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Hinkley has no Plan B, never has. The competition worked the Power out, and they don’t know how to respond.

Pyke, it feels like he lost the playing group. It always looks like the Crows are always just ‘going through the motions’.

Which South Australian club coach is under more pressure?

The All rounder position is more intersting. If a say M Marsh went down, M Starc is similar enough with the bat, and could easily be classed as a bowling all rounder?

New concussion rule will give the ICC a headache

Richmond play on Sunday in Round 22, so won’t be available for the Friday Night game. Will likely be Saturday or even Sunday (with the “bye” round before finals)

Five talking points from AFL Round 19

A lot comes down to who will take votes off each other. I don’t see Tim Kelly getting enough once you factor in Danger, Ablett, Selwood etc.

Bont -> Maybe Mcrae/Dunkley in the middle of season take a couple votes off him. Would be in my Top 3 at the moment.

Cripps, Neale and Bont in my 3 at the moment

Favourites, smokies and bolters: A dozen players who could win the Brownlow

Maybe, its a coin toss for me.

July form lines are very deceptive, as coaches will be INCREASING the workload at Training in this period in preparation for finals. Tipping the Tigers, but think it will be +/- 10 points

Can Collingwood turn it around tomorrow against the Tigers?

Just need a Cover version of “Up There Cazaly” and I am set for the Footy

Who should perform at the 2019 AFL grand final?

In modern football, it is the entire package that needs to be looked at.

The culture shift from “playing footy on Saturday” to being a Professional Athlete 24×7 means the head coach is only a part of the puzzle now. The old days of their being the Coach and the Captain as the entire leadership team are gone.

Equally though, the culture of being run by committee is an issue. Since it feels like you can always see blame shifting.

Who's the best candidate to replace Alan Richardson?

I really want to see St.Kilda go with a “Succession” plan with the new coach. We need a coach that can transition the team from a “bits and pieces” list with lots of injuries to a powerhouse.

The coach needs to be brutal with the list, and adapt a game plan with the players we have. Being the “fit” team worked for about 4 weeks…

Who's the best candidate to replace Alan Richardson?

Freo v Saints isn’t a lock either. The Saints are a bit of a boogey team for Ross’ Dockers

Predicting the AFL finalists: Breaking down each top-eight contender's run home

If clubs have such an issue with playing at the MCG for the Grand Final, then hand back the Licence.

The AFL owns the finals, not the clubs. If the clubs want to play at a different venue, find a league that supports their view

Scott slams AFL-MCG deal

Penrith/Warriors game; Try scored when hand was in touch. So they still make mistakes too

Don’t get rid of the score review, just review it

Happy that they aren’t playing on roads. I would rather see cricket players playing cricket rather than baseball with cricket rules

Bairstow blames pitches and media as England struggle

Sam Kerr, Ash Sykes, Hayley Raso, Lisa De Vanna, Michelle Heyman, Ellie Carpenter all play(ed) in the USA before the start of the W League season that I can name of the top of my head.
After some research can add:
Teigen Allen – Western New York Flash (2014)
Laura Alleway – Orlando Pride (2016–2017)
Ellie Brush – Houston Dash (2015–2016)
Ellie Carpenter – Portland Thorns (2018–)
Steph Catley – Portland Thorns FC (2014–2015) – Orlando Pride (2016–2017) – Seattle Reign FC (2018–)
Caitlin Foord – Sky Blue FC (2013–2015) – Portland Thorns (2018–)
Katrina Gorry – FC Kansas City (2014) – Utah Royals FC (2018)
Amy Harrison – Washington Spirit (2019–)
Elise Kellond-Knight – Seattle Reign (2019–)
Alanna Kennedy – Western New York Flash (2016) – Orlando Pride (2017–)
Sam Kerr – Western New York Flash (2013–2014) – Sky Blue FC (2015–2017) – Chicago Red Stars (2018–)
Chloe Logarzo – Washington Spirit (2019–)
Clare Polkinghorne – Portland Thorns FC (2015)[6] – Houston Dash (2018–)
Hayley Raso – Washington Spirit (2015) – Portland Thorns FC (2016–)
Kyah Simon – Boston Breakers (2013, 2015–2016)[7] – Houston Dash (2018–)
Emily van Egmond – Seattle Reign FC (2013) – Chicago Red Stars (2014) – Orlando Pride (2018–)
Lydia Williams – Western New York Flash (2014) – Houston Dash (2016–2017) – Seattle Reign FC (2018–)

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

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?