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I was in Downer’s electorate for his first 3 terms. 😢

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

I’ve spent over 30 years acquainting myself with the games. Ofc, l see possession as King, players take the safety of a tackle to keep possession= King. They don’t risk play n promote do they?
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Clearly we see it differently

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

No worries, l taught, but not useless subjects like English and Maths. I taught real stuff like timber, metal, automotive and cooperation.

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

It’s better to go off injured than stay on clean. 😊

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

I dunno but l thought proper-nouns were as spelt but I’m not dogmatic on that.

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

I think there are more opportunities in the 2 Rugby’s; not less. I think I’ve seen so many go unattempted.
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I was not a gifted mark nor did l anticipate well in attack. But l loved defence; tackles, smothers and shepherds were my stock in trade. And l could dob a ball.
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I also think League, Union and Football are possession games as that is King. Whereas AF is a territorial game because as long the ball is promoted forward you have a chance of scoring no matter who has possession because in AF possession is such a fleeting thing. You score from territory in AF, you score from possession in the other 3. The Off-side rules determines such matters.
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And l don’t have a misunderstanding on the two Rugby’s as l go on the dictum; “Know thy Enemy”

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

A Freudian slip, Frank

LISTEN: Justin Langer's massive swipe at Cricket Australia and England coaching 'fake news'

Never cross a Scorpio.

LISTEN: Justin Langer's massive swipe at Cricket Australia and England coaching 'fake news'

(An edit of my first paragraph, l hope it reads better)
The wide spaces is the reason for what appears for the seemingly few charge downs which are known as smothers in Australian Football (it’s correct name). Having been brought up on the game and not really knowing anything about the two Rugbys, till l was in my 30s, l was surprised at how timid Union & League players were at a applying a smother/charge down. Because of greater opportunity and because of the close proximity of many players in most plays, to enact charge downs in the two Rugbys it appears many opportunities go begging.

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

Dunno, l feel like we should apologize for that win. It obviously wasn’t the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

AFL takeaways: How your club fared in Round 10

Bruce Yardley was luck that I’d taken up a career in Rastafarianism compromisng my stilted career as an Off Spinner.

Three little-known cricketers who were more than the game

The wide spaces is the reason for what appears to be little charge downs really know as smothers Australian Football (it’s correct name). Having been brought up on the game and not really knowing anything about the two Rugbys, till l was in my 30s, l was surprised at how timid they were at a applying a smother/charge down. Because of greater opportunity, because of the close proximity of many players in most plays, to enact charge downs in the two Rugbys it appears many opportunities go begging.
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Wide, long spaces? Well the ball travels further than any other in non-bat sports free of human transportation. The size of the ground is eminently sensible and when coupled with the symbiotic usage of the same size grounds as a cricket field it makes sense. In fact cricket grounds in other countries look stupid in comparison.

Musings of an AFL idiot after watching their first ever game

I will never understand Legs n Pies swapping players. 😱
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I couldn’t even understand 6 Redlegs players in the starting 18 in the mid 80s for Collingwood 😡

Dusty to Sydney, Tex to Port - How a mid-season trade period could spice up the AFL and 12 moves we'd love to see

I missed him with a 303

Three little-known cricketers who were more than the game

And we didn’t lose by just not kicking straight. The cause? Other teams get inside our heads. Probably a function of their age.

AFL takeaways: How your club fared in Round 10

Not by people in the know
One thing worse than a Bot and that’s a real person imitating one!

AFL NEWS: 'You're losing the fans'- Action demanded after 'whistle-fest', reports of mass ejection in Dreamtime chaos

I think there’s been a major shift in society since Covid, tinfoil hat stuff, et al. Things are not going to be the same for a longtime. Sports attendance issues are quite small fry in the overall. Across the world will be affected.

AFL Saturday Study: Light at the end of the tunnel for North, and brilliant Bradley Hill finally arrives as a Saint

I love a screwy. I kicked a 70 metre one at Carickalinga at long distance kicking comp. I managed a 55 metre drop punt

Giant's gigantic torp all but sends the ball into orbit

In politics do you get a lot of pics?
Asking for a voter who cares.

Why sport and politics will always mix from your local club's AGM to the international arena

F: Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp
HF: JD Souther, Gordon Lightfoot, Richard Clapton
C: Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart
HB: Joe Cocker, Neil Young, Tom Waits
FB: Warren Zevon, Roger Hodgson, Jimmy Barnes
Ruck: Johnny Cash, Paul Kelly, Bob Dylan
Bench: Billy Joel, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 10

I am at least authentic.

Don't let their winning streak fool you, Port are still bang average

I was going on the period since The
Eagle had landed. 2006 & 2007 were def tragedies. But the worm turns. Look at all the Melbourne teams that haven’t done well.
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Missing a flag is called the Colliwobbles and Moscow central couldn’t have planned a rebuild like Carlton’s.
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So I’d say it’s all there to do for teams of all state’s

Don't let their winning streak fool you, Port are still bang average

You looking for a stoush? SA, on a pro rata basis, with WA is slightly behind. Combined years of existence of both state’s AFL teams divided by flags: 15 for WA & 18 for SA – years per flag. And if you want to get semantically pedantic, on a per capita basis, SA comes out in front. My workings are entirely objective
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And over half the comp comes from Victoria. If ICBF’d I’d do the maths to show you that one but you get a Croweater fired up, esp this one, and it’s on.
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Victoria’s record in SOO matches is the same wins/losses as WA & SA. No wonder Victoria don’t want to play the SOO series any more because they fear the other 2 states
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From “The 3 Amigos”
Jefe (to El Guapo): “Could it be that El Guapo is not feeling his superiority like he used to do now that he has challengers”
El Guapo looking pi$$€d off that he’s been found out.

Don't let their winning streak fool you, Port are still bang average

He got some bash flack over that back flash. what a flashback.
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He probably got laid, a few times after that, sporting the goods. Is Don, is Good.

FLASHBACK: The legendary moment Andrew Symonds ironed out a streaker

It could happen

With Leon Cameron gone, GWS finally have a chance

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