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They’re the other club in WA, Lions get contrasted to the Suns all the time and vice versa

2019 AFL Season Preview: Fremantle Dockers

Brisbane flogged Freo by 50+ points last two years, both home and away

2019 AFL Season Preview: Fremantle Dockers

I thought we had a massive issue in Australia with domestic violence due to men bashing and killing women over misplaced feelings of ownership and impotence

I don’t understand why so many men take it personally that women might actually deserve an equal share of things.

About time we spoke about equal pay for elite female athletes

I think Darcy will be their ruckman. or Tim English once they eventually lure him back home. Lobb hated playing ruck and probably came in large part because he knew he wouldn’t have to do it at Freo.

2019 AFL Season Preview: Fremantle Dockers

Freo in 16th place on a Friday – god speed young Cameron, no one else is this incendiary.

They’re a really hard one to work out, they could finish anywhere between 6th to 16th I reckon, depending on luck, injuries and all the other vagaries of an AFL season.

2019 AFL Season Preview: Fremantle Dockers

Kennett is a rolled gold flog at times. Bloke was chairman of Beyond Blue for years and years and yet seems to have learned nothing about the causes and impact of human depression.

I agree that if clubs could do it internally that would probably help with earlier intervention but I can understand also why players would be reluctant to have their clubs involved. That being said, the rest of the employed masses in Australia have to undertake drug tests performed by their own company (or a contractor hired by their company) and don’t get 3 strikes or the veil of anonymity to hide behind, so perhaps this is complaints about muddy footprints in the ivory tower after all.

AFL reviewing contentious drugs policy

To be honest the only time there will be 6 defenders on Hogan is if they play a game of stacks-on in the injury rehab group

How 2019's AFL rule changes will play out on the field

And the Lions beat Freo by 65 instead of 71 as Tabs kicks a goal deep into junk time after the final siren

WE ARE THE PRIDE OF BRISBANE TOWN etc

How 2019's AFL rule changes will play out on the field

Just needs a bit of smart play – all teams need to do is hold off on laying a tackle immediately once he grabs it, and give him a second or two with the ball. If he wants to keep holding it he will get pinged for not having disposed of it with prior opportunity

The other option is he just grabs it and hoofs it long – which, well, that’s the advantage of having a proper ruckman against someone who doesn’t have one. Teams will adapt. This notion a ruck can just keep grabbing the ball and holding it indefinitely over and over to kill a game doesn’t make sense in practice, as that would only work if players kept tackling him immediately.

How 2019's AFL rule changes will play out on the field

Sure about that? GWS has had oodles of top 5 draft picks and still haven’t come close. It’s no certainty.

At least we won’t have to wait long to find out what sort of outfit Carlton are this year – 1st game of round 1 is always a big showpiece.

2019 AFL season preview: Carlton Blues

I thought we just had the Carlton discussion in the Gold Coast thread

2019 AFL season preview: Carlton Blues

North pull an average crowd of 12500 to Bellerive – a so-called AFL heartland you seem gung-ho on the AFL wasting $200 million in and then some, the last two years the Suns have pulled 13500, so I think that’s more fake news and falsehoods from you that they would pull a bigger crowd on the coast.

A far bigger disaster would have been for the AFL to dump $200 million and then some into a backwater market in Tasmania to shore up an existing market that isn’t going anywhere and has zero growth potential.

Anyways, I can’t hear you over the sound of all these kids playing AFL up here in QLD, so may have to pass on further discussions unless you write something new or interesting (unlikely). let it be known you refused to take back your clearly false claim “Footy on the Gold Coast is in a worse state than when the Suns started” and have instead tried to obfuscate and deny as you usually do.

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

Do you want to rephrase “Footy on the Gold Coast is in a worse state than when the Suns started”? I mean, you’ve just admitted they’ve got an extra 5894 members than they did previously. Even including kids and mr tibbles. And that’s before you get to the fact that grassroots Australian rules football on the gold coast has exploded in popularity.

you really need to look beyond the superficial elite level. Most people in queensland don’t care about the cashed up professionals. We’d rather play sport ourselves.

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

Given that SOO Australian rules football died over 20 years ago, chiefly due to utter indifference on the part of spectators, I rather think it is.

Why I'm getting around the good old Navy Blues

Probably because the big AFL clubs don’t want to risk their highly talented young kids playing against a bunch of bitter mature aged hacks in their mid 20’s frustrated that the eagles rightly told them they weren’t worth a 6th rounder back in 2012

Also, almost no-one cares about state vs state footy anymore, at least not in Australian rules football. Those who do are 60+ and aging fast

Why I'm getting around the good old Navy Blues

I want Carlton to be good again just to see what real hatred looks like. if the Blues can provoke this much schadenfreude despite being perpetually awful I’d love to see what sort of emotions they stir up when they’re actually knocking off the likes of Richmond and the Pies in finals again

Why I'm getting around the good old Navy Blues

What are you on about. The Southport Sharks just won the premiership in the NEAFL.

Grassroots AFL on the gold coast is going gangbusters. There are vast numbers of kids playing the game. I’ll give you the Suns are just awful, but apart from professional level AFL, the game is in rude health here in Queensland at lower levels. If you had ever been here, you would know this.

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

Happy to be proven wrong (actually I don’t really care) but I think the decision to draft Lukosius, Rankine and King will prove to be hubris of the highest order, I will be stunned if they’re still there by 2023.

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

I reckon Ben Keays would have him shaded, but he’s a solid contender

Jimmy Toumpas and Cam O’Shea would have been well supported candidates as well.

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

Read the full sentence – “Nothing happens off the ball that the cameras can’t catch at the time”

I didn’t say nothing happens off the ball (at all). I have watched JT and Cronk for years barking orders at the runners and organising the attacking raids, all from the comfort of my lounge room.

How many rugby league clubs can fill a stadium with just their own fans?

22 and 7/8ths, my bad

The Round 1 fixture the AFL got wrong

Emilio Estevez in a hockey jersey couldn’t turn this bunch of kids into winners

2019 AFL season preview: Gold Coast Suns

You’d think he’d total it up if he was going to do that.

Did Steve Waugh win the Brownlow?

When Steve Waugh and the baggy greens ruled the Test arena

Because you can watch the entire game of rugby league on TV much better than at the ground. It’s a sport tailor made for television. Nothing happens off the ball that the cameras can’t catch at the time.

Also, driving or travelling anywhere in Sydney is a nightmare I’m told. The only thing harder to get to in than a league game NSW is a music festival.

How many rugby league clubs can fill a stadium with just their own fans?

Her team, I should think

The Round 1 fixture the AFL got wrong