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Luv'd aussie rules for over 50 years. Luv the gradual emergence of a truly national and balanced competition.

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Two VFL/AFL premierships in total. We both know when they were. Five of the equivalent to the Swans.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

You, taking high ground on issues of respect and recognition? What a joke.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

Oh, and once again, it’s only 7 years since our last premier, and again only 7 years before that. Goes with 5 x the finals appearances of the Bulldogs since 2000.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

More of your silly hogwash. Nice try against Carlton though, what creamed by >50 points…………….by Carlton? Wow, flying.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

IAP is the problem, not the bullies.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

Nine VFA premierships to the Bulldogs 200years ago. Wow, they are flying.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 5

11 games at the MCG; 4 x Etihad; 1 x Geelong. 15 games within 2 km of the CBD and 1 an hour away. It’s a charade.

Curses and the dying Swan

Yeah, Weitering. If at some point you think he might want to head north, we can help.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Very good point. Could well be Ghost’s alter ego for this site, like a few others have. Anyway, my rant came to an end.

Curses and the dying Swan

Fair enough Col, I hope it all sticks for your club. I worry for the likes of Cripps and the young CHB looking guy ( sorry can’t think of the name) who could be anything. Contracts, yep, but they get cracked open regularly enough. I guess my question goes to Bolton. Ie, maybe he is the right coach, but can he hold onto these guys?

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Carlton have maybe 6 very good players who would be attractive to other teams in the comp. What is the informed risk assessment of some of these guys getting picked off ? Let’s face it, times are very tough, the end of the tunnel is far away, so chasing success with a top line coach must be tempting for a few of them.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Who might be Sydney’s next senior coach?

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Premiership? Richmond? When was that?

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Richmond too polished for Sydney and at home, unfortunately. It will be all other home teams except the Hawks.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

There are a good few worse though. Number one WBFC, one slam wonders assisted by a fix-ture and the secondnworst umpiring in history.

Curses and the dying Swan

That is sanctimonious garbage, your rampant presumption is (a) ignorant and (b) totally inaccurate. My presumption about you being engrossed in some mythical “class war” is proven by your words; a diatribe I have heard from your “ilk” since way back when this country was young. It was false then and even more so now. There are plenty of genuine and good people around, not just “the workers” mate, always have been.

Curses and the dying Swan

Glad to hear you are a diehard Swans fan, but you are either incredibly thin on knowledge of this sport or engrossed in some “class war” belief as are so many other whingers in our community. The “Toffs” you refer to are what have taken this club from dead and (all but) buried 25 years ago to one of the most successful AFL clubs. These “Toffs” exist in every single sporting club at and near the top of their respective sports in this country and across the planet. None more so than in every Victorian AFL club. Same thing, without them those clubs would be a rabble, as many of them have been in the past. Our great club, the Sydney Swans, has prospered enormously over that 25 years. Longmire is the antitheses of what you called him, one of the most conservative speakers we see across the AFL. He made no such promises ever, that is simply a falsity on your part. 2019 isn’t going well and that may continue for some considerable time. If you really are a fan then you would know all of this acknowledge and understand it. You are so engrossed in how “special” you are that you have sat in the rain at some dump of an oval a few times to watch the team. It’s probably too late to suggest you grow up, so “go away” would maybe work better.

Curses and the dying Swan

As long as it’s a Vic team ?

AFL media misses the point, yet again

Early eighties were pretty good.

AFL media misses the point, yet again

I think that’s a bit harsh on Franklin, but my only point of ref for that view is the way he plays with his obvious abilities but also, with his full heart and soul. This is a guy who could produce 50% – 80% of his measurable results, still be held as a top player but coast physically and mentally through games if he wanted to. If that does happen, it’s rare. For me, this is emblematic of the Swans as a team for much of the last 25 years. Plenty look better placed (Hawks, Geelong, Eagles) but few have produced the results the Swans have (Hawks, Geelong. Eagles) since the inception of the AFL (not meaning to ignore Brisbane). I charaterize the Swans the most successful, seriously imperfect team of that era. Good on your dad, so much to be proud of, including the very few prem’s they have won.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 4

Remember when Basketball was really mainstream popular in Australia? Then people figured out they could watch the last 5 mins and get 90% of the excitement the game produced.

AFL media misses the point, yet again

Where have you been since 2002? When the Swans have played that sort of footy, then the whole footy world in Victoria descends upon them; meanwhile everyone else was doing it too either all the time or when it suited them.

AFL media misses the point, yet again

For mine it would be 24 in each team’s game day squad; 16 on the field (no fwd pockets); 6 on the bench with a 25% decrease to the current rotation allowance; two reserves in the original sense of that role. Injury caused by a reportable offence (as deemed by the field umpires) that results in a player being replaced by a reserve is matched by the offending player also being replaced by a reserve.

AFL media misses the point, yet again

“mythical…etc….doesn’t exist; a brilliantly simple but apt summary of so many of the type of media you have presented as the example. The other thing to add is that clubs outside of Victoria for these same types are somehow barely relevant. Having said that, this same media pool are doing exactly what they are paid for…………..appeal to a local audience who suffer from the same mystical beliefs and myopic view of the AFL competition. That is found here in every story.

AFL media misses the point, yet again

Not the only measure. Being gifted that sort of success by a fixture that delivers 15+ home city/state games per season (majority of which usually occur before the bye round) and most of them played on 2 grounds within 3 km’s from the cbd or an hour down the road……….that’s how Victorian club successes must be viewed. Of course, all recruits to every club are brought in for that purpose, but few have a (far wider) purpose such as Franklin, Hall and Lockett have had for Sydney. Mitchell will bring plenty to the Hawks, but nothing like those three brought to Sydney. Tippett? The model didn’t work too well, but it was injury that really limited his success here.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 4