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What has got to do with St Kilda??

'Get serious': Ex-coach blasts St Kilda over repeated failures

Who would had you nominated as a more worthy fit for the coaching role at the Saints?

'Get serious': Ex-coach blasts St Kilda over repeated failures

Good article, so many experienced players can feel the weight of pressure on them to perform. Let alone teenage kids being labelled as the best young footballer in the land.

Why we should all be holding our horses on Horne-Francis

Totally different situation with O’Brien. He is an unrestricted free agent who we are not going to have to replace in the playing roster. The Hawks have been playing him in defence due to four defenders being injured. Sicily, Will Day, CJ & Jarmen Impey. All four of those players are going to be back next season, so Hartigan will most likely be playing at Box Hill. Gunston is also coming back up forward. Yes, Ceglar might be getting overpaid as a 3rd ruckman, but keep in mind that Ned Reeves has not proven himself yet as a week in week out player. If McEvoy gets injured, that additional salary Ceglar is being paid is going to be seen as great value if a small 3 game ruckman can’t cut the mustard in the highly important ruck contest.

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

So what if he can’t get past Grundy, that is his problem, not Hawthorn’s. A club doesn’t buy a player to help their career along. The guy has played 3 games at Collingwood in 5 years & no other club is interested in him. What does that tell you? We already have a good experienced 3rd ruckman & we don’t have any salary cap issues, so why are we taking a unnecessary risk that we don’t need to if Ceglar stays on? A heck of a lot of clubs would love to have Ceglar as a 3rd ruckman.

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

You ay that Lynch is ruck depth until McEvoy retires in a year or two? So how would categorise Jon Ceglar? I don’t understand the Hawks logic of letting Ceglar go & bringing in a smaller ruckman as back up? What do the Hawks see in Lynch that the Collingwood don’t? From what I hear he is a VFL standard ruckman. Ceglar is no star but he is a proven AFL standard player. If they are looking at the mid term future, I would have kept Ceglar & drafted a young ruckman with one of their picks this year.

The Roar's AFL trade period report card: Every club's performance rated

Can you see the Bombers making the top 4 this year?

Port Adelaide Power season 2021 review: Blackout in Adelaide

Yes we have been hearing this for a couple years now. Freo, Saints & the Bombers will all improve next year. I cant see any of these teams making the top 4. Port may miss the top 4 in 2022, but it wont be due to any of those teams pushing them out.

Port Adelaide Power season 2021 review: Blackout in Adelaide

No going to happen. Hawks are looking for draft picks.

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

A bit of extra height with Ceglar than Stanley. No ruckman? That is very progressive. A strong marking ruckman can always be handy in general play even if he is not dominating the ruck contest.

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

Two chances of that happening. Hawks are not going to trade off their captain. Ceglar is your best option. What do you think Geelong would be prepared to give up for him?

‘Our best footy was as good as anyone’: Geelong set to renew Scott’s contract

Tyler, different codes have different rules but a lot of the basics are the same. E.g., keeping the ball in the field of play or scoring the most points win. No one has ever been able to explain to me the logic as to why a scoring shot going through the main posts untouched by a defender isn’t granted full points. Every week we hear commentors whinge about how long it takes for the umpires take to detect whether the ball flicks the inside of the post. In soccer, basketball, League, Union, Hockey & Golf, in the ball goes thru it goes thru. Award the points & get on with the game. Simplification of rules gives supporters less to whinge about.

Three changes to better the game from 2022

A 3 game GF series? This is a pretty big change. I can see the benefits if you are going to have home teams playing these games.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Not knowing where an event of this magnitude is going to be held a week before it is actually held would create numerous logistical problems? Sponsorship / accommodation is going to be very difficult to lock in. Is our game all about sponsorship? Definitely not, but is a necessity that pays a lot of the bills. Gaining revenue to pay your bills is something the huge majority of the population can relate to on a daily basis.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

When the AFLW starts regularly drawing 50K crowds to their H&A matches & 70K crowds to their GFs paying $200 a ticket then they might review their business model.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Micko, I love your posts & I believe you are normally right on the money. Congrats on Perth for putting on a great 2021 GF. Basically, I am not averse to the GF being played outside of Melbourne. I admit I do not have all the facts but I would imagine that the MCC does provide the AFL with pretty good value in providing a world class stadium in return for them playing a couple of games a week there including the GF. So many sponsors would pay a premium for that certainty. I would imagine so many of their corporate boxes holding 3 games a week come with the expectation of a GF bonus. Optus stadium with 1 game a week averaging 32k attendance cannot offer that. So many fans want different things. We all know what the players want the most. The $$$ & their wages are highly subsidised by the AFL. If Perth, Sydney, Adelaide or Brisbane is able to make up the shortfall in the revenue loss that will be incurred throughout the whole season than I am sure the AFL would look into it. You ask any player what they prefer, a 10% pay cut & the chance of playing a GF away from the MCG if they make it that far or full contract value. I think we both know the answer to that.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

I know I haven’t. I was always concerned when Australians started travelling overseas again & then wanting priority return flights back home when covid issues started getting out of control in the destination of their “choice”. The life & the views in his $5M Newport house have been very different to what most of Sydney has been experiencing over the last 3-4 months. Suck it up Slats!

Michael Slater, who said ScoMo had 'blood on his hands', let go by Channel 7

GG, you are obviously a passionate footy fan, but you do realise that the AFL does not have the resources to purchase & maintain that 100K stadium. The MCC obviously is going to want a decent return on that asset & running costs. You don’t see Cricket Australia shopping the Boxing Day test around to other states.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

A little confused by your post. Are you suggesting a 3 game GF series?

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

So do I undertake your preference would be increase the number of corporate boxes rather footy fans to raise revenue?

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Might be best to leave the word “travelling” out of this discussion point. It normally ruffles the feathers of non-Victorians!!!

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Rowds, what is your thoughts on rotating the The Australian Grand Slam Tennis Open around each Australian capital city every year? Not for a moment I am inferring we must do things the same way as they do overseas, but would you be open to that?

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

So are you happy for a GF between WCE play the Brisbane Lions @ Kardinia Park?

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Well said Sheek. Brisbane in the NRL have only been able to provide one club in a 16-team competition & then whinge that the NRL GF doesn’t get played more often in Brisbane. If a city is able to provide 3 or 4 sides in a competition, I am open for rotation, but until then I think it is ridiculous that the likes of a Swans vs Bulldogs Grand Final is played in Adelaide. Honestly, what does that achieve?

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

Don’t use the recent covid crisis as a business plan for our game over the next 50 years. That is ludicrous.

The AFL should take the grand final on the road every year

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