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22 year old graduated media student. Aspiring to be a sports journalist or a film critic. Follows the AFL and NBA. St Kilda and Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Instagram Account: Liam_Clark_Journalist

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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?

Hi Jack, thanks for the comment. This is definitely another article I have thought of. It would have been interesting to see Josh Kennedy stay at Carlton, and to see the trade re worked. It’s definitley one of those big what if moments. West Coast have seemingly won the trade long term

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

It’s disappointing how many players dropped out of the match, however there were still a variety of young NBA talent on the USA team and the Aussie team is no pushover. However, I was disappointed to see the seating troubles and the fact that Simmons dropped out

Boomers vs USA fiasco an insult to Aussie basketball

Hi Boo, yeah Buddy would have definitely been great for the marketing of GWS, definitley bringing in more of the Sydney fan base and the rugby coverts who are looking for an AFL club to get into this great sport

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

The Ablett Jnr one is definitley one I am going to look at writing. He wasted so much time at Gold Coast, would be interesting to see how they went with Ablett during arguably the majority of his prime years which he wasted at Gold Coast

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

It would be interesting to see how Cameron goes until his contract runs out, but Lyon could do something special with the team if given the chance, as he has a good record. However, the one thing that Lyon has not been able to acquire is a premiership

Why Ross Lyon would be a perfect Giant

Hi Charlie, thanks for the comment. He may have not been a good fit, but it is interesting to look at what a big presence he could have been for their club. What other what if articles would you also like to see?

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Hi Mark, thanks for the comment. Why are you glad he did not join GWS? He could have been an incredible fit, but it could have also stopped other forwards from being exposed. But do you think they could have won a premiership with Buddy?

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

If you guys liked this article, I was thinking of doing more like it. What other what if scenarios would you like to see talked about?

What if Lance Franklin had signed with GWS?

Yeah we were definitley robbed in 2010. Would have loved to have seen Nick lift the cup, those were some happy yet emotional years

Tips and thoughts: AFL Round 23

I follow St Kilda, so no allegiance to any of the finals teams or teams I spoke about in this comment

Tips and thoughts: AFL Round 23

I feel like North will definitely beat Melbourne, but Port will be a chance to choke their last game against Fremantle like they have been choking in important games all season.

I see Brisbane as a major chance to beat Richmond, but Richmond will likely win it.

Most interesting clash is West Coast v Hawthorn in my opinion

Tips and thoughts: AFL Round 23

If they slip into the 4th position they will definitely cause some grief in the finals

Are the Magpies flying under the radar?