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The throw away line about expanding the W League is a major issue for the league. It is positioned after the USA Season (so can’t start earlier) and before the European Season (so can’t finish later). If they go in either direction, they will likely lose the best players internationally/domestically to these comps.

The FFA failed the Matildas, now the clubs must do better

He made an error and has been punished. What Gaff/Hall have done on the field in hitting their opponents in face is worse and they took their 8-12 week penalties and life moved on

I'm astounded Jaidyn Stephenson will ever set foot on an AFL field again

I see streaming becoming a more viable platform than dedicated services like FTA and Foxtel.

I watch probably 40% AFL on my phone vs TV now. I am often at a venue for Field Hockey, and can chuck stream on for 30min after I play

Foxtel’s financial problems will change the way football is viewed in Australia

Fair Penalty. There is so much education tools and training available. Everyone knows you can’t bet on sport if you play that competition. He made a mistake, and has been punished.

Ten weeks for Jaidyn Stephenson? You've got to be kidding, AFL!

Fair Penalty. There is so much education tools and training available. Everyone knows you can’t bet on sport if you play that competition.

Was Stephenson's punishment fair?

Regular Season: Have a draw and move on. The broadcasters have deadlines, and they pay the bills.

Finals/SOO: 5mins each way. If still deadlocked, then do the same as the AFL, and continue playing the “2nd half” until there is a result.

Should we axe golden point?

Regular Season: Have a draw and move on. The broadcasters have deadlines, and they pay the bills.

Finals/SOO: 5mins each way. If still deadlocked, then do the same as the AFL, and continue playing the “2nd half” until there is a result.

Should we axe golden point?

2 Did well. 5 did not

28% success rate is not good for players in the side for this discipline

David Warner century enough for wasteful Australia to defeat Pakistan

Neale for me. Cripps will lose a couple of votes based on being on the losing side. It won’t be like Ablett where losing by 10 goals still is worth 3 votes

Brownlow medal watch 2019: Who's in line at the halfway mark?

Bit concerning looking at batting card taking out the two openers:
10, 20, 23, 18, 20 from the recognised batsman

David Warner century enough for wasteful Australia to defeat Pakistan

Wow. No.

It’s a contractual thing the players association negotiated in for the break. They aren’t playing during it.

These things need to be met for origin to come back:
Players match payment purse MUST be huge to compensate their time
It must be Victoria v SA (or WA)
It must involve the elite players

At the moment, its a exhibition SANFL v VFL game that no one bothers to watch anyway. Hardly knocking the door down

The time is right for an AFL State of Origin revival

Semi Finals is a pass mark.

As I posted in different thread, Europe and USA have been taking big strides in Women’s Football too. Not just Australia. The Matilda squad looks sound, but so do the European and North American teams

What's the pass mark for the Matildas at the World Cup?

Hope the players go well. Having followed W League and the Matildas for a few years; I would put them in dark horse category for the Title.

Europe and USA have also made a lot of gains in Women’s Football, so just because Aus has stepped up, doesn’t exclude the rest of the world doing the same

The Matildas: A team all of Australia can get behind

Maybe should of focused more on the footy and less on looking like a Power Ranger; he might of had a premiership medal.

Personal opinion, forwards aren’t the best choice as captain. They have a role that is hard to ‘work themselves back into the game’. A mid or even a half fwd/back can go on a burst and rediscover the spark. A traditional one out forward struggles for that

Taylor Walker’s memorable, unfulfilling career is meekly fading away

Just a different perspective, we are having discussions publicly about who should be sacked from their job.

Yes, they do a public facing role; but I wouldn’t really appreciate a ‘bunch of randoms’ on the internet having heated debates about how soon I should be fired. They have families/loved ones too, and are working in a high stress environment

Which AFL coach should be the next to go?

An issue is some clubs sell the dream with the Number 1 Draft Pick. As a Saints fan, they did that with Roo and Kozzi.

You can understand why players struggle when their own clubs sell the dream off their backs before they’ve even played a game

Expectation vs reality: Pick 1 is just a number

Can’t shake a goal post -> That is very specifically a rule

Can’t show disrespect to an Umpire or Official -> Also very much a rule

Rampe issued two fines for Friday night incidents

Maybe just spend some money of Goal Kicking coaches?

I heard some stat, the “scoring shots” is about the same, its the accuracy that is falling

The easy fix to the AFL's scoring woes

Canberra can’t get an A League side, Tassie never will either. Unless they move Tasmania to the mainland as part of Melbourne.

The AFL want Hawthorn out of Tassie, and likely give it to North Melbourne. Tassie likely won’t have a stand alone team in my life time

Has the AFL lost the code war for Tasmania?

The word on the street is clubs are more interested in players that they would likely have drafted at end of season, and grabbing them now; rather than waiting and using Draft picks.

My gut instinct would probably be more likely KPP would be on the shopping list, rather than midfielders

The SANFL stars deserving of a mid-season opportunity

Given they won the Premiership last year when most people predicted they wouldn’t make it to the Prelim final, I am not too concerned about the Eagles form

The suddenly clumsy, absent Eagles are only hanging on

Big Bash will probably get slotted in that gap, extending the season well past School Holidays.

Day-night Perth Test, March ODI series confirmed as CA reveal next summer's fixtures

Collingwoods home ground is the MCG, but play home games at Docklands.

Sydney used to have to play home games at Homebush on that deck. Good teams adapt.

As for finals, the AFL owns the finals, not the clubs.

How Geelong gets robbed by the AFL

Yay Hockey!

WatDucks on top of Europe

It trains the players and the public to question an umpires decision; totally within the rules and an accepted part of play. Why not review all decisions inside Forward 50 as they could of influenced a goal.

I’m a Saints fan, I watched Hawkins kick a “goal” with it clearly smashing into the post. And you just grit your teeth and bare it, and move on. Now there would be 20 reviews, and the game stops for ~3mins to reach what might be the correct decision.

The real problem with the goal review system