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Not a great look but not really that big a deal either. He obviously doesn’t like getting out, which is kind of a good thing I would have thought.

Smith’s petulant run-out tantrum tarnishes the hard work he’s done to repair public image

Yeh yeh we know, he’s basically Mother Theresa in a Geelong jumper. Heard it all before from this bloke, at least it’s not Selwood again. No doubt Stewart will be spending his time off volunteering at the local shelter for blind puppies, given the saintly nature of his character.

Chris Scott defends Tom Stewart's character after ugly bump

Carlton very impressive around the ball, far too good for Freo. We needed a fully and firing Fyfe crashing in at the clearances to wrestle back some momentum but it looks like he’s still a few weeks away from hitting his straps.

AFL Saturday Study: Cats and Tigers brilliant, but brutal Blues are Melbourne's biggest threat for the flag

Pretty sure sure that headbands West Australian. From what I hear he does all his headband shopping while he’s home. Factory outlet store down Rockingham way.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Then why have you named yourself after a West Australian?

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Bred to play footy? Bloodlines? Are you talking about kids or horses? You’re probably right though, plus there’s way to many distractions up here during the winter. What with all the fishing, camping, gorges, islands, beaches and 30 degrees and sunshine type weather on offer it’s sometimes hard to commit every weekend to playing footy I guess.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

I have no doubt that programs in Victoria are better resourced than many parts of WA. That’s because its a small state with a centralised population so you get more ‘bang for your buck’, not because the programs are somehow ‘better’ than in other states. Bit of a different situation when the nearest AFL development program is in a town 700kms away. If you think a kid in that situation has got as much chance of making it into the AFL as a kid growing up in country Victoria then I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Victoria provides more players because the majority of teams are located there. It makes sense for a whole range of reasons for clubs to try and recruit locally first. It’s cheaper, no go home factor, younger players have they’re support networks already around them and are used to the playing conditions. It’s a combination of basic arithmetic and logistics. But hey, if you want to believe it’s because Victoria’s the greatest state on earth then go for it mate, whatever floats your boat.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

Considering Victoria has more than double the population of WA and triple the population of SA you would like to think they could get a couple of teams together. Be pretty embarrassing if they couldn’t.

Would this Vic Metro team claim glory if the AFL brought back State of Origin?

The quality of international players was dropping well before COVID hit. At the end of the day theses guys are professionals so are only really interested in earning potential, which is totally understandable. You either shorten the comp so they can play elsewhere or pay them whatever it takes to get them here for that period of time. Personally I think the first option is the go, for a range of reasons, but the TV stations want a certain amount of content for their money. That’s the real issue and all the ‘drafts’ and other razzle dazzle marketing hype ain’t going to fix it.

Big Bash promises more international stars under new draft system

Great article, I agree.

Jordan De Goey’s punishment cannot be blamed on the media, nor can Collingwood be accused of being too soft

Yeh mate, it’s just like that time in the Bible when Jesus got full of piss at the pub and tried to pull a woman’s top down and they gave him a hard time about it. So unfair.

AFL News: De Goey out indefinitely on personal leave, AFL's million-dollar plan to land pop superstar for GF

Sounds like he’s taking some time to have a think about things. Good on him, it’s a sign of maturity. It appears the penny is finally dropping.

AFL News: De Goey out indefinitely on personal leave, AFL's million-dollar plan to land pop superstar for GF

Great stuff, as far as I’m concerned you can’t have too many East Fremantle players playing for Fremantle! Good ones that is…

AFL NEWS: Dockers coy on Jackson deal, Zorko hamstrung, Nic Nat a chance to return

Times certainly have changed. Back in the 90s & 00s when I was going out if some pissed idiot tried to pull a woman’s top down in the middle of the pub so everyone could cop an eyeful it was seen as totally unacceptable and would usually result in swift smack in the chops. Apparently these days it’s to be celebrated as an intimate display of affection between two young lovers. Oh well, better go have a cup of tea I suppose…

Media bullying of Jordan De Goey has been a disgusting witch-hunt

Wow, talk about selective use of the facts to suit the narrative. I’ve got a news flash for you mate, he wasn’t fined because he went out for a drink with friends, he was fined because he tried to pull down a woman’s top in a public bar. Obviously you don’t have a problem with that kind of behaviour but I’d suggest that (thankfully) the majority of people do, and for very good reason. Stop trying to paint this guy as the victim, the first step for him to grow up is to take responsibility for his behaviour.

Media bullying of Jordan De Goey has been a disgusting witch-hunt

What’s the problem, it’s just ‘boys being boys’ right? And besides, did you see what she was wearing!

Media bullying of Jordan De Goey has been a disgusting witch-hunt

I’m no fan of the AFL media pack but in this case they didn’t have to go much hunting, this guy provides his own footage. And since when was trying to pull a girl’s top off in a public bar ok? That’s not being a ‘fuddy duddy’ that’s just having a basic level of respect for women. This clown is paid very well off the back of sponsors and the general public handing over their hard earned and needs to start showing some appreciation for that fact, and acting accordingly. If not, go get a job in the real world like the rest of us.

Media bullying of Jordan De Goey has been a disgusting witch-hunt

If they don’t want to punish the guy then that’s fine, it’s their decision as a club. But please spare us the self serving ‘we don’t stand for this behaviour’ rubbish because that’s clearly not the case.

AFL NEWS: De Goey cops fine after Bali incident, Pies issue statement on TikTok vid, Dangerfield, Dusty back

Shaping up as a very expensive trip to Bali. Oh well, there’s two ways to learn things in life…

AFL NEWS: De Goey cops fine after Bali incident, Pies issue statement on TikTok vid, Dangerfield, Dusty back

And another name is added to the list of braves souls who have suffered persecution through the ages. Jesus, Mandela, Ghandi… DeGoey. All I can say is it’s lucky this bloke’s good at kicking a footy because there’s obviously not much going on between the ears.

'Relentless pursuit and persecution': De Goey's extraordinary response to 'uneducated' media over Bali video

Really enjoying the improved skill level under Longmuir, makes a big difference. We also seem to have turned a corner with F50 efficiency and are finally getting reward for effort up the ground.

AFL Saturday Study: Mitchell masterclass proves he's 2022's second-best coach... but Longmuir remains numero uno

I agree to a point however when players are attempting 45 degree kicks into the corridor in torrential rain that’s not covid related. I’m also looking forward to the weekend and seeing us take the next step. Should be a great game, in a decent time slot as well.

Jump back on the bandwagon, the Dockers are just getting started

Beyond doubt? Really? A month ago they were uncompetitive for large parts of two games in a row in similar conditions. That’s not an off week, that’s an issue. I’m pretty confident they will be able to deal with that issue, starting with an improved performance this week, but will wait until I see them actually do it a couple of times before declaring their credentials are ‘beyond doubt’.

Jump back on the bandwagon, the Dockers are just getting started

The adjustments Freo need to make are not so much with skills but between the ears. Play to the conditions, execute wet weather footy basics and they will win. Great opportunity to take the next step, looking forward to it. I’ll be tipping them.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

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