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Sports nut who lives, eats and breaths sport. West Coast Eagles and Dallas Mavericks fan...Dirk is king

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Appreciate the correction Darrin, I don’t consider it nitpicking – thanks for the clarification

Who's leading the AFL flag race after 14 rounds?

I tend to agree Danny, I am not normally one to place a heap of emphasis on one result but if the Crows were to win this weekend then wowee, the cat would be among the pigeons (no pun intended).

Who's leading the AFL flag race after 14 rounds?

Thanks Shane, the intent wasn’t to snipe Geelong, they are deserved flag favourites. The Dixon comment might be one of the stranger ones I have ever read; he wouldn’t carry Kennedy’s bags to the ground for mine. Sure he plays the odd dominant game but is very flaky

Who's leading the AFL flag race after 14 rounds?

Thanks Peter, Richmond definitely lurk as a spoiler if they get their game right, I just think their game style and the last two years have taken a toll on an average list

Who's leading the AFL flag race after 14 rounds?

I think Embiid will improve but Gasol is a tough matchup and Kahwi seems hellbent in regaining his position at the very peak of the NBA!

Is this the best NBA second round ever?

I agree, Harden is paying the price for being a perceived flopper. It will be intriguing to see how they referee Game 2

Is this the best NBA second round ever?

Thanks for reading, based on today’s game there is going to be some big adjustments needed by the Rockets to turn it around, plus lets see what the referees do after clearly blowing a number of calls on Houston 3 pointers. Not sure whether the Boston-Milwaukee Game 1 was an aberration or not, but Toronto will be near on impossible to stop in the East! Jokic v Lillard as two alpha dogs will be great to watch as well

Is this the best NBA second round ever?

Their success with mature-age recruits and the signing of Dangerfield and Ablett would suggest to me that they are all-in on flags. In any case, thanks for the feedback and thanks for reading Simon

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks for the feedback Jorge, and for taking the time to read

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks for your feedback. The direction is clear; their list profile says they are in the premiership window and yet in reality they are light years away. With another 4 years of Scott doing what he has done for the last 7 years, they will see Dangerfield, Selwood, Ablett and likely Hawkins retire without another flag and be left in a state of flux.

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks for reading Joe, you definitely make some good points and they could be used to paint an entirely different picture

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks fo the feedback Jai. I don’t know too many Cats fans who agreed with Scott’s extension. It smacks of accepting mediocrity, which is the opposite to how the club has run for years now

Where do Geelong go from here?

Great point Jai, one thing I have learnt is not to dare question the way the Dockers operate!

Where do Geelong go from here?

It would be good to hear a counter argument but in the absence of that, thanks for reading Don

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks for reading Jacques, pretty much sums up my thoughts. We can’t take away the fact he is a premiership coach, but he has achieved next to nothing in 7 seasons since then

Where do Geelong go from here?

Thanks for the feedback Don, if you take the time to read the entire article maybe you could see the logic

Where do Geelong go from here?

Maybe equalisation needs an article of its own, you make some good points – I personally would rather the Eagles contended, rebuilt and went again as opposed to having a chance every season. But I can see the merits as it continues to be a billion dollar industry and every fan counts. Thanks for reading

The AFL has problems, but not where they think

Agree entirely! Just leave the game alone and September will hopefully deliver some great moments! Thanks for reading

The AFL has problems, but not where they think

Yes it’s job justification at its best (or worst?!) thanks for reading John ?

The AFL has problems, but not where they think

Thanks for the perspective Jai. For any Eagles fan, or any football fan to cheer that act would be cringeworthy and even more. To hear seasoned pros like Mitchell react in the way they did was disappointing. We can only hope Brayshaw makes a full recovery, and as an Eagles fan myself the reality is that Gaff shouldn’t play again this season and doesn’t deserve to. The numerous calls for jail time, however, are simply a bridge too far

Some perspective on West Coast fans' reaction to the Gaff hit

Its not a judgement, it just what I think might have happened. I k now as much as the next punter. By ‘under the table’ deal, I am not naive enough to think that doesn’t happen. As an ex-champion of the club, he is entitled to build a plan to return and coach but would make more sense for him to exit his deal early if there was a head coaching job available. Of course, the family reasons for moving are being bandied about as the main reason and may well be the main factor, but if he had a head coaching gig available he would be doing everything possible to ‘move home’.

Memo St Kilda: Give Sam Mitchell the top job

Well written piece Jai. As an Eagles tragic, Mitchell can disappear into thin air for all I care having strung us along very well…but meing more measured, he would be a massive improvement on Richardson who seems yet another ‘good bloke who can’t coach’. If I was a betting man, I would say that Hawthorn and Mitchell had an under the table deal when he left to come to the Eagles and that he will move back to the Hawks, but his career might be better served taking the reigns of a team in his own right and force his own path

Memo St Kilda: Give Sam Mitchell the top job

Thanks Savage, and yes I agree – LeBron would make every other player on his team better even if Jordan would likely do anything possible to dominate the game

It's not about Jordan anymore

Good points Wayne, lets hope the logical view when LeBron likely loses another Finals series in a few weeks is that we recognise what he has done, not how many rings he has

It's not about Jordan anymore

Thanks Astro, my perspective on things has changed a heap – I used to compare players and teams any time I could, but now just want to watch this guy try to scale the Warriors mountain and appreciate however long he has left.

It's not about Jordan anymore