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In this day and age with all the science and technology available there is no excuse for substandard pitches. So much can now be controlled in their creation. How can drop in pitches at one ground vary so much to another ?

The idea behind the dangerous MCG pitch was right, but the execution means another Boxing Day snoozefest awaits

Yawn….thankfully it was only a two test series.

Another innings victory for Aussies secures series clean sweep

Many clubs in the market would sign Grundy for seven years. Great ruckman and midfielder and remarkably resilient to injury. Absolutely no way are the Pies paying overs. He is worth every cent.

Are Collingwood paying overs to keep Brodie Grundy?

Not surprising Harris was dropped. So who else could they pick in his place ? The options aren’t that good at the moment so might as well give Burns another shot who has done ok in tests previously.

Burns earns shock recall as Australia names Test squad

Well this is what our current government wants. To put the ABC out of business or turn it into a commercial operator. Hardly surprising that this is the result.

Sad day for Australian sport as ABC opts against broadcasting 2020 Olympics

Phenomenal sides in the 1990s and 2000s. No wonder they won so many titles in that era.

Celebrating the Sheffield Shield: Best ever Queensland team

If a player is not available why would you waste months trying to get him ? Martin played 16 senior games this year and was only dropped after it became clear he would not be staying next year. We did not pick up any players that will improve our best 22 beyond next year so whatever way you look at it SOS failed in this trade period.

Stephen Silvagni has failed Carlton

That makes a mockery of the concessions they just received from the AFL. If it’s true there may be a bit to play out as the AFL will have egg on its face. Just hope we don’t get caught in the crossfire.

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

While it’s great to get players who walk straight into your top 10 if it can’t be done it’s still worth picking up players who improve your best 22.

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

Agree. We seemed arrogant in our treatment towards other players that were available this trade period. Not having a Plan B for the likely scenario of the Papley deal falling through was a poor error of judgement. I’m not a great fan of Butler but at least he would have been a consolation prize, and may have surprised on the upside like Newman has this year.

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

Why is Martin an absolute certainty in the PSD ? I know the Suns aren’t very clever at times but why would they give him up for nothing if it’s an absolute certainty ? Is this a repeat of their Jarryd Lyons mistake last year ?

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

Basically gave Phillips to Bombers for free. Pittonet is unproven and only played a handful of games. Picked up a veteran forward pocket who they probably need to replace again in twelve months. Failed to get their two stated targets. Definitely an F.

AFL Trades 2019 report card: Every club graded

And hope that’s the case as well. Part of the plan for getting Eddie was to get the best out of Jack Martin.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

Hope so

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

Col, numerous players traded that we gave no attention to because we were so focussed on Papley and Martin. I expect SOS would have or should have been working on these two for months. If there was such a low probability of succeeding than other options should have been seriously looked at much earlier. Whether you think he has a good excuse or not, it does not change the outcome which is a FAIL !!

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

If it’s another Dow or O’Brien it won’t help in that timeframe.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

That’s a big miss though. I feel our window has just been put back another year. Really needed another player now. Betts is only short term so now there is more pressure to find players next year and year after. Odds are some of our young kids won’t make it so we can’t rely solely on the development of them.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

Well I feel that’s a fail for the Blues and SOS in this trade period. If these trades were so low probability of succeeding our focus should have been elsewhere. A lot of quality players traded and we got none of them.

AFL Trade News: Joe Daniher, Tom Papley, Jack Martin miss out on deadline day

It’s a lot of picks but nothing under 10 so you’re right it’s probably not really overs. A fair trade for both clubs and giving the player he’s wish to go home. A good result all round.

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

Eagles are in the window so why wouldn’t they pay overs for a player like Kelly which might get them across the line for another flag or two ?

AFL trade news: Tim Kelly, Eddie Betts, Mason Cox and more

The camp was symbolic of a bigger problem. Lack of respect for the players. If you don’t get treated with respect why would you put in for the team ?

Adelaide's notorious preseason camp 'divided' team: Outgoing Crows mid

Dangerfield was qualified to be a restricted free agent which make things a fair bit different.

The big AFL trade period preview: How the big trades go down plus the best-value players flying under the radar

Given his performances this year I would find it hard to believe his passion for the game would wane so quickly.

The big AFL trade period preview: How the big trades go down plus the best-value players flying under the radar

Now this is an exciting young team. If they can get their tall key positions sorted watch out !

Why the Dogs will snarl in 2020

Ty Vickery ??

Hawthorn set to pick up another former no.1 pick from GWS