It would have been interesting to see where the team would be if all the players had stuck it out as a unit

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Hi Kandeepan, this is another good one. Would have been interesting to see this occur

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Buddy wasn’t just a big name in AFL but in Australian sports. I feel most people around the time of the beginning of the Hawthorn dynasty would know who he was. He may have not been as big a name for GWS as he was for the Swans, but he would have definitely helped them. However, I do agree that he has helped increase crowds and membership.

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Great read, would have been interesting to see how they played with a full list. But like you said, they dropped games they should have won and I am intrigued to see them head in a new direction.

Ross Lyon's Fremantle were headed in the right direction

Buddy certainly did make an impact, as shown by this year where he has been injury plagued. I really did like the Giants a couple years back, however they have not done a lot to improve from their 2016 season. They have been injury plagued but you can only blame that so much

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

I noticed. Another young player who really deserved the award as well

My take on Round 22 of the AFL season

That is true, but which team would have arguably had more success with Buddy in your opinion? We know of the Swans success, but could Buddy have pushed GWS over the hump?

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Yeah I feel they would have definitely won the premiership in 2016 with Buddy, and as a Swans fan I reckon you would be happy with Buddy not being with GWS

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?