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Joined November 2014







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When port Adelaide power joined the league, they had a Guernsey that never resembled the Collingwood top. The “original” port magpies didnt wear prison bars, that was a later change in the early 1900s.

Collingwood are the black and white team. If you really want to wear the prison bars, give up the AFL license and stay in the SANFL.

It's time for Port Adelaide to break out the prison bars again

State of Origin won’t work while there are so many states.

The Big V vs South Australia. That is origin.

QLD v Tasmania in 2022 followed by QLD vs WA isn’t.

Why can't the AFL have State of Origin?

Dan Christian a bit stiff to miss

The BBL team of the home-and-away season

When was the last time genuinely, that the Test team was picked purely from Shield form?

The Australian team tours just before shield starts, then plays ODIs and T20i games. Playing shield/4 day during the Bash window would be meaningless.

Australia needs first-class cricket during the Big Bash window

Marnus is a good 3. So leave him at 3.

Use shield to find someone to open. And actually pick an opener, not just a batsman. Facing the new ball when energy is high is different beast

Marnus Labuschagne to the rescue as Australia's opening woes worsen

Who plays first drop then?

Australia haven’t had a good one since R Ponting

Marnus Labuschagne to the rescue as Australia's opening woes worsen

Ice Hockey puck moves pretty damn fast, goals are a fine size.

Batsman have a bat, maybe learn to use that instead of banning bouncers. Why not just ban bowling, and put a bowling machine at each end?

Why the BBL has to ban the bouncer

Going to be a no from me.

Keeping the game flowing won’t happen with constant resets. Netball has that on a small court. Hockey has it on a small field.

Seven rule changes the AFL should consider

Caps title to lose. They are still a champion side

WNBL season preview: University of Canberra Capitals

The clubs will survive this, just with more focus on being financially sensible. As a Saints fan, I signed up for first time as a member this season to support them.

If they fold, I’m not going to another team

AFL mergers or relocations could resurface due to COVID-19

QLD deserve it, because of what they have done to keep the season going. WA and SA are already established football states. With Broncos/Cowboys/Titans playing poor this year, and suns doing ok/Lions winning; it’s a great chance to grab market share.

Brisbane deserves to host the AFL grand final

Satire mate

Code wars: NRL trumps AFL in battle for bubble breaches

St.Kilda have beaten both Port Adelaide and Richmond. Does that make the Saints the real Contenders?

This season will be about which team is in a good run of form come finals. With “home” finals likely to be in QLD, it’s a lot to do about list management and injuries then a couple of games of footy during the season

Port go from pretenders to contenders in game of the year

Holding the Ball can be fixed within the existing rule:
1/ Did you attempt to evade tackle instead of disposing the ball
2/ Did you throw the ball to dispose of it
3/ Did you bounce the ball previously
4/ Did you have reasonable chance to dispose of it legally, and chose not too


The AFL needs to fix the holding the ball rule

Give it to QLD. It’s an emerging market, the optics make the most sense with Broncos/Cowboys/Titans all playing poor this season.

Its a BUSINESS decision at the end of the day. Optus would be choice two, purely for the Timezone (you can have it as a night game in the Eastern States)

Here's where the 2020 AFL grand final should be held

They are different sports. I umpire Field Hockey, and we have a very good advantage rule; we also have a much more 2-pace game. AFL is unique, just because Rugby League/Union can do it doesn’t mean it will always work in Aussie Rules

It's time the AFL fixed the advantage rule

Docklands with Roof ON during a stormy night is very different to the MCG (same city) with no Roof.
The dewy conditions in QLD are very different to the SA/WA night games. So many variables.

Why it's time to ditch percentage from the AFL ladder

Problem is they include if the player was injured or not in the decision making process. So if a nothing bump causes concussion, it’s treated differently to a massive hit that the player continues on with their life.

The MRP's consistent inconsistency is eroding its legitimacy

Found the Channel 7 Editing to be pretty average, but learnt to roll with it. I get annoyed when the commentators go on really random tangents, similar to how Channel 9 used to with the Cricket.

Wish they would take a more Richie Benaud approach. Only speak if you are ADDING something.

It's time for Channel Seven to improve

Lions kick accurately and the margin is bigger. Its a bad sign though, because they lost in the finals last year by not bagging the sausage rolls

AFL Power Rankings 2020: Round 5

To everyone crying for “Black and White” interpretation to the very subjective rules, go watch an NRL game from last season with Obstruction/Blocking.

Players from the defending team were getting penalties, with Tries disallowed for “obstruction” when the player was never going to influence the play, but was ‘technically to the letter of the rule, obstructed”.

We can’t have it both ways.

Does anyone know what the holding-the-ball rule is anymore?

So many people will be out of a job, and the league likely wouldn’t survive if they called it quits now. Sure, all the doomsayers want the season cancelled, but what about all the auxiliary jobs that exist because of the AFL.

Camera Operators for the broadcasters, the social media/membership teams for the AFL clubs. The physios/sport science industry.

It’s easy to say ‘well the players earn millions of dollars to kick a football’; but there are thousands of other people who work the 9-5 grind that lose their jobs too.

One more slip and is the AFL season gone?

The coach isn’t the one out on the field, missing tackles and giving away silly penalties. Had a pretty ordinary list with very ordinary list management in how the salary cap was structured.

Any coach would have struggled.

Should Dean or the players Pay?

Would be nice to see the over rate sped back up. Don’t need timeless tests, just need to bowl the ball more than 1 delivery a minute

Timeless Test matches: Play until there's a result

It used to be called an “incorrect disposal” as it did not meet the requirements of a ‘Kick’ or a ‘Handball’.

The fabric of the game is to KICK or HANDBALL the ball. Not drop it, or be actively rewarded for losing possession/not taking possession of the ball.

How to fix the congestion that's ruining the AFL